Mildly Irritating Mefite Makes Good September 26, 2015 10:14 AM   Subscribe

Mefi's Own Greg Nog (Twitter: @cat_beltane) gets interviewed for SplitSider's Follow Friday feature.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to MetaFilter-Related at 10:14 AM (52 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

Yay Greg Nog! He's the mildly irritatingest!
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:15 AM on September 26, 2015 [11 favorites]


Lil Friendys is the best thing ever and if you haven't watched it you are wronger than you thought possible.
posted by billiebee at 11:34 AM on September 26, 2015 [11 favorites]


Top man, and a great artist! Go he!
posted by the quidnunc kid at 11:54 AM on September 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


Yay Greg Nog!
posted by ellieBOA at 12:07 PM on September 26, 2015


“I met greg erskine in real life and remain unconvinced that he is not some kind of complicated hoax”

If a real live ghost feels this way, what chance do the rest of us have? I suspect he is merely pixels.
posted by GenjiandProust at 12:36 PM on September 26, 2015 [4 favorites]


i heard that greg eats 5 dozen eggs and he's roughly the size of a barge
posted by poffin boffin at 12:38 PM on September 26, 2015 [15 favorites]


*leaves rubber chicken bouquet, reverently backs away before wiring joy buzzer with a memail warning.
[squawk of mic]

"Jewel in the crown, a gem in the brocade of humor and a judge of bad whiskey."

You are our Little Richard.
posted by clavdivs at 1:20 PM on September 26, 2015 [2 favorites]


I like it when people are extra smart and nice! Yay, Mr. Nog!
posted by mintcake! at 1:25 PM on September 26, 2015


Greg Nog once slept on an air mattress in my living room and I simply stared at his unconscious form all night
posted by shakespeherian at 2:00 PM on September 26, 2015 [9 favorites]


later at dawn tim wept
posted by poffin boffin at 2:24 PM on September 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


one time we effed
posted by likeatoaster at 2:54 PM on September 26, 2015 [33 favorites]


I am playing this in my apartment and my cats are FREAKING OUT you guys
posted by lalex at 3:01 PM on September 26, 2015 [4 favorites]


Carving twitter out of wood is the best thing. It is not even a little annoying. Sorry, Greg.
posted by rtha at 3:32 PM on September 26, 2015 [5 favorites]


Lil Friendys is my favorite thing to show people who deserve to be mildly irritated.

His Hamibal/Hannibal Season 3 re-caps(?) with puppets also got a lot of traction recently, even with the fan-conscious creators of the TV series.

Good on you, Greg Nog!
posted by carsonb at 3:40 PM on September 26, 2015


Greg once fried some chicken for likeatoaster, me and blisterlips at like 1:30 AM.
posted by griphus at 3:46 PM on September 26, 2015 [5 favorites]


At the only Boston meetup I've been to, everyone starting talking about Greg and then we all simultaneously got a little embarrassed at what fanbois we were being.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 4:14 PM on September 26, 2015 [4 favorites]


i heard his beard is insured for $10,000
posted by poffin boffin at 4:17 PM on September 26, 2015 [4 favorites]


On my re-read of the article, I thought the second Tweet shown said, ""so what did you do before self-driving cars?"" which, considering his cats, was extra weird.
posted by notsnot at 4:36 PM on September 26, 2015


I heard he shot a man in Reno just to watch him die.
posted by briank at 4:44 PM on September 26, 2015


one time we effed

TMI
posted by Going To Maine at 4:45 PM on September 26, 2015


Lil Friendys is the best thing ever and if you haven't watched it you are wronger than you thought possible.

Thank you. I hadn't heard of this and I'm really enjoying them.
Bonus: now I know how to make deviled eggs.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 4:47 PM on September 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


I heard he's married to Toaster and eats one cracker a day
posted by en forme de poire at 4:55 PM on September 26, 2015 [3 favorites]


On my re-read of the article, I thought the second Tweet shown said, ""so what did you do before self-driving cars?"" which, considering his cats, was extra weird.

Am I... missing something? Isn't that exactly what it says?
posted by Dysk at 5:20 PM on September 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


At the only Boston meetup I've been to, everyone starting talking about Greg and then we all simultaneously got a little embarrassed at what fanbois we were being.

I'll have you know that Greg Nog responded to one of my comments once.
posted by SpacemanStix at 5:41 PM on September 26, 2015


HI MISSY
posted by poffin boffin at 5:45 PM on September 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


Greg Nog has favourited at least two of my comments praising Greg Nog.
posted by yellowbinder at 6:18 PM on September 26, 2015 [15 favorites]


Lil Friendys is pretty much what I want to be able to do once I gather enough talent and ambition. Greg is my hero.
posted by xingcat at 6:22 PM on September 26, 2015


Remember when he did his bird puppetry at Flavortown? If only we knew then what we know now, we could've stopped all this madness at the start.
posted by The Whelk at 6:28 PM on September 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


one time we effed

/washing air mattress
posted by shakespeherian at 7:03 PM on September 26, 2015 [6 favorites]


✅ I have met this user in the real world and he is delightful.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 7:17 PM on September 26, 2015 [4 favorites]


Mmmmmmackerel!
posted by Joseph Gurl at 7:48 PM on September 26, 2015 [3 favorites]


Greg Nog and likeatoaster introduced me to picklebacks in their living room once, and now I sort of just assume they have a surplus of pickle juice on hand at all times.
posted by invitapriore at 8:51 PM on September 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


