Is MetaFilter/MetaTalk's blue/gray color scheme an allusion to the Civil War? February 2, 2002 1:54 PM   Subscribe

Is MetaFilter/MetaTalk's much-beloved blue/gray color scheme a subtle allusion to the Civil War?
posted by kirkaracha to MetaFilter-Related at 1:54 PM (53 comments total)

Holy crap we've been found out, delete this immediately!
posted by skallas at 2:05 PM on February 2, 2002 [1 favorite]


Yes, it's Matt's way of subtly trying to attract the attention of Ken Burns in order to persuade him to make a documentary about 'blogs. Over sepia-toned shots of monitor screens, Waffle House, cute kitties, and fluffy bunnies with pancakes on their heads, sonorous voice-over narrators will read the sad and poignant thread comments of posters from all sides of the ideological spectrum; UncleFes posts will be read by Garrison Keillor, BarneyFifesBullet by Robert Vaughn, bunnyfire by Sally Kellerman, and hincandenza by the Olson twins.
posted by MrBaliHai at 2:12 PM on February 2, 2002


And Miguel Cardoso by Ricardo Montablan.
posted by y2karl at 2:19 PM on February 2, 2002


KHAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!
posted by MrBaliHai at 2:21 PM on February 2, 2002


and fold_and-mutilate by Senor Wences..
posted by jonmc at 2:24 PM on February 2, 2002


I dibs Herve Villachez.

Wait, shit, he's dead.
Uh....

I dibs Dustin Diamond.
posted by dong_resin at 3:35 PM on February 2, 2002


with r-r-r-rich Cor-r-r-r-rinthian leather-r-r-r-r...
posted by y2karl at 3:38 PM on February 2, 2002


can i be shelby foote?
posted by clavdivs at 3:54 PM on February 2, 2002


background music by the Soggy Bottom Boys......
posted by bunnyfire at 3:58 PM on February 2, 2002


I want all my posts read by Snoop Dog...
posted by owillis at 4:17 PM on February 2, 2002


Actually, those of us in the city where it started refer to it as the Recent Unpleasantness.

It's a local quirk, but it always makes me smile.

Ed
who can see Ft. Sumter driving over the bridge into town.

posted by ebarker at 4:35 PM on February 2, 2002


I'm getting Jennifer Tilly before you guys do. I want my posts read in that weird high pitched yet sexy voice of hers. Think Bound.
posted by skallas at 4:47 PM on February 2, 2002


*resists making a crack about Fort Sumter's driving habits*
posted by ook at 4:48 PM on February 2, 2002


If he's still alive, I'd like to reseve Casey Kasem for my posts...
posted by jonmc at 4:54 PM on February 2, 2002


But who gets to read for Mr. Haughey his own bad self? I vote Shatner.
posted by MrBaliHai at 4:59 PM on February 2, 2002


Mr BaliHai- Don't be silly, only one man is fit to be the voice of Mathowie and that man is Charlton Heston.
posted by jonmc at 5:03 PM on February 2, 2002


Okay, as long as it's the Planet of the Apes Heston.

"It's a madhouse! A MADHOUSE!!!"
posted by MrBaliHai at 5:21 PM on February 2, 2002


Or The Towering Inferno Heston
::looks up, slaps neck, grimaces::
Damn!
posted by y2karl at 5:26 PM on February 2, 2002


Gentlemen, It's the Ten Commandments Heston of course.

"Let Metafilter Go!!"
posted by jonmc at 5:31 PM on February 2, 2002


I'd like Kevin Conroy to read my posts. Yeah the guy who is Batman's voice in the cartoons.
posted by riffola at 5:37 PM on February 2, 2002


For some reason I'm thinking Ali G as clavdivs.
posted by jpoulos at 6:06 PM on February 2, 2002


MetaFilter is people! PEEE-PUUUL!
posted by dong_resin at 6:23 PM on February 2, 2002


By the way, Brak is clearly Clavdis.
Brak's father is clearly Miguel.
posted by dong_resin at 6:25 PM on February 2, 2002


Soylent Green.

