nuts April 26, 2008 1:58 AM   Subscribe

On the profile page, the box next to "gender" says "(this is free-form, go nuts)".

I've always taken this to mean "go wild", but I realized it could also be a rah-rah rooting-for-the-male-team statement. Am I losing my mind? (go nuts!)
posted by null terminated to MetaFilter-Related at 1:58 AM (122 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Previously.
posted by chrismear at 2:10 AM on April 26, 2008


It isn't allowed, null terminated. This is clear and intentional abuse of Metatalk.
posted by Meatbomb at 2:16 AM on April 26, 2008


It's only a suggestion for the undecided.
posted by carsonb at 2:18 AM on April 26, 2008


Well mathowie is a notorious chauvinist prick, so you're probably right.
posted by cillit bang at 2:44 AM on April 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


What really bothers me about this site is the constant and consistent and repeated use of white type on a colored background. Racism, pure and simple.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:40 AM on April 26, 2008 [5 favorites]


FFS, what part of "it isn't allowed" do you fuckos not understand? I order this thread closed immediately.
posted by Meatbomb at 3:47 AM on April 26, 2008


I'm pretty sure that this thread was only started to give mathowie material to work with at ROFLCon.
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas at 3:54 AM on April 26, 2008


mine says (this is free-form, go flaps) so maybe it's randomised to even things up?
posted by fire&wings at 4:03 AM on April 26, 2008 [2 favorites]


It's a encouragement to define your gender to accord with the mores of the most intense fans of 围棋, the venerable Oriental board game. I find this an unconscionable prejudice against proper, Persian, Chess.
posted by Abiezer at 4:05 AM on April 26, 2008 [4 favorites]


I MISS TAGLINES.
posted by Faux Real at 4:13 AM on April 26, 2008


Mine said "this is free-form, go nads" and let me tell you, I sent quite a letter of complaint about it.
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks at 4:49 AM on April 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


nuts (nts) Slang
adj.
1. Crazy; insane.
2. Extremely enthusiastic: I'm nuts about opera.

Source.

Nothing male about it, sorry to disappoint you.
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 4:49 AM on April 26, 2008


Nuts to that.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 5:08 AM on April 26, 2008


Sucks to your ass-mar.
posted by danb at 5:11 AM on April 26, 2008 [2 favorites]


It's also a very FLORIDAIST statement, since they have outlawed nuts down there, if I remember correctly.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 5:17 AM on April 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


it means "go wild" however your average MeFite interprets that.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:42 AM on April 26, 2008


Goooooooooooooooooo PENIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 5:44 AM on April 26, 2008


Aw nuts, I saw the chimes of free form flashing again.
posted by moonbird at 5:50 AM on April 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Take back the language. One day the herstory books will tell of this great injustice. And when you look up 'MetaFilter' in the cuntionary, you will see only one word: boizone.
posted by dgaicun at 5:59 AM on April 26, 2008 [18 favorites]


Can we vote for stupidest MeTa EVAR? 'cause I'm voting for this one then.

Imagine the video series: Nuts gone WILD!!!
posted by Eekacat at 6:22 AM on April 26, 2008


Would it be less "rah-rah rooting-for-the-male-team" if instead it said "go titties"?
posted by adamrice at 6:39 AM on April 26, 2008 [3 favorites]


...
posted by kittens for breakfast at 6:46 AM on April 26, 2008


The answer to your question is yes.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 6:49 AM on April 26, 2008


it means "go wild" however your average MeFite interprets that.

And there is nothing wilder than an unchecked testicle, so, you know, QED.

Fellas, have 'em checked at least once every few years.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:42 AM on April 26, 2008


Not only is this "rah-rah rooting-for-the-male-team," it's also an affront to eunuchs everywhere.

I demand that the text be changed to "go taint!"
posted by Afroblanco at 7:44 AM on April 26, 2008


Yeah, otherwise they go feral, and nobody likes a feral ballsack.
posted by nebulawindphone at 7:45 AM on April 26, 2008


It's actually very progressive of MetaFilter to abolish the gender binary on profile pages. Now if only we could do something about "Taken". Like "taken" mathowie and pb hostage at tonight's meetup and forcing them to fix it, make me a mod, and then sign my yearbook.

