Gallagher III? October 20, 2008 7:21 PM   Subscribe

This Nested post was brought to you by Matt Haughey ...

And it's the saddest and/or greatest Halloween costume ever.
posted by An Infinity Of Monkeys to MetaFilter-Related at 7:21 PM (66 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

It's the greatest. duh.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:24 PM on October 20, 2008


When I saw the picture, I thought it was Mario (from the video game). I dunno who "Gallagher" is.
posted by Class Goat at 7:32 PM on October 20, 2008 [2 favorites]


She looks a little Mellon Cholly.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 7:35 PM on October 20, 2008


We need some plastic sheets for the front row, stat.
posted by empyrean at 7:54 PM on October 20, 2008


That's awesome.
posted by Tehanu at 8:00 PM on October 20, 2008


Toddlers and sledgehammers go together like cake and ice cream.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:23 PM on October 20, 2008


I had a chance to meet Gallagher when I was about 13. He maintained a very odd conversation with Jim Stafford, my dad and me, all while walking along the edge of the landscaping like it was a tightrope. Unfortunately, there was no Sledge-O-Matic present.

He's now a relatively successful day-trader, along with his comedy.
posted by shinynewnick at 8:26 PM on October 20, 2008


Aw, that's adorable!
posted by flibbertigibbet at 8:45 PM on October 20, 2008


I thought Mario too. Funny AND fucked up either way.
posted by iamkimiam at 9:02 PM on October 20, 2008


When I was a kid we used to sleep over at my aunt's house as an occasional treat for the us and for our parents. She'd order in pizza and let us drink all the soda we wanted. Then we'd play nintentdo for a while (our uncle would kindly beat the hardest levels for us) and fall asleep watching Gallagher on HBO or whatever cable channel he was on. When we'd wake up she always had a gallon of chocolate milk and a couple of boxes of snack cakes ready for breakfast. Awesome.

We'd go to bed watching a grown man tell jokes we didn't understand, then smash shit with a giant hammer. When we woke up there was chocolate milk and cakes for breakfast!

This is so awesome.
posted by Science! at 9:14 PM on October 20, 2008 [3 favorites]


God bless you and keep you sir, for all the days of your life.
posted by Divine_Wino at 9:16 PM on October 20, 2008


The way this is worded I leapt to the wild conclusion this thread was pointing out Matt had posted a self link; and we were lighting torches and grabbing pitch forks (not to mention passing the popcorn) for the mother of all flameouts.
posted by Samuel Farrow at 9:38 PM on October 20, 2008


*reports Matt to Child Services*
posted by Manhasset at 10:30 PM on October 20, 2008


What you really have here are three costumes in one. With a sledgehammer, you've got Gallagher! Replace the sledgehammer with a mushroom, and, viola! Mario! Switch that out for a paint brush, and suddenly it's that guy from the TV show we used to watch in elementary school where the guy showed us how to draw funny, alien scenery!

(Anyone else know what show that is? I can't remember the guy's name. I must not be the only one who had to watch the show with the guy who looked kind of like Mario and drew a bunch of silly aliens. This comment sure would've been better if I could remember him.)
posted by Ms. Saint at 10:36 PM on October 20, 2008


Where's the Big Wheel?
posted by oneirodynia at 11:25 PM on October 20, 2008


He's now a relatively successful day-trader, along with his comedy.

Are you sure this is still true?
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:27 PM on October 20, 2008


So....anyone else thinking the post was about nested *comments*?

That doesn't even totally make sense, I admit...
posted by librarylis at 11:42 PM on October 20, 2008


You were not alone, libarylis. And this is damned adorable. You done good, mathowie.
posted by brundlefly at 11:53 PM on October 20, 2008


Metafilter does not love Gallagher; it was he who claimed "Bacon is not a career."
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:55 AM on October 21, 2008


Yeah, I totally got excited thinking Matt had added nested comments to the site. Ah well. Adorable kid!
posted by jbickers at 1:43 AM on October 21, 2008


Ms. Saint, Bob Ross?

