I'm here to win! July 7, 2009 3:38 PM   Subscribe

Last year every reality show contestant wasn't here to make friends, and they still aren't.
posted by The Devil Tesla to MetaFilter-Related at 3:38 PM (100 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

i came to metafilter to make friends, but then i realized that i am a cynical moron. make sure i burn.
posted by the aloha at 3:46 PM on July 7, 2009


Totally off the wall metatalk posts is another good way not to make friends.
posted by exogenous at 3:49 PM on July 7, 2009


It's FollowupFilter.
posted by Artw at 3:51 PM on July 7, 2009


Are follow ups not okay?
posted by The Devil Tesla at 3:53 PM on July 7, 2009


I wish someone would make a reality show where the aim IS to make friends. I bet it would be cancelled after one episode :/
posted by zerokey at 3:56 PM on July 7, 2009 [3 favorites]


I came to metafilter to participate. I came to MetaTalk to not make friends. Bastards.
posted by hal_c_on at 3:59 PM on July 7, 2009


Are follow ups not okay?

Yeah, but this is really unimportant.
posted by gman at 4:00 PM on July 7, 2009


Reality shows are intolerably obnoxious and embarrassing, even in themed, bite-sized form.
posted by EatTheWeak at 4:01 PM on July 7, 2009


See, I told you that shark guy was trouble!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:04 PM on July 7, 2009 [2 favorites]


Yeah, but this is really unimportant.

Meh, I found it funny. Whatever :p.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 4:04 PM on July 7, 2009


Others are not here to make spouses.
posted by BrotherCaine at 4:05 PM on July 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


People don't know how to multi-task. Win the contest and make friends.
posted by anniecat at 4:10 PM on July 7, 2009


I don't know what it is about these shows but I hate them. It would be torture for me to sit through hours of such material to compile a video like this. I'd rather have a root canal. Nothing personal, The Devil Tesla.
posted by exogenous at 4:16 PM on July 7, 2009


I'm not ______ to make ________!!
posted by BrodieShadeTree at 4:20 PM on July 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Winston isn't here to make friends, either. I love FourFour.
posted by Metroid Baby at 4:20 PM on July 7, 2009


Are follow ups not okay?

The rules of FollowupFilter are murky and mysterious, but, like the mysterious laws governing whether people shit in your thread on the homepage they largely revolve around snark, mob-rule and snobbery. Contemplate this on the tree of woe!

I kind of liked it BTW.
posted by Artw at 4:24 PM on July 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Oooh, Mad Libs!

I'm not ABOUT to make WAFFLES!!
posted by desjardins at 4:32 PM on July 7, 2009 [2 favorites]


I'm not QUALIFIED to make WHOOPEE!!
posted by the littlest brussels sprout at 4:34 PM on July 7, 2009 [2 favorites]


I'm here to make friends (out of play-dough).
posted by blue_beetle at 4:38 PM on July 7, 2009


There's a show in Australia at the moment called Masterchef, and in the first episode one of the contestants said: "I'm not here to make flans."
posted by turgid dahlia at 4:43 PM on July 7, 2009 [3 favorites]


Ward Churchill lost his case against CU today. No money, no reinstatement. The judge overruled the jury, so Churchill doesn't even get the $1 the jury awarded him.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 4:44 PM on July 7, 2009


I'm here to... make... friends.
posted by Flunkie at 4:44 PM on July 7, 2009


I am baffled by this follow up. Or waffled. Color me waffled.
posted by Mister Cheese at 4:45 PM on July 7, 2009


I'm not SUPPOSED to make EXPLOSIVES!!
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 4:49 PM on July 7, 2009 [3 favorites]


I'm not FUCKING to make BABIES!!
posted by Sys Rq at 4:51 PM on July 7, 2009 [4 favorites]


I'm not EATING PIE to make POOP!!
posted by zerokey at 4:56 PM on July 7, 2009


oh wait. Yes I am.
posted by zerokey at 4:56 PM on July 7, 2009 [2 favorites]


I'm not PREPARED to make SENSE.
posted by FelliniBlank at 4:59 PM on July 7, 2009


