MetaTalks Down in Metafilterville March 4, 2013 5:42 PM   Subscribe

So, on the presumption that Metafilterville happens, whether under the Breton Woods Accord, or the Camp David, whether in NO-LA! or Me-emphis, we should have some talks... But instead of going TED-die (wups! sorry), we should keep to the MeFi rules: Nothing about yourself or what you or your friends & family, (OK, OK, we can have a Projects stage too) but Code-Threads that bring in links in a coherent or (and?) amusing way, complete with Talking Posts (that is, posts, by which people who want to talk, stand). How about it?
posted by BillW to MetaFilter-Related at 5:42 PM (33 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

wat
posted by cjorgensen at 5:54 PM on March 4, 2013 [7 favorites]


I am completely sober, clothed and in my right mind-and I have absolutely no idea what this post is about.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 5:55 PM on March 4, 2013 [12 favorites]


He's talking about people giving talks at the giant Metafilter sleepover, but the talk can't be about you, your friends or your family.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:58 PM on March 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


I'm fine. How are you?
posted by bondcliff at 5:58 PM on March 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


Lol! Click the Metafilterville post (if you haven't seen it). What I'm proposing is that if we have a grand get together, we have Mefi "posts" as entertainment where the posts are a stand-up presentation and 'comments' coming from the audience.

The rest are just 1/2assed puns that apparently missed.
posted by BillW at 6:00 PM on March 4, 2013


Ask mefi is held at the campground one over. Beware though, there's a strong chance it will be a dramafest with most folks breaking up, other folks humming that song and asking you if you know what it is, other folks rummaging through your kindle for book reccommendations, someone will lock themselves in the port-a-potty and everyone will give them encouragement from the outside on how to get out, and lastly, the place will be full of people getting sick after eating things left out from the night before.

Beware, don't touch the shellfish.
posted by Nanukthedog at 6:28 PM on March 4, 2013 [27 favorites]


Lighting round talking posts. I am cautiously for it.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:49 PM on March 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


Agreed.
posted by ocherdraco at 7:11 PM on March 4, 2013


I am completely sober, clothed and in my right mind

You are utterly unprepared for this event.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 7:25 PM on March 4, 2013 [18 favorites]


I am completely sober, clothed and in my right mind

I initially read this as "I am completely sober, and clothed in my right mind." I like the idea of being clothed by my mind; it inverts the usual way of thinking that the mind is inside, at the center of one's being. Instead, the mind is the overlay, the part that interacts with the world. Nifty.
posted by ocherdraco at 7:32 PM on March 4, 2013 [4 favorites]


Camp Askmefi has that awesome camp-wide game of Find The Kitty though, that's pretty cool.
posted by maryr at 7:48 PM on March 4, 2013 [3 favorites]



Ask mefi is held at the campground one over. Beware though, there's a strong chance it will be a dramafest with most folks breaking up, other folks humming that song and asking you if you know what it is, other folks rummaging through your kindle for book reccommendations, someone will lock themselves in the port-a-potty and everyone will give them encouragement from the outside on how to get out, and lastly, the place will be full of people getting sick after eating things left out from the night before.


Also: cats.
posted by scratch at 8:07 PM on March 4, 2013


LIghtning round talking posts.

MetaFilter in meatspace is basically Pecha Kucha.
posted by Miko at 8:38 PM on March 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Wait can i talk about how tecbnological changes lead to changes in art and style?

Can i talk about teen wolf?
posted by The Whelk at 8:53 PM on March 4, 2013 [3 favorites]


How does one flag in real life or favorite? Occupy twinkle fingers?
posted by wheelieman at 9:09 PM on March 4, 2013


Could I just get on some kind of list where when this is all decided someone tells me what is happening, and when, and then I could decide if I was going to show up? It's been a long day and I rode like 20 miles trying not to fall down on the ice after it snowed a bunch and all I really have the intellectual capacity for right now is packing a bowl and then maybe going to sleep for like the next 12 hours but I sense that there is something here I should probably be paying attention to.
posted by brennen at 9:09 PM on March 4, 2013


I only know how to talk about myself.
posted by dobbs at 9:56 PM on March 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Skip the shellfish, have the plate of beans.

I have a raging fever right now so everything is reading like Gertrude Stein's shopping list, but even so can I get a wtf wtf up in here?
posted by Sidhedevil at 9:57 PM on March 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


WTF up!
posted by a humble nudibranch at 10:43 PM on March 4, 2013


Let's take all the trolls out to Six Flags!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (staff) at 11:01 PM on March 4, 2013


Please, please no Occupy hand gestures
posted by amapolaroja at 11:37 PM on March 4, 2013


Fuck You, Fuck You, Fuck You - You're Cool! - and Fuck You, I'm Out. *throws hamburger*
posted by mannequito at 12:38 AM on March 5, 2013 [3 favorites]


Actually, Camp Ask Mefi would be hilarious, all these people blundering through various social customs, and a fleet of lawyers finally having the chance to hand out their cards and collect on all the no-longer-free legal advice they're being asked for. (I strongly recommend unprofessional blue business cards with bright yellow letters that say IANYL-Y (I am not your lawyer - yet!) or Mefi-Spouse Divorce Lawyer

I might recommend the admins reach out to Doctors Without Borders to set up a medical tent though... For some strange reason everyone will be insisting on comparing wounds, infections, and other serious illnesses in the woods instead of going to the hospital.
posted by Nanukthedog at 4:02 AM on March 5, 2013


If I have to look at one cervix during Camp MeFi, there will be no cookies.
posted by Sophie1 at 6:34 AM on March 5, 2013 [2 favorites]


Real life favorites are high fives.
posted by maryr at 7:02 AM on March 5, 2013


Real life flags are wet willies.
posted by pixlboi at 7:19 AM on March 5, 2013


If I have to look at one cervix during Camp MeFi

*swelling Oscar-bait music*

"...then make it this one."
posted by Greg Nog at 7:42 AM on March 5, 2013 [7 favorites]


WWMRD...so I told them, oh yeah? ... well. get. off. my. lawn.

then the fight started.

My question is, did I do good? Or what? *







*WWMRD
posted by mule98J at 9:29 AM on March 5, 2013


I thought it would be all potlatches and flyting.
posted by klangklangston at 9:40 AM on March 5, 2013


Actually, Camp Ask Mefi would be hilarious

I'm looking forward to Camp Metatalk.
posted by dersins at 9:45 AM on March 5, 2013


MetaFilterCon seems more appropriate for this crowd: come as your favorite mod. Or the proverbial plate of beans.
posted by y2karl at 5:01 PM on March 5, 2013


Too bad that I won't be there to witness the Truth or Dare disaster.
posted by double block and bleed at 6:25 PM on March 6, 2013


Hail to thee Camp Metatalk,
Where the grass is grey,
Campers here forever talk,
Of who screwed up today,
Who wears that invisible knapsack,
Who's phobic -- gay and trans,
And though the drama's painful,
There's a fish for all our pants.
Hail to thee Camp Metatalk,
Where the mods are fair,
As proud members we will never walk,
Until our flame-out occurs.
We will always love Camp Metatalk,
A registered trademark of mathowie productions,
All rights reserved.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:38 AM on March 8, 2013


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