Everyone screams for ice cream!
March 29, 2000 5:42 AM   Subscribe

Everyone screams for ice cream! I found out that Edy's owns the icrecream.com domain. It's actually quite a nice site, and if anything, it has the certain level of childood simplicity one associates with ice cream. I especially like the taster and was honestly disappointed that his tour schedule isn't posted.

Maybe not as dynamic as Ben And Jerry's, but appropriately sweet.
posted by plinth (160 comments total)
actually, i liked the icecream.com site better than ben and jerry's. it was kind of surreal to watch the chocolate sauce fly down from the top and splat onto the sundae.
here in texas the big thing is blue bell, and for good reason, although their site is nothing to scream for...
posted by bluishorange at 6:54 AM on March 29, 2000

Have you tried Dreamery? It is the Edy's/Dreyer's Premium brand of Ice Cream, and tasty too. What do you think of its site? www.edys-dreamery.com
posted by ericost at 7:57 AM on March 29, 2000

oops. bad link in above post.

posted by ericost at 7:58 AM on March 29, 2000

Yeah, I'm gonna hafta try something new, now that b & j is selling out.
posted by veruca at 11:31 AM on March 29, 2000

All right, all you ice cream people get out, 1142 is gonna need this space for expansion.
posted by thirteen at 11:52 AM on May 1, 2001

Hmm... let's see. That wall over there has to come down. It isn't a load-bearing wall is it? Well, we'll let the architect deal with that.

This ice cream freezer is _definitely_ staying though. Thanks!

If we put my old couch over there, and a ping pong table there, we could have ourselves a pretty nifty clubhouse!

Where should the secret exit go?
posted by cCranium at 10:22 AM on May 2, 2001

Oh, and there's no way in hell I'm registering 1143.org.
posted by cCranium at 2:45 PM on May 2, 2001

Hey Rob! Did you see how quick this page loaded! And look at the size of these closets!
posted by thirteen at 9:17 PM on May 2, 2001

Yeah, no kidding! Type in the URL and *BAMPF* there's a web page!
posted by cCranium at 5:37 AM on May 3, 2001

Where should the secret exit go?

Well, it's a secret, innit?
posted by redfoxtail at 6:29 AM on May 3, 2001

I can't BELIEVE we colonized like 10 comments from 1000. I mean, the marginal cost of the extra gig or so of bandwidth is not that bad compared to what we've already done there. That and I wanted to see the thread that first broke 100 break 1000. What was it that was said before? Will Matt grow an extra head? Hee hee.
posted by norm at 7:03 AM on May 3, 2001

Oh, it hasn't broken 1000 yet? Well, we should bump it up to 1000 then, I hadn't counted.

It's our responsibility and privilege to keep Neale's dream of the Longest MetaFilter Thread alive, so I don't think we should ever stop completely, just not 142 messages every day. That's a little bit silly. :-)
posted by cCranium at 7:15 AM on May 3, 2001

I'm pretty sure that connecticut-web.com is run by one guy. He's answered all my e-mails, even the ones sent to various general accounts (ie, support@... sales@...) and for a service run by one guy, he's doing a pretty good job.

Plus, for $24 bucks, a few days of strife are mildly acceptable, as long as they don't last long. He's responded quickly and courteously to all my questions and addressed all my concerns quite nicely.

It's just really annoying not to be able to find all the information myself, especially when I've spent all day at work thinking about database structure and interface and stuff.

Anyway, if the hosting for 1142.org goes well (reliable, up plenty, etc.), it's reasonably likely I'll move more domains to them, because 24 bucks for a year is pretty hard to beat.
posted by cCranium at 7:23 AM on May 3, 2001


Ice Cream! I'm gonna have some Ice Cream! In the middle of every day and all through the night we're singing, ICE CREAM!

Sorry, that bit of nostalgia was brought to you by my childhood memories of Bill Cosby (may he rest in peace eventually).

Look I think that each of us should go back to 1142, post one or two really kickin' comments to bump it to 1000, then have Matt immediately close the thread, seal it in glass, and save it for posterity. Oh, and I nominate Neale for the honor of comment 1000, with the penultimate comment from Matt.

Who's with me?

(hot damn that loaded quickly...)
posted by Avogadro at 7:25 AM on May 3, 2001

cC, I understand the part about keeping Neale's dream alive, but think about the honor and glory that will come from having 1142 retired with its metaphorical jersey hoisted to the MeFi rafters?

Okay, maybe honor and glory is a bit much...
posted by Avogadro at 7:37 AM on May 3, 2001

Everyone into the pool!

*cannonball splash*
posted by werty at 7:59 AM on May 3, 2001

Avogadro, that's a good idea, but man, now we have to think of something to say for our last words? That's intimidating. :-)
posted by cCranium at 8:09 AM on May 3, 2001

:::Whimper::: I'm just powerless to keep from coming to these places.

Ms win! Ms win! Ms win! Have a seat, Mr. Nomo! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Man, what a fun game. And, if I may say so, Safeco (ugh) field, apart from the shithole name, is one beeeyootiful park.
posted by Skot at 8:09 AM on May 3, 2001

Someone who's figured out one of those good ways of counting the posts should post a current count. I'm too darn lazy.
posted by cCranium at 8:11 AM on May 3, 2001

Ms win! Ms win! Ms win! Have a seat, Mr. Nomo! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Does anyone have some barbecue sauce to go with this crow?
posted by MarkAnd at 8:22 AM on May 3, 2001

Yeah, it's in the fridge beside the barbecue (because there are fridges everywhere!), in the shelves on the door. 9 different kinds, take your pick
posted by cCranium at 8:32 AM on May 3, 2001

Hey, at least it's not named after a near-defunct dotcom. Not that I care what the Ravens do, cause I'm from Cleveland & thus the Ravens are evil incarnate. Oh, & go Indians.
posted by zempf at 8:35 AM on May 3, 2001

I'm going to go with hot sauce instead.
posted by MarkAnd at 8:46 AM on May 3, 2001

Currently at 986 comments (this will be 987, barring interposts).

Sorry, MarkAnd . . . didn't mean to serve it up so hot. I'd actually forgotten about our conversation yesterday, and was just publicly celebrating. (And really, Nomo looked really strong for 3 innings, but then something crucial blew out and he looked pretty shaky after that. I don't know why they left him in as long as they did . . . not his night. Lucky for us, on the other hand, Sele was having a banner night.)
posted by Skot at 9:03 AM on May 3, 2001

I think Nomo gets into trouble when he has to pitch from the stretch. Just as long as he doesn't allow any hits or baserunners, he's fine (although he did do a good job of getting out of one jam last night...) He just has to carry a no-hitter into the seventh every game. No big deal.

I was a little surprised to see Nomo brought back out for the sixth, too... (Man, the Ms look good this year. Think the pitching will hold up?)
posted by MarkAnd at 9:12 AM on May 3, 2001

You guys talking about 1142's bandwidth raise an interesting question... who's on dial-up here? I had (assumptions, ass, etc.) assumed everyone was coming in broadband.

Go big, baby, or don't go at all.
posted by anildash at 9:39 AM on May 3, 2001

DSL at home/T1 at work, Anil, but I think the bandwidth concerns are more on the order of "Why is Matt suffering silently as we chew up a third of the total bandwidth for MeFi? What jerks we are!"

1142.org now has a placeholder front page. Ooh la la! Way to go, cC!
posted by snarkout at 9:42 AM on May 3, 2001

Man, the Ms look good this year. Think the pitching will hold up?

Well, I hope so. I don't see why it shouldn't (I can't tell you how wonderful it is to have this pitching staff after all the long years of suffering . . . remember Bobby Ayala? :::Shudder:::). They've built the staff and made some great changes (getting Rhodes out of the rotation, where he was horrendous, and putting him into relief/middle-relief, where he excels), and I don't see any overt health issues. It's sure weird having Charlton back.

Hell, even if everyone suddenly falls victim to a Simpsons-style mishap, we can always just move Ichiro onto the mound from left field. After firing strikes to home plate from way the hell out there in the hinterlands, it should be easy as pie from the mound. :)
posted by Skot at 9:43 AM on May 3, 2001

we can always just move Ichiro onto the mound from left field

I just read an article that says he can throw in the mid-90s. That's insane. Bobby Ayala couldn't have been worse than Matt (Sigh) Young. Eep.

What's the deal with "Ichiro"? I thought that was his first name. Why is it on his jersey? (Or does he just have one name now like South American soccer stars? Or do I just not understand Japanese prae/cognomen?)
posted by MarkAnd at 9:56 AM on May 3, 2001

remember Bobby Ayala?

I have fond memories of sniggering into my beer that an actual, paid-real-money GM would give Norm Charlton the time of day.
posted by snarkout at 10:28 AM on May 3, 2001

I want some more people to donate money to Jeremy Bushnell's giveaway fund, because the item I desperately desire costs $56 at the cheapest place I can find it. As it seems silly for me to abstractly want such a thing without contributing myself, I was going to get a PayPal account and donate the $5 they give you for free. Then, alas, I discovered (a) one must drop $100 in the account, and I don't have $100 to stick in their "money market" hole, plus (b) some kind of wonky error on their end is making it impossible for me to create a new account today in any case. Now I am frustrated, for I really want to be able to enter my $56 thing! Drats.
posted by redfoxtail at 10:39 AM on May 3, 2001

So yes, we are consuming quite a bit of that, but there's plenty left for expansion to post 2000 and beyond!!!!

It's not the amount of room in the pipe I'm worried about, it's the cost of moving it through. I've no idea what kind of agreement Ev has with his ISP, but at some point, someone's paying for bandwidth.

Now, it's likely a better plan than 4GB per month, which is pretty common low-end hosting rates, but we're needlessly jacking the amount of data flowing through Pyra's pipes.

