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MeFi's Summer Intern is blogging about his job. Via Projects.
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posted by zarq at 8:50 AM on June 27, 2011


He wants to be a journalism major, so I'm trying to spend the summer teaching him about all the 21st century tools of the trade as well as visit every working journalist we can. Anyone in Seattle work at the Seattle Times? (I suppose I should hit up my friends at MSNBC for a visit too).
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:51 AM on June 27, 2011 [4 favorites]


Also, if you can think of a MeFi-related project that doesn't require deep SQL or coding knowledge but just time and energy, I haven't got too long a list of projects for him to do. We were considering having him work on the MeFi Wiki could be a thing.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:53 AM on June 27, 2011


I haven't done anything in Seattle in several years, and my contacts there are probably very stale.

But I can generate lists from my company's database for you of journalists and producers in the Seattle area if you would like them.
posted by zarq at 8:54 AM on June 27, 2011


I'd love a place to keep media mentions of MeFi and MeFi Mods somewhere on the wiki. I know we have one on the "about mefi" page but it would be cool to have one that people can add to and I don't think that exists yet. Does he want proofreading feedback? There are a lot of weird apostrophes. I love his enthusiasm and seeing MeFi as a Real Life Place through his eyes.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:56 AM on June 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


Oh, I mention Seattle because we already got the tour of the Oregonian and that's about the biggest paper in the state.

Yeah, I'll ask him to put the media mentions he's garnered so far on the wiki, teach him how wiki editing works, etc, then anyone can add to it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:03 AM on June 27, 2011


mathowie: "Oh, I mention Seattle because we already got the tour of the Oregonian and that's about the biggest paper in the state."

Cool!

If you need lists, just say the word.
posted by zarq at 9:06 AM on June 27, 2011


Also, if you can think of a MeFi-related project that doesn't require deep SQL or coding knowledge but just time and energy

Poor guy...
posted by desjardins at 9:06 AM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


We have a summer intern? Oh thank God. I really need my expenses filed and some of this old email dealt with, and while we're at it, I could use a latte.
posted by DarlingBri at 9:07 AM on June 27, 2011 [31 favorites]


The way that he calls Matt the boss/my boss is really charming.
posted by kate blank at 9:08 AM on June 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


"This morning I woke up at 8:45 and remembered that my boss had jury duty, so I didn’t have to go into work today."

What. What what. Nothing works like this.
</envy>
posted by boo_radley at 9:10 AM on June 27, 2011 [9 favorites]


Oh, man, you two should really try to pay visits to the Willamette Week and Portland Mercury offices too, get a does of altweekly journo culture for contrast.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:10 AM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Having no useful skills, I can't offer to intern, but I would love to be a hired goon. Ah-he-he-he-hem:

KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK EY-YO BUDDY! YO' PAYPAL TOLD DA BOSS YOU DON'T GOT DEM FI' DOLLARS WHAT YOU OWE. 'OW 'BOUT WE'S 'AVE A LIL' TALK 'ERE AND I BRING'IM BACK FI' DOLLARS 'N' YOUS KEEP DEM THUMBS O' YOURS.
posted by griphus at 9:14 AM on June 27, 2011 [11 favorites]


I think it's great mathowie is working with an intern this summer. Yay for passing on knowledge!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:20 AM on June 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


The way that he calls Matt the boss/my boss is really charming.

I keep hearing it pronounced "bawth" a la Gary Dell'Abate. But maybe that's just me.
posted by amro at 9:22 AM on June 27, 2011


I have a friend at the Willamette Week, but then again you likely do too.
posted by item at 9:24 AM on June 27, 2011


So was Dominic a mefite prior to becoming "The Intern?" His account number and join date would suggest not, but one wonders...
posted by dersins at 9:24 AM on June 27, 2011


Can he help me get friendly URLs working in ModX?
posted by Mister_A at 9:25 AM on June 27, 2011


Does he want proofreading feedback? There are a lot of weird apostrophes.

My instinct tells me that he's not a native English speaker. Is my instinct leading my wildly astray, like usual?
posted by item at 9:27 AM on June 27, 2011


Could you have him print MetaFilter out for me every morning? I kind of hate the Internet. Thanks!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:27 AM on June 27, 2011 [8 favorites]


Oh, lemme get the flameouts when you're done with it!
posted by griphus at 9:31 AM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


So was Dominic a mefite prior to becoming "The Intern?" His account number and join date would suggest not, but one wonders...

From his blog:

"After a cheerful welcome, I spent the better part of 45 minutes trying to find an available username that didn’t include any numbers. Many people may guffaw at this, but until you’ve tried to make your username be something other than “jonathan.applebottom129”, don’t knock me."

My instinct tells me that he's not a native English speaker. Is my instinct leading my wildly astray, like usual?

Well, his grandparents live in Oregon (Twitter) and he's only 18, so he's probably native. Aside from the grammatical errors, his English looks pretty good to me.
posted by mykescipark at 9:33 AM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


"the stereotypical American that believes you should have everything spoon fed to you because you live in the land of the free"

He's gonna fit in here just fine...
posted by Mick at 9:35 AM on June 27, 2011


If the Insane Clown Posse doesn't threaten to kill you over the phone, you're not really an intern. That's what we say in Michigan, at least. Or what I say.
posted by Tesseractive at 9:36 AM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


jessamyn: "I love his enthusiasm and seeing MeFi as a Real Life Place"

We so fooled him.
posted by Plutor at 9:42 AM on June 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


"the stereotypical American that believes you should have everything spoon fed to you because you live in the land of the free"

The kid's 18. We all said stupid stuff judgmental things when we were green.
posted by Mister_A at 9:43 AM on June 27, 2011


Idea for a Half-Life expansion pack: Juggalos invade a heretical electromagnetic research facility causing cascade failure that sucks the entire factory into another dimension, transforming them into horrible extra-dimensional fiends with magnetic power. Dr. Freeman shows up to drop some science on the mothafackos.
posted by griphus at 9:44 AM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Well if the intern frees up some of mathowie's time, maybe #1 could help me out and file some of these invoices here.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:46 AM on June 27, 2011


