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July 14, 2010 6:18 PM   Subscribe

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 The Devil Tesla (238 comments total) 62 users marked this as a favorite

 
Ummm.
posted by aheckler at 6:19 PM on July 14, 2010


I don't get it.
posted by mikepaco at 6:19 PM on July 14, 2010 [7 favorites]


Is this a JOKE?
posted by stinkycheese at 6:19 PM on July 14, 2010


THIS MEFI GOES TO ELEVEN.

(that's one more than ten)

HAPPY MEFI.
posted by Schlimmbesserung at 6:19 PM on July 14, 2010 [20 favorites]


Metafilter's 11th birthday, ya dingus.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 6:19 PM on July 14, 2010


Happy Birthday!
posted by hal9k at 6:19 PM on July 14, 2010


derp
posted by pahool at 6:20 PM on July 14, 2010


Does anyone read the posts down here?
posted by shii at 6:20 PM on July 14, 2010 [8 favorites]


i do.
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 6:20 PM on July 14, 2010


Oh.
posted by aheckler at 6:20 PM on July 14, 2010


DAMN YOU, DEVIL TESLA!
posted by not_on_display at 6:20 PM on July 14, 2010


I do not think it means what you think it means
posted by adamrice at 6:21 PM on July 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


Happy 11th, Metafilter! And if you don't get it, you're a
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posted by killdevil at 6:21 PM on July 14, 2010 [10 favorites]


We all do!
posted by tresbizzare at 6:22 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


awww...Devil Tesla...you remembered!
posted by pahool at 6:22 PM on July 14, 2010


...and at exactly the same time, too.

...I think I'll close this one up now. Cortex, get me a scotch. Mathowie, this time you stand there and look pretty. Jessamyn, sutures and clamps. It's going to be a long night.
posted by not_on_display at 6:22 PM on July 14, 2010 [5 favorites]


Happy birthday!
posted by waitingtoderail at 6:22 PM on July 14, 2010


DAMN YOU, DEVIL TESLA!

Holy crap, exactly the same time :p.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 6:22 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Traditionally speaking the 11th year is STEEL.


I say we all get broadswords. In a pit.
posted by The Whelk at 6:22 PM on July 14, 2010 [14 favorites]


For those of you who need to cats up...
posted by hal9k at 6:23 PM on July 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


Happy Birthday mefi!
posted by greekphilosophy at 6:24 PM on July 14, 2010


I say we all get broadswords. In a pit.

The Whelk, are you channeling Abe Lincoln?

Anyways, happy 11th, MeFi! (Lurked since 2001, sporadically posted since 2006.)
posted by ntartifex at 6:24 PM on July 14, 2010


Belongs in Metatalk. ;-)
posted by leotrotsky at 6:24 PM on July 14, 2010


Jessamyn, sutures and clamps. It's going to be a long night.
posted by not_on_display at 9:22 PM on July 14 [+] [!].


Get a room, you two.
posted by bondcliff at 6:25 PM on July 14, 2010 [5 favorites]


Already? I'm not even dressed!
posted by litleozy at 6:25 PM on July 14, 2010


some fenders go to 12 - discuss
posted by pyramid termite at 6:27 PM on July 14, 2010


Undecuple
posted by thirteenkiller at 6:28 PM on July 14, 2010


.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:28 PM on July 14, 2010


Eleven!
posted by not_on_display at 6:29 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Muppets Eleven
posted by The Whelk at 6:31 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Hooray!

You know what I just realized? I've been reading MetaFilter at work longer than anyone above my level on the org chart has been employed there. That means if they tell me to stop, I can just say "Sorry, MetaFilter's been here longer than you, so it has seniority."
posted by FishBike at 6:32 PM on July 14, 2010 [38 favorites]


Happy birthday Metafilter!
posted by ocherdraco at 6:34 PM on July 14, 2010


!
posted by furiousxgeorge at 6:34 PM on July 14, 2010


I'm going to paint an eleven!
posted by not_on_display at 6:36 PM on July 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


Woooooooo!

Wait, it's been a YEAR already?!
posted by The Lurkers Support Me in Email at 6:37 PM on July 14, 2010


Wow, time sure flies....
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 6:39 PM on July 14, 2010


Seriously, a Year...already?? Wow, these years are slipping by too quickly....

I'm glad that I can share the ride with you guys!! Hang on tight!!

Happy BDay MEFI!!
posted by pearlybob at 6:39 PM on July 14, 2010


GOOD MORNING METAFILTER!
posted by The Whelk at 6:40 PM on July 14, 2010


That's like, what, 77 in Internet years?
posted by spilon at 6:42 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Let them have cake.

No, really. Can they have cake? Can all of us have cake?
posted by twirlypen at 6:43 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


For this birthday, Metafilter should temporarily get the image tag in this thread.
posted by jjray at 6:43 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


What's with people leaving a single dot in threads?
posted by ericb at 6:44 PM on July 14, 2010


Happy birthday, MetaFilter. I love you. You're one louder.
posted by ColdChef at 6:45 PM on July 14, 2010 [3 favorites]


FUCK YOU, METAFILTER!
posted by not_on_display at 6:45 PM on July 14, 2010 [3 favorites]


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posted by The Whelk at 6:46 PM on July 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


Matt's the man who built 'er
I sure ain't gonna jilt 'er
nobody ain't yet kilt 'er,
happy birthday Metafilter!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:46 PM on July 14, 2010 [12 favorites]


Metafilter will be in fifth grade next year! At least, it will be if it started school at the same time I did.
posted by Caduceus at 6:48 PM on July 14, 2010


HOORAY! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
posted by tittergrrl at 6:50 PM on July 14, 2010


1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
11 12
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 6:52 PM on July 14, 2010 [9 favorites]


Yay it's the one louder year! Happy birthday guys and gals, I continue to love you in a very real and internet way.
posted by cavalier at 6:54 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Damn, that Sesame Street track is still tight as hell.
posted by cavalier at 6:55 PM on July 14, 2010 [5 favorites]


Happy birthday, Metafilter. I can't imagine an internet without you.
posted by roll truck roll at 6:55 PM on July 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


EVERY YEAR WE GET TOGETHER AND MAKE SALMON FOR TOAST --- oh fuck wrong day. Carry on!
posted by yellowbinder at 6:55 PM on July 14, 2010 [3 favorites]


'bout damn time!

happy birthday to me, too!
posted by gleuschk at 6:55 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh, Meta... It's your birthday??? How old are you??? ...eleven??? You're growing up to be a big kid now aren't ya (something other than the politically incorrect Mr. Or even Mrs.) Filter??? Yesss...

*parents stand tall and proud of their kid, considered a tween, and ponder what it's teenage years are going to be like*
posted by JoeXIII007 at 6:56 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


I hereby don my lovely new cat scan tshirt, which I have been saving for this grand occasion.
posted by FelliniBlank at 6:56 PM on July 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


Horpy birfdah!
posted by Skorgu at 6:56 PM on July 14, 2010


This one time I put my cat in my scanner and at the same exact moment my house was struck with a wild and magical beam of lightning and my cat and my scanner fused into one magical creation, a scanner cat, if you will.

He stalks the night even know. You can here his bulb warming up if you hold your ear to the wind on a cold November day in certain parts of southeast Detroit.
posted by kbanas at 6:59 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASSHOLES
posted by kbanas at 6:59 PM on July 14, 2010


metafilter is a pretty cool guy and doesn't afraid of anything
posted by clockworkjoe at 7:06 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


My cat Trilby can operate the scanner, but I've never tried putting him in the scanner.
posted by orange swan at 7:11 PM on July 14, 2010


Does anybody here realize that when Metafilter was born, nobody knew who the fuck Kate Gosselin was? I mean, seriously.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 7:12 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


I knew who Kate Gosselin was, but I swear none of those kids are mine.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:14 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Eleven? That's old enough to drink in most civilized countries.
posted by doctor_negative at 7:16 PM on July 14, 2010


Let's make a list of things that didn't exist when Metafilter was born.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:16 PM on July 14, 2010


Hardcore taters didn't exist when Metafilter was born. I think.
posted by ob at 7:19 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Hippy Barfboro!
posted by Smart Dalek at 7:20 PM on July 14, 2010


Let's make a list of things that didn't exist when Metafilter was born.

Duke Nukem Forever. Bwa bwa bwa bwaa.
posted by Caduceus at 7:21 PM on July 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


Previously: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0
posted by joedan at 7:21 PM on July 14, 2010 [4 favorites]


Caduceus, you started school in 2005? I thought the Ferret was our youngest ever member!
posted by jacalata at 7:23 PM on July 14, 2010


I flagged this as "double post." It's not long for this world!
posted by cjorgensen at 7:23 PM on July 14, 2010 [3 favorites]


Around the sun again, Jeeves!
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:23 PM on July 14, 2010


and i came here just to read the devil tesla being mocked for posting the catscan site.
posted by lester at 7:25 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Let's make a list of things that didn't exist when Metafilter was born.

