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Just sighted in the IMDb Hitlist: a Metafilter mention! (scroll to bottom of page)

Looks like Rory Marinich's excellent post on the Mulholland Drive TV Pilot has reached a wider audience today. Congrats to him and MeFi for making the IMDb front page.
posted by hippybear to MetaFilter-Related at 7:25 AM (53 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I think you mean "Metafiler.com," our sister site for obsessive taxonomists.
posted by anotherpanacea at 7:28 AM on June 1, 2011 [8 favorites]


That is a great thread.
posted by Maisie at 7:29 AM on June 1, 2011


Yay yay!
posted by Rory Marinich at 7:37 AM on June 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Way to go, Rory in specific, and MeFi in general!
posted by owtytrof at 7:42 AM on June 1, 2011


Fame is fleeting, however, and this will only stand today and as far as I know there's no archiving of the Hitlist anywhere on IMDb.

So take a screen shot to preserve your glory, and know that movie geeks the world over (or at least the subset who scroll to the bottom of the IMDb front page) could be clicking through!
posted by hippybear at 7:43 AM on June 1, 2011


Congrats Rory!
posted by Apropos of Something at 7:53 AM on June 1, 2011


And this post made me notice the trailer for Breaking Bad's fourth season, so thanks hippybear!

(somebody find a reason to post about Breaking Bad to the blue so we can discuss the season three finale plz)
posted by Rory Marinich at 8:01 AM on June 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


Hi, just a quick reminder that Breaking Bad is pretty great and all, and that though general Metafilter policy is pretty hands-off regarding spoilers it would be great if you could avoid posting any them in any open who Threads that are not directly about recent episodes, as not everyone is torrenting it fast enough, cheers. /Wendysburger*

* see, it's a square hamburger, like kidding on the square
posted by filthy light thief at 8:33 AM on June 1, 2011 [3 favorites]


It's like we're Wainscoting of the internet. We've been mentioned on imdb!
posted by George_Spiggott at 9:13 AM on June 1, 2011


This is only good if it gets me even more favorites for a comment that was just a Memail. Soon I will fill entire threads with the thoughtless back-and-forth about clothes and comics that is my every interaction with The Whelk. You will have no one to blame but yourselves.
posted by shakespeherian at 11:10 AM on June 1, 2011


Also, if you want to chat about stuff with a MetaFilter-like crowd, may I remind any and all of MetaChat.org.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:10 AM on June 1, 2011


"clothes and comics that is my every interaction with The Whelk"
Please tell me tweedy waistcoats were involved? This is how I picture The Whelk.
posted by Glinn at 11:48 AM on June 1, 2011


And preposterous bowties.
posted by shakespeherian at 11:53 AM on June 1, 2011


Trilbys or bowler hats?
posted by infini at 11:58 AM on June 1, 2011


Straw skimmers.
posted by shakespeherian at 11:58 AM on June 1, 2011


THIS IS A COMMENT ABOUT A POST ABOUT A POST ABOUT A POST ABOUT A MOVIE ABOUT A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM*

*I watched Mulholland Drive when I was 15 and basically fast forwarded through the scenes without nudity, so I may have misunderstood the plot.
posted by doublehappy at 12:51 PM on June 1, 2011


Gee, thanks for pointing to a thread full of spoilers.
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:05 PM on June 1, 2011


(somebody find a reason to post about Breaking Bad to the blue so we can discuss the season three finale plz)

NO! I'm only up to season 2, dammit!
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:05 PM on June 1, 2011


NO! I'm only up to season 2, dammit!

Then man will you be surprised when Walt sees the backwards-dancing dwarf.
posted by Rory Marinich at 2:08 PM on June 1, 2011


(somebody find a reason to post about Breaking Bad to the blue so we can discuss the season three finale plz)
Try MetaChat - built-in, (semi) automatic spoiler protection, too!
posted by dg at 2:10 PM on June 1, 2011


The best part of Breaking Bad Season 4 is when he wakes up and it turns out 'Walt' was the dream-construct of Jeffrey Beaumont of Lumberton.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:15 PM on June 1, 2011


Cool.
posted by Splunge at 4:46 PM on June 1, 2011


(somebody find a reason to post about Breaking Bad to the blue so we can discuss the season three finale plz)

NO SPOILERZ, AIRS ON A DELAY ON URANUS.
posted by liketitanic at 5:38 PM on June 1, 2011


Hey awesome. That was a great post and spawned such a great discussion. Also now I know there's something called the IMDB hit list! Which seems to have some interesting stuff on it. So that's cool.
posted by penduluum at 7:05 PM on June 1, 2011


Also now I know there's something called the IMDB hit list!

