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Click on "My Profile". Click on the number to the right of "Favorited by others:". Click on the word "Popular". Copy and paste the top result into this MeTa thread (with hyperlink).
posted by WCityMike to MetaFilter-Related at 7:27 PM (311 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

MeFi post: Web 2.0 Vaudeville
favorited 182 times
posted by WCityMike at 7:27 PM on June 25, 2009


Which "Popular" link, there's two on the page.
posted by jamaro at 7:30 PM on June 25, 2009


The one to the right of "Show Favorites Activity:". The other one is a sitewide "popular posts" link.
posted by WCityMike at 7:33 PM on June 25, 2009


Simon says?
posted by gman at 7:34 PM on June 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


This comment got 89 favorites - but it was just a C.S. Lewis quote, so he gets the credit.

This one with 76 favorites is all mine.

Much to my surprise, my Square Foot Gardening post got 69 favorites - twice as many as any of my others.
posted by Joe Beese at 7:41 PM on June 25, 2009


Love the title, by the way.
posted by Joe Beese at 7:42 PM on June 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


I don't want to sound like a noodge, but just yer top one, folks, whatever that may be. Otherwise the thread'll be three times as large. :-)
posted by WCityMike at 7:43 PM on June 25, 2009


Here she be.
posted by gman at 7:43 PM on June 25, 2009


MeFi post: Wishful Blogging
favorited 27 times
posted by crossoverman at 7:46 PM on June 25, 2009


I saw him last month and I'm pleased to report he's still Irish Spring scented 20 years after The Incident.
posted by jamaro at 7:47 PM on June 25, 2009


Um... okay, here it is.
posted by hippybear at 7:48 PM on June 25, 2009




I'm a lightweight, but I have this one.

The comment I made immediately afterward, which was the point of the story, was almost completely ignored.
posted by mrmojoflying at 7:49 PM on June 25, 2009


Boom Boom Bap
posted by The Straightener at 7:49 PM on June 25, 2009


The most I've gotten is 20 favorites for seventy space elevators.
posted by hattifattener at 7:49 PM on June 25, 2009


Yeah. (Note: Depressing AskMe post.)

Update: Currently working at a major east coast university in a library department of 4 people, which is awesome and I'm even a guru in the one section of our tiny department. Still depressed, still working on getting over my paranoia to contact the peeps at said university because they're awesome like that in order to get hooked up with some therapy. Bought a condo with the assistance of my dad a wee bit over a month ago and am loving it and am even on the board for the condo association. Currently: knitting and drinking wine as I finish rows. Life is decent, if still a bit hazy as to the future.
posted by sperose at 7:52 PM on June 25, 2009


Feel like doing some self-congratulatory back-patting tonight, Mike?
posted by item at 7:54 PM on June 25, 2009


"You know, MeTa is not so that we can have Nerd Thunderdome. If you have an issue with one specific person, your options are email, MeMail, getting over it, pie, hugging a tree or something I'm sure I haven't though of...."
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:55 PM on June 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


I've gotten 33 for this story about an acquaintance whose baby died at birth.
posted by not that girl at 7:55 PM on June 25, 2009


Item: "Feel like doing some self-congratulatory back-patting tonight, Mike?"

Nope, feel like seeing everyone's most popular post or comment posted to turn up some interesting reads. Feel like doing some sloppily-considered snark tonight, Item?
posted by WCityMike at 7:56 PM on June 25, 2009 [1 favorite]




jessamyn: ""You know, MeTa is not so that we can have Nerd Thunderdome. ... "

In fairness, you owe a lot of those favorites to me being so unpopular.
posted by Joe Beese at 7:57 PM on June 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


From the post about Obama's racism speech (135)

It was also the first time I posted a comment to the blue; I was too nervous to say anything for a while after I finally joined.
posted by Nattie at 7:57 PM on June 25, 2009


"I said you fuckin' die, dig?"
posted by 40 Watt at 7:57 PM on June 25, 2009


"Here's the thing: it's not the inexperience--experience as such is not necessarily dispositive--she's not accomplished. She's not a policy wonk; she does not have academic credentials; she has virtually no legislative experience of any kind;..."
posted by kosem at 7:58 PM on June 25, 2009


G*******t, I swear too f***ing much.

My favorite response to the post came from thejanna. Struck by lightning? In a bank robbery? Three kids? Still swears? Dude, he has ENOUGH POINTS.)
posted by MonkeyToes at 7:58 PM on June 25, 2009


MeTa post: Forgotten?
favorited 274 times

Whore me.
posted by carsonb at 7:59 PM on June 25, 2009




That was a darn good comment indeed, Iteki.
posted by not that girl at 8:01 PM on June 25, 2009


This limerick. If we had an edit feature, I'd change the third line to "war is nasty and gory" I reckon.
posted by Abiezer at 8:01 PM on June 25, 2009


My top rated post: Free First Person Shooters for All! with 140 favorites at time of writing.
My top rated comment: Should we care about Carl Lundström's xenophobia? 52 faves at present.

Of course, favorites aren't the best indicator of popularity, I think. Flagging would be a better indicator but I think those stats are available to the mods only. I'd love if flagging stats were made available for all to see, if only so I could see what my most 'Flagged as Best Post/Comment' was. I daresay there would be some disparity between my most favorited post and my most flagged post.
posted by Effigy2000 at 8:01 PM on June 25, 2009






That was a darn good comment indeed, Iteki.
It was and was pleased to see I'd had the sense to favourite it at the time.
posted by Abiezer at 8:05 PM on June 25, 2009


(Oh, and since it doesn't crop up until much later in the thread, the 'Forgotten?' thing is now on the Wiki: Shadowy Back Alleys)
posted by carsonb at 8:06 PM on June 25, 2009


In My Language is the huge outlier in my posting history. I found a great YouTube video, posted a link, and went back to work. It's the discussion and the extensive participation of silentmiaow herself in the thread that make this one.
posted by maudlin at 8:06 PM on June 25, 2009




MeTa is not your facebook.
posted by klangklangston at 8:11 PM on June 25, 2009 [3 favorites]


The Straightener likes this.
posted by The Straightener at 8:12 PM on June 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Is this something I'd need to be in a pissing contest to understand?

Very well. This divorce-prevention comment was favorited 38 times.
posted by The Deej at 8:12 PM on June 25, 2009


This thread is shaping up to be nifty. Hopefully more than 182 people will favorite it, just for maximum meta value.

