Mike Daisey's truthy issues March 16, 2012 1:19 PM   Subscribe

How is this deleted post any different from the current, non-deleted post on the subject?
posted by ghastlyfop to MetaFilter-Related at 1:19 PM (26 comments total)

Funny story: we didn't notice the first post originally. I stand by the characterization of the deletion and agree that the existing post that we totally missed isn't really any better, but once we got done slipping on banana peels we decided to just let the already-very-busy-thread stand instead getting into serious whackamole territory.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:22 PM on March 16, 2012 [5 favorites]


Ah, I had thought the deleted one had come first. Sally forth.
posted by ghastlyfop at 1:33 PM on March 16, 2012


Man, what an awful comic strip that was. Is that thing still around?
posted by koeselitz at 1:35 PM on March 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's basically not. What cortex said. I would have preferred waiting but it didn't seem like a good idea to make that decision unilaterally and we're around so we can just watch the thread [and both MeTa posts it's spawned] instead.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:35 PM on March 16, 2012


Since this is here and I don't want to contribute to the derail over there and I don't want to flag everything in existence, is there any way to get members of this community to stop, please stop, stop acting like there is some sort of ideological battle to be waged between people who prefer to use the Mac OS and people who prefer not to?
posted by shakespeherian at 1:42 PM on March 16, 2012 [12 favorites]


Wow.. I don't know whether to read the original story, the retraction, Mike Daisey's response to the retraction, the deleted MeFi post about it, the still-standing MeFi post about it, the 'Previously' in the first comment on that post, the first MeTa about it, or-- Oh! the sun's out. Be right back.
posted by herbplarfegan at 1:58 PM on March 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


ohohoh can someone link to the hilarious mod delete/undelete/delete thing that happened - a few mods were involved, they kept talking over each other accidentally and undoing and redoing? surely you know what i'm talking about...
posted by nadawi at 1:59 PM on March 16, 2012


Apparently it is still around. And now that I think of it, it wasn't really that bad. I think I was confusing it with Cathy.
posted by koeselitz at 2:08 PM on March 16, 2012


nadawi, I believe it was here. Known as the "keystone kops" incident.
posted by Think_Long at 2:11 PM on March 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Plutor's comment in that thread will never fail to get a laugh out of me.
posted by griphus at 2:13 PM on March 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


Was cortex staff during the Keystone Cops thing? He doesn't have a staff badge.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 2:21 PM on March 16, 2012


Guys, I'm sorry.
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed at 2:25 PM on March 16, 2012


Looks like he'd started working here a few months earlier. I'll ask pb about that.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:26 PM on March 16, 2012


I think pb may have set the badge date to when I was first officially Okay For Realsies hired, but it might make more sense to have it Feb 27 2007, yeah.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:41 PM on March 16, 2012


Yeah, we went with hire dates on the staff icons but cortex started helping as a volunteer earlier. I moved it.
posted by pb (staff) at 2:48 PM on March 16, 2012


Since this is here and I don't want to contribute to the derail over there and I don't want to flag everything in existence, is there any way to get members of this community to stop, please stop, stop acting like there is some sort of ideological battle to be waged between people who prefer to use the Mac OS and people who prefer not to?

There was this guy who tilted at windmills and and had a racial stereotype sidekick. Your attempt to get people to stop fighting the ideologue wars would be like this story, but with better graphic design (well at least on the part of the people using the Mac OS).
posted by cjorgensen at 2:53 PM on March 16, 2012


"for realsies" always makes me think of livejournal
posted by desjardins at 2:59 PM on March 16, 2012


There was this guy who tilted at windmills and and had a racial stereotype sidekick.

Wait now I'm confused about Sancho Panza.
posted by shakespeherian at 3:00 PM on March 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Just look at him!
posted by griphus at 3:04 PM on March 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Since this is here and I don't want to contribute to the derail over there and I don't want to flag everything in existence, is there any way to get members of this community to stop, please stop, stop acting like there is some sort of ideological battle to be waged between people who prefer to use the Mac OS and people who prefer not to?

God please make it stop. I use Macs, and everyone I know does, for about 15 years. I just work in that kind of field. I’ve barely even seen a Windows computer in that time. Rarely do I or any of my friends or co-workers sit around cackling and rubbing our hands together, laughing at the fools who use Windows, and belittling the size of their genitals. According to the internets this is a requirement, or at least an unavoidable consequence of buying a Mac.

I don’t care what kind of computer you use (as long as you don’t call it a PC).
posted by bongo_x at 3:31 PM on March 16, 2012 [2 favorites]




I just hope that, whether we love Apple or hate Apple, we can all agree that shakespearean is a filthy heretic who must be destroyed so we can go back to fighting each other.
posted by strangely stunted trees at 6:21 PM on March 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Since this is here and I don't want to contribute to the derail over there and I don't want to flag everything in existence, is there any way to get members of this community to stop, please stop, stop acting like there is some sort of ideological battle to be waged between people who prefer to use the Mac OS and people who prefer not to?

Indeed. I was particularly fond of the question whether "Mac fans" would now no longer believe even substantiated allegations of worker abuses because this one story was false. Because evidently every last one of us is completely credulous and has never cracked a book in his life.
posted by middleclasstool at 6:54 PM on March 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


God please make it stop. I use Macs, and everyone I know does, for about 15 years. I just work in that kind of field. I’ve barely even seen a Windows computer in that time.

Can I come work with you? 24 years of Mac OS. 5 or 6 of Windows. I know a bunch of Unixy stuff and web techs. Windows 7 is the first MS OS I don't hate with a passion and get all stabby about. I still won't go so far as to say I dislike it, but if she were the last woman at the party without a partner, if I had my choice, she would still be dancing alone.
posted by cjorgensen at 9:05 PM on March 16, 2012


Sally Forth is fantastic, as evidened by Ted's insane story in the Sunday strip today.
posted by maryr at 12:56 PM on March 18, 2012


How is this deleted post any different from the current, non-deleted post on the subject? it was deleted.
posted by Mom at 3:59 PM on March 18, 2012


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