monkeyfilter meetup photos October 26, 2004 5:25 PM   Subscribe

Ok, I'll admit it, MonkeyFilter is better than MetaFilter because their meetups have two things MetaFilter meetups rarely, if ever, have: actual living, breathing females and Wendell!
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:25 PM (71 comments total)

WHAT
THE
FUCK
WENDELL?

(also, maybe it's just my raging Tina Fey obsession, but girls in glasses are ach ooo tee hot.)
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:29 PM on October 26, 2004


Wendell is both exactly as I pictured him, and yet unimaginably different - at the same time.

All those other non-Metafilter people were completely and totally nondescript.

It's a joke! Lighten up, for fuck's sake.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:45 PM on October 26, 2004


Looking good.
posted by drezdn at 5:52 PM on October 26, 2004


Three girls for every boy!
I gotta dust off that CountChocula Mofi login....
posted by crunchburger at 5:55 PM on October 26, 2004


Well if all the girls are over at MoFi, why the hell aren't you MeFi boys laying me more? Hmph.
posted by WolfDaddy at 6:04 PM on October 26, 2004


A better picture of girl in glasses. Not that I looked through the photos for that specifically or anything.
posted by kenko at 6:08 PM on October 26, 2004


*whistles*

*decides to hang around MoFi more often*

i like that picture too kenko :|
posted by Stynxno at 6:14 PM on October 26, 2004


I'm going to be slightly suspicious if a certain person in those photos all of a sudden has an account on MeFi. Then I'll give Matt a high five.
posted by Stan Chin at 6:23 PM on October 26, 2004


Clearly, open reg can only help us here.

[lays WolfDaddy]

Clearly.
posted by scarabic at 6:26 PM on October 26, 2004


;)
posted by scarabic at 6:26 PM on October 26, 2004


That picture kenko linked to? With the amazing space kitty and mandyman? They were holding my shoutout.

*preens, wishes he'd been there*
posted by languagehat at 6:40 PM on October 26, 2004


Is it just me, or does the particular MoFite mathowie considers "ach ooo tee hot" look kind of like..... mathowie.
posted by orange swan at 6:42 PM on October 26, 2004


She does! Talk about narcissistic!
posted by Evstar at 6:47 PM on October 26, 2004


WHAT
THE
FUCK
WENDELL?


*head explodes*
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:53 PM on October 26, 2004


A superannuated Regency buck like you wouldn't know what to make of the girls of today, languagehat.
posted by kenko at 7:00 PM on October 26, 2004


what, i don't get a shoutout? i'm goin' over there and making a fuss...
posted by caution live frogs at 7:07 PM on October 26, 2004


I'm particularly fond of this one.
posted by tracicle at 7:10 PM on October 26, 2004


Geez, MoFi is such a girlzone.

Now then, tell me again why LA MeFi meetups never seem to happen? Huh? You guys too cool for 'em?
posted by Salmonberry at 7:11 PM on October 26, 2004


scarabic, obviously the difference between a straight male MeFite and a bisexual one is MonkeyFilter!

oh, also, I *heart* kenko.

"superannuated Regency buck" *chortle* *snarf* *choke*
posted by WolfDaddy at 7:51 PM on October 26, 2004


ladies everywhere prefer languagehat:


posted by scarabic at 8:07 PM on October 26, 2004


WolfDaddy, I can't take credit.

I hope things aren't through between us.
posted by kenko at 8:08 PM on October 26, 2004


Heh...I like being bi-Filtered. Monkey, meet Meta...Meta, meet Monkey.
posted by davidmsc at 8:12 PM on October 26, 2004


i agree with matt. girls + glasses = hawtness.
posted by asterisk at 8:27 PM on October 26, 2004


I've been going to MoFi more and more lately, though I've not been posting that much over there (for which I'm sure the monkeys are infinitely grateful). I love MeFi and don't want to make this a contest, but MoFi's been really impressing me in many ways lately. Hell, half of all the good FPPs here were at MoFi first. And the monkeys really are way nicer than mefites. A bit chattier, too; both of which I think is related to a higher proportion of females.

Really, I'd encourage mefites and mefite lurkers to get MoFi accounts. [Um, don't ruin MoFi (I'm sure that's what they worry about every time there's someone on MeFi promoting MoFi).]
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 8:30 PM on October 26, 2004


more bananas, less flinging!
posted by mwhybark at 8:37 PM on October 26, 2004


For the record, the pic mathowie linked to was a publicity shot for the MonkeyFilter version of "Charlie's Angels" featuring Wendell as Bosley. The real studboy in residence was behind the camera, MoFi's squidranch, who had the ladies enthralled until he started acting like a high school cheerleader (for a straight guy, he's been living in West Hollywood way too long).

I must note that last winter's L.A. Meetup was 5 lovely ladies to 4 dudes (and 6 MeFites to 3 MoFites, including the effervescent Space Kitty, who I have to stop meeting like this).

Languagehat, your shoutout was held up by mandyman and cali, not Space Kitty. Cali got the award for the kinda-farthest trip to the Meetup, being homebased in Santa Barbara, but coming directly from visiting other friends in Burbank. The foot in this picture belonged to matt's crush mandyman (living out matt's fantasy of kicking me in the face). But Kitty was the only one who officially displayed any body art (on her ANKLE, you preverts).

For the record, that sticker on my forehead was the Evil Wendell, which I gave copies of to all attending, in addition to "Hello, My MonkeyFilter Name Is..." badges and pictures of my bungee-monkey (it's a stuffed animal, you preverts).

I felt more than a little self-conscious, having gained 40+ pounds since the previous MeetUp AND having most of my upper teeth literally in the shop for repairs, resulting in that mysterious Mona Lisa cringe. But I was made very welcome by everyone EXCEPT the New York Jets Fans in Exile who otherwise dominated the atmosphere at Barney's Beanery on a Sunday Afternoon.

To steal a line from "Airplane", I definately picked the wrong week to give up sex...

PSSST... the squiddly guy has promised to host another MeetUp at L.A.'s legendary Musso & Frank's in the near future and I will be willing to smuggle in several MeFites under my coat...
posted by wendell at 9:05 PM on October 26, 2004


By the way, I think we should all be more concerned with the revelation that Matt's grand plan for Metafilter has always been to meet chicks.

Community my ass.
posted by Stan Chin at 9:17 PM on October 26, 2004


Matt's grand plan for Metafilter has always been to meet chicks

You say this like it's a bad thing, like anything in the world that was ever created was for a purpose besides this. Painting the Mona Lisa? To get chicks. Building the pyramids? Trying to impress some chicks. Castro attempting to acquire nukes in the early 60s? Chicks.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:25 PM on October 26, 2004 [1 favorite]


Finally, the REAL reason Bush invaded Iraq...
posted by wendell at 9:41 PM on October 26, 2004


Don't you know that women are for kerry?
posted by Evstar at 9:49 PM on October 26, 2004


Musso & Franks! Geesiz lord, but I'm not visiting again 'til next year!

Durn.
posted by mwhybark at 10:41 PM on October 26, 2004


Well evstar, if we're trading jabs, "W stands for women" also exists, though it's way more hilarious in its 1984 bad-is-good, up-is-down, scariness.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:05 PM on October 26, 2004


obviously the difference between a straight male MeFite and a bisexual one is MonkeyFilter!

And interestingly enough, I have accounts with both MeFi and MoFi . . .
posted by sixdifferentways at 11:12 PM on October 26, 2004


okay, so when is the Alabama meetup-with-mathowie?

Please note, I may be the ONLY person living in 'bama that has an 'active' mefi account.
posted by kamylyon at 11:30 PM on October 26, 2004


at the Dallas meetup I attended last summer, there were women present. plus, I was in drag.
posted by matteo at 2:12 AM on October 27, 2004


*glares pointedly northward towards Milano*

Foggy camera lens my ass matteo. Never fear, using my femine wiles, strategically placed grommets, and a merkat or two, I shall pry all details and film negatives from ufez upon my December visit to Dallas.
posted by romakimmy at 4:37 AM on October 27, 2004


Great recruitment thread for MoFi. I wonder how many MeFites will register at MoFi based on the Chic potential Father Matt has exposed?

What do you mean I need to wait 24 hours to post? The Viagra will have worn off long before then!
posted by terrapin at 7:18 AM on October 27, 2004


"BTW, Gentlemen of metafilter, I am single."

roflmonkeys
posted by mortisimo at 8:09 AM on October 27, 2004


Hmm, I'm a living, breathing female MeFite and I showed up to TWO Toronto meetups without garnering this kind of attention.