My refined panache -- my honed and inexpiable je ne sais quoi.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:26 PM on July 14, 2010 [3 favorites]


A lot of people don't know this, but not_on_display taught Kate Gosselin how to dance.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:27 PM on July 14, 2010


Aah, Metafilter. So many memories. So little of my own contribution to those memories.

(I just bought my account last week, but I've been lurking this place for six years. I think I qualify for some cake.)
posted by EmGeeJay at 7:28 PM on July 14, 2010


Metafilter will be in fifth grade next year! At least, it will be if it started school at the same timeage I did.
posted by Caduceus at 7:28 PM on July 14, 2010


I didn't pay $5 for damn reruns!
posted by HuronBob at 7:31 PM on July 14, 2010 [3 favorites]


Metafilter: bringing you the good parts of the internet for almost over eleven years.
posted by tuck_nroll at 7:32 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday, Metafilter!

I have no jokes.
posted by joannemerriam at 7:34 PM on July 14, 2010


"A lot of people don't know this, but not_on_display taught Kate Gosselin how to dance."
posted by cjorgensen

It's true.
posted by not_on_display at 7:41 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


MetaFilter is Elven? Does it live in a tree and bake rip-offs of Girl Scout Cookies? (Well, at least Grasshoppers are available year-round.)
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:43 PM on July 14, 2010


ooops what happened

re-do.. test one two, phoo phoo, sybillance
posted by not_on_display at 7:43 PM on July 14, 2010


Awww.
posted by grrarrgh00 at 7:43 PM on July 14, 2010


On the one hand, the Sarah Palin thread. On the other hand, the 9/11 thread.

Things even out.

Happy birthday, Metafilter.
posted by Joey Michaels at 7:44 PM on July 14, 2010


Eleven.
posted by bondcliff at 7:49 PM on July 14, 2010


A w11nner is you, metaf11ter! Link long and prosper.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 7:52 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Do you know how many time zones there are in the Soviet Union? It's not even funny.
posted by teraflop at 7:53 PM on July 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


Wow, eleven years old. Matt, you'd better start planning for the awkward teenage years.

Have you had The Talk yet?
posted by Malor at 7:55 PM on July 14, 2010


Wowwie.
posted by double bubble at 7:59 PM on July 14, 2010


Good times over here, too. I suggest making the effort to get to both parties.
posted by Nabubrush at 8:01 PM on July 14, 2010


Is this the thread where I tell you all how much I hate you?






Oh. It's not.

Birthday hugs all around then!
posted by marxchivist at 8:03 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's a Good Eleven.
Never gave me any trouble 'til after 9.

Schoolhouse Rock FTW!
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:04 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Have you had The Talk yet?

You see, when two websites care very much about each other... well, um...

Look, maybe you should talk to your web admin about this.
posted by sysinfo at 8:05 PM on July 14, 2010 [4 favorites]


Hooray!
posted by .kobayashi. at 8:05 PM on July 14, 2010



posted by Sailormom at 8:07 PM on July 14, 2010


YAY! Way to go, cats!
posted by unknowncommand at 8:07 PM on July 14, 2010


Is this the kind of thing you need a computer to get?
posted by Gilbert at 8:09 PM on July 14, 2010


I've been hoped.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 8:10 PM on July 14, 2010


I forgive every one of you for all the mean things you've done to me over the years. Well, except for cortex who threatened to stand on my head and eat my cherry. That I can never forgive.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:10 PM on July 14, 2010


Is this one of those things that I would need one of those six fingered cats to figure out?
posted by Big_B at 8:13 PM on July 14, 2010


Do you know how many time zones there are in the Soviet Union?
[WMG's copyright police got that removed from youtube, but vimeo still has it]
posted by finite at 8:13 PM on July 14, 2010


Hey, going from 10 to 11 isn't easy.
posted by bicyclefish at 8:14 PM on July 14, 2010


Since I've just joined today, I feel it appropriate to make my first comment here. Let us hope that the relative lack of content won't be indicative of my future activity.
posted by Gin and Comics at 8:14 PM on July 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


And the mods can't even bother to show up. They're probably swimming in a hot tub full of five-dollar bills at a party with the cabal.

Happy birthday MetaFilter!
posted by lukemeister at 8:17 PM on July 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


Metafilter doesn't just link, it uses chains.

Metafilter was once attacked by a bear. Unsurprised and with pocket knife in hand, Metafilter fashioned a rug.

Metafilter has posted and commented on every known font, and a few unknown.

Metafilter has strict membership requirements; a quarter the price as in town but with more chicken fuckery and crack.

Metafilter could go J-running for hours ... all secret missions successful in averting nuclear armageddon.

Metafilter rejected the Treaty of Westphalia, the consequences and ramification and repercussions of which, historians will likely hardcore tater for centuries.

Metafilter favorite, flagging and e-spousing capacity are infinite plus a really big number with a bunch of letters and multiple exponents.

Metafilter has more answers than ... god knows.

Metafilter produces ponies, not by helping uncle jack off a horse, rather it sings love songs at the code until they appear.

Metafilter snarks victory and the jaws of defeat. It snarks life and the jaws of death. It snarks enlightenment and the jaws of delusion. Got something that needs a proper snarking? Well ... go fuck a hamburger.

Metafilter doesn't need to intimidate other websites. They're too awestruck to be intimidated. Google's search bots bow before entering, then bean-plate their existence and bot-manity while here.

Metafilter can drain a 9-volt battery in seconds, so yes, Metafilter hit it.

It is the most interesting community weblog in the world.

Metafilter don't always drink beer, but when it does ... cheers Metafilter.
posted by phoque at 8:18 PM on July 14, 2010 [9 favorites]


Zippity Bop!
posted by Ufez Jones at 8:19 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


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posted by mazola at 8:19 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Have you had The Talk yet?

You see, when two websites care very much about each other... well, um...

Look, maybe you should talk to your web admin about this.
posted by sysinfo at 11:05 PM on July 14


Eponysterical! How appropriate to have one in the birthday thread!
posted by grubi at 8:20 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Eleve'ns old enough to start doing chores around the house. Come on, Metafilter. Pick up your room, it's a mess.
posted by grubi at 8:22 PM on July 14, 2010


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Too old?
posted by knave at 8:24 PM on July 14, 2010 [8 favorites]


Happy Birthday, greatest site on the Internet!
posted by EatTheWeak at 8:25 PM on July 14, 2010


Go shawty, it's...

oh, nevermind.





(gonnasipbacardilikeit'syourbirthday.)
posted by functionequalsform at 8:25 PM on July 14, 2010


For fuck's sake, cortex, please to enable the img tag for this thread on this one night? For old timey fun?
posted by Ufez Jones at 8:26 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday, MetaFilter!

Trufax: I actually have MeFi's birthday on my calendar. You'd think I'd remember it by now.
posted by swerve at 8:28 PM on July 14, 2010


      ___
     (o o)
-ooO--(_)--Ooo-

posted by mwhybark at 8:29 PM on July 14, 2010


11 years old, already? *pinches MeFi's cheeks* You're getting so big! Soon you'll be all grown up.

I think I should bake a cake for this occasion.
posted by inmediasres at 8:29 PM on July 14, 2010


I think the OP is trolling. I just did a Google search and discovered that MetaFilter is actually a seventy-one year old woman named Mildred Katz. She has a Facebook page and everything.
posted by Dr. Zira at 8:30 PM on July 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


I think I get it now.
posted by mikepaco at 8:31 PM on July 14, 2010


Happy birthday metafilter!
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 8:31 PM on July 14, 2010


hopey birthday, metafilters!! here are some birthday candles for you!!

¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡
posted by Mikey-San at 8:33 PM on July 14, 2010


I just went back into my comment history and discovered I've posted (as of this) exactly 600 comments on the blue since this time last year, and only posted 327 prior to that. This trend is going nowhere good fast...
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 8:33 PM on July 14, 2010


i forgot one, sorry everyone:

¡
posted by Mikey-San at 8:34 PM on July 14, 2010


Hey metafilter, it's ur birfday. It's for real real, not for play play.
posted by msbutah at 8:37 PM on July 14, 2010


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posted by brundlefly at 8:37 PM on July 14, 2010


All MetaFilter needs to do is look into AskMe to get more of "The Talk" than it ever bargained for.

