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Cat-Scan.com is one of the strangest sites I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their scanners, or why.
posted by Rock Steady (168 comments total) 44 users marked this as a favorite

 
mmmmm seems familiar
posted by Ironmouth at 8:45 AM on July 14 [4 favorites]


does anyone read the posts down here?
posted by charred husk at 8:45 AM on July 14 [5 favorites]


i do.
posted by The White Hat at 8:45 AM on July 14 [1 favorite]


I don't.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:46 AM on July 14 [2 favorites]


Does TheWhiteSkull wear The White Hat?
posted by charred husk at 8:47 AM on July 14 [11 favorites]


Yet more proof that Metafilter is going to hell in a handbasket. We didn't used to get these frivolous single-link cat-centric posts back in the good old days.
posted by yoink at 8:47 AM on July 14 [37 favorites]


Double.
posted by Pope Guilty at 8:48 AM on July 14 [16 favorites]


The.
posted by maxsparber at 8:49 AM on July 14 [3 favorites]


Trouble.
posted by yoink at 8:49 AM on July 14 [2 favorites]


My goal one day is to not forget what day it is, and be the one to make this post.
posted by Night_owl at 8:50 AM on July 14 [20 favorites]


It would be great if someone could Easter Egg this FPP description into an action movie or West Wing type show. Get on it screenwriters.
posted by sweetkid at 8:50 AM on July 14 [9 favorites]


Zippity Bop!
posted by Ufez Jones at 8:50 AM on July 14 [7 favorites]


Are there any posts down here. {/}
posted by rtha at 8:51 AM on July 14


HAPPY BIRTHDAY METAFILTER
=
THREAD FATALITY BY HER PIMP
posted by lalochezia at 8:52 AM on July 14 [4 favorites]


Ugh, is this just going to be a whole thread of inside jokes? Todd Lokken.

Happy Birthday, MetaFilter
posted by griphus at 8:53 AM on July 14 [12 favorites]


Anyone got any plans?
posted by Melismata at 8:53 AM on July 14


This line needs to be written into games by now. Walking through some deserted building while chasing zombies, finding cats in scanners: "I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their scanners, or why."
posted by dabitch at 8:56 AM on July 14 [2 favorites]


METAFILTER IS OLD ENOUGH TO Stsrt DATING OMG
posted by The Whelk at 8:56 AM on July 14 [10 favorites]


I am old.
posted by dirigibleman at 8:58 AM on July 14


EVERY YEAR WE GET TOGETHER AND MAKE SALMON FOR TOAST
EVERY YEAR WE GET A CROCKETY BLOAT
OH FUCK NEVER MIND
posted by Cookiebastard at 8:58 AM on July 14 [31 favorites]


I wonder if any of those scanned cats are still around. What stories they could tell!
posted by ardgedee at 9:01 AM on July 14 [2 favorites]


I would like to extend my heartiest wishes on the occasion of your birthday. May god bless you with good luck and sound health. Happy birthday!
posted by mazola at 9:01 AM on July 14


It would be great if someone could Easter Egg this FPP description into an action movie or West Wing type show. Get on it screenwriters.

That way, next year, this post can be on FanFare instead of the Blue.
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:02 AM on July 14 [3 favorites]


I'm in transit all day today so in honor of this momentous occasion I will have two beers at the brewery cafe
posted by The Whelk at 9:05 AM on July 14 [1 favorite]


Next Year in Jerusalem FanFare.
posted by griphus at 9:05 AM on July 14 [3 favorites]


This seems like as good a time as any to tell you guys about when I met the taters lady.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:07 AM on July 14 [9 favorites]


tell the thing. the story tell it.
posted by sweetkid at 9:08 AM on July 14 [4 favorites]


METAFILTER IS OLD ENOUGH TO Stsrt DATING OMG

Wait, MetaFilter is 24?
posted by bitteroldman at 9:08 AM on July 14 [15 favorites]


Happy birthday, MetaFilter!

And yes, the post's tagline needs to end up somewhere . . . a movie, a game, a book, a TV show. Inside actual candy Easter eggs.
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 9:09 AM on July 14 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday Ol' Blue

My all-time favorite FPP of yesteryear is Betty Chu's Bunnies (updated link).

If someone could please make bettychusbunnies-scan.com, that would be super meta great thx.
posted by mcstayinskool at 9:09 AM on July 14


Wait, MetaFilter is 24?

hang on i have this laminated card
posted by griphus at 9:11 AM on July 14 [77 favorites]


Does TheWhiteSkull wear The White Hat?


When I do wear a hat (which is rare), it is actually a beret in the manner of a shepherd from the Pyrenees.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 9:11 AM on July 14


We didn't used to get these frivolous single-link cat-centric posts back in the good old days.

Or posts that would stay open for more than a year.
posted by Melismata at 9:12 AM on July 14


Fifteen years later and my car has an option to put them in folders for me at the touch of a button.


WELL-COME TO THE WORRRLD OF TOMORROW!
posted by tilde at 9:19 AM on July 14 [7 favorites]


When I do wear a hat (which is rare), it is actually a beret in the manner of a shepherd from the Pyrenees.

Black coat, WhiteSkull, Basque hat, Cadillac
posted by Kabanos at 9:21 AM on July 14 [12 favorites]


Happy Birthday Blue!
posted by chinesefood at 9:22 AM on July 14


METAFILTER IS OLD ENOUGH TO Stsrt DATING OMG

Not while it's living under my roof it's not.
posted by brundlefly at 9:23 AM on July 14 [11 favorites]


I'm drinking Pepsi Blue to celebrate. Mmmm...sticky.
posted by sexyrobot at 9:24 AM on July 14


This is still just the weirdest way to commemorate Bastille Day I've ever seen.
posted by MoonOrb at 9:25 AM on July 14 [4 favorites]


I wasn't joking , A TOAST TO METAFILTER
posted by The Whelk at 9:26 AM on July 14 [3 favorites]


Happy Scannerversary!
posted by benito.strauss at 9:26 AM on July 14 [1 favorite]


Metafilter is now half my age. In 14 years, our relationship will no longer be officially creepy. Until then, if anyone says anything, I just explain that it's natural for a man to be attracted to younger websites, because evolution.
posted by [expletive deleted] at 9:29 AM on July 14 [10 favorites]


Do today's 15 year olds even know what a desktop scanner looks like or why someone would want to own one or why a cat would want to sit on one?
posted by Skwirl at 9:33 AM on July 14 [5 favorites]


We have cameras!
posted by Freon at 9:35 AM on July 14 [4 favorites]


The ones who draw do. AFAIK there's still nothing better than a good desktop scanner for scanning original line/inked art for coloring and so on.
posted by griphus at 9:36 AM on July 14 [1 favorite]


rats! i forgot to scan the cats!
posted by crush-onastick at 9:38 AM on July 14


Do today's 15 year olds even know what a desktop scanner looks like or why someone would want to own one or why a cat would want to sit on one?

Want a quizzical look from someone under the age of 30? Ask them what a TWAIN driver is.
posted by tommasz at 9:38 AM on July 14 [8 favorites]


I'm still not here.
posted by grubi at 9:39 AM on July 14


Is this something I need to own a scanner to understand?
posted by davros42 at 9:40 AM on July 14 [2 favorites]


Does TheWhiteSkull wear The White Hat?

I'm not worn; I'm just tired.
posted by The White Hat at 9:40 AM on July 14 [5 favorites]


I sincerely hope that someone is making a large sheet cake with Metafilter Blue ® frosting and white piping because I'd hit that and yes, there is a Metafilter Board Game we can play (too bad it's not Metafilter Twister)!
posted by Lynsey at 9:41 AM on July 14


Oh man does anyone have a link to that comic about internet safety with the giant animals that turned into a guide to MetaFilter?
posted by griphus at 9:42 AM on July 14


Do today's 15 year olds even know what a desktop scanner looks like or why someone would want to own one or why a cat would want to sit on one?