Do I win a prize?
posted by bunnyfire at 6:26 PM on February 2, 2002


Yes, but I wouldn't advise you eat it.
posted by dong_resin at 6:34 PM on February 2, 2002


"Soylent Green is people, you damn dirty apes!!"


Ed
only slightly confused.

posted by ebarker at 6:43 PM on February 2, 2002


Time for a little drinking game!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 6:46 PM on February 2, 2002


Actually it would be really neat if aacheson and msacheson's posts were read by Bob and Doug Mackenzie of "Strange Brew" fame. Take off, you hosers!
posted by jonmc at 6:50 PM on February 2, 2002


I'll take Charles Nelson Reilly.


For the block.
posted by Kafkaesque at 7:03 PM on February 2, 2002


I'm Roy Batty (as portrayed by Rutger Hauer in Bladerunner)!:

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die... Kafakesque.

posted by y2karl at 7:15 PM on February 2, 2002


Walken, baby!

I'll have you know that I carried these letters up my ass for seven long years. And now, Gentle Reader, I give them to you.
posted by Optamystic at 7:16 PM on February 2, 2002


I see you more as Rutger Hauer in The Hitcher, Kral. Probably just me.
posted by Kafkaesque at 7:25 PM on February 2, 2002


At least that way, rodii wouldn't have to be Boy Wonder.

Wait a minute... You lookin' at me, Kakafesque?
posted by y2karl at 7:29 PM on February 2, 2002


I'll take Emeril. *BAM*, you bastards!
posted by ColdChef at 8:16 PM on February 2, 2002


Hey, Kafka? I think you're thinking of Paul Lynde, sweetie (Nelson Reilly was Match Game).

As for me -- Ruth Buzzi, babe.
posted by metrocake at 8:42 PM on February 2, 2002


I was having Gene Rayburn flashbacks, metro.

You bet your bippy.
posted by Kafkaesque at 9:04 PM on February 2, 2002


Hey, K, I didn't mean to misspell your name the first time..dang.
And my nominees for Bosco and Bearman are...
posted by y2karl at 9:33 PM on February 2, 2002


the part of jcterminal will be voiced by none other than sean connery.
posted by jcterminal at 10:16 PM on February 2, 2002


I think after the really clever assless leather pants comment I made next door, I'd better take the Paul Lynde voice.

What the hell is is my deal, anyway?
posted by dong_resin at 10:24 PM on February 2, 2002


Let us know about your coming out party, hear?
posted by y2karl at 12:19 AM on February 3, 2002


can i be the funky kid from Omega Man?
posted by clavdivs at 7:40 AM on February 3, 2002


The Paul Lynde voice is mine, dong_resin! You will be portrayed by Charles Nelson Reilley as punishment for your infractions!
posted by evanizer at 10:54 AM on February 3, 2002


Oh, behave and play nice!
posted by dong_resin at 2:33 PM on February 3, 2002


Book me John Lithgow; something about his pompous, self-satisfied, pseudo-intellectual voice always reminds me of me...
posted by Perigee at 12:31 AM on February 4, 2002


erkle. with a temper.
posted by quonsar at 8:30 AM on February 4, 2002


UncleFes posts will be read by Garrison Keillor

Not authoritative enough. How about Phillip Baker Hall? aka Mr. Bookman the Library Detective.
posted by UncleFes at 10:01 AM on February 4, 2002


the posts of epersonae to be read by a whining teenage Molly Ringwald. or Lisa Simpson.
posted by epersonae at 10:28 AM on February 4, 2002


i call bruce campbell or jeremy piven.
posted by boogah at 12:15 AM on February 5, 2002


I want Harry Dean Stanton with that rambling "Paris, Texas" drawl. Or William Hurt.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 12:35 AM on February 5, 2002


Jeez, I wake up and find Miguel collecting, shining and lining up shoes on the porch.
posted by y2karl at 6:20 AM on February 5, 2002


My posts will be mimed by Marcel Marceau.
posted by dness2 at 9:18 AM on February 5, 2002


Can't get out of that box, eh?
posted by y2karl at 9:24 AM on February 5, 2002


I think he's just walking against your wind.
posted by Kafkaesque at 9:35 AM on February 5, 2002


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