My contribution: the constant risk calculations that come with being female.
posted by fermion at 8:12 PM on June 25, 2009


Hmm. Not sure how proud I am of this.
posted by never used baby shoes at 8:12 PM on June 25, 2009


i'm not posting my result because it has a typo.
posted by lester at 8:13 PM on June 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


This comment with a Chris Rock quote was favorited 60 times. I take all credit.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 8:14 PM on June 25, 2009


Talking Heads, Rome 1980, and the links are still good!
posted by Meatbomb at 8:16 PM on June 25, 2009


Classic Animation Remixed -- still the most favorited post of all time (although Ambrosia Voyeaur's delicious Indian cooking post is very close). Most favorited *post*, btw -- Pastabagel's Mr. Rogers restrospective has nearly double the favorites, and Astro Zombie's Pixar story has more than 800.

Still... my obsession with childhood ephemera is so vindicated. *goes to watch cartoons on YouTube*
posted by Rhaomi at 8:16 PM on June 25, 2009




MeTa is not your facebook.
painquale likes this.
posted by painquale at 8:20 PM on June 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


Bah, The Straightener beat me to the obvious joke. Should have previewed.
posted by painquale at 8:21 PM on June 25, 2009


The Recently Deflowered Girl

If you actually wanted to read the subject matter of the post, the best you can do is here. Or I might have the whole thing saved at work, I can't remember.
posted by peep at 8:22 PM on June 25, 2009


From: I have a drinking problem. Now what?
posted by netbros at 8:23 PM on June 25, 2009


Apparently the erratically-punctuated tale of a fluky game of pool as some strained metaphor for the Star Wars series struck a chord with lot of people.

A quick look at my profile also reveals that the second popular thing I have ever written here also involved Star Wars. My posting history does not, I think, reveal an obsession with Star Wars but these two posts account for about 10% of all the favorites I have ever garnered.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:25 PM on June 25, 2009


This One's for the Birds
posted by shoesfullofdust at 8:26 PM on June 25, 2009


For me it's a dead heat right now between (a) that time that I put a tremendous amount of work into researching, writing, annotating, composing, arranging, and recording a Mefi-centric parody of a well-loved indierock tune and (b) that other time that I banned someone.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:26 PM on June 25, 2009


I'm not proud of mine.
posted by Bookhouse at 8:28 PM on June 25, 2009


Motherfucker, I can't even get my own shit straight. The 88 Lines thing was what I was thinking of, but the actual tied thing there is the time that IRFH put in the pile of writing work, and my brother sat through the recording work, and there was very little annotating, and, basically, I think the key thing here is that if I were going to pick a thing to be the most-favorited thing I ever did it would not be the thing that is actually the most-favorited thing I did.

And I suppose that's a sentiment that extends to a fairly broad spectrum of human experience as far as how effort and reward align, or fail to do so.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:29 PM on June 25, 2009 [3 favorites]


Don't feel bad, cortex. Anyone who creates "The Halle Hula" ... well, words just aren't enough for that one ...
posted by WCityMike at 8:34 PM on June 25, 2009


Bookhouse: "I'm not proud of mine."

Holy shit... Almost 1,600 posts about McCain postponing the debates?

We sure were all excited by that election.
posted by Joe Beese at 8:36 PM on June 25, 2009


No time for games, spouses to deal with...
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:40 PM on June 25, 2009 [3 favorites]


Putting Puppies in Prison
posted by CunningLinguist at 8:40 PM on June 25, 2009




No time for games, spouses to deal with...
posted by Brandon Blatcher


Yeah, I'm feeling neglected.
posted by The Deej at 8:43 PM on June 25, 2009


Hmm, Item, now I see why you didn't want to participate. Your contribution would've been:

MeFi comment: "If 250 people favor this comment, I'll kill myself. In 90 days." [more]
favorited 43 times

Don't worry, snarkiness or not, I didn't click. ;-)
posted by WCityMike at 8:43 PM on June 25, 2009




Metafilter Bingo
posted by bondcliff at 8:44 PM on June 25, 2009


Expanding Ritchie's perceptive comment about why Jon Stewart's take down of Cramer was so successful: Stewart pins Cramer down for one of his lies...[] Which is what a journalist or a reporter is supposed to do, for Christ's sake. Plus it had that nifty quote about journalism being something that someone doesn't want reported.
posted by harriet vane at 8:45 PM on June 25, 2009




sigh
posted by roll truck roll at 8:54 PM on June 25, 2009


Context: therapy to cure the gay.

"This subject never fails to make me sad. It just brings me immediately back to being a kid and wanting so much to just be normal that I would do ANYTHING. Pray? Sure. Take these pills? Absolutely. Hate myself? Happy to! Cry myself to sleep? You bet.

Thankfully, the only thing that was "just a phase" was the self-loathing."

Originally here.
posted by greekphilosophy at 8:54 PM on June 25, 2009




"Why do these Christians only obsess over sexual issues, like gays, masturbation, birth control, sex ed? Why do they never seem to obsess over the over-full prisons, or fairness to the poor, or adequate health care, or government torture? The..." [more]
favorited 181 times
posted by orthogonality at 8:56 PM on June 25, 2009


Whatever.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:58 PM on June 25, 2009




roll truck roll: "sigh"

I still can't get over the fact that Google took that database down (previously). Such a fascinating resource, wasted.
posted by Rhaomi at 9:01 PM on June 25, 2009




My sole claim to MetaFame:

MeFi post: Good grief!
favorited 146 times
posted by evilcolonel at 9:07 PM on June 25, 2009


MeFi post: Pedants
posted by frobozz at 9:07 PM on June 25, 2009


MeFi post: So crescent fresh!
favorited 113 times
posted by not_on_display at 9:08 PM on June 25, 2009


"I am a boring dork" - 17 favorites. Really, though, you should scroll down and read grumblebee's response with 401 favorites.
posted by selfmedicating at 9:09 PM on June 25, 2009


I stopped listening to Cortex's "mathowie's community blog" after the bit about celebrity pederasty. even though it was recorded in 2006, today, it is too soon.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 9:12 PM on June 25, 2009


Victorian Wood-Engraved Illustrations: 38 favorites
posted by thomas j wise at 9:13 PM on June 25, 2009


I make housewifery cool. (ish)
posted by Catch at 9:14 PM on June 25, 2009




Here's mine:

MeFi post: Afterlife and the Mind
favorited 81 times
posted by amyms at 9:15 PM on June 25, 2009


My little Reagan rip off. no I'm not giving him any credit<>
posted by nudar at 9:16 PM on June 25, 2009


Loved that post, frobozz. +1 favorite.

This is a cool thread! Lots of great stuff I missed before. More please!
posted by velvet winter at 9:19 PM on June 25, 2009


I guess that would be this this question.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 9:20 PM on June 25, 2009


Yeah, I'm feeling neglected.

