a moment to discuss what we like about metafilter July 10, 2002 11:58 AM   Subscribe

After that other thread left a bad taste in our collective mouth... not to be confused with a collective rectum, how about we take a moment to discuss what we like about metafilter? wouldn't that be pleasant!
posted by jcterminal to Etiquette/Policy at 11:58 AM (126 comments total)

I like the fact that almost everyone here has a functional sense of humor.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:10 PM on July 10, 2002


The disparate personalities and points of view that are present here.
The low bandwidth friendliness of the site.
The well researched posts.
The fact that it is not Fark, even though I go there regularly.

posted by lampshade at 12:16 PM on July 10, 2002


I like the omnipresent political correctness.
posted by SweetJesus at 12:19 PM on July 10, 2002


*Yawn*
posted by Marquis at 12:19 PM on July 10, 2002


  • Links to stuff I might never have found myself.
  • The opportunity to hear arguments from the other side of issues.
  • Interface design and speed of the site.
  • The regulars.
  • The spell checker...I love that.
posted by dejah420 at 12:21 PM on July 10, 2002


This comment.
posted by Shadowkeeper at 12:31 PM on July 10, 2002


I like the rush I get when I bite into a York Peppermint Pattie.
posted by eyeballkid at 12:35 PM on July 10, 2002


I like the *Yawn*s.
posted by MrBaliHai at 12:38 PM on July 10, 2002


The contrast between the commenting system here and k5 (which I was a member of first). I like em both, but the difference is nice.
posted by ODiV at 12:39 PM on July 10, 2002


I love each and every person here for the unique qualities they bring to the party. Even the scumdripping dumbasses. Sometimes I love them most of all.
posted by ColdChef at 12:43 PM on July 10, 2002


The contrasting Fark-Like qualities juxtaposed against the Mensa-like smartness of some of it's inhabitants.

Oh. And the stuff about boobies.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 12:47 PM on July 10, 2002


Thomcatspike.
And the relative lack of pancakes, lately.
posted by me3dia at 12:56 PM on July 10, 2002


On behalf of scumdripping dumbasses everywhere, I thank you ColdChef.
posted by Ufez Jones at 12:57 PM on July 10, 2002


I enjoy a good unruly boner now and again.
And the opportunity to get past the number 7.

And typing remarks that make sense to almost no one.
posted by dong_resin at 1:07 PM on July 10, 2002


It's been almost a year since I "jined up", and I still smirk every time I read dong_resin. I like that.

And also KevinSkomsvold's wife.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:18 PM on July 10, 2002


I love when unruly boner references from other sites creep creep creep into MeFi. ;)
posted by eyeballkid at 1:21 PM on July 10, 2002


I love how everyone always gets real polite and respectful whenever Mathowie makes a post or a comment, even if it was really sort of lame.
posted by yhbc at 1:24 PM on July 10, 2002


I like the conversation of ideas that we sometimes manage to create despite all the fuss, because sometimes somebody makes a good point, and makes you think, or posts a good link, and teaches you something

I like the design, and even the little things that annoy so many users (Matt included I'm afraid) like Baby Jesus and Pancakes and kittens and all that

I've come to appreciate those cult threads like you end up liking, sort of at least, the conspiracy theory guy at the office or the drunken regular at your favorite bar, and I have also grown more tolerant of the morons who crap -- or yawn -- all over a possibly interesting thread, or even a mediocre one

I, sadly, like the fact that MetaFilter is tailormade for people who think they are smarter than they actually are, people basically like me

posted by matteo at 1:25 PM on July 10, 2002


- Those who think clearly and write well.

- Those who listen.

- Those open to changing their views and tolerant of others'.

- Definitely the site design and functionality.

- The unexpected.

- Being exposed to new things.

- Learning something.

- Well-reasoned and/or -researched responses.

- Wide variety of links.

- Consistently beating Sturgeon's Law by a wide margin.
posted by rushmc at 1:25 PM on July 10, 2002


I hate that too, yhbc. I get a free ride far too often.

I posted something after drinking. It's the most disrespectful, deragatory thing I've probably posted online, and I got mostly a free ride. I know this will eventually come back to haunt me, so I might as well post it here.