Another dream job I never even knew existed.
posted by 2bucksplus at 9:50 AM on June 27, 2011


Please make this less like cat diaries and more like actual reporting.
posted by Ideefixe at 9:55 AM on June 27, 2011


I smell a sitcom!
posted by The Whelk at 9:56 AM on June 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


The pictures make me hungry.
posted by OmieWise at 9:56 AM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


If he's the mefi intern, isn't he supposed to run out and get coffee for everybody?
I'll take an extra large with cream and sugar, and maybe one of those jelly doughnuts. I'm good for the cash. I'll pop him a fiver after he drops it off.
posted by Nanukthedog at 9:57 AM on June 27, 2011


I'll pop him a fiver

Is this some kind of crude British euphemism?
posted by shakespeherian at 9:58 AM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Another dream job I never even knew existed.

It's cool and all, but you know it's an internship right?
posted by Think_Long at 9:59 AM on June 27, 2011


I can think of ones that are more crude. I think of it as just awkward language.
posted by Nanukthedog at 9:59 AM on June 27, 2011


Also, isn't it about time we sent someone to rescue the bond stooge?
posted by Nanukthedog at 10:00 AM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


He's so cheerful. A refreshing absence of snark.
posted by msittig at 10:01 AM on June 27, 2011 [4 favorites]


Hey, Matt, what is your phone plugged into in the picture of the new iMac?
posted by OmieWise at 10:01 AM on June 27, 2011


Taking him around to journalism departments is cool and all, but please make sure to teach him some of the more arcane insider requirements for eCommerce sites, too, like weighing fonts for Sarbanes–Oxley audits.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:10 AM on June 27, 2011


There's a suspicious amount of lunching going on.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 10:11 AM on June 27, 2011 [15 favorites]


I know, right?
posted by Mister_A at 10:12 AM on June 27, 2011


I wish the start of my workday was my boss picking me up so we could go to lunch.

Great blog, thanks for sharing! And welcome Dominic.
posted by ODiV at 10:14 AM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


My name is Dominic, and this is basically my day to day life as a summer intern for the community weblog, Meta Filter.

Which day do you teach him how to spell MetaFilter?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:15 AM on June 27, 2011 [8 favorites]


Cool! Surely we can think up some cool stuff for this guy.
posted by cashman at 10:16 AM on June 27, 2011


-1 for misspelling "rotors".
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:17 AM on June 27, 2011


"I smell a sitcom!"

I told you to wash your hands before you wiped your upper lip.
posted by Eideteker at 10:18 AM on June 27, 2011


I can't access the tumblrnet from work, but if there isn't already, there should be a weekly "Ask Dominic" column.
posted by Eideteker at 10:19 AM on June 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


MSNBC.com welcomes you! Any time.
posted by GaelFC at 10:19 AM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


I look forward to Dominic's eventual disaffection and slide into ennui with great anticipation. I suspect that this attitude is why they've told me I'm not allowed to have interns any more.
posted by EvaDestruction at 10:19 AM on June 27, 2011 [5 favorites]


There's a suspicious amount of lunching going on.

I see Matt like once every three months and there's almost always lunch involved. Half the time it's the best lunch I've had in those three months. Matt understands lunch.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:20 AM on June 27, 2011 [14 favorites]


cortex: "Matt understands lunch."

Mojitos or Mimosas, Mr. Haughey?
posted by boo_radley at 10:21 AM on June 27, 2011


I see Matt like once every three months

You live in the same freaking town, right? What is this I don't even
posted by grouse at 10:22 AM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


boo_radley: ""This morning I woke up at 8:45 and remembered that my boss had jury duty, so I didn’t have to go into work today."

What. What what. Nothing works like this.</envy>
"

And, thus marks the first time that anybody was glad about jury duty.
posted by schmod at 10:24 AM on June 27, 2011


what is your phone plugged into in the picture of the new iMac?

It's a Griffin Simplifi. It's a great clean way to download photos from CF cards (the new iMac only comes with a SD slot) and charge my phone.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:25 AM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Matt lives down in goddam McMinnville, which is like 30 miles from Portland, so I only see him if he's gonna be in town for something and has a hole in his schedule. And pb is in Corvallis, which is worse yet. They don't really live in Portland so much as, for conversational convenience, in "Portland".
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:31 AM on June 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


That's very nearly in America, then.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:33 AM on June 27, 2011


It appears that running MetaFilter involves mostly riding bikes and eating lunch.
posted by SomeTrickPony at 10:37 AM on June 27, 2011 [22 favorites]


Blogging on the job...expensive lunches on the boss...hobnobbing with local media...Matt, you have totally ruined this kid for whatever real job he ends up with.
posted by briank at 10:40 AM on June 27, 2011 [6 favorites]


Also, cortex lacks a driver's license, making travel difficult outside of bus routes, hemp wagons, organic pedicabs, or whatever downtown Portland deems worthy for sustainable transportation.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:42 AM on June 27, 2011 [42 favorites]


Cool. If he wants to visit the online side of the Chicago Tribune at some point, let me know.
posted by veggieboy at 10:47 AM on June 27, 2011


I was certain cortex dug an elaborate series of tunnels to reach his destination.
posted by The Whelk at 10:48 AM on June 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


I thought they used giant donut wagons?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:49 AM on June 27, 2011


If nothing else, the intern is extremely well fed.
posted by crunchland at 10:52 AM on June 27, 2011


Oh, man, you two should really try to pay visits to the Willamette Week and Portland Mercury offices too, get a does of altweekly journo culture for contrast.

Based on my decade worth of experience in alt-weeklies, it's mostly getting high and making fun of local politicians. Although now I think there is also a dose of high pressure from Village Voice to build a web audience, which involves getting high and making fun of local politicians on the paper's blog.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:57 AM on June 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


cortex can only travel by tallbike or unicycle.
posted by proj at 10:57 AM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Note: The hemp wagon is not all you hoped it would be.
posted by shakespeherian at 11:00 AM on June 27, 2011


If ya'll are going to argue, then there needs to be a bit of jello wrestling to resolve the matter.

I got $20 on the intern. He sounds lean and hungry.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:02 AM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


If he wants to join in on a conference call on technical documentation, let me know. Actually, if he wants to lead the meeting, I'll go take a nap.
posted by desjardins at 11:02 AM on June 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


zarq is the BOSS!
posted by ericb at 11:10 AM on June 27, 2011


Also, if you can think of a MeFi-related project that doesn't require deep SQL or coding knowledge but just time and energy ...

I would love to see a good breakdown of MeFi demographics: gender, countries, regions, cities. And I'd be curious about how they've changed over time. Are there demographic differences between the active user base and less active users?

The problem is a lot of this would have to human-coded. People give jokey answers to the gender field in their profiles that are often obvious to people but not predictable ("innie," "outie," "lady bits"). Sometimes they leave it blank but have an obviously male or female real name ("Tom," "Sarah"). Sometimes people enter the wrong coordinates for location. (We have a lot of MeFites who apparently live in Central Asia because they left out a minus sign, but actually live in North America.) Frequently, people do say where they live, but don't give coordinates. Sometimes people don't give this information in their profiles, but it's easily extractable from a quick look at their AskMe questions.

He wouldn't need to go through every user's profile to do this, just a large enough random sample to make reasonably good estimates.

(Occupation and ethnicity would also be interesting, but there may be too little information to try to make any estimates.)

It would be boring and tedious to do, but it could yield interesting results, and your intern could learn something about collecting and using statistical data, and the limitations of using self-reported data. And I'm sure cortex can give him a good lecture about what not to try extract from this information and why.

After that, you can get him to make a map of the "Density of MeFites Around the World," with more detailed ones places where there are a lot of MeFites, like Britain and Ireland, North America, Australia and New Zealand.
posted by nangar at 11:10 AM on June 27, 2011 [4 favorites]


Err ... I meant mathowie, but zarq is too.
posted by ericb at 11:11 AM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


I was hoping this was going to be a parody.
posted by cjorgensen at 11:18 AM on June 27, 2011 [4 favorites]


Matt lives down in goddam McMinnville, which is like 30 miles from Portland, so I only see him if he's gonna be in town for something and has a hole in his schedule. And pb is in Corvallis, which is worse yet. They don't really live in Portland so much as, for conversational convenience, in "Portland".

So they're not quite in Portland? This explains a lot.
posted by Johnny Assay at 11:19 AM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


You should timeshare the guy, lets say 30$ an hour. Set up intern.metafilter.com, some fee to join, which you can they use to purchase time, say $500. Schedule blocks 2-3 days in advance. I would like to be the first to schedule a block, I would like him to go though my inbox and reply to all the personal e-mails with a brief statement about what I have been up to and why I havn't replied.
posted by Ad hominem at 11:20 AM on June 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


I WAHNT TEH LUXE PILATES!! HOW DO I GET TEHM?

(Seriously. Those look badass)
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 11:22 AM on June 27, 2011


Seriously. Those look badass

You just take the MetaFilter logo EPS file and repeat it in the Luxe Plates template. You can have the template here, it did come out kind of nice.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:26 AM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Personally, I'm male and from Virginia, which is in the US, and I apologize for being illiterate.

a lot of this would have to human-coded = a lot of this would have to be human-coded

and

with more detailed ones places where there are ... = with more detailed ones of places where there are ...
posted by nangar at 11:29 AM on June 27, 2011


Hello everyone, thank you for all of your comments. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading them. As hard as it is for many of you to believe for some odd reason, YES I am an American native. Thank you for your suggestions and enthusiasm about the blog. I eat a lot.
posted by Dominic. Allen at 11:33 AM on June 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


He's not nearly cynical and worldweary enough to be a journalist. We must break him.
posted by entropicamericana at 11:35 AM on June 27, 2011 [8 favorites]


Do you have a steady supply of interns? Probably have to scale pretty quickly to fill the demand on intern.metafilter.com. Might want to look at offshoring. I think a fair cut for me as the idea guy would be $10 hour/intern.
posted by Ad hominem at 11:38 AM on June 27, 2011


The Luxe plates are neat. Here's what mine looks like with the standard iPhone bumper.
posted by pb (staff) at 11:38 AM on June 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


When we got back, the programmer continued working on the new layout of the mobile version of MetaFilter, and I went back to changing minor things within the video.


Has this been discussed on MeTa already? The mobile site is already pretty damn useful — I wonder what the changes will be. Spill it, pb! (And thanks for the hard work.)
posted by defenestration at 11:39 AM on June 27, 2011


Do we know yet who stabbed that poor hamburger through the head? Such a violent act to start a lunch off with. I highly approve!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:40 AM on June 27, 2011


I wonder what the changes will be...

No, it hasn't come up in MetaTalk yet. I was trying out some changes to profile pages that we might make. We like to prototype and test things among the admin team and then decide if it should go out. We haven't made any decisions about the mockups I was working on that day.
posted by pb (staff) at 11:41 AM on June 27, 2011


Does this include the option to make all profile pages look like TPS's?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:42 AM on June 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


ericb: "Err ... I meant mathowie, but zarq is too."

HA! :D Yeah, mathowie's the boss. I just link ta stuff. ;)
posted by zarq at 11:46 AM on June 27, 2011


Has this been discussed on MeTa already? The mobile site is already pretty damn useful — I wonder what the changes will be. Spill it, pb! (And thanks for the hard work.)

I'm sorry for the confusion on that. I'll keep things more under wraps.
posted by Dominic. Allen at 11:47 AM on June 27, 2011


It's Raining Florence Henderson: "Does this include the option to make all profile pages look like TPS's?"