Is there some other device the serves the purpose a scanner does? I didn't know they were considered archaic (by the damned kids these days).
posted by brundlefly at 9:45 AM on July 14 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday Us!
posted by eriko at 9:46 AM on July 14


To celebrate, I am increasing my monthly donation. I love this place.
posted by ersatzkat at 9:49 AM on July 14 [5 favorites]


LOUD NOISES
posted by loquacious at 9:49 AM on July 14


Looks like I still hold the honor of beating mathowie for the number one spot in the "thank yous" category. I'd like to donate my statuette to all the children of the world or something.
posted by item at 9:50 AM on July 14


Want a quizzical look from someone under the age of 30? Ask them what a TWAIN driver is.

You rang?
posted by Twain Device at 9:51 AM on July 14 [29 favorites]


I'm over 30, but I'm pretty sure I know what a taint driver is.
posted by item at 9:53 AM on July 14 [6 favorites]


.
posted by clvrmnky at 9:57 AM on July 14


Oh man I forgot again! I will celebrate by drinking this sidewalk beer while I wait for the concert to start.
posted by Dr Dracator at 9:57 AM on July 14


> I'm in transit all day today so in honor of this momentous occasion I will have two beers at the brewery cafe

I'm in transit today
so in honor of this momentous day
I will have two beers at the brewery cafe

FTFY

Also, happy birthday MetaFilter! Where's Plastic.com now, eh?
posted by languagehat at 9:58 AM on July 14 [4 favorites]


Those first few posts up above are a little self-referential.

They reminded me that "The Incomparable" podcast's 200th episode last month was a best-of clip show. One of the guests, Steve Lutz, chose as his favorite moment from 2014 another guest on that same 2014 episode choosing Lutz himself in 2013 choosing himself in 2012 choosing as his favorite episode himself choosing Skeletor in their "TV character draft" episode. (Which, BTW, was hilarious.)

And they played the whole damn nested loop of clips, which took like five minutes. It was quite a stretch for a joke, and yet I am looking forward to its inevitable, shambling appearance in the next best-of clip show!
posted by wenestvedt at 9:58 AM on July 14


For griphus:

page 1
page 2
page 3
page 4
page 5
page 6
page 7

"Thanks for the fiver! Now quit wanking to anime and read the guidelines!"
posted by mediareport at 10:01 AM on July 14 [28 favorites]


Want a quizzical look from someone under the age of 30? Ask them what a TWAIN driver is.

An engineerhw?
posted by Celsius1414 at 10:01 AM on July 14 [2 favorites]


The Whelk: I'm in transit today
so in honor of this momentous day
I will have two beers at the brewery cafe


*ahem*

I have drunk
the celebration beers
that were in
the bar fridge

and which
you were probably
saving
for some other occasion

Forgive me
they were delicious
MetaFilter is so sweet
and so old
posted by wenestvedt at 10:05 AM on July 14 [24 favorites]


Happy birthday!
posted by qi at 10:05 AM on July 14


Feline felicitations!
posted by Mister Bijou at 10:07 AM on July 14 [1 favorite]


I'm just looking for a used car... what is all this?
posted by moonmilk at 10:08 AM on July 14 [5 favorites]


Metafilter: What stories they could tell!
posted by stevil at 10:09 AM on July 14


Metafilter: Teacher, mother, secret lover.
posted by blue_beetle at 10:12 AM on July 14 [2 favorites]


Metafilter: \o/
posted by ChrisR at 10:15 AM on July 14 [1 favorite]


It's been 15 years. Based on the average lifespan of a cat, I'm guessing most of them are dead.
posted by desjardins at 10:24 AM on July 14 [2 favorites]


I guess that raises the question: do all scanned cats go to heaven?
posted by desjardins at 10:25 AM on July 14 [1 favorite]


It's also pips (aka mrs jonmc)'s birthday. We're off to City Island soon.
posted by jonmc at 10:26 AM on July 14 [5 favorites]


Happy birthday, Metafilter!
posted by halonine at 10:30 AM on July 14


Ask them what a TWAIN driver is.

