Too much steampunk? July 23, 2008 1:41 PM   Subscribe

Too much steampunk?

Is a FPP to yet another mild denunciation of steampunk “the best of the Web”?
posted by joeclark to MetaFilter-Related at 1:41 PM (127 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

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posted by nitsuj at 1:48 PM on July 23, 2008


'Best of the web' has long been deprecated, joe, much to the chagrin of many.

Is it a good Metafilter post, though? I dunno. Not sure without a link which post it is that you're talking about! This one? The essay in question looks like it might be worth a careful read, on first glance, so why the hell not?

Also, pre-emptively, Cory Doctorow blah blah BoingBoing steampunk LOL Xeni blograge, William Gibson gomi bricolage objet wank.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:48 PM on July 23, 2008 [2 favorites]


I'LL STEAMPUNK YOUR DOCTOROW.
posted by loquacious at 1:50 PM on July 23, 2008 [11 favorites]


unpublish the steampunk
posted by found missing at 1:55 PM on July 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


STMPNK
posted by SpiffyRob at 1:55 PM on July 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


It took me a awhile, but I just realized loquacious is like quonsar 2.0.
posted by plexi at 1:57 PM on July 23, 2008 [2 favorites]


Not reading your mind right now. Don't know.
posted by iamkimiam at 1:58 PM on July 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


I enjoyed the article, FWIW. And the disccussion made me chuckle.
posted by WPW at 2:01 PM on July 23, 2008


All signs point to maybe.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:01 PM on July 23, 2008


Isn't it an FPP?
posted by yhbc at 2:03 PM on July 23, 2008 [2 favorites]


I'LL QUONSAR YOUR PANTSFISH.

Also: Google maps 37Signals with Flickr iPod.
posted by loquacious at 2:06 PM on July 23, 2008 [2 favorites]


I'm trying to put very very hot water into this comment but it's doing anything.
posted by poppo at 2:11 PM on July 23, 2008


Inner City Snail is not amused.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:13 PM on July 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


Sometimes I like to play Wacky Mad Libs with MeTa posts.

1. Noun
2. Noun starting with a consonant
3. Adjective
4. Amount (ex: pound, ounce, liter)
5. Type of Meat
6. Noun

Too much {_1_}? Is a {_2_} to yet another {_3_} {_4_} of {_5_} “the best of the {_6_}”?
posted by katillathehun at 2:14 PM on July 23, 2008


Steampubk has gotten to be so despised that I am convinced it will last as long as punk, if not longer.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:16 PM on July 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


Steampubk is entirely different, and is only needed if pubic drying cleaning is ineffective.
posted by found missing at 2:18 PM on July 23, 2008


Streampunk was a necessary evil for a while, but now that mp3s are so ubiquitous almost nobody uses Realplayer anymore.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:24 PM on July 23, 2008 [3 favorites]


I always thought Creempunk was better than Rollingstonepunk.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:25 PM on July 23, 2008


Too much steampunk?

Ask again later.
posted by carsonb at 2:29 PM on July 23, 2008


The self-esteem punk classic, "I'm Okay, You're a Steaming Pile of Crap" changed my life forever.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:31 PM on July 23, 2008 [2 favorites]


So you're asking for it to be unpublished?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:32 PM on July 23, 2008


Is this callout necessary?
posted by fixedgear at 2:33 PM on July 23, 2008


All my steampunk is papercraft these days. No one gets unnecessarily pissed off about papercraft.
posted by Elmore at 2:35 PM on July 23, 2008


Perhaps if you really cared about this topic you could have posted a list of steampunk posts a ong with some comparison of the coverage it gets versus, say, obsessed video gamers creating impressive fan videos.
posted by tkolar at 2:35 PM on July 23, 2008


I was going to make a "steamcrunk" joke, but then I googled it and saw it had already been done. WHATEVER.
posted by Smallpox at 2:35 PM on July 23, 2008


My punk, my punk, my lovely steamy punk.
posted by optovox at 2:38 PM on July 23, 2008 [4 favorites]


Huh.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:40 PM on July 23, 2008


Steampunk's not dead, it just deserves to die when it becomes another stale cartoon.
posted by Atom Eyes at 2:41 PM on July 23, 2008 [3 favorites]


Whatcha gone do with all that P?
All that P up your SI?

Ima make make this dir'g'ble fly
Make it fly, make it flyyyyy

posted by cortex (staff) at 2:41 PM on July 23, 2008 [5 favorites]


I think there need to be MORE posts denouncing steampunk, honestly. Let it just get rabid and frothy until there's an ironic backlash where it's so counter-culture to actually do it, that it becomes cool again, and then both of our heads will explode.

I have to admit though, that post was really thin. Shoulda just emailed the moderation distribution units for subterflation.
posted by cashman at 2:42 PM on July 23, 2008


Why is there smoke coming out of your oven, Seymour?
Uh, oh, that isn't smoke, it's steam. Steam from the steamed punk we're having.

posted by porn in the woods at 2:48 PM on July 23, 2008 [2 favorites]


Its bound to run out of steam at some point.
posted by Sailormom at 2:50 PM on July 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


INTERESTING STUFF.
posted by turgid dahlia at 2:52 PM on July 23, 2008


I just looked back and saw my first comment in the blue was in a steampunk post. So yes, I can confirm that yes, we have reached the limit. There.
posted by cashman at 2:52 PM on July 23, 2008


This thread has been steampunk'd.
posted by m0nm0n at 2:54 PM on July 23, 2008


I have steamgunk on my extractor fan.
posted by Elmore at 2:55 PM on July 23, 2008


i think a FPP is maybe a better idea

do you agree press one to agree

para español numero dos
posted by Greg Nog at 2:56 PM on July 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


4 out of 5 doctorows recommend SteamPunk for their patients who do punk.
posted by optovox at 2:56 PM on July 23, 2008


If you are fed up of steampunk turn the valve on the left. If you are fed up of posts giving out about steampunk push the piston on the right.

On a side note I just learned that the phrase 'fed up' is a falconry term. If you over feed your falcon or hawk or whatever it will just sit in a tree and be bored instead of chasing rabbits or sparrows or whatever, because it is fed up.
posted by Elmore at 3:01 PM on July 23, 2008 [8 favorites]


Can one be steampunk as fuck? Or does it not work that way? I'm confused.

*sets down glue and typewriter keys*
*resumes destroying society*
posted by stet at 3:02 PM on July 23, 2008


After steampunk, there will be steamwave. After steamwave, there will be steamemo, or what I shall now call steam-o*.

* trademark pending
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:03 PM on July 23, 2008 [3 favorites]


In space, no one can hear you steam.
posted by amyms at 3:18 PM on July 23, 2008


On a side note I just learned that the phrase 'fed up' is a falconry term. If you over feed your falcon or hawk or whatever it will just sit in a tree and be bored instead of chasing rabbits or sparrows or whatever, because it is fed up.

I read that as "be boned," which made me think of this.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 3:19 PM on July 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


That's falcon perverted.
posted by Elmore at 3:32 PM on July 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


IS A ZUCCHINI TO YET ANOTHER GREASY NANOFARAD OF TURKEY BACON "THE BEST OF THE OZARKS"?

I'm not sure what worked.
posted by Plutor at 3:33 PM on July 23, 2008 [4 favorites]


I challenge your trademark on the grounds that steam-o is an impossibility.

All that humidity will cause the carefully straightened and flattened hair to uncontrollably frizz out, thus de-'mofying it.

(-_\\) + steam = (-_~~)
posted by CKmtl at 3:38 PM on July 23, 2008


Why do you hate greasy nanofarads of turkey bacon?
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:38 PM on July 23, 2008


BEST OF THE OZARKS
posted by Bookhouse at 4:11 PM on July 23, 2008


After steampunk, there will be steamwave. After steamwave, there will be steamemo, or what I shall now call steam-o*.

* trademark pending


Noooo! Don't tempt the legal division of the obscenely deep-pocketed (NOT AVAILABLE) Corporation!
posted by cog_nate at 4:11 PM on July 23, 2008


BEST OF THE OZARKS
posted by Bookhouse at 4:11 PM on July 23, 2008


BEST OF THE OZARKS
posted by Bookhouse at 4:12 PM on July 23, 2008 [1 favorite]




I AM PRETTY CONFUSED
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:19 PM on July 23, 2008


> Isn't it an FPP?

The way I pronounce it, spit spray comes out. I think a goes with that.
posted by jfuller at 4:22 PM on July 23, 2008 [2 favorites]


I AM PRETTY, CONFUSED

Fixed that for you.
posted by loquacious at 4:27 PM on July 23, 2008


Back in my day, we didn't call it steampunk.

We called it advanced technology, and we regarded it with suspicion, you punks. Now get off my lawn.
posted by Dipsomaniac at 4:31 PM on July 23, 2008


Not enough (chuff chuff)
posted by davejay at 4:31 PM on July 23, 2008


I enjoyed reading about the falconry jargon. I'd like to see more of that.
posted by nowonmai at 4:43 PM on July 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


I will say this: If Wired declared you "tired" five years ago, you were "expired" eight years ago.
posted by Astro Zombie at 4:44 PM on July 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


In fact, here's a fun quiz!
posted by nowonmai at 4:45 PM on July 23, 2008


I got 9/10! I already know a lot of falconry terms! Thanks, joeclark and Elmore! I feel strangely happy.
posted by nowonmai at 4:47 PM on July 23, 2008


Falcon awesome!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:50 PM on July 23, 2008


Frogbrass the [steam]vent core!
posted by spaceman_spiff at 4:51 PM on July 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


Pretty fixed for that confused you, I am
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:53 PM on July 23, 2008


Man, it's good to see that /b/ is up again.
posted by turgid dahlia at 4:56 PM on July 23, 2008


Where's your self-esteem, punk?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:25 PM on July 23, 2008


I had a dream the other night that Cory Doctorow was getting high with Ted Stevens and they were arguing about who was more hardcore steampunk. Doctorow showed Stevens the GPS he built out of a sextant, a roll of vellum and a draftsman's kit. Then Sen. Stevens told Doctorow how information could be shared pneumatically between typewriters that drove pistons which were connected to a network of tubes.

As I woke up, Doctorow was weeping.
posted by felix betachat at 5:26 PM on July 23, 2008 [2 favorites]


Do we not have a monthly quota for total cumulative mentions of Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing, Xeni Jardin and - what the hell - steampunk?

If not, could we sponsor a drive to fund that pony?
posted by DarlingBri at 6:09 PM on July 23, 2008


1. Noun
2. Noun starting with a consonant
3. Adjective
4. Amount (ex: pound, ounce, liter)
5. Type of Meat
6. Noun

Too much
{_United Nations Security Council_}? Is a {_prothonotary_} to yet another {_insidious_} {_Pfiff_} of {_mortadella_} “the best of the {_the Army Corps of Engineers_}”?
posted by the littlest brussels sprout at 6:12 PM on July 23, 2008


Did anyone else grow up in a house full of sextants?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:18 PM on July 23, 2008


We had slide rules. They look much swankier in a belt holster.
posted by gleuschk at 6:23 PM on July 23, 2008


There is nothing wrong with Steampunk. It has been before for a while and will be for awhile more. It is a good thing - hella creative. Fun. Often it's SCIENCE! with a dose of ART. BIG DOSE OF ART. STOP READING BOING BOING. They make you hate it before you even know to love it. (and I don't hate BoingBoing) I am excluding , of course, the obvious hipster idiots. Who must be slapped. By me.
posted by mkim at 6:26 PM on July 23, 2008


Oh and abacuses, my house had abacuses. I guess I look at this steampunk stuff like other people look back at rotary dial phones. Didn't everyone grow up with a bonegrinder in their basement?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:37 PM on July 23, 2008


Did anyone else grow up in a house full of sextants?

When I was a 1970s kid, my father still had his sextant from when he was at Officer Candidate School in the 1950s. But he had run the "fleet" aground in his training exercises so they made him a Lt. JG and let him practice law in the Navy without asking him to actually, you know, navigate. We also had ship's clocks and barometer combos. And when we were being a pack of annoyingly noisy kids, we were told to "pipe down" or "belay that."

Probably explains a lot.
posted by mmahaffie at 6:37 PM on July 23, 2008


I grew up in an apartment full of drywall chips and discarded guitar strings.
posted by synaesthetichaze at 6:42 PM on July 23, 2008


And centipedes.
posted by synaesthetichaze at 6:43 PM on July 23, 2008


jessamyn: Did anyone else grow up in a house full of sextants?

I'll see your sextant and raise you one 22-ton propeller from the Lusitania!
posted by dhammond at 6:50 PM on July 23, 2008


I grew up in one house full of books and art and another house full of art, music, surfboards and skateboards.

