Any plans for the 100,000th FPP? January 17, 2011 9:21 AM   Subscribe

Any plans for the 100,000th FPP?
posted by Joe Beese to MetaFilter-Related at 9:21 AM (92 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Yeah, I thought I'd probably read it, maybe post a comment or two. You?
posted by the quidnunc kid at 9:23 AM on January 17, 2011 [25 favorites]


You mean number 11000011010100000? Why that one, in particular?
posted by Wolfdog at 9:24 AM on January 17, 2011


100,000 always has a plan, son.
posted by clavdivs at 9:31 AM on January 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


I was thinking dinner and movie. Might put out, depending on the movie.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:36 AM on January 17, 2011 [5 favorites]


Flag it and move on, probably.
posted by Ian A.T. at 9:39 AM on January 17, 2011 [30 favorites]


I'm gonna celebrate by refusing to delete it unless it's spam or a crappy post.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:41 AM on January 17, 2011


Knowing me, I'll probably sleep right through it.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:42 AM on January 17, 2011 [3 favorites]


RTFA WTF FIAMO
posted by griphus at 9:42 AM on January 17, 2011


Well after my last post, I know I won't be making it.
posted by Sailormom at 9:43 AM on January 17, 2011


I'm gonna celebrate by refusing to delete it unless it's spam or a crappy post.
posted by cortex at 12:41 PM on January 17


OK, so anyone who has a post they'd really like to do that would normally probably be deleted but isn't so terrible that it obviously has to be deleted, make sure to wait till right after /99999 to post.
posted by John Cohen at 9:43 AM on January 17, 2011


RTFA WTF FIAMO, or, as those of use who don't like to waste letters say, RWF.
posted by Wolfdog at 9:44 AM on January 17, 2011


I WASTED A LETTER 'E'.
posted by Wolfdog at 9:44 AM on January 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


*hurls self against a wall*
posted by Wolfdog at 9:45 AM on January 17, 2011


Actually, I plan to collapse the universe by self-linking to a blog post I wrote about MetaFilter hitting its 100,000th FPP.
posted by griphus at 9:47 AM on January 17, 2011


actually it would be ever so slightly be amusing if it did get deleted.
posted by edgeways at 9:48 AM on January 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


It will be a double.
posted by Faint of Butt at 9:52 AM on January 17, 2011


100000 GET
posted by Tom-B at 9:53 AM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


It will be a double.
Ideally, of this one.
posted by Wolfdog at 9:56 AM on January 17, 2011 [5 favorites]


100000 GET

Just, no.
posted by killdevil at 9:59 AM on January 17, 2011


virgins, chalices, flames, the usual.
posted by The Whelk at 10:00 AM on January 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


Bonfire.
posted by IvoShandor at 10:05 AM on January 17, 2011


We need to offer something to the Internet to ensure another 100,000 posts.
posted by The Whelk at 10:07 AM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


anyone feeling tightly wound and religiously troubled lately?
posted by The Whelk at 10:07 AM on January 17, 2011


We need to offer something to the Internet to ensure another 100,000 posts.

I'm picturing something like Temple of Doom, but instead mathowie rips the processor out of one of the servers.

After backing everything up, of course
posted by griphus at 10:11 AM on January 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


There's a 62.37336% probability that it'll be deleted.
posted by crunchland at 10:12 AM on January 17, 2011


anyone feeling tightly wound and religiously troubled lately?

Yeah, but I'm Catholic, so that's normal.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:12 AM on January 17, 2011 [4 favorites]


Running. Screaming. The usual.
posted by ardgedee at 10:15 AM on January 17, 2011


It should be a post about stuff.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:15 AM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Maybe it'll be another Steve Jobs post. He's still not well, you know.
posted by fixedgear at 10:17 AM on January 17, 2011


No it should be a link to things.
posted by The Whelk at 10:17 AM on January 17, 2011


It should be about grandfather clocks.
posted by Meatbomb at 10:20 AM on January 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


I think the img tag should be enabled. Just this once.
posted by hellojed at 10:23 AM on January 17, 2011


Someone wake up ColdChef again.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:25 AM on January 17, 2011


Maybe the poster of #100000 should win something. A prize. Like in that nice Shirley Jackson story.
posted by Wolfdog at 10:29 AM on January 17, 2011 [11 favorites]


I'm looking forward to the furious spate of posts from people all aiming to get the number simultaneously! Trolls! Well-crafted encyclopedic essays! Cat videos! Glory, glory!
posted by Greg Nog at 10:30 AM on January 17, 2011


Let's make it something really fighty, so it gets 100,000 comments.
posted by Maximian at 10:30 AM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


it'll probably be like CHECK MY QUINTUPLES
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 10:34 AM on January 17, 2011


The 100,000th post really should be about Metafilter. The secret history, the back-room deals, the unsolved murders, the underaged sheep that lie behind the the blue. How cortex's habit of sleeping in on weekends kept Mefi from being the next Facebook. Why jessamyn is worshipped as a God by several South Pacific island tribes. Where, exactly, is Math's owie?