And what TWAIN stands for.
posted by Melismata at 10:34 AM on July 14 [1 favorite]


I'm over 30 and don't know what any of that is
posted by sweetkid at 10:35 AM on July 14 [2 favorites]


I guess this means MetaFilter is going to start getting all cynical and sarcastic.
posted by straight at 10:36 AM on July 14 [5 favorites]


Where us all the information about delicious spanish ham?
posted by The Whelk at 10:36 AM on July 14


I guess this means MetaFilter is going to start getting all cynical and sarcastic.

Yeah, right.
posted by Foosnark at 10:37 AM on July 14


No way, Metafilter is such a pathologicaly good kid its allready set up a retirement account and is shopping around for a good therapist "just in case". Also, looking into joining the coast guard
posted by The Whelk at 10:39 AM on July 14 [6 favorites]


Hello, future readers! All of these funny people are dead!
posted by swift at 10:39 AM on July 14 [8 favorites]


> Want a quizzical look from someone under the age of 30? Ask them what a TWAIN driver is.

And it's easy to demonstrate how safe TWAIN driving is, because never the TWAIN shall meet.
posted by ardgedee at 10:40 AM on July 14 [4 favorites]


Do today's 15 year olds even know what a desktop scanner looks like or why someone would want to own one or why a cat would want to sit on one?

So the hot new editor for programmers (named Sublime Text) has been around for six years and is in its third major release. And it doesn't have a Print button, or any printing functionality at all. At first people are irritated, or even outraged, but when you think about it, there's really not much reason to ever print out your code. Your programs are documents that never exist on paper. And there are images that spend their entire lifetimes as bit too. It kind of blew my mind to think about this.
posted by benito.strauss at 10:42 AM on July 14 [1 favorite]


MetaFilter: All we are is pixels in the tubes.
posted by Buttons Bellbottom at 10:44 AM on July 14 [2 favorites]


Hippie Bidet two metal fighters!
posted by ZenMasterThis at 10:48 AM on July 14


Arrr!




What?
posted by Herodios at 10:50 AM on July 14


happy birthday Metafilter!
posted by xbonesgt at 10:53 AM on July 14


Yeah, but can Metafilter drive yet? No, because you never let me do anything!

/slams door
posted by sfkiddo at 10:55 AM on July 14 [7 favorites]


Welcome to the acne years!
posted by mudpuppie at 10:55 AM on July 14


Every year, this Wendells.
posted by headspace at 10:55 AM on July 14 [2 favorites]


HappyBirthday MetaFilter!
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 10:59 AM on July 14


So, it would be weird to commemorate the occasion by sending you all a banjo, right? I mean, that would be weird, right?
posted by Lutoslawski at 10:59 AM on July 14 [5 favorites]


Heartiest felicitations, old thing.
posted by merelyglib at 10:59 AM on July 14


When I do wear a hat (which is rare), it is actually a beret in the manner of a shepherd from the Pyrenees.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 5:11 PM on July 14


I'm more of a fedora guy, myself.
posted by Decani at 11:04 AM on July 14 [1 favorite]


Ask them what a TWAIN driver is.

And what TWAIN stands for.


Too easy

Happy Birthday Metafilter!
posted by Twain Device at 11:05 AM on July 14 [1 favorite]


Want a quizzical look from someone under the age of 30? Ask them what a TWAIN driver is.

Never the twain shall meet
posted by Kabanos at 11:10 AM on July 14


Was there ever an explanation of "hardcore taters"?
posted by sourwookie at 11:10 AM on July 14


yes
posted by shakespeherian at 11:11 AM on July 14 [1 favorite]


.
posted by Stynxno at 11:12 AM on July 14


How many times do I need to remind you people that we aren't supposed to talk about the taters anymore.
posted by Lutoslawski at 11:13 AM on July 14 [2 favorites]


Ask them what a TWAIN driver is.

Samuel Clemens' chauffeur?

Happy Meta Birthday!
posted by Zedcaster at 11:15 AM on July 14


MeFi Injokes has the answer to all your taters questions, as well as the reason why it has lost its cache a bit. (Answer: It's a bit embarrassing for the user who sort of accidentally originated it.)
posted by maxsparber at 11:16 AM on July 14 [1 favorite]


Wait, we're not supposed to talk about taters?

SILENCED ALL MY LIFE
posted by Panjandrum at 11:30 AM on July 14 [3 favorites]


Where us all the information about delicious spanish ham?

There's a nice hunk of Iberico in my neighbour's fridge. Was given to me but I couldn't trust myself not to eat the whole damn thing in one go, so she's custodian of it.

Also MeFi = 15 = I feel fucking old.

Insert injoke here I need a nap.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 11:42 AM on July 14


Wow. 15 years and still rocking the text-dense non-buzzword-compliant interface. How about sprucing it up a bit, maybe dressing it up with Bootstrap and some HTML5 animations, maybe adding a few cat video clips on autoplay, and some keyword stuffed SEO-juice?

Happy birthday, MeFi. Don't ever change! Or change only for the better if you must.
posted by RedOrGreen at 11:44 AM on July 14 [2 favorites]


butts lol
posted by janey47 at 11:49 AM on July 14 [1 favorite]


Ah, heck, I had no idea. I apologize for bringing it up.
posted by sourwookie at 11:52 AM on July 14


Ask them what a TWAIN driver is.

Like an engineer?
posted by banwa at 11:52 AM on July 14 [3 favorites]


For those not in the know: City Island, on of NYC's lesser know treasures.
posted by jonmc at 12:06 PM on July 14 [1 favorite]


MetaFilter, you are really old enough to know better.
posted by Room 641-A at 12:07 PM on July 14


Its like someone snuck a new england fishing village inside the fuve boroughs
posted by The Whelk at 12:08 PM on July 14


.,* **\0/** *,.

{shedding confetti everywhere}

{running off without cleaning up}
posted by seyirci at 12:09 PM on July 14 [3 favorites]


/continues to lurk and eat various terrible foods while another year passes
posted by msbutah at 12:14 PM on July 14 [1 favorite]


METAFILTER IS OLD ENOUGH TO Stsrt DATING OMG

Don't be silly. MetaFilter started getting dated years ago.
posted by escabeche at 12:16 PM on July 14 [2 favorites]


I wish good ole Paphnuty could see this. His anniversary posts were the best FPPs I've seen.
posted by ersatz at 12:18 PM on July 14 [2 favorites]


Ask them what a TWAIN driver is.

Like an engineer?



*sings*


And the TWAIN conductor says
Take a break Driver 8
Driver 8 take a break
We've been on this shift too long

posted by TheWhiteSkull at 12:38 PM on July 14 [8 favorites]


You're not getting older, MetaFilter.

I am.
posted by kinnakeet at 12:40 PM on July 14


I suddenly crave beans with finest jamon/spam Iberico and portobello??? mushrooms sauteed in [HURF DURF] butter, but I am not entirely sure how best to plate them....

Birthday cake will have to do!
posted by Westringia F. at 12:45 PM on July 14 [1 favorite]


This 15 year old plate of beans, it vibrates?
posted by onehalfjunco at 12:50 PM on July 14


Here's to you blue…

*quaffs*
posted by garrett at 1:03 PM on July 14


This plate of beans is 15 years old, should I eat it?
posted by desjardins at 1:05 PM on July 14 [5 favorites]


[this is good]
posted by Joey Michaels at 1:09 PM on July 14 [2 favorites]


Twain Device: Happy Birthday Metafilter!