Call the front office and set up an appointment.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:23 PM on June 25, 2009


My most favorited is this comment about living with borderline personality disorder. Which I'm happy about. BPD remains a reviled and misunderstood illness, and I wish more people knew something about what it's like to suffer from it, instead of just knowing how terrible borderline people can be.
posted by bookish at 9:32 PM on June 25, 2009 [1 favorite]




Finding the walls to breakthough
posted by Rubbstone at 9:42 PM on June 25, 2009






Had favorites existed in 2005, I am convinced that this post, on Cute Overload, would have garnered the most.

But as it stands, it looks like it's this MeTa comment, which cannot be reproduced here due to techno-philosophical shifts among the administrators since then. Plus, on top of that, even clicking through won't display properly in everyone's current browser of choice unless you've switched to Chrome (PC) or stuck with Safari (Mac). I think I may have reached obsolescence.

As it appears on the favorites page:

"|| || | O| || | | | || | ^| || | 5 | || | 7 8 | || | (this has been in preview on a hidden tab at work for four days now. with everyone gone, i might as well post it)..." [more]
posted by nobody at 9:49 PM on June 25, 2009


MeTa comment: "Oh, and you gotta try this: Spicy Roasted Cauliflower 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets 1 or 2 tablespoons olive oil ½ teaspoon brown mustard seeds ½ teaspoon ground coriander ½ teaspoon paprika ¼ teaspoon whole cumin seeds ¼ teaspoon..." [more]
favorited 26 times

It's a recipe I posted in Metatalk of course, I think I'm getting tired of playing this game, I need a new gimmick.
posted by zinfandel at 9:50 PM on June 25, 2009






Sometimes a find just has your name on it:

MeFi post: Chronophage
favorited 61 times
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 9:58 PM on June 25, 2009


40 favorites for armchair-analyzing the armchair analysts.
posted by aquafortis at 10:00 PM on June 25, 2009


If you like that, you may also enjoy this, from here.
posted by interrobang at 11:20 AM on May 3, 2008 [56 favorites +] [!]
posted by interrobang at 10:04 PM on June 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


Had favorites existed in 2005,

Don't play that game, you'll make Joe Beese cry.
posted by mediareport at 10:05 PM on June 25, 2009


Mine is pithy and short.

Incidentally, I'm now at 999 favoritings, and I'm looking forward to the little certificate for 1000.
posted by Tomorrowful at 10:13 PM on June 25, 2009 [1 favorite]




Since my Pixar comment has already been mentioned, and since it is really about how awesome Pixar is, and how awesome my girlfriend is, I'll mention my next most popular comment, in which I compliment Colin Powell not only for repudiating the standard that Obama is Muslim, but for reminding us that, even if he were, it shouldn't matter.

My next most favorited is my theory that even Sam Jackson doesn't remember a lot of the films he makes, and it still makes me laugh, at least.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:17 PM on June 25, 2009


50 for an Askme - Class Consciousness
posted by b33j at 10:19 PM on June 25, 2009


Why to I have to do what you say?

I don't.

I don't have to go through your series of clicks. So I won't.
posted by longsleeves at 10:30 PM on June 25, 2009


46 for making fun of ColdChef.
posted by Captain Cardanthian! at 10:30 PM on June 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


114 wonder if "I Saw U" ads in The Stranger really work.
posted by maxwelton at 10:32 PM on June 25, 2009


MeFi post: You and Your Research
favorited 49 times
posted by parudox at 10:36 PM on June 25, 2009


mathowlie (heh)
posted by Rumple at 10:37 PM on June 25, 2009




MeFi post: I like to watch.
favorited 317 times
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:42 PM on June 25, 2009


Music post: Olivia
posted by chococat at 10:43 PM on June 25, 2009


Fuzz
posted by awfurby at 10:45 PM on June 25, 2009


I come in praise of orange swan.
posted by Lynsey at 10:52 PM on June 25, 2009


96 favorites, probably because it was sidebarred soon after I posted it (to my shock) -- I give you the tale of the eyepatch scrapbook.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:54 PM on June 25, 2009


So when everyone recently was arguing about obesity, and whether people really can claim that it's due to some sort of condition, and why don't fat people just stop eating so much, and doesn't everyone know that being overweight is just asking to die? I offered my experience about the conditions that led me to gain weight, the reasons why I didn't just stop eating so much, and how I'm pretty dang healthy anyway thankyouverymuch.

Lots of people seemed to like my post, but it had almost no effect whatsoever on the argument taking place.

That sort of thing happens a lot.
posted by Ms. Saint at 10:56 PM on June 25, 2009


MeFi comment: "Google should deliver the data on floppies." [more]
favorited 74 times
posted by emelenjr at 10:57 PM on June 25, 2009


Fun stuff. I too have a pretty close tie between Shoes For Butho and Getting Rid of Yourself (from a deleted thread, no less). Post with most favorites: Why are you talking at me?
posted by allkindsoftime at 11:13 PM on June 25, 2009


Sigh... Fire protein torpedos!

I've been commenting here for years and that's my most popular :(
posted by BrotherCaine at 11:19 PM on June 25, 2009


It's actually kind of sad how proud of this post I am and how happy it made me.

MeFi post: Comic Sans.
posted by GuyZero at 11:22 PM on June 25, 2009


Also, while this back-patting-fest is fun, you could have done this in half an hour with the infodump and a little SQL. Just sayin'.
posted by GuyZero at 11:25 PM on June 25, 2009


Also, I get another fave on that post every couple months. I think there's been maybe another 6-10 favouritings in '09. For whatever that's worth.
posted by GuyZero at 11:27 PM on June 25, 2009


Wherein the Road Runner passes young scody the gravy.
posted by scody at 11:27 PM on June 25, 2009


MeFi post: Images of unknown provenance
favorited 130 times

*sigh* adds 'brokenlink' tag - myspace.
posted by tellurian at 11:29 PM on June 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Mine is an Ask Me answer that was pretty much just me paraphrasing my friend Chris.
posted by lore at 11:30 PM on June 25, 2009


But happily my second still works:
MeFi post: They carried the joys and sorrows of those living with the sea
favorited 94 times
posted by tellurian at 11:33 PM on June 25, 2009


Ask comment: "I think you need to learn how to communicate." [more]
favorited 75 times
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 11:34 PM on June 25, 2009


Is there still any MeFite who believes Favoriites are "just bookmarks"?
posted by Cranberry at 11:39 PM on June 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


I don't make posts, and am usually way too late in the thread to get any attention. The exception that proves the rule -- my most favorited comment was a crappy frist post snark. I'm much more proud of my second; barrowed in the limericks thread. And the one I put the most effort into got a measly 5 favorites. That's what you get for trying to stop an alphabet thread.
posted by team lowkey at 11:42 PM on June 25, 2009






*bookmarks Cranberry's comment*
posted by brundlefly at 11:52 PM on June 25, 2009




MeFi post: James Burke does Youtube.

