Hey, Will, Welcome ... July 21, 2008 1:57 PM   Subscribe

Will Shetterly's now a Mefite. Cool. Welcome on board.
posted by WCityMike to MetaFilter-Related at 1:57 PM (85 comments total)

Reasonable and famous! Cheers!
posted by grobstein at 2:01 PM on July 21, 2008


I can't believe that thread is still going on.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:01 PM on July 21, 2008 [3 favorites]


Be Still My beating Heart.
posted by jonmc at 2:04 PM on July 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


Nobody made a fuss when I joined, and I am someone from Minnesota who has smoked pot.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:16 PM on July 21, 2008 [3 favorites]


Welcome indeed. And now I can't think of anything else to say other that, "The Hammer is my penis," either, so...

...ahem. Welcome.
posted by Navelgazer at 2:18 PM on July 21, 2008


Let's not do this, okay?
posted by dhammond at 2:21 PM on July 21, 2008 [11 favorites]


Nobody made a fuss when I joined, and I am someone from Minnesota who has smoked pot.
posted by Astro Zombie


Holy shit, me too!
posted by COBRA! at 2:24 PM on July 21, 2008


I am famous. On the internets.
posted by Stynxno at 2:25 PM on July 21, 2008


OMG, nobody told me that Astro Zombie was a member!!!!!!!! ::faints::
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:29 PM on July 21, 2008 [2 favorites]


I'm famous. Honest.
posted by Artw at 2:53 PM on July 21, 2008


What exactly is the purpose of this post?
posted by googly at 2:53 PM on July 21, 2008


lol wut
posted by turgid dahlia at 2:57 PM on July 21, 2008


Astro Zombie and COBRA!, were you both also members of writing group pot-smoking group The Scribblies The Splifflies?
posted by turgid dahlia at 2:59 PM on July 21, 2008


A huge fuss was made when I joined but the thread was deleted when it crashed the old server. Reload after reload by people waiting for me to join the thread. Unfortunately, it was pre-MeMail and I didn't see it until too late. As a result, here for you now:

I HAVE ARRIVED! THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORSHIP.
posted by dobbs at 3:02 PM on July 21, 2008


If you have to link to their wikipedia page, they aren't famous enough for a MeTa announcement.
posted by CunningLinguist at 3:03 PM on July 21, 2008 [5 favorites]


"I am famous. On the internets."

Oh, boy! The internets! That's where I'm a Viking!
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:04 PM on July 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


I can't believe that thread is still going on.

2150 comments and it took an age to load. Good lord. Do we suppose that's a new Metafilter record or have there been other threads where the same three things get said 716.666 recurring times apiece?
posted by turgid dahlia at 3:05 PM on July 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm pretty sure I read that thread on Boing Boing first, but I can't seem to find it anymore.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:07 PM on July 21, 2008 [2 favorites]


Ze boingboing thread, it's like a puddle of vomit that dogs keep returning to, no?
posted by Burhanistan at 3:09 PM on July 21, 2008


I haven't been this excited since that time the man from the telly programme about the aeroplane on a conveyor belt joined.
posted by jack_mo at 3:18 PM on July 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


So you've spotted your first notable in Metafilter! Well done!

"Now what?", you ask yourself. Fret not, the next steps are simple and forthright.
Gather up your collecting jar and charge it with ethyl acetate, and lure in your luminary with a treat -- in this case, I would suggest a variety of coffee beans. Do not use a coffee drink, as your specimen may become mired in the liquid, and ruin his beautiful jacket or plumage.

Once the luminary is distracted by the lure, quickly seal the jar and let the ether do its work. This is a good time to update your field book; notes on location and time of collection, how he took to the bait, etc.

When the specimen has expired, you'll need to mount him. Paper backed cork is a traditionalist's mounting material, and one of which I approve of fully. The normal minuten, even a #7 gauge, will not stand the weight of your speciment, so I might suggest something more suitable.

A bell jar would be most suitable for displaying your new prize, however, even the largest of traditional bell jars would not be of appropriate size. I suggest, then, stuffing him inside the longcase of a grandfather clock from which you have removed the pendulums.
posted by boo_radley at 3:21 PM on July 21, 2008 [10 favorites]


Programme About The Aeroplane On A Conveyor Belt Joined

...Jeff Magnum did a record with Do Make Say Think?
posted by turgid dahlia at 3:21 PM on July 21, 2008 [2 favorites]


posted by Burhanistan Ze boingboing thread, it's like a puddle of vomit that dogs keep returning to, no?

It's more like a puddle of vomit that someone hosed off the sidewalk but dogs still keep sniffing the same spot, wondering where their tasty morsel went.
posted by optovox at 3:21 PM on July 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


UnVomit.
posted by turgid dahlia at 3:23 PM on July 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oh. Will Shetterly. For a split second I thought that said Will Shatner. Sigh.

Play it cool, fanboy.
posted by iconomy at 3:24 PM on July 21, 2008


Oh yes, I forgot--it's not vomit, it's undigestion.
posted by optovox at 3:27 PM on July 21, 2008 [3 favorites]


This post was worth it just to learn about the still-lumbering corpse of the BB thread.
posted by everichon at 3:29 PM on July 21, 2008


Pffft. Famous... who gives a shit about being famous?

Now... Infamy. That's something to shoot for.

And sometimes it's best to aim for the head.
posted by quin at 3:33 PM on July 21, 2008


It's some emptied wonder, and quit yer moaning.
posted by Artw at 3:34 PM on July 21, 2008


Astro Zombie and COBRA!, were you both also members of writing group pot-smoking group The Scribblies The Splifflies?
posted by turgid dahlia


Yeah, I was the Blue Spliffie. I was "the wacky one."
posted by COBRA! at 3:40 PM on July 21, 2008


Did someone mention pot-smoking?



<-- NOT A POT-SMOKER
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 3:44 PM on July 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


I like a lot of what Will writes (as long as we're not discussing the Civil War) but this is not a good precedent and probably doesn't belong in Metatalk. Or anywhere.
posted by Justinian at 3:45 PM on July 21, 2008


I have a Wikipedia page and everything.
posted by Artw at 3:46 PM on July 21, 2008


Hey, look, that guy over to the left of potsmokinghippieoverlord isn't a pot smoker.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:47 PM on July 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


Mangum, dammit.
posted by carsonb at 3:48 PM on July 21, 2008


Hullo! I'm still learning my way around metafilter; if It's Raining Florence Henderson hadn't mentioned this thread, I might not have found it till 2012. I am very pleased to be here, and I apologize for not being Shatner, and I think everyone here is totally famous.
posted by shetterly at 3:53 PM on July 21, 2008 [2 favorites]


If I told you who I really was, you wouldn't believe me.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 4:00 PM on July 21, 2008


Yeah, we were in Vanity Fair and everything.
posted by turgid dahlia at 4:02 PM on July 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


No need to apologize for not being Shatner. Really. Have you ever tried to read TekWar? Yeesh.
posted by wendell at 4:02 PM on July 21, 2008


Sorry schmorry. Apologies are cheap. But if you rerecord Shat's rendition of Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds I might forgive you.
posted by iconomy at 4:17 PM on July 21, 2008


Okay, he seems okay. Can we keep him?
posted by CunningLinguist at 4:31 PM on July 21, 2008


Yeah, I gotta do it.

Metafilter : It's more like a puddle of vomit that someone hosed off the sidewalk but dogs still keep sniffing the same spot, wondering where their tasty morsel went.
posted by Afroblanco at 4:34 PM on July 21, 2008


Oh who gives a rat's ass. Actually, I went to his website (I'd never heard of him), and it turns out he's a metatheist, which I think means he worships metafilter or something.
posted by ornate insect at 4:34 PM on July 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


I think it means he doesn't believe in the Mets.
posted by LionIndex at 4:38 PM on July 21, 2008


What now?
posted by fixedgear at 4:44 PM on July 21, 2008


They are here too.
posted by netbros at 4:47 PM on July 21, 2008


"Welcome indeed. And now I can't think of anything else to say other that, "The Hammer is my penis," either, so..."

According to the guy who writes us letters on dolphin stationary, the "Level Two Digital Orgasm" is also known as "The Balls and Hammer."
posted by klangklangston at 5:11 PM on July 21, 2008


and assuming you survive the killing jar, welcome to mefi, shetterly.
posted by boo_radley at 5:14 PM on July 21, 2008


2100+ comments...that thing shut down my browser, blew up my computer, set my house on fire and burned down all the surrounding trees.

How is there 2100+ of anything to say about boingboing? Who the fuck cares? Can anyone fill in those of us who don't have 4 hours to load the page?
posted by nevercalm at 5:15 PM on July 21, 2008


"I think it means he doesn't believe in the Mets."

Does anyone?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:19 PM on July 21, 2008 [2 favorites]


get a rope.
posted by jonmc at 5:22 PM on July 21, 2008


If I had a penis,
I'd penis in the mornin',
I'd penis in the evenin'
Al over this land!
I'd penis out danger!
I'd penis out a warning!
I'd penis out love between all of my brothers and my sisters
All over this land.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 5:29 PM on July 21, 2008 [4 favorites]


If I had boobies....

well, I'd simply never leave the house. unless I could wear something that showed my cleavage so I could get free drinks.
posted by jonmc at 5:35 PM on July 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


I think it means he doesn't believe in the Mets.

*gets tar, feathers*
posted by languagehat at 5:39 PM on July 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


Can anyone fill in those of us who don't have 4 hours to load the page?

Shhhyeah right! That's like asking somebody to distill Proust into a couple paragraphs! But to be fair, in both cases the answer is: "lemons".
posted by turgid dahlia at 5:58 PM on July 21, 2008


If I told you my real name you all would totally have heard of me.




Actually, the one you've heard of isn't me, thank God.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 6:00 PM on July 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


I seem to recall encountering a Shattingly back in Shanghai. Rum sort of fellow he was.
posted by octobersurprise at 6:20 PM on July 21, 2008


I didn't think this was a good idea either, but Mr. Shetterly and the rest of you witty bastards have redeemed it.

Dangit.
posted by yhbc at 6:33 PM on July 21, 2008


I've read and liked at least three of the authors in 'the Scribblies', and now I'm motivated to check out the others. Oh, and welcome to metafilter along with whomever else joined this week.
posted by BrotherCaine at 6:40 PM on July 21, 2008


Gosh, next time I get an account I'll have to use a famous person's name.
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 6:41 PM on July 21, 2008


Mangum, dammit.

You beat me to it.
posted by ludwig_van at 6:43 PM on July 21, 2008


but does he have a fish? in his pants?
posted by quonsar at 6:45 PM on July 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


Did I mention who I am for the 10,000th time?
posted by parmanparman at 7:12 PM on July 21, 2008


How is there 2100+ of anything to say about boingboing? Who the fuck cares? Can anyone fill in those of us who don't have 4 hours to load the page?

It's not really clear what happened, but it apparently involved hot lesbian sex at some point. By which I mean, that thread is *never* going away.
posted by tkolar at 7:13 PM on July 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


but does he have a fish? in his pants?

I have a bass on my lap. Will that do?
posted by Wolof at 7:18 PM on July 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


As a matter of fact, yes, I am Spartacus.
posted by blue_beetle at 7:42 PM on July 21, 2008


Well, my last name isn't Shetterly, and I've been here for a bit, but thank you. It's good to feel welcome.
posted by clearly at 8:02 PM on July 21, 2008


I seem to recall loving Cats Have No Lord and the mention of Scribblies member Patricia Wrede resurrected my memory of The Harp of Imach Thyssel. I can't remember any of the details of that one, but the cover art popped into my head immediately so it must have made an impression. A couple more re-reads to add to my list.
posted by JaredSeth at 8:04 PM on July 21, 2008


but does he have a fish? in his pants?

I vaguely remember that guy.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:39 PM on July 21, 2008


Gather up your collecting jar and charge it with ethyl acetate ...
... quickly seal the jar and let the ether do its work.


Ethyl acetate and ether are two different things. Putting ethyl acetate in your jar may irritate his eyes and skin and will create very flammable vapour but probably won't knock him out. Better to use diethyl ether, the well known anaesthetic.

(I've never heard of Will Shetterly, my geekiness turns more towards chemicals and stuff)
posted by shelleycat at 9:22 PM on July 21, 2008


Thanks JaredSeth, I'd forgotten I'd read 'Cats have no lord' (not because it wasn't good).
posted by BrotherCaine at 12:57 AM on July 22, 2008


If I told you my real name you all would totally have heard of me.

Adolf? George? Obama? Adolf is funniest. I'm going to read all your posts in a bad German accent from now on.
posted by alasdair at 3:03 AM on July 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


No problem BrotherCaine. I think I'm going to grab myself a copy online and see if it's as good as I remember. I've done that with a few books recently and, while some are every bit as wonderful as I thought at the time, others have convinced me that I must have had crap taste as a teen.

Not that you're going to do that, right, Shetterly!?
posted by JaredSeth at 3:41 AM on July 22, 2008


I'm going to read all your posts in a bad German accent from now on.

Dat's great! Can I have that plo chop now?
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:05 AM on July 22, 2008


I am not a metatheist, but I do believe that Metamucil is a Gift from God.
posted by wendell at 4:41 AM on July 22, 2008


The Well 2.0

shudders
posted by Dreamghost at 5:34 AM on July 22, 2008


I did some modeling in the first grade. Autographs, anyone?
posted by mds35 at 7:24 AM on July 22, 2008


Now all we need is George R. R. Martin to join and tell us what's taking so damned long! Let's hope it's not another five year wait!

Truth be told, I'm a johnny come lately, and am just starting the series, but still!
posted by oxford blue at 8:49 AM on July 22, 2008


Dang, I was out of the country while the whole BoingBoing thing happened. Cannot process 2100+ comments. Did anybody do a GiveWell-style play-by-play? A Wiki perhaps? That would be awesome!
posted by iamkimiam at 9:24 AM on July 22, 2008




It's shetterly versus cstross in a cage match to the death, or at least, to whoever's buying the next round.

I keed, I keed. Except about the beer, of course
posted by eriko at 10:01 AM on July 22, 2008


Cool. Tell Emma I loved Territory.
posted by i_am_a_Jedi at 3:44 PM on July 22, 2008

Oh. Will Shetterly. For a split second I thought that said Will Shatner. Sigh.

Play it cool, fanboy.
Right there with you, my friend.

KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN
posted by scrump at 4:45 PM on July 22, 2008


Denny Crane!
posted by oxford blue at 8:15 PM on July 22, 2008


KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN
posted by BrotherCaine at 8:29 PM on July 22, 2008


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