Air Guitar December 7, 2010 2:36 PM   Subscribe

Ouch. Harsh. Could you not have just fixed the link?
posted by Artw to MetaFilter-Related at 2:36 PM (49 comments total)

Never mind
posted by Artw at 2:43 PM on December 7, 2010


The real question is what is in that blue bag in the top of the picture?
posted by Burhanistan at 2:43 PM on December 7, 2010


For the record, it was a 2008 CIJ Fender Jaguar Bass.
posted by jeffamaphone at 2:46 PM on December 7, 2010


The Cablegate insurance key is steganographically imbeded in the guitar picture. You have to know Assange's favorite song, then take the tabs and transpose them onto a drop-D tuning, then alternate the notes from that with Dylan's Blowin in the Wind and isolate the pixels on those frets. That's all I know about it. Someone else is supposed to know what to do from there.
posted by BeerFilter at 2:49 PM on December 7, 2010 [6 favorites]


I totally missed this. If the mods want to restore tylerfulltilt's post and axe mine, that's fine by me.
posted by Kattullus at 2:53 PM on December 7, 2010


kattullus, why? it's not a competition, you don't win points for posting. it's about the link, not who posts the link.
posted by wilful at 2:59 PM on December 7, 2010


kattullus, why? it's not a competition, you don't win points for posting. it's about the link, not who posts the link.

Wow I have had it wrong for years.
posted by The Whelk at 2:59 PM on December 7, 2010 [4 favorites]


I think tylerfulltilt's post could not be more perfect in any state other than the one it is in. Fixing a broken URL is nice and all, but that moment in time there is art.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:00 PM on December 7, 2010 [15 favorites]


wilful: it's not a competition

...well... actually :)
posted by Kattullus at 3:01 PM on December 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


cortex: I think tylerfulltilt's post could not be more perfect in any state other than the one it is in. Fixing a broken URL is nice and all, but that moment in time there is art.

You've got a good point. The whole thing is amazingly incongruous.
posted by Kattullus at 3:04 PM on December 7, 2010


I have to say there's something kind of awesome about "In six days, every single living cell on the planet Earth will die. You have one chance. NOW ROCK!"

I liked the goof-up more than I liked the game.
posted by Doublewhiskeycokenoice at 3:04 PM on December 7, 2010 [11 favorites]


Looks like someone is trying to make a run for clavdivs title as Most Inscrutable Mefite.
posted by electroboy at 3:11 PM on December 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


The irrepressable might of your axe has denatured the pathogen! You are the Bass Master!
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 3:14 PM on December 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


Missed an opportunity to comment in a doomed thread? Damn.
posted by fixedgear at 3:16 PM on December 7, 2010


I considered changing the URL yeah, but the original poster even said oops and someone else should post it, and simply changing would have required deleting about 30 comments and dozens of flags, and having to return to it to make sure the conversation got back on track, etc.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:18 PM on December 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


I liked the picture of the bass better. Although those ugly-ass pig-nose shoes have to go, dude.
posted by Decani at 3:18 PM on December 7, 2010


I like the shoes. They look comfy.
posted by electroboy at 3:31 PM on December 7, 2010


I do not understand basically anything in this thread except what electroboy said about the shoes.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:55 PM on December 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


Came here to note the shoes as well.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 3:56 PM on December 7, 2010


Shoes.

Noted.
posted by The Whelk at 3:59 PM on December 7, 2010


Came here to note the shoes as well.

Pro or con? You have to choose a side.
posted by electroboy at 4:00 PM on December 7, 2010


I think tylerfulltilt's post could not be more perfect in any state other than the one it is in. Fixing a broken URL is nice and all, but that moment in time there is art.

