MetaFilter: #1 in the Jewelry Category! May 8, 2009 9:20 PM   Subscribe

I have sometimes felt I haven't gotten my 'due' for being one of the MetaFilter Early Adopters (user #206). But not today.

I received this in my gmailbox:

Subject: Request for Advertising Information. Do you accept banner or text link advertisements?2
Hello,
My name is K***** G**** and I am part of the Marketing Team at A******, Inc.
We are looking for quality sites to advertise on in the jewelry industry and came across yours while researching. We would be interested in advertising on www.metafilter.com
Do you have an Advertising Rate card? Or, could you let me know the cost of banner and/or text links on the site? Also, can you tell me if you have any other websites related to the same category?
I look forward to hearing from you.


Somebody thinks I own metafilter.com! Yeah, it's a spammer and yeah they also think the site has something to do with the jewelry industry, but I'm still proud. Anybody else get strange $#!+ like this?
posted by wendell to MetaFilter-Related at 9:20 PM (107 comments total)

Not relating to metafilter, but back in 2005 my personal homepage was the #1 Google result when you searched for "floam".
Hi - My company represents the manufacturer of the product Floam.

I noticed you have a good natural listing for your page on the term "Floam" in the search engines.

Would you be interested in selling the product on a commission basis?

I can send you a link to a signup page where you can join our affiliate program, then, all you'd have to do would be to place a link on your page and earn commissions from there...

Is that something you'd be interested in?

Let me know.
I thought that was pretty funny at the time. I politely declined. Shortly thereafter random content from my site (snippets from my contact page, instructions for doing stuff in loonix, projects of mine, etc.) started showing up in random blog comment spam, and my result fell down to the 4th page. I think somebody tricked Google into thinking I'm a spammer.
posted by floam at 9:29 PM on May 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


Rest assured that the jealousy of the 93,497 users is paying you dues.
posted by frecklefaerie at 9:30 PM on May 8, 2009


If you'd like, I can forward all of the contact form spam we get to you as well. I can make you a hell of a deal on secret whitehat SEO techniques that will get you on the first page of google results, for example.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:31 PM on May 8, 2009


I've been on the first page of google results. Back when Google showed off its 2001 search results, my blog (under a domain I since lost) was the NUMBER 1 result for "Wendell". When I recently changed my domain to the ego-matic wendell.me, Google dropped me from #13 to #700. I'm still on the front page of Yahoo! Search.
posted by wendell at 9:37 PM on May 8, 2009


I have sometimes felt I haven't gotten my 'due' for lots of things. Spam never makes me feel better. You lucky bastard.
posted by allen.spaulding at 9:53 PM on May 8, 2009


Pshaw! That's nothing. I can put you in touch with some people who can refinance your mortgage while simultaneously enlarging your penis.
posted by amyms at 9:55 PM on May 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


We have numbers? Like at Auschwitz?
posted by wfrgms at 9:58 PM on May 8, 2009 [2 favorites]


Yes, we do, 12059.

And amyms, don't bother. They've already contacted me via my Nigerian subsidiary.

I'm just happy this wasn't Deleted with Extreme WTFudice within five minutes of its posting. And if Matt would LIKE to run some jewelry-related ads and take these bozos' money, he can MeMail me for their names and contact info.
posted by wendell at 10:06 PM on May 8, 2009


A lot of the spam I get is the closest thing to poetry I encounter in my daily life. I find myself forwarding it on to friends when I read anything particularly striking. Below are the end lines of some spam I got two years ago which reminds me of nothing so much as The Wasteland; I find the peculiar cadence and jarring juxtapositions to be quite haunting.
faces years of dry weather ahead, putting a premium on water and forcing communities to find innovative ways to conserve.

That's the biggest fear of John Silvia, Wachovia Corp. Mis gritos ahogaron la risa de mis torturadores. No me gusta la idea de desaparecer. For customizing the layout, you can again use Inkscape or SodiPodi.
It's also possible I just don't understand either poetry or spam.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 10:15 PM on May 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


WTFudice currently has no google results so I commend you on your freshly minted portmanteau thingy.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:18 PM on May 8, 2009


You know, some of us aren't pre-10k users Wendell. You know that I love, respect, and defer all of my own opinions and thoughts until I know for sure what you and the rest of the not-cabal thinks, but sometimes it hurts when you wave your early user numbers in my face. I can't speak for the rest of the crowd, but tonight, my sadness runs deeper than usual.
posted by Bageena at 10:23 PM on May 8, 2009 [3 favorites]


Favorites are the one true metric of absolute worth, Bageena.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:26 PM on May 8, 2009


I feel for you, Bageena.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:27 PM on May 8, 2009


My spam is usually just the garden variety kind but this one from earlier today was delightful:

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of all the Editors-in-chief of Elsevier Journals, we wish to Communicate to you that we are currently accepting manuscripts in all Fields of human Endeavour.
....


