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March 13, 2006 12:53 PM   Subscribe

50,000!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (94 comments total)

 
What do I win?
posted by Otis at 12:55 PM on March 13, 2006


Double!
posted by Jofus at 12:55 PM on March 13, 2006


See this earlier Mefi post.
posted by Atreides at 12:55 PM on March 13, 2006


Foiled again!
posted by Jofus at 12:55 PM on March 13, 2006


Double!
posted by dios at 12:56 PM on March 13, 2006 [1 favorite]


(Now, see, I was actually joking...)
posted by Jofus at 12:57 PM on March 13, 2006


Take it to MeTa, youse guys.
posted by jenovus at 12:58 PM on March 13, 2006


Pike!
posted by Outlawyr at 12:58 PM on March 13, 2006


*puts 50,000 fish down his pants, does the pancake dance*
posted by loquacious at 1:00 PM on March 13, 2006


(Probably un)interesting coincidence -- my personal blog got its 50,000th pageview today.
posted by syzygy at 1:01 PM on March 13, 2006


Someone go wake up ColdChef.
posted by brownpau at 1:01 PM on March 13, 2006


Fish AND Pancakes?!?!?! There otta be a law.

Dios, Kick his flabby buttocks...
posted by Elim at 1:02 PM on March 13, 2006


*kicks ColdChef in the shins*
posted by 40 Watt at 1:02 PM on March 13, 2006


1
posted by cillit bang at 1:03 PM on March 13, 2006


okay...
posted by Pacheco at 1:05 PM on March 13, 2006


i really wish we could've gone with beedogs for 50k.
posted by wakko at 1:05 PM on March 13, 2006


50,000 though. Well done everyone. Can we wallow permanently in nostalgia for a rose-tinted past that never was now? Or was that what we did at 40?
posted by Jofus at 1:07 PM on March 13, 2006


So much for cacaphony's idea. BTW brownpau, indeed! ;)
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:07 PM on March 13, 2006


1,000,000

(which I found manually by looking through lots of threads)
posted by cillit bang at 1:07 PM on March 13, 2006


Does it count that almost half of the 40,000 are links to YouTube?
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:07 PM on March 13, 2006


cacophony, sorry.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:08 PM on March 13, 2006



posted by raedyn at 1:08 PM on March 13, 2006


Though this was scooped by the previous post, it's got more supporting links, and more Vikings, so it's clearly superior.
posted by raedyn at 1:08 PM on March 13, 2006


Astro Zombie: we should make a video about the blue and put it on youtube.
posted by qvantamon at 1:09 PM on March 13, 2006


What's disturbing to me is that we have 50,000 posts here and NO COVERAGE FROM THE MSM!!!

SHOCKING!
posted by GuyZero at 1:10 PM on March 13, 2006


Ouch. Wait, what?

*dozes back off*
posted by ColdChef at 1:13 PM on March 13, 2006


This thread has more posts than the first one, ha ha.
posted by stinkycheese at 1:13 PM on March 13, 2006


qvantamon, then we could link to it!
posted by darkstar at 1:13 PM on March 13, 2006


With a whimper, then, not with a bang?
posted by klangklangston at 1:16 PM on March 13, 2006


Hij is 50.000 jaar oud. Hij heeft 8 ogen en hij komt van Mars. Hij woont in mijn kast. Hij draagt iedere dag dezelfde kleren. Hij kijkt iedere dag tv. Hij heeft 4 armen en 2 benen.

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posted by If I Had An Anus at 1:17 PM on March 13, 2006


I was looking forward to this version.
posted by brain_drain at 1:18 PM on March 13, 2006


50,000 Cronkites for the one who dares to climb the Schmatterhorn... and I dares!
posted by furtive at 1:18 PM on March 13, 2006


beedogs, viking AND pancakes?

i'll need to grab my Minolta Maxxum SLR and get a picture of that.
posted by quin at 1:18 PM on March 13, 2006


What's That? Sadly, the education of the youth of amerika is declining in more than one way. The other day I was at Metafilter and the admin was unable to identify a soon to be ridiculous thread. And no, he wasn't new...and to make matters worse the admin next to him didn't know either. (more inside)....
posted by longbaugh at 1:22 PM on March 13, 2006


As predicted by me.
posted by furtive at 1:22 PM on March 13, 2006


(I'm circumcising myself right now, cuz it's SCIENCE!)
posted by bardic at 1:23 PM on March 13, 2006


Cat-Scan
The more things change, the more things...change. Go internets.
posted by phyrewerx at 1:25 PM on March 13, 2006


Here's to more Vikings
posted by caddis at 1:26 PM on March 13, 2006


Too late. I've already arranged post number 50,000.