I'm not GOING to make Ḁ̷̵̢̨̛̙̟̩̮̲̟͚͈͙̜ͪͯ́ͮͯ̽ͩ͂ ̜̫͔̙̮̺͙͈̺̮̟̩͚͓̘̻ͦ̅̉̈́͗̊̿̽̀͛̚͞͝Z͖̠͈̙̳̜̥̘͖͓͙͓̦͓̻̣̰̥̲̄ͩ̊ͣ̿͋̕̕͜͜͡A̐͋ͥ̃̈́ͭ̏̋̂ͣ҉̸̹̟̪͇̙̪̻͇͝͠Ľ̡͇͉̟̜͈̲̬͙̫͈̗ͩ̎ͮ͝ͅĢ̲͎̪̰̱̟͓̄ͭ̓̀͌̿ͨͪ͋̂͛̉̿̎̃̚͠͡Ō̢̆ͦͦ̾̉̀̅ͪ̄ͦͫ̑̿̾ͣ̔͢҉̻̫̞͎̠͎̻̯͙̩̖̗̟̫͙ͅ ̧̣͓͉̫͉̜̤͓̦̟̰̝͍̠̘̜̣̩̓ͮ̾͑̈́̃͑̆̋̿̇̃̕͘͞J̸̔̊̈ͮ͒ͩ͌̐̈́͆͆͋̚̕͏̥̥͎̠̯̟͖͎͖̙͙̦̤̜͔͍ͅO̝͕̜̲̹̠̤̲̙̳͉̮̺̠̯̯͖̝͆͋͛̊̃ͭ̀̃ͫͨ͛̓ͥ́̊͠K̷̢̼̱̟̤̯̎ͭ̄ͧͬ́̓͑̚̕̕̕È̛̬̙͎̮̭̘̥͕̰̤̤͒̆͗ͤ̇̂͗ͩͦ͆͋͂̉̂̑͘
posted by team lowkey at 5:04 PM on July 7, 2009 [2 favorites]


This is the third time at least that I've seen text that has an Roman alphabet letter followed by a whole bunch of tiny boxes. The letters themselves would appear to spell something out. Where the hell are the tiny boxes coming from?

What's the deal with team lowkey's post? Either Opera is bolloxing the encoding, or MeFi is sending strange data.
posted by five fresh fish at 5:10 PM on July 7, 2009


Fonts. You want to go to there.
posted by Sys Rq at 5:13 PM on July 7, 2009




You want the house two doors down...
posted by team lowkey at 5:15 PM on July 7, 2009


f³, see this.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 5:15 PM on July 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm not INCLINED to make DINNER.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:17 PM on July 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm not ABOUT to make SOME VERY SILLY REMARKS!!
posted by kldickson at 5:18 PM on July 7, 2009


First, I find it ironic that I do a really good job of avoiding Reality TV, so it's a shame I have to come here to be exposed to it.

Second, my gog, it's been a year since I saw the first 30 seconds of that first video?

Third, I am sick of the whole font trick.

Fourth, I don't think anyone is going to care.
posted by cjorgensen at 5:26 PM on July 7, 2009


I'm not WHATS A to make SNOWCLONE.
posted by The White Hat at 5:29 PM on July 7, 2009 [3 favorites]


Two doors down they're laughing and drinking and having a party. THAT I DID NOT GO TO TO MAKE FRIENDS.
posted by ND¢ at 5:33 PM on July 7, 2009


CAUSE I FARTED.
posted by ND¢ at 5:34 PM on July 7, 2009


Remember? We did that too? That was fun.
posted by ND¢ at 5:34 PM on July 7, 2009


I like when we do things.
posted by ND¢ at 5:36 PM on July 7, 2009


Meh, I found it funny. Whatever :p.

Yeah, it's not like you're here to make friends or anything.
posted by UrineSoakedRube at 5:39 PM on July 7, 2009 [3 favorites]


You know, somebody should contradict this by making a reality show where the entire point is to make as many friends as possible.
posted by Afroblanco at 5:40 PM on July 7, 2009


And would you please cut it out with that Zango shit or whatever weaksauce fontfuck you're pulling? I'm not going to install your stupid plugin.
posted by Afroblanco at 5:42 PM on July 7, 2009


i like the people who are so above and against reality tv, yet still click on links about reality tv just to raise their blood pressure.

so you think this is so unimportant, uninteresting, and unfitting for metatalk that you just have to rush in here to tell everyone? you are such a maverick.
posted by nadawi at 5:42 PM on July 7, 2009


But are they influencing people?
posted by Iron Rat at 5:47 PM on July 7, 2009


I'm here to not make friends and chew bubblegum and I'm all outta bubblegum.
posted by DU at 5:51 PM on July 7, 2009


so you think this is so unimportant, uninteresting, and unfitting for metatalk that you just have to rush in here to tell everyone? you are such a maverick.

