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I don't get it.
posted by thirteenkiller at 9:35 AM on December 20, 2007


Every year I sneak a reference to Metafilter onto this list. And every year a Metafilter post ridicules its inclusion

Huh. Really? 'Cause I've never heard of this guy, his blog, or his list. Should I have?
posted by dersins at 9:39 AM on December 20, 2007


I don't get it.

Fimoculous is mad cuz we hurt his feelings with our powerful snark. But he loves questions about big dicks and bicycles so he puts up with it.
posted by milarepa at 9:40 AM on December 20, 2007


So this Fimoculous... he vibrates?
posted by thirteenkiller at 9:41 AM on December 20, 2007 [3 favorites]


Piss on him.
posted by Dr-Baa at 9:45 AM on December 20, 2007


Er... snark snark... snark?
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 9:48 AM on December 20, 2007


This is the worst thing that has ever happened ever.
posted by brain_drain at 9:48 AM on December 20, 2007


If nothing else, he gets a bunch of eyeballs to see his site once a year.
posted by Dave Faris at 9:50 AM on December 20, 2007


A history of wavering affections:

2002: Metafilter -- I'm trying to make a point by putting it at the bottom.

2003: The abridged four-year history of MeFi: first it was great, then good, then dull, then good again, then kinda sucky, surprisingly reactionary, suddenly progressive, good again, but just falling short of great, then bad for a while, but whoa that was a good month. And that one post was so good! And I want to throttle the guy who posted this thing again! If it happened in 2003... well, let's be honest, it did not happen first on Metafilter. But this is where it entered the market of ideas -- inflated or deflated on the rigorous balance sheet of comments calculus and trackback trig. And the franchise expanded this year with ask.metafilter.com, which is just plain awesome.

2004: Grandpa Metafilter, you know I would never let you fall out of the Top 10. I wish your participants had done some of the same unique investigative work we found on places like DailyKos and Power Line this year (your community is certainly smarter than theirs), but you were always there with the context that made the story resonate. For staying above the fray, Metafilter is the #8 blog of the year.

No sign of a 2005 list!

2006: Joke, right? No, not really, because I bet everyone reading this post has at one time or another given up on Metafilter. And unlike the time you gave up on Slashdot, you eventually came back to Metafilter. (See also: Ask.Metafilter, the real reason this site deserves to be here.)

2007: Every year I sneak a reference to Metafilter onto this list. And every year a Metafilter post ridicules its inclusion -- can't wait to see this year's! My longstanding love-hate relationship with Metafilter (check the archives) tilted back toward the negative this year, which is why the Popular Favorites feature was almost a panacea for my frustration. More big sites are adding this "favoriting" feature (BoingBoing, Gothamist, etc.), which I initially appraised as a cheap way of avoiding depth, but now find the only way I can continue reading some sites. (See also: Ask.Metafilter.)
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:53 AM on December 20, 2007


Yes, my eyeballs were tricked into this, and now they are damaged goods, so I must RIP THEM OUT1!!11!

Except I can't, since I severed my right AND left hands spectacularly yesterday, right here in MetaTalk.
posted by Mister_A at 9:54 AM on December 20, 2007


My first boyfriend now has a blog? Does he still wear Jovan Musk, too?
posted by maudlin at 9:55 AM on December 20, 2007


Too cool for school attitude? Check. I-can't-quit-you devotion to the site he "hates"? Check. This guy really is a Mefite.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:56 AM on December 20, 2007 [13 favorites]


Piss on him.

No, seriously, he loves it.
posted by Pollomacho at 9:59 AM on December 20, 2007


Too cool for school attitude? Check. I-can't-quit-you devotion to the site he "hates"? Check. This guy really is a Mefite.

I can even picture him in pinstripes.

