I believe the gift for this anniversary is unobtanium May 28, 2015 5:08 PM   Subscribe

Congratulations to byanyothername and to MetaFilter on the occasion of the 150,000th post. Previously.
posted by Horace Rumpole to MetaFilter-Related at 5:08 PM (32 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

Wow. Well done.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 5:18 PM on May 28, 2015


Holey moley! Well done, byanyothername.
posted by homunculus at 5:47 PM on May 28, 2015


150,000 is a shit load of posts. Congratulations to all. Couldn't afford the unobtanium, but please accept these pixels in its stead.
posted by AugustWest at 5:55 PM on May 28, 2015 [2 favorites]


And it's a great post, too!! Congratulations, byanyothername!!!!!
posted by zarq at 6:14 PM on May 28, 2015


That's nothing. We're nearing 300,000 in AskMe, and it began later!
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 6:39 PM on May 28, 2015


It's never enough.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:40 PM on May 28, 2015


~*`*`*~ happy mars-ass-post! ~*`*`*~
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 6:47 PM on May 28, 2015 [3 favorites]


I thought this was about byanyothername having made 150,000 posts and I was really shocked. I was like damn they must have like a million favorites?!
posted by bleep at 7:12 PM on May 28, 2015 [4 favorites]


Set the post for the heart of the sun

Heart of the sun.

I predict the 1,000,000 FFP will be posted on Mars by a MeFi-naut.
posted by clavdivs at 7:17 PM on May 28, 2015 [6 favorites]


Oh no. I've met with a terrible fate, haven't I?
posted by byanyothername at 7:52 PM on May 28, 2015 [9 favorites]


Wow. We've talked about a lot of stuff.
posted by jonmc at 7:58 PM on May 28, 2015 [2 favorites]


And for the hopefuls -- post #150,019 has yet to be made!
posted by Westringia F. at 8:53 PM on May 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


(Or should that be 150018 for the 150,000th FPP? 150019 would be a fence-post-post. But who cares! This is awesome! Congrats byanyothername!)
posted by Westringia F. at 9:02 PM on May 28, 2015


Oh no. I've met with a terrible fate, haven't I?
posted by byanyothername at 10:52

On terra we stand, in orbit we fall.

Hmm, you've yet to collect your prize. 150k wins you a Buick and a custom GIF of David Bowmen in his hotelroom eating a donut!

Prices subject to change, Tax, title, and Mars breathing house license included, but not gratis.

Space flights lasting more then 4 hours can be exciting, but call Huston if there is a problem.

It's a great post. It has a Pink Floyd soundtrack!
posted by clavdivs at 9:21 PM on May 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


Gustav Holst actually
posted by philip-random at 11:24 PM on May 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


and the prognosis ain't good ...
posted by philip-random at 11:28 PM on May 28, 2015


Chocolate Pickle: That's nothing. We're nearing 300,000 in AskMe, and it began later!

Well but if we count all the "Can I eat this" questions as a single mega-question, and do the same with both "should I DTMFA" and "help me name my dog/cat/child," we're down from ~300,000 Asks to, like, seven.
posted by tzikeh at 1:47 AM on May 29, 2015 [6 favorites]


Please don't melt the snowflakes.

Nicely done all!
posted by riverlife at 1:55 AM on May 29, 2015


Oh no. I've met with a terrible fate, haven't I?

I'm pretty sure it means you have to marry into the cabal of which there is none so, you know, define "terrible".

Congrats and great post!
posted by billiebee at 2:04 AM on May 29, 2015 [1 favorite]


This is a really stupid question but as long as we're celebrating byanyothername (which is a great thing to do! Yay! Also yay Metafilter!), I was wondering -- that name is a reference to Shakespeare and not, for example, the song Drip Drip Drip by Chumbawamba, right? I mean, I'm definitely the only person who reads that name and gets that song stuck in my head, huh? For sure? Just checking.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 5:38 AM on May 29, 2015 [3 favorites]


There's more of the best of the web than is dreamt in my philosophy!
posted by chavenet at 6:25 AM on May 29, 2015


In fairness, about 1,000 of them have been about the new Mad Max movie.
posted by maxsparber at 8:43 AM on May 29, 2015 [1 favorite]


To infinity and beyond!!!
posted by longdaysjourney at 9:05 AM on May 29, 2015


Oh no. I've met with a terrible fate, haven't I?

Not as such, but since AugustWest couldn't get the unobtanium to celebrate (unsurprising in retrospect), you've instead met with a terrible fĂȘte.
posted by Celsius1414 at 9:12 AM on May 29, 2015


I was wondering -- that name is a reference to Shakespeare and not, for example, the song Drip Drip Drip by Chumbawamba, right?

You know what, as a grossly underpaid scholar of byanyothername, I could go either way on this, but I'm going to have to attach greater weight to the Chumbawamba etymology, since their cultural contributions are undeniable, while this "Shakespeare" chap is obviously just Francis Bacon in a paper mask.

Anyway, I can't remember.
posted by byanyothername at 9:50 AM on May 29, 2015 [1 favorite]


I'd always assumed it was a reference to Bya Nyo Thername, the post-structuralist post-punk Swedish band that I first heard of when I made it up for this comment.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:32 AM on May 29, 2015 [16 favorites]


B. Yanyo the RN, A.M.E. is one of the best African Methodist Episcopalian registered nurses I know.
posted by Rock Steady at 2:26 PM on May 29, 2015 [3 favorites]


I'm pretty sure Byanyo Thername was a Golgafrinchan poet.
posted by dg at 3:06 PM on May 29, 2015


Bring Your Own Nyothername. Slightly misspelled.
posted by gingerbeer at 10:45 PM on May 29, 2015


By a name, any.
posted by clavdivs at 11:55 PM on May 29, 2015 [1 favorite]


Except for...you know the one.
posted by rhizome at 1:42 AM on May 31, 2015


I just joined this thread because someone told me they were playing the Banana Onion Game on metatalk! Boy was i disappointed. Banananother name sounds nothing like onions.
posted by not_on_display at 9:57 PM on May 31, 2015


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