HERE'S THAT SHIFT KEY YOU ORDERED!
posted by Sys Rq at 5:54 PM on July 7, 2009 [3 favorites]


Is this something I would have to make friends to care about?
posted by blenderfish at 5:55 PM on July 7, 2009


sys rq - i never ordered a shift key, but i think your grammar nazi armband got delivered to me by mistake.
posted by nadawi at 6:06 PM on July 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


I was here to make friends. And I did make lots of friends. But when I started c̢̙̝̩ͨͮa͌̋͂͂͋r̳͎͎͍͔̂ͫ͊̌v͙̜̤̲̘̽ͯͦi̻͜n͉͂ͦ̂̈̏g̡̘ͤͩ̂ͫ̔ ̶̥͕̬̻̖͓ͥmͮ͏̼̼̖̼y̟ͬ͑̔͋̒ ̫̘̔ͥ̏̂ͦ̃ͦn̂͊a̬ͫͬ͂m̐͊̿̿̕e͙̰̤̠̠̍͆͋̃̔ͤ i̝̜̮͔̪͔̞̖̿̃ͭͪ̇͡ṇ̋̾͞t̷̵̪̦̮̩̺̬̓ͦ̀o̴̱̟͕ͫ̐ͩ͋ ̩̣̜̗͕̱̬͉̋ͯ̂ͭ̈́t͐̊͂҉̛͔̤͍̼̯͟h̶͕͉̩͖̝̯͚̣̓ͧ͐e̴̳̮͚̮̜̤͚ͫ͒ͣ͊̎͂ͪ̀ͪi̳̯ͤ̀̀͒ͤ͛ͯ̓r͉̭̭͊̐̽́̓͞͝ ̴̮̬̻͉͔͓̽̎ͬͯ͗͗͋̕f̞̼̹̪͓̯ͨ̃ͮ̒ͧ̚͝l̛͒ͯ҉̝͚͖̠̲̭̱͕̝ě̻̫̿̄̂̿̐͘s̸̴͙̳̖͕ͥ͆̑̇̆ͤͣͅh̬̺̜̗̳́̋̀͜ tͩ̍͏̬̤͎͔̫̪ͅo͎̘͎̦͈͙͋̒͘͢ ̷̱̠͍̬͓̮͕̈͆͒̚͠s̘̫̱̗̪͕̲̐ͩ̓͜ͅȅ̷͛ͣ̔̅ͪ̇҉̟͉͈̜̼̗ͅr̨̗̼̮̤̹̐ͤ́́͞v̰̪̳̦͇̓̅̂̄̋̏̇̓͘͜e̴͈̹͕͇̗ͧ͆ ̴̢͇͎̪̺͙̋̄ͩ̔̂ͤ͗͂̀̚H̸̲͎̠̥͎̗̬ͣͬ̈ͣ͊e̺͇̰͔͍ͨ͆ͮͯ̉ͭ̚͢ ͓͛ͫ̀W̵̙͕̱̫̺͔̌ͤͨͮ̓͝ḫ̭̙̭̜͍̭͆ͫ̒̐́ͮ̃̕͝o̶̵ͬ͊ͥ̑͛҉̘̜ ̸̭̺̬̗̟̹̗ͥ̈́̽̓ͤ͜W̄ͨ̆̚҉͎̹̭͕̺a̷̡͉̦̞̣̫̒ͯl̨̖̜̠̬̙ͦͬ̿͊ͣ̆ͥ͐̚͠k̴̬̱̭̮̍́̉̓̚s̷̝͍͖̞̗̆ͯ̂͌̑͑ ̴̡͉̲̲͉̦͉̫͕ͭͧ̓̎̔ͫ̑ͅB̲̘̪͙͙̰͐̍̈̏͒ͮ̿͑͜ͅe̴̡̖̥͉̘̼̓̇ͦͤͨ̅h̺̝̪̫͚ͦͣ̑̽̉̈́̚͟i̩͕̭̗̯͈͌̐ͦ̆̂̍͟͜nͥ̓҉̶͕̩̗͖̺̼̩̟ḏ͖̖̅ͩ̀́͞͠ ̨̳̲̻̣̏̎ͤͥ̾͗̆͜͞T̵̒͛͜͏͖h̵̜̫ͤ͗ͦe͙ͩ̃ͫ̇́ ̪͍̫͍̫̥̏ͦ̀ͧ̂͡͠Wͤͧ̀̒҉̳̥̥̻a̘̼̲͕ͫ̋̑͊̈́̑́ḷ͇̻͖͙͗͒͟ĺ͔̗̿͐͗̓̈͟s̪̆̈͊́ ͕̤͌ͫ͊ͩ̃

Well, it all went a bit sideways at that point.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 6:07 PM on July 7, 2009


And would you please cut it out with that Zango shit or whatever weaksauce fontfuck you're pulling? I'm not going to install your stupid plugin.