Preferably with a less eye-searing shade? :D

I mean, it's cool and all. But whoa, bright.
posted by zarq at 11:48 AM on June 27, 2011


No, Dominic, no! We want that insider scoop.
posted by defenestration at 11:50 AM on June 27, 2011 [5 favorites]


I'll keep things more under wraps.

No! Spill all the secrets of mathowie and the inner circle (there is no cabal!) - the world must know of his evil plots about bike riding and, um, people having better fuel efficiency and stuff like that...
posted by never used baby shoes at 11:52 AM on June 27, 2011


Not a word about the deathray project, Dom.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:53 AM on June 27, 2011 [5 favorites]


"the programmer"

I like how that makes pb sound like a Time Lord from Doctor Who. Actually, come to think of it, among MeFites, pb's clearly most likely to be a Time Lord.
posted by Kattullus at 11:54 AM on June 27, 2011 [9 favorites]


I'll keep things more under wraps.

nah, it's all good. Just remember that loose blogging sinks ... um, future features. It's all part of the process.
posted by pb (staff) at 11:55 AM on June 27, 2011


I'll keep things more under wraps.

If you need to know whether you can share any given piece of information with the general public, you can always ask a member of the cabal* to assist you. You know about the cabal, right?

*there IS a cabal*
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:55 AM on June 27, 2011


Kattullus: " I like how that makes pb sound like a Time Lord from Doctor Who. Actually, come to think of it, among MeFites, pb's clearly most likely to be a Time Lord."

I WOULD LIKE A MEFI SONIC SCREWDRIVER.
posted by zarq at 11:55 AM on June 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


or a TARDIS. not picky.
posted by zarq at 11:57 AM on June 27, 2011


I can just imagine my intern blogging: "We got up pretty late; decided since the deadline was already blown, we might as well put it off for another day, and went out to poke around in the yard."
posted by maxwelton at 11:59 AM on June 27, 2011 [6 favorites]


Preferably with a less eye-searing shade? :D

::marks zarq down as jealous::
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:01 PM on June 27, 2011 [8 favorites]


Welcome, Dominic!

I'll keep things more under wraps.

Okay, but keep hinting, because if there's one thing we love on the site, it's playing detective.

Also, could you maybe teach Cortex to drive?
posted by misha at 12:02 PM on June 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


Dude looks kind of stylish, what with his jacket over hoodie and baseball cap. Howsabout he does some work on the MeFi Jersey conundrum.
posted by cashman at 12:03 PM on June 27, 2011


(NO CORTEX IS A MEMBER OF THE NO LICENSE CLUB! STAY STRING FRIEND! DO NOT GIVE IN TO THE DRIVER'S LIES)
posted by The Whelk at 12:04 PM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Hey, now, I know how to drive, I just don't have a car or a license. It's like being vegan, except that I get to eat meat.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:06 PM on June 27, 2011 [6 favorites]


MEFI SONIC SCREWDRIVER

In a shaker filled with ice, combine the following:

2 OZ Stolichnaya Orange Vodka
2 OZ Thatcher's Organic Cucumber Liqueur
1 OZ DeKuyper Triple Sec Liqueur
Juice of 1 large orange
Juice of 1 half lime

Shake well, strain into a chilled glass
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:08 PM on June 27, 2011 [8 favorites]


I am a militant pedestrian.
posted by The Whelk at 12:09 PM on June 27, 2011


Hey, now, I know how to drive, I just don't have a car or a license. It's like being vegan, except that I get to eat meat.

I imagine it keeps life a lot more simple without the worries of car insurance, raging gas prices and all that.
posted by Dominic. Allen at 12:10 PM on June 27, 2011


I am a rather pedestrian militant.
posted by Ice Cream Socialist at 12:10 PM on June 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


It's Raining Florence Henderson: "2 OZ Thatcher's Organic Cucumber Liqueur"

That sounds disgusting. Does it really taste like cucumber?
posted by zarq at 12:11 PM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Welcome to the club, Dominic! Being a mefi intern is probably a pretty cool way to spend a summer.
posted by lilac girl at 12:13 PM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


MEFI VENUSIAN AIKIDO

1 Oz Old Granddad
1 Oz Unstrained Sake

Serve in an unexpected tumbler to the face.
posted by griphus at 12:16 PM on June 27, 2011 [4 favorites]


Wait wait wait there are people on Metafilter who drive? Who let them in?
posted by shakespeherian at 12:17 PM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's great, zarq! It adds a fresh, crisp note to vodka and gin drinks, much the way that mint or basil is used in some drinks, only it's more subtle.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:17 PM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


YES I am an American native.

I said I don't believe you're a native English speaker. You can be an American native all you want.
posted by item at 12:20 PM on June 27, 2011


Also, the intern was maybe 9 year old when I joined this website. Yikes.
posted by item at 12:24 PM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Also, if you can think of a MeFi-related project that doesn't require deep SQL or coding knowledge but just time and energy ...

Whatever happened to the "Cats of Metafilter" calendar project?
posted by amtho at 12:31 PM on June 27, 2011 [5 favorites]


It's Raining Florence Henderson: "It's great, zarq! It adds a fresh, crisp note to vodka and gin drinks, much the way that mint or basil is used in some drinks, only it's more subtle."

Yes, but what if one hates cucumbers?
posted by zarq at 12:34 PM on June 27, 2011


Then one would be advised to skip the MEFI SONIC SCREWDRIVER, and instead have a MEFI TONIC SCREWDRIVER.