But I did wear my contacts instead of my glasses. That must have been it:-)
posted by orange swan at 8:42 AM on October 27, 2004


Couldn't be the fact that I am nowhere near as cute as Mandyman. Nooooo.
posted by orange swan at 8:48 AM on October 27, 2004


"but MoFi's been really impressing me in many ways lately."

I wish I could say the same. It would be nice to see a version of the MeFi model that was just as good, but without all the snarky, elitist, boysclub bullshit.

But every time I go over there I fail to find anything useful beyond the FFPs. The discussions are cute and chatty. They aren't even discussions. Just cute little IM-style one-liners. I understand it's a friendlier place, and that's great. But friendly without any compelling discussion?

What exactly is the draw over there? So it's like AskMe, but without being useful or informative? Seriously.
posted by y6y6y6 at 9:03 AM on October 27, 2004


Every metafilter meetup I've been to has living breathing females.... one anyhow, sometimes more.
posted by jessamyn at 9:08 AM on October 27, 2004


What the hell is going on? Anybody?
posted by nthdegx at 9:14 AM on October 27, 2004


They just don't appreciate the ladies they have, orange swan. I show up in New York all the time, glasses attatched; no love.
posted by dame at 9:23 AM on October 27, 2004


The New Yorker MeFemme's show up and are always well appreciated. Tha Cali gals must be off working on their tans so they can become trophy wives or getting botoxed or something.
posted by jonmc at 9:34 AM on October 27, 2004


The distaff side was well represented at both Boston meetups I was privileged to attend.

Rrrowr.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:52 AM on October 27, 2004


y6y6y6- Dude! Don't dismiss them. They'll start a coffe klatch about how awful you are.

Remember the nerd table in the high school lunchroom? Imagine they were talking about you! A character assasination is about to start between bites of peanut butter sandwiches and allergy meds.
posted by Mayor Curley at 9:57 AM on October 27, 2004


I’ve never been to a MeFi meetup so I must ask why did Matt qualify “females” with “living, breathing”? Do MeFites have a habit of bringing the other kind? Or is it some sort of Realdoll thing?
posted by arse_hat at 10:59 AM on October 27, 2004


I knew this was gonna turn ugly sooner or later...
posted by wendell at 11:55 AM on October 27, 2004


All right, you're onto us now, arse_hat. There aren't really any female MeFites. The ones you see at the meetups are just very convincing crossdressers hired for the evening. The rest of us are FemBots programmed by Matt to infuse some chick sensibilities into the site, i.e., pregnancy, knitting and shoe references. But Matt did it well. It's only occasionally that one of us FemBots has a breakdown. It's only occasionally that one of us FemBots has a breakdown. It's only occasionally that one of us FemBots has a breakdown. It's only occasionally that one of us FemBots has a breakdown....breakdown....breakdown....breakdown....
posted by orange swan at 12:11 PM on October 27, 2004 [1 favorite]


I just want to tell you both good luck, we're all counting
on you.
posted by blogRot at 1:19 PM on October 27, 2004


I’ve never been to a MeFi meetup so I must ask why did Matt qualify “females” with “living, breathing”? Do MeFites have a habit of bringing the other kind? Or is it some sort of Realdoll thing?

Well I don't know about you, but I've always had better luck with "the other kind" that's standard-issue here on MeFi, so the premise of "actual living, breathing females" doesn't hold much promise in my book, whether MeFi or MoFi. If you didn't get your standard issue "actual living, breathing female" substitute when you signed up for your MeFi account, I'd demand a refund from Matt. At once. Because you're really missing out.
posted by DaShiv at 4:51 PM on October 27, 2004


From the homepage of the girl with cool glasses (mandyman): "BTW, Gentlemen of metafilter, I am single."

Just so you know.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 5:52 PM on October 27, 2004


EB, we know.
posted by kenko at 6:41 PM on October 27, 2004


I think I'm falling for space kitty. Must be fate.
posted by Space Coyote at 6:42 PM on October 27, 2004


Oops. Missed that.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 9:34 PM on October 27, 2004


but it was worth repeating, yes?
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 9:34 PM on October 27, 2004


Hey, I (a) am an actual female, (b) breathe, (c) wear glasses (or contact lenses, sometimes), and (d) drop by the occassional NJ/NY MeFi meetup.

