A quick look in the mirror August 18, 2010 8:10 AM   Subscribe

So I'm sitting here bored and looking to see if MeFi has an IRC channel or something, and random google searches led me to the Alexa results for mefi...

And they were just interesting enough that I had to share. This place moves fast and new memes are born and die faster than I can catch onto most of them...however:
Some Highlights:


Top Queries driving traffic to MeFi:
1 metafilter 0.32%
2 facebook font 0.26%
3 first person tetris 0.19%
4 google redirect virus 0.12%
5 newsfilter 0.09%
6 ask 0.08%
7 ask metafilter 0.06%
8 best uninstaller 0.05%
9 facebook logo font 0.05%
10 enter the magical mystery chambers 0.04%

Traffic ratings:
Global: 2,291 most popular page
832nd most popular in the US
5,616 Sites Linking In

I also particularly like that a high impact search query for MetaFilter is "Slanket vs. Snuggie"

And, just for fun, here's a review:
... for pretentious, godless hipsters. The place to go for turgid political correctness! Has an unmatched variety of smug pseudo-intellectuals, from evangelical atheists and religion-bigots, to paranoid feminazis, to hysterical skeptics of the paranormal and alternative remedies, and much much more! The highlight of the site is the question-and-answer section, where the pathetetic go to get their subjective opinions validated by a majority, and the ignorant get hilariously wrong answers to their health questions.
posted by TomMelee to MetaFilter-Related at 8:10 AM (120 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

So I'm sitting here bored and looking to see if MeFi has an IRC channel or something

Well, as of recently there's an unofficial TinyChat room that folks have been hanging out on. Webcam ready if you enjoy showing off your mug or hollering at people with actual sounds, but most folks just chat in text.

There is an IRC channel called #mefi, on slashnet if you're the sort to go looking, but it's worth noting that it has very little to do with Mefi these days and at times makes Metatalk look like a pillowfight in a bouncy castle.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:16 AM on August 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


Picking the one review out of five where they go off about feminazis seems like an odd choice. I'm not sure what the "fun" part of that is.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:16 AM on August 18, 2010


It was the only negative review.
posted by jeffamaphone at 8:17 AM on August 18, 2010


I'm not sure what the "fun" part of that is.

Their inability to spell pathetic?
posted by axiom at 8:18 AM on August 18, 2010


The skeptics of the paranormal and alternative remedies are the hysterical ones!
posted by BeerFilter at 8:18 AM on August 18, 2010


Pretentious, godless, smug, hysterically skeptic feminazi reporting for duty.
posted by Ouisch at 8:18 AM on August 18, 2010 [19 favorites]


Jessamyn, it's a funny review. Obviously, I don't agree with it. I just had my car fitted with a special anti-hipsters brush guard just yesterday, cuz I don't hold no truck with them types of people.

Posted for lols, mostly.
posted by TomMelee at 8:20 AM on August 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


Why haven't I heard about these Magical Mystery Chambers and where do I sign up to enter them?
posted by Babblesort at 8:22 AM on August 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


I've never understood why people by Snuggies when you can just wear a bathrobe backward.
posted by Ouisch at 8:25 AM on August 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


buy

I'm tired okay
posted by Ouisch at 8:25 AM on August 18, 2010


I run #bunnies, which is the unofficial MetaChat channel. I don't mean to brag, but it's the best IRC channel there is. (omg I'm totally bragging!)
posted by Eideteker at 8:26 AM on August 18, 2010 [8 favorites]


Wow, slick. Can you tell who got to sleep at 6am last night?

#bunnies

Oh, I see on my second attempt that even if you overwrite the http://, MeFi "fixes" it for you. So, not my fault, at least not totally. (mods, feel free to fix this if you like)
posted by Eideteker at 8:29 AM on August 18, 2010


Tht review introduced me to my new favorite phrase: "hysterical skeptics of the paranormal" ... which, as far as I can parse it, means roughly "those who insist upon evidence before they accept extraordinary claims." I am going to be repeating this to myself all day: hysterical skeptics of the paranormal. HYSTERICAL!
posted by Elsa at 8:29 AM on August 18, 2010


Elsa, maybe they mean it in the Victorian sense of the word. We're not funny or crazy in our demands for logic. We're just women! Gosh, us women, with our uteruses. Next thing we'll be demanding a right to vote!
posted by Mizu at 8:33 AM on August 18, 2010


Oh sure, they hate the feminazis, but they completely fail to mention the atrocities of femiStalin.
posted by Greg Nog at 8:34 AM on August 18, 2010 [26 favorites]


Webcam ready if you enjoy showing off your mug...

Awesome, because I just got my "Internet's Best Commenter" mug for Internet Day! Also a loooongcat tie.
posted by DU at 8:36 AM on August 18, 2010


I will refudiate any claim that pathetetic is anything other than perfectly cromulent.
posted by Drastic at 8:38 AM on August 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


The TinyChat rooms has been empty 95% of the time now. Come on people. I know none of you have lives.

Oh, and #mefi is an awful place.
posted by griphus at 8:43 AM on August 18, 2010


One time I accidentally went into the ebaum nation tinychat. The verbal abuse was actually kind of fun in a sick way.
posted by Ouisch at 8:44 AM on August 18, 2010


You people are now completely piquing my curiosity about #mefi.
posted by Greg Nog at 8:45 AM on August 18, 2010


> Oh, and #mefi is an awful place.

Holy crap. I just checked in and the first comment was "GIR go fuck your butt poops ".
posted by Burhanistan at 8:45 AM on August 18, 2010 [13 favorites]


Speaking of angry reviews, the Encyclopedia Dramatica article on Metafilter is kind of a drag, though it has a pretty oddball parody of AskMe:
Dear Metafilter,
I am a 20 year old lesbian who has just moved to a new town, and I'm too young for the bar scene. How should I meet other gay women?
-anonymous

Dear anonymous,
I'm a straight guy, but I'm sure I can answer your question. You see, blah blah blah friendzone blah blah ladder theory blah blah George Sodini was right blah blah blah.
-AwsumDood39

Dear anonymous,
Have you considered therapy?
-SelfSatisfiedAndIntellectuallyLazy

Dear anonymous,
You need to find Jesus!
-Konolia
posted by Rhaomi at 8:48 AM on August 18, 2010 [37 favorites]


Actually, that was GIR, one of the channel bots, regurgitating something at random based on a prompt that happened just before you joined. He's a horrible little weirdo but he's got a markoving brain and so I can't help but love him.

Not that it's precisely a misleading characterization of some of the channel contents or anything. But, yeah, no one was actually specifically intending to encourage anyone to fuck their butt poops at that time.

One time I accidentally went into the ebaum nation tinychat.

Oh man, I was explaining memes and linkblog stuff to a friend the other day and he was like "oh, yeah, cool sites like x and y and ebaum's world" and I spent the next two minutes explaining why ebaum was a total pile of shit he should never, ever visit again. It's weird sometimes being exposed to people who lack Strong Internet Opinions.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:52 AM on August 18, 2010 [3 favorites]


You people are now completely piquing my curiosity about #mefi.

Considering how casually they were throwing around "gay" as a pejorative and my being asked whether I was "from that website MetaFilter," I don't think it is any longer inhabited by MeFites.

Meanwhile, I'm reminded of when, back in my IRC days, I stumbled into #ampf trying to find the other guy on Undernet named "Ash," because I wanted my nick back. They convinced me that #ampf was the "Amputee Fetish" room. Being 15 and morbidly curious -- even though they never actually discussed amputee fetishism -- I hung out there in a few months. They seemed like alright people and I was a teenage shut-in and, what the hell, who am I to judge, right? It was eventually revealed that "ampf" was, in fact, "alt.music.pink.floyd." Fuckers. On the other hand, I attribute giving up internet-shorthand to nearly getting banned for using "u" instead of "you" in there. I'm sort of glad about the fact, looking back.
posted by griphus at 8:56 AM on August 18, 2010 [12 favorites]


I may be interested in Joe Rollino
posted by Jofus at 8:58 AM on August 18, 2010


I can attest to the fact that #mefi is now populated by nothing but ultra religious republicans who exist solely to comment negatively on left-leaning posts to the blue. It's best to only go there to stir up the pot, expose them to the gays, and such.
posted by cellphone at 9:00 AM on August 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


> my being asked whether I was "from that website MetaFilter," I don't think it is any longer inhabited by MeFites.


One of the OPs of #mefi was banned from here.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:03 AM on August 18, 2010


One of the OPs of #mefi was banned from here.

Everyone on #mefi gets opped.
posted by enn at 9:07 AM on August 18, 2010


Oh ooph... that Encyclopedia Dramatica article has changed a lot since I last looked at it. It used to be a fairly harmless little thing, and had one of my favorite digs at MetaFilter ever. The entry about Self Congratulation:
MeFites are famous for lauding themselves for pulling together as a community. "Oh my God you guys are so amazing," someone will post after a death results in a chain of "." symbols, and then the editor will post it to the front page, and everyone will be amazed by themselves for having the good sense to be on Metafilter instead of 4Chan.
But that's gone now. The current page has a couple of good jokes but is mostly just a string of memes and offensiveness for the sake of offensiveness.
posted by Kattullus at 9:11 AM on August 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


I just went to the trouble of figuring out how to use a web irc client to access the slashnet where #mefi is hosted, and after about five minutes I had to quit. After I'm done drinking this tumbler of bleach, I may cut and paste some of the scintillating conversation I read there....
posted by anotherpanacea at 9:56 PM on December 19, 2007 [+] [!]


For your convenience, anotherpanacea, here is a a complete transcript of your stay.
posted by 31d1 at 10:10 PM on December 19, 2007 [5 favorites -] [!]
posted by mlis at 9:14 AM on August 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


i8a.be is my favorite domain ever.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:17 AM on August 18, 2010 [7 favorites]


One time I got banned from an IRC channel for posting rude haikus.

Then I started conning perfect strangers into going back into the channel and posting them for me.
posted by Ouisch at 9:18 AM on August 18, 2010


Everyone on #mefi gets opped.

I find that incredibly irritating for some reason.
posted by ODiV at 9:20 AM on August 18, 2010


I find that incredibly irritating for some reason.

Why would you possibly?

/mode #mefi +b *ODiV*@*
/kick ODiV
posted by griphus at 9:24 AM on August 18, 2010


Well, as of recently there's an unofficial TinyChat room that folks have been hanging out on.

Yes, I've now fallen asleep at my laptop three times while there. (Not a criticism of the level of conversation. Rather, a sign it's late and I'm undercaffeinated.)
posted by zarq at 9:27 AM on August 18, 2010


POLL QUESTIONS: Which variety of smug pseudo-intellectual are you?

I'm morning mist
posted by shakespeherian at 9:27 AM on August 18, 2010


I know you can just text chat on tinychat, but I always feel the need to have my hair done and be fully clothed for it, which is just way more effort than I'm usually willing to put forth during internet time.
posted by Ouisch at 9:29 AM on August 18, 2010


#mofirc is a rather pleasant place, just sayin'
posted by flex at 9:29 AM on August 18, 2010 [17 favorites]


...and be fully clothed for it.

Oh no you do not. Although you may get the occasional 72-hour-ban from broadcasting video.
posted by griphus at 9:31 AM on August 18, 2010


They convinced me that #ampf was the "Amputee Fetish" room.

You can't believe anything people tell you on the internet.
posted by zarq at 9:32 AM on August 18, 2010


I get a kick out of flagging the nekkid girls and ruining everyone's fun.
posted by Ouisch at 9:33 AM on August 18, 2010


... for pretentious, godless hipsters.

They forgot to mention "SHOCKINGLY ATTRACTIVE."
posted by zarq at 9:35 AM on August 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


I get a kick out of flagging the nekkid girls and ruining everyone's fun.

There are naked girls? Have I been sleeping through that?
posted by zarq at 9:37 AM on August 18, 2010


Well, probably not on the mefi one. Unless you're volunteering.
posted by Ouisch at 9:40 AM on August 18, 2010


Unless you're volunteering.

If you're suggesting some sort of perverse "Gentlemen of MeFi" charity calendar ... I'm in.
posted by griphus at 9:41 AM on August 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


ALRIGHT LET'S DO IT SOMEONE WAKE UP MATHOWIE
posted by Ouisch at 9:42 AM on August 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


Im kindof more of a pseudo-anti-intellectual--note studied lack of punctuation

however, irc is at best scurious and offensive flamewars and at worst endless injokes and bot-spamming. Either way it's structurally way less fun than just f5ing a low-content chat forum like metatalk.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:44 AM on August 18, 2010


Except for Babblesort's comment, this thread lacks any critical evaluation of "enter the magical mystery chambers." Can someone please elaborate on this?
posted by slogger at 9:53 AM on August 18, 2010


Here you go:

http://www.metafilter.com/88389/Enter-The-Magical-Mystery-Chambers
posted by Ouisch at 9:55 AM on August 18, 2010


You can't believe anything people tell you on the internet.

[citation needed]
posted by maqsarian at 9:59 AM on August 18, 2010


Now it's just a matter of figuring out which disgruntled ex-mefite, or which disgruntled current mefite wrote that review. I put my chips down on Blazecock.
posted by crunchland at 10:07 AM on August 18, 2010


Please don't do that.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:17 AM on August 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


I put my chips down on Blazecock.

Don't be a dickhead.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:17 AM on August 18, 2010 [4 favorites]


[I added irc:// to the list of approved URL prefixes for the link button.]
posted by pb (staff) at 10:18 AM on August 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


alt.music.pink.floyd

Ah, the classic reverse troll with the rare quonsar opening.
posted by Back to you, Jim. at 10:29 AM on August 18, 2010


Encyclopedia Dramatica: mostly just a string of memes and offensiveness for the sake of offensiveness.
posted by dersins at 10:32 AM on August 18, 2010


Don't be a dickhead.

Certain people just can't help themselves.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:39 AM on August 18, 2010


Thanks, Ouisch!
posted by slogger at 10:40 AM on August 18, 2010


Certain people just can't help themselves.

This whole "don't be jerks to each other" thing goes both ways.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:53 AM on August 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


That's hot!
posted by carsonb at 10:55 AM on August 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yeah, total cheap shot on my part. Sorry, Blazecock.
posted by crunchland at 10:56 AM on August 18, 2010


We all know who really wrote that.
posted by BeerFilter at 11:01 AM on August 18, 2010


BeefFilter is correct. I Write Like suggests that Dan Brown wrote it. The bastard.
posted by adipocere at 11:06 AM on August 18, 2010 [5 favorites]


How does first person Tetris differ from second or third person Tetris?
posted by Beardman at 11:09 AM on August 18, 2010


Well, probably not on the mefi one. Unless you're volunteering.

Ye gods, no. It took a serious act of willpower to turn on my webcam while fully clothed.
posted by zarq at 11:09 AM on August 18, 2010


Griphus: The TinyChat rooms has been empty 95% of the time now. Come on people. I know none of you have lives.

...aaaaall byyyyy myseee-eeelf...

(PS, there are new people up in there. Just checked.)
posted by functionequalsform at 11:09 AM on August 18, 2010


*strips, fires up webcam*
posted by nomadicink at 11:11 AM on August 18, 2010


We all know who really wrote that.

Sorry -- I blame the Ambien.

Slanket vs. Snuggie

Well? Which won? These tenderhooks, they chafe.
posted by Devils Rancher at 11:17 AM on August 18, 2010


One time I got banned from an IRC channel for posting rude haikus.

I keep reading that as "nude haikus" and wondering how exactly that works. Then again, maybe I don't want to know.
posted by ambrosia at 11:19 AM on August 18, 2010


On the laptop nude
Trolling IRC with Rhymes
Summertime Alone
posted by mccarty.tim at 11:27 AM on August 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


I keep reading that as "nude haikus" and wondering how exactly that works.

I stand before you
pontificating about
winter's cruel shrinkage

posted by zarq at 11:28 AM on August 18, 2010 [12 favorites]


I don't care what any review says. Slanket is the best bathrobe-blanket hybrid. If you are to be lazy and warm, look no further. Anything more comfortable is out of your budget (trust me), and anything cheaper is scratchy and cold.
posted by mccarty.tim at 11:28 AM on August 18, 2010


Is that a WiFi
antenna or are you just
happy to see me?
posted by zarq at 11:30 AM on August 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


Out of the shower
Glistening to nobody
Feeling dirty/clean
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:33 AM on August 18, 2010 [3 favorites]


[I added irc:// to the list of approved URL prefixes for the link button.] -pb

Yes! I did that! Meaning it's all my fault!

Since I've accomplished something for the day, I can now go back to sleep.


#mofirc is a rather pleasant place, just sayin'

Yes, which is why I didn't mention it! To keep it that way!

posted by Eideteker at 11:35 AM on August 18, 2010


MeFi poetry
in a lonely home office
my trousers fall off
posted by carsonb at 11:37 AM on August 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


"The place to go for turgid political correctness!"

I prefer the term "tumescent politeness", or "semi-erect happy-talk".
posted by quin at 11:43 AM on August 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


oh and if you kids are doing haiku, well, I ran the second incarnation of the A-Team of Haiku Bastards as well.

I'm all over your memesphere, doin things way before they're ever cool. Not hipsterist, especially since they start being cool around the time I abandon them.
posted by Eideteker at 11:43 AM on August 18, 2010


I'm all over your memesphere, doin things way before they're ever cool.


Shhhhh. You'll spoil the magic.
posted by zarq at 11:46 AM on August 18, 2010


BeefFilter is correct.

My wife is going to be so delighted to find out that this will be my random phrase of choice for a while.

"Babe, what should we do for dinner?"
(Stentorially) "BeefFilter is correct."
"Oh, God, what did you read now?"
posted by Skot at 11:46 AM on August 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


Metafilter: for pretentious, godless hipsters

(I know, too easy)
posted by Jaltcoh at 11:47 AM on August 18, 2010


MetaFilter : pretentious :: godless : hipsters
posted by carsonb at 11:48 AM on August 18, 2010


I thought hipsters went to church ironically?
posted by mccarty.tim at 12:25 PM on August 18, 2010


No, they're in it for the whine.
posted by seanmpuckett at 12:54 PM on August 18, 2010


I was reading BeefFilter's name as BeerFilter. BeefFilter is correct.
posted by thankyouforyourconsideration at 12:58 PM on August 18, 2010 [1 favorite]



If you're suggesting some sort of perverse "Gentlemen of MeFi" charity calendar ... I'm in.

I'm ready. Lets do this.

what do you mean why am I already nude? SHUT UP YOU ARE NOT THE BOSS OF ME
posted by The Whelk at 1:03 PM on August 18, 2010


Wait, it is BeerFilter. I wish I could delete my previous comment. Today's message brought to you by the letter R.
posted by thankyouforyourconsideration at 1:08 PM on August 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


I've looked at Metafilter's Alexa stats in the past, and until recently one of the top Google queries driving random people to Metafilter was "cash gifting," which is some sort of multilevel marketing woo-woo. I bet a lot of Metafilter's revenue derives from this sort of link-in, link-out Brownian motion - people hitting the site looking for "facebook font," clicking a Google ad and immediately linking away to the next random place in their search for God knows what.
posted by killdevil at 1:16 PM on August 18, 2010


Today's message brought to you by the letter R.

And the number.... ?
posted by zarq at 1:17 PM on August 18, 2010


A gillion.
posted by The Whelk at 1:19 PM on August 18, 2010


4
posted by thankyouforyourconsideration at 1:21 PM on August 18, 2010


seventy eleven
posted by The Whelk at 1:21 PM on August 18, 2010


Hey, jessamyn, I'd never heard of that website before. And it links to a really easy to use collection of i ching translations, to boot. Thanks!

(For those who are wondering, apparently my upcoming cross-country trip with my dad will begin with Wei Chi, before completion; and will become Pi, holding together. So I've got that going for me.)
posted by Squid Voltaire at 1:23 PM on August 18, 2010


Birthday-Suit glory
godless hipsters a-plenty
Lo! Metafilter
posted by edgeways at 1:29 PM on August 18, 2010


And finally, among the lemmelebrate bivalves, that most depraved of the whole subspecies, The Whelk.


sorry, I'm sure someone has quoted that at you already
posted by edgeways at 1:31 PM on August 18, 2010


I am both a Monty Python AND a final fantasy reference.
posted by The Whelk at 1:36 PM on August 18, 2010


Man when you pop your head outta that shell I'm just gonna TekMissle the shit out of you.
posted by SpiffyRob at 1:42 PM on August 18, 2010


Gruuuuuuu
posted by The Whelk at 1:46 PM on August 18, 2010


So this thing? About the calendar. I'm in. Call me.

It's a calendar about skinny dorky guys with t-shirt tans and beards, right?
posted by komara at 2:39 PM on August 18, 2010



It's a calendar about skinny dorky guys with t-shirt tans and beards, right?

I've a feeling that given the number of X - XXL teeshirts ordered from Mefi the skinny part might be to the left of the peak.
posted by edgeways at 2:53 PM on August 18, 2010


some of us have really wide shoulders OK?!


jerk
posted by The Whelk at 2:57 PM on August 18, 2010


Birthday-Suit glory
godless hipsters a-plenty
Lo! Metafilter


You mistyped an exclamation point for an l there.
posted by languagehat at 3:20 PM on August 18, 2010


Dude I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror this morning, and I'm pretty ripped under the fat. So, you know, ladies, I can like, open jars AND have the cuddly potbelly you're always raving about. Glasses are an optional extra.
posted by Eideteker at 3:28 PM on August 18, 2010


"Tan" is probably also not all that applicable.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:29 PM on August 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


huh oh yeah I forgot I did a pin-up thing a while ago (Contains man side-rump)
posted by The Whelk at 3:31 PM on August 18, 2010 [4 favorites]


^NSFReality
posted by carsonb at 3:36 PM on August 18, 2010


... for pretentious, godless hipsters. The place to go for turgid political correctness! Has an unmatched variety of smug pseudo-intellectuals, from evangelical atheists and religion-bigots, to paranoid feminazis, to hysterical skeptics of the paranormal and alternative remedies, and much much more! The highlight of the site is the question-and-answer section, where the pathetetic go to get their subjective opinions validated by a majority, and the ignorant get hilariously wrong answers to their health questions.

Okay, one of you lot wrote this. Come on, fess up.
posted by Artw at 3:41 PM on August 18, 2010


I've a feeling that given the number of X - XXL teeshirts ordered from Mefi the skinny part might be to the left of the peak.

"Tan" is probably also not all that applicable.

Wow. Way to make me feel left out, guys.
posted by komara at 3:42 PM on August 18, 2010


Metafilter: "people who lack Strong Internet Opinions."
posted by Mitheral at 5:46 PM on August 18, 2010


20:53 [@cortex] tehloki, flagging mod comments is up there with shouting at the rain, fwiw
posted by tehloki at 6:05 PM on August 18, 2010


As I see it what The Whelk has done in this piece sets up a dialectic of opposing forces. We are simultaneously confronted with two messages that compete for mind space. The first message is contained in his open look and bared skin. This says come on in, you're welcome here, take off your pants and stay a while. But at the same time, in terse black and white, we are told, "Bye", time to go, get your pants on and leave please.

Our brain receives these two messages simultaneously but in different pathways. The skin and smile burrows for the older, root structures of the brain. The text, on the other hand, is interpreted by the newer abstract thought and symbol processing portions of the brain.

The battle between the two messages causes us to feel a sense of unease. Much like the competing signals from our inner ear and our eyes are responsible for sea sickness, the mismatched signals in this art lead us to a fugue of consternation. As in the optical illusion of the cup and two faces, our mind vibrates between the two interpretations uncertain where focus should resolve.

Certain tones played at the same time cause us to hear a beating rhythm. In this artwork, we are presented with incompatible commands that induce a beating mood.

Clearly a work of deep importance. I predict this piece will come to be seen as a key marker in the progression of this artist's work.
posted by Babblesort at 6:21 PM on August 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


I would like to welcome everyone who Googled "raiser's edge".
posted by chairface at 6:32 PM on August 18, 2010


So Babblesort what ya drinking? Next round on me so belly up.

If just want a tonic meet me around back. Justin's holding well.

Weeeeee!
posted by The Whelk at 7:06 PM on August 18, 2010


All of those (or at least some of those) negative reviews sound like they were written by the same person.
posted by Mid at 8:50 PM on August 18, 2010


So the Encyclopedia Dramatica entry noted (among many other unkind and of course wrong information) that cortex "wrote an album of Klingon folk songs" - which of course made me wonder if there was any such thing and I made the mistake of googling it and then listening to some of the things I found which was SO VERY WRONG. Since I'm not evil I will not link to these so called folksongs. I will however suggest that no one should ever be able to link to the Enclopedia Dramatica since it's obviously to blame for this.

Also if my husband, a daily MeFi reader, buys me one of those damn Snuggies as he keeps threatening to do I'm totally going to blame MeFi for it before I burn the thing in protest.
posted by batgrlHG at 11:06 PM on August 18, 2010


OMG the TinyChat room is a blast. Octupi! And kitty!
posted by Jacqueline at 12:25 AM on August 19, 2010


Tinychat room is...sadly, mostly empty save for me and lmdba. :(
posted by TomMelee at 7:14 AM on August 19, 2010


Welp, there goes my sleep-wake schedule.
posted by cobaltnine at 8:25 AM on August 19, 2010


an album of Klingon folk songs

Wouldn't those be filk songs? Filk of course being a weaponized form of folk banned in most civilized countries.
posted by wildcrdj at 12:47 PM on August 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


Snuggies are from the pit of hell. I got one for Christmas from my folks. (Thankfully not my only present from them.) They are thin, they pill and are worse than useless for the purpose for which they are intended. Mine did come with a great reading light, tho.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 2:47 PM on August 19, 2010


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