The original youtube user is gone and replaced by the one I have linked here.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 11:58 PM on June 25, 2009


Mine is also from the "McCain wants to postpone the debate" thread: "when a loss is inevitable, all moves are equally rational." Like others here, it's far from my personal favorite.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 11:59 PM on June 25, 2009




the absurd part is that I'm offering advice to someone who's wondering how to avoid getting divorced ...

the inevitable part is that I'm sort of lying.
posted by philip-random at 12:11 AM on June 26, 2009




"Masturbation is OK but masturbating into someone's eyes is rather impolite at best."

This might be dealt with in the relevant thread but I'm too lazy to pursue it. Is there anywhere in the Gospels where Jesus actually condemns masturbation, even abstractly? He always struck me as a sort of "whatever-gets-you-through-the-night" kind of savior.
posted by philip-random at 12:16 AM on June 26, 2009


"Media: for crying out loud, ignore these edicts and go on in. Stop lining up at the I-45 blockade. Stop hanging out near the FEMA hut. Go take a rubber dinghy across West Bay in middle of the night. Get in there and get some Pulitzer material...."
posted by crapmatic at 12:26 AM on June 26, 2009


My top favorited things are:

Indian Food
Audio Books
Rock Music
Necromancy
Pussy
Tits

and

Cauliflower (Aloo, for redundancy.)
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:27 AM on June 26, 2009


My comment about sexism got 53 favorites, and was mentioned in a presentation jessamyn gave at sxsw, which, no offense, was way cooler than getting the favorites in the first place.
posted by supercrayon at 12:34 AM on June 26, 2009


Staff Benda Bilili
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:35 AM on June 26, 2009


Unhip to the hip hip hop. I'm still using it for reference, 14 months of music later.
posted by carbide at 12:39 AM on June 26, 2009


At the top:
I just favorited every comment that was adjacent to 0 favorites, and then unfavorited every comment that had a favorited neighbor.

The one I'm proud of, so underappreciated I want to cry, the text is by never used baby shoes making fun of jessamyn:
Then I saw the qanda, creeping through the green,
Cutting through the tangle with jessamyn its queen


Save yourselves a click, comment links here.
posted by dirty lies at 12:45 AM on June 26, 2009




Anonymous posted to AskMe saying...

I genuinely think I'm an intelligent and capable person, but I'm so profoundly unmotivated that it hardly matters. I need serious change in my life and I'm not sure how to effect it.


I responsed...

...with a bizarre, but apparently helpful metaphor about fish people which has brought my Markovfilter results to new levels of awesome.
posted by the latin mouse at 1:06 AM on June 26, 2009


tinyurl / gianturl infinite loop

also unicode sailboats:
posted by ryanrs at 1:36 AM on June 26, 2009


MeFi post: Can I Eat It?

at least it got more than Palin
posted by starzero at 2:26 AM on June 26, 2009


Most favorited comment: A catholic guilt joke

Most favorited post: Custom Letters
posted by minifigs at 3:08 AM on June 26, 2009


this one?
posted by msconduct at 3:17 AM on June 26, 2009


MeTa post: He ain't Ralph.
favorited 29 times
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 3:26 AM on June 26, 2009


this reminds me of something my little brother said one time. i like to play games. board games, not video games. trivial pursuit was a particular passion for a while. my brother isn't much of a game player, but he's a good sport & i used to harangue my family into playing games when we'd get together. after one session where my brother's pie was especially empty, he looked at me & said, 'sometimes i think these things are designed to show just how much i don't know.'

so i guess i'm just hoping that this isn't, y'know ... some wanky kind of self love fest.
posted by msconduct at 3:36 AM on June 26, 2009


MeTa post: He ain't Ralph.
favorited 29 times


More importantly, how many spouses that one get you?
posted by gman at 3:41 AM on June 26, 2009


Assholes in documentaries.
posted by fire&wings at 3:41 AM on June 26, 2009


MeFi post: It's not dead, it's just resting (about the talk Privacy is dead - get over it).
posted by bjrn at 3:46 AM on June 26, 2009




Ask comment: "Speaking purely as a layman, it's my personal observation that most men have an emotional range from 20x to 100x what is socially acceptable in day to day American society. ..."
favorited 123 times
posted by paulsc at 4:02 AM on June 26, 2009




Your current president's prayer would've probably read like a letter to Santa.

Damn. A cheap swipe at Bush is my legacy.
posted by slimepuppy at 4:28 AM on June 26, 2009




Most favorited post: Our Thing, my Kevin Costneresque mafia FPP.

Most favorited comment: Why hate crime laws aren't "criminalizing thought".
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 4:34 AM on June 26, 2009






Damn. A cheap swipe at Bush is my legacy.

A little less harmful than his.
posted by gman at 4:38 AM on June 26, 2009 [2 favorites]


I feel really small now. My most popular comment had 9 comments...

"It'll be the first rule of my benevolent dictatorship - If you didn't bother voting, you're not allowed to moan about the result. Of course, it'll be a dictatorship by then, so it won't make much difference, but it's the thought that counts"
posted by twine42 at 4:46 AM on June 26, 2009


I am the very model of a modern libertarian

Bonus points for it getting called out in a MeTa thread that tried to give me credit for it, when it's actually shamelessly stolen from an unknown author. Double bonus points for Cortex closing the MeTa thread before I could cop to it. So, um, an extremely late mea culpa for not citing properly.
posted by Mayor West at 4:47 AM on June 26, 2009


Steamed rice with what?
posted by bigmusic at 4:47 AM on June 26, 2009






The Encabulator.
posted by disclaimer at 5:04 AM on June 26, 2009


Most favorited silly comment: throwaway comment referring to our recent enspousenating spree.

Most favorited serious comment: Pixar is not your bitch.
posted by elfgirl at 5:06 AM on June 26, 2009






Post: This is phenomenal. A directory of nearly 200,000 online papers in philosophy.

Comment: How to become good at crosswords. Which evolved into my runner-up post.
posted by painquale at 5:42 AM on June 26, 2009


Winner: A sixcolors response.