Bob Ross as a costume would possibly exceed the awesomeness quotient of the universe.
posted by maxwelton at 1:51 AM on October 21, 2008


Especially if you painted a picture as you traveled your Hallows Eve route, and presented it to the final house on your expedition.
posted by maxwelton at 1:53 AM on October 21, 2008


That is utterly and totally adorable.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:45 AM on October 21, 2008


The eyebrows and hairstyle suggest that she's more Noel than Rory? Though given the presence of the sledgehammer, I suppose it could be Liam chasing the Paps?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:30 AM on October 21, 2008


Painter Bob Ross.
posted by bjgeiger at 4:42 AM on October 21, 2008


It sure beats the Teddy Roosevelt.
posted by Sailormom at 5:04 AM on October 21, 2008


Man, No. 1 can't take a No. 2 without it showing up on the grey. Sheeesh!
posted by chillmost at 5:09 AM on October 21, 2008


While Bob Ross had a PBS show about painting, the show Ms. Saint is talking about is different. I got a book about it before I ever saw the show. Google helped refresh my memory, the answer is The Draw Squad.

Thanks for giving me a reason to look it up again!
posted by Xoder at 5:20 AM on October 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


I love the watermelon costume.
posted by orange swan at 6:19 AM on October 21, 2008


Awwwww
posted by Mister_A at 6:27 AM on October 21, 2008


You want to talk about Mario? Let's talk about Mario.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:30 AM on October 21, 2008 [2 favorites]


that guy from the TV show we used to watch in elementary school where the guy showed us how to draw funny, alien scenery!

Was that the guy who would make laser ("Psheeew! Pshew!") noises while he drew?
I hated that guy.

Bob Ross, on the other hand, is a saint.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 6:47 AM on October 21, 2008


Let's talk about Mario.

AKA MeFi's Own Ulotrichous.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:01 AM on October 21, 2008


Wait, I thought Matt's daughter was Fiona. Did I totally miss him having another kid?
posted by Eideteker at 7:10 AM on October 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


We're all Matt's kids.
posted by Sailormom at 7:11 AM on October 21, 2008 [3 favorites]


I didn't know that Matt blogged.
posted by iconomy at 7:12 AM on October 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


Hmm...I knew that show as the Imagination Station. And it sounds like there was another show called The Secret City, which does sound familiar too. That dude had a lot of shows!

I sent him a drawing and you were supposed to get something back, some sort of Imagination Station club kit or something and I never got it. How disappointing. You owe me, Mark Kistler!

As to the images in the link, when I first saw them it took a lot of effort not to post something proclaiming how cute they were...something with a lot of initialisms, capital letters and exclams. Very tough to resist that urge.
posted by lampoil at 7:26 AM on October 21, 2008


So she's Gallagher with the hammer in the first photos and an opened watermelon in the last... is this some sort of before/ after thing?

It's cute either way.
posted by quin at 7:30 AM on October 21, 2008




Sheesh:
Q: How did it feel when you received the news that you were the 100th best stand-up according to Comedy Central?

A: It stunk. I looked at the other people and I was trying to find anyone I ever heard of. How could I be behind people I never heard of? How many of these people stayed in the business for 20 years? I made 13 one-hour shows for Showtime, which are available on videotape. I invented the one-man show on cable.

posted by item at 7:34 AM on October 21, 2008


lampoil, you're right, the show was "The Imagination Station", but I discovered him through a VHS tape at my local library which I thought was called "The Draw Squad", and at least his book certainly was.

At the time I was convinced that all I needed to do was learn the tricks of drawing that everyone else seemed to be born with that my hands simply couldn't do. I later found out that for a lot of people it's a case of faking-until-making and a greater amount of manual dexterity than I am capable of.
posted by Xoder at 7:55 AM on October 21, 2008


That's adorable! I hope I can think of a costume half that awesome when I have babies.
posted by SoftRain at 8:04 AM on October 21, 2008


Fantastic.
posted by owtytrof at 8:54 AM on October 21, 2008


Oh that's adorable. I feel a maternal urge coming on...

Whew, it passed.
posted by Evangeline at 9:07 AM on October 21, 2008 [2 favorites]


I hope the two of you are following behind her wearing ponchos and carrying clear plastic tarps. If you're going to go Gallagher, you gotta do it right.
posted by jeversol at 9:08 AM on October 21, 2008


Speaking of little kids' Halloween costumes, I'm still waiting with bated breath to see the little boy who makes while the world takes.
posted by Greg Nog at 9:17 AM on October 21, 2008


Yes, the Imagination Station!

Of course, now I must do everything in my power to never watch The Imagination Station again, otherwise spoiling my memories of how cool it was.
posted by Ms. Saint at 10:06 AM on October 21, 2008


An Infinity Of Monkeys: This Nested post was brought to you by Matt Haughey

I know this comment is going to make me even more unpopular than I am, but... so what?

