We're grownups, right? April 8, 2014 2:35 PM   Subscribe

Some folks are trying to actually talk about the content of the linked article. Due to excessive modding, now all we have are a bunch of silly comments about burritos and bears.
posted by MrMoonPie to Etiquette/Policy at 2:35 PM (162 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Were there comments deleted I didn't notice? Seems like its been burrito jokes from the get go. Can't see how you blame that on the mods.
posted by InfidelZombie at 2:40 PM on April 8, 2014


That just means it's lunch time PST.
posted by Atom Eyes at 2:41 PM on April 8, 2014


Were there comments deleted I didn't notice?

There were one or two "actually if you're overweight you should feel bad" comments that aren't there anymore, I think? I definitely don't mind the loss.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 2:45 PM on April 8, 2014 [21 favorites]


The content of the post includes the words "burrito" and "bear," and "bench press a bear" is specifically in the content of the linked material.

With that, I propose that the comments are quite on topic. Also, did you check the site? Some of those illustrations are indeed cheeky, and not all srs bznss. Oh, and the first illustration is of a pug threatening to "pee on all your things" if you tell it is not beautiful. Cheeky from illustration #1.
posted by filthy light thief at 2:51 PM on April 8, 2014 [4 favorites]


I'm not a big fan of some users' incessant joke one-upmanship and favorites-seeking, but when a post has a joke-ish whimsical title and link, you're going to get joke-ish whimsical comments from users.

I clicked into those comments and saw exactly what I expected to see.
posted by Old Man McKay at 2:54 PM on April 8, 2014 [9 favorites]


In other words, we're grownups talking about illustrations that range for fun and silly to serious. And distractions about burritos can be sourced to the framing of the post, which isn't a bad thing, but it's also part of the discussion from the beginning.
posted by filthy light thief at 2:55 PM on April 8, 2014


Silenced all some of my life.
posted by Justinian at 3:03 PM on April 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


Clean the whiteboard again.
posted by Chrysostom at 3:07 PM on April 8, 2014 [3 favorites]


Yeah, I deleted one kneejerkish comment from a user with a long history of having trouble with kneejerkish comments, and one reply to it. The reply was thoughtful but could be restated as a standalone comment; there was basically nothing "grownup" about the instigating comment.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:07 PM on April 8, 2014 [2 favorites]


Some folks are trying to actually talk about the content of the linked article

Is there an article in the link that I'm missing? All I saw was a bunch of cartoons with positive self-affirmation captions. It was like my Facebook feed invaded my Metafilter.
posted by The Gooch at 3:12 PM on April 8, 2014 [17 favorites]


Well, I wrote something long and thoughtful and whatever. Last I checked, it was still there.

It is never too late to take a thread srsly.
posted by Michele in California at 3:25 PM on April 8, 2014 [10 favorites]


MrMoonPie: "Due to excessive modding, now all we have are a bunch of silly comments about burritos and bears. "

Unfortunately, due to the mods' hands-off policy, all we have are a bunch of silly comments about burritos and bears.
posted by zarq at 3:27 PM on April 8, 2014 [12 favorites]


We're grownups, right?

Are we reading the same site?
posted by the man of twists and turns at 3:27 PM on April 8, 2014 [16 favorites]


I did not realize that "neato burrito" would A:) be such a post derail and B:) uncommon slang (if my husband is anything to go by).

I just really liked the illustrations and I'm sorry that my casual speaking ruined the framing!
posted by Kitteh at 3:40 PM on April 8, 2014 [11 favorites]


Kitteh, those of us who have only ever once posted an FPP and promptly had it deleted forgive you and think you are doing totally fine.
posted by Michele in California at 3:43 PM on April 8, 2014 [11 favorites]


No need to apologize! It made it all the more enjoyable, and was totally suited to the tone of the article and pictures.
posted by Curious Artificer at 3:44 PM on April 8, 2014 [2 favorites]


You are doing just fine Kitteh. I agree, the tone of the FPP matched the content. No need to apologize.
posted by Twain Device at 3:54 PM on April 8, 2014 [3 favorites]


It's an awesome FPP Kitteh. You did a great job.
posted by zarq at 4:00 PM on April 8, 2014 [5 favorites]


Refutation by example: I made a somewhat negative comment about the substance of the article (sorry, Kitteh, but not everyone has to like your FPP for it to be valuable) and yet not only was I not derailed by the silliness but my comment wasn't deleted.
posted by gingerest at 4:14 PM on April 8, 2014 [2 favorites]


I'm mostly disappointed this MeTa didn't used the word delete/deleting/deletion. I've been monitoring those and it seems we're up to approximately 965 such MeTa. My thinking is that when we get the 1000th complaining about deletions MeTa, we should have some kind of celebration.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 4:26 PM on April 8, 2014 [5 favorites]


but my comment wasn't deleted
No pleasing some people.