With a few beers, I can be quite the unfeeling asshole, eh? I was thinking along these lines, but still, it's totally fucked up that I posted that in the first place.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:35 PM on July 10, 2002


I like the vast amount of knowledge that is on the site and that is pooled amongst the members. I like the fact that I almost always learn something new each time I come here. The amazing personalities. Group hugs.
posted by ashbury at 1:36 PM on July 10, 2002


Damn Matt, that was pretty fucked up. I love drinking and posting to MeFi.
posted by eyeballkid at 1:41 PM on July 10, 2002


I like the ferocity of some of the unruly boners that have been infesting the blue pages. Kinda makes pancakes seem savory, doesnt' it?
posted by adampsyche at 1:43 PM on July 10, 2002


The links that I would never find otherwise, the occasionally great/brilliant conversations and the quick wit that some people bring here.

I also tend to kind of enjoy the slight eccentricity/crankiness of the community as whole until it gets petty or cliched. e.g. I liked the usage of 'fuckwit' the first few times ....
posted by justlooking at 1:43 PM on July 10, 2002


What?!
Dead midgets = comedy GOLD.

Unless they happen to get sucked under a moving escalator.
That's just upsetting.
posted by dong_resin at 1:44 PM on July 10, 2002


That was a hilarious post, mathowie. You are an exceptionally funny man, in addition to being a computer genius. And handsome, too.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:44 PM on July 10, 2002


I also like creative uses of user pages.
posted by adampsyche at 1:45 PM on July 10, 2002


I'm sorry, dead "little people"= comedy gold.
posted by dong_resin at 1:46 PM on July 10, 2002


you forgot to make the *smack* noise, crash.
posted by yhbc at 1:46 PM on July 10, 2002


I like being served a full pot of coffee and the short stack.

Oh, wait. That's what I like about IHOP.
posted by ljromanoff at 1:47 PM on July 10, 2002


Oh, yes, and also like the fact that over here, number 14,007 can kick number 1 and actually be praised for it by number 1


posted by matteo at 1:47 PM on July 10, 2002


Craptacular fuckwits outfitted with unruly bonnets; couldn't live without them.
posted by anathema at 1:48 PM on July 10, 2002


I'm just glad to hear that even matt has posted something he regrets. 'Specially after a drink or four.
posted by Ufez Jones at 1:48 PM on July 10, 2002


Mr. Haughey, I love the fact that, if you wanted to, you could delete that post. But you don't.

I love a place where I can lust after Steve the Dell Dude's butt in one thread and argue about federal trade regulation in another, and swap 13th century Andalusian recipies in a third.

And I can smoke here, and no one minds.
posted by evanizer at 1:54 PM on July 10, 2002


I like pancakes. I like images in comments. I like the spoofing. I like trying to figure out the in jokes and who the a-list is.
posted by timeistight at 1:54 PM on July 10, 2002


I like posting comments every now and then and admiring my user number.
posted by corpse at 1:57 PM on July 10, 2002


I like the occurrences when we can have rational discussions irregardless of the gulf between our views rather than mean-spirited shouting matches.
posted by revbrian at 2:01 PM on July 10, 2002


I'm back online everyone ... missed me?

I like that I've just gone to the front page and found: "There have been 152 links and 3235 comments posted since your last visit..."

You've been busy ...
posted by feelinglistless at 2:06 PM on July 10, 2002


Craptacular Fuckwits Outfitted With Unruly Bonnets

Thanks for my new blog tagline Anathema.

Matt. Remember; tragedy+time= ...... Oh forget it. I tittered like a little girl.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 2:09 PM on July 10, 2002


feelinghappythatyou'reback
posted by ColdChef at 2:22 PM on July 10, 2002


i love the injokes.

i love the non-sequitors.

i love dong_resin.
posted by jcterminal at 2:36 PM on July 10, 2002


I was a little shocked by the 'uma's boobs' comment in the academy awards thread, matt.

dong_resin, ColdChef are you superheros in reallife?
posted by goneill at 2:43 PM on July 10, 2002


I like the fact I still have an ace up my sleeve, my bad posts have not been alcohol related, yet.

The fact I find CNN a waste of my time (use to).

I like mikie, he eats everything, no
Matt and his crew(not sure exactly all) for letting me expand my brain through the internet while I'm multi-tasking.
posted by thomcatspike at 2:44 PM on July 10, 2002


I was a little shocked by the 'uma's boobs' comment in the academy awards thread, matt

You know how much wine I had that night?

I rarely drink, and rarer still, post after drinking. Now you know why.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:49 PM on July 10, 2002


wow: uma's boobs
posted by mathowie at 9:51 PM PST on March 24

(for those who are curious--I was)


I am Dong_Resin's mild mannered alterego.
posted by ColdChef at 2:53 PM on July 10, 2002


i love wondering how much dong_resin fits on the tip of a donkeyschlong, and whatever happened to SUKLYER WongTong.
posted by quonsar at 3:03 PM on July 10, 2002


yeah sorry about that cookboy, I was feeling the pressure of work when I didn't link.
posted by goneill at 3:09 PM on July 10, 2002


I love when people get so upset over a collaborative weblog that their spleens burst and everyone gets showered in spleeny goodness. Were it not for this radical distortion of perspective and priorities, our daily dosage of spleenjuice would go unfulfilled.

Also, I love the myriad things MetaFilter has shown or taught me over the past 18 months. Well, except for the Vagina Washing Rod...
posted by Danelope at 3:17 PM on July 10, 2002


The same Tony Perkis?
posted by anathema at 3:18 PM on July 10, 2002


We need a mirror or cache of the link in question.
posted by revbrian at 3:20 PM on July 10, 2002


Google came up with this. Close, but no cigar.
posted by adampsyche at 3:22 PM on July 10, 2002


I came for the human interest stories & stayed for the humour. Espicially this.
posted by i_cola at 3:36 PM on July 10, 2002


i_cola, that link cracks me up every time.
posted by eyeballkid at 3:44 PM on July 10, 2002


I like how you can raise your IQ by 40 points just by sending Matt $50 for one of those three digit user ID numbers, but I especially like how Miguel always takes his place at the MetaFilter soapbox nude, yet no one noticed.
posted by Mack Twain at 4:02 PM on July 10, 2002


I like the way that each and every week I find myself wondering why I keep coming back here. And the answer always crops up on the front page before you can say, "Jinkies!"
posted by MUD at 4:06 PM on July 10, 2002


Also: This sublime post of today is cause for jubilation.
posted by Shadowkeeper at 4:11 PM on July 10, 2002


I love that I get such undeserved love at this site for merely being an idiot.
posted by dong_resin at 4:26 PM on July 10, 2002


but you're a lovable idiot. i'm just an annoying idiot.
posted by quonsar at 4:32 PM on July 10, 2002


just by sending Matt $50 for one of those three digit user ID numbers

I didn't know that. Can I get 101? This guy isn't using it.
posted by timeistight at 5:15 PM on July 10, 2002


I love how we resist the urge to post porno and resign ourselves to talking about other less important things.

So whens the MefiWifeSwap?
posted by skallas at 5:18 PM on July 10, 2002


I love the site design that doesn't tax my painfully slow, shared modem connection.

I love that the balance between serious debate and humorous commentary is about right and that (most) people can tell the difference. The last few days, though ...
posted by dg at 5:26 PM on July 10, 2002


The lack of moderation.
posted by inpHilltr8r at 5:32 PM on July 10, 2002


So whens the MefiWifeSwap?
skallas - take it to MeWi.
posted by quonsar at 5:40 PM on July 10, 2002


That this thread could happen...without becoming all yucky. That's what makes the place unique.

Thanks, Matt.
posted by dash_slot- at 5:43 PM on July 10, 2002


Links I wouldn't find anywhere else, intelligent discussion of same, the humor, the news, the offbeat, and I love the music threads-- when I think I've found everything, there's something else out there.

Can I get 101?

Screw that. I want 2.
posted by nath at 6:23 PM on July 10, 2002


...without becoming all yucky.

...I ..*sniffle* ...love ...you guys... *sniff*
posted by normy at 6:36 PM on July 10, 2002


I like the magical way you get so many very distintive individuals and at the same time a real community, with no need to dilute either. Or fake, or tone down, or fall in. In the end, what I really enjoy, more than the links and the discussions, are the people here. Embarrassing, but true.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 6:58 PM on July 10, 2002


dong_resin's an asshole. You all are such sheep.

This guy I like though.
posted by brittney at 7:32 PM on July 10, 2002


*sniffle*
posted by dong_resin at 7:44 PM on July 10, 2002


/me holds dong_resin.

it's ok, she's just irritable cuz a house fell on her sister.
posted by jcterminal at 8:01 PM on July 10, 2002


Correction: dong_resin is an adorable asshole.

Also, I like MetaFilter for the flirting.
posted by brittney at 8:37 PM on July 10, 2002


Where navigation is concerned, things have changed radically since the days of Colombus. Columbus departed for India and arrived in Santo Domingo.

