curtsey April 19, 2010 11:11 AM   Subscribe

A MetaFilter Hug a day keeps teh doctor away. A shout out to MeFi's own Cortex.

This post was deleted for the following reason: Yeah, no fault of yours infini, but it seems like this is basically the only article that Matthew Crawford ever writes. -- cortex

I read this and giggled. I am of course keeping in tradition by bringing the subject of my now deleted FPP (does that set teh 24 hour clock back to zero, I wonder? ;p) to the grey.

However, I shall rebel against the whines, the complaints, the desperately seeking succour theme that dominates these discussions adn instead of weepingly wailing why, o, why, cortex did you delete my wonderful, amusing, funny not to mention perfect fodder for down to earth, lets get our hands dirty kinda a post. yesh, I confesh, the immediately preceding FPP and my little meltdown kinda really embarrassed me by the inadvertently exposed rawness of my suddenly discovered vulnerability.

Nobody flagged taht self serving self linked to the gazoo comment I made, wtf people, I object, strenuously to this unfair breaking or is that bending, of the guidelines against egregious self promotion, self linking and shameless shameless pounding proudly of the chest, all the while dealing with the bittersweet loss of a man only known from the distance and his legacy. yes well, where was I?

Oh yes, this MeTa is for the mods who amuse us, delete us, and occasionally, like Craig (degree symbol)'s visits to your thread in the ChiOpFo once in a way that just made us swoon. OMG Craig noticed me, funny_person. Yeah, so, cortex, dude, thanks for your gentle removal of an unusual kind of triple on the blue.

~thank you for your attention, if you made it this far.
posted by infini to Etiquette/Policy at 11:11 AM (43 comments total)

I don't think I'm drunk enough to properly appreciate this post. Fortunately, that's easily rectified. :D
posted by zarq at 11:14 AM on April 19, 2010 [2 favorites]


???
posted by caddis at 11:15 AM on April 19, 2010 [3 favorites]


I think my sock-puppet still has the decoder ring.
posted by Kskomsvold at 11:16 AM on April 19, 2010


what
posted by rtha at 11:16 AM on April 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


You're... welcome?
posted by GuyZero at 11:16 AM on April 19, 2010


who flagged taht
posted by Greg Nog at 11:17 AM on April 19, 2010


I don't know what to say...
posted by futureisunwritten at 11:17 AM on April 19, 2010


This isn't about cortex, is it?
posted by iamkimiam at 11:19 AM on April 19, 2010 [2 favorites]


The bazooka was who?
posted by cashman at 11:20 AM on April 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


words fail me.
posted by bunnycup at 11:21 AM on April 19, 2010


This post makes more sense if you read it backwards.
posted by gman at 11:21 AM on April 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


wha....?
posted by infini at 11:21 AM on April 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


only ten minutes after you hit post and you don't even understand it either.
posted by gman at 11:23 AM on April 19, 2010 [8 favorites]


Has anyone really been far even as posted to use even go want to do delete more like?
posted by Plutor at 11:23 AM on April 19, 2010 [10 favorites]


I read it backwards and only got Stairway to Heaven. What's wrong with me?
posted by _dario at 11:23 AM on April 19, 2010 [2 favorites]


gman wins the prize. I think... I tried it just now, its kinda funnier that way :)
posted by infini at 11:25 AM on April 19, 2010


I don't know if I should be flattered or a little scared.
posted by gman at 11:27 AM on April 19, 2010


this post was meant to be an antidote to all the grar grar grar of late, people, at least we're all giggling and snorting back guffaws now...

so, tell me, what can I do with one boiled potato - a big one - that would make a nice dinnertime snack?
posted by infini at 11:27 AM on April 19, 2010


words fail me.

I think also that people have failed words in this thread.
posted by Mister_A at 11:27 AM on April 19, 2010 [6 favorites]


When you strip everything non-essential out of the way, I get, "Hug Cortex."

That would make a good bumper sticker, actually.
posted by SpacemanStix at 11:27 AM on April 19, 2010


Are you ok?