Hello, Bedford Falls! Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas, movie house! Merry Christmas, Emporium! Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building and Loan! Hey! Merry Christmas, Mr. Potter!
posted by wenestvedt at 1:15 PM on July 14


There's a nice hunk of Iberico in my neighbour's fridge

Oh by the way FFFM, your neighbour called me and asked me to just tell you that he ate the iberico that was in the fridge and which you had been saving for Metafilter's birthday celebration.

He would very much appreciate your forgiveness.

He also wanted me to tell you that it was delicious and salty and tasted like bacon and kitten kisses.
posted by bitteroldman at 1:21 PM on July 14 [3 favorites]


Hooray for Metafilter!
Shall we dance.
posted by dougzilla at 1:30 PM on July 14


Last year MeFi made me so happy by dumping favourites on my new kitten. This year I got my AMAZING ANONYMOUS SECRET QUONSAR GIFT up on the wall (our custom framer made a stretcher for it) and got a great tattoo worthy of sticking in a scanner. It makes me so happy that MeFi loves my cats so much. Biggest thanks to everyone and their cats.
posted by avocet at 1:35 PM on July 14


Bah, MetaFilter's been dating since 2011, but no one noticed.
posted by ZeusHumms at 1:37 PM on July 14


Happy birthday, Metafilter.
posted by Wataki at 1:39 PM on July 14


Gotta start saving up for MetaFilter's car next year.
posted by Kabanos at 1:40 PM on July 14 [1 favorite]


You're not getting older, MetaFilter.

I am.


That's what I like about this MetaFilter, man. I keep getting older, it stays the same age.
posted by ultraviolet catastrophe at 1:45 PM on July 14 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday!!!
15 years have flown by. Here's to 15 more!
posted by ainsley at 1:52 PM on July 14


Yesterday at the 90 minute mark in the Argentina Germany world cup match I did not know who Mario Gotze was. About a half-hour after the match I decided to look at his wikipedia page. Some genius had posted in the first paragraph that he was the inspiration for the goat.se meme after the way he had sodomized the Argentina defense.

That part has now been removed.
posted by bukvich at 2:20 PM on July 14 [2 favorites]


Can someone explain the "Zippity Bop!" part of the joke? I still have some noob-dom...
posted by Melismata at 2:37 PM on July 14


Hello, future readers! All of these funny people are dead!

Great, a thread about scanned cats reminding me of my mortality and eliciting existential dread. Thanks, MetaFilter!
posted by achrise at 2:41 PM on July 14 [2 favorites]


Happy birthday, Metafilter!
posted by Iridic at 2:58 PM on July 14


.
posted by eamondaly at 3:01 PM on July 14


Too soon?
posted by eamondaly at 3:02 PM on July 14 [2 favorites]


We all do.
posted by trip and a half at 3:06 PM on July 14


¯\_(ツ)_/¯
posted by vibratory manner of working at 3:44 PM on July 14


Zippity-Bop!
posted by Rock Steady at 4:16 PM on July 14 [1 favorite]


An old fashioned thread!!
posted by bjgeiger at 4:19 PM on July 14


I'm drinking a beer. You?
posted by eriko at 4:40 PM on July 14


Yay us!
posted by mosk at 5:23 PM on July 14


HFBMF.
posted by grateful at 5:34 PM on July 14


I made this really nice cake for Metafilter's birthday and somebody put their hand in it.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 5:48 PM on July 14 [2 favorites]


I made this really nice cake for Metafilter's birthday and somebody put their hand in it.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 7:48 PM on July 14 [+] [!]


