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August 24, 2018 8:53 AM   Subscribe

 
So you're not really into that whole context thing, eh?
posted by humboldt32 at 8:59 AM on August 24 [3 favorites]


I'm not getting any pattern. what am I missing?
posted by ivan ivanych samovar at 8:59 AM on August 24


I mean, it's an impressive twitter acrostic. "Read the first word of each of [her] tweets" beginning with the one I linked if you want to see how impressive. Not sure what other context there is to add.
posted by straight at 9:01 AM on August 24 [1 favorite]


I'm not getting any pattern. what am I missing?

Go to her timeline, start with the "IS IT JUST ME" tweet, and read downward (i.e. in reverse chronological order). A hint:

IS IT JUST ME, OR DID I JUST PULL OFF THE GREATEST TWITTER SCHEME OF ALL TIME?????

This is the moment I’ve been waiting for for four whole months......

The best state fair food is corn on the cob don’t @ me

Real talk: idk what I’m going to do when my friends no longer all live within a 1 mile radius of me

Life was so much easier when my school supply list was colored pencils and glue sticks
posted by jedicus at 9:03 AM on August 24 [8 favorites]


:D
posted by evilDoug at 9:04 AM on August 24


I'd say that Beelzebub decidedly has a devil put aside for her.
posted by dannyboybell at 9:04 AM on August 24 [5 favorites]


You guys could y'know read the first words of all her tweets.... Like it says on the can...
posted by zeoslap at 9:04 AM on August 24 [6 favorites]


Long live the queen.
posted by Atom Eyes at 9:04 AM on August 24 [2 favorites]


ivan ivanyich samovar, Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see.
posted by evilDoug at 9:05 AM on August 24 [5 favorites]


Very excellent
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 9:05 AM on August 24


It's an impressive level of commitment -- the tweets go all the way back to May 7th. I think the pattern is obvious enough that anyone can see.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 9:05 AM on August 24 [2 favorites]


I like how the song ends (back in early May) with "Any way the wind blows I pretzel my does is nothing well"
posted by ook at 9:07 AM on August 24 [9 favorites]


"It's a great song Freddie. I'm just wondering if we can cut the bit about the pretzel does."
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 9:10 AM on August 24 [30 favorites]


such commitment
posted by greenhornet at 9:12 AM on August 24 [2 favorites]


*applause*
posted by nubs at 9:22 AM on August 24 [1 favorite]


When I click on the link, I see "Is" "I" "There" "This" "You" "it" "lol" perhaps we could have linked to a page that ACTUALLY DISPLAYED the supposed acrostic?
posted by Megafly at 9:25 AM on August 24 [3 favorites]


So is that song about to pass Never Gonna Give You Up as the prime internet meme song? Man I wish the internet had more interesting musical taste.
posted by The_Vegetables at 9:25 AM on August 24 [5 favorites]


I mean, it's an impressive twitter acrostic. "Read the first word of each of [her] tweets" beginning with the one I linked if you want to see how impressive. Not sure what other context there is to add.

Not so much context as instructions -- can you talk to the mods about changing the link in the post or add a second so it actually goes to the place that has the thing we're supposed to be looking at? The single tweet and its replies doesn't contain this pattern.
posted by jacquilynne at 9:26 AM on August 24 [2 favorites]


When I click on the link, I see "Is" "I" "There" "This" "You" "it" "lol" perhaps we could have linked to a page that ACTUALLY DISPLAYED the supposed acrostic?

Yes, the replies coming to the final tweet are making it confusing. Go here - her timeline, and starting from the "IS IT JUST ME..." Tweet, read the first word of each tweet she has sent.

Easy come, easy go.
posted by nubs at 9:29 AM on August 24 [6 favorites]


Applause to her, but she should have really left it there to be discovered by someone else and not given the explanation
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 9:33 AM on August 24


Yeah, sorry about that, it's not obvious if you're not familiar with Twitter. If the mods could add the link nubs suggested to her timeline, I would appreciate it.
posted by straight at 9:35 AM on August 24 [2 favorites]


This is actually the second-greatest Twitter scheme of all time behind "winning the presidency of the United States"
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 9:53 AM on August 24 [13 favorites]


DRINK
MORE
OVALTINE
posted by chavenet at 9:55 AM on August 24 [5 favorites]






Dammit, Manit!
posted by Atom Eyes at 9:58 AM on August 24 [24 favorites]


Easy come, easy go, little high, little low.
posted by briank at 10:01 AM on August 24


okay, nubs's link finally worked. I could tell from all the Freddie what the damn acrostic was supposed to be, but nothing was sorting in the right order. I DEFINITELY SEE THE DUCK IN THAT MAGIC EYE PICTURE, YEAH.
posted by ivan ivanych samovar at 10:07 AM on August 24




drewtoothpaste is internet royalty
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 10:17 AM on August 24


So is that song about to pass Never Gonna Give You Up as the prime internet meme song? Man I wish the internet had more interesting musical taste.

I think that dubious honor might go to Toto’s “Africa” — but your wish still stands.
posted by Celsius1414 at 10:28 AM on August 24 [1 favorite]


Making a playlist: Never Gonna Give You Up; Chocolate Rain; Africa; Sandstorm; someBODY ONCE TOLD ME

yeah we need to burn the internet down and start over don't we
posted by ook at 10:34 AM on August 24


nvm apparently somebody already made that playlist on spotify; it's called "Don't Have Sex To This"
posted by ook at 10:37 AM on August 24 [5 favorites]


Everybody gets their 15 minutes...
posted by BlueHorse at 10:41 AM on August 24


Speaking of songs that are weirdly internet popular All Star: translated into Aramaic and back.

There was one who said unto me that the universe was going to cause me to tremble,
That I am not the sharpest cutting implement in the storehouse.

posted by nubs at 10:52 AM on August 24 [11 favorites]


I'm reading through all her tweets that are part of the lyrics. It's pretty impressive and probably took some planning. For example, the 5 back to back Gallileo tweets are aimed at flat-earthers and styled as a disconnected twitter thread with number designation (#/#). Scaramouch was also humorous.

