How do you picture the bona-fide MeFi celebrities? July 1, 2004 9:23 PM   Subscribe

How do you picture the bona-fide MeFi celebrities? We read from them all the time, but they don't often give clues as to their real selves. If you don't make a meetup, you'll still need a picture of them in your head. So what do you think they're like? I'll leave the choice of celebrity up to you
posted by bonaldi to MetaFilter-Related at 9:23 PM (141 comments total)

Me, I see Miguel as an early-30s suave debonair chap, who drinks brandy and has a moustache. Probably wears a white dinner jacket at times, with the bow tie hanging un done.

Quonsar confuses me. Is he an older, wiser 40-something who wears a silver watch and is loved by the ladies for his wildean charms, or is he a 20-something who never cracks wise in real life?

Mathowie I've seen pics of, so doesn't count.

Keyser Soze wears T-shirts

t r a c y wears eyeliner, in my mind's eye.
posted by bonaldi at 9:25 PM on July 1, 2004


MeFi celebrites are to be read, not seen.
posted by scarabic at 9:54 PM on July 1, 2004


I read bonaldi as "bald"
posted by jmd82 at 10:03 PM on July 1, 2004


Bald, but good. And Italian.
posted by scarabic at 10:18 PM on July 1, 2004


I've almost met Wulfgar! (and have seen pix), and he's not nearly as frightening in appearance as you might think. Ferocious, in a determined sort of way, but not frightening. Well, maybe to small children.

Kidding, Wulfgar, kidding!
posted by davidmsc at 10:28 PM on July 1, 2004


If Keyser Soze is a 'MeFi celebrity' I'm packing it in right this freakin' minute.

In case you think I'm a celebrity -- in which case multitudes of others might wish to pack it in as well, I'd imagine -- here's what I look like. No, really. Gets damn hot in here.

If you haven't seen pics of q or MC Miggy Migs, then you haven't been around here long enough, and need to go archive digging for the good stuff. Hell, they're two of the few MeFites I'd recognize on the street.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:41 PM on July 1, 2004


On the internet, all people are pretty.
posted by trharlan at 10:48 PM on July 1, 2004


yah, i do like wearing eyeliner, heh.

*realy long dim-bulb pause that includes petting cats, deleting some stuff from metababy (that's right, sometimes i zap your crap), shouting at zoran to stop snoring so damn loud, waiting at the wrong stop for my train of thought... and then the light goes on...*

wtf, i am not a mefi celebrity. for crissakes.

i think i've seen pictures of all the mefiosa, so i picture them as they are basically. oh wait i've not seen any photos of madamjujujive... but i never picture her in human form anyway, she's all swirly colours; aurora borealis and fireflies in a twilight forest.

stavros, you tease. bonaldi check your email, the addie listed in your profile.
posted by t r a c y at 10:52 PM on July 1, 2004


I picture jonson as almost impossibly handsome. And I picture those that have seen him and disagree as terribly, terribly petty and jealous.


What do you mean jonson's not a mefi celebrity?!? That is so terribly petty and jealous of you.
posted by jonson at 10:58 PM on July 1, 2004


I picture jonson's pugs as ugly and drooly. And I picture those who have seen them and disagree as terribly, terribly right.

I haaaaaaaaaaaad to.
posted by Salmonberry at 11:33 PM on July 1, 2004


Jonson's cooler than I am, and that's all I know.
posted by interrobang at 11:47 PM on July 1, 2004


If Keyser Soze is a 'MeFi celebrity' I'm packing it in right this freakin' minute.
Hell, if Keyser Soze is a 'MeFi celebrity' than practically everyone is, even me.
posted by Grod at 11:47 PM on July 1, 2004


I picture stavros with Rosacea. Maybe it's the blog title?
posted by scarabic at 11:57 PM on July 1, 2004


Everytime I see "Hama7," I read it as "Hamas." As a result, I picture him pretty much like Arafat. This never fails to amuse me.
posted by stet at 12:00 AM on July 2, 2004


I picture Migs as an older gentleman with white hair and a white goatee, who wears white suits all the time. Wierd.
posted by Quartermass at 12:05 AM on July 2, 2004


Grod, can i have your autograph...?!