Yeah, it's new every weekday. Sometimes it's interesting, other times not so much, but always worth looking at. And only to be found at the bottom of the front page of IMDb.
posted by hippybear at 9:12 PM on June 1, 2011


Hi, just a quick reminder that Breaking Bad is pretty great and all, and that though general Metafilter policy is pretty hands-off regarding spoilers it would be great if you could avoid posting any them in any open who Threads that are not directly about recent episodes, as not everyone is torrenting it fast enough, cheers. /Wendysburger*

* see, it's a square hamburger, like kidding on the square


Um... I wish you weren't kidding. I've avoid BB spoilers, and I'd like to see it soon, so posting spoilers in non-Breaking Bad threads would be very inconsiderate.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 10:52 PM on June 1, 2011


Someone just post that trailer so they can be quarantined there.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 10:53 PM on June 1, 2011


Hey, didn't you hear? You actually can't spoil really great narratives! Otherwise you're just watching some bullshit that isn't good and therefor doesn't matter anyway.

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! This is me using bullshit reasoning just so I don't have to feel like an ass when I ruin the experience of discovery for you! As if curiosity and seeking aren't one of the most basic inborn emotional drives directly connected to pleasure.
posted by P.o.B. at 11:20 PM on June 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


METAFILTER: (scroll to bottom of page)
posted by philip-random at 11:27 PM on June 1, 2011


Please tell me tweedy waistcoats were involved? This is how I picture The Whelk

I think at the end of that conversation I ended up wearing a modest black pinstripe with a conservative tie, but a big gold honeybee pin and neon red high tops to match the pale red stripes on the shirt.

For the Manchester meet up I did infact wear a tweed blazer with a pink plaid shirt and a dark purple 'Scotland forever' tartan tie.

Last night in York, for the other meetip, I wore a black and white sailor's sweater with pale green canvas oats and brownish white boat shoes.

This has been your guide to the Whelk's outfits.
posted by The Whelk at 1:03 AM on June 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


today we are wearing a 'burgundy' shirt with dark blue buttons, a pink plaid silk tie, an argyle sweater vest in faded blue and tan with red cross lines and light brown twill pants, finished off with mismatched red/ pink/black argyle socks and sensible brown leather oxfords. Thank you
posted by The Whelk at 1:57 AM on June 2, 2011


THIS IS A COMMENT ABOUT A POST ABOUT A POST ABOUT A POST ABOUT A MOVIE ABOUT A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM*


We have to go deeper.
posted by running order squabble fest at 4:13 AM on June 2, 2011


I think at the end of that conversation I ended up wearing a modest black pinstripe with a conservative tie, but a big gold honeybee pin and neon red high tops to match the pale red stripes on the shirt.

Oh yeah you motherfucker and I worked hard on matching that goddam shirt of yours and in the end you were like 'Oh how about if I just dress boring but with a big goddam bee pin that I didn't tell you about?'
posted by shakespeherian at 5:22 AM on June 2, 2011


That shirt is impossible to match and you know it. It was the Kobiayshi Maru of fashion.
posted by The Whelk at 5:44 AM on June 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


I've heard of arguing on the interwebz but this... this is surreal or straight out of Wodehouse
posted by infini at 5:50 AM on June 2, 2011


BUT YOU HAD SO MANY TIES
posted by shakespeherian at 6:23 AM on June 2, 2011


Ties ties everywhere but a single one that fit.
posted by The Whelk at 6:24 AM on June 2, 2011


Maybe we need a tie exchange.

I only many tartans.


Many.
posted by The Whelk at 6:26 AM on June 2, 2011


MeTie.
posted by shakespeherian at 6:31 AM on June 2, 2011


MeTieTen, and get one free.
posted by The Whelk at 6:44 AM on June 2, 2011


You're incorrigible.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:04 AM on June 2, 2011


For posterity, the logs say there were a healthy 5500 or so hits from imdb yesterday.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:11 AM on June 2, 2011


No dear that's cardboard
posted by The Whelk at 7:11 AM on June 2, 2011


Let's never fight again.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:21 AM on June 2, 2011


I extend the pocket square of peace.
posted by The Whelk at 7:36 AM on June 2, 2011


I embrace you with the power of a thousand grenadine ties.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:03 AM on June 2, 2011


BY THE ASCOT OF GREYSKULL, YOU ARE FORGIVEN
posted by The Whelk at 9:38 AM on June 2, 2011


Ascots of Greyskull is my 3rd favorite ironic Weezer-covers-as-thrash-metal band.
posted by shakespeherian at 10:06 AM on June 2, 2011


Oh yeah you motherfucker and I worked hard on matching that goddam shirt of yours
Sounds dangerous. Maybe a monocle? Is outside help forbidden?

I have yet to brave a Chicago meetup. There is something about a goat that is slightly worrying.
posted by Glinn at 10:39 AM on June 2, 2011


I saw a well turned out young couple walking their goat on the streets of New Orleans recently. you have nothing to fear.
posted by The Whelk at 10:52 AM on June 2, 2011


Careful, you may suffer from goat induced trauma, be aware, this is the month for it.
posted by infini at 11:05 AM on June 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


The goat was being lead around on a rope leash, which seemed needlessly cruel as shabby chic has passed and gone
posted by The Whelk at 11:25 AM on June 2, 2011


Meanwhile, on Twitter, The Whelk does appear to be wearing a shirt at all, which must make the bumblebee pin excruciating.
posted by maryr at 9:35 PM on June 2, 2011


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