I thought it was a fun post, I liked the link and the comments were what I was expecting.
posted by arcticseal at 4:27 PM on April 8, 2014 [4 favorites]


Every FPP is beautiful!
posted by Tool of the Conspiracy at 4:38 PM on April 8, 2014 [24 favorites]


My thinking is that when we get the 1000th complaining about deletions MeTa, we should have some kind of celebration.

A deletabration?
posted by zombieflanders at 4:40 PM on April 8, 2014 [4 favorites]


And every comment has to be bracketed small text.
posted by zombieflanders at 4:41 PM on April 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


[OK]
posted by maryr at 4:42 PM on April 8, 2014


It was like my Facebook feed invaded my Metafilter.

It does seem like there have been a strangely high number of crappy listicles posted here recently -- most of which, happily, get deleted quickly. I admit my finger twitched toward the [!] for this one as well, and I half expected it to have been disappeared by my next visit; anything with a title along the lines of "n nouns that will verb your noun" pretty much automatically triggers my UGH NO reflex at this point.

The shark lady won me over, though.
posted by ook at 4:46 PM on April 8, 2014 [8 favorites]


My thinking is that when we get the 1000th complaining about deletions MeTa, we should have some kind of celebration.

A bunch of deleted comments float down from the ceiling like confetti, a whirlwind of "NO YOU ARE" and "YOU KNOW WHO ELSE" and "I'M NOT RACIST BUT"
posted by Greg Nog at 4:46 PM on April 8, 2014 [27 favorites]


Christ, give it a rest. Nothing stupid is going on in that thread.

Yet.

I have never seen this "everyone is beautiful!" discussion go anywhere that isn't ugly, but that's a totally different point...
posted by emptythought at 4:47 PM on April 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


It does seem like there have been a strangely high number of crappy listicles posted here recently

Hm, actually, never mind. A brief look through the Deleted Posts blog suggests that this is actually not so much the case; I've just had the "luck" over the last few days to happen to spot the handful of cases while they were still extant...
posted by ook at 4:50 PM on April 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


The FPP is awesome. Hateful comments, not so much. The idea that weight is in and of itself a medical problem is, to me, pretty embattled and not a foregone conclusion.

Even if it were a medical problem by itself, it would not merit hateful comments.

Recently, the Fat Nutritionist posted a long series of Tweets that talk about the hatefulness and how unhelpful it can be.
posted by kalessin at 4:54 PM on April 8, 2014 [5 favorites]


It does seem like there have been a strangely high number of crappy listicles posted here recently -- most of which, happily, get deleted quickly.

I tend to nix the particularly thin ones that come in on my shift, yeah. I have something like an actively bad attitude towards them but I try to moderate my instincts there a bit because the front page isn't just the What I Like show. I squinted at this one a little bit just because of the formal similarity, but I felt like it was more interesting than e.g. a Look At These 7 Epic Fails gifset or something and so hey.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:54 PM on April 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


Some folks are trying to actually talk about the content of the linked article. Due to excessive modding, now all we have are a bunch of silly comments about burritos and bears.

I see a lot of threads going this way...
posted by hal_c_on at 4:55 PM on April 8, 2014


I was just reading along and thinking that there was a nice discussion going along with the funny comments and then I saw the link to the meTa and now maybe I'm thinking I wasn't reading the same thread.

Is it "excessive modding" for deleting two whole comments?

/reads time stamps

Oh, I see. You posted this meTa a couple hours ago, but didn't leave a note in the thread, and I guess haven't been back to the thread since? And haven't been back to this meTa that you made?

I don't understand. might be because of the cold I have.
posted by rtha at 5:00 PM on April 8, 2014 [6 favorites]


My thinking is that when we get the 1000th complaining about deletions MeTa, we should have some kind of celebration.

we'll delete the whole site and start over
posted by pyramid termite at 5:04 PM on April 8, 2014 [5 favorites]


me: but my comment wasn't deleted
arcticseal: No pleasing some people.


My point was that MrMoonPie is incorrect - there was no heavy-handed modding reducing the commentary to nothing but jokes, because my comment, which engaged the topic of the post in a way that might have been controversial because it was not wholly positive, stood. Remained. Was not removed. Ergo the modding was not excessive.

Jesus. There really is no pleasing some people.
posted by gingerest at 5:04 PM on April 8, 2014


Cool link, interesting discussion. Am I missing something?
posted by billiebee at 5:04 PM on April 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


I tend to nix the particularly thin ones that come in on my shift, yeah

I wholeheartedly support this endeavor
posted by ook at 5:07 PM on April 8, 2014


Also I think arcticseal was being funny. (well I thought it was funny but apparently I don't have a clue what's going on)
posted by billiebee at 5:07 PM on April 8, 2014 [5 favorites]


I didn't read the title and text of the FPP very carefully and was honestly surprised to not find pictures of burrito-shaped bodies, or people dressed as burritos, or something like that.