If only people had signed my yearbook, I might not have become evil. *snif*
posted by Eideteker at 7:47 AM on April 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Wait, what am I talking about? The evil is why no one wanted to sign my yearbook, and I had to design that mind control ray to make them sign it. I like being evil. In fact, that was my yearbook quote: "I like being evil." Beneath a picture of me steepling my fingers. Oh, and look at the wildness in my eyes. How much it's faded, now that I'm living in an evil two bedroom house in the evil suburbs, with my wife and two evil kids, Hench and Henchier, and an evil minivan equipped with modified vehicular-mounted sidewinder missiles. How I miss the follies of evil youth!
posted by Eideteker at 7:54 AM on April 26, 2008 [8 favorites]


It's obviously a reference to No U-Turn Syndrome. This explains the lack of Singaporeans on this site, who as a people lack the basic creativity to handle something free-form the primary purpose of which is to go nuts with.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:55 AM on April 26, 2008


I loved Feral Ballsack in The Bride of Frankenstein.
posted by Sailormom at 8:08 AM on April 26, 2008


I just wanted to say that I really appreciate the fact that the gender box is indeed free-form. Wish more online services were so progressive.

Meanwhile, this is a stupid fucken MeTa.
posted by youarenothere at 8:14 AM on April 26, 2008


I just wanted to say that I really appreciate the fact that the gender box is indeed free-form. Wish more online services were so progressive.

And yet relationship status remains drop-down. Doh.
posted by allkindsoftime at 8:26 AM on April 26, 2008 [3 favorites]


Don't you try and limit me to freeform! I'll go nuts if I want or maybe I won't.
Freedom has become my cage.
posted by nola at 8:27 AM on April 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Mine says "go ovaries".

Make of that what you will.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:42 AM on April 26, 2008


Mine says "go ovaries".

YM "govaries." HTH.
posted by dersins at 8:57 AM on April 26, 2008


Two peanuts walk down a street. One was assaulted.

Thank you, thank you very much.
posted by djgh at 9:13 AM on April 26, 2008


This MeTa is some sort of in-joke, right? Please?

"You are old," said the youth, "as I mentioned before,
And make errors few people could bear;
You complain about everyone's English but yours --
Do you really think this is quite fair?"

or what Pater Aletheias said at 9:49...
posted by dawson at 9:18 AM on April 26, 2008


Gobamaries.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:25 AM on April 26, 2008


Mine says "go outside"
posted by owhydididoit at 9:32 AM on April 26, 2008 [2 favorites]


This really happened: I just woke up from a dream about 15 minutes ago in which I discovered a battery-powered device you could put in your shoes to analyze your gait and report back audibly what you're doing wrong.

It had three settings: Lance Armstrong, Kenyan, and quonsar.
posted by middleclasstool at 9:40 AM on April 26, 2008 [4 favorites]


This joke is a thread, right?
posted by liquorice at 9:43 AM on April 26, 2008


the box for male, female or other is labeled 'gender'. I see this as a veiled threat to masculinity. Obviously gen='Jen' which is only a feminine name and I suspect that Matt and everyone are promoting non-consensual, forced pedo-bestiality...or something. At any rate, I'm outraged I tell you. This will not stand. This assault against spiritual decency and equanimity will not stand.
posted by dawson at 10:03 AM on April 26, 2008


but will it bend over?
posted by quonsar at 10:11 AM on April 26, 2008 [2 favorites]


at the bottom of this page it says « Older So, uh.. Toronto. Booze. Etc.... Am I crazy for thinking that Toronto is trying to kill off its old people via alcohol poisoning? And that Matt Haughey is just going along with this nefarious plot? He's never explicitly stated that he doesn't want to kill Toronto senior citizens.

It's a small thing... but they add up.
posted by taz at 10:19 AM on April 26, 2008


^ quonsar is back? Since when? Mind fuck.
posted by HotPatatta at 10:19 AM on April 26, 2008


For a while it didn't say "go nuts."
posted by ikkyu2 at 10:27 AM on April 26, 2008


I go nuts for dough nuts.
posted by not_on_display at 10:28 AM on April 26, 2008


White letters can't dance.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:36 AM on April 26, 2008


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posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 10:37 AM on April 26, 2008 [8 favorites]


quonsar isn't actually back; we just changed his password to something obvious so those in the know can log into his account when they feel like it.

This is also the case with the "mathowie" account.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:37 AM on April 26, 2008 [3 favorites]


SWING TO THE LEFT! SWAY TO THE RIGHT!
RE-TRACT! HANG LOW! FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!
GO-O-O-O-O NUTS!
posted by nebulawindphone at 10:38 AM on April 26, 2008 [2 favorites]


Flagged as: "flagging".
posted by loquacious at 10:44 AM on April 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Ah, I get it. This is performance art, a caricature of of the conservative views on liberals. No MeFite could possibly be this stupid for real.