But it still won't ever know what taters is.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 8:38 PM on July 14, 2010


So just tonight, I saw a billboard for Pittsburgh's Vintage Grand Prix: The very event that kept me from getting to the Pgh tenthennial meetup. Wow. Was that a year ago?
posted by Mister Moofoo at 8:42 PM on July 14, 2010


Happy Birthday, sexy freaks.
posted by deusdiabolus at 8:44 PM on July 14, 2010


This is a very thoughtful and conversationally written anecdote about something that happened to me years ago regarding my first memory of Metafilter. I'm using vivid imagery and adjectives bordering on poetic verbosity that will eventually end with a sudden comical twist that will move your mouse to the plus sign at the end of this paragraph. (I'm looking at you sonar).
posted by bam at 8:44 PM on July 14, 2010


Man, I completely forgot (y)our birthday. I would have posted the link, too, if I had!

Happy Birthday, everybody, and Matt. Many happy returns, and best wishes.

Now blow out your damn candles.
posted by yhbc at 8:45 PM on July 14, 2010


*sonascope
posted by bam at 8:45 PM on July 14, 2010


Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Mefi...happy birthday to you!
posted by SisterHavana at 8:53 PM on July 14, 2010


I clicked thru the old mefi's starting from Cat Scan until I found one that still had a valid working original link in the main fpp. The first one I found was Death Clock.

I put in MeFi's birthdate and good news, you're all going to live into the year 2089! You have over 2.5 billion seconds to live life to the hilt. Make every one count!
posted by marsha56 at 8:54 PM on July 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


Happy, happy birthday, baby.
posted by DarlingBri at 8:56 PM on July 14, 2010


Let's make a list of things that didn't exist when Metafilter was born.

My awareness of the word "inexpiable."
posted by Jaltcoh at 9:01 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


But if MeFi began at 19 (the ID of the Cat-Scan post), then it would now be 30!

And you don't trust anyone over 30, right?
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:01 PM on July 14, 2010


Happy Birthday to the big blue!
Oh Metafilter, why can't I quit you?
posted by jokeefe at 9:02 PM on July 14, 2010


Yay! Thanks Matt and MetaTeam for 11 good years.
posted by bkeaggy at 9:10 PM on July 14, 2010


Grats! Yeah, wth, another year already?
posted by Xoebe at 9:14 PM on July 14, 2010


Happy Birthday Mefi!
posted by eyeballkid at 9:23 PM on July 14, 2010


They said there'd be cake. The cake is a lie, in't it?
posted by KingEdRa at 9:32 PM on July 14, 2010


The cake is a lie.

There is, however, pie.
posted by HFSH at 9:35 PM on July 14, 2010


In dog years, MetaFilter would be, like, really old.
posted by biddeford at 9:37 PM on July 14, 2010


Once a year we celebrate, with stupid hats and plastic plates,
The fact that you were able to make a trip around the sun.
And the whole gang gathers round, and gifts and laughter do abound.
And we let out a joyful sound and sing that stupid song.
H-Happy Birthday, you addictive blue websitely thing from another decade you.
posted by Hardcore Poser at 9:38 PM on July 14, 2010


It's ridiculous. It's not even funny.
posted by painquale at 9:39 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday Metafilter! And heres to another year of time-wasting!
posted by lilkeith07 at 9:46 PM on July 14, 2010


Man. I feel old.
posted by GatorDavid at 9:46 PM on July 14, 2010


This is just to say
I have eaten
the cake
that was a lie

and which
you were probably
saving
for a meetup

Forgive me
it didn't exist.
so happy birthday
and don't catch a cold
posted by not_on_display at 9:49 PM on July 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


My vote goes to Harriet the Spy, but it's clearly debatable.

Happy birthday!
posted by lunit at 10:02 PM on July 14, 2010


sup
posted by sawks at 10:03 PM on July 14, 2010


That explains the Metafilter shout-out in today's (7/14) NY Times crossword puzzle: spoiler alert!
43D -- Home runs, in slang: TATERS
posted by range at 10:07 PM on July 14, 2010


does anyone read the posts down here?
posted by loquacious at 10:09 PM on July 14, 2010


all these posts ...gone..like tears ...in the rain. Time to die.
posted by The Whelk at 10:10 PM on July 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


do you know how many timezones there are in the soviet union?

