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he's just not that into you
December 13, 2004 3:08 PM   Subscribe

he's just not that into you. C'mon, I know you guys were wanting an Oprah post! Sadly I found this book actually helpful. I know I know, it's all supposed to be common sense, but when you have all this estrogen and all these shoes to deal with, sometimes we hear only what we want to hear. Anyway, my favorite line was where they mention somewhere that God made pets so lonely people won't call their ex-boyfriends! (my cat is the one who actually read the book for me, and she is helping me with this post.) I can't decide if I think it's inspiring that girls like Liz are 41, and still looking for someone who can love them as they deserved to be loved or scary. damn
posted by superposition (39 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: this isn't what metafilter is for.



 
Um...I'm happy for you?

Please ask your cat to at least skim the guidelines for a good post. Perhaps she could set her thoughts down in a daily "weblog!"
posted by argybarg at 3:14 PM on December 13, 2004


*looks at ceiling, whistles*
posted by quonsar at 3:14 PM on December 13, 2004


MetaTalk.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 3:15 PM on December 13, 2004


Dear. God.

GYOBFW
posted by cosmonik at 3:16 PM on December 13, 2004


You've unleashed the fucking fury!
posted by driveler at 3:17 PM on December 13, 2004


I already knew he wasn't that 'into' me, but I'm in denial...
posted by kamylyon at 3:19 PM on December 13, 2004


Oprah has a book club?
posted by McBain at 3:21 PM on December 13, 2004


this is all fucking hilarious. thank you n00bs!
posted by quonsar at 3:21 PM on December 13, 2004


41 is the new 21. Rejection is the new hookup. Shitty chick lit is the new undergraduate major. A link to an Oprah book is the new link to an op-ed. Metafilter is the new livejournal.
posted by billysumday at 3:22 PM on December 13, 2004


I think this whole "newbie posts" thing is getting blown way out of proportion, but.... damn.
posted by rafter at 3:22 PM on December 13, 2004


I think this is an excellent post.
posted by sciurus at 3:28 PM on December 13, 2004


Ahoy maties, look off to the starboard and you'll see Orpah, arghhh, the killer whale, she be!

So when did the site change to Meh?!?-taFilter?

And FWIW, I'm glad he's just not that into me, he was creeping me out by staring at me all the time. And the flowers were a bit much, since I'm, well, a guy.
posted by fenriq at 3:28 PM on December 13, 2004


Wax my anus, blethercock n00b, I think you may well have posted the most flagrant example of stream-of-consciousness irrelevancy I've ever seen here! Bent congratulations, then!
posted by Adam Greenfield at 3:29 PM on December 13, 2004


okay okay you guys win. i'm out.
a bona fide noobie kill off.

good day to you metafilter.
posted by superposition at 3:29 PM on December 13, 2004


Worst fpp today?
posted by caddis at 3:30 PM on December 13, 2004


fyi, some of us newbies (who are long time lurkers...maybe you could call us lurbies) really think out our posts before we post them.

I usually run a mental checklist

1. Am I reporting a post or giving an opinion?
2. does it reflect something to do with culture/arts?
3. Am I "thick skinned" enough if this gets slammed?
4. Would Jesus approve of it?

So while I've been posting a lot since new membership has opened up, I feel that I try to give informative posts. So just make sure to not lump all of us newbies into the idiot pile. (or who knows, maybe I've been on metatalk...I've not checked)
posted by Hands of Manos at 3:33 PM on December 13, 2004


can't decide if I think it's inspiring that girls like Liz are 41, and still looking for someone who can love them as they deserved to be loved or scary.

That's right; anyone over the age of 23 who is not married should just shrivel up and die. Man, I only got two years!!! I better lower my standards *right now*.

(I didn't yell and scream about this post- by george, I think that's a start!!)
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:33 PM on December 13, 2004 [1 favorite]


okay okay you guys win. i'm out.
a bona fide noobie kill off.

good day to you metafilter.


see #3

(man that pisses me off. what do you have??? water for blood???)
posted by Hands of Manos at 3:34 PM on December 13, 2004


Dear. God.

GYOBFW


Maybe I'm slow or something but does this mean

Get Your Own Blog, FuckWit?

Also, I'm 35, got married last year. There's time.
posted by fenriq at 3:35 PM on December 13, 2004


hands: would this have been better?

