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Is that first link supposed to give a page not found or is it an injoke i don't understand?
posted by spicynuts at 6:03 AM on May 19, 2009


the correct link is probably http://www.daisyowl.com/comic/2009-05-19.
that said, this could've just as easily gone in the original thread.
stop overthinking the webcomic.
posted by yeoz at 6:05 AM on May 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


Undertheorized, obviously.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 6:19 AM on May 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


In before "this post is over-thinking a webcomic of beans" joke.

Oh, wait.
posted by marginaliana at 6:22 AM on May 19, 2009


Beans are made of beans.

Who am I to disagree?
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:31 AM on May 19, 2009 [7 favorites]


It's beans all the way down!
posted by mkb at 6:47 AM on May 19, 2009 [3 favorites]


The comics at Daily Owl are pretty good.
The comments at Daily Owl are pretty awful.
posted by DU at 6:55 AM on May 19, 2009


beans
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:55 AM on May 19, 2009


What do you think, Brak?
posted by jbickers at 7:00 AM on May 19, 2009


Is really this a a sly criticism of AskMe secretly disguised as the nature of beans?
AskMe, AskMe, good for the heart...
posted by zerokey at 7:00 AM on May 19, 2009


Pff, she could underthink a can of beans.
posted by paisley henosis at 7:02 AM on May 19, 2009


You lost me at "webcomic".
posted by Joe Beese at 7:05 AM on May 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


Not MetaFilter related
posted by rocket88 at 7:13 AM on May 19, 2009


Remember, kids, beans are nature's beans.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 7:14 AM on May 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


It could have been making fun of the MySpace to AskMe's Facebook.
posted by ND¢ at 7:17 AM on May 19, 2009


Molecules, goddammit.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:17 AM on May 19, 2009 [4 favorites]


Is this something I'd need to own a can opener to understand?
posted by abc123xyzinfinity at 7:24 AM on May 19, 2009 [4 favorites]


Come on, how hard could it have been to make that a plate instead of a can?
posted by kingbenny at 7:25 AM on May 19, 2009


When are they going to finally fess up that Yahoo Answers is a magnificent, intentional joke? There's just NO WAY it is real. I can't believe you suckers fall for it.
posted by dirtdirt at 7:32 AM on May 19, 2009


"Beans, muthafukka, Beans!"
posted by Burhanistan at 7:43 AM on May 19, 2009


Yahoo! Answers is reality. AskMe is a wonderful fantasy world that we create for ourselves and try to pretend that everything will be fine. Yahoo! Answers is there to show us the truth.
posted by ND¢ at 7:46 AM on May 19, 2009 [7 favorites]


Sorry, this is really more like over-pondering a can of beans. Close though. I'll give you that.
posted by dgaicun at 7:50 AM on May 19, 2009


Ok I now love this comic. I have spent the last 30 minutes pressing random...... Thanks Metafilter!
posted by Mastercheddaar at 7:51 AM on May 19, 2009


That little dude just knows that there is bread in that can.
posted by defenestration at 8:10 AM on May 19, 2009 [2 favorites]


Beans?
posted by The Whelk at 8:18 AM on May 19, 2009


Beans
posted by Meatbomb at 8:37 AM on May 19, 2009


Burhanistan : Molecules, goddammit.

Which, when taken out of context, has just the right amount of misdirected anger and randomness to make it of use in the rest of my meetings today.

Boss: What ideas do we have about how to resolve this situation
Coworker: Well, we could leverage our paradigm into some outside the box thinking...
quin: Molecules, goddammit.
Boss: What?
quin: You heard me. It'll work, use it.
Boss: *thinks* It's brilliant. Run with it.
Coworker: But it doesn't make sense...
Boss: Exactly. And it's just the outside-the-box kind of conceptualizing we can use around here. I think we need to get quin a promotion and a company car. Also, a corner office with a wet-bar...