1, 2, 3 ... four in this country, right?

eleven.
posted by loquacious at 10:14 PM on July 14, 2010



Baby you're all that I want
When you're lying here in my arms
I'm finding it hard to believe
You're eleven

posted by maxwelton at 10:21 PM on July 14, 2010 [3 favorites]


nobody reads the posts down here.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:26 PM on July 14, 2010



Baby you're all that I want
When you're lying here in my arms
I'm finding it hard to believe
You're eleven


Ha!

And also: Ew!
posted by Sys Rq at 10:30 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


\o/

Yay!
posted by darkstar at 10:36 PM on July 14, 2010


Hippo birdie two ewe
posted by Jumpin Jack Flash at 10:40 PM on July 14, 2010


GRATZ!
posted by Windopaene at 10:49 PM on July 14, 2010


Eleven??? ELEVEN! This ... explains ... so much.
posted by brina at 10:51 PM on July 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


!!
posted by porpoise at 11:09 PM on July 14, 2010


I will eat a plate of 11 beans for you tonight, Mefi. Happy Birfday!
posted by snwod at 11:17 PM on July 14, 2010


duodecuple post
posted by jeblis at 11:24 PM on July 14, 2010


Happy Birthday, Metafilter!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by scottymac at 11:42 PM on July 14, 2010


Sometimes I don't know if I remember Metafilter's birthday because it's my boyfriend's birthday too, or if I remember my boyfriend's birthday because it's Metafilter's birthday. Is that bad?

He gave me this account for Valentine's Day one year, so I think it's okay. Happy birthday!
posted by ilana at 11:49 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


My 2nd nephew was born today, even accounting for international time. For some reason, (like I never mentioned it because it's stupid) my brother and sister-in-law are resisting the idea of naming him Metafilter.

Isn't today Bastille Day? FREEDOMFILTER.COM! Is not worth clicking on.
posted by Sparx at 11:53 PM on July 14, 2010


hbd, mf.
posted by shoepal at 12:04 AM on July 15, 2010


Close, Bastillie Day's the 14th.

Happy birthday Metafilter.
posted by Infinite Jest at 12:09 AM on July 15, 2010


I have no idea what you are talking about.
posted by adamvasco at 12:13 AM on July 15, 2010 [4 favorites]


congrats sparx, my second nephew is July 14 as well! And his mother is French, so they celebrate it specially, and his older brother was born on July 4.

Poor little sister born on September something, who's ever going to remember her birthday?
posted by jacalata at 12:33 AM on July 15, 2010


Wow. Is it that time again already? Happy Birthday Metafilter and congratulations, Matt.
posted by medium format at 12:44 AM on July 15, 2010


¡Feliz cumpleaños, Metafeelter!
posted by Chichibio at 12:48 AM on July 15, 2010


Eleven! We are eleven! I'm so proud of us, I'm going to have cake all day long!
(and yeah, thanks mods, techs and matts, you are all beautiful creatures for making this happen)
posted by ouke at 1:16 AM on July 15, 2010


Hey, sexy! Sorry I'm late. Look at all these people! I made you some bacon for your birthday, but I got hungry on the way and ate it. It was delicious!

So, how's it going? Oh, hey, wait ... I hope you don't expect me to kiss you or anything like that. We're just friends, so back off, OK? ... Oh, come on, don't start crying. How much have you had to drink? Why do you have to do this now? Please, we're all here to have a good time, so let's not ruin it for everyone else. I knew you'd be like this. I probably shouldn't have come ...

Look, we're adults, right? I'm going to the kitchen to get a drink, and I suggest you keep your distance if you're going to get all clingy and emotional. Go have a good time with your cats and your scanners, and I'll make you some pancakes in the morning to put on the bunny's head, and some bacon to eat.

You're a mess, you know that? But somehow I keep coming back. So, before you pass out, listen ...

Happy birthday, and don't you forget it!
posted by krinklyfig at 1:18 AM on July 15, 2010


HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And thank you Matt and your marvelous mods.

For glorious moment, I thought this might actually be the year that I got in first with a celebratory ZIPPITY BOP!, but Ufez Jones done beat me. Sets alarm for very very early, July 15, 2012.

Also. It only just occurs to me. Since Matt's medical scare, has anyone checked to see whether cats are secretly running the medical profession? They finally got him inside a scanner in some kind of twisted act of revenge.
posted by penguin pie at 1:23 AM on July 15, 2010


Also. It only just occurs to me. Since Matt's medical scare, has anyone checked to see whether cats are secretly running the medical profession? They finally got him inside a scanner in some kind of twisted act of revenge.