But I'd also say that while the lighthearted burrito language sent the conversation off in a joking direction at the start (which seems to now have been fixed with a deep discussion of "what is beauty?"), that's a nice change from the GRAR FATTIES stuff that I seem to keep running into elsewhere. It's a serious subject but not one that is lessened with a bit of kind-hearted humor -- a direction quite a few of the cartoons go, in fact.
posted by Dip Flash at 5:17 PM on April 8, 2014


Oh. I am very crabby today so I missed the joke. Sorry, arcticseal.
posted by gingerest at 5:17 PM on April 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


I felt inspired to do some blogging by the discussion. Dug up and old post I wrote on "Beauty", did some editing, etc. Now I wonder if it would be appropriate to share that here. I always feel like everything I do is Rong. Also, I am sure I am doing it wrong to ask about that in this MeTa, like I will be told I should start a new MeTa to ask or should USE THE CONTACT FORM or whatever.

I am leaving soon. So you can probably safely ignore this remark.
posted by Michele in California at 5:21 PM on April 8, 2014


Yeah, I must confess that I was legitimately worried that the thread might take off onto body-shaming tangents. But I am very glad it did not, or that if people were making unkind remarks, they were removed.
posted by Kitteh at 5:22 PM on April 8, 2014 [2 favorites]


I am also very glad of it.
posted by kalessin at 5:26 PM on April 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


I thought the post itself was pretty meh, and I was annoyed by the lack of burritos.

But then, I'm on tumblr, which means I've seen every one of these FUCK UR BYUTEE STANDERDS images about a thousand times before.
posted by klangklangston at 6:09 PM on April 8, 2014 [3 favorites]


I appreciate the post, and the framing doesn't look to me like it created problems that weren't going to be there anyway.

I appreciate discussion of body image (even if this one is kind of weird for me because I'm not a woman and the post is about women) and I like the way it's going. I think a lot of users are participating in a non-jokey way, including cortex (no ass-kissing intended), which has made for a good thread so far.

Even though I don't have the chops to go in there myself, there's a lot of good things happening, and if comments are being deleted then it's not hurting the thread so far as I (casually reloading) can see.

The only thing I had a problem with was being hungry for burritos on a planned non-burrito night.
posted by timfinnie at 6:20 PM on April 8, 2014


My thinking is that when we get the 1000th complaining about deletions MeTa, we should have some kind of celebration.

What shall I wear to the Deletion Jubilee Ball? I know I won't be able to lace down to nineteen inches, but Ashley Wilkes likes a girl with a healthy appetite.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 6:26 PM on April 8, 2014 [7 favorites]


He may have said so, but we didn't see Miss Melly gobblin' like a hog.
posted by winna at 6:37 PM on April 8, 2014 [6 favorites]


When I read this FPP it had zero comments. I spent about five minutes talking myself out of posting "I came for the burritos and I was disappointed" as the first comment. I'm pretty proud of myself.
posted by mmoncur at 6:37 PM on April 8, 2014 [10 favorites]


I did not realize that "neato burrito" would A:) be such a post derail and B:) uncommon slang (if my husband is anything to go by).

I’m not especially dumb, and don’t mind the joke, but I didn’t get it at all and looked for the burrito connection. I’m going to have to say this is not a common phrase.
posted by bongo_x at 7:00 PM on April 8, 2014 [2 favorites]


Yeah, it was me joking, no slight intended. It was a rather weak joke admittedly, my wife doesn't get half my jokes either. This is why I still have a day job.
posted by arcticseal at 7:09 PM on April 8, 2014


As I said, sorry about that. I didn't notice how crabby I was. Thanks.
posted by gingerest at 7:13 PM on April 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


MetaFilter: due to excessive modding, now all we have are a bunch of silly comments about burritos and bears.
posted by threeants at 7:37 PM on April 8, 2014 [6 favorites]


due to excessive vogueing, now all we have are a bunch of silly comments about burritos and bears.
posted by winna at 7:49 PM on April 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


this
posted by threeants at 8:12 PM on April 8, 2014


Cool beans.
posted by unliteral at 8:13 PM on April 8, 2014 [3 favorites]


Someday we'll find it
the burrito connection
the lovers, the dreamers and me.


