MeFatulations, zoomorphic and Optimus! August 10, 2010 1:06 PM   Subscribe

This week MeFite zoomorphic surprised erstwhile MeFite Optimus Chyme with an engagement ring. In a photobooth.
posted by hermitosis to MetaFilter-Related at 1:06 PM (204 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

Awesome! You guys are both great. Now, you're great ^ great! Internet happy!
posted by koeselitz at 1:08 PM on August 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


WHOA that's super adorable.

I didn't think anyone's eyes really did that!
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 1:09 PM on August 10, 2010


!
posted by terrapin at 1:12 PM on August 10, 2010


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posted by phunniemee at 1:14 PM on August 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh, my bad. Clearly I, too, meant:

!
posted by phunniemee at 1:14 PM on August 10, 2010



posted by Pope Guilty at 1:14 PM on August 10, 2010


Hurray!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:15 PM on August 10, 2010


My sincere best wishes to both of you, congratulations!
posted by Dee Xtrovert at 1:16 PM on August 10, 2010


Hurrah! MetaWedding!

I hope you serve pancakes, taters, portobello mushrooms, and beans at the reception!
posted by tzikeh at 1:16 PM on August 10, 2010


So sweet, my teeth are hurting.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 1:16 PM on August 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


I can hardly believe it, but I saw another photobooth engagement just this morning. But those folks got nuttin' on you two!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:18 PM on August 10, 2010


Zomg! Proposals, photobooths, AND subverting the patriarchy! Today is brought to you by the letter "P" and the word "AWESOME."
posted by grapefruitmoon at 1:19 PM on August 10, 2010 [15 favorites]


Congrats!
posted by defenestration at 1:24 PM on August 10, 2010


AwwwWWWWWWW!!! Congrats, you crazy kids.
posted by katillathehun at 1:24 PM on August 10, 2010


Congratulations!!
posted by epj at 1:25 PM on August 10, 2010


I wonder if eviltiff and mrmoonpie will travel to Brooklyn if they need an officiant.
posted by terrapin at 1:25 PM on August 10, 2010


DAWWWWW
posted by The otter lady at 1:26 PM on August 10, 2010


I miss Optimus. Best wishes to them both.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:27 PM on August 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ha, good for her!
posted by aramaic at 1:29 PM on August 10, 2010


Adorable! Congratulations, you crazy kids.
posted by batmonkey at 1:32 PM on August 10, 2010


This is so much better than the Ted Stevens meta.
posted by inigo2 at 1:32 PM on August 10, 2010


Aww yeah.
posted by griphus at 1:35 PM on August 10, 2010


Mazel tov!!!!
posted by bearwife at 1:36 PM on August 10, 2010


That's awesome!!! Congratulations!!! :D
posted by zarq at 1:37 PM on August 10, 2010


D'awww
posted by Neofelis at 1:39 PM on August 10, 2010


This is great—congratulations!
posted by languagehat at 1:40 PM on August 10, 2010


Happy happy forever after to a couple of surprisingly hot people.

What? You know you were thinking it.
posted by ottereroticist at 1:40 PM on August 10, 2010 [3 favorites]


Adorable!
posted by ColdChef at 1:45 PM on August 10, 2010


Aww.
posted by Faint of Butt at 1:47 PM on August 10, 2010


Fantastic. Great photos, and best wishes to the couple!
posted by hippybear at 1:47 PM on August 10, 2010


Congrats!
posted by juv3nal at 1:49 PM on August 10, 2010


Congrats, you guys.
posted by joe lisboa at 1:50 PM on August 10, 2010


Congratulations!!
posted by desjardins at 1:57 PM on August 10, 2010


Awwwwwwwwwwwwww, congrats!
posted by yaymukund at 1:59 PM on August 10, 2010


Congrats and so adorable! This is so full of win.
posted by special-k at 2:00 PM on August 10, 2010


yay!
posted by toodleydoodley at 2:00 PM on August 10, 2010


PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE name the kid Bumblebee. You know you want to!
posted by nomadicink at 2:04 PM on August 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Mozel tov!...and adorable photobooth picture!

Well played, Zoomorphic. ...Saw OC's joyous tweet late Saturday night and wished you two a silent toast had meant to congratulate you sooner.
posted by applemeat at 2:04 PM on August 10, 2010


Wow! You could try that 1000x and not get as perfect a sequence! It's terrifically economical. It's like a wedding proposal as directed by Scott McCloud.

