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This shouldn't have been deleted.

Sure, on paper, you'd say we don't need multiple FPPs covering every facet the apparently vibrant subculture of removing things from Garfield. But still...it wasn't a double. It wasn't the same link, it wasn't the same concept, the previous link was two years in the past, and it seemed like everyone who had called it out as a double initially had recanted. It wasn't a duplicate of previously posted content and it shouldn't have been deleted as a double.
posted by anazgnos to MetaFilter-Related at 3:05 PM (64 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

you are best poster
posted by boo_radley at 3:07 PM on February 26, 2008


It's already back. cortex and I had a quickie chat and you know what YOU ARE RIGHT. End of story.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:07 PM on February 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Did the tags get nuked?
posted by puke & cry at 3:09 PM on February 26, 2008


Oh. Well, that's all right then.
posted by anazgnos at 3:09 PM on February 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


YOU ARE RIGHT

Wow. Mark your calendars. This is a red-letter day.
posted by Dave Faris at 3:10 PM on February 26, 2008


Tags get cleared when we remove posts and we have to re-add them when we restore posts. All set now. Hugs!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:11 PM on February 26, 2008


I love that post with a fiery passion. The quickie chat was really more of an epic Dragonball Z style showdown, and let me tell you something: my kung fu is pretty goddam awesome.

On the other hand, I thought it was a double at first too and almost deleted it myself.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:11 PM on February 26, 2008 [2 favorites]


Yay hugs!!!!!

Hey, he got extra hugs! I want another!
posted by SassHat at 3:13 PM on February 26, 2008


Please tell me the undelete command on the admin panel has a javascript shortcut to Ctrl-Z.
posted by Skorgu at 3:16 PM on February 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Skorgu, it's actually a shiny brass lever with a pneumatic dial next to it. Why? To annoy people who find steampunk annoying.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:18 PM on February 26, 2008 [20 favorites]


Not a double but Meh compared to previous Garfield-sans-Garfield, which literate folks already knew.
posted by klangklangston at 3:19 PM on February 26, 2008


Okay. I thought the madness had finally conquered the last folds of my brain. Please delete my two comments from that thread.
posted by item at 3:19 PM on February 26, 2008


On second thought, leave 'em, as they provide setup for use of my new-favorite term "nermalfuckin'"
posted by item at 3:24 PM on February 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Actually, it wasn't deleted. It was just a metafilter post about Garfield where the entire post about Garfield was removed to surreal comedic effect. Cool!
posted by miss lynnster at 3:29 PM on February 26, 2008 [9 favorites]


Dave Faris, after looking at your profile pic, this is for you.
posted by SpacemanStix at 3:31 PM on February 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Garfield post has died
Garfield post is risen
Garfield post will come again
posted by brain_drain at 3:37 PM on February 26, 2008 [3 favorites]


"Garfield Christ" has a nice ring to it. I'm gonna grab an electronic copy of the New Testament and give it a search-and-replace, maybe.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:40 PM on February 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Well, that's that then. Since this thread is about to be closed, can I just bring to everyone's attention the fact that hermitosis only needs another 70 favorites before he has to make good on his promise to disable his account. C'mon people! We can do it!
posted by Effigy2000 at 3:46 PM on February 26, 2008 [2 favorites]


Then Garfield was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by Odie. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, "If you are the Cat of Jon, tell these stones to become lasagna."

Garfield answered, "It is written: 'Cat does not live on lasagna alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of Jon.'"


Fableicious!
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:55 PM on February 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oh yeah. It's definitely just as funny as the original comic strip, cortex.
posted by Dave Faris at 3:58 PM on February 26, 2008


Well, that's that then. Since this thread is about to be closed, can I just bring to everyone's attention the fact that hermitosis only needs another 70 favorites before he has to make good on his promise to disable his account. C'mon people! We can do it!

