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In honor of season three, Caldwell Tanner at College Humor made banners for the great houses of the Internet.

So, what's House MeFi?
posted by Ghidorah (96 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
I've never even heard of Seamless.
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:28 AM on April 2, 2013 [14 favorites]


I dislike Twitter's: "Dark Wings, Dumb Words" House slogan.

I feel like: "RT that thing that Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer are talking about.", works better.
posted by Fizz at 4:30 AM on April 2, 2013 [3 favorites]


So, what's House MeFi?

Plate of beans rampant, above two crossed fixies, with motto "I'm just here for a used car".
posted by MartinWisse at 4:33 AM on April 2, 2013 [35 favorites]


"The special snowflake is coming"
posted by Halloween Jack at 4:40 AM on April 2, 2013 [38 favorites]


HEAR ME BICKER
posted by PlusDistance at 4:42 AM on April 2, 2013 [9 favorites]


"Surely This"
posted by Thorzdad at 4:42 AM on April 2, 2013 [20 favorites]


the motto has to be "I KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS THAN YOU CAN POSSIBLY IMAGINE"
posted by Greg Nog at 4:43 AM on April 2, 2013 [31 favorites]


House MeFi: Ask and ye shall eat it, under a rampant plate of beans and chevrons of blue on a background of professional white.
posted by jetlagaddict at 4:43 AM on April 2, 2013


I sort of figured Ask and MeTa would be bannersites. Jobs? Sellswords.
posted by Ghidorah at 4:45 AM on April 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


SILENCED ALL OUR LIVES
posted by Kinbote at 4:45 AM on April 2, 2013 [3 favorites]


DTMFA
posted by unSane at 4:47 AM on April 2, 2013 [5 favorites]


The motto of the Green branch of the Metafilters: "See a therapist, then DTMFA."
posted by BeeDo at 4:49 AM on April 2, 2013 [3 favorites]


THIS SIGIL WAS DELETED
posted by PlusDistance at 4:50 AM on April 2, 2013 [13 favorites]


House TvTropes: NONE SHALL LEAVE
posted by BeeDo at 4:52 AM on April 2, 2013 [18 favorites]


House House: IT'S NEVER LUPUS
posted by robocop is bleeding at 4:54 AM on April 2, 2013 [21 favorites]


I don't get the Tumblr one. Maybe some kind of hipster/trust fund baby joke?

"EVER WATCHING" with a play button was clever.
posted by DU at 4:57 AM on April 2, 2013


Metafilter: "I have no idea how, or why"
posted by MuffinMan at 4:58 AM on April 2, 2013 [9 favorites]


The Tumblr one is making fun of social justice Tumblr culture.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 5:00 AM on April 2, 2013


WE HAVE CAMERAS

on a banner over a stylized drawing of a declawed cat shedding a single tear
posted by biddeford at 5:05 AM on April 2, 2013 [7 favorites]


I thought Tumblr culture was "3 pages of semi-funny pictures that never developed into a book deal".

I mean:

HOUSE TUMBLR: BOOK DEAL WITH IT
posted by DU at 5:10 AM on April 2, 2013 [5 favorites]


Tumblr is large; it contains multitudes.

For example, it also has a lot of amateur porn.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 5:12 AM on April 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


THIS SIGIL WAS DELETED

Not a blank grey banner (singed around the edges) with the slogan "The mods should not have deleted this sigil!!!"?
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:16 AM on April 2, 2013 [3 favorites]


the seamless one should've been last, it seemed like the payoff to the whole thing.
posted by fuzzypantalones at 5:24 AM on April 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm a little sick of internet Game of Thrones humor, so I was prepared to hate these, but they were actually really good. The sigils for Twitter and Netflix were both really good, and I liked the riffs on actual house words like "We Do Not Source" and "Ours is the Furry."
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 5:27 AM on April 2, 2013


I don't get the Tumblr one.