Plus we're slowing Ev's surfing down... :-)

I could be completely off here, but I also remember something about BlogSpot using the regular Pyra T1 as opposed to the same hosting company that Blogger's on. I don't know why I think that, but I do.

Either that or there's something else that uses the Pyra T1.

Plus when Matt started hosting me I remember he mentioned he hosts something like 15 other sites , and I'd feel pretty bad about stealing bandwidth from the 13 innocents.

And the 5k's probably sucking bandwidth too.

(at least one of the other people Matt hosts has contributed to the size of this thread)

Anyway, I do agree that there's tons of room before we start flooding the T1 with just our data, but I still figure it's best to move on.

Plus I was getting really sick of the load time, and I've got the company T1 and dial-up at home.
posted by cCranium at 10:47 AM on May 3, 2001

Man, that sounds much more "slapping your wrist" then I meant it too.

Today is a monotone day for me. I've been waiting all freakin' day for clients to sign off on a project they want done by tomorrow. Grr. Clients.
posted by cCranium at 10:48 AM on May 3, 2001

Feh. You haven't known true suffering as a baseball fan unless you were an Indians fan (yes, we have you outnumbered) in the 80's.

Presenting the 1988 Cleveland Indians opening day bullpen, the "Bullpen from Hell:"
Chris Codiroli (ERA: 9.31),
Jeff Dedmon (ERA: 4.54),
Bill Laskey (ERA: 5.18),
Rick Rodriguez (ERA: 7.09), and
Dan Schatzeder (ERA: 9.56).
posted by Aaaugh! at 10:50 AM on May 3, 2001

Hey, gluechunk, I just checked out your site (after looking at the big hand) and I must say that it's really well done. Looks like a great place to wander around.
posted by cCranium at 12:34 PM on May 3, 2001

Ok, so what's the screen name for the Active Buddy?
posted by gluechunk at 12:36 PM on May 3, 2001

Um, thanks. Unfortunately it's basically just menus without much content because I am too lazy. 1143 feels pretty strange.
posted by gluechunk at 12:42 PM on May 3, 2001

Talk about long suffering baseball fans, I live in Minnesota. My current favorite Twin has the last name of Mientkiewicz (pronounced Minn-cave-itch, as the announcers helpfully provide). Although our fans did get a bit overexuberent last night.

What's an Active Buddy?
posted by norm at 12:45 PM on May 3, 2001

norm, read 1142 sometime!
posted by gluechunk at 12:56 PM on May 3, 2001

1143 is the lamest thread ever!! 1142 ROOOLZ!
posted by daveadams at 12:58 PM on May 3, 2001

Minnesota: 1987, 1991
Cleveland: 1948
Boston: 1918
(Any Cubs fans out there?)
posted by MarkAnd at 1:04 PM on May 3, 2001

the screen name is 'smarterchild'. i can't say how it compares to other bots but it's fun to play with at least for a little while.
posted by sudama at 1:09 PM on May 3, 2001

So how about a Survivor final three pool (or am I dirtying up the water here in 1143 with this)? I'll start the pot with 10 buckazoids.

Immunity: Colby
Bootee: Keith(!)
Winner: Tina
Final vote: 4-3

Anyone else?
posted by daveadams at 1:27 PM on May 3, 2001

By the way, I'm hosting a Survivor watch party tonight at our house. Most of the attendees hate the show, but the pizza is calling their name.

If any of you happen to be in the southwest Missouri area tonight, you're welcome to stop by.
posted by daveadams at 1:28 PM on May 3, 2001

There's no way in hell Keith can win.

If Tina doesn't win immunity, she's gone. Neither Keith nor Colby can get more votes than her in the jury.

Therefore, my picks are:

Immunity: Tina
Bootee: Colby (because Tina and Keith have been allies from the start)
Winner: Tina
Final vote: Unanimous.
posted by cCranium at 1:37 PM on May 3, 2001

I'm with cC on the immunity:

Immunity: Tina
Bootee: Keith
Winner: Tina
Final Vote: 5-2 (with Amber and Jerri voting for Colby)
posted by MarkAnd at 1:53 PM on May 3, 2001

Hardly a blip.
posted by bradlands at 2:14 PM on May 3, 2001

Ah, Aaaugh brings back some memories. I'd love going to the now-defunct (thank god) Cleveland Municipal Stadium as a kid in the 80's (I'm sure I saw that terrible bullpen lineup, even) & getting nosebleed seats.. and then moving down to the good seats after about the 4th inning because nobody else was there. Days when the announced attendance was in the seven or eight thousand range (which looks awful in a stadium that seats 75,000). Still, it was (and is) still fun to go to games.. gotta get to some this year.

As far as Survivor, I still haven't seen it yet, and don't think I'm going to start tonight since I'm at work. We DO have a TV at work, but at the moment it's tuned into WWF Smackdown. I can't decide which is worse..

My final thought for this post is that MeFi actually got 18 hits via my page. Maybe I'll start charging Matt for clickthroughs.
posted by zempf at 5:28 PM on May 3, 2001

Meanwhile, daveadams sneaks off to colonize 2411.
posted by xiffix at 6:45 PM on May 3, 2001

Meanwhile, daveadams sneaks off to colonize 2411.


What happened to the Adventure game?
posted by redfoxtail at 7:23 PM on May 3, 2001

Brad, hardly a blip as of April 1. Activity's increased a fairly large amount since then.

Neale, from 1142: Of course, I may not have permission to use it as a free-form web experimental art shelf, but that won't stop me.

Of course you have permission! It's totally free form, I don't give two goose farts what happens on the site.
posted by cCranium at 6:50 AM on May 4, 2001

Aw, crap. I suppose I should have actually read the dates, rather than just the filename.

One of these days I'm going to learn to think before I post. Probably not anytime soon, mind you, but one of these days.
posted by cCranium at 6:55 AM on May 4, 2001

I think one of my molars is failing. I have an excellent dentist, I must pay him a visit.

My dental history is gruesome, and I have once again fallen off the ball. I neglected to go to a dentist for 10 years, and was welcomed to a world of cavities.

*disclaimer* I never had any pain in that time, and my teeth are white and pretty.*

A year ago I missed a cleaning appointment, and have never rescheduled. My molar is not causing me any pain, but the gum is sensitive, and the tooth itself has exposed dentin everywhere. This happens when you soak your teeth in cola acid 16 hours a day. Not desirable, not deadly.

Do you celebrate Halloween in your country Neale? Neale, are you friends with Anil? Could you convince him that I am a swell guy whose friendship would be desirable to have?

Following Rob's example, I have registered www.anilsfriendthirteen.net, and if this nonsexual friendship bears fruit I will make the page live and document our fascinating conversations, and archive any correspondence. 100 years ago, people could not do this.

Tomorrow is my last Japanese class, and I am supposing I will learn if my teacher considers me sufficiently competent to advance to the intermediate class. Wish me luck, unless you dislike me, then you should wish me ill will.

What become's a legend most?
posted by thirteen at 7:56 AM on May 4, 2001

where is everybody?
posted by thirteen at 11:06 AM on May 4, 2001

where is everybody?

Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I've been at ye olde library. Now I'm all stinky and sweaty from hauling so many books away with me. Warm weather is lovely, but less so when one is carrying a book-filled backpack. It always impresses me just how heavy paper can be. I'd better take a shower before I sit down and work on the aforementioned books, or I don't think I'll be able to live with myself.
posted by redfoxtail at 11:44 AM on May 4, 2001

Don't take the books into the shower with you, or you'll find they can get even heavier.
posted by Mahogne at 11:55 AM on May 4, 2001

I'm with ya, thirteen. Today, I just had an astonishing number of MeFi threads that I actually wanted to post my drippy ramblings to.

Today's post-work used-CD quarry: Alice In Chains, Jar of Flies. I'm getting old. I'm listening to less new music and getting more concerned with replacing old cassettes with shiny new CDs. I must rage against the dying of the light.

The Beta Band has a new CD scheduled for release in early July. Cause for hope! (It's titled "Hot Shots II." They're such dicks.)

I'm taking a goddamn vacation in two weeks. One whole week off from work. I haven't had one in over two years, and I think it's driven me nuts (yeah, yeah, not a long trip, Skot, ah shaddup).

My awful show closes tomorrow night. Sweet Christ, what a release that will be. Thank the heavens that my girlfriend is an actress and understands the whole "See ya later!" aspect of being in a relationship with me.

It really is just a terrible show, and deserves mockery and scorn. To call it "crap" is to insult genuine, respectable feces. Okay, maybe I'm just a little bitter.

I miss playing "Adventure." Maybe I'll send Brad a conciliatory--if not outright bootlicking--email. Or card.

Okay, must go check out anilsfriendthirteen.net.
posted by Skot at 12:13 PM on May 4, 2001

My copy of the Dirty Three's "Sad and Dangerous" is now scratched; the last track does not play properly. Damn it all to hell.
posted by snarkout at 12:20 PM on May 4, 2001

I'm really really pissed off, and I don't know why, and that makes me frustrated, which ends up translating into more pissed offidness.

That screaming man thread didn't trigger it, it just worsened it.

I think every workplace should have a soundproof closet that employees can go into and scream and scream and scream and scream and scream until their frustrations are drained.
posted by cCranium at 12:41 PM on May 4, 2001

Actually, I think part of the reason I'm pissed off is because I ate half a box of Girl Guide cookies for lunch because I didn't have time to leave my desk and they were within close proximity.
posted by cCranium at 12:47 PM on May 4, 2001

Girl Guide cookies? What, you flew the cookies in from England? We call 'em Girl Scouts in this country, bub!

How's 1142.org going? Let me just applaud you again for showing the initiative to actually do something based on my observation -- I had thought about it, but the idea would have just languished in the back of my brain for months...
posted by snarkout at 12:49 PM on May 4, 2001

Uh, I believe cC's in Canada, snark. And I am fond of calling them "jailbait."

