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Cat-scan.com Cat-Scan.com is one of the strangest sites I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their scanners, or why.
posted by jokeefe (186 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Your link is wrong.
posted by jfrancis at 12:46 AM on July 14, 2008


I just came back from my friend's belly dancing recital and I couldn't believe nobody had made the birthday post yet....

Happy Birthday, you wonderful crazy site, you.
posted by jokeefe at 12:47 AM on July 14, 2008


Your link is wrong.

No really?
posted by jokeefe at 12:47 AM on July 14, 2008


does anyone read the posts down here?
posted by farishta at 12:48 AM on July 14, 2008 [4 favorites]


not worthy of mefi
posted by csw at 12:48 AM on July 14, 2008


Metatalk?
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 12:49 AM on July 14, 2008


Must be some obnoxious in-joke, since this seems to have been posted before
posted by jfrancis at 12:52 AM on July 14, 2008 [7 favorites]


Must be some obnoxious in-joke, since this seems to have been posted before

http://www.metafilter.com/19/

posted by farishta at 12:55 AM on July 14, 2008


psst. jfrancis
posted by dhruva at 12:56 AM on July 14, 2008


Must be some obnoxious in-joke, since this seems to have been posted before

notice a pattern?
posted by delmoi at 12:56 AM on July 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


You'd think after NINE YEARS, they'd update it to a LOLCAT scanner...

Happy Anniversary to the Least Awful Site on the World Wide Web.

(and I do read the posts down here)
posted by wendell at 12:57 AM on July 14, 2008


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 years ago

Thanks, Matt!
Happy Birthday MeFi!
posted by carsonb at 12:58 AM on July 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


wow, i feel like i'm late to the earliest party ever here. i just wish i had something worthwhile to say.
posted by theiconoclast31 at 1:03 AM on July 14, 2008


Did someone jump the gun in 2005?
posted by Bromius at 1:09 AM on July 14, 2008


Did someone jump the gun in 2005?

Not on the east coast.
posted by delmoi at 1:20 AM on July 14, 2008


farishta: "does anyone read the posts down here?"

Nope.
posted by benzo8 at 1:25 AM on July 14, 2008


Yeah, happy birthday you goddamn delicious timesuck!
posted by Neale at 1:26 AM on July 14, 2008


DOUBLE!
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:29 AM on July 14, 2008


Metafilter: some obnoxious in-joke.
posted by mek at 1:29 AM on July 14, 2008 [8 favorites]


Happy birthday us!
posted by mosk at 1:32 AM on July 14, 2008


I think I know how the cats got wedged in the scanner.
posted by heeeraldo at 1:37 AM on July 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Hard to believe that Cat-scan was the first post. Here's the first month of posts.
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:38 AM on July 14, 2008


God, I feel old.
posted by ZachsMind at 1:39 AM on July 14, 2008


Happy birthday!
posted by asok at 1:51 AM on July 14, 2008


Thanks to mathowie, cortex and jessamyn.
posted by athenian at 1:57 AM on July 14, 2008


Hard to believe that Cat-scan was the first post.

A single link with some editorializing?

It was perfect.
posted by three blind mice at 1:58 AM on July 14, 2008


Happy Birthday!!
posted by p3t3 at 2:00 AM on July 14, 2008


As it was. Use your imagination for the actual scans. They were fun.

HPBDMF. That looks like an abbreviation for something rude. Oh well. God, we are old.
posted by holgate at 2:04 AM on July 14, 2008



does anyone read the posts down here?


we all float down here
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 2:06 AM on July 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


Thanks to mathowie, cortex, jessamyn, and pb.
ftfy.
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 2:10 AM on July 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


Happy birthday, Metafilter,
Happy birthday to The Blue,
Happy birthday dear, Metafilter,
Why can't I quit you?
posted by Mister Cheese at 2:11 AM on July 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


A single link with some editorializing?

