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I was never able to relate to FML, but I recently found a website that is much more accessible for the average person. It's decent, I guess. MLIA.
posted by bjork24 (59 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Today I left a snarky comment on Metafilter that was favorited twice, then deleted. MLIA
posted by nitsuj at 10:13 AM on May 14, 2009 [5 favorites]


Today I made a post about MLIA and forgot to add the ubiquitous "Today" to the beginning. I made a comment to point out that I caught it before everyone else. MLIA.
posted by bjork24 at 10:14 AM on May 14, 2009


Where FML makes me cringe (in horror, or in humor), MLIA sucks my soul. Thousands of voices crying out "I Am Here," once ignored, are now heard by a few more people. Yes, you are there, now do something.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:16 AM on May 14, 2009


Error 500 - Internal server error

TSIA - Their server is average.
posted by Antidisestablishmentarianist at 10:17 AM on May 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


See also: the dullest blog in the world.
posted by mhum at 10:17 AM on May 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


Today I clicked a link to FML, and 40 new browser windows opened up. MLIA.
posted by brain_drain at 10:18 AM on May 14, 2009


Today I was propositioned for kinky fetish sex by a bus full of scantily-clad cheerleaders, got shanghaied by a group of pirates and pressed into service on a Spanish galleon, escaped, swam five hundred miles to shore, discovered a long-thought-extinct flightless bird, was nominated to the Supreme Court, and broke the world record for the long jump. Then I spilled coffee my lap. MLIA.
posted by backseatpilot at 10:19 AM on May 14, 2009


Today I saw this blog and I thought it was called My Life Is Awkward, but then I found out it was actually called My Life Is Average and I was slightly disappointed. MLIA.
posted by hapticactionnetwork at 10:23 AM on May 14, 2009


Today I clicked a link. MIIA. My Internet Is Average.
posted by barrett caulk at 10:24 AM on May 14, 2009


Today I feel great, during some upcoming tomorrow, I'll die an ugly death... MLIA
posted by HuronBob at 10:25 AM on May 14, 2009


Today I hit post befor
posted by orme at 10:26 AM on May 14, 2009 [2 favorites]


Doesn't Twitter already cover this territory?
posted by bodega at 10:35 AM on May 14, 2009 [3 favorites]


I got a funny captcha. MLIA.
posted by Skorgu at 10:36 AM on May 14, 2009 [5 favorites]


The fact that the "top" posts on FML and MLIA are ranked based on sheer volume of votes instead of the ratio between up and down votes really, really annoys me.
posted by lucidium at 10:38 AM on May 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


Today I clicked a link on mefi and got an Internal Server Error, but I didn't really care that much and moved on after making a comment to this effect. MLIA
posted by saul wright at 10:45 AM on May 14, 2009


Today I read a post on Metafilter about average lives while I should have been writing a paper. MLIA
posted by Caduceus at 10:49 AM on May 14, 2009 [2 favorites]


Today I achieved total world domination. Solar system next. MLIA.
posted by WolfDaddy at 10:50 AM on May 14, 2009


Today, everyone twittered/tweeted and then I didn't care. MLIMITT: My Life is More Interesting Than That.
posted by trip and a half at 10:53 AM on May 14, 2009


My foot is asleep.
posted by space2k at 11:03 AM on May 14, 2009


Today, I made fun of someone else's comment. MLIA
posted by Antidisestablishmentarianist at 11:07 AM on May 14, 2009


Well, maybe it is the mood that I am in, but I thought MLIA meant My Life is Ass before I opened it. I was a little disappointed by the 'average'.
posted by msali at 11:07 AM on May 14, 2009


Today I clicked a link to FML, and 40 new browser windows opened up

You know, you're the second person who said that fmylife.com had some sort of popups or malware problem. Here's a third person saying same. The site itself seems legit, but I have so much armor on my browser I wouldn't know for sure. Is it really a malware site? Does it have some bug that lets users inline malicious scripts without the admin's knowing? Does it just cause some dormant virus on your computer to go nuts, fucking your life?
posted by Nelson at 11:07 AM on May 14, 2009


I read the post, and my first thought on seeing "MLIA" was "my life in advance" and thought maybe it was some cool precognition site. Too bad.

As for the site itself, it reminds me of Jim's Journal. (Some of the collections on Amazon have the "Look inside" feature, for those of you unfamiliar with it.)
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 11:08 AM on May 14, 2009


This clearly seems like something metafilter would not be able to handle.
posted by patr1ck at 11:16 AM on May 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


both those sites are white hot flaming reasons why the internet should be discontinued. Fortunately there are places to counter them... Like, ummm.. yeah that one place, and the other....

shit, just pull the plug already.
posted by edgeways at 11:18 AM on May 14, 2009


Today I was washing my monster truck in the McDonalds parking lot with katchup packets and Mellow Yellow when Christopher Walken approched me and asked if I would like to sponsor a child in Azeroth, MLIF.
posted by hellojed at 11:24 AM on May 14, 2009


edgeways: "both those sites are white hot flaming reasons why the internet should be discontinued"

GGGRARHAGHAGH CONTENT I DON'T ESPECIALLY CARE FOR!! IT BURNNNSS!
posted by Plutor at 11:33 AM on May 14, 2009 [2 favorites]


thought MLIA meant My Life is Ass

I thought it meant My Life is Awesome. MLI Finding Patterns Where There May or May Not Be Any.

...Which is Pretty Average.
posted by clavicle at 11:39 AM on May 14, 2009 [2 favorites]


FML just makes me feel sad for the human race. The alternative gives a 500 error. Not sure what this means.
posted by maxwelton at 11:45 AM on May 14, 2009


I find the MLIA posts oddly comforting.
posted by mai at 11:50 AM on May 14, 2009


I'm so fucking hip because I'm totally in on the joke.
posted by Afroblanco at 12:01 PM on May 14, 2009


FML depresses me, but somehow textsfromlastnight.com amuses the ever living shit out of me. Go figure.
posted by flaterik at 12:15 PM on May 14, 2009


I actually read the FML whenever I am feeling down about myself. It immediately gives me a great sense of schadenfreud and I feel much better about myself and my own ego and self awareness. It makes me feel secure in knowing that I'm not a totally self immersed loser who thinks other people want to hear me bitching. This, in and of itself is a wonderful thing, and more people should try it.
posted by daq at 12:22 PM on May 14, 2009


Today, I clicked a link to MLIA and felt sorry for people who have nothing more interesting in their lives than snooze buttons and possibly-lost-but-not-really keys.
posted by notashroom at 12:30 PM on May 14, 2009


I spilled lighter fluid on my pants near the pilot light. MLIA.

Wait, this isn't My Leg is Aflame? Can someone point me in the right direction?
posted by allen.spaulding at 12:44 PM on May 14, 2009 [2 favorites]


Your pants.... have a pilot light? I have clearly been shopping in the wrong stores.
posted by flaterik at 12:47 PM on May 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


MLIA? I'm not entirely comfortable with the Tamil Tiger thing.
posted by box at 1:28 PM on May 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


FML. MLIA. FMLIA!
posted by troubles at 1:58 PM on May 14, 2009


Fuck, my so-called life is like an average box of chocolates.
posted by naju at 2:02 PM on May 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


dear Mfilter,
i started reading all the comments here once i realized that 'MLIA' didn't stand for 'My Life Is Ass.' i thought, "my mefeeze will have the funniest shit to s(l)ay about this bullshit MLIA! my mefeeze is the smartest!"

then i decided to visit MLIA and see what it's all about.

after getting the burrito out of my nose and off my arm where it deployed itself in my explosive laughter i realized that metafilter might have met it's match in stupid. unless you start reading the weird derails in the latest 'wtf?!? obama, him so cool' thread.

askmemoment: did i spell 'weird' right? my SO and i will be swimming in Burma next week and i need to get the spelling right on my CIA application form. they don't take bad spellers, but punctuation? they don't care.

YLIA
posted by artof.mulata at 2:19 PM on May 14, 2009


you know, i take it back. after reading close to 200 MLIA posts i'm going back to FML. that shit maintains the hilarity through repeat exposure.

here. you can have your internet back now.
posted by artof.mulata at 2:30 PM on May 14, 2009


I think my life is pretty awesome. Where's that website?

"Today I played with a toddler and she told me how she licks big crabs. MY LIFE IS AWESOME."
posted by grapefruitmoon at 2:49 PM on May 14, 2009


AKA "MEH"
(actually I liked both sites - thanks for this!)
posted by not_on_display at 3:12 PM on May 14, 2009


Anybody know what they're using on the backends at MLIA or FML? Wordpress?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:14 PM on May 14, 2009


My life is awesome actually sounds pretty good. It'd especially rock if it mainly featured people getting excited over small things that don't matter, a nice counterpoint to some of the lower-quality FMLs.
posted by mccarty.tim at 6:35 PM on May 14, 2009


For those asking for a My Life Is Awesome, the same guy who made this site also made MyLifeIsGood. (It's linked from their Error 500 page.) It's almost as enjoyable, especially their top stories.
posted by AnimalKing at 7:24 PM on May 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm pretty certain that the folks who tweet or post every thought on facebook have already got My Life Is Awesome covered (MLIA too for that matter).

Today I didn't give a rat's ass about what the vast majority of my facebook friends were posting about, MLIA.
posted by OHenryPacey at 12:23 AM on May 15, 2009


MLIA. Funniest thing I read today. It's funny because its just like Facebook.
posted by leviticus8908 at 12:52 AM on May 15, 2009


Today I've been awake since 4 pm yesterday and I cannot sleep although I really, really need to. Nearly all of the time my life is awesome, but today FML.
posted by little e at 7:53 AM on May 15, 2009


It'd especially rock if it mainly featured people getting excited over small things that don't matter

Heh, this is all of my facebook stuff.

little e smells! like! sunscreen! and is headed! for! the! mountains! to! embark upon! this! summer's! quest! for! excellent! skinny dipping! venues!!!

little e RODE MY BIKE TO HERNDON AND BACK TODAY IT WAS REALLY REALLY FAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

little e is going! for! a! bike ride!!!

little e LIKES TO SMELL PEOPLE

little e RAAAAARRRRRRRRRR
posted by little e at 8:04 AM on May 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Today I woke up with a headache. I took ibuprofen and read MetaFilter all morning instead of doing work. MLIA.
posted by greekphilosophy at 9:12 AM on May 15, 2009


I wish to register my support for MLIG and little e's facebook updates.
posted by clavicle at 11:26 AM on May 15, 2009


I have cucumbers and radishes from the farmer's market and I just ate some and they are delicious!!!! MLI awesome.
posted by little e at 8:23 PM on May 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


Today.
posted by Eideteker at 6:59 AM on May 18, 2009


I lost my credit card and I had to cancel it but the new one came in the mail today and now I can buy some music and books!!!!!!! MLI awesome.
posted by little e at 5:55 AM on May 19, 2009


Today, I don't have to be at work again for a week!!!! and I am lounging around my apartment drinking delicious! iced! tea!!!! while naked! MLI awesome.
posted by little e at 8:46 AM on May 20, 2009


Today, I am going on a an adventure!!!! MLI awesome.
posted by little e at 6:22 AM on May 21, 2009


Today, I have a new food processor! I CAN PROCESS FOOD IN THE COMFORT OF MY OWN HOME MLI awesome.
posted by little e at 1:44 AM on June 1, 2009


Tomorrow I'm getting my dog groomed and the Cable Guy is coming to upgrade my internets! MLI AWESOME!
posted by greekphilosophy at 7:33 AM on June 1, 2009


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