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Pa! Come quick! Reklaw's gone plumb crazy!
posted by jpburns to Etiquette/Policy at 12:22 PM (54 comments total)

I'm just reflecting the Zeitgeist, man.
posted by reklaw at 12:26 PM on October 21, 2004


No, you're just reflecting your own lack of creativity and excess of retardation. And also laziness-- if you wanted to really make a point you could have made every link different. But instead you did a rather lame 'protest post'.
posted by cell divide at 12:32 PM on October 21, 2004


Now, squint your eyes and stand just the right distance from it... do you see the whale?
posted by eustacescrubb at 12:33 PM on October 21, 2004


I thought it was a schooner, Brenda
posted by terrapin at 12:36 PM on October 21, 2004


Well, he did succeed in proving his point. I am now firmly convinced that indeed, Reklaw is an ass.
posted by rks404 at 12:37 PM on October 21, 2004


This needed a special callout? Was there any doubt that Matt would cut it when he comes around with the cullin' stick?
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 12:37 PM on October 21, 2004


(you should have thrown a NADER in there, tho, for kicks.)
posted by amberglow at 12:38 PM on October 21, 2004


Reklaw's gone plumb crazy!

what you mean "gone," kemosabe?
posted by jonmc at 12:39 PM on October 21, 2004


I hate it when people piss on the sidewalk. But what can I do about it? I know, I'll piss on the sidewalk! That'll show 'em!
posted by soyjoy at 12:40 PM on October 21, 2004


Brenda!?!?

slaps terrapin
posted by eustacescrubb at 12:44 PM on October 21, 2004


Wait, was reklaw's post supposed to be different from all the others?
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 12:45 PM on October 21, 2004


You really fucked up this time.
posted by rocketman at 12:46 PM on October 21, 2004


And an extra five-yard penalty for abuse of the term "Zeitgeist"...
posted by wendell at 12:51 PM on October 21, 2004


I was just looking for an excuse to use the phrase "plumb crazy."

Sorry... it won't happen again...
posted by jpburns at 1:01 PM on October 21, 2004


(looking at a Magic Eye poster)
Willam Black: Ha ha ha ha. You dumb bastard. It's not a schooner... it's a Sailboat.
Little Boy: A schooner IS a sailboat stupid head.

Guess there aren't many Mallrats fans, but then again I did mix two scenes to make one bad magic eye joke.
posted by terrapin at 1:02 PM on October 21, 2004


Has anyone seen my socks?
posted by mischief at 1:06 PM on October 21, 2004


Has anyone seen my socks?

Shouldn't that be in AskMe, mischeif?
posted by jonmc at 1:19 PM on October 21, 2004


"What you need is a fatty-boom-batty blunt, and I guarantee you'll be seeing a sailboat, an ocean, and maybe even some of those big-titted mermaids doing that lesbian shit."
posted by neckro23 at 1:21 PM on October 21, 2004


reklaw, I understand the frustration, but shitting on the front page of the site in protest is going a bit too far. Take a break for the next couple weeks til the election is over, and you'll be able to post again after then.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:25 PM on October 21, 2004


You guys are all really freakin out over a silly post. Not supporting reklaw (though I got nothing against you man), but people really seem to get hyper emotional over something like this. Does this really destroy your life in such a way as to insult the man doing it? Wow. I must have MUCH bigger problems.
posted by Dantien at 1:34 PM on October 21, 2004


Dantien, the point isn't that people are shitting on reklaw, its that reklaw is shitting on the people. Lots of people are tired of the political post parade, that doesn't mean anyone should just vent their frustrations by posting a ridiculous and childish post.

No one's being forced to read any of the FPP's, I'm not sure why those folks that are ready for something different can't just ignore them and read the FPP's they want to.

I'm as tired as everyone else is of this election season but that doesn't mean that there aren't still important things to spread the word about. My post today was political but had a different bend on it, the chance to choose a candidate by thier stance on the issues rather than the spin in the media. Sure, its not perfect but I thought it was interesting enough to post.

And yes, we'll all be happy once the election's over (as long as its a clean fight and no nut punches or stuffed ballots or illegal voter disqualifications).
posted by fenriq at 1:54 PM on October 21, 2004


people really seem to get hyper emotional over something like this.

Hmmm. The only "hyper emotional" utterance on this thread is the one that launched it. So I guess I have to explain to you, Dantien, that when jpburns said "Pa! Come quick! Reklaw's gone plumb crazy!" he was affecting a character for humorous effect. It may surprise you to find out that Matt is not actually his father. I know it did me.
posted by soyjoy at 2:12 PM on October 21, 2004




You have my support in any jihad against Bush&KerryFilter.

Although, I'm not gonna risk my account by posting anything that nutty as an FPP. :-D

(on second thought... that probably doesn't work I hope.)