What am I, chopped liver?
posted by Karmakaze at 6:58 AM on October 28, 2004 [1 favorite]


Actually, there are more MeFemmes than the boyz realize, and someday - when they least expect it - we will stage a coup.
posted by taz at 8:44 AM on October 28, 2004 [1 favorite]


Cool. Can I be your manservant?
posted by jonmc at 8:50 AM on October 28, 2004


We are all Renee.
posted by eamondaly at 12:14 PM on October 28, 2004


I have now been to a few meetups, and seen pics of many more, and I've met a few dozen of you fine freaks, and I gotta say, never have the two main genders not been at least properly represented. Unless there have been boys-only meetups I've somehow missed (I'm a boy, I'm a boy, but my ma won't admit it), I have no idea what you-all are talking about.

Everyone's acting all cool, like, "Oh, really? I didn't see those hot chicks over in the corner there," but like a 7th grade dance, no one's really not noticing.

You'll have to take me on faith (although this meetup is definitaly evidence), but just because the last SF and LA Mefi Meetups were almost all boys doesn't mean squat. (And I know it's not Mefi, it's Mofi, but, um... so what? They're as smart and schwingy as many in here.)


Also, it's good to finally place a face on The Wendell In My Mind.
posted by chicobangs at 12:34 PM on October 28, 2004


A superannuated Regency buck like you wouldn't know what to make of the girls of today, languagehat.

I nay jibe with your fancy lingo, mistar prissypants, but languagehat could school you with the ladies. Hear me? School. You.
posted by naxosaxur at 12:50 PM on October 28, 2004


We are all Renee.

Well, I’m not, but I still have all the email she sent me.

I’ve been to meetups in 3 of the 5 major West coast metro areas, and except for one where someone’s girlfriend was in town, I've been the only woman at all of them. I have to go to New York to see MeFi women in the flesh! (I definitely felt lots of love there. I guess you East Coast boys really dig a nice tan and smooth, motionless features.)

I have sent to LA for reinforcements for the next SF meetup, although I still cherish hopes of seeing a few of the local SF girls who outed themselves to me in email. Otherwise I'm going to have to expand my recruiting effort. Or just up and move to New York.
posted by caitlinb at 1:14 PM on October 28, 2004


I don't doubt it, naxosaxur. But it's something languagehat said of himself:
having been a college student in the late '60s-early '70s, I often feel like a superannuated Regency buck, peering around at all the prim young Victorians and trying to remember not to say 'leg.'
I was just trying to gain acceptance through the use of humor. *sniff*
posted by kenko at 1:28 PM on October 28, 2004


I still wuv (ach) ooo (tee hot) kenko.
posted by WolfDaddy at 3:37 PM on October 28, 2004


Thanks, WolfDaddy. I just realized that instead of saying "I don't doubt it", I should have said, "I'm sure no woman has declined conjugation with languagehat.". That would have been teh clevar.
posted by kenko at 3:51 PM on October 28, 2004


Of all my manifold languages, I have an especial predilection for the language of Love.
*bows to the ladies, lifts top hat with tip of cane*

I picked up on your clever allusion, kenko. But then, I guess I would, wouldn't I?
posted by languagehat at 5:55 PM on October 28, 2004


The Wendell in My Mind
Didn't Clint Holmes do that song in '73?

When this old world gets me down
And there's no love to be found
I close my eyes and soon I find
There's a Wendell in my mind
While the MeFites laugh
And the MoFites play
And we sing a song all day

My name is Wendell,
I've got a nickel,
I've got a nickel shiny and new
I'm gonna buy me a MeFi Gold Membership,
that's what I'm gonna do

In the wonders that I find
With the Wendell in my mind
In a Web that used to be,
Click the links and follow me
Where the asshats laugh
And the fuckwits play
And we'll sing a song all day

My name is mathowie,
I think I'm married
I'm gonna have a baby or two
We're gonna let them
Visit the Filters,
That's what we're gonna do...
posted by wendell at 6:52 PM on October 28, 2004


I had a 45 of that, wendell : >
posted by amberglow at 7:22 PM on October 28, 2004


ZING! languagehat is the master of conjugation (and kenko, thanks for the context).
posted by naxosaxur at 8:48 PM on October 28, 2004


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