Miguel is Colonel Sanders...?
posted by t r a c y at 12:08 AM on July 2, 2004


I picture stavros with Rosacea.

Nah. That's not broken capillaries, that's the rosy glow of robust good health (and the results of a few years in the subtropical sun). But here's a bonus pic of me out of costume, with my old buddy the Bearman.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:11 AM on July 2, 2004


[...]madamjujujive... but i never picture her in human form anyway, she's all swirly colours; aurora borealis and fireflies in a twilight forest. -- t r a c y

Well yeah, sure, but whenever a blood-red halo traces the darkened edges of a new moon she coalesces into loa Erzulie.

At least I think she does - I always pass out during the transformation, wake up exhausted, and find my pants hanging from the top of a yum yum tree.
posted by Opus Dark at 12:15 AM on July 2, 2004 [1 favorite]


Miguel is Colonel Sanders...?

. . . with a tan.
posted by Quartermass at 12:21 AM on July 2, 2004


Thanks for giving the impression, but im no celebrity. And yes! I do wear T-shirts! How did you know?!
posted by Keyser Soze at 12:38 AM on July 2, 2004


Amberglow as some blond haired kid going to all the undeground clubs, quonsar wearing a white mask that covers half his face as he plays the organ with a warm glass of chardonnay to keep him company in the basement, Scarabic as the indian dude professor from Rushmore.
posted by Keyser Soze at 12:43 AM on July 2, 2004


Stavros, you have only yourself to blame that I picture you like this.
posted by Jimbob at 12:58 AM on July 2, 2004


I imagine bonaldi as a sort of bonaldoa at this point.
posted by interrobang at 1:33 AM on July 2, 2004




This is how I picture Miguel. I blame it on my cultural upbringing.
posted by Blue Stone at 1:52 AM on July 2, 2004 [1 favorite]


I feel privileged to have had the wherewithal to see pictures of some of these celebrities of which you speak.
posted by i_cola at 1:54 AM on July 2, 2004


Where're the groupies and free cocaine, damn it!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:33 AM on July 2, 2004


I picture half of the MeFites as morlocks, and the other half as eloi, depending mostly on the amount of technical knowledge they espouse in ask.me threads.
posted by Space Coyote at 2:43 AM on July 2, 2004


Nice one, Blue Stone!
posted by scarabic at 2:55 AM on July 2, 2004


NortonDC has a camera. And always wears his head tilted.
posted by onlyconnect at 4:04 AM on July 2, 2004


You can see what Cardoso looks like in this fanpage.
posted by lazy-ville at 4:55 AM on July 2, 2004


How do you burn a writer's ear? 'Phone him when he's smoking a cigar...
posted by i_cola at 5:05 AM on July 2, 2004


MetaFilter. Celebrities.

Excuse me. This might take a while to process.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 5:17 AM on July 2, 2004


Don't know why but I always that that Y2Karl wears glasses, perhaps fold_and_mutilate does too come to think of it...
posted by dmt at 5:42 AM on July 2, 2004


I'm now offering autographed 8x10 glossies if anybody's interested. Frames extra.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 6:23 AM on July 2, 2004


*cough cough splutter phlegm sputum and brandy burps*

I say! In my time, back when Matt was a simple caveman trying to make a wheel that was satisfyingly round and Dubya was permanently drunk, both nostrils devastated by the ravages of hoovering cocaine, if I posted a MeTa thread about what we all think we look like, why, I'd have been drawn and quartered in no time.

For the record, even if I do say so myself, I am a fine figure of a man, admired by all lucky enough to catch a glimpse of me. My demeanour is upstanding but accessible; my gestures are charming and piquant; my movement is as graceful and menacing as that of the snow leopard pouncing playfully on the bright orange carrot of a Santa's nose.

Women - it has been proved in university studies - find themselves unable to resist me, such is the magnetic pull. Men themselves are reduced to spiteful tears and much ripping of the Lacoste shirts. That I'm not gay was considered in 2000, by Portugal's main newspaper, as the "greatest national tragedy ever".

Even children rush up to me and say, in those delightful voices of theirs "Pray, dear Miguel, touch our fevered brows so that we may feel blessed and, while you're at it, give us tons of Lego."

An old witch from Alberta once reminded me that my name meant God-like. Little did I know how right she was! ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 6:42 AM on July 2, 2004 [2 favorites]


hama7: I have the same problem as stet, except that I imagine the late Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin.

matteo: There's a character called matteo in Chessmaster 8000 that I always think of. It's this teenage boy with black hair parted down the middle who plays pretty aggressively.

quonsar: Steve from the Jerry Springer Show.

miguel: Hermes Conrad from Futurama. No idea why.

stavros: The Croatian singing sensation Jasmin Stavros.
posted by Ljubljana at 6:44 AM on July 2, 2004


I'm a little bit of this and a little bit of that.
posted by mr.marx at 6:44 AM on July 2, 2004


I'm black.
posted by Stan Chin at 6:51 AM on July 2, 2004


if I posted a MeTa thread about what we all think we look like, why, I'd have been drawn and quartered in no time.

This is very true.
posted by iconomy at 6:53 AM on July 2, 2004


What Miguel said (except for the parts about the snow leopard and the children and the witch). When I saw this post my first thought was: "Kill one Miguel and another one pops up to take his place."
posted by languagehat at 6:53 AM on July 2, 2004 [1 favorite]


Yay! In his absence, I fear that I've become a Miguelista (after spending so many... months? years? denying my -ista passport status, the heart has grown even fonder), and am pleased out of all proportion to see his BumpyCase presence back in the grey.

And stuff. Just no posting threads outside the Blue, OK, cap'n?

I'm black.

You're back in black! You hit the sack! Been so long, you're glad to be back!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:01 AM on July 2, 2004 [1 favorite]


Most people here are uglier than you could have ever possibly imagined. And most of us are married to people way hotter than we deserve. Such is our lot in life.
posted by ColdChef at 7:07 AM on July 2, 2004


Based on the link provided by lazy-ville, Miguel is either Jean-Paul Sartre
or Dr. Eugene Chadbourne.

And mr.marx might be Saddam Hussein, or perhaps even this dude.
posted by Smart Dalek at 7:09 AM on July 2, 2004


More straight guys fall in love with me than do gay ones. So I either look like Mel Gibson, or have really bad B.O. Maybe both.
posted by WolfDaddy at 7:22 AM on July 2, 2004


Speak for yourself, Chef. I'm not married. (This is not an advertisement.)

And the guy I've hired to pose as me at these NY meetups? Well, his contract is up at the end of the summer, so I might look a little different in photos taken after the end of August. Stuntcasting is an imperfect science.

Stav, I always pictured you as a cross between Owen Wilson and Doug Mackenzie. And after this thread I've been picturing that photo of Miguel as one of nine hydra-heads on a great posting beast.

Funny about NortonDC and the camera thought. I always had him as having a spy camera in his hat, a derby, a little too small for his head, but not cartoonishly so. (and Wolfdaddy, I don't have the smello card on my laptop, so I can't speak to that. But you look nothing whatsoever like Mel Gibson. (Hugh Jackman's scruffy older brother, maybe.)

This is a parlor game, right? Not a celebrity anything. Because you know, if you can read this, you may already be a celebrity.
posted by chicobangs at 7:26 AM on July 2, 2004


I am a dead ringer for E.A. Sothern in his most famous role of Lord Dundreary in Our American Cousin.

Or at least I'd like to be.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 7:29 AM on July 2, 2004


I picture WolfDaddy looking vaguely like a dark-haired version of my old Stretch Armstrong doll after I put him the freezer. Stavros I always pictured looking like a younger, funkier version of Hunter S. Thompson, which is more or less accurate. I picture quonsar looking kind of like Burt Young in Rocky. The guy in the pictures of jonmc is not actually me, just some wino we paid twenty bucks to show up at the meetups.
posted by jonmc at 7:33 AM on July 2, 2004


Keyser Soze is not a MeFi celebrity. He is an AskMe celebrity. Two distinct groups. languagehat and biscotti also fall into the latter category. (Although, languagehat and biscotti are known for their answers, while Keyser is known for his questions.)