A coauthor and I were discussing a manuscript right before this little gem. All fields of human endeavor! Ossum. I'm quite sure my manuscript fits that description.
posted by special-k at 10:31 PM on May 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


this will
posted by special-k at 10:32 PM on May 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


"I have sometimes felt I haven't gotten my 'due' for being one of the MetaFilter Early Adopters"...
posted by wendell

What, being a site-wide internal meme that became so well known and so often used that people pretty much got sick of it wasn't enough for you?
posted by Effigy2000 at 10:36 PM on May 8, 2009 [10 favorites]


Bageena, I actually agree with Burhanistan that low user numbers aren't as big a deal as Favorites earned (but DAMMIT, I'm #206!!!).

I'm just happy to be around for MetaFilter's 10th Anniversary, since during that time I survived Congestive Heart Failure, an antibiotic-resistant staph infection, an emotional breakdown and writing an article for MSNBC.com about "Big Brother" (all potentially fatal). Which is why I'm not as proud of the "wendell/end well" meme as I should have been. Too many times I almost "ended NOT well" or "wenNOTdelled", whatever.

And my current health status (sick and tired, and sick and tired of it) may keep me from any of the big 10thaversary Meetups (this is where everybody says "awwwwww"). So excuse me if I get too much joy out of the Silly Little Things, and this was the Silliest Little Thing I've enjoyed in weeks.
posted by wendell at 10:51 PM on May 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


awwwwwwwwww
posted by cgc373 at 11:30 PM on May 8, 2009


(I added some www to the sympathy.)
posted by cgc373 at 11:31 PM on May 8, 2009


user #206

grrrr!
posted by lia at 12:02 AM on May 9, 2009 [23 favorites]


Pshaw! That's nothing. I can put you in touch with some people who can refinance your mortgage while simultaneously enlarging your penis.
posted by amyms


What if I want to enlarge my mortgage and refinance my penis?
posted by The Deej at 12:07 AM on May 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


Depends on how much equity you have in that thing already.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:11 AM on May 9, 2009 [3 favorites]


awwwwww

come to Portland... it'll be ossum

We'll shout THIS WILL WENDELL when you come in the door and then we'll all laugh

I can see it now in my minds eye *sigh*

We'd all do little WENDELL gang signs we'd just made up with such happy joy

I AM TETSUO!

posted by Kattullus at 12:46 AM on May 9, 2009


KANEEDAAAAAAA!!!

what?
posted by hattifattener at 1:00 AM on May 9, 2009


We'd all do little WENDELL gang signs we'd just made up with such happy joy

I've got the middle three fingers of both hands outsplayed and my arms crossed right now.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:01 AM on May 9, 2009


What if I want to enlarge my mortgage and refinance my penis?

I think you have to hit the "back" button and do some HTML mojo jojo stuff. Not sure.
posted by amyms at 2:46 AM on May 9, 2009


The Deej: "What if I want to enlarge my mortgage and refinance my penis?"

I know an excellent bank manager who moonlights as a hooker.
posted by Effigy2000 at 3:22 AM on May 9, 2009


I just want to assure everyone that I am not the K***** G**** who wants wendell to take jewelry advertising on his MetaFilter thing.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:14 AM on May 9, 2009 [6 favorites]


Ah, but have you ever managed to bank an excellent hooker in the pale moonlight?
posted by cgc373 at 4:14 AM on May 9, 2009


I really don't think that's something you need to know about, cgc373.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:15 AM on May 9, 2009


What's a "$#!+" and where do I get one?
posted by gman at 4:29 AM on May 9, 2009


I would like to point out that the elite status ends at 18k, not at 10k as some seem to think.... just saying

signed,
17,601
posted by HuronBob at 4:44 AM on May 9, 2009


My metric for elite status is when there are more members signed up after I joined than before. For me, 75,000 was the big elite member party day. Boy did we party. I remember it like yesterday. We drank, we sang we ate like there was going to be no tomorrow. We knew it would not *end well*. When tomorrow finally came, we puked.