I wish I didn't get the Tumblr one.
posted by des at 5:30 AM on April 2, 2013 [6 favorites]


Something to listen to while you look at these. Think it's the best theme song cover I've heard yet (except that one that sounds like it's a frat house singing it).
posted by longdaysjourney at 5:32 AM on April 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


HOUSE METAFILTER: I THINK OUR LAST 'OFFICIAL' HOUSE SIGIL WAS THE 2005 'I VOTED AND IT TOTALLY SUCKED'; HOWEVER, CORTEX ASSEMBLED A LIST OF SOMETHING LIKE FIVE MILLION OF OUR PROPOSED HOUSE SIGILS IN 2007 AND THEN UPDATED IT IN 2010, SO THERE'S THAT I GUESS.
posted by kyrademon at 5:32 AM on April 2, 2013 [8 favorites]


another possible slogan:

HURF DURF BEAN EATERS
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:33 AM on April 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Allow me to mansplain:
Not a blank grey banner (singed around the edges) with the slogan "The mods should not have deleted this sigil!!!"?

Is Metatalk.

Do you feel mansplained yet?
posted by Mezentian at 5:33 AM on April 2, 2013


no no no...you are all wrong.

House Metafilter: There Is No Cabal
posted by ShawnString at 5:35 AM on April 2, 2013 [3 favorites]


HOUSE METATALK: SOMETHING SOMETHING INFODUMP.
posted by blue_beetle at 5:36 AM on April 2, 2013


There Is No Cabal

There totally is. They have badgers.
BADGERS.
posted by Mezentian at 5:38 AM on April 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Do you feel mansplained yet?

Your manstlaination is wrong, since the blue banner disappears every night and gets replaced with the blank grey banner. It's, like, a curse or something.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:43 AM on April 2, 2013


House MetaTalk: What outcome are you hoping for here?

~or~

House MetaTalk: Upon this hill we die.

And because heraldry loves a pun, the animal is an elephant facing itsdexter.
posted by boo_radley at 5:54 AM on April 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


Surely "Flag it and move on?"
posted by ChuraChura at 5:56 AM on April 2, 2013 [14 favorites]


House Metafilter: Same As In Town.
House Metafilter: Flag It And Move On.
posted by fiercecupcake at 5:57 AM on April 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


House Metafilter: Is this something I'd need a flagpole to understand?
posted by Freon at 6:01 AM on April 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


Can't show you the sigil.
posted by seanmpuckett at 6:05 AM on April 2, 2013


If only I had illustrator on this machine.
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 6:05 AM on April 2, 2013


I don't understand the beans thing....why don't I understand the beans thing????
posted by Fists O'Fury at 6:12 AM on April 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Because you're just thinking about it. Try overthinking it.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 6:14 AM on April 2, 2013 [42 favorites]


Be Smart. From the Beginning.
posted by h00py at 6:15 AM on April 2, 2013 [4 favorites]


Because you're just thinking about it. Try overthinking it.

Holy God that's funny.
posted by Fists O'Fury at 6:24 AM on April 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm a little sick of internet Game of Thrones humor

I thought this was Harry Potter humour.
posted by biffa at 6:27 AM on April 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


If ever there were a time for the image tag:
'Butts LOL'

'The Special Snowflakes Are Coming'

'Flag It And Move On'
posted by Blasdelb at 6:30 AM on April 2, 2013 [9 favorites]


A pony, on a divided blue, green, and gray field.
The words are,
"Christ, What An Asshole"
posted by Mister Moofoo at 6:31 AM on April 2, 2013 [11 favorites]


Blue field, plates of beans and butter, "We Have Cameras"
posted by cmfletcher at 6:34 AM on April 2, 2013


I am bored at work and I have Photoshop.