The development of the multiple link post, a pattern similar to the evolution from single-cell to multi-cellular organisms, did not begin until after the first week of metafilter history.

At this rate of evolution we should see the equivalent of posts by neanderthals any day now...
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:12 AM on July 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


I agree wholeheartedly with the overwhelming majority of comments on this post.
posted by Jofus at 2:13 AM on July 14, 2008


Metafilter: contributing to the decline in employee and workplace productivity since 1999.
posted by chillmost at 2:15 AM on July 14, 2008


Thanks to mathowie, cortex, jessamyn, and pb and vacapinta.

ftfy.
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:16 AM on July 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


ah shit.
I knew I was forgetting someone.
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 2:21 AM on July 14, 2008


Let Them Eat Cake!
posted by Sparx at 2:21 AM on July 14, 2008


IN HONOR OF THIS SPECIAL DAY I WILL WEAR PANTS
posted by loquacious at 2:33 AM on July 14, 2008 [10 favorites]


I've been reading Metafilter fairly regularly for the past 3.5 years - I have to say - this website, probably more than anything, has changed the way I use the internet. I remember being a kid, using IRC to meet people - that was fun. I remember the first time I emailed a complete stranger on the other side of the planet (Australia) and they emailed me back - mind blowing. I remember the very first time I beat someone at Starcraft (I was a high school senior) and it was a completely different kind of sensation, but still fun. But in retrospect, I think Metafilter has done more to connect me to like-minded people around the world than anything else... Someone here once described the internet as a mental honeypot - something we can dip into that doesn't really nourish our minds to any great degree but certainly gives the illusion of intellectual accomplishment - if this is the case, then I believe metafilter is my preferred honey-dipper, with which I siphon the best bits of the internet and rapidly consume them, somehow wasting half a day in the process.

Anyway, I love you metafilter. Happy Birthday.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 2:45 AM on July 14, 2008 [5 favorites]


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posted by TedW at 2:52 AM on July 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


Thanks to mathowie, cortex, jessamyn, and pb and vacapinta.

Is this the starting lineup for the MetaFilter sponsored city league basketball team? Did we win?
posted by clearly at 2:57 AM on July 14, 2008


Happy Birthday to the great time waster
posted by lilkeith07 at 3:11 AM on July 14, 2008


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posted by darkripper at 3:19 AM on July 14, 2008


Cat-scan.com Cat-Scan.com is one of the strangest sites I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their scanners, or why.
posted by cillit bang at 3:19 AM on July 14, 2008


Yay cake. Happy birthday big blue.
posted by allkindsoftime at 3:26 AM on July 14, 2008


Sometimes you are great, sometimes you are silly.

Happy B-day, postmodern information interface!
posted by gcbv at 3:37 AM on July 14, 2008


Happy Birthday from lurkers everywhere!
posted by switchsonic at 3:54 AM on July 14, 2008


Cat scan
posted by Joey Michaels at 4:00 AM on July 14, 2008


Happy Birthday, you're halfway to voting...
posted by pupdog at 4:02 AM on July 14, 2008


Another anniversary already? I forgot to bring a present.

*runs*
posted by Smart Dalek at 4:05 AM on July 14, 2008


Let's party like it's 1999.
posted by zpousman at 4:11 AM on July 14, 2008


Mefi in '09! Happy B-day!
posted by Dillonlikescookies at 4:16 AM on July 14, 2008


!
posted by disclaimer at 4:18 AM on July 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


I have never attempted to scan a cat. I wouldn't even know where to start. In fact, I don't think I agree with it.
posted by zarah at 4:19 AM on July 14, 2008


I'm just waiting for the mods to come by and tell us what it was like when they stormed the Bastille.
posted by Schlimmbesserung at 4:29 AM on July 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


The original site is gone, so it's more like cats can't, amirite?
posted by emelenjr at 4:39 AM on July 14, 2008