And if you include various grandparents and step-grandparents, on one side I had even more books and art and also SCIENCE! and another house full of farming implements of various antiquities, because step-grandad was a curator for an agricultural museum.

I never really met my Dad's folks, though, but he apparently worked at Bell labs on the team that developed the transistor, and earlier, RADAR.


This probably explains a lot. I'm smart enough to set my own broken bones, but dumb enough to still get on a skateboard to try breaking them, and weird enough to strip naked and roll around in paint for the sake of (which for some reason I'm still trying to define) and technical enough to solder my own breadboards when I feel like it.
posted by loquacious at 6:58 PM on July 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


bookhouse, props for the OMD link. I forgot how much Jackie Blue meant to me as a latchkey nine year-old in the beastly humid DC summer of '75. Time to visit iTunes.
posted by docpops at 7:02 PM on July 23, 2008


And I have my Granddad's WW1 brass compass and leather holster, and my Dad's first hammer, displayed above my workbench. So Steampunk, as it is meant to fetishize relics of days past, is fine by me. Seeing some hipster Wad from Red Hook in aviator garb, though, makes me wish for 1-800-BEGBY.
posted by docpops at 7:08 PM on July 23, 2008


WORST OF THE OZARKS (That's me, and that's why I'm not in the show)
posted by shinynewnick at 7:13 PM on July 23, 2008




I grew up in a house of religious statues and talismans - infants of Prague with special robes for special occasions, scapulars of Jesuses and Marys with sacred bloody hearts poking out of their chests, and infinitesimal chips of saintly parts housed in tiny reliquaries. We eschewed scientific and mathematical gadgets. A sextant wouldn't help you find your way out of purgatory.
posted by madamjujujive at 7:37 PM on July 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


Man, it's good to see that /b/ is up again.

THS IS THE CHEMO THAT IS CURING METAFLITER
posted by Greg Nog at 7:44 PM on July 23, 2008 [2 favorites]


Did anyone else grow up in a house full of sextants?

We were Catholic, so that stuff was saved for marraige and not talked about.
posted by jonmc at 7:55 PM on July 23, 2008


Did anyone else grow up in a house full of sextants?

No, but we did have my great-grandmother's ironing board, upon which almost a century before had lain the body of some ancestor who had succumbed while still a child. There's a scorch mark on the wood from a fallen candle. To this day, I prefer my shirts wrinkled.



And my dad had a hat that said "WELDERS HAVE HOTTER RODS", which was something, I guess.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:16 PM on July 23, 2008


Can one be steampunk as fuck? Or does it not work that way? I'm confused.

STEAMPUNK DILDO

CHOO CHOO! CHUGGA CHUGGA CHUGGA CHUGGA. CHOO CHOO!
posted by spiderwire at 8:27 PM on July 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


TOO MUCH FALCONRY JARGON. IS ANOTHER COMMENT WITH FALCONRY JARGON "BEST OF THE WEB?"
posted by Kwine at 8:38 PM on July 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


I grew up in a happy, normal, well-off and balanced household. Books and sports and electronics and old analog-type devices were all readily available. That's why I'm now a serial killing cannibal.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:57 PM on July 23, 2008


jessamynAdmin: "Did anyone else grow up in a house full of sextants?"

Well, lah-de-dah, a HOUSE! We grew up in a box that we'd get with the onions to hang off our belts (as was the style at the time) and we LIKED IT.

All you and your precious houses.
posted by Dipsomaniac at 9:14 PM on July 23, 2008


Isn't jonmc our resident expert on Springsteenpunk?

And sextants don't belong in the house, they belong at camp.

Go falcon yourself.
posted by wendell at 9:28 PM on July 23, 2008


Did anyone else grow up in a house full of sextants?

When I was a young boy, we grew up in houses full of octants, and we liked it!

Whippersnapper.
posted by davejay at 9:42 PM on July 23, 2008


When I was a young man, I carried my pack, and I lived the free life of a rover... From the-

Oh, wait, this isn't the Pogues thread?

Sorry.

Would somebody start a Pogues thread?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:12 PM on July 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


Hey, it's jake with me.
posted by delmoi at 10:14 PM on July 23, 2008


Did anyone else grow up in a house full of sextants?

I grew up in a house full of dirty children and tense sex.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:28 PM on July 23, 2008


Oh, wait, this isn't the Pogues thread?

IT IS NOW!

