The Geek ABCs
October 15, 2008 12:03 PM   Subscribe

The Geek ABCs. A is for Alignment, which is why I stabbed you... G is for Grue, likely to eat you... R is for RuneQuest where old people roll the dice.
posted by GuyZero (47 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
 
Nice idea, indifferent execution. It's like someone from a cargo cult heard about The Gashlycrumb Tinies or The Chinese Obelisks.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 12:09 PM on October 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


Nice idea, indifferent execution.

Yeah. And why the exclusive focus on D&D and video games? Why not:

A is for Antikythera Mechanism
B is for Beans on plates
C is for Corpse disposal

and so forth? Actual geeky topics, not stereotypical ones.
posted by DU at 12:16 PM on October 15, 2008


D is for Dumping of MotherFuckers, Already
posted by rajbot at 12:26 PM on October 15, 2008 [2 favorites]


A is for Asynchronous Javascript And Xml
B is for Broken sym-links
C is for C
D is for DHTML
E is for Exabytes
F is for FLAC
G is for God I'm sick of this
posted by Plutor at 12:27 PM on October 15, 2008 [2 favorites]


Someone in this thread is going to get about a billion favorites for coming up with the Metafilter ABCs, all metered and rhymey (unlike these). I'm guessing either Astro Zombie or IRFH. Not me, though. I'm fucking lazy.
posted by dersins at 12:27 PM on October 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


E is for Eponstericity
posted by DU at 12:27 PM on October 15, 2008


F is for Fake!!!1! (You can tell by the pixels...)
posted by rajbot at 12:28 PM on October 15, 2008


God damn it. You people are doing it all wrong. Metered and rhymey, I said. Metered and rhymey!
posted by dersins at 12:30 PM on October 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


I will admit to a weakness to Paranoia and RuneQuest references.
posted by GuyZero at 12:30 PM on October 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


Just when you think you're done playing the game, they suck you right back in again.
posted by yhbc at 12:32 PM on October 15, 2008


H is for HurfDurf (butter eating)
posted by drezdn at 12:33 PM on October 15, 2008 [2 favorites]


Worth pointing out for anyone who enjoyed the first link, that this person has done a few different ABC's. Most of them end with zombies.

Alphabet of Horror

Alphabet of Excuses

The ABC's are Not Religious
posted by CheshireCat at 12:37 PM on October 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


C is for cyberpunk, strangely full of dwarves

Fuck that Shadowrun shit!
posted by Artw at 12:37 PM on October 15, 2008


Everything ends with Zombies.
posted by Artw at 12:38 PM on October 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: from Astro to Zombie
posted by Godbert at 12:55 PM on October 15, 2008


Fuck that Shadowrun shit!

Obviously, sir, you never played the best rpg available on a sega.
posted by lumpenprole at 1:10 PM on October 15, 2008 [3 favorites]


A thousand times yes! I'd kill a man to find out what the hell the thing that sounds like "bahtenlauf" means when you're in the techno bar.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 1:30 PM on October 15, 2008


That would be "Schattenlauf" meaning "ShadowRun". (technically more like "Shadow Cycle" apparently.)
posted by StrikeTheViol at 2:29 PM on October 15, 2008 [2 favorites]


The ABCs of technology
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:30 PM on October 15, 2008


How can it be that the internet does not provide me with the lyrics to The ABCs of Dead Russian Leaders? Internet FAIL.
posted by Wolfdog at 2:40 PM on October 15, 2008


A is for askme, also called the Green
B is for Mefi's classic blue sheen
C is for Cortex and so it follows
D is the gigantic donut he swallows
posted by misha at 2:49 PM on October 15, 2008 [2 favorites]


E is for eidetaker, just because
F could be FTW but some say that's flawed
G means we all have goodnewsfortheinsane
And H is Matt Haughey, all hail his name.

Yeah, I know, but those letters are hard.
posted by misha at 2:52 PM on October 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


I is for all those infinite monkeys
Just typing Shakespeare like so many flunkies
K could be kissing, which lips do we use?
L is languagehat, or loquacious (you choose).
posted by misha at 2:55 PM on October 15, 2008 [2 favorites]


E is for Election, which mefites do fear
F is for Fetus, that Konolia reveres
G is for Gametes, pr0n is your friend
H is for Humor, favorites to spend
posted by BrotherCaine at 3:00 PM on October 15, 2008


M is for mods, like our Jessamyn
N is ND¢, who offends with a grin
I can't seem to find a rhyme for the O
But P is exactly where Plutor should go.
posted by misha at 3:02 PM on October 15, 2008


Q is for Quota, that Tehloki must hit
R is for Religion, makes rationalists shit
S is for Snark, mefites religion
T is for Torture, rights need revision
posted by BrotherCaine at 3:03 PM on October 15, 2008


Q is for quonsar and also for quin
R is where we should stick the rules in.
SYOB, STFU or desist
The cabal is for the elite simply doesn't exist.
posted by misha at 3:10 PM on October 15, 2008


Hey, I'm liking BrotherCaine's stuff, nice!
posted by misha at 3:10 PM on October 15, 2008


Q is for quonsar, who pooped in a thread
R is for resolved, when your question's been answered
S is for spoon, of which there is none
T is for the period, for when someone is done.
posted by dontoine at 3:12 PM on October 15, 2008


U is for USAZONE, Brits and Canucks agree
V is for Video, Youtube Linkage for thee
W is for War, Iraq & Afghanistan
X is for X-Ray, Art & Records man
posted by BrotherCaine at 3:34 PM on October 15, 2008


Y is for Yank, who cannot say Cunt
Z is for Zygote, for Plan B we must hunt
posted by BrotherCaine at 3:38 PM on October 15, 2008


Thanks, Misha.
posted by BrotherCaine at 3:39 PM on October 15, 2008


S is for swear words, which make mathowie smile (skullfucking?)
T is for tagging in each poster's different style (of, the, world)
U is for undecided, half the questions on the green (don't eat it)
V is for ventriloquism, sockpuppets make a scene (Ah, dhoyt...)
posted by StrikeTheViol at 3:45 PM on October 15, 2008


A is for Asshole, they'll tear you a new one
B is for BOYZONE, and not bags of fun
C is for Closure, which Ask often lacks
D is for Deletion, when reason attacks
posted by BrotherCaine at 3:45 PM on October 15, 2008


Dammit, people, not just rhymey-- metered and rhymey. Like so:

A is for Askme where answers are great
B is for Beans, overthought on a plate
C is for cortex, the musical mod
D is for dersins, that cretinous clod
E – ponysterical isn’t, at all
F is for favorites—MeFi's downfall
G is for GYOB, which you probably should,
H is for Haughey, who gave us this 'hood.
I is for internets, single or plural
J is for Jessamyn, chickens a-whirl...

&c.

Please to complete, someone more clever and less lazy than I.
posted by dersins at 4:47 PM on October 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


C is for Christ, what an asshole.
posted by turgid dahlia at 4:47 PM on October 15, 2008


A is for APL
B is for B
C is for C;
D is for D
E is for E
F is for F
G is for G
H is for Haskell
I is for Inform
J is for Java
K is for ksh
(L-is-for-lisp)
M is for MATLAB
N is for Nu (with which life begins)
O is for Object Pascal, not nearly as smart as Blaise
P is for Python (nobody could have read perl if I'd used it)
Q is for QuakeC, scourge of my youth
R is for RPG, and not even the cool ones
S is for S-Lang (sucks save for slrn)
T is for TADS, which is less informative but just as cool
U is for UnrealScript, specialized for scripting second fiddles
V is for VXSLT, which everyone hates
Y is for yacc, so seldom petted these days
Z is for ZZT OOP, which taught me to curse.

...WinBatch?
posted by sonic meat machine at 4:49 PM on October 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


noooooo my beautiful post
posted by sonic meat machine at 4:50 PM on October 15, 2008


Dammit, people, not just rhymey-- metered and rhymey

O Askme, which the letter A resembles
Do not confound the beans, (which speak for B)
Nor puzzle Cortex who with care assembles
The Data Dumps that might stand in for D.
posted by StrikeTheViol at 5:03 PM on October 15, 2008 [2 favorites]


A is for Asshats removed from the green.
B is for well-overthought plates of Beans.
C is for Civil discourse's depletion
D is for cortex's funny Deletions

E is for Eponysterical (bore!)
F is for Favorites (I'm tracking my score!)
G is for GYOB for your screeds
H is for Hugs, which we all really need.

I is for Image tags back in the day
J is for Jess ("It's a mystery!" Hey!")
K is for Kick-ass dick-punchery tracks
L is for Libraries, LOLs and Life-hacks

M is for MiHail, wherever you roam...
N is for NSFW (wank at home!)
O is for Orthogonality (Whoo!)
P is for Projects which move to the blue

Q is for quonsar, the bad and the good
R is for RTFA, which you should
S is for Sockpuppets given the noose
T is for 'Ta, where we let it hang loose

U is for US-tian (don't call us that, 'cuz)
V is for Vibrates (this poem, it does!)
W is for Warning, and those who might need it
X is for XKCD (we all read it)

Y is for Your contrinutions (Yes- You!)
Z is for zombies. Z is and will forever be for Zombies. C'mon, this is Metafilter. We know this.
posted by Navelgazer at 9:08 PM on October 15, 2008 [6 favorites]


(my thanks to those whose work above made that possible, and my apologies to anyone mentioned, who was thus condemned to my rhyme and meter scheme. I love you all)
posted by Navelgazer at 9:09 PM on October 15, 2008


The really really geeky ABC's, courtesy of MetaTalk, September 7 to October 7, 2008.
posted by not_on_display at 9:46 PM on October 15, 2008


N is for Morans.
posted by clearly at 9:46 PM on October 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


When I first saw this thread, I started working on a full-on Edward Gorey-style Metafilter ABCs, but couldn't come up with words for E, F, and Q.

I guess quansar makes a good Q. Hmm.
posted by JHarris at 5:47 AM on October 16, 2008


A is for aardvarks, of internet fame
B is for beans, overthought on a plate
C is for cortex, wading through threads
D is for dancing on some people's graves
E is for e-books; for now we'll forgo
F is for Favorites, reap what you sow
G is for GYOB cause mefi ain't Twitter
H is for HURF DURF and butter and eaters
I is for irony and you use it wrong
J is for Jess, of whom I am fond
K is for Kucinich, long since forgotten
L is for lulz, sometimes ill gotten
M is for Math, wincing in pain
N is for Nader, in Florida slain
O's for Obama, at ease in the blue
P is for posts, but do not link to you
Q is for quonsar, a fish in his pants
R is for "really?", I'm taken aback
S is for sucks, like your favorite things
T is for torture, which doesn't exist
U is for urban, cause cities are in
V is for viking when I go to sleep
W is for

what

                when your mind has asploded
X is for Xtians, a topic not loaded
Y is for Youtube, you have to see this
Z is for Zombies, YOU CANNOT RESIST.
posted by ersatz at 1:46 PM on October 16, 2008 [2 favorites]


M is for Math, wincing in pain

Brilliant.
posted by BrotherCaine at 5:54 PM on October 16, 2008


There are some Metatalks where Owie and bagel boy (or the other way round) just have to pop up.
posted by ersatz at 5:25 AM on October 17, 2008


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