The stream of "Here's the latest exhale from Matt/Jess/Josh" on MeTa is, to me, completely annoying. Aside from the off-putting suck-up air these posts give off, they feed a cult-of-personality that a "community weblog" should be avoiding. In addition, they have disruptive side effects like bringing comments on that post over here, instead of on the original blog, where they belong.

I love the mods, and I think the work they do on the site is fantastic. Occasionally, one will do something interesting outside of the MeFi universe. But you know what? There's already a site to post interesting things you find on the web. MetaTalk is a site to discuss things about MetaFilter, which these things are not.

Besides, they're taking up valuable real estate that could be used for perfectly good flameouts.

/soapbox
posted by mkultra at 10:59 AM on October 21, 2008


Does the kid even know or care who Gallagher is?
Of course, none of the kids at the event had the slightest clue who/what Penelope was. The parents, however, seemed to delight in her costume.
Ahh, now I get it.
posted by fixedgear at 11:08 AM on October 21, 2008


poor Fiona, always left out.
posted by blue_beetle at 12:03 PM on October 21, 2008


Also, at some point it must get creepy when strangers discuss your child on the internet.
posted by blue_beetle at 12:03 PM on October 21, 2008


I don't even know who Gallagher is but that kid looks cute. It's a winner costume.
posted by scabrous at 12:19 PM on October 21, 2008


Did she get to at least smash a tomato? Or some tiny little barrels?
posted by not_on_display at 12:19 PM on October 21, 2008


The stream of "Here's the latest exhale from Matt/Jess/Josh" on MeTa is, to me, completely annoying. Aside from the off-putting suck-up air these posts give off, they feed a cult-of-personality that a "community weblog" should be avoiding. In addition, they have disruptive side effects like bringing comments on that post over here, instead of on the original blog, where they belong.

They're the ones with the hose and you're the one standing on their lawn. Tread lightly, son.
posted by scabrous at 12:21 PM on October 21, 2008


Also, at some point it must get creepy when strangers discuss your child on the internet.

It's tough on all of us. I, for example, was forced to avoid saying "I'd hit it... with a sledgehammer!" about the watermellon costume, tying MetaFilter history and Gallagher's Sledge-o-matic schtick together. But it was too creepy to tell the joke about Matt's little daughter. So I didn't say it. Because I'm not "that guy." But it hurt me.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:31 PM on October 21, 2008


scabrous: They're the ones with the hose and you're the one standing on their lawn.

If the mods were actively cultivating this kind of behavior, your analogy might be more apt. The site would also then be called "BoingBoing".
posted by mkultra at 12:43 PM on October 21, 2008


I, for example, was forced to avoid saying "I'd hit it... with a sledgehammer!"

Actually, you didn't.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:43 PM on October 21, 2008


I also didn't say it was a smashing costume, but I'd have been more impressed if she went as Galaga.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:58 PM on October 21, 2008


Mkultra, have some koolaid. You'll like the CultOfHaughey, really, you will. And getting clear, it's just sooooo fucking awesome.
posted by theora55 at 1:05 PM on October 21, 2008


*jumps up and down on couch, zaps Oprah with lightning*
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:09 PM on October 21, 2008


Ahhh, and as if one Gallagher wasn't enough... there was also his brother, Gallagher Too.
posted by miss lynnster at 2:30 PM on October 21, 2008


But it was too creepy to tell the joke about Matt's little daughter.

Yeah, that's actually Ben and Mena's daughter, Penelope.
posted by mewithoutyou at 8:00 PM on October 21, 2008


Oh well that's fine then.
posted by puke & cry at 8:57 PM on October 21, 2008


Oh, so when it said "this post was brought to you by Matt Haughey", it didn't mean he wrote it? So what did he have to do with it?
posted by smackfu at 9:37 AM on October 22, 2008


So what did he have to do with it?

If you click the links, she has been running a fundraiser for a couple weeks, asking for donations to DonorsChoose.org, and in exchange for each donation, she makes a blog post and calls out the donation. So I gave some money to help some kids learn about music in a school somewhere is basically my only connection to it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:01 AM on October 22, 2008


Sorry if my question came off a bit pointed. I think the poster got confused about it too... otherwise it wouldn't make any sense to post it here (not that it makes much sense if its your kid either).
posted by smackfu at 12:10 PM on October 22, 2008


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