Doesn't Do President Well August 30, 2012 4:58 PM   Subscribe

Metafilter's own Avery Edison on our (hypothetical) thread with Obama: Thread is immediately deleted for being too similar to a recent post (“The Wire and the White House: Grantland asks ‘Is Obama All In The Game’?”)

Other hilarious hypothetical Internet community responses to the President inside. Avery's Jesus and Judas has been on the blue before.
posted by Apropos of Something to MetaFilter-Related at 4:58 PM (26 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

ICE BURN
posted by The Whelk at 5:03 PM on August 30, 2012


No way. If Obama opened it, he'd get banned for self-linking.
posted by tyllwin at 5:06 PM on August 30, 2012 [21 favorites]


mathowie must have deleted that thread. cortex would have had an Obama joke.
posted by cjorgensen at 5:13 PM on August 30, 2012


The author was more on-target with MeFi than some of the other sites (Daring Fireball with no mention of Apple? And the Facebook/Guntanamo joke - Facebook IS Gunatanamo for non-Muslims)
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:21 PM on August 30, 2012


Gunatanamo... that's the other SECRET prison...
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:21 PM on August 30, 2012


Ah, the Gruber hit is spot on.
posted by cjorgensen at 5:43 PM on August 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Having installed somebody's deleted thread viewer add-on this summer, I have to say the MeFi one is spot-on. And I guess I'd hypothetically support the deletion, too.
posted by klarck at 5:51 PM on August 30, 2012


Eh. I chuckled. Well really I kind of just huffed, but I was en route to a slight laugh.
posted by cashman at 6:19 PM on August 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's an honor just to be nominated.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:20 PM on August 30, 2012 [13 favorites]


Huh, no LiveJournal.
posted by mkb at 6:30 PM on August 30, 2012


Ryan accuses taz of closing birther thread; thread was actually closed two weeks before taz became a mod. Ten people ask if Vacapinta is still a mod in ensuing MeTa thread.
posted by mintcake! at 6:42 PM on August 30, 2012 [9 favorites]


I always love when slackatory comes up in my RSS feed. Then I chuckle and feel like I'm doing something wrong with the internets when I see the post has no comments.
posted by xorry at 6:44 PM on August 30, 2012


I don't get it.
posted by octobersurprise at 6:52 PM on August 30, 2012


This comment from the other thread provided a more plausible scenario...
posted by schmod at 8:40 PM on August 30, 2012


I want to put this whole episode into that thread where someone said that it was too difficult for a POTUS to engage with citizenry - the 'twiplomacy' one. I wonder if he'd come in and do an AskME?

"Suggest ways I can win an election in November? Special Service snowflakes inside"
posted by infini at 3:33 AM on August 31, 2012


Hi, I'm Avery's editor! As xorry said, we don't get many comments on Slacktory itself, so reading all this appreciation was deeply gratifying.

If you've never read Avery's work before, I recommend her witty blog.
posted by NickDouglas at 5:58 AM on August 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hi Nick! I like slackstory a lot! I just left you a comment. HTH!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:04 AM on August 31, 2012




I'm glad people like the piece. I was hoping I wouldn't offend with the slight Metafilter dig (if you can even call it a dig). I think it says something about what a great place the blue is that I couldn't really think of anything vicious, joke-wise.
posted by aedison at 6:17 AM on August 31, 2012 [3 favorites]


" All those mopes in bracelets and not one of them named Osama."

-McNulty
posted by clavdivs at 6:54 AM on August 31, 2012


Whoa, I had no idea she was even on mefi. Hello Avery Edison!
posted by Greg Nog at 7:41 AM on August 31, 2012


Is she the one who used to be married to Jack Donaghy, or is she the one on Community?
posted by Admiral Haddock at 8:15 AM on August 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Jessup family crest is a knight who refuses to talk about his feelings.
posted by The Whelk at 8:23 AM on August 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


Most prefer GitHub, but admit a wiki would be cool, if only for the opportunity to label the Second Amendment a stub.

I lol'd
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 10:21 AM on August 31, 2012


By and large we seem to have dug the dig.
posted by mintcake! at 10:21 AM on August 31, 2012


AskMetafilter: Using a sockpuppet because Biden reads MeFi. OK, how do I say this? I've never done one of these before. So I was born in Hawaii [remainder of backstory moved to thread. -taz]
posted by dhartung at 1:58 PM on August 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


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