Quonsar is a lord of Chaos. cf. Shivering Jemmy of the Shallow Brigade from Gaiman's Sandman series. Kwantsar is a painting of Quonsar, done by a second-rate artist.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 7:38 AM on July 2, 2004


jonmc, even after seeing so many pictures of him from meetups, is and will perpetually be a young Springsteen in my mind's eye, a pre-Boss circa The River or Darkness On The Edge of Town. I will perpetually love him, if for no other reason (though I hasten to admit there are reasons I love the man beyond his springsteenosity) than the Halo Effect of my love for Bruce.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:41 AM on July 2, 2004


I'd just like to say that I'm not cool enough for this thread.
posted by PrinceValium at 7:41 AM on July 2, 2004




Metafilter: so that we may feel blessed and, while you're at it, give us tons of Lego. : >

i'm with chico--i've been very disappointed in my stunt (meetup) double too. He photographs terribly--i think i'll get someone like Keyser said.

I actually picture most of you (the ones i haven't met) as hot or not people, or as Shane's pic.
posted by amberglow at 7:49 AM on July 2, 2004


People always tell me I look like an anime hero. I can't imagine why.
posted by octobersurprise at 7:51 AM on July 2, 2004


Smart asses and crazy know-it-all geniuses and a few faux-evil, hipper-than-thou kids...

I think iconomy is probably hot-n-mysterious looking...
posted by Shane at 7:56 AM on July 2, 2004


We're all dorks. Have you been to a meetup before?

Total dorks.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:09 AM on July 2, 2004


I think iconomy is probably hot-n-mysterious looking...

I kinda picture her, echolalia67, orange swan, headspace, and madamjujujive as this Fox Force Five street gang of high-IQ hot babes.

I picture 111 looking something like the criminologist in Rocky Horror.
posted by jonmc at 8:16 AM on July 2, 2004


We're all dorks. Have you been to a meetup before?

Total dorks.


I totally resemble that remark.
posted by romakimmy at 8:23 AM on July 2, 2004


Witchstone (now gone a year) used to bring up our "not-THAT-ugly" quotient a full two points. Sadly, we have returned to our trollish state in her absence.
posted by ColdChef at 8:24 AM on July 2, 2004


WolfDaddy: like David Beckham, wearing nothing but an apron, standing in my kitchen, making me omelettes.

What?
posted by ChrisTN at 8:31 AM on July 2, 2004


Witchstone (now gone a year)

*barks, pants, drools, tap dances in a sub-Gregory-Hines-way, hoping that inept and drunken at it may be it is still one that expresses ineffably both aimless lust and foot-pattering joi de vivre*
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:33 AM on July 2, 2004


I kinda picture her, echolalia67, orange swan, headspace, and madamjujujive as this Fox Force Five street gang of high-IQ hot babes.

Like dat, but more classic. Think Emma Peel.

Witchstone (now gone a year) used to bring up our "not-THAT-ugly" quotient a full two points.

Hubba. Seen the pics. MeFites are all babes to me. Bootiful brains, something I don't see much of in Fumbuck Ohio.
posted by Shane at 8:44 AM on July 2, 2004


I have a tendency to think of you all as rather cute but in a hip (quicktime clip) way, of course, which is why I can never get really mad at anyone here.

Although I have a slightly different vision of planetkyoto who has agreed to be in my employ.
posted by madamjujujive at 8:57 AM on July 2, 2004


Miguel has fan pages?
posted by bshort at 8:58 AM on July 2, 2004


my old Stretch Armstrong doll after I put him the freezer.

Sorry to derail, but I have to know! What happens if you put Stretch Armstrong in the freezer? Was it cool?
posted by Mayor Curley at 8:59 AM on July 2, 2004


Er, lest you be fooled, though perhaps I shouldn't say this on the Internet, romakimmy and madamjujujive are actually women of enormous, classic, heart-and-crowd-stopping beauty. Don't let their wit and intelligence throw you off - though that too is nice, if you lack imagination.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:04 AM on July 2, 2004


Wow... That fan page of miguel's has been on the net since February, 1995. Not counting the wayback machine, I don't think you could come up with many pages published back then that are still around...
posted by crunchland at 9:09 AM on July 2, 2004


Sorry to derail, but I have to know! What happens if you put Stretch Armstrong in the freezer? Was it cool?

Not much, he just gets all hard and stiff, and if your like my weirdo high school associates you can throw them off a room and watch them shatter into a million pieces.


romakimmy and madamjujujive are actually women of enormous, classic, heart-and-crowd-stopping beauty.

