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posted by psmealey (104 comments total) 44 users marked this as a favorite

 
I saw this earlier today on Reddit. It is full of Epic Win.
posted by daq at 2:01 PM on January 29, 2008


Also
posted by Servo5678 at 2:03 PM on January 29, 2008


lot of folks don't cotton to this sort of thing. but i do. win!
posted by facetious at 2:06 PM on January 29, 2008


Hardy har-har
posted by panamax at 2:08 PM on January 29, 2008


These things never cease to amuse me.
posted by Kadin2048 at 2:09 PM on January 29, 2008


SUCCEED
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:14 PM on January 29, 2008


MORE LIKE METAFAILTER AMIRITE
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 2:15 PM on January 29, 2008 [10 favorites]


These things never cease to amuse me.
Ditto!
posted by ObscureReferenceMan at 2:19 PM on January 29, 2008


HAY GUYZ! MORE LIKE METAF...damn
fail
posted by Smedleyman at 2:19 PM on January 29, 2008 [4 favorites]


These things never cease to amuse me

because they never started in the first place amirite lol!
posted by dersins at 2:24 PM on January 29, 2008


FAIL
posted by dios at 2:24 PM on January 29, 2008


FROM THIS POINT ON THE THREAD HAS CPAS LCOK ENABLED OR WE RISK GIANT OCEANS OF FAIL
posted by Mikey-San at 2:25 PM on January 29, 2008


Metafilter: Fail.
posted by LordSludge at 2:26 PM on January 29, 2008


I FEEL SORRY FOR THE CAT THAT HAS THE COLLAR AND APPARENTLY CAN'T GET TO THEIR FOOD. :C
posted by drezdn at 2:26 PM on January 29, 2008


'shopped
posted by mattoxic at 2:29 PM on January 29, 2008


THAT POOR CAT MAKES ME LOL. IT MUST MEAN THAT I AM A BAD PERSON.

OR I HAVE A CAT.
posted by Stynxno at 2:32 PM on January 29, 2008


THIS POST = WIN
CAPS LOCK IN THIS THREAD = WIN
LOWER CASE IN THIS THREAD = FAIL

WHILE I DON'T KNOW HOW LONG THESE USAGES WILL LAST I SUPPORT THIS USE OF THE WORD 'FAIL' BECAUSE IT IS CERTAINLY ONE THING SOCIETY SHOULD DISCOURAGE
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 2:36 PM on January 29, 2008


YOU WILL BE ASSIMILATED.

INTO GOOGLE READER.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 2:39 PM on January 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION.
IT IS A WAY OF LIFE.
posted by wendell at 2:39 PM on January 29, 2008


I LAFFED SO HARD I FARTED.

I THINK IM DOIN IT WRONG.
posted by GuyZero at 2:40 PM on January 29, 2008


THIS WILL FAILWELL. JERRY FAILWELL.
posted by grouse at 2:41 PM on January 29, 2008


I think the dead animal ones are sad.
posted by washburn at 2:42 PM on January 29, 2008


I PREFER THE ONES OF ACTUAL FAILURES, SUCH AS THE FAINTING GUARD, TO ONES THAT ARE MERELY EMBARASSING, SUCH AS THE ZUNE TATTOO.
posted by jinjo at 2:46 PM on January 29, 2008


THESE ARE AMUSING IMAGES THAT ARE TRANSFORMED TO HILARIOUS THROUGH THE MERE ADDITION OF THE WORD FAIL
posted by brain_drain at 2:51 PM on January 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


The cat getting hit in the face with its own spring-toy made me laugh so hard a cried. Then my boss walked by and saw me sitting here, red-faced and tearing up with my hand over my mouth. I think he thought I was crying over something sad because he turned around and promptly walked away. That's the kind of caring guy he is.

compassionFAIL?
posted by Pecinpah at 2:53 PM on January 29, 2008 [2 favorites]


REASON FOR DELETION: FAIL -CORTEX
posted by infinitewindow at 2:55 PM on January 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


You know, all due respect for funny macro pictures, but I hate this "Fail" meme. It shows up all the time online now as criticism, a quick thoughtless one word dismissal of something. It's often mean spirited, seldom appropriate, and never insightful.
posted by Nelson at 2:57 PM on January 29, 2008 [6 favorites]


MONO.......D'OH
posted by otolith at 2:58 PM on January 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


Instant favorite.
posted by Demogorgon at 2:59 PM on January 29, 2008


You know, all these image macros remind me of a good friend of mine - let's call him 'Stu'. Stu was a normal guy that I've known since seventh grade. Normal that is, until he became the 'Penis Goes Where?' guy.

PGW is another one of these unexplainable image macro things, but not a terribly well known nor liked one. If you've spent any time on fark, you may have seen one or two of these. They generally feature some random woman making any manner of surprised, interested, excited, scared expression and the words "Penis Goes Where?"

It is unbelievably stupid and frankly, a bit misogynistic.

I saw them, dismissed them as Yet Another Image Macro and went on with my life. Went on, that is, until I started getting them from Stu. Stu started by sending me one with a "HAHAHAHA" message attached. Eh, I didn't think anything of it - some people really like fart jokes and we forgive them for that, right?

Then I got another one. Then another one. He send one and then come over to my desk to talk about "How hilarious it was!!!1!" I humored him for a bit and eventually he caught on and stopped sending them. But he still talked about them every once in a while. If he was drinking, he'd laugh himself sick over some that he had collected.

Did I say collected? Oh, yes. Like this FAIL thing above, Stu had started collecting them. Even worse, he was producing them. Dozens. I was at his place on his computer one day when he showed me the hundreds that he had saved, the dozens that he himself had personally made, and the gigantic pile of pictures waiting to have "Penis Goes Where?" typed over them. He had found others who shared this stupid obsession and they shared all that they could find with each other. Stu became something of a god in the PGW circles as he produced hundreds more of these things. If you've seen a few of these things, chances are that most were either produced directly by Stu or in collaboration with one of his PGW friends.

It actually hurt our friendship. Our friendship, which had survived high school, college, and the working world was damaged by a bunch of fucking image macros. Unfunny, stupid image macros - not even to the level of fucking LOLCATZ. We still talk, but it's not the same. He spends a lot of time doing that now. Well, I'm guessing he does. There's big gaps of conversation that is glossed over when I ask him "Whatcha been up to?" He doesn't really call any more. Other people have reported that he doesn't go out much either. I have no doubt that if I used his computer today, it would contain gigs of PGW. I'm sure he sits at home every night surfing the net for more women to write "Penis Goes Where?" upon.

I don't ask. I don't want to know.
posted by unixrat at 3:04 PM on January 29, 2008 [34 favorites]


My favorite ever Survivor Fail
posted by The Gooch at 3:04 PM on January 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


You know, all due respect for funny macro pictures, but I hate this "Fail" meme. It shows up all the time online now as criticism, a quick thoughtless one word dismissal of something. It's often mean spirited, seldom appropriate, and never insightful.

CANNOT RESIST:

FAIL
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 3:06 PM on January 29, 2008


It's funny; I kind of hate lolcats, but FAIL just warms my heart like you wouldn't believe.

Also, I totally did this, in Munich, and was drunk enough to find it hilarious at the time.
posted by cortex at 3:14 PM on January 29, 2008


“The reason why housing prices rose so much 2004-2006 was that lending practices have pushed "affordability" past the limits. "Stated income" liar loans to get around DTI guidelines. Negative-amortization to make the first 2-4 years more affordable.”

Not to mention the artificially inflated prices for homes as a result of the loans being so easy to access.
I agree the snapback would lead to saner lending standards, but I worry about the effects on people who’s homes gets forclosed out from under them and...fail
posted by Smedleyman at 3:15 PM on January 29, 2008 [3 favorites]


Ha ha ha! That dead squirrel fails at life! Dead squirrels are so funny!
posted by arcticwoman at 3:17 PM on January 29, 2008




:(
Poor squirrel.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 3:26 PM on January 29, 2008 [2 favorites]


Incidentally, does anyone have the original of this pic?
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 3:28 PM on January 29, 2008


I don't like the dead animals/poor choices versions too much either, but the ones that are entirely a result of stupid human errors are hilarious to me. Especially "shipment of fail" pictures like this one.

FFS, the thing is already in the slip, how did you make it do a barrel roll?* The picture just screams "YOU ARE BAD AT BOAT."

*(press Z or R twice)
posted by cobra_high_tigers at 3:31 PM on January 29, 2008 [2 favorites]


And here I was hoping this was an FPP about The Fall...
posted by mykescipark at 3:33 PM on January 29, 2008


Failed Squirrel is sad. But. Do we really need water breathing squirrels? They'd get in the plumbing and attack you when you sit on the toilet.
posted by Atreides at 3:35 PM on January 29, 2008


Thanks to Fark for this one

FAIL.
posted by Sys Rq at 3:40 PM on January 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


I think those are called "rats", Atreides.
posted by cortex at 3:40 PM on January 29, 2008


                       ----------
/ \
/ REST \
/ IN \
/ PEACE \
/ \
| 3P1C |
| 55 Au |
| killed by a |
| newt, while |
| helpless |
| |
| FAIL |
*| * * * | *
_________)/\\_//(\/(/\)/\//\/|_)_______

posted by Wolfdog at 3:43 PM on January 29, 2008 [8 favorites]


I think those are called "rats",


Ah, the poor man's bidet.
posted by Atreides at 3:48 PM on January 29, 2008 [5 favorites]


Metafilter: a quick thoughtless one word dismissal of something. It's often mean spirited, seldom appropriate, and never insightful
posted by psmealey at 3:59 PM on January 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


Why, again, is metafilter the only site on the internets that doesn't allow images?

FAIL?
posted by mrnutty at 4:05 PM on January 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


Why *should* MeFi allow images?
posted by batmonkey at 4:11 PM on January 29, 2008


Why *should* MeFi allow images?

So that fails, cats, invisible objects, and possibly traps can be both highlighted and appreciated.
posted by mrnutty at 4:16 PM on January 29, 2008


Laughed. Oh yes. I laughed. I laughed a lot. And laughing is good.

And I'd like to add that any of you laughter haters out there can just...

FUCK OFF AND DIE!!! DIIIIIEEEEE!!!!!

And have a nice day.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:19 PM on January 29, 2008


And so ceiling cat can watch us masturbate.
posted by Horken Bazooka at 4:19 PM on January 29, 2008


INVISIBLE INLINE IMAGE
posted by grouse at 4:22 PM on January 29, 2008 [5 favorites]


THIS THREAD IS SO FULL OF WIN!!!!
posted by chara at 4:29 PM on January 29, 2008


This came up when images got yanked. You just have to DESCRIBE TEH IMAGE.

So, there's this container ship and its, like, totally stackes with containers. Like, STACKED. Pamela Anderson stacked. So it's, like, in dock, not, like, at sea or anything. And - so get this - IT"S TIPPED THE FUCK OVER! The containers are spilling everywhere! It's a total fucking mess! And then, at the bottom of the picture in, like, super-bold lettering, it says "FAIL"! Holy shit is it funny!

FAIL!

Oh, I can't stop laughing here.
posted by GuyZero at 4:40 PM on January 29, 2008 [2 favorites]


Y’KNOW WHAT KICKS ASS? THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION

Metafilter: Like, STACKED. Pamela Anderson stacked
posted by Smedleyman at 4:43 PM on January 29, 2008 [2 favorites]


Links work. They can be used to direct those interested in such things to go see the image.

Right?
posted by batmonkey at 4:46 PM on January 29, 2008


Hehehehehehe.
posted by WPW at 4:55 PM on January 29, 2008


And there's a greasemonkey script that will turn the link right into the image. And mostly the admins recommend using greasemonkey for changing things like this that they aren't interested in changing.
posted by garlic at 5:09 PM on January 29, 2008


Oops is my favorite four-letter word. Fail not so much. But love those fail sites. In spite of their ridicule they somehow take the sting out of failing for me, just ends up being one of those things that happens sometimes.

Thanks for the good bellylaughs psmealey.
posted by nickyskye at 5:27 PM on January 29, 2008


I don't find dead or injured animals funny at all. I find dead or injured humans only slightly funny.

The beer fail, however, is a wonderful photograph.
posted by Faint of Butt at 5:36 PM on January 29, 2008


Fail is a verb. Failure is a noun.

That's what makes it funny!
posted by Eideteker at 5:39 PM on January 29, 2008


Eideteker: On the internet, everything is a noun, sry. Fail.
posted by blacklite at 5:47 PM on January 29, 2008


EPIC FAIL
posted by crossoverman at 5:50 PM on January 29, 2008


fail ftw
posted by not_on_display at 5:56 PM on January 29, 2008


LIAF CIPE

(as seen on the front of the FAILBULANCE)
posted by Eideteker at 6:05 PM on January 29, 2008


Failblog also links to DoingItWrong.com, which has an apparently large library of similarly themed pictures served randomly. The same people also created Have You Seen This Man? which does the same with pictures of men (and occasional boys) looking ugly, silly or stupid. Please be aware that that site is an Equal Opportunity Offender, finding ugliness or stupidity in all ages, races and cultures and among a diverse group of familiar faces (in my first 20 clicks there, it brought up pictures of President Bush, Michael Moore and Weird Al Yankovic). You have been warned.
posted by wendell at 6:27 PM on January 29, 2008


mrnutty, kuro5hin.org still doesn't allow pictures either. probably an indication of fail.
posted by localroger at 6:56 PM on January 29, 2008


HAHA! Classic! *Bookmark*
posted by Funky Claude at 7:02 PM on January 29, 2008


Frankenstein ate unixrat's balls.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 7:02 PM on January 29, 2008


Uncanny, I'll try to be as clear as I can about this. THAT particular meme is dead. Long dead. Rasputin-dead, if you get my drift. Please, do not mention it again. It stinks of FAIL.
posted by Parannoyed at 7:31 PM on January 29, 2008


I'd like to be the one to announce that the use of "fail" as a noun has now jumped the shark.

God please let this be the death of it.
posted by jcterminal at 7:50 PM on January 29, 2008


“If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure.”

–Bill Clinton, President

Teh fail quotes

Heading in the Darwin Awards direction.

unixrat, now you got me curious about the whole Penis Goes Where meme. Had to look.
posted by nickyskye at 7:52 PM on January 29, 2008


Ah! The birth of a new meme!
posted by divabat at 7:52 PM on January 29, 2008


Fail blog is fail because this post ain't there D:
posted by sonic meat machine at 7:52 PM on January 29, 2008


Nelson writes "It's often mean spirited, seldom appropriate, and never insightful."

"The fundamental joke with Laurel and Hardy, it seems to me, was that they did their best with every test.

"They never failed to bargain in good faith with their destinies, and were screamingly adorable and funny on that account."

- Kurt Vonnegut, Slapstick
posted by krinklyfig at 8:04 PM on January 29, 2008


Had to be done.
posted by casarkos at 8:04 PM on January 29, 2008


“If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure.”

–Bill Clinton, President
The internet attributes this quote to... oh, sorry, let me start over...

THE INTERNET ATTRIBUTES THIS QUOTE TO BILL CLINTON, DAN QUAYLE, JOHN KERRY, AL GORE, AND GEORGE W. BUSH, AT LEAST.

IT WAS ACTUALLY A MAD MAGAZINE PARODY OF QUAYLE.

SNOPES IS YOUR FRIEND.

BY THE WAY,

FAIL.
posted by Flunkie at 8:53 PM on January 29, 2008


FAIL
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 9:06 PM on January 29, 2008


I'm glad Servo5678 linked to shipmentoffail.com. I actually made one of those :)
posted by vertigo25 at 9:07 PM on January 29, 2008


George, comparing yourself to other presidents doesn't make you one...
posted by altman at 9:21 PM on January 29, 2008


IT WAS ACTUALLY A MAD MAGAZINE PARODY OF QUAYLE.

Ha!
posted by nickyskye at 10:12 PM on January 29, 2008


this belongs on the sidebar.
posted by dawson at 10:19 PM on January 29, 2008


Limo FAIL.
posted by nickyskye at 10:31 PM on January 29, 2008


Needs considerably more FAIL. Two pages are insufficient for my FAILure requirements.

this belongs on the sidebar.

Good god, why? Yet another transient image macro meme that finally shows up on Metafilter just as the rest of the internet is getting tired of it? Funny stuff, sure, but.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:36 PM on January 29, 2008


CitrusFreak12, it'snot the original source, but doingitwrong.com has the picture without the big "FAIL" plastered over it.
posted by wendell at 10:37 PM on January 29, 2008


stavrosthewonderchicken , I was facetiously referencing this thread. I should have been clearer.
Guess I FAIL then, dammit!
posted by dawson at 12:59 AM on January 30, 2008


Goofballs.


YOU WIN!
posted by Skygazer at 1:09 AM on January 30, 2008


We all fail in the end. This knowledge is what makes us human.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:11 AM on January 30, 2008


It's important to understand though, that to truly succeed in life you have to learn how to fail well.
posted by Skygazer at 1:54 AM on January 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


unixrat,

That was a darkly funny story, but the dearth of PGW macros suggests a clever fiction. NTTAWWT.
posted by dgaicun at 2:24 AM on January 30, 2008


Holy shit.
posted by Skorgu at 4:35 AM on January 30, 2008


LOSE
posted by Sparx at 4:55 AM on January 30, 2008


Coolest name for a music publishing company EVAR is from Mark Eitzel's American Music Club:

I Failed In Life Music (BMI)
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:01 AM on January 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


We all fail in the end.

This is called "incontinence".
posted by cortex at 6:58 AM on January 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


EPIC FLAIL
posted by quin at 7:51 AM on January 30, 2008


Why on earth is this so damn funny? I had to show my office-mates, now they think I M retart.

FAIL.
posted by Mister_A at 11:17 AM on January 30, 2008


FLUNK! no..FLOP! no, wait, FLUB! no, I mean WORST! er FUMBLE uh, MALFUNCTION! no,no SPOIL! INCORRECT!!
I suck at fail
posted by Smedleyman at 1:45 PM on January 30, 2008


Poor beaver, you never saw it coming...and then I laughed at you.
posted by Hugonaut at 2:50 PM on January 30, 2008


There's an image which says something like "This is the (possibly "internet"). It is made of fail and AIDS", which I remember finding hysterical, but then never located again. Ideas?
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 2:11 AM on January 31, 2008


I always thought the beaver one was an obvious photoshop jobbie.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 3:12 AM on January 31, 2008


Joakim, there's a bunch of images like that on 4chan. Or were, about a year or so ago when that was a popular phrase with the young and hep.
posted by smashingstars at 4:13 PM on January 31, 2008


Maybe it's a "Friday night after three margaritas" thing, but I desperately want a JUNCTION OF FAIL poster to put up in my office.
posted by FelliniBlank at 4:17 PM on February 1, 2008


FIRST POST!!!
...fail
posted by Smedleyman at 6:55 PM on February 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


Now this is pretty good.
posted by Wolfdog at 11:05 AM on February 6, 2008


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