(to the tune of the Pogues' If I Should Fall From Grace With God, from Rum, Sodomy and The Lash)

If I should fall from grace with Jess

Where no poster can relieve me
If I'm banned for my excess
And mathowie won't reprieve me

Let me go, boys
Let me go, boys
Let me digg down in the mud
Where the Farkers all say hi

This site was always ours
Was the proud site of our fathers
It belongs to us and them
Not to any of the others

Let them go, boys
Let them go, boys
Let them go to Metachat
Where the bunnies are quite nice

Bury me in blogs
Where no journo's words can sway me
If I comment in the threads
Web 2.0 AJAX will save me

Coldfusion's crashing again, boys
Keeps crashing again, boys
Let them choose some favorites
Let them bitch in Metatalk

If I should fall from grace with Jess
Where no poster can relieve me
If I'm banned for my excess
And mathowie won't reprieve me

Let me go, boys
Let me go, boys
Let me digg down in the mud
Where the Farkers all say hi
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:38 PM on July 23, 2008 [10 favorites]


It's singalong time!

When I first came to MeFi I was only sixteen
With a fiver in my pocket and my ole classic Mac
I went down to the front page to check out the scene
But I soon ended up on the old grey drag

There from emails and memails they flamed out in style
And the old man with the money would ban them a while
For a sockpuppet alias they'd fork out a fiver
For a swift snark off the wrist down on the old grey drag

In the cold winter nights the old town it was cold
But there were boys in moms' basements who'd give you cheap lolz
If you didn't have the funny you could post a jpeg
There was always lots of vitriol on the old grey drag

One evening as I was trolling down in a Clinton thread
I was called out by the Cabal and kicked in the head
By the pitchforks at MeTa I was beaten and mauled
They struck me from the good books on the old grey drag

In the snarkfests the old ones who were on a flameout
Would dribble and vomit and grovel and shout
And the mods they would come along and push them about
And I wished I could escape from the old grey drag

And now I'm lying here I've had too much booze
Ive been shat on and spat on and raped and abused
I know that I am dying and I wish I could beg
For somebody to save me from the old grey drag

posted by UbuRoivas at 11:47 PM on July 23, 2008 [8 favorites]


I grew up having sex with house ants. Wait. What?
posted by Jofus at 12:10 AM on July 24, 2008


Whoa, stav and Ubu, y'all really came through! Okay, I'm gonna have to try my hand at one...

"Silly Ass Twit", sung to the tune of Dirty Old Town:

I made a post
'bout a song, or such
Caught some snark
From a smart-ass jerk
And so it goes
So it's always been
Silly ass twit, silly ass twit.

You try your best
Post some decent links
Even still
Comes again that fool
He's out to prove
He's a real smart boy
Silly ass twit, silly ass twit.

I'm gonna make
Me another post
And I guess
He'll be back again
That tiresome schmuck
Got so much to prove
Silly ass twit, silly ass twit.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:43 AM on July 24, 2008 [3 favorites]


Is this considered to be an example of filk singing? Because I'm so out of here if that's what you guys are doing.

Also, an editorial correction: sake of ^art (which for some reason I'm still trying to define)...
posted by loquacious at 1:11 AM on July 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


Congratulation! You have a FPP!

A FPP is not ready currently. You must prepare a FPP. The color of this post is gray. The color of a FPP to taste great and put inside your mind is green.
posted by oxford blue at 1:54 AM on July 24, 2008


Thread drift: Good? Bad? Opinions differ.
posted by yhbc at 4:40 AM on July 24, 2008


Good? Bad?

Probably neither: just inevitable. Where do you stand on this issue, yhbc?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:50 AM on July 24, 2008


Banninator, banninator, wake up and log on
The trolls have been here and there's work to be done
posted by milquetoast at 4:50 AM on July 24, 2008 [2 favorites]


take your hammer and hit 'em with all of your might
we've to ban a few tons of these trollish gobshites
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:49 AM on July 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


Hay guyz wots going on in this thred?

