Moratorium on 9-11 posts? June 22, 2004 8:42 AM   Subscribe

Matt: Given the insanely redundant traffic it's already generated, how about a several day or weeklong moratorium on Farenheit 9/11 posts, or perhaps a general thread like the Reagan one? Do we really need a new front page post every time somebody farts in Moore's general direction?
posted by JollyWanker to Bugs at 8:42 AM (18 comments total)

the movie's coming out on Friday in the US. then the reviews will start raining down for good. the sidebar/Reagan idea is a good one, I hope Matt agrees with us
posted by matteo at 8:49 AM on June 22, 2004


has there ever actually been an official moratorium on any subject in this site's history? not that I think more moore (ouch) posts are a good idea, I'm just wondering.
posted by mcsweetie at 9:04 AM on June 22, 2004


I think Vibrating Broomsticks is the only thing, because we never allowed one post to exist, so people kept on posting it because they didn't know it was deleted.
posted by Stan Chin at 9:09 AM on June 22, 2004


GYWO, too
posted by matteo at 9:20 AM on June 22, 2004


how 'bout a moratorium on whining?
posted by archimago at 9:21 AM on June 22, 2004


Yeah, if more Moore posts start coming down, I'll post something in the sidebar. I'm sure it'll be relatively quiet until it gets released on friday.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:32 AM on June 22, 2004


how 'bout a moratorium on whining?

I'll second that.
posted by dflemingdotorg at 9:37 AM on June 22, 2004


or a moratorium on whining about whining?

vanishes in a puff of logic
posted by andrew cooke at 9:53 AM on June 22, 2004


or a moratorium on moratoriums?

forces his way into the logic puff
posted by pardonyou? at 10:01 AM on June 22, 2004


By next weekend, the hype will be over.
posted by mischief at 10:15 AM on June 22, 2004


By next weekend, the hype will be over.

Just like that Mel Gibson movie!
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 10:17 AM on June 22, 2004


One more Moore post after the movie's released. Another upon his release from Guantanamo when Kerry gets in. And that's it!
posted by Blue Stone at 10:43 AM on June 22, 2004


Just like that Mel Gibson movie!

Ya mean Farenheit 451 ?
He got Bradbury mad at him for that one and he didn't even make it !

27 August, 1999

In case you haven't heard about this one, Mel Gibson has been working for a long time to remake the movie based on Ray Bradbury's book. What does Bradbury think of Gibson's efforts so far? "Someone recently sent me a copy of the screenplay that they found in a bookstore. And I read some things that...well, I can't tell you what I read. I had to close it. I couldn't finish reading it. A bookstore! Of all the places...A bookstore! Mel Gibson is a wonderful man, but I can't believe that he would do that. They have gone through 9 drafts. Like I said in my lecture, all of my books are screenplays. Just rip the pages out and stuff them in the camera."

posted by y2karl at 12:45 PM on June 22, 2004


To the post.... well yes it was all about Moore, but I thought it was a good question. I could have put it on Askme but the links definately are a part of the post.
posted by Keyser Soze at 1:12 PM on June 22, 2004


I could have put it on Askme

Eeeek!!!
posted by dodgygeezer at 2:23 PM on June 22, 2004


Yeah, I really like Moore, but if I wanted to watch people talk ad nauseum about something they have absolutely no information on, for days and weeks, I would watch CNN or something.
posted by Quartermass at 2:46 PM on June 22, 2004


Yeah because F9/11 and Reagan will get the same treatment from the press, thus the bloggers aren't needed.

I'm sure there will be week long front page spots for Moore and his film with glowing revisionist history!

So far I've seen a real and serious attempt to censor this movie and lots of disinformation pointed at it and Moore. Ideally, the blog world should be a check on disinfo not hiding because its bound to get messy.
posted by skallas at 6:12 PM on June 22, 2004


skallas, in all fairness, Reagan was dead and couldn't further fan the flames of his own story, while Moore has, since the Eisner thing, managed every single week to "encounter" another front-page-story "stumbling block" for his movies' imminent (and guaranteed blockbuster) opening. It's not like he's not getting coverage, or that he's just a put-upon victim in all this.

What I want to see is a discussion of how, now that it's almost here and we're like, you know, talking about it, out loud with people other than those of us here inside this little light-up box, it occurs to us that the title isn't as clever as it looks in print, because you either have to say "nine-eleven," which misses the echo of "one" that makes the reference seem so tight, or you have to say "nine-one-one," which of course sounds like someone calling for EMS. That's the inside story the media has been ignoring!
posted by soyjoy at 9:06 PM on June 22, 2004


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