(If this was actually a serious comment, I grieve for the future of humanity.)
posted by Malor at 10:56 AM on April 26, 2008


Instead of "go nuts", the first draft was "go hysterical". The Suicide Girls nearly pulled their ads over it.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:59 AM on April 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


quonsar isn't actually back; we just changed his password to something obvious so those in the know can log into his account when they feel like it.

(This is pants-form, go fish)
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 11:01 AM on April 26, 2008


I'd like to take this time to tell a stupid joke. thusly:

Q: How do you make 5 pounds of fat attractive?

A: Put a nipple on it.


Thank you.
posted by puke & cry at 11:22 AM on April 26, 2008


null terminated,

You have misunderstood Our Intentions.

Gender is free form. Enjoy it.
posted by the Cabal at 11:32 AM on April 26, 2008


So is the Cabal MetaFilter's bootleg version of Anonymous?
posted by youarenothere at 11:44 AM on April 26, 2008


So is this where I come for pie? Or is it boobies over here, and pie over there? Is there a urinating elephant involved? Does anything, indeed, vibrate?
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 12:27 PM on April 26, 2008


cortex writes "Gobamaries."

This sexist comment discriminates against Hillary!
posted by alegre at Hillary:is:44 PM on Don't Stop Believing in an August Surprise [+][!]
posted by orthogonality at 12:52 PM on April 26, 2008


Mine just says sex, and I said, Ewwww, yes please!

What followed was a randy 70s British farce.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:16 PM on April 26, 2008 [2 favorites]


Go-Bots are dual-formed, with one of these sexy continuum things in between.
posted by danOstuporStar at 1:45 PM on April 26, 2008


Wow. I suddenly feel a lot less dorky.
posted by loquacious at 2:30 PM on April 26, 2008


No one has yet put forth the thesis that "go nuts" actually refers to "make the nuts go away", aka male neutering?
posted by wendell at 2:32 PM on April 26, 2008


What is meatbomb going on about up there?
posted by sourwookie at 4:01 PM on April 26, 2008


This thread is the boyzone singularity.
posted by Avenger at 4:27 PM on April 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


I was told there is no cabal, and now everything I thought I knew has been turned on its head.

Hey, has anyone come up with a sexy alternative for the word "balls" yet? I'm still waiting.

Nuts, sack, testes, testicles and satchel do not count.
posted by loiseau at 4:33 PM on April 26, 2008


They should really just change it to something unquestionably gender-neutral that can't possibly be taken the wrong way. Something like "go bananas."
posted by Sys Rq at 4:49 PM on April 26, 2008


"go bananas."
that's racist.
posted by dawson at 4:53 PM on April 26, 2008


...go forth and multiply.
posted by timeistight at 4:57 PM on April 26, 2008


Has anyone said "plate of nuts" yet?
posted by Sys Rq at 5:00 PM on April 26, 2008


de chaleur?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:01 PM on April 26, 2008


Congratulations! You have!
posted by nebulawindphone at 5:03 PM on April 26, 2008


Do your ---- hang low? Do they wobble to and fro? Can you tie them in a knot? Can you tie them in a bow?
posted by Sys Rq at 5:06 PM on April 26, 2008


There once was a man from Nantucket.
This joke's really stupid so fuck it.
posted by loquacious at 5:11 PM on April 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


But I've never heard about the balls of the man from Nantucket. I assume he was large, and could truck?
posted by dawson at 5:15 PM on April 26, 2008


Please Stop The Nutsackery
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:16 PM on April 26, 2008


So if The Chippery sells cookie dough what does The Nutsackery sell?
posted by nebulawindphone at 5:32 PM on April 26, 2008


Specific types of oysters.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:46 PM on April 26, 2008


While oysters have separate sexes, they may change sex one or more times during their life span.
According to a team of US and Italian chemists, bivalve molluscs - the group of shellfish that includes oysters, clams and mussels - contain compounds that have been shown to be effective in releasing sexual hormones in humans, says science portal healthinkonline.com.

"The supposition for centuries was that oysters, clams and mussels have been thought to have aphrodisiac properties, and they were eaten raw for that purpose," George Fisher, a chemistry professor at Miami's Barry University, said at an American Chemical Society meeting here.