Today, if you catch a plane to India, you arrive in India.
It's your luggage that goes to Santo Domingo.
posted by Hima Otsubusu at 8:53 PM on July 10, 2002


I like never being mentioned in a thread except by Miguel. :)
posted by Marquis at 9:16 PM on July 10, 2002


Wow, that Hima guy is *way* funnier than dong_resin could ever be. Will you be here all week?
posted by jaden at 9:33 PM on July 10, 2002


After that other thread left a bad taste in our collective mouth

I thought 90% of that other thread was a good-natured self-referential joke.

Silly me.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:41 PM on July 10, 2002


I like that jcterminal used the phrase "collective rectum" in his post. Especially after ColdChef was learning so much about his own, personal one.
posted by jaden at 9:45 PM on July 10, 2002


>> Can I get 101?

>Screw that. I want 2.


Hell. Matt wouldn't even have to futz with selling off numberspace that's already claimed; I'd be happy with the (presumably untaken) -1. The negative numbers would be just like the normal ones, except you get a free goatee with the deal.


posted by cortex at 9:58 PM on July 10, 2002


I like MeFi for #mefi and the wonder twins of #mefi.

I enjoy *lurking* and coming late to convos so no one can flame me, yet I still can feel like I've contributed for posterity. I also enjoy the much smaller likelihood of being randomly asked to flash my boobies on cam. (*cough*)

I *heart* Linux geeks and I prefer boxer briefs.

The beaver is a truly proud and noble animal.*

(....red roses, candlelight dinners, long walks on the beach, and men who hold the door open for me.* =P)


posted by Melinika at 10:56 PM on July 10, 2002


[...]and I prefer boxer briefs.

Good lord... somebody out there actually appreciates my choice in undergarments! And it's someone I'm sending a mix CD to!

Sometimes this world works.

Oh, and what I like about MeFi? I've been here for a year and a half, and I've yet to come across anything I don't like. Even the 'bad' stuff is far more tolerable than the bad stuff in most other places. (*double cough*)
posted by toddshot at 11:28 PM on July 10, 2002


I enjoy *lurking* and coming late to convos so no one can flame me.

melinika: that is, without a doubt, the lamest sentence i've ever seen posted on metafilter. why don't you just shut the fuck up and get back to your miserable life in post-post-industrial buffalo, you fark-loving, cam-stripping, hockey-helmet-wearing retar... oops, not allowed to say that, am i?
posted by mlang at 1:49 AM on July 11, 2002


happy now? you've been flamed. and yes, i'm the lone ithaca-dweller, so i feel your pain. i will be driving down for the manhattan party, though, so if you can get to ithaca and want a ride from there (could probably find you a place to stay, too; lots of people are out of the city for the summer), drop me an email.
posted by mlang at 1:54 AM on July 11, 2002


> I like that jcterminal used the phrase "collective rectum"

Is that like a cloaca?
posted by pracowity at 2:25 AM on July 11, 2002


i just love being in a minority time-zone.

hey, i thought we were going bowling?
posted by Frasermoo at 2:38 AM on July 11, 2002


Oh yeah? I know where the CAPS lock is, my city's bars are open 'til 4 AM, and you're just jealous that I can "fark" easier than you can. Ithaca may be "gorges" but it certainly ain't orgies that would invite you, you lus3r double-account MeFite. Can't even organize a MeFi meetup of your own, no; you have to go freeload off of other people's cities to have a decent time. (Am I allowed to say "short bus" here or should I stick with "fuckwit"?)

Damn the flame, I think I'm well-done; take me off the grill. =P I doubt I could make a Manhattan meetup - it's a bit far - but I'll keep it in mind; maybe I can get the time off work. Thanks for the offer; I'll let you know. Pleased to meet you and stuff. I feel... initiated. Or something.
posted by Melinika at 2:38 AM on July 11, 2002


> hey, i thought we were going bowling?

I hate bowling shoes: two-toned, the shoe size in big numbers on the toe, and of course the ghosts of a thousand sweating feet before you.
posted by pracowity at 2:55 AM on July 11, 2002


minority time-zone
I like that phrase :-)

Oh, and foldy. We ALL love foldy...
posted by i_cola at 3:23 AM on July 11, 2002


I like fold_and_mutilate -- noisily and persistently principled -- but I prefer the abbreviation f&m. I wonder* whether people (though not necessarily you, i_cola) who write "foldy" often use the diminutive ending to belittle him.