Agreed. It's like, a LOT of responsibility, but you have one chance. You fix tylerfulltilt's link and dude has, like, two chances.
posted by juv3nal at 4:03 PM on December 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


I know you are but what am I?
posted by Gator at 4:04 PM on December 7, 2010


A struggling and flawed human being like myself.
posted by The Whelk at 4:08 PM on December 7, 2010


The shoes are fine, people.
posted by Faust Gray at 4:28 PM on December 7, 2010


I like how tylerfulltilt's link seems to be the first seed of the tale of how Wyld Stallyns comes to save humanity.
posted by Greg Nog at 5:06 PM on December 7, 2010 [3 favorites]


Does that bag say "Clamp" on it?
posted by dead cousin ted at 5:08 PM on December 7, 2010


I didn't even notice the shoes.
posted by josher71 at 5:15 PM on December 7, 2010


A struggling and flawed human being like myself.

Yes, but only one of us has a tartan bow tie.

(I hope!)
posted by Sidhedevil at 5:50 PM on December 7, 2010


Not sure about the shoes, but the bass is for sale.
posted by Jugwine at 6:05 PM on December 7, 2010


.....are you talking smack about my tartan bow tie?
posted by The Whelk at 6:50 PM on December 7, 2010


I wear a Zartan bow tie.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:55 PM on December 7, 2010


My family tartan is so hilariously obnoxious. It's got pink AND yellow.
posted by The Whelk at 7:19 PM on December 7, 2010


That is a pretty sweet bass. I wonder if they'd take custom guitar pedals in trade?
posted by drezdn at 7:19 PM on December 7, 2010


I didn't even know they made a Jaguar bass. That's pretty cool.
posted by 6550 at 7:19 PM on December 7, 2010


gg all
posted by rhizome at 9:46 PM on December 7, 2010


This should be a shoo-in for the Best Deleted Post category.
posted by Dr Dracator at 12:05 AM on December 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


My family tartan is so hilariously obnoxious. It's got pink AND yellow.

I'm having trouble finding this; is your last name a sept of a larger clan? Also, this page indicates that your people may be from the Strathspey district, which has a lovely tartan!

(all usual caveats apply in re the invented history of Scottish tartan/clan linking as a quaint post-Jacobite exotification of the subdued by the conquerers, etc)
posted by Greg Nog at 7:52 AM on December 8, 2010


says the person with the stylish black&white pattern!

According to my own personal interpretations of the completely fake made up tartan rules, I use my more demonstratively Scottish father's name then the name I *have* (My Mom's, cause she never married) which is very mod.
posted by The Whelk at 8:03 AM on December 8, 2010


Is it one of the Tartans they make up for American tourists, like the McWachowski clan?
posted by Artw at 8:04 AM on December 8, 2010


I am personally a fan of The New York City Tartan and "Scotland Forever" cause it's this really awesome deep purple.
posted by The Whelk at 8:05 AM on December 8, 2010


McU-S-A
McU-S-A

posted by Greg Nog at 8:07 AM on December 8, 2010


Since the whole thing is made up 19th century frippery anyway, I hold that Actual Traditional Highland Dress cause I'd like to swan about in voluminous patterned robes. Thought abhors pants.
posted by The Whelk at 8:08 AM on December 8, 2010


The gift shop at the base of the Wallace Monument now has a statue of Mel Gibson outside of it, that's my favorite Scottish tourism obscenity.

Yes, it has the word FREEDOM carved into it's base.
posted by Artw at 8:23 AM on December 8, 2010


Is it one of the Tartans they make up for American tourists
If you remove the reference to Americans as particular targets for hoodwinking, that's true of all tartans - got up as romantic frummery during a romantic revival of interest in Highland life in the years after it was broken politically at Culloden.
On preview, I see The Whelk has beaten me to the point.
posted by Abiezer at 8:36 AM on December 8, 2010


Oh, my god, what Artw said. Just look at it. Look at it!
posted by steef at 1:17 PM on December 8, 2010


oh god the mouth
posted by The Whelk at 1:28 PM on December 8, 2010


I liked the picture of the bass better.

That is a good-looking bass.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 2:10 PM on December 8, 2010


Yeah, I forgot to mention that it's Genetically Abnormal Mel Gibson. I think it's maybe by the same people as the horrible Freddie Mercury in London.
posted by Artw at 2:13 PM on December 8, 2010


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