It will consist solely of one inline, hotlinked jpeg of a pissing elephant posted directly to the front page with absolutely no comments, description, links or text of any kind. Yes, heavy bribery was involved, as was a big screen TV and a not-to-be-spoken-of amount of angry gay sex.

The thread will consist of the mother of all political arguments and flamewars, the worst of newsfilter and a smattering of often-seen Google video links. The thread will result in a pre-deterimined number of casualities and flame outs. Later there will be refreshments featuring favorite animated gifs, served in casual a stand up buffet setting. BYOB.

I wasn't going to say anything, but if your user ID number is prime, I'd avoid post number 50k at all costs. Your life and limbs aren't worth it. You're simply all tasty meat snacks in the eyes of the supreme greatness that is to come.

posted by loquacious


I feel cheated!!!
posted by darkstar at 1:29 PM on March 13, 2006


my favorite mefi in-joke
posted by sonofsamiam at 1:29 PM on March 13, 2006



posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:31 PM on March 13, 2006


11 Hemingways APPROVE
posted by keswick at 1:33 PM on March 13, 2006


So much for my matthowie warranty.
posted by bardic at 1:33 PM on March 13, 2006


Fuck, I just lost the game.
posted by 40 Watt at 1:33 PM on March 13, 2006


Hey, any of you guys ever seen THIS? (video)

Man, that's funny!
posted by darkstar at 1:38 PM on March 13, 2006


Now we wait for the Holy One.
posted by brain_drain at 1:38 PM on March 13, 2006


AND I STILL FUCKING HATE ALL OF YOU.
posted by eyeballkid at 1:39 PM on March 13, 2006


I feel cheated!!!

That's because this isn't actually post number 50,000. You can determine the actual thread ID number by subtracting all deleted thread IDs from the total number of posts, adding up the remaining posts and subtracting that sum from 50,000.

Pre-cognition skills may be required to accurately calculate future deleted posts for the tally.
posted by loquacious at 1:39 PM on March 13, 2006


God damn you, 40 Watt.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:40 PM on March 13, 2006


What this thread really needs is a picture of a bunny with PANCAKES on it's head! Woodgie!
posted by darkstar at 1:40 PM on March 13, 2006



posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:41 PM on March 13, 2006


I think I had a link to a dancing baby, too...
posted by darkstar at 1:43 PM on March 13, 2006


Only 10880 until we catch AardvarkTravel.net!!!
posted by If I Had An Anus at 1:46 PM on March 13, 2006


User 50K is a newborn in Nigeria, gently suckling from the teat of a 419 spammer, cooing peacefully and dreaming of plo chops.
posted by bardic at 1:53 PM on March 13, 2006


10,000, 20,000, 30,000, 40,000 posts ago.
posted by NemesisVex at 1:56 PM on March 13, 2006


Let's all get plo chops!

On preview: bardic, steals my thunder.
posted by sharpener at 1:57 PM on March 13, 2006


It's PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME!
posted by mazola at 2:00 PM on March 13, 2006



posted by killdevil at 2:00 PM on March 13, 2006


I just hugged a pony! Congrats, MeFi!
posted by VulcanMike at 2:09 PM on March 13, 2006


MeTa.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 2:40 PM on March 13, 2006


50,000 is the new black.
posted by airgirl at 2:44 PM on March 13, 2006



posted by shmegegge at 2:44 PM on March 13, 2006


Yeah. Way more 50,000ish
posted by Smedleyman at 3:10 PM on March 13, 2006


Good for the MeFi! So what's the running percentage of all the links that are "Best of the Web"? More than 80%?
posted by fenriq at 3:27 PM on March 13, 2006


does anyone read the posts down here?
posted by TwelveTwo at 3:54 PM on March 13, 2006


No.
posted by darkstar at 3:57 PM on March 13, 2006


Metafilter: Gently suckling from the teat of a 419 spammer

However, I for one welcome our trite inside joke overlords
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 4:03 PM on March 13, 2006


gnfti-Say it's really you with this post!
posted by OmieWise at 4:15 PM on March 13, 2006


What? No single user is begging mathowie to delete his account yet?
posted by ed at 4:16 PM on March 13, 2006


I was wondering when I could enjoy the full spam experience without the risk of running into any real content. With the 50000 Monkeys blog I can finally enjoy the web exactly the way I want!
posted by clevershark at 4:23 PM on March 13, 2006


let's say i got a number
that number's fifty thousand
that's ten percent
of five hundred thousand
oh here we are in french indochina Mesopotamia
executive order, congressional decision
the working masses are manipulated
was this our policy? ten long years
not one domino shall fall remain standing
posted by planetkyoto at 4:37 PM on March 13, 2006


Why are you giving me the truth when I wanted new wave?
posted by LionIndex at 4:54 PM on March 13, 2006


40 Watt, arrgghhhhhhhhhhhh!

Do you know how long I went?! It was like months!

