A very nice article about MetaFilter is up on the CSMonitor site. February 6, 2002 7:46 AM   Subscribe

A very nice article about MetaFilter is up on the CSMonitor site.

posted by nicwolff to MetaFilter-Related at 7:46 AM (15 comments total)

It's bylined Jim Regan, who I guess might be user bumbum69. Does this vindicate all lurkers with goofy usernames?
posted by nicwolff at 7:48 AM on February 6, 2002

Lurkers are the lifeblood of MetaFilter. Jim Regan is a real friend. Over on MetaFilter(musn't say MeFi)Shift has us as one of the 25 best web sites. And it's sunny outside! Let's face it: some days are better than others.

Now, back to the detective work: "bumbum" is Brazilian slang for butt. It's also the name of a famous bikini shop in Ipanema, in Rio de Janeiro(I have a few T-shirts myself). There's also a soft pr0n magazine called "Bumbum - PreferĂȘncia Nacional", the translation of which gives you an idea of just how fixated those sambistas are.
As for 69, well it's not really something you'd like the Christian Science Monitor to know about. As for a "bumbum 69" well, Master nicwolff, there's certainly nothing goofy about that plate of eels!

posted by MiguelCardoso at 8:12 AM on February 6, 2002

OK, Migs, if you're using eels I think you're doing it wrong. Unless I am!
posted by nicwolff at 8:34 AM on February 6, 2002

It's also the name of that Tom Green song, if I'm not mistaken. My bum is on the net. *click!*

Anyway, that was a pretty uplifting article, all in all. It's good that they didn't mention the endless pancake jokes and the constant squabbling over whether Metafilter has reached the end of its precipitous decline, or is somewhere around the middle. He should have mentioned mathowie, though.

and me.
posted by Hildago at 8:59 AM on February 6, 2002

Oh, great.With all this publicity, we're gonna become "fashionable." mathowie gonna be asked to cut the ribbon at supermarket openings and go to Hollywood premieres and it's gonna cut into his golf time. People are already calling me for interviews. There goes the neighborhood.
posted by jonmc at 9:08 AM on February 6, 2002

Nobody goes to MetaFilter anymore; it's too crowded.
posted by NortonDC at 9:35 AM on February 6, 2002

'Nobody goes to MetaFilter anymore; it's too crowded.'

Is that a deliberate oxymoron. I took it as such, and laughed.
posted by RobertLoch at 10:12 AM on February 6, 2002

"No, no. No more interviews today dahling. I vant to be alone..."
posted by owillis at 10:12 AM on February 6, 2002

It's a Yogi Berra quote.
posted by nicwolff at 10:19 AM on February 6, 2002

Yogi Berra, my hero and role model.

But as Yogi himself said "I never said half the things I said."

posted by jonmc at 10:30 AM on February 6, 2002

W00t! Now we're "specialists in Assisted Serendipity!" Matt, I strongly urge you to add that to the other tag lines and consider it for the Metafilter t-shirts!
posted by Lynsey at 10:56 AM on February 6, 2002

"specialists in Assisted Serendipity!"

...emphasis on the "-dipity"
posted by UncleFes at 11:23 AM on February 6, 2002

Re: Yogi Berra quote. Gotta toot my own trumpet. Royalties welcome :)
posted by liam at 5:01 PM on February 6, 2002

Actually, I like "Emphasis on the -dipity" as a tagline even better.

That article did do a better job of summing up what's valuable about MetaFilter than most do: instead of a vague summation of what goes on, he gave actual examples of links found here. Other articles don't do as well at summing up the flavor of the place.
posted by BT at 4:48 AM on February 7, 2002

I found it more than a little odd that the writer didn't mention (let alone interview) Matt as MetaFilter's founder.
posted by verdezza at 9:28 AM on February 9, 2002

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