#37,485
posted by JohnnyGunn at 5:35 AM on May 9, 2009


Let me confirm that Kirth Gerson is absolutely NOT the K***** (6 letters) G**** (5 letters) and anyone who thought so isn't really paying attention.

And the "strange $#!+" came from a self-censoring method I was using elsewhere that accidentally slopped over into here, where it's obviously not needed, but anybody who couldn't decipher the characters is a stupid mother£µ¢₭ing @$$hole.

And may I warn anyone considering refinancing your penis, never fall behind on your payments because foreclosure is, well, painful. Don't ask how I know this.

And please, don't argue over the relative elite-ness of certain numbers. At one time, the "under 200s" were treating ME like a newbie. Which is why I had most of them killed.
posted by wendell at 5:46 AM on May 9, 2009


I have sometimes felt I haven't gotten my 'due' for being one of the MetaFilter Early Adopters (user #206). But not today.

Was the "due" five dollars at the dawn of metafilter?
posted by francesca too at 5:53 AM on May 9, 2009


but tonight, my sadness runs deeper than usual.

I understand -- my sadness, though deep, is just a little less than half of yours.

My photo of Cascadas de Tamul in Mexico was the number 1 result at Yahoo for a while, and a gallery I made of Aquismon Mexico (pre-flickr) was in in the top or or five at Google for "Aquismon" the last time I checked, but I blame that more on a paucity of good sites on he subject than anything else.
posted by Devils Rancher at 5:59 AM on May 9, 2009


*four* or five. Why do I insist on trying to do text entry before coffee? Oh, hey, Cascadas De Tamul is still #4 Google images, today. That was a hard-fought photograph, in 1995.
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:05 AM on May 9, 2009


Goodness this is tasteless, but Whiffer started it, so:

Anyone have a tattoo of their user number?

-62973
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:20 AM on May 9, 2009


I don't know how this is even possible, but my grandparents were signed up in 1940, and they have six digit user numbers.
posted by gman at 6:34 AM on May 9, 2009 [6 favorites]


I think I cracked this code:

My name is Kenney (6 letters) Geeee (5 letters) and I am part of the Marketing Team at Assholes, Inc.

What did I win?
posted by P.o.B. at 6:40 AM on May 9, 2009


A Grammy.
posted by gman at 6:49 AM on May 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


gman, that was the most tasteless joke i've ever read here. you should be ashamed of yourself.
posted by UbuRoivas at 6:50 AM on May 9, 2009


SpiffyRob asked.
posted by gman at 6:52 AM on May 9, 2009


My low(ish) user number keeps me warm at night.

That, and a blanket. And my wife. And central heating. And on especially cold nights we build a fire. All these things keep me warm at night. To varying degrees.
posted by ook at 6:53 AM on May 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


no, that was a compliment!
posted by UbuRoivas at 6:56 AM on May 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


I was once a $5 n00b, and now I find myself wanting people to get off my lawn. Still don't have a cool user number though.

-19856
posted by grapefruitmoon at 6:57 AM on May 9, 2009


I'm just happy to be around for MetaFilter's 10th Anniversary, since during that time I survived...

When I think back over the last ten years I'm kind of amazed that I survived at all and I'm glad that you did too.

Without getting maudlin or anything, it is awfully nice that this site has been around and consistent for as long as it has. MetaFilter has become something of a touchstone for me and after each bizarre bout with the real world it's nice to check in and see that the snark, vitriol and moments of sheer genius have continued along in my absence.

Was the "due" five dollars at the dawn of metafilter?

You guys paid for this?
posted by cedar at 7:10 AM on May 9, 2009 [3 favorites]


This is so embarrassing, I've wanted to ask for years ... where are our user numbers?
posted by thinkpiece at 7:10 AM on May 9, 2009


Clearly everyone in the 23000s is awesome...I mean, it starts with 23, what's not to love?
posted by schyler523 at 7:12 AM on May 9, 2009


Thinkpiece: go to your profile, look at your URL. The five digit number (in your case 17698) is your user number.
posted by schyler523 at 7:13 AM on May 9, 2009


I mean, it starts with 23, what's not to love?

yeah, i know. pity poor grapefruitmoon - 1985. nothing much good happening there, other than perhaps the Sisters of Mercy.
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:14 AM on May 9, 2009


For no reason beyond the procrastinatory, I propose we rank status based not on how soon we signed up, but on ebook number at Project Gutenberg, so Wendell at #206 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 1995, Memorial Issue by Various.

