I don't care what you say, I am 99% sure that is not the real Metafilter. October 2, 2009 2:52 AM   Subscribe

I'm not sure what this is, but it appears to think that it's Metafilter.
posted by Pope Guilty to MetaFilter-Related at 2:52 AM (204 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

This looks very, very malicious.

Every single time I try to log in (not using my actual username or password, of course) I get this page telling me "the form wasn't submitted properly." I haven't tested the jscript links or anything, but my guess is this is a login harvester.

Ugh.
posted by koeselitz at 3:05 AM on October 2, 2009


On the Internets Meta filters You.
posted by adamvasco at 3:06 AM on October 2, 2009 [7 favorites]


needs a professional white background amirite.
posted by mullacc at 3:08 AM on October 2, 2009 [3 favorites]


Paranoiasense is tingling.
posted by crataegus at 3:15 AM on October 2, 2009


We are going to keep trying to take off again and again until that site isn't there any more!

/klugman
posted by cashman at 3:19 AM on October 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


I clicked on that. Do I have viruses now?
posted by evil_esto at 3:22 AM on October 2, 2009


This web site appears to be based in the Ukraine (given the .ua suffix). Also, the remark on their whois entry (which seems to include info and an address, although I can't parse Cyrillic very well) is "all internet is here." (!?!)
posted by koeselitz at 3:24 AM on October 2, 2009


evil_esto: I clicked on that. Do I have viruses now?

Well... at my (amateurish) glance, clicking around a bunch, I don't see any malicious scripts running, but I might be missing some - better to let an expert say. I don't think so, though.

It seems a lot more likely that this whole thing is just a trick to get people to put in their passwords. Don't. I guess this means that people who do a lot of logging in and logging out should be super-careful from here on to always check the address in the address bar before logging in.
posted by koeselitz at 3:36 AM on October 2, 2009


and NoScript is your friend.
posted by koeselitz at 3:38 AM on October 2, 2009 [5 favorites]


The session parameter is a doubly base64-encoded version of "http://www.metafilter.com", so you can pull in any site you like through this script, and if you look on Google there are lots of sites available through this script.

What the purpose of it is I don't know, but it doesn't seem to be an attack on Metafilter. I don't think it's even a deliberate login harvester, as the message koeselitz got is what you submit a simple GET request to the form URL.
posted by cillit bang at 3:43 AM on October 2, 2009 [8 favorites]


thanks koeselitz
posted by evil_esto at 3:45 AM on October 2, 2009


This is a complicated ruse by a member here so they can have a tantrum and soon after claim their password was stolen.
What? No, this is the first time this idea occurred to me. I swear.
posted by vapidave at 3:47 AM on October 2, 2009


Hmm.

(Don't, uh, click on these without NoScript or some really good antimalware, just to be safe.)

  • Wikipedia: Real / Fake
  • WaPedia: Real / Fake
  • Google News: Real / Fake
  • SitePoint: Real / Fake

    ?

  • posted by koeselitz at 3:50 AM on October 2, 2009


    I think we should poke it with sticks for a while before, tiring of its lack of response, dragging it to the ditch in the top field, stealing a load of petrol and burning it....
    Wait, no. That's the dead cow we found when I was 8. Carry on.
    posted by Jofus at 3:52 AM on October 2, 2009 [8 favorites]


    cillit bang: The session parameter is a doubly base64-encoded version of "http://www.metafilter.com", so you can pull in any site you like through this script, and if you look on Google there are lots of sites available through this script. What the purpose of it is I don't know, but it doesn't seem to be an attack on Metafilter. I don't think it's even a deliberate login harvester, as the message koeselitz got is what you submit a simple GET request to the form URL.

    Ah, see? Thanks. I should've noticed that—ingenious.

    Also apparently pointless. Why?
    posted by koeselitz at 3:53 AM on October 2, 2009


    My own theory will involve a young Ukrainian boy with vast dreams of unimaginable glory who has put all this together in order to claim to all his friends that he is actually hosting the entire internet from his OLPC. "All internet is here! All internet is here!" he cries to anyone who will listen.
    posted by koeselitz at 3:55 AM on October 2, 2009 [17 favorites]


    Is it possible this is intended to avoid some sort of filter?
    posted by dg at 4:00 AM on October 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


    Is it possible this is intended to avoid some sort of filter?

    Ding ding ding! The parameters it users match this Russian "PHP-anonymizer" script.
    posted by cillit bang at 4:11 AM on October 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


    It's blocked as "Phishing" by my work computer.
    posted by minifigs at 4:15 AM on October 2, 2009


    I gotta say, I prefer it. There are no mods, there's no $5 sign up fee, and the posts are of a quality you just don't see around here.
    posted by gman at 4:18 AM on October 2, 2009 [12 favorites]


    Be careful though - don't view this thread through that site for fear of setting off a recursive reaction resulting in black holes, cats living with dogs etc.
    posted by dg at 4:30 AM on October 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


    The Astro Zombie over there has a goatee. This can't be good.
    posted by Astro Zombie at 4:33 AM on October 2, 2009 [48 favorites]


    Never attribute to malice what can be explained by double base64 encoding.
    posted by DU at 4:34 AM on October 2, 2009 [4 favorites]


    Their shop actually sells the brides Metafilter advertises about.
    posted by gman at 4:42 AM on October 2, 2009 [4 favorites]


    Yeah, guessing it's meant as a ghetto proxy.
    posted by cj_ at 4:44 AM on October 2, 2009


    People, we have found Bizarro World MetaFilter!
    posted by cjorgensen at 5:01 AM on October 2, 2009 [4 favorites]


    Yeah, guessing it's meant as a ghetto proxy.

