The EFF is throwing a party, and it's gonna be a good one.
July 31, 2002 6:17 PM   Subscribe

The EFF is throwing a party, and it's gonna be a good one. Being thrown at jwz's DNA Lounge, the featured event is some celebrity boxing. The combatants? Wil Wheaton vs. Barney and his lawyers.
posted by mathowie (24 comments total)
 
Can you bet on a double knockout?
posted by tommasz at 6:25 PM on July 31, 2002


I hear Barney's gonnna fuck Wheaton 'till he loves him.
posted by Optamystic at 6:28 PM on July 31, 2002


holy jesus. that's like some freako nightmare.

i'd love to go of course :)
posted by rhyax at 6:39 PM on July 31, 2002


This party could set a world record for nerds per square foot. Wish I could go.
posted by Optamystic at 6:41 PM on July 31, 2002


On a different tack:
Mefi Celebrity DeathMatch -

Miguel vs. dhartung - my dollars are on Dan.....if only cos MEC will be 'tired & emotional' after testing Bombay Sapphire's new infusion...

Evanizer vs. rhyax: some weight advantage to evan there....

Stavrosthewonderchicken vs. ColdChef: satire and surrealism going head to head, too close to call.

thomcatspike vs. jonmc: refs decision is indecipherable!
posted by dash_slot- at 6:57 PM on July 31, 2002


Wouldn't the last one be thomcatspike vs. clavdivs? jonmc is usually understandable.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:01 PM on July 31, 2002


"intellectualize" gabber and also started ariel with fellow wurmer V to "deintellectuallize" techno

He's like Robin Hood.
posted by mblandi at 7:10 PM on July 31, 2002


Wouldn't the last one be thomcatspike vs. clavdivs?

Kinda like Venus vs. Serena...
posted by y2karl at 7:38 PM on July 31, 2002


Where is it?
posted by banished at 7:50 PM on July 31, 2002


potzrebie kervikitus yahoobity?

me a delebrity?
posted by jonmc at 8:00 PM on July 31, 2002


What the Vegas line on the fight? I'm putting big money on Barney. I may grow to love the scaley lil' fellow after all.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 8:15 PM on July 31, 2002


weight advantage shmeight advantage, i'm mean. also my eyes shoot lasers!

and you know evan really wants to "fight" jonmc anyway ;)
posted by rhyax at 9:27 PM on July 31, 2002


Just don't let Miguel know about this post twice in one day feature!

I kid because I love!
posted by skallas at 9:51 PM on July 31, 2002


Isn't 'potzrebie' an old Mad Magazine nonsense word? If so, I love jonmc even more than I thought I did, for reminding of something I haven't thought of for probably 2 decades...
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:05 AM on August 1, 2002


Stravos, "potzrebie", "bleech(y)", "glitch", "hoo-hah" and "schivenhutt" are phonetic variants on many of the Mulberry Street/Little Odessa/Lawn Guyland dialects which were part of the upbringing of "the usual gang of idiots" that created & produced MAD over the years. "Schivenhutt!" in particular is actually an exaggeration of an actual German rugby cheer, which explains why those who exclaimed it in the magazine often did so while kicking somebody's teeth out .

Alfred E. Neuman (originally known as Farfie Finkledale) was supposedly based on banners along the Coney Island Midway parodying Irishmen. The Looney Tunes characters, as well as some of the Walter Lantz characters from the 50's TV version of Woody Woodpecker (Mrs. Meaney, Dooley O'Houlihan, Colonel Dumbkopf, Inspector Willoughby, Smedley) also derived their roots from this same cultural kulturkampf of European immigrant polyglots that in today's "genteel" times are considered un-PC.

(I should probabally mention that CRACKED once had their own take on MAD's verbiage, whereupon the CRACKED staff used their own last names as epithets and sound effects).
posted by Smart Dalek at 5:31 AM on August 1, 2002


Yousa people gonna die?
posted by adampsyche at 6:01 AM on August 1, 2002


It's potrezebie, originally defined as a unit of measure equal to the thickness of Mad Magazine #25. The Onion managed to work the word, along with furshlugginer and almost all the other old Mad words, into a story back in June - the original article doesn't seem to be available online any more, but here's the Google cache of it.

/geek
posted by yhbc at 6:18 AM on August 1, 2002


You realize, of course, that this matchup has already taken place
posted by tdismukes at 6:59 AM on August 1, 2002


Are Barneys attorneys joining in the ring as well? Doesn't seem fair, unless Wil tag-teams with Jonathan Frakes and his beard of doom.
posted by dr_dank at 7:06 AM on August 1, 2002


phonetic variants on many of the Mulberry Street/Little Odessa/Lawn Guyland dialects which were part of the upbringing of "the usual gang of idiots" that created & produced MAD over the years

True. We didn't hear much of the Spanglish/Little Havana dialect of Sergio Aragones or Antonio Prohias, though. But then again their work was non-verbal.:)
posted by jonmc at 9:31 AM on August 1, 2002


Also, "fershlugginer" is probably a variant on "meshuggah" which I know from my yiddish-fluent mother-in-law is a colloquialism for "crazy" and also the name of a good Swedish Death Metal Band.
posted by jonmc at 9:43 AM on August 1, 2002


Well, it just goes without saying that there aren't any bad Swedish Death Metal Bands.
posted by yhbc at 9:45 AM on August 1, 2002


I've got as many words as Miguel, and long ones too, but that man wears links on his fingers. Isn't that against the rules?
posted by dhartung at 10:53 AM on August 1, 2002


*late meerkat rising, swivelling round anxiously*

Huh? What post-twice-in-a-day feature? Where?

Oh and I'd gracefully concede to you every single time, Dan. I've been holding back on the flattery lately, so here goes: You're so clear, succint, pertinent (to me the most precious quality in a thread) and knowledgeable, it just makes me sick humble but wiser. It flatters me to be even considered a worthy opponent. Of course, what I say at home is that we both have our own areas of expertise. You do the teaching and thinking; I do the learning and drinking. :)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 12:12 PM on August 21, 2002


« Older No TV ads on 9/11?   |   You can't have a cabletv box and live in a flooded... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments