Palin-Free in 2016 January 20, 2016 7:57 PM   Subscribe

I went to re-enable the greasemonkey script shared here, which turns "Sarah Palin" into "Porky Pig" but I no longer have it. It's not in the wiki or at greasyfork.org. Anyone still have it who is able to share it?
posted by crush-onastick to MetaFilter-Related at 7:57 PM (36 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I was about to say that I can't believe someone like her is the object of so much news coverage, and then I remembered she ran for vice president and was governor of a state. That's... weird.
posted by teponaztli at 9:11 PM on January 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


Thank you to Metafilter as a whole for not posting (unless I missed it, if so don't link me, I like being unaware) an FPP about her endorsement of Trump or the alleged despicable actions one of her children recently engaged in. These aren't issues with nothing worth talking about...but political discussion is better here when we avoid the tabloid tier stuff.

Take a tip from Mr. Paul Anka.
posted by Drinky Die at 9:43 PM on January 20, 2016 [5 favorites]


I hate Palin as much as the next person, but auto-changing her name to Porky Pig smacks a little uncomfortably of some pretty vile misogyny. I wish the script authors had chosen a different term to correct to.
posted by Dysk at 1:08 AM on January 21, 2016 [21 favorites]


It was slapped together in less than an hour by an individual in response to an Ask with simple instructions on how to change it, don't think they were intentionally making any statements. But yeah, the lipstick on a pig thing is a thing to be aware of when you talk about Palin.
posted by Drinky Die at 1:16 AM on January 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


This will do what you need
posted by episodic at 2:25 AM on January 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Yeah, if this had been about a script that replaced "Barack Obama" with "Curious George," five bucks says this MeTa would have been insta-deleted. But this is funny because Republicans.
posted by cribcage at 4:39 AM on January 21, 2016 [3 favorites]


which turns "Sarah Palin" into "Porky Pig"

Wow. I hate her as much as anyone, but mocking female politicians of any party for their appearance is pretty low. I'm surprised and a little disheartened that this post made it through the mod queue.
posted by Jacqueline at 4:57 AM on January 21, 2016 [5 favorites]


FWIW the script was customizable and I had changed it to "Lard Lad Donuts" as per Paul Anka.

Thanks, episodic, the web I need for work is much safer now.
posted by crush-onastick at 5:07 AM on January 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


Yeah, if this had been about a script that replaced "Barack Obama" with "Curious George," five bucks says this MeTa would have been insta-deleted. But this is funny because Republicans.

Mocking Obama because of thinly veiled racism wouldn't fly, true. Mocking Palin because of the ridiculous shit she says does fly, because it's that ridiculous. The whole "but she's a woman" thing shouldn't fly because she doesn't get a free card to do or say whatever stupid shit she wants. She SHOULD be mocked as long as she continues to espouse such a long list of nonsense.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:41 AM on January 21, 2016 [6 favorites]


Palin interpreted the "lipstick on a pig" line as a comment that was referring to her as a pig. I think it's more than reasonable to disagree with that interpretation of the comment. But, doubling down after her objection by calling her Porky Pig is less ambiguous to me. If someone complains about something like that, find another way to criticize their views that doesn't push that button.

But again, we are talking about the actions half a decade ago of a user that made a script in response to an Ask in less than an hour. It was dumb but like, okay you can change the script to say whatever you want if you want to use it. It's only showing up on your own screen.
posted by Drinky Die at 5:47 AM on January 21, 2016


Ha, this works pretty well! Potentially hilarious results in the comfort of your home!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:55 AM on January 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


These aren't issues with nothing worth talking about...but political discussion is better here when we avoid the tabloid tier stuff.

I don't see it as tabloid level stuff at all. When she and Jeb Bush are running around blaming "bad parenting" for the actions of rioters, but then disavowing any responsibility when their own children commit felonies, then it's something that is a legitimate topic of discussion. We Palin the elder is setting her daughter up as a role model to be emulated, and forgiven for her "failings" all while her daughter is engaging in the activities she's lecturing others to avoid it's a legitimate topic of discussion. When she blames the President for her son's PTSD when she's a member of a party that's fought to undermine funding for vets it's a legitimate topic of discussion.

I could go on.

This said, I used to have a script that changed all instanced of cloud to clown and I loved it. "Everything will be better once we move everything into the clown." "We'll for the price you can't beat clown computing." "It's slightly clowny out." "Clown-based storage is the way of the future."
posted by cjorgensen at 6:07 AM on January 21, 2016 [8 favorites]


But this is funny because Republicans.

Go over to RedState or Free Republic and watch the commenters fling shiat at La Palin. I think many RedStaters would happily bury her in their backyards, while even the Freepers are about 50/50 eager to watch her burn down the GOP/wish a truck would pick up the trash. What I am trying to say is that laughing at Alaska's Worst Family has become a bipartisan issue.

Th-Th-Th-That's all Folks!
posted by octobersurprise at 6:14 AM on January 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


I don't know what I'd do without Greasemonkey scripts. Oh yeah, I remember now - hate what the web's become. It's tolerable now with blocking/hiding crap, silly substitutions and killfiles. Oh man, killfiles.