And the first Bismillah is "BISMILLAH! NO! WE WILL NOT LET YOU GO!! NO NO NO NO NO NO NO" to the "quote the lyrics you'd scream" meme, which almost threw me off, but she actually keeps going. Again, impressive!
posted by numaner at 10:57 AM on August 24 [4 favorites]


Shiloetto?
posted by sineater at 11:32 AM on August 24


a typo I guess, but the original is silhouetto
posted by numaner at 12:44 PM on August 24


Nah, too easy. I’m doing it the proper way - I’m going to write and record a multiple-hit single with lyrics drawn exclusively from the first words of my MeFi comments. First, just need to make a guitar out of a mantelpiece...
posted by stanf at 12:54 PM on August 24 [3 favorites]


Now this is a story all about how the Carolina Panthers flipped, turned Twitter upside down.
posted by Huffy Puffy at 12:56 PM on August 24 [2 favorites]


Not to be an ass, but meh.
posted by WCityMike at 12:58 PM on August 24 [2 favorites]


[added timeline link, carry on]
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:59 PM on August 24 [2 favorites]


[added timeline link, carry on]

Carry on? As if nothing really matters?
posted by greermahoney at 1:07 PM on August 24 [18 favorites]


IS this the thread where we start our own version?
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 12:05 AM on August 25 [3 favorites]


This is not that thread, no.
posted by Huffy Puffy at 5:45 AM on August 25 [3 favorites]


The combination of cheat codes and readily available mods kept Doom alive in my dorm room for much longer than just about any other game of the era.
posted by yankeefog at 5:49 AM on August 25 [3 favorites]


Real sorry-- wrong thread!
posted by yankeefog at 5:49 AM on August 25 [2 favorites]


Life happens, yankeefog.
posted by nubs at 7:13 AM on August 25 [1 favorite]


Is twitter the best medium for something like that, tho? This sort of thing happens in subreddits fairly often...
posted by newpotato at 8:13 AM on August 25 [1 favorite]


This sort of thing meaning the first word of each entry thing (to not abuse the edit window)
posted by newpotato at 8:16 AM on August 25 [1 favorite]


I wish they were a step above blocking an annoying Twitter user like this one, for example, sending them a box with a fart trapped inside of it, or a pizza covered in toppings they dislike.
posted by NerdtoriousBIG at 8:59 AM on August 25 [1 favorite]


Moist monocle wipes, all around
posted by clavdivs at 10:39 AM on August 25


I wish they were a step above blocking an annoying Twitter user like this one, for example, sending them a box with a fart trapped inside of it, or a pizza covered in toppings they dislike.

Maybe send them here
posted by thelonius at 10:41 AM on August 25


Just couldn't get enough people to play along, eh, Slarty Bartfast?
posted by dannyboybell at 12:23 PM on August 25 [1 favorite]


Fantasy, to think we could pull it off.
posted by nubs at 12:41 PM on August 25 [2 favorites]


Caught myself hoping we could, though.
posted by greermahoney at 7:34 PM on August 25


In a different world, maybe.
posted by nubs at 7:50 PM on August 25


Landslide would be a good song to do this with.
posted by intermod at 9:52 PM on August 25 [1 favorite]




Speaking of songs that are weirdly internet popular All Star: translated into Aramaic and back.

Ah, thanks for that! It had been showing up in my FB feed from a couple of different people recently, without attribution. I was skeptical, because I thought it was too good to be a machine translation. Turns out I was right, but not in the way I expected.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 12:29 PM on August 28


Dramatic sigh
posted by greermahoney at 3:42 PM on August 28 [2 favorites]


Is it time to start over?
posted by nubs at 7:23 AM on August 29 [3 favorites]


This is getting frustrating.
posted by greermahoney at 8:06 AM on August 29


The key may be persistence.
posted by nubs at 9:26 AM on August 29


real talk, i'd be impressed if we make it to the bridge before the thread closes
posted by numaner at 2:17 PM on August 29


Life, uh, finds a way, numaner.
posted by nubs at 3:15 PM on August 29 [2 favorites]


Is it just the three of us playing?
posted by greermahoney at 9:28 PM on August 29


This may be the case.
posted by nubs at 6:41 AM on August 30


Just us is enough
posted by numaner at 10:01 AM on August 30


Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisoned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape? - JRR Tolkien
posted by nubs at 10:19 AM on August 30 [1 favorite]


Caught up! Whew! Long thread.
posted by greermahoney at 8:53 PM on August 30


In case of emergency.
posted by nubs at 8:05 AM on August 31


A thing I did in my D&D campaign was name a hobgoblin Voolish Khan Cistensi
posted by nubs at 8:13 PM on August 31 [1 favorite]


Landslide victory by Voolish, nubs?

And, just wondering, but was your hobgoblin from a land called Lyttle Mines?
posted by greermahoney at 11:18 PM on August 31


No victories yet, but the players haven't killed him either. Which is good because they haven't asked his name. I think the idea of him being from Lyttle Mines is a good one.
posted by nubs at 7:15 AM on September 1 [1 favorite]


Escape from D&D discussion for a sec, I'd like to point out that the Google lyrics is slightly different from what's on Genius, during the "we will not let you go" part, and I'm not sure which is correct.
posted by numaner at 11:53 AM on September 3


From my perspective, I think the Genius lyrics are more accurate, but I will give the song a listen later today and confirm.
posted by nubs at 12:55 PM on September 3


Reality is what you make it. If you hear the lyrics as different than someone else, I can't really point to who's right. Maybe if Freddie were here to ask. But other than that, I kind of think it's in the ear of the behearer, you know?
posted by greermahoney at 4:41 PM on September 3


Open to all possibilities, but thinking it would he worthwhile to have agreement on which to use for this project so we come to a good conclusion.
posted by nubs at 6:14 AM on September 4


Your probably right.

God, that hurt to type. I’m losing writer cred for this thread.
posted by greermahoney at 6:57 PM on September 4 [3 favorites]


Eyes on the prize, though.
posted by greermahoney at 6:57 PM on September 4


Look, we're just going to do the best we can, and if some grammar gets tortured along the way...
posted by nubs at 7:59 PM on September 4


Up to you all, but we have a while until we get there to decide
posted by numaner at 10:40 AM on September 6


To the point, we probably need to move things along.
posted by nubs at 10:47 AM on September 7


The Twitter version seems more impressive because they had to do it backwards.
posted by straight at 4:01 PM on September 7


Skies high difficultly here comes from multiple posters increasing the chances of an interruption (see earlier in the thread) and from trying to work the words into a conversation.
posted by nubs at 4:12 PM on September 7


(And my players killed Voolish last night. He goes to his grave with only me - and you, dear MeFites still reading this thread - knowing his full name and that he was from Lyttle Mines (thanks greermahoney). Such is being the DM).
posted by nubs at 10:00 AM on September 8