MEFI TONIC SCREWDRIVER

In a shaker filled with ice, combine the following:

2 OZ Stolichnaya Orange Vodka
1 OZ Tonic
1 OZ DeKuyper Triple Sec Liqueur
Juice of 1 large orange
Juice of 1 half lime

Shake well, strain into a chilled glass
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:38 PM on June 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


*bows to your considerable expertise*
posted by zarq at 12:39 PM on June 27, 2011


I did not count any dashes of bitters (of any variety) in your cocktail recipe and so will refuse to drink it on principle.
posted by shakespeherian at 12:41 PM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


*squeezes jonmc into TONIC SCREWDRIVER*
posted by scrump at 12:52 PM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's kind of mean to be posting cocktail recipes in a thread about someone who can't legally drink.
posted by desjardins at 12:54 PM on June 27, 2011 [7 favorites]


Has he out-commented The Whelk yet? Christ, what are we paying this kid for, anyway? CHOP CHOP.
posted by Eideteker at 12:56 PM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


cortex: Hey, now, I know how to drive, I just don't have a car or a license. It's like being vegan, except that I get to eat meat.

Wait, isn't more like being a meat-eater who never eats anything that casts a shadow?
posted by Kattullus at 12:59 PM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's kind of mean to be posting cocktail recipes in a thread about someone who can't legally drink.

Well fiiiine:

MEFI SARAH JANE ADVENTURE
1 Oz Cranberry Juice
1 Oz Apple Cider
2 Oz Soda Water
1 Lemon peel

Serve in a pssst, kid, mathowie keeps the keys to the liquor cabinet in th...WHY HELLO THERE MATHOWIE PLEASURE SEEING YOU STANDING RIGHT THERE
posted by griphus at 1:04 PM on June 27, 2011 [4 favorites]


mathowie's interning where, now?
posted by owtytrof at 1:09 PM on June 27, 2011


MEFI BITTER QUEEN*

Proportions are to taste -

Fizzy water
Grapefruit juice
Campari
Vodka

Serve in a pint glass over ice. Add a lime wheel if you like. Plays well with ginger and/or lime vodkas and probably every other kind except maybe vanilla.


*Stole the name from the donut shop up the street, which makes a grapefruit and Campari donut called the Bitter Queen. The original name of the drink was the Vermont Street, named for our location.
posted by rtha at 1:16 PM on June 27, 2011 [4 favorites]


MEFI BITTER QUEEN

oh the comments I could make ... *bites tongue*
posted by desjardins at 1:20 PM on June 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


Hey Dominic care to tell us how the spoiler tag project is going?
posted by graventy at 1:29 PM on June 27, 2011


MEFI SAZERAC

2 oz Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey
3 dashes Peychaud's Bitters
Splash Herbsaint
1/2 oz cognac
1 sugar cube
Lemon rind

Chill a rocks glass with ice water; discard water. Rinse glass with Herbsaint. In a separate glass, mix whiskey, bitters, cognac and sugar cube; pour mixture into prepared rocks glass. Rub lemon rind on rim of glass, and twist over drink.
posted by shakespeherian at 1:30 PM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


I said I don't believe you're a native English speaker. You can be an American native all you want.

I don't know how you come up with that, but whatever floats your boat.
posted by Dominic. Allen at 1:33 PM on June 27, 2011


Also, if you can think of a MeFi-related project that doesn't require deep SQL or coding knowledge but just time and energy

Retroactively copy-edit my comments for clarity, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. If you can also make it seem like any of them have a point, that'd be nice, too.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 1:55 PM on June 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


I don't know how you come up with that, but whatever floats your boat.

There we go. Starting to sound more metafiltery by the hour. By tomorrow morning he'll be all "Some jackass still can't wrap his head around the fact that I am not Walter fucking Kronkite".
posted by cashman at 2:08 PM on June 27, 2011 [13 favorites]


By the end of the summer he'll be saying 'Todd Lokken' in personal conversation as a way to signal that he's done talking.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:09 PM on June 27, 2011 [6 favorites]


*Stole the name from the donut shop up the street, which makes a grapefruit and Campari donut called the Bitter Queen. The original name of the drink was the Vermont Street, named for our location.

That is it, rtha. I am now plotting to steal your donut shop. I can only be distracted from my evil plan with more cocktail recipes. Got anything that goes with the bacon jam?
posted by EvaDestruction at 2:18 PM on June 27, 2011


Finally, somebody who dedicate some hours to the ongoing "tater" problem.
posted by cosmicbandito at 2:18 PM on June 27, 2011


We found out what taters meant.
posted by grouse at 2:22 PM on June 27, 2011


But we're not going to tell you.
posted by desjardins at 2:27 PM on June 27, 2011


Welcome, Dominic! It's nice to virtually meet you.

"Not a word about the deathray project, Dom."

This is why I don't list coordinates.
posted by Kevin Street at 2:33 PM on June 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


Eva, bacon jam goes with everything.
posted by rtha at 2:34 PM on June 27, 2011


I did not count any dashes of bitters (of any variety) in your cocktail recipe and so will refuse to drink it on principle.

Bitters were implied, which is also how they best applied. By implication.*

*bitters to taste
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:36 PM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Someday I will make a cocktail that is nothing but a blend of like nineteen different bitters.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:54 PM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Am I the only who, upon reading about all those lunches and comfortable chair, is worried that Dominic will come out of the summer with Type 2 Diabetes?
posted by Kattullus at 3:11 PM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yes roast beef that is what we are all thinking.
posted by The Whelk at 3:26 PM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'll pop him a fiver.

Same as in town, right?
posted by ericb at 3:40 PM on June 27, 2011


MATT IS USING UNSAFE LADDERING!
-2 steeplejack points
posted by clavdivs at 3:46 PM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Also, the intern was maybe 9 year old when I joined this website. Yikes.

Aw, item, why'd you have to go there.
posted by pineapple at 4:19 PM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Dominic, hit me up if you are looking for contacts in NYC (I know many, many syndicated columnists and a few executive editors at Hearst).

I've also done a fellowship at the Poynter Institute and have a journalism degree myself, if you'd like to complain/chat sometime about your chosen field/degree/career path.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 4:25 PM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Dominic, hit me up if you are looking for contacts in NYC (I know many, many syndicated columnists and a few executive editors at Hearst).