Runner Up: Your girlfriend and your Playstation.
posted by jerseygirl at 6:03 AM on June 26, 2009


On medical AskMe advice. Which is of course pretty low-hanging fruit to mock, but economically speaking, cheap shots are bargains.
posted by Drastic at 6:07 AM on June 26, 2009


My best is 71.
posted by WinnipegDragon at 6:10 AM on June 26, 2009


My most favorited comment is instructions for a silly waiting game to be played with pals. It is a pretty good game. I hope some new people out there are actually playing this game, and not just favoriting the instructions.
posted by that girl at 6:12 AM on June 26, 2009




Xanadu limerick
Eastwood sonnet
(An English degree is useless? I think not.)
posted by bibliowench at 6:23 AM on June 26, 2009


I tried to explain how the new mefi.us static domain helps with performance, and somehow that got 22 favorites. Amazingly, this was nearly twice as popular as a comment being snarky about marketing departments.

As for getting this information out of the Infodump:
  1. The Infodump is currently around 6 months old, so it would be out of date.
  2. You'd only get the post and comment IDs, which you'd then have to look up yourself to find out what they said.
  3. There's no way to tell who wants their most-favorited item posted in this here thread right here.
(But yes, extracting this from the Infodump was the first thing that occurred to me as well, thanks to the MeFi user matching discussion.)
posted by FishBike at 6:23 AM on June 26, 2009




ReadMe: a collection of askmes of the form "Recommend a book."

I need to bring this up to date
posted by shothotbot at 6:32 AM on June 26, 2009


Why I hate independent bookstores and love Metafilter

tied at 24 favorites with

a Robert Smith joke

Yeah, I love this site.
posted by marginaliana at 6:33 AM on June 26, 2009


All time favorite comment post is my most favorited.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:35 AM on June 26, 2009


Hmm turns out I'm an idiot. Behold!
posted by Mister_A at 6:38 AM on June 26, 2009


Sadly, following the assassination of George Tiller, I guess I can keep trotting this one out Well, I bet the guys who killed the freedom riders voted Democrat once. And Abraham Lincoln was a Republican. QED traitorous liberals. Go back to Canada.

Can't believe Jessamyn didn't have something with 10x more favorites.
posted by allen.spaulding at 6:42 AM on June 26, 2009






You know who else...?
posted by soundofsuburbia at 6:58 AM on June 26, 2009


First Place: 'zines v. 2.0
Second Place: Metafilter anti-Sexism Bingo card
Third Place: Aliens didn't cause my son's autism and neither did vaccines.
posted by FunkyHelix at 6:59 AM on June 26, 2009


That time I got drunk and started rambling on and on about my dog and barbecue. I don't know what that's all about, but it happens about twice a month at the bar.
posted by gordie at 7:06 AM on June 26, 2009


MeFi comment: ""great" with the 8 in the middle [gr8]. For certain definitions of "middle"." [more]
favorited 33 times

That's right - a language snark.
posted by owtytrof at 7:06 AM on June 26, 2009




MeFi post: Jiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigggggglllllllllle
favorited 83 times
posted by ocherdraco at 7:07 AM on June 26, 2009


Photo albums of German soldiers. 63 favourites.
posted by chunking express at 7:08 AM on June 26, 2009


My most popular comment is a book recommendation.
My most popular post is a question about dancing.

I kind of wish I linked my second-most popular comment instead, but truth being what it is, I gotta go with number one.
posted by breezeway at 7:09 AM on June 26, 2009


MeFi post: Kin-dza-dza!
favorited 61 times
posted by pravit at 7:11 AM on June 26, 2009




Ask post: Pimp my oatmeal!
favorited 94 times
posted by catlet at 7:22 AM on June 26, 2009




Currently my "Show me your desks" MeTa is at 61 favorites.
posted by absalom at 7:23 AM on June 26, 2009


Ask comment. "What do you suggest? Nose plugs?"

A paltry 21.

Maybe I should get angry more often.
posted by bz at 7:24 AM on June 26, 2009




A John Hughes joke, of all things.
posted by Iridic at 7:36 AM on June 26, 2009


MeFi Post: Why do Asian-American students achieve higher grades than Latino-American students?

A whopping 20 favorites!
posted by jabberjaw at 7:37 AM on June 26, 2009


Counterintuitively, 63 people liked my advice on how to have sex. (Which was my second-most-favorited, but I refuse to take credit for a comment that was literally me just quoting somebody on another message board. It wasn't even that good a quote.)
posted by ook at 7:37 AM on June 26, 2009




108 favorites for my advice on whether or not to get married. I'm sadly and inappropriately proud of this comment. :)
posted by DWRoelands at 7:44 AM on June 26, 2009


I'm clearly pitching on the wrong field, since my only comment that's drawn significant favorites was about--of all things--baseball.
posted by kittyprecious at 7:47 AM on June 26, 2009


Mine is snark about 'grilled cheese'.

These are fascinating to browse through.
posted by graventy at 7:47 AM on June 26, 2009



   It has now been

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   days since the last
   stupid MeFi callout

Think Safety!

(link)
posted by chrisamiller at 7:50 AM on June 26, 2009


Okay, I'll play.

My fellow Mefites...
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:54 AM on June 26, 2009


mediareport, I made your smoothie last week based on that comment.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:00 AM on June 26, 2009


Most popular comment, an Abe Lincoln quote.

Most popular post, about what to do with Altoids tins when the Altoids are gone.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 8:03 AM on June 26, 2009


Ask post: Upgrade Me! -- benefited from a perfect storm of exposure, as it was mentioned in the podcast about a week after it was posted, then linked on kottke.org a couple days later, all during the Christmas shopping season. As someone whose self esteem is derived entirely from insignificant numbers that appear next to my screen name, I'll admit I enjoyed that. Now if people will start unfavoriting it I might be compelled to contribute something worthwhile.
posted by Balonious Assault at 8:04 AM on June 26, 2009


As a MeFi Underachiever, mine is a music post.
posted by kingbenny at 8:07 AM on June 26, 2009




My Ask Mefi post about Grilled Cheese and Sock Puppet Parties got 58 favorites, but more importantly, inspired five grilled cheese parties and one sock puppet party.* I don't do it for the favorites; I do it for the parties. Andrew W.K. style.


