An Ask-me with a happy ending. February 2, 2008 10:09 PM   Subscribe

Aww. Remember this question? Here's the update.
posted by allkindsoftime to MetaFilter-Related at 10:09 PM (47 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Beauty!
posted by Neiltupper at 10:34 PM on February 2, 2008


Happy ending.
posted by Cranberry at 10:49 PM on February 2, 2008


Nice! And thanks for reminding me of Bob Baker's Marionettes- I've got to take my son and his buddies soon.
posted by maryh at 11:09 PM on February 2, 2008


Wow. That update is so filled with pure, absolute joy that I am seriously considering snatching children off the street for the sole purpose of taking them to Bob Baker's Marionette Theater.

Thanks for posting - wouldn't have seen this otherwise!
posted by lalex at 11:46 PM on February 2, 2008 [5 favorites]


Ok, this, this is why I keep coming back to Metafilter! For the joy in it! Thanks for reminding us of it, allkindsoftime!
posted by Lynsey at 12:01 AM on February 3, 2008


Aww, too cute! This is way better than that awful po-leece mess.
posted by cowbellemoo at 12:40 AM on February 3, 2008


I sent a note to Mr. Baker's contact address. Figured he'd like to see that.
posted by Malor at 1:29 AM on February 3, 2008


Me, too Lynsey. Thanks very much to generic230 for the lovely update, and to allkindsoftime for pointing it out to us. We needed that.
posted by taz at 2:44 AM on February 3, 2008


Awwwwwwwww. MeFi done gone done good.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 5:04 AM on February 3, 2008


yay!
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas at 5:49 AM on February 3, 2008


Thanks for posting this.
posted by LarryC at 6:30 AM on February 3, 2008


This is great. Thanks for alerting the multitudes!
posted by languagehat at 6:50 AM on February 3, 2008


This might actually make me feel as warm and fuzzy as Grumblebee threads do.
posted by sneakin at 7:00 AM on February 3, 2008


I am going to leave $100 in my driveway right now... Thanks for pointing this out.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:25 AM on February 3, 2008 [2 favorites]


*looks up jessamyn's address*

I don't want the money. I just like puppets.
posted by hermitosis at 7:30 AM on February 3, 2008 [3 favorites]


What a heart-warming update!
posted by amyms at 7:32 AM on February 3, 2008


Awesome. Yay metafilter, yay nice people everywhere!
posted by rtha at 7:32 AM on February 3, 2008


3 things.

1. I'm a huge fan of MeFi Mail - that's how I was able to give generic230 a friendly request for an update.

2. I'm glad everyone liked this too, I wasn't sure when I first posted if I was being a sentimental schmuck and was going to get lambasted. So, thanks.

3. I've always kind of felt a bit responsible for quonsar leaving us, so I'm trying to do penance. I'm sure I still have a long way to go.
posted by allkindsoftime at 7:46 AM on February 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


If anyone wants to take me for free ice cream I promise I will exhibit a totally charming sense of wonder, awe, and amazement.
posted by Wolfdog at 7:55 AM on February 3, 2008 [2 favorites]


That's great. Warm fuzzies for Sunday morning!
posted by gaspode at 7:56 AM on February 3, 2008


Warm fuzzies all around.
posted by baphomet at 8:11 AM on February 3, 2008


This all seems fun and nice and hey hey hey right now, but we won't be smiling when that squadron of twenty sockmarionettes descends, wooden teeth flashing in the moonlight, on an unsuspecting metafilter. No sir, it—

Aw, heck, I can't even do it. This is great.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:19 AM on February 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


That is one of the sweetest, most pure and happy things I have ever read. Warms this bitter cynic's heart.
posted by Pope Guilty at 9:46 AM on February 3, 2008


Very sweet. I'm glad we got to find out how the story ended.
posted by emd3737 at 10:04 AM on February 3, 2008


heart warming and eye misting - what a beautiful beautiful wrapup to the story
posted by seawallrunner at 10:25 AM on February 3, 2008


Thanks for posting about the update. Very sweet and heartwarming, especially the last line!
posted by gemmy at 10:40 AM on February 3, 2008


