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February 2, 2012 4:05 PM   Subscribe

Shit Scientists Say (SLYT) via
posted by Danf (44 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Fairly accurate.
posted by demiurge at 4:08 PM on February 2, 2012


Shouldn't it be Feces Scientists Say?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:17 PM on February 2, 2012 [4 favorites]


'It's no good going up to a scientist and saying to him, as you would to anybody else, you know, "good morning, how are you, lend me a quid" and so on. I mean he'll just glare at you. Or make a rude retort.'

--Michael Flanders
posted by darksasami at 4:20 PM on February 2, 2012


Haven't we seen enough "shit X say" SLYTs ?
posted by fredludd at 4:23 PM on February 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


We need a "Shit People Who are Making 'Shit Xs Say' Memes Say" and be done with all this.
posted by Dia Nomou Nomo Apethanon at 4:24 PM on February 2, 2012


I have made 38.6% +/- 0.6% of thse statements at 95% confidence.
posted by bonehead at 4:24 PM on February 2, 2012 [4 favorites]


Just when I thought I could be tired of this meme, "Hey, you got an extra undergrad?" made me laugh way too hard.
posted by sc114 at 4:27 PM on February 2, 2012 [4 favorites]


fredludd: "Haven't we seen enough "shit X say" SLYTs ?"

I take that as a challenge to find the most obscure, specific gender/race/ethnicity/job/circumstance Shit * Say.

Dia Nomou Nomo Apethanon: "We need a "Shit People Who are Making 'Shit Xs Say' Memes Say" and be done with all this."

Shit People Say When Taking A Shit
posted by wcfields at 4:27 PM on February 2, 2012


[Shit MeFites say]
posted by not_on_display at 4:28 PM on February 2, 2012


Shit, MeFites Say
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:29 PM on February 2, 2012 [5 favorites]


*not this, just in general
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:30 PM on February 2, 2012


Dia Nomou Nomo Apethanon: "We need a "Shit People Who are Making 'Shit Xs Say' Memes Say" and be done with all this."

Shit People Say When Taking A Shit "

Correction: Shit People Say About Shit People Say Videos

posted by wcfields at 4:30 PM on February 2, 2012


STOP IT
posted by braksandwich at 4:31 PM on February 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


"I study organic matter transformations through alluvial fan soils."

You have got to be kidding me. I AM SEARCHING FOR YOUR PAPER RIGHT NOW.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 4:32 PM on February 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


Stop it with the Shit [whatevers] Say already. This is getting like the sorority t-shirts that you STILL see that say things like "AEP in the City" and "Got Tri-Delt?" Yes, it was successful and memorable. The transitive property does not work for slogans.
posted by troika at 4:36 PM on February 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


[Shit MeFites say]

I think you mean "Comments MeFites post in "Shit XYZs Say" SLYT FFPs.....
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:39 PM on February 2, 2012


The transitive property does not work for slogans.

If shit people say is the new black and your shit is actually black, then you probably have blood in your stool and should call your physician.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:44 PM on February 2, 2012


THIS MEME NEEDS TO DIE.
posted by azarbayejani at 4:44 PM on February 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Scientists don't say "where are my samples?"

Well, they do, but there's usually more cussing involved.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 4:47 PM on February 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Also, http://hasanyonesaidthisshit.com/
posted by azarbayejani at 4:48 PM on February 2, 2012


RICK

RICK

RICK

THE MEME IS GETTING ANNOYING RICK
posted by elizardbits at 4:49 PM on February 2, 2012 [5 favorites]


i actually think these memes are funnier once theyre played out and everyone hates them
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 4:50 PM on February 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


RICK-

RICK-

RICK-










-ROLL
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:50 PM on February 2, 2012


Awesome.

Also, fairly true. But we've totally never hidden a flat and a half of GIB cans in our cold room for the afternoon. Neeeeeeeveeeer... We would never mix food with lab coolers.

Except for that time with the birthday cake that was too large to fit in the office minifridge.