Oh, I'm sure they are, migs. as are the rest of the MeFemme all-stars.
posted by jonmc at 9:09 AM on July 2, 2004


I forgot to add that I picture all of you as 17 year old boys, with pimples and peach-fuzz beards, glasses, and bad hair... empty soda cans, junk food wrappers and pizza boxes surround you, and the video game joystick is within arm's reach. This is the only way I can reconcile some of the things that are posted.
posted by crunchland at 9:14 AM on July 2, 2004


bingo!
posted by quonsar at 9:16 AM on July 2, 2004


Silly people. You don't need a mental picture of someone you're only typing to. As a bonus, if you don't insist on making up an appearance out of whole cloth, there's no cognitive dissonance if and when you finally meet them and they don't look like what you expected.
posted by kindall at 9:21 AM on July 2, 2004




I'm glad you noticed the 1995 date, crunchland. But after reading Clinton's autobiography I find it a bit much that he blames me for that episode.. I mean, who does he think he is - Al Gore? - to be so wise to the Intarweb?
posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:24 AM on July 2, 2004


Not much, he just gets all hard and stiff, and if your like my weirdo high school associates you can throw them off a room and watch them shatter into a million pieces.

I forgot to mention that WolfDaddy is all hard and stiff in my image, too. Funny how that's such a common theme. To date, however, I have yet to imagine him shattering into a million pieces.
posted by ChrisTN at 9:29 AM on July 2, 2004


kindall: You're wearing a shirt & tie aren't you?
posted by i_cola at 9:34 AM on July 2, 2004


Well I'm pegged, way to go crunchland.
posted by Evstar at 9:36 AM on July 2, 2004


Miguel's post deserves a sidebar callout. That shit's hilarious.

keyser soze isn't so much a celebrity so much as the adopted son of MeFi. I imagine him with really touseled hair, from all the MeFites ruffling it and going "awwwwww, did 'your friend' get in trouble again?" ;)

Of the few MeFites I've met in person, few looked what I expected. Except jonmc, who I must say looked exactly as I expected.
posted by mkultra at 9:47 AM on July 2, 2004


ChrisTN: in a Colt kinda way? (NSFW) ; >
posted by amberglow at 9:47 AM on July 2, 2004


Oh, and if you have an Orkut membership (remember those?), the MeFi group has plenty o' pics.
posted by mkultra at 9:47 AM on July 2, 2004


kindall: You're wearing a shirt & tie aren't you?

For some reason I picture all of us wearing Chuck Taylor knockoffs and glasses. Or maybe scuffed second-hand brogues.

keyser soze isn't so much a celebrity so much as the adopted son of MeFi. I imagine him with really touseled hair, from all the MeFites ruffling it and going "awwwwww, did 'your friend' get in trouble again?"
LOL!

posted by Shane at 9:50 AM on July 2, 2004


Oops, I forgot: I fantasize picture all the ladies wearing go-go boots. Maybe WolfDaddy, too -- he'd look good in them.
posted by Shane at 9:57 AM on July 2, 2004


Of the few MeFites I've met in person, few looked what I expected.

I'd have to second that. Many mefites who I'd thought were male, were female. I'd had ages pegged consistently wrong and just about everybody has been better looking that I expected (internet stereotypes, I guess).

Except jonmc, who I must say looked exactly as I expected.

Well, eveybody's seen so many pics of me that it's to be expected. Maybe next meetup, I'll bathe, shave, comb my hair, do laundry, and go all metrosexual on yer asses just to confound expectations.
posted by jonmc at 9:57 AM on July 2, 2004


in my mind, Quonsar looks like a pissed-off Rod Steiger

Languagehat I imagine as a younger, fitter Socrates

thomcatspike's looks I couldn't really imagine, but I knew he had to be a handsome fella -- which turned out to be right when I saw his pic

funnily enough, dejah, ufez, sarge and a few others I won't name here ended up looking exactly like I thought they did, when I finally saw their pictures

I knew how Matt looked like almost from day 1, but I was surprised to hear his voice on that blogger's documentary film

Miguel I suppose is in fact a lanky, badly-shaved 40-something guy who sits around the house naked all day, talks in a badly accented Sean-Connery-as-007 English to cartoon cutouts of Marilyn Monroe and other famous Hollywood divas, and likes to impersonate a famous Portuguese writer on some Internet site.
one day'll the real Miguel Cardoso will figure that out, alert the cops, and write us all an interesting letter about the strage case of the Cardoso doppelganger. you just wait
posted by matteo at 10:29 AM on July 2, 2004


I'm told Miguel and Carlos Quevedo bear a striking resemblence to each other.
posted by crunchland at 10:33 AM on July 2, 2004


Well I see them something like this...