Why are there so many songs about burritos
And what's on the inside?
Burritos are visions, but only illusions,
And burritos have nothing to hide.

posted by XMLicious at 8:13 PM on April 8, 2014 [10 favorites]


Crescent Fresh.
posted by radwolf76 at 8:29 PM on April 8, 2014 [4 favorites]


The burrito connection is your butt to the commode.
posted by cashman at 9:09 PM on April 8, 2014


Watch out Mumford and Sons, I'm starting a band called "Burritos and Bears" and we're going to be the next big thing.
posted by mmoncur at 9:14 PM on April 8, 2014 [2 favorites]


"Neato-burrito, body-positive illustrations" may have been a slightly less derailing way to phrase it.
posted by bleep at 9:57 PM on April 8, 2014 [2 favorites]


"we'll delete the whole site and start over"

*goes off to work on cats in 3D printers site*
posted by sodium lights the horizon at 10:36 PM on April 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


Is it okay that the link goes to a page full of illustrations from elsewhere? I mean, I see it has source links, but are all those images attribution-only?
posted by Joseph Gurl at 11:18 PM on April 8, 2014


Per bleep, I think this could have all been avoided if neato-burrito had been hyphenated.
posted by wemayfreeze at 12:22 AM on April 9, 2014 [1 favorite]


other intensifiers to avoid using in thread titles:

badass radish
solid olive
right-on udon
aces bouillabaises
wooty clafoutis
posted by threeants at 12:31 AM on April 9, 2014 [26 favorites]


I just realized what neurons this phrase activated.

Neato burrito is like, a real product. One of my former roommates who was always hammered would buy them as drunk snacks from the same bodega we constantly got cases of beer from. We'd send him down and he'd come back with an 18 rack and a couple more neato burritos, which he'd then pass out holding on the beanbag in the walk in closet half-eaten and finish in the morning.

They're good, but horrendously overpriced at like $5-7 for a tiny, snack size burrito that's about as long as my fist is wide.
posted by emptythought at 1:05 AM on April 9, 2014 [1 favorite]


Is it okay that the link goes to a page full of illustrations from elsewhere? I mean, I see it has source links, but are all those images attribution-only?

To be honest it looks like they're not even attributed properly in all cases: there's one which links to a posting on Pinterest which links to the image at an Amazon cloud storage URL. The Pinterest user notes its origin as a Tumblr account which looks empty to me, it appears to have its archives scrubbed.

I hope it's not a cop-out to say that while I'm as frustrated and confused as the next person with how IP/attribution issues are dealt with online, in this case my feeling is Bust is an established and reasonably well-known magazine, it's fine to link to it in general and I don't think posters are expected to exhaustively vet content republished there before linking to them.

That would be my personal take anyway. As a mod I'd look askance at a link to say an Imgur page full of unattributed imagery, of course. I do notice posts pop up from time to time where the linked content turns out to have been lifted from elsewhere wholesale; if this is obvious we can delete it, or swap out the link for one to the original source if one becomes known soonish and the OP is cool with that.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (staff) at 1:13 AM on April 9, 2014 [3 favorites]


Yeah, guess that makes sense. Have definitely seen similar deleted in the past, though, for just this reason.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 1:43 AM on April 9, 2014


When you say "attribution-only", do you mean in the Creative Commons sense, like "are all of those images released under copyright licenses that allow them to be embedded in this article with attribution?"

If so, it's worth noting that the mods mostly don't (and can't) evaluate links in terms of copyright law or licenses. For example, it's at best ambiguous whether the YouTube videos linked in this post today are copyright compliant in any given jurisdiction, or become copyright compliant by virtue of our discussion and context, and MeFi certainly doesn't have the kind of copyright-lawyer budget it would take to sort it all out.

Instead the question seems to be more like, "does linking to this page seem like a crappy thing to do to the authors of the material, or to anyone else involved?" Which depends on a lot of specific context that's hard to define. The fact that the mods are basically on target in making that call -- and want to hear feedback -- is what makes this place work.
posted by jhc at 7:35 AM on April 9, 2014


I’m going to have to say this is not a common phrase.

It is in my neck of the woods. Then again, so is "neck of the woods."
posted by The Underpants Monster at 7:38 AM on April 9, 2014 [3 favorites]


Seeing as we're grownups, I'd like to take a moment to note that The Underpants Monster's post just above is number sixty-nine!



It just seemed important to mention.
posted by mr. digits at 8:05 AM on April 9, 2014 [3 favorites]


*goes off to work on cats in 3D printers site*

Believe me, there is no question about how the cat got into the 3D printer/scanner. Keeping them out is the hard part.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 8:09 AM on April 9, 2014 [4 favorites]


The phrase "neato burrito" is itself terrible and bad and you should all feel bad.

The correct phrase is "neato pepito".

(cue rainbow)
posted by aramaic at 8:28 AM on April 9, 2014 [3 favorites]


Seeing as we're grownups, I'd like to take a moment to note that The Underpants Monster's post just above is number sixty-nine!
posted by mr. digits


Eponysterical
posted by billiebee at 8:34 AM on April 9, 2014 [1 favorite]



Maybe it's an obscure Canadian thing. I saw 'neato burrito' and smiled. I know that phrase. I've used that phrase. We're both Canadian apparently. Maybe?

I say weird things though.
posted by Jalliah at 8:45 AM on April 9, 2014


Neato burrito is also in my vocabulary, though I couldn't being to say why or whence.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:46 AM on April 9, 2014 [1 favorite]


I'm not Canadian but I did grow up in Western NYS watching a lot of Canadian TV, so maybe that IS the connection.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 9:09 AM on April 9, 2014


I find collating and stapling them more challenging.
posted by spitbull at 10:06 AM on April 9, 2014


Metafilter: Due to excessive modding, now all we have are a bunch of silly comments about burritos and bears.
posted by Naberius at 10:28 AM on April 9, 2014 [2 favorites]


Easy peasy lemon squeezie.
posted by shothotbot at 10:35 AM on April 9, 2014 [8 favorites]




From the far northwest, and have never ever heard the phrase "neato burrito." However "cool beans" is a pretty regular part of my vocabulary.
posted by ThatFuzzyBastard at 10:48 AM on April 9, 2014 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: Due to excessive modding, a comment was deleted.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 10:57 AM on April 9, 2014


upper midwest here, I always said "neato toe-peato", but that could have just been me being weird.
posted by Think_Long at 11:06 AM on April 9, 2014


Maybe it's an obscure Canadian thing. I saw 'neato burrito' and smiled. I know that phrase. I've used that phrase. We're both Canadian apparently. Maybe?

Sadly, non! I am from the American South. I just live in Canada because I married a neato burrito Canadian guy.
posted by Kitteh at 11:08 AM on April 9, 2014 [1 favorite]


Sounds more like neato poutine-o.
posted by Chrysostom at 11:15 AM on April 9, 2014 [1 favorite]


Neateh poutineh.
posted by arcticseal at 11:16 AM on April 9, 2014


It does seem like there have been a strangely high number of crappy listicles posted here recently -- most of which, happily, get deleted quickly.

I tend to nix the particularly thin ones that come in on my shift, yeah.


All listicles are beautiful, even the thin ones. Have we learned nothing from all this?
posted by rocket88 at 12:00 PM on April 9, 2014 [2 favorites]


I have been saying cool beans and neat-O burrito forever and can prove this with cards and book inscriptions.

Cool beans doesn't rhyme. Cold beans are not good. Legumes are for squares. Why do we say this? In my head, there are cartoon beans who are happy and approving, but they are not particularly cool cats. Presumably, other people have other beans in mind.
posted by Lesser Shrew at 12:11 PM on April 9, 2014


Cold beans are not good.

Pfft! Some cold black beans and some diced avocado on a bed of lettuce with tortilla chips and some cherry tomatoes, bam, you got a tasty little taco salad.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:19 PM on April 9, 2014 [9 favorites]


I dunno. Listicles are a common, and I believe valid, way of communicating online. An innate reaction to root them out on sight doesn't reflect an attitude of preserving the quality of the blue, but of enforcing a curmudgeonly contrarianism.
posted by Slap*Happy at 12:24 PM on April 9, 2014


It always surprises me to see listicles here because I associate them so much with Facebook posts and random group emails (hi Mum!). I don't mind them but I don't mourn their deletion either.


Also, MetaFilter: enforcing a curmudgeonly contrarianism
posted by billiebee at 12:36 PM on April 9, 2014


Metafilter: Enforcing a curmudgeonly contrariansim since July 14th, 1999.
posted by seasparrow at 12:36 PM on April 9, 2014 [1 favorite]


Sounds more like neato poutine-o.

Keen-o poutine-o?
Winner Kraft Dinner?
posted by The Underpants Monster at 12:56 PM on April 9, 2014


Like cortex, I'm aware of the phrase "neato burrito" but I couldn't tell you when or where I picked it up, and I don't use it or see it used very often.

Unlike cortex, apparently, I am not having an existential crisis about being a burrito, neato or not.
posted by soundguy99 at 1:06 PM on April 9, 2014


One of my good friends back home in Atlanta says, 'Winner winner chicken dinner!" and I have never heard anyone else use it. It is funny to say, though.
posted by Kitteh at 1:08 PM on April 9, 2014 [2 favorites]


There's also "easy peasy lemon squeezy".
posted by Sara C. at 1:20 PM on April 9, 2014 [5 favorites]


Kitteh, we've been saying "winner winner chicken dinner" forEVER. Both me and my husband, and we're from different parts of the country, neither of them being Atlanta.
posted by cooker girl at 1:21 PM on April 9, 2014 [1 favorite]


Also, "the smeller's the feller."