Sometimes people get mad at me.
posted by Skot at 12:51 PM on May 4, 2001

Uh, I believe cC's in Canada, snark.

A Canadian? But he seemed so... so...

Dang. I can't think of appropriate national stereotypes for Canadians (other than a fondness for hockey and beer).
posted by snarkout at 12:54 PM on May 4, 2001

Skot, I keep asking people why Girl Scout uniforms aren't fetishized the way the whole "catholic schoolgirl" thing is, but no one has a definitive answer.

I think it's all due to the fact that, too often, Girl Scouts don't act the part of little hottie temptresses, luring us in with their not-so-innocent naughtiness.

Umm, what was the topic again?
posted by anildash at 1:06 PM on May 4, 2001

Oh, and snarkout, the whole Canadian joke thing was covered at length here. Due to my proclivity for Canuck-bashing, I think that site's proprietor hates me. She seemed aghast in person.

Which was pretty goddamn funny.
posted by anildash at 1:10 PM on May 4, 2001

I think one of my molars is failing. I have an excellent dentist, I must pay him a visit.

i knew the moment i read that sentence, with the poster not listed on the screen, that it was my buddy, John 13. it just had that histrionic ring :-)

i also figured, from the man who doesn't have a URL for his own eponymous page, that he hadn't ponied up for anilsfriendthirteen.net
posted by Sean Meade at 1:33 PM on May 4, 2001

I was 99% certain that 13 hadn't ponied up either, Sean. But there was that niggling 1% of me that thought, "Well, he might just be that perverse." So I of course had to check.

She seemed aghast at a Canadian joke? Genuinely? How weird. The whole point of Canadian jokes is that it's nearly impossible to make a good one. Plus, most Canadians I've met tend to be terribly self-effacing anyway. (that's your worthless generalization for the day.)

I have no answers for the girl scout uniform/fetishization question, but am now also curious. I'm especially curious as to where you encounter these Lolita schoolgirls. As in, y'know, an address.

Oh, we're edging up to real trouble. I'm ashamed.
posted by Skot at 1:57 PM on May 4, 2001

There is still the chance that I am that perverse, you must never give up hope.

I have the nurse fetish, I yearn to understand more about the nature of such unavoidable desire.

I hope Anil is having a nice day.
posted by thirteen at 2:13 PM on May 4, 2001

Skot, the last turn is here. No bootlicking or cards necessary.
posted by bradlands at 2:28 PM on May 4, 2001

Ok, maybe aghast was overstating it. And also, maybe I took the joke a little too far. And perhaps I should have worn something under my overcoat.

Thirteen, my day is going a quiet kind of sublime, so far. I'm curious, why have I been befriended again? I forget, because I'm so anti-social I'm not used to parsing the whole friendship thing.

Today, I should have gotten my hair cut.

I was reading Maxim today, which I do rarely. It remains to be seen whether that's good or bad. But they had a list of fetishes which we (presumably) healthy, strapping, virile men are supposed to check off our personal lists. (Brad, some of these are straight-specific, so I apologize in advance. See also "Mikewas, Het Cred".)

They, of course, listed Nurse among the types, 13. But also cheerleader, friend's sister, teacher, boss, flight attendant, and a few more.

Get to work, fellas!
posted by anildash at 2:40 PM on May 4, 2001

Brad, I don't want to inadvertantly trample Neale's opportunity to post the thread-closing comment. Can I post moves here now, or are you wanting to keep that a purely 1142 phenomenon?

This right here had me laughing in my chair.

I came into the office this morning, flipped on my monitor (I leave the PC running except over weekends) and was confronted with some horrendous blue screen of death. Chilling. But the reboot seemed fine. I have no idea what the problem was. A full page of nattering horseshit and mystifying symbols was what it all meant to me. I wish there was a "dumbass" setting on PCs so you could get error messages that at least spoke the truth. Like, say:

STOP! You fucked up.

You can't do that. To explain why would take hours, and you still wouldn't get it anyway. You'll just have to trust me. Or go ask your IT person how to do it.

That's not even a button right there. I don't know what you're trying to click.

OH FUCK! I don't know what you did or how you did it, but whatever it was just fucked this progam all to hell. I have to shut it down now. Don't do that any more, if you can remember what it was.

Sorry, your boss said you couldn't use this program. I don't even know why the icon is sitting there. I think it's a power thing.

Keep hitting that button if you want, but it doesn't do anything.

And, for truly massive Stupid Human Tricks:

OH FOR CHRIST'S SAKE. I fold. You're on your own.
posted by Skot at 2:52 PM on May 4, 2001

Skot, like the error message Eudora used to give you if you were typing and no window was open? "You're typing, but no one is listening right now."
posted by snarkout at 3:01 PM on May 4, 2001

The reasons that most Canadians are aghast at Canadian jokes is that you 'merkins are just so damned bad at them. You border-folk, see if you can't pick up the CBC on antenna and watch some of the stuff we do to ourselves.

I have a humourous Brownie (lowest Girl Guide level I believe, the Canadian Boy Scout equivalent is Beaver...) story, but can't quite remember it right now. I'll work on it, but it deals with sexual innuendo and drugs and my mother. Oh yes, it is pretty much the source of all my psychological problems. :-)

1142's not really going just yet. I couldn't figure out how to get to the database on Wednesday night, and that bugged me, so I gave up shortly after nine, ate, and went to bed.

Last night I wasted potentially productive brain cycles and watched Survivor. Tonight Jen and I went to see The Mummy Returns, effectively the sequel to our first date. It was nice of them to release it so close to the anniversary.

If you enjoyed the first one, you'll enjoy this one. A whole lot more fighting and action scenes, mostly well done. No Matrix parodies. Previews for Tomb Raider and Shrek.

The first twenty minutes are pretty much jam-packed with background plot as they frantically, and surprisingly effectively (though not quite effectively enough), explain the connection between the heroes, the bad guys, and the new bad guys.

I'm typing just way too damn much tonight. Feeling very talkative, and now that I think about it, sleepy.

Oh, and before I forget, tomorrow is 1142 day. Much work will be done (well, not all that much really, it's going to be minimally functional so that it can get off the ground and people can start making suggestions so I don't actually have to think for myself).

Also, I've gotten lots of e-mail about it. I haven't replied to any because I don't want to have to admit multiple times to not getting much done yet, but I'm 99.9% certain that everyone's getting the usernumber they requested.
posted by cCranium at 9:40 PM on May 4, 2001

Weird coincidence between Rob and John part 17. Your girlfriend is named Jen, my wife is named Jen. Que the Theremin.

I think Toronto is Chicago's sister city too, they certainly feel very similar.

I was supposed to go see the Mummy with my game group tonight too, but I ended up working late. Maybe tomorrow.
posted by thirteen at 10:48 PM on May 4, 2001

Alright, kids, It's ALIVE!!!

Or rather, it would be if it's servers hadn't decided to die just when I started entering peoples' requested user information.

Anyway, the servers should be working again sometime today. Please God, let the servers be working again sometime today.

If you visit and it's live, go ahead and register yourself, I'll make sure to check before doing it myself.
posted by cCranium at 8:38 AM on May 5, 2001

And now it's kicking!

(see, so it's alive and kicking? that's funny, right?)

Anyway, if I got an e-mail from you, you should have one from me with your username and password. Everyone got their own specially created password, usually based on something from your e-mail. You can change it and pick or edit your usernumber from the profile pages.

the design's pretty sketchy, the functionality is pretty minimial, but you can
posted by cCranium at 2:35 PM on May 5, 2001

...break off in the middle of a sentence with the best of them!
posted by redfoxtail at 2:55 PM on May 5, 2001

I'm a Canadian too! (But I've come to America, the land of freedom and opportunity, in order to study psycholinguistics at Michigan State, where my advisor is a Canadian, a bunch of my fellow grad students are Canadian, and two other professors in our department are Canadian. I am secretly sending all of the knowledge in America back over the border. My wife is an American, and vehemently so, but she says 'eh' quite a bit now. In our house, we say colour like this: colo(u)r. We prefer chocolate bars from Britain.)
posted by iceberg273 at 11:44 AM on May 6, 2001

I just counted wrong in 1142. Now I am embarrassed.

I don't do enough stuff to post on my own site, here, 1142, Rob's list, and 1142.org. I think I will funnel myself into ORG.

I nave no facial hair.
posted by thirteen at 8:41 PM on May 6, 2001

Not even eyebrows?
posted by redfoxtail at 9:04 PM on May 6, 2001

I have eyebrows. Eyelashes too.


navenavenavenavenave. damn.
posted by thirteen at 9:12 PM on May 6, 2001

actually, what i want the blue screen of death to say is:

Now your work is toast because Windows totally sucks!

and i also clicked through to check if 13 had bought anilsfriendthirteen.net. but i was pretty sure he hadn't.
posted by Sean Meade at 5:34 AM on May 7, 2001

Anilsfriendthirteen.net is probably getting more hits than my real page.

That is the magic of Anil.

eased amen
sea demean
seen a dame?
ease a mend

manic cur

hail sand

academia as drum (woah)
acme samurai dad
AI Macs marauded

I have resorted to using a web page in the face of General Avogadro's superior military anagram abilities.
posted by thirteen at 12:57 PM on May 7, 2001

I keep checking to see if anilsfriendthirteen.net is live yet. Alas.

If 13 were really my friend, he'd hook me up with some nice single chick. But no, it's all a front, to justify the domain name.

Poor me.
posted by anildash at 2:14 PM on May 7, 2001

Courtesy of the Internet Anagram Server: anagrams of thirteen.

I'm still waiting for a page that will generate spoonerisms for me...
posted by Aaaugh! at 9:19 PM on May 7, 2001

Hello? Did I miss much?

The music festival was great, by the way.

