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Kottke highlights aeschenkarnos' facetious review of "the outside".
posted by pwally to MetaFilter-Related at 10:20 PM (60 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Blog links to MeFi comment, film at 11 10:20PM
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:24 PM on April 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


Whatever, the people outside liked the connection.
posted by pwally at 10:28 PM on April 1, 2008


I said it first, and faster.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:48 PM on April 1, 2008


Who's Kottke?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:52 PM on April 1, 2008


Is "facetious" American for "laboured"?
posted by UbuRoivas at 11:01 PM on April 1, 2008 [3 favorites]


i mean, it was pretty funny & clever, up to a point, but i felt it went too far, by about three times the optimum length.

those who can't do, teach, as they say.
posted by UbuRoivas at 11:02 PM on April 1, 2008


iamkimiam quotes what pwally posts about what Kottke highlights from aeschenkarnos' comment from flatluigi's FPP. Read all about it on Metafilter!

Is this Gossip 2.0?
posted by iamkimiam at 11:04 PM on April 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


Don't tell anybody I told you this - because I've been sworn to secrecy - but Astro Zombie told me that Blazecock Pileon said he overheard pwally tell mathowie that this is indeed Gossip 2.0, but if you ask me, he's probably just trying to get back at jessamyn or miss lynnster, because of what she said about her that time. But you didn't hear it from me, you promise?
posted by UbuRoivas at 11:18 PM on April 1, 2008


Please don't talk behind my back in front of my back. It's confusing.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:21 PM on April 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oh, it's you! HaHahahaa...um, I was just talking about, er, my classmate, Lazequock Bileom.
posted by UbuRoivas at 11:31 PM on April 1, 2008


Yes, facetious is "American" for labored. Kind of like your joke.
posted by pwally at 11:32 PM on April 1, 2008


Is 'labored' American for 'laboured'? Because the built-in spellchecker in my international version of Firefox refuses to recognize 'laboured', yet I swear I once heard it uttered on an episode of 'Are You Being Served'.
posted by item at 11:43 PM on April 1, 2008


Heh. Cory Doctorow linked the comment, with a via Kottke. Suck it haterz!
posted by team lowkey at 12:12 AM on April 2, 2008


Us haterz apparently have to have it explained to us that this is not a real game.

In other news, the chicken never really crossed the road. IT WAS A SETUP, PEOPLE!!!
posted by item at 12:23 AM on April 2, 2008


those who can't do, teach, as they say.

they also say those who can't do, blog
posted by matteo at 1:42 AM on April 2, 2008


and those who can't blog, metafilter.

and those who can't metafilter, boingboing.
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:02 AM on April 2, 2008


Yes, facetious is "American" for labored. Kind of like your joke.

idunno, for me, "laboured" means trying to flog a dead horse of a conceit or a metaphor.

for example, your line above was nice & pithy, but remember that pith is the white stuff inside the skin of a grapefruit, or another kind of citrus fruit. now, you might be sweet or bitter - i don't know - but whatever the case may be, it seems to me that your slice at me suggests you're hiding your interior beneath an external skin. you undoubtedly have seeds of thoughts deeper down, which could grow & blossom, only we can't get to them until we peel back your outer layers. and who knows what we'll find? dry wit, or are you actually quite sweet? maybe you are a bitter person? i'd hesitate to suggest that it's merely sour grapes on your part to suggest my joke was laboured.

if you take The Onion as an example, they could probably peel endless layers of skin back if they chose to, but they know when they've reached the core of a joke. but that's comparing apples & oranges. anyway, as we say down under, she's apples, mate. no worries. let's just agree that we have different tastes in humour. i prefer mine pithy.
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:19 AM on April 2, 2008 [4 favorites]


btw, don't get me wrong: aeschenkarnos' thing was clever & funny. for my taste, though, there's a point at which an idea simply becomes an exercise in colouring-by-numbers. the outline (eg Astro Zombie's comment) is enough for me. others' mileage may vary, and that's fine. possibly a difference between intuitives & sensates, in a myers-briggs sense
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:41 AM on April 2, 2008


UbuRoivas: "and those who can't blog, metafilter.
and those who can't metafilter, boingboing.
"
I think this chain ends with ... , Fark."
posted by dg at 4:59 AM on April 2, 2008


I liked that comment!

I thought it was great!
posted by Greg Nog at 5:11 AM on April 2, 2008 [2 favorites]


you forgot MySpace.
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:11 AM on April 2, 2008


(btw, wtf is up with this place today? is it a holiday in america? this has been the only half-active thread all day!)
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:13 AM on April 2, 2008


i said it last, and slower.
posted by sgt.serenity at 5:20 AM on April 2, 2008


Who's Kottke?

The guy who teaches the sweathogs.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 5:24 AM on April 2, 2008 [2 favorites]


Kottke's the robot in Pee-Wee's Playhouse.
posted by Smart Dalek at 5:33 AM on April 2, 2008


That wouldn't have been there without my post! Where's my attribution?! Where's my fame?! I COULDA BEEN A CONTENDER! *shakes fist at sky*
posted by flatluigi at 5:44 AM on April 2, 2008


Ubu, stop flogging the horse. Its been dead for a week now.
posted by liquorice at 6:05 AM on April 2, 2008


MetaFilter: (AKA the real world)
posted by Eideteker at 6:07 AM on April 2, 2008


I sidebarred it before kottke!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:09 AM on April 2, 2008 [10 favorites]


Kottke is famous for designing the typeface used to squeeze emo lyrics into livejournal icons. This level of contribution to the internet has allowed him to become a professional "blahgrr", one who blahs on and on about things that make him go "grr". People micropay him micromoney for this. Presumably, the typeface used on this small currency is MetaFilter's own Kottke's own tiny font.

