Bring your daughter to MeFi day April 25, 2002 5:49 PM   Subscribe

"A few daughters are in the office today. I'm going to show them stuff like Blogger, CNet, Loobylu and Habbo Hotel. What would you show them?" 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. (The community has spoken. No comment here.)

posted by sheauga to Etiquette/Policy at 5:49 PM (12 comments total)

(Now I'm thinking I shouldn't have pointed this out. Please feel free to delete this post.)
posted by sheauga at 5:59 PM on April 25, 2002

wow that was lame. if you don't like it here. dont' come here. no one is writing for your daughters.
posted by eyeballkid at 6:00 PM on April 25, 2002

Offensive to daughters or no, some of those posts were pretty funny. "Maybe now that the Chinese have Viagra they'll stop killing rhinos to get boners" I thought was sublime.

Sort of off-topic, another recent favorite headline from Fark: "Horse doing fine after throwing Jewel to the ground".

But I'm not sure I understand, Sheauga. Are you condemning the posts for fear the daughters of the world are reading Metafilter? Or was it something else I'm not getting?
posted by Karl at 6:15 PM on April 25, 2002

I think sheauga was simply inviting discussion on what [s]he saw as a fairly bawdy trend in MeFi posts/comments. The 'daughters' thing was simply an ironic nod to o2b's comment, given this context.
posted by Marquis at 6:20 PM on April 25, 2002

eyeballkid, you should know better by now.
Everyone here is required to read absolutely every single thing that gets posted, with no will of their own exerted to filter through what they'd like to take in or not.

This is why everyone is so pissy.
They're fucking exhausted.
posted by dong_resin at 6:38 PM on April 25, 2002

The community has spoken. No comment here

well, that's sort of the point, people dig posts that are a little racy, tawdry, or otherwise a change from whatever they normally are up to. That's why I like reading all the posts about people with jobs... I agree that the hookers-and-bitches talk is getting a bit thick lately, but I usually find that just shifting the topic to tiny penises can sometimes staunch the flow somewhat, to coin a phrase. No community is perfect, and trading some dorky weewee jokes for out and out flamebaiting and namecalling seems like an okay tradeoff, to me.
posted by jessamyn at 7:09 PM on April 25, 2002

The Habbo Hotel doesn't really seem like a daughter-safe site itself, unless they've cleaned up their act since last October.
posted by aaron at 7:24 PM on April 25, 2002

I'd like to point out that my post that was singled out was a parody of everything else in that thread.
posted by solistrato at 8:15 PM on April 25, 2002

If I was a parent.........

I would have shown them my job, not my diversion. I would have introduced them to my co-workers. I would have given them something to talkabout tomorrow with their friends.

The last thing I would have done is introduce them to a place like this. In good time, they will find places like this. In good time I am sure they would disagree with me.

But that's ok.

In fact, it is expected.


posted by lampshade at 9:14 PM on April 25, 2002

From the "What we're fighting for department" - A terrorist viewpoint on "lifestyle"

"I was a man who loved the joys of life and was very happy," he said ... "I had no relationship to religion and lived in the European style: alcohol, women and hashish ... I was very shaken and decided to change my life, which had previously been devoted on my own well-being, to focus on my own country ..." (via MeFi)

posted by sheauga at 7:57 AM on April 26, 2002

Um sheauga, maybe you should have deleted that painting of topless water nymphs beguiling some poor dude from your blog before you posted this link. You know, throwing stones at glass houses by people without sin and all that. Won't somebody please think of the children?

posted by euphorb at 2:31 PM on April 26, 2002

It is a beautiful painting though.
posted by euphorb at 2:35 PM on April 26, 2002

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