Clear, refreshing taste June 29, 2003 6:38 PM   Subscribe

It's Pepsi. And it's blue.
posted by Vidiot to Etiquette/Policy at 6:38 PM (34 comments total)

Shhh... Matt's just testing the ad-free Metafilter... right? Right?
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:39 PM on June 29, 2003


Sheesh, I go away for a while and this place turns into Madison Avenue.

Wanna buy a duck?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:42 PM on June 29, 2003


Wanna buy a duck?

A what?
posted by PrinceValium at 6:50 PM on June 29, 2003


Wanna buy a duck?

What kinda duck?
posted by duckstab at 6:50 PM on June 29, 2003


Or should that be DuckTM?
posted by dg at 6:54 PM on June 29, 2003


It's difficult to tell if the posts in question are tongue in cheek or, uh, hand in pants. I'm leaning toward the latter for the first and the former for the second.

Either way, before all you wacky funsters get too geared up, I'd like to make the no-brainer comment and say that a) stone the witch and b) if you're going to satirize on the front page, you're going to need to be a wee bit funnier about it.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:58 PM on June 29, 2003


It's Apple. And it's fast.

The only complete failure of the post was the lack of skill used to infiltrate the average "I'm Cool because I read Adbusters" Metafilter mindset. In the correct circumstances, you could easily market your products in a manner which receive praise from this ridiculously predictable Fight-The-Power community.

For example, pretend you're MiguelCardoso:

Does Anyone Eat Breakfast Anymore? Has our "work first, eat later" gruel completely ruined the grand tradition of the morning meal? Do we still care about the grandeur of the le biscuit while cast in the dazzling sunrise bouncing off rich Portugal beach? Even though I'm much too busy nowadays writing my Great Portugese Novel, I still find time to stop at the local McDonalds (forgive me!), and sip the finest brew of coffee extract harvested from the supple tits of the Coffee Bean goddesses. Oh Delight!
posted by Stan Chin at 6:58 PM on June 29, 2003 [1 favorite]


So, let me get this straight - carlos is miguel is stan?

Seriously, though - what stavrosthewonderchicken said.
posted by dg at 7:01 PM on June 29, 2003


I love it when you say "supple tits", Stan.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:01 PM on June 29, 2003


Maybe they're "shaking our cages." Its been a while since we've had trolls with a mission to teach metafilter a lesson or two. Whatever happened to Bluetrain? Did the mission go well? I picture him being knighted under some bridge...
posted by skallas at 7:04 PM on June 29, 2003


Damn, Stan: I just snorted Diet Dr. Pepper (tm) up my nose.
posted by Vidiot at 7:05 PM on June 29, 2003


ROFL--great job Stan!
posted by RunsWithBandageScissors at 7:07 PM on June 29, 2003


>The only complete failure of the post was the lack of skill used to infiltrate the average "I'm Cool because I read Adbusters"

Oh spare me your condescending knee-jerk anti-pretenious crap. Tech really interests many mefites. Apple's G5 offerings got national media attention and brings 64-bit to the desktop. This place is teeming with geeks, apple or otherwise. This place isn't teeming with soft drink marketers or quick-serve industry types.

>Metafilter mindset

Who told him about the secret meetings?
posted by skallas at 7:08 PM on June 29, 2003


Pssst! I hear that Carlos drinks LiveWire. Pass it on...
posted by Vidiot at 7:15 PM on June 29, 2003


I think I have it. Miguel Cardoso is actually an alternate personality of Stan Chin. How else could Stan so easily imitate Migs' posting style?