See I think the twitter one was much easier because like nubs said it was one person, and backwards only requires you to read the lyrics backwards.
posted by numaner at 6:33 PM on September 8


I'm so tempted to blunder in here and screw it all up so you have to start over again
posted by ook at 9:21 PM on September 8


Just don't.
posted by nubs at 10:13 AM on September 9


A MeFite that breaks this will be on my blacklist forever!
posted by numaner at 1:03 PM on September 10


Poor life choices, that is what leads to people thinking about breaking this thread.
posted by nubs at 2:19 PM on September 10


Boy, I can't believe you nerds are still at it.
posted by straight at 2:19 AM on September 11


I was particularly impressed with how well the Twitter version came up with plausible tweets that appear to have not caused anyone to notice what was up.
posted by straight at 2:27 AM on September 11


Need a lot more frequent commenting if you're gonna have any hope of finishing before comments are closed on this post.
posted by straight at 2:29 AM on September 11


No doubt.
posted by nubs at 4:46 AM on September 11


Sympathy for the mods and all, but I might just try to blast through a few here this morning.
posted by nubs at 8:20 AM on September 11


Because otherwise we will run out of time.
posted by nubs at 8:21 AM on September 11


I'm hoping they don't get mad at me for repeatedly posting.
posted by nubs at 8:21 AM on September 11


"Easy" is what I thought when we started this.
posted by nubs at 8:42 AM on September 11


Come on, guys. This is a waste of time. I keep seeing it in my "Recent Activity" and IT IS DRIVING ME CRAZY!!!!!!!
posted by yankeefog at 9:31 AM on September 11


Easy to remove it, yankeefog. Just click the "remove from activity" link and you can
posted by nubs at 9:33 AM on September 11


Go your way, no harm done.
posted by nubs at 9:34 AM on September 11


Little more of an effort and we can do this!
posted by numaner at 1:55 PM on September 11


High above there was an applause for the twitterer's effort
posted by numaner at 1:57 PM on September 11


Little part of me wants that same applause
posted by numaner at 1:58 PM on September 11


Low chance of us not finishing if we just keep at it a few times a day
posted by numaner at 1:58 PM on September 11


Any break I get I'll pop in for some more lines :)
posted by numaner at 1:59 PM on September 11


Way to get it done is just to do it.
posted by nubs at 2:33 PM on September 11


The drive is there, we just have to buckle down.
posted by nubs at 2:33 PM on September 11


Wind it down, guys. I'm begging you.
posted by yankeefog at 3:16 AM on September 12


Blows up our work, did that sentence?
posted by numaner at 9:23 AM on September 12


Doesn't that "wind" the other "wind" and not the "wind" we need?
posted by numaner at 9:24 AM on September 12


Really doesn't matter if we torture grammar and pronunciation?
posted by nubs at 10:13 AM on September 12


Matter to me, anyways.
posted by nubs at 10:22 AM on September 12


To me, the important thing is to get it done.
posted by nubs at 10:54 AM on September 12


Me , a pedant, will always argue about pronunciation
posted by numaner at 12:33 PM on September 12


To be clear, I also want to get it done
posted by numaner at 12:34 PM on September 12


Me in two days: I should've ask a mod to change the post
posted by numaner at 12:35 PM on September 12


Mama mia, we still have a long way to go.
posted by nubs at 1:35 PM on September 12


Just keep at it!
posted by numaner at 1:56 PM on September 12


Killed by neglect, that's what might happen here.
posted by nubs at 8:39 AM on September 13


A different factor in the difficulty of this that I hadn't considered is the time pressure; we have a time limit before the thread closed, whereas the person on twitter had no time limit.
posted by nubs at 8:42 AM on September 13


Man, I'm going to be tired of this song by the time this is done.
posted by nubs at 8:43 AM on September 13


Put it this way - we have eleven days left.
posted by nubs at 8:43 AM on September 13


A chance to get it done, if we focus.
posted by nubs at 8:45 AM on September 13


Gun it, is what I'm saying. Just speed on through.
posted by nubs at 8:45 AM on September 13


Against the odds, we will finish.
posted by nubs at 8:46 AM on September 13


His spirit, by which I mean Freddie's, will see us to completion
posted by numaner at 11:17 AM on September 13


Head on down to karaoke this week and sing it out loud as a motivation
posted by numaner at 11:18 AM on September 13


Pulled in a couple to help and now they're gone :(
posted by numaner at 11:19 AM on September 13


My my, can't even believe greermahoney also ditched us
posted by numaner at 11:20 AM on September 13


Trigger another wave of help somehow? Maybe in MeTa?
posted by numaner at 11:21 AM on September 13


Now I'm thinking maybe also twitter
posted by numaner at 11:21 AM on September 13


He's Dead, Jim was a meme based on a common line from the original Star Trek.
posted by nubs at 11:37 AM on September 14


Dead frustrated that there's another Bohemian Rhapsody thread going right now, with no mention of this one.
posted by nubs at 11:38 AM on September 14


Mama told me there would be days like this.
posted by nubs at 11:48 AM on September 14


Life carries on.
posted by nubs at 11:48 AM on September 14


Had I known there would be so few of us doing this, I wouldn't have tried starting it again.
posted by nubs at 11:48 AM on September 14


Just part of a series of bad decisions, I guess.
posted by nubs at 11:49 AM on September 14


Begun agai- I mean begin again was the right move though, and we weren't that deep in yet
posted by numaner at 11:57 AM on September 14


But we can do it!
posted by numaner at 11:59 AM on September 14


Now let's get some people from the other thread over here :P
posted by numaner at 11:59 AM on September 14


I’ve posted an indirect link in this MeTa.
posted by Huffy Puffy at 12:01 PM on September 14 [1 favorite]


Gone and got my hopes up.
posted by nubs at 1:05 PM on September 14


And my worries that somebody new will come in here and break the thread.
posted by nubs at 1:06 PM on September 14


Thrown a spanner in the works, nobody did at all!
posted by carsonb at 4:42 PM on September 14


It would be easy to fuck up though, silly esoteric games!
posted by carsonb at 4:50 PM on September 14


All you need is one n00b, trying to stay on topic!
posted by carsonb at 4:50 PM on September 14


Away with you! We are not silly, good sir!
posted by numaner at 4:57 PM on September 14


Mama did always tell me to watch out for the n00bs
posted by numaner at 4:58 PM on September 14


Ooh, I don't know if this is gonna work.
posted by straight at 10:04 AM on September 15


Didn't somebody already mess it up once?
posted by straight at 10:04 AM on September 15


Mean people do that kind of thing, that's who.
posted by straight at 10:05 AM on September 15


To me, though, it doesn't count if one person sits here and does the whole thing.
posted by straight at 10:09 AM on September 15


Make some comments, people.
posted by straight at 10:10 AM on September 15


You can do it.
posted by straight at 10:11 AM on September 15


Cry havoc and release the dogs of acrosticism!
posted by straight at 10:13 AM on September 15


If I screwed it up I'd feel so terrible, though! I keep starting to write out a comment and then have to go re-check the lyrics like two dozen times just to make sure, and then it's still like nope, not worth the risk
posted by ook at 7:04 AM on September 17


I'm taking the plunge, though, here goes nothing!
posted by ook at 7:05 AM on September 17


Not to worry folks - I say we all keep an eye on the Genius Lyrics and power through.
posted by nubs at 7:56 AM on September 17


Back to business, it's Monday
posted by nubs at 7:57 AM on September 17


Again, it's great to have more than one person contributing. And we also have the edit window to catch any mistakes and potential cross-posts with each other.
posted by nubs at 7:58 AM on September 17


This is the final push, though. By my reckoning, we have about a week and an hour to go before this thread is closed and archived.
posted by nubs at 8:00 AM on September 17


Time to get serious - will we leave a thread for the ages, or something incomplete?
posted by nubs at 8:02 AM on September 17


Tomorrow Never Dies was the eighteenth Bond film, and the second with Pierce Brosnan as James Bond.
posted by nubs at 8:35 AM on September 17


Carry water in this brigade, the imp whispers. It'll be fun!
posted by carsonb at 9:17 AM on September 17


On my phone, the lines are so narrow that even the smallest comment takes more than one line and the whole thing is a lot more subtle than on a wide monitor where most comments are just a single line.
posted by straight at 12:17 PM on September 17


Carry On (the British comedy film series) is pretty sexist. Just sayin'.
posted by straight at 12:22 PM on September 17


On second thought, maybe I shouldn't help after all.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 12:28 PM on September 17


(As an aside, I know we're up against a time limit but it'd be great if we could avoid double-posting, for maximum style points)
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 12:36 PM on September 17


If we could swing it that way, it would be awesome, Mr. Encyclopedia.
posted by nubs at 12:39 PM on September 17


Nothing stopping us except the fear we won't finish in time.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 12:43 PM on September 17


Really just depends on those of us doing it checking in with some frequency, I think.
posted by nubs at 12:48 PM on September 17


Matters being what they are, that could be a lot to ask. I just happened to see this in the "Recent Comments" tab.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 12:51 PM on September 17


Too many competing demands for sure; it's hard to get (& keep) attention.
posted by nubs at 2:00 PM on September 17


Late as I might be to the party, I'm here to help.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 2:26 PM on September 17


My thanks for that!
posted by nubs at 3:07 PM on September 17


Time is not on our side, I just learned about this today and already I'm anxious about it.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 3:14 PM on September 17


Has been consuming a great deal of my mental bandwith lately too.
posted by nubs at 3:17 PM on September 17


Come Together would be a good candidate for this, uh, treatment. Instantly recognizable, and has a lot of interesting word choices.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 3:22 PM on September 17


Sends me wondering if you want to do that here or on Twitter.
posted by nubs at 4:40 PM on September 17


Shivers just thinking about it. This is enough for now, but maybe a Twitter project later.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 4:45 PM on September 17


DOWN AMPNEY is a Ralph Vaughan Williams hymn tune that can be sung to the words of "Bohemian Rhapsody."
posted by straight at 4:53 PM on September 17


My goodness, that is interesting!
posted by nubs at 4:56 PM on September 17


Spine-tingling, to my ears.
posted by straight at 5:24 PM on September 17


Body is weak but spirit is willing, if you know what I mean.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 5:35 PM on September 17


Aching to hear it, if there is a recording anywhere, straight.
posted by nubs at 5:44 PM on September 17


All that's left are a few lines!
posted by carsonb at 6:09 PM on September 17


The thing is, we could wrap this up in like 20 minutes if we were really dedicated.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 6:16 PM on September 17


Time may come for that. I think we need to be clear on how we approach the next verse, in terms of the words in parenthetical passages, and so forth. I am in favour of including them and I also strongly feel we should end this thread on the last word of the lyrics, and not post anymore once that is done.
posted by nubs at 6:28 PM on September 17


Goodbye, fears that we won't do the song justice. It's just too bad we can't give tribute to the bitchin' guitar solo.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 6:34 PM on September 17


Everybody is on board with that, I think.
posted by carsonb at 6:38 PM on September 17


I've got a good feeling about this then!
posted by nubs at 6:41 PM on September 17


Got to see this one through!
posted by carsonb at 6:43 PM on September 17


To the end!
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 6:45 PM on September 17


Go on - I need to finish the dishes but will return
posted by nubs at 6:48 PM on September 17


Gotta do the chores before the memes.
posted by carsonb at 6:49 PM on September 17


Leave? Just when it's getting good? Nonsense.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 6:53 PM on September 17


You guys, I may have exaggerated how well DOWN AMPNEY goes with these lyrics. It's a good tune though.
posted by straight at 7:02 PM on September 17


All good now. Where are we?
posted by nubs at 7:23 PM on September 17


Behind the 8-ball.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 7:59 PM on September 17


And that's different from any other time?
posted by nubs at 8:25 PM on September 17




The A-Team's plan always seemed to be to lose the first encounter with the bad guys, and then come up with some kind of jury-rigged tactic based on what materials were at hand to win the day.
posted by nubs at 5:53 AM on September 18


Truth is, that's usually my daily plan as well
posted by ook at 7:21 AM on September 18


Mama knows I'm always flying by the seat of my pants.
posted by nubs at 7:34 AM on September 18


ooh, aren't we all
posted by ook at 7:45 AM on September 18


Any chance some other folks will join us today, do you think?
posted by nubs at 7:53 AM on September 18


Way out there, I'm afraid.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 8:25 AM on September 18


The chance of reinforcements, that is.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 8:26 AM on September 18


Wind it down at the guitar solo, maybe? Or would that be giving up too soon
posted by ook at 8:27 AM on September 18


Blows me away, the thought of giving up. Like Yoda, I must speak.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 8:45 AM on September 18


I get ya, but man oh man verse 3 is a minefield...
posted by ook at 8:52 AM on September 18


Don't want to sound harsh, but verse 3 is the most fun because it is the most challenging.
posted by nubs at 8:57 AM on September 18


Want to believe, I do. (Yoda will be our helpful companion along the way, I suspect)
posted by ook at 9:07 AM on September 18


To be honest, I was gonna cheat by referring to the Twitter thread that started this whole nonsense.
posted by straight at 9:29 AM on September 18


Die, Darkman, Die, the subtitle of Darkman III always cracked me up when I saw it at Blockbuster because I liked to imagine it was German.

