Does he or doesn't he? Only his hairdresser knows for sure. May 23, 2017 11:30 PM   Subscribe

After a two year long campaign of awesome dog posts (40), Johnny Wallflower finally overcomes his obvious Pro-Dog Agenda and finally makes a cat post today. But wait, Johnny Wallflower has also posted about cats you say. Perhaps, but do a paltry 30 cat posts even count? In my heart of hearts I do not believe that Johnny Wallflower has an Obvious Anti-Cat Bias. I have come to believe that he reached Peak Cat on his first time up at bat. How are you going to keep them on the farm once they've seen Liquid Cats?
posted by ActingTheGoat to MetaFilter-Related at 11:30 PM (23 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

Johnny Wallflower is doing yeoman's work in keeping MetaFilter cheerful and silly and fun, and I, for one, greatly appreciate it! Even if he is an inveterate cat-hater.
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 11:49 PM on May 23 [29 favorites]


Will these catty rumors forever dog Johnny Wallflower? Fake mews! Sad.
posted by taz (staff) at 12:02 AM on May 24 [46 favorites]


I'm glad for what JW is doing, and I think we need more of it. After my brief YAYpril! campaign, I have continued to tag posts with YAY! because I think we all need a way to find the small nuggets of fun in the horror that has been the front page of The Blue lately.

When did MetaFilter become such a repository of depressing, outraging, heartbreaking, or otherwise just sort of downer posts? Surely it was more fun in the past, otherwise I don't think I would have signed up.
posted by hippybear at 2:00 AM on May 24 [2 favorites]


Surely it was more fun in the past,
well, we only had analog cats back then, so.
posted by clavdivs at 3:20 AM on May 24 [7 favorites]


> When did MetaFilter become such a repository of depressing, outraging, heartbreaking, or otherwise just sort of downer posts?

It's been a place to find links about both really good stuff and really bad stuff nearly since its inception. Remember the second Bush administration? Metafilter was here through all of that, too.
posted by ardgedee at 3:25 AM on May 24 [3 favorites]


Literally the very first post on MetaFilter was about digitizing cats. I mean, c'mon.
posted by hippybear at 3:26 AM on May 24 [1 favorite]


My thanks to Johnny as well for his posts, and his thoughtfulness in giving me a heads up when there's a Husky involved...
posted by HuronBob at 3:33 AM on May 24


> Literally the very first post on MetaFilter was about digitizing cats. I mean, c'mon.

...the second was about JenniCam and the third was about Apple. The first week of MetaFilter had three posts about Apple, one about Microsoft's antitrust trials (more about the Bristol case), and a death-of-Yahoo post. Within fourteen days Matt had made the first politics post apropos the impending 2000 election. Within the first six weeks are also posts about spammers, AOL, bad web design, Bill Gate's wealth, internet trolls, Kevin Mitnick, Amway, abortion, and politics.
posted by ardgedee at 4:30 AM on May 24 [4 favorites]


Johnny you're a wonderful presence on this site, and I value your contributions here so much. Thank you.
posted by smoke at 4:31 AM on May 24 [9 favorites]


Oh come on steeple - can't you even see that those are dogs dressed like cats? Wake up and smell the conspiracy.
posted by Nanukthedog at 4:39 AM on May 24 [1 favorite]


"....dogs dressed like cats..."

Or, is it...
posted by HuronBob at 4:42 AM on May 24 [3 favorites]


I only want to ask, why so few llama and emu posts?
posted by sammyo at 4:51 AM on May 24 [3 favorites]


You gotta pay for PremiumMetaFilter for those.
posted by Etrigan at 5:34 AM on May 24


Johnny Wallflower is a friend to cats.
posted by 80 Cats in a Dog Suit at 6:56 AM on May 24 [5 favorites]


Oh come on steeple - can't you even see that those are dogs dressed like cats? Wake up and smell the conspiracy.

well, cats are natural steeplejacks, were as dogs need us to dress them in Christmas sweaters and the like.
posted by clavdivs at 7:26 AM on May 24


Metafilter is in its later teens. It's definitely going through an infatuation with the grim and gritty right now, and has been trending that way for several years. There's much more pressure for posts to have to have Substance now, and be about Serious Issues.
posted by bonehead at 2:03 PM on May 24 [4 favorites]


I only want to ask, why so few llama and emu posts?

Yes! I would love to see more posts about llamas, emus, and other permanently disheveled animals!
posted by aubilenon at 2:26 PM on May 24 [1 favorite]


Okay, 40 posts vs. 30 posts isn't "hating" cats; it only shows a moderate dog preference. And why wouldn't you prefer dogs when they are so often demonstrating that they're better at 'working around the rules' than a certain current President.
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:45 PM on May 24 [1 favorite]


I stopped reading for a while in the 2000s because this place was such a downer and had gotten mean-spirited, and I abandoned my username. It's one of the many things I did in the 2000s that I'm not proud of.

Johnny Wallflower brings us consistent bright spots and I am grateful every time.
posted by Countess Elena at 5:46 PM on May 24


N'thing this, three cheers for happy or "hey this is cool, you'll like this" spot-of-brightness posts, and three cheers for persistence during this grinding time. It takes consistent energy input -- emotional labor, anyone? -- and it's appreciated.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 6:55 PM on May 24 [10 favorites]


Johnny Flower
How I ruff him
And I pray that someday he'll love meow
And together we will see how puppy kitties can be
posted by The Underpants Monster at 10:03 PM on May 25




Also, dogs may not be liquid, but they can merge one way or another.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:52 PM on May 28 [4 favorites]


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