Tell us about the old days, Papa Cortex. August 24, 2011 12:39 PM   Subscribe

Today I idly clicked on the 10 years ago today link on the front page and was revelling in the innocence of the fledgling metafilter from back in the era when a busy day saw a dozen FPPs and a really active thread might get nearly a hundred comments. I was startled to see a thread with 1729 comments. (By comparison, the initial 'Plane crashed into the World Trade Center' FPP three weeks later did not even break 500.) Alas, the link to the metafilter parody in the FPP is dead. Does anyone have it archived anywhere?
posted by ricochet biscuit to MetaFilter-Related at 12:39 PM (45 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

Note that 'thread' is probably not hyper-linked correctly. Passive aggressive refusal to ftfyadd correct link.
posted by Dano St at 12:49 PM on August 24, 2011


Direct link to the thread.
posted by vidur at 12:49 PM on August 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Found it! I had to hunt down a Wayback Machine archive of a copy of the original. Can someone rehost this here for posterity's sake?
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:51 PM on August 24, 2011


And good grief, I just noticed the username of the first response.
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:52 PM on August 24, 2011 [3 favorites]


See also, and the rescued content is here.
posted by vidur at 12:52 PM on August 24, 2011



And good grief, I just noticed the username of the first response.

for the last time the time machine is not a toy
posted by The Whelk at 12:58 PM on August 24, 2011 [11 favorites]


Some say if you walk past that thread on the night of a full moon, you can still see old Cardoso dragging his chain out to the tree and back. Some say.
posted by Kafkaesque at 1:08 PM on August 24, 2011 [19 favorites]


Snarky insider response about how "everybody knows" about 9622 but you, n00b.
posted by Devils Rancher at 1:08 PM on August 24, 2011 [4 favorites]


And good grief, I just noticed the username of the first response.

Apparently he's been peeing in our cesspool for a long time.
posted by never used baby shoes at 1:18 PM on August 24, 2011 [3 favorites]


humorous non-sequitor or carton reference followed by amusing personal anecdote.
posted by The Whelk at 1:18 PM on August 24, 2011


the 10 years ago today link

Eh? Can someone show me where this thing is? I have never heard of this before and I can't find it now.
posted by backseatpilot at 1:19 PM on August 24, 2011


@backseatpilot:

It says "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 years ago." right above the words "This sideblog keeps track..." on the blue's right hand side.
posted by tykky at 1:26 PM on August 24, 2011


The thread below it is pretty cool. Foreign language ways to say sunshower.
posted by mannequito at 1:28 PM on August 24, 2011


Nader Nader Nader!
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 1:28 PM on August 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Nadar Nadar Nadar!
posted by Mister_A at 1:33 PM on August 24, 2011


Obligatory xkcd link.
posted by vidur at 1:34 PM on August 24, 2011 [3 favorites]


Well, the link in this comment still works, though it doesn't seem to have been updated in ten years.
posted by exogenous at 1:44 PM on August 24, 2011


There is a reason why threads got closed to new comments after only a month.
posted by crunchland at 1:50 PM on August 24, 2011


Yes. That ten-year-old thread is less than nine years old in parts. Those were the days.

I'm amazed that some of the images still work.
posted by Sys Rq at 2:03 PM on August 24, 2011


This fish, it smocks?
posted by blue_beetle at 2:03 PM on August 24, 2011


Ana was posted something last month at 22/net, is that thing still alive?
posted by clavdivs at 2:07 PM on August 24, 2011


That's not a thread.

That's THE thread.
posted by Curious Artificer at 2:12 PM on August 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


humorous non-sequitor or carton reference followed by amusing personal anecdote.

Do any of these threads have candy in them?
posted by griphus at 2:18 PM on August 24, 2011


That's not a thread.

That's THE thread.


Should I bring out the boombox and blast "Glory Days" as loud as I can?
posted by hal_c_on at 2:26 PM on August 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


interesting.
posted by eyeballkid at 2:49 PM on August 24, 2011


(and holy shit the monkey thread is 10 years old today)
posted by eyeballkid at 2:51 PM on August 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Googling for 9622
1st link
2nd link
posted by theora55 at 2:59 PM on August 24, 2011


This post, by the way, is a double.
posted by theora55 at 3:02 PM on August 24, 2011


A lot of spoofed comments in there, too. Sigh.
posted by Sys Rq at 3:03 PM on August 24, 2011


well, this prove it, then.
posted by clavdivs at 3:14 PM on August 24, 2011


Aw, ten years ago today was also the day we made Wil Wheaton hate us.
posted by meese at 3:16 PM on August 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Weirdly, the access code for my kid's daycare is the same as that thread number.

(Also, the creator of that parody is the same person who coined 'overthinking a plate of beans.')
posted by robocop is bleeding at 3:49 PM on August 24, 2011


1,729 comments is an interesting number.
posted by madcaptenor at 4:46 PM on August 24, 2011 [3 favorites]


The second thread-that-spawned-a-website, but not the last!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:51 PM on August 24, 2011


Should I bring out the boombox and blast "Glory Days" as loud as I can?

Don't ask. Just do it.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 4:55 PM on August 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm amused that while the (some) handles have changed in the link discussion, the content is still fairly valid.

Also, now I know who some of the real OGs on MetaFilter are. I am humbled by their commenting longevity.
posted by smirkette at 5:22 PM on August 24, 2011


ZippityBOP!
posted by hermitosis at 6:04 PM on August 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


the content is still fairly valid. --- You mean, we're repeating and re-repeating the same old jokes and gags? Yeah -- we're stuck in a loop here. 10 years come and go, Metafilter remains the same.
posted by crunchland at 7:24 PM on August 24, 2011


The first commenter in that parody thread is a certified genius. Just sayin'
posted by aubilenon at 11:32 PM on August 24, 2011


Misty water-colored memories.
posted by ColdChef at 5:24 AM on August 25, 2011


the way we filtered
posted by The Whelk at 5:41 AM on August 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


While we're at it, Wil Wheaton mentioned this post in a 10 years ago today thing on his temporary site. We were assholes to him, but he's ok with it now. (Actually y'all were assholes, I was still lurking).
posted by togdon at 10:44 AM on August 25, 2011


... and if I'd made it to the next item in my RSS reader...
posted by togdon at 10:45 AM on August 25, 2011


Cardoso was the only man I ever came across that could smoke a cigar with his ear.
posted by lazaruslong at 1:53 PM on August 26, 2011


I remember finding that thread a couple years back and reading the entire thing.

This was before I became a parent, when I could do silly things like that.
posted by rabbitrabbit at 6:21 PM on August 27, 2011


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