My milkshake brings all the boys etc. December 30, 2011 6:56 PM   Subscribe

Two of the top 20 posts that Mlkshk saw this year are Metafilter related.

Personally, I was disappointed not to see these ones make the cut. Previously.
posted by Phire to MetaFilter-Related at 6:56 PM (54 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Err, top 20. Dammit, I previewed and everything.
posted by Phire at 7:05 PM on December 30, 2011


Top 20, rather, but, yeah, Haughey's mlkshk is better than yours for most values of you.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:06 PM on December 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Fixed. IT'S A SECRET TO EVERYBODY.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:07 PM on December 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


i was so proud to have an image with more than 50 likes and then this list got posted. i guess i have new things to measure my worth by!
posted by nadawi at 7:09 PM on December 30, 2011


Haughey's mlkshk brings all the spammers to the yard.
posted by babby╩╝); Drop table users; -- at 7:10 PM on December 30, 2011 [4 favorites]


edited by cortex at 10:06:51 PM

Not EVERYbody....
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:13 PM on December 30, 2011 [5 favorites]


You could have just said it was better than most, you didn't have to make it personal...sniff.
posted by Phire at 7:14 PM on December 30, 2011


I'm always surprised at how many people like to look at the cat pictures I post on mlkshk.
posted by rtha at 7:19 PM on December 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


i've tried to guess which of my mlkshk uploads will be popular. i've basically been wrong every single time. i don't really know what people like of what i post, so i just keep posting things i like.
posted by nadawi at 7:26 PM on December 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Who watches the watchers? Well, turns out the watchers watch the watchers. Bit pedestrian, really.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 7:31 PM on December 30, 2011


Watching that dog go under that blanket gets me every time.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:46 PM on December 30, 2011 [5 favorites]


I loved the whale.

Also, why does mathowie have a cast? And why is he eating a magazine?
posted by cjorgensen at 8:07 PM on December 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Nothing to do with the website, but the other day mr. desjardins mentioned he wanted a milkshake. I smirked and said "to bring all the boys to the yard?" He had NO Idea what I was talking about. It was very awkward.
posted by desjardins at 8:14 PM on December 30, 2011 [11 favorites]


i hope you responded in the form of a booty shake.
posted by nadawi at 8:15 PM on December 30, 2011


I was driving :(
posted by desjardins at 8:19 PM on December 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


And she don't want no scrubs
A scrub is a guy that can't get no love from des-jee
Hanging on for dear life on the passenger side
Of his best girl's ride
Trying to holler at her
"Put your seatbelt back on, I believe you that it's an actual thing!"
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:27 PM on December 30, 2011 [5 favorites]


One of my coworkers and I have a long-talked-about plan to play Milkshake over the intercom at work. We'll probably never do it, and everyone would probably have NO IDEA what was going on, but it still cracks us up.

Uh, in more relevant news, here's to mathowie's Mlkshk!
posted by grapesaresour at 8:28 PM on December 30, 2011


When I worked at a movie theater, during a particularly slow winter matinee, the guy working the ticket counter picked up the phone, hit intercom, and tapped on the mouthpiece, for like a minute... and then began, "In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit..."

He actually got tips as well as applause by the handful of customers at the nearby concession stand.
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:33 PM on December 30, 2011 [6 favorites]


I used to up the ante in jokingly antagonistic back-and-forths with my friends by singing "Milkshake" but substituting the title word with "woodshake."

TL;DR: this is pretty neat.
posted by Navelgazer at 9:18 PM on December 30, 2011


My phosphate brings all the gents to the square
Verily tis finer than thine
Verily tis finer than thine
I could instruct you but I must levy a fee.
posted by The Whelk at 9:57 PM on December 30, 2011 [16 favorites]


SBBQ anyone?
posted by mannequito at 10:23 PM on December 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


The OP is much too modest to mention it herself, but she has a particularly good MLKSHK herself.
posted by Ian A.T. at 8:30 AM on December 31, 2011


i hadn't seen that crossword from the '96 election. wow.
posted by Lutoslawski at 8:48 AM on December 31, 2011


MetaShk
posted by Mick at 9:39 AM on December 31, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'm a n00b and the webz are moving too fast for this tired ol body to catch up - what's the difference between Mlkshk and Tumblr or twitpic type of capture and share?
posted by infini at 10:45 AM on December 31, 2011


MLKSHK is pretty much just for sharing images and videos. It has a few friend functionalities and very very few settings. It creates simple URLs for your images, you can link directly to an image, doesn't allow much in the way of tagging/sorting, though people can curate their own "shakes" that can be stuff they've uploaded or things they've "saved" from things other members have uploaded [the Tumblr version of reblogging].

While some people make little blog-like things out of their shakes, they seem to mostly be for meme-like images and people who collect images on certain topics. There's a pretty basic iphone app you can use to upload pictures there. I don't know anything about Twitpic at all, it's never seemed like a community to em. The big thing for me with MLKSHK is that the people who I like to interact with are there, at least a big chunk of them, so it's a fun place to check in on a few times a day. I check out the Popular images once a day and usually find something I like there. Plus it's created by MeFi's own and that sort of thing always makes me happy.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:03 AM on December 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


ah, thank you. I will try it out then.

twitpic is used by frequent tweeters to take pics and upload them to twitter (or at least that's how it started) there's no community there that I know of, its more of an accessory

that's why I wasn't sure what mlkshk was
posted by infini at 11:23 AM on December 31, 2011


