We are MeFi. We must have Bacon. September 13, 2012 8:57 PM   Subscribe

Need help finding a MetaTalk thread. I could swear I saw a thread about a MeFi homepage appearing on a monitor in the background in a scene in either a movie or TV show. I was thinking it was possibly the TV show Numbers, but so far my searches of MeTa have not been successful.

(Because I want to know what MeFi's bacon number is.)
posted by marsha56 to MetaFilter-Related at 8:57 PM (18 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

This? I checked the wiki, specifically the MeFi in Pop Culture page.
posted by booksherpa at 9:15 PM on September 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


There's that Treme reference, and then there's the thing where "MEFI" is spelled out on in masking tape on the set of Mythbusters (this has come up occasionally), and then there was the time a mefite writer snuck a business named "Callout Records" into an episode of The Mentalist, though I don't know if that ever got a post per se.

I don't remember a specific "mefi homepage visible on a TV show" situation, though I do feel like I remember that being a point of speculation, ultimately shot down, in some still from a TV show or movie at one point. I wish I could remember more specifics.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:39 PM on September 13, 2012 [4 favorites]


On Mythbusters back wall, or so the story went. Ask Adam Savage.
posted by Cranberry at 10:02 PM on September 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Maybe it was one of my comments? I put metafilter onto a computer screen in a film I worked on, and have recently linked to it.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 10:03 PM on September 13, 2012 [8 favorites]


Six Feet Under?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:19 PM on September 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Well, my memory was clearly just plain wrong. I think my faulty wiring was doing a mash-up of Treme, Six Feet Under and Mythbusters.

Both Treme's mention of our name and Mythbusters' masking tape spelling out of "MeFi" don't really count as appearances of MetaFilter. If it really was an early version of MetaFilter that appeared on the monitor in Six Feet Under that would count, but I think there's lots of reasonable doubt as to whether that's really us or not.

But, thanks to 5_13_23_42_69_666, I think MeFi does have a Bacon number after all.

MetaFilter appeared in Ghosts with Shit Jobs with Rachel MacMillan

Rachel MacMillan appeared in The Limits with Liam Card

Liam Card appeared in Textuality with Jason Lewis

Jason Lewis appeared in Sex and the City (the movie, not the TV show) with Sarah Jessica Parker.

Sarah Jessica Parker appeared in Footloose with Kevin Bacon.

So our Bacon Number is 5.

This is a community weblog. We are the community. We are all Metafilter. So, ipso facto, we all have a Bacon number of 5.

Congratulations everybody.

Thanks to everyone who tried to connect up my misfiring synapses. But most of all a huge thanks to 5_13_23_42_69_666 who made tiny stars out of us all.
posted by marsha56 at 2:35 AM on September 14, 2012 [23 favorites]


aw, shucks
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 2:45 AM on September 14, 2012 [3 favorites]


We're not tiny!

It's the pictures that got small!
posted by griphus at 5:11 AM on September 14, 2012 [10 favorites]


It was MegaFilter, they probably found it through FinderSpyder, Facebooker, or Twitspace.
posted by demiurge at 7:28 AM on September 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's the pictures that got small!

I knew there was something wrong with them.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:40 AM on September 14, 2012


Six Feet Under?

That's what I was thinking of, thanks. Seven years ago, jesus. I feel better about being hazy on the details.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:16 AM on September 14, 2012


Seven years? Wow, cortex had long hair back then.
posted by misha at 8:54 AM on September 14, 2012


It's the pictures that got small!

I thought they were gone entirely without the img tag.
posted by TwoWordReview at 10:12 AM on September 14, 2012


But, thanks to 5_13_23_42_69_666, I think MeFi does have a Bacon number after all.

Hey I know that movie! Tell Jim Munroe he should be a Metafite!
posted by nanojath at 10:43 AM on September 14, 2012


"Ghosts with Shit Jobs" is truly a fitting title for a film with a MeFi cameo.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:23 AM on September 14, 2012 [5 favorites]


Hey I know that movie! Tell Jim Munroe he should be a Metafite!

shall do
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 11:25 AM on September 14, 2012


MetaFilter - now As Seen On TV (Frontline).
posted by yz at 10:36 AM on September 16, 2012


<>iSo, ipso facto, we all have a Bacon number of 5.
Isn't it six? The first line has to be 'x is a member of MetaFilter'
posted by dg at 8:24 PM on September 16, 2012


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