And a fedora.
posted by dersins at 10:00 AM on December 20, 2007 [3 favorites]


What? Who is this guy? And wouldn't it have been great if we'd just ignored him?
posted by tepidmonkey at 10:01 AM on December 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


Hey look, Kanye West has a blog.
posted by sveskemus at 10:03 AM on December 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


tepidmonkey, it would've been awesome if the MeTa post had been posted but no one commented. Damn, I want a rewind.
posted by sneakin at 10:05 AM on December 20, 2007


AWE-SOM-EEE. I miss you, Metafilter.
posted by rex at 10:08 AM on December 20, 2007 [6 favorites]


I can't wait for next years list, when we're not even on it, but get included as a footnote anyway.
posted by blue_beetle at 10:09 AM on December 20, 2007


My longstanding love-hate relationship with Metafilter (check the archives) tilted back toward the negative this year

Obviously this was written before the cheese pun thread.
posted by Tehanu at 10:10 AM on December 20, 2007


I think it's more like, he's noticing us not-noticing him. And this hurts. Deeply.

/goes back to not-noticing list guy.
posted by brain cloud at 10:14 AM on December 20, 2007


Apparently his name is rex
posted by inconsequentialist at 10:15 AM on December 20, 2007


Tehanu, are you saying you think maybe he' stilton?

Apparently his name is rex

Indeed.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:16 AM on December 20, 2007


AWE-SOM-EEE. I miss you, Metafilter.

Sure you do. You never write, or call, or post. You write about us and our lives for all the world to see, but can you bother to pick up the phone and say Merry Christmas? Apparently not.

That's okay. We'll just sit in the dark and eat wet cigarettes, and wait for you to post about us again next year.

*sobs quietly*
posted by rtha at 10:22 AM on December 20, 2007 [8 favorites]


I'm new around these parts, but since it seems a tradition according to this blog I've never heard of before:

I ridicule our inclusion on this list of the 30 best blogs of the year.

Are we done now? Can we move on, maybe start doing some rhymes or cheese puns?
posted by never used baby shoes at 10:27 AM on December 20, 2007


There are lots of important and influential people who are already important and influential for a long, long time before I ever hear of them. Like Hannah Montana. I just found out about her last week. (Thank my five-year-old niece.) Is this guy like Hannah Montana?
posted by kittens for breakfast at 10:30 AM on December 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


I meant that he missed out on some gouda comments and that thread can provolone just how awesome this site is.

I'll leave the rhyming to the more talented. These on and off again love-hate relationships are great material for songs.
posted by Tehanu at 10:31 AM on December 20, 2007


The fact that you don't know who Rex is says less about him than it does about you. I, myself, spent a good six months dealing with "things were better when Rex was here" jokes. And I don't think I have a female friend he hasn't slept with.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:48 AM on December 20, 2007


cortex: "Grandpa Metafilter, you know I would never let you fall out of the Top 10."

That fucker lied to his Grandpa. We're #23 now! Ban him!
posted by Plutor at 10:58 AM on December 20, 2007


Good lord, relax people. This post seems like a joke that people are taking too seriously.

Rex's blog is one of my favorites and I think it's funny that he works in a jab at MeFi every year. It's a friendly nudge in the ribs not an ATTACK ON OUR VERY SHORES. I don't get the "who the hell is this rex anyway?!" reaction. It's a few mild jokes about mefi done by a blogger pointing out his favorite posts of the year. That's all. No biggie.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:05 AM on December 20, 2007


ATTACK ON OUR VERY SHORES

WE WILL SNARK HIM ON THE BEACHES
WE WILL SNARK HIM IN THE SKIES

WE WILL NEVER GIVE UP

WE WILL NEVRE SURRENDER
posted by GuyZero at 11:08 AM on December 20, 2007 [4 favorites]


Okay, this seems as good a time as any. Is snark a portmanteau, or is it, like portmanteau, simply a Lewis Carrol reference?
posted by nanojath at 11:08 AM on December 20, 2007


A history of wavering affections: 2002: Metafilter...

Wait, there were blogs in 2002?
posted by GuyZero at 11:09 AM on December 20, 2007


From dialectal snark, to nag, from snark, snork, to snore, snort, from Dutch and Low German snorken, of imitative origin.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:10 AM on December 20, 2007 [2 favorites]


I got that from Google Answers, and I WILL NOT LINK TO OUR ENEMIES.

NEVER SURRENDER!
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:11 AM on December 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


Are we done now? Can we move on, maybe start doing some rhymes or cheese puns?

Sounds gouda to me!

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN
posted by Greg Nog at 11:14 AM on December 20, 2007


Is this guy like Hannah Montana?

Nah, more like Hota Minnesota.

I started reading Rex after being turned on to him by none other than Plain Layne. I like his writing.

So step off my Minnesota peeps or I'll cut you.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 11:14 AM on December 20, 2007


Oh wait, Tehanu just did that. Hold on, uh... "brie." Um. No. Wait. Cheddar? I barely know 'er? Maybe? Crap.
posted by Greg Nog at 11:16 AM on December 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


I have never heard of anything, this is among them.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:16 AM on December 20, 2007


because I bet everyone reading this post has at one time or another given up on Metafilter.

I've given up on Metafilter more times than I can count. It seems like every day, I'm sitting here, and commenting and reading, and for some reason, as time goes on, I find it harder and harder to continue, it's like, staring at the screen makes my eyes need to close and my body go limp.

It's in these times that I suspect my body has rejected Metafilter and shut me off. It normally only last a couple of hours and then I'm back at it.

So yeah, I quit you Metafilter, every day. But I always come back, because I'm certain that if I watch long enough, I will find the answers.

The answers to everything.
posted by quin at 11:16 AM on December 20, 2007 [3 favorites]


because I bet everyone reading this post has at one time or another given up on Metafilter.

But MetaFilter has never, ever given up on you.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:20 AM on December 20, 2007 [4 favorites]


Hey, lay off my good buddy Rex. He included me in #6!
posted by languagehat at 11:21 AM on December 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


"WE WILL SNARK HIM ON THE BEACHES
WE WILL SNARK HIM IN THE SKIES"


WE WILL BURN HIM IN HIS TANK
posted by mr_crash_davis at 11:25 AM on December 20, 2007


I don't get the "who the hell is this rex anyway?!" reaction.

Speaking only for myself, it's motivated primarily by my not knowing who the hell he is.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:27 AM on December 20, 2007 [4 favorites]


MetaFilter is like a supermodel with really bad breath. Looks awesome pretty close up but once you get to neckin' you run for the hills. Then you come back the next day......
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 11:29 AM on December 20, 2007


Oh Metafilter, I could never quit YOU.
posted by blue_beetle at 11:29 AM on December 20, 2007


Every year I sneak a reference to Metafilter onto this list

Is it just me, or do none of those yearly references to MetaFilter seem they were snuck in? They're all just...there. Part of the list. I was hoping the mention would be somehow hidden or there would be a game I could play or something I could decode or decipher, but no....it just mentions MetaFilter just there in broad daylight, in plain sight, like all the other entries on the list. I didn't even have to print out the list and hold it in front a mirror, or wear 3D glasses to read it, or anything. Boring as hell. This joker has some 'splainin' to do. Step it up next year or don't even bother, buddy!
posted by iconomy at 11:33 AM on December 20, 2007 [2 favorites]


I like everything in the world.
posted by flashboy at 11:35 AM on December 20, 2007


So step off my Minnesota peeps or I'll cut you.

Cut me and I'll CAP you, Minnesota. Sheeeeit. Actually, though, the person I want to see you attempt to cut is The Fedora. In the battle of hat vs. hat, which one shall emerge bloodied but victorious?! (Hint: the guy in the cowboy hat, because I mean, come ON)
posted by kittens for breakfast at 11:35 AM on December 20, 2007


Oh bitch, a fedora is no match for my mustard zoot suit. Consider it brung!
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 11:47 AM on December 20, 2007


Every year I stand on a street corner with a big sign saying HONK IF YOU SEE ME and what do you know, a bunch of people honk!

I have a love-hate relationship with it.
posted by Miko at 11:52 AM on December 20, 2007 [4 favorites]


Love-hate relationship. Loves AskMe. It all computes.
posted by ersatz at 11:56 AM on December 20, 2007


WHO THE HELL AM I, ANYWAY.

