MeTa "review" on GreenCine March 14, 2005 4:59 PM   Subscribe

I came across the following adline on the GreenCine main page:
"The best thing in entertainment since cave paintings!" -Metatalk posting
Previously noted in passing on the green here. Google isn't helping me locate where they might have gotten this quote from any MeFi posting. Any ideas?
posted by ChrisTN to MetaFilter-Related at 4:59 PM (12 comments total)

Here (found using the "broken" MetaFilter search function.)
posted by timeistight at 5:13 PM on March 14, 2005

Huh, fascinating. Thanks, time!
posted by ChrisTN at 5:20 PM on March 14, 2005

Neat. Maybe we can expand metafilter by promoting other sites. - Come for the nude videos, stay for the.... buffering....
posted by Arch Stanton at 5:58 PM on March 14, 2005

But was majick quoting a line that was already there on September 6, 2002? Did majick make up the line and it was incorporated only after September 2, 2002 or did they have the line already in there, majick quoted it and it became self-fullilling?
Wayback machine has July 25, 2002 but it contains content from 2004 with a copyright of 2003, so not much help there. Paging majick.
posted by tellurian at 6:09 PM on March 14, 2005

Greencine is great for streaming movies to your computer.
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket at 6:18 PM on March 14, 2005

That's 'fulfilling' of course.
posted by tellurian at 6:20 PM on March 14, 2005

GreenCine are probably taking this out of context anyway. The Best thing for them to do do would be to take all comments Good and Bad and post them up. I don't think this is going to happen. There's some way of describing this sort of misrepresentation in Cinema Terms.

OR, as could be Quoted / Advertised

"GreenCine are ... the best thing ... to happen ... In Cinema."
Seanyboy - Metafilter Community Weblog
posted by seanyboy at 3:21 AM on March 15, 2005

That's not a serious point btw.
posted by seanyboy at 3:22 AM on March 15, 2005

Come for the nude videos, stay for the.... buffering....

Thanks for a good laugh, Arch. Well done!
posted by soyjoy at 7:36 AM on March 15, 2005

There's nude videos on ifilm? Sweet! *waits*

*waits more*
posted by graventy at 1:59 PM on March 15, 2005

Oh. Sorry. My mom was in town and I haven't been paying attention lately. I'm back.

I believe I turned that phrase myself, but in all honesty, I easily forget many even-less-trivial things from so long ago.

(This would be easier if I had something like languagehat's HatSignal...)
posted by majick at 3:25 PM on March 15, 2005

soyjoy beat me to it, but "stay for the.... buffering...." was brilliant.
posted by yerfatma at 6:50 PM on March 15, 2005

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