Or when we found out that the minifridge freezer turned into a glacier and we had to move everything out of it.
posted by Slackermagee at 4:53 PM on February 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: this meme needs to die.
posted by jeffamaphone at 5:10 PM on February 2, 2012


I'm not quite sure where all the hate comes from. It's not like it's the same joke over and over. It's usually different jokes, all with the same stupid title, but the jokes themselves aren't more or less funny because the title of the meme is awesome/sucks/sucks so bad it's awesome/wherever you are in the cycle of lash and backlash.
posted by straight at 5:10 PM on February 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm not quite sure where all the hate comes from.

It's flavor of quark.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:13 PM on February 2, 2012


I winced in sympathy at 'his paper was retracted'. Some stuff is too painful for joke!
posted by winna at 5:17 PM on February 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Since I don't know when the next Shit X Say thread is going to be, Ima drop this in here Shit Programmers Say.
posted by Ad hominem at 5:17 PM on February 2, 2012 [6 favorites]


We need a "Shit People Who are Making 'Shit Xs Say' Memes Say" and be done with all this.

"This is going to be hilarious"
"I think the world is ready for a 'Shit Cheesemongers Say'"
"My camera's pretty good, it's prosumer grade"
"No worries, I can edit it all on my Macbook Pro"
"We're not really making a Shit _____ Says video, really we're making a parody of all those videos,""Oh...cool"
"What should the intro music be? MGMT?" "Nah dude, Fischerspooner"
"We should post this on your twitter and then make a youtube channel"
"We should make this into a tumblr"
"No man, we should make this into a twitter feed"
"This is going to be huge!"
"We're totally as funny as Portlandia"
"Think we might get a webseries out of this?"
"We should put our email at the end so people can contact us with offers to make other funny videos"
"I don't think we're too late on this meme, it's peaking right now bro"
posted by 2bucksplus at 5:19 PM on February 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


Hope the one for mathematicians is called logs Mathematicians Say.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:20 PM on February 2, 2012


I'm still waiting for the "Sheeeeeit senator Clay Davis says" video.
posted by h0p3y at 5:40 PM on February 2, 2012


RICK
RICK
RICK
This meme reached its zenith with Shit The Dowager Countess Says.
posted by PapaLobo at 6:11 PM on February 2, 2012


Shit people who don't know how microphones work say too quietly, too far away, and in the wrong direction.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:13 PM on February 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Why did that need a YT video? Isn't this basically the premise of The Big Bang Theory (the TV show, not the theory)?
posted by fuse theorem at 6:21 PM on February 2, 2012


Isn't this a double? I've seen it in the last two weeks and I only get my entertainment from youse guys.
posted by taff at 6:47 PM on February 2, 2012


I didn't think this was that funny. But maybe this is because I do physics and not bio.
posted by nat at 6:59 PM on February 2, 2012


"Who got mustard on my cell cultures"

Something is deeply wrong here. There is a world of difference between say keeping the conference keg in the cold room for a few hours and getting mustard on the cell cultures.
posted by Blasdelb at 7:07 PM on February 2, 2012


Agreed. I'm on my second lab at this point and I've never seen anybody's food in the sample fridges.
posted by Scientist at 7:27 PM on February 2, 2012


Not that any FPP etymology is called for, but for some reason I am compelled to outline how I came to post this link:

I heard Jeanne Gabriano on the Story Collider podcast today and found her to be massively hilarious.

So I looked up her blog and found it equally edifying and entertaining, including the link above. It had me at the hampster ovaries.

Taff, this is not a double, I checked.

I regret that it was so pedestrian that a lot of you had to go the the effort to make asses out of yourselves by fecesing on this thread.
posted by Danf at 7:56 PM on February 2, 2012


The post was fine, Danf. These Shit People Say things are always a little inside baseball, so the only way to really judge their success is by the comments of the target group. From what I've read here, the scientists mostly got a laugh or two out of it, so, hey: cool thing on the web.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:21 PM on February 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


We need a "Shit People Who are Making 'Shit Xs Say' Memes Say" and be done with all this.

"Yeah, that was me."
posted by hermitosis at 8:36 PM on February 2, 2012


THAT'S NOT HOW YOU SPELL HAMSTER.
...unless you are a meme. if you are a meme you spell it hampster, yes you do.
posted by lapolla at 2:37 AM on February 3, 2012


Shit Wizards Say.
posted by TheophileEscargot at 4:43 AM on February 3, 2012


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