I fell into mlkshk because Tumblr seemed like too much stuff - too many choices for what I wanted to do, which was basically post pictures of cats - and I am terrible, terrible twitterer (apologies to mefites who follow me expecting me to tweet things, because I almost never do), so twitpic seemed wrong, given that I barely tweet.
posted by rtha at 11:38 AM on December 31, 2011


Oh, and I hit post too soon - also what jessamyn said about there being people on mlkshk I like who post things I like.
posted by rtha at 11:39 AM on December 31, 2011


Ok, I'm on as infini (duh) how do I find and follow people? or is it just Incoming?
posted by infini at 11:49 AM on December 31, 2011


er, forgive me if I'm doing something wrong here... but I really liked the thread where everyone shared their tumblrs and it got me started there - maybe something like that here for mlkshk?
posted by infini at 11:50 AM on December 31, 2011


You can go to the social explorer and see who has them, or find a few people and see who they are following and who are following them.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:57 AM on December 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


I should warn folks that I will follow my tumblr method which worked extremely well - follow every single one of you and discover a whole new world and way of looking at things. (in case you start to wonder why infini is following everyone and is it spam or just an ape on an iPad)
posted by infini at 12:10 PM on December 31, 2011


If you haven't found us already, a link to mine is my "website" in my profile, and I'm linked to jessamyn et. al.
posted by rtha at 12:40 PM on December 31, 2011


I'm still at "M" on the list... hang on, swinging my way over the treetops down the alphabet

*this is fun*

and hoping to figure it all out
posted by infini at 12:44 PM on December 31, 2011


And she don't want no scrubs
A scrub is a guy that can't get no love from des-jee


The lines this paraphrases always bothered me. It's tautological, dammit! You just defined a scrub as a guy that can't get no love from you! Of course she then don't want no scrubs!
posted by Jpfed at 6:53 PM on December 31, 2011


Looking at MLKSHK is a super-peaceful end-of-day ritual for me. Part of what makes the experience is the crowd, but part of it is also that there's very few words to draw ire or inspire conflict.
posted by ignignokt at 4:46 PM on January 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


i agree that mlkshk is a combination of like minded folks, ease of use, lack of words, sleekness/cuteness of design, and that undefinable quality that is satisfying for 5 minutes or 5 hours of clicking.

this is me.
posted by nadawi at 9:41 PM on January 1, 2012


MLKSHK has convinced me that mefites would be hilarious if allowed the IMG tag.

I am always subbes.
posted by subbes at 12:30 AM on January 2, 2012


Indeed subbes, mlkshake provides something that we had at metafilter back when we did have the img tag. I used to find img threads at mefi hilarious. So I'm very glad to have something with that atmosphere again.
posted by joost de vries at 3:41 AM on January 2, 2012


I am unable to articulate why I've dived in with an enthusiasm that did not occur with my personal Tumblr. The work tumblr is easier since it captures news articles online better - mlkshk's grab and post function needs more work and it really screws up my Google settings upto and including logging me out of gmail for some odd reason but its giving me something I'd originally sought from flickr a long time ago - Where to share my crapload of images?
posted by infini at 4:15 AM on January 2, 2012


it really screws up my Google settings upto and including logging me out of gmail for some odd reason

This is probably something to take up with them over on their bug tracking forums if you think it's them and not you.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:35 AM on January 2, 2012


It might be teh app settling in - the first day every favicon (google, twitter etc) was replaced by mlkshks, has calmed down today. The capture is still temperamental though. If it happens again, I will put a report.
posted by infini at 7:42 AM on January 2, 2012


infini - are you using the bookmarklet or the context menu add on? or iOS?
posted by nadawi at 9:57 AM on January 2, 2012


firefox, XP - and I dragged [mlkshk] to the browser bar (whatever that is called - I like stuff there - can show screenshot if req)
posted by infini at 10:42 AM on January 2, 2012


I'm also not using it so much right now, mostly uploads from archives - I can try it again once and see what it does today ;p
posted by infini at 10:44 AM on January 2, 2012


I don't like that "capture everything on the page" bookmarklet, I find it really kludgy. Try installing their contextual menu add-ons for the specific browsers, it gives you the option to "save this image to MLKSHK" when you right click on a photo, right underneath "save a copy of this image". They support Chrome, FF and Safari so far.

It's fantastic, and I may or may not have it installed on my work computer because that's how addictive it is.

Ahem.
posted by Phire at 1:58 PM on January 2, 2012


In case there are more MeFites on mlkshk I haven't followed yet, I'm stringy over there.
posted by harriet vane at 4:49 AM on January 11, 2012


I will install that menu in the traveling laptop. The capture everything is indeed a mess.

Re: stringy - how do I find you? (blind as bat old woman can't see search box)
posted by infini at 4:58 AM on January 11, 2012


stringy - how do I find you?

Check the URL for users. Repeat as necessary.

http://mlkshk.com/user/stringy
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:00 AM on January 11, 2012


Jessamyn has it - and yep, there you are following me :)
posted by harriet vane at 10:17 PM on January 14, 2012


I also installed the Firefox add on that lets me 'save to mlkshk' with just a right click - its neater but doesn't automatically fill in a title. This is probably a good thing.
posted by infini at 10:33 PM on January 14, 2012


It does, actually. If you leave that blank, it'll get posted with just the name of the image. I think the reason that it looks blank when you're first posting is because people have been complaining about the automatic Tumblr-generated names attached to a lot of images being completely non-intuitive. This way, with a blank field, you're more inclined to at least try to come up with some sort of description of what you're posting.
posted by Phire at 10:35 PM on January 14, 2012


Otoh, trying to capture a mlkshk image by 'share on tumblr' is now borked ;p
posted by infini at 2:34 AM on January 15, 2012


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