The sun finally set for good on the British empire
June 28, 2005 9:54 AM   Subscribe

The sun finally set for good on the British empire And nobody said anything.
posted by Mekon (42 comments total)

 
Those damn Hiltons!!!
posted by jmccorm at 9:56 AM on June 28, 2005


whimper
posted by nofundy at 10:02 AM on June 28, 2005


The apology just makes it so British!
posted by MrMustard at 10:07 AM on June 28, 2005


I'm sure they're keeping a stiff upper lip about it all.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 10:12 AM on June 28, 2005


there's only one thing to do ... nuke france!
posted by pyramid termite at 10:13 AM on June 28, 2005


That made me laugh out loud.

I guess Eliot was right, as nofundy sort of hits at.

This is the way the world ends,
Not with a bang but a whimper.

posted by teece at 10:14 AM on June 28, 2005


Someone less lazy than myself should send this to BBloopers
posted by gurple at 10:15 AM on June 28, 2005


Good thing I didn't wait to visit!
posted by clevershark at 10:41 AM on June 28, 2005


So now best of the web is a link to a typo?
posted by Mitheral at 10:49 AM on June 28, 2005


So now best of the web is a link to a typo?

I don't know about that, Mitheral. But I do know this. A link to a slightly amusing page is a hell-of-a-lot-better-of-the-web than MeFi Bitchsnarkwhine #34,567,822. And no, I haven't counted. That's just how many it feels like.
posted by Decani at 10:53 AM on June 28, 2005


Decani writes "I don't know about that, Mitheral. But I do know this. A link to a slightly amusing page is a hell-of-a-lot-better-of-the-web than MeFi Bitchsnarkwhine #34,567,822. And no, I haven't counted. That's just how many it feels like."

I'm sorry someone is forcing you to do nothing but read all the FPPs all day... poor guy.
posted by clevershark at 10:57 AM on June 28, 2005


Pretty weak post, and yet...

I LOLed.
posted by soyjoy at 10:57 AM on June 28, 2005


Mitheral writes "So now best of the web is a link to a typo?"

It is if it's very amusing.
posted by Bugbread at 11:00 AM on June 28, 2005


So now best of the web is a link to a typo?

No, it's a callout about an FPP that contains a typo.
posted by jperkins at 11:00 AM on June 28, 2005


No, Mitheral, the best of the web is an asshole.
posted by kenko at 11:00 AM on June 28, 2005


Why do people rate posts? Do they assume the post was made for their personal entertainment and that the 25,000 other people here want to know their all-mighty decree? I don't get it.
posted by stbalbach at 11:07 AM on June 28, 2005


People do it to try and keep the front page from turning into a list of hundreds of daily posts to 404 pages & typos and other web bloopers. Treat a post as though it was consuming valuable real estate, pushing interesting things further down the page, and consider if you really HAVE to link to that "amusingly" worded announcement on the Hilton web site that a promotion no longer is in effect.
posted by jonson at 11:21 AM on June 28, 2005


Because Metafilter is "self-policing".
posted by TwelveTwo at 11:22 AM on June 28, 2005


Brilliant!
posted by beelzbubba at 11:23 AM on June 28, 2005


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posted by gwint at 11:37 AM on June 28, 2005


What jonson said. Besides which, when the site owner fixes this (which may only take a day or two as there is a lot of traffic deep linking to one page) the FPP isn't going to make any sense. Geez if we've got to put up with this every once and a while the authors could at least take a screen shot a put a description in the FPP. Something like K5s MLP. MLP=> Meaningless Link Propagation. Better yet just don't or take it to metachat.
posted by Mitheral at 11:38 AM on June 28, 2005


So now best of the web is a link to a typo?

I flagged the post as a "Derail" which it certanly ended up beeing. Complaning about an FPP in the blue is worse then having a bad FPP, IMO, especialy if it's just to complain that the link isn't intresting enough.

Next time flag it and forget it, please.
posted by delmoi at 11:39 AM on June 28, 2005


I like this correction via Regret the Error.
"Beam me up Scotty" is like the "Play it again Sam" of TV.
posted by wendell at 11:50 AM on June 28, 2005


Derail what, this post can't have any discussion besides "ya, that was funny" or "no it isn't funny". I flagged it before I posted. Matt seems to be leaving it up here as he's already turfed the other fark candidate posted after this.
posted by Mitheral at 1:08 PM on June 28, 2005


Mitheral writes "Derail what, this post can't have any discussion besides 'ya, that was funny' or 'no it isn't funny'."

Well, then, presumably the answer is "derail the discussion consisting of 'ya, that was funny' or 'no it isn't funny'".
posted by Bugbread at 1:44 PM on June 28, 2005


Has the sun set on the British Empire, or is it just disparagement of a romanticised Britain that never was?

There is a new book out by Toby Dodge called Inventing Iraq, in which "Dodge uncovers disturbing parallels between the policies of a declining British empire and those of the current American government.."
posted by stbalbach at 2:10 PM on June 28, 2005


stbalbach writes "Has the sun set on the British Empire, or is it just disparagement of a romanticised Britain that never was?"

Uh, neither one. It's an unfortunately phrased ad campaign termination notice.
posted by Bugbread at 2:15 PM on June 28, 2005


Does anyone else ever feel like they don't know what the fuck is going on around here sometimes? Anyone?
posted by found missing at 2:30 PM on June 28, 2005


I'm having that feeling in the zombie dog thread.
posted by Bugbread at 2:34 PM on June 28, 2005


gwint: was the last boss hard?
posted by modernerd at 2:39 PM on June 28, 2005


Someone needs a nap.
posted by deborah at 4:15 PM on June 28, 2005


Oh come on, sometimes there are things out there on the web that are unwittingly grin-inspiring. If quonsar belongs here, so do FPPs like this.
posted by davy at 4:25 PM on June 28, 2005


This is a funny, little post.
posted by caddis at 5:28 PM on June 28, 2005


LOL
posted by woil at 6:14 PM on June 28, 2005


I support this post and the person who posted it.
And I vote.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 6:53 PM on June 28, 2005


There sure are a lot of nattering nabobs of negativity on MeFi, to steal a line from a sociopath.
posted by teece at 7:16 PM on June 28, 2005


Found Missing: "Does anyone else ever feel like they don't know what the fuck is going on around here sometimes? Anyone?"

Welcome to the party, pal!
posted by ZachsMind at 7:25 PM on June 28, 2005


I'm ddf and I approve of this post.
posted by ddf at 9:30 PM on June 28, 2005


Ah, do you remember when Britannia ruled the waves?
posted by dreamsign at 11:07 PM on June 28, 2005


People who rate posts mark themselves out to be an arsewipe quite naturally.

Let them carry on, and at least we will know who they are.
posted by catchmurray at 5:14 AM on June 29, 2005


I thought it was funny, yeah its only a one-liner and no it hasn't changed my life, but its not a bad one. I'll vote for it.
posted by blindsam at 5:50 AM on June 29, 2005


It's baaaack..
posted by slimslowslider at 1:34 AM on June 30, 2005


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