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Bag Tag "We are sorry that our President is an idiot"
posted by alball (36 comments total)

 
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posted by alball at 6:59 PM on June 7, 2004


Welcome to three months ago.
posted by reklaw at 7:12 PM on June 7, 2004


So...is the 'This all began as an inside joke aimed (we think) at the president of our company, Tom Bihn' spiel just a CYA for them , post ipso facto dipso?

Fishy...
posted by dash_slot- at 7:15 PM on June 7, 2004


The full forum.

Actually, I really like Tom Bihn products. They're pretty well designed and pretty, too.
posted by Alison at 7:21 PM on June 7, 2004


reklaw are you one of those people who only wants to rent the new movies from the video store just because they're new? You know, you ask the clerk, "What just came out?" and the clerk goes, "Well, this is an oldie but if--" "NO, WHAT'S NEW!"

If so, do you realize that the clerk thinks you're annoying and dreads every time you come in the store?

Thanks for the link, alball, I hadn't seen it before.
posted by dobbs at 7:21 PM on June 7, 2004


If these people had real guts they'd have put the English version on the tag too.
posted by billsaysthis at 7:26 PM on June 7, 2004


I'm with reklaw. If you missed this one, I've got other news for you: Ronald Reagan is dead, we're at war with Iraq, and the former governor of Texas is president of the United States.
posted by Mo Nickels at 7:47 PM on June 7, 2004


ditto
posted by crunchland at 7:50 PM on June 7, 2004


If you missed this one, I've got other news for you: Ronald Reagan is dead, we're at war with Iraq, and the former governor of Texas is president of the United States.

Except that you don't need the internet to know all of your examples. OTOH, this label requires more than a cursory glance at major internet sources (depending upon your routine). Not all of us have constant, or consistent, access to the 'net.
posted by BlueTrain at 7:56 PM on June 7, 2004


I never saw this before; that's hilarious. Good link.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 8:25 PM on June 7, 2004


Except that you don't need the internet to know all of your examples. OTOH, this label requires more than a cursory glance at major internet sources (depending upon your routine). Not all of us have constant, or consistent, access to the 'net.

Which is why people who don't keep up with the latest memes shouldn't pretend they can or do. If you're not a consistent meme-surfer, then everything is new to you, and you should refrain from posting to Metafilter. This story got news coverage on Reuters, for Christ's sake. On MSNBC, on CNN, on the AP newswire, Agence France-Presse, in Canada, in the UK. No Internet required.

F minus.
posted by Mo Nickels at 8:25 PM on June 7, 2004


woooo!!!! look at me, i'm surfin' the memes!! omfg!
posted by dvdgee at 8:50 PM on June 7, 2004


Meme
Get on top
Meme
U will cop
Meme
Don’t u stop
Meme
Sh-boogie bop
posted by bargle at 9:03 PM on June 7, 2004


Back off, Mo, your own personal rules don't apply here.

If I'm not sleeping, I'm connected. If I'm not building sites, I'm reading them. I check MeFi, BoingBoing, MSNBC, NYTimes, et al, and I missed this meme.
posted by o2b at 9:06 PM on June 7, 2004


Oh. Count me among those that had not heard of this before. Back to your regularly scheduled... whatever.
posted by bargle at 9:06 PM on June 7, 2004


Huh! Look at that. The tag in the sweater I got for Christmas says, "Ronald Reagan morrerá em junho 2004."

I reckon Inspector 234 is a Portuguese psychic.
posted by NedKoppel at 9:35 PM on June 7, 2004


I'm in the market for a bag like this. Having that tag may just tip the scale for me in favor of this one.
posted by vacapinta at 9:46 PM on June 7, 2004


Nothing caps off a day like a good chastising by a MetaFilter elitist! G'night!

PS: Nice link. I've never seen it before either, in all my daily web surfings.
posted by botono9 at 9:49 PM on June 7, 2004


I'm a web designer and general web junkie and hadn't seen it. It was pretty funny. Thanks for posting it.

