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October 18, 2007 11:33 AM   Subscribe

Pop into the Buttonarium. You may find it fasten-ating.
posted by GrammarMoses (36 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Especially cool: the museum's Button Cards wing.
posted by GrammarMoses at 11:40 AM on October 18, 2007


It was sew-sew.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:41 AM on October 18, 2007 [2 favorites]


I read that as "Butterarium" at first glance and thought that you had misspelled "fatten-ating".
posted by cortex at 11:41 AM on October 18, 2007


Punny you should say that, cortex. I read it as "Buttarium," and thought "Assin-ating" had been misspelled.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:44 AM on October 18, 2007


This is exactly like when I was little and visited my grandmother. If I complained about being bored or got too rowdy, she'd shut me up by giving me a giant jar of buttons and forcing me to count them.
posted by tastybrains at 11:45 AM on October 18, 2007


is there a 'groan' flag?
posted by empath at 11:47 AM on October 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


IRFH, no call for needling.
posted by dhartung at 11:48 AM on October 18, 2007


I like.. big.. buttonsandIcannotlie...
posted by LordSludge at 11:52 AM on October 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


This thread has me in stitches.
posted by brain_drain at 11:52 AM on October 18, 2007


HURF DURF BUTTON EATER
posted by Plutor at 11:55 AM on October 18, 2007 [2 favorites]


I expected as much from this thread.
posted by Skot at 11:56 AM on October 18, 2007


Button it, Skot.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:03 PM on October 18, 2007


I see a pattern developing here. Darn it!
posted by yhbc at 12:08 PM on October 18, 2007


Punny you should say that, It's Raining Florence Henderson. I read it as "Muttonarium," and thought "feasten-ating" had been misspelled.
posted by iconomy at 12:09 PM on October 18, 2007


*needles brain_drain for beating me to awful joke*

I guess I'm just . . . WAIT FOR IT . . . reaping what I've "sewn."

See what I did there? That's totally not the right word! And I used it anyway, as a pun! And that is how you comedy.
posted by Skot at 12:11 PM on October 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


What an insane asylum this turned out to be.
posted by Eekacat at 12:13 PM on October 18, 2007


Zip it!



Ahh crap I suck at this.
posted by Mister_A at 12:15 PM on October 18, 2007


Holly Hobbie!
posted by amyms at 12:19 PM on October 18, 2007


But, on the other hand, we could be talking about different types of buttons.
posted by Sk4n at 12:19 PM on October 18, 2007


Yes, yes we could.
posted by quin at 12:27 PM on October 18, 2007


tastybrains: You're lucky your grandmother wasn't my neighbor, who has almost two million buttons.

This thread is already getting naughty, and we haven't mentioned the buttonholer.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 12:28 PM on October 18, 2007


Ohmygod, w-g p, she's naked with buttons. Is sex & marriage with buttons in humanity's not-too-distant future?
posted by tastybrains at 12:42 PM on October 18, 2007


"Baby Got Tack"

[Intro]
Oh, my, god. Becky, look at her buttons.
They're so big. *scoff* She looks like,
one of those designer guys' girlfriends.
But, y'know, who understands those designer guys? *scoff*
They only talk to her, because,
she looks like a total seamstress, 'kay?
I mean, her buttons, just so big. *scoff*
I can't believe they're just so round, it's like,
out there, I mean - gross. Look!
She's just so ... buttoned!

[Sir Mix-a-Lot]
I like big buttons and I can not lie
You other brothers can't deny
That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty sweater
A round thing pinning it together
You get sewn, wanna pull out your buff
'Cause you notice that button was stuffed
Deep in the sweater she's wearing
I'm latch-hooked and I can't stop staring
Oh baby, I wanna get wit'cha
And knit your feat-chas
My homeboys tried to warn me
But with that button you got makes me feel so horny
Ooh, Button-o'-sweaterin'
You say you wanna get with my Singer?
Well, use me, use me
'Cause you ain't that average clothier
I've seen them stitchin'
The hell with tattin'
She's a sweater set,
Got it goin' like a serger, weft
I'm tired of patterns
Sayin' small buttons are the thing
Take the average tailor and ask him that
She gotta tack much placket
So, fellas! (Yeah!) Fellas! (Yeah!)
Has your girlfriend got the button? (Hell yeah!)
Tell 'em to shake it! (Shake it!) Shake it! (Shake it!)
Shake that shiny button!
Baby got tack!

(LA fabric with New England clasp)
Baby got tack!


I'm so not doing the rest of the song. That's trauma enough for one day.
posted by loquacious at 12:44 PM on October 18, 2007 [2 favorites]


You just broke something deep inside of me, loquacious.
posted by tastybrains at 12:48 PM on October 18, 2007


That's probably more painful for loquacious though.
posted by Sk4n at 12:50 PM on October 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


Well, that's enough MetaFilter for today.
posted by Curry at 12:56 PM on October 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


Look, I never said I wasn't evil.
Nor, apparently, do I have any sense of pride or self worth.
posted by loquacious at 12:57 PM on October 18, 2007


You may find it fasten-ating.

Or knot.
posted by Aversion Therapy at 12:58 PM on October 18, 2007


Dick Button!
ouch!
posted by not_on_display at 1:34 PM on October 18, 2007


That's it -- I'm going Amish.
posted by Atom Eyes at 1:46 PM on October 18, 2007


This thread is unravelling fast.
posted by CynicalKnight at 2:06 PM on October 18, 2007


Hold it together, CynicalKnight.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:08 PM on October 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm coming unpinned!
posted by gorgor_balabala at 4:19 PM on October 18, 2007


Buttons are great!

Man, I'm so out of A material.
posted by cortex at 4:32 PM on October 18, 2007


Go for all three sheets, then.

Frog-tie the baste-cord!
Old, old meme. Bad nerd. I'm going back outside now.
posted by loquacious at 4:37 PM on October 18, 2007


You may find it fasten-ating.

Or knot.


Oh, snap.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 5:43 PM on October 18, 2007


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