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Metafilter is ranked #3 (is it a ranking?) on Time Magazine's first annual blog index. The full list on one page (via Valleywag).
posted by mrgrimm to MetaFilter-Related at 3:58 PM (112 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Crusty? Christ, won't somebody get these damn kids off our lawn already!?
posted by SassHat at 4:06 PM on April 7, 2008


OH SHI
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:07 PM on April 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Someone should let the recently (self?) disabled psmealey know that the 50 Animals fpp got some Time love.
posted by mumkin at 4:09 PM on April 7, 2008


Most Overrated Blogs

Slashdot
http://slashdot.org

Reading Slashdot these days is like visiting the IT guy at work. He's infuriatingly smug and cares passionately about stuff you don't care about, and views your lack of interest as further confirmation of his intellectual superiority. Enjoy.

Ouch.
posted by ColdChef at 4:09 PM on April 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members.
posted by Sailormom at 4:12 PM on April 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


sweatpants reclaimed from the hamper

This is literally what I'm wearing today. Called in sick.
posted by desjardins at 4:12 PM on April 7, 2008


Sample Metafilter Post: Click here for 50 Animals with Drinking Problems. Also, 50 Animals with Day Jobs, 50 Animals Driving, and the apparently related 50 Animals in Casts
posted by Artw at 4:14 PM on April 7, 2008


huh, I thought for sure we would get most overrated.

btw, this twitter post I made earlier today is in reference to getting an email from Time asking me to hype the list to my readers.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:14 PM on April 7, 2008 [8 favorites]


an email from Time asking me to hype the list to my readers.

Yea, interesting how the "top 25" blogs and the "5 most overrated" blogs all have one thing in common: huge amount of readers.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 4:18 PM on April 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Venerable? We're venerable? Ick.

Metafilter lets any user — regardless of what they're wearing — contribute links

Well, that's our problem right there. I think mathowie should institute a dress code for us: Giant doughnuts as headgear, and of course, fish in pants.

venerable. jesus. who do they think they're talking about? muttermuttergrumble
posted by rtha at 4:19 PM on April 7, 2008


When you get asked to linkwhore for a major magazine's phony blog contest, you realize how far old media has fallen.

Matt's twitter post quoted for truth.
posted by meech at 4:20 PM on April 7, 2008 [2 favorites]


Metafilter is ranked #3 (is it a ranking?)

It's at #16 currently. I thought it was a kind of weird infographic at first glance, but no, that scale underneath the site name is an interactive rating tool, and MeFites are demonstrably not rating MeFi, either highly or in great numbers. If only there had been some way for us to have been informed early-on, so that we could swarm the site and rank it up, increasing our buzz-factor.
posted by mumkin at 4:21 PM on April 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


psmealey's account is disabled? WTF? Wha' happen?

Dammit. I hope both he and Smedleyman return with a quickness.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 4:21 PM on April 7, 2008


They call Slashdot smug and elitist, but then go on to tell Ars Technica to "lose the fruity name" and calls the popularity of lolcats "further evidence of the decline of Western civilization".
posted by CKmtl at 4:23 PM on April 7, 2008 [3 favorites]


[Boing Boing] has only a handful of regular contributors, and sometimes it can read like a cult of personality—with some particularly annoying personalities.
posted by matthewr at 4:24 PM on April 7, 2008 [3 favorites]


Slashdot isn't smug and elitist, it's retarded and predictable.
posted by Artw at 4:30 PM on April 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


The voting mechanism isn't working for me...
posted by schyler523 at 4:34 PM on April 7, 2008


errr... w00t?
posted by Mister_A at 4:38 PM on April 7, 2008


This "index" is amateurish & unscientific, with no transparent methodology.
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:38 PM on April 7, 2008


When you get asked to linkwhore for a major magazine's phony blog contest, you realize how far old media has fallen.*

This.
posted by Sys Rq at 4:40 PM on April 7, 2008


> tell Ars Technica to "lose the fruity name"

CKmtl, they're just jealous because Ars routinely offers better original reporting than Time.
posted by sdodd at 4:43 PM on April 7, 2008 [5 favorites]


I won't be satisfied until Ron Paul wins this.

Venerable? We're venerable? Ick.

