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nic. will never grow up
posted by nthdegx (43 comments total)

 
nic. will never make sense
posted by ericb at 2:15 PM on August 14, 2007


"YAAAAAWN"

the august 2nd one was funny.
I dont understand the rest.....
posted by TechnoLustLuddite at 2:20 PM on August 14, 2007


nic. is like a really boring drew weing
posted by beefetish at 2:28 PM on August 14, 2007


I don't get it. There is something to get, right?
posted by stopgap at 2:31 PM on August 14, 2007


Best of what again?
posted by imperium at 2:38 PM on August 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


Awesome link. The August 5th one is of course a great truth.
posted by Gnostic Novelist at 2:39 PM on August 14, 2007


Exploding Dog but crummier.
posted by sciurus at 2:44 PM on August 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


There is something to get, right?

Depends how you look at it. It isn't supposed to be laugh out loud funny in my opinion. It's a small, quiet website brushed away in a corner. Don't force it. Try July 3 and July 4. If they do nothing for you this post probably ain't for you.
posted by nthdegx at 2:47 PM on August 14, 2007


It's like exploding dog meets toothpaste for dinner meets weird. As a fellow weirdo, it's got my symapthies.
posted by cortex at 2:48 PM on August 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


But he DID grow up to become The Web's Beloved xkcd.
posted by wendell at 2:50 PM on August 14, 2007


The August 5th one is of course a great truth.

If you're a total weenie.
posted by xmutex at 2:52 PM on August 14, 2007


Amusing. I like it.

Ignore the mehtards, nthdegx.
posted by srboisvert at 3:18 PM on August 14, 2007


Fuck, this is awful.
posted by docpops at 3:20 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


MetaFilter: Ignore the mehtards.
posted by ericb at 3:23 PM on August 14, 2007


Ignore the mehtards, nthdegx.

Yeah, I never understood why someone would take all the trouble to click on a link, review it, click back to MetaFilter, sign in, and leave a snotty message about how something sucked. Do people really have that much time? Or annoyance?

Guys, if you don't like something, MOVE ON. It may not be for you. NOT EVERY POST IS INTENDED FOR YOU, YOU UNIQUE LITTLE SNOWFLAKE!!!!
posted by John of Michigan at 3:35 PM on August 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


As a fellow weirdo, it's got my symapthies.

Me too. Sympathies, even.
posted by jessamyn at 3:38 PM on August 14, 2007


Yeah, I never understood why someone would take all the trouble to click on a link, review it, click back to MetaFilter, sign in, and leave a snotty message about how someones opinion sucked.
posted by Saddo at 3:39 PM on August 14, 2007


I doubt anyone signs out and in of metafilter. And there's no rule here that all remarks have to be positive or encouraging. Like I could say that is link sucks donkey dick, but I won't because I kind of like it.
posted by puke & cry at 3:40 PM on August 14, 2007


Yeah, I never understood why someone would take all the trouble to click on a link, review it, click back to MetaFilter, sign in, and leave a snotty message about how someones opinion sucked.

Ah, Saddo, you're missing the point. What's the mentality behind going out of one's way to write, "Best of what again?" or "Fuck, this is awful"? I mean, what's the point, other than showing off one's fantastically well-developed sense of humor, or how anybody else could be so stupid as to like the link?

Hey, I didn't get the cartoons, either, but I just shrugged and clicked on the responses, thinking somebody might explain them to me. The vitriol and shitty comments took me aback; why the need to shit all over (a) someone's website and (b) someone's post about said website? Again, I think it's that some people like to show off.

Do I think everything needs to be loved and appreciated? Hell, no. Like I said, I really wasn't too keen on nic. But if you've got nothing to add but, "hurr, durr, that suxxed," well, did you really add anything to the conversation?
posted by John of Michigan at 3:46 PM on August 14, 2007


*symapths jessamyn right in the weirder*
posted by cortex at 3:47 PM on August 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I never understood why someone would take all the trouble to click on a link, review it, click back to MetaFilter, sign in, and leave a snotty message about how something sucked. Do people really have that much time? Or annoyance?

It's actually really easy:

1. Click link
2. Realize the content sucks, is beneath you, and is worthy of publicly announcing your contempt, all in 2 seconds
3. Navigate back to the thread via the backspace key
4. Go to the end of the page - the comment block - by hitting your END key on the keyboard
5. Type in a condemnation of the content and by association the poster him/her very self, the poster's social class, and the poster's basic human decency
6. Click 'Post comment'

This really takes only about 10 seconds, if you're logged in, and works wonders in establishing how much better you are than the poster who would post garbage like this link.
posted by xmutex at 3:52 PM on August 14, 2007


Well, what if the link is so godawful that the only possible way to exorcise the horror is to respond in kind? Besides, what's so fun about having one giant circle-jerk of adulatory fawning?

Unless there's some expository content to the post (and there is zero here) I'm not sure why it would not be an expected reaction. How is a response of a contrary nature, even if brief, blunt, or profane, any less pointless or useful than one of the opposite kind? How is it that a criticism of the post is a criticism of the poster, again?

This sucked ass.
posted by docpops at 3:55 PM on August 14, 2007


What's the mentality behind going out of one's way to write, "Best of what again?" or "Fuck, this is awful"? I mean, what's the point, other than showing off one's fantastically well-developed sense of humor, or how anybody else could be so stupid as to like the link?

Well then what's the point of saying anything positive about it either? What's the point of saying anything about it at all? Isn't the point supposed to be that it generates discussion? Is it important that the discussion leans toward one extreme or another?

I didn't find the site particularly useful, but if you do, you may like this site as well.
posted by Brak at 4:23 PM on August 14, 2007


The posts here made me feel bad-tempered. Especially the tiresome billionth use of the word 'circle-jerk.' But then this made me feel good.

Thanks, nthdegx.
posted by frobozz at 4:26 PM on August 14, 2007


Things do suck sometime but that doesn't mean your comments should.

Oh and docpops you should avoid phrases like "this sucked ass" because it makes it too obvious that you would be the one to know
posted by srboisvert at 4:29 PM on August 14, 2007


De gustibus non est disputandum.
posted by John of Michigan at 4:47 PM on August 14, 2007


Your favorite crudely-drawn webcomic sucks.

There are boatloads of comics on the web whose art can be called crude, primitive, child-like or just bad. xkcd, explodingdog, toothpaste for dinner, Savage Chickens, Bunny, Cyanide and Happiness, Indexed, White Ninja, Left-Handed Toons, NatalieDee, and the self-declared World's Worst Webcomic, to name a few. Many of them are popular because they are insightful, funny or otherwise inspired. But this one, not so much, not all that often. Plus the occasionally illegible dialogue doesn't help.
posted by wendell at 5:23 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


Don't forget that mspaintian wonder duo, Friend Bear and Pokey the Penguin.
posted by cortex at 5:26 PM on August 14, 2007


Saddo: "Yeah, I never understood why someone would take all the trouble to click on a link, review it, click back to MetaFilter, sign in, and leave a snotty message about how someones opinion sucked."

It's like this:

One posts to The Blue's Front Page. One is then properly chastized for, uhm... having a pulse or whatever. Why it was wrong to stick one's neck out is unimportant. The point was, the teeming masses were displeased, and it's their duty as participants in The Blue to voice that displeasure, usually in as snarky a way as possible. Because when you're snarky in The Blue, you show your individuality, but at the same time you're just a part of the Snarking Gallery.

So the end result is not unlike the seagulls in Finding Nemo. So like a good little hen in the chicken pecking order, one may squawk a lot at first, but eventually one just takes their place at the end of the line. It's called "being henpecked." Does wonders for your ego. Builds character. Stuff like that.

Those who are henpecked, are duty-bound to respond in kind, henpecking anyone else who lays a sulphur-ridden, runny, partially boiled, or otherwise disgusting egg. It's called "being snarky" and it's a lot of fun! This is how things are done in The Blue.

If people were not chastised by the henhouse for posting their green egg, they wouldn't know that they just screwed up, so think of it as a public service. These same hens by the way, are also duty-bound to squawk or gobble or whatever it is that hens do, when someone lays a golden egg - so that hen knows it did good.

The really funny thing is, most chickens in this metaphorical henhouse of The Blue, each think they're a rooster. So they often also like to strut around as if they have a package. It's quite a spectacle really. From the standpoint of this old hen, it's more entertaining than the average episode of American Idol, with the possible exception of the ones that featured William Hung.
posted by ZachsMind at 5:26 PM on August 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


Oh and docpops you should avoid phrases like "this sucked ass" because it makes it too obvious that you would be the one to know

Now that was funny. Well played.
posted by docpops at 6:01 PM on August 14, 2007


Ziggy? Is that you?
posted by krinklyfig at 6:02 PM on August 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


wait, this is about me how?
posted by nicwolff at 6:07 PM on August 14, 2007


Remarkable how this is polarising people.

It sucks.
posted by Shave at 6:20 PM on August 14, 2007


People who hated this product also hated: Explodingdog, Toothpaste for dinner.
posted by tehloki at 6:53 PM on August 14, 2007


tehloki writes "People who hated this product also hated: Explodingdog, Toothpaste for dinner."

I'll have you know that I eat toothpaste for dinner all the time.
posted by krinklyfig at 7:12 PM on August 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


Exploding Dog rocks!

Hobbes roolz Garfield droolz
posted by ZachsMind at 7:58 PM on August 14, 2007


Yeah, I never understood why someone would take all the trouble to click on a link, review it, click back to MetaFilter, sign in, and leave a snotty message about how something sucked. Do people really have that much time? Or annoyance?

Yes. I am pretty sure this is how Matt got my $5.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 8:29 PM on August 14, 2007


Ditto. The only reason I coughed up the fiver was to have the privelege of ranting about how much things sucked.
posted by tehloki at 9:06 PM on August 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


Wanted to like it.

Was unable to do so.

Typing this is mercifully preventing me from getting anything done for a few sweet seconds.

The end.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 12:04 AM on August 15, 2007


I smell a plate of beans.
posted by Dr-Baa at 9:35 AM on August 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Oh!
And Favorites. I love to favorite.
posted by tehloki at 2:33 PM on August 15, 2007


Oh! And Favorites. I love to favorite.

You might enjoy this MetaTalk thread. Oh, wait you already like it, but never call the next day. Bastard.
posted by ericb at 3:01 PM on August 15, 2007


Wherever there are favorites, there I will be. Unfortunately, we must end this massive derail before it starts.
posted by tehloki at 4:29 PM on August 15, 2007


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