ND¢'s two cents cause a shitstorm. News at 11. November 28, 2007 12:47 PM   Subscribe

ND¢, generally I really like you, but it's clear that you are being a dick for the sake of being a dick, notwithstanding your attempts at justifying that as your real and valid opinion. All you had to say was "yeah, maybe my joke was a little offside" and no one here would have busted your balls over it. Just be a decent human being with a little respect and understanding and things don't have to turn into a shitpile.
posted by Kickstart70 to Etiquette/Policy at 12:47 PM (53 comments total)

I emailed him, he said he was sorry. He apologized in-thread and has tried to be a useful contributor to the thread since then. I think we're post-callout, though maybe people have other impressions?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:50 PM on November 28, 2007


Read the rest of the thread jackass, he says just that later on.
posted by saladin at 12:51 PM on November 28, 2007


Email not working for you today? MeFiMail neither? Wow, rough day.
posted by blue_beetle at 12:52 PM on November 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


KickStart70, thank you so much for bringing this urgent matter to MetaTalk. Surely I don't see how the site would have continued to operate had this post not been made.
posted by xmutex at 12:53 PM on November 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


maybe people have other impressions?

Hell-oOo nice lady mod!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 12:54 PM on November 28, 2007 [4 favorites]


I miss the old MetaTalk.
posted by Horken Bazooka at 12:54 PM on November 28, 2007


And people were scared Metafilter would become too nice.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:54 PM on November 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Holy fuck, the competition for worst MeTa of the day is really heating up!

*decapitates cat*
posted by Mister_A at 12:54 PM on November 28, 2007 [3 favorites]


I had ND¢ in a Mefi Music Swap once. He sent a nice CD of older country music.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:55 PM on November 28, 2007


Now that the call-out is over, should I bemoan the lack of an [img] tag?
posted by never used baby shoes at 12:58 PM on November 28, 2007


My comment was out of line. I stand by my opinion, but I apologize for the way that I stated it.
posted by ND¢ at 12:58 PM on November 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


I would have loved that cd.
posted by OmieWise at 12:58 PM on November 28, 2007


How are you at ASCII art, NUBS?
posted by Mister_A at 12:58 PM on November 28, 2007


I didn't see a shitstorm. More like a shitdrizzle if anything.
posted by Floydd at 1:00 PM on November 28, 2007


Mefimail me your address Omiewise. I have a three CD compilation now. It is more 80's Country though. A Dolly Parton song on every CD.
posted by ND¢ at 1:01 PM on November 28, 2007


ND¢ is being a gentleperson, which is good, but I don't see an apology as necessary. People say stuff like that on the site all the time, except in this instance it happened to coincide with an unpopular opinion. The insults and piling on that happened later in the thread were far worse than the initial comment.
posted by brain_drain at 1:04 PM on November 28, 2007 [4 favorites]


posted by Mister_A Holy fuck, the competition for worst MeTa of the day is really heating up! *decapitates cat*

*declaws, circumcises, and Tasers cat*

HAPPY NOW, FUCKERS?!
posted by fandango_matt at 1:06 PM on November 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm fighting the urge to register shitdrizzle as a sockpuppet. Fighting.
posted by Skorgu at 1:07 PM on November 28, 2007


Give in, man! That's $5 worth of funny.
posted by Mister_A at 1:09 PM on November 28, 2007


*declaws, circumcises, and Tasers cat*

That's almost the right order.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 1:12 PM on November 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


A day without MetaTalk is like a day without swalling razor blades.
posted by Justinian at 1:14 PM on November 28, 2007


swallowing. My snark was THE FAIL :(
posted by Justinian at 1:14 PM on November 28, 2007


*declaws, circumcises, and Tasers cat*

*renditions cat and denies him the right to marry cats of the same sex*
posted by Krrrlson at 1:16 PM on November 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Mister_A writes "How are you at ASCII art, NUBS?"

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`..__ ;
`. /
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. ' _.'
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I suck. That is supposed to be a duck. I have no luck. All I can say is...
posted by never used baby shoes at 1:19 PM on November 28, 2007


It looks like Yoshi to me.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:21 PM on November 28, 2007 [3 favorites]


I emailed him, he said he was sorry.

I would have tazed the guy too.

Send me a MeMail if you want an apology and like waiting.
posted by dhammond at 1:21 PM on November 28, 2007


/nick swalling_shitdrizzle
posted by Skorgu at 1:22 PM on November 28, 2007


I think it's cute, whatever it is.
posted by Mister_A at 1:24 PM on November 28, 2007


Biker: I say we stomp the cat! Then we tattoo him! Then we hang him! And then we kill him!

Cat: (In tiny voice, though tight lips) I say we let him go.

ALL: No!
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:25 PM on November 28, 2007 [6 favorites]


Hell, maybe you could have also called out Pope Guilty for calling people sociopathic fascist enablers? That was way more out of line than what ND¢ posted.
posted by Dipsomaniac at 1:28 PM on November 28, 2007


Holy fuck, the competition for worst MeTa of the day is really heating up!

Ah go play some real guitar, old man.
posted by Elmore at 1:35 PM on November 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. ND¢ said he would have tasted some guy's ass. I thought we were okay with most fetishes here on the 'filter.
posted by eyeballkid at 1:37 PM on November 28, 2007


I'm surprised by the reaction all this has caused. While I think the tasing was out of line and the officer should be punished, I don't think that ND¢'s opinion is so outrageously offensive that he should be forced to apologize and be labeled a dick in metatalk for having it.