    Are you suggesting steem-net.org.ua is too black for the rest of America?
    posted by gman at 5:05 AM on October 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


    And all this time, I thought MetaFilter *WAS* Bizarro World MetaFilter!
    posted by grapefruitmoon at 5:06 AM on October 2, 2009


    Who is this steem-net.org.ua punk?
    posted by Elmore at 5:26 AM on October 2, 2009 [3 favorites]


    I registered on http://steem-net.org.ua/forum/ using a translator (systranet.com) so I could investigate. This is from a thread "On the Patriotism and Nationalism."
    From where grow the feet of nationalism, Nazism - any misanthropy and hostility at the state level. From the self-identification at the gregarious level. But occurs this self-identification because of the complex of its own inferiority, feeling of personal detrimentalness in by something (it is exponential Hitler's personality), speaking in contemporary slang - latent and explicit [chmoshniki], [nakhodyashcheie] compensation in the belonging with any allegedly privileged association - club, social flow, party, order, nation. Of course far from always above-enumerated associations are formed by the exclusively complexed subjects - there are the completely mercantile motives, but into the party [sgrudayutsya], first of all, small, which the means of enemy persistently moves.
    Think I might drink a Водка со льдом or two tonite.
    posted by vapidave at 5:33 AM on October 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


    Can I receive favorites there?
    posted by Joe Beese at 5:33 AM on October 2, 2009


    And all this time, I thought MetaFilter *WAS* Bizarro World MetaFilter!

    Nope. On the bizarro site, I am a right-wing fundamental Christian mother of 6 boys. All of my AskMe answers involve praying to Jesus for answers about your dishwasher/lawn/car/cpu/asshole cat.
    posted by jerseygirl at 5:33 AM on October 2, 2009 [9 favorites]


    All of my AskMe answers involve praying to Jesus for answers about your dishwasher/lawn/car/cpu/asshole/cat.

    FTFY.
    posted by aihal at 5:38 AM on October 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


    Nope. On the bizarro site, I am a right-wing fundamental Christian mother of 6 boys. All of my AskMe answers involve praying to Jesus for answers about your dishwasher/lawn/car/cpu/asshole cat.

    I guess that means in Bizarro MetaFilter, my cat is a saint.

    Perhaps I should take up residence there.
    posted by grapefruitmoon at 5:56 AM on October 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


    All my comments on that site seem to be insightful and coherent critiques on the matter at hand... I say we nuke it before it spreads!
    posted by 1f2frfbf at 6:01 AM on October 2, 2009


    How weird. But, yeah, proxy workaround is a pretty likely and likely harmless explanation, not that I'd encourage anyone to use some random Ukrainian forum's proxy service rather than something that's been more thoroughly vetted.
    posted by cortex (staff) at 6:06 AM on October 2, 2009


    Looks and feels like home, but the mods have agonizers....
    posted by zarq at 6:49 AM on October 2, 2009 [4 favorites]


    cj_: Yeah, guessing it's meant as a ghetto proxy.

    gman: Are you suggesting steem-net.org.ua is too black for the rest of America?

    Funny how the mind works. I read this article a couple of days ago, and when I saw that comment I thought of Balta.
    posted by zarq at 6:55 AM on October 2, 2009


    Bizarro Metafilter: exclusively complexed subjects
    posted by patricio at 6:57 AM on October 2, 2009


    This post was deleted for the following reason: This isn't a self-link at all; it looks like you stole this from somebody else's web site. What's more, this has never been posted here before, not even once! You know the rules. Also, 'discussion of interesting developments in science' doesn't seem to work very well here - please stick to the usual topics like declawing cats, whether you should dump your boyfriend, things you would like to do that are against the law, and the Palestinian occupation of Israel.
    posted by koeselitz at 7:06 AM on October 2, 2009 [34 favorites]


    I don't know what this is, but it appears to think it's Donald Sutherland.
    posted by Jofus at 7:28 AM on October 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


    Man, Bizarro Astro Zombie won't shut up about the evils of alcohol, the importance of bible study, and his complete disgust with modern "vices" such as movies, television, and pop music of the last 60 odd years.
    posted by The Whelk at 7:34 AM on October 2, 2009


    Yeah well, Bizarro St. Alia of the Bunnies is a monogamous pro-choice Muslim.
    posted by gman at 7:38 AM on October 2, 2009 [5 favorites]


    That's just creepy.
    posted by SLC Mom at 7:50 AM on October 2, 2009


    Last night, I was dreaming that I was on the Enterprise (TNG, obvs), and there was a transporter malfunction that meant that while I was beamed across to some other ship, an exact duplicate remained in place. We both had completely continuous consciousness, but our mutual existence was causing all sorts of what Geordi called "quantum flux," so we were arguing over who had to die in order for us both to live.

    Their Klang Klangston must die, for the safety of the universe.
    posted by klangklangston at 7:53 AM on October 2, 2009 [5 favorites]


    Yeah well, Bizarro St. Alia of the Bunnies is a monogamous pro-choice Muslim.
    posted by gman at 7:38 AM on October 2 [+] [!]