Molecules, goddammit; God damned bean molecules.
posted by quin at 8:44 AM on May 19, 2009 [3 favorites]


shut the fuck up you fucking molecules
posted by The Whelk at 8:47 AM on May 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


Parts is parts.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 8:48 AM on May 19, 2009






DO NOT CLICK IF YOU ENJOY EATING BEANS

Rule 34, bean-style.
posted by GuyZero at 9:04 AM on May 19, 2009


One Bean.
posted by GuyZero at 9:05 AM on May 19, 2009


GAAAAAAHH! MEATBOMB HATH ENTRICKENED ME!!!
posted by Mister_A at 9:10 AM on May 19, 2009


YOU'VE BEEN BEANROLLED!
posted by dersins at 9:20 AM on May 19, 2009 [4 favorites]


Is it just me, or does raw celery have a slight numbing effect on the mouth?
posted by slogger at 9:23 AM on May 19, 2009


Are you just rubbing it around there or eating it?
posted by Burhanistan at 9:30 AM on May 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


I like the mouse-over jokes "hidden" in those comics, too. Wish I had discovered them before I was halfway through, though!
posted by Grither at 9:36 AM on May 19, 2009


I'm only made of one bean.
posted by one_bean at 9:41 AM on May 19, 2009


The Whelk: "shut the fuck up you fucking molecules"

This will be my personal mantra for the next two months of organic chemistry lab.
posted by The White Hat at 9:42 AM on May 19, 2009


The comics at Daily Owl are pretty good.
The comments at Daily Owl are pretty awful.


You're kidding, right? As a long-time fan of Daisy Owl, I find the comments one of the best things about the site, nearly as funny as the strip itself. I'll admit they do often slyly refer back to elements of previous strips, so perhaps a familiarity with the entire corpus is necessary to appreciate them. Or perhaps this is just another illustration of how widely individual tastes vary.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 9:49 AM on May 19, 2009


AskMe, AskMe, good for the heart...
posted by zerokey at 7:00 AM on May 19 [+] [!]


The more you snark, the more you fart! (had to finish it)
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 10:02 AM on May 19, 2009


Some beans.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:10 AM on May 19, 2009


I resisted this for a long time, but you know, my actual attitude about beans – the real beans – has changed because of Metafilter. I see beans on a plate out there in the world and something happens to me, and only me. And nobody else will understand.
posted by iamkimiam at 10:13 AM on May 19, 2009 [2 favorites]




slogger : Is it just me, or does raw celery have a slight numbing effect on the mouth?

Yeah, I see this all the time. It's a really common source of confusion. Celery is a fibrous green vegetable with a leafy top. What you are putting into your mouth is actually a white powder called "Cocaine".

And yes, it will have a numbing effect.

Like I said, it seems to catch people up all the time, it's just an easy mistake to make.
posted by quin at 10:28 AM on May 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


I recently had a chance to indulge on a small bowl of Japanese nattō -- fermented soy beans. After picking up a heap with my chopsticks, a sewage like substance was drooling off the beans.

It both smelled and tasted like death.
posted by seppyk at 10:35 AM on May 19, 2009


My god. What have we done?
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:45 AM on May 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


I don't get the comparison to Achewood. Achewood goes out of its way to surprise you, it's relentlessly well-written, it's populated with characters who are completely different from one another and speak accordingly. Metafilter isn't any of those things. Am I missing something?
posted by sleevener at 10:47 AM on May 19, 2009 [2 favorites]


No they're made of people
posted by poppo at 10:49 AM on May 19, 2009


The turtles are pissed.
posted by tommasz at 10:56 AM on May 19, 2009


Dinosaur atoms. Everywhere.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 10:57 AM on May 19, 2009


One day we will burn together as stars.
posted by ND¢ at 11:26 AM on May 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


Us and the beans.
posted by ND¢ at 11:27 AM on May 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


One day we will burn together as stars.

because when there's nothing left to burn, you have to set yourself on fire.
posted by GuyZero at 11:44 AM on May 19, 2009 [3 favorites]


metatalk is made of unnecessary thread

thread thread thread
posted by CRM114 at 11:51 AM on May 19, 2009


WABABABABABABABAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!! WABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by Damn That Television at 11:54 AM on May 19, 2009


I still can't stomach beans. Little roundish packages of thin papery skin with mush inside. I couldn't invent a more disgusting food.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 12:12 PM on May 19, 2009 [3 favorites]


I still can't stomach beans. Little roundish packages of thin papery skin with mush inside. I couldn't invent a more disgusting food.