1) You just need the right font apparently, there's no plugin to install, I didn't have to do anything to see it 2) It's zalgo and 3) I agree with you completely.
posted by dead cousin ted at 6:24 PM on July 7, 2009


...about cutting it outI mean, I'm already sick of that shit.
posted by dead cousin ted at 6:28 PM on July 7, 2009


N͓̖̦̪͚̣̲͚̳ͩ͗̎́̏ͮ̿ͬͩo̻̫̩̬̱͐ͯ͊̏ͬ͊͌̈́ͪ̾ͪ͑̆͛̈́ͤ͆ͅt͇͙̞̺̝̮͕̣͉̓̉̈̇̽ͨͫ̑ͯ͋̇̔͂ͥé̩͖̠͎̳̗̙̬̼͕̪̘̩̜͔̠̟̓ͦͣ́͊̎̈̍:̞͎̥̭̮͍̠̥̻ͯ͋̓ͥ͛ͦ͆͆̋͐ͯͦͯ͌̓ͭ̚̚ ̳͚̪̳̰̥̻͚̹̭̙̯̬͉̖̠͎̎ͯ̋͂̏ͫ̋͗ͪ̅ͣ̆̀͒ͮÊ̬̫̺̳̭̺ͬ̔ͫ̑v̤͔̲ͩ̽ͩ̋ͩ̆̌ͨͭ͊ͩͯ̾̓̐́͆͒ͪe̘̙̩̗̮͖͓͆̃͗͐̑r͉̠̙̭̮̣̟͙̟̣̗͇͍͈̳͕͋̎̔ͨ̈́ͥͣ̊̒̽ỹ͔͎̩̪̪͍̭̜̅͊o̱͉͇͙̖̯͖̘̳̣͚̠͛̿̉̒ͯ̅́n͈̬̩̩͖͓̟̱̮̠̬̮͔̻̘̆͐͐̐̀́̔̽ͭ͑̈ͪͩ̚̚̚ͅe̳̭̘̯͙͎̱̤̟̤̳̩̝̹̟̰̎ͧ̂͊͛̍ͪ̐̂ͨ ̤̱͙͍͎̮͈̘͓̟͇͙̳̓͒ͧ̌̎͂͌̂́͆ͧ̍̓̑̓ͤ͒n̼̜͙̥͈̮̟͈̹ͣͭ̏̉ͅe̩̝̹̠͈̤̥̝̥̰̯ͤ̍ͨͦ̌̐̂́ͩͥ̍͆͋ͧͩ͐͆̏̚è͙͉̬̼̘̹̱͇̭͍̜͕̲͚̞͙͔̍̽͊̀͂̋̀̓ͯͨͮ̅d̠̺̪͇̗̯͍̱͖͓̼͈̮̭̰̙͕̀ͧ̓̾ͭ̿̎̄ͧ̉̋ͮ͌ͦ̆̇ͅs̙̼͚͎̥̝̪̖̞̬̥̼̘̒͐ͭ̄ ̘̝̰̭̥̬̝̹͚̱͂͗̆̉̃͋̈̉ͣ̌̐ͥ̋̌̐̿ͪ͋̅a͍̫͉̻̭͚͚̩̳̻̦̞̖̜̫͎͂̍́͑ͣ̈́̈́̐ͪ̋ͤ͒̚ ̹͙͔͇̤ͩ̏ͨͬ̒ͭ́͆̒̏͊̐͌ͬ̅ͭh̰͔̦̥̟͌ͬ͋̇̒͂̓ͩͅͅu͉̥̭̦̬̪̩̻̭̼͑̈́͛̅̍g̗͖̼̲̞̮ͪ̿̒ͬͧ̊̿̒͌ͭ̈́ͩͣ̎̎.̮̳͖̖̮̟͕͔̫͇̤̥ͪͨͦ̍͂ͩ̀̌̄̀ͥ̈̾̇͑̚
̺̰̞̙̭̻̪̬͕̙̻̟̲̝̹̳̹̌̒̈́͛͊ͣ̐̆̉ͬͦ͛̐̆ͩ͂̚̚ͅ
͉̹̳͓̖͕̪͚͙̦̠̝̝̘̰̳̓ͩ̃́ͥe̱̹̗̪̹̘̪͚̗͇̣̰͉ͨ̍͊ͨv͎̳̹̻̙ͫ͒͂ͪ͌͛͋͑̎̾ͣe̮̩̩̳̬̜͍̫̟̮͉̘̳̩̱̳̘͇̩͆̌̿ͦ̆̄͌̽ͧ͐ͫͮn̤̪͈̮̪͉͍̬̺͈̺̥͓̗̂̏̑͛ͨͪͥ̀ͦ͂ͣ̐ͭ̌ͥ̈́ͨ͐ͣ ̼͉̠̗̟̜̲̫͓̼̼̙̥̺ͯ̌̽ͣ̌͐͂͑͛ͪ̌͂̏̇̈ͫͤ̚z͖̮̜͎̬̃̿̔ͫ̿̽a̞̮̪̩̺͓͉͚̲̖͛̌́̈́͆ͥͫ̌ͩͅl͇̥̣̣̫̦̺̻̻̦̩̮̒̓̓͒͗͋͐͒ͯ̃̓g͖̣̯̭͉̠͚̈́̿̌̓ͤ̄͑̀̌o̩͖̞ͦ̐̈̅̑̂ͧͭͭͨͬ̉̅ͪ̔.̬͇̘͎͓̜̥̣̬̲̌̔̊
posted by juv3nal at 6:37 PM on July 7, 2009