Note: I have never used Kottke's font in any of my LJ icons, because it's the same damn thing as making your own text at the pixel level. Much like the Beatles, he was just the first white guy to do what he did, and hasn't really contributed anything of quality to the world in general. RPRT.
posted by Eideteker at 6:13 AM on April 2, 2008 [5 favorites]


Man, I gotta start using "Preview".

"I sidebarred it before kottke!"

Yeah, well, I favorited it before you sidebarred it, but then I unfavorited it when I saw it was getting too popular.

I predict this will lead to a rash of people commenting "in before kottke!" whenever they favorite something, in the hopes that they will be able to reap some cachet out of the contraction of the blogosphere before it hits its own Schwarzchild radius and collapses into a black hole.
posted by Eideteker at 6:18 AM on April 2, 2008


Kottkeing aside, that's a great thread, and I'm glad I went back and read the rest of the comments.
posted by danb at 6:37 AM on April 2, 2008


"I said it first, and faster."

Yes, and let that be a lesson to you.
posted by Eideteker at 6:39 AM on April 2, 2008


According to Kotaku, the info is via Boing-Boing, not Kottke. Whatever that's worth. Probably not a lot.
posted by jmd82 at 6:57 AM on April 2, 2008


(btw, wtf is up with this place today? is it a holiday in america? this has been the only half-active thread all day!)

You made that comment at 5:13 in the morning, West Coast American time. People on the other side of the country? Just getting to work. People on this side? Asleep.

So yes. It was Sleep Day, which, like a foreshortened Sabbath, starts a few hours after sundown and ends around sunup. It is the best day of the year, too.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:01 AM on April 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


Is 'labored' American for 'laboured'? Because the built-in spellchecker in my international version of Firefox refuses to recognize 'laboured', yet I swear I once heard it uttered on an episode of 'Are You Being Served'.

Any American who willingly admits to having watched Are You Being Served? needs to spend more time outside.
posted by kittyprecious at 7:03 AM on April 2, 2008


Is "facetious" American for "laboured"?

Yes. In America, Labor is a joke.
posted by googly at 7:12 AM on April 2, 2008 [3 favorites]


team lowkey: "Heh. Cory Doctorow linked the comment, with a via Kottke. Suck it haterz!"

This just in, boingboing links to blog comment, via kottke.
posted by Plutor at 7:27 AM on April 2, 2008


It was Sleep Day, which, like a foreshortened Sabbath, starts a few hours after sundown and ends around sunup.

And that's where... oh, never mind.
posted by languagehat at 7:29 AM on April 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


Blog links to MeFi comment, film at 11 10:20PM

I can't believe this pithy, dismissive, early comment in the thread didn't get deleted.
posted by Dave Faris at 7:38 AM on April 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oy. Great comment, which I wouldn't otherwise have seen. Thanks.
posted by Miko at 7:39 AM on April 2, 2008


I thought it was an excellent review and I'm glad it was picked up outside the blue. Though personally, I think he was being generous. I wouldn't have given the Outside more than a 6 out of 10.
posted by quin at 7:55 AM on April 2, 2008


Those who cant lean slightly to one side.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:00 AM on April 2, 2008 [3 favorites]


and those who can't blog, metafilter.

and those who can't metafilter, boingboing.


And when all else fails, we verb nouns.
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:01 AM on April 2, 2008


Boy that's good!
posted by 1 at 8:01 AM on April 2, 2008


I... I thought it was funny.
posted by slimepuppy at 8:08 AM on April 2, 2008


I can't believe this pithy, dismissive, early comment in the thread didn't get deleted.

Pre-emptive favoriting.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 8:11 AM on April 2, 2008


Those who cant lean slightly to one side.

Those who cant discuss Thieves Guild matters with a sense of insular security.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:43 AM on April 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


So we're up to a Fark link to a BoingBoing post of a post from Kottke about a comment on Metafilter. Can we get any more shells to this doll?
posted by Jilder at 9:36 AM on April 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oh. That Kottke.
posted by Sailormom at 9:41 AM on April 2, 2008


Those who cant discuss Thieves Guild matters with a sense of insular security.

Those who kant deal in categorical imperatives.
posted by never used baby shoes at 10:09 AM on April 2, 2008


Those who decant, have more fun.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:29 AM on April 2, 2008


Can we get any more shells to this doll?

Easy. Digg it.
posted by wendell at 10:38 AM on April 2, 2008


You've got it wrong wendell. You need to Digg the Fark link.
posted by andythebean at 10:53 AM on April 2, 2008


...and so MrVisible finally understands why it's called Metatalk.
posted by MrVisible at 11:17 AM on April 2, 2008


Also on kotaku with incorrect attribution.
posted by juv3nal at 11:37 AM on April 2, 2008


via PlaySquad via Kotaku via BoingBoing via Kottke via Metafilter
posted by ardgedee at 12:20 PM on April 2, 2008


You made that comment at 5:13 in the morning, West Coast American time. People on the other side of the country? Just getting to work. People on this side? Asleep.

Are you telling me that you guys aren't all on meth?

I'll have to add this to that thread about comments that radically altered my perception of the world.
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:38 PM on April 2, 2008


Yeah, but Outside is just a ripoff of the fucking awesome old VAX game Big Room.
posted by fleacircus at 12:27 AM on April 3, 2008


Now Wired.
posted by Dave Faris at 12:25 PM on April 3, 2008


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