"We found there might be a scientific basis for the aphrodisiac properties of these molluscs. We think that this could be the first scientific evidence of some substance."

According to them, compounds such as D-aspartic acid and NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) in shellfish stimulate the secretion of testosterone and oestrogen in humans

Clearly Sexist.
posted by dawson at 5:55 PM on April 26, 2008


Hey, has anyone come up with a sexy alternative for the word "balls" yet? I'm still waiting.

Nuts, sack, testes, testicles and satchel do not count.


"Jazz apples."


...what do you mean, "that's less sexy than a dead horse in a swamp"? Ah, screw you.
posted by flashboy at 6:08 PM on April 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Hey, has anyone come up with a sexy alternative for the word "balls" yet? I'm still waiting.

Nuts, sack, testes, testicles and satchel do not count.


Satchel? I had a satchel as a schoolboy. Now I have a rucksack (definitely not a man-bag). It's roomy enough to keep my maggles in tho.
posted by urbanwhaleshark at 7:08 PM on April 26, 2008


Obviously the people who see something other than "go nuts" have IP addresses that map to Florida, where only outlaws have nuts.
posted by TedW at 7:25 PM on April 26, 2008


O hai!
posted by Ceiling Cat at 9:44 PM on April 26, 2008


Hey, has anyone come up with a sexy alternative for the word "balls" yet? I'm still waiting.

Wouldn't at least one person in the world have to find balls sexy in the first place for that to happen?
posted by UbuRoivas at 9:46 PM on April 26, 2008


Nothing that anyone keeps in a sack can be sexy. Doubly true when the sack is made of skin.
posted by Jofus at 11:29 PM on April 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


"Hey, has anyone come up with a sexy alternative for the word "balls" yet? I'm still waiting."

UbuRoivas: Wouldn't at least one person in the world have to find balls sexy in the first place for that to happen?

Well I wouldn't admire them in a shop window but in intimate times and places they can be fun.

I'm pretty sure most straight women and gay men have come into close contact with someone else's balls at some point -- doesn't it seem fitting that there should be a way to mention them during a roll in the hay that doesn't sound chuckleworthy?
posted by loiseau at 2:18 AM on April 27, 2008


"Jazz Jizz apples."

Fixed that for ya.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 2:24 AM on April 27, 2008


Nothing that anyone keeps in a sack can be sexy.

There's a yer mom joke in there somewhere, but I'm just too darn classy to go there. That's me. Yup.
posted by juv3nal at 2:39 AM on April 27, 2008


Cortex: Gobamaries.

I just ate a Whoopie Pie the other night, which I learned are called Gobs down south. Now this!

It's, it's a sign I tell you! The south is going to rise again and next thing you know, we'll be forced into eating beans and calling it Hoppin' John!

I am gobsmacked. The world is coming to an end as we know it. Excuse me, I have to go warn the folks at B&M before it's too late.

P.S. I vote for "cajones."
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 3:37 AM on April 27, 2008


I'm pretty sure most straight women and gay men have come into close contact with someone else's balls at some point -- doesn't it seem fitting that there should be a way to mention them during a roll in the hay that doesn't sound chuckleworthy?

sure, but they're still just. not. sexy.

you'd find a cute pet name for them probably later than you'd name your haemorrhoids.
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:41 AM on April 27, 2008


quonsars?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:33 AM on April 27, 2008


ok, now that's settled, what shall i name my balls?
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:37 AM on April 27, 2008 [2 favorites]


What the fuck?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:30 AM on April 27, 2008


padawans.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:32 AM on April 27, 2008


Never mind the bollocks, here's the wonderchicken!

Also, this thread makes my fucking teeth hurt. Kill it with CNN. Kill it now.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:41 AM on April 27, 2008 [1 favorite]


ok, now that's settled, what shall i name my balls?

Left one Tom, right one Harry.
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 8:08 AM on April 27, 2008 [3 favorites]


mannaries.
posted by jonmc at 8:40 AM on April 27, 2008


Sixteen in the clip and one in the hole
Nate Dogg is about to make some bodies turn cold
now they droppin and yellin
it's a tad bit late
Nate Dogg and Warren G had to regulate
posted by chunking express at 8:53 AM on April 27, 2008


sure, but they're still just. not. sexy.