Indeed.
posted by rex at 12:00 PM on December 20, 2007 [3 favorites]


Consider it brung! broughten.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 12:01 PM on December 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


Oh, shit. Do you people know what I'm eating right now? I'm eating macaroni and cheese with chunks of venison sausage in it. That's right.
Thought you should know.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 12:03 PM on December 20, 2007


Wait until the people at Digg find out about this revolutionary bookmarking technology called "favoriting". The world will truly change at that point. I wonder what they'll call it?
posted by psmealey at 12:06 PM on December 20, 2007


So this Fimoculous... he vibrates?

Don't know what that's a reference too, or why it's funny, but it is.
posted by BorgLove at 12:10 PM on December 20, 2007


Who am I? Waxy once told me I invented the link blog, but everyone knows that ain't true. Other than that, well... I bought Newsvine, I started MNspeak, I write for Wired, I wrote the Plain Layne story, I was recently the exec producer of a big media site, I produced the last two websites for the Olympics, I won a Pulitzer, I am Klosterman's nemesis, and Garrison Keillor tried to sue me for a stupid tshirt.

But all of that is bullshit because my only real claim to fame is attending the eight-year MeFi.
posted by rex at 12:10 PM on December 20, 2007 [4 favorites]


THANK YOU

Who or what is a waxy?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 12:15 PM on December 20, 2007


But all of that is bullshit because my only real claim to fame is attending the eight-year MeFi.

Which brings up the key question: did you mistake the stubby bottles for Red Stripes, or are you cool?
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:21 PM on December 20, 2007


Waxy once told me I invented the link blog

I AM A DYNAMIC FIGURE, OFTEN SEEN SCALING WALLS AND CRUSHING ICE.

I HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO REMODEL TRAIN STATIONS ON MY LUNCH BREAKS, MAKING THEM MORE EFFICIENT IN THE AREA OF HEAT RETENTION.

I TRANSLATE ETHNIC SLURS FOR CUBAN REFUGEES, I WRITE AWARD-WINNING OPERAS, I MANAGE TIME EFFICIENTLY.

OCCASIONALLY, I TREAD WATER FOR THREE DAYS IN A ROW.
posted by GuyZero at 12:21 PM on December 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


Yeah, in that list I've heard of Wired, MSNBC, the Olympics, and the Pulitzer. 4/9 isn't too bad, I guess.

Motions to chair at the cool kids' table.
posted by ODiV at 12:21 PM on December 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm eating macaroni and cheese with chunks of venison sausage in it.

Please get your manly caveman ass out of here right this instant.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:22 PM on December 20, 2007 [3 favorites]


I should have put some asterisks around my action there. It's a little confusing otherwise.
posted by ODiV at 12:22 PM on December 20, 2007


I read Filmoculous daily. Keep on rockin' rex.
posted by ColdChef at 12:45 PM on December 20, 2007


Wait until the people at Digg find out about this revolutionary bookmarking technology called "favoriting". The world will truly change at that point. I wonder what they'll call it?

I have it on good authority it'll be Diggits. Or Digits. Or Digorites. Or Diggorites.
posted by jmd82 at 12:58 PM on December 20, 2007


I read ATTACK ON OUR VERY SHOES and physically looked down to ensure there weren't tiny bloggers attacking my boots.
posted by Skorgu at 1:12 PM on December 20, 2007


I have Plutor's cute lil' house Greasemonkey script installed, and it's showing Rex as living within a mile of me. We're 3,000 miles apart. Weird.
posted by The corpse in the library at 1:16 PM on December 20, 2007


Who or what is a waxy?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 12:15 PM on December 20 [+] [!]

waxy.
posted by oneirodynia at 1:19 PM on December 20, 2007


I just moved from Seattle (to NYC) this month. And I just finally updated my MetaFilter info.

Up next: unpacking books.
posted by rex at 1:20 PM on December 20, 2007


Well, if I were still in NYC I'd buy you a beer. As it is, I'll just wish you luck with the unpacking.

/still not fully unpacked after almost five months
posted by languagehat at 1:39 PM on December 20, 2007


/still not fully unpacked after exactly 364 days. Tonight's the night, I'm sure of it!
posted by inigo2 at 1:59 PM on December 20, 2007


Hurr hurr hurr, it's some random dude. Let's laugh at him and call him a webelo!

