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What’s the best question you’ve heard on AskMe?

I'm talking about something which really resonated with you. (Just finished reading this one awhile back, and felt I had to answer.)
posted by hadjiboy to MetaFilter-Related at 4:46 AM (73 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

PS. If this is a lame idea, disregard.
posted by hadjiboy at 4:47 AM on September 23, 2007


My favourite was "What should I name my fish?"
posted by Meatbomb at 4:54 AM on September 23, 2007


It's like Senor Cardoso has returned.
posted by caddis at 5:28 AM on September 23, 2007 [2 favorites]


I'll take that as a compliment.:)
posted by hadjiboy at 5:38 AM on September 23, 2007


This one: "Chatfilter? (This isn't chatfilter.) I'll go first: _____"
posted by carsonb at 5:42 AM on September 23, 2007


carsonb: Yeah, that as just like when someone says "No offense, but [insert something really offensive]." Like saying it's not chatfilter will make it so.
posted by grouse at 5:48 AM on September 23, 2007


Oh, I just picked the one at the top. The top askme is always my favorite, and usually the most wonderful thing I've ever seen. The irony was just icing on the cake.
posted by carsonb at 5:53 AM on September 23, 2007


I can't believe caddis made the exact same comment in that thread as well.
posted by hadjiboy at 5:59 AM on September 23, 2007


I can. It works both times.
posted by languagehat at 6:04 AM on September 23, 2007


What's wrong with my artichokes (or is it me)?
posted by R. Mutt at 6:10 AM on September 23, 2007


I don't know. What's your favorite MetaTalk thread?
posted by Eideteker at 6:35 AM on September 23, 2007


I can. It works both times.

Heh, I didn't notice that the post was made today, just minutes after mine. Spooky.
posted by hadjiboy at 6:41 AM on September 23, 2007


Hey everybody! What's your favorite MeFi Music song?

Yeah, ok, it's something by cortex, I know. Nevermind...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:51 AM on September 23, 2007


*cough* not to bring up an old topic but the unicode quotes in this post causes the feed to be invalid.
line 17, column 15: XML parsing error: :17:15: not well-formed (invalid token)
Column 15 is the ’ in "What’s". And just like last time, it's because in the feed U+2019 is being truncated to just 0x19, which is totally broken.
posted by Rhomboid at 6:57 AM on September 23, 2007


You notice how, when given a choice between disregard and snark, assholes always pick snark?
posted by spock at 7:15 AM on September 23, 2007 [7 favorites]


Hey, does anyone know what my favorite sexual position is?
posted by item at 7:17 AM on September 23, 2007 [4 favorites]


snark
posted by item at 7:18 AM on September 23, 2007


You know spock, upon review I don't see where our options were given as 'disregard' and 'snark'. I feel, and I feel so with the strong fires of my ancestors burning in my belly, that those that have chosen to do something other than the one option actually given ('disregard') are doing a fine and noble service for the future of civilization.

But what the hell do I know, anyway. I'm a recent release from the mental hospital after you had me involuntarily committed last week.
posted by item at 7:23 AM on September 23, 2007


Forget it, spock. It's MetaTalk.
posted by languagehat at 7:25 AM on September 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


hadjiboy, have you met metachat?
posted by mediareport at 7:27 AM on September 23, 2007


It's my understanding that mentioning Metafilter related items at Metachat is now strictly forbidden. mediareport.
posted by item at 7:29 AM on September 23, 2007


I liked "Can vegans have abortions?"
posted by four panels at 7:51 AM on September 23, 2007


hadjiboy, have you met metachat?

Oh, she's a classy dame that one, but the lure of Metatalk is too strong. I gotsta gotsta help myself.
posted by hadjiboy at 8:05 AM on September 23, 2007


It's my understanding that mentioning Metafilter related items at Metachat is now strictly forbidden.

I think it's usually just mefi drama/politics that's discouraged. And besides, hadjiboy has been a member over there for a while. (On the other hand, I think it might have been a thread like that that lead to hadjiboy first being pointed to MeCha, so maybe mediareport was making a sublime little joke. I dunno.)