Apparently this has made quite the impact:
"Suddenly there was this flash, it's the only way I can describe it – it was so bright it was a white flash and it lit everything up. It was like somebody had turned on 50,000 spotlights." (link)
posted by symphonik at 5:39 PM on March 13, 2006


If anyone cares: the robotic pancake bunny is attached to the chassis of a Pz 38t, manufactured at the Skoda works in Czechoslovakia.

The Czechs were well-armed with modern armour prior to the invasion of the Sudetenland, and would have given the Germans a good run for their money if they hadn't been sold out at Munich.

Their tanks and factories were a real boon to the German rearmament prior to WW2 - the 35t and 38t chassis were used for production of the Pz III, as well as a number of SP guns and variants.

In Polish "Skoda" (with an initial "sh" sound) means "too bad", leading to puns about the misfortune of people buying Czech vehicles.

That is all.
posted by Meatbomb at 5:48 PM on March 13, 2006


If it's any consolation, guys, I made muffins. Come 'n' get 'em while they're hot!
posted by 40 Watt at 6:13 PM on March 13, 2006


Oooh, muffins
posted by deliquescent at 6:56 PM on March 13, 2006


::commences celebratory brat cooking::
posted by drezdn at 7:16 PM on March 13, 2006


loquacious: "Too late. I've already arranged post number 50,000.

It will consist solely of one inline, hotlinked jpeg of a pissing elephant posted directly to the front page with absolutely no comments, description, links or text of any kind. Yes, heavy bribery was involved, as was a big screen TV and a not-to-be-spoken-of amount of angry gay sex.

The thread will consist of the mother of all political arguments and flamewars, the worst of newsfilter and a smattering of often-seen Google video links. The thread will result in a pre-deterimined number of casualities and flame outs. Later there will be refreshments featuring favorite animated gifs, served in casual a stand up buffet setting. BYOB.

I wasn't going to say anything, but if your user ID number is prime, I'd avoid post number 50k at all costs. Your life and limbs aren't worth it. You're simply all tasty meat snacks in the eyes of the supreme greatness that is to come.
"

Well, loquacious, I call bullshit on your comment. Kind of sucks, too, because that pissing elephant would have been a spectacle to behold (but only if it was a bigger photo than quonsar's pissing elephant).
posted by caution live frogs at 7:59 PM on March 13, 2006


But can we reach 50000 comments?
posted by TwelveTwo at 8:26 PM on March 13, 2006


This post does not suck merely because it contains a link to our very own kokogiak, who is like unto an internet god. That is all.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:30 PM on March 13, 2006


I have already explicated my prediction in this thread. There is still further waiting to be done. Doubters can suck it. They will also receive complimentary deceased cats in their letterboxes.
posted by loquacious at 8:48 PM on March 13, 2006


needs more fungus!
posted by shoepal at 9:33 PM on March 13, 2006


Metafilter: Your 50,000-watt INTENSIVE CARE UNIT!!!
posted by evilcolonel at 10:02 PM on March 13, 2006


Booger
posted by Duncan at 10:05 PM on March 13, 2006


Have you guys been to my myspace page?
posted by bardic at 11:29 PM on March 13, 2006


Does the meter roll over to zero now?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:41 PM on March 13, 2006


because that pissing elephant would have been a spectacle to behold

Behold!
posted by SuperNova at 11:51 PM on March 13, 2006


I find no fault in this good [elephant].
posted by bardic at 12:02 AM on March 14, 2006


so, do I post here, or there......

This is so confusing
posted by davehat at 12:41 AM on March 14, 2006


My startlingly precise prediction to offer the world of 60000: Cheney has had it coming for years, it's just too bad it had to wait until 12/14/2006.
posted by efbrazil at 1:07 AM on March 14, 2006


davehat, you're in the wrong thread.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 4:58 AM on March 14, 2006


55*24

posted by cortex at 7:59 AM on March 14, 2006


I was out of town. I seem to have missed nothing.
posted by notsnot at 5:55 PM on March 22, 2006



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