MeFi Connections March 10, 2012 1:35 PM   Subscribe

Missed MeFi Connection: me: This guy. you: The MeFite on the crew who recognized my shirt and let me get a picture of the Daily Show set and Jon Stewart's pen.

Just wanted to say thanks!

Context: I wore my MeFi shirt to the taping and the warmup guy joked about me wearing a shirt for "a website nobody goes to." Felt like I may have made a mistake, but then it paid off.
posted by mccarty.tim to MetaFilter-Related at 1:35 PM (55 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Awww nice.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:38 PM on March 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Cool.
posted by Splunge at 1:39 PM on March 10, 2012


Nice! Yeah, I've gotten the odd email here and there from people that worked as PAs, writers, etc on the Daily Show before. I've always wanted to visit the show (and I'm in NYC next week! Mystery DS Staff that are also MeFi members, ping me!).
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:40 PM on March 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


Old school blue tee, even.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:48 PM on March 10, 2012


You where like ten blocks from me! I coud have introduced you to smoked duck prosciutto!
posted by The Whelk at 2:50 PM on March 10, 2012 [2 favorites]

You where like ten blocks from me! I coud have introduced you to smoked duck prosciutto!
When will someone introduce me to smoked duck prosciutto? =(
posted by kavasa at 2:54 PM on March 10, 2012


I met smoked duck prosciutto once. He was a bit of a duck.
posted by Sys Rq at 3:11 PM on March 10, 2012 [13 favorites]


OK, now I want Missed MeFi Connections to be a thing. Or at least a MetaTalk category.
posted by obloquy at 3:34 PM on March 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


There was like this week of me randomly running into Jon_Evil for unrelated reasons.
posted by The Whelk at 3:36 PM on March 10, 2012


The Whelk doesn't know how to spell prostitute! What a monkey.
posted by cjorgensen at 3:37 PM on March 10, 2012 [6 favorites]


If I had thought about my username for any length of time, instead of just picking the same one I use everywhere, I would have been 'smoked duck prosciutto'.
posted by kiltedtaco at 3:43 PM on March 10, 2012


Tickets for The Daily Show can be sometimes had on a same-day or next-day basis if you watch their ticketing page regularly. The only other way is to find the ticketing page on a day when they're doing open availability for the future and to sign up for an advance screening.

Maybe you'll get lucky during your visit!
posted by hippybear at 3:44 PM on March 10, 2012


What! I want a shirt! Are shirts still available? I'd like to wear one to tapings of Ellen and BBT.
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 3:51 PM on March 10, 2012


I'll wear mine the next time I'm starring in an episode of Breaking Bad, it'll be a hoot.
posted by shakespeherian at 4:07 PM on March 10, 2012


You can almost see the back of my head in the Mad Men pilot.

Anyway, I say we game the system and try for an all Mefite Daily Show audience.
posted by The Whelk at 4:10 PM on March 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


I have a MetaFilter t-shirt AND a shirt for the damn-near-forgotten-spinoff-site-started-when-registration-was-closed MonkeyFilter (it's a USBanana!) If you want people to comment about you wearing a shirt for "a website nobody goes to", it works very well for me. (MoFi is also the home of the still-going-on son-of-son-of-Blogstop Game... 548 comments in 20 months, current word to anagram-ize is"stories". Come on over, wordgeeks.)
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:24 PM on March 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Wow. Remind me to never have a mefite take a picture of me for fear that I will end up as a "how do i find this user?".
posted by karathrace at 4:35 PM on March 10, 2012


current word to anagram-ize is"stories"

Acronym-ise.
posted by crossoverman at 5:08 PM on March 10, 2012


Well, that's a really nice picture of you, Tim, but now I'm wondering about the picture of the pen and why you're choosing not to share it with us. *sniff*
posted by maudlin at 5:13 PM on March 10, 2012


"Due to copyright provisions, images taken on The Daily Show are unavailable in your country."
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 5:27 PM on March 10, 2012 [5 favorites]


Dear Daily MeFites
A MeFi audience would geeky and fun. I would totally hit that.
Sincerely, Theora
posted by theora55 at 5:33 PM on March 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


I can see it now, Metafilter Intimate Connections:

Dear Mefi Mag,
I never thought this would happen to me


Please dont make this a feature
posted by wheelieman at 6:17 PM on March 10, 2012


I would like a new t-shirt.
posted by mimo at 6:23 PM on March 10, 2012


Anyone who sees a guy who looks like me in New York? Yeah, that's me. Ask for an autograph.
posted by jonmc at 6:30 PM on March 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Another vote for a new batch of shirts.
posted by ryanshepard at 6:33 PM on March 10, 2012


I was just reading about smoked duck prosciutto.

I don't know why.
posted by Sallyfur at 6:38 PM on March 10, 2012


Now that I can afford a shirt, I'd love to have the opportunity to get one or several.
posted by hippybear at 6:42 PM on March 10, 2012


NEW SHIRTS NEW SHIRTS NEW SHIRTS
posted by The Whelk at 6:44 PM on March 10, 2012


I submit a flag icon and " breaks the guidelines "
posted by The Whelk at 6:49 PM on March 10, 2012


On the front: 'I'd hit it!'

