strange relationship between posts and the posters' usernames March 20, 2004 1:31 PM   Subscribe

We know that nofundy usually posts about "Fundies", hama7 has posted Hama-Net, and Vidiot's first post was about TV newscasts, but hasn't the relationship between posts and the posters' usernames gotten a little strange lately?

First, I saw Keyser Soze's AskMe about "my friend getting busted by the cops" and its MetaTalk follow-up. But then I noticed posts from PenDevil about rewriting the Chinese Constitution, Dome-O-Rama about an Act of Congress, psychotic venom about these depressing times, loquacious about Rumsfeld's words, ferociouskitty about, and four panels about China's Building Blitz.

And AskMe has a problem with the French from staggernation and a mouse in a messy room from Slimemonster.

Am I just going overboard when I see the connections between a car insurance site and mr crash davis, Jay-Z and soundofsuburbia, or Sudden Oak Death and barkle (oops, that should be bargle) ? If so, just say "adjust your meds, Wendell", and we'll leave it at that. If not, I'll be back tonight with a post about Wendell Willkie.
posted by wendell to MetaFilter-Related at 1:31 PM (74 comments total)

Wendell, it's time for a med tweak. You're starting to sound too much like me. ;-)
posted by konolia at 1:47 PM on March 20, 2004

Sharp eyes, wendell.
posted by Keyser Soze at 2:09 PM on March 20, 2004

Just for the record, I have never FPPed about any kind of soft drink.

I have used 'i' quite a lot tho'...
posted by i_cola at 2:28 PM on March 20, 2004

I am also not a rapper, despite the "mc"
posted by jonmc at 2:34 PM on March 20, 2004

*cancels planned posts on trapped insects, and diffused light*
posted by amberglow at 2:41 PM on March 20, 2004

Anybody else notice that Miguel hasn't posted any stupid shit to Metatalk in a few months? Wasn't this a refreshing kick in the balls?
posted by Stan Chin at 3:01 PM on March 20, 2004

damn. now i have to rewrite my post about cod for dessert. curses!
posted by moz at 3:07 PM on March 20, 2004

it's even funnier when i post under my husband's login name. d'oh!
posted by sugarfish at 3:08 PM on March 20, 2004

Oh, dear.
posted by ColdChef at 3:15 PM on March 20, 2004

XQUZYPHER, as usual misses the point. while it is certainly in the interest of the fat cat corprate fascists to keep you focused on irrelevancies like the one he raises, the fact remains that carrots are, and always have been, more orange than oranges. (ted nugent pointed this out tunefully in the mid-1960's and as a result has been relegated to the slagheap of rusting motor city madmen.) why, if you bunch of bottled-water-drinking, laissez-faire-economy-cheering trained baboons had a scintilla of a clue, you'd be descending right now on the carrot fields demanding an answer. but nooooo - you've got your fancy-schmancy war in iraq to keep you warm and comfy and occupied!
posted by quonsar at 3:39 PM on March 20, 2004

u r funy, wendel. will u b my orkut frend?
posted by Shane at 4:32 PM on March 20, 2004

Did someone say orange?
posted by Orange Goblin at 4:37 PM on March 20, 2004

Hmm, people choose usernames based on their interests and personalities and then they post topics in which they have an interest or are compatible with their personalities.

posted by mischief at 4:40 PM on March 20, 2004

*hastily throws away his soon-to-be-posted-on-the-front-page text for a fpp about Matteo Bandello, the writer Shakespeare stole the Romeo e Giulietta story from, the writer Byron stole the --
bah, whatever*

*deletes file, curses wendell's ESP (not the sports channel)*
posted by matteo at 4:58 PM on March 20, 2004

Credea Romeo che la sua sposa bella

già morta fosse, e viver piú non volse,

ch’a sé la vita in grembo a lei si tolse

con l'acqua che « del serpe » l'uom appella.

Come conobbe il fiero caso quella,

al suo signor piangendo si rivolse

e quanto puoté sovra quel si dolse,

chiamando il ciel iniquo ed ogni stella.

Veggendol poi la vita, oimè, finire,

piú di lui morta, a pena disse: - O Dio,

dammi ch'io possa il mio signor seguire:

questo sol prego, cerco e sol desío,

ch'ovunque ei vada io possa seco gire -.

E ciò dicendo alor di duol morío.

*shakes fist*

posted by matteo at 5:02 PM on March 20, 2004

Someone told me the worst joke in the world is this one:

"Ask me if I'm an orange."

"Are you an orange?"


