What are cult threads and where are they? June 16, 2002 9:37 AM   Subscribe

I saw the phrase 'cult thread' used not too long ago. What are they, and where are they?
posted by feelinglistless to MetaFilter-Related at 9:37 AM (35 comments total)

There are no more cult threads.
posted by eyeballkid at 9:48 AM on June 16, 2002

Here's one.

Oh, not that kind of cult? Never mind.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:58 AM on June 16, 2002

If we told you they wouldn't be cult threads, now would they?

I was brainwashed into posting to cult threads when I first joined here. Luckily I have been deprogrammed and now see them as the pointless, unfunny wastes of time they are. Of course they used to be more creative. Now they resemble the most banal of IRC.

And monkeys just aren't funny. Or maybe it's a straight guy thing.

I'm rambling.
posted by evanizer at 10:03 AM on June 16, 2002

And monkeys just aren't funny. Or maybe it's a straight guy thing.

Blasphemer! Blasphemer in Our Midst!
posted by jonmc at 10:15 AM on June 16, 2002

And monkeys just aren't funny. Or maybe it's a straight guy thing.

Hey! It's not all monkeys, all the time, just monkeys as a swinging off point. And you are more than welcome to contribute and add your own unique influence to one of the offsite cult continuations.

But, yeah, our host Mssr. Haughey has officially stamped a no-no on the cult threads. Too much weight on the server and not in keeping with his, admittedly, noble and straight forward guidance of the site (I type that without a hint of irony or sarcasm). We also lost a very good member in the ensuing argument about said Cult Threads™. I agree with evanizer, (though it had taken the thread I linked above to turn me away from the beloved back alleyways of the site) except for the jab about our simian brothers, of course. The Cult Threads™ had turned into bunch of chatter that was just taking up space and were better served off of MetaFilter or MetaTalk.

on preview: [go get 'em jonmc!]
posted by eyeballkid at 10:25 AM on June 16, 2002

Cult threads use regular threads as sacrifices to this thread.
posted by macadamiaranch at 10:41 AM on June 16, 2002

I don't think monkeys are funny either. But they are cute sometimes. My new favorite online game is Five Degrees Of Monkey. Eat your heart out, Kevin Bacon.
posted by iconomy at 11:30 AM on June 16, 2002

Ummm, feelinglistless..if you try the homepages of some of those (not mine!) who posted on this thread, you may attain the Nirvana you seek

BTW, Iconomy I didnt realize that you have a new webhost!
posted by justlooking at 1:24 PM on June 16, 2002

jon: thank you so much for linking to us while my knobby knees are still on display on the front page. Anyone who doesn't think monkeys are funny may change their mind from that one.
posted by yhbc at 3:40 PM on June 16, 2002

I had no idea that such a fascinating chat board phenomenon existed!
posted by mischief at 3:50 PM on June 16, 2002

the first rule of the cult thread is that you don't talk about the cult...


letting it go.
posted by sugarfish at 4:29 PM on June 16, 2002

HOW long has THIS been going on?!!?
posted by dash_slot- at 5:12 PM on June 16, 2002

Registrant: John Poulos

Registrar: Go Daddy Software (http://registrar.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: 9622.NET

Domain servers in listed order:

That little monkey.
posted by will at 6:46 PM on June 16, 2002

HOW long has THIS been going on?!!?

Since about then, I suppose. As was later explained then. (My apologies to Kaf, if I'm using your words too much, but they were good points.)