I, personally, am trying a new stimulant medication and it's making me a bit wacky. It is not helping with the impulsive self-disclosures, either.
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 11:28 AM on April 19, 2010


mash it with butter, white pepper, and salt, silly.
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 11:29 AM on April 19, 2010


iamkimiam - o really? then what is it about, if not cortex? at least I thought so, although I somehow managed to derail myself in the middle of my own post, wtf?
posted by infini at 11:30 AM on April 19, 2010


I am better than ok (yeah but I'll add some cheese on top first and heat it ) I really am. I love words and their music sometimes carries my fingers away from me on teh keyboard, its kinda like jazz, only my medium is typing
posted by infini at 11:31 AM on April 19, 2010


Ok, well, if you're not having a manic episode, have fun. I get like that as well.

Have you seen 750 words? I am trying to get better at that.
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 11:33 AM on April 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


HUGS....DUH!!!
And one for you, and you, and YOU!
posted by iamkimiam at 11:33 AM on April 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


infini, you haven't been making a lot of sense at several points over the last month or so. I appreciate that this is some sort of "appreciate the mods" gesture, but I hope you can also appreciate that an open lulz/nonsense thread in MeTa may not be the best way to go about that.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:34 AM on April 19, 2010 [3 favorites]


infini: "I am better than ok"

Ah, you're drunk. Got it.
posted by Grither at 11:34 AM on April 19, 2010


Meanwhile, deep within the net, a zero flips to 1 as the ghost of Alan Turing smiles knowingly to himself. Then everyone speeds past as if nothing has really happened, although somehow we all understand that nothing will ever be the same.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:35 AM on April 19, 2010 [12 favorites]


the only thing I can think of is that I felt bad all day and then threw up after I got home, musta been yesterday's shrimp maybe adn have taken something for my stomach. would it affect me like this do you think?
posted by infini at 11:36 AM on April 19, 2010


I'm doublin' two of the finest posts around, G.
It used to be fun, but now it's gettin' boring to me.
Constantly postin, postin, postin.
Riding my favs like a wave, coastin, coastin.

The other level....i just happened to be listening to that when I saw this post
posted by cashman at 11:36 AM on April 19, 2010


I had some ChiOpFo with a nice chianti last night. It was quite delicious.
posted by iconomy at 11:37 AM on April 19, 2010


Ok Jessamyn, I'm sorry, I truly wasn't thinking about it as anything beyond an attempt to respond to all the GRAR in the grey threads of late, and hence thought about lightening it up a little. please delete this if you feel it is better for it not to continue to exist.
posted by infini at 11:37 AM on April 19, 2010


This makes me think of those "Here's to the bluecollars, working the roughneck jobs and drinking our beer" Budweiser commercials that air during major sports broadcasts, produced by guys who'd sell their houses and kids before they have to take any of the jobs they're glorifying.
posted by ardgedee at 11:39 AM on April 19, 2010


Has someone been playing with the Markov generator again?
posted by gingerbeer at 11:40 AM on April 19, 2010


Alas! Thou art mad, or hast partaken of some poisonous herb.
posted by various at 11:44 AM on April 19, 2010


Markov

Polov
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:44 AM on April 19, 2010 [54 favorites]


"GRAR in the grey"

Those meetup threads are pretty heated.
posted by Kskomsvold at 11:49 AM on April 19, 2010


This is: 
[ ] stream-of-consciousness 
[ ] performance art 
[ ] masturbatory 
[x] all of the above
posted by Pronoiac at 11:50 AM on April 19, 2010 [5 favorites]


what did you say about pronoia last thursday?
posted by infini at 11:51 AM on April 19, 2010


Protip: If you want to thank the mods, don't make an incomprehensible stream of consciousness post that resembles a frothing "why was my shit deleted" whinge post. Also, form nouns and verbs into complete sentences.
posted by Rhomboid at 11:56 AM on April 19, 2010


thought about lightening it up a little.

Appreciate your intentions, but the antidote to weirdness isn't a whole lot more weirdness.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:58 AM on April 19, 2010 [2 favorites]


And I'm going to close this up.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:58 AM on April 19, 2010


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