1) Doesn't he look satisfied and she look mischievous. Those cute kids.
2) Aw, they are obviously in love and, uh, holy shit, that is a RING! He doesn't see it yet because his eyes are closed! Eep!
3) her: here goes nothing! him: oh, my!
4) Checkmate! And his expression of delight and terror could easily be the freeze frame at the beginning of some sweet Jack Tripper-esque sitcom.

I love this! Yay!!
posted by dirtdirt at 2:04 PM on August 10, 2010 [11 favorites]


And stop being so hot, both of you, you completely killed my self esteem for the WEEK.
posted by nomadicink at 2:04 PM on August 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


♥!
posted by xod at 2:04 PM on August 10, 2010


Heavy combarbulacions, Zoomorpheus!
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 2:04 PM on August 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


So adorable! It will be very cool to have those pictures in the future. Congratulatioms, you two!
posted by Solon and Thanks at 2:16 PM on August 10, 2010


I'm so happy for you my "congratulations" sprouted a double rainbow.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 2:16 PM on August 10, 2010 [3 favorites]


mazel tov!!!
posted by Lutoslawski at 2:16 PM on August 10, 2010


AWWWWWW!!!

Cute. Congrats! :D
posted by two lights above the sea at 2:20 PM on August 10, 2010


despite the fact that I know beyond doubt that optimus is thrilled, that last picture in the photobooth strip looks like he's terrified. and that cracks me up.
posted by shmegegge at 2:21 PM on August 10, 2010 [8 favorites]


oh, and congratulations and shit, you crazy kids.
posted by shmegegge at 2:22 PM on August 10, 2010


♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
(\_/)(\_/)
(. . )( . .)
(")("),(")(")
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
posted by deborah at 2:22 PM on August 10, 2010 [7 favorites]


I cannot possibly express how happy I am about this in a comment.

My favorite thing about this so far is OC's obligatory "Check out mah rock, bitchez" ring photo on Facebook. All the other brides are so jealous.
posted by ocherdraco at 2:23 PM on August 10, 2010


AWWW!
posted by The Whelk at 2:24 PM on August 10, 2010


Ugh, you're both so adorable I want to hurl.



Not really. Congratulations, guys. And OC- you better take her name, I mean it.
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 2:29 PM on August 10, 2010


There is just not enough awwwww in the world to describe how wonderful those photos are. Congratulations!
posted by miss-lapin at 2:34 PM on August 10, 2010


I love to see a lady proposing. Congratulations to you both!
posted by Colonel_Chappy at 2:39 PM on August 10, 2010


How excellent!
posted by The corpse in the library at 2:42 PM on August 10, 2010


fun!

And cheers
posted by edgeways at 2:45 PM on August 10, 2010


Congratulations! Is this a case where both met via Metafilter? How many weddings are a result of this site?
posted by crunchland at 2:46 PM on August 10, 2010


Thats pretty awesome. Congrats!
posted by vacapinta at 2:57 PM on August 10, 2010


Best wishes for many happy years of wedded bliss.
posted by Daddy-O at 3:02 PM on August 10, 2010


::grumble grumble::stupidly cute::adorable::photogenic bastards::grumble grumble::

Yay! Congrats!
posted by quin at 3:07 PM on August 10, 2010


Awesome!
posted by small_ruminant at 3:09 PM on August 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


That's so cool! Congratulations to both of you!
posted by Caduceus at 3:13 PM on August 10, 2010


Congrats!
posted by Kwine at 3:14 PM on August 10, 2010


Awwwwwwwww! Congrats. Much happiness in your future.
posted by Splunge at 3:16 PM on August 10, 2010


Wow. Congrats!
posted by brina at 3:16 PM on August 10, 2010


Wooooooo!
posted by jtron at 3:30 PM on August 10, 2010


That is an adorable set of photos.

Congratulations to the happy couple!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 3:36 PM on August 10, 2010


The very picture(s) of joy. Congratulations!
posted by MonkeyToes at 3:38 PM on August 10, 2010


Wow, that is SO COOL and I love that she proposed to him. It just seems so romantic and sweet. Congrats, guys! May you have many years of happiness together (and no anonymous AskMe questions) ;)
posted by 1000monkeys at 3:44 PM on August 10, 2010


Most excellent! Congratulations to you both! W00t! ♥
posted by Lynsey at 3:48 PM on August 10, 2010


Yaaaay!
posted by cybercoitus interruptus at 3:57 PM on August 10, 2010


Totally cute! Congratulations!
posted by smoke at 4:01 PM on August 10, 2010


Oh wow, thanks for the props, hermitosis!

And while I'm at it, thank you, Metafilter. If it weren't for this awesome site, I wouldn't have stayed in New York and met hermitosis first, and slowly the rest of NYC MeFi crew. I met nearly all of my local social group from Metafilter meetups. Then some random dude (I didn't know who he was because I mainly frequented AskME) asked a question about how to get rid of books in NYC, and I answered in his thread. Then I memailed him to further explain myself because my answer was sorta dumb. We met in person at this meetup, and the rest is history.

Metafilter has fundamentally altered my life, and not simply because it strung together the random threads of chance that lead me out of a maze and into that photo booth. I am extremely blessed to have met OC (who, despite his polarizing personality on the site, is an extremely generous, hilarious, big-hearted man in real life; a stand-up feminist, animal lover, a wonderful friend and partner).

And I'm so, so lucky to call many of you my friends. Pretty much all of you are smart, funny, well-read, and handsome as fuck.

Thank you!

Also, anonymous lonely hearts of NYC: go to MeFi meetups, you fools!
posted by zoomorphic at 4:19 PM on August 10, 2010 [42 favorites]


And OC- you better take her name, I mean it.

YESSSSSS. Take her name! Take her name! Take her name!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 4:19 PM on August 10, 2010


♥ congratulations and best wishes.
posted by Cranberry at 4:21 PM on August 10, 2010


Congratulations!
posted by questionsandanchors at 4:24 PM on August 10, 2010


So cute! Congratulations!
posted by jamaro at 4:31 PM on August 10, 2010


:-)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:44 PM on August 10, 2010


also, hey oc now would be a great time to suck it up and brand-new-day it
posted by Kwine at 4:54 PM on August 10, 2010 [15 favorites]


Yeah, come back Optimus!
posted by languagehat at 5:08 PM on August 10, 2010 [16 favorites]


I was wondering when you guys met! How nice to look back at the pics!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:14 PM on August 10, 2010


Chyme Thyme.
posted by The Whelk at 5:15 PM on August 10, 2010


Yessss metaweddings for everyone!
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 5:19 PM on August 10, 2010


hehe, you guys are so cute. I love you both, and wish you amazingly awesome happiness!
posted by scrutiny at 5:25 PM on August 10, 2010


Congrats! That's a wonderful "how we met" story, zoomorphic! Yay Metafilter!
posted by xenophile at 5:29 PM on August 10, 2010


Congratulations!! :D
posted by spec80 at 5:34 PM on August 10, 2010


Congratulations, both of you!
posted by flatluigi at 5:37 PM on August 10, 2010


OPTIMUS! OPPPPTIMUUUUUSSSSS!

Oh, wait, wrong wedding.
posted by Eideteker at 5:40 PM on August 10, 2010


oh dear
posted by The Whelk at 5:42 PM on August 10, 2010


That's so cute. Congratulations and good luck to you both!
posted by misozaki at 5:52 PM on August 10, 2010


Congratulations. He sure is a handsome devil. I always imagined OC looked like this.
posted by KokuRyu at 6:06 PM on August 10, 2010


Congrats! <3
posted by idest at 6:10 PM on August 10, 2010


Congrats times a million billion!

"Also, anonymous lonely hearts of NYC: go to MeFi meetups, you fools!"

YES IT IS TRUE
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 6:30 PM on August 10, 2010


Op doesn't mention whether he said yes and by his expression in the last pic I'm guessing he's run off to Mexico. My sympathies to you both. :c


on preview perhaps i am mistaken?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:30 PM on August 10, 2010


Well that's wonderful! Congratulations you crazy kids!
posted by Mister_A at 6:31 PM on August 10, 2010


Aw! Congratulations you crazy kids! Those pictures are completely adorable!!!
posted by onlyconnect at 6:46 PM on August 10, 2010


Congratulations!
posted by box at 7:08 PM on August 10, 2010


How cool! Congratulations!
posted by SisterHavana at 7:28 PM on August 10, 2010


Surprise! Romance isn't dead! Congratulations to you both.
posted by crossoverman at 7:36 PM on August 10, 2010


Congrats!!!!!
posted by agregoli at 7:37 PM on August 10, 2010


(*゚▽゚)ノ★+☆【祝】☆+★ヾ(゚▽゚*)
posted by gomichild at 7:52 PM on August 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


Congratulations; what a happy story!