Personally, I do ignore all the Bush and Kerry FPPs. In fact, right now, for the past long while, I've pretty much ignored all of MeFi because, well, while it's a useful waste of my time normally, it's not a useful waste of my time to ignore 75% of the front page. Now I just hang out on AxMe, instead. There's probably a lot like me too. 95% of the world doesn't care about your election (sorry).
posted by shepd at 2:35 PM on October 21, 2004


seriously, bless mathowie for being levelheaded. his response is just in line with how i felt--understandable tantrum, but the frustration at its source shouldn't be taken out on the front page. i love that matt's not a drama queen. we already have those aplenty. :)

(sorry to kiss ass so much. but it's heartfelt!)
posted by ifjuly at 2:51 PM on October 21, 2004


The Easter Bunny's not real!
posted by Ufez Jones at 3:10 PM on October 21, 2004


Guess there aren't many Mallrats fans....

I got it. I laughed. And I thank you....
posted by spilon at 3:19 PM on October 21, 2004


I find that that the level of interesting stuff at MeFi is about the same now as it usually is. When the election is gone then the pantie-knotted posse will still need to unwind...
posted by i_cola at 3:47 PM on October 21, 2004


I was offended by the banality of the protest. I hate it when people make me yawn.
posted by SpaceCadet at 3:49 PM on October 21, 2004


No one's being forced to read any of the FPP's, I'm not sure why those folks that are ready for something different can't just ignore them and read the FPP's they want to.

Yeah, fuck you too.

I'm as tired as everyone else is of this election season

Looking at at your posting and commenting lately, I don't know how you can say that. Pretty much every other comment you make is bush=hitler blah blah blah.
posted by bob sarabia at 4:04 PM on October 21, 2004


Well, he did succeed in proving his point. I am now firmly convinced that indeed, Reklaw is an ass.

Indeed.
posted by rushmc at 4:09 PM on October 21, 2004


Bob, what's your problem? Are you turning back to trollbait again? You were doing so well, I'd almost forgotten what a tool you really are.

The point I raised is a pretty clear cut one. You don't like a post then, here's a blinding light of reason mind beam straight into that dense chalky goo you call a brain, DON'T READ IT! Why that doesn't sink into you angry apolitical loons doesn't make any sense to me.

There are plenty of posts I have no interest in and don't read. What's so hard about that?

I've never (to my admittedly spotty memory) posted anything saying Bush is Hitler. I've written it on my own site but tough shit if you don't like what I write on my own place. Show me where I've said Bush = Hitler. Show me or shut up. I don't like Bush, got a problem with that? Meet me behind the school and will fight it out. Let's see, what have I posted recently to the front page? Get Steve Jobs' Mansion......Free! Delivery Extra (hmm, subtley political perhaps? Nope), Turd Birds - Art from Horse Turds (gross but not political unless you think your candidate is a turd), Two Women Sentenced to Death for Adultery, Men Released for Lack of Evidence (oh yeah, this is all about the election, yep), How Berkeley Can You Be Parade? (oh yes, there were some political parade people in that, oh so sorry), Arnold Signs Prison Smoking Ban (Arnold's a politician so I guess you're counting that one as well?).

I could go on but why bother? Yes, I do post political things when I feel like they bring something to the table. Don't read any of my posts if you don't like them, I really couldn't give a damn to have your snotty little input anyway.

Here, I post things I find interesting. Matt used to routinely delete my posts, now he doesn't.

If he had a problem with them, that's one thing. If you have a problem with them then, well, tough shit.
posted by fenriq at 4:17 PM on October 21, 2004


bob's problem is he's an annoying blight on the community. you didn't figure that out yet? he's also probably kinda upset that he did the same thing reklaw did a month or two ago (talk about news here, bitches! or something like that) and didn't get so much attention.

waaaaaaaa. baby need a soother?
posted by The God Complex at 4:25 PM on October 21, 2004


I'm glad reklaw made that post. he made a good point and I bet everyone that saw it took it to heart.
posted by mcsweetie at 5:32 PM on October 21, 2004


I took the picture of Kerry's daughter to heart.
posted by Keyser Soze at 5:53 PM on October 21, 2004


I'm considering taking it into the men's room at work.
posted by yerfatma at 5:59 PM on October 21, 2004


I woulda said 'Ma!' instead of 'Pa!'. (Well, it's interesting to me.)
posted by Opus Dark at 6:12 PM on October 21, 2004


Your life must be pretty fucking great when the one thing that really jerks your goat is a stupid MetaFilter front page post.
posted by five fresh fish at 6:20 PM on October 21, 2004


paphowie
posted by scarabic at 6:37 PM on October 21, 2004


I always thought of Mathowie as more of a many-breasted mother bitch goddess archetype.
posted by orange swan at 6:53 PM on October 21, 2004


matpappy?
posted by amberglow at 6:54 PM on October 21, 2004


I always thought of Mathowie as more of a many-breasted mother bitch goddess archetype.

Lest anyone gets the photoshop urge...please, God, no.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 7:00 PM on October 21, 2004


No one's being forced to read any of the FPP's, I'm not sure why those folks that are ready for something different can't just ignore them and read the FPP's they want to.

