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The Man Who TRULY Overthinks His Plates of Beans
April 14, 2007 1:46 PM   Subscribe

The Baked Bean Museum of Excellence was created by a Welshman who has legally changed his name to Captain Beany from Planet Beanus. That I know of, he is not a Mefite. He does, however, look like Bono after eating too many carrots. Just sayin'.
posted by miss lynnster (28 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Parody? Insanity? I hope for his sake it is the former.
posted by bhouston at 1:54 PM on April 14, 2007


HI I'M ON METAFILTER AND I COULD OVERLINK A FAN OF BEANS.
posted by fandango_matt at 1:55 PM on April 14, 2007 [15 favorites]


Do NOT scroll down on the "Captain Beany" link.

"Old man naked in a tub of beans" is NSFAnybody.
posted by jedicus at 2:02 PM on April 14, 2007


Captain Beany ran for office (New Millenium Bean Party) in 2002 and came away with 122 votes. and in 2005 - 159 votes.
posted by phaedon at 2:18 PM on April 14, 2007


I'm afaid.

When I close my eyes i keep seeing him in that tube of beans.
posted by nola at 2:27 PM on April 14, 2007


Beans, beans, good for the heart ...
posted by ericb at 2:28 PM on April 14, 2007


HI I'M ON METAFILTER AND oh fuck it.
posted by lekvar at 2:29 PM on April 14, 2007


I would have liked this a lot better if it wasn't some contrived riff off of a marginally humorous comment that has been forced into an injoke. But because it is, it makes me want to retch.
posted by dios at 2:56 PM on April 14, 2007


At night he becomes Mr. Methane.
posted by rhapsodie at 3:00 PM on April 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


BeaNOOOOOOOO
posted by growabrain at 3:03 PM on April 14, 2007


Actually, I was going to post him a long time ago anyhow. So if it makes you feel better then just pretend I did that, and that I didn't allow myself to weakly mention a marginally humorous comment that has been forced into an injoke. Better?
posted by miss lynnster at 3:03 PM on April 14, 2007


from Port Talbot. nuff said.
posted by Frasermoo at 3:11 PM on April 14, 2007


I would have liked this a lot better if it wasn't some contrived riff off of a marginally humorous comment that has been forced into an injoke. But because it is, it makes me want to retch.

HI I'M ON A BEANS THREAD AND I COULD OVERTHINK METAFILTER
posted by gompa at 3:12 PM on April 14, 2007 [5 favorites]


I find it highly amusing that this comes right after The Scoop on Poop thread...
posted by bitter-girl.com at 3:50 PM on April 14, 2007


Jim Chohanik thought about beans a lot. But he didn't post any funny pictures on his web site, which he easily could have.
posted by Listener at 3:50 PM on April 14, 2007


All this talk about beans is making me hungry.
posted by ZachsMind at 4:26 PM on April 14, 2007


Actually, the old-orange-guy-nude-in bean-tub shot has pretty much assured that I will never be hungry again.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 4:35 PM on April 14, 2007


I feel so left out because I was gone the week of the bean joke. It's gotten me so down that I can't overthink my way out of a paper bag any more. MeFi, what happened to us? We used to be so close. I don't know you any more. What the hell is with this post?
posted by allen.spaulding at 4:38 PM on April 14, 2007


The crushing boredom of life can cause people to enjoy the most inane things.
posted by Pecinpah at 5:02 PM on April 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


I knew Beany. And Captain, you're no Beany.

And don't feel bad, miss lynnster, you should be proud of your ability to annoy dios with a totally non-political post.
posted by wendell at 5:11 PM on April 14, 2007


I hate beans and avoid thinking about them.

Damn you.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 5:14 PM on April 14, 2007


Maybe he's suicidal.
posted by IronLizard at 5:21 PM on April 14, 2007


What you gon' do with that old man?
Old man naked in a tub of beans?
I'm a make, make, make, make you scream
Make you scream, make you scream.
posted by homunculus at 5:38 PM on April 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


Dear lord. I think homonculus just lost at the internets.
posted by sourwookie at 6:45 PM on April 14, 2007


I did voice-overs for Beano for PBS cooking shows in the '90s.
(Before the Food Network, lots of public stations had a block of cooking shows that aired on Saturday afternoons.)
It paid lots of bills.
So I love anything connected with beans.
Great find, miss l!
posted by Dizzy at 8:19 PM on April 14, 2007


I work with a fellow who could be the Captain’s plainclothes Clark Kent counterpart… Here is the Captain demonstrating his ‘Farta Trappa’ flatulence odour-removal system (Youtube).
posted by misteraitch at 12:24 AM on April 15, 2007


I went to a local grocery store, and for 89 cents, I purchased one can of S & W® brand Black Beans (Frijoles Negros), wrapped them up, attached a note which read, "The game is on!", and promptly mailed them to Gary.

Months ago, when I first ran across it, this fine site was nearly the anchor content for my very first front page post here on Mefi. I never posted it because I thought that a post about "The amazing (but true!) journey of a can of S & W® brand black beans as they make their way across this great land of ours, and to other nations!" would die a quick and snarky death.

How was I to know that beans would weasel their way into the Mefi zeitgeist...?
posted by peeedro at 4:49 PM on April 15, 2007


It's Time for Beany again?!!

Oh. Just ... that. Never mind.

And wasn't 'Mr. Methane' that song from Beatles for Sale that everybody hated?
posted by eritain at 5:30 AM on April 16, 2007


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