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What is MetaFilter?
metafilter is important
metafilter is cool
metafilter is different from most weblogs
metafilter is gone for good
metafilter is boring
metafilter is bad for me
More fun usage of everyone's favourite search engine at www.googlism.com. I myself, am said said to have the highest dispersive mixing capability of any compounder yet. Who knew!?
posted by PenDevil (49 comments total)
slashdot.com is the mecca of unix/linux simpletons

posted by wfrgms at 8:03 AM on November 3, 2002

top pick for Dubya:

1. George Bush is a monkey
posted by H. Roark at 8:05 AM on November 3, 2002

This is merely an extension of a trend which started months ago, which you will still find in the archives of blogs everywhere. Only then, people were searching for the phrase "metafilter is" rather than having a whole site to do it for them.
posted by Mo Nickels at 8:05 AM on November 3, 2002

I find it more entertaining to search for phrases like [word] wants, [word] needs, or [word] dreams on google itself.
posted by anitar at 9:19 AM on November 3, 2002

Back in the dark ages (okay, July), you still had to haul your ass over to google and type "(name) is...". What barbarians we were! Thank God for this time-saver! Although I must say, the new method's results ("Kris is page." What the?) are less interesting than the old method ("Kris is also an Emmy-award winning investigative reporter; Kris is not so grainy now.") And I must know what I'm talking about because, according to Google...

Kris is right. (Cue heavens opening, angelic chanting...)
posted by boomchicka at 9:43 AM on November 3, 2002

I can't believe there's no trace of

"MetaFilter makes the Baby Jesus cry"
posted by matteo at 10:54 AM on November 3, 2002

delmoi is one of the greatest honors available to human beings
delmoi is logged in
delmoi is not trying

posted by delmoi at 11:27 AM on November 3, 2002

stuporjix is right on the money

You're damn right.
posted by stuporJIX at 11:30 AM on November 3, 2002

I guess thats from this. I don't remember writing that : P
posted by delmoi at 11:32 AM on November 3, 2002

i am is present tense
i am is stuck in the 70s
i am is what i am you what you are or what? what i am is what i am you what you are or what?
i am is also a study in contrasting derivations
i am is something that is only personally exhausting
i am is about becoming civilized; big i am is about acting civilized
i am is shimmering like a diamond within the infinite polyhedral hexagram

Poetry for the infinitely lazy.
posted by hippugeek at 11:40 AM on November 3, 2002

hootch is a girl who thinks she's all that and also known as a hootchie trying to get money from all these guys cuz she gots a big bootie so no i'm not
posted by hootch at 11:46 AM on November 3, 2002

SPrintF is evil

OK, that's true. (SPrintF is busted) But how does it know that?

SPrintF is not really all that bad

Pfft! Don't try to make up with me now.
posted by SPrintF at 11:50 AM on November 3, 2002

Hmm, I don't think I should have made my username an actual *something*:

salmonberry is indeed quite rare in idaho and should be managed as such
salmonberry is deciduous
salmonberry is a rapid sprouter
salmonberry is striking indeed

Ok, I like the last one. And I am tall for a woman. And I am very rare in Idaho, since I'm not there. This thing is like Creskin!
posted by Salmonberry at 12:02 PM on November 3, 2002

Hee hee heeeee. Mine are awesome!

hildago is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest congueros
hildago is my current favorite mefite
hildago is one of the most sought after drummers in the world of latin jazz
hildago is complete
hildago is indeed destroyed permanently
hildago is not as primitive as the empire would believe
hildago is very nice for the area
hildago is just baiting with hyperbole
hildago is widely acknowledged as one of the world's greatest percussionists
hildago is on fire
hildago is wearing a referee’s shirt
hildago is using smelling salts on mikey sanders
posted by Hildago at 12:07 PM on November 3, 2002

jerry kindall is famous
jerry kindall is indeed the one in the middle
jerry kindall is my other late
jerry kindall is retiring
jerry kindall is an excellent baseball primer
jerry kindall is a three
jerry kindall is an espn video which will show parents and youth coaches how to teach children the basic fundamentals and
jerry kindall is the founder of manual labor
jerry kindall is available to talk woolliam down from his homicidal rage
jerry kindall is a freelance writer and
jerry kindall is offering to allow people to share some server space with him
jerry kindall is de auteur van jerry's finder patch

If you know that there is another Jerry Kindall who is a former baseball player and coach, these all pretty much make sense except for "Jerry Kindall is a three" and "Jerry Kindall is my other late." I was amused to see "Jerry Kindall is available to talk Woolliam down from his homicidal rage" -- Woolliam is a stuffed sheep who serves as a mascot for the misc.writing newsgroup, where I used to hang out.
posted by kindall at 12:11 PM on November 3, 2002