All props to Greg but what is the mackerel guy's twitter handle?
posted by dogwalker at 9:14 PM on September 26, 2015 [6 favorites]


Welk now that's a fine thing.
posted by From Bklyn at 10:07 PM on September 26, 2015


Sometimes when I am here, I wonder if IRL isn't some kind of complicated hoax. Insured his beard indeed.
posted by Namlit at 1:22 AM on September 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


But I liked that plank. Now a Plank of a typical site on the blue, please.
posted by Namlit at 1:22 AM on September 27, 2015


guys what is the policy on putting Lil Friendys on FanFare
posted by DoctorFedora at 2:11 AM on September 27, 2015


Now I want all the tweets annotated.
posted by nom de poop at 9:40 AM on September 27, 2015


I would like to see Lil Friendys on Fanfare.
posted by mochapickle at 11:27 AM on September 27, 2015 [3 favorites]


me too because then I can be a bore about the emails I paused and rewound one thousand times so I could read them and also that time with the boiled eggs being taken out of the pan is that a shot of them being put in but played backwards and then the time it made me choke up I need to talk about that to people who don't think I've gone mad because puppets
posted by billiebee at 11:42 AM on September 27, 2015 [3 favorites]


Once upon a time a friend of mine decided that for her 30th birthday she was going to visit multiple psychics over the course of a day to see if she could amass some consistent wisdom for her new decade. She didn't want to do this alone, so I went along for the ride. "Whatever!" I though, "they'll probably just warn against bad life choices and say totally different things."

Several hours later we'd visited some psychics and learned that they could not get their stories straight for my friend (except telling her someone named "J" would be important—reader, she later married a Jonah!), but they were all creepily consistent about me: I had been cursed. No, there was nothing I could do about it. Yes, it had been intentional, and it probably happened around 2001. I had been cursed with a malevolent male energy that could not be removed, and I should probably just learn to live with it. They offered to burn some candles for me, and seemed apologetic that they didn't have better news.

As I was walking home, I checked my phone. 4 missed calls! All from Greg! Huh. Had someone died? Was someone wrong about Star Trek on the internet? I listened to the only voicemail he'd left, which went like this:

"Tiffany. Tiffany. Tiffany. Guess what I'm doing. (affect goes flat; voice gets slower and louder) DON'T CHA WISH YOUR GIRLFRIEND WAS HOT LIKE ME. DON'T CHA WISH YOUR GIRLFRIEND WAS A FREAK LIKE ME. That's right. I'm combing my mustache. I'm combing my mustache with my mustache comb."

That's when I realized the psychics were talking about Greg, which was mostly a relief.
posted by ausdemfenster at 12:50 PM on September 27, 2015 [48 favorites]


This explains why we haven't met on the subway in a while.

congratz.
posted by jonmc at 1:07 PM on September 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


“I met greg erskine in real life and remain unconvinced that he is not some kind of complicated hoax”

I had lunch with Greg in Burlington once in the BT (Before Toaster) Era. We were talking about Internet people and how everybody who spends a lot of time on the Internet is there for a reason. We went through a list of people we knew from MeFi and reasons they might spend a lot of time on the Internet. And then I said "But I don't know why YOU spend so much time on the Internet… Like, what's your thing? You're almost normal." And he looked at me with what I remember were those blank saucer Little Orphan Annie eyes that I remember from his cartoons but were probably just his regular eyes. And I looked back at him. And time froze solid for an instant. And I never did figure it out. I think maybe I've been hypnotized. But I don't find him irritating at all.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 2:28 PM on September 27, 2015 [18 favorites]


lalex: "I am playing this in my apartment and my cats are FREAKING OUT you guys"

It isn't making my cockatoo very happy, I'll tell you.
posted by Splunge at 2:30 PM on September 27, 2015


I would like to see Lil Friendys on Fanfare.

As "a neat thing on the internet" wouldn't the blue be the place for it?
posted by ActingTheGoat at 10:24 PM on September 27, 2015


I think it may have even been on there

but, like

that is not enough
posted by DoctorFedora at 10:29 PM on September 27, 2015 [2 favorites]


I met greg erskine in real life and remain unconvinced that he is not some kind of complicated hoax


he bought me scotch once, that is about as real as a dude gets.
posted by louche mustachio at 12:14 AM on September 28, 2015 [3 favorites]


Wow. That plank. I hope the planking meme is reborn from the flames of Greg Nog as a wave of wooden idols to web pages like that.

Also, yeah, Greg Nog == Great! gr8 nog, he could call himself. He walked Metroid Baby and I around parts of New York, the city!
posted by ignignokt at 7:45 AM on September 28, 2015


Eh, he's not so great. He never got his picture on bubblegum cards, did he? Have you ever seen his picture on a bubblegum card? Hmmm? How can you say someone is great who's never had his picture on bubblegum cards?
posted by bondcliff at 7:57 AM on September 28, 2015 [2 favorites]


He may have carved a bubblegum card out of wood! Of himself, with Peanuts-style art, to boot!
posted by ignignokt at 8:51 AM on September 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


This makes me sad since I can only aspire to mildly irritating.
posted by phearlez at 8:58 AM on September 28, 2015


I already love Greg Nog AND THERE ARE PUPPETS?!?!?! YAY.
posted by agregoli at 10:12 AM on September 28, 2015


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