"The, Darkman. The!"
posted by straight at 9:31 AM on September 18


I am gonna be making a bunch of Blockbuster and 90s references today because of the new Captain Marvel trailer.
posted by straight at 9:32 AM on September 18


Sometimes I think we can't do it but most of the time I think we can.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 9:49 AM on September 18


Wish I didn't have to work so I could just hang out and do this uninterrupted.
posted by nubs at 9:59 AM on September 18


I'd chime in more often but I'm still paranoid I'm going to slip up somehow.
posted by ook at 10:18 AM on September 18


Never fear, we still appreciate whatever help you can provide.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 11:35 AM on September 18


Been obsessively checking the lyrics before hitting post myself, and then again right afterward. The edit window may save us.
posted by nubs at 12:06 PM on September 18


"Born Again" Christians may want to prepare themselves for later when we get around to invoking Beelzebub (Not to mention all the Bismillahs we're going to start tossing around).
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 12:34 PM on September 18


At this point in my life, I don't think I've ever heard anyone complain about the lyrics from the religious standpoint.
posted by nubs at 1:10 PM on September 18


All of you might be surprised to hear that I once attended a comedy show in Pigeon Forge that featured Bohemian Rhapsody for one bit but censored "Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me" instead diving right into the guitar riff after "mama mia let me go" I found this to be very silly at the time and it's the only thing I remember from the comedy show now.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 2:13 PM on September 18 [2 favorites]


I am surprised by that.
posted by nubs at 2:18 PM on September 18


See, I have just learned to never underestimate how weird and/or stupid people are capable of being.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 3:10 PM on September 18


A practical philosophy to have, I think.
posted by nubs at 3:17 PM on September 18


Little bit of cynicism goes a long way. Just don't overdo it.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 4:16 PM on September 18


Silhouette of myself smiling at the screen tonight seeing all these new comments, that would be a great photo, but I live alone!
posted by numaner at 4:19 PM on September 18


Of course I can use a timer on the photo, but I'm pretty lazy right now.
posted by numaner at 4:20 PM on September 18


A drone that takes photo would be great to have right now
posted by numaner at 4:21 PM on September 18


Man I'm still feeling some residual effects, I had a colon infection over the weekend (that's why I was unable to help)
posted by numaner at 4:22 PM on September 18


Scaramouche, me not using the preview button before posting comment :-/
posted by numaner at 4:24 PM on September 18


Scaramouche, me flagging my own comment for deletion...
posted by numaner at 4:28 PM on September 18


Will have to buy whichever mod that was a lot of drinks ^_^;;
posted by numaner at 4:41 PM on September 18


You think the mods would extend the time limit for comments if we don't make it in time?
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 4:52 PM on September 18


Do have faith! In both us finishing and the mods extending the time limit.
posted by numaner at 4:58 PM on September 18


The lyrics are already over halfway done, I think we can do it.
posted by numaner at 4:59 PM on September 18


Fandango the dance, btw, is something I just realized I've never actually seen done, might have to actually go watch a video now
posted by numaner at 5:01 PM on September 18


Thunderbolt outside my window just now. Maybe it's going to rain after all.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 5:03 PM on September 18


(and before you say anything, yes I am thankful for the edit function)
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 5:04 PM on September 18 [1 favorite]


Lightning is different from a thunderbolt how?
posted by nubs at 5:05 PM on September 18


Very much the same aren't they?
posted by numaner at 5:08 PM on September 18


Very quickly, Lightning is a port used on the Apple iPhone and iPad, and Thunderbolt is a larger port used on macbooks.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 5:10 PM on September 18


Fright'ning how we can't make it past this without a reference to Apple. #teampixel
posted by numaner at 5:12 PM on September 18


Me thinks that "Under Pressure" is another great song.
posted by nubs at 5:12 PM on September 18


Galileo would agree, since he's all about "universally" good songs
posted by numaner at 5:15 PM on September 18


Galileo is also a good section to not worry about double posting for a little bit
posted by numaner at 5:16 PM on September 18


Galileo is probably my favorite astronomer, or would you vote for Copernicus instead?
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 5:17 PM on September 18


Galileo, being the father of modern physics, would also be impressed with how fast this thread is moving.
posted by nubs at 5:17 PM on September 18


Galileo would vote for Neil DeGrasse Tyson, probably
posted by numaner at 5:18 PM on September 18


Figaro castle is the best song in Final Fantasy 6. Fight me.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 5:19 PM on September 18


Magnifico is not a quality I can ascribe to it since I haven't played that one yet...
posted by numaner at 5:20 PM on September 18


I'm impressed by you all
posted by nubs at 5:22 PM on September 18


Just think there's no better time to give it a try, it's truly one of the best JRPGs of the SNES era, if not all time.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 5:23 PM on September 18


A week from now I should feel better from this infection, maybe I'll start it then
posted by numaner at 5:23 PM on September 18


Poor me, I never really played the Final Fantasy games
posted by nubs at 5:25 PM on September 18


Boy, I forgot about your illness. Yeah, you should wait until you feel better and this is done, then give it a whirl.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 5:26 PM on September 18


Nobody should go through life without at least giving FF6, FF7, or FF10 a try.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 5:27 PM on September 18


Loves me some FF7 and Cloud, it was the only one I had a chance to play
posted by nubs at 5:29 PM on September 18


Me and my friends were obsessed with 7 back in the day, but I actually really like the world of 12, especially because of Basch
posted by numaner at 5:34 PM on September 18


He's a great character, and the story behind him was tragically amazing
posted by numaner at 5:35 PM on September 18


Just my luck, I fell off the series pretty hard after 10. My heart belongs to the 16 bit entries.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 5:39 PM on September 18


A port of the series to modern game systems would be interesting.
posted by nubs at 5:46 PM on September 18


Poor chance of seeing that remake of FF7 any time soon, though isn't there a switch or PS4 remaster of FF12 coming soon? I do hear good things about it so maybe I should give it a try.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 5:51 PM on September 18


Boy, its hard to keep up with all the games coming out.
posted by nubs at 5:52 PM on September 18


From what I see a lot of people have that problem. I keep an eye on games news and I've still given up on playing most of the games coming out. I just don't have the time.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 6:03 PM on September 18


A thing I don't like about Steam is that it shares what game I'm playing with everyone on my friends list. I don't want people to know I'm still working my way through games from five years ago.
posted by nubs at 6:57 PM on September 18


Poor people like me can still enjoy tons of great games on Steam if they don't mind playing older ones.
posted by straight at 11:19 PM on September 18


Family is important. Sometimes when I game I feel like I'm neglecting mine.
posted by nubs at 5:35 AM on September 19


Spare your wallet by getting humble bundles. That's what I've done to amass my steam library.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 6:40 AM on September 19


HIM is one of the most successful Finnish rock bands of all time. They broke up in 2017. They never covered Bohemian Rhapsody.
posted by nubs at 7:43 AM on September 19


His loss, by which I mean Ville Valo, lead vocalist for Finnish rock band HIM.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 9:42 AM on September 19


Life choice, I guess? He may not have had the range.
posted by nubs at 10:23 AM on September 19


From now until Monday we gotta hunker down and get through it
posted by numaner at 10:52 AM on September 19


This reminds me, I never actually finished FF13-3
posted by numaner at 10:53 AM on September 19


Monstrosity of a game, though, so many things to do and keep track of
posted by numaner at 10:53 AM on September 19


Easy to get into, but an absolute grind to 100%
posted by numaner at 10:54 AM on September 19


Come for the pretty sights and the intuitive mechanics, stay for the costume changes and all the quests because you can't leave until you do it all haha!
posted by numaner at 10:55 AM on September 19


Easy to play too, though. It's one of the first "action RPG" of the series, where you can move your character and press buttons to swing a sword. It's not as complex as most third-person hack and slash games.
posted by numaner at 10:58 AM on September 19


Go down to the weeds, though, it gets complicated with costumes, weapon enhancements, allies you can bring along depending on the level, etc.
posted by numaner at 10:59 AM on September 19


Will have to finish it at some point, I've been staying away from spoilers for it for years
posted by numaner at 11:00 AM on September 19


You should also try Nino Ku Ni if you haven't, wonderful and really beautiful game, involving catching monsters and making them your battle partners
posted by numaner at 11:01 AM on September 19


Let this help you decide: the art is from the artists at Studio Ghibli, if you're familiar with their anime.
posted by numaner at 11:01 AM on September 19


Go to any RPG fanatic and they'll all recommend it
posted by numaner at 11:02 AM on September 19


Bismillah Chowk is a neighbourhood in Karachi, Pakistan.
posted by nubs at 11:32 AM on September 19


No doubt "Bismillah" shows up in many places in Asia.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 11:33 AM on September 19


We believe you may be correct, Mr. Encyclopedia.
posted by nubs at 11:36 AM on September 19 [1 favorite]


Will you be surprised if I wasn't?
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 11:42 AM on September 19


Not surprised, exactly, but would guess in that case that the phrase is not widely used to avoid blasphemy.
posted by nubs at 11:45 AM on September 19


Let us find out together, then.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 11:46 AM on September 19


You can learn an awful lot about other parts of the world by using your computer these days.
posted by nubs at 11:55 AM on September 19


Go to those places, though, and you'll learn even more.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 12:00 PM on September 19


Let me grab my passport!
posted by nubs at 12:04 PM on September 19


HIM doesn't look to be touring any more, which is a shame because seeing them in concert would have been a good start to our world tour.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 2:08 PM on September 19


Go to iTunes, maybe we can buy some of their albums for travel music?
posted by nubs at 2:16 PM on September 19


Bismillah Khan is an Indian classical musician, maybe we can talk him into doing a cover?
posted by nubs at 2:21 PM on September 19


We can probably point him at this thread to convince him
posted by numaner at 2:28 PM on September 19


Will convince him for sure, I think.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 2:28 PM on September 19


Not going to be easy with him having passed away.
posted by nubs at 2:28 PM on September 19


Let us down, you did, after bringing us hope
posted by numaner at 2:29 PM on September 19


You two and I, uh, had a close one there.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 2:31 PM on September 19 [1 favorite]


Go figure, I never thought I'd be so happy for the edit window.
posted by nubs at 2:32 PM on September 19 [1 favorite]


Let us continue, then, hopefully without the need for any outside intervention.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 2:38 PM on September 19


HIM broke up in 2017 as well, so that is why they aren't touring.
posted by nubs at 2:45 PM on September 19


Go ahead and look for something else, I'll see if there's a HIM tribute band maybe?
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 2:53 PM on September 19


Bismillah is apparently the first word of the Qur'an, and is part of the longer Basmala, which is the opening statement of each Sura of the Qur'an, which translates to "In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful." I'm not sure if it's something anyone ever says as an interjection, but it's certainly one of the stranger things to turn up in a prog rock song.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 2:56 PM on September 19


W.E. is a 2011 film that covers the affair between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII. It was directed by Madonna and also stars some other people you may have heard of: David Harbour, Oscar Isaac, Natalie Dormer (as Elizabeth).
posted by nubs at 3:03 PM on September 19


Will Harbour sneak in a reference or two to that in Stranger Things S3, do you think?
posted by cortex at 3:05 PM on September 19


Not likely, I would think. But I would love it if Ms. Dormer had a guest spot on Stranger Things!
posted by nubs at 3:06 PM on September 19


Let her be a chain-smoking paranormal investigator busting into town, maybe, turning high schoolers' heads and chasing down leads and ending up in some kind of buddy cop movie detente with the kids, skeptical allies etc.
posted by cortex at 3:08 PM on September 19 [1 favorite]


You have interesting ideas, and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
posted by nubs at 3:09 PM on September 19 [1 favorite]


Go ahead, but personally I think his paintings are cooler than his newsletter.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 4:00 PM on September 19 [1 favorite]


Let alone his tiling toys!
excuse me, his Geometric Art Kits!
posted by carsonb at 4:35 PM on September 19 [2 favorites]


Me likey, but still wish he would bring back LARP Trek.
posted by nubs at 4:40 PM on September 19 [1 favorite]