Gnomes aren't here to eat rocks.
posted by xorry at 6:39 PM on July 7, 2009


I am here to make friends, and a delicious Apple Brown Betty and some Christmas ormanints, and to make a wish come true for a dying Children's Hospital kid and make the world sing in perfect harmony and if any of you bitches get up in my grill again it's on! You don't know me!
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 6:42 PM on July 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm not SURE WE WANT to make THIS A HABIT.
posted by JaredSeth at 6:49 PM on July 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm not here to install fonts.
posted by klangklangston at 6:52 PM on July 7, 2009 [3 favorites]


(Now I must redouble my efforts to get on a reality show where I can say things like, "I'm not here to fuck sheep. I'm here to win." I WILL HAVE THE MOST UNCOMFORTABLE AND SURREAL CONFESSIONALS EVER.)
posted by klangklangston at 6:54 PM on July 7, 2009


I'm not CLICKING ON POSTS THAT ARE OBVIOUSLY ABOUT REALITY SHOWS to make COMMENTS ABOUT HOW I AM ABOVE WATCHING REALITY SHOWS.

Z̦̰̲̠͖ͥ̓̾A͉͔̰̭̓L̞̘̬̗͉̼̘̼̯͌̌Ḡ̖̺͙̙̺ͩO̪̠͙̝͍̣̎͒̚ ͎̠̜̳̫ͮͫͥL̰͍͖ͫͬͯ̒͆̊ͭ̚O͉͓͈̺̜͙ͦ̑ͮV̗͖̟̝̖ͩͩ̅ͣ͐͆E̤̅̈́̌ͦS̲͙̻̝̲̒͐̾̾̅̾̚ ̲̫̹͓ͧ́̚B̺̥͕͙͈̞̮̭͂̈Ḯ͖̹̞̒͋̐ͦ̀ͩG͈̭̗̟̜̖͙̫͂ͦ͛ͯͩ ͕͔̹̭̞̺̆ͅB̤̹̝̖̘̺̄̀ͯ̔̆R̦̪̩͓̼̺̰̗̪ͪ̔ͨ̋ͥ̎̃ͣO̩̯͔̘̳̖̪ͬ̍͆̊T̮̤ͬͣ͆H͕ͤ̌̏̈E̘̲̹̬̖̮ͮ̃̊͋R̗̼͇̤̋!͉̩̩ͤ̉̂́̓ͬ̌̚!̗͎͗ͣͦ̀!̮͈̞͑̇͗̔̍̌!̤̳ͦ̍̋̾͂
posted by SpiffyRob at 7:06 PM on July 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm not COMMENTING to make ANY KIND OF USEFUL POINT
posted by EatTheWeak at 7:06 PM on July 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


I liked it, but I would've preferred a new installment of "Where the Hell is Matt." The last one of those was about a year ago, right?

