Hitler / Metafitler May 26, 2010 6:25 AM   Subscribe

The poem that had the rhyme Hitler / Metafitler?

I do not remember any of the deatils, so Google no work for me.

There was an excellent poem written about some spammer here, and it ended with this rhyming couplet.
posted by Meatbomb to MetaFilter-Related at 6:25 AM (47 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Well, we could make a new one up...

There once was a WEBSITE named METAFILTER,
UNCONSTITUTIONAL, PROGRESSIVE and HITLER.
posted by Artw at 6:28 AM on May 26, 2010 [9 favorites]


Was it T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land?

*Googles*

Yes. Yes it was. He was really ahead of his time.
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:34 AM on May 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Was it this one?
posted by FishBike at 6:35 AM on May 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


I have googled
the term
that was in
the post

and which
you probably
realized
would not be unique

Forgive me
it was easy
so fast
and so simple
posted by DU at 6:46 AM on May 26, 2010 [6 favorites]


I am hoping that DU gets zero (0) favorites for posting that tired old poem mashup. (no offense DU) And that this thread will mark the end of this tired meme on MetaFilter.
posted by cashman at 7:42 AM on May 26, 2010 [3 favorites]


Whoops.
posted by Artw at 7:43 AM on May 26, 2010 [3 favorites]


No offense taken. I think it should be widely known by now that there's nothing I find funnier than tired old memes.

I mean:

MetaFilter: nothing funnier than tired old memes

and

YO DAWG I HERD YOU LIKED OLD MEMES SO I PUT FOLGER'S CRYSTALS IN YOUR WHERE'S THE BEEF AND NOW YOU CAN'T GET UP
posted by DU at 7:48 AM on May 26, 2010 [35 favorites]


In soviet Nazi Germany Hitler poem Metafilters you.
posted by Artw at 7:54 AM on May 26, 2010


Gentlemen, clearly somebody set us up the Meatbomb here.
posted by FishBike at 7:57 AM on May 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


I just realized all 3 of my "really old memes" were commercials. Did I just watch too much TV as a kid or were ads a larger part of the memesphere back then? I guess they'd have to be, since there wasn't an Internet yet. But what were some, let's say, 80's era catchphrases that were NOT based on commercials? How about not based on TV at all?

Maybe this should go in AskMe.
posted by DU at 7:58 AM on May 26, 2010


But what were some, let's say, 80's era catchphrases that were NOT based on commercials? How about not based on TV at all?

Hammer Time/Can't Touch This?
posted by misha at 8:15 AM on May 26, 2010


DU: "But what were some, let's say, 80's era catchphrases that were NOT based on commercials? How about not based on TV at all? "

I've always wondered where exactly shouting NOT at the end of a sentence came from. I contend that I heard people doing it in my town at least a year before Wayne's World.
posted by roll truck roll at 8:22 AM on May 26, 2010




Hmm. I remember that. May have been an old one of mine, or at least I think it was in a thread I was otherwise shitting in following. I'll see what I can turn up.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:35 AM on May 26, 2010




There once was a WEBSITE named METAFILTER,
UNCONSTITUTIONAL, PROGRESSIVE and HITLER.

Said one of the MODS:
"Today, I'll DECLAW MY DOGS!"
But every time she tried THEY BIT HER.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 8:39 AM on May 26, 2010 [4 favorites]


I contend that I heard people doing it in my town at least a year before Wayne's World.

Before the movie or before the SNL shorts with the same characters?
posted by DU at 8:41 AM on May 26, 2010


Oh - FishBike, that was your link, too. Okay - back to work everybody.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:41 AM on May 26, 2010


I've always wondered where exactly shouting NOT at the end of a sentence came from. I contend that I heard people doing it in my town at least a year before Wayne's World.

Before Wayne's World the movie, or Wayne's World the sketch?

(Of course, "NOT" comes from Mike Myers, who used it with his friends when he was a kid in Toronto in the '70s, so, hey.)
posted by Sys Rq at 8:48 AM on May 26, 2010


Oh - FishBike, that was your link, too. Okay - back to work everybody.