Except for peas.
posted by Pax at 12:13 PM on May 19, 2009


I'VE RUN OUT OF BEANS (best Monty Python sketch evar)
posted by iconomy at 12:21 PM on May 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


Grapes freak me out. Not the taste, but the mouth feel. It's like crushing eyeballs with your teeth. NnnnUuuugh
posted by The Whelk at 12:24 PM on May 19, 2009


And just how do you know that?
posted by Kirth Gerson at 12:35 PM on May 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


I am not full of beans!!
posted by not_on_display at 12:59 PM on May 19, 2009


I'VE RUN OUT OF BEANS (best Monty Python sketch evar)

The "Britain's Most Disgusting Family" awards! And one of the very few MP bits where Terry Gilliam has an important, funny, speaking part.
posted by Meatbomb at 1:18 PM on May 19, 2009


That's the sketch that taught me the word "snogging," if I recall correctly.
posted by Mister_A at 1:32 PM on May 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


Eyeballs freak me out. Not the taste, but the mouth feel. It's like crushing grapes with your teeth.
posted by Devils Rancher at 2:17 PM on May 19, 2009 [2 favorites]




Damn That Television: "WABABABABABABABAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!! WABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABABA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

I see you're writing for User Friendly again.
posted by shmegegge at 3:21 PM on May 19, 2009


In other tenuously Metafilter related webcomic news, I think Dinosaur Comics has solved every future AskMe relationship thread ever. I think we should put it as a link on the 'New Question' page for people who want to ask a new relationship question for people to check out before posting it.
posted by Effigy2000 at 3:55 PM on May 19, 2009 [2 favorites]


You know who else was made of beans?

That's right, Beanito Mussolini.
posted by qvantamon at 3:57 PM on May 19, 2009


You know who freed the slaves?

Abeanham Lincoln.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 4:51 PM on May 19, 2009


You know who was awesome in Repo Man?

Harry Bean Stanton.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 5:05 PM on May 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


Wait, I think I know this one...
posted by youarenothere at 5:13 PM on May 19, 2009


Is it Ghostbusters II?
posted by youarenothere at 5:13 PM on May 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


Bean Stockwell made a brief cameo in Ghostbusters 2.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 5:15 PM on May 19, 2009


Orson Bean [14:22].
posted by ericb at 5:25 PM on May 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


Pork and beans - "et par bytown, ils on passé, bing sur le ring, bang sur le rang... laissé passer les Raftmans, bing sur le ring bing Bang!"
posted by tellurian at 5:32 PM on May 19, 2009


Celery contains a bunch of nasty naturally-occurring chemicals. Phytophotodermatitis is a big problem: people who handle raw celery (harvesting, produce stocking, bartenders) are not infrequently afflicted with it, developing painful rashes when skin that has been in contact with celery is exposed to sunlight.

I suspect there's a lot of celery being grown with the heavy use of pesticides and fungicides. Those would easily cause irritation.

Some of the naturally-occuring chemicals in celery are potent mutagens. Google "celery mutagenic" if you'd like to be scared.
posted by five fresh fish at 5:34 PM on May 19, 2009


Some of the naturally-occuring chemicals in celery are potent mutagens.

My wife says bananas make her itch and my son says the same about apples.

This is why we stick to safe foods like hot dogs, spam and whatever we find on the bathroom floor.
posted by DU at 6:06 PM on May 19, 2009


spamspamspamspamspamspamspamspam


(baked beans)


spam
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 6:13 PM on May 19, 2009


How about some beans Mr Taggart?
I'd say you've had enough.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 7:07 PM on May 19, 2009


I only eat highly industrialized foods, because they kill the microbes with cancer, and consequently are healthy.
posted by qvantamon at 7:16 PM on May 19, 2009


spamspamspamspamspamspamspamspam


(baked beans)


spam




Baked beans are off!
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:23 PM on May 19, 2009


I live up in fruit country. I've met any number of people who have developed allergies to apples, cherries, and the like. I'm not surprised to hear of a banana allergy. My wife worked with someone who had a cucumber allergy — to the point cucumbers weren't allowed in the building!

We've all sung the Beans, Beans, Magical Fruit song by now, right?