So, in summary: that askme is so deleted.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:11 AM on September 23, 2007


Who is your favorite person on Metafilter? Take into account the quality of their contributions as well as their usual demeanor.
posted by jonson at 8:17 AM on September 23, 2007


I gotsta goatse myself.
posted by ericb at 8:18 AM on September 23, 2007 [1 favorite]




I think it might have been a thread like that that lead to hadjiboy first being pointed to MeCha

Actually, I don’t know how I found my way to Metachat, if it was linked here, or on the blue, or the green, but I do remember the fantastic post that brought me to MeFi, and it was on the grey. It went something like… “What was the one experience in your childhood, that changed your life,” or something along those lines. Wait, I think it may have been on the green. Arrrrrgh, this is so frustrating, but that post really showed me the humanity on the net, how people could connect with each other, and connect so beautifully (you all had some very personal stories to tell that day), and I’ve been addicted to this place ever since.
posted by hadjiboy at 8:28 AM on September 23, 2007


I'll speak for everyone here, and say that the How to shoot a lot of sperm? thread is by far, the best question every asked on AskMe.
posted by melorama at 8:28 AM on September 23, 2007 [2 favorites]


Sorry if I inadvertently led to your post being deleted penguin pie.
posted by hadjiboy at 8:29 AM on September 23, 2007


melorama: so nice he asked it twice.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:38 AM on September 23, 2007


My favourite AskMeFi: Stop stealing my wireless
posted by KokuRyu at 8:39 AM on September 23, 2007


I'm pretty fond of the mutton chops one.

But that's more of a "Hee! Mutton chops!" response than anything else. I mean... mutton chops, come on.
posted by Ms. Saint at 8:39 AM on September 23, 2007


Since I have the memory of a gnat when it comes to these things, I had to go to my activities page to at least find questions I liked enough to answer. Here are ask.me posts I particularly enjoyed:

Good words for private parts?

Poetry about Secrets, Hidden Places?

Term for a hypothetic opposite-gendered self?

I've invented a complete imaginary world. Am I insane?
posted by Kattullus at 8:49 AM on September 23, 2007 [2 favorites]


Here is one of my favorite MeFi threads of all times: Best Logo of All Time. (Not Askme. The logo itself)
posted by growabrain at 9:17 AM on September 23, 2007


I've always been fond of this one.
posted by msali at 10:15 AM on September 23, 2007


I didn't wanna chat with you, I wanted ideas for stuff to go away and read about. Thanks to everyone's constructive attitudes my life will be deeply enriched by Metafilter. Or maybe I'll just end my weekend totally pissed off.
posted by penguin pie at 10:34 AM on September 23, 2007


Or in other words (for grouse....) No offense, but you're all a bunch of wankers.
posted by penguin pie at 10:38 AM on September 23, 2007


On the wiki: Best of Ask MetaFilter
posted by rajbot at 10:38 AM on September 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


We already knew that, penguin pie.
posted by puke & cry at 11:07 AM on September 23, 2007


Or maybe I'll just end my weekend totally pissed off.

That just feeds the ones who get off on that. It's not worth it, trust me.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:12 AM on September 23, 2007


maybe I'll just end my weekend totally pissed off.

NEVER doubt the power Metafilter has over your own life.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:35 AM on September 23, 2007


I'm consumed!!!! ;O)
posted by penguin pie at 11:38 AM on September 23, 2007




I loved the question where NickDouglas asked for suggestions on what to memorize. It's given me several things to amuse myself with while I'm standing in line or waiting on hold, like the doomsday algorithm.
posted by diamondsky at 11:41 AM on September 23, 2007


penguin pie: I wanted ideas for stuff to go away and read about.

I'll answer your question better than any of those nutters over in the green could. You say you "browse the blue", well, the blue is the daily collective answer to your question. "Here's all the stuff that's the coolest! It's really wow, just click this link:" Click over to the blue and spend some quality time with the Random link. Don't just browse, dig. Use the (obscenely and delightfully dense) Archive. Is the front page slow Today? Put "Holy shit!" and "Awesome!" or "Best ever" into the search box. Are there particular participants over on AskMe that you recognize? Admire? What's their favorite stuff on the site? Who do they link to? What are their favorites? What about the ones who see it all? The mob rules too. There's a zillion ways to use this site to find cool shit to read about, please don't abuse AskMe with chatfilter.
posted by carsonb at 11:52 AM on September 23, 2007 [2 favorites]


You notice how, when given a choice between disregard and snark, assholes always pick snark?
posted by spock at 7:15 AM


Thats bad statistics. How do you know how many assholes chose to disregard? I bet its a lot. The assholes who chose to snark are just the small, visible part of a huge asshole iceberg.
posted by vacapinta at 1:02 PM on September 23, 2007 [4 favorites]


all of these questions and I'm still sitting here, looking for that used car.
posted by Avenger at 1:48 PM on September 23, 2007


Also, I <3>I've invented a complete imaginary world. Am I insane?" thread, too.