Yeah, but Meatbomb hasn't been back to confirm if that's the poem he was looking for. How can I work when the state of this inquiry is so uncertain? The suspense is killing me!
posted by FishBike at 8:48 AM on May 26, 2010


I'm favoriting DU too much today. My old meme threshold must be low. I should get more Vitamin D.
posted by Michael Roberts at 8:52 AM on May 26, 2010


Oh, I guess people probably got it from the sketch. I didn't think of that.
posted by roll truck roll at 8:58 AM on May 26, 2010


I am hoping that people got the joke.
posted by cashman at 9:08 AM on May 26, 2010


Thank you, poem finders, you have completed your mission excellently.
posted by Meatbomb at 9:21 AM on May 26, 2010


And I would politely request that DU be taken out and shot for daring to do the very bad thing. But maybe just lightly shot in a sort of friendly way.
posted by Meatbomb at 9:23 AM on May 26, 2010


But what were some, let's say, 80's era catchphrases that were NOT based on commercials?

I pity the fool who does not remember "whatchoo talkin about, Willis?"
posted by elizardbits at 10:19 AM on May 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


I have shot
the DU
that posted
the very bad thing

which
he was probably
meming
for the easy gag

forgive me
they were MeTa phorical bullets
so ironic
and so gray
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:22 AM on May 26, 2010 [5 favorites]


The Pill vs Godwin

When you take your pill
it's like Metafilter
I think of all the people
Comparing you to Hitler.
posted by haveanicesummer at 10:48 AM on May 26, 2010


Appreciation has been shown for something I did! Hooray!
posted by Faint of Butt at 10:51 AM on May 26, 2010


In case anybody cares, I was inspired by Ogden Nash's poem about kangaroos.
posted by Faint of Butt at 10:55 AM on May 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


I don't remember all the deatils,
I saw it here on Metafeatils.

posted by interrobang at 11:21 AM on May 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


Bernie Madoff + Adolf Hitler
Madolf Hitler
MadolFhitler

MetaFilter?


Just sayin'.
posted by yeti at 11:32 AM on May 26, 2010


I expect still
the I gave in
which be able
customize the price...

of another way
I followed austere
posted by Houyhnhnm at 11:49 AM on May 26, 2010


THE MEMES AER OVER 9000!!!

I don't get it either
posted by GuyZero at 2:10 PM on May 26, 2010


If the metameme had never memed then none of these damned memes would be meming nor have any meaning.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:13 PM on May 26, 2010


Meme
posted by davejay at 2:28 PM on May 26, 2010


But everybody knows Hitler rhymes with Twitter.
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:32 PM on May 26, 2010


Metafilter = Hitler (in a bad, particularly nazi mood after being served veal by the obergruppenfuhrer)

AskMe = Sigmund freud (with a carbine on a particularly wicked coke binge)

MeTa = Marcel Duchamp (after doing too much PCP and with too many electric eels down his pants)
posted by lalochezia at 4:26 PM on May 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


[...] and with too many electric eels down his pants

This sort of implies there's an optimum number.
posted by FishBike at 4:57 PM on May 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


Zero is a number
posted by flaterik at 5:16 PM on May 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


YOU CAN HAS MEMES

ON METAFITLER

BUT THAT MAKES YOU

WORSE THAN HITLER

BURMA-SHAVE
posted by ZsigE at 5:34 PM on May 26, 2010 [4 favorites]


Oh Hitler, the nasty ol' shit
He killed lots of people and it

Seems that now his damned name
Typed out loud seems to tame
Overwrought threads 'cos
People just quit.

I know I shouldn't do it because it's lame but I can't help it
posted by h00py at 6:33 AM on May 27, 2010


I prefer to keep a negative number of electric eels in my pants so that if a few of 'em do sneak in there I'll still be at zero. Belt and suspenders, you know?
posted by nebulawindphone at 8:31 AM on May 27, 2010


Electric eels in one's pants may be useful when performing certain slide based line dances. Further study is needed.
posted by haveanicesummer at 9:52 AM on May 27, 2010 [1 favorite]


oh god did i kill gary coleman with this thread somehow? I DO NOT WANT THIS ELDRITCH POWER INTERNETS PLEASE TAKE IT BACK.
posted by elizardbits at 3:40 PM on May 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yeah, brain hemorrhages are SO FUNNY.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:48 PM on May 28, 2010


Electric eels in one's pants may be useful when performing certain slide based line dances. Further study is needed.

See also: Achy Breaky Carp.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:02 PM on May 28, 2010


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