Hey, did I call it or what?
posted by daveadams at 9:47 PM on May 7, 2001

Wait, we're supposed to post over here now aren't we?
posted by daveadams at 9:50 PM on May 7, 2001


If you're aaron, you've yet to respond to my e-mail, so try going here.

If you've tried going to 1142.org and are just getting a mostly blank screen, try that link.
posted by cCranium at 1:24 PM on May 8, 2001

Should I kill the bookmark for this page? Do we all agree it is mega1142 and 1142organization for us from now on?
posted by thirteen at 3:59 PM on May 10, 2001

I refuse to post to this thread.
posted by Neale at 5:09 PM on May 10, 2001

I can agree to that, although something tells me someone will continue posting in this thread forever.
posted by cCranium at 5:53 AM on May 11, 2001

But that someone isn't me.
posted by sudama at 7:49 PM on May 12, 2001

Nor me.
posted by redfoxtail at 8:08 PM on May 12, 2001

i wonder if 1143 wished a happy mother's day to 1142.
posted by gluechunk at 6:25 PM on May 13, 2001

It won't be me either
posted by Mahogne at 8:55 AM on May 14, 2001

It may very well be me.
posted by MarkAnd at 7:10 PM on May 14, 2001

Why do I imagine the scary little "Not Me" ghost from "Family Circus" cackling maniacally to himself?
posted by snarkout at 7:40 AM on May 15, 2001

You guys are so off topic. I like ice cream, myself.
posted by norm at 12:23 PM on May 22, 2001

Me too.
posted by iceberg273 at 11:22 AM on June 1, 2001

But I like icebergs better.
posted by iceberg273 at 11:22 AM on June 1, 2001

With those little candy sprinkles.
posted by iceberg273 at 11:26 AM on June 1, 2001

posted by iceberg273 at 11:27 AM on June 1, 2001

Zippity BOP!
posted by daveadams at 9:07 AM on June 13, 2001

Ouch, I missed it by two weeks...
posted by daveadams at 9:07 AM on June 13, 2001

iceberg 273: snarfing when you least expect it.
posted by iceberg273 at 2:54 PM on June 20, 2001


I think we're alone now.... there doesn't seem to be anyone arou-ound...
posted by Avogadro at 11:14 AM on June 22, 2001

I am still committed to not posting here.
posted by Mahogne at 7:35 PM on June 23, 2001

If we post another fifty or so comments, this thread will break into the top twenty threads as well.
posted by norm at 4:36 PM on June 24, 2001

I was so wrong! The statistics (as of this writing, up to date through June 1) indicate that the twentieth thread has only 105 comments, which means that this thread is above that total. OTOH, there are surely a few in the last month to top that figure.
posted by norm at 5:10 PM on June 24, 2001

Is it me, or is the beating of my heart the only sound?
posted by iceberg273 at 11:07 AM on June 25, 2001

It's you.
posted by norm at 5:43 PM on June 25, 2001

ka-thud . . . ka-thud . . . ka-thud . . . ka-thud . . .
posted by iceberg273 at 9:27 AM on June 26, 2001

What are the statistical probabilities that your heart could be stopped by a blast of lightning, restarted, then stopped years later by another bolt of lightning?

If your heart stopped beating and no one was around, would it make a sound?
posted by norm at 1:13 PM on June 26, 2001

What are the statistical probabilities that your heart could be stopped by a blast of lightning, restarted, then stopped years later by another bolt of lightning?

Given the continued rhythmic electrical conductance of the heart following the restarting procedure, the answer is:

About the same chance as being struck by lightning twice.
posted by iceberg273 at 1:50 PM on June 26, 2001

I dunno, Icy. I think if your heart is stopped once, the electromagnetic signature of the heart probably changes in a way that attracts all local lightning bolts. At least that's what I heard once from a friend who said he read a book a long time ago.
posted by norm at 7:18 AM on June 28, 2001

Shoot, you got me there, norm. I guess the probability would really be more similar to the chance of a Cubs - Red Sox world series with me singing the National Anthem for game 3. (Approximately).
posted by iceberg273 at 8:55 AM on June 28, 2001

Mmmmm. Ice cream on the Fourth of July.
posted by iceberg273 at 2:32 PM on July 4, 2001

I wonder how mad Matt would be if we colonized the next 18 threads, and made the top twenty threads 1142 gang territory.

