Hey MeFi! April 9, 2008 10:07 AM   Subscribe

Just a shout out to Lore , just watched your latest Alt Text, and spied what site you had on the computer behind you...its not tape on a door on a popular cable network show but I saw it at least
posted by ShawnString to MetaFilter-Related at 10:07 AM (21 comments total)

And so the lore of metafilter grows...
posted by googly at 10:13 AM on April 9, 2008

i guess I should have added this.. Bad Gods
Its his site where he posts the alt text stuff
posted by ShawnString at 10:17 AM on April 9, 2008

Creating the illusion that a popular community weblog is on a computer monitor behind the host when in fact it's a cunningly hidden attack submarine? A-
posted by Skorgu at 10:29 AM on April 9, 2008

What's with the recent name change, Lore?

Is it like a J-Lo/Madonna/The Rock thing? L-Fi-Sjo?
posted by ODiV at 10:32 AM on April 9, 2008

Thanks, ShawnString.

Actually, funny thing, I didn't plan to put in a shout-out. The cameraman said the site I had up -- just whatever site I'd been looking at -- was too bright. So I thought "Huh, what site doesn't have a white background?" and of course MetaFilter jumped to mind.

I recorded a second, with a different MeFi section up behind me, that same day. I'll probably use AskMe next, if we record in my office again.

As for the name change, well, I haven't gone by L. Fitzgerald for a long time. I just wanted my username to reflect what most people call me.
posted by lore at 10:41 AM on April 9, 2008

More importantly, the "mishmash of colored pixels" has a message in it, but YouTube encoding has prevented me from reading the third word. Is there a higher-res version available?
posted by Partial Law at 10:47 AM on April 9, 2008

Aha! The Wired Video version has saved me. It's a Brave New World joke.
posted by Partial Law at 10:52 AM on April 9, 2008

Huh, I had no idea you changed usernames. Good to know.
posted by quin at 10:52 AM on April 9, 2008

So I thought "Huh, what site doesn't have a white background?

Unprofessional green wins again!
posted by iconomy at 10:53 AM on April 9, 2008

hey, I'd just like to say that I had no idea what lore was up to after brunching shuttlecocks (I know, that's a long time not to know something) and now I'm ecstatically happy that someone has pointed this out. Lore, for being a relevant and funny version of Andy Rooney, I give you an A.
posted by shmegegge at 10:54 AM on April 9, 2008

has anyone seen my spork?
posted by quonsar at 11:40 AM on April 9, 2008

when you see a spork in the road, take it.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 11:55 AM on April 9, 2008

It ran away with the fpoon.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 12:36 PM on April 9, 2008

See, what I want is a fpatula. You know, for when you're cooking and want to taste something?
posted by nebulawindphone at 12:49 PM on April 9, 2008

That was the bdish.
posted by dersins at 12:50 PM on April 9, 2008

posted by cortex (staff) at 2:21 PM on April 9, 2008

What? Metafilter does have a white background. That's what makes it SFW.
posted by Elmore at 2:28 PM on April 9, 2008

Ach... now I have that damn Björk song stuck in my head again.
posted by NormieP at 3:27 PM on April 9, 2008

I have a problem saying "Link's quiver capacity" myself. And I'm not too comfortable typing it too.
posted by wendell at 3:43 PM on April 9, 2008

Obligatory derail: Lore, whatever became of the short fiction project? I would love to see how the first go-round turned out.
posted by Mister_A at 6:18 PM on April 9, 2008

Mister_A: It's out of my hands. robocop_is_bleeding is your master now.
posted by lore at 7:15 PM on April 9, 2008

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