    Naah. That St. Alia simply likes cilantro.
    posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 7:55 AM on October 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


    All I know is I now have a massive crush on stavrostheratherpedestrianchicken.
    posted by Ufez Jones at 7:56 AM on October 2, 2009


    Bizzaro Mathowie drives a gigantic tricked out Hummer and cracks jokes about running over "Faggy ass bicyclists".
    posted by The Whelk at 8:01 AM on October 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


    Looks like jonmc has some huge crush on Kate Moss over there.
    posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 8:01 AM on October 2, 2009 [3 favorites]


    The Astro Zombie over there has a goatee. This can't be good.

    Their Halloween Jack doesn't have a goatee... good lord, do I really have that many chins?
    posted by Halloween Jack at 8:02 AM on October 2, 2009


    Bizzaro Joe Besse hates to talk about politics, would rather talk about kittens.
    posted by The Whelk at 8:03 AM on October 2, 2009


    Full disclosure: I am the owner of steem-net.org.ua.

    I'm running a real-time simulation of metafilter designed to predict future fpp's and comments. I'm trying to model the user networks and correlations between posters and commenters in an effort to generate posts and comments that will more actively engage the user community by attracting previously related groups of users to post in the same thread.

    Further disclosure: this is the simulation.

    * comment generated at 11:03 EDT by eBaudrillard 0.9.6a
    posted by Pastabagel at 8:05 AM on October 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


    That's weird, did I just see the same comment twice?
    posted by The Whelk at 8:06 AM on October 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


    Me/racks shotgun and then rolls eyes. UGH Don't worry Mefi, I got this one.

    Stupid doppelgangers.... Grumble Grumble.
    posted by Mastercheddaar at 8:06 AM on October 2, 2009


    Bagsy the mirror-self with the eyepatch or the huge facial scar.
    posted by Artw at 8:07 AM on October 2, 2009


    koeselitz : Also apparently pointless. Why?

    I was going to suggest that it was a glimpse through the looking glass at the parallel universe versions (read as: "evil") of ourselves.

    But then I glanced in the mirror and realized I'm wearing a goatee, and that means that I'm the evil version of me.

    This actually made a lot of things make more sense about my history, so I just chalked it up to one of those life-lessons and set about creating a death ray to destroy them.

    You know, pretty typical Friday stuff.
    posted by quin at 8:08 AM on October 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


    soy homero el malo
    posted by The Whelk at 8:11 AM on October 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


    Mirror universe chicks all dress and act like strippers, I'm just sayin'.
    posted by Artw at 8:18 AM on October 2, 2009


    Bizzaro MetaFilter: I can see your point of view.
    posted by Bookhouse at 8:21 AM on October 2, 2009 [10 favorites]


    Artw, it's the Modesty Clubs where men pay to have an engaging conversation in a simulated living room that really creep me out.
    posted by The Whelk at 8:23 AM on October 2, 2009


    Nice try doppleganger. Save it for queen Dopplepopolis.
    posted by shakespeherian at 8:28 AM on October 2, 2009 [4 favorites]


    Bizarro jessamyn lives in Vegas and likes to make fun of old people for not knowing the meaning of "I'd hit it."
    posted by marginaliana at 8:41 AM on October 2, 2009 [4 favorites]


    Bizzaro Joe Besse hates to talk about politics, would rather talk about kittens.

    I want to talk about kittens.
    posted by Pope Guilty at 8:52 AM on October 2, 2009


    I get a 403 err if I try to go any deeper than the front page, was it always doing that, or has it been changed since we started looking at it?
    posted by nomisxid at 8:53 AM on October 2, 2009


    Bizarro delmoi lurks.
    posted by Kattullus at 8:57 AM on October 2, 2009 [3 favorites]


    Bizarro delmoi lurks.

    Okay, new keyboard please.
    posted by marxchivist at 9:00 AM on October 2, 2009


    Marisa's actually a female who asked politely for a bunch of worthless crap.
    posted by gman at 9:04 AM on October 2, 2009


    nomisxid, that's a change on our end. Reading the site through a proxy is no big deal, but we'd rather not have MeFites entering their user/pass on an unknown server. (And to be honest, having a not-so-obvious public proxy like this is confusing.) So we'd like requests to login.metafilter.com to hit our server. We put the equivalent of a padlock on the door, but if any particular proxy has bolt cutters it won't last.
    posted by pb (staff) at 9:14 AM on October 2, 2009


    I clicked on that. Do I have viruses now?

    Only if you're running Windows.
    posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:15 AM on October 2, 2009


    I'm confused, did Mark find his Goddess on this version or the bizarro version?
    posted by Elmore at 9:16 AM on October 2, 2009


    Bizarro illiad writes a really funny webcomic that many mefites steal jokes from to use in comments.
    posted by burnmp3s at 9:17 AM on October 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


    In Bizarro Metafilter, there *is* a cabal.
    posted by iamabot at 9:18 AM on October 2, 2009


    Over there it is raining Flo Jos.
    posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 9:25 AM on October 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


    I clicked on that. Do I have viruses now?

    Only if you're running Windows.
    posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:15 AM on October 2 [+] [!]


    In bizarro Metafilter, Blazecock Pileon is Bill Gates.
    posted by Atom Eyes at 9:38 AM on October 2, 2009 [3 favorites]


    Don't forget Bizarro Bizarro
    posted by poppo at 9:39 AM on October 2, 2009


    Over there, it is 20 rubles, same as in town.
    posted by JohnnyGunn at 9:42 AM on October 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


    Do I have viruses now?