The Front Page Post stood on the Blue
And the snarks they were within
And the Talker posts they did accuse
'Not the best of the web'
Then we clicked and shook as we had a look
At the page where the comments lay
So Metafilter made one more 'tempt
To cover this all again

But fifteen minutes later
Some folks were gettin bitchy
About too much steampunk and
Doctorow's posting history
We all started telling jokes
And pretending that we're witty
By five o'clock in the evening
Every bastard there was flameskey

Fare thee well, flag away
Or take it to the Grey
Farewell to same old double posts
From BoingBoing and SA
We'll call them out
Or at least we'll pout
Until they just go away
We all think we have something to say

We started with the catscans
And 'we have cameras' abound
We took on election coverage
And ran it into the ground
We always have time for posts
On Bush or booze or Spore
But never link to a site
That says spaying is right
Cause you'll be shown the door

Fare thee well, flag away
Or take it to the Grey
With an eye roll Matt and Cortex know
Our love for ALL CAPS DAY
Jess culling out the Chatfilter
PB avoiding the day to day
We all think we have something to say

This morning when I posted
That single link from YouTube
I remember how I swore
That one link posts were hella lame
But that video was so sweet-
A muppet Obama Girl!
I thought to show it to all of you
And add some favorites to my till

Fare thee well, flag away
Or take it to the Grey
Post you something new
Or scroll down the Blue
'stead of piling on the fray
And leave the rest of us
To click the plus
Because one thing's true, okay?
We all think we have something to say

posted by robocop is bleeding at 7:38 AM on July 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


SAYING SOMETHING IS "JAKE" IS THE FARTHEST POSSIBLE THING FROM BEING "JAKE" oh fuck me I said it my own self
posted by everichon at 7:52 AM on July 24, 2008


Steampunk is so played.
posted by LarryC at 7:54 AM on July 24, 2008


Because I've grown incredibly tired of this argument, I'm going to choose to believe that anyone who comes into a steampunk thread for the purposes of complaining about how stupid it is, is doing so because in their private time, they like to wear brass goggles and leather jodhpurs, and they are afraid that if doing so becomes popular and mainstream, they will no longer be able to get off on the illicit sexiness that is the sound of steam whistling through a half opened valve.
posted by quin at 8:25 AM on July 24, 2008


I like lentil dishes.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:40 AM on July 24, 2008


I'll see your sextant and raise you one 22-ton propeller from the Lusitania!

I can't be the only one here who wants to know more about this.
posted by TedW at 9:08 AM on July 24, 2008


Not enough Phlogiston Punk.
posted by y2karl at 9:20 AM on July 24, 2008 [2 favorites]


an FPP.

link to the shit you're denouncing.
posted by misanthropicsarah at 9:25 AM on July 24, 2008


i have a salad every Christmas Day.
posted by Dizzy at 10:08 AM on July 24, 2008


I grew up in a house where my step-father practiced target shooting every weekend and was a card-carrying member of the NRA, but my mother wouldn't let me play with GI Joe because she didn't want to bring violence into the house. I have just NOW this instant realized that this makes both no sense and a lot of sense, all at the same time.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 10:46 AM on July 24, 2008


papercraft pisses me off unnecessarily.
posted by spinturtle at 12:25 PM on July 24, 2008


papercraft pisses me off unnecessarily.

I tend to agree. That's one of those things that is hard to justify the time spent, unless it's something original. Otherwise, it's quite sufficient to just momentarily imagine that you have crafted a realistic looking replica out of paper.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:28 PM on July 24, 2008


"I can't be the only one here who wants to know more about this."

You're not.
posted by ninjew at 1:47 PM on July 24, 2008


To my amazement, no, I didn’t put the actual link in. Yes, Stavros, the one you found.
posted by joeclark at 3:41 PM on July 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


I have a low self of steampunk.
posted by flabdablet at 6:04 AM on July 25, 2008


Is this the steampunk tripe distribution venue?
posted by nthdegx at 10:04 AM on July 25, 2008


I like my Reubens made with steamed pumpernickel bread slices.
posted by NikitaNikita at 10:17 PM on July 25, 2008


WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU ALL TALKING ABOUT???
posted by Effigy2000 at 9:05 PM on July 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


"WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU ALL TALKING ABOUT???"

I have no idea but if any of the contributers here want to write about a bunch of steampunk it's jake by me.
posted by Poet_Lariat at 12:04 PM on July 28, 2008


I think Poet_Lariat just netted the pigeon.
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:12 PM on July 28, 2008


POE-EMS!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:55 AM on August 1, 2008


I've got your POE-EMS! right here. And your WHIT-MANS and your TENNY-SONS.
posted by Sailormom at 6:56 PM on August 2, 2008


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