But I like to say "he who hath smealt it, dealt it." It's fancier.
posted by cooker girl at 1:24 PM on April 9, 2014 [1 favorite]


I picked up "winner winner chicken dinner" from some guy on one of those "Flip Your House!" shows that thrived on HGTV like six or seven years ago. He was from Georgia or South Carolina or somewhere.
posted by Chrysostom at 1:47 PM on April 9, 2014 [1 favorite]


Winner Winner, chicken dinner was a thing when I grew up in the UK (Midlands).
posted by arcticseal at 2:11 PM on April 9, 2014 [1 favorite]


“Whoever smelt it dealt it.”
“Whoever denied it supplied it.”
“The one who speaks is the one who reeks.”
“Whoever said the rhyme did the crime.”
“He who refuted it tooted it.”
“He who deduced it produced it.”
“Whoever spoke last set off the blast.”
posted by double block and bleed at 2:28 PM on April 9, 2014 [7 favorites]


All caused by bean burritos.
posted by double block and bleed at 2:29 PM on April 9, 2014


That will be overthought.
posted by double block and bleed at 2:29 PM on April 9, 2014


There's also "difficult difficult lemon difficult."
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 2:41 PM on April 9, 2014 [20 favorites]


He who adumbrated evacuated.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:43 PM on April 9, 2014 [2 favorites]


...enforcing a curmudgeonly contrarianism.
You say that like it's a bad thing.
posted by dg at 2:52 PM on April 9, 2014


Well, I've never heard "neato burrito" before, but I love it and I'm totally going to use it.
posted by Omnomnom at 3:04 PM on April 9, 2014


We're grownups, right?

Are we reading the same site?


I would like to point out that I'm the one who introduced that first sentence into this discussion.

And also assert, referencing Richard Russo:

At MeFi, the most serious competition is for the role of straight man.

(Though, at MeFi, that sentence is ambiguous in a way that it isn't elsewhere...)
posted by Fists O'Fury at 3:07 PM on April 9, 2014


And also assert, referencing Richard Russo:

At MeFi, the most serious competition is for the role of straight man.


And not unlike Richard Russo's Straight Man, I'm sure that there is a fair amount of middle aged, master's degreed, angst around these parts.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 3:16 PM on April 9, 2014 [2 favorites]


There's also "difficult difficult lemon difficult."

"Difficult, join my cult, lemon party for adults"
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:40 PM on April 9, 2014


So is a bear burrito more of a breakfast burrito or more of a lunch/dinner burrito?
posted by Hairy Lobster at 4:06 PM on April 9, 2014


So is a bear burrito more of a breakfast burrito or more of a lunch/dinner burrito?

Depends. Are we talking Paleo? Keto? ...
posted by Michele in California at 4:11 PM on April 9, 2014


Sometimes you eat the burrito bar, sometimes the burrito bar eats you.
posted by Slap*Happy at 4:24 PM on April 9, 2014 [1 favorite]


{Insert Pancake Burritos recipe here}
posted by Wordshore at 5:03 PM on April 9, 2014


Oh, I didn't say "winner winner chicken dinner" was unheard of. I just never heard of it until my friend Will used it constantly. But I am pleased to know so many others use it! :)
posted by Kitteh at 5:20 PM on April 9, 2014


At the suggestion of aramaic I'm replacing Neato Burrito with Neato Pepito. Neato Pepito is clearly better and more fun to say.

My sister-in-law says "Burr! It's Chili Burrito!" when it's cold. That's stupid right? No one else is saying that are they?
posted by 26.2 at 7:07 PM on April 9, 2014


One of my good friends back home in Atlanta says, 'Winner winner chicken dinner!" and I have never heard anyone else use it.

We have a new spot that just opened in town and one of the things on their specials menu was this. I don't even know what it was but I thought it was great.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:36 PM on April 9, 2014 [3 favorites]


Just trying to make sure I haven't missed something: we got a thread here based on a complaint of over zealous moderation in a thread where all of two comments were deleted, for entirely ordinary reasons? And after 24 hours no further word from the complainant to account for the nature of the complaint? And now there's some sort of informal linguistics survey going on?

Never change, metafilter.
posted by Ipsifendus at 8:27 PM on April 9, 2014 [6 favorites]


Winner Winner, chicken dinner

This phrase is big at our house. We'd say it whenever one of the kids did something notable, and they love it.
posted by SpacemanStix at 8:50 PM on April 9, 2014 [1 favorite]


"CAFE METAFILTER"
MENU

APPETIZERS

Listicles du jour: Handpicked from around the web. This sampler platter features anything from the top 10 worst country albums of 2013 to the best longform writing of 2013.

Cheese With Your Whine (AKA "MetaTalk"): A fine selection of cheeses - particularly runny cheeses. These cheeses will be smeared on crustinis of objectionable material. Please specify with your waiter what you find objectionable and how objectionable you would like it to be made.