Mathowie is the United States Declaration of Independence by United States

cortex is You Meng Yin — Part 1 by Chao Zhang

Jessamyn is Beauty and the Beast, and Tales of Home by Bayard Taylor

I, on the other hand, am French Art by W. C. Brownell

I'm not sure what this means, but it is obviously of some importance.

There are only 28,735 books there, so that is evidently the cutoff for significance
posted by knapah at 7:20 AM on May 9, 2009


Spam Poetry
posted by Zero Gravitas at 7:21 AM on May 9, 2009


thinkpiece, put the mouse over your username anywhere you see it in yellow. Look down at the bottom of your browser. On the left there. Voila.
posted by iconomy at 7:22 AM on May 9, 2009


on ebook number at Project Gutenberg

*YAY*

La fille du pirate by H. Émile Chevalier

posted by UbuRoivas at 7:30 AM on May 9, 2009


As evidenced by the above, I'm not sure I've ever been less motivated to work than I am today.
posted by knapah at 7:32 AM on May 9, 2009


I'm confused. Where can I buy the MeFi jewelry?
posted by trip and a half at 7:38 AM on May 9, 2009


you can buy my family jewels for a while if you like. $20.
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:40 AM on May 9, 2009


I got those in town. Don't you remember?
posted by trip and a half at 7:43 AM on May 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


*checks*

oh, that must've been that time i woke up in a bathtub full of ice, with that note to ring for an ambulance...
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:50 AM on May 9, 2009


A Study of Pueblo Architecture.

Wow, this says even less about me than most FaceBook quizzes.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 7:52 AM on May 9, 2009


idunno, actually bothering to do facebook quizzes must say something...?
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:54 AM on May 9, 2009


bothering to do facebook quizzes must say something...?

Bucketloads of narcissism and free time.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 7:57 AM on May 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


Now we need a script for the Project Gutenberg Top 100 Ebooks page that replaces the book title with a link to the appropriate Metafilter user profile. That would give us a better idea who the best Metafilter user is. I mean, as long as we're going to be arbitrary, we should at least have a winner.

I got Jules Verne's In Search of Castaways; or The Children of Captain Grant. Something tells me I'll never be number 1.
posted by clockwork at 8:06 AM on May 9, 2009


I'm now imagining a civil narcissism emergency, with a bucket brigade forming up but then not getting anything done because everybody got distracted by their reflection in whichever bucket they were currently holding.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:47 AM on May 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


I call Wendell OD2, for Ol' Dirty 206.
posted by lukemeister at 9:39 AM on May 9, 2009


Shawl-Straps by Louisa May Alcott? The hell? Other MeFites are works of political and cultural import, and I get obscure antiquated juvenile fiction? I could have been the Gallipoli Diary, Vol.2, which is undoubtedly interesting if tragic, but some slimeball started signing up to be MeFite #22021 and then backed out, leaving me with a young lady's travel book nobody's ever heard of. I hated Little Women, too.

Yeah, I fail at being a girl. Don't get me started about Jane Austen, either.

P.S. Are we going to get our official MeFi jewelry at the Big Ten meetups? Like class rings, but dorkier?

posted by Quietgal at 9:52 AM on May 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


P.S. Are we going to get our official MeFi jewelry at the Big Ten meetups? Like class rings, but dorkier?

And Letterman jackets! I lettered in snark, derails, and innuendo.
posted by lukemeister at 9:57 AM on May 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


Oooh. Mine is in Tagalog.

Maybe we should assign gang colors based on number for the Big Meetup.
posted by JoanArkham at 10:08 AM on May 9, 2009


I thought about ordering a run of temporary tattoos for the 8th party but never got around to it. Maybe it's time to revisit that idea.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:31 AM on May 9, 2009


If you're getting lick-on tattoos, I want the lightning bolt that says "Dyn-o-mite!" in red action letters.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 10:44 AM on May 9, 2009


The book I got was The Ship of Stars (A Love Story of the Cornish Coast) by sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch, most famous for having edited The Oxford Book of English Verse. Deciding to make this a little more interesting I found page 277 (my total number of MeFi posts) went to word 50 (total AskMe questions) and wrote down the next 15 words (total number of MeTa posts) and ended up with the sentence: "on the walls of which, and even on the dresser, Taffy's books fought for room"

Which is clearly significant.