Go Bots may be maligned as Transformers ripoffs, but did Transformers have robots that turn into rocks? I think not.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 5:35 PM on September 19


Will the Go Bots do anything as rocks?
posted by nubs at 7:09 PM on September 19


Not trying to be a downer, it just makes me think of this scene from Big.
posted by nubs at 7:48 PM on September 19 [1 favorite]


Let us assume they don't, is that so bad? Are rocks not one of the first toys ever used by early humans? Hell, the Flintstones had an entire civilization based around rocks.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 8:05 PM on September 19


You might go so far as to say, "Civilization rocks!"
posted by carsonb at 8:55 PM on September 19


Go to far, some might say.
posted by nubs at 9:02 PM on September 19


Let bygones be bygones and allow the Go Bots to have another chance is all I'm saying.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 5:28 AM on September 20


Me learned this morning that the Gobots became an alternate timeline in the Transformers universe when Hasbro bought out Tonka.
posted by nubs at 5:34 AM on September 20


Go back to grammar school when this is done, I will have to.
posted by nubs at 8:03 AM on September 20


Will you look at that - Margot Kidder was one of the voice actors in Go Bots - Battle of the Rock Lords. (which is on YouTube, though I'm not sure how legal that is).
posted by nubs at 8:12 AM on September 20


Not something I haven't heard before, now that you mention it. I wondered if Gobots and Transformers would interact once they were owned by the same entity, but sadly it looks like Gobots will forever be the generic to Transformer's name brand.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 11:24 AM on September 20


Let me say also that Margot Kidder was a treasure and her loss is a shame. She also voiced Gaia in Captain Planet! That, in retrospect, is pretty problematic!
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 11:28 AM on September 20


You understand in the show Gaiais clearly coded as a PoC, and for most of the series she was voiced by Whoopi Goldberg. In fact, it looks like Margot Kidder was only in there for what looks like the last season or so. Man, do you guys know what they did to Captain Planet at the end of its run? They took one of the most iconic title sequences of any 90s TV show and turned it into this!
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 11:35 AM on September 20


Go on too long, many shows do, and turn into garbage at the end.
posted by nubs at 11:54 AM on September 20


Let me say, I appreciate the irony of that happening to Captain Planet.
posted by nubs at 11:55 AM on September 20


Me and my ears are bleeding now, thanks
posted by numaner at 12:34 PM on September 20


Go away, vile song!
posted by numaner at 12:35 PM on September 20


Ah !! I can't get out of my head!
posted by numaner at 12:35 PM on September 20


No, some things were not meant to exist in that world, and that is one.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 12:38 PM on September 20


No, it should not, I have to scrub it from my youtube history
posted by numaner at 12:39 PM on September 20


No regrets showing it to ya'll, though. Those that forget historically bad TV are doomed to repeat it.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 12:49 PM on September 20


No, I think you should have regrets
posted by nubs at 12:51 PM on September 20 [1 favorite]


No forgiveness!
posted by numaner at 1:34 PM on September 20


No harshness either. Just regrets.
posted by nubs at 1:36 PM on September 20


No more negativity though.
posted by nubs at 2:11 PM on September 20


Oh fuck, is it six no's or seven?
posted by carsonb at 2:35 PM on September 20


Mamma told me it was seven, and she never lies.
posted by nubs at 2:40 PM on September 20


M.I.A is a rapper from England, she is still alive, and I wonder if we can talk her into doing a cover of Bohemian Rhapsody?
posted by nubs at 2:56 PM on September 20


Mamma Cass died a little over a year before Bohemian Rhapsody's debut, so there's no hope of ever hearing her take on it.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 3:11 PM on September 20


MIA hasn't been around lately, I wonder if she's making new music
posted by numaner at 3:12 PM on September 20


Mamma tells me there is a documentary about her out today.
posted by nubs at 3:30 PM on September 20


MIA seems like an interesting artist. I'll have to check out that documentary.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 3:33 PM on September 20


Let me say the same.
posted by nubs at 3:36 PM on September 20


Me is proud of you guys for still carrying this through.
posted by ook at 4:15 PM on September 20


Go on, you're making me blush.
posted by cortex at 4:32 PM on September 20


Beelzebub curse me for not previewing before commenting!
posted by numaner at 4:33 PM on September 20


Has that edit window come in handy then?
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 4:52 PM on September 20


A safe bet, that.
posted by ook at 4:57 PM on September 20


Devil of it all is that if I missed the edit window and actually bothered a mod, it probably would've been cortex and I'll never be able to live that down
posted by numaner at 5:08 PM on September 20


Put away your anxieties, I'm sure Cortex would be willing to lend his aid to an endeavor such as this. Those other mods, though, are anyone's guess.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 5:23 PM on September 20


Aside : I did have to request a duplicate to be deleted above, but not sure which mod helped out
posted by numaner at 5:29 PM on September 20


For these noble purposes consider it the collective work of all mod-kind.
posted by cortex at 6:19 PM on September 20 [2 favorites]


Me thinks the mods work extremely hard for this site and for that I am thankful.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 7:05 PM on September 20


For future reference, is there a consensus on whether a quote of a previous comment for reply purposes should be counted or not, or just avoided to prevent any ambiguity?
posted by NMcCoy at 8:12 PM on September 20


Me thinks we should avoid that, NMcoy; it would muddy things up a bit.
posted by nubs at 8:43 PM on September 20


For future consideration - we record our own version of the song, each person contributing one word.
posted by nubs at 8:51 PM on September 20


Me oh my that's a good idea. We can post it to that music part of the site everyone forgets about.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 9:28 PM on September 20


So glad you agree.
posted by nubs at 9:47 PM on September 20


You think we should start now, or wait for this post to wrap up first?
posted by NMcCoy at 9:50 PM on September 20


Think I'm going to need some time off after this is done.
posted by nubs at 10:09 PM on September 20 [1 favorite]


You certainly deserve it!
posted by NMcCoy at 1:19 AM on September 21


Can we do a recording of this that is mostly spoken word, do you think?
posted by nubs at 8:11 AM on September 21


Stone cold serious, this arrangement of the song was pretty good I thought.
posted by nubs at 9:25 AM on September 21


Me, I like the kazoo version.
posted by ook at 9:59 AM on September 21


And I'm realizing I have no knowledge or idea on how to go about putting a recording of everyone speaking a word of the song, so maybe I should start with that instead of musing on musical accompaniment.
posted by nubs at 10:44 AM on September 21


Spit in a bottle of denatured alcohol, carefully extract the cloudy white DNA mass and transport to the nearest axlotl tank, apply the usual genetic adjustments and in five to ten years of accelerated gestation/maturation you'll have your very own vat-grown recording engineer.