IS IT CAPS LOCK DAY YET?
posted by Jofus at 4:42 AM on July 14, 2008


Isn't someone supposed to have said ZIPPITY BOP! by now?
posted by scruss at 4:42 AM on July 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


As a trained veterinarian, I can think of several reasons why people might to scan a cat, and how.
posted by Flashman at 4:47 AM on July 14, 2008


MetaFilter: scanning cats since 1999.
posted by netbros at 4:52 AM on July 14, 2008


Happy Birthday!
posted by yhbc at 4:56 AM on July 14, 2008


Happy Birthday to Blue. Img tag for this so we can has fun?
posted by cashman at 4:57 AM on July 14, 2008


Yay! Happy Birthday MeFi! You are endless hours of entertainment for all of us.
posted by Inkoate at 4:57 AM on July 14, 2008


IN HONOR OF THIS SPECIAL DAY I WILL WEAR PANTS

Watch out for the fish.
posted by JanetLand at 5:03 AM on July 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


Happy Birthday. Let's Have A Party.
posted by Kinbote at 5:03 AM on July 14, 2008


Happy birthday, Metafilter!
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 5:04 AM on July 14, 2008


Happy Birthday! My how you've grown. You don't look a day over 7.
posted by beelzbubba at 5:05 AM on July 14, 2008


I think I look forward to Cat Scan day more than my own birthday.
posted by etc. at 5:15 AM on July 14, 2008


On Saturday, I heard the song "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the buggles. It's like the "cat-scan" of MTV.

Happy birthday, destroyer and occasional restorer of productivity!
posted by Mister_A at 5:19 AM on July 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday, MeFi.
And thank you, Matt.
posted by grabbingsand at 5:29 AM on July 14, 2008


Shall we all sing the Happy Birthday Song?
I'll start:
Happy Birthday to you!
...
posted by JtJ at 5:31 AM on July 14, 2008


Cake, pancakes and hugs all round. Happy Birthday, Metafilter, and all who lurk within you.
posted by 5MeoCMP at 5:32 AM on July 14, 2008


Happy Birthday Blue and thanks to Matt for figuring a way to do this.
posted by zerobyproxy at 5:32 AM on July 14, 2008


malthas: Well, well, well, so this is little Metafilter? My, my, look at how much you've grown! Why, the last time I saw you, you were only this *gestures at waist* tall! Do you remember that? Probably not! *Proceeds to pinch Metafilter's cheeks* Have you been a good little Metafilter since then?

mathowie: He's been overthinking plates of beans and wedging cats into scanners. I don't know how he gets them there, or why.

malthas: Well now, that just won't do! You have to try to be better for mathowie, jessamyn, cortex, pb, and vacapinta, they're just trying to take care of you! Well Metafilter, I have to go but I really enjoy these little chats we have. Why, the next time I see you you'll be almost as tall as me! *Laughs heartily* Have a happy birthday Metafilter!

Metafilter: *Devours birthday cake, clown like a swarm of locusts*
posted by malthas at 5:38 AM on July 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday, Metafilter, and thanks. I don't know what I'd do at work without you.
posted by uncleozzy at 5:43 AM on July 14, 2008


Great. Now I gotta bookmark another fucking "cult" thread.
posted by JaredSeth at 5:52 AM on July 14, 2008


Happy Cat Scan Day!
posted by Skorgu at 5:52 AM on July 14, 2008


MeFi and Pips have the same birthday. That's just freaky.

But I'm only taking Pips out to dinner. I can't get a table for 68000.
posted by jonmc at 5:56 AM on July 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


Hooray! I'm gonna eat cake!
posted by Astro Zombie at 5:58 AM on July 14, 2008


Happy Birthday to you!
You live in a zoo!
You look like a monkey!
And smell like one too!
posted by anotherpanacea at 6:00 AM on July 14, 2008


[pops out of MeFi's birthday cake, dances the can-can]
posted by orange swan at 6:02 AM on July 14, 2008


Whee happy birthday! mathowie was saying in one of the recent podcasts that he's been trying to buy that domain from whoever the squatters are who have been sitting on it forever. If anyone was thinking about something special to get him, I bet he'd sure like that.
posted by jessamyn at 6:02 AM on July 14, 2008


Here's to many more.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 6:02 AM on July 14, 2008


There should really be a rel=nofollow on that cat-scan link.
posted by public at 6:09 AM on July 14, 2008


We should throw a killer party next year. Hmm....
posted by eriko at 6:15 AM on July 14, 2008


Happy birthday all!
posted by Duug at 6:22 AM on July 14, 2008


Happy birthday MeFi!

and Pips, Gerald Ford, and me!
posted by gleuschk at 6:26 AM on July 14, 2008


The cake is a lie...

Also, I have a caps-lock haiku for you, Metafilter;

mE-fI, ALWAYS THERE;
mY SWEET MENTAL HONEY-POT.
tIME-SINK NUMBER ONE.
posted by Pecinpah at 6:29 AM on July 14, 2008


Thanks for the cake TedW; it was delicious.
posted by caddis at 6:32 AM on July 14, 2008


jfrancis: "Must be some obnoxious in-joke, since this seems to have been posted before"

Geez, don't over-think a plate of cats!
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 6:34 AM on July 14, 2008


Hard to believe I've been reading the site for 9 years. Still hard to believe it took me five years to finally sign up. heh.

Happy Birthday MetaFilter; congratulations mathowie on the resounding success you've created.
posted by sciurus at 6:36 AM on July 14, 2008


Ooh, it's haiku time?

OH YOU BLUE SIREN
SEDUCING ME WITH YOUR LINKS
LET ME POST IN YOU


tmi?
posted by cashman at 6:36 AM on July 14, 2008


finally. something jfrancis hasn't seen before won't ever see.
posted by quonsar at 6:40 AM on July 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


How did Matt know that 9 years from now the best thing about the internet would still be funny pictures of cats?
posted by aftermarketradio at 6:41 AM on July 14, 2008 [5 favorites]


Also, the cake is a lie.
posted by aftermarketradio at 6:42 AM on July 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


From the rules:
Try to avoid scanning the Cat's genitals. We really don't need to see Fluffy's junk up close and personal.

Fluffy porn. Not good. I agree to that rules.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MEFI! I can't imagine my internet without you.
posted by Space Kitty at 6:43 AM on July 14, 2008


Happy birthday! My wife made angel food cake with blueberries and cherries. It was for my dad, but don't tell Matt! Used cake!
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed at 6:43 AM on July 14, 2008


9 years old? That's like… (carry the two, add five, take the square root) …really old in web site years.
posted by device55 at 6:50 AM on July 14, 2008


Happy Birthday Metafilter, by cortex.
posted by danb at 6:52 AM on July 14, 2008


BROKEN LINK BROKEN LINK!!!! Why is a broken link allowed to exist? This portends the decline the MetaFilter! Back in the old days, this never would have happened! The mods are clearly asleep at the wheel.

Congrats jokeefe for beating everyone to the punch. Did you stay up all night just waiting to pounce?
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 6:53 AM on July 14, 2008


happy birth day mefi

and id like to say this is the one site (knock on wood) that has managed to maintain its community rules and quality through its big growth phase, and since i really like this place, that makes me happy.

and thanks to matthowie, jessamyn, cortex, and everyone else for being metafilter.

and here's to many more years of scanning cats...
posted by Merik at 6:55 AM on July 14, 2008


Must be some obnoxious in-joke

Obnoxious? Really? No, it's sweet and sentimental and moving and touching and illegal in 14 states.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 6:55 AM on July 14, 2008


No... nobody reads the posts down here... nope... never... In fact the posts down here take so much useless space that it might as well be nominated to the list of websites on the wasted webspace webpage... yeah... pretty much...

And if anybody has read this far, CONGRATULATIONS!!! You have so just proven this sarcastic, satirical piece of commentary wrong!!!

(I just had to play off of that running annual joke, apparently looking through the archives the whole "Does anybody/Somebody read the posts down here" joke was missed in 2000 and 2001... oh well!)

Happy Birfaday MeFi!!! I have only known you for only less than a year, but it feels like forever.
posted by JoeXIII007 at 6:55 AM on July 14, 2008


Happy birthday, MetaFilter!

Is there any cake left?
posted by rtha at 6:56 AM on July 14, 2008


Whoa, a whole year has gone by since the last great scanning of cats? Dag.

happy birthday oh metafilter
happy birthday to you
you look like a blue monkey
and you smell, well, not at all really, since you are simply a collection of bits and pixels beamed remotely through the tubes to my office which would be so damn much more boring without you.
Happy Birthday!
posted by mygothlaundry at 6:58 AM on July 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Looking in my wallet just now I just figured out that the waiter who was so nice to us last night was acting.
"Hi. I'm Sterling. You guys are looking great tonight. Can I tell you about our specials?"
Has it ever crossed your mind that Matt's doing this? Do you know how fucking rich he is?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 7:03 AM on July 14, 2008


Happy Birthday MetaFilter! And many moooooore!
posted by cavalier at 7:03 AM on July 14, 2008


In honor of MeFi's birfday I will now proceed to spend 8 hours in an airport waiting lounge.

Well, honestly I was going to do it anyway (damn layovers) but for reals I will dedicate my hours of wasted time today to MeFi, as it seems appropriate... and hell, if there's WiFi I know I'll be on MeFi anyway, right?
posted by caution live frogs at 7:04 AM on July 14, 2008


What you need, when you need it.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 7:07 AM on July 14, 2008


If it was the first post, how come it's /19/ ?

What happened to posts 1-18? Have they been suppressed? Were they too horrible for human eyes? Were they Frankensteinian experiments never to be seen again?
posted by Karmakaze at 7:08 AM on July 14, 2008


device55 writes "That's like… (carry the two, add five, take the square root) …really old in web site years."

Yeah. My own website is like 13 now, poor lil' thing, but it isn't as popular as this young whippersnapper MeFi. Didn't even get an invite to the party. DIN'T WANNA GO ANYWAY... grumble grumble

weapons-grade pandemonium writes "Has it ever crossed your mind that Matt's doing this? Do you know how fucking rich he is?"

That's what I get for inventing a website that is essentially useless with no way to effectively monetize it. If only I had started some sort of web log... could have beaten Matt to the punch and then I'd be rolling in the cash laughing maniacally.

Ah well. Life is pain, princess, get used to it.
posted by caution live frogs at 7:10 AM on July 14, 2008


Here is a picture of a feline being imaged in the first veterinary Computed Tomography scanner on Cape Cod. That's right, a cat CAT scan! Here's the hardware it runs on, BTW (don't you lurve the keyboard integrated into the desk?)

Anyway, Happy Birthday MeFi, thanks to all the mods, and hugs and smooches to all my fellow MeFites on this happy day.
posted by Rock Steady at 7:11 AM on July 14, 2008


Happy birthday! I started reading Metafilter seven years ago, and it's still the first website I check when I sit down for some quality time with the Interweb machine. Many happy returns!
posted by The corpse in the library at 7:19 AM on July 14, 2008


Happy birthday, MetaFilter! As luck would have it, I am eating a slice of pound cake for breakfast. It has now been repurposed as birthday cake.

*rummages in desk for candles*
posted by Quietgal at 7:23 AM on July 14, 2008


Aw, I don't know how I've managed to miss this thread on all the previous go-rounds, but I do love that there are still "in" jokes left to discover here. And I do love me some MetaFilter. Happy birthday.
posted by veggieboy at 7:35 AM on July 14, 2008


Metafilter has 1,358 pages of FPPs nine years in. That's an average of 151 pages of FPPs per year, although I imagine that the number is increasing.
posted by Electrius at 7:42 AM on July 14, 2008


My birthday post is the only one that doesn't conform to the standard.

How embarrassing.

Sorry! :)
posted by o2b at 7:50 AM on July 14, 2008


Birthday? This would explain all the recent activity in MetaTalk I think.
Happy Birthday.
posted by Sailormom at 7:55 AM on July 14, 2008


I grow old . . . I grow old . . .
I shall see my user name in bold.

Shall I post here in the blue? Do I dare to try the green?
I shall call out posters in the gray, and face the scorn of jessamyn.
I have felt the mer-mods scowling at my screen.

I do not think that they will sidebar me.


-- From The Love Song of J. Random User
posted by The Bellman at 7:58 AM on July 14, 2008 [9 favorites]


> What happened to posts 1-18?

Deleted. Five spam, four self-links, and the rest were doubles.
posted by jfuller at 8:01 AM on July 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


they were just test posts and were immediately unpublished
posted by caddis at 8:13 AM on July 14, 2008


Today only!

Memberships are $4.99! Hurry!


--->I was supposed to post it yesterday. Sorry.
posted by Bathtub Bobsled at 8:15 AM on July 14, 2008


Happy Birthday, plastic.com!
posted by flashboy at 8:15 AM on July 14, 2008


shit
posted by flashboy at 8:16 AM on July 14, 2008


I tried to buy cat-scan.com last month. I thought it'd be awesome if it mapped to mefi and the universe imploded.

The guy wanted $1300 for it though. A domain with a dash in it, for over a grand!
posted by mathowie at 8:20 AM on July 14, 2008 [6 favorites]


First!
posted by mds35 at 8:21 AM on July 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


Happy B-day.
posted by chococat at 8:23 AM on July 14, 2008


I knew that looked familiar! Woo Hoo!!!11!!
posted by snsranch at 8:24 AM on July 14, 2008


Cats can what?
posted by heyho at 8:24 AM on July 14, 2008


Didn't Boing Boing just have a birthday?!?!
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 8:24 AM on July 14, 2008


The guy wanted $1300 for it though. A domain with a dash in it, for over a grand!

It's probably got a pretty gnarly pagerank, since we keep linking to it....
posted by anotherpanacea at 8:25 AM on July 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


We are all getting old. I'm so happy I could plotz.
posted by Outlawyr at 8:27 AM on July 14, 2008


Happy birthday, Mefi. [I've been waiting for so long for this. And I'm souped that every year, there are still people that don't get it. Mmm.]
posted by lunit at 8:34 AM on July 14, 2008


I touched the hem of MetaFilter's garment and it cured my sciatica.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 8:34 AM on July 14, 2008


Mefi, it's your birthday
Happy birthday, Mefi
Mefi, it's your birthday
Happy birthday, Mefi

I wish you love and good will
I wish you peace and joy
I wish you better than your heart desires
And your first kiss from a boy...
posted by padraigin at 8:36 AM on July 14, 2008


Somebody must be reading the posts down here.

Did anyone else just realize that they've spent nearly a decade reading a web page? That's crazy.
posted by quin at 8:40 AM on July 14, 2008


An appropriate comic for the occasion. (Check out the second panel, at least.)
posted by WalterMitty at 8:47 AM on July 14, 2008


Now that I have full hindsight, I shoulda paid the $5 sooner.

Happy Birthday, Metafilter!
posted by batmonkey at 9:03 AM on July 14, 2008


Happy Birthday!

I still hate every fucking one of you!
posted by eyeballkid at 9:05 AM on July 14, 2008


I just bought you scat-scan.com for your birthday, MetaFilter. You're welcome.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:10 AM on July 14, 2008


It is, apparently, a long game. Cheers, y'all.
posted by mmahaffie at 9:11 AM on July 14, 2008


Yay!
posted by serazin at 9:12 AM on July 14, 2008


You mean to tell me that Metafilter is 9-years old and we're still giving it the same broken cat-scan thread that it got as an infant.

C'mon, people! It's NINE! Metafilter wants Dark Knight toys!
posted by Navelgazer at 9:22 AM on July 14, 2008


I'd like some cake please. Happy birthday metafilter and thanks to everyone involved in keeping her beautiful.
posted by gummi at 9:24 AM on July 14, 2008


Happy Birthday, you're halfway to voting...

Metafilter's been fucking me for years, and it's only...nine? I need to talk to an attorney.

Happy birthday, MF.
posted by maxwelton at 9:44 AM on July 14, 2008


I miss the cat scan site. hehe. I remember the guy used to post the hate mail he recieved too. pretty funny.

p.s. Happy Birthday Metafilter!
posted by dreamling at 9:48 AM on July 14, 2008


I made a special dessert for you, but I accidentally ate it myself.
posted by the littlest brussels sprout at 9:49 AM on July 14, 2008



I just bought you scat-scan.com for your birthday, MetaFilter. You're welcome.


Thanks! I'm off to FPP. Scat-scan.com is one of the strangest sites I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got their gastrointestinal tracts wedged into their scanners, or why.
posted by cashman at 9:57 AM on July 14, 2008


Happy burfday, site that taught me how to HTML and waste an awful lot of time.
posted by norm at 10:00 AM on July 14, 2008


Metafilter's been fucking me for years, and it's only...nine?

Yes, but in dog years, it's 63.

Happy b-day MeFi!
posted by Dr. Zira at 10:16 AM on July 14, 2008


OMG, the Wayback web archive.

For NINE YEARS I'd just been assuming that this was a site about cats crammed into medical CT scanners.

I feel so.. betrayed.
posted by ikkyu2 at 11:04 AM on July 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


happy birthday.
posted by krautland at 11:18 AM on July 14, 2008


Happy Birthday, MeFi!
posted by thatbrunette at 11:18 AM on July 14, 2008


Why was the first post number 19? I assume all tests before then? Tell us the story Mathowie!
posted by Brainy at 11:43 AM on July 14, 2008


ZIPPITY BOP!

And I hope mathowie gets the domain; I'd love to see what he does with it.
posted by languagehat at 11:49 AM on July 14, 2008


I made a lovely birthday cake but a bunch of crazy Frenchmen broke in and took it away to give to the poor who had no bread.
posted by Cranberry at 12:06 PM on July 14, 2008


Plo chops!
posted by sharpener at 12:09 PM on July 14, 2008


"randy lay there like a slug. it was his only defense."
posted by CitizenD at 12:14 PM on July 14, 2008


Until they put the year in the old comment lines, I never realize that the first comment to the first thread (the now-immortal "does anyone read the posts down here?") was posted over a year after the site went live. Huh.
posted by yhbc at 12:16 PM on July 14, 2008


MetaFilter: the Digg it's OK to like!
posted by SPrintF at 12:39 PM on July 14, 2008


Huh, it's also my boyfriend's birthday. Suddenly his obsessive MetaFilter usage makes just that much more sense.
posted by ilana at 12:57 PM on July 14, 2008


**ahem** I shall now read a poem!

[BLAH BLAH BLAH...]

Happy Birthday, o blue website!
posted by not_on_display at 1:23 PM on July 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Thanks to mathowie, cortex, jessamyn, and pb and vacapinta.

I need to pay more attention to the grey.

Thanks to everyone else, too. No matter how obscure or random the problem, it seems like it's already covered in the AskMe archives.
posted by Gary at 1:34 PM on July 14, 2008


my cat doesn't fit. I tried.
posted by wannaknow at 1:55 PM on July 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday Metafilter! More wrinkly, still blue.
posted by MythMaker at 2:14 PM on July 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


I fail to see how something that is inanimate, such as a website - which is essentially just a url and a bunch of code - can have a "birthday." Birth is one of those things that is reserved for living creatures (and in the very limited colloquial instance of the immediate genesis of ethereal constructs such as stars and galaxies). Shall you tell me that my desklamp has a so-called "birthday" as well?

If we were celebrating, say, mathowie's birthday, then I might understand the joy spread throughout this thread. Is there some humor in this that I am missing? For if such is the case, then certainly, I have no sense of humor.
posted by jabberjaw at 3:11 PM on July 14, 2008


Hey, congratulations, guys! I just had to pop by for a quick birthday ZIPPITY BOP!

Looks like scruss and languagehat beat me to it, but if I don't zippity bop at least once a year I feel all wrong.
posted by penguin pie at 3:23 PM on July 14, 2008


Happy birthday! Thank youse!
posted by onepapertiger at 3:56 PM on July 14, 2008


and ... hick ... dish ish ... hick ... a toast to an awesome ... hick ... site and .... mmmm .... where's dat bottle .... hick ... wha .. . hick ... hhhhhappy birshday metafilter ... here's a hole bottle for y'all ... hick
posted by liza at 4:15 PM on July 14, 2008


I started reading in 2002 (2003?), and I still do. This was the site that made me love the non-porn, non-livejournal internet.
posted by saysthis at 4:39 PM on July 14, 2008


Happy birthday, Mefi. Here's a dollar, go buy yourself a pony ride.
posted by waxpancake at 4:44 PM on July 14, 2008


My dear friend Jamie thinks I'm making this batch of red velvet cupcakes to celebrate her new single status, so I won't tell her that it's really for Metafilter's 9th birthday, ok?

Because after all nine years, I still ♥ Metafilter!
posted by Lynsey at 5:18 PM on July 14, 2008


Metafilter: Must be some obnoxious in-joke

Happy Birthday to the blue.
posted by elfgirl at 6:44 PM on July 14, 2008


HBDMF!
posted by shoepal at 7:25 PM on July 14, 2008


yay!

happy birthday Mefi!
posted by xbonesgt at 8:13 PM on July 14, 2008


Good thing I'm drunk!
The fan overhead just blew a piece of paper off my table, there are sirens outside.
There is a tiny spot of blood seeping from a scratch on the back of my right hand, evidence of my cat's opinion of my attempt at giving Metafilter a birthday jpeg.
posted by Stonestock Relentless at 8:16 PM on July 14, 2008


Happy happy birthday to you! (squeak, SQUEAK)!
posted by Elsbet at 8:29 PM on July 14, 2008


If everyone chipped in a quarter, we could have cat-scan.com in no time!

Happy happy birthday. :)
posted by Phire at 8:33 PM on July 14, 2008


Happy bday!
posted by jeblis at 9:15 PM on July 14, 2008


Decuple!
posted by jeblis at 9:17 PM on July 14, 2008


DTMFA
posted by lunit at 7:39 AM on July 15, 2008


hippie bath day!
posted by joelf at 1:41 PM on July 15, 2008


hippie bath day!

NOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!
posted by dirty hippie at 9:46 PM on July 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday, Mefi people - Here's to another great year ahead!
posted by puzzler at 8:15 PM on July 16, 2008


Ugh -- I can't believe I missed it -- I was going to sit up until midnight on Sunday wit hthe psot all ready to go at the drop of 12 -- but I have a new puppy, and have to sleep when I can. lolcatsinsinks-scan.com, whatever it is, the worst of the net, the best of the net, I find it all here. Thanks Metafilter for being here!
posted by Devils Rancher at 12:19 PM on July 19, 2008


I'm just waiting for the mods to come by and tell us what it was like when they stormed the Bastille.

It was, like, tres dope.
posted by cortex at 3:22 PM on July 21, 2008


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