In other news: looking down your nose at people who haven't had exposure to the same links as you actually makes you look like the royal shithead. To wit. So if belittling others for the sites they surf--or don't surf-- makes you feel like a Big Man, it may be time for some soul-searching.
posted by dhoyt at 10:02 PM on June 7, 2004


I never saw it before either.... I guess I'm just a big creepy dumbass loser.

But it made me laugh.
posted by spilon at 10:02 PM on June 7, 2004


Mo is pretty much correct, albeit a little harsh. But that's why we have MeTa.
posted by stevis at 10:33 PM on June 7, 2004


I never saw it before, and I actually have one of the bags in question. I had to go and look to see for sure. So thanks for the post from me at least. Tom Bihn stuff rocks, BTW.
posted by pascal at 11:45 PM on June 7, 2004


I'd never seen it before.

And now I want one of those bags. Or possibly several of them.
posted by jacquilynne at 5:00 AM on June 8, 2004


Never seen it before - 10
Thats so 3 months ago - 6

I win.
posted by alball at 5:11 AM on June 8, 2004


>Welcome to three months ago.
>So...is the 'This all began as an inside joke aimed (we think) at the president of our company, Tom Bihn' spiel just a CYA for them , post ipso facto dipso?

Fishy...

FWIW, Back in April upon seeing this thread, scribbled off an e-mail directing their customer service to it. Also asked for more information about it - never heard back yet now see their site contains one. Thought I'd at least be sent some advertisement about the company.
posted by thomcatspike at 5:23 AM on June 8, 2004


I HAVEN'T SEEN IT THEREFORE IT ISN'T AN OLD TIRED WORN-OUT MEME EVERYONE WHO SAW THIS BEFORE IS A FANCY-PANTS ELITIST NERD WITH NO LIFE WHO LIVES IN THEIR MOTHER'S BASEMENT

(since alball is counting. this is so three months ago.)
posted by jpoulos at 5:25 AM on June 8, 2004


Never seen it, which makes those who have and are acting all superior about it elitist, inconsiderate sonsabitches. The "stavros syndrome" is spreading, it seems.
posted by ashbury at 6:49 AM on June 8, 2004


I hadn't seen it.

Is this old news too? Do I care? Do I resent seeing an entire thread that will NOT end up deleted filled with comments that belonged, if anywhere, in MetaTalk? (Answers below.)




1. Maybe.
2. N.
3. Hell Y.

posted by Shane at 6:53 AM on June 8, 2004


If Jeanne Moos did it on CNN, it's old.
posted by CunningLinguist at 7:42 AM on June 8, 2004


A moos once bit my sister
posted by mr.marx at 7:59 AM on June 8, 2004


Hadn't seen it, and want to meet the person who slyly stuck that one in there.

Et je suis content que quelques Américains savent faire la paix avec le français.
posted by orange swan at 8:12 AM on June 8, 2004


Mois je suis contente qu'il y a des Américains qui peuvent écrire en français.
posted by CunningLinguist at 9:10 AM on June 8, 2004


I tell you, some french guy on the radio yesterday called the Iraq invasion a "tragedy" in a conversation about the new Iraqi government. %$&@#^' french. Saddam-friendly bastards. Put that in a shirt.

Now, the reconstruction, that's a tragedy. We should put that in a shirt in Iraqi.
posted by ewkpates at 12:03 PM on June 8, 2004


Hey, if you've seen it then just move on. I spend all day on the net and hadn't come across it (ah, the beauty of the internet), and hope others aren't put off posting something to MeFi because they're worried they might get slammed for being out of date.

And it made me laugh much.
posted by ciderwoman at 3:54 PM on June 8, 2004


Last Friday, walking around downtown Seattle, I saw a guy wearing what was clearly an advertising tee for the company with the tag greatly enlarged on the back of the shirt.
posted by mwhybark at 5:43 PM on June 8, 2004


If I haven't seen it, it's new to me!

Thanks for the link, alball, and illegitimi non carborundum est.
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