Strangers in the night... exchanging glances... December 4, 2009 2:19 PM   Subscribe


And that was the start of the MetaFilter sitcom. Well, that and some pretty clear stealing from The Odd Couple.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:23 PM on December 4, 2009 [2 favorites]


They should invite the vicar round for tea.
posted by Jofus at 2:32 PM on December 4, 2009


Awww. Metaroomies! Someone update the wiki.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 2:34 PM on December 4, 2009


The Ask of the Magi.
posted by katillathehun at 2:34 PM on December 4, 2009


But I sold my hair to buy you a Melbourne!
posted by Greg Nog at 3:00 PM on December 4, 2009 [27 favorites]


the weird thing will be in a month when melbourne newspapers start reporting the discovery of a dead body with no teeth or fingernails, drained of fluids with a disfigured face dressed in thrift store clothes in a bad part of a town.
posted by shmegegge at 3:03 PM on December 4, 2009 [13 favorites]


Lacks plot devices.

One of the roommates needs to have a past with the Australian Mafia (yeaaaah mate, you know it exists), they must have a freaky neighbour, and a talking kangaroo or something.
posted by qvantamon at 3:11 PM on December 4, 2009


Also, it's probably sunny and warm over there right now. How crazy is that?
posted by qvantamon at 3:12 PM on December 4, 2009


Nah, the body should appear dressed in a Fark t-shirt, to confuse the police investigators even further.
posted by Iosephus at 3:23 PM on December 4, 2009


Then someone would post on Fark about someone being murdered in a Fark t-shirt, and the world would explode.
posted by qvantamon at 3:33 PM on December 4, 2009 [2 favorites]


No no, one of them hit the other with their car and didn't have insurance, so the judge orders them to be their butler. (Man, that sentence is horribly awkward due to lack of knowledge of the genders of the persons involved.)
posted by Rhomboid at 3:35 PM on December 4, 2009 [2 favorites]


Please tell me Paul Reiser isn't in this.
posted by maxwelton at 3:39 PM on December 4, 2009


They're both females
posted by qvantamon at 3:41 PM on December 4, 2009


Here's the story of a lovely lady
Who was moving out of her friends house
She posted a question to AskMe
Looking for someone as quiet as a mouse

Here's the story of another lady
Who was moving to Melbourne on her own,
She seemed to fit the above description
And she was all alone.

Till the one day when the MeFite met this other MeFite
And their questions were much more than a dare,
Yes these girls would answer each other's questions
That's the way they became the MetaFilter Pair.

The MetaFilter Pair,
The MetaFilter Pair,
That's the they became the The MetaFilter Pair!


The MetaFilter Pair is filmed in front of a live studio audience.
posted by crossoverman at 4:04 PM on December 4, 2009 [12 favorites]


Finally we're winning the internet culture war against Craigslist.
posted by shakespeherian at 4:08 PM on December 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


(to the tune of "Sanford & Son)

MetaFilter
Bwomp bwomp bwada bwa bwa
MetaFilter
Bwomp Bwomp Bwada Bwa bwa
MetaFilter made them roommaaaaates...
BWOMP.

posted by Sys Rq at 4:21 PM on December 4, 2009 [4 favorites]


You want to be where everybody knows your user name.
posted by roll truck roll at 4:43 PM on December 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


If only there were in Milwaukee, they could be Laverne and Shirley!
posted by amyms at 5:44 PM on December 4, 2009


I say we set up cameras and run experiments on them

what? Shut up that is not my answer to everything
posted by The Whelk at 5:48 PM on December 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


Awesome. I didn't realize Metafilter substituted for Craigslist so well.

I need somewhere to live in Vancouver in January. Anyone offering? The frickin' Olympics are coming and everyone is trying to rent out their closets and crawlspaces for billions in cashmoney!
posted by mannequito at 8:36 PM on December 4, 2009


The MetaFilter Pair is filmed in front of a live studio audience.

"Sit UbuRoivas, sit! Good Aussie!" "Oi!"
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:47 PM on December 4, 2009 [9 favorites]


(to the tune of "Sanford & Son)

Thanks for reminding me that I wanted a bass harmonica for Christmas. woot!
posted by davejay at 10:00 PM on December 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


I used to publish a newsletter in the ye olde days and would always pair "wanted" and "for sale" listings the were requesting/selling the exact same thing. If I was a better human being, I would have called up one or the other before press and let them know.
posted by maxwelton at 10:56 PM on December 4, 2009


For Sale: Baby shoes, never been used.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Wanted: Country song premise.
posted by Atom Eyes at 12:33 AM on December 5, 2009 [3 favorites]


Also, it's probably sunny and warm over there right now.

No, actually it's night-time.
posted by pompomtom at 4:14 AM on December 5, 2009


flippy
posted by various at 6:57 AM on December 5, 2009


*woof*

i really shouldn't have tried to pat that weredingo
posted by UbuRoivas at 12:04 PM on December 5, 2009


Thanks for reminding me that I wanted a bass harmonica for Christmas. woot!

You're quite welcome!
posted by Sys Rq at 9:22 PM on December 5, 2009


Not quite as cool as I thought as the first person was looking for someone to replace them rather than live with them, but convenient I guess.
posted by knapah at 4:15 AM on December 6, 2009


Ditch the motherfucking city already.
Sydney's so much better
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 2:43 PM on December 6, 2009


I really don't have a dog in this fight, because I think that any kind of Sydney-Melbourne rivalry is silly & pointless, but I will state that Melbourne does a number of things much much better than Sydney - in particular, bars, live music, dining (arguably), public transport, friendlier & less pretentious people, and junkies hassling you every second for spare change should you ever be stupid enough to take the pavement dining option.
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:31 PM on December 6, 2009


Sydney is the perfect place for people who come from Sydney.
posted by crossoverman at 6:18 PM on December 6, 2009


... and people who are too smart to engage in silly pointless inter-city squabbling move to Queensland and relax.
posted by dg at 1:33 PM on December 7, 2009


Come on now, all of Australia is just dreadful McOZ
posted by Sys Rq at 2:34 PM on December 7, 2009


What is this thing called Australia?

People live upside down? Populated by the descendants of thieves and murders? Giant birds?? It's hot in winter??? Overrun by rabbits???? Kanga-what nows?


BWAHAHAHAAHAH

nice try
posted by unSane at 8:12 AM on December 8, 2009


Hey, not everyone who lives in Australia is a descendant of thieves and murderers. Some of us are immigrants.
posted by dg at 3:49 AM on December 10, 2009


You know, everybody on earth probably has a few thieves & murderers in their ancestry. Not to mention whores.
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:18 PM on December 10, 2009


You know, everybody on earth probably has a few thieves & murderers in their ancestry. Not to mention whores.

Yeah, whores, quit being all high-and-mighty. (rimshot)
posted by roll truck roll at 4:34 PM on December 10, 2009


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