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May 29, 2008 11:50 AM   Subscribe

Ghost in a bottle, anyone? Might want to read this first (RLS PDF). Previously on MeFi.
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] (26 comments total)

 
Unfortunately my garage is full of pet rocks so I don't have anywhere to put one of these.
posted by GuyZero at 11:54 AM on May 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


there should be a law against publishing information on the web via pdf.
posted by shmegegge at 12:03 PM on May 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


I always get excited when the main page of an FPP has a counter... My paint already dried and my lawn was mown this morning.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:04 PM on May 29, 2008


ah, but the RLS stands for Robert Louis Stevenson. I didn't realize the link was to a published story.
posted by shmegegge at 12:05 PM on May 29, 2008


154 hits while commenting. FUN!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:05 PM on May 29, 2008


Dear Roland-Deese Productions,

Just like your instructions advised, I beleive I have seen all signs of my ghost. I'm thinking of moving out of my apartment, it's now haunted. The Ghost Bottle is a very entertaining novelty!

Murray
Apple Valley, CA



Bless Murray's silly little heart.
posted by miss lynnster at 12:15 PM on May 29, 2008


*munches popcorn*
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 12:20 PM on May 29, 2008


You really wouldn't think that Murray would be too bothered by a ghost.

/obscure references
posted by Caduceus at 12:26 PM on May 29, 2008 [3 favorites]


I didn't believe in ghosts until I watched an episode of Ghost Hunters on SciFi; someone's flashlight totally flickered and everyone ran away. It was extreme. These guys are playing with fire and they're gonna get burnt.
posted by stavrogin at 12:31 PM on May 29, 2008 [3 favorites]


Surely this is ghost slavery! Free the spirits!
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:34 PM on May 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


This seems like it would make for some really great excuses:
"I'm sorry I'm late for work today, but I accidentally opened my ghost bottle and now my keys and tv remote keep going missing"
posted by martinX's bellbottoms at 12:37 PM on May 29, 2008 [2 favorites]


LA CIGAR TOO TRAGICAL
posted by SPrintF at 12:44 PM on May 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'd like to perform a scientific study on these, testing two questions:
- Do people opening jars lose more keys than people not opening jars?
- Is opening the jar when someone doesn't know capable of producing the same mysterious effects?
posted by LSK at 12:45 PM on May 29, 2008


Wait -- goatse in a...

Ahhh, forget it.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 1:05 PM on May 29, 2008


DAMN! I was seriously going to put this up on ebay, but mine was better. You see, I was going to have a good spirit inside a bottle, and that bottle would be wholly contained within a bigger bottle. The catch? The big bottle contains an evil spirit. How do you get the good spirit out without also releasing the evil spirit? Fuck if I know, but I was really interested to see how much I'd get for it. I really need to stop procrastinating with this stuff and get it done.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 1:40 PM on May 29, 2008 [4 favorites]


I'd like to be
Dear ol' spike lee.
posted by Dizzy at 1:44 PM on May 29, 2008


I'd like to be
Dear ol' spike lee.


In a cracker's pizzeria
In the shade
posted by DecemberBoy at 1:52 PM on May 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


I didn't believe in ghosts until I watched an episode of Ghost Hunters on SciFi

I just watched Ghost Hunters for the first time last night and was not convinced. I did like the one little jumpy guy who they pay to do scary things, though. I was a very talkative watcher. "That's totally just a mouse!" "That thermal image is crap!"
posted by rmless at 1:55 PM on May 29, 2008


Robert Louis Stevenson's stories are generally terrific. His time spent in Hawaii and Samoa and his fascinating wife and step-daughter really make him and them worth a full blown FPP on his own.

Hmmm....
posted by Joey Michaels at 2:01 PM on May 29, 2008


I mean, assuming there is anything decent on the web about them.
posted by Joey Michaels at 2:01 PM on May 29, 2008


Oh thank goodness. Now I know what web address to point my browser to when I need to know the current date and time.
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 2:54 PM on May 29, 2008


Do it, Joey Michaels, and I'll favorite the crap out of it! The Complete Short Stories of RLS is one of my most treasured books.
posted by Atom Eyes at 3:37 PM on May 29, 2008


I'll see your two centime-bottle and raise you another imp.
posted by infinitewindow at 5:05 PM on May 29, 2008


Oh hey -- Roland Deese Productions! They sold me my sandbox in Florida a few years back. Now, where did I put my credit card?
posted by the littlest brussels sprout at 5:18 PM on May 29, 2008


Speaking of ghosts, the "previously" link led me to this 5-year-old (almost to the day) metatalk thread, wherein there is much bemoaning of metafilter memes that "[were] getting tired".

e.g.

In general, people use "-filter", or "metafilter: _____", or "this _____, it vibrates?" or "I for one welcome our _______ overlords" when they have no ability, either temporarily or chronically, to contribute anything worthwhile to the discussion.
posted by Hildago at 6:04 PM on May 30, 2003 [+] [!]


You know who else had no ability to contribute anything worthwhile to the discussion?
posted by flotson at 8:43 PM on May 29, 2008



LA CIGAR TOO TRAGICAL

This is like a methadone clinic for Long John Beach (Sherman Oaks).
posted by Divine_Wino at 7:41 AM on May 30, 2008


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