Okay maybe not.

I'm hungover, what do you expect from me?

posted by Kattullus at 11:46 AM on May 9, 2009


Kattullus: The book I got was The Ship of Stars (A Love Story of the Cornish Coast) by sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch, most famous for having edited The Oxford Book of English Verse. Deciding to make this a little more interesting I found page 277 (my total number of MeFi posts) went to word 50 (total AskMe questions) and wrote down the next 15 words (total number of MeTa posts) and ended up with the sentence: "on the walls of which, and even on the dresser, Taffy's books fought for room"

Which is clearly significant.

Okay maybe not.

I'm hungover, what do you expect from me?


---

Oh god, what have I begun?

must not do the same with French Art!
posted by knapah at 12:04 PM on May 9, 2009


I'm The Seeker which I've never read. Perhaps I'll rectify that omission.
posted by Skorgu at 12:12 PM on May 9, 2009


Metafilter: You've got a friend in the diamond business
posted by lukemeister at 12:14 PM on May 9, 2009


my number is too big for Project Gutenberg so I split it up. I am a combination of

The Dawn of Amateur Radio in the U.K. and Greece: a personal view By Norman F. Joly.

and

Young Adventure, a Book of Poems by Stephen Vincent Benét (1898-1943)

I'm sure there is a number of user numbers MUCH lower than me that have been banned or otherwise left Metafilter. How much (of a bribe) would it take to get a couple of numbers switched up?
posted by silkygreenbelly at 1:07 PM on May 9, 2009


The coolness cutoff is obviously 13,000. I thought this was widely known.

-12990
posted by jokeefe at 1:20 PM on May 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


I like this one: A Residence in France, With an Excursion Up the Rhine, and a Second Visit to Switzerland by James Fenimore Cooper
posted by jokeefe at 1:21 PM on May 9, 2009


Me, I'm The Children's Hour, Volume 3. For what that's worth.
posted by languagehat at 2:13 PM on May 9, 2009


I wonder how many usernumbers are reserved for people who went through the payment process but balked at PayPal. As time has gone on, i bet there's been more and more.
posted by dunkadunc at 2:50 PM on May 9, 2009


I mean, went through the sign-up process.
Damn, I'm tired.
posted by dunkadunc at 2:50 PM on May 9, 2009


I did a google search on my user number. Apparently, I am binoculars.
posted by not_on_display at 5:34 PM on May 9, 2009


I am Washington D.C.
posted by team lowkey at 6:22 PM on May 9, 2009


I like this one: A Residence in France, With an Excursion Up the Rhine, and a Second Visit to Switzerland by James Fenimore Cooper.

I've read this book! It's really boring even by the standards of James Fenimore Cooper. Not as boring as his history of the US Navy, though.

I'm The Moon-Voyage by Jules Verne. Maybe a bad translation of From the Earth to the Moon? Who knows?
posted by Sidhedevil at 6:51 PM on May 9, 2009


Spam Poetry
attention! i am having a "poetry spam" at the ol' inbox. prepare your meatiest work and have it be judged by other people in the jewelry scene. this is your chance to change the world through poetry spam.
posted by the aloha at 8:29 PM on May 9, 2009


A furniture company asked me to use my blog to whore for them once. And I know very little about furniture. Go figure.
posted by bardic at 10:19 PM on May 9, 2009


How fantastic!

I am a class of steam locomotive designed for light mixed traffic!
posted by winna at 10:29 PM on May 9, 2009


Lazy bastards should get back to gutenburghing!

No text number 77383, my ass!
posted by Ghidorah at 10:43 PM on May 9, 2009


A google search of my user number (18312) comes up with:

A gene (Olfr15 olfactory receptor 15 [ Mus musculus ]) on chromosome #16, present in rats and humans. (I'm sure it's no coincidence that I was born in the Chinese Zodiac year of the rat.) :)

"Resistance at all cost is the most senseless act there is."

A photo gallery of China Airlines Airbus A330-302, #18312

This MeFi entry: "Porn sites main cause of web-related sackings"

A lovely plaque.

An article from Missionary Monthly. (Sadly, no sex or nudity, despite the name.) ;)

This awful, useless, annoying YouTube video

An overpriced flash template, complete with soundtrack.

An address about 2 miles from my house. Plus a few others that are nowhere near it.