* I could get data but I don't feel like doing insane research a la tamim's vivisection of poor thomcatspike. It's just not that interesting to me.
posted by pracowity at 4:32 AM on July 11, 2002


I'm late to this thread and I'm not reading 87 posts. Assuming we're well off track by now, I'm going to loop us back with an appreciation of y2karl, who, every now and again, uncorks a beauty of an annotated essay on some fascinating topic or other. I'm grateful.

on preview: yup, quite off track..
posted by luser at 5:33 AM on July 11, 2002


collective rectum. a nice turn of phrase!

"Sony today announced that the Collective Rectum box set will be available only on copy-protected CD's..."

"Fudgie P, the controversial singer was arrested during an altercation in a nightclub in New York last night. A Collective Rectum spokesperson said the band has no comment."

"Lars Buttpick, outspoken drummer of the beleagered band complained that "digital piracy is stealing the bread from out from our Collective Rectum."
posted by quonsar at 5:44 AM on July 11, 2002


quonsar forgot to mention that the title of the Collective Rectum box set is "Takeover Uranus."

What do I like about MetaFilter? The potty humor.

pracowity: "I wonder* whether people (though not necessarily you, i_cola) who write "foldy" often use the diminutive ending to belittle him."

I do. And I don't find foldy to be "persistently principled" at all. He rarely follows through on any of his arguments -- as someone once said, "It's not like he ever responds after dropping one of his little turds in these threads."
posted by pardonyou? at 6:36 AM on July 11, 2002


I love explaining what mefi is to new people... Mostly because I get to include an explanation of "metatalk, which is like metafilter, but for itself instead of the web."
posted by kaibutsu at 7:31 AM on July 11, 2002


I admire Mefi's inspirational, thought-provoking, intelligent essays, this being my favorite post, ever.
posted by MJoachim at 9:11 AM on July 11, 2002


I can't think of a single thing I like about Metafilter at the moment. It's the masochist in me that keeps me coming back, though.
posted by crunchland at 9:13 AM on July 11, 2002


I like Mefi becuase:

No ads (or damn close to it)
It's not run by AOL, MSFT, etc...
Matt seems like a decent guy
The sense of community
I laugh
I share
I learn

That's probably the biggest thing, I learn things here I would never learn from anywhere else. There is a Mefi Synergy that comes together on a good thread. The thread grows and changes viz the comments, they become part of the story, or sometimes even they become the story. The combination of 14031 voices is unbeatable.
posted by Blake at 11:14 AM on July 11, 2002


I finally have freinds.
posted by goneill at 11:18 AM on July 11, 2002


I like all the hot chicks that hang out here and I get to meet at the gatherings.

And then there is my secret crush on jonmc. Don't tell anyone.
posted by rich at 11:22 AM on July 11, 2002


Oh, and I'm chopped liver, huh rich? Well I never! I guess I wasted all those hours trying to bed you at the last gathering.

Sigh.
posted by evanizer at 11:38 AM on July 11, 2002


God, do I love my espresso machine.

Also, everyone has a crush on jonmc, we all like you goneil, evanizer is as hot as a progressive rock listening person can possibly be, and MJoachim, I appreciate the shout out, as that was my favorite thing I wrote here, writing it all in one go, hopped up on some damn fine coffee.
posted by dong_resin at 11:50 AM on July 11, 2002


Hey, Dougdong, how is the espresso these days?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:21 PM on July 11, 2002


I think we all secretly want to make hot monkey love to rushmc.
posted by Kafkaesque at 12:23 PM on July 11, 2002


I love the faint but unmistakable smell of fear.

And the monkey love. But mostly the fear. Well, say 60-40 fear-to-monkey love ratio.

posted by UncleFes at 12:31 PM on July 11, 2002


pracowity: Is that like a cloaca?

cloaca maxima (photos too)
posted by gen at 12:43 PM on July 11, 2002


Monkeys and fear go quite well together. Kinda like unruly and...
posted by adampsyche at 12:44 PM on July 11, 2002


The espresso, mr. davis, is unruly.
posted by dong_resin at 12:58 PM on July 11, 2002


I like the way nobody teases me and matteo for being foreigners(all xenophobic agression falling quite rightly on the Canadians)as often happens on smaller, better-organized, more fanatical and funnier websites.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 1:08 PM on July 11, 2002


Oh - and the refreshing absence of private jokes. That's another crowd-puller.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 1:12 PM on July 11, 2002


Miguel, sometimes you really can be an -

Ah, fuck it.
posted by yhbc at 1:18 PM on July 11, 2002


(fuck the unruly boner? watch yourself, yhbc.)
posted by ColdChef at 1:27 PM on July 11, 2002


I love thomcatspike's warmhearted, wonderful, only-slightly-baffling arrival in the thread that was all about him.