Of course, I don't want to go up against the brunt of the MeFiMob, so perhaps it's not that good an idea.
posted by cCranium at 2:33 PM on July 4, 2001

I bet if we colonized it as 1142 gangbang territory, the mob would just join in...
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 9:21 AM on July 5, 2001

Zippity BOP!
posted by ZippityBOP at 11:42 AM on July 9, 2001

You are not my father!
posted by Zippity Bop™ at 11:53 AM on July 9, 2001

You are not my son!
posted by ZippityBOP at 11:58 AM on July 9, 2001

I am Tiger Woods.
posted by Zippity Bop™ at 12:06 PM on July 9, 2001

I am Jason Kottke.
posted by ZippityBOP at 12:07 PM on July 9, 2001

Snogg Boggen!
posted by Skot at 12:26 PM on July 9, 2001

posted by Zippity BOT at 12:29 PM on July 9, 2001

Oh Damn it!
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 12:30 PM on July 9, 2001

Would Tiger or Jason like some ice cream?
posted by iceberg273 at 12:33 PM on July 9, 2001

posted by rorschach at 12:38 PM on July 9, 2001

For ice cream, that is.
posted by rorschach at 12:39 PM on July 9, 2001

No ice cream until Tuesday.
posted by Zippity Bopster at 4:32 PM on July 9, 2001

It is Tuesday.
posted by norm at 7:59 AM on July 10, 2001

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posted by iceberg273 at 10:11 AM on July 10, 2001 [1 favorite]

Icy, you are a Gentleman and a Scholar.
posted by Avogadro at 10:25 AM on July 10, 2001

I think I've found a solution to my car problems! A vehicle that pays for itself.... in fun!

Here comes Mis-ter Sof-tee The soft ice cream man. The cream-i-est dream-i-est soft ice cream you get from Mis-ter sof-tee For a re-fresh-ing de-light su-preme Look for Mis-ter Sof-tee. My milk shakes and my sun-daes and my cones are such a treat Lis-ten for my store on wheels ding-a-ling down the street. The cream-iest dream-i-est soft ice cream you get from Mis-ter Sof-tee for a re-fresh-ing de-light su-preme Look for Mis-ter Sof-tee S - O - F - T Dub-ble - E Mis-ter Sof-tee!
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 10:57 AM on July 10, 2001

What the hell is wrong with you people?
posted by solistrato at 5:55 PM on July 12, 2001

Don't make us kill you, too, solistrato...
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 9:18 PM on July 12, 2001

1143: What the hell is wrong with you people?
posted by rorschach at 11:17 AM on July 14, 2001

Nice! 1143 gets taglines too. So, Solistrato and Youhas go on the Enemies list...
posted by norm at 2:41 PM on July 25, 2001

one one four three here,
everyone has been quiet
since July two five.
posted by thirteen at 12:37 PM on August 22, 2001

*makes some noise*
posted by iceberg273 at 12:58 PM on August 22, 2001

posted by feelinglistless at 3:09 PM on August 22, 2001

posted by iceberg273 at 11:13 AM on August 29, 2001

I am the king of 1143!
posted by thirteen at 11:26 AM on September 4, 2001

Infidel! He has captured the crown! Feed him to the Angry Gods of the Bog!
posted by Skot at 12:27 PM on September 4, 2001

Good Zod Skot! How often do you swing through here?
posted by thirteen at 4:26 PM on September 4, 2001

The Angry Gods of the Bog will not eat 13 this day. Today is ICE CREAM DAY! There will yet be time for 13 consumption in the days that follow.

Today's offering to The Angry Gods of the Bog is Dreamery Dulce de Leche. If The Gods are still hungry, there will be Dreamery Orchard Peach for afters.

posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 8:37 PM on September 4, 2001

The Angry Gods of the Bog

*hunts around for carnivorous plants*

I'm good at finding carnivorous plants in bogs.
posted by iceberg273 at 7:35 AM on September 5, 2001

hail to the king.
posted by thirteen at 4:42 PM on October 2, 2001

[hammers on wall from 1142]

Hey, keep the noise down in there!

(thirteen - thats what you thought)
posted by Markb at 5:16 AM on October 5, 2001

I arrive on a puff of the breath of the gods, anointed with the finest oils and clad in naught but finery to announce the beginning of my immortal benevolent reign. I dispatched my herald 13 before me, and he has given me the proper introduction. Thank you sir. You are dismissed.

Let the Golden Age begin.
posted by Skot at 3:22 PM on October 9, 2001

I ahve always liked Markb. We should talk about bees and gardening more.
posted by thirteen at 9:42 AM on November 7, 2001

Does the Golden Age include bees and gardening? What about gardening bees? Does anyone know?
posted by iceberg273 at 6:59 AM on November 8, 2001

What about gardening bees?

if that's anything like a spelling bee, no.
posted by kathryn at 12:51 AM on February 4, 2002

'Scuse me, guys? *holds up map*
I think I'm lost. Where can a guy find some monkeys? Or haikus? Or, hell, even pancakes?

I shoulda never got off the interstate.
posted by ColdChef at 7:21 PM on March 7, 2002

Our one true thread dies
Barbarians reign in blood
Blue screen turns red
posted by thirteen at 1:21 PM on March 25, 2002

Behold the beauty
Endless cycle of rebirth
Born anew from death.
posted by Kafkaesque at 10:26 AM on March 27, 2002

So no gardening bees, then. Oh, well.
posted by iceberg273 at 1:27 PM on April 16, 2002

Gardening Bee?

Spell Chrysanthemum.
posted by Kafkaesque at 9:11 AM on April 19, 2002

Ok, who here uses attbi.com?
posted by gluechunk at 10:48 PM on April 30, 2002

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