the man of twists and turns brings the links March 1, 2016 10:42 PM   Subscribe

This evening marked the one thousandth FPP for the man of twists and turns. His humble beginning was here, on November 1, 2011. Thanks for all of the great FPPs and links, tmotat.
posted by MoonOrb to MetaFilter-Related at 10:42 PM (45 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite

the man of twists and turns is a MeFi treasure. Well done!
posted by purpleclover at 10:53 PM on March 1, 2016 [5 favorites]


He's a damn fine man however he twists and turns. Respect.
posted by The Whelk at 10:54 PM on March 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


Ah! November 1st 2011. I woke up brutally hungover from a halloween party, was supposed to move to a new apartment and had packed absolutely nothing, stared at my large pile of crappy possessions, and instead turned to the internet and coffee. I remember that post. I also remember making a comment somewhere about having just smoked a half cigarette that I found in the slippers I was wearing and being mocked for it. I regret nothing. 'Twas a great time to 'filter.

To the man! May he twist & turn into the sunset, and eventually return to link us to the wonders upon which he gazed!
posted by mannequito at 11:33 PM on March 1, 2016 [2 favorites]


Congratulation Man of Twists and Turns, you are a great contributor and asset to this community. I really appreciate what you do here.
posted by smoke at 11:42 PM on March 1, 2016


I appreciate how the man of twists and turns Links To The Damn Paper
posted by Blasdelb at 12:53 AM on March 2, 2016 [4 favorites]


Holy crap! I don't even know how that's possible. Well done.
posted by duffell at 3:38 AM on March 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


Cheers to the man of twists and turns for his consistently excellent contributions here. He's been a wonderful teacher for me, in the sense that he presents interesting doorways to step through. I joke that he's a cultivator of my personal micro-culture, and that his posts make me feel like a magpie: So many shiny things to pick up and learn about! I am grateful for that. The discussion that his work here has spawned is terrific, too. I am so glad of it.

Thank you, sir.

And thanks to MoonOrb for noting this milestone.
posted by MonkeyToes at 4:40 AM on March 2, 2016 [3 favorites]


Best of the (Best of the Web). Thanks, tmotat.
posted by tonycpsu at 4:51 AM on March 2, 2016


Nicely done!
posted by Artw at 6:22 AM on March 2, 2016


... and I just flagged this as breaking the guidelines because thought it was on the blue.

*facepalm*

I'm going to get coffee. This is just ridiculous.
posted by RolandOfEld at 6:24 AM on March 2, 2016 [5 favorites]


and I just flagged this as breaking the guidelines because thought it was on the blue.

*facepalm*

I'm going to get coffee.


...now if that ain't a twist and a turn. Enjoy coffee!
posted by Namlit at 6:54 AM on March 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


O mantot! I always get a wee thrill when he faves an FPP of mine, because of this track record.
posted by infini at 6:57 AM on March 2, 2016 [2 favorites]


Congrats - that is truly impressive!
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 7:00 AM on March 2, 2016


1,583 days since 11/1/2011, which means 1 post every 1.583 days if I'm not completely fucking up easy math, which is incredible.

What's most incredible is that I recognize the man of twists and turns as a person who does good posts but I've never once even remotely thought "oh man, this dude again."
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:21 AM on March 2, 2016 [10 favorites]


Congratulations! Now take a nap or something
posted by filthy light thief at 7:36 AM on March 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


Hooray! I enjoy not only Odyssean screen-name, but also his posts!
posted by Greg Nog at 7:49 AM on March 2, 2016


Congrats. I'm always pleased when I see that name attached to a post. Cheers.
posted by Fizz at 8:09 AM on March 2, 2016


I'm just a postwright, still looking for the one perfect link. For people you should keep your eyes on:

theodolite, who always sees the angles.

Blasdelb, injecting science like a phage injects RNA strands, irrevocably changing the threads.

filthy light theif, the researcher with the best eye for detail and interest I know.

flex, for posts that cut to the heart of things.

rorgy,who came up like I did, but smarter and actually insightful.

zarq, the deepest diver.

eriko, who cannot possibly know all the things.

MonkeyToes, for pig lessons.

kliuless, timely relevant accurate.

joseph conrad is fully awesome, from 0 to 300+, and that's a fact.

