Tivos were raining from the sky in 2000... April 27, 2005 5:39 AM   Subscribe

Maybe MeFi is a cult after all... I found this thread, which is one of the stranger things I've seen here. Everyone wrote an essay, everyone won a TiVo.
posted by Termite to MetaFilter-Related at 5:39 AM (24 comments total)

posted by iconomy at 5:49 AM on April 27, 2005

Some people wrote three essays and won three TiVos.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 5:56 AM on April 27, 2005

Excellent, Termite! Your next assignments:
a) what is the origin of the phrase "we have cameras"?
b) search out the legendary number 9622, and its significance in terms of the daily operation of Metafilter.
c) Who is Kaycee Nicole?
posted by anastasiav at 6:07 AM on April 27, 2005

d) and "this broom, it vibrates?" : >

(I never got a tivo or a camera. I miss out on all teh cool stuff. Have there been any recently i missed?)
posted by amberglow at 6:11 AM on April 27, 2005

I hated that thread, as I wasn't eligible to win.... and it just went on and on with everyone winning and I started to get really really jealous. *sticks tongue out* Bah, I didn't want a TiVo anyway.
posted by dabitch at 6:31 AM on April 27, 2005

Some of us wrote and didn't get one. ... and, in hindsight, are thankful for not winning.
posted by terrapin at 6:37 AM on April 27, 2005

I wrote, won, then sold mine on eBay for $234.50. That was sweet.
posted by MrMoonPie at 6:53 AM on April 27, 2005

*raises hand*

anastasiav what does "0_o" mean?
posted by mlis at 7:12 AM on April 27, 2005

And we know how this ended.
posted by punilux at 7:17 AM on April 27, 2005

Thank the good graces Ben got better at writing. This is all down to you, Tivo.
posted by NinjaPirate at 7:24 AM on April 27, 2005

Rub it in MrMoonPie, just rub it in. Grrr.
posted by dabitch at 7:25 AM on April 27, 2005

I don't think I brought it up in the "we have cameras" thread, but Amazon sent me a gift certificate ($10 or $20) in lieu of my order.

search out the legendary number 9622

Or its older brother 1142.
posted by eyeballkid at 7:46 AM on April 27, 2005


It's an emoticon - two eyes and a mouth. It means bewilderment or befuddlement.
posted by iconomy at 8:11 AM on April 27, 2005

e) administrator, please hope me!
posted by sonofsamiam at 9:34 AM on April 27, 2005

I wasn't on mefi back then, but I remember this eppisode. TiVo was basicaly dumping unsold obsolete models.
posted by delmoi at 9:41 AM on April 27, 2005

Titanium spork, people. Titanium spork.
posted by Skot at 10:21 AM on April 27, 2005

I won a TiVo because of that thread too. I never even used it, I just sold it on eBay. I should have sent in essays using information for relatives or something and then sold them all. Heh!
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 10:43 AM on April 27, 2005

Grandaddy of them all: pancakes.
posted by me3dia at 10:54 AM on April 27, 2005

Is this thread something you'd need a television to understand?
posted by jack_mo at 12:10 PM on April 27, 2005

posted by norm at 3:34 PM on April 27, 2005

You know what's great?

I am completely confused.
posted by shmegegge at 9:57 PM on April 27, 2005

Which is as it should be.
posted by dg at 10:23 PM on April 27, 2005

L0L...Termiet can't farm enuf gold for @ Tivo : )
posted by Smart Dalek at 6:51 AM on April 28, 2005

hey, you know what? good classic!
posted by palegirl at 7:55 AM on April 29, 2005

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