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What are the best 'called it' moments from here?
posted by fluttering hellfire to MetaFilter-Related at 6:51 PM (33 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

two immediately come to mind:
my greatest fear is how our government is going to respond. more erosion of freedom in the name of security. mark my words.
posted by rebeccablood at 1:10 PM on September 11, 2001 [304 favorites +] [!]

Obama will become the first black president.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 9:22 PM on April 27, 2005 [44 favorites −] [!]
posted by lalex at 7:40 PM on April 6 [29 favorites]


I hope that the "44 favorites" is intentional.
posted by misterbrandt at 8:23 PM on April 6 [20 favorites]


I remember someone called Gotye's success (well he was sort of one hit wonder ish but that's probably enough to retire on)
posted by dismas at 9:08 PM on April 6


He's really just somebody we used to know.
posted by lazuli at 9:36 PM on April 6 [45 favorites]




the future's easy -- everything just keeps on feeling equal parts insane and inevitable.
the present on the other hand -- I still think I got it best with my very first post here:

The Nearest Thing To Being Alive

the Wall of Death, because the link is broken
posted by philip-random at 12:30 AM on April 7






Turbid dahlia called the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, sigh.
posted by Melismata at 5:48 AM on April 7 [2 favorites]


I hope that the "44 favorites" is intentional.

As in: every individual wafting past that particular comment after 44 favorites were hit decided to refrain from favoriting it any more, presumably to prevent jinxing it, which makes this an intentional-individual-yet-collective-favoriting-refrain-decision. Sociology is So Hard.
posted by Namlit at 6:12 AM on April 7 [4 favorites]


there is a 9.10.01 metetalk post that kinda freaked me out.
posted by clavdivs at 6:29 AM on April 7


...

Um... you guys I think Trump might be a Russian plant
posted by showbiz_liz at 6:57 PM on June 21, 2016 [25 favorites +] [!]
posted by obliviax at 7:11 AM on April 7 [26 favorites]


lol my proudest achievement. Of course, I thought I was joking...
posted by showbiz_liz at 9:56 AM on April 7 [25 favorites]


At the risk of tooting my own horn (I got the specific artist wrong, but was right conceptually):

Between this and the "Shakespeare Sucks" thread the other day, is this the beginning of some sort of second-wave hipsterdom where one proves how non-conformist and smart they are by tearing down a classic work? I eagerly await future posts about how terrible a movie "Citizen Kane' was and how Rembrandt couldn't paint for shit.
posted by The Gooch at 6:34 PM on August 2, 2014 [11 favorites +] [!]

"Would you? Could you? In a car?" "No, I do not care for that Renoir"
October 6, 2015 2:57 PM Subscribe
NPR: 3 Questions With The Guy Who Hates Renoir
posted by schmod (138 comments total) [add to favorites] 20 users marked this as a favorite [!]
posted by The Gooch at 10:03 AM on April 7 [2 favorites]


Does the whole "Kaycee Nicole is fake" thing count?
posted by sarcasticah at 1:08 PM on April 7 [1 favorite]


and now that I think about it -- I believe I may predicted that social network that was supposed to replace Facebook might pursue a trajectory similar to the Segway ...

and a quick search reveals:

Seriously. Ello is suddenly everywhere. I haven't known an insta-hype like this since the Segway.

So less of a prediction than an observation ... with implications. Does that count?
posted by philip-random at 2:05 PM on April 7 [1 favorite]


I remember someone called Gotye's success (well he was sort of one hit wonder ish but that's probably enough to retire on)
He's really just somebody we used to know.


Confirmed.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 2:10 PM on April 7 [14 favorites]


there is a 9.10.01 metetalk post that kinda freaked me out.
posted by clavdivs at 6:29 AM on April 7 [+] [!]


Do you mean this one? "Nothing's worthy of the front page anymore."
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 3:37 PM on April 7 [1 favorite]


Holy cow
posted by Namlit at 4:02 PM on April 7


Erm, so the Obama comment has 45 favorites now. Who will take one for the team and withdraw their favorite? KEEP IT 44
posted by obliviax at 7:21 PM on April 7 [6 favorites]


there is a 9.10.01 metetalk post that kinda freaked me out.
posted by clavdivs at 6:29 AM on April 7 [+] [!]


I assumed it was this comment which I came across a while ago while digging through posts from around that date to see what was going on in the days just before. I read it several times to make sure the date and words were really what they looked like.
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage at 7:32 PM on April 7


Well, my snide complaint comment about inequality from 2012 feels so wrong but still right.
posted by RolandOfEld at 9:37 PM on April 7


> Do you mean this one? "Nothing's worthy of the front page anymore."

And thus I learn that plastic.com now redirects to guydeboredom.tumblr.com. Bet nobody predicted that.
posted by languagehat at 6:50 AM on April 8 [3 favorites]


October 2004: What if there was Flickr for movie clips?

Youtube.com est. February 2005
posted by Trivia Newton John at 6:58 AM on April 8 [10 favorites]


I feel like I had one of these in the political threads recently, but they’re too big to go searching through for it.
posted by corb at 10:57 AM on April 8 [1 favorite]


This was a post-facto 'called it' (i.e. I don't think the person who claims they called it posted on the original post), but there was one about the pooper in the apartment building.
posted by batter_my_heart at 11:39 PM on April 8 [1 favorite]




I think somewhere around MeFi Podcast 21, or maybe a couple podcasts later, jessamyn said nice stuff about my FPPs and music and how she'd never heard of me before but now I was in her life, at least demographic-wise. I felt all gushy inside. A couple months later we started dating. (We just celebrated our tenth boopaversary.)

Now was that prescience on her part, or mine?
posted by not_on_display at 9:26 PM on April 9 [12 favorites]


Welcome to Metafilter, Scott!
posted by StrikeTheViol at 9:38 PM on April 14, 2011


420 favorites... My... God...
posted by selfnoise at 4:06 PM on April 10


There's that one time The Whelk predicted the main plot point of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 three years in advance.
posted by radwolf76 at 8:35 PM on April 10 [2 favorites]


This one is like the polar opposite, anti-prescient comment exemplar. I wish it had not been so, so wrong.
posted by rabbitrabbit at 10:55 AM on April 11 [1 favorite]


There's that one time The Whelk predicted the main plot point of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 three years in advance.

that's also basically the plot to the Invincible comics. and I guess every story that has ever been written about being the kid to an extremely shitty dad who treats them terribly and is unforgivable
posted by runt at 8:31 AM on April 13



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