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has anyone seen jackmo ?

surely the organiser of mefis best ever meetup cant have vanished ??
posted by sgt.serenity to MetaFilter-Related at 4:17 PM (126 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

heres a tribute or something to make this thread worthwhile
posted by sgt.serenity at 4:20 PM on April 24, 2009


every time I see his name, I think of Iko Iko.
posted by Afroblanco at 4:31 PM on April 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


Huh. A quick perusal of his on-line activity indicates it all stopped around the end of last year. The most recent is a twitter update from 30 December. The rest of his on-line activity seems to have ended around 19 December. I hope he's just decided to take a break from the internets. Have you emailed him?
posted by dersins at 4:40 PM on April 24, 2009


(p.s. nice Fall tags)
posted by dersins at 4:40 PM on April 24, 2009


Has anybody here seen Kelly?
posted by languagehat at 4:42 PM on April 24, 2009


Has anybody here seen Hank?
posted by eyeballkid at 4:51 PM on April 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


Hey everybody, where did Mary go? Where did Mary go? And where's my only cigarette?
posted by Bernt Pancreas at 4:52 PM on April 24, 2009


Does anybody really know what time it is?
How many roads must a man walk down?
Do you know the way to San Jose?
Are you lonesome tonight?
Listen ...(dooo-waaah-oooh)... do you want to know a secret?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:13 PM on April 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


I am just looking for a used car...what is all this?
posted by matthewr at 5:16 PM on April 24, 2009 [3 favorites]


If you happen to see the most beautiful girl in the world... won't you tell her that I love her.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 5:26 PM on April 24, 2009


San Luis Obispo Starbucks. You, shimmering blond, legs all the way to the ground, grande java chip frappacino, two shots, hold the whip. Me, fedora, toothbrush moustache, venti caramel machiatto, skim. Call me.
posted by found missing at 5:40 PM on April 24, 2009 [5 favorites]


How many roads must a man walk down?

Eerily enough, I read the OP and immediately heard another, not-so-great Dylan song play in my head. Even matches syllabically.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 5:44 PM on April 24, 2009


I know a secret, and I AIN'T TELLIN'!
posted by snsranch at 5:52 PM on April 24, 2009


Oh, crap. I've been sitting on him the whole time. Sorry, I didn't know he was there under the couch cushion.
posted by loquacious at 5:54 PM on April 24, 2009


Has anyone ever seen the rain?
posted by inigo2 at 5:55 PM on April 24, 2009


has anyone seen jackmo ?

I expect someone has, yes.
posted by Beautiful Screaming Lady at 5:59 PM on April 24, 2009


42.
posted by Atreides at 5:59 PM on April 24, 2009


legs all the way to the ground

Oh, you had me until this part. Mine stop just short of the ground.
posted by JenMarie at 6:13 PM on April 24, 2009 [3 favorites]


Has anybody here seen my old friend Bobby?
posted by FelliniBlank at 6:24 PM on April 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


I noticed the same thing about his activity awhile ago, but I don't know him so I didn't mention it, for fear of seeming stalkerish. I do hope he's OK- he's one of the few people besides cortex whose comments I can identify from the first sentence.
posted by oneirodynia at 6:28 PM on April 24, 2009


Are we not men? ... Jackmohomo.
posted by katillathehun at 6:31 PM on April 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


Where's that confounded bridge?
posted by sciurus at 6:41 PM on April 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


MAGGIE!
posted by Divine_Wino at 6:51 PM on April 24, 2009


Jane. Stop this crazy thing.
posted by octothorpe at 6:55 PM on April 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


The most recent article he's published that I've found is about The Wrestler, and was published Jan 8, 2009. Any UK librarians out there with access to good databases for this? Factiva doesn't really cover the Arts.
posted by Decimask at 7:15 PM on April 24, 2009


Is it ... Ghostbusters 2?
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:36 PM on April 24, 2009 [7 favorites]