Well, fenriq, neither you nor mathowie chose to ignore reklaw's post.
posted by Kwantsar at 7:56 PM on October 21, 2004


I look at it like this: the Sox are going to the Series. Brian Wilson finally finished SMile. Now the only thing that could make 2004 better is if John Kerry wiped that dangleberry off the ass of this nation.

(and if Kerry--just once--said "We meet again. At the turn of the tide. The great storm is coming, but the tide has turned.")

(Ok, so I'm writing under the influence of the Marquis-Phillips 2003 Shiraz. It's very nice! But I don't take back anything.)
posted by octobersurprise at 8:59 PM on October 21, 2004


I look at it like this: the Sox are going to the Series.

I get it. So the Sox getting to the World Series was the october surprise.
posted by soyjoy at 9:56 PM on October 21, 2004


Oooh, damn, Kwantsar, you caught me in your inescapable logic trap! Damn. I feel like I've gotten a metaphorical pungi stick through the leg.

Medic!

Oh wait, I knew it was going to get deleted and wanted to leave my tag before it poofed. Ha! I knew I had a get out of jail free card!

Look, I even got to say goodbye to reklaw.
posted by fenriq at 10:34 PM on October 21, 2004


MatDaddy
posted by squirrel at 11:02 PM on October 21, 2004


FFFish, if the users here want to give feedback to those who do selfish and anitisocial things, that's their prerogative. Some people think it's important to elbow users who piss on the site. If you don't see any need to respond, then don't. You played response cop in Trout's thread, too; you've now made your passive tactic fully known. Give it a rest.
posted by squirrel at 11:28 PM on October 21, 2004


Considering how many people have already started to become complete and total assholes and amazingly managed to get enough users to support them acting that way, I'm fascinated at what it's go to be like in two weeks when we actually have the election. "Well, I know it's sorta bad that he put a giant photo of Kerry fucking Yasser Arafat up the ass on the front page, but you people are ridiculous for getting so upset about it!"
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:11 AM on October 22, 2004


I got it terrapin. Though the weakest in the series anything that has someone the size of kevin smith flying thru the air is going to be good.
posted by Mitheral at 8:21 AM on October 22, 2004


What happened to Seth? He's usually all over MeTa when this kind of thing happens. I hope he's ok.
posted by psmealey at 8:56 AM on October 22, 2004


Forget Seth--where's Clavdivs?
posted by amberglow at 10:19 AM on October 22, 2004


god complex and fenriq:

You just must be eating up the fact that whiny liberal bullshit newfilter posts have support here, it really must make your day.

The problem I have is with assholes like you turning this place into a leftwing bitch party. Somehow you think that redundant political jerk-off sessions = best of the web. We all know you don't like bush, WE FUCKING GET IT. I don't like him either! Do you see me posting and commenting and jumping all over the opportunity to drag it out here? no.

Oh and fenriq, I bet money that once this elections over, you'll be posting many more lame-ass news/politics posts on the results and debates. Sick of the election, my fucking ass. It's wankers like you that live to bitch and moan every chance they get, even if other members don't want to put up with it.
posted by bob sarabia at 8:51 PM on October 22, 2004


Gee Bob, what you couldn't catch your dog to beat tonight so you thought you'd come back here and go another round?

I've had it with intolerant jackwads like you bitching and moaning about every single post that doesn't meet with your approval and pissing on anyone who doesn't follow your particularly narrow and stupid belief patterns.

Now you can see the future too? Wow, you must be really popular with people. Do you go up to women and tell them how they're going to get fat once they get married? Do you tell men how they're going bald and look like crap?

Your fucking ass? No thanks, I don't swing that way.

You don't know me, you don't how I feel about this election. You assume you can make broad conclusions based on what you see here. Oh wait, sorry, what you choose to see here. I'm nowhere near the politico-hawk you seem bent on redrawing me as.

You'll bet me money that I'll be posting things that don't meet with your approval? Oooh, that'll be easy. No one cares what you think is good enough. You want to make MetaFilter "better"? You can post something once a day, you've posted 15 things. Wow, that's really putting your money where your mouth is.

Its wankers like you who live to tell the rest of the world what's wrong with it without even considering for a moment that you're what's wrong with your world.

And bob, you're the only one whiny and complaining like a child. Look around, you're all alone.

Keep in mind that its not you who decides what's worthy of staying on the front page, that's Matt's job. If you want to run things then I would highly recommend that you go and start your own little BobFilter. Though I bet the echoes would drive you madder than you already are.

Boo hoo, Bob, boo-fucking-hoo. Cry me a river and then write a country song about wrecking your pick up truck.

Or hey, just shut up and read the posts that interest you and don't read the ones that don't. How that hasn't sunk in to your little walnut sized brain is astounding?

And you accuse me of living to bitch and moan. Hahahaha. You're either terribly pathetic or incredibly funny. I'm leaning towards the former rather than the latter since you just don't have the imagination to be funny.
posted by fenriq at 9:59 PM on October 22, 2004


MetaTalk Smackdown, in da HOWWWW!
posted by squirrel at 10:34 PM on October 22, 2004


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