Ba-doom bah! Now then, what is this thread about?
posted by Salmonberry at 5:18 PM on March 20, 2004

* wishes he'd posted the story about Dasani being tap water *
posted by George_Spiggott at 5:18 PM on March 20, 2004

Nothing's more Orange than the Swan.

[hisses at the poaching Goblin]

Not related to my user name, but I thought it was a funny coincidence that my first FPP was about a poem, my first MeTa thread asked, "Who is MetaFilter's Poet Laureate?" and my second AskMe thread asked for help in identifying a poem (my first AskMe thread sought to identify a novel). Funny coincidence because I don't even read poetry much.
posted by orange swan at 5:24 PM on March 20, 2004

wendell, what would you have ME post?
posted by konolia at 5:30 PM on March 20, 2004

Oh, and well I can't vouch for Witty's wittiness or otherwise since I don't pay enough attention to what he posts, I fondly remember this exchange between stavrosthewonderchicken and Witty in this thread:

Stav: As others have noted in the past, I'm always amused at the happy contradiction between a user who calls himself 'Witty' but posts comments of such thundering dirt-stick-stone stupidity.

Witty: How cute. 'Witty' is my surname. I assume 'stavrosthewonderchicken' is just what you call yourself? Do you wear a costume?

posted by orange swan at 5:39 PM on March 20, 2004

I can answer that, konolia. Every time I see your name, I think of these. You know, as in "Leave the gun, take the canolies"
posted by taz at 5:45 PM on March 20, 2004

Welcome to Hama.
posted by hama7 at 5:56 PM on March 20, 2004

I fondly remember this exchange between stavrosthewonderchicken and Witty in this thread:

I found that exchange oddly fulfilling, too.
posted by hama7 at 6:09 PM on March 20, 2004

posted by Witty at 6:17 PM on March 20, 2004

I've posted many things, but I seem to have successfully avoided anything about Thomas J. Wise.
posted by thomas j wise at 6:42 PM on March 20, 2004

I'm not a therapist.
posted by adampsyche at 7:13 PM on March 20, 2004

MetaTalk: thundering dirt-stick-stone stupidity.

just in case, ya know, i missed it before
posted by quonsar at 7:20 PM on March 20, 2004

Nabbed! All my posts are indeed about Miguel Cardoso. ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 7:35 PM on March 20, 2004

{hands out willkie buttons}
posted by clavdivs at 7:48 PM on March 20, 2004

I'm still looking for a good link on the summer biathlon (a two-sport event that combines tanning and golf).
posted by Zonker at 7:56 PM on March 20, 2004

posted by wendell at 8:32 PM on March 20, 2004

It's a full moon?
posted by konolia at 9:08 PM on March 20, 2004

I'm glad we had this chat.
posted by The God Complex at 9:12 PM on March 20, 2004

*runs off screaming into the night, bare ass naked*
posted by eyeballkid at 10:21 PM on March 20, 2004

Time's up!
posted by timeistight at 10:34 PM on March 20, 2004

tight, too.
posted by quonsar at 11:07 PM on March 20, 2004

lol wendell

and lol Miguel
posted by rushmc at 6:59 AM on March 21, 2004

Nice chat room.
posted by y2karl at 7:27 AM on March 21, 2004

suck my kiss!
posted by mcsweetie at 8:00 AM on March 21, 2004

poop on my pee
posted by Witty at 8:39 AM on March 21, 2004

Did I not get the memo, or what?
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 9:54 AM on March 21, 2004

I've been saving up a vast torrent of penis related posts to unleash upon you all when you least expect it. Thanks to Wendell, that date has to be pushed back another six months to a year.
posted by jonson at 11:06 AM on March 21, 2004

Can anybody read Russian?
posted by JanetLand at 1:04 PM on March 21, 2004

why janet! you naughty little minx! who'da thunk?
posted by quonsar at 1:19 PM on March 21, 2004

Janet, you don't look at all like we pictured : >
posted by amberglow at 1:54 PM on March 21, 2004

Well, I've been sick. :)
posted by JanetLand at 2:13 PM on March 21, 2004

This is so not me, I would never have a site that had to load all that java crap. And it's been a looooooooooong time since I've been grounded. Also not me, not me and not me. Man, what is up with all these Lynseys and their crappy websites?
posted by Lynsey at 3:34 PM on March 21, 2004

I don't look a thing like this guy either.
posted by jonmc at 3:42 PM on March 21, 2004

And this is not me...
posted by soundofsuburbia at 3:57 PM on March 21, 2004

A few days ago, a guy I sort of know had to check off some boxes on a test he was taking. His name is Mark! And he was making check marks! My mind reeled at the coincidence.

