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November 17, 2000 10:56 AM   Subscribe

The A-List Fan Club. I know you're sick of hearing about it, but I found this site too amusing to not mention. Does anyone know the story behind it?
posted by Byun-o-matic (38 comments total)

 
Read the first entry for Nov. 15, should tell you all you need to know.
posted by dhartung at 11:06 AM on November 17, 2000


(Yes, I suspect you're being sarcastic.)
posted by dhartung at 11:06 AM on November 17, 2000


Sarcasm is dead! Long live Sarcasm!
posted by snakey at 11:26 AM on November 17, 2000


Someone wake me when it's not the eighth grade anymore.
posted by highindustrial at 11:36 AM on November 17, 2000


napster!

rcb
posted by rebeccablood at 11:46 AM on November 17, 2000


Shh. I don't want the RIAA after my ass. ;)
posted by highindustrial at 11:57 AM on November 17, 2000


But is it sarcastic, or ironic?
posted by Byun-o-matic at 12:08 PM on November 17, 2000


I vote for ironic.
posted by daveadams at 12:10 PM on November 17, 2000


A vote for Nader is a vote for sarcasm.
posted by Byun-o-matic at 12:19 PM on November 17, 2000


A vote for Dubya is a vote for Dumb.
posted by daveadams at 12:29 PM on November 17, 2000


Sarcasm is very often just cheap semantic inversion masquerading as irony.
posted by highindustrial at 12:30 PM on November 17, 2000


Sarcasm is the new orange!
posted by scottandrew at 12:34 PM on November 17, 2000


I'm not sarcastic.
posted by Hackworth at 12:35 PM on November 17, 2000


That Nader shore did ruin things for Gore.
posted by mikel at 12:41 PM on November 17, 2000


Sigh.

How many times must I tell you people? When you duplicate a copy of Nader, you're not stealing his popularity, you're just sharing your sincerity.

Now rather than only having one copy of his elite status, there's two Jakob Neilsons that suck, on with which Flash sucks for you, and one with which Flash sucks for me.

You're not hurting Netscape 6 when you trade it with friends, but if you make money providing access to Dubya's quote list, you're taking money out of the A-listers that have worked hard to make mauve the new sarcastic!
posted by cCranium at 12:46 PM on November 17, 2000


Quidditch is the new irony!
posted by daveadams at 12:50 PM on November 17, 2000


Go cCranium go! (Laughing out loud now.)
posted by highindustrial at 12:54 PM on November 17, 2000


i want whatever cCranium is having.
posted by Sapphireblue at 1:09 PM on November 17, 2000


That's like Hitler and the Nazis!
posted by Zeldman at 1:44 PM on November 17, 2000


Nader Nader Nader!
posted by RakDaddy at 2:01 PM on November 17, 2000


It's sardonic. And I may start a Z-List blog. Like all playgrounds we've known, blogland naturally has people who worry about trivialities like a-list kids.
posted by riley370 at 2:19 PM on November 17, 2000


It must be Friday, or free prozac day at the clinic.
posted by john at 2:41 PM on November 17, 2000


I'm on Wellbutrin, so there. I did Paxil for a while, but it made me see too many piggies on the bus. Is it Friday already?
posted by Byun-o-matic at 2:50 PM on November 17, 2000


wait, wait, wait... there's an a-list? and the people hang out here?

*snark*
posted by sugarfish at 3:40 PM on November 17, 2000


I like balloons.
posted by Optamystic at 3:40 PM on November 17, 2000


"Are you the Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons?"
Worst thread ever!
posted by wendell at 4:51 PM on November 17, 2000


It's as though someone made an eliza style AI program from everyone's recent responses. "But maybe cows humping in the grass don't find your Nader".
posted by davidgentle at 7:28 PM on November 17, 2000


March springs grope inside the pancakes.
posted by EngineBeak at 11:35 PM on November 17, 2000


wendell seems to have mixed up his threads
posted by pnevares at 12:55 AM on November 18, 2000


Anyone who's ever seen how Wendell dresses knows that's right. (I'm on the A-list?! News to me. I figured I was rather somewhat farther down on the consonant scale.)
posted by bradlands at 8:44 AM on November 18, 2000


I agree with the poster's moral contention.
posted by webmutant at 9:23 AM on November 18, 2000


Ad hominen attack. Establishment of straw man. Careful attack of straw man. Non sequitur. Non sequitur. Appeal to conseqeunces. Appeal to popularity. Establishment of False Dilemma. Irrelevant conclusion.
posted by dcodea at 9:45 AM on November 18, 2000


who wants to be on the a-list anyway? aaaack!

popularity reminds me of high school; for real.
posted by aekastar at 5:24 PM on November 18, 2000


How 'bout we change this A-List to the A-Team? Then we can all say "I pity the fool" again, just like it was 1985...
posted by jmcnally at 9:27 PM on November 18, 2000


who wants to be on the a-list anyway?

aekastar, no one wants to be on the A-List, except (apparently) the people who write nasty screeds about how evil the A-List is. The people who are supposedly on the A-List certainly didn't ask for it.

And Brad, you'll always be on my A-List.
posted by daveadams at 11:23 PM on November 18, 2000


Will someone please draw up a list for me of who is A-list and who isn't? I wouldn't want to be hating people when I'm supposed to be being hated by them. Or the other way around. Oh it's all so confusing...
posted by barbelith at 5:44 AM on November 19, 2000


The first rule of the A-List is there is no A-List. The second rule of the A-List is there is no A-List.

It's pretty safe to say that if you see someone's blog linked to on more than 10 sites you reach by randomly surfing blogging-software sites, then someone somewhere considers them A-List, and therefore they are to be hated with extreme prejudice.

It's like an indie band. If someone you don't know has heard of them, they've sold-out and are no longer cool.
posted by cCranium at 10:47 AM on November 20, 2000


daveadams - very true.

and yeah, I know I'm not a-list. I'm only linked in a few places. not that I'm complaining. it's nice to know if I'm genuninely read instead of just up on someone's list because it's supposedly *cool* to do so.
posted by aekastar at 5:59 PM on November 20, 2000


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