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February 18, 2006 6:07 AM   Subscribe


 
AskForCents.com is a revolutionary system that puts you in contact with a network of worldwide users, waiting to answer your questions.

Someone has never been to ask.mefi, have they?
posted by slater at 6:10 AM on February 18, 2006


The AskForCents answers certainly have a poetic bent that AskMe lacks.

(Said The Gramaphone is the work of a MeFite, by the way)
posted by jack_mo at 6:16 AM on February 18, 2006


That picture creeps me out.
posted by MarshallPoe at 8:36 AM on February 18, 2006


Yeah, me too! It's like he's the only person answering the questions or something. Under blue lights.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:03 AM on February 18, 2006


MarshallPoe: Really? I think he's kind of hot looking.
posted by onegreeneye at 9:16 AM on February 18, 2006


Wow. When I emailed to ask about Mr. Blue Lights, the answer was lightning fast!

Answer 2:
a model
Source: askforcents.com
posted by onegreeneye at 9:26 AM on February 18, 2006


"Hip-Hop is music that makes you want to drink 40s drive an escalade and commit felonies"

The brilliant thing is that you can do all three of those things at once, so hip-hop music is an incredible time-saver.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:29 AM on February 18, 2006


I asked 'Where did the term 'Breaking News' originate?'

Answer1 :
FNN

Answer 2:
telegram lines ended with a break
breaking news is news that has just come in off the wires.


No clue what FNN means and Answer 2 seems like a guess. What do you think?
posted by kenaman at 9:44 AM on February 18, 2006


Your Answer to: What do you think the man in the picture on www.askforcents.com is thinking about?

Answer 1:
Straight cash, homie.
Source: www.askforcents.com

Answer 2:
He appears to be pondering how to best calculate the length of a hypotenuse.
Source: This Morning's Hangover.
posted by creeky at 10:00 AM on February 18, 2006


Dear AskForCents,
What does "." mean?
posted by Robot Johnny at 10:06 AM on February 18, 2006


"No clue what FNN means and Answer 2 seems like a guess. What do you think?"

FNN: Financial News Network

I think I'll have another 40 and go for a ride in my Escalade.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:12 AM on February 18, 2006


So some smartassery, and some missing of the point... not sure how this will ever work as a business model...

What is the meaning of "pepsi blue" references at the website Metafilter.com?

Answer 1:
Pepsi Blue is the source of all holiness in today's universe. You mustn't try to understand the references; you must instead give thanks that the references are being made.
Source: Heaven

Answer 2:
Pepsi Blue is a berry flavored version of Pepsi. It came out in August of 2002 and was designed to compete with the new Vanilla Coke.
Source: http://www.spudart.org/pepsiblue/
posted by VulcanMike at 10:25 AM on February 18, 2006


This service is impressively fast. I asked several questions.

Q: If you found out you were going to die very soon, what is that very last thing you would really enjoy doing in your life?

A1: Jump off of the highest building in the world (it is in Taipei, so you'd get some traveling in, too).

A2: I would do something exciting and sort of dangerous, like learn how to do rally driving.

Q: Would you rather have sexless love or loveless sex?

A1:loveless sex

A2: The former. Why do I have to choose?

Q: If you were the last remaining human in captivity, would you join your post-human captor?

A1:I would join my captor for lunch, but I would not join my captor in song.

A2: Yes

A3:As long as they could play a good game of chess.

Q: You awake in a room with all of life's pleasures, and are so taken that you do not notice there is no exit. Are you free?

A1: Yes. Where else would you want to go? It's all there.

A2: if you are stuck in that one room then no you are not free

A3: You are not free. You cannot leave the pleasure room.

A4: Free your mind and your ass will follow.
posted by reflection at 10:50 AM on February 18, 2006


So it's kind of like the Usenet Oracle (or its predecessors), but with more cheesy clip-art and less wit?

Amazon's Mechanical Turk thingy is kind of neat though.
posted by hattifattener at 10:56 AM on February 18, 2006


Q: Svarar ni på frågor ställda på svenska?

A1: I do not answer questions in Swedish. England is going to beat you in the World Cup.

A2: Do I speak Swedish? No, I'm Welsh.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 3:15 PM on February 18, 2006


This is both cool AND a really great way to harvest e-mail addresses.
posted by smackfu at 6:50 PM on February 18, 2006


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