    I'm no epidemiologist, and neither do I play one on TV, but I'm pretty sure we all have viruses floating around. Adenoviridae, herpesviridae, orthomyxoviridae, paramyxoviridae...

    wikipedia is a wonderful thing
    posted by Cool Papa Bell at 9:46 AM on October 2, 2009


    Bizarro cortex eats donut holes.
    posted by shakespeherian at 9:55 AM on October 2, 2009


    iamabot: In Bizarro Metafilter, there *is* a cabal.

    You mean, in Bizarro MetaFilter everyone *says* there is a cabal, but there really isn't one.
    posted by Kattullus at 9:56 AM on October 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


    In Bizarro Metafilter, a request for a new feature is called a "fruitcake".
    posted by Mizu at 10:00 AM on October 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


    Bizzarro Blazecock Pileon runs Windows 95.
    posted by PeterMcDermott at 10:01 AM on October 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


    And Bizzaro Atom Eyes posts his wise ass comments *after* mine.
    posted by PeterMcDermott at 10:03 AM on October 2, 2009


    "Bizzaro MetaFilter: I can see your point of view."

    Kill it with fire.
    posted by klangklangston at 10:04 AM on October 2, 2009 [5 favorites]


    Me/racks shotgun and then rolls eyes. UGH Don't worry Mefi, I got this one.

    Stupid doppelgangers.... Grumble Grumble.


    Do it Mastercheddar! Take the shot!
    posted by otolith at 10:12 AM on October 2, 2009


    Is it possible this is intended to avoid some sort of filter?

    Getting to a filter by avoiding a filter is very bizarro-meta.
    posted by davejay at 10:14 AM on October 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


    Bizarro It's Raining Florence Henderson is a paranoid pompous gasbag with delusions of grandeur. Unfortunately, I am bizarro It's Raining Florence Henderson.
    posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:31 AM on October 2, 2009 [3 favorites]


    davejay: Getting to a filter by avoiding a filter is very bizarro-meta.

    That's just something a bizarro would say!
    posted by shakespeherian at 10:32 AM on October 2, 2009


    The Bizarro Longboat is really the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile.
    posted by grapefruitmoon at 10:43 AM on October 2, 2009


    Can I receive favorites there?
    posted by Joe Beese


    You can't receive favorites anywhere. No, not even there.
    posted by Night_owl at 10:44 AM on October 2, 2009


    Me/racks shotgun and then rolls eyes. UGH Don't worry Mefi, I got this one.

    Stupid doppelgangers.... Grumble Grumble.

    Do it Mastercheddar! Take the shot!
    posted by otolith at 10:12 AM on October 2 [+] [!]


    Me/Runs back to thread with a panicked look on my face.

    Hey Cortex and Jessamyn how are you doing today? Good I hope. Anyways do you remember when I said "I got this one?" (done with quotation fingers) Well um funny thing (me/looks over shoulder nervously) I shot bizarro metafilter in the face... twice with a 12 gauge and your going to laugh about this.... It did nothing but seriously pissed it off. HAHA funny huh. This next part is even funnier, somehow it got the shotgun too. Again I'm not sure how but it is kinda coming this way now. So if you both could um be real pals and take care of this, it would be really appreciated. Me? I would love to stay and help but I'm super swamped right now. I know you both understand. BYE!

    Me/ starts booking it towards the door.
    posted by Mastercheddaar at 10:49 AM on October 2, 2009


    How's universal healthcare in Bizarro Metafilter?
    posted by jerseygirl at 10:53 AM on October 2, 2009


    It was completely uncontroversial, and passed as a rider on the cat declawing bill.
    posted by Artw at 10:55 AM on October 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


    How's universal healthcare in Bizarro Metafilter?

    In Bizarro Metafilter, you don't have any healthcare because you're a cop. Working in a Wal-Mart.
    posted by Cool Papa Bell at 11:08 AM on October 2, 2009


    At BIZZARO Metafilter, the wiki is kept meticulously up to date.
    posted by The Whelk at 11:33 AM on October 2, 2009


    Damn, Bizarro wendell is skinny. And rich. And owns a lot of Apple crap.
    posted by wendell at 11:33 AM on October 2, 2009


    Bizzarro Orange Swan buys everything at Walmart.
    posted by Jilder at 11:39 AM on October 2, 2009


    In Bizarro Metafilter, when you designate another user as 'spouse', you are legally married to them in every state except Bizarro Vermont.

    And Bizarro wendell's name is an anagram for 'bad start'. (bradstat? dratbats? stabdart? basttard?)

    And nobody needs a hug.
    posted by wendell at 11:44 AM on October 2, 2009


    And instead of Anonymous AskMe, it has a public Confessional. (AskMeCab Confessions? Sorry.)

    And all-caps QUONSAR is a moderator.

    Bizarro Mathowie owns more cars than Jay Leno (who on the Bizarro front page is having an affair with Craig Ferguson).