MetaFilter Celebrities

Of course, this leaves out my favourite MeFite, madamjujujive.

I see her as having evolved beyond the need for a physical form. She's a being of pure thought, perhaps manifesting herself (so we mere mortals can have a point of reference) as a warm, glowing ball of light.
posted by filmgoerjuan at 10:39 AM on July 2, 2004


I 'm told matteo leads a secret double life outside of MeFi...the voices in my head told me so... ;-)

ps - Migs, you silvery tongued latino, stop making me blush.
posted by romakimmy at 10:47 AM on July 2, 2004


but I like my cape.
posted by clavdivs at 10:58 AM on July 2, 2004


Kimmy, one day destiny will overcome us - we may fight it; we may protest; turn and toss; punch the pillows till the feathers fly, but, in the end, Negronis in hand, we will laugh happily about it, remembering every syllable, ashamed but secretly proud to have finally reached the future. The other day, such is your influence, during a normal conversation, I actually thought I'd never seen a picture of Audrey Hepburn. Who is she? And Leslie Caron? Is that a fake name or what? :)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 11:03 AM on July 2, 2004


kim, that had to remain our secret!
posted by matteo at 11:06 AM on July 2, 2004


ChrisTN: in a Colt kinda way? (NSFW) ; >

Guilty! ;-)
posted by ChrisTN at 11:07 AM on July 2, 2004


ahhh....i see him as more bearish.
posted by amberglow at 11:23 AM on July 2, 2004


Guilty! I'm guilty of it all! I throw myself on the mercy of your lap!

For some reason, I picture amberglow in drag, ChrisTN in overalls (and nothing else), mathowie in an opium bar, Shane with his face mashed up in a copier, quonsar in a black hole, madamjujujive in the best ice cream parlor in the universe, taz in a tapestry, and jonmc in the 50s.
posted by WolfDaddy at 11:29 AM on July 2, 2004


matteo's in La Cosa Nostra?

You have my every loyalty Don Matteo...

and jonmc in the 50s.

*flips up leather jacket collar, smooths ducktail, bops to Little Richard, reads On The Road, spews more cliches*
posted by jonmc at 11:42 AM on July 2, 2004


t r a c y's really short, but i picture her as having ass-kicking commanding presence anyway...
posted by Shane at 12:03 PM on July 2, 2004


that's because i've just spent the last 2 hours bossing you around in regards to your broken 'puter 8-)

50's is so easy an era to picture jon in. the cuffed up jeans and high top sneakers, greased back hair. he's a t bird, and pips is one of the pink ladies. kenickie and rizzo, heh.

i always pictured languagehat in the likeness of my grade 9 english teacher mr. blair, and was a tad weirded out to find he does resemble him a fair bit. i pictured civil_disobedient and dong_resin with black hair, pale skin, possibly a surly experssion, and too thin. maybe it's an underscore thing...
posted by t r a c y at 1:10 PM on July 2, 2004


I still think it would be quite an interesting time if we all met up in real life, like every single one of us. If I win the lottery i'll do it. I will buy plane tickets for all of you and we would meet up at an island mansion. Then I would tell all of you that there is a million dollars on the other side of the mountain, and anyone who survives my twin tigers and rifle will be rich beyong their wildest dreams.
posted by Keyser Soze at 1:51 PM on July 2, 2004


I always picture languagehat as vaugn bode's cheech wizard.

no reason.
posted by GeekAnimator at 2:06 PM on July 2, 2004


Keyser, I once batted around the idea of a MeFi convention along the lines of the Star Trek cons, but I concluded that we'd be lucky to get through the weekend without a fatality. Which would make for a good mystery novel, or at least a Law & Order.

Oh and buy the way, languagehat is actually a Greek fisherman. At least that's waht I can tell by the hat.