*that people either posted about or MeMailed me to thank me for, at least
posted by Juliet Banana at 8:17 AM on June 26, 2009


The beginning and end of this comment are the best impression I've ever done of a grown-up.
posted by Greg Nog at 8:21 AM on June 26, 2009


"I've been doing it wrong this whole time. I knew I shouldn't have listened to that singing platypus dressed as a hooker."
posted by JeffK at 8:34 AM on June 26, 2009


Great - I'll have "Party Hard" in my head the rest of the day now.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 8:36 AM on June 26, 2009










Also, I personally think we should all go back and favorite dear old Post 19 in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the site.
posted by anastasiav at 9:01 AM on June 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


If you ever need to come up a name for some conference rooms, I have you covered. I am so proud.
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 9:01 AM on June 26, 2009


MeTa comment: "To be fair, stop having [too many] babies is actually a correct answer." [more]
favorited 32 times
posted by Grither at 9:09 AM on June 26, 2009


My most recent FPP is also the favorite: Introverted Traveler for 44, Alex!
posted by kimdog at 9:15 AM on June 26, 2009


Swastika Tube for 52
posted by hortense at 9:22 AM on June 26, 2009


A bread recipe.
posted by workerant at 9:27 AM on June 26, 2009


anastasiav's idea of everybody marking 19 as a favorite is so, so great I don't even know what to say. If we could get two or three thousand favorites on it, that'd be spectacular and a fitting oddball tribute with just the right amount of off-kilter 'Filter for my tastes.
posted by cgc373 at 9:28 AM on June 26, 2009




MeFi comment: "The server at trial.thepiratebay.org is taking too long to respond. Too bad they don't have some sort of system to distribute the content to many different users quickly, and allow new users to get the content from those first users, their peers...."
favorited 59 times

A lovely bit of snark. Although my personal favorite comment, an askme answer, only received 2 favorites, as the question was already off the first page.
posted by borkencode at 9:31 AM on June 26, 2009




Who doesn't love boobies?
posted by frecklefaerie at 9:38 AM on June 26, 2009


That little man will go home tonight, sweaty and hoarse, and have fantastic sex with his hot hot wife.

I am so proud of him.
posted by cowbellemoo at 9:48 AM on June 26, 2009


Neighborhood of Make-Believe. It has nothing to do with me though; it's all Mister Roger's fault.
posted by oneirodynia at 9:51 AM on June 26, 2009


That was just the dress rehearsal.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium


Good god, that comment makes me laugh out loud every time I read it. It's the most delightful combination of wordplay and repulsive juvenalia. Perfect, perfect.
posted by Greg Nog at 9:56 AM on June 26, 2009


Countdown to Ecstacy.

Probably my proudest moment on the blue, too.
posted by pxe2000 at 10:08 AM on June 26, 2009


Classy as usual.
posted by Skot at 10:11 AM on June 26, 2009


Ask post: Magic, incarcerated

Ask Metafilter, it turns out, is great at finding magic items.
posted by MrVisible at 10:12 AM on June 26, 2009


I'm, not embarrassed, not disturbed, by metaphorically stomping on those who would only trust a professional white background, but I take it as motivation to get something more positive up to the top of the list, somewhere along the line, إن شاء الله.
posted by peacay at 10:14 AM on June 26, 2009


Sixcolors banned. I didn't even know.

I disagree with that action so strongly, and yet the 176 members who favorited that comment are almost all among my Metafilter elect, the people who make this place worthwhile for me. All right, if those people found her that annoying, I guess she had to go.
posted by jamjam at 10:38 AM on June 26, 2009


She wasn't banned for being annoying.

If we banned people for just being annoying, MeFi would be a lot sparser than it is.
posted by ook at 10:41 AM on June 26, 2009


Warning: epic post ahoy! I've tried to respond to most of watercressprincess' points, insofar as I understand them...

A nerdy comment in which I go on at excruciating length about why HIV really does cause AIDS, no matter what some people would like you to think. That comment accounts for a full 1/3 of my favourites, despite my breaking the embedded links.

Also: Can we get some recursion going in here? We should pick someone with a low "most favourited" number, and all favourite something they've posted in here.
posted by metaBugs at 10:44 AM on June 26, 2009


I disagree with that action so strongly

To be sort of a mod bummer briefly for a moment, she was not in any way banned just because she was annoying. She was banned because she had a bunch of tendencies to do things here that ran consistently counter to being a decent community member, we'd talked to her about these things repeatedly, politely, and at great length, and we never really noticed any change or attempt on her part to sort of figure things out here.

There are a lot of quirky personalities here but for the most part most of them act like this is a place they'd like to be and we get the sense that they make that decision to be here understanding how the place works. It was unclear, for a solid year, whether sixcolors understood how this place worked. Her interactions with the site were bizarre, often incredibly contentious and frequently difficult to even understand. It's possible she lives a truly strange life that often confuses her and those around her, but at some point -- a point which was after an awful lot of "let's try to make this work" from the entire mod team -- her presence here was taking up so much mod time that it was affecting our ability to do other things on the site. The fact that she was also becoming a running joke, though not part of our decision-making process, was also a pain in the ass that wasn't her fault specifically but still within the "what we had to deal with" realm.

This has only happened maybe a handful of times in the history of my working here and it's always a shame. At the same time, we're responsible to all members of the community and there aren't very many of us.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:48 AM on June 26, 2009 [3 favorites]






How can I make time slow down?
posted by changeling at 11:25 AM on June 26, 2009


65 MeFites were grateful for an opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of Moby Dick. Or maybe they just appreciated being tipped off to the fart joke in Chapter 1.
posted by Quietgal at 12:08 PM on June 26, 2009


god, how worthy.
posted by patricio at 12:17 PM on June 26, 2009


Toilet Signs around the world
posted by darsh at 12:18 PM on June 26, 2009




(Late to the game...)
Most popular post: tell me about food to cook in large quantities and then frozen
Most popular comment: let me tell you about that time I almost killed myself in an airplane
posted by backseatpilot at 12:30 PM on June 26, 2009


jessamyn : There are a lot of quirky personalities here

Look, I thought I already explained this: I didn't set the fire, I was just standing there watching it. I wasn't completely naked; I had on my boots, and I have no idea where that badger came from or why it was duct taped to that skateboard.

Can we just drop this now?
posted by quin at 12:48 PM on June 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


My snarky summary of a snarky article:

21 faves. Then something about me and my cat.
posted by lysdexic at 12:59 PM on June 26, 2009


The Headstone Reads - Victim of the Beast 666
13 favourites

I'll refrain from mentioning how many total favourites I should have.

Oops.

posted by deborah at 1:06 PM on June 26, 2009


Look, I thought I already explained this: I didn't set the fire, I was just standing there watching it. I wasn't completely naked; I had on my boots, and I have no idea where that badger came from or why it was duct taped to that skateboard.

First off, those were my boots. You peed into them before putting them on. The badger, skateboard and duct tape were also mine. And damn it - that wasn't duct tape, it was my favorite black fabric gaffer's tape. That shit is expensive. And my badger was seriously annoyed that you were going to attach a bunch of giant bottle rockets to the skateboard and fire him off in some kind of drunken rocket sled experiment. It was most irregular. You didn't even install any dataloggers. What were you going to do? Interview the badger and ask him to estimate what he thought the G forces were?