    And nobody ever corrects a typo.
    posted by wendell at 11:55 AM on October 2, 2009


    Bizarro Bizarro says:

    "Hey, what's going on? You look all right. Want to play some foosball? Unrelatedly, did you notice that I use verbs and pronouns correctly? Pretty awesome."
    posted by Skot at 11:59 AM on October 2, 2009


    Did anyone else notice that everyone on Bizarro AskMe has a healthy sense of when to throw out decaying food?
    posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 11:59 AM on October 2, 2009 [3 favorites]


    Hey, yeah! Also, everyone has healthy, well-behaved cats and can confidently create their own playlists.
    posted by Skot at 12:03 PM on October 2, 2009


    Bizzaro AskMe does your homework for you.

    (and helps you keep your SO, and is both a doctor and a lawyer)
    posted by Pope Guilty at 12:05 PM on October 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


    I looked at if for a while and got the uncanny sense it is staring back at me. And scheming.
    posted by Astro Zombie at 12:06 PM on October 2, 2009


    Bizzarro Astro Zombie has a soul, AZ. That's why the way it's looking at you feels weird.
    posted by Pope Guilty at 12:18 PM on October 2, 2009


    And look at all the Birth Announcements on the Bizarro Front Page! (each with hundreds of comments of "!")

    And the successful interventions in Bizarro MetaTalk!

    But half the contributions in Bizarro Metafilter Music are from Coldplay and The Black Eyed Peas.
    posted by wendell at 12:18 PM on October 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


    And look at all the Birth Announcements on the Bizarro Front Page! (each with hundreds of comments of "!")

    If this doesn't become a convention I will be very sad.
    posted by Pope Guilty at 12:19 PM on October 2, 2009


    Bizzaro AskMe tells us that an affair with a workmate can spice up a marriage.
    posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:23 PM on October 2, 2009 [3 favorites]


    Bizzaro marxchivist doesn't are about the difference between the Freedom of Information Act and State Public Records Laws.



    Hello? Is this thing on?
    posted by marxchivist at 12:36 PM on October 2, 2009


    shit, doesn't care about.... grumble

    I'm outta here.
    posted by marxchivist at 12:37 PM on October 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


    At BIZZARO Metafilter, Tehloki quit the site in disgust cause he hated everyone.
    posted by The Whelk at 12:38 PM on October 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


    In bizarro Metafilter, Smedleyman uses paragraphs.
    posted by desjardins at 12:44 PM on October 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


    And nobody ever corrects a typo.

    well duh, because you just click the edit button if you realize you made a mistake.

    bizarro me likes that, which for the record means i'm officially against that pony. if i see that pony, i will strap dynamite to its forehead.
    posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 12:45 PM on October 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


    IIRC it's all fully implemented - they could turn it on at any time.
    posted by Artw at 12:48 PM on October 2, 2009


    I'm of the belief that they already have turned it on, and hidden the edit button against the background. If I could find the proper empty space to click on, I would gain access to the secret 3 minute window.

    And like a crazy backyard prospector, I spend all my free time poking around trying to find it.

    My guess is that they've probably got it randomized so that it moves every time I reload.

    Clever. Very clever these mods.
    posted by quin at 12:54 PM on October 2, 2009


    I wonder what happens if I post in this thread over there...

    I wonder what happens if I post in this thread over there...

    I wonder what happens if I post in this thread over there...

    I wonder what happens if I post in this thread over there...

    I wonder what happens if I post in this thread over there...

    I wonder what happens if I post in this thread over there...

    I wonder what happens if I post in this thread over there...

    *pop!*

    posted by JeffK at 1:06 PM on October 2, 2009


    Is there a bizarro me over there? (I'm too frightened to look. In fact, don't answer that.)
    posted by trip and a half at 1:12 PM on October 2, 2009


    Bizarro DTMFA stands for Don't Think, Marry/Fuck Already
    posted by waraw at 1:15 PM on October 2, 2009 [10 favorites]


    Bizarro scody thinks that Paul Weller was that guy in Robocop.
    posted by scody at 1:18 PM on October 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


    BW cortext just came by and told us all to put our goddam pants on. Just a heads up.
    posted by jokeefe at 1:19 PM on October 2, 2009


    There's an annual holiday to commemorate the day that Bizarro World Metafilter's own Sarah Palin came by to say hi and answer a few questions.
    posted by jokeefe at 1:20 PM on October 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


    I'm not sure what this is, but it appears to think that it's Bizarro Metafilter.

    ported by Antipope Guilty to BizarroMetaFilter-related at 4:52 AM - 2 comments (1 new) +
    posted by ormondsacker at 1:23 PM on October 2, 2009


    Bizarro gnfti doesn't eat any babies, like, *ever*.

    *whistles awkwardly, slinks away*
    posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:26 PM on October 2, 2009


    Bizarro jokeefe is a howling men's rights advocate who likes to use the portmanteaus "feminazi" and "lib-BAWWWWW-ral".
    posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 1:40 PM on October 2, 2009


    Clever. Very clever these mods.