The real story.
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 10:35 AM on January 17, 2011 [14 favorites]


and a photo of the poster's five nipples
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 10:35 AM on January 17, 2011


coded in such a brilliant and elegant way that the mods are powerless to intervene and can only gnash their teeth and rend their garments
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 10:36 AM on January 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


burma-shave
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 10:36 AM on January 17, 2011 [3 favorites]


maybe a post about this?
posted by The Whelk at 10:36 AM on January 17, 2011


and a photo of the poster's five nipples

I keep those in a jar in my closet. They are to be shown to no one other than my children, one of whom will be so emotionally scarred that he or she will grow up to be president in an effort to squelch the pain through tremendous accomplishment.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 10:40 AM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


#100000 would be better described as the 100000th attempted post, really. It would be kind of like celebrating baseball at-bats instead of hits.
posted by cardboard at 10:42 AM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


maybe a post about this?

Is that real? I like that it's the only piece of currency I've seen where, rather than just saying how much it's worth, there's an actual narrative on it.
posted by drjimmy11 at 10:43 AM on January 17, 2011


Let's make it something really fighty, so it gets 100,000 comments.

So, something about Sarah Palin's position on the vaccine/austism connection?
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 10:45 AM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Large US dollar bills
posted by The Whelk at 10:46 AM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm crafting it now. It's about why twee doggie clothing should be outlawed.
posted by heyho at 10:51 AM on January 17, 2011


If beedogs are wrong, I don't want to be right.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:59 AM on January 17, 2011 [4 favorites]


> Is that real? I like that it's the only piece of currency I've seen where, rather than just saying how much it's worth, there's an actual narrative on it.

Yeah, they were real. They were used when the dollar was on the gold standard, and they were only to be used as intra-Fed payments. Even plutocrats weren't able to get their filthy hands on them.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:05 AM on January 17, 2011


Beedogs aren't wrong, but they are either irritated or embarrassed, depending on the dog's self-awareness level or the observer's anthropomorphic bias.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:06 AM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


The owls are due theirs, man. They ask so very little.

If they don't get the chihuahuas, there's no telling where they'll focus next. Are you willing to risk that? I say give them chihuahuas.
posted by heyho at 11:06 AM on January 17, 2011 [3 favorites]


It's Never Lurgi: " So, something about Sarah Palin's position on the vaccine/austism connection?"

...for closeted, Republican, Verizon-loving, Ayn Rand-reading, homophobic college-educated pregnant Chinese nuns who routinely take up five seats on the bus and plan on circumcising their future hipster progeny to keep them in line.
posted by zarq at 11:09 AM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I say give them chihuahuas.

.


.

.

...go on.
posted by The Owls at 11:09 AM on January 17, 2011 [13 favorites]


I like the image from this Chicago station's story about the owl attack. I imagine that owl is a spokesowl appearing in studio and is trying to reassure everyone that this is just an isolated incident. He's lying through his beak, of course.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:10 AM on January 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


Beedogs aren't wrong, but they are either irritated or embarrassed, depending on the dog's self-awareness level or the observer's anthropomorphic bias.

Perhaps this doesn't count as it is a different species, but my girlfriend's old roommate's Boston Terrier used to drag his chicken costume out of the closet when there was company over because he knew that Boston Terrier + Chicken Costume = ATTENTION.
posted by griphus at 11:10 AM on January 17, 2011 [4 favorites]


Boston Chicken?
posted by zarq at 11:11 AM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


We could let 100K-reserved post it.
posted by yeti at 11:15 AM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


The post that will get 100,000 comments:

Sarah Palin is elected president. This comes after narrowly avoiding being shot, being caught with a male prostitute, overcoming a controversy where all her Boing Boing guest posts were deleted, and then publishing a particularly long post on her personal blog about her (foiled) attempt to release her children in a hot air balloon.

(insert wailing sirens here)
posted by Askiba at 11:17 AM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


it'll probably be like CHECK MY QUINTUPLES

Yeah, you can all just keep your damn hands off my tuples.