"Fuck you; fuck you; fuck you; you're cool; fuck you i'm out."
posted by superposition at 3:37 PM on December 13, 2004


I can't make my first post until next week, so I do feel the newbie posters' pain. But then again? I don't. (I mean, Oprah!? Nooooo!!! Fatal mistake!)

I'm incredibly confident that my first post is gonna kick so much ass & be so utterly fascinating that you will all immediately nominate me as your queen.

So I've got that going for me... which is nice, I think. ;)
posted by miss lynnster at 3:38 PM on December 13, 2004


superposition: The first rule of threatening to leave an online community is that you shouldn't post again fter your "I'm leaving now" post.

Not to join in the pile on, but geez.
posted by Hildegarde at 3:41 PM on December 13, 2004


super,

no but just chocking it up to experience is better.

So you made a post about Oprah. So what, so a bunch a people don't like her (including me). But maybe one person does, and that's you...and it was positive for you. So stick to your guns.

No, "fuck you, fuck you and fuck you" is immature.

Saying "I'm sorry you don't like my post, what was it that you don't like about it? Could you provide me with some honest and direct feedback on how I could make it better?" could provide you with some direction.
posted by Hands of Manos at 3:41 PM on December 13, 2004


no, superposition, it would have been better if you had been real. your post reads like dialog from, i dunno, The OC or some other insipid teen drama show. and of course, here you are now quoting a stoner movie.
posted by quonsar at 3:43 PM on December 13, 2004


Man, of course this had to get posted while I was on the subway. Still, better late than never.


posted by DrJohnEvans at 3:45 PM on December 13, 2004


Hey, I like Oprah. But nothing could make this post metafilter-worthy.
posted by Hildegarde at 3:45 PM on December 13, 2004


quonsar, is it Super Troopers? Cause man, that movie made my sides hurt from laughing so much.

And superposition, don't quit because of this, learn from it and try not to do it again. It isn't that big a deal.
posted by fenriq at 3:48 PM on December 13, 2004


shenanigans
posted by Hands of Manos at 3:50 PM on December 13, 2004


Consider the following:

"he/she/it is not just not that into you" doesn't have any literal sense..maybe "h/s/i isn't intersted in you" makes sense.

Also a lot of people don't have the concept of "the one" , the supreme almost omnipotent being that is supposed to fulfill our life and give a sense, direction or meaning to it...or to "complete" ourselves. Prince charming is just a reference dream, it must not necessarily be exactly like prince charming. Same goes for the perfect girl, She who is three woman at a time 1. charming in society 2.whore in bed 3.cook in kitchen.

All these are -reference- fantasies and imagery.
posted by elpapacito at 3:50 PM on December 13, 2004


I must admit, Hands of Manos. You are the exception to our rule. Keep up the strong work.
posted by drpynchon at 3:52 PM on December 13, 2004


You've unleashed the fucking fury!

I keel da bitch!
posted by ludwig_van at 3:53 PM on December 13, 2004


The fantasies of reference librarians?
posted by Hildegarde at 3:53 PM on December 13, 2004


I actually think we need more posts co-written by cats.











All right, I don't really.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:54 PM on December 13, 2004


Hands: dude I'm scared. I'm not an Oprah fan either, honest. I just thought the book was good, and it's been hyped alot. I thought people would have some opinions on it.

Who gave all of you guys knives? and who picks on some one's cat, I mean really?

This feels like a break up, damn you Oprah!!!!!
posted by superposition at 3:56 PM on December 13, 2004


Gee, it's sure beginning to sound like Oprah is the new rape haiku around here.
posted by DaShiv at 3:57 PM on December 13, 2004


There was actually a very thoughtful discussion of the book the day the Oprah show about it first aired, superposition, which can be found here.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:59 PM on December 13, 2004 [1 favorite]


"...paging Dr. Phil, Dr. Phil..."
posted by RockCorpse at 3:59 PM on December 13, 2004


Maybe I'm slow or something but does this mean: Get Your Own Blog, FuckWit?

fenriq...yes...how have you missed that acronym around here, with all the soapboxes and all? :P
posted by cosmonik at 3:59 PM on December 13, 2004


Dr Phil = opiate for people who forgot what common sense was.
posted by Hands of Manos at 4:00 PM on December 13, 2004


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