There may be a simpler way, but that would work.
posted by ook at 10:49 AM on September 21


In my naivety, I had thought that learning Audacity might be easier
posted by nubs at 11:01 AM on September 21


My plans don't always favor simplicity
posted by ook at 11:10 AM on September 21


Eye, feet, lungs, etc were all totally messed up when I tried to genetically engineer a cloned version of myself with specific skills. Much easier to use a hyperlearning rig on yourself or a friend while aleep (note: This will overwrite important portions of one's personality).
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 11:13 AM on September 21


So we shouldn't try the William Shatner version?
posted by numaner at 11:18 AM on September 21


You can hear him trying to resist actually singing
posted by numaner at 11:19 AM on September 21


Think there's other spoken versions out there?
posted by numaner at 11:21 AM on September 21


You have destroyed me with that Shatner link. If Shatner has done the spoken word cover, is there any point in trying?
posted by nubs at 11:23 AM on September 21


Can say there's really no point in trying anything, now that I've seen this literal version
posted by numaner at 11:25 AM on September 21


Love it though, it's pretty well done
posted by numaner at 11:26 AM on September 21


Me, I'm liking the instrumental covers - perhaps because I'm tired of the words for some reason.
posted by nubs at 11:32 AM on September 21 [1 favorite]


And I just noticed they forgot verse 4 (the one we're on right now!)
posted by numaner at 11:34 AM on September 21


Leave off the words and the music is still pretty amazing
posted by numaner at 11:34 AM on September 21


Me? I can see why you're not into the words at the moment, this has been quite the effort. We're almost done, though!
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 11:34 AM on September 21


To be even more out there, check out this MIDI version, it's kind of amusing
posted by numaner at 11:36 AM on September 21


Die while trying, is what I thought about this effort. Now we're almost there.
posted by nubs at 11:37 AM on September 21


Oh man you guys are going so fast I have to write a new comment every time I preview.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 11:39 AM on September 21


Baby baby you gotta be quick about it
posted by numaner at 11:39 AM on September 21


Can't get enough of those MP3-to-MIDI coversions, I love them, especially when you can almost hear the lyrics.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 11:41 AM on September 21


Do check out the trailer for the Bohemian Rhapsody, the upcoming movie with Rami Malek as Freddie Mercurty
posted by numaner at 11:42 AM on September 21


This thread does move fast at times.
posted by nubs at 11:44 AM on September 21


To keep up one must make sacrifices.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 11:45 AM on September 21


Me, I wanna get it done before the weekend hits!
posted by numaner at 11:45 AM on September 21


Baby, I've wanted to comment on several things only to find the thread flowed on in the time it took to write.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 11:46 AM on September 21


Just realized that one seems kind of lazy, but "Baby" is a perfectly valid form of direct address so back off, pal (or baby).
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 11:47 AM on September 21


Gotta just get it all out, preview, and adjust accordingly ;)
posted by numaner at 11:47 AM on September 21


Get this, Rami Malek wears fake teeth to look more like Freddie
posted by numaner at 11:50 AM on September 21


Out of my mind with all the stuff I'm learning about this song
posted by nubs at 11:58 AM on September 21


Just from those trailers I really wanna see the movie now, before I had a mild interest because of Rami Malek, but it actually looks really good.
posted by numaner at 12:00 PM on September 21


Gotta admit, I don't actually know any of the other band members' names
posted by numaner at 12:04 PM on September 21


Get into the wiki rabbit hole, I did, and found out that the film originally was going to have Sasha Baron Cohen, but he left due to creative differences, then Ben Whishaw (Q in the latest Bond movies) was going to star, and eventually Malek got the role
posted by numaner at 12:14 PM on September 21


Right, the original band members are Freddy, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon
posted by nubs at 12:27 PM on September 21


Outta this world is what Queen was in the 70s. They did a lot to bring prog rock mainstream and their œuvre contains such a wide assortment of genres and styles. They had amazing talent.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 12:45 PM on September 21


Here (in this country) when I was in high school in the late 90's was when I first heard of them, because We Will Rock You was everywhere
posted by numaner at 12:47 PM on September 21


Nothing but good competent assistance from me, yes sir.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 12:49 PM on September 21


Really though at this point does it matter? :-P
posted by numaner at 12:51 PM on September 21


Matters as they are, no. This is the outro after all. History is being made.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 12:54 PM on September 21


Anyone can still chime in and become a part of this.
posted by nubs at 12:56 PM on September 21


Can it be good for your resume, maybe? Sort of a grown-up "Plays well with others"?
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 1:02 PM on September 21


See if we can hold off for maybe half an hour so others can join?
posted by numaner at 1:03 PM on September 21


Nothing can stop us now! (he said, jinxing it)
posted by ook at 1:24 PM on September 21


Really what we all want is the to be the one with the last line, right?
posted by numaner at 1:28 PM on September 21


Matters being what they are, it would be nuts if MeFi broke until the 24th before we finish
posted by numaner at 1:32 PM on September 21


Nothing left to do now but just rushing to the end!
posted by numaner at 1:38 PM on September 21


Really couldn't be further from the truth for me, I'd probably have a panic attack if it came to me to do the last line.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 1:38 PM on September 21


Matters not to me, I have one ready to go!
posted by numaner at 1:38 PM on September 21


To me, this is a pretty great accomplishment
posted by numaner at 1:40 PM on September 21


Me and myself have little else going in life
posted by numaner at 1:41 PM on September 21


Any chance for someone else to get in on this is quickly vanishing.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 1:41 PM on September 21


Way too late!
posted by numaner at 1:42 PM on September 21


The comments down here aren't read by anyone, I think, in case you were wondering.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 1:42 PM on September 21 [1 favorite]


Wind picking up here as a storm is rolling in as we're winding down, I'm glad I can use the right "wind" at least.
posted by numaner at 1:42 PM on September 21 [1 favorite]


Blows my mind that school used to go into JUNE and somehow I tolorated it

*takes a bow*
posted by numaner at 1:44 PM on September 21 [3 favorites]


[*wild applause*]
posted by ook at 1:46 PM on September 21 [2 favorites]


oh wait i get it now
posted by cortex at 3:04 PM on September 21 [13 favorites]


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