And I bet they got frosting all on their nice shawl and asked you to pay for the dry cleaning. The nerve.
posted by dawg-proud at 5:51 PM on July 14 [4 favorites]


Speaking of iconic images, could somebody link to the "BRAND NEW DAY" maoist-propaganda-style poster with Matt in his Commie best? I mention this because formerly-MetaFilter-beloved musical artist Weird Al Yankovic has stolen it for the cover of his new album, dropping tomorrow. I'm not saying we should sue him, but What Would Weird Al Do?

yeah, that'll end well
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:53 PM on July 14 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday!
posted by joedan at 5:54 PM on July 14


Brand new day!
posted by stet at 6:03 PM on July 14 [2 favorites]


Wow, this year has flown by. HBMF!
posted by Jubey at 6:14 PM on July 14


Is this where we posts scans of our cats?
posted by _paegan_ at 6:41 PM on July 14


We need new in-jokes. hp, mf.
posted by willF at 7:04 PM on July 14


Happy birthday, you old fart.
posted by MythMaker at 7:05 PM on July 14


Pip pip, old bean!
posted by h00py at 7:16 PM on July 14


Ugh, is this just going to be a whole thread of inside jokes? Todd Lokken.

I'm not sure; I am only looking for a used car.

But since it seems to be someone's birthday, have some coupons for some OJ.
posted by nubs at 8:42 PM on July 14


My reaction when I realized my first comment ever would be on MetaFilter's bday. Happy 15th!
posted by the lake is above, the water below at 8:43 PM on July 14 [4 favorites]


If I would have remembered, we'd have had pancakes this morning!
posted by BlueHorse at 8:51 PM on July 14 [2 favorites]


Happy birthday!
posted by But tomorrow is another day... at 11:59 PM on July 14


You kids get off my scanner.
posted by JanetLand at 5:21 AM on July 15


𝕸 𝕰 𝕱 𝕴     𝕷 𝖄 𝕱 𝕰

(Pretend they're knuckle tattoos.)
posted by Rhomboid at 6:44 AM on July 15 [5 favorites]


Wow, Happy Birthday, indeed! Congratulations MetaFilter!
posted by Xoebe at 12:43 PM on July 15


I just realized that Metafilter is the same age as my youngest son. Wowzers.
posted by gamera at 1:45 PM on July 15


BUTT SLOP
posted by shakespeherian at 4:06 PM on July 15 [4 favorites]


For her 15th birthday last month, I got my daughter a Metafilter account. Of all the presents she received, that was the one she was most excited about—it's been a nightly ritual for her for years to say "What's on metafilter??" and read over my shoulder as I browsed, and she takes inordinate pride in discovering cool things BEFORE they show up on Metafilter (mostly because usually when she shows me stuff I'm like oh yeah, I saw that on Metafilter, and it is super annoying to have your mom know about cool stuff before you do). Anyway, the best part for me (as I tweeted to Matt when it happened) was listening to her try to explain to her 15-year-old friends why exactly she was so excited about having a membership and how it was like a rite of passage for her. As she put it, "Metafilter is like Tumblr for smart grown ups!" (Which is totally in keeping with how she and her peers use tumblr, which is as a resource for all things funny, interesting, thought-provoking, diverting.) So, happy birthday, Metafilter! This might be your last year of getting to stay up late and sleep in til noon and ask other people to bring you food and drink so you don't have to get off the couch while you simultaneously watch Netflix, group-text your friends, make Vine video edits and Hannibal crack vids, and tweet your music celebrity crushes, because next summer you're getting a part-time job!
posted by mothershock at 6:11 AM on July 16 [12 favorites]


I will never tire of the Matt Mao posters and the Metafilter comic.

Happy b-day, Metafilter!
posted by Chrysostom at 6:25 PM on July 16


MetaFilter is almost exactly half my age. (And will be exactly half my age on July 30.)

WEIRD.
posted by ocherdraco at 9:02 PM on July 17


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