Notice and Gratitude April 9, 2008 9:37 PM   Subscribe

Tomorrow's NPR episode of The Bryant Park Project will include features on Stuff Nobody Likes and Muxtapes, complete with an interview with our very own Afroblanco.

As one of the founders of Stuff Nobody Likes, I want to thank ThePinkSuperhero, Matt, Jess, Cortex and pb, as well as all of the rest of you who helped to turn a silly joke into a popular site within a week. Even the snark in the open thread has only fueled us to try to do better.

Metafilter: the site that keeps on giving
posted by Navelgazer to MetaFilter-Related at 9:37 PM (67 comments total)

I should probably mention that by "tomorrow" I mean 'Thursday," at which point most of you reading this will have already missed it. Sorry about that, but it happened fast.
posted by Navelgazer at 9:44 PM on April 9, 2008


Which one's gonna be the one with Afroblanco, then?
posted by not_on_display at 10:44 PM on April 9, 2008


D'oh, never mind. Here's the link to the original Projects page.
posted by not_on_display at 10:47 PM on April 9, 2008


Hooray! Congratulations.
posted by Locative at 10:50 PM on April 9, 2008


congratulations!
posted by Dave Faris at 3:30 AM on April 10, 2008


What's NPR?
posted by Eideteker at 4:44 AM on April 10, 2008


Awesome. I hope you all do "Groups of people who walk side-by-side" soon. Nothing gets me enraged like posses of wannabe Reservoir Dogs forcing me off the sidewalk and into the street to dodge out of their way. And usually, there's only two people talking at the center of the phalanx anyways, who why the excessive sidewalk wingmen?
posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:31 AM on April 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


What's the deal with "fun size" candybars?
posted by Dizzy at 5:35 AM on April 10, 2008


I want a cut! Just kidding. Congrats.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:11 AM on April 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Yeah, they didn't wind up letting me on because I refused to give them my full name. However, the site admin, Alia, did a wonderful job with the interview. She hit on all the important points, and the interview is tons of fun to listen to.

And yes, I'd like to thank everyone here who helped propel our weird little joke into the national spotlight.

MeFi has given me so much over the years. I actually met Navelgazer on here a couple years ago, and had I never met Navelgazer, this project would never have come to fruition. It was awesome to see things come full circle and have our site posted to MeFi.

Y'all are awesome. Thanks for everything. Life is good.
posted by Afroblanco at 6:27 AM on April 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Why didn't you want to give your full name?
posted by Dave Faris at 6:34 AM on April 10, 2008


Because I'm the most profane blogger on the site, and I may want to work for a conservative bank some day.
posted by Afroblanco at 6:39 AM on April 10, 2008


I have my MeFi names confused and I thought Afroblanco was a well-known clown in real life. Who is that?
posted by Burhanistan at 6:40 AM on April 10, 2008


??????
posted by Afroblanco at 6:42 AM on April 10, 2008


I thought Afroblanco was a well-known clown in real life

It's true.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:14 AM on April 10, 2008 [2 favorites]


Hah! Too true.
posted by Afroblanco at 7:25 AM on April 10, 2008


What's NPR?
This radio company that white people like.
posted by Miko at 7:58 AM on April 10, 2008


So you're pimping a radio piece about a website you help run. How is this Metafilter-related?
posted by item at 8:30 AM on April 10, 2008


Hmm. I know there is a regular user here who is also a professional clown (ie. paid cash for doing actual clown work). I'm pretty sure he's a New Yorker or a Washington, DCer. Oh well.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:34 AM on April 10, 2008


So you're pimping a radio piece about a website you help run. How is this Metafilter-related?

I didn't post this, but I'm imagining that Navelgazer did because :

1) It was on MeFi Projects
2) It made it from MeFi Projects to the front page
3) Once it made it to the front page, it kinda blew up (relatively speaking) and landed us an interview on NPR
posted by Afroblanco at 8:37 AM on April 10, 2008


Because I'm the most profane blogger on the site

This sounds like a new feature request to me. Is it possible to write a script to determine which mefites are the most prolific users of the infamous "seven words"?
posted by besotted at 8:59 AM on April 10, 2008


long-time mefite gains measure of fame due to mefi = mefi related.

This is a bit self-linky, though.
posted by empath at 9:17 AM on April 10, 2008


Alright, well, as I said, I didn't post it (and didn't know that Navelgazer was going to post it, actually). I'm hoping that he'll hop in here and answer the charges. Otherwise, if it's beyond the pale, I'm sure that the mods will have no qualms with closing the thread.
posted by Afroblanco at 9:18 AM on April 10, 2008


I have an idea! Let's shit on a little bit of happiness on this site!
posted by frecklefaerie at 9:22 AM on April 10, 2008 [8 favorites]


Indeed. Close the thread and delete it if it feels to hinky, for sure. As Afroblanco said, it was something we started as a joke, put on projects, it jumped to the front page from there, and then got us on NPR, with another featured segment on something else that was also recently on the blue. And (until it didn't work out) the interview was going to be with a long-time Mefite using his Mefite name. I thought that was enough to make it metafilter-related. Again, if it's truly problematic, I'm happy to see this taken down.
posted by Navelgazer at 9:23 AM on April 10, 2008


This is fun and exciting. Thanks for posting this thread!
posted by ibmcginty at 9:30 AM on April 10, 2008


For what it's worth, IMO this thread easily passes the smell test.

