A thousand posts September 6, 2018 9:08 AM   Subscribe

This is number 1,000. I don't know what to say, The Whelk. That's a lot of content.

When socialism comes to America, thank The Whelk.
posted by maxsparber to MetaFilter-Related at 9:08 AM (33 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite

Huzzah!
posted by the man of twists and turns at 9:40 AM on September 6, 2018


✊🏻✊🏻✊🏻
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:18 AM on September 6, 2018 [2 favorites]


Yay The Whelk! Quality poster, quality human!
posted by Kattullus at 10:30 AM on September 6, 2018 [2 favorites]


Great work The Whelk!
posted by ellieBOA at 10:41 AM on September 6, 2018 [1 favorite]


To honor The Whelk appropriately, I am going to take this great big pile of appreciation I have for them and distribute it amongst all MeFites.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:41 AM on September 6, 2018 [34 favorites]


Yes, but will it be Whelk Appreciation For All or Single-Payer Whelk Appreciation? And what will we say to oppose those who merely promise Universal Whelk Appreciation?
posted by zachlipton at 10:57 AM on September 6, 2018 [2 favorites]


i swear we do not actually coordinate our posts to appear at the same time, it's just that we keep the same louche and cosmopolitan hours
posted by poffin boffin at 10:58 AM on September 6, 2018 [12 favorites]


SEA SNAILS OF THE WORLD UNITE!!!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:58 AM on September 6, 2018


Huzzah!!
posted by Fizz at 11:22 AM on September 6, 2018


This is the Metafilter liberals want!
posted by tofu_crouton at 11:48 AM on September 6, 2018 [1 favorite]


Earlier this week I set out to write a review of the Greta Garbo film Camille, and spent a couple days trying to figure out how to approach it - then ended up taking a feminist/socialist critique of the plot itself.

After writing it, I spent a few minutes wondering "now where did that come from?....." before realizing "oh, The Whelk. Heh."
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:49 AM on September 6, 2018 [7 favorites]


Congrats. I enjoy your posts, and long may you continue.
posted by MovableBookLady at 11:49 AM on September 6, 2018


Huzzah! A day of feasting in honor of the snail who posts pictures of his delicious dinners on the Twitters!
posted by wenestvedt at 12:08 PM on September 6, 2018


Mille grazie!
posted by arcticseal at 12:14 PM on September 6, 2018 [1 favorite]


WHELK WHELK WHELK WHELK WHELK
posted by loquacious at 12:21 PM on September 6, 2018 [1 favorite]


Love his socialism posts; I joined DSA just to make The Whelk proud of me.
posted by Major Matt Mason Dixon at 12:27 PM on September 6, 2018 [5 favorites]


The Whelk once acquired several gift cards for mail-order New York Bagels that he distributed to various MeFites including yours truly. One of the three nicest things I ever got from a MetaFilter member and a perfect introduction to Fully Automated Luxury Gay Space Communism.
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:28 PM on September 6, 2018 [4 favorites]


🌹
posted by ragtag at 1:13 PM on September 6, 2018


Just to be The Whelk who mans a thousand posts
posted by Kabanos at 1:50 PM on September 6, 2018 [6 favorites]


The Whelk joined Metafilter around the same time I did. If FPPs and overall favorites are any indication, he's at least ten times the MeFite I'll ever be.

Thank you, sir.
posted by philip-random at 2:15 PM on September 6, 2018


The Whelk is very unshellfish in posting cool things from the internet. Thanks to The Whelk, with knobs on.

Around here the equivalent creature is the equally magnificent Frilly Dogwinkle, which is available as a username, just saying.
posted by Rumple at 2:45 PM on September 6, 2018


Just to be The Whelk who mans a thousand posts

Did not fully appreciate this the first time I saw it. Helps if you sing it.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 4:19 PM on September 6, 2018 [1 favorite]


*blushing cat emoji*

(I actually spent tonight at a phone bank for Cynthia Nixon if you can imagine the nightmare of having to cold call people about politics but you settle into a groove pretty easily. I;d like y'all to check out this report on the DSA Rust Belt Convention and the growth of regional organizations.)
posted by The Whelk at 8:29 PM on September 6, 2018 [13 favorites]


THATS THREE, THREE, GOLDEN UKULELES.
posted by clavdivs at 8:55 PM on September 6, 2018


🌹
posted by Gotanda at 9:36 PM on September 6, 2018 [1 favorite]


Thank you The Whelk. One measure of a person is how much and what they contribute to the community. By any measure, The Whelk is tops. Even to a capitalist like me.
posted by AugustWest at 10:42 PM on September 6, 2018 [2 favorites]


He must have this, too: 🍞
posted by aws17576 at 12:06 AM on September 7, 2018 [3 favorites]


The Whelk is a man of great ability. And as I always say, from each accordion to his ability, to each accordion to his needs.
posted by pracowity at 2:31 AM on September 7, 2018


Not only does The Whelk make mega amount of posts, The Whelk also DOMINATES my sidebar list of Contact Activity. Thank you from a fellow sea creature. Your content is appreciated and also quite tasty!
posted by a humble nudibranch at 11:02 AM on September 7, 2018


WHELK WHELK WHELK WHELK WHELK
posted by flabdablet at 1:14 PM on September 7, 2018


Gold star for The Whelk! (in recognition of award of Companion of the Order of MeFi). ((Please sign my petition to this effect)).
posted by the quidnunc kid at 2:18 PM on September 7, 2018


I don't know if I would do the things I do today if it wasn't for some people on MeFi, The Whelk being very much among those people.
I've gone from being a hermit addict who had no hope or direction to feeling like there's a thousand things I can and want to be doing.
I started my degree again, see more people most days than I used to see for weeks, and believe that there's actually ways the future can be made worthwhile.
Thanks 🐌.
🌹 & ⚒️
posted by AnhydrousLove at 12:30 AM on September 8, 2018 [3 favorites]


...but most importantly he whelc
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:09 PM on September 11, 2018


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