Unearthing 2012's Buried Treasure January 7, 2013 8:04 AM   Subscribe

My list of such is short and lame this year, but it would be lamer if we didn't have one of these threads for 2012. Show us your MeFi buried treasure! posted by yellowbinder to MetaFilter-Related at 8:04 AM (28 comments total) 37 users marked this as a favorite

Shine on, you crazy diamonds:

* Bunny Ultramod shows us that we do, indeed, have both kinds: country AND western
* Navelgazer's pointed assessment of the progession of the holiday season speaks volumes
* narain's short list of buffalo-related idioms may come in handy one day
* verstegan gave a brief history of the women bishops question when I asked about it
* geek anachronism does parenting beautifully
* spitbull demonstrates how to identify common grifters in the wild
* easily confused shares the story about bailing Grandma out of jail
* metroid baby describes the fuck-it dress
* reverend cuttle, on the heat death of Big Tex
* Ghidorah, on close enounters of the food kind
* Turkey Glue, on imperfect history
* cmyk channels MeFi's own Eoabelisaurus mefi
posted by MonkeyToes at 8:20 AM on January 7, 2013

That's kind of weird.
posted by OmieWise at 8:23 AM on January 7, 2013 [3 favorites]

YAY, I have been waiting for this thread for like 6 weeks. ALAS my list is on my desktop at home.

oh the humanity
posted by elizardbits at 8:24 AM on January 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

Battle of the Turners by woodblock100
Gin and Tonic, A Love Story by cyndigo
Foxes at Play from gimonca
Of Tartans and Kilts by usonian (where's my MeFi tartan?)
I literally know nothing about beans...from Chorus
(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ by chunking express (a really fun thread)
Full Revelations of a Professional Rat-Catcher, after 25 Years’ Experience from timshel
Ode to a Buttered Cat by cortex (has a link to the comment that started it)
posted by arcticseal at 8:28 AM on January 7, 2013

Oh yeah I'm totally reddy with a sweet fire and crispy tumbler of scotch to dive right into this delicious quiche of a thread.
posted by The Whelk at 8:51 AM on January 7, 2013

Short but sweet,; YVMV
We were still argung about text size I'm not really up for being at the bottom of a dogpile today and a little back and forth.
Juggling with Rattlesnakes What a callous and awful thing to say in light of what you clearly think of his faith.
Reggie tells it like it is as does yoink and ideefixee.
Not least loquacious muses about starting a cult
and best for last "Play it, cortex. Play ''Punch 'em in the Dick."
posted by adamvasco at 8:59 AM on January 7, 2013

The perils of using a Magic 8-Ball.
Aquaman out-hipsters us all (I think).
What? Mefites are evolving!
posted by EndsOfInvention at 9:06 AM on January 7, 2013

Long afloat on shipless oceans ... - About Tim Buckley's Song to the Siren.

Cat lost at Devil's Tower - help and Tina is rescued!

Strip-hop? (Ugh... sorry I couldn't resist.) -- Downtempo music suitable for burlesque.
posted by boo_radley at 9:07 AM on January 7, 2013

Artw takes the "Yo Mamma" joke to new ground/a new Weyland-Yutani mining colony.
This comment doesn't get nearly as much as exposure but in my mind is far more meaningful than blue_beetle's classic "Customer" quote.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 9:29 AM on January 7, 2013

oulipian - Flipping a table during a game of Settlers.

shakespeherian - shifts at the stab factory

hydrophonic - kitty bats tumblr

SpiffyRob - Dutch brother

sestaaak - the importance of plungers
posted by phunniemee at 11:17 AM on January 7, 2013

The funny:
KatherineT on Partners in Crime.
hippybear on what do you call an orchestra?
Drastic on Pixar's Cars being a sequel to Maximum Overdrive.