He can go dancing in about five dozen different places in a year, right?
posted by Navelgazer at 7:09 PM on July 7, 2009


I still don't really get the Zalgo meme. It's text that's kind of pretty. Good for you?
posted by Phire at 7:10 PM on July 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


WAITWAITWAIT

"I Survived a Japanese Game Show" is an actual reality series? There's a competetive reality show about videogame players? There are multiple shows about competing for the affections of the same D-list celebrity? Paris Hilton's BFF apparently isn't enough, as we also see in this clip Paris Hilton's British Best Friend. Paris Hilton's British Best Friend.

Y'know, I was thinking of writing a parody of reality series, but I see that's going to be hard to do now that I know producers have long since surpassed Simpsons episodes and the Onion.

Also, see 1:33 on the second link, because SAMUEL BECKETT LIVES!!!
posted by Ndwright at 7:11 PM on July 7, 2009


zalgo is like mefi's Counterstrike name generator; it's like you're all fourteen year olds figuring out how to register your name as " [PЯӨ ᄃᄂΛП] DΣΣZ ПЦƬƧ".
posted by boo_radley at 7:26 PM on July 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


basically you're running things into the ground, is what I'm saying.
posted by boo_radley at 7:32 PM on July 7, 2009


memes go on as long as they have to.
posted by nadawi at 7:33 PM on July 7, 2009


My friends (for I am indeed here to make friends, albeit long distance internet friends I don't need to interact with in the real world), let us ponder this post. Pretend that I was so inclined and enough of an attention whore to desire to participate on one of these 'reality' shows. If I were, (and I am not, good sirs; good lord, reality tv is one of the last things on earth I wish to be a part of) than I would most certainly utter the phrase "I'm not here to make friends", for several reasons:

1. It is so cliche as to be funny.
2. It gets me into montage videos on Youtube.
3. I am obviously a douchebag who desires constant attention such as montage videos on Youtube.
posted by graventy at 7:50 PM on July 7, 2009


zalgo is like mefi's Counterstrike name generator; it's like you're all fourteen year olds figuring out how to register your name as " [PЯӨ ᄃᄂΛП] DΣΣZ ПЦƬƧ".

Actually, it's even worse. It's like they're all fourteen year old kids in the 80s calling themselves 3L1T3 |<>
That's right. 20 years of computer science and innumerable discoveries later, we've reinvented LEET SPEAK.
posted by Afroblanco at 8:01 PM on July 7, 2009


...... and MeFi's rogue HTML filter ruins yet another attempted snarking.

(should be 3L1T3 |<>-R/|D |)00|)Z)
posted by Afroblanco at 8:03 PM on July 7, 2009


I'm not prepared to make Mad Libs work.
posted by Pronoiac at 8:13 PM on July 7, 2009


I'm not closing this underline tag
posted by allen.spaulding at 8:37 PM on July 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'll bet you did.
posted by turgid dahlia at 8:46 PM on July 7, 2009


to be clear, i was talking only about myself earlier on in this thread.
posted by the aloha at 8:53 PM on July 7, 2009


An old "acquaintance" of mine used to maintain that a man could only have two true male friends at any time, that everyone else was at best an acquaintance or a colleague.

He also used to maintain that one should never combine one's two favorite sports, particularly if they were drinking and skateboarding. He eventually crashed into the side of a bus while skateboarding drunk. No, this didn't kill him but I did lose track of him shortly afterward as, reduced to only one sport (drinking), he just wasn't that much fun anymore.
posted by philip-random at 9:06 PM on July 7, 2009


