Remixing the pancake batter February 2, 2002 8:08 AM   Subscribe

How to fix what's wrong with MetaFilter
posted by NortonDC to MetaFilter-Related at 8:08 AM (24 comments total)

I think that you are right. What is wrong with MetaFilter by the way?
posted by RobertLoch at 8:27 AM on February 2, 2002

too many hares in the pancake batter.
posted by bunnyfire at 8:28 AM on February 2, 2002

Bummer. Why didn't my UHF gag work? It worked in the preview, and it looks like it's still in the code.

posted by NortonDC at 8:35 AM on February 2, 2002

I am shocked at disguted at what mefi has become. later, lusers! I'm off to wafflefilter!
posted by mcsweetie at 8:42 AM on February 2, 2002

May I remind all my new MeFI sisters and brothers that February 12th is International Pancake Day!
posted by evanizer at 9:44 AM on February 2, 2002

Why didn't my UHF gag work?

There's no event handler to assign the window status to. I think you want:

onmouseover="window.status='bad news for spatula city' ; return true;"
onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;"

Either way, it looks like the tag balancer removes any scripting/ event handlers.

posted by yerfatma at 10:02 AM on February 2, 2002

Great way to start the day. I'll have mine with blackberry jam. Thanks, Nortie!
posted by Lynsey at 10:25 AM on February 2, 2002

I heard this top secret, but couldn't find it on the web just yet:

"In celebration of National Pancake Day, International House of Pancakes restaurants are giving away a free small stack of pancakes to everyone on Feb 12th, between 7am and 3pm"

Pass it on...
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:26 AM on February 2, 2002

From Meta And Its Epitaph: "Now is the time to face the dilemma of all great moments: to be or not to be."[A topical article from the uncurrent Panamian press]
posted by MiguelCardoso at 10:58 AM on February 2, 2002

nonono. the only way to fix mefi is to replace matt with a small shell script. then we can invo-

[user removed.]
posted by jcterminal at 11:03 AM on February 2, 2002

Yeah, Matt, I saw a commercial on TV a week or so ago which mentioned Pancake Day, but I don't remember them mentioning a free stack... How exciting! If your sources are correct, all patriotic Metafiltarians near an IHOP should avail themselves of the free golden cakes o' goodness. Almost like an offering or sacrifice to the great MetaGod, ensuring a fertile and bountiful Metafilter year to come!

Or if Mr. Haughey is the great MetaGod, perhaps we should make the pancake offer directly to him, stacking them reverentially before his doorstep.
posted by evanizer at 11:18 AM on February 2, 2002

Or if Mr. Haughey is the great MetaGod

I can't wait to hear a story where my image appears on a short stack in Des Moines someday.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:20 AM on February 2, 2002

yay! no more added fat here!
posted by Kafei at 11:32 AM on February 2, 2002

matt, as you said that a thousand MeFi members reached for their copies of photoshop...
posted by nedrichards at 12:16 PM on February 2, 2002

OT: Didja know Ferrari is introducing potato chips in Italy that will have the image of the Ferrari Scudeto on it? They are using some special oil treatment.
posted by riffola at 12:45 PM on February 2, 2002

paintshop pro will have to do here, alas...
posted by bunnyfire at 1:25 PM on February 2, 2002

w/r/t matt's post about free pancakes at ihop, i can verify that this was the case last year in florida, but i find no proof that they plan to take it nationwide this year.

although i did, coincidentally, spot this* (click & scroll) blurb in my local gannett mouthpiece about a related program (shrove tuesday charity fund-raiser...but without free pancakes) in new york state.

sorry to be a party pooper. perhaps we should protest with synchronized local metafilter gatherings to be staged outside ihops worldwide on february 12th. we can boop (bring our own pancakes — with or without the graven image of mathowie upon them) and distribute them to passers-by, cutting into ihop's profits for the day.

*after february 2nd, link moves to this location.
posted by mlang at 1:33 PM on February 2, 2002

I heart pancakes AND Matt!
posted by realjanetkagan at 1:47 PM on February 2, 2002

The Great Pancake Day International Rivalry. Olney, England vs Liberal, Kansas. Olney had a winning streak in the mid '80s, but Liberal's own Lisa Spillman has bagged the last three consecutive years with a pretty good lead each time.

And, you guys want a pancake recipe? This is a pancake recipe.
posted by whatnotever at 1:50 PM on February 2, 2002

awww sh*t and i'm outta syrup we used it all last night playing find the hole in.... never mind
posted by tilt at 2:15 PM on February 2, 2002

The woman in the "Order Now!" picture is the scariest person I have ever seen. I don't trust it, is all I'm saying. I'll take my flapjacks the ol' fashioned way.
posted by Succa at 3:09 PM on February 2, 2002

The woman in the "Order Now!" picture is the scariest person I have ever seen.

And I just recognized her from an ad campaign that my company ran a couple of months ago! Eek!
posted by MrBaliHai at 11:26 AM on February 3, 2002

I did my usual "open eight weblogs, command-click twenty or thirty links, then read" sweep this morning. I was baffled when I came to the pancake window, and assumed it was some new form of pop-under I'd inadvertently triggered.

Just another bit of web surrealism, I guess.

posted by Mars Saxman at 8:51 AM on February 4, 2002

Some times I wish that spawned windows inherited their parents history.
posted by NortonDC at 9:08 AM on February 4, 2002

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