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Woohoo! The First Annual Nothings Award... I've never heard of Lileks before, but the snazzy site [almost] makes me forget how frustrating contentless splash screens are.
posted by silusGROK (27 comments total)

 
Lileks' splash screens are hardly contentless! They change monthly and are almost always some delightful bit of rescued pop culture art that is somehow funny/ironic/odd. Much like Lileks himself. ;-)
posted by bradlands at 1:30 PM on April 26, 2001


He's also one of us
posted by briank at 1:33 PM on April 26, 2001


Brad... you're right: images are hardly non-content, I guess I just find image-only splash pages frustrating. I want words and navigation.


*throws himself on the floor, screaming*
posted by silusGROK at 1:40 PM on April 26, 2001



First time I've seen this lileks site, but the name's familiar, is there a poster by the same name here?

Anyway, it's great, especially the food comments.
posted by tiaka at 1:40 PM on April 26, 2001


And, he's my father.
posted by jessie at 1:44 PM on April 26, 2001


James Lileks Rocks. Online and in print. He's great on radio too when you can find him...
posted by DiplomaticImmunity at 1:51 PM on April 26, 2001


I envy anyone who hasn't heard of Lileks yet, because they still have the pleasure of getting to going through his huge and amazing site for the first time.

Every few months it seems, there's a little love-in for James on here, and it's truly deserving, every time.

And I'd say all of that even if he wasn't in here somewheres.

(He said, suddenly self-conscious about fawning so.)
posted by chicobangs at 2:00 PM on April 26, 2001


Little known fact: Lileks is also DoublePostGuy. (Think about it. Ever seen 'em together?)
posted by bradlands at 2:30 PM on April 26, 2001


Brad, I never seen anybody together. Maybe we're all Lileks.

Although for James (Me? Us? My/our father? Hm, pronoun trouble) to assume 7000-odd identities just to carry on a conversation with himself seems like a lot of work. Still, I daren't question his genius.

[Sorry. Punchy. Carry on.]
posted by chicobangs at 2:41 PM on April 26, 2001


7000 odd identities is, so far, the best description of MetaFilter I've seen in print. ;-)
posted by bradlands at 3:23 PM on April 26, 2001


You missed this post?
posted by bjgeiger at 5:13 PM on April 26, 2001


The post/member race is so thrilling. The most fun you could have with your refresh button!
posted by john at 5:18 PM on April 26, 2001


Jeez, whattaya think we are, philistines? Of course we've all heard of The Lilex.
posted by dhartung at 5:21 PM on April 26, 2001


James Lileks Rocks. Online and in print. He's great on radio too when you can find him...

Like, here on dack.com?
posted by crunchland at 6:00 PM on April 26, 2001


If you don't know about the Lileks try reading this.

Of course, I'm not so much worried about The Lileks as The Darleks. Ahhh! Ahhhh! Run!!!!!
posted by Neale at 6:01 PM on April 26, 2001


Grr. There is no "r" in "Dalek."
posted by kindall at 6:12 PM on April 26, 2001


*hangs head*

-2 Geek Wisdom.
posted by Neale at 6:34 PM on April 26, 2001


> James Lileks Rocks

Well, I guess that's his choice in our modern society.
posted by holloway at 10:06 PM on April 26, 2001


It's okay, Neale, there are a surprising number of sites that misspell it. I never would have imagined that until I checked with a search of my own.

Google helpfully asked, "Do you mean 'dalek'?" That means someone has entered Dr. Who terms into Google's dictionary. +2 Geek Wisdom for Google.
posted by kindall at 11:13 PM on April 26, 2001


Neale, how's this for Geek Wisdom: when I first saw your post I swear I read it as "The Tarleks".

Ahhh! Ahhhh! Run!!!!!, would, of course, still apply.
posted by chicobangs at 11:26 PM on April 26, 2001


Neale, how's this for Geek Wisdom: when I first saw your post I swear I read it as "The Tarleks".

Ahhh! Ahhhh! Run!!!!!, would, of course, still apply.
posted by chicobangs at 11:31 PM on April 26, 2001


Geez. Now who's Doublepostguy? Hah?
posted by chicobangs at 11:55 PM on April 26, 2001


Neale, I love the title tag in your post :-)
posted by kchristidis at 2:52 AM on April 27, 2001


Aaaah, that was great, Chico. Except it diverted me into spending a half hour on a Jan Smithers fan site. Bailey rules!
posted by rodii at 6:04 AM on April 27, 2001


Funny, I found that same Jan Smithers site last night. Mmmmmm. Baileyyyy...

(For some reason I laughed out loud at the story about her being at her kid's hockey game and getting up to get a Tim Horton's coffee and how "everyone noticed she had a great tush.")

... um, I'm sorry, what was the topic?
posted by chicobangs at 6:34 AM on April 27, 2001


Thanks kchristidis. What is a Tarlek? Why do all the threads I post to go so off-topic so quickly?
posted by Neale at 4:57 PM on April 27, 2001


It's called The Neale Effect. No one really understands it.
posted by rodii at 5:31 PM on April 27, 2001


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