The clever:
flug on the idea of Gun/Bullet insurance.
Riki tiki on a Human Resources version of Chaos Monkey.
posted by fings at 11:54 AM on January 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

Comprehension fail. You asked for comments, I put favourite threads. I suck.
posted by arcticseal at 12:02 PM on January 7, 2013

Threads are good too! I was going to do some, but I realized I rarely favourite threads and when I do they tend to be super popular ones!
posted by yellowbinder at 12:17 PM on January 7, 2013

This is from 2010 but I do not care, because this comment is criminally underappreciated:


(I think 2013 is going to be the year I start keeping a list of hilarious comments.)
posted by griphus at 1:49 PM on January 7, 2013

Oh, wait, here is one from this year: Pizza Las Vegas.

Is so good! Is so funny! Read today.
posted by griphus at 1:51 PM on January 7, 2013

The "reinventing the toilet"-as-cliche series of comments made me laugh.

Also, Han Solo/Hamsalo.
posted by illenion at 2:01 PM on January 7, 2013

posted by skrozidile at 8:20 PM on January 7, 2013

For the record, I *loved* all of my comments in 2012.
posted by George Lucas at 11:23 PM on January 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

MiltonRandKalman on lies, damned lies, and...

Empress Callipygos' metaphor for those half-baked projects you start but don't finish. Because I need the reminder, frequently.

flabdablet on how fuckwits are statistically independent, much like a coin toss.

All the rest of my favourites were for items which need the full context of the thread, and Kubrick jokes.
posted by harriet vane at 2:27 AM on January 9, 2013

No one ever thinks maybe the girl just geeked out on makeup or fashion.

this is like my cats, except with my cats it goes:

Last night she got hooked on to the comedic potential of the phrase "itchy butt." We are bad parents for laughing as hard as we did.


These are showin' knives.

They are asking, in code, if you would like to eat a baby with them.

Putting people who commit the most heinous crimes into an "other" category--monster rather than human, etc--discounts the very real ability of "regular" people to do horrible things and lets us forget that even the worst criminals are still human beings.

Belle is for Obama, of course.

Don't need a valid ID

PBS is fucking awesome. No wonder people want to get rid of it.

I don't buy the idea of here, on this side, is Friendship, and on that side, is Romance.

2. Blah blah Sicilian when death is on the line

To find out more, scientists recently conducted a study that would definitively answer the question: Do Men Really Want to Fuck Each Other?

12 pm: Get shot in the neck with a Nerf bullet. Seek revenge.

When you're faced with "a lot of the problems of the nuclear family only model"-- a large part of those "problems" are caused by the lack of free female labour.

Running for President Char Sheet, with all 50 States + DC:

A country that allows its people to be sick and uneducated is one that fails.

This is like one of the classic Nintendo game end-bosses. Romney Takes His True Form!

And nobody will be able to see him but you!

Look at all the people around the table, around the room, imagine them as third graders.

Rated X for nude violence.

My mother looks a bit disgruntled and gives me two more dollars. I then have to proceed to explaining that half a pound of marijuana costs way more than five dollars.

But at the time, it was illegal to advertise anything for any contraception purpose, so they had to come up with some other purported reason to douche with antiseptic.

He's pretty old school but I know that Richard Chamberlain is an great guy.

Because really, it's sort of insane that we expect Congress to run a country of 350 million people without candy

I would create threads of lies at the heart of the simulation, bringing about a mystery that drags you deeper and deeper into the soul of your city

In my fantasies, I would leap down midway through their coitus one night and announce "sorry guys, have to go to the bathroom - can we finish this up when I get back?" but I never had the nerve.

I've always liked the way comic book superhero teams involve characters with wildly disparate levels of power.

I was driving my feet, eating take-out, sleeping on a co-worker’s couch, and I needed a hug from anyone so bad I ached.

I'm surprised Gathering of the Juggalos doesn't get more attention

I love how this one looks like the priest stumbled into some infernal household argument.

If you want an example to show just how complicated Intellectual Property Rights have become in the digital age, this is it in a nutshell.

be warned, the amount of jimson weed it takes to stone you is almost the same amount it takes to kill you.
posted by kagredon at 7:23 PM on January 10, 2013

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