Testing testing, is this thing on (Dec. 2001)? December 7, 2001 10:53 PM   Subscribe

Test post -- I'm showing nothing posted in MeFi or MeTalk since 5:00 pacific... :: blows in microphone :: Is this thing on? :)
posted by metrocake to Bugs at 10:53 PM (16 comments total)

Looks like it's on. OK. Just checking.

:: Officer Barbrady Voice ::
Move along people, nothing to see here -- no looky-loos! :D
posted by metrocake at 10:55 PM on December 7, 2001

Oh, before I forget: pancakes, ice cream day, zippity bop!, and "can I have a pony?" :: stares at checklist :: Am I missing anything? Catch-phrase roll call, please...
posted by metrocake at 11:00 PM on December 7, 2001

Forgetting the baby Jesus makes the baby Jesus cry.
posted by jjg at 11:05 PM on December 7, 2001

i'll have you know the baby jesus is not glued into my nativity scene, so watch out!
posted by moz at 11:19 PM on December 7, 2001

I once - "twice, three times a lady..." - got lynched for this sort of post. So this is just to say I'm all for tradition.
Sorry, metrocake. Your posting history looks interesting, so I must me missing some insiders' joke criteria. If you do want to stake out this territory, why not just follow the gold standard for this kind of thing? :)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 2:03 AM on December 8, 2001

MiguelCardoso: I think this thread should go some way to explaining who first asked for a pony and why every now and again someone here pipes up that they just love pancakes/waffles/icecream.

If you get round to reading the whole thread, I never did find out what the hell was going on with X8IB though and I can't remember the thread it was on, his profile is no help, his 10 comments are invisible. If anyone can track it down again (go scoob).....
posted by davehat at 3:36 AM on December 8, 2001

Well, davehat, this X81B thing is certainly interesting. Here's Iceberg's comment from this 1999 thread:
I'm not sure what frightens me more: the X8IB plague or the Zippity* plague. I'll be in my underground bunker if you need me. With the forcefield on.
(posted by iceberg273 at 12:38 PM PST on July 9)

But there's also an intriguing Zippetty-Doo reference, which mentions your own historic standing in this enigma, in a more recent Yahoo comment.

Now you've really got me confounded, i.e., interested! As Burt Bacharach and Hal David used to say:

What's it all about, Alfie?!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 3:56 AM on December 8, 2001

As one of the Daves, I mean. :)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 4:12 AM on December 8, 2001

This is not the dave you are looking for, after all, I'm not dave, I'm davehat. This is one of the zippity boppers; don't know who the others were.
posted by davehat at 4:33 AM on December 8, 2001

"...don't know who the others were." Oooo. The Zippity-Bop conspiracy -- with the Zipruder film and the book depository...
posted by metrocake at 11:44 AM on December 8, 2001

Sorry, any references to pancakes immediately makes me think of the picture of the bunny with the pancake(or two ) on its head.....i think it is a Japanese website-if you are really lacking in something to do it can be Googled fairly easily.
or did someone post it on Metafilter once or twice? i forget....
posted by bunnyfire at 5:16 AM on December 9, 2001

Can anyone remember where first contact with X8IB took place? I've searched the site a fair few times and returned nowt so far.
posted by davehat at 9:42 AM on December 9, 2001

Bunnyfire: The bunny was named Oolong.
posted by Su at 12:59 PM on December 9, 2001

Most of the X8IB posts have been...suppressed. But the montrous mentality behind X8IB is still among us in more pedestrian guise.
posted by rodii at 1:59 PM on December 9, 2001

For us newtimers, what`s X8IB?
posted by chiheisen at 12:34 AM on December 10, 2001

I'm not going to answer that, but those of you who are interested in that wacky MeFi lingo might want to revisit this thread from a sillier time.
posted by rodii at 6:56 AM on December 10, 2001

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