On the back: 'Set the Cooter Counter to zero.'
posted by shakespeherian at 6:54 PM on March 10, 2012


How did this turn into a thread of shirt requests? All you people are threadshirting.


Also: how can I get a shirt?
posted by Red Loop at 6:58 PM on March 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


For those of you wondering where to get blue shirts, we sold them in I think 2008, they are pretty much no longer around. We made some a couple years ago, and might make more in the future. I guess jump to the latest MetaTalk thread if you have ideas for something to put on a new one.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:05 PM on March 10, 2012


And I heard from the anonymous member, they asked me to put some backstory here:
I was the guy on the crew who was bowled over when the warmup guy picked Tim out of the crowd...I was sitting there making fun of him (the warmup guy, who is....well, I'll reserve my judgement in this space) on headset when he said "What is a metafilter?"

I was immediately like "Wha-wha-wha???" I came around the side of the set and immediately picked the shirt out of the crowd of >150. Needless to say I was blown away.

I waved them down after the show and said something incredibly dumb and awkward like "hey, I'm from Metafilter too. I'd really like you to get a pic in your Mefi shirt on set." Security didn't see me with him, so when he walked over, he almost got jumped! I felt pretty bad. But it all worked out in the end.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:07 PM on March 10, 2012 [10 favorites]


Coolness!
posted by lazaruslong at 7:42 PM on March 10, 2012


Dear Mefi Mag,
I never thought this would happen to me


Can you expand this to a thousand words?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:42 PM on March 10, 2012 [4 favorites]


Mathowie, you're in New York next week? Any chance you might be available for a meetup? :)
posted by zarq at 8:00 PM on March 10, 2012


zarq, I'm only there for a few days and my schedule is already pretty filled up with dinners and lunches.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:35 PM on March 10, 2012


I waved them down after the show and said something incredibly dumb and awkward like "hey, I'm from Metafilter too.

I believe that this might just be against the Geneva Conventions.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 9:43 PM on March 10, 2012


That's a great story. I wish we could function as a secret society more often. Even though nobody knows you're a dog on the internet, the flipside is nobody knows you're a MeFite in real life. Unless you're wearing your shirt. And, let's face it, you can't wear the same shirt every day.
posted by Miko at 10:31 PM on March 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


And even then... I don't wear my MetaFilter shirt to work, even on Fridays. Do not cross those streams, I figure...
posted by Lexica at 10:48 PM on March 10, 2012


Which is why I support the Mefite Registration Act.
posted by The Whelk at 11:02 PM on March 10, 2012 [6 favorites]


We need a gang sign or a lapel pin.
posted by arcticseal at 6:40 AM on March 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


A tie clip too!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:44 AM on March 11, 2012


So your "schedule is already pretty filled up with dinners and lunches" and you have an unusually pronounced surname? I say, are you English old chap?
posted by marienbad at 6:46 AM on March 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


oh yeah, t-shirts? i vote hamburger.
posted by marienbad at 6:47 AM on March 11, 2012


I once figured out that a long-time acquaintance was a MeFite because he made a casual joke about cats getting stuck in scanners.
posted by colfax at 1:22 PM on March 11, 2012


Oh come on. That joke's older than metafilter. There even used to be a website.
posted by cjorgensen at 2:58 PM on March 11, 2012


Yeah, but I don't think that a lot of people have that joke in the forefront of their brains anymore. At any rate, the guy made a joke about cats in scanners, and I said, "Wait, do you read Metafilter?" Turned out he did.
posted by colfax at 3:22 PM on March 11, 2012


In my Copyright Law class several years ago I was getting bored when I noticed the familiar Green background a row or two in front of me. Which is how I met Inspector.Gadget.
posted by Navelgazer at 3:29 PM on March 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Anyone who sees a guy who looks like me in New York? Yeah, that's me. Ask for an autograph.
posted by jonmc at 9:30 PM on March 10 [1 favorite +] [!]


I saw you, at your store. I even pointed you out to my friend and said "that guy's from MetaFilter." But I didn't say hi and now I am autograph-less.
posted by naoko at 7:09 PM on March 11, 2012


mathowie: "zarq, I'm only there for a few days and my schedule is already pretty filled up with dinners and lunches."

Ok. Disappointing. Hope you have a fantastic, productive trip!
posted by zarq at 7:56 PM on March 11, 2012


"...my schedule is already pretty filled up with dinners and lunches."

Don't forget pooping and showers!
posted by perhapses at 12:58 PM on March 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


Yeah, use Siri to remind you.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:23 PM on March 12, 2012


If I had thought about my username for any length of time, instead of just picking the same one I use everywhere, I would have been 'smoked duck prosciutto'.

I've been thinking about a new safeword all day and then I come to metatalk and it's like you came up with that just for me
posted by NoraReed at 11:17 PM on March 12, 2012


I saw you, at your store. I even pointed you out to my friend and said "that guy's from MetaFilter." But I didn't say hi and now I am autograph-less.

Next time. say howdy. I don't bite.
posted by jonmc at 4:28 PM on March 13, 2012


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