*ducks*
posted by jonmc at 2:07 PM on July 2, 2004


Keyser, forget the lottery--Midas can pay for all us : >
posted by amberglow at 2:11 PM on July 2, 2004


Keyser, forget the lottery--Midas can pay for all us : >

I'm there, but only if there's a pyjama party at someone's mansion, and a giant paint-ball match. Oh, yeah: also open bar.
posted by Shane at 2:15 PM on July 2, 2004


If someone did that, I would definately bring a camera.
posted by Keyser Soze at 2:24 PM on July 2, 2004


I forgot to add that I picture all of you as 17 year old boys, with pimples and peach-fuzz beards, glasses, and bad hair... empty soda cans, junk food wrappers and pizza boxes surround you, and the video game joystick is within arm's reach.
I wish the truth was that attractive.

... only if there's a pyjama party at someone's mansion, and a giant paint-ball match. Oh, yeah: also open bar.
And there has to be at least one drunken, impromptu wedding to cap it off.
posted by dg at 5:19 PM on July 2, 2004


I looked like this in my younger days.
posted by eyeballkid at 5:48 PM on July 2, 2004


I thought you looked like Tom Waits when you were younger.
posted by Keyser Soze at 5:57 PM on July 2, 2004


*opens thread, ctrl-f searches for name, comes up empty and leaves--sadly.*
posted by The God Complex at 6:34 PM on July 2, 2004


OK, I picture The God Complex looking like this guy. :)
posted by jonmc at 6:41 PM on July 2, 2004


nope...like this : >
posted by amberglow at 6:55 PM on July 2, 2004


Coo, this was good.

I've learned, I've laughed, we've all had a nice time. Except languagehat. But then, he wears brown corduroy and has glasses and an alphabetised record collection.
fwiw, I felt like I was channelling migs when I thought of the idea to ask

I'm not bald, but I do wonder what a bonaldoa is
posted by bonaldi at 8:01 PM on July 2, 2004



posted by littlegreenlights at 8:03 PM on July 2, 2004


Our Activities Director has hinted that he would like to frame up a photo gallery. I suspect that full-scale illusion-shattering will commence with the arrival of a muscular young server.
posted by Opus Dark at 8:07 PM on July 2, 2004


eh, he hints all the time...it's probably way down on the list. but if the muscular young server is named Raoul, he's mine
posted by amberglow at 8:09 PM on July 2, 2004


I think he's named Nunzio, amberglow.
posted by jonmc at 8:12 PM on July 2, 2004


[...]it's probably way down on the list.

Prolly right.

I wish I could meet a server named Raoul. Whenever I'm intoduced to one, its name always seems to be "your responsibility".
posted by Opus Dark at 8:24 PM on July 2, 2004


I know what at least some of the NYC MeFi gods look like, anyway.
posted by dg at 10:01 PM on July 2, 2004


languagehat… wears brown corduroy and has glasses and an alphabetized record collection.

No, that would be me.
posted by timeistight at 1:36 AM on July 3, 2004


I suspect the "has glasses" would cover a good 90% of us.
posted by crunchland at 4:38 AM on July 3, 2004


I know what at least some of the NYC MeFi gods look like, anyway.

Wow, I'm hung like a bear!
posted by jonmc at 7:20 AM on July 3, 2004


Languagehat I imagine as a younger, fitter Socrates

languagehat is actually a Greek fisherman


You're both right! Now come on down to the taverna and we'll listen to rembetika and get smashed on retsina and I'll convince you that the Good is not at all what you had supposed.

keyser soze isn't so much a celebrity so much as the adopted son of MeFi. I imagine him with really touseled hair, from all the MeFites ruffling it and going "awwwwww, did 'your friend' get in trouble again?"

This is perfect.
posted by languagehat at 8:02 AM on July 3, 2004


I wear the hides of Teddy Ruxpin dolls and have to trim my horns daily. That's the sad reality of infliction by Doublepost Disease.
posted by moonbird at 9:34 AM on July 3, 2004


Wow, I'm hung like a bear!

