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July 15, 2012 2:12 PM   Subscribe

Daily Odd Compliment
posted by jeffburdges (24 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

 
Metafilter: Cut it out, puppies. Okay, keep going.
posted by furtive at 2:23 PM on July 15, 2012


Clearly, this guy has not met many talking dolphins. Dolphins are pretty big jerks, but it gets lost because of those smiley mouths and the fact they can't talk. So, anyway, bad image.
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:34 PM on July 15, 2012


MetaFilter: You're my favourite weakness.
posted by arcticseal at 2:43 PM on July 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


Jefburdges, if links can be said to be awesome, then you have posted an awesome link.
posted by BlueHorse at 3:07 PM on July 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


You know what's wonderful? You. You are what's wonderful. Even on a bad day.

I don't think this one is odd. It's basically what I say to my husband through my tears on the days my depression hits me particularly hard and he is amazing.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 3:26 PM on July 15, 2012 [8 favorites]


Maybe I am just grumpy today but most of these don't seem odd at all. Sweet -- "I think about you all the time. Even when I know I shouldn't" -- but not odd/quirky/quotable/book-deal-worthy, which I assume he's going for.
posted by headnsouth at 3:28 PM on July 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


Maybe I am just grumpy today but most of these don't seem odd at all.

They kind of made me feel like I was being stalked by Jack Handey, and not always in a good way.
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:42 PM on July 15, 2012 [8 favorites]


Brilliant.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 3:43 PM on July 15, 2012


Good but not great.
posted by germdisco at 3:51 PM on July 15, 2012


Awww! It's a Married to Jack Handey Simulator!
posted by byanyothername at 4:05 PM on July 15, 2012 [4 favorites]


Upon further reflection yeah, I like these, but I wouldn't say they're odd, just mildly offbeat in a sweet way. If they were in greeting cards I would probably buy them but I don't know that it's the greatest tumbler.

I also find myself objecting to anyone who uses an adjective to describe themselves. Why can't they just be called "Daily Compliments" and if I think they're odd that's my judgement to make? I like oddness but I disagree with self-labeling as odd as a selling point. This is also why I don't use instagram; I don't mind it but I hate that their own text describes the service as "quirky". What the hell is that?
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 4:08 PM on July 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's basically what I say to my husband through my tears on the days my depression hits me particularly hard and he is amazing.

Right, but depending on how you interpret the compliment, it could be intended to say that your husband is pretty great even when he's having a bad day.

As in, "even when you're a jerk, you're still okay with me."
posted by Malor at 4:42 PM on July 15, 2012


My mom used to say to me, "Sometimes I don't like you, but I'll always love you."

That's a weird thing to say to a kid.
posted by desjardins at 4:50 PM on July 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


"I'm too cool to compliment someone, but this is what I'll do instead."
posted by jonmc at 5:19 PM on July 15, 2012


Looks like the Daily Complement could use a Daily Odd Compliment.
posted by porpoise at 5:29 PM on July 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


"Have you ever eaten a really delicious plate of beans? Well, you're kind of like that; rich in dietary fiber and complex carbohydrates...I mean, sometimes you're very complex, yet very satisfying when fully cooked."
posted by obscurator at 5:35 PM on July 15, 2012 [4 favorites]


You give me the best describable feeling.
posted by windykites at 5:57 PM on July 15, 2012


They don't seem to be odd, they seem to be manufactured for a tumblr that's all about collecting odd compliments.
posted by mattoxic at 7:38 PM on July 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm not going to think too hard about them. I'm just going to smile and think "Hey, that was sweet."
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 7:44 PM on July 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is a great post for someone like you to have made.
posted by boo_radley at 8:08 PM on July 15, 2012 [3 favorites]


I feel like I'm missing something. These seem like they were written by a sixth grader trying to impress a high school freshman. I'll just move on ...
posted by mrgrimm at 5:55 AM on July 16, 2012


It's telling of my expectations that I misread this as "Daily Odd Complaint" several times, and was initially confused by the lack of negativity on the page.
posted by belarius at 5:57 AM on July 16, 2012


"I would would walk barefoot on a bed of hot coals to prove my love for you.
And then I would walk barefoot on some legos in case you were a bit skeptical on the hotness of those coals."

^^ Whew, that's true dedication there..
posted by samsara at 8:12 AM on July 16, 2012


This site is like the cat's pajamas,
for a cat who doesn't wear pajamas,
but keeps some in his closet,
just in case he one day may want
to put on some stylish pajamas.
posted by tykky at 10:38 AM on July 16, 2012


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