Smedleyman, the poster child for textual fingerprinting.

divined by radio, who mastered the arcane arts.

Rhaomi, the HTML wizard.

homunculus, the man himself.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 8:16 AM on March 2, 2016 [43 favorites]


Good shit
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:45 AM on March 2, 2016


Hooray!
posted by Going To Maine at 9:12 AM on March 2, 2016


Hip hip hooray!
posted by Kevin Street at 9:35 AM on March 2, 2016


So great!
posted by rtha at 9:40 AM on March 2, 2016


Most impressive!

(47,000+ favorites is more than just a bunch of bookmarks.)
posted by AugustWest at 9:57 AM on March 2, 2016


Even his profile page is ridiculously full of good stuff. Sir, I salute you.
posted by billiebee at 11:27 AM on March 2, 2016


Thanks!
posted by DynamiteToast at 11:52 AM on March 2, 2016


Hear hear!
posted by Miko at 3:19 PM on March 2, 2016


Tangentially, Firefox derped in a spectacularly interesting way this morning and incorporated at least a snippet of this thread into a remarkable piece of modern artwork.
posted by Wolfdog at 4:15 PM on March 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


I met tmotat in Seattle when I visited. Cool dude.
posted by jonmc at 4:20 PM on March 2, 2016 [2 favorites]


I didn't read the article, but I'm going to comment anyway :) TMOTAT is pretty great.
posted by double block and bleed at 6:39 PM on March 2, 2016


TMOTAT is pretty great

Am I the only Scrabble player who is now trying and failing to make TOMATO out of this name?
posted by MonkeyToes at 6:44 PM on March 2, 2016 [2 favorites]


MonkeyToes: "TMOTAT is pretty great

Am I the only Scrabble player who is now trying and failing to make TOMATO out of this name?
"

I think Tomatt is tomato in Swedish or Norwegian.
posted by double block and bleed at 6:51 PM on March 2, 2016


I am happy to follow wherever he leads: twists and turns always turn out well with TMoTaT.
posted by wenestvedt at 7:36 PM on March 2, 2016


Thanks for being one of the good ones, the man of twists and turns. You are much-appreciated.
posted by carsonb at 8:03 PM on March 2, 2016


Wow!
posted by samthemander at 10:13 PM on March 2, 2016


Oh my stars, yes! TMoTaT has seriously classed up this joint in the last few years! Thank you so much for all of the beautifully sourced, intriguingly obscure delights! May there be 1000 more!
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 11:35 PM on March 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


TMOTAT is pretty great

If you just add an apostrophe like this: "T'MOTAT is pretty great," you get a very reticent Orkish battle cry.

(And, yes, TMoTaT is pretty great, and my Warband will give some disapproving glances to anyone who says otherwise.
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:47 AM on March 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


Yay, fantastic work!
posted by carter at 5:48 AM on March 3, 2016


Hey, congrats on 1,000! Outstanding!
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 3:17 PM on March 3, 2016


The big M

Well deserved and was going to sing happy M because M had no comments then, thought no, derail. Then a meta, no, I'd screw it up. So
Thanks, really, IMO, A M Or similar badge should be awarded for a brief period.
posted by clavdivs at 8:37 PM on March 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


Needs an 'orderofmagnitude' tag, btw.
posted by carter at 3:40 PM on March 4, 2016


At my average rate of 2.7 posts per year over the last 11 years, I'll hit 1000 posts somewhere around the year 2374. I should probably step it up a little.
posted by octothorpe at 10:33 AM on March 6, 2016 [3 favorites]


What an incredible contributor! Thanks MOTAT
posted by biggreenplant at 11:30 AM on March 7, 2016


Oh man, I totally missed this. Congrats TMOTAT! Thanks for 1000 (+2) excellent posts!
posted by homunculus at 6:18 PM on March 16, 2016


While we're at it, I also notice that nickyskye recently hit 500 posts (also now +2.) So congrats to nickyskye as well for all those great posts!
posted by homunculus at 6:25 PM on March 16, 2016 [8 favorites]


I've never written a FPP, however motat came to my birthday party and snuck me in a nice bottle of wine! What a mensch!
posted by sweltering at 11:31 PM on March 23, 2016 [2 favorites]


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