There was never "Matt." There were only cats.

I didn't want to have it come up like this ...
posted by krinklyfig at 1:34 AM on July 15, 2010


Christ, what a birthday.
posted by _Lasar at 1:47 AM on July 15, 2010


Happy Birthday, Blue. I got you this comment, but if you don't like it, you can exchange it for something a little more quonsarrific.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:01 AM on July 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


There is no rific in quonsar.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:34 AM on July 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Many Happy Returns of the Day!
posted by Duug at 2:38 AM on July 15, 2010


Happy birthday!
posted by Happy Dave at 3:04 AM on July 15, 2010


Happy b-day, MeFi! There's 50 free tokens for each of you and an extra large pizza waiting at the local Chuck E. Cheese. Enjoy! [slips out the back, takes off for the border in an orange El Camino]
posted by maryh at 3:08 AM on July 15, 2010


I knew there was a reason I had cake for lunch.
posted by kjs4 at 3:41 AM on July 15, 2010


Happy birthday MeFi,

Todd Lokken
posted by longbaugh at 3:43 AM on July 15, 2010 [3 favorites]


Dammit, it would appear I'm late. Ah well, all the best metafilter!
posted by Richat at 3:59 AM on July 15, 2010


I dragged myself out of my crypt to say Happy Birthday Metafilter!
posted by owen at 5:04 AM on July 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Any excuse to party works for me.

Happy Happy Birfday MeFi and Mefites everywhere! Smoke 'em if you got 'em.
posted by kinnakeet at 5:04 AM on July 15, 2010


IT IS YOUR BIRTHDAY.

(I love you, Mefi!)
posted by theNonsuch at 6:36 AM on July 15, 2010


Eleven. That's not even funny.
posted by dinty_moore at 6:41 AM on July 15, 2010


yay! Happy birthday!
posted by xbonesgt at 6:45 AM on July 15, 2010


I smoked my first cigarette at eleven. I felt a girl's breasts for the first time at eleven. Her dad caught us and I ran. I watched a porno on VHS for the first time when I was eleven. By the time I was eleven, I had decided I wanted to grow up to be a ninja. When I was eleven, I was really into NASA and dinosaurs. Yes, at eleven, I was the coolest I was ever going to be.

Here's hoping things work out better for you, Metafilter. Happy birthday!
posted by effwerd at 6:59 AM on July 15, 2010 [3 favorites]


I generally only lurk here but had to leave a comment on this...

That Cat-Scan.com site is amazing.
posted by mediamelt at 7:11 AM on July 15, 2010


Happy Birthday Metafilter! I got you these cameras, cheap from Amazon!
posted by thewittyname at 7:17 AM on July 15, 2010


That's ridiculous. It's not even funny.

ELEBEN
posted by 40 Watt at 7:22 AM on July 15, 2010


Hey, you guys should check out Red Meat!
posted by Bathtub Bobsled at 7:31 AM on July 15, 2010


Metafilter: Metafilter.
posted by Legomancer at 7:33 AM on July 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday, Metafilter! Here is a cat on top of a birthday cake...it seems fitting somehow.
posted by jocelmeow at 7:37 AM on July 15, 2010


Have you had The Talk yet?

You see, when two websites care very much about each other... well, um...

Look, maybe you should talk to your web admin about this.


I think we covered this on April 1, 2002.
posted by rocketpup at 7:43 AM on July 15, 2010


I was about to suggest I was the most senior user here (5445) until I saw Owen (557).

Hey Owen!

Then I saw double bubble (102551) and felt ancient.

Nurse? Nurse?
posted by feelinglistless at 8:03 AM on July 15, 2010


I don't know if I agree with squeezing cats into a scanner for the pleasure of the internet viewing public. It just seems cruel to me.

Herpy berpdy, Metafilter. Love you lots. Stay so sweet and never change.
posted by fiercecupcake at 8:05 AM on July 15, 2010


Happy Birthday, MeFi. You continue to amaze and inspire.
posted by cell divide at 8:31 AM on July 15, 2010


Wait a second . . . eleven years . . . eleventh doctor?

Matt's now played by Matt Smith, isn't he?
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 9:01 AM on July 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's awfully blue in here.
posted by The Whelk at 9:05 AM on July 15, 2010


Holy crap, I totally forgot.