    Just for instance, the anti-comment-spoofing PSA you get for typing "[small]posted by". When did that happen?
    posted by ormondsacker at 1:43 PM on October 2, 2009


    On Bizarro MetaFilter, I am... oh, never mind
    posted by not_on_display at 1:47 PM on October 2, 2009


    Hey, that second-rate bizzaro lekvar has more favorites than me!
    posted by lekvar at 1:53 PM on October 2, 2009


    Interestingly, the MeFi Comment Filter works there as well.
    posted by lekvar at 2:14 PM on October 2, 2009


    In Bizarro AskMe, everyone already remembers the name of that song or book or movie.
    posted by shakespeherian at 2:25 PM on October 2, 2009


    In Capitalist West, you post on Metafilter!
    posted by Kabanos at 2:39 PM on October 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


    In Bizarro Metafilter, I didn't survive the experiment.
    posted by TwelveTwo at 3:07 PM on October 2, 2009


    Bizarro spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints has the shortest username in Bizarro Metafilter.
    poosted by wendellareesespiecesofeightdaysaweekendatberniemadofficedepotterybarnoldschwarzeneggertiethedinosaurkrautandknockwurstusernameever at 15:20 on September 32
    posted by wendell at 3:19 PM on October 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


    You know, this is just a demonstration of the efficacy of capitalism and an individualistic ethos. Anyhow, I'm back in the market for a good haircut and shave place. The barbers I have been going to just aren't giving me a close enough shave...

    Wait, something is weird around here... this... this doesn't feel like the regular metafilter.org.ua...
    posted by fuq at 3:20 PM on October 2, 2009


    In bizarro MetaFilter....

    Languageshoe likes to wax lyrical about brogues.
    posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 5:05 PM on October 2, 2009


    I don't know what you people are talking about, that link just brings me back to the Metafilter I know and love.
    posted by The Bizzaro Whelk at 5:37 PM on October 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


    posted by The Bizzaro Whelk at 5:37 PM on October 2 [+] [!]

    oh dear, they're crossing over...

    I am disavowing IN ADVANCE any comments made by bradstat, dratbats, stabdart or basttard.
    posted by wendell at 5:47 PM on October 2, 2009


    Bizarro qvantamon doesn't post one-line pseudo-funny comments.
    posted by qvantamon at 5:49 PM on October 2, 2009


    Wow, that Print Screen guy is a real asshole.
    posted by Sys Rq at 6:03 PM on October 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


    I checked. There is no bizarre me. Not...anymore.

    As it turns out, you don't want to know about the bizarro kittens, you guys. You really really don't.
    posted by kittens for breakfast at 6:22 PM on October 2, 2009


    As it turns out, you don't want to know about the bizarro kittens, you guys. You really really don't.
    posted by kittens for breakfast at 9:22 PM on October 2 [+] [!]


    puppies for dinner?
    posted by jerseygirl at 6:30 PM on October 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


    ...breakfast for kittens
    posted by kittens for breakfast at 6:33 PM on October 2, 2009 [5 favorites]


    Bizarro metafilter has reached a friendly consensus on Richard Dawkins, I/P, Veganism, and Macs vs PSs.
    posted by empath at 6:58 PM on October 2, 2009


    BitterOldHunk? Tofubomb? Chortles all the way down? doctor_positive? Marisa Bought the Precious Thing? occasionally_on_display? flapjax at 11:59? Sorry, Bizarro Metafilter. Back to the drawing board.
    posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:54 PM on October 2, 2009


    I got it... steak at noon!
    posted by not_on_display at 8:07 PM on October 2, 2009


    This is like an episode of the original Star Trek.
    posted by LarryC at 8:35 PM on October 2, 2009


    At BIZZARO metafilter, The Whelk is a joyless nag.
    posted by The Whelk at 8:46 PM on October 2, 2009


    I AM NOT!
    posted by The Bizzaro Whelk at 8:47 PM on October 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


    In Bizzaro MetaFilter cat scans you.
    posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 8:52 PM on October 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


    Bizarro goatse.cx is a funny activism site!
    posted by flabdablet at 8:54 PM on October 2, 2009


    Bizarro Tofugun warns against the dangers of drug use and has never left Vancouver BC.
    posted by Meatbomb at 9:24 PM on October 2, 2009


    YOU MIGHT BE IN BIZARRO METAFILTER IF:

    The default font is Comic Sans.

    Bizarro Travel is a bustling booking agency that rivals the likes of Bizarro Orbitz and Bizarro Priceline (which is advertised by Bizarro Leonard Nimoy).

    Every January, BizarroFites celebrate the site's birthday by reposting the very first entry: A website about people shoving their dogs into inkjet printers.

    Bizarro Malor and Bizarro Mutant are platonic life partners that agree on everything. Especially international finance.

    Users constantly crack insecure, passive-aggressive jokes against Bizarro Yahoo! Answers, whose scholarly inquiries make their mauve-colored Q&A site look like an ignorant cesspool.

    You really wish Squeaky-clean Darkness Giver would stop posting so many shitty SLYT posts. Especially SLYT posts about the trailer for yet ANOTHER braindead Pixar crapfest.
    posted by Rhaomi at 9:24 PM on October 2, 2009


    At BIZZARO Metafilter, cleanawarepitagirl keeps posting nonstop
    posted by The Whelk at 9:33 PM on October 2, 2009


    At BIZZARO Metafilter, everyone wishes azuredark would go away allready.
    posted by The Whelk at 9:34 PM on October 2, 2009


    BIZZARO Metafilter has a surplus of chatty, witty posters named Miguel.
    posted by The Whelk at 9:37 PM on October 2, 2009


    At Bizzaro Metafilter, this thread is already closed to new comments.
    posted by davejay at 10:01 PM on October 2, 2009


    Bizarro Navelgazer comments more than once a day, and his comments are clear, concise, and don't seem to lose the point he was after midway through. He also answers Bizarro AskMe questions without making them all about himself, and seems to have an understanding of how humor works in print.