I think that the first post was meant to be satire and didn't pull it off, the next clearly meant to riff of the first. But both are eminently deleteable.
posted by Salmonberry at 7:15 PM on June 29, 2003


even I have no interest in consuming a McGriddle and that's saying something.
posted by jonmc at 7:42 PM on June 29, 2003


sorry, wrong thread. sadly there is a bottle of Live Wire MD in the fridge although I havent had any. Too busy drinking beer and green wine.
posted by jonmc at 7:54 PM on June 29, 2003


Well done, Mr. Chin, but you forgot the (via bifurcated rivets)
posted by Ufez Jones at 8:11 PM on June 29, 2003


Watching you all go ballistic over a stupid post is every troll's wet dream cum true. ;-P
posted by mischief at 8:13 PM on June 29, 2003


I only ask that when those two threads get deleted we get rid of this one too just to burn the evidence of them ever existing. And what's with the all-caps nickname anyway?
posted by Space Coyote at 9:15 PM on June 29, 2003


Stan: LOL
Ufez: ROFL

But shouldn't there also be a [lenghty bracketed aside that's tangentially related to the post] as well?
posted by O9scar at 10:13 PM on June 29, 2003


So I shouldn't feel bad about that Power Mac G5 post? Phew.

pocket check from Cupertino marketroids, enter escape pod, detonate gravity bombs
posted by solistrato at 10:20 PM on June 29, 2003


Good lord...if even JonMC won't touch one of these "McGriddles," it's bad. It's very bad.
posted by davidmsc at 10:26 PM on June 29, 2003


I don't know what's scarier about that shitty soda post: that someone posted it or that two people, so far, have fucking trackbacked it.
posted by eyeballkid at 11:06 PM on June 29, 2003


Are you guys sure the thread wasn't innocent? The prose was over the top enough it could have been a sincere* but apparently off attempt.

The fact that the poster is apparently nowhere to be found, though, might be the decisive judgment criteria...


*sincerely mocking, I mean. You know. Like Alanis knowing the song wasn't Ironic. Or... Oh, I give up.
posted by weston at 11:13 PM on June 29, 2003


i knew i shouldnt have picked that thread to make my comeback comment. shucks.

mcgriddle. just say it outloud.
posted by c at 11:28 PM on June 29, 2003


which receive praise from this ridiculously predictable Fight-The-Power community.

like, are you _sure_? because I'm not the only one who's convinced that over here we like brands and defend them, adbusters is very far from being a shoo-in for Mefi's Beloved Site, plus many many members defend Starbucks (they give health benefits to employees and they have wi-fi) and McDonald's (cheap and reliable and O.K., for some cholesterol-junkie MeFi users) and a lot of other big corporate entities

ridiculously predictable? what's really predictable is your comments about allegedly anti-corporate conformists here. the reality is a little more complicated if you check the links
posted by matteo at 1:21 AM on June 30, 2003


mcgriddle. just say it outloud.
They have billboards in my neighborhood with the slogan "McGriddle Me This".

Welcome back 'c', glad to see a real member survived the recent weirdness with single-letter usernames (which Matt will delete me for mentioning - First rule of MeFight Club...)
posted by wendell at 1:31 AM on June 30, 2003


I was really hoping Matt would write (on either deletion):
This post was deleted for the following reason: To get Wendell to calm down

He knows I'm only kidding when I yell and scream and steam blows out my ears (Now if only I could convince my wife...)
posted by wendell at 1:35 AM on June 30, 2003


I guess only Miguel is allowed 'AdFilter' posts, he slides them in about once a day, and twice on the days that he posts as Carlos.
posted by DBAPaul at 3:27 AM on June 30, 2003


AdFilter is worse than BaselessAccusationFilter how precisely?
posted by walrus at 5:19 AM on June 30, 2003


There is an adfilter already. I best buy another textad... :) You are welcome to get your ad-posting urges taken care of there anytime you like.
[disclaimer, really blatant self link]
posted by dabitch at 8:06 AM on June 30, 2003


I think this post proves Stan Chin's point exactly, all it takes is a few hours of work and editing and a mastermind like Stan to make any ad appealing to the MeFi community. (BTW, Stan, I'm still waiting for your shoe-post)
posted by lazy-ville at 11:22 AM on June 30, 2003


even I have no interest in consuming a McGriddle

*speechless*
posted by i_cola at 10:41 AM on July 2, 2003


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