And inscrutable. Just like the Colonel.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:48 PM on April 7, 2008 [2 favorites]


This would have meant something but now I think it would be more impressive to me if Time was #3 on a Metafilte-compiled list.
posted by cashman at 4:50 PM on April 7, 2008


When you get asked to linkwhore for a major magazine's phony blog contest, you realize how far old media has fallen.

Fark.com's Drew Curtis sums it up: "That's the point — pick shit people don't agree with, generate controversy, SPREAD THE FUCKING THING OVER 50 PAGES WITH NO INDEX, profit."
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:51 PM on April 7, 2008 [2 favorites]


also, which inscrutable colonel are we talking about? klink or sanders?
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:52 PM on April 7, 2008


Somebody is neglecting their Stephenson.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:58 PM on April 7, 2008


While the typical blog is written by one person wearing sweatpants reclaimed from the hamper, Metafilter is written by some 60,000 people wearing sweatpants reclaimed from the hamper.
posted by Wolfdog at 5:10 PM on April 7, 2008 [4 favorites]


Somebody is neglecting their Stephenson.

what an imaginative euphemism!
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:11 PM on April 7, 2008 [2 favorites]


I beg to differ: I reclaim my sweatpants from a pile on the floor.
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 5:13 PM on April 7, 2008 [2 favorites]


Clothing? Ha!
posted by Artw at 5:17 PM on April 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Metafilter lets any user — regardless of what they're wearing — contribute links and brief commentary

Goddammit, Matt, I thought only logged-in users could see what we're wearing.
posted by languagehat at 5:20 PM on April 7, 2008


Protip: you can save time by just never removing the sweatpants.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:21 PM on April 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


April 7th folks. The day the shark jumped us.
posted by felix betachat at 5:24 PM on April 7, 2008 [5 favorites]


Or not wearing any pants.
posted by carsonb at 5:24 PM on April 7, 2008


Alert Lifehacker, cortex! People who can't figure out whether they should or should not sit on their wallets during a long flight will be bowled over by your advanced pants hack. ("Cool permanency mod: after a few weeks, you won't even be able to take them off anymore.")
posted by Wolfdog at 5:26 PM on April 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oh, for a pier and some cookie-cutters.
posted by Dave Faris at 5:27 PM on April 7, 2008


Any article that puts Boing Boing above Ars Technica can eat a frog's cunt.
posted by Mikey-San at 5:30 PM on April 7, 2008 [7 favorites]


Frogs has cunt?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:32 PM on April 7, 2008


ferme la douche.
posted by carsonb at 5:41 PM on April 7, 2008


Oh, great, now I got frog cunt stuck in my head.
posted by popechunk at 5:42 PM on April 7, 2008


That fusion guy?
He was French?
posted by Dizzy at 5:44 PM on April 7, 2008


Is it petty to think that their March 23 screencap is a wee bit old? Or is Time magazine proudly displaying their sluggish pace to get finished material to their readers?

I don't find it too surprising that the more popular entries have fewer polling results.
Because their readers are reading them, maybe?

and you can call Latin dead, but fruity? mumping cunni.
posted by Busithoth at 5:56 PM on April 7, 2008


Oh, great, now I got frog cunt stuck in my head.

May I recommend vinegar as a solvent? My great-aunt Agatha used to swear by it.
posted by the littlest brussels sprout at 6:03 PM on April 7, 2008


Frogs has cunt?

Be careful. They give you genital warts.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:11 PM on April 7, 2008


They give you genital warts.

Not only that. Sometimes you might find yourself kissing one, and it turns out to be a guy!
posted by UbuRoivas at 6:22 PM on April 7, 2008


Ars Technica : "lose the fruity name."

I didn't know that Time was hiring 12-year-olds to write their web content.
posted by Dave Faris at 6:25 PM on April 7, 2008


No, silly. Frog has tiny cartoon penis.
posted by nebulawindphone at 6:26 PM on April 7, 2008


Maybe they have a point, albeit a stupid one, about Ars Technica's name being misleading, but I've always found their content to be more interesting and original than anything else I've seen in regard to tech.

For that and other reasons, boo-urns on Time.
posted by mindless progress at 6:26 PM on April 7, 2008


Inaugural, not First Annual. It isn't annual until it happens next year. FAIL, Time. FAIL.
posted by sciurus at 6:29 PM on April 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


First Annual Time.com Award For Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Blog Excellence
posted by ALongDecember at 6:37 PM on April 7, 2008 [2 favorites]


Sort of like winning a position in Oprah's Book Club.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 6:58 PM on April 7, 2008


Okay, we're up to #13 (dead center of the 25), Indexed is still #1 (hint to underappreciated webcomic makers: use blog format), Ace of Spades HQ is doing the best job of whoring itself out (#2, 2200 votes with an average 8 rating) and there is a mistake in the "Your Votes" list that the ULTIMATE in either (1)stupidity, (2)irony or (3)Freudian slippage . "Regret the Error" (the blog about journalistic mistakes and corrections) is mislabeled with the name "The Dullest Blog in the World". My head esplodes.
posted by wendell at 7:03 PM on April 7, 2008


I too got an email from some reporter. I guess they needed something misspelled for a list on "blown gasket web persona's."

Oh. I've decided, for no rational reason, to blame TIME for Smedlyman leaving.

Fuck you , TIME. FUCK YOU!
posted by tkchrist at 7:08 PM on April 7, 2008


You know what I miss? Those nice Norman Rockwell covers that Time Magazine used to run. Like the one with the whole family watching the wireless radio.
posted by R. Mutt at 7:09 PM on April 7, 2008


MetaFilter: amateurish & unscientific, with no transparent methodology
posted by brundlefly at 7:14 PM on April 7, 2008


Venerable? We're venerable? Ick.

No, no - they correct that. We're crusty. Like cortex's sweatpants.
posted by never used baby shoes at 7:32 PM on April 7, 2008


Wait wait! Smedleyman left? What? When? Why?!!! (If it's TIME's fault, fuck you TIME!)

Come back!
posted by rtha at 7:39 PM on April 7, 2008


I hate it when anyone 'discusses' communitie in a 'I Know About These Electro-DARPA-Net-Powered HTTP Web Forum Rings In A Special and Authoritative Way!'. It's fucking ridiculous. It's like commenting on the local Elk club or the sort of popular but not really pub down on 82nd street.

It's where people of like minds hang out. Who the heck are you to talk down on it or criticize it in any meaningful way?

I mean, take Slashdot for instance. Yes, there are lots of e-tards there, but if you set your thread filter to '5 or above', it's usually pretty interesting. Then of course, so is life.

But hey, a bunch of geeks are reading time.com, so good on them!
posted by eurasian at 7:40 PM on April 7, 2008


Metafilter lets any user — regardless of what they're wearing — contribute links and brief commentary highlighting interesting stuff he or she finds on the web.

I like to wear heels when I post.

Red ones.

What? They're pretty!
posted by blacklite at 7:45 PM on April 7, 2008


if you set your thread filter to '5 or above', it's usually pretty interesting.

What a totally novel idea.
posted by Dave Faris at 7:46 PM on April 7, 2008


eurasian writes: I mean, take Slashdot for instance. Yes, there are lots of e-tards there, but if you set your thread filter to '5 or above', it's usually pretty interesting.

As an e-tard, I found their criticism of Slashdot to be pretty spot-on.
posted by anifinder at 7:51 PM on April 7, 2008


Is this a web-only thing, or will the print edition of Time have this story? Because if it comes out in print curious children in middle America are going to be asking their parents what "Reverse Cowgirl" means...
posted by Tube at 8:07 PM on April 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Slashdot isn't smug and elitist. It's smug and egalitarian, which is even worse.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 8:14 PM on April 7, 2008


When you get asked to linkwhore for a major magazine's phony blog contest, you realize how far old media has fallen.

I realized how far oldmedia has fallen when I just saw CNN report on the rickroll. (2:20). They look it up at Urban Dictionary so YOU DON'T HAVE TO.

The segment is apparently called "NEWS TO ME." Yes, CNN, it is news. To you.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 8:36 PM on April 7, 2008


Because if it comes out in print curious children in middle America are going to be asking their parents what "Reverse Cowgirl" means...

.. only if they are strangers to love ..
posted by xorry at 8:51 PM on April 7, 2008


xorry! You know the rules! and so do I
posted by ALongDecember at 9:09 PM on April 7, 2008


I thought the links at the bottom of Time's MeFi page about Charlton Heston and Help for Sex-Starved Wives were examples of typical Metafilter posts.
posted by lukemeister at 9:23 PM on April 7, 2008


Crusty? It's the unprofessional blue background, methinks.


I keed! I keed!


No I don't.

posted by slogger at 9:51 PM on April 7, 2008


curious children in middle America are going to be asking their parents what "Reverse Cowgirl" means...

You're either charmingly naive about what curious children in middle America know, or I'm obscenely cynical.
posted by eurasian at 10:18 PM on April 7, 2008


This is some shameful shit as far as Time Magazine goes, vis-a-vis their obvious link whoring and overall lack of editorial integrity.
posted by dhammond at 10:48 PM on April 7, 2008


an email from Time asking me to hype the list to my readers.

"... and so congratulations, Mr. Owie! Between this prestigious honor and being recognized as our 2006 person of the year, TIME certainly has been kind (Out Loud Laugh) to you, hasn't it? And thanks in advance for your co-operation in educating your dynamic readership of predominantly Caucasian, college-educated consumers with considerable disposable income of your stunning achievement and of all the quality journalism, analysis, and flat-out fun of TIME!

However, at the risk of seeming superstitious and introducing a dark note to what is indubitably the greatest moment of your life, I feel compelled to tell you that this year's Five Most Overrated Blogs were all invited to join the party when they made the Top 25 last year, but instead chose to break the chain. We love MeatFliter, and most assuredly do not want to see it become the I Can Has Cheezburger [sic] of 2009!
We know you won't let us down.

Seriously, don't. We'll fucking bury you.

Keepin' It Real On The Two Decimal Zero Tip, I Remain,

Gareth Hampshire, TIME WebMeister and Intern, Advertising Department"
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:11 PM on April 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


>curious children in middle America are going to be asking their parents what "Reverse Cowgirl" means...

>>You're either charmingly naive about what curious children in middle America know, or I'm obscenely cynical.


Jeez, I'm a middle-aged and whiskey-cured trainwreck of morally objectionable behaviour and haphazard personal hygiene, and I don't even know what 'reverse cowgirl' means. Although I admit it does sound like it might be fun.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:12 AM on April 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


What a piece of shit.
posted by loiseau at 12:14 AM on April 8, 2008


Oh come on, I'm not that bad.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:38 AM on April 8, 2008 [6 favorites]


That "the dullest blog in the world"? I don't get it.

Though, in the comments there was this vaguely fascinating thing going on where these spam-language comments, all with the word "casino" somewhere after the first phrase. IT was better spam-language than most.

example: "
Triston_Triston_Treyton@hotmail.com January 13
Marty turned suddenly and stepped outside unable to stand looking at casino town and I think youve got something we can promote all the way to the . "
posted by From Bklyn at 12:54 AM on April 8, 2008


Well, it's good to see all that voting and then changing my IP address paid off.
Matthowie, Let me know when you paypal me the money.
posted by chillmost at 1:05 AM on April 8, 2008


stav, go directly to Urban Dictionary, do not pass go.

And am I the only person on the internet that considers it weird/funny/ironic/mindbending that Time.com 'accidentally' substituted "The Dullest Blog in the World" for "Regret the Error" on the "Your Votes" page? Or am I honestly the only person on the internet that NOTICED?

And am I the only one who cares that with 71,000 members, MeFi has only attracted 720 votes? And 10 of them are from me, because Time.com lets you return to the page and vote again! Go here. Vote often.
posted by wendell at 1:10 AM on April 8, 2008


chillmost, you don't even have to change your IP address...

And mathowie isn't paying me to... D'oh!
posted by wendell at 1:12 AM on April 8, 2008


Voted #3 (briefly) by readers of CIA and Credulous Wankers Weekly!

How exciting!

Yet another brush with fame to paste into my scrapbook!
posted by Wolof at 2:01 AM on April 8, 2008


See, wendell, I don't understand why we'd want to vote it up. To get more new members? I don't think that's something we necessarily need right now. To make it a more valuable asset so that someone will finally make Matt an offer he can't refuse? Definitely do not want.

I just don't see an up-side for me, personally, so I didn't vote.
posted by taz at 2:25 AM on April 8, 2008


...with 71,000 members...

Come, come, mister wendell. You know better than I, I'm sure, that half of those "members" are accounts that never completed the sign-up process (i.e. slipped mathowie a Lincoln), and of the remainder I believe the infodump indicates an actually active userbase of what, 10K tops, right? Can't be asked to dig up a link.

I did notice that "The Dullest Blog in the World" was listed, but then, so are a number of sites I've never heard of. It's a gag, huh? A regrettable one, at that.
posted by mumkin at 3:06 AM on April 8, 2008


Cortex: Protip: you can save time by just never removing the sweatpants.

There is a fundamental flaw in your hacker tip:

IF Wife Unit wears sweatpants 100% of day
= 0 Nookie
0 Nookie = Cranky People
IF Wife Unit wears sweatpants 75% of day
= Chance of Nookie
Nookie = Happy Feelings
Happy Feelings = Husband Unit doing laundry
Husband Unit doing laundry = Happy Feelings for Wife Unit
Happy Feelings for Wife Unit = Nookie
AT END, wash, rinse, repeat
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 3:27 AM on April 8, 2008


It's smug and egalitarian, which is even worse.

You'll notice that Time made no mention of the commentary on Metafilter, only the links off of the front page.
posted by Dave Faris at 4:40 AM on April 8, 2008


So, you're all voting our entry down right? RIGHT? No!?

Oh, you fools! You damn fools!!


*ponders how much money he'd have to offer mathowie to close new user signups, scratching figures on the back of an envelope*

Oh. I see. According to my calculations, that sum would be just slightly more money than it would take to make quonsar "un-bannable" and slightly less than it would cost to ban languagehat.

It's a lot of money. Too rich for my blood, really.

Though, there are a few more affordable options on the list. Let's see, here... Wait, no... fifty fucking dollars? I'M WORTH MORE THAN FIFTY DOLLARS! God, the lack of nuisance alone has to be worth at least fifty a day.

Give me a quarter and I'll stop touching you.
posted by loquacious at 4:47 AM on April 8, 2008


Send me 50 bucks and I'll spend it on beer. THIS IS MY FINAL OFFER.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:59 AM on April 8, 2008


Hey! psmealey! COME BACK!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:01 AM on April 8, 2008


loquacious,

According to Our Records, $50 understates your worth.

Today's going rate is $51.37 or $50,000,000 Zimbabwean.

(Paypal not accepted for Zimbabwean currency)
posted by the Cabal at 5:39 AM on April 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


*joins queue attempting to prevent psmealey having a useful and productive life*
posted by Wolof at 6:04 AM on April 8, 2008


Never quite understood- why is digg not considered a blog?
posted by jmd82 at 6:14 AM on April 8, 2008


I've been doing a rough survey of the on-site responses to this by the Big 25—it's interesting how all-over-the-board it is so far. But I have to say, it's nice that at least Mefi doesn't have any obnoxious drink-the-koolaid comments exhorting us to go and vote, vote, vote up our site woo yeah etc. It's refre—

And am I the only one who cares that with 71,000 members, MeFi has only attracted 720 votes? And 10 of them are from me, because Time.com lets you return to the page and vote again! Go here. Vote often.

God damn it, wendell.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:02 AM on April 8, 2008 [4 favorites]


Hey, is this where I come to say, "Hey hey hey, my FPP was on the picture of MeFi in Time Magazine! That's the closest I'll ever get to gracing their pages, hopefully! Stop--HammerTime! doh doh-doh-doh, da-da, da-da..." ?

On preview: never mind, yes, yes, I see the door. Miko's post from that day (String Figures Galore) was cool, btw.

And: Time-Warner-Lambert-AOL-Shell-Archer-Daniels-Midland-One-Big-Happy-Family-CNN-FOX-Planet-Inc. Now with more MetaFilter!
posted by not_on_display at 8:34 AM on April 8, 2008


While the typical blog is written by one person wearing sweatpants reclaimed from the hamper, Metafilter is written by some 60,000 people wearing sweatpants reclaimed from the hamper.

Some of us pile our clothes on the floor, thank you very much.

At which point our greyhound then proceeds to spread the pile around the bedroom in order to increase the effective size of her sleeping area.

Not that I've ever pulled a hoodie out from underneath a sleeping dog just so I'd have something to wear.

posted by god hates math at 8:39 AM on April 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


For the record, I am repressing a powerful urge to set up winmacro to just vote for Metafilter all day.

It's not ethics that are stopping me, mind you. Just a deep laziness and broad apathy.
posted by quin at 8:50 AM on April 8, 2008


Beaten by lifehacker? Huh. Well, I'll tell you how to solve that:

A year ago on metafilter.

BAM. LOOK OUT GINA.
posted by boo_radley at 9:40 AM on April 8, 2008


Was...was that supposed to be a link to this thread? I can't tell if you're bad at HTML or I'm bad at jokes or what and it is KILLING ME.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:17 AM on April 8, 2008


Crusty.
Is that a euphemism for stale.
A fine backhanded compliment.
You crusty cadavers.///
posted by alicesshoe at 11:24 AM on April 8, 2008


Yeah... I see nothing from a year ago on metafilter that looks like it's the anodyne for lifehacker pwning the blue in a popularity contest. Are you talking about this post from last May? Or is it a completely bolloxed reference to this Lifehacker thread's screenshot featuring AskMe? Or did you just experience a prolapse?

BAM!
posted by mumkin at 11:26 AM on April 8, 2008


could be both, cortex.
posted by boo_radley at 12:05 PM on April 8, 2008


: And am I the only one who cares that with 71,000 members, MeFi has only attracted 720 votes?

That number probably reflects how many Mefites
a) voluntarily read Time.com
b) care to attract Time.com readers to MeFi
c) bother with online polls.

Is low turnout a bad thing?

The whole enterprise looks like a cheap hit-generator that rewards blogs that are willing to pimp the contest.
posted by zennie at 1:31 PM on April 8, 2008


As it appears the right version of DailyKos is leading the polls.
posted by mrzarquon at 1:51 PM on April 8, 2008


As it appears the rightRightWingWacko version of DailyKos is leading the polls.

FTFY. No surprise, really, I've heard that Time-com's vote-counting mechanism for that list was provided by Diebold.

The whole enterprise looks like a cheap hit-generator that rewards blogs that are willing to pimp the contest.

An uncanny grasp of the obvious, zennie, but no reason a few of us with too much time on our hands can't have some fun gaming the system for good, not evil. Hey, MetaFilter is up to #10! We're TOP 10 Material, and up your giant donut, cortex!!!
posted by wendell at 2:19 PM on April 8, 2008


uncanny grasp of the obvious

Yeah, forgot where I was for a moment there.
posted by zennie at 3:14 PM on April 8, 2008


Oh, great, now I got frog cunt stuck in my head.

Be thankful it wasn't the other way around.

So, so sorry...
posted by Sys Rq at 5:20 PM on April 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


yeah, those of us who would be running up the poll have been busy longboating in another thread here. Think globally, act locally.
posted by mrzarquon at 6:04 PM on April 8, 2008


"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. So be a nice kid and pay my tab, mmkay?" - Winston Churchill
posted by wendell at 7:38 PM on April 8, 2008


Actually, that last quote was supposed to go somewhere else.
posted by wendell at 8:05 PM on April 8, 2008


Crusties: Members are noted for their unkempt appearance....

Special edition MeFi crusty sweatpants are a must for future meetups.
posted by lukemeister at 8:52 PM on April 8, 2008


I used to question the capabilities of Time magazine's polling staff. Now I am certain of their capabilities.
posted by moonbiter at 10:14 PM on April 8, 2008


(quietly changes out of sweatpants)
posted by YoungAmerican at 8:34 AM on April 9, 2008


(can I borrow those?)
posted by Sys Rq at 10:15 AM on April 9, 2008


We're expected to wear pants?
posted by loiseau at 3:21 PM on April 9, 2008


Nah, nobody here wears pants, and the kilts are optional. A MeFi t-shirt is really the only required attire for posting.
posted by carsonb at 10:49 PM on April 9, 2008


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