[also yes please.]
posted by lalex at 7:52 PM on August 10, 2010


AWESOME CONGRATS YOU CRAZY KIDS ALSO THIS IS WHERE I PUT IN MY ALL-CAPS OPTIMUS-ESQUE PLEA FOR OPTIMUS TO COME BACK ALREADY GODDAMN
posted by scody at 7:58 PM on August 10, 2010 [4 favorites]


That's adorable. Congrats!
posted by homunculus at 8:08 PM on August 10, 2010


"Surprise! Romance isn't dead!"

Romance is never dead. It's only ever sleeping, waiting for a kiss.
posted by Eideteker at 8:11 PM on August 10, 2010 [9 favorites]


Yes, please do comeback. There'll be a lot of fresh meat to prey upon with the imminent onslaught of new users due to http://music.metafilter.com/astrozombie. And congratulations to the both of you!
posted by gman at 8:14 PM on August 10, 2010


ONE OIF US ONE OF US ONE OF US
posted by The Whelk at 8:15 PM on August 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Congrats!
posted by thomas j wise at 8:29 PM on August 10, 2010


AWWW yaaay love!
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 8:32 PM on August 10, 2010


This is wonderful. Congratulations to you both!
posted by Tesseractive at 9:07 PM on August 10, 2010


That's great! Congrats, you two!
posted by BitterOldPunk at 9:33 PM on August 10, 2010


Mazel tov! Congratulations on your new journey.
posted by jadepearl at 9:45 PM on August 10, 2010


Congrats! Can we see a picture of the ring?
posted by pecknpah at 9:53 PM on August 10, 2010


YAY!!! whoot! etc. Good on ya both.
posted by stagewhisper at 10:03 PM on August 10, 2010


Awwww, congrats.
posted by oinopaponton at 10:03 PM on August 10, 2010


That is pretty much criminally adorable. :)
posted by neushoorn at 10:15 PM on August 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yay! zoomorphic, thanks for taking the time to describe how it all happened and how you met. I missed Optimus Chyme's AskMe question last year. As a big fan of books (one of the many here, I know) I think it's a wonderful story -- books, book furniture-explaining, MeFi and love -- what's not to like? I'm also happily imagining your home with OC as having lots and lots of book furniture (whether that will be true or not, it still makes me smile).

Much happiness to you both!
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 10:24 PM on August 10, 2010


Awwww, I love it when good-looking people get hitched! All the best, you sweet, crazy kids! And congrats to OC on that beautiful head of hair!

Bastard.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:30 PM on August 10, 2010


Well, isn't that nice.
Congratulations, you two!
posted by SLC Mom at 10:45 PM on August 10, 2010


Congratulations to the beautiful couple!!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:47 PM on August 10, 2010


Man, that is exceptional. What guy wouldn't? Congrats.
posted by From Bklyn at 12:04 AM on August 11, 2010


Wedding Bells for Optimus Chyme?

Congratulations both. Nice pics, too.
posted by MuffinMan at 1:50 AM on August 11, 2010


Mazel tov!
posted by brujita at 1:51 AM on August 11, 2010


Congratulations!
posted by fixedgear at 2:36 AM on August 11, 2010


Now, that's great improv, fuck that Darth Vader on the subway stuff! Congrats and much happiness!
posted by Iosephus at 3:01 AM on August 11, 2010


I'm gonna make a romantic comedy about how they met, and I don't want to give too much away, except that the last line of the trailer is going to be: "...and in the end, it turned out... all he was trolling... was her heart."

Penny Marshall will direct
posted by Greg Nog at 4:20 AM on August 11, 2010 [5 favorites]


Photo of the ring. Apparently when you propose marriage at a bar in Brooklyn and have pictures to prove it, the bartenders will do mad shots with you, which explains the background of a Papa John's pizza at 4AM. Extra mega-thanks to hermitosis, who somehow managed to figure out OC's ballpark ring size without him suspecting anything. This is a nigh Olympian feat when the potentially affianced friend is a dude.
posted by zoomorphic at 5:17 AM on August 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yay!!! Woo! Congratulations!