    I swear, I'm gonna be up all night studying this guy's technique.
    posted by Navelgazer at 10:10 PM on October 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


    Has been verified as a phish in the past. I'd not enter any passwords there, I think it's more than just a simple proxy. May not be targeted at metafilter, but if they were smart they'd log any POSTed passwordy field.
    posted by floam at 11:22 PM on October 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


    Bizarro Pope Guilty is renowned for his ability to channel the spirit of God by posting inspiring daily devotionals, faith healing over the internet and occaisionaly typing in tongues.

    Bizarro cortex isn't interested in data or statistics because they are too hard. When people ask him about site trends, he says "I dunno" as he eats his cheese danish

    Bizarro jessamyn is illiterate.

    Bizarro pb just figured out that the right button on the mouse does stuff, too. Then he got stuck in a menu he didn't understand and unplugged the computer for the rest of the day, just to be safe.
    posted by double block and bleed at 11:30 PM on October 2, 2009


    BIZZARO Jessamyn ONLY allows images cause words are dumb.
    posted by The Whelk at 11:48 PM on October 2, 2009


    > Are you suggesting steem-net.org.ua is too black for the rest of America?

    Are you suggesting that only black people live in ghettos? That's pretty racist.
    posted by cj_ at 2:38 AM on October 3, 2009


    > Are you suggesting steem-net.org.ua is too black for the rest of America?

    Are you suggesting that only black people live in ghettos? That's pretty racist.


    In Bizarro Metafilter, offhand comments are never jumped on. They are discussed politely through Bizarre Things, like BizMeBizMail.
    posted by Ghidorah at 3:02 AM on October 3, 2009


    On Bizzaro AskMe, IAAL, and AD, but everyone's well-adjusted, so (shrug).
    Bizarro Jobs and Projects are the most read sections of the site.
    And Bizarro TravelFilter is BOOMIN'.

    OMG, I just understoof the username Hat Maui.
    posted by not_on_display at 5:20 AM on October 3, 2009


    In Bizarro MetaFilter, you just won the game.
    posted by grapefruitmoon at 6:49 AM on October 3, 2009


    On Bizarro MeFi, these threads actually do end well.
    posted by slimepuppy at 8:12 AM on October 3, 2009


    And nobody ever corrects a typo.

    And yet, I still got perma-banned over there.
    posted by lysdexic at 8:35 AM on October 3, 2009


    I clicked that link. Is that why my balls are so itchy?
    posted by Joseph Gurl at 8:55 AM on October 3, 2009


    No, that is not why.
    posted by gman at 9:08 AM on October 3, 2009


    In Bizarro AskMe, you are encouraged to leave sandwiches out on the counter for 12 hours to 'ripen'.
    posted by gimonca at 9:09 AM on October 3, 2009


    Pony Request: A flag for "Joke made in previous thread, repeated here cause poster was drunk."
    posted by The Whelk at 9:09 AM on October 3, 2009


    On Bizarro Metafiler everyone managed to keep up.
    posted by Artw at 9:40 AM on October 3, 2009


    Bizzaro Artw hardly posts and thinks comics are lame.
    posted by The Whelk at 9:49 AM on October 3, 2009


    http://www.metafilter.com.nyud.net/
    posted by msittig at 12:01 PM on October 3, 2009


    390. "In Bizarro MetaTalk, the alphabet game is played with numbers!" cried the lobster, spilling wine on his lederhosen.

    "But, that's already happened here," replied Pat Sajak.
    posted by not_on_display at 3:35 PM on October 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


    391. You know the lobster has wandering eyes, you shouldn't be surprised to find lightly stained lederhosen stuffed into the back of the closet. Sad, yes, but not surprised.
    posted by Kattullus at 4:10 PM on October 3, 2009


    The verbose surrealist's 7483 things to do with a lobster and a lightly soiled pair of lederhosen arrived here from this thread.
    posted by Kattullus at 4:13 PM on October 3, 2009


    392. On Bizarro Metafilter, you have dinner at Red Lobster, where you eat lobster. Later you go to a touristy fake German pub, where the wait staff wear historically inaccurate lederhosen. There is no stain.
    posted by little e at 4:16 PM on October 3, 2009 [3 favorites]


    In BizarroMetaFilter, the taglines go first:
    "Less addictive than solid: BizarroMetaFilter"

    And BizMeFites will frequently Break That For You.

    And "surely this..." did happen in 2004.

    Some of the better known users are ledvous, johnkfc, symbolshoes, thumpthumpberg, six stale sturgeon, Prestreet, missygoygoytruth, waffles at noon,Saurkraut Keepstoherself, Aqua Vampire, ms nearmiss savid and ParamusParis.

    Oh, have we moved on? Okay:

    393. Pat Sajak's ne'er-do-well twin brother Tap negotiated the 1970's agreement between Germany and the Federal Reserve not to sell lobsters at market prices, except in some countries in Eastern Europe where they were popular as housepets. Tap Sajak was later expelled from both East and West Germany for attempting to market stain-resistant lederhosen, after it was discovered they had been treated in a mush made up of giant panda poop, tequila, shredded Polish Drivers Licenses and milk from unnamed cows.
    posted by wendell at 4:38 PM on October 3, 2009


    394. Are you a man dreaming that he's a lobster, or a lobster dreaming that he's a man? The lederhosen may vanish with the dream, but the stain remains.
    posted by empath at 4:42 PM on October 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


    On Bizarro MetaFilter, I don't read through threads like this and cry when no one has created a funny bizarro name for me.