You can change Sarah Palin and Barack Obama to anything you want. It's OK.
posted by sidereal at 6:18 AM on January 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


Darn, now I really want to see a Clinton, Sanders, and O'Malley dance-off.
posted by Drinky Die at 6:30 AM on January 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


I'd give it to O'Malley. The other two would probably look like Buzz Aldrin on DWTS.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:46 AM on January 21, 2016


This said, I used to have a script that changed all instanced of cloud to clown and I loved it. "Everything will be better once we move everything into the clown." "We'll for the price you can't beat clown computing." "It's slightly clowny out." "Clown-based storage is the way of the future."

Also works well with "butt".
posted by curious nu at 6:50 AM on January 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Darn, now I really want to see a Clinton, Sanders, and O'Malley dance-off.

I'm picturing Clinton doing an extremely-stiff, barely-on-beat Nae-Nae, O'Malley doing the hand-on-pelvis solo-merengue Steve Martin dance from My Blue Heaven, and Sanders just kind of slamming himself against the ground repeatedly because he's still a little unclear about the concept of "dancing"
posted by Greg Nog at 7:08 AM on January 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


"Sarah Palin" into "Porky Pig"

One of them is a figure to be ridiculed, a cartoon character that can barely speak English and represents our worst, most inept impulses.

The other is literally a cartoon character.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 10:09 AM on January 21, 2016 [5 favorites]


One of them is a figure to be ridiculed, a cartoon character that can barely speak English and represents our worst, most inept impulses.

The other is a pig.
posted by cjorgensen at 12:56 PM on January 21, 2016 [3 favorites]


That's not as funny as mine, sorry. Too on the nose. Bzzz. You lose. We have some lovely parting gifts...
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 1:04 PM on January 21, 2016


I prefer my script that changes all references to Donald Trump to 'some rich asshole'.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 2:04 PM on January 21, 2016


Mocking Palin because of the ridiculous shit she says does fly, because it's that ridiculous. The whole "but she's a woman" thing shouldn't fly because she doesn't get a free card to do or say whatever stupid shit she wants.

So, use a script that changes 'Sarah Palin' to 'Blathering Idiot' or something. Mock her for her words, and not her appearance.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 2:23 PM on January 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


Completely random prediction: Trump has just stated he is no longer worried about Cruz. This means, Putin has delivered the dirt, and we shall soon hear and see it.

Please don't make me see the S. Palin in here, Michael Palin, no problem, I'm not dead yet.
posted by Oyéah at 4:44 PM on January 21, 2016


While this problem has apparently been solved, if you're a Firefox user, I like to recommend FoxReplace for all your Palin-to-Porky (or cloud-to-butt) needs.
posted by kindall at 8:10 PM on January 21, 2016


I mean, if you're uncomfortable with 'Porky Pig', you can substitute it with 'lukewarm bit of vile putrescence' like some people I know do. That seems a bit extreme to me though, since I don't really want to alienate all the vile putrescences I know.
posted by logicpunk at 2:32 AM on January 22, 2016


Huh. Porky Pig's defining feature is his speech impediment - moreso than even his pigdom, I reckon. Sarah Palin is well-known for her ability to craft soup out of words. And this script replaces Palin's name with Porky Pig's a) only to the person with the script installed, and b) only as a hastily assembled default that is easily changed. And that's even ignoring the whole attempt to wrest an insult out of the phrase 'lipstick on a pig', akin to the truly herculean effort to be insulted by the 'you didn't build that' phrase in one of Obama's comments.

Maybe it's possible to think better of other MeFites rather than jumping straight to vile misogyny or a knock on her appearance, rather than her words and actions.
posted by gadge emeritus at 2:46 AM on January 22, 2016 [2 favorites]


Could we have a script that replaces every video of Palin with this?
posted by HuronBob at 5:31 AM on January 22, 2016


Huh. Porky Pig's defining feature is his speech impediment - moreso than even his pigdom, I reckon

Which is why he's called Porky Pig and not Mr Speech Impediment?
posted by Dysk at 5:56 AM on January 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


And whether intentionally misogynist or not (has anyone even posited that it was intentional?) it was an unfortunate choice.
posted by Dysk at 6:02 AM on January 22, 2016


So, use a script that changes 'Sarah the idiotic reptilian sleeper agent Palin' to 'Blathering Idiot' or something. Mock her for her words, and not her appearance.

Oh, didn't you were an apologist for our Reptilian overlords, my bad!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:55 AM on January 22, 2016


I saw them labeled as Hot Mess and Dumpster fire. That kind of labeling almost makes it bearable to see them at all, especially Hot Mess. Come to think of it, whoever made Rand Paul made his eyelids go all the way to his eyebrows. I saw him on the Tee Vee last night, Whooee, that 'ol boy looked like he was gonna whip his tongue out and snap flies out of thin air. They sure know how to pick 'em.
posted by Oyéah at 1:05 PM on January 22, 2016


someone noted elsewhere that "turnip lamp" is an anagram of Trump Palin.
posted by quonsar II: smock fishpants and the temple of foon at 1:45 PM on January 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


it was an unfortunate choice

Perhaps. That's not what was said, though.
posted by gadge emeritus at 3:52 PM on January 22, 2016


Speaking for my own initial comment, it pretty much was. I didn't explicitly state that I didn't necessarily think it was intentional, but I also didn't explicitly state that it was, so...
posted by Dysk at 4:15 PM on January 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


someone noted elsewhere that "turnip lamp" is an anagram of Trump Palin.

TURNIP 2016
posted by flabdablet at 11:34 PM on January 27, 2016


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