Last week, I was walking with my friend William, and we saw a bird at a birdfeeder. The really eerie part - everyone calls my friend Bill for short, and birds have bills! I got goosebumps.

Just today, my best friend and I drove within a block of a convenience store that sells M&Ms. Her name is Candy. I am not kidding.
posted by iconomy at 4:02 PM on March 21, 2004

posted by soundofsuburbia at 4:12 PM on March 21, 2004

This is not me.
posted by orange swan at 5:29 PM on March 21, 2004

This is not my beautiful house. This is not my beautiful wife.
posted by namespan at 5:57 PM on March 21, 2004

How do I work this?
posted by dg at 6:27 PM on March 21, 2004

dg, my advice is to just let the days go by....
posted by jonmc at 6:30 PM on March 21, 2004

let the water hold him down?
posted by amberglow at 6:55 PM on March 21, 2004

Metatalk: Same As It Ever Was.
posted by jonmc at 7:08 PM on March 21, 2004

Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...
posted by dg at 7:10 PM on March 21, 2004

posted by dg at 7:11 PM on March 21, 2004

After plotting,
I started posting.
I've posted everything.
Everything in here.
All of it.
According to plan.
Now it's almost finished.
posted by Opus Dark at 10:08 PM on March 21, 2004

I'm sorry, wendell; you're wrong.
posted by squirrel at 9:16 AM on March 22, 2004

w00f w00f.
posted by bargle at 9:45 AM on March 22, 2004

thomas j wise - Thank you for the most interesting thing to come out of this thread (by far). You should have FPP'ed it!
posted by ScottUltra at 10:27 AM on March 22, 2004

Oh my god. Does this mean that amberglow is trapped in a shard of fossilized tree sap? And is activating his special glow to call for help? Stay calm, man! We're on our way!

*looks around frantically for chisel and jewelry-making implements*
posted by scody at 12:26 PM on March 22, 2004

it's ok, scody--they gave me net access a while ago. : >
posted by amberglow at 3:53 PM on March 22, 2004

See? I'm smiling!
posted by skyscraper at 4:44 PM on March 22, 2004

So what are you taking, Wendell? I've had effects like this at times. You're taking something which has an overall stimulant effect and ramps up activity in your frontal cortex, I'd guess.

I knew a woman who claimed that for a few weeks, under the influence of certain meds, she was able to smell over the telephone. I believed her. I still do.

I'm not saying what you're noticing isn't real - it's more like a localized distortion such as that created by an object of unusually great mass - such as the humungous mass of jabber that is Metafilter - which, locally, warps the shape of space and bends the path of light rays. I think your observation - "The Wendell Effect" - is real enough. But what the hell does it mean?

Well, I'm off. I have to go and make my long prepared post on government warnings about how sport fisherman shouldn't eat freshwater fish - which tend to be poisoned by high levels of mercury. 'Course, canned Albacore tuna is pretty damn high in Mercury too. Hmmm. Fish.......
posted by troutfishing at 6:18 AM on March 23, 2004

is this worth a FPP?
posted by VulcanMike at 10:11 AM on March 23, 2004

Alas, my FPP on the healthful effects of putting ethylene glycol in French wine ended up getting eaten by a JRun error ...
posted by antifreez_ at 11:56 AM on March 23, 2004

The Taz I from Tight Systems LLC. is the first portable multimedia player resembling a tablet PC (a bit smaller then a VHS tape) that fully integrates with home media options. It uses a removable/swappable 60GB hard drive and has a removable mini-Taz fully functional, stand-alone MP3 player...

Mmmm. A mini-me - and "fully-functional", too.
posted by taz at 12:50 PM on March 23, 2004

Taz - maybe you should ask for a free "Taz I" and - If they refuse - sue their ass!


I was driving today, to pick up a certain (unspecified) medication which makes me behave in a certain (unspecified) fashion, and I heard mention of a certain band of which I was unaware :

"Troutfishing in America" . They make something they call Trout Music

"Guitarist Ezra Idlet and Bassist Keith Grimwood have played together as the duo Trout Fishing in America for 22 years. They're an anachronism in many ways. They play contemporary, acoustic-based music, but they are a throwback to buskers, vaudeville, and even old-fashioned medicine shows"
posted by troutfishing at 2:21 PM on March 23, 2004

Oh hey! I love Troutfishing In America. We have Big Trouble which features goofy songs for singing in the car with the kids.

~sings "The Window" to herself~
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 3:26 PM on March 23, 2004

Is this like when you go to like a party and see the same people you like did last week and they are talking about like all the same stuff, and you're like "Dude!" and like "Whoa" and then you get smashed up just like you always do?
posted by ewkpates at 10:38 AM on March 25, 2004

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