I started the fire because you were claiming you were a witch, and since you were standing there naked rubbing your anointed nethers on a broomstick I figured I should be obliging and help you out. The plan failed because - big surprise - I was out of gaffer's tape with which to bind you to the stake.

You ran off waving that broomstick and wearing my boots, screaming something about the sordid, disgusting sexual habits of self-transforming machine elves. We later found you hanging upside down from a neighbor's tree like bat wearing a yellow rain slicker with honeysuckle blossoms shoved in every hole in your body. Upon morning's greetings and salutations your only reply was - and I quote - "I like my eggs runny. When's breakfast?" which is why we turned the hose on you to wash you out of the tree. That and you smashed all the eggs in your hair last night.

This is the last time I let you mix strawberry Quik into banana-chocolate Yoohoo and pour it over a bowl of Crunchberries.
posted by loquacious at 1:18 PM on June 26, 2009 [2 favorites]


See? I don't remember any of that shit. The thing with the rocket sled sound right though. Did I put goggles on the badger? That seems like something I would do.

Wait, that's not true; I do remember the egg thing! I thought I had lice and I figured that I would drown them, but I couldn't find any water so I grabbed what I could out of the fridge.

Man, I've really got to stop huffing paint thinner.
posted by quin at 1:25 PM on June 26, 2009


Man, I've really got to stop huffing paint thinner.

Well that explains what you were anointing your nethers with. I thought it was Vick's Vap-o-Rub.

By the way, the nice neighbor lady who owns the tree you were in wants you to call her. I tried apologizing but she refused. Apparently you have a fan.
posted by loquacious at 1:33 PM on June 26, 2009


Everybody knows this already, but I think this one (#2) is actually my own personal favorite because someone might use it to his/her advantage in the future.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 2:32 PM on June 26, 2009




Mine is an askme question: "How do I learn to be as comfortable around guys as I am around girls?"

I did want to say that since that post I have made tremendous strides in that area. I've been looking for a way to acknowledge just how wonderful and life-altering the advice I received has been for me. Since so many people favorited it maybe there are others with similar concerns and I want them to know that I was able to change my life thanks to a lot of the principles expressed in that thread. I did post a mini-update when the thread was still open but a lot has changed on a more fundamental level since then. I wanted to take the time to ackowledge all of my best answers (some of which I have only recently marked) because they really made a difference, even if it took me a while to understand them. I am sure I will still be marking best answers from that thread in the times to come because I am still changing.

1. When Trevyn said "This feeling of being scared to do something but steeling yourself and plowing through it is indeed exactly the feeling you need to start chasing," something clicked for me immediately and I haven't gone back. I now recognize that feeling regularly in my life and I have learned to embrace it. A few years ago I was an extremely fearful person. I had been diagnosed with social anxiety, agoraphobia, all manner of scary things. I was very easily startled and sought safe, comfortable spaces. I was pretty much confined to my own room, and it was still hard to fall asleep at night because I was so scared and tense all the time. While I had made a lot of progress with fear prior to the askme, I still wasn't mindful of my own strength. That advice really helped me and I still remember it on a regular basis. Thanks to "chasing that feeling" I can say that I have had a number of rewarding experiences and I am no longer afraid to be afraid.

2. Skwirl's comment about creating reality is something I had heard before but it took a long time for me to know what it meant. Changing the way I see myself and using my imagination to change my reality has helped me to change the way I feel about myself and about others.

3. Foobario was one of many who stressed the importance of being happy and the beauty that comes from happiness. This has probably been the most significant thing I could take from all of the advice. I am a joyful person now, and it shows. I am not bouncing off the walls or consumed with the pursuit of pleasure, rather, I have a comfort and confidence in the beauty of existence that I have never had before. I credit a lot of things, including medication for my bipolar, therapy, life coaching, and above all a renewed connection with my spirituality. However, I had never connected joy with beauty before. Wow, it's really true! I know I am prettier now just getting out of the shower and looking at myself in the mirror, before makeup or clothes or shoes or having my hair done. I smile a lot more now than I used to and I know that the change in my spirit has sparked changes in the way people react to me, definitely including men.

4. Okay, loiseau and thinkingwoman basically put together a how-to guide for gaining confidence in my physical expression. I wear makeup when I choose, heels, and buy clothes that make me excited to wear them. I have looked really good and received compliments and looks. Most importantly, I have felt like I could hold my head up high. And I know that I am pretty in ways conventional and not. I went through a period when I couldn't stop looking at myself in the mirror, after years of ignoring mirrors altogether. I did worry about becoming vain and I've balanced quite a bit now, but the confidence and security I feel with my physical carriage and looks has made a huge difference. I remember buying a Grecian gown because I think I'd always wanted one and feeling so dignified and strong.

I am still short, fat (a little fatter I think), and quiet. And I have been one of the prettiest girls at the ball, and I have danced with men and with women and happily by myself. I went to Atlanta to an outdoor concert and I actually got up in front of the stage and danced, having so much fun that a very dapper man came up and danced with me. I have had suitors and there are men right now that I could call and connect with if I wanted to do so. Strangely enough, I am very happy to be single and I am enjoying different kinds of relationships with men, more and better than I had before. I still try to remember to be me, confident, and most of all kind. I still have my printout of the answers and have had the blessing of sharing some of the advice with others.
posted by Danila at 4:18 PM on June 26, 2009 [3 favorites]


Post: I read until my eyes exploded 50 favs but a response to die for.

Comment: I am the very model of an educated liberal 24 Favs. I was kinda pleased with it at the time though.
posted by Sparx at 4:45 PM on June 26, 2009


I have no idea whether you really want me to link this or whether you're just saying so to be polite.
posted by tangerine at 5:02 PM on June 26, 2009


mediareport, I made your smoothie last week based on that comment.

Awesome. Please tell me you included the vodka.
posted by mediareport at 5:09 PM on June 26, 2009


In which I instruct someone to buy a new computer, just because I wanted one. I got one for Chrismannkuah, too. :)
posted by brina at 5:53 PM on June 26, 2009


MeFi post: How do you say "wipe out" in French?
favorited 35 times
posted by schyler523 at 5:56 PM on June 26, 2009




I respond to a troll, and get 24 favorites. Go figure.
posted by FfejL at 8:06 PM on June 26, 2009


My Palin impersonation. 193 favs.

The funny thing is, I didn't even consider it to be one of my better/funnier posts.
posted by Avenger at 8:14 PM on June 26, 2009


Devil: Fake. Totally Fake.
posted by The Whelk at 8:33 PM on June 26, 2009


Because everyone likes rhymes
posted by dogmom at 8:34 PM on June 26, 2009


The things are think are going to get favorited are the things that are never favorited.
posted by The Whelk at 8:34 PM on June 26, 2009


Wait, what if your most popular comment was the link to your post popular comment.