Perverts.
posted by quin at 11:29 AM on January 17, 2011


♫ Sweeter than tuples, oh, honey... ♫
posted by Wolfdog at 11:34 AM on January 17, 2011


I'll buy the noisemakers if you buy the party hats.
posted by .kobayashi. at 11:51 AM on January 17, 2011


Who's bringing the taters?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:54 AM on January 17, 2011


Everyone who hasn't had a tatectomy.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:55 AM on January 17, 2011


We ought to offer a pony and decorate it with snowflakes, but I find that cruel.
posted by Namlit at 11:59 AM on January 17, 2011


Insurance wouldn't cover my tatectomy until I lied and said I had developed severe back pain.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 12:02 PM on January 17, 2011


It should be about Wikileaks.
posted by Artw at 12:04 PM on January 17, 2011


It should be ON wikileaks
posted by Namlit at 12:07 PM on January 17, 2011


It should be about the secret evidence of antarctic UFO bases that the CIA misinformation campaign known as Wikileaks was created to supress.
posted by Artw at 12:31 PM on January 17, 2011


When my 100,000 fpp gets deleted for being crappy, I'll post it to wikileaks for posterity.
posted by empath at 12:32 PM on January 17, 2011


Tuxedo, vest, top hat and monocle. Glass of chardonnay in one hand, beautiful lass in the other.

I will read it whilst stroking my moustache and then laugh or cry as befits a gentleman. It will take approximately 20 minutes to craft a perfectly witty comment which will no doubt garner plenty of favourites.

Then! I will make a mad dash to the door and into the limousine to be whisked off to my private jet. Dinner, dancing and attentions of the cordial sort are sure to follow.

It will surely be a night to remember.
posted by purephase at 1:31 PM on January 17, 2011


I should have saved my rotating dog post. Damnation.

We should have some sort of pool going here, because I think the smart money is on Minecraft.
posted by codacorolla at 1:47 PM on January 17, 2011


At any rate, I hope it's just a good post and not some gimmicky thing around the number 100000.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:48 PM on January 17, 2011


There is a wikipedia entry on the number.
posted by longsleeves at 2:22 PM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


And here it is!

One hundred thousand (100,000) is the natural number following 99999 and preceding 100001.

In South Asia, one hundred thousand is called a lakh. In Thai language, Lao language and Vietnamese there is a separate word for this number, แสน, ແສນ [saen] and ức [uc].

In scientific notation, it is written as 105.

In astronomy, 100,000 metres, 100 kilometres, or 100 km (62 miles) is the altitude at which the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) defines spaceflight to begin.

In the Irish Language, Ceád Mile Fáilte (pronounced: KAY-ed MEE-luh FOIL-cha) is a popular greeting meaning "A Hundred Thousand Welcomes".

In piphilology, one hundred thousand is the current world record for the number of digits of pi memorized by a human being.

posted by longsleeves at 2:24 PM on January 17, 2011


I'm going to post this.
posted by CunningLinguist at 2:37 PM on January 17, 2011 [3 favorites]


I'm gonna party like it's 999,999.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 3:23 PM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


We could let 100K-reserved post it.

Sure, if you don't mind waiting a year or so.
posted by jamaro at 3:25 PM on January 17, 2011 [4 favorites]


I'll drink to it.
posted by jonmc at 6:09 PM on January 17, 2011


The owls are due theirs, man. They ask so very little.

Careful with that. They're not what they seem.
posted by kaibutsu at 6:10 PM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


.....
posted by The Whelk at 7:00 PM on January 17, 2011


ninja fabrics
posted by clavdivs at 7:14 PM on January 17, 2011


Whatever is going on, I want in...
posted by infini at 7:42 AM on January 18, 2011


I know the December contest is over, but why don't we all make posts of quality, pretending like it has a quasi-significant high, round number?
posted by crunchland at 7:55 AM on January 18, 2011


You know it's going to be cat scans, right?
posted by stet at 7:57 AM on January 18, 2011


FPP on this site called Metafilter, which is full of cool links.
posted by Artw at 8:09 AM on January 18, 2011


Damn, but its good to be home again...
posted by infini at 8:46 AM on January 18, 2011


You're doing that thing again.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:49 AM on January 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


It's probably going to be about LeVar Burton.
posted by Mister_A at 12:12 PM on January 18, 2011


If it was two years ago it would definitely have will been about John Hodgman.
posted by Mister_A at 12:12 PM on January 18, 2011


You're doing that thing again.

If its not about Lady Gaga or Palin or Wikipeaks I promise I'll never do that thing again.
posted by infini at 8:48 AM on January 19, 2011


FPP #100,000 may come sometime today or early tomorrow AM!

[putting on party hat, cranking noisemaker]
posted by not_on_display at 10:23 PM on January 26, 2011


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