Wikipedia says Celery is evil:
Although many people enjoy foods made with celery, a small minority of people [suffer] fatal anaphylactic shock. … Celery is amongst a small group of foods (headed by peanuts) that appear to provoke the most severe allergic reactions … In the European Union, foods that contain or may contain celery, even in trace amounts, have to be clearly marked as such.
It turns out to be related to parsnips…
Until the potato arrived from the New World, its place in dishes was occupied by the parsnip and other root vegetables such as the turnip.
How very fibrous the olde European diet would have been. Dinner was a tough chew.
posted by five fresh fish at 7:25 PM on May 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


Is this a safe place to call "first!" on the marblecake bomb hitting YouTube right now? Totally NSFW; didn't want to make this my first FPP given there's nothing to it yet. Subversive or sophomoric? Or both!
posted by aydeejones at 7:32 PM on May 19, 2009


YOU'LL NEVER GUESS WHO PLAYS BOROMIR IN THE MOVIE
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:38 PM on May 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


Also didn't want to make that an FPP considering it's totally banal and offensive all, but there ought to be some interesting articles digging for a profound rebellious spirit behind it any hour now.
posted by aydeejones at 7:41 PM on May 19, 2009


Back on topic: what does it say about me that I thought this was going to be an accusation of meme-plagiarism?
posted by aydeejones at 7:43 PM on May 19, 2009




BEANS!
posted by Burhanistan at 9:21 PM on May 19, 2009


Remember the star of Legume without a Cause?

That's right, it was James Bean.
posted by rmless at 9:22 PM on May 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


Beans take away the pain.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:22 PM on May 19, 2009


A, the first letter of the Roman alphabet, has occupied that position since the late Bronze Age, when the stylized glyph of an ox's head from which it is descended, ʾĀlep (pronounced "Aleph," which is also thought to have been the West Semitic word for ox), was the first of 22 characters composing the Levantine Proto-Canaanite alphabet.
posted by killdevil at 9:48 PM on May 19, 2009


Human bean juice.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:48 PM on May 19, 2009


Couldn't work in Pepsi or pancakes: Bean, Portabella, and Tater skillet casserole....
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 9:51 PM on May 19, 2009


Bored with beans, he wonders if others out there are equally fascinated by the alphabet?
posted by killdevil at 9:52 PM on May 19, 2009


GOD NO THINK OF THE BEAN SOUP YOU COULD HAVE INSTEAD OF ALPHABET SOUP
posted by Burhanistan at 10:04 PM on May 19, 2009


Nobody can do the boogaloo like I do
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:40 AM on May 20, 2009


Tread lightly, for you tread upon my beans.
posted by turgid dahlia at 2:13 AM on May 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


Dontcha hate it when you're brushing your teeth at the end of the day, and notice that your hair is perfect? Like, it's been crazy and looking like a cat's ass all day, but it comes together at the last possible moment and you know that it'll just look like Robert Smith's in the morning? What can I do with this? What good does it do me now?

You begin to wonder—does my body know something I don't know? Has my hair groomed itself for a reason? Is there a purpose? Should I start sleepwalking?
posted by klangklangston at 2:19 AM on May 20, 2009


I hate it when I am flossing at the end of the day and I find myself admiring the condition of my cuticles.
posted by turgid dahlia at 2:24 AM on May 20, 2009


Speaking of things I hate - What's with this "zing.r" shit on the top of the side-bar?
posted by From Bklyn at 2:30 AM on May 20, 2009


I don't know, but the worst thing that can ever happen to a person is when you're smoking a cigarette, and you figure yourself a nemesis of Dick Tracey and you just let the smoke drift out of your mouth, and it goes directly into your eye. Fucking hell.
posted by turgid dahlia at 2:48 AM on May 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


Get it right!
posted by h00py at 5:41 AM on May 20, 2009


Over 100 comments in and not a single Mr. Bean reference? Really? Did I miss it?
posted by double block and bleed at 5:58 AM on May 20, 2009


We've all got our heads up a turkey.
posted by The Whelk at 6:03 AM on May 20, 2009


If you think that's bad, don't even ask about the chicken.
posted by ND¢ at 6:19 AM on May 20, 2009


what about the chicken?
posted by dirty lies at 6:37 AM on May 20, 2009


What does it say that I am now disappointed with any webcomic that doesn't include an alt-text joke?
posted by Navelgazer at 6:50 AM on May 20, 2009