As someone whos had, at times, three completely separate, independent universes running in his head simultaneously, it's good to know that I'm not completely batshit crazy.

Not about that, anyway.
posted by Avenger at 2:03 PM on September 23, 2007


This one got me 20 favorites.

This one allowed me to honor one of my college professors.

This one allowed me to relive some of my college studies.

This one made me a decent chunk of change, and was fun to do.

This one made me smile.

This one inspired me to offer up with a very cool and very useful technique that I came up with independently (though I suspect others thought of it before me).

These two allowed me to offer up a very banal but very useful technique.

And this one let people laugh at me, let me learn, and was a great favor to me by hangashore.
posted by orthogonality at 2:03 PM on September 23, 2007


The assholes who chose to snark are just the small, visible part of a huge asshole iceberg.

Assberg?
posted by YamwotIam at 2:27 PM on September 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


I will always be fond of this question and my answer because growabrain sent me an email filled with praise and linked to me.
posted by hortense at 3:25 PM on September 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


Dogassberg
posted by hortense at 3:26 PM on September 23, 2007


Declawedcatdogassberg?
posted by flibbertigibbet at 3:31 PM on September 23, 2007


I've always been partial to this one.
posted by grateful at 3:56 PM on September 23, 2007


Hey everybody! What's your favorite MeFi Music song?

Dirtbag is still my fave.
posted by terrapin at 4:59 PM on September 23, 2007


"matthewchen is spamming" will always be my favorite.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:20 PM on September 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


Mammal Love
posted by Mitheral at 6:21 PM on September 23, 2007


I love the questions about whether something is safe to eat or not - especially if there is consumption and a follow up.
posted by gomichild at 7:49 PM on September 23, 2007 [1 favorite]




http://ask.metafilter.com/7028/

Could a typical young man, armed only with a knife, (say, six or eight inches long) be trained to consistently "win" fights with a grizzly bear? Assume no element of surprise.
posted by Kwantsar
posted by empyrean at 8:22 PM on September 23, 2007


I love the questions about whether something is safe to eat or not - especially if there is consumption and a follow up.

What about the Q where someone wanted to know if a laptop power chord was safe to have around a baby who puts things in their mouth, and someone tested it out?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:38 PM on September 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


gomi - better still if there's a consumption and a throwing up.
posted by Abiezer at 8:45 PM on September 23, 2007


I think I was one of only a few to see this gem pass by.
posted by Partial Law at 9:22 PM on September 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


What’s the best question you’ve heard on AskMe?

Interesting that. I've never heard an AskMe question, I've only read them.
More here
posted by vapidave at 10:38 PM on September 23, 2007


It wasn't even on AskMe, but the MetaChat thread that asked posters to come up with (bogus) questions sure to generate controversy was so good that it not only had its own MetaTalk callout, it also inspired pantyraids on Yahoo! Answers.
posted by rob511 at 11:00 PM on September 23, 2007 [3 favorites]


When I reached the end of This thread about life altering experiences,I was very disappointed to find that it was closed. Even though I knew from the date that it would be, I was still kind of hoping that it would just go on and on.
posted by billyfleetwood at 11:42 PM on September 23, 2007


What about the Q where someone wanted to know if a laptop power chord was safe to have around a baby who puts things in their mouth, and someone tested it out?

Oooo yeah that was a good answer to a question. I guess any in which someone bravely takes one for the team I am fond of.
posted by gomichild at 2:11 AM on September 24, 2007


I still laugh out loud when I think of Do you name a plant?
posted by Plutor at 4:55 AM on September 24, 2007


My cell phone is being bugged...My corded landline is being bugged.

I really related to that. Oh damn! Gotta go!
posted by salvia at 2:39 AM on September 26, 2007


Also, any AskMe that involves the phrase "well tommorow is your lucky day, punk ass piece of shit, i'll be at the Shaws supermarket in Manchester CT, 8:30am" really reminds me of home.
posted by salvia at 2:40 AM on September 26, 2007


Also, any AskMe that involves the phrase "well tommorow is your lucky day, punk ass piece of shit, i'll be at the Shaws supermarket in Manchester CT, 8:30am" really reminds me of home.

I totally favorited that.
posted by grouse at 2:41 AM on September 26, 2007


Suppose you killed somebody...
posted by deborah at 12:30 PM on October 1, 2007


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