House MetaFilter
House AskMe
House MeTa
posted by sephira at 6:38 AM on April 2, 2013 [12 favorites]


I always sort of imagined the beans on the plate were string beans. I don't know why. I guess I've never really thought that much about it.
posted by dephlogisticated at 6:40 AM on April 2, 2013 [5 favorites]


Here you go.
posted by taz at 6:45 AM on April 2, 2013 [45 favorites]


WOW this flute cover. I didn't even know there were bass- and contrabass- flutes.
posted by nile_red at 6:48 AM on April 2, 2013


Five gold coins on a blue background. No caption
posted by humanfont at 7:08 AM on April 2, 2013 [3 favorites]


I always sort of imagined the beans on the plate were string beans. I don't know why. I guess I've never really thought that much about it.

Baked beans for me, in a heavy red sauce. Because they get cooked to bejesus and you really never know what's in that source till you click it.
posted by Jilder at 7:16 AM on April 2, 2013


Five gold coins on a blue background. No caption

"We are not the product being sold"
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 7:19 AM on April 2, 2013 [6 favorites]


(and, with new improved realistic weathering and mugstain.)
posted by taz at 7:25 AM on April 2, 2013 [21 favorites]


Metafilter: I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:31 AM on April 2, 2013 [8 favorites]


Metatalk: Mine Is The Grar.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 7:39 AM on April 2, 2013 [8 favorites]


I must agree with the tag: what, no 4chan?
posted by Going To Maine at 7:41 AM on April 2, 2013


House MetaFilter: This sigil, it vibrates?
posted by arcticseal at 7:51 AM on April 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


I'm more Woo than Grar right now.
posted by Cookiebastard at 7:57 AM on April 2, 2013


House Snark: Callout is coming
posted by Kabanos at 9:01 AM on April 2, 2013 [5 favorites]


I need taz's design on a t-shirt, please.
posted by BlueJae at 9:03 AM on April 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Don't forget the tartans we designed a couple years ago. With kilts made up and flags we'll be ready to go, except for needing some unreasonably hot people to portray us in the miniseries where everything is 5x dirtier, sexier, and more violent than in real life.
posted by seanmpuckett at 9:10 AM on April 2, 2013


Well today I learned that sigil has a broader definition than I have been using. I have always pictured the plate of beans as pinto beans, as in a dish of baked beans or pork and beans or beans and wieners. Beans cooked as a saucy main dish by Edith Bunker or Mrs. Obama.

House of Metafilter: please do not do that here.
posted by bukvich at 9:23 AM on April 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


Taz - replace the cat with a snowflake and I'll order 10.
posted by Sophie1 at 9:24 AM on April 2, 2013


The snowflake would be for House AskMe, a cadet branch.
posted by restless_nomad at 9:32 AM on April 2, 2013 [5 favorites]


Just for you, Sophie1... though I suppose this is too small for workable t-shirt artwork.
posted by taz at 10:08 AM on April 2, 2013 [3 favorites]


It's....it's perfect!
posted by Sophie1 at 10:13 AM on April 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Fuck it, metafilter is house stark of the Internet all we need is dragons and we shall hold all
posted by angrycat at 10:23 AM on April 2, 2013


I really want to see a rampant plate of beans.
posted by L'Estrange Fruit at 10:32 AM on April 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: really... a rampant plate of beans.
posted by rhiannonstone at 10:37 AM on April 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


House MetaTalk: What Problem Are You Trying to Solve?
House AskMetafilter: Ignore Everyone Here and Lawyer Up
House Metafilter: Everyone Needs a Hug
House Jobs.Metafilter: Not Enough Critical Mass for Inside Jokes
posted by mikepop at 11:36 AM on April 2, 2013


Ok, Someone is going to have to explain the plate of beans to me.

I'd put our motto as "Metafilter Is..."

I also don't get the Reddit one, as I've unsubscribed from the default subreddits and follow things like Ask Historians that are big on sources.
posted by Canageek at 12:06 PM on April 2, 2013


Sorry to mention it, but the MeFi banner couldn't have an <img>.