Dude, I am the owner of a male body and I am amazed that anyone finds any of our parts anything other than ridiculous, but it's a big world. Go figure.
posted by jonmc at 8:57 AM on April 27, 2008


this is free-form, go nuts
I thought it was a smirking slight against people with peanut allergies.
posted by everichon at 10:00 AM on April 27, 2008


Peanuts are not nuts.
posted by Eideteker at 10:37 AM on April 27, 2008


They are, however, slightly crazy. You would be too, cooped up in a shell like that with your brother or sister.
posted by Eideteker at 10:38 AM on April 27, 2008 [1 favorite]


Yeah, just look at Goober.
posted by jonmc at 10:48 AM on April 27, 2008


They are, however, slightly crazy. You would be too, cooped up in a shell like that with your brother or sister.

Sounds like separate bubble domes are in order.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:52 AM on April 27, 2008


mannaries

Dude, I just made up the word "manmaries" yesterday for a different body part. Saw this guy in the subway, and that's what he had. Yup.
posted by trip and a half at 12:42 PM on April 27, 2008


Saw this guy in the subway, and that's what he had.

You could have said hello! I saw you staring.
posted by dawson at 1:13 PM on April 27, 2008


Dude, I just made up the word "manmaries" yesterday for a different body part. Saw this guy in the subway, and that's what he had. Yup.

'Mannaries,' is better. I'm just saying.
posted by jonmc at 1:55 PM on April 27, 2008


Also, it's what you get if you talk about manta rays with a speech impediment.
posted by nebulawindphone at 2:05 PM on April 27, 2008


Yeah, that happens to me all the time. You wouldn't believe how many fights I get into.
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:47 PM on April 27, 2008


*insert 'funny' custom cnn headlines tshirt here*
posted by oxford blue at 4:43 PM on April 27, 2008


Hey, has anyone come up with a sexy alternative for the word "balls" yet? I'm still waiting.

How about a play on words en francais:

Sac à la man.
posted by sharpener at 9:43 PM on April 27, 2008


'Cause French is, uh, sexy...
posted by sharpener at 9:44 PM on April 27, 2008


while we're at it, the "how do you know.." after you add a contact could use some free form fields as well (perhaps with some female dangly bit slang afterwards to appease the poor two females that need to be protected from our boyzone?!)

also what goodnewsfortheinsane said re: no u turn + the cabal
posted by Dillonlikescookies at 4:43 AM on April 28, 2008


You know, everyone is giving null terminated grief, but I think he might have a valid point; there is a really strong pro-nut agenda at work here, and there has been for years. I mean, as a legume supporter, I feel a bit embarrassed at times about making myself heard. I'm afraid that the nut-power movement will soak me in salty brine, crack my shell, and devour me whole.

It's terrifying, I tell you!

I think the line should be more neutral and inoffensive to all; like "go mentally retarded" or something.
posted by quin at 7:54 AM on April 28, 2008


some female dangly bit slang afterwards to appease the poor two females that need to be protected from our boyzone?!

If you think females have dangly bits, I do not fear your boyzone.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:03 AM on April 28, 2008 [2 favorites]


1. null_terminated: what the hell is wrong with you. Have you gone nuts? It is just an expression, you know: lets go crazy, let's get nuts, lets go 4 the purple banana..... What an idiotic MeTa.

2. Dude, I just made up the word "manmaries" yesterday for a different body part. Saw this guy in the subway, and that's what he had. Yup.

'Mannaries,' is better. I'm just saying.


What's wrong with plain old moobs?
posted by necessitas at 8:42 AM on April 28, 2008


*teabags entire thread*
posted by Mister_A at 8:45 AM on April 28, 2008


The Mighty Righty, AKA The Blarney Stone.
Would be The Hefty Lefty except, well, it isn't.
posted by zoinks at 11:24 AM on April 28, 2008


It'd taken me all night to get her back to her place. When I finally got her to the bedroom, she flopped down on the mattress and told me to go nuts. I'd had no clue she was a robosexual; I was so shocked, I bolted.
posted by Eideteker at 11:50 AM on April 28, 2008


She had a restraining bolt that you removed? What was she, an R2 unit?
posted by ikkyu2 at 8:48 PM on April 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


They should really just change it to something unquestionably gender-neutral that can't possibly be taken the wrong way. Something like "go bananas."

So bananas are gender-neutral now? Heaven forbid if you don't have a banana, surely you did something wrong and god took it away from you because you didn't deserve it. Isn't it nice, that this tropical fruit gets to be so privileged within the masculine hegemony. That it gets to pass as unmarked. What about the bagels? WHAT ABOUT THE BAGELS???
posted by halonine at 10:45 AM on April 29, 2008


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