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April 20, 2009 11:09 AM   Subscribe

Epic threads gathered from the nether reaches of the Internet.: www.LegendaryThread.com.

The Mefi Wiki - a reordered Mefi - has a subset of legendary threads and things the hive mind has said. Comment Fables, for example. Mefi has all these mirrors to look at itself: ShadowyBackAlley.

There are others: LegendaryThreads.net

They seem interesting internet social phenomena. Do you know any more similar legendary thread sites? Do link!
posted by sidr (43 comments total) 114 users marked this as a favorite

 
I found this just now: http://theyumblog.wordpress.com/2007/07/26/iyengar-cuisine/. Can someone post it to the front page?
posted by sidr at 11:13 AM on April 20, 2009


Derek Smart, Battle Cruiser 3000 and the greatest Usenet flamewar ever.
posted by notyou at 11:15 AM on April 20, 2009


On this bodybuilding forum, one prominent contributor proposed to another that they agree to disagree over who was better: Ronnie Coleman or Dorian Yates.

42,326 replies later... [nsfw]
posted by Joe Beese at 11:19 AM on April 20, 2009


Oh man, I remember that one about the booted Audi from a couple years back.
Everyone dreams about sticking it to petty twits like that, but not everyone gets to.
posted by dunkadunc at 11:25 AM on April 20, 2009


Things I learn from my patients, 2000+ comments from ER doctors about the crazy shit they see every day, is one of the most amazing threads I've ever read anywhere. It was posted to mefi a ways back, but the original mefi post has a non-functioning link. Highly recommended reading.
posted by dersins at 11:31 AM on April 20, 2009 [13 favorites]


We didn't start the flamewar.
posted by fire&wings at 11:32 AM on April 20, 2009


Posting in a legendary thread thread.
posted by Rhaomi at 11:50 AM on April 20, 2009


Somehow, that Collegehumor link reminds me of The Right Brothers' "Bush Was Right"- I can certainly imagine a certain amount of overlap of fanbase.
posted by dunkadunc at 11:54 AM on April 20, 2009


Only one AskMeFi thread made the list, but it's a great one.
posted by zarq at 11:58 AM on April 20, 2009


The first one I clicked on required me to set up an account... nope

the second one was 20 posts about not taking a bath because of the internet with lots of "lol's"

methinks that the definition of "legendary" is being misused...
posted by HuronBob at 12:00 PM on April 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


Oh, this is exactly the kind of stuff I love. Thank you!
posted by archagon at 12:02 PM on April 20, 2009


Aww, that's nothing. They should have done the thread where the poor guy's girlfriend wanted him to poop on her (It started out innocently enough...she's into golden showers) or the charming young man who regularly sported pinstripes and a fedora, attended sex parties, approached hundreds of young women on the street to tell them they're gorgeous, and yet still had trouble picking up women?
posted by dunkadunc at 12:07 PM on April 20, 2009 [2 favorites]


Ho. Lee. Crap. I cannot believe that AskMe thread about the guy trying to find girls, dunkadunc. That is just far and away either one horribly pretentious dude, or someone with a black belt in trolling. The responses had me crying from laughing. Why don't more people post things like this in AskMe?
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 12:15 PM on April 20, 2009


The very best legendary thread I've ever read was on the TiVo forums about the beeping house. The original link doesn't work anymore, perhaps someone has an update?

Also: Thanks for this. I've been home alone and not working for the past five days and am going out of my mind with boredom. I'm quite glad that I can read about ER patients instead of resorting to do my laundry!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 12:15 PM on April 20, 2009


I'd nominate these two.
posted by greensweater at 12:17 PM on April 20, 2009


Why don't more people post things like this in AskMe?

Search for the word "fedora" across metafilter, and see how much that guy got made fun of...
posted by inigo2 at 12:37 PM on April 20, 2009


Search for the word "fedora" across metafilter, and see how much that guy got made fun of...

Seems over half the posts are about Fedora.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 12:39 PM on April 20, 2009


Ho. Lee. Crap. I cannot believe that AskMe thread about the guy trying to find girls, dunkadunc.

You may be interested in the associated Metatalk thread, then.
posted by dersins at 12:40 PM on April 20, 2009


Huh. Well now I feel thoroughly terrible about laughing at the AskMe post. Great.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 12:43 PM on April 20, 2009


This thread strikes me as having the highest amusement-potential of any on that page, but it is reg-req, so boo.

Also, no updates to the site in nearly a year, and one of the more recent posts is self congratulation about the improved look of the page. Can't imagine how much worse it was before.
posted by paisley henosis at 12:44 PM on April 20, 2009


Seems over half the posts are about Fedora.

Try this search instead.
posted by inigo2 at 12:52 PM on April 20, 2009


They don't link to the epic Sarah Palin thread, so they lose.
posted by JHarris at 12:55 PM on April 20, 2009


Things I learn from my patients

There go the next three days of my life...
posted by stargell at 1:13 PM on April 20, 2009


This is one of my favorite metafilter links ever. It links to a legendary thread which "contains heavy amounts of all-caps and awesome." You need to read down some for the awesome.
posted by shothotbot at 1:30 PM on April 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


I invite you all to enjoy the (NSFW) legendary thread that is "what to do when your roommate doesn't realize you're home and thusly is having loud sex in the living room," from ILX.
posted by escabeche at 2:46 PM on April 20, 2009


Oh man, that ILX thread delivers.

The phrase "scrawny inde fop wearing a trucker hat and nothing else" may haunt me until the end of my days.

posted by porn in the woods at 3:12 PM on April 20, 2009


Posting in epic thread thread.
posted by turgid dahlia at 3:47 PM on April 20, 2009


Fail.
posted by turgid dahlia at 3:49 PM on April 20, 2009


I followed the booted-Audi-APS thread last year. But a gag order was issued during the summer. I never heard what happened after. Google has nothing new. Can anyone tell me how this turned out?
posted by CCBC at 4:50 PM on April 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


There's not enough time! ARGH! I HATE YOU MEFI! Every day of my life is spent torn between deciding whether to blog, watch a movie, catch up on a television series I like, read all of these threads (just added to my list), try to find new bands to listen to, or, finally, sit down and actually draw stuff in the hopes of one day not having to work in a cubical anymore. You know what wins out? Me playing video games on one screen while I try to watch a movie on another and 5 hours of sleep a night. I CAN'T KEEP DOING THIS.
posted by Bageena at 5:10 PM on April 20, 2009 [7 favorites]


For me the taters incident still takes the cake.
posted by Midnight Rambler at 5:11 PM on April 20, 2009 [2 favorites]


The Ballsack Conundrum on Fark is well nigh legendary.

The Ballsack Conundrum
posted by markjamesmurphy at 5:58 PM on April 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


If you're not reading that ER thread, you should be.

"When your 15yo daughter gives precipitous delivery to a bleating, underweight infant 30 minutes after presenting to triage c "gas pains", you should run around the department loudly yelling, "I don't know what y'all did or who that baby is, but my lil' girl warn't pregnant when she come in here""
posted by escabeche at 6:47 PM on April 20, 2009


Well, there goes the rest of my week…

For me the taters incident still takes the cake.
Whoa, I missed the MeTa thread on that one. Seriously, taters?

posted by Fin Azvandi at 7:47 PM on April 20, 2009


I find these are all lacking if they don't include the Mall Ninja. (covered in this FPP)
posted by Deflagro at 8:03 PM on April 20, 2009


By the time it made it here, it was just an add-on to other legendary threads elsewhere, but I'm particularly proud of my most popular FPP.
posted by zardoz at 8:53 PM on April 20, 2009


See also: 4chanarchive.org
posted by godisdad at 11:42 PM on April 20, 2009


Legendary threads.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 12:38 AM on April 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


Don't forget airnxtc (with meta).
posted by starman at 5:25 AM on April 21, 2009


Is it a streetlight?
posted by Biru at 6:11 AM on April 21, 2009


Where's the epic-within-a-legend MY HED IZ PASTEDE ON YAY!?
posted by clavicle at 10:06 AM on April 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


I love that airnxtc post and read the whole thing every time I see it posted. So classic.

Also: What is this creepy site advertising?
posted by educatedslacker at 10:09 AM on April 21, 2009


Wow, the audi booted one really pissed me off. It makes me wonder why people don't just rise up and kick out whatever agency responsible for the parking pass debacle right on their asses.
posted by tehloki at 12:05 PM on April 21, 2009


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