The prescience of KevinSkomsvold May 9, 2002 6:29 AM   Subscribe


*pats Kevin on the back* An extra helping of men's pocky and some blue soda for Kevin ;)

By the way, what's your take on crop circles?
posted by iconomy at 6:48 AM on May 9, 2002


And so the day has come that truth is stranger than MetaFilter.

Do I get any props for being the first one to take the idea seriously?
posted by yhbc at 7:04 AM on May 9, 2002


Very good eye, Kevin, do you have any background in a visual field? I did not get that at all from that graphic.
posted by bittennails at 7:04 AM on May 9, 2002


Kev, there's this smoking man at the door who wants to talk to you. Says he's with the government. Are you in?
posted by jonmc at 7:04 AM on May 9, 2002


I am amazed. Good call. Them silly art students...funny, I just married one last year.
posted by adampsyche at 7:19 AM on May 9, 2002


I just wanna thank my laywer, my agent, my parents *sob*.... I hope I've opened some doors for other MeFi'ers *sob some more* ..

Hold on. The mailman is here....
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 7:21 AM on May 9, 2002


OBTW. Good thing Luke wasn't a pointilist.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 7:23 AM on May 9, 2002


kevinSkomsvold called it- qounsar rang in with a gif yes? I was going to give him (luke) 'happy face bomber'.

'pointilist.' thats good.
goodwork.

posted by clavdivs at 7:53 AM on May 9, 2002


Hey Kevin, some of these?
posted by Voyageman at 8:00 AM on May 9, 2002


Now the smiley emoticon can pull double duty, meaning either "Just kidding!" or "You make me want to go on a weekend-long cross-country bombing spree."

> I need that report by tomorrow.

Sure boss, it'll be done in a jiffy! :)

posted by Shadowkeeper at 8:07 AM on May 9, 2002


Runner-up to sonofsamiam for making the Fight Club connection first!
posted by crunchburger at 8:17 AM on May 9, 2002


For those who, like me, wanted to see the pattern, and use a moldy old showbiz phrase "heeeeere's Quonsar."
posted by Sinner at 8:39 AM on May 9, 2002


So what do we call this guy?

Smile-a-bomber?
posted by iceberg273 at 8:53 AM on May 9, 2002


The CNN confirmation: http://www.cnn.com/2002/US/05/09/mailbox.pipebombs/index.html
posted by mecran01 at 9:15 AM on May 9, 2002


Ya know Voyageman; my head exploded after trying the the first two. Just chalk my observation up to dumb luck :)

Props to quonsar & yhbc.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 10:26 AM on May 9, 2002


Perhaps he's a Martian.
posted by vacapinta at 11:52 AM on May 9, 2002


... or a fan of The Watchmen ...
posted by Shadowkeeper at 12:47 PM on May 9, 2002


Well, this did after all come from the same group of participants that solved the Kaycee-Nicole mystery. Methinks Scotland Yard and the Mystery Machine would do well to consult the MeFi denizens.
posted by ed at 12:50 PM on May 9, 2002


Well, this did after all come from the same group of participants that solved the Kaycee-Nicole mystery.

To be fair its also the site that promoted i.e. fell for, the Kaycee story. I don't even think the person who figured it out was a member here either.
posted by skallas at 12:58 PM on May 9, 2002


Update:

I just got interviewed by the Omaha World Herald re: my comments on MetaFilter. This is getting weirder by the minute.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 1:39 PM on May 9, 2002


skallas: "shhhh." You're ruining the moment.
posted by ODiV at 1:46 PM on May 9, 2002


Kevin: I know the gang over at Fark were making the observation, too - but do you know if yours was first? Did you get any idea from the reporter?
posted by yhbc at 2:05 PM on May 9, 2002


Hmm. Not sure. I'm sure other people besides me made the observation but frankly I was a little rattled when he called. Didn't think to ask.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 2:24 PM on May 9, 2002


Excellent, good on you, Kevin. As we would say back home, eeeenjoooy, yaar.
posted by bittennails at 4:43 PM on May 9, 2002


Sooooo.... where's Osama? Anybody?
posted by Neale at 4:46 PM on May 9, 2002


baghdad or pushing daisies
posted by clavdivs at 5:09 PM on May 9, 2002


Upon further review..... I scooped Fark (FWIW).
*places six-shooter back in holster*
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 5:16 PM on May 9, 2002


Upon further review..... I scooped Fark (FWIW).
*places six-shooter back in holster*


Well, FWIW, I still give you the boobie prize.

I'm sorry, I couldn't resist
posted by BlueTrain at 5:20 PM on May 9, 2002


Here's the story as it appears in the Omaha World Herald. I'm sort of pissed they didn't mention MeFi because I name dropped like an out-of-work screen writer. Oh well.

I now declare my 15 minutes officially up. Thanks for obliging my ego.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 7:45 PM on May 9, 2002


A "chat room"?

A *#!##*@!&%! "CHAT ROOM" !!!!!?????
posted by yhbc at 7:50 PM on May 9, 2002


Oh, okay - sorry. It's just that my wife is always asking me "are you on your little chat room again?" and I have to bite my tongue with her - but a newspaper ... aaah.

Kudos again, Kevin; at least they spelled your name right!
posted by yhbc at 7:59 PM on May 9, 2002


yhbc- my better half knows enough to refer to MeFi as a weblog, although It was interesting listening to her try to explain what that is exactly, to her 84-year-old mother tonight. She even knows a few of you by name. So technically I suppose dong_resin, eyeballkid, iconomy and unclefes are houshold names now. Yay!!

and Kevin, now that you're famous, don't make us limbo under the velvet rope to meet you, OK.
posted by jonmc at 8:50 PM on May 9, 2002


Noting a lack of mathematical prowess, Skomsvold said they will remain unsolved.

You rock. Free Kevin!
posted by Neale at 10:00 PM on May 9, 2002


Great, now Helder is gonna start mailing you letters about "our shared psychic connection."
posted by skallas at 10:35 PM on May 9, 2002


perhaps Luke read the thread in MeFi and thought it was a better responce than "I like things that go boom!"
posted by DBAPaul at 5:02 AM on May 10, 2002


I suppose dong_resin, eyeballkid, iconomy and unclefes are household names now....

I don't wanna be a household name!
I need my fuckn' street cred, man!

I didn't name myself after smegma to play to grannies in the fly-over states, damnit!
posted by dong_resin at 5:59 AM on May 10, 2002


Don't worry, it's not like "dong_resin" rolls off the tongue.
posted by Zora Neale Hurston at 5:22 PM on May 11, 2002


Well, no. Not since Clinton left office.
posted by dong_resin at 10:31 PM on May 11, 2002


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