Eh, I'm not exactly sure why I would want to get rid of hermitosis, or reward his arguable attention whoring.
posted by delmoi at 4:02 PM on February 26, 2008


Wait, so that thread was reopened and this thread is staying open? Something's wrong here...
posted by slogger at 4:04 PM on February 26, 2008


That's why we want to get rid of him, delmoi.
posted by Dave Faris at 4:05 PM on February 26, 2008


It's already back.

The system works!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:07 PM on February 26, 2008


YOU ARE RIGHT

I'm not sure, but I think someone just hit me with a jolt from a defibrillator. Anyway, I have burns on my chest and I can't find my shirt.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 4:14 PM on February 26, 2008


How will MetaFilter without hermitosis compare to Garfield without Garfield?
posted by Sys Rq at 4:15 PM on February 26, 2008


Has this ever happened before? Or are we in completely new territory here? Will we now have MeTa fights about whether deleted thread should have been undeleted? What's next? Deleted, undeleted, deleted AGAIN!!! Will it stay deleted???? There's a MeTa flag on the play! Mods are conferring. They want a replay. (We'll be right back after this!) OK! the mods have reviewed the tape and we have decision! Upon review, the call is reversed, the thread is undeleted!! But wait, here's another mod not yet heard from...
posted by beagle at 4:17 PM on February 26, 2008


There have been a few delete-metatalk-undelete episodes before, yeah; nowhere near the number of threads that haven't been undeleted, though.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:24 PM on February 26, 2008


Having come to this late and having seen the original post and having found myself amused by it, then having to wonder why it was deleted and then having found out that it wasn't, the last few minutes have been an emotional roller-coaster, albeit one of less-than-cataclysmic proportions.
posted by ob at 4:48 PM on February 26, 2008


Next time just flag it as single and move on.
posted by whir at 4:57 PM on February 26, 2008 [4 favorites]


Somebody should throw together a prediction market for future doubles.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:59 PM on February 26, 2008


...nowhere near the number of threads that haven't been undeleted, though.

This is... unsurprising.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:00 PM on February 26, 2008


"Garfield Christ" has a nice ring to it. I'm gonna grab an electronic copy of the New Testament and give it a search-and-replace, maybe.

Garfield wept.
posted by amarynth at 5:03 PM on February 26, 2008 [3 favorites]


You can't have enough not having Garfield Minus Garfield posts.
Delete it again!
posted by tkchrist at 5:04 PM on February 26, 2008


I don't prefer not never un-having Garfield Minus Garfield.

Don't stop continuing to undelete it.
posted by Sys Rq at 5:11 PM on February 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Don't stop continuing to undelete it.

I will don't stop believing instead, because I don't understand a word you say.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:22 PM on February 26, 2008


You're all high on the drugs, if you ask me...

I'd like to see some Get Fuzzy without Bucky,just to see how it flows.
posted by pupdog at 5:42 PM on February 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Well, that's that then. Since this thread is about to be closed, can I just bring to everyone's attention the fact that hermitosis only needs another 70 favorites before he has to make good on his promise to disable his account. C'mon people! We can do it!

I just chipped in. My understanding was we had a matching favorite program where a fellow volunteer would match my favoriting. Who's matching mine?
posted by 0xFCAF at 5:43 PM on February 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


beagle - you will love this.
posted by tellurian at 5:44 PM on February 26, 2008


Wait, Yeltsin is dead? Fuck.

.

(I can only assume I was drinking more than usual that week, ironically.)
posted by A dead Quaker at 6:07 PM on February 26, 2008


The Garfield post needs its own theme song. Something epic.
posted by mrmojoflying at 6:41 PM on February 26, 2008


I don't prefer not never un-having Garfield Minus Garfield.

Don't stop continuing to undelete it.


Which do you most can't the least?
posted by Pope Guilty at 7:08 PM on February 26, 2008


"I just chipped in. My understanding was we had a matching favorite program where a fellow volunteer would match my favoriting. Who's matching mine?"