Optimus Chyme, you will return to Mefi. Now. My dog compels you.

Well, it seems to work on me with regard to doggy treats, so I figured maybe we could use her Svengali stare out in the world, for good instead of evil.
posted by taz at 5:42 AM on August 11, 2010 [7 favorites]


Photo of the ring.

O.C. is a woman! It all makes sense now. By the way, where's the photo?
posted by gman at 6:02 AM on August 11, 2010


Whoops dammit! Welp, I was debating on including that part, and now it's up anyways.


Real photo of the ring is somewhere around here...
posted by zoomorphic at 6:09 AM on August 11, 2010


Heh, that last photo is totally classic. Congrats!
posted by burnmp3s at 6:53 AM on August 11, 2010


Wait, wait! You're moving?! Or was that just to throw us off the scent (along with OC being your "girlfriend")?
posted by ocherdraco at 7:04 AM on August 11, 2010


Awesome! Congrats. And just think, the photobooth strip is an automatic engagement announcement and/or Save the Date card waiting to happen. Brilliant!

(When we got married last year, we used our photobooth strips as Save the Dates and then had a photobooth and a guestbook with sleeves for guests' photos. It's still the thing people tell me they liked best about our wedding, oddly enough.)
posted by ifjuly at 7:19 AM on August 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


This is a lovely thing to see first thing in the morning. Mazel tov, you crazy kids.
posted by palomar at 7:23 AM on August 11, 2010


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by snsranch at 7:34 AM on August 11, 2010


nice
posted by fuq at 7:52 AM on August 11, 2010


How many mefi couples does this make? You know, couples who met via metafilter. I think this is three, unless I'm missing any.
posted by frecklefaerie at 7:53 AM on August 11, 2010


Wow, that's incredible! :D
posted by The Lurkers Support Me in Email at 7:57 AM on August 11, 2010


very nice, come back for kisses and hugs x
posted by sgt.serenity at 8:03 AM on August 11, 2010


Couples who met via Metafilter (or the surrounding universe)? At least six.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:10 AM on August 11, 2010


Oh, Snap! Snap! Snap! Snap! Congratulations, way cool!
posted by studentbaker at 8:15 AM on August 11, 2010


Congratulations! Will this be the fifth Metafilter wedding I'll attend?
posted by essexjan at 8:23 AM on August 11, 2010


Aw this is so awesome. Way cooler than our "hey let's buy rings for each other" and then on my next visit to him "will you marry me?" as I hand him his box while he's laying on the bed. YOU WIN!!
posted by kthxbi at 8:30 AM on August 11, 2010


Wait, what the fuck? Moving to west coast? What the shit is this shit?
posted by Greg Nog at 8:31 AM on August 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


YOU'RE MOVING TO THE WEST COAST?!

This just gets better and better!
posted by scody at 8:56 AM on August 11, 2010


D'awwww. Congratulations you crazy kids.

Also, OC, listen to the dog.
posted by Doublewhiskeycokenoice at 9:02 AM on August 11, 2010


Nice!

Come back OC! Come baaasck!
posted by Decani at 9:06 AM on August 11, 2010


what is this shit about you assholes moving? This will not stand. I'll see you dead first.
posted by shmegegge at 9:12 AM on August 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


THE GREEN IS PEOPLE
posted by Rory Marinich at 9:16 AM on August 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Wait what the hell? Where does it say that you're moving? WHY does it say that you're moving? You aren't going anywhere!
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 9:16 AM on August 11, 2010


I didn't even see any stats for photobooths in the OKCupid post. Congrats!
posted by Elmore at 10:32 AM on August 11, 2010


lol I was going to include the part where I anonymously consulted AskMe about finding the ring but then I thought better of outing myself as someone who can't make major life decisions without requiring the internet's input.

Anyways here's a picture of the ring
posted by zoomorphic at 10:39 AM on August 11, 2010


holy crap, awesomecakes.

wait does this mean there will be a drunken party meet-up? because that would be rad.
posted by elizardbits at 10:43 AM on August 11, 2010


Oh, gorgeous! I love how masculine it is without being a standard gold band.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 10:47 AM on August 11, 2010


Oh, I love it. Perfect. And I'm not even a ring person.