Though I guess one of the mods could mod-abuse it in, in which case I'd also expect the motto to scroll like a <marquee>.
posted by benito.strauss at 12:21 PM on April 2, 2013


>I am bored at work and I have Photoshop.<

There be dragons :)
posted by twidget at 12:55 PM on April 2, 2013


Metafilter: We Do Not Self-Link

starring Mathowie as Balon Greyjoy, Jessamyn as Asha, Cortex as Victarion, and TMFA as Theon.
posted by allen.spaulding at 1:18 PM on April 2, 2013 [4 favorites]


FLAG IT AND MOVE ON, BITCHES
posted by ottereroticist at 1:51 PM on April 2, 2013


and I suppose Mathowie would sit upon a throne made of... flags, I guess? SO COMFY.
posted by boo_radley at 2:39 PM on April 2, 2013


The SEO keywords of banned spammers.
posted by restless_nomad at 2:50 PM on April 2, 2013


I've never even heard of Seamless.

It's an online takeout food order-placing interface. You log on, it gives you a list of nearby restaurants that will deliver to your area, and you place the order through them.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 3:02 PM on April 2, 2013


.
posted by flyingfox at 3:53 PM on April 2, 2013


Here's my take.
posted by 1f2frfbf at 5:01 PM on April 2, 2013 [4 favorites]


I've never even heard of Seamless.

In a fit of pique, I looked it up - it has 2,000,000 users. I think that's slightly more than MetaFilter so there you go.
posted by jeoc at 5:28 PM on April 2, 2013


I think the Seamless one is specifically product placement, but then aren't they all, more or less?
posted by seanmpuckett at 5:34 PM on April 2, 2013


House Metafilter: TLDR
posted by jaimystery at 5:51 PM on April 2, 2013


"This has landed in the 'You Can't Say That on Metafilter Bucket.'"
posted by broken wheelchair at 6:22 PM on April 2, 2013


Taz should be in charge of the official t-shirts; that design is heaps better.
posted by dhruva at 7:37 PM on April 2, 2013


jaimystery: That is the one term I haven't seen used much on metafilter. I mean, at the end of the day we are basically a site built around text and the written word.
posted by Canageek at 8:56 PM on April 2, 2013


"Ours is the Blink Tag."
posted by jason_steakums at 8:59 PM on April 2, 2013


Here you go.

Flag and go Froth?
posted by ODiV at 10:31 PM on April 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Okay here's mine:

House MetaFilter: No idea how, or why
(with cat scannant)
posted by Kabanos at 9:55 AM on April 3, 2013 [8 favorites]


Those of you who haven't heard of Seamless, where do you live? Glancing at their coverage areas, it appears to cover mostly New York and some major cities around the country, but here in NYC it's such a staple of daily life for me and everyone I know/work with that it's hard to imagine it being totally unknown. It seems like no one here actually calls in restaurant orders any more.
posted by Sangermaine at 1:42 PM on April 3, 2013


Huh. It's in Austin, apparently, but only delivers from two restaurants to me, one I've never heard of. Dine on Demand is the service I use. (When I can stand to spend the money - the surcharges really add up, and I'm very lazy but not very wealthy.)
posted by restless_nomad at 1:45 PM on April 3, 2013


I live outside of Boston, so I doubt Seamless would do me any good. I haven't heard of anyone using it, either, but I left the city when I left college. Maybe the people I used to know there use it all the time. I don't know.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 2:03 PM on April 3, 2013


I've seen Seamless mentioned once, somewhere. Campusfood covered me pretty well the occasional times when I've wanted to order in. Since I last used it, it's become Grubhub though. Given what that says about my usage habits, I'm probably not the target market.
posted by Going To Maine at 2:13 PM on April 3, 2013


Kabanos: "House MetaFilter: No idea how, or why
(with cat scannant)
"

Nesciebat Qualiter aut Cur.
posted by boo_radley at 3:09 PM on April 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


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