No, no. You favorite a post about Gore when it does matter, and I'll fave a post about Nader when it doesn't matter.
posted by klangklangston at 7:10 PM on February 26, 2008


If I flag it as sexist can you remove it again?
posted by munchingzombie at 7:56 PM on February 26, 2008


I wasn't really attention-whoring, it was an ironic gesture. Though that certainly hasn't stopped me from spending all this attention-money I've made off it.
posted by hermitosis at 8:03 PM on February 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Can we close this thread and reopen this one? I'd like to tell markesh what he can do with his debit card.
posted by Deathalicious at 9:01 PM on February 26, 2008


Well, that's that then. Since this thread is about to be closed, can I just bring to everyone's attention the fact that hermitosis only needs another 70 favorites before he has to make good on his promise to disable his account. C'mon people! We can do it!

54 people now. Y'know, for $270, one person could make it happen.
posted by ten pounds of inedita at 9:04 PM on February 26, 2008


So. Maybe the hugs are working!
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:17 PM on February 26, 2008


jessamyn: I will don't stop believing instead, because I don't understand a word you say.

If you're not sure if you should don't stop believing, maybe you should go your separate ways instead.
posted by Pronoiac at 9:19 PM on February 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


If you think the Garfield post is funny, you may find this funny: Fellow cartoonists have fun with Family Circus!
posted by KokuRyu at 9:26 PM on February 26, 2008


From the thread: You could have headed off a lot of gotcha by putting that in the original post. But you've probably figured that out by now.

Yes, lesson learned. Sorry for the confusion.


I love how everyone piles on with the double post accusations, and then when it turns out they're wrong, it's the poster that is made to apologise for not having pre-emptively pointed out that his post was not a double (which he even did, in the third comment of the thread, you bastards!)
posted by creeky at 3:40 AM on February 27, 2008 [2 favorites]


I left my lasagne out overnight. Should I feed it to my cat?
posted by GuyZero at 6:16 AM on February 27, 2008


Will Goku make it to Planet X this episode?!

No. Maybe next week. He'll then spend 3 weeks powering up for his super fireball.
posted by chunking express at 6:46 AM on February 27, 2008


"Garfield Christ" has a nice ring to it. I'm gonna grab an electronic copy of the New Testament and give it a search-and-replace, maybe.
posted by cortex at 6:40 PM on February 26


Also, you could sing it to the tune of Todd Rundgren's "Fascist Christ." (Youtube music video link.)
posted by aught at 7:21 AM on February 27, 2008


I left my cat out overnight. Can I make lasagna with it?
posted by Dizzy at 8:08 AM on February 27, 2008


mrmojoflying: The Garfield post needs its own theme song. Something epic.

Well, apparently Navelgazer has done the Meow Mix song operatically. I think that would be a perfect candidate.
posted by quin at 8:32 AM on February 27, 2008


I left it out overnight. Did my cat make it with my lasagna?
posted by Big_B at 10:03 AM on February 27, 2008


No, Big_B, we are minus cat minus lasagna.
posted by misha at 10:06 AM on February 27, 2008


I'm glad I downloaded the Garfield Randomizer before it got pulled. Fortunately, the script grabs the frames from the Garfield site, so it still works locally.
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:22 AM on February 27, 2008

It's already back. cortex and I had a quickie
I got this far and my brain shut down. What'd I miss?
posted by scrump at 11:38 AM on February 27, 2008


0xFCAF: "I just chipped in. My understanding was we had a matching favorite program where a fellow volunteer would match my favoriting. Who's matching mine?"

Many people have, by the looks of it. At time of writing, only 26 more favorites needed.
posted by Effigy2000 at 12:16 PM on February 27, 2008


poor jon..
posted by cowbellemoo at 12:43 PM on February 27, 2008


The equivalent of an A-bomb for favorites. The people watched as the joy for easy kills faves gave its place to awe. The scientist thought:

"Now I am become death, the destroyer of accounts".
posted by ersatz at 3:19 PM on February 27, 2008


I got over 50 favorites in the last 24 hours, and now I'm only short 19 more. Grouse may have drawn first blood, but I'm giving Effigy2000 credit for the death blow.
posted by hermitosis at 8:08 PM on February 27, 2008 [1 favorite]


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