Spam with Self Promotion: Likely you didn't order this, but sometimes this is sent to the table as an amuse. Once the meal will make it to your plate, the waiter will immediately remove your plate from you and occasionally the chef will be fired.

LIGHTER FARE

"The Whelk": Most people people find this sandwich delightful. Despite there being a lot of cheese and sometimes a hint of saccharine, there's an enormous amount of meat in this surprisingly sophisticated sandwich.

The Hamburger: By the name you would think this was a hamburger. You would be wrong. This is actually a poached fish.

ENTRES

Plate of Beans: An enormous plate of beans for your overthinking needs. Note: smaller portions are available upon request, but those that request the smaller portion will still get the larger portion.

"The Zarq Special": Every day this is something different. Will it be beef? Will it be fish? You won't know until you order it.

JUST DESERTS

DTMFA: This is a carefully constructed tower of cheesecake with the perfet balance of a 10 year balsamic gastrique to overpower it with the sense of umami and irony that you really should accept the sour with the sweet in all your relationships.


IANAL However, per FDA regulations: eating food left out on the counter for over two hours may result in food poisoning and technically should not be eaten.
posted by Nanukthedog at 9:25 PM on April 9, 2014 [34 favorites]


We use winner winner chicken dinner all the time here in chez booksherpa. It's our name for the "dump tasty related ingredients and chicken breasts into the slow cooker" dish I make in bulk and then freeze.

Guy Fieri uses it too. Just sayin'.
posted by booksherpa at 9:31 PM on April 9, 2014


So is a bear burrito more of a breakfast burrito or more of a lunch/dinner burrito?

That seems like a personal preference, but I would have to think late night would be most common.
posted by bongo_x at 9:32 PM on April 9, 2014


"Burr! It's Chili Burrito!

After many years of Jordan, Jesse, Go! listening, I can't read this without thinking, "oh god, when will Bud Light make a Burrito-brrr-ita?"
posted by like_a_friend at 10:33 PM on April 9, 2014


There's also "easy peasy lemon squeezy".

"Easy peasy lemony squeezy" shirley, to preserve the rhytmn? Use that one a lot.
posted by MartinWisse at 1:14 AM on April 10, 2014


But the rhythm is destroyed by that extra Y...
Whyy?
posted by Too-Ticky at 2:35 AM on April 10, 2014 [9 favorites]


It's more important to preserve the trochaic meter than generate an inner-line rhyme.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 5:50 AM on April 10, 2014 [6 favorites]


I discovered last night that my wife had never heard the phrase "easy peasy lemon squeezy". She was pretty sure that I made it up on the spot. We've been married for 20 years. Only now does this terrible truth come out.
posted by double block and bleed at 6:14 AM on April 10, 2014 [4 favorites]


Love, peace, and chicken grease.
posted by ChrisTN at 6:52 AM on April 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


Ain't no thing but a chicken wing.
posted by Nanukthedog at 6:57 AM on April 10, 2014 [3 favorites]


I have heard "winner winner chicken dinner" exclaimed at poker tables in casinos from coast to coast.

There was one particular older black man at the Oakland CA card clubs that would exclaim "get it FIXED, Mr. Hicks!" every time he dragged a pot. Always wondered about that one.
posted by the bricabrac man at 7:01 AM on April 10, 2014 [2 favorites]


Plus the "lemon" presents a sort of pause, a rest, a lull before the last -y word. The absence of a "y" reinforces the y-ness of the phrase. Only in the void, can the y really be heard.
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:14 AM on April 10, 2014 [5 favorites]


Party hardy, lapin à la moutarde-y.

Honky tonky, turbot aux beurre blanc-ey.

A man, a plan, a filet d'agneau avec une croute au romarin et à l'ail servi avec un gratin dauphinois crémeux et une sauce au vin.

Punky quidnunky, shut up because you are an idiot.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 7:44 AM on April 10, 2014 [11 favorites]


In our house it's "Okee-Dokee-Барабольки".
posted by Kabanos at 8:26 AM on April 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


At our house, kibble is served to the greyhound to "winner, winner, dog food dinner!"
posted by mon-ma-tron at 8:46 AM on April 10, 2014 [3 favorites]


Quiidnunc kid: that isn't a palindrome anymore.... But if it had been I would have pretty much read the greatest one liner ever.

So for that reason, I am pretending it is a palindrome and smiling and enjoying it to no end.
posted by Nanukthedog at 10:11 AM on April 10, 2014


filet d'agneau avec une croute au romarin et à l'ail servi avec un gratin dauphinois crémeux et une sauce au vin

In which the quidnunc kid's jokes turn into IRL dinner
posted by clockzero at 10:21 AM on April 10, 2014 [3 favorites]


That would be happening at my house too, but my wife has a pretty intense schedule for training over the next few months. Plus, that is a pretty heavy meal. I think that might go on the menu next fall.
posted by Nanukthedog at 10:56 AM on April 10, 2014


In our house it's "Okee-Dokee-Барабольки".

We sometimes say, "Okey-Dokey-Pig-in-a-Pokey."
posted by The Underpants Monster at 4:23 PM on April 10, 2014


I can't remember where I picked it up, but also: okie dokey artichoke-y.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:51 PM on April 10, 2014 [5 favorites]


Okefenokee and okey-dokey-fenokee are common in our household.
posted by gingerest at 6:33 PM on April 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


Way down yonder on the Chattahoochee, it gets hotter than a hoochie coochie.
posted by XMLicious at 7:31 PM on April 10, 2014 [2 favorites]


I can't believe no one has mentioned "wakey wakey eggs and bakey", which, disappointingly, is almost never followed by eggs and bacon.
posted by lollymccatburglar at 5:58 AM on April 11, 2014 [6 favorites]


The second line is "pitter patter up and at 'er", and I'm like "fuck you where are my eggs and bacon?"
posted by lollymccatburglar at 5:59 AM on April 11, 2014 [2 favorites]


Okey-dokey-pokey!
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 8:09 AM on April 11, 2014


I can't believe no one has mentioned "wakey wakey eggs and bakey"

I've been know to say "What's shakin', eggs 'n bacon?" to friends, although I modify it to "What's shakin', eggs 'n (soy) bacon?" for my vegetarian friends. Vegan friends get a different, although no less jokey, greeting.

I've also been know to say "Okey dokey aorta choke-y" when I am thinking of a particularly rich cream sauce.
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:23 AM on April 11, 2014 [1 favorite]


I've also been know to say "Okey dokey aorta choke-y" when I am thinking of a particularly rich cream sauce.

When anyone in our family mentions artichokes, it is the bounden duty of any other family member within earshot to say, "Why, I arta (oughta) choke YOU!"
posted by The Underpants Monster at 8:51 AM on April 11, 2014 [2 favorites]


In my family, we have a similar joke about mustard. If someone asks someone else to pass the mustard, the subject of the request looks at the asker with a disparaging expression and says, "Mustard? You must turd."

We are terrible people, yes.
posted by Sara C. at 9:26 AM on April 11, 2014 [2 favorites]


Blackbear Burrritos!

streaky bacon, just like to say: lovley streaky bacon
posted by clavdivs at 11:07 AM on April 11, 2014


We've had this discussion.
posted by divabat at 2:10 PM on April 11, 2014 [3 favorites]


"I can't believe no one has mentioned 'wakey wakey eggs and bakey', which, disappointingly, is almost never followed by eggs and bacon."

Sometimes it's followed by live burial in a cold grave. I hate that.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 2:34 PM on April 11, 2014 [4 favorites]


Herky-jerky time for worky!
posted by double block and bleed at 5:56 PM on April 11, 2014 [1 favorite]


Herky-jerky time for worky!

I still say, "Hey, mon! Gotta go to workl"
posted by The Underpants Monster at 8:01 PM on April 11, 2014


I heard someone use the phrase "winner winner chicken dinner" yesterday, and my first thought was that I needed to tell metafilter about it.
posted by gingerbeer at 1:52 PM on April 12, 2014 [4 favorites]


None of these are a patch on Milk, Milk, Lemonade.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:45 AM on April 13, 2014 [1 favorite]


Okey dokey 떡볶이.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 3:54 AM on April 13, 2014


OK, what is that? Because even though it's clearly Korean in your link, my best guess is "Okey dokey red sauce gnocchi."
posted by maryr at 10:54 AM on April 13, 2014


It's tteokbokki, which looks great.
posted by ambrosen at 3:52 PM on April 13, 2014


Eh, it's okay. Spicy? good. Rice cakes? fine. Too much sugar, though.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 2:19 AM on April 14, 2014


What's really sad is that my actual for-true fitness goal really is to be able to lift a medium bodied herbavore onto the rack of an ATV by November without injuring myself.

Note: I should add hooved to herbavore there. No need to get any of my vegetarian friends worried. Except for one of them - you know who you are you hooved weirdo!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 1:12 PM on April 14, 2014


What's really sad is that my actual for-true fitness goal really is to be able to lift a medium bodied herbavore onto the rack of an ATV by November without injuring myself.

A guy I know from back home had a pretty good workout regimen, you might want to take a look at it..
posted by the man of twists and turns at 1:32 PM on April 14, 2014 [1 favorite]


Good suggestion, but I don't know how work feels about livestock in the office.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 1:36 PM on April 14, 2014


Certainly keep your hands out of trees. You don't know where they've been anyway. Your hands or the trees.

There's a lot to keep track of in this joke.
posted by maryr at 8:59 PM on April 14, 2014


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