I've also done a fellowship at the Poynter Institute and have a journalism degree myself, if you'd like to complain/chat sometime about your chosen field/degree/career path.


That's really cool. Thank you so much!
posted by Dominic. Allen at 4:35 PM on June 27, 2011


Whatever happened to the "Cats of Metafilter" calendar project?

Is this a thing? It should be. Also dogs. (Actually dogs are better. But I'm not trying to start anything.)
Also, someone should make a poster out of all the current, active MeFi members' avatars, even if they have to be super teeny.
posted by Glinn at 4:42 PM on June 27, 2011


Pet Peeve filter: when bloggers want to reference someone but not use their name (not sure why the intern wouldn't just say "Mathowie" when he's referencing his boss, but whatever), they usually come up with a descriptive nickname (Marlboro Man, City Girlfriend, etc). Reading "my boss" in every other sentence of every single blog post gets pretty darn old, and severely restricts sentence variety.

/annoying writer-type
posted by litnerd at 4:46 PM on June 27, 2011


I liked Dom's referring to the boss and the programmer. Would have been a hoot to see how he chose to describe jess and cortex (my prediction, "the community manager" and "the other guy").
posted by BeerFilter at 4:51 PM on June 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


Also, the intern was maybe 9 year old when I joined this website. Yikes.

Besides the fact that this comment isn't relative to the thread at all, it's just showing that you're old. Hopefully that was the angle you were looking for, because that's what you ended up with.
posted by Dominic. Allen at 4:52 PM on June 27, 2011 [11 favorites]


I liked Dom's referring to the boss and the programmer. Would have been a hoot to see how he chose to describe jess and cortex (my prediction, "the community manager" and "the other guy").

I haven't met Jess yet, and I forgot to mention meeting cortex, so I will probably go back and re-edit my last post to include him.
posted by Dominic. Allen at 4:55 PM on June 27, 2011


Besides the fact that this comment isn't relative to the thread at all, it's just showing that you're old. Hopefully that was the angle you were looking for, because that's what you ended up with.

The kid's got moxie!
posted by grouse at 4:56 PM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


I haven't met Jess yet

Please have mathowie send you on an all-expense paid trip to the treehouse where we will birdwatch and I will take you on a tour of my town newspaper.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:59 PM on June 27, 2011 [5 favorites]


my town newspaper.

"The Herald of Randolph" was my favorite character in "A Game of Thrones."
posted by ColdChef at 5:00 PM on June 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


It warms the cockles of my shriveled little heart to watch the happiness and enthusiasm get beaten out of Our Intern, only to be replaced by cantankerous shiv-wielding sarcasm.

It's like the site's evolution being done in interpretive dance!
posted by cmyk at 5:11 PM on June 27, 2011 [14 favorites]


"The Herald of Randolph" was my favorite character in "A Game of Thrones."

Not Maester Jesa Myn of Westeros?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 5:12 PM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


if you can think of a MeFi-related project

Maybe something with the magazine. Is that MeFi-related enough? They did ask for more help.

Also, if I may be so bold, I'll suggest something else the magazine could possibly use: a liaison with people who have submitted material. Someone to let people know what's happening with their stuff. "You're in", "Maybe later", "Do you have a larger version of this photo?", "We need to make changes", etc.
posted by -jf- at 6:55 PM on June 27, 2011


Day Eleven FTFY
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:04 PM on June 27, 2011 [5 favorites]


Matt is a very helpful and involved boss. I am now jealous.
posted by The Whelk at 7:08 PM on June 27, 2011


Please have mathowie send me on an all-expense paid trip to the treehouse where we will birdwatch and jessamyn will take me on a tour of her town newspaper.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 7:13 PM on June 27, 2011


BeerFilter: " jess and cortex (my prediction, "the community manager" and "the other guy")."

Moderator and Moderatress?

Moderatrix?
posted by galadriel at 7:34 PM on June 27, 2011


mathowie: "Day Eleven FTFY"

"English"
posted by galadriel at 7:39 PM on June 27, 2011


Please have mathowie send you on an all-expense paid trip to the treehouse

Okay Mrs. Robinson. Would you like him cleaned first or do you want him sweaty?
posted by doctor_negative at 7:47 PM on June 27, 2011


Day Eleven FTFY

Is this your homework, Dominic? Is this your homework? Look, you're entering a world of pain here.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:03 PM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Dom, that means he (^)wants an entry in meta wiki.
posted by clavdivs at 8:36 PM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Besides the fact that this comment isn't relative to the thread at all, it's just showing that you're old. Hopefully that was the angle you were looking for, because that's what you ended up with.

Yeah, that's pretty much the angle I was going for. Good job, now on to your next assignment!
posted by item at 8:37 PM on June 27, 2011


is a hair mussing allowed?
posted by clavdivs at 8:39 PM on June 27, 2011


Okay Mrs. Robinson. Would you like him cleaned first or do you want him sweaty?

Hey now, this is innocent birdwatching, but I prefer all people sweaty.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:07 PM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Day Eleven FTFY

Thanks Big Daddy or as you all know him, "the boss".
posted by Dominic. Allen at 9:08 PM on June 27, 2011


Metafilter HQ is apparently Rapture, pass it on.
posted by The Whelk at 9:12 PM on June 27, 2011


Just innocent birds? Oh, wait - I get the code. You mean just the chicks, don't you? You're scoping out the chicks. That's, cool, that's cool. It's good to have a hobby.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:16 PM on June 27, 2011


Sapsuckers! Are you even listening to me?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:34 PM on June 27, 2011


The thread has moved on, but damn, I can totally vouch for the deliciousness of The Bitter Queen. Yum.
posted by mollymayhem at 9:56 PM on June 27, 2011


Hey, welcome to MetaFilter, Dom! It's clear you're picking the site culture up pretty quickly.
I can honestly say that I’ve never had someone question whether or not I’m a native English speaker
One of the things about MetaFilter is that people aren't afraid to tell you about your flaws, even saying things that might be considered rude elsewhere. This is both a strength and a weakness.
posted by grouse at 9:58 PM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Hey, welcome to MetaFilter, Dom! It's clear you're picking the site culture up pretty quickly.