Project Gutenberg: King Lear, by William Shakespeare. French.
posted by zarq at 10:51 PM on May 9, 2009


The Outcasts by William Alexander Fraser
"SHAG CARRIED THE DOG-WOLF ON HIS BACK."
What the heck!
posted by tellurian at 2:25 AM on May 10, 2009


Sadly, I've just now realized that I'm no longer a Metafilter noob because when I started reading the comments in this thread I said to myself, "Boy, it sure has been a long time since I've seen a MeTa thread turn into one of these stupid whats-your-user-number deals....wait, Grapefruitmoon has a lower user number than me?!?!"
posted by mrmojoflying at 5:55 AM on May 10, 2009


HAHA! I have a lower user number than somebody! I win!

It only took four years, but man, that "fresh-n00b" smell has finally worn off. Though I don't know what to think that this was *surprsing* to someone. Do I look new? Am I still shiny?
posted by grapefruitmoon at 7:21 AM on May 10, 2009


I can't believe nobody has discussed the possibility that wendell was being invited to lend his elite cred to a *winkwinknudgenudge* Pepsi Blue campaign (unless I missed it during my perusal of the comments). Text links indeed!

Wendell is hereby prohibited from discussing Jewelry. Better get a google alert in place.

Cowers in anticipation of being acknowledged by #206
posted by aydeejones at 8:00 AM on May 10, 2009


Further cause for concern...if you sum the letters of this sentence, assigning 1 to A, 26 to Z, etc, the results are disturbing:

WENDELL THE ICE HUSTLA'

See for yourself...the game is afoot.

Also:

WENDELL BE SLANGIN' D'BLING
posted by aydeejones at 8:22 AM on May 10, 2009


Want to make $$$ fast?

Press shift-4 three times!
posted by agropyron at 11:45 AM on May 10, 2009


Please allow me to pre-empt possible grammar lectures by acknowledging my misuse of the word "sentence" for phrase #1. Thank you!
posted by aydeejones at 12:30 PM on May 10, 2009


I thought about ordering a run of temporary tattoos for the 8th party but never got around to it. Maybe it's time to revisit that idea.
posted by cortex at 10:31 AM on May 9 [+] [!]

Are you going to deliver those all, a la Santa? Because good luck.
posted by Nabubrush at 8:34 AM on May 11, 2009


Children's Books and their Illustrators by Gleeson White. I'm delighted to be low enough to have a Project Gutenberg text, but fairly disappointed in this most boring of titles. Additionally, this e-book is useless without pictures.
posted by nonmerci at 10:11 AM on May 11, 2009


Are you going to deliver those all, a la Santa? Because good luck.

What would be better is for cortex to break into people's houses and tattoo the logo on them while they sleep.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:14 AM on May 11, 2009


Additionally, this e-book is useless without pictures.

You think that's useless? Check out Russian Grammar—the "Russian" all looks like "ciyKHy -euib -etT"! Yes, I know you can click on "See other formats" and read it as a flip book or pdf, but what fun is that?
posted by languagehat at 11:01 AM on May 11, 2009


All this talk about user numbers! Well you know what y'all? I don't give a fuck. I really don't. I'm just going to keep ass-kissing to the old school mefites I like, eventually try to throw down a decent post, and still try to make it to one of the 10th Very Special Meetups, strutting in like I own the place. And when I say, "Hi, I'm Barrett Caulk!" and someone looks at me like I'm speaking Esperanto, I will just get very, very drunk. And if everything went according to my daydreams I will end up vomiting into the lap of a mod, and not even knowing who they are. 87225 signing out.
posted by barrett caulk at 11:08 AM on May 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


schyler523, iconomy, thank you, it's sweet, 17698 ...
posted by thinkpiece at 1:24 PM on May 11, 2009


it starts with 23, what's not to love?

I dunno, there seems to be a bunch of other cool numbers that are missing...
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 9:26 PM on May 11, 2009 [2 favorites]


what mefi post represents my user#:
Heather and Derek are suddenly out of JPG Magazine

what askme post:
What's this P1 in my eyeglass prescription?

that was fun. zzzzzz
posted by not_on_display at 9:49 PM on May 11, 2009




Ooooh, good for you! You just had to come back and wave that thing around again, didn't you... you fucking neighbor. Listen up, KITTY, no one cares about your oh-so-perfect member-number. Keep it to yourself, cornycakes.
posted by team lowkey at 8:37 AM on May 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


Listen up, KITTY,

The force it took to refrain from LOLing in the library nearly gave me a hernia.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 8:55 AM on May 12, 2009


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