Happy Birthday, Metafilter!
posted by numbskeleton at 9:13 AM on July 15, 2010


I enjoy this internet site.
posted by everichon at 9:24 AM on July 15, 2010


I'm late to the party, but I'm not asshole-late yet, am I?
Happy birthday, MFs!
posted by heyho at 9:47 AM on July 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


There's a such thing as asshole-late? Great, another social thing to be paranoid about.
posted by roll truck roll at 9:55 AM on July 15, 2010


the term is fashionably-late. Fashionably!
posted by The Whelk at 9:57 AM on July 15, 2010


AUGH! late to the party as usual : ¡FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS MeFi!
posted by liza at 10:01 AM on July 15, 2010


I like popsicles.
posted by turaho at 10:03 AM on July 15, 2010


Cheers! Time to take off the pants.
posted by bumpkin at 10:03 AM on July 15, 2010


Happy Birthday!
posted by juv3nal at 10:17 AM on July 15, 2010


Happy Birthday, MeFi! Thanks to Matt, et. al.
posted by filmgoerjuan at 10:34 AM on July 15, 2010


We were supposed to be wearing pants? Oops.

Hippy Bathday, Mefi.
posted by ArkhanJG at 10:48 AM on July 15, 2010


It feels pretty lame wishing a happy belated birthday to a website... but I am doing it anyway!

Happy Birthday, Metafilter!
posted by audacity at 11:10 AM on July 15, 2010


I'm not going to try to wish you a happy birthday, MeFi, because of the way you acted last year when I did.
posted by orange swan at 11:24 AM on July 15, 2010


Late to the party as usual, but happy birthday, you wonderful, horrible, blue monstrosity, you!
posted by saulgoodman at 11:52 AM on July 15, 2010


Hippy Bathday, Mefi.

NOT IF I CAN HELP IT! [streaks away naked, yelling, "Birthdays are just so aaaarrrrbitrary, maaaan!"]
posted by dirty hippie at 12:38 PM on July 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


You know, I've made serious intervention attempts on people who don't understand that joke. It's like I'm talking to Nigel himself.
posted by Mental Wimp at 1:03 PM on July 15, 2010


My awareness of the word "inexpiable."

You realize that was a test to see if anyone really did read the posts down here.
posted by Devils Rancher at 3:13 PM on July 15, 2010


You realize that was a test to see if anyone really did read the posts down here.

I do.

We all do.
posted by Jaltcoh at 3:20 PM on July 15, 2010


Thank you, MetaFilter, for all the links that are relevant to my interests.

Happy Birthday!
posted by merelyglib at 3:31 PM on July 15, 2010


Whew. This party's dwindling.
posted by grubi at 4:08 PM on July 15, 2010


Congrats Metafilter!
posted by tiamat at 4:19 PM on July 15, 2010



Whew. This party's dwindling.


I have had this version of Creep in my head for like 12 hours and If I have be bummed out I'm taking you all with me.
posted by The Whelk at 4:25 PM on July 15, 2010


Hippo birdies two ewes...
posted by Mental Wimp at 4:30 PM on July 15, 2010


Hippo birdies two ewes.

Sandra Keith Boynton created a successful artistic career on that first birthday card -- and continues to do so on her own, with no agent, no representatives, etc. Very admirable.

CBS Sunday Morning profile [video | 07:17].
posted by ericb at 5:41 PM on July 15, 2010 [4 favorites]


*pointless comment just so i can say I was here*
posted by dg at 6:52 PM on July 15, 2010


dg was here
posted by cjorgensen at 6:58 PM on July 15, 2010


And now, like the wind, he is gone.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:00 PM on July 15, 2010


Nope, still here. But, yeah, lots of wind. Can someone please open a window?
posted by dg at 7:08 PM on July 15, 2010


.
posted by TNLNYC at 7:39 PM on July 15, 2010


Happy belated 11th birthday and thanks for all the good times, Mathowie!
posted by Lynsey at 9:43 PM on July 15, 2010


<3 u mefi
posted by VulcanMike at 1:51 PM on July 16, 2010


Am I too late? Is there still cake left?
posted by chairface at 8:45 PM on July 16, 2010


NO CAKE
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:26 AM on July 17, 2010


that was a pretty, depressing video Whelk...I now have Creep stuck in my head
posted by numbskeleton at 8:14 AM on July 30, 2010


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