And I'm hungry like the wolf...
posted by WolfDaddy at 9:36 AM on July 3, 2004


Well, you've killed the mood by bringing Duran Duran into it, WolfDaddy.
posted by jonmc at 9:40 AM on July 3, 2004


At least it wasn't Depeche Mode!!
posted by WolfDaddy at 10:24 AM on July 3, 2004


Well, like Duran Duran, not only am I hung like the wolf as well, but I too smell like I sound.
posted by chicobangs at 12:20 PM on July 3, 2004


Ack. Duran Duran in here. Some Joy Division fan chewing may ass in the pitchfork thread. I'm fucking surrounded with no rescue in sight.

*cranks Metallica, holds breath as he wishes for death*
posted by jonmc at 12:25 PM on July 3, 2004


Er, lest you be fooled, though perhaps I shouldn't say this on the Internet, romakimmy and madamjujujive are actually women of enormous, classic, heart-and-crowd-stopping beauty. Don't let their wit and intelligence throw you off - though that too is nice, if you lack imagination.

*sigh*

There was a time when I would have been included in this list, but, alas, no more.....
posted by anastasiav at 12:34 PM on July 3, 2004


Now come on down to the taverna and we'll listen to rembetika and get smashed on retsina

Excellent! A MeFi symposium. We'll get drunk, lie on the floor and discourse on the nature of looove.
posted by octobersurprise at 7:43 PM on July 3, 2004


Nonsense, anastaviav.... If it makes you feel any better, whenever I see your user name, the post seems to echo an intricate and ornate personality, like a Faberge egg.

Oh, and while I don't really have a face for Shane, his posts always come with the wocka-wocka strains of the theme song to "Shaft." He's a complicated man...dig it!
posted by clever sheep at 8:41 PM on July 3, 2004


... which leads us to our next MeTa thread. "What kind of soundtrack do you associate with MeFi A-listers?"
posted by orange swan at 8:48 PM on July 3, 2004


Jonmc: Nonstop loop of Metallica's "Blackened" and the 1910 Fruitgum Company's "Yummy Yummy Yummy"

Timeistight: Every Stax single except the one he named himself after

Mathowie: "Nananananana, nananananana MATT-MAN!"

quonsar: All Spike Jones, all the time
posted by arto at 10:24 PM on July 3, 2004


>languagehat is actually a Greek fisherman

Naww, that's me.

If you come a little bit closer you can smell the mediterranean.
posted by skallas at 2:13 AM on July 4, 2004


or something...
posted by quonsar at 6:17 AM on July 4, 2004


Naww, that's me.

can you make me some spanakopita?
posted by jonmc at 6:29 AM on July 4, 2004


I wondered where that 3-day-old fish smell was coming from.
posted by dg at 6:42 AM on July 4, 2004


For Ethereal Bligh I hear a Meatloaf-Wagnerian medley.
posted by orange swan at 7:26 AM on July 4, 2004


mmm... meatloaf....
posted by crunchland at 9:00 AM on July 4, 2004


*wanders in, looks around thread, wanders off*
posted by konolia at 12:51 PM on July 4, 2004


I don't know which is worse... the bloated egos of the "Mefi celebrities" mentioned in this thread, or the hurt egos of the people who think they ought to have been mentioned, but weren't.
posted by crunchland at 3:58 PM on July 4, 2004


Translation : poor crunchy didn't get mentioned.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:35 PM on July 4, 2004


Indeed, stavros.

Off to the Celebs lounge for martinis and canapes, old bean?
posted by jonmc at 5:55 PM on July 4, 2004


I don't know which is worse... the bloated egos of the "Mefi celebrities" mentioned in this thread, or the hurt egos of the people who think they ought to have been mentioned, but weren't.

Translation: I don't know which is worse: the bloated egos of the "Mefi celebrities" mentioned in this thread or the hurt egos of the people who think they ought to have been mentioned but weren't.

(got him! someone give me a high five!)

posted by The God Complex at 8:38 PM on July 4, 2004


No high fives until you flash your Supersecret TheIsNoCabal™ Metafilter Celebrity We-Are-All-Unique-Snowflakes combination badge and Peruvian flake chopper!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:01 PM on July 4, 2004


People, please. I am just a regular guy just like you. Just some dude.
posted by jaronson at 8:57 PM on July 5, 2004


cardoso is funny
posted by specialk420 at 10:54 PM on July 5, 2004


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