    (What would a bizarro grapefruit be, anyway? Or a Bizarro Tom Waits song? Would that be like Michael Bolton or something?)
    posted by grapefruitmoon at 7:03 PM on October 3, 2009


    Don't cry, pomegranatesun. A bizarro Tom Waits song would be a shallow song sung by a singer who didn't sound like he had just gargled battery acid before taking the mike.
    posted by double block and bleed at 8:25 PM on October 3, 2009


    I always thought Barry Manilow was the Bizarro Tom Waits, prunestar.
    posted by wendell at 8:35 PM on October 3, 2009


    395. On Bizarro Metafilter, rub your nipples with the sea horse's little lotion bottle, and pointedly ignore the dirndl.
    posted by little e at 8:54 PM on October 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


    396. On Bizarro Metafilter, pretend you are Swedish, and move about with the dirndl swaddling your monkey. The seahorse naturally follows, on a leash.
    posted by little e at 8:54 PM on October 3, 2009


    397. On Bizarro Metafilter, approach the seahorse.

    Continue approaching the seahorse.

    A flamingo appears. The dirndl reacts.

    Soundtrack "Shower the People - James Taylor"
    posted by little e at 9:00 PM on October 3, 2009


    posted by CAPITAL E at 12:00 AM on October 4 [+] [!]
    posted by little e at 9:17 PM on October 3, 2009


    OK, I try to be patient, but which member of the team is responsible for this pathetically executed clusterfuck?

    THE SURREALIST ENTRIES CAN NOT COEXIST WITH A LIVE THREAD

    NOW WE HAVE BIZARRO in the SURREALISM and that is TOTALLY LAME

    How are we supposed to unfuck this? One more time like this and I am turning the car around and we're all going straight home.

    Mad props to sister little e, though, I totally see what you did there.
    posted by Meatbomb at 10:03 PM on October 3, 2009


    In Bizarro MetaFilter you don't have any saccadic masking and you don't see this image as a spiral. Further, you can read the subliminal messages encoded within it that normal MetaFilter overlooks due to saccades.
    posted by Burhanistan at 10:08 PM on October 3, 2009


    You got surrealist in my bizarro!

    No, you got bizarro in my surrealist!

    It's two great taste that taste together... uh... I think I have to throw up.




    In Bizarro MetaFilter, I have to throw down.
    posted by wendell at 2:05 AM on October 4, 2009


    398.
    Dirndl, lederhosen, sea horses, stain
    Sajak, Woolery, Mark Hamil, taint
    lobsters, flamingos, bubble spirals, shame
    surreal, bizzarro, metafilter, memes.
    posted by empath at 2:18 AM on October 4, 2009


    whatever, it scans, anyway.
    posted by empath at 2:18 AM on October 4, 2009


    399.
    How are we supposed to unfuck this?
    Untangling the lobster one would not let go and ripped off the other's claw.
    We unfuck it so we can fuck it again and again and again.
    Three clawed-lobster then slipped loose and ran across the kitchen dancing a Morris dance, waving the victory claw about. It started singing,

    (the tune is pentatonic and un-transcribable, imagine whale-song shoved through a funk rhythm and then shifted down a key and one half-octave, sung by a canary)
    "Oh I'm the winningest lobster! Oh I've ripped off his pincer!" and etc...
    posted by From Bklyn at 8:09 AM on October 4, 2009


    My!

    tasty length; did read
    posted by orme at 8:39 AM on October 4, 2009


    I've got dirndls and lederhosen in my longboat and there's a drunken lobster mumbling about a seahorse. Somebody clean this up or it's going to leave a stain.
    posted by grapefruitmoon at 8:54 AM on October 4, 2009


    BIZZARO MEATBOMB HAS A LOBSTER IN HIS PANTS.
    posted by The Whelk at 9:10 AM on October 4, 2009


    BIZZARO MEATBOMB

    I'm not quite sure which site has been blessed with the bizarro version.
    posted by gman at 9:22 AM on October 4, 2009


    This is why we can't have surreal things.

    Entry 400 is here, please commence defucking now.
    posted by Meatbomb at 11:50 AM on October 4, 2009


    At BIZZARO Metafilter, people post captioned pictures of Giant Huntsman Spiders
    posted by The Whelk at 11:58 AM on October 4, 2009


    Bizarro Metafilter is one guy with a rotary phone.
    posted by not_on_display at 4:26 PM on October 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


    ...and he's never heard of bacon or pancakes.
    posted by not_on_display at 4:42 PM on October 4, 2009


    . . . or taters.
    posted by garnetgirl at 6:24 PM on October 4, 2009


    No, no, in Bizarro Metafilter everyone knows exactly what taters are and can astutely rate them on the hard to softcore continuum.
    posted by Burhanistan at 7:32 PM on October 4, 2009


    In Pissarro MetaFilter, this is jessamyn's profile pic.
    posted by not_on_display at 8:13 AM on October 5, 2009


    In Pizarro MetaFilter, we rob and murder Incas.
    posted by Burhanistan at 8:26 AM on October 5, 2009


    At Bizzaro Metafilter, this thread is still active.
    posted by The Bizzaro Whelk at 6:41 AM on October 10, 2009


    On bizzaro MetaFilter, people occasionally request that the site be given a more amateurish blue background.
    posted by gsteff at 5:26 PM on October 19, 2009


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