Thank you grouse. I'm learning, and doing my best to figure it all out as quick as I can. So far it's great, and I enjoy the site a lot.
posted by Dominic. Allen at 10:19 PM on June 27, 2011


I just spotted a grouse! What do I win?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:42 PM on June 27, 2011


0.5 favorites.
posted by grouse at 10:52 PM on June 27, 2011


STAY STRING FRIEND!

I keep wanting to punctuate this as "Stay, string friend!" Like maybe you have a friend made of string? Or a friend whom you do string-things with? Actually I knit a lot and spin, so maybe I'm the string friend.

Yes, thank you, I will stay.
posted by KathrynT at 11:34 PM on June 27, 2011 [4 favorites]


>I like how that makes pb sound like a Time Lord from Doctor Who. Actually, come to think of it, among MeFites, pb's clearly most likely to be a Time Lord.

There's The Boss, The Programmer, The Librarian, The Musician, The Nomad, and The Spotted Cow.

I'm not sure if that makes Jessamyn, Paul, Cortex, or Jeremy The Doctor, though I feel certain it's not Ricardo. Sorry, Ricardo.

I take it it's clear which one maps closest to "The Master."
posted by johnofjack at 3:49 AM on June 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


While we're on the subject of food and Vermont, I would just like to point out that Eaton's Sugar House makes the best pancakes I've ever had and provides free real maple syrup to put on them.
posted by Aizkolari at 3:58 AM on June 28, 2011


jessamyn: "I haven't met Jess yet

Please have mathowie send you on an all-expense paid trip to the treehouse where we will birdwatch and I will take you on a tour of my town newspaper.
"

Don't fall for this, Dominic! She actually lives in the middle of a lake. Go check out Google maps!
posted by misha at 4:10 AM on June 28, 2011 [8 favorites]


I would love to take a ride on cortex's hemp wagon!
posted by Mister_A at 6:37 AM on June 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


185 comments in and nobody's pointed out Dominic's use of the sterling phrase "The whole process reeked of success"? I mean come on, it's like none of you RTFA.
posted by Happy Dave at 6:49 AM on June 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Now who doesn't understand the site's culture?
posted by shakespeherian at 7:18 AM on June 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


misha: " Don't fall for this, Dominic! She actually lives in the middle of a lake. Go check out Google maps!"

Background for anyone who might have missed it. Google's response.
posted by zarq at 7:18 AM on June 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


shakespeherian: "Now who doesn't understand the site's culture?"

We have culture?

*raises pinky*
posted by zarq at 7:18 AM on June 28, 2011


People are still going in to journalism?
posted by pracowity at 7:20 AM on June 28, 2011


"I liked Dom's referring to the boss and the programmer."

Indeed. It reads almost like something out of Gibson. Has Dommy Mnemonic. been fitted with his 80 GB of memory yet?
posted by Eideteker at 7:30 AM on June 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


"People are still going in to journalism?"

Like divers exploring a sunken wreck.
posted by Eideteker at 7:31 AM on June 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


provides free real maple syrup to put on them.

Not the last time I went, they didn't. You got 2 oz free and had to pay for the rest. Fun fact: cortex has, I believe, been there (and mathowie too maybe).
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:44 AM on June 28, 2011


Yes! It was pretty good.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:52 AM on June 28, 2011


We have culture?

Die in a fire, please kind sir.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:00 AM on June 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Like how yogurt has a culture.
posted by The Whelk at 8:04 AM on June 28, 2011


shakespeherian: " Die in a fire, please kind sir."

Bless your heart, child. Aren't you just adorable?
posted by zarq at 8:27 AM on June 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


What? That is sad news. Still, 2oz is better than nothing.
posted by Aizkolari at 8:29 AM on June 28, 2011


Eat shit, monkeyface. *sips tea*
posted by shakespeherian at 8:43 AM on June 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Heh. That's not tea.
posted by zarq at 8:49 AM on June 28, 2011 [4 favorites]


185 comments in and nobody's pointed out Dominic's use of the sterling phrase "The whole process reeked of success"? I mean come on, it's like none of you RTFA.

Poor Happy Dave... If you don't like it, you can leave. :)
posted by Dominic. Allen at 9:04 AM on June 28, 2011


Oh, he's gonna fit in JUST FINE around here.
posted by zarq at 9:09 AM on June 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Does anyone know how to sew? We need a "Haters Gonna Hate" merit badge.
posted by griphus at 9:15 AM on June 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


We broke him. Good work, guys; we may have set a new record.
posted by entropicamericana at 9:32 AM on June 28, 2011


And now, to the local daycare center!
posted by shakespeherian at 9:37 AM on June 28, 2011


mathowie: You just take the MetaFilter logo EPS file and repeat it in the Luxe Plates template.

Wait, there's a Metafilter logo EPS file? Where?
posted by Pronoiac at 9:54 AM on June 28, 2011


shakespeherian: "And now, to the local daycare center!"

♪ Mama Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Journalists
With their inkstained fingers and beat up ol' cars
Make 'em be doctors and lawyers and such

Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be journalists
They'll never stay home and they're always alone
Even with someone they love

Journalists ain't easy to love and they're harder to hold
And they'd rather give you a story than diamonds or gold
Beat up ol' notepads and old faded fedoras

And each night begins a new day
And if you don't understand him and he don't die young
He'll probably just fade away

Journalists like smoky old bars and political scandals
Little warm puppies and children, girls of the night
And them that don't know him won't like him and them that do
Sometimes won't know how to take him
He ain't wrong, he's just different but his pride won't let him
Do things to make you think he's right

Mama Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Journalists
With their inkstained fingers and beat up ol' cars
Make 'em be doctors and lawyers and such

Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be journalists
They'll never stay home and they're always alone
Even with someone they love ♫
posted by zarq at 10:23 AM on June 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Thank for your passion towards anti- journalism, that was quite the song. :)
posted by Dominic. Allen at 11:20 AM on June 28, 2011


Heh. Dominic, I'm a publicist who regularly defends journalists and their practices around here. :D
posted by zarq at 1:17 PM on June 28, 2011


My comment above was in good natured humor because I found your song quite enjoyable, though I wished you would have given me a tune to go along with it. :)
posted by Dominic. Allen at 1:29 PM on June 28, 2011


you guys do you think he doesn't know... he went :) not ;) so i think he actually doesn't know... do we tell him?
posted by Eideteker at 1:31 PM on June 28, 2011


Dude, that song is around twice as old as him.
posted by entropicamericana at 1:36 PM on June 28, 2011


It was also in GTA: San Andreas. As was All My Exes Live in Texas.