ţ̷͙̿ͪ̽̽̍͛h͙̩̳̥̭͙̼̯̱̊͗̊̌̎̀ͥ̈́i̸̜̺̮̪͖̯̖̐͛ͨ̒ͭ̾̋͊͘ͅs̸̨̢͔̖̟͙̠͊̚ ̔̿̀҉̤̘̠͉̹w̗̣͎̽̿̿̌͒̏i̸̧̪̫̜̰ͥ͆͑̌̋̕l̸͖̹̪͉ͬͅl͙̦̺̬̩͚͖̰͗̈͗ͫ͞ ̶̨̃͐̂̈́ͤ̑̑҉͔͈͔̖͚̲ͅn̵̛̲̼̙̰̣̗̳̗͎͌ͨ̈́̑̔̏̐ͫo̼̦̙͆͋̓̀́͝ť͉̘̗͚͕̼̬͚ ̈͋͐͏̶͍̠̻̘̩̞̻͓̯w̜͎̞̼̭̫͉ͧ̃̏͛̀e̴̱̜̜͌̐̓̐ͩͯͥ̀n̴̩̭̲͇̠̮̅͑̆̏̔͐̐́̀d̡̺̖ͪ̐͌̅̀͘e̛̥̤͆͂ͦͯl̤͍̞͖̻̙̣̱̪ͣ͆̓̂̒̉̊͟ḻ̡̻͚̺̲͇̖̼̘͒̒͗͆̊͊̐
posted by wendell at 9:17 PM on July 7, 2009


I'm not INCLINED to make AN EXCEPTION IN THIS CASE, YOUNG LADY!!
posted by yhbc at 9:22 PM on July 7, 2009


Well, still looks like shite despite installing the font and fucking around with my browser's preferred font settings.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:20 PM on July 7, 2009


Screenshot, pls. I'm curious what this retarded stunt looks like.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:26 PM on July 7, 2009


Sorry, that was probably a bit harsh wrt a bit of fun.

It does look like shite on any screen that displays the boxes, though.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:45 PM on July 7, 2009


Is this the thread where I can make friends?
posted by The World Famous at 11:09 PM on July 7, 2009


yes.
posted by squ1rr3l at 11:35 PM on July 7, 2009


I'm not going to make you a grilled cheese sandwich.
posted by Devils Slide at 1:35 AM on July 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


Fucking lolcats!
posted by fleacircus at 2:26 AM on July 8, 2009


You know, somebody should contradict this by making a reality show where the entire point is to make as many friends as possible.
Facebook: The Series!
posted by Electric Dragon at 4:14 AM on July 8, 2009


Go
Get
Your Own
Goddamned
Plums

I
Saw
An Opening
And
Went
For It

And
Hell Yeah
They
Were
Delicious
posted by Smart Dalek at 4:36 AM on July 8, 2009 [12 favorites]


Michael Jackson died? When did this happen?
posted by abc123xyzinfinity at 5:43 AM on July 8, 2009


I'm not DIVORCED from CONTEXT!
posted by The Whelk at 7:15 AM on July 8, 2009


philip-random : He also used to maintain that one should never combine one's two favorite sports...

I don't know... archery-rappelling sounds pretty promising actually. I mean, what could possibly go wrong?
posted by quin at 7:27 AM on July 8, 2009


I used to be on Metafilter to win, but I couldn't figure out how. Then I was here to make friends; same story. Now I'm just here.
posted by echo target at 8:26 AM on July 8, 2009


I'm not QUALIFIED to make WHOOPEE!!
posted by the littlest brussels sprout


Eponysterical
posted by vito90 at 12:21 PM on July 8, 2009


I'm just looking for a used car.
posted by misha at 1:52 PM on July 8, 2009


Actually, all my roller jai alai buddies are intrigued by archery rappelling.
posted by BrotherCaine at 6:01 PM on July 8, 2009


I went for a job as a gardener a while back. First thing I said to the guy was "I'm not here to prune fronds."
posted by turgid dahlia at 6:21 PM on July 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


So you're all, so you think this is so unimportant, uninteresting, and unfitting for metatalk that you just have to rush in here to tell everyone? you are such a maverick.

And then I'm like, HERE'S THAT SHIFT KEY YOU ORDERED!

But then you go, i never ordered a shift key, but i think your grammar nazi armband got delivered to me by mistake.

Damn your defiant lack of capitalization! It's just too damned rebellious! You're such a maverick!
posted by Sys Rq at 7:56 PM on July 9, 2009


Thank you for recapping that whole petty exchange, I had forgotten how it went the first time and enjoyed reading it again.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:01 PM on July 9, 2009


You're quite welcome!

Also: Sorry about that!
posted by Sys Rq at 8:24 PM on July 9, 2009


Also also: ExcuuUUUUuuuse MEEEeeeeee for complaining about annoying typographical style choices in a thread inviting complaints about annoying typographical style choices.

P.S. If you guys could delete all the caps-free comments, that'd be swell.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:32 PM on July 9, 2009


I'm not going to make the same bit underlined!!
posted by elfgirl at 9:10 PM on July 9, 2009


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