Kindall, I have honestly always thought of you--and I'm not kissing ass here--as a seven.
posted by Hildago at 12:14 PM on November 3, 2002

botono9: That should be the name of an Radiohead track.
posted by condour75 at 12:24 PM on November 3, 2002

boney is a black woman residing at 1718 west june way terrace on october 1993
boney is a filmmaker with the midas touch
boney is fragile
boney is a giver
boney is a funky ride?
boney is product
boney is the classiest charachter ever
boney is about to produce an ambitious project starring almost all the top artistes of showbiz
boney is a rare blessing
boney is in height and posture; the corporal
boney is turning in his grave

Can I sue for some of these?
posted by boneybaloney at 12:34 PM on November 3, 2002

Oh, I am such an immature. An such an ass. Come on.
posted by boneybaloney at 12:52 PM on November 3, 2002

Ah, but...
metatalk is another reality
metatalk is reflective
metatalk is a very high level language
metatalk is a high
metatalk is not quite ready to understand the magnitude of this
metatalk is like overhearing someone talking about how hot your sister is
metatalk is just plain perversion and should be against the law

mathowie is trusted by 22 members

The rest of us are highly suspicious.
posted by hippugeek at 1:00 PM on November 3, 2002

joseph tate is as good as they come
joseph tate is a case in point
joseph tate is challenging allegations that he was involved in the killing of former opposition politician samuel dokie and others

--Honestly, I've never met Samuel Dokie. So of course I'm challenging the accusations...
posted by josephtate at 1:19 PM on November 3, 2002

mine make me very happy. - I apparently have something to do with mercury and also with email. More fun that just googling - like someone said above, quick poetry for the lazy. partial list:

mdn is end to end re
mdn is not a requirement to read or send mail
mdn is to develop a national database of weekly concentrations of total mercury in precipitation and the seasonal and annual flux of total
mdn is to encourage and facilitate invention
mdn is edited by prof
mdn is anticipated to operate for a minimum of five years
mdn is free
mdn is in
mdn is redefining interactive music
mdn is much simpler to design and deploy than other infrastructures
mdn is
mdn is to diffuse the philosophy
mdn is to measure the concentration of mercury in precipitation as well as wet deposition
mdn is the
mdn is for real
mdn is an open enrollment school
mdn is requested
mdn is no female or male
mdn is one that is in the top 10% of all mdns
mdn is to collect weekly samples of precipitation so that total wet deposition of mercury in north america may be determined
mdn is the same as the mode
mdn is enabled
mdn is a built in clan system and it serves many functions
mdn is temporarily down right now
mdn is released from spawning and decomposing salmon as indicated by the substantial quantities of
mdn is always sent in response to a request for an mdn
mdn is used
mdn is universal enough
mdn is under capitalized
mdn is valid

can't argue with those last four...
posted by mdn at 1:32 PM on November 3, 2002

Joey Michaels is a ham eating ass clown
posted by Joey Michaels at 1:39 PM on November 3, 2002

This thread is a gas.
posted by boneybaloney at 1:45 PM on November 3, 2002

A-ha! From my list:

miguel cardoso is thinking out loud about sportsfilter on metatalk
miguel cardoso is you do not talk about miguel cardoso
miguel cardoso is to metafilter as michael jordan is to
miguel cardoso is set to give evidence in court as he sues two magazine publishers for printing
miguel cardoso is back at metafilter
miguel cardoso is inculcator methinks this spell
miguel cardoso is christopher walken in the continental posted by y2karl at 12
miguelcardoso is there no more mulla nasrudin on the web? there

I definitely choose miguel cardoso is you do not talk about miguel cardoso as my Taxi Driver-style signature from now on. Just reading it (where the hell's it from?) makes me feel like the mean machine I secretly am.

*trying it out*

Hey, y2karl: enough with the Walken shit. Remember, kid: Miguel Cardoso is, fundamentally, you do not talk about Miguel Cardoso, dig?
posted by MiguelCardoso at 2:16 PM on November 3, 2002

cunning linguist is a live album which will be featuring music from all three studio albums
cunning linguist is a midget
cunning linguist is what i would preffer though
cunning linguist is just that
cunning linguist is all
cunning linguist is also on strike
cunning linguist is a person psychology department who can say
cunning linguist is good with his tongue
posted by CunningLinguist at 2:17 PM on November 3, 2002

googlism is
googlