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An old, yet already publicized AskMe thread was mentioned today in The Daily Texan (University of Texas newspaper).

The years-old "what should vagina taste like" thread has been dragged up again by the sex columnist in The Daily Texan.
posted by elpea to MetaFilter-Related at 1:00 PM (60 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Vagina enthusiasts

Heh, I don't know if I'd consider myself an enthusiast, it just came with the place.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:01 PM on September 1, 2010 [36 favorites]


Heh, I don't know if I'd consider myself an enthusiast, it just came with the place.

I see what you did there.
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 1:03 PM on September 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


And to think that--years ago-- I almost lost my job at the University of Texas for spending too much time on MetaFilter.
posted by ColdChef at 1:06 PM on September 1, 2010 [6 favorites]


Aw, I love that thread. Nine-volt battery/vagina will always be linked in my head.
posted by fiercecupcake at 1:10 PM on September 1, 2010 [2 favorites]


Whoops, I forgot to link the actual thread, sorry!!!
posted by elpea at 1:15 PM on September 1, 2010


Ahhhh, mammaries. . . MEMORIES! I meant memories! of mammaries
posted by not_on_display at 1:22 PM on September 1, 2010


elpea, don't feel bad, the The Daily Texan forgot as well. So, here's a link to the thread. (Gawker did link back, however.)
posted by skynxnex at 1:24 PM on September 1, 2010


I can't believe that column is still around. Ugh.
posted by sanko at 1:32 PM on September 1, 2010


Vagina enthusiasts

Heh. About a year ago, my son was snickering in that stereotypical teenage boy way (ala Beavis and Butthead) while playing on online game. I walked by and asked him what he was laughing about. He said that one of the players had the nickname Vagitarian. I said, "Heh, well, I have to admit, that is pretty clever."

My son raised his eyebrows skeptically and said, "Oh... You get what it means?"

"Yes [insert motherly eyeroll here]... I get what it means."
posted by amyms at 1:38 PM on September 1, 2010 [36 favorites]


and ya
MADE MA LOOK
posted by clavdivs at 1:43 PM on September 1, 2010


That columnist mentioned it just to shock people.
posted by googly at 2:02 PM on September 1, 2010 [2 favorites]


Oh man, the Daily Texan. Some "fond" memories of flamewars and the like in the letters to the editor back in the day. Honestly the main thing I used it for back when I went to UT was the NYT crossword.
posted by kmz at 2:15 PM on September 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


The fact that I have one, that I know what one should taste like, and that I have also been mentioned in the Daily Texan makes me feel like I'm sitting on the very top of the pyramid right now.

You all look so tiny from up here.
posted by mudpuppie at 2:22 PM on September 1, 2010 [6 favorites]


It was weird because I haven't been on the site much since classes started. When I saw this piece in my Google reader, I assumed it was a recent thread, but it is not. It was actually really hard to find the original thread in my site search, and I was only able to do so through the Metatalk about the Gawker post.
That article is pretty bold compared to must stuff I read in the Texan. I don't think I've ever read anything so overtly sexual in that paper, nd I could see a lot of people at UT not liking it.
posted by elpea at 3:08 PM on September 1, 2010


Honestly the main thing I used it for back when I went to UT was the NYT crossword.

Yes!

The police blotter was pretty fab, too -- heart-wrenching and hysterical little stories in every two sentence description!

Um, sorry.... continue with your vagina-talk.
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:48 PM on September 1, 2010


I don't think I've ever read anything so overtly sexual in that paper, nd I could see a lot of people at UT not liking it.

We're talking about UT, not Baylor or SMU. (And even those places are probably more liberal than you'd think among the student population.) Sure you've got the YCT type idiots but they're vastly outnumbered.
posted by kmz at 3:59 PM on September 1, 2010


Oh God flashback to Julie Kavner is The Vagina Monologues saying, "What does a vagina smell like?"

The thing is, you'd think her real voice would be different than Marge Simpson's. It is not. Not one bit. The show was never quite the same afterward.
posted by drjimmy11 at 5:10 PM on September 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


I just finished watching the entire first season of Gilmore Girls and I didn't grow a vagina.

Sorry, that's all I've got to contribute.
posted by cjorgensen at 5:26 PM on September 1, 2010


"feel like I'm sitting on the very top of the pyramid right now."

On your vagina?
posted by puny human at 5:31 PM on September 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


We're talking about UT, not Baylor or SMU. (And even those places are probably more liberal than you'd think among the student population.) Sure you've got the YCT type idiots but they're vastly outnumbered.

I'm now in my 6th year as a UT student and 25th year as an Austinite, haha. I'm pretty attuned to the UT population. There are a lot of super Christians. Usually the Texan is not that controversial other than politically. You'll see that there are already offended comments on the article.
posted by elpea at 6:21 PM on September 1, 2010


Oh and the blotter is still awesome. I get the daily emails and the cop who writes it is quite the comedian.
posted by elpea at 6:22 PM on September 1, 2010 [2 favorites]


9 volt vaginas are old. The new standard is 12 volt with lithium batteries.
posted by pjern at 6:27 PM on September 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


"feel like I'm sitting on the very top of the pyramid right now."

On your vagina?
(puny human)

NSFW: Why not?
posted by ocherdraco at 6:35 PM on September 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


That's a conic section, dammit!
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:39 PM on September 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


A cone is not a pyramid. Discuss.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:40 PM on September 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh and the blotter is still awesome.

Really, can you score me some?
posted by hippybear at 7:42 PM on September 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


Google results for "a cone is a pyramid."

Google results for "a cone is not a pyramid."

Nerd fight!
posted by amyms at 7:55 PM on September 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's also not really a conic section. I just felt like shouting something nerdy. But it is, notably, something from which a conic section could be taken, which a pyramid in the classic (aka correct, aka no you shut up) sense is definitely not. And don't start in with that "well if you take a pyramid with n sides where the limit as n approach is infinity is..." I just tell you to stuff it, Leibniz. PYRAMIDS HAVE FLAT SIDES. A SMALL NUMBER OF FLAT SIDES. LIKE, FOUR. MAYBE THREE. FIVE IF YOU'RE SILLY, BUT THAT'S IT AND YOU HAVE TO DO THE WASHING UP AFTER.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:02 PM on September 1, 2010 [8 favorites]


MetaFilter: stuff it, Leibniz.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:05 PM on September 1, 2010 [9 favorites]


And don't start in with that "well if you take a pyramid with n sides where the limit as n approach is infinity is..."

Has to be n+1, because there's one more side at the bottom.
posted by qvantamon at 8:10 PM on September 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


LEEEEEIIIIIBNIIIIIIIZ!
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:12 PM on September 1, 2010 [2 favorites]


I just noticed that the author of the article in The Daily Texan is named Mary Lingwall.

That got a Beavis and Butthead type "huh huh huh.... Lingwall" out of me.
posted by John Smallberries at 8:24 PM on September 1, 2010


You have to know that all things are well in metafilterland when the mods have their own self-sustained nerdthunderfight in metatalk for sheer lulz.
posted by thusspakeparanoia at 8:24 PM on September 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


If I had an actually pyramidal sex toy link at my fingertips, I would have used that. I'm workin with what I got here, okay?
posted by ocherdraco at 9:08 PM on September 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


When I was at UT the highlight of reading the Daily Texan was always Eyebeam. Boy have things changed.
posted by TedW at 9:10 PM on September 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


Happy day, said the former Daily Texan reporter... back when Robert Rodriguez was doing a comic strip for the paper. I wonder how many other MeFites wrote for the Texan.
posted by ambient2 at 9:47 PM on September 1, 2010


I just noticed that the author of the article in The Daily Texan is named Mary Lingwall.

That got a Beavis and Butthead type "huh huh huh.... Lingwall" out of me.
posted by John Smallberries at 2:24 PM on September 2 [+] [!]


That's excellent. Your name got the same from me!
posted by h00py at 12:06 AM on September 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


Wait what, how is a cone not a pyramid? The only definition of a pyramid I know of is that it has triangular sides and ends in a point. Clearly a cone qualifies here, even if you have to look REALLY CLOSE and maybe use your imagination a bit to see that the sides are indeed triangular. In a sense.

Also, .999... = 1 and you should switch doors. Unless you actually want a goat.
posted by cj_ at 3:00 AM on September 2, 2010 [3 favorites]


Has to be n+1, because there's one more side at the bottom.

Bottom's not a side any more than a wall is a floor. The bottom's definitely a face, but yeah, only n sides.
posted by explosion at 4:12 AM on September 2, 2010


heh heh bottom face
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 5:13 AM on September 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Hate to break it to you, nerds, but a cone is a "pyramid with a circular cross section." In Mathworld we trust.
posted by albrecht at 7:01 AM on September 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


When I was at UT the highlight of reading the Daily Texan was always Eyebeam. Boy have things changed.

Vote for Hank the Hallucination!
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:08 AM on September 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


And a circle is a square with a round perimeter, yes. I defend Stephen Wolfram now and again in cellular automata discussions specifically so I can bank up some anti-Wolfram scorn for moments like this. It's not a geometric question of whether formal volume and section and so on formulae generalize well to the idea of a "pyramid" with an infinite number of infinitesimally small sides, it's a poetic question of whether or not a godblasted pyramid is a pointy symmetrical thing with a flat ass and a few big flat sides. Which it is. It completely is that. That's the thing that a pyramid is.

Likewise, humans are formally speaking mammals, but Christopher Walken is not "the mammal"; Christopher Walken is the man. Even Wolfram Alpha knows what's up, and Wolfram Alpha's a goddam search engine for valley girl vampires. I mean come on.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:39 AM on September 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


... it's a poetic question of whether or not a godblasted pyramid is a pointy symmetrical thing with a flat ass and a few big flat sides. Which it is. It completely is that. That's the thing that a pyramid is

Just like "marriage" is between a man and a woman, amirite? Calling other things pyramids doesn't destroy the sanctity of your symmetrical straight right square pyramid, and you should consider sharing the joy. I know how people get these pyramids wedged in their vaginas, and why.
posted by albrecht at 8:22 AM on September 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


WE START DOWN THIS PATH AND SOON YOU'LL HAVE PEOPLE TRISECTING ANGLES AND SQUARING THE CIRCLE
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:28 AM on September 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


Yeah a cone is totally a pyramid, except for the purposed on needling ocherdraco-the-editor, where it is not.

sorry ocherdraco! This thread is now #1 hit on google for "a cone is not a pyramid"
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:37 AM on September 2, 2010


#3 for "stuff it, Leibniz."

We're getting things done, here!
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:47 AM on September 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Can I raise a practical question at this point? Are we gonna do "Stonehenge" tomorrow?

Wait... no, that wasn't it. It was:

How come this thread is showing up in Google searches at all? I thought MetaTalk was supposed to be excluded from indexing by search engines.
posted by FishBike at 8:53 AM on September 2, 2010


Oh good lord no. It's splayed out before the whole world like Noah before Ham.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:57 AM on September 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


Profile pages, on the other hand, are not indexed.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:57 AM on September 2, 2010


A cone is not a type of pyramid.

A pyramid is a type of cone.
posted by five fresh fish at 9:21 AM on September 2, 2010


The vagina-taste meta-thread is "splayed out before the whole world like Noah before Ham." What an evocative image.
posted by five fresh fish at 9:24 AM on September 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


Are you trying to Search-Engine-Optimize that phrase, fff?
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:32 AM on September 2, 2010


NO WE'RE NOT DOING FUCKING STONE'ENGE!
posted by Meatbomb at 9:34 AM on September 2, 2010


Well, of course I had to figure out why I thought MetaTalk wasn't indexed by Google. It was due to a total mis-remembering of the Delist MeTa MetaTalk thread in December.

Which, ironically, I found by doing a Google search, specifically, site:metatalk.metafilter.com "dirty laundry".

So now we can add that phrase to the increasingly alarming list of phrases used in this thread.
posted by FishBike at 9:46 AM on September 2, 2010


No prob, jessamyn. Watching you and cortex have fun in this thread is well worth it.
posted by ocherdraco at 9:54 AM on September 2, 2010


If I had an actually pyramidal sex toy link at my fingertips . . .

You'd be doing it wrong.
posted by barrett caulk at 11:30 AM on September 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


Well, it was mentioned in a university newspaper. Let us be glad it was not Beloit College's list of what incoming freshmen do and do not know.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 12:57 PM on September 2, 2010


My university's newspaper would never have mentioned what vaginas taste like.
In its place, there would be some cringingly poorly-worded op-ed by some male junior engineering major about how women shouldn't take Plan B because "I'm a guy and all, but it might KILL YOU!". Oh yes, and ample coverage of hockey.
posted by dunkadunc at 6:04 PM on September 2, 2010


You'd be doing it wrong. (barrett caulk)

Just because a sex toy can be hands-free doesn't mean it has to be hands-free.
posted by ocherdraco at 6:46 PM on September 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


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