Also, there seems to be a pretty standard and defined set of webcomics that MeFi as a whole is reading. xkcd. Achewood. Dinosaur Comics. Daisy Owl. Am I missing any? Any chance of smbc making it's way onto that list at any point?
posted by Navelgazer at 7:14 AM on May 20, 2009


User Friendly, just to see if there's any plagiarism.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:24 AM on May 20, 2009


Also, many people who read this site probably rarely look at webcomics.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:24 AM on May 20, 2009


IIRC, there's a video out there of a toddler boy who is fascinated by his urine stream and decides to check it out. And it goes directly in his eye. Fucking LOL.
posted by five fresh fish at 7:37 AM on May 20, 2009


From the "your favorite webcomic sucks" department: I like xkcd pretty well, but get frustrated by its ugliness (it works perfectly, it is intentional, but it still bugs me). I don't much like Achewood or Dinosaur Comics. This is the first I've seen Daisy Owl, and I like it OK.

Unmentioned: Cat and Girl is terrific.

and I can't miss an opportunity to link to Perry Bible Fellowship, on the off-chance someone hasn't seen it.
posted by dirtdirt at 7:37 AM on May 20, 2009


While I haven't seen it frequently mentioned on here, I suspect the MeFi librarian cadre may be reading Unshelved.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 7:41 AM on May 20, 2009


fff: one of my internet-friends is allergic to cucumber, and thus can never experience the joy that is dill pickles. :(
posted by epersonae at 7:44 AM on May 20, 2009


Je t'adore, SpiffyRob

Course I’ll eat you, I’ll eat you all!
Hehehe, hehehe, f'real

I love beans, beans, beans, beans
Beans, I do adore
Dump a package in yo’ crock pot, or simmer on the stove top
Don’t drop any of them on they floor, yo

I got this Spanish bean with spots on its skin
It makes me call it pinto while I’m shoveling it in
Fills up my burrito and gets all refried
Makes my tummy rumble when I put it inside
I got this black bean, she got vegan friends
A major source of protein for them to make ends
She like, "Pair me with some onions and peppers,
Fajita time you fool, don’t act like you cool.”
I got this Chickpea I use to make hummus
Tahini and some lemon juice smooths it like pumice
My Mediterranean healthy-ass treat
But don’t add too much garlic or it smells like feet
I got this lentil cryin’ out for me to make soup
Or mix it with some curry to make Indian goop
It’s money when I eat it, what more can I say
But damn it burns like hell coming out the next day
Now that's pinto bean, chickpea, lentil and black
That's a kidney bean, black-eyed pea, lima bean stack
Baked beans from Boston, soy beans from Japan
I eat ‘em everyday, that’s my fiber-heavy plan
I love

Beans, beans, beans, beans
Beans, I do adore
Dump a package in yo’ crock pot, or simmer on the stove top
Don’t drop any of them on they floor
I love beans, beans, beans, beans
Beans, say oh my god
I could overthink this plate, dump my motherfuckin’mate
But don’t ever get your cat declawed.
posted by SpiffyRob at 7:52 AM on May 20, 2009 [2 favorites]


Take a bag of pinto beans. Sort through them, discarding any mutants or small stones. Rinse. Put beans in large pot with lots of water. Add a few strips of raw salt pork or bacon and a tablespoon of crushed garlic. Also add two tablespoons of mineral oil (fart-free beans!) Bring beans to boil, boil for five minutes and turn the heat off. Let sit for 1.5 hours.

Turn the heat on again and boil for about two hours, replenishing water as needed. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve in a bowl topped with diced white onion. Must-have accessory: hot cornbread.
posted by workerant at 11:27 AM on May 20, 2009


Chicago Bean. (in 3D, too!)
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 12:20 PM on May 20, 2009




^lamest bean blog ever
posted by Burhanistan at 2:34 PM on May 20, 2009


You're overthinking it.
posted by not_on_display at 2:54 PM on May 20, 2009


This comic is spectacular and if you disagree, you are not made of beans, you are made of bullshit.
posted by Mikey-San at 12:58 AM on May 21, 2009


Pretty.
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed at 6:40 PM on May 26, 2009


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