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16 November 2005

To think I really really really really really wanted to be a MeFite I've been almost a year since I registered with MetaFilter. I paid my $5 and got my logon.[More:]

Because I was a part of it after that, I wanted to convince myself that I and all the other n00bs would make the site more interesting, more vital, better.

It isn't. I still like to think I don't suck, but MeFi isn't what it was before I joined.

Just sayin'.
Damn. There was supposed to be a MoreInside thingy on that original post. I screwed up. Apparently, I suck after all.
posted by Doohickie 16 November | 12:43
no wonder they all point at you and snicker...
posted by arse_hat 16 November | 12:45
Yeah. That, and the toilet paper stuck to my shoe.
posted by Doohickie 16 November | 12:46
Back when I was a boy, we had to walk to school barefoot. It was uphill both ways. In the winter, we had to wrap our feet with barbed wire for traction. Kids these days...

*mumbles, drools*
posted by warbaby 16 November | 12:57
You had barbed wire?

Lucky bastard.
posted by iconomy 16 November | 12:59
Nostalgia is nothing more than a dishonest memory. MetaFilter was never as good as we think it was.

posted by sciurus 16 November | 13:01
Barbed wire? In my day it was bone shards and hot tar and broken glass! You had it easy! Damned kids think you had it tough now GET OFFA MY LAWN YA WHIPPERSHNAPPERZ!
posted by WolfDaddy 16 November | 13:03
You had hot tar?

Lucky bastard.
posted by iconomy 16 November | 13:05
I blame dhoyt and his Happy Funtime Puppet Show
posted by briank 16 November | 13:05
You had feet?

We were so hungry we had to eat our feet and walk to school on our bloody stumps.
posted by dodgygeezer 16 November | 13:06
You know you're a real mefite when you start complaining about how metafilter's changed for the worse. (I see sciurus has stepped up to the next level.)

Some of the longboaters have been contemplating how to commemorate 11/18, the day the zombies broke in.
posted by danostuporstar 16 November | 13:08
57% of MeFites believe Saddam Bush did 11/18.
posted by stilicho 16 November | 13:10
Back in my day, we all ate cilantro for breakfastlunchanddinner and the cashiers beat you when you came through the checkout line with porto/abello/as.

We were lucky bastards. Back then.
posted by Frisbee Girl 16 November | 13:16
You know you're a real mefite when you start complaining about how metafilter's changed for the worse.

What are you when you think it used to be good, then it got bad, then it improved to somewhere inbetween?
posted by bugbread 16 November | 13:16
You had stumps?

Lucky barstabllle-ee.. *shuts down*
posted by dfowler 16 November | 13:22
*jumps in longboat*
posted by brainwidth 16 November | 13:28
*notices hole in bottom of longboat and plugs up leak with a tampax, As Seen On TV*
posted by iconomy 16 November | 13:30
Stumps? LUXURY!
posted by klangklangston 16 November | 13:40
I rode downhill both ways to school on the back of my Segway driving servant, who used a cadre of progessively smaller servents to get me off his back. Frankly my shoes made from the skins of the last unicorn have never touched the ground.

But I feel guilty about it.
posted by drezdn 16 November | 13:57
I... I.. never even went to school! *sob*
posted by Specklet 16 November | 14:01
You guys exist?
posted by Hugh Janus 16 November | 14:05
It's my fault. Sorry. Sorry everyone. Everyone, sorry.

Whew, I feel better with that off my chest!
posted by Capn 16 November | 14:14
I was wondering last night if you existed, hugh, and then I thought, well, he went out drinking with jonmc and divine_wino, but then I thought, well, that means nothing, they go drinking with imaginary characters all the time. But then, then - I remembered the sauerkraut at Thanksgiving comment and I realized that you do, in fact, exist. In case you were wondering.
posted by mygothlaundry 16 November | 14:16
Gawd I live this place. Leave it to Mecha to take a serious philosophical discussino/rant and turn it into the comedic highlight of my day.
posted by Doohickie 16 November | 14:34
well, that means nothing, they go drinking with imaginary characters all the time.

Damned imaginary bastards never buy a round either.
posted by jonmc 16 November | 14:38
Yeah, it's all "I left my imaginary wallet in my sweet custom imaginary van with the imaginary wizard shooting the Lyrics to The Battle of Evermore all over an imaginary naked chick from his fingertips, can you just cover this then next it's my shout!

And I'll all "Who said that, what the fuck? Barkeep, BARTENDUH, six buds and six birds and whateverthefuck jonmc is having."
posted by Divine_Wino 16 November | 14:43
So when's this happening next? I can already imagine myself there.
posted by Hugh Janus 16 November | 14:55
Well I think your man Jon "Radiohead rocks my socks like bagels and lox" Macanudo has a birfday jam to go to on friday, but I do find myself free tomorrow evening, so if either of you imagionary douchebags wants to get a (lot of) drink(s), that could be made to happen.

posted by Divine_Wino 16 November | 14:58
Count me in.

If seņor habana de 5 centavos comes, I'll bring Dick Price.
posted by Hugh Janus 16 November | 15:06
posted by Divine_Wino 16 November | 15:08

posted by bdave 16 November | 18:27
Back in my day, nostalgia WAS honest.
posted by seanyboy 16 November | 19:22
Meh. Quit cryin' in yer beer!
posted by Doohickie 16 November | 21:22
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