PS I AskedMe about my husband's wedding band. It's all good!
posted by ifjuly at 10:53 AM on August 11, 2010


Good lookin' ring there. Nice work!

So, are you really seeing the light and joining the better class of MeFis here on the West Coast? (Looking at you, shmegegge. It's better here. Really.) Perhaps you are moving into the elite group and coming to the Pacific NW?
posted by bearwife at 11:02 AM on August 11, 2010


Ooh, I like it!
posted by pecknpah at 11:19 AM on August 11, 2010


Extra points for jalapeno pizza. Yalls good people. See you on the westside!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:33 AM on August 11, 2010


just to clarify, folks, zoomorphic and optimus are not moving. that askme thread was written that way so that, if optimus came across it in his daily travels, he would not realize it was annsley asking for ring advice.

they are staying in new york. they will have a million babies.

all of the above information (give or take 1 piece of information) comes straight from the horses' mouths.
posted by shmegegge at 11:44 AM on August 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


I don't trust horses. They have agendas. EQUINE AGENDAS.
posted by The Whelk at 11:49 AM on August 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Thanks for clarifying that, Adam.
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 11:51 AM on August 11, 2010


you're going to die alone, DG.
posted by shmegegge at 11:54 AM on August 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


I would just like to point out that Shmegegge is so much of a dick that he's even a dick in people's DREAMS.

Derail now over.
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 11:55 AM on August 11, 2010


Yeah, sorry again for being crap about the links. I am good at landing husbands through Metafilter, not so much at keeping my links straight. As schmeggege points out, I radically changed non-essential details in that anonymous AskMe question about jewelers so OC wouldn't pick up on my plans. No plans to move out of
Brooklyn; NYC is the only city for godless, left-wing socialists such as we.

Here's hoping that's the only anonymous question I ever have to ask about our marriage!
posted by zoomorphic at 11:58 AM on August 11, 2010 [3 favorites]


WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:10 PM on August 11, 2010


As schmeggege points out

grrrrr.
posted by shmegegge at 12:12 PM on August 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


I'm on an iPhone schchmegge, such facts are difficult to verify when I'm typing and crossing a Manhattan intersection at the same time.

And just think, the photobooth strip is an automatic engagement announcement and/or Save the Date card waiting to happen. Brilliant!

My thoughts exactly, though we might reshoot the last picture to spare ourselves the neverending joke about how OC's about-to-cry face looks an awful lot like an about-to-bolt face.

This is sure to work out well, since only the entire Internet has seen the original photos.
posted by zoomorphic at 12:24 PM on August 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


No plans to move out of Brooklyn; NYC is the only city for godless, left-wing socialists such as we.

* throws devil-horns, uses public services in celebration *
posted by Greg Nog at 12:28 PM on August 11, 2010 [5 favorites]


I"M GONNA RIDE THE FUCK OUTTA THAT BUS!
posted by The Whelk at 12:30 PM on August 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


NYC is the only city for godless, left-wing socialists such as we

YOU FORGOT POLAND HOLLYWOOD AND THE LIBRUL AGENDA
posted by scody at 12:56 PM on August 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!

How many weddings are a result of this site?

The unofficial wiki lists seven-ish (-ish, as two couples started on MetaChat, and one couple had a blind date where common MetaFiltering was a bond/good sign of things to come).
posted by filthy light thief at 1:12 PM on August 11, 2010


Oh, not socialist enough for you here in the home of the Wobblies, hmm???

That's OK, that's OK, still sending you all best wishes. Was born in Brooklyn myself, so can't give you too much grief!
posted by bearwife at 1:27 PM on August 11, 2010


congratulations!!

my first experience of seeing beautiful results from a photobooth


(and I need to stop working and hang out here more often, I can't believe I'm this late to the party)
posted by infini at 3:18 PM on August 11, 2010


Congratulations, what a cool proposal!

Another vote for OC to return.
posted by nikitabot at 5:50 PM on August 11, 2010


Piling on the congratulations, as well as the neverending cry for OC to please come back!
posted by msali at 6:36 PM on August 11, 2010


DTMFA!