It's definitely not the most offensive thing I've ever read on metafilter. It's probably not in the top ten. I'm not sure it's even in the top ten most offensive things on metafilter written by ND¢.
posted by justkevin at 1:39 PM on November 28, 2007


I had ND¢ in a drug swap once. He sent a nice bag of older cat food.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:42 PM on November 28, 2007


I guess I don't understand, which is not uncommon for me.

The comment we're apparently wigging the fuck out about at the moment is "I'd have tased his ass too."

I appreciate that he apologized, but, seriously, for what? I guess he could have been a little more nuanced, but he's saying - if he was in the same situation, he'd do the same thing. I don't feel the same way.

Here's the thing.

So what?

So ND¢ should demand an apology from everyone who said, basically, "What a fascist pig, that cop, I can't believe he did that!"

Surprise! People on the internet disagree. He wasn't even being particularly vicious about it.

This is a lame thread. Learn to tolerate people who have opinions that are different. It helps.
posted by kbanas at 1:43 PM on November 28, 2007 [3 favorites]


ND¢, sorry I missed your apology and statement further in the thread. All I saw was the original statement and a couple of justifications.

Still disagree with your original assertion, because it was really ignorant, but I'm happy to see you backed off a bit in the way you stated it.
posted by Kickstart70 at 1:46 PM on November 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Some months back my mother made pickled cauliflower, and she brought a jar over for Thanksgiving, along with pickled peppers and dills. While all three jars were quite good, I'd been looking forward to the cauliflower in particular because she'd made the batch by adding into the brine a handful of mustard seeds. There's something incredibly, almost majestically savory about the combination of these particular brassica.

After we were sat at the table, I inspected the jar closely -- the brine remained clear, tinted yellow from the herbs and spices she'd added so liberally, the florets themselves were a light, even purple color similar to lavender. Unscrewing the jar, I pried off the lid to the fantastically pleasing sound of air rushing into the vessel ending in the distinct tok noise of the seal popping outward, a sign that the vacuum had held during the pickling process.

I inhaled deeply of the salty, spicy chilled liquid inside and found it to be perfectly palatable. Ladling out a generous portion onto my plate, I passed the jar on to my wife, who blanched (she is rarely as culinarily curious as I am, and condiments other than butter or mayonnaise make her complain) and proferred the jar to the next person around the table.

I bit into the first floret. Crisp, completely sour and entirely salty. My family eyed me nervously, unsure of what to expect. Spit or swallow, they mused silently; the eternal conundrum.

While I chewed thoughtfully, my sister broke the silence. She demanded, "Well? Are they good?". "They are", I pronounced, "delicious".

The others dug in to their portions. "Waag", my mother gurgled, tears forming in her eyes and reaching for her napkin. My sister-in-law declared that she was dying. To their palates, these white jewels were overwhelming. Philistines, I decided, incapable of appreciating the pungent beauty of this succulent side.

I have now eight (!) jars of these pickles, and have turned some into a fantastic relish, which I have used in a particularly intriguing variation on the classic Reuben sandwich.

But that's a story for another time.
posted by boo_radley at 1:47 PM on November 28, 2007 [26 favorites]


Learn to tolerate people who have opinions that are different. It helps.

Whaaaaaaaaaaaat?? NEVAH!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:48 PM on November 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


I had ND¢ in a wifeswap once. He sent a nice truck of older country women.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:49 PM on November 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Read the thread next time (or search for his username) and use MeFiMail.

Case closed (saying this makes me correct).
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 1:51 PM on November 28, 2007


I received ND¢ in a Mefiwifeswap once. He was delicious.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:53 PM on November 28, 2007


Still disagree with your original assertion, because it was really ignorant, but I'm happy to see you backed off a bit in the way you stated it.

To be perfectly honest, he goes on at length in the thread in question, which you probably didn't bother to read, and seems considerably less ignorant about the situation than you do.

Of course, you seem ignorant both about the situation, and the situation about the situation, so double points for you and your righteous indignation.
posted by kbanas at 1:56 PM on November 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


I had ND¢ with fava beans and a nice chianti once...thbthbthbthbt
posted by cashman at 1:58 PM on November 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Could you post some ASCII art of them pickled veggies, boo?
posted by Mister_A at 2:02 PM on November 28, 2007


totally lame call-out.
(I heart indecent anything)
But this ND¢ is the biz.
posted by Wilder at 2:02 PM on November 28, 2007


I have now eight (!) jars of these pickles, and have turned some into a fantastic relish, which I have used in a particularly intriguing variation on the classic Reuben sandwich.

But that's a story for another time.


Is it another time yet? Because I need to hear of this Reuben sandwich. It sounds marvelous.
posted by winna at 2:13 PM on November 28, 2007


It's made with real Ruben!!!!
posted by Mister_A at 2:20 PM on November 28, 2007


I had ND¢ in the back seat of a Utah patrolman's car. He was electrifying.
posted by Abiezer at 2:25 PM on November 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Is this a literal or metaphorical tasing of cats we're talking about here?
posted by everichon at 2:28 PM on November 28, 2007


Kickstart70 did the honorable thing -- can the mods close the thread now?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:35 PM on November 28, 2007


GODS NO NOT RUBEN!

I don't think he would go at all well with real mustard seeds.
posted by winna at 2:38 PM on November 28, 2007


I had ND¢ in a porn swap . . . AAAAAFOrgetit.
posted by nola at 2:41 PM on November 28, 2007


Kickstart70 did the honorable thing -- can the mods close the thread now?

Doesn't seem like a half-bad idea. Hugs!
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:41 PM on November 28, 2007


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