MeFi justice served cold June 1, 2009 1:58 PM   Subscribe

A mere six weeks later, The Hipster Grifter is returned to Utah (FOX News link) to face criminal charges.
posted by Joe Beese to MetaFilter-Related at 1:58 PM (50 comments total)

I don't see the connection between Metafilter and her turning herself in. Is there a direct link?
posted by Burhanistan at 2:28 PM on June 1, 2009


She was caught a few weeks back so this is mostly old news.

(Oh, and not to nitpick, but you didn't actually link to FOX News.)
posted by dhammond at 2:31 PM on June 1, 2009


How is this MeFi justice?
posted by jerseygirl at 2:33 PM on June 1, 2009


This is not interesting to me.
posted by xmutex at 2:34 PM on June 1, 2009


I'm pretending that the FPP contributed to the web scrutiny that led to her eventually being ratted out. [The "turning herself in" story was yet another lie.]
posted by Joe Beese at 2:37 PM on June 1, 2009


If you could just make the connection to Obama's evilness explicit.
posted by found missing at 2:37 PM on June 1, 2009 [4 favorites]


Can we just shorten it to Gripster?
posted by diogenes at 2:37 PM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


I prefer Hipfter.
posted by mattdidthat at 2:38 PM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Really, with a giant tattoo like that and her propensity towards socializing it was only a matter of time before she got made wherever she went, YouTube or not. What kind of actual charges will she really be looking at? This whole thing is rather idiotic and wouldn't be any news if she wasn't perceived as some kind of Asian tart or something. Why give it more attention?
posted by Burhanistan at 2:45 PM on June 1, 2009


Can we close this now?
posted by mediareport at 3:05 PM on June 1, 2009 [2 favorites]


I can't get my head around the idea that a hipster writes checks.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 3:17 PM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


"Hipster grifter" sounds like some sort of random grunt-level enemy in a Williamsburg based RPG. When you kill them, you get like a handfull of xp and sometimes they drop an empty can of PBR as loot.

But in order to progress you gotta defeat the Hipster Queen, who is the editor of Vice magazine, and you have to navigate through the Loft-Apartment-paid-by-mom-and-dad dungeons and fight such beasts as "Ineffective DJ" and "Blogger" who sometimes enter battle mounted on fixies (+ 6 attack! eek!)

Wow, this is a goldmine, I need to get a copy of RPG maker or something.
posted by hellojed at 3:21 PM on June 1, 2009 [16 favorites]


Confession: I find this story fascinating. Not because she was Asian. Partially because she duped hipsters. But largely just because there was just so much about this story coming out as it happened, and I don't usually get to hear about these things until after they're resolved.

I like my crime fresh and organic is what I'm saying.
posted by katillathehun at 3:34 PM on June 1, 2009


1) This is old news. 2) It has jack-shit to do with metafilter. 3) Don't post something because you're bored or whatever.
posted by dead cousin ted at 3:36 PM on June 1, 2009 [2 favorites]


Don't post something because you're bored or whatever.

Um, that would seriously shut down much of metafilter as we know it.
posted by ornate insect at 3:42 PM on June 1, 2009 [2 favorites]


Ok, let's forget number 3.
posted by dead cousin ted at 3:44 PM on June 1, 2009


What does Straight-Edge mean in this context? I always took it to mean the sober kids, but after reading the original post and this follow-up, I think I was assuming an un-hip connotation.
posted by bluefly at 3:57 PM on June 1, 2009


What does Straight-Edge mean in this context? I always took it to mean the sober kids, but after reading the original post and this follow-up, I think I was assuming an un-hip connotation.

Wikipedia is your friend.
posted by Sys Rq at 4:15 PM on June 1, 2009


You gotta hand it to local news affiliates - 284,000 is more than 276,000. I'd never realized that before.
posted by item at 4:15 PM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Wikipedia is your friend.

For some reason, I thought it had to be a more underground term than the Wikipedia. Thanks!
posted by bluefly at 4:24 PM on June 1, 2009


sadly, wikipedia does not yet have an entry to describe a hot mom-job.
posted by the aloha at 4:39 PM on June 1, 2009


sadly, wikipedia does not yet have an entry to describe a hot mom-job.

Did you try googling it?
posted by Sys Rq at 4:52 PM on June 1, 2009


MetaTalk is not the place to follow up on any random thread from the blue. Just because it was an FPP doesn't mean whatever the subject of that FPP was is Metafilter related.
posted by Caduceus at 5:16 PM on June 1, 2009


i missed the original post, so thanks for this.
posted by msconduct at 5:16 PM on June 1, 2009


Can we just shorten it to Gripster?