(The thread on the blue, on the other hand, was *slightly* iffy to me as I perceive TPS as being friends with all the NY crowd and posting a friend's site is sorta equivalent to a self-link. But not enough that I would have said anything ... well, except now that the argument is being made the post-on-the-blue somehow exempts criticism of this thread...does that make any sense?)
posted by danOstuporStar at 9:40 AM on April 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


I mean "do I make any sense", not does the exemption argument make any sense.
posted by danOstuporStar at 9:43 AM on April 10, 2008


posting a friend's site is sorta equivalent to a self-link

Except that it's not, because I'm not involved in the site. It was the same method I find other stuff for FPPs- I figured, hey, this is cool, people should see this. I wondered if it would bother people that I knew Afroblanco (I don't know the other contributors, at least I don't think so) but I figured, eh, I'll post the site, if someone has a problem with it and it ends up getting deleted, that's fine, no skin off my nose.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:49 AM on April 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


If it was beyond the pale, we would have had no qualms about closing the thread and probably saying as much while we were at it. This is fine, everybody is cool, let's not have a tizzy.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:51 AM on April 10, 2008


You could have given them my name, cuz I'm never gonna work for a bank again.
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 9:53 AM on April 10, 2008


This is fine, everybody is cool, let's not have a tizzy.

Agreed, except for the tizzy part. Tizzy!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:03 AM on April 10, 2008


TIZZZZZZZZZYYYYYYYY!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:06 AM on April 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


For what it's worth, griping about the relevance to Metafilter never even occurred to me when I read this, so I interpret that to mean that either this is a non-issue, or that my meds have started to kick in.
posted by Dave Faris at 10:08 AM on April 10, 2008


What you guys want with my sister?
posted by Dizzy at 10:09 AM on April 10, 2008


Tizzy!

OKAY BUT JUST THIS ONCE
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:12 AM on April 10, 2008


If you don't stop that I'm gonna get my mom, Lizzy.
posted by Dizzy at 10:14 AM on April 10, 2008


Who wants a slow gin fizz-y?
posted by scabrous at 10:16 AM on April 10, 2008


Too busy!
posted by Dizzy at 10:19 AM on April 10, 2008


I just read a news report about an eleven year old boy who broke his leg after he put on a Superman costume and jumped out a window on the second floor of his hizzy.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:22 AM on April 10, 2008


I'm so glad we've got Dizzy in the hizzy.
posted by Afroblanco at 10:22 AM on April 10, 2008


jinx!
posted by Afroblanco at 10:23 AM on April 10, 2008


Dizzy, you're needed in the wiizzy.
posted by danOstuporStar at 10:25 AM on April 10, 2008


I just read a news report about an eleven year old boy who broke his leg after he put on a Superman costume and jumped out a window on the second floor of his hizzy.

No shizzy my nizzle that's so crazzizzy!

I've got to lay off the caffeine.
posted by scabrous at 10:29 AM on April 10, 2008


Enough of this shizzy.
posted by slogger at 10:38 AM on April 10, 2008


It's humid so my hair is frizzy.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:40 AM on April 10, 2008


No-L Bear is feeling grizzy.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:41 AM on April 10, 2008


He isn't fuzzy, is he?
posted by Burhanistan at 10:42 AM on April 10, 2008


Man, I hate these days where the weather can't quite make up its mind whether to rain or not.

They're so drizzy.
posted by dersins at 11:17 AM on April 10, 2008


Which reminds me of one of my favorite dumb jokes:

Why does Snoop Dogg carry an umbrella?

posted by dersins at 11:21 AM on April 10, 2008


Fo' drizzle.
posted by dersins at 11:21 AM on April 10, 2008


"Expeditiously I be on my grizzly
Feds try to creep me somehow always miss me
Mister Fantastik put the busy in the bee
Rock from the bottom straight to the Tizzy"

posted by kosem at 11:22 AM on April 10, 2008


I never got the deal with Thin Lizzy.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:24 AM on April 10, 2008


the deal with Thin Lizzy

20%SAIT.
posted by dersins at 11:59 AM on April 10, 2008


What a bizzy thread.
posted by not_on_display at 12:19 PM on April 10, 2008


Gosh, this soda is fizzy.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:37 PM on April 10, 2008


Well it started off all serious and stuff but now, hey, this thread is getting a little schizzy.
posted by mygothlaundry at 12:44 PM on April 10, 2008


Sometimes, it seems like there's a Mefi-syzygy.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:47 PM on April 10, 2008


And a fan of GNR would advise you to take it izzy.
posted by ersatz at 1:54 PM on April 10, 2008


And if we want to talk about Carter-era foreign policy, we can always get Brzezizzy.
posted by Afroblanco at 2:05 PM on April 10, 2008


People keep name-dropping tizzy and I keep looking for her but not seeing her and that makes me sad.

Is it possible to write a script to determine which mefites are the most prolific users of the infamous "seven words"?

Hah. I am the Emperor of Pottymouthia! Kneel before Zod Stav!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:28 PM on April 10, 2008


I like how even though it's not what you probably meant to do (because I think I know exactly what you meant to do), it looks like you're implying that I or at least my profile page has something to do with you being a cursemonkey.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:45 PM on April 10, 2008


I think you were trying to link to this, in other words. And I think in a rush you right-click-copy-link-locationed on my username instead of on the timestamp of the comment. I think this because I do that shit all the damn time.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:47 PM on April 10, 2008


I BLAME YOU FOR MY PROFANE RAGE CORTEX IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:03 PM on April 10, 2008


And despite all that, there you are: in a cage, all varminty.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:12 PM on April 10, 2008 [3 favorites]


Now I've got that song stuck in my head, displacing Sinatra's One For My Baby, which was what was playing in there when I woke up this morning. A little jarring, but not a bad thing at all.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:40 PM on April 10, 2008


I TIZZ YOU ALL
posted by The corpse in the library at 1:19 PM on April 11, 2008


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