Yay!
posted by trip and a half at 11:17 AM on February 3, 2008


That's just made a shitty Sunday a thousand times better, thank you both.
posted by ceri richard at 11:20 AM on February 3, 2008


Man, I always love it when people can take a moment to really appreciate and enjoy just how profoundly fun and cool those disgusting little snot monsters can be.
posted by miss lynnster at 11:35 AM on February 3, 2008


"I've always kind of felt a bit responsible for quonsar leaving us"

When you see only one fish in your pants, quonsar is with you.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:08 PM on February 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


That was a lovely update--thank you!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 1:36 PM on February 3, 2008


Aww.
posted by klangklangston at 2:01 PM on February 3, 2008


thanks for the warm fuzzies on this chilly day. :-)
posted by killy willy at 3:11 PM on February 3, 2008


is this where i get some of the warm furries?
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:33 PM on February 3, 2008


lovely story, btw.

*resolves to hang out with nephew more*
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:34 PM on February 3, 2008


Nice story.

I like this kind of MeTa
posted by geekyguy at 5:15 PM on February 3, 2008


This was my One Perfect Thing of the day.
Thanks!
posted by Dizzy at 5:55 PM on February 3, 2008


I wish we had more kids like this.
posted by hadjiboy at 8:05 PM on February 3, 2008


Wow. Coul;dn't you just feel the joy generic230 was feeling? Awesome.
posted by genefinder at 5:34 AM on February 4, 2008


this is truly heartwarming, even though i had a hard time understanding why kids would be enchanted with game shows. i've never heard anyone refer to those prize-pimpin' women on 'let's make a deal' as marionettes.
and yes, i re-read it and saw that it's not bob baRker's marionettes.
posted by msconduct at 5:49 AM on February 4, 2008


What is this feeling in my chest? It feels... warm. And why is my face making this rictal shape? These lines by my eyes seem to be related to the baring of my teeth... this involuntary reaction is frightening.

Someone just asked me what I'm "grinning" about; I don't know what that is, but because he is quite young, I'll assume it is some sort of counter-culture thing.

And why are the birds making such strange noises? Normally they are bothersome and shrill, but today there seems to be none of the cacophony I normally associate with outside, instead there seems to be, I can only describe it as a kind of music in the air.

It's all very disconcerting. Perhaps I'm getting sick. It seemed to come from reading this thread, so I can only assume that someone here is infected and spreading their ailments to the rest of us.

I would make a formal complaint, but clearly the illness is making me lethargic to the point where I feel I should 'just let it go and enjoy the day'.

Madness!
posted by quin at 8:47 AM on February 4, 2008


You know, if The Grinch Who Stole Christmas was a medical drama, they'd have had to call an ambulance at the end. "His heart is—dear god, I think it just exploded. Massive swelling! Get a cart in here, we're gonna lose this green-faced sonofabitch."

It's probably for the best that it wasn't a medical drama.

posted by cortex (staff) at 8:54 AM on February 4, 2008


For you, Quin.
posted by five fresh fish at 6:34 PM on February 4, 2008


Damn, that was gay.

I thought there was something about birds in that song that somehow seemed lyrically connected to your 3rd paragraph. Now that it's playing, though, it sounds like I'm hitting on you.

Sorry. I mean, you're cute and all, but I'm already seeing someone. I didn't mean to mislead you.
posted by five fresh fish at 6:41 PM on February 4, 2008


So, for six whole minutes, I thought that maybe, just maybe, someone loved me. But no. I was simply being led on...

*sob*

This is exactly what I get for opening my heart.

Didn't someone do a punk cover of that song? I thought I remembered seeing it in a movie.
posted by quin at 7:09 PM on February 4, 2008


Quin, you're probably thinking of the Circle Jerks' "Golden Shower of Hits," a medley of pop covers that included "Close to You." Not sure what movie you might have seen it in, though.
posted by Rangeboy at 7:35 PM on February 4, 2008


If I recall correctly, The Circle Jerks (one of whom used to be my tax accountant) did a medley of "Along Comes Mary," "Close To You," "Afternoon Delight," "Having My Baby," "Love Will Keep Us Together" and "D-I-V-O-R-C-E."

Which, now that I think about it, I really wish I had on my ipod right now.
posted by miss lynnster at 10:14 PM on February 6, 2008


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