Like the man says, dash_slot, everyone is welcome to comment. Drop us a line!

posted by yhbc at 6:46 PM on June 16, 2002

"whats all this monkey business" (pulls up britches)
posted by clavdivs at 7:44 PM on June 16, 2002

our host Mssr. Haughey has officially stamped a no-no on the cult threads

actually, matt expressed a personal preference against cult threads (without explicity banning them) and a posse of righteous zealots (no doubt jealous because they'd missed out on the fun) seized upon matt's words and used them to conduct a witch hunt, the end result of which was an immediate end to all cult threads, accompanied by departure from metafilter of some of our livelier members.

sorta puts me in mind of jerry falwell misquoting an out-of-context scripture passage to prove that god hates fags... and that you should too.

but what do i know? metafilter is certainly a much better place since we've killed the cult threads.
posted by mlang at 9:12 PM on June 16, 2002

What's this about monkeys? And where are the cult threads please?

posted by fnord_prefect at 10:08 PM on June 16, 2002

9622.net is just an effort to keep some of the chumminess and chattiness that Matt has said he doesn't want here off of MeFi. In the original 9622 thread, we joked around about monkeys a lot. That's about it.
posted by Kafkaesque at 11:05 PM on June 16, 2002

Except with cucumber sandwiches and delicious Quench™!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:05 AM on June 17, 2002

And a state-of-the-art five-pronged administration.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 3:58 AM on June 17, 2002

Well, since this is the MeTa thread on cult threads and all: will you guys please take pity on us poor sods who commented on 1142 TWO YEARS AGO and stop adding new comments to it? Isn't the existence of 1142.org enough? Are we doomed to have it sit at the top of our 'last 20 commented threads' page forever?

I swear, the words engraved above the gates of Hell are 'Now this is something I just don't get.'
posted by rory at 4:37 AM on June 17, 2002

Monkeys aren't funny. Haikus aren't funny. But, haikus ABOUT monkeys? You bet your Fat Aunt Shirley there's gold in them thar hills.

Drop by. Have a spot of tea. Fisticuffs allowed.
posted by ColdChef at 7:48 AM on June 17, 2002

Okay, so that's the monkey story and I suppose the the kitten references date back to the beginning. Now if one of you old-timers could explain pancakes, I think I'd be as with-it as possible for my weight class.
posted by timeistight at 8:59 AM on June 17, 2002

I'm not a metafilter old-timer but allow me to take a stab at explaining pancakes - they're flat cakes made of a flour and water and oil and egg batter that are cooked on both sides and then served, usually at breakfast, with butter and syrup, or any number of accompaniments. Sort of like waffles, but without all the squares ;)
posted by iconomy at 9:32 AM on June 17, 2002

timeistight, this comment may be helpful.
posted by BlueTrain at 9:37 AM on June 17, 2002

My research has led me to this comment as the fount of all pancakeness.
posted by timeistight at 9:50 AM on June 17, 2002

My old film theory tutor once tried to convince us that every movie ever made was actually about Vietnam, even the ones from before the conflict. Now you've all made me wonder if they're actually about pancakes. Or monkeys. Or both. Oh God, now I am confused.
posted by feelinglistless at 10:47 AM on June 17, 2002

Except that movies specifically about Vietnam are really about World War One. I thought everyone knew that.
posted by Kafkaesque at 11:04 AM on June 17, 2002

Me, I always said that all rock songs were just cheap copies of 'Smoke on the Water', including the ones written before it was released.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:30 PM on June 17, 2002

I thought Xanadu was about vietnam, but I was worried I was reading too much into it. Thanks, feelinglistless.
posted by dong_resin at 1:21 PM on June 18, 2002

When left in a car long enough, all cassettes become "Queen's Greatest Hits."
posted by kindall at 7:23 PM on June 18, 2002

Wait....wait...was that in a Ben Elton book or something? Or was it Hitchhikers'?

it's gonna bug me.
posted by Kafkaesque at 10:10 PM on June 18, 2002

"Good Omens" by Gaiman and Pratchett.
posted by kindall at 11:55 PM on June 18, 2002

Oh hell. Thanks.
posted by Kafkaesque at 8:59 AM on June 19, 2002

I always refer to that book as "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Apocalypse."
posted by one.louder.ash! at 10:49 AM on June 19, 2002

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