I also love Tamim's superscript.
posted by Marquis at 1:29 PM on July 11, 2002


hey evan.. jonmc's got the flannel, baby.. nothing personal.
posted by rich at 1:43 PM on July 11, 2002


I like the way nobody teases me and matteo for being foreigners(all xenophobic agression falling quite rightly on the Canadians)as often happens on smaller, better-organized, more fanatical and funnier websites.

Have you forgotten me my dear Beer Nut-less friend?
posted by eyeballkid at 2:09 PM on July 11, 2002


MIGUEL! Put a space before and after parentheses!

That kind of crap might be acceptable in your developing nation but not here!

Git with the program son!
posted by Kafkaesque at 2:56 PM on July 11, 2002


Portugal was a world-conquering nation until lax attitudes about spaces after parentheses caused its downfall. I can only pray the same doesn't happen here, else we'll all be lounging around all day, writing about and drinking exotic liquors, and smoking Cuban...hey, wait a minute!
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:46 PM on July 11, 2002


I finally have freinds.

goneill, is it so long since you had friends you have forgotten how to spell it?



I know how you feel :-[

Marquis, I was away from MeTa for a few days and missed the end of the thread regarding tcs, but it has restored my belief in fairy-tale endings. I love that that thread could have turned very nasty, but ended up all warm and fuzzy instead.
posted by dg at 3:51 PM on July 11, 2002


1) First they asked me to put a space after my numbers;
2) This I did;
3)) Now they ask me to put a space before and after my parentheses( even though it looks funny and really sucks up bandwidth ).
4) Whatever next?
5) Which reminds me I like MetaFilter because people, almost always in a nice way, teach you stuff.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 4:56 PM on July 11, 2002


6) Or (does it mean) this?
posted by MiguelCardoso at 4:57 PM on July 11, 2002


Actually (speaking of saving bandwidth), the correct way to do parantheses is to type them, and their contents, in an entirely other window, and leave them there. (Sadly, I never seem to be able to follow this advice myself.)
posted by mattpfeff at 5:23 PM on July 11, 2002


#6!
posted by Kafkaesque at 7:35 PM on July 11, 2002


I love everything...I love all you guys. I love that stavrosthewonderchicken snarked at my sister and then apologized beautifully for it. I love the whole ridiculous idea of posting while intoxicated. (dead midgets?! I will heartily endorse uma's boobs at any time, tho.)

MeFi has gotten bigger & wilder since I joined (last summer? is it that long already?) but is still my personal choice for great weird interesting things - very smart stuff mixed in with pancakes and ponies.

("...and a pony" is now a standard phrase in my personal vocabulary.)

kisses to you all! (and an extra one for Miguel, who has the same problem with parenthesis that my husband does.)
posted by epersonae at 8:16 PM on July 11, 2002


I like that someone with Matt's sensibilties and design talent hosts a salon-like atmosphere, in this, his virtual parlor and we, his 14,000+ invited guests are welcome day or night, drunk or sober, crude or proper, to read and write and yes, discuss! There's no place like Metafilter, there's no place like Metafilter, there's no place like Metafilter....
posted by Lynsey at 8:45 PM on July 11, 2002


I will heartily endorse uma's boobs at any time, tho

Same here, man, same here
posted by matteo at 6:00 AM on July 12, 2002


i'll be conducting a parentheses usage seminar on sunday, august 4th, at the blue & gold between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. please feel free to stop by and to bring friends. we can also discuss using italics to delineate quotations of previous posts and the merits/demerits of superscripting one's links.
posted by mlang at 7:50 AM on July 12, 2002


i'm sick of you having the last word.

posted by goneill at 12:10 PM on July 12, 2002


nice try, kiddo.

2341 is the new 1835. tell the boys.
posted by mlang at 2:52 PM on July 12, 2002


*quack*
posted by i_cola at 3:49 PM on July 12, 2002


I'll give a prize to the first person to email me with the exact origin of my nickname. Clue: the 'i' stands for a longer word.1

is this it? what do i win?
posted by mlang at 2:39 PM on July 13, 2002


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