Hehehe, it's a little bit disconcerting that if you were to stop using Metafilter, someone might create a Metatalk post and track you down to ask you where you've been, don't you love us, and why don't you ever call? Once a mefite, forever a mefite. Anyway, continue.
posted by theiconoclast31 at 7:52 PM on April 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


track you down to ask you where you've been

Eh, that's a bit polite. I think the cabal THERE IS NO CABAL prefers to just kidnap a kid until their posting average returns to pre-abandonment levels.
posted by graventy at 8:05 PM on April 24, 2009


Well, on the other hand, this can be worrisome. I can see why it's amusing to post silly stuff on such a thread as this, but when you get to know someone online and they disappear without so much as a "see ya" one tends to be concerned.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 8:12 PM on April 24, 2009 [3 favorites]


Yeah I really like jackmo, I hope he's just taking a break.
posted by vronsky at 8:17 PM on April 24, 2009


I found a couple of movie reviews for 2009 movies at MarieClaire (The Young Victoria and Genova), but there's no timestamp on the reviews themselves.
posted by iconomy at 8:22 PM on April 24, 2009


> Hehehe, it's a little bit disconcerting that if you were to stop using Metafilter, someone might create a Metatalk post and track you down to ask you where you've been, don't you love us, and why don't you ever call? Once a mefite, forever a mefite. Anyway, continue.

Actually, he has stopped posting everywhere, including writing articles at The Herald.

No flickr, blog, twitter, etc. since the end of 2008.

It isn't like he just got tired with Metafilter, he's stopped doing everything, which considering his job as a journalist, is really jaring.
posted by mrzarquon at 8:23 PM on April 24, 2009


Hope he's alright.
posted by nola at 8:28 PM on April 24, 2009


Speaking of which, where has jonmc gone? I haven't seen him in weeks, or have I just been in the wrong threads?
posted by nola at 8:32 PM on April 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


Has anybody here seen Ghostbusters 2?
posted by flatluigi at 8:47 PM on April 24, 2009


So, sgt...why don't you call him? Or drop by his place?
posted by iconomy at 8:51 PM on April 24, 2009


I'd imagine he out IRL doing something productive, so he had to make a clean break with thsi place.

It's a time-suck above all else.
posted by bardic at 8:57 PM on April 24, 2009


(Me, I'm working on becoming the world's best speller.)
posted by bardic at 8:58 PM on April 24, 2009


After Dana enters the museum, the "malevolent" slime forms a shell around the building and the Ghostbusters are called to destroy it. They are unable to do so by their accustomed means; therefore they instead animate the Statue of Liberty by exposing it to "benevolent" slime and "ride" the statue to the museum, where they destroy part of the rooftop with its torch.

How did I miss this movie?
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 9:02 PM on April 24, 2009


Yeah... this is somewhat weird. Have you tried e-mailing him sgt.serenity?
posted by Kattullus at 9:13 PM on April 24, 2009


Eh, that's a bit polite. I think the cabal THERE IS NO CABAL prefers to just kidnap a kid until their posting average returns to pre-abandonment levels.

It is both more complicated and far more horrible than that.
posted by Paphnuty at 9:17 PM on April 24, 2009 [4 favorites]


Anybody here seen my ol' friend jackmo?
Can you tell me where he's gone?
He Meet-Upped a lot o' people but it seems the good they log off young.
Can you tell me where he's gone?
posted by The Deej at 9:52 PM on April 24, 2009


Man, all this joking around is going to look pretty bad when he turns up dead...
posted by ryanrs at 10:01 PM on April 24, 2009


For that matter where is econous?
posted by jtron at 10:12 PM on April 24, 2009


And where my bitches at?
posted by The Deej at 10:16 PM on April 24, 2009


Yeah hadjiboy disappeared for six months... turns out he got run over by a car and nearly died. Obviously I'm not wishing something similar for jack_mo. It's just nice to light up the bat signal when a regular disappears without a trace. Perhaps another member here who knows him in real life will show up and tell us they've seen jack_mo.
posted by netbros at 10:30 PM on April 24, 2009


Whatever happened to Janie?
posted by potch at 10:48 PM on April 24, 2009


Man, all this joking around is going to look pretty bad when he turns up dead...