HEY YOU'RE A WEBELO
posted by Metroid Baby at 2:14 PM on December 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


Consider it brung! broughten.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 3:01 AM on December 21

*best Jeeves impression*
You brang, sir?
posted by Abiezer at 2:17 PM on December 20, 2007 [2 favorites]


We really ought to have a Metafilter Entrance Exam to weed out some of the newbie riff-raff.

I AM NOT JOKING. This is ironic all-caps month, right?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:05 PM on December 20, 2007


Good idea, so long as we also take out some of the old growth, too.
posted by Dave Faris at 3:12 PM on December 20, 2007


Whoa. I've entered some weird nether-Web where no one's heard of Rex Sorgatz. Crazy.
posted by grrarrgh00 at 3:21 PM on December 20, 2007


I just moved from Seattle (to NYC) this month.

Yes, and when you did you instantly went from Quirky Puget Sound Local Blogger to Just Another Bleating NYC Blogging Sheep.
posted by dw at 3:25 PM on December 20, 2007


Whoa. I've entered some weird nether-Web where no one's heard of Rex Sorgatz. Crazy.

I know-- shocking, isn't it? Especially since he's VERY VERY IMPORTANT, HE'LL HAVE YOU KNOW!
posted by dersins at 3:28 PM on December 20, 2007


because I bet everyone reading this post has at one time or another given up on Metafilter.

We should sue Annie Proulx, Larry McMurtry, Ang Lee, et al, over ownership of the phrase "I wish I knew how to quit you." Because the MeFites were using it back when Brokeback Mountain was a Backstrain Molehill.

I was recently the exec producer of a big media site...

Oh crap. YOU were my boss's boss's boss? Please forgive me for the hidden messages I put into the Vanity Cards article and the Bad Clowns list. And if you haven't figured out the hidden messages.... nevermind. I have tried my hardest to be a bad influence at both sites. How'd I do?

And I'm still not unpacked after 2 years and 1 month. But then, those last two boxes contain stuff I really don't want to deal with, so that probably doesn't count.
posted by wendell at 3:34 PM on December 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


Good idea, so long as we also take out some of the old growth, too.

We must all be good stewards of the Metafilter environment. Only you can prevent flamewar fires.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:35 PM on December 20, 2007


Give a hoot, don't flame oot?
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:47 PM on December 20, 2007 [3 favorites]


I'm eating macaroni and cheese with chunks of venison sausage in it.

Please get your manly caveman ass out of here right this instant.


In a bizarre coincidence, I too am eating deer sausage as I read this.

Deer sausage made with jalapenos. I'm not sure if this makes me more or less manly, but probably slightly less cavemanish.
posted by Urban Hermit at 3:51 PM on December 20, 2007


Eh?
posted by smackfu at 3:54 PM on December 20, 2007


Someone explain why this is an FPP.

Does this mean that any site that mentions mefi automatically gets an fpp and nobody complains?
posted by Autarky at 5:29 PM on December 20, 2007


Rex, you may be famous and everything, but would you mind flaming out? You can take it all back after the new year.
posted by Pants! at 5:42 PM on December 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


Someone explain why this is an FPP. Does this mean that any site that mentions mefi automatically gets an fpp and nobody complains?

First: stop using 'FPP' to refer to Metatalk posts. This is bad and wrong and you should feel bad and wrong. In fact, wait, maybe just stop using 'FPP' (with whatever capitalization you prefer) altogether.
Second: start paying attention. The answer to you questions are 'yes', followed by 'duh', followed by 'are you nuts?'
Third: rex needs a goddamn hug just like the rest of us, so get to huggin', stat!
Fourth: There is no fourth.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:48 PM on December 20, 2007


A hug!? A HUG!? No sir no hugs. Maybe a reach around but no hugs.
posted by nola at 6:01 PM on December 20, 2007


Anyone here ever notice that 'webinar' is a word that only exists inside spam?
posted by Afroblanco at 6:12 PM on December 20, 2007


And Oedipus Rex complexes
...riddle my closed bloated breast.
posted by Sailormom at 6:43 PM on December 20, 2007


Is this the meta where we trot out old memes? Yes? Good, right then. Here goes:

1) Start Blog
2) Mention MeFi
3) . . .
4) Profit!
posted by oddman at 7:51 PM on December 20, 2007


That should be:

1) start blog
2) get ads
3) mention MeFi
4) profit
posted by puke & cry at 8:02 PM on December 20, 2007


The man obviously has no appreciation for what we've done here to revive the limmerick this year.