Not without paying me royalties, sucka.
posted by electroboy at 5:30 PM on June 1, 2009


I don't get why we hate this followup, but I love a good stonin' as much as anyone. Line Joe Beese up and give me a pile of rocks!
posted by DU at 5:31 PM on June 1, 2009


The post was about a criminal on the loose, the criminal has been caught. The thread is closed, it's appropriate that an update go here. Arguing about it is a waste of valuable time that could be spent giving someone a handjob with your mouth.
posted by hermitosis at 5:36 PM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Joe Beese meant to write Mefi's Own Kari Ferrell.
posted by cjorgensen at 5:40 PM on June 1, 2009


giving someone a handjob with your mouth

you have no idea where my hand has been
posted by found missing at 5:41 PM on June 1, 2009


Good news, everybody! It's Give Joe Beese A Hard Time Month!
posted by dunkadunc at 5:48 PM on June 1, 2009


I like the concept, but where on Metafilter will we ever find him?
posted by found missing at 5:52 PM on June 1, 2009 [2 favorites]


Nothing good ever came out of Utah.

Except for all of those Jeep commercials. And that one with the rock climber that a Marine who then slays a dragon or some shit. Oh and that rock jetty spiral thing, that's neat. But it can't really have "come out of Utah" because it weighs like dozens of tons or some shit and I think they get to keep it. I think there's like half the Grand Canyon too, but I guess that ain't going anywhere. But Mitt Romney? Fuck that guy.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 5:55 PM on June 1, 2009


Good news, everybody! It's Give Joe Beese A Hard Time Month!

I thought that was May. Dammit, now I have to get him another card. Stupid Hallmark holidays.
posted by jerseygirl at 6:03 PM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Let's close this up and toss our hot dogs down the hallway.
posted by porn in the woods at 6:08 PM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Jesus, Straight-Edge music sucks.
posted by ageispolis at 6:11 PM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


"Nothing good ever came out of Utah."

Uhh, fuck you?
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 6:48 PM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Nothing good ever came out of Utah

you forgot the Utah Jazz (because when I think Utah, I think of the jazz scene they got there)

Also, Williamsburg the RPG is a go, for as long as I can hold interest (which isn't very long). This will be my Duke Nukem Forever.
posted by hellojed at 7:09 PM on June 1, 2009


you forgot the Utah Jazz (because when I think Utah, I think of the jazz scene they got there)

THEY WERE FROM NEW ORLEANS ORIGINALLY.

HOW ABOUT ALL THEM LAKES IN LOS ANGELES, HUH?
posted by xmutex at 7:23 PM on June 1, 2009


JUST WAIT UNTIL THE PHILLIES MOVE.
posted by found missing at 7:26 PM on June 1, 2009


Holy crap the Portland Phillies.

DIG IT!
posted by xmutex at 7:26 PM on June 1, 2009


Jesus, Straight-Edge music sucks.

The other night I got drunk and listened to lots of Minor Threat. It was fun, actually.
posted by dunkadunc at 7:41 PM on June 1, 2009


no place like home, but where am I?
posted by kuujjuarapik at 8:17 PM on June 1, 2009


Did I tell you about the piece of chutney my doctor pulled off my neck?
posted by Joseph Gurl at 10:38 PM on June 1, 2009


I hate it when they spit on the hanky first.
posted by flabdablet at 11:47 PM on June 1, 2009


you have no idea where my hand has been

I will not take that thing from your hand.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:34 AM on June 2, 2009


sadly, wikipedia does not yet have an entry to describe a hot mom-job.

Did you try googling it?


If you have to google it, you can't afford it.
posted by inigo2 at 4:03 AM on June 2, 2009


$20, same as mom used to make.
posted by DU at 5:24 AM on June 2, 2009 [3 favorites]


if she wasn't perceived as some kind of Asian tart

Mmmm. Asian tarts.
posted by octobersurprise at 6:53 AM on June 2, 2009


if she wasn't perceived as some kind of Asian tart
...
Mmmm. Asian tarts.


One time, a friend of mine was over at my place, using my computer, and came across a folder full of pictures. One of them was named "tart.jpg", and he got all smirky, saying, "Hello, what's this picture you have hidden away here?" I was like, "Go ahead and open it." He did, and saw that it was a photo of a really lovely pear tart where all the thin pear slices where arranged in a sort of layered pinwheeling shape. My friend looked kind of disappointed, but I thought it was a pretty good-looking tart.
posted by Greg Nog at 9:52 AM on June 2, 2009 [4 favorites]


Uhh, fuck you?

That you, Mitt?
posted by kuujjuarapik at 2:04 PM on June 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


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