But of course not. There wouldn't be so much good-natured joking if he wasn't missed. Be well, jackmo. You're missed.

But one of the reasons he's missed is he seems like the sort that would want others to carry on even if he was dead.
posted by loquacious at 10:50 PM on April 24, 2009


And where my bitches at?

In the kennel?
posted by loquacious at 10:51 PM on April 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


In the kennel?

No. Someone let the dogs out. But who? Who, who, who?
posted by The Deej at 11:03 PM on April 24, 2009 [12 favorites]


Has anyone seen my car keys?
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 11:41 PM on April 24, 2009


Your car keys? They're under loquacious' couch cushion. That is, in jackmo's pocket.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:17 AM on April 25, 2009


No. Someone let the dogs out. But who? Who, who, who?
<> i'm going to become rich and famous after i invent
a device that allows you to stab people in the face over the internet

posted by loquacious at 12:55 AM on April 25, 2009 [7 favorites]


Be well Jackmo, wherever you may be. And that goes for all of you MeFites out there, too.

Except for Cortex. That bastard can fry for all I care.

I keed, I keed. Besides, I hear he prefers baking to frying.

Please don't ban me!

posted by ooga_booga at 12:59 AM on April 25, 2009


You spelled Kurious wrong.

Also: you may be Kurious Oranj, but I am Damo Suzuki, so eat it.
posted by koeselitz at 1:44 AM on April 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


If he weren't an entertainment reporter, I would set up a scoop trap for him, as I have some scoops but they aren't entertainment scoops. :)
posted by By The Grace of God at 2:19 AM on April 25, 2009


Econous called me, cockzero!

Oh, I get it. That's good.

/wiggum
posted by clockzero at 3:50 AM on April 25, 2009


Speaking of which, where has jonmc gone?

His last posts here or on metachat were on March 30th. Those last ones on Mecha are...contentious, so maybe he's taking a break to cool down.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 4:17 AM on April 25, 2009


For some reason, this thread has put "If You Seek Amy" into my head and now it's going to take all day to get it out.

It even works syllabically if you exchange "jackmo" for "Amy."
posted by grapefruitmoon at 4:48 AM on April 25, 2009


Is that like changing out "wand" for "wang" in the Harry Potter books?
posted by P.o.B. at 5:12 AM on April 25, 2009


You mean Rowling isn't using them synonymously already?
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 6:03 AM on April 25, 2009


.
posted by yeoz at 6:23 AM on April 25, 2009


MAGGIE!

What was her name again?
posted by biscotti at 6:54 AM on April 25, 2009


.
posted by yeoz


Do you know something we don't? Or does talk of Harry Potter make you well up?
posted by gman at 7:08 AM on April 25, 2009


Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn? Remember how she said that we would meet again, some sunny day?
posted by jbickers at 7:08 AM on April 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


...I think the cabal THERE IS NO CABAL prefers to just kidnap a kid until their posting average returns to pre-abandonment levels.

Well, he's not here. I guess he's being moved around a lot....
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 7:50 AM on April 25, 2009


I miss jackmo. I also miss realcountrymusic. Whatever happened to *that* guy?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 8:24 AM on April 25, 2009


I am still totally here.

Just in case anyone was concerned.
posted by everichon at 8:45 AM on April 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


Did Bono find what he's looking for?
posted by everichon at 8:57 AM on April 25, 2009 [3 favorites]


Could someone please explain the Ghostbusters 2 thing to me? I haven't been keeping up on my injokes.
posted by Afroblanco at 9:06 AM on April 25, 2009


Talk-in' 'bout, Hey now ! Hey now ! I-KO, I-KO, un-day
Jock-a-mo fee-no ai na-né. - Jock-a-mo fee na-né.-

-- Iko Iko, traditional
posted by Afroblanco at 9:16 AM on April 25, 2009


paulsc?
posted by otherwordlyglow at 9:18 AM on April 25, 2009


Hey, I disappeared for a good four months last summer and no one asked if I was all right!