I am so fucking high right now.
posted by The Whelk at 8:35 PM on June 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


The Whelk you are a pretty hot guy we should have sex.

I am a guy too I hope this doesn't bother you.
posted by Avenger at 8:39 PM on June 26, 2009


I am so fucking high right now.

Oh Whelk... Just for that I upgraded you from spouse/muse/crush to spouse/muse/crush/date/sweetheart.
posted by dogmom at 8:57 PM on June 26, 2009




My long (surprise!) response to "Are some more worthy than others?" in MetaTalk:

Calling Christians "stupid" or "ignorant" is just, well...that. And it should be flagged, and it should be deleted as if the person were attacking any other religious group. But what I'd really like to say is this:

While I am on my soapbox...I am so sick of these fragile flower feminists Christians who get the vapors when a guy nonbeliever goes into boyzone Christian-bashing behavior. I respect myself. You should respect me, but if you don't, that's your problem, not mine.

The real world is filled with guys atheists who say incredibly stupid, hurtful and sexist anti-Christian things about women Christians in the aggregate. If I let that get to me, I'd be nothing but a shrieking harridan. I would much rather simply laugh and point at them, and go about my business. I don't like it when they stare at my butt denounce my faith, but I'm not going to have a nervous breakdown about it.

And I am certainly not going to take the "boyzone" LOLXTIAN stuff here seriously, as most of what is termed such is just humor and goofing around from people who aren't jerks at all. I mean, what is wrong with "sweater puppies" LOLXTIANS? I save my indignation for real problems.
posted by SassHat at 9:29 PM on June 26, 2009




This sadly apt quote about losing a friend.

I cannot take credit, of course.


I wish that wasn't my highest.
posted by aclevername at 12:53 AM on June 27, 2009


The Whelk you are a pretty hot guy we should have sex.

I am a guy too I hope this doesn't bother you.


-- I heard, I heard what you were saying. You, you know nothing of my work. How you ever got to teach a course in anything is totally amazing.
posted by The Whelk at 5:29 AM on June 27, 2009


I'd like to issue a hearty fuck you.

All I can say now is Rick Perry WUT? See S.C. for how it's done, Mr. gov.
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:13 AM on June 27, 2009


In fairness, you owe a lot of those favorites to me being so unpopular.

I don't care what they say, and yes, you've done a lot of bumping into sacred china cabinets as you've flailed your way through the maze of Metafilter culture, but Joe Beese, you're my favorite new guy of the year.
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:21 AM on June 27, 2009


Cake Vandals Suck! Can I have that recipe?

Oh, god the cake-ruiner-person thread. That triggers my PTSD! *twitch*
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:24 AM on June 27, 2009


We were on our own resources, and we knew it. And that's what this business is all about. Partly about the northern end of the Appalachian Trail, but mostly about the Torngat mountains.
posted by A dead Quaker at 6:43 AM on June 27, 2009


"Please to tell me about your recent favorite international hip hop acts."

(please to tell me? was i stoned? wtf?)
posted by jammy at 7:04 AM on June 27, 2009


Water water everywhere but way too boring to drink (all the time)

Just in time for summer!
posted by Deathalicious at 7:26 AM on June 27, 2009


I shot John Galt.
posted by atchafalaya at 8:28 AM on June 27, 2009


Hi I'm Hitler. What should I name my cat? Mr. Bojangles Aryan Nations Campbell
posted by InfidelZombie at 9:34 AM on June 27, 2009


That's your average newscast's stage set, folks. That's who's guarding the televisual fort.

Lots of us love to hate TV talking heads, apparently.
posted by gompa at 11:03 AM on June 27, 2009


Wonderful. A dirty joke. At meatbomb's expense, no less.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 11:39 AM on June 27, 2009


My FPP on Race discussions in gaming is the top post I've got, with
my snark to "Yay Lynch Mob" as my top comment.
posted by yeloson at 1:18 PM on June 27, 2009


My most favorited comment is one describing the approach used by a guy who broke up with me; I was recommending it as a solid breakup approach.

This comment has taken on a life of its own, and continues to resurface in my "favorited by others" despite the fact that it's getting pretty old. I suspect that people randomly searching "breakup" find it regularly, because it rises to the top of my recent activity every month or so. It's kind of miserable, because I'm cruising along, enjoying life, and when I pop in to my profile to see what's happening, I get to relive this breakup yet one more time. And again. And again.

My other recurring favorite-grabber is my prescription for stocking your pantry.

So there you have it: my most highly-valued contributions to MeFi. How to dump someone so they won't hate you, and how to eat your way out of the ensuing misery.
posted by Miko at 7:37 PM on June 27, 2009


Whoops, I screwed up the link to the actual breakup instructions. Here it is.
posted by Miko at 7:40 PM on June 27, 2009


Wait, you got more favorites for your how to stock a pantry comment than for your how to make the perfect breakfast comment? Five times more favorites? WTF?

I guess this is proof that MeFi doesn't really love bacon.
posted by the latin mouse at 4:49 AM on June 28, 2009




A commentary on the hipster question, although I really personally prefer my second place.
posted by Halloween Jack at 6:07 PM on June 28, 2009


My bitching about Critical Mass.
posted by zardoz at 6:29 PM on June 28, 2009


Oh, and my number one post is about DMT. Mefites plus illegal drugs equals lotsa favorites.
posted by zardoz at 6:32 PM on June 28, 2009




Update: Over the weekend I made a post on geek feminism that has become my most favorited post. It also contains a comment, scenes from my nerd girl past, that received almost double the favorites of the one I originally posted in this thread.

MeFites certainly do seem to love reading personal anecdotes.
posted by velvet winter at 9:54 AM on June 29, 2009


Far and away my highest number (139!), a reminder that every one likes a good cheat for everyday drudgery.
posted by stormygrey at 1:34 AM on June 30, 2009


oh and, since the thread's still alive, I seem to have topped myself in the last few days with this dollop of early morning (for me) wisdom concerning the strange plethora of celebrity deaths over the past few days.
posted by philip-random at 10:13 AM on June 30, 2009


I'm so alone
posted by bitteroldman at 10:29 AM on June 30, 2009




Like philip-random, I just beat my previous record while this thread was still active. If it had been by a nose, I wouldn't mention it, but my previous record of 57 favorites was just blown out of the water by a post that has already gotten 96 favorites in less than 24 hours. It is a comparison of my life today with my life from a year ago - just before I got sober.
posted by greekphilosophy at 11:01 AM on July 2, 2009


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