Sorry, force of habit. I meant congratulations.
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:05 PM on August 11, 2010 [3 favorites]


Super cool -- congratulations!
posted by khedron at 11:16 AM on August 12, 2010


Congratulations!
posted by edbles at 1:05 PM on August 12, 2010


aw, hooray and congrats!
posted by Wuggie Norple at 7:05 PM on August 12, 2010


every time this week I come into MeTa to see what's poppin' and I see this thread and it says "erstwhile MeFite Optimus Chyme" and I click on the hot, glowing UserId link... and then I go, "still erstwhile, dammit!"

ah, but maybe someday...
posted by toodleydoodley at 7:23 PM on August 12, 2010


If anyone is still reading this thread, I've got OC 90% convinced that he should come back to MeFi. He claims we'll never know who he is, but I have a feeling all will reveal itself in time.
posted by zoomorphic at 7:37 PM on August 12, 2010 [2 favorites]


Yeah, no way would he be ablt to sustain a polite & non-aggressive act for long.

I keed. I think I also owe him a round of tequila. It was a bit of a hazy night.
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:13 PM on August 12, 2010


He claims we'll never know who he is, but I have a feeling all will reveal itself in time.

Ooh! Ooh! Will there be a prize -- preferably an elaborately jeweled one -- for the lucky Mefite who discovers his new identity?

*furrows brow, studies clues*
*Optimus Chyme = Commie Typhus*
*sits back, waits, smiling*
posted by scody at 8:17 PM on August 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm here to take the blame for introducing zoomorphic to Metafilter. I married her off, practically.
posted by soma lkzx at 1:23 AM on August 13, 2010 [3 favorites]


I was thinking the other day about noms de internet, and I think a good one along similarly punnish lines would be "meat cute"
posted by Greg Nog at 8:29 AM on August 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Greg Nog: I need a new internet name. I think that your previous work with "meat cute" shows promise. PLEASE MAKE ME A NEW ONE.
posted by edbles at 8:39 AM on August 13, 2010


A_Horrible_Baby
posted by The Whelk at 8:40 AM on August 13, 2010


Oh dear god what have I done?
posted by edbles at 8:47 AM on August 13, 2010


That's another good one.
posted by The Whelk at 8:51 AM on August 13, 2010


i am tempted too
posted by infini at 9:06 AM on August 13, 2010


I Am Tempted

I've always wanted two bickering sockpuppets called HeyJanet and YesBrad.
posted by The Whelk at 9:08 AM on August 13, 2010 [3 favorites]


and i need a rusty nail :p
posted by infini at 9:32 AM on August 13, 2010


Man, have I told this story? Whenever I ask a bartender I know and trust to make me something interesting, they make a rusty nail. It is made of honey and whiskey and poor decision making.
posted by The Whelk at 9:34 AM on August 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


I need a new internet name.

hermitosis is on it, apparently.
posted by Greg Nog at 9:51 AM on August 13, 2010


thats drambuie, distillede from heather honey and whisky. As for the rest, i am taking a zen approach to life
posted by infini at 10:02 AM on August 13, 2010


but sometimes its very hard, without a reply of some sort. Oh well, it is what is...
posted by infini at 10:24 AM on August 13, 2010


hermitosis is on it, apparently

That's my new sock puppet.
posted by hermitosis at 10:58 AM on August 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Rusty Nail
posted by edbles at 11:25 AM on August 13, 2010


That would solve the pronunciation issue, but not the a lot of people think I'm a dude issue.
posted by edbles at 11:26 AM on August 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


oi! Thats my brand new day
posted by infini at 11:32 AM on August 13, 2010


sockpuppetsforbreakfast
posted by edbles at 11:33 AM on August 13, 2010


And OC- you better take her name, I mean it.

But he'd lose his favorites! And join date cred!

Congrats, guys.
posted by thejoshu at 4:46 AM on August 15, 2010


That is the best proposal in the history of engagements! Congratulations. And it's a good thing you didn't have one of those rubbish photobooths that takes one picture and then grumpily asks if that is good enough and would you like four small printouts or one big one. Those machines have ruined the photobooth romance.
posted by marmaduke_yaverland at 9:33 AM on August 24, 2010


How about "[NOT-GREGNOG-IST]"?
posted by Kwine at 7:05 AM on August 27, 2010


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