/checks own posting history

Ah, I see. It appears I'm actually a relatively minor contributor to the site. That could explain it. Well, it's okay now. I was eventually able to escape from that maniac's basement by gnawing through some of the rope with my wisdom teeth and dragging myself twenty miles to safety with my chin, so no hard feelings.
posted by otolith at 10:08 AM on April 25, 2009 [9 favorites]


Ah, I see. It appears I'm actually a relatively minor contributor to the site.

I think the correct term is "extra."

That's okay, I've been here for years and I'm barely supporting cast. Lucky to have a speaking role, really.
posted by Afroblanco at 10:10 AM on April 25, 2009


Could someone please explain the Ghostbusters 2 thing to me?

here
posted by inigo2 at 10:15 AM on April 25, 2009


That's okay, I've been here for years and I'm barely supporting cast. Lucky to have a speaking role, really.

Thank God for the Union.
posted by R. Mutt at 10:33 AM on April 25, 2009 [3 favorites]


You know who I miss? Smilla's Sense of Snark.

And I do hope JackMo's okay. He really does seem to have disappeared off the face of the earth, doesn't he? It is a bit worrying.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 11:04 AM on April 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


i can't remember which because I was a little busy but there was a thread the other day with curtisfreak12 and polioo and i was like waht is this, 2007 lol
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 11:21 AM on April 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


So is anybody going to call this guy?

Here's a template if your nervous.

SCENARIO 1

YOU: Hello, is jack_mo there?

ANSWERER: Speaking.

YOU: Oh, hi. Yeah. This is the internet, and we were wondering if your refrigerator was running?

SCENARIO 2

YOU: Hey, is jack_mo there?

ANSWERER: I'm sorry to tell you this, but he passed away.

YOU: Oh. Shit. Well... is your refrigerator running?

(Seriously, though, it is a little worrying. So, I hope someone finds out something.)
posted by katillathehun at 11:46 AM on April 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


*if you're nervous
posted by katillathehun at 11:47 AM on April 25, 2009


Please don't ban me!

donut tempt me

posted by cortex (staff) at 11:49 AM on April 25, 2009


Do you know how small children in Mexico call farts? They call them puns.

Jejeje, cortex se echó un pun!
posted by dirty lies at 2:03 PM on April 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


while we're at it, has anybody seen dhoyt around? he doesn't seem to have posted anything for ages.
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:22 PM on April 25, 2009


Jejeje, cortex se hecho un de pun!

por te corregir ese.
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:26 PM on April 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


I have now punched my Mefi timecard for the week. FYI, I'm not dead.
Please refrain from stalking me. kthxbye.
posted by miss lynnster at 2:38 PM on April 25, 2009


*stops stalking miss lynnster - starts stalking jonmc*
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:41 PM on April 25, 2009


*stops stalking flappo - starts stalking that president elvis guy*
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:48 PM on April 25, 2009


Er, hello. I'm not dead or nothing. I've just been taking time off the web (and everything else, really) for various reasons.

Thanks everyone for the kind concern, and the silly jokes too.

(Also, those film reviews upthread are all by James Mottram. People get us confused a lot, right down to paying one of us for work the other has done - I hope no one is 'phoning him right now to see if he's still alive.)
posted by jack_mo at 3:32 PM on April 25, 2009 [26 favorites]


I just called James Mottram and not only is he alive, but has no clue who I am, what MetaFilter is, or why anybody would be worried about him.
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:39 PM on April 25, 2009 [20 favorites]


Whoops. Shoulda previewed.
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:40 PM on April 25, 2009 [3 favorites]


Good to hear it- I just did a Google News search for any untimely accidents.
posted by dunkadunc at 3:46 PM on April 25, 2009


Thanks for checking in, jack_mo! Y'all come back again real soon, y'hear?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:49 PM on April 25, 2009


Okay, I just finished calling all the emergency rooms and zen retreats in the tri-state area. No sign of him.
posted by found missing at 3:49 PM on April 25, 2009


I once was lost
but now I'm found
was blind
but now I see
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:54 PM on April 25, 2009


Maybe I'm the only one, but i sorta miss that Dr. Steve Elvis guy. I thought he was funny.
posted by Bookhouse at 3:58 PM on April 25, 2009 [3 favorites]




Bookhouse: "95Maybe I'm the only one, but i sorta miss that Dr. Steve Elvis guy. I thought he was funny."