Or maybe I should just favorite this thread three hundred times.
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:24 PM on December 20, 2007


Metafilter: a cheap way of avoiding depth, but now find the only way I can continue reading some sites.

note: Everyone needs a hug.
posted by not_on_display at 10:07 PM on December 20, 2007


Wow, it took me a long time to figure out my MeFi login and password.
Now I forgot what I was going to say.

Oh yeah, HEY WHO THE F-- IS THIS GUY?!
THIS WILL NOT STAND
posted by Dok Millennium at 11:14 PM on December 20, 2007


Whoa. I've entered some weird nether-Web where no one's heard of Rex Sorgatz. Crazy.

You should probably sit down before I spill my secret shame about how my visits to SlashDot, Boingboing, and Fark can be counted on a clumsy carpenter's hand. Also: I'm eating macaroni and cheese in a deer.
Bugger snuck into my kitchen when I wasn't looking.

And that Plain Layne thing was obviously fake; it's common knowledge that the Y spelling signifies the male gender, in honor of the chromosome.
At least that's what my mom told me all those times I came home from school crying my manly eyes out.

posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:31 PM on December 20, 2007


rex: I'm pretty sure I never said you invented linkblogging (Jorn Barger and Marc Andreessen beat you to it), but you were definitely my favorite linkblogger... at least, until you sold out to the man.
posted by waxpancake at 12:10 AM on December 21, 2007


Sigh. Apparently my jokes are falling flat even on my friend's ears. (Barger? Andreessen? WHO?)

Like Pavement, I sold out before Slanted even came out.
posted by rex at 1:55 AM on December 21, 2007


I wish to note that 'rex' is the coolest possible nickname that one can have with 3 characters. That's got to count for something, by fck. Brevity is the soul of somethingorfuckingother that I am striving with great vigour to remember but can't quite because I've been drinking a bit and you know how that goes and ends well amirite?


Ah, right. Witt.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:34 AM on December 21, 2007


I wish to note that 'rex' is the coolest possible nickname that one can have with 3 characters.

"Rod" is better, to this ear.
posted by bifter at 7:37 AM on December 21, 2007


Seriously. Zed would like a word with you, too.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:46 AM on December 21, 2007


'Rex' means 'king,' philistines. Line the fuck up.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:56 AM on December 21, 2007


Seriously. Zed would like a word with you, too.

Not to mention...
posted by bifter at 8:08 AM on December 21, 2007


So does "Wenceslas". Oooh, wenceslasy!
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:21 AM on December 21, 2007


I wish I knew how to quit you, MetaFilter!

/two year old joke
posted by shakespeherian at 8:26 AM on December 21, 2007


Anyone here ever notice that 'webinar' is a word that only exists inside spam?
posted by Afroblanco at 7:12 PM on December 20 [+] [!]


Sadly, not. It exists in corporate life, as I've attended several of them of my current employer. It's cheap training for a large workforce.

There's a reason I added stavrosthewonderchicken, and this is an example of it:
We really ought to have a Metafilter Entrance Exam to weed out some of the newbie riff-raff.

I AM NOT JOKING. This is ironic all-caps month, right?


Finally, let me (*bow*) to cortex and mathowie. I'm not worthy.
posted by Fferret at 10:16 AM on December 21, 2007


Sadly, not. It exists in corporate life, as I've attended several of them of my current employer. It's cheap training for a large workforce.

Wow, that's a trip. I guess the only time that *I* ever encounter it is in spam. Seriously, though, it appears in at least 1 out of every 5 spams that I get.

And I'd take Wenceslas over Rex any day.
posted by Afroblanco at 10:58 AM on December 21, 2007


"Rod" means rod though. As in rod. I think that's pretty cool.
posted by yeti at 4:23 PM on December 25, 2007


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