All the kids intern at MeFi
And MeFi is the place I'd dearly
Love to work
But all the kids intern at MeFi
That's why I'm now on Reddit
You big jerk.

*bow*
posted by SpiffyRob at 1:41 PM on June 28, 2011


OMG, I feel old. Dammit.

Dominic.... someone has obviously neglected the most important part of your musical education.

Start here. Then go through these fantastic posts and stop on any that refer to anything vaguely musical. Oh, and check out this one, too.

Because... damn.

;)
posted by zarq at 1:56 PM on June 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm sorry for my youthfulness everyone. I had no clue it was an actual song. :)
posted by Dominic. Allen at 2:03 PM on June 28, 2011


That's so adorable!

</cheek pinchin' gramma>
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:07 PM on June 28, 2011 [5 favorites]


Why thank you.
< / foot rubbin' grandson>
posted by Dominic. Allen at 2:10 PM on June 28, 2011


Whoa what just happened in here.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:11 PM on June 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


You tell me. Whatever it was, I didn't give consent.
posted by Dominic. Allen at 2:13 PM on June 28, 2011


Dominic. Allen, you're doing fine, and I for one welcome the coup you will inevitably stage when you've learned all the boss's secrets.
posted by languagehat at 2:27 PM on June 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Dominic. Allen: "I'm sorry for my youthfulness everyone. I had no clue it was an actual song. :)"

Heh. No worries. :)
posted by zarq at 2:29 PM on June 28, 2011


Be sure to have all your cats lined up and ready to scan.
posted by Sailormom at 2:30 PM on June 28, 2011


@Saitlormom.

I don't get your cats joke.\

posted by Dominic. Allen at 2:34 PM on June 28, 2011


Wow... What a butchered comment.
* @Sailormom

I don't get your cats joke.
posted by Dominic. Allen at 2:35 PM on June 28, 2011


See the very first post on MetaFilter.
posted by zarq at 2:36 PM on June 28, 2011


..... Interesting.
posted by Dominic. Allen at 2:43 PM on June 28, 2011


Yeah why was all that editorializing allowed? I don't need to know your opinion about Cat-Scan.com, Matt, just give me the damn link!
posted by shakespeherian at 2:51 PM on June 28, 2011


Everything was downhill after that.
posted by The Whelk at 2:56 PM on June 28, 2011


ZIPPITY BOP!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:56 PM on June 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


The internship interview:
"Hey kid, do you know what 'tabula rasa' means?"
"No."
"You're hired."
posted by griphus at 3:00 PM on June 28, 2011 [4 favorites]


Cortex interjects: 'Tabula Rasa is a MMORPG where you have to fight aliens and--'
Matt: 'I think we're done here.'
posted by shakespeherian at 3:02 PM on June 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


"..... Interesting."

It's a topic of endless fascination.

And then there's famous kitties like Maru. In many ways Metafilter can be best understood as a series of cats.
posted by Kevin Street at 3:09 PM on June 28, 2011


It's a swap meet, with cats and shouting.
posted by The Whelk at 3:09 PM on June 28, 2011


@Sailormom

Be careful or you might to go sit in the naughty chair.
posted by andoatnp at 3:17 PM on June 28, 2011


HEMP WAGON!
posted by clavdivs at 3:50 PM on June 28, 2011


While we're referencing stuff from before The Intern was born...

PREDICTION: BND AT 21
posted by Eideteker at 3:59 PM on June 28, 2011


Everytime I think of "Big Daddy" I think of Blanche Devereaux.
posted by geoff. at 8:52 PM on June 28, 2011


I made Bitter Queens last night, and they were delicious. And I blame them for the fact that I was all "Hey, where did half my profile go?!" when I checked in on my phone later. It took me way too long to figure out that it was all there if I scrolled down. I should go check NeighborGoods for a spare liver and some extra brain cells.

Especially since I almost hit post without saying what I came in here to say in the first place, which was: thanks, pb! Nicely done!

And thanks, rtha, but I'm still plotting to steal your donut shop.
posted by EvaDestruction at 6:38 AM on June 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Pronoiac: Wait, there's a Metafilter logo EPS file? Where?

Oh, found it. I should have noted this on the wiki.

posted by Pronoiac at 7:52 AM on June 29, 2011


It's mentioned on the Print Me page of the wiki. Maybe it could be somewhere better, too? Shadowy Back Alleys?
posted by Plutor at 8:28 AM on June 29, 2011


I put it on the wiki today before I forgot. Again.
posted by Pronoiac at 9:34 AM on June 29, 2011


EvaDestruction - here's what was on offer at the donut shop today, and here's a picture of the Bitter Queen, and her minion, Maple Glazed Bacon Apple.
posted by rtha at 12:00 PM on June 29, 2011


Blatant provocation, rtha. Enjoy it while you've got it, because soon it will be mine!

OhmygodthedeliciousnessIcan'tstanditdroooooooooooooooooool
posted by EvaDestruction at 2:23 PM on June 29, 2011


Oh my god, those are provocative donut pics!! Where is that store..can I get there from here!?:)
posted by bquarters at 6:23 AM on June 30, 2011


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