That reminds me, I haven't been down to the dungeon to feed him in days!

One more night shouldn't hurt...
posted by double block and bleed at 4:21 PM on April 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


jack_mo, how did you find out about this post? Did someone call you?
posted by iconomy at 4:26 PM on April 25, 2009


Maybe I'm the only one, but i sorta miss that Dr. Steve Elvis guy. I thought he was funny.

Pretty sure he's still around, in another incarnation.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 4:35 PM on April 25, 2009


I sent him an email. I may not have been the only one.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:38 PM on April 25, 2009


I stood outside his window with a boombox playing "in your eyes." Hope that wasn't too weird.
posted by found missing at 4:42 PM on April 25, 2009 [17 favorites]


Every post you make
Every rule you break
Every fact you fake
I'll be watching you.
posted by gman at 4:48 PM on April 25, 2009


I stood outside his window with a boombox playing "in your eyes." Hope that wasn't too weird.

Not at all. You found missing, right?
posted by gman at 4:50 PM on April 25, 2009


Pretty sure he's still around, in another incarnation.

well, he coudn't be Joe Beese. that much is certain.
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:54 PM on April 25, 2009


OK now I can make the comment I was going to make.

Glaswegian journalist right? I'm just going to go out on a limb here and assume he's had a massive coronary. My sympathies.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 5:05 PM on April 25, 2009


I sent him an email.

I guess sgt.serenity didn't think of that.
posted by iconomy at 5:41 PM on April 25, 2009 [4 favorites]


Kilroy was here. Not so much Jackmo.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 5:51 PM on April 25, 2009



Please don't ban me!

donut tempt me
posted by cortex at 11:49 AM on April 25 [+] [!]

Perhaps I should have said "Please don't banh mi".

Actually, you should. That's good stuff.
posted by ooga_booga at 6:11 PM on April 25, 2009


You don't know what you've got till it's gone.
posted by OmieWise at 7:35 PM on April 25, 2009


You don't miss your water water til your well runs dry.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:41 PM on April 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


The men don't know, but the little girls understand.
posted by Bernt Pancreas at 8:23 PM on April 25, 2009


Stalker needs help stalking.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:00 PM on April 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


I'm walkin'...
through streets that are dead
walkin'...
walkin' with you in my head
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:36 PM on April 25, 2009


You don't have to call me darlin', darlin'... you never even call me by my name.
posted by koeselitz at 1:12 AM on April 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


You can't always get what you want, but, if you try sometimes, you just might get what you need.
posted by koeselitz at 1:16 AM on April 26, 2009


you might find...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:24 AM on April 26, 2009


You don't have to say you love me, just be close at hand.
posted by languagehat at 5:36 AM on April 26, 2009


The only boy who could ever reach me was the sweet talking son of a preacher man.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 8:18 AM on April 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


In case anyone is wondering what happened to bugbread, they blocked his computer at work.
posted by StickyCarpet at 8:22 AM on April 26, 2009 [2 favorites]


i'm slowly achieving my goal of world domination
posted by clavdivs at 10:38 AM on April 26, 2009


StickyCarpet: In case anyone is wondering what happened to bugbread, they blocked his computer at work.

I don't know that one... hum a few bars for me?
posted by koeselitz at 11:39 AM on April 26, 2009


deedle deedle deedle doo de doo de doodle doodle doo de de dee dee deedle deedle dee doo doo deedle deedle deedle doo de doo de doodle doodle doo de de dee dee dee de doo de doo dee doo
posted by ook at 2:24 PM on April 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


hooray all is well : )
posted by sgt.serenity at 3:02 PM on April 26, 2009


Everybody plays the fool, sometimes.

Ain't no exceptions to the rule.
posted by Halloween Jack at 10:04 AM on April 27, 2009


Pretty sure he's still around

Joe Beese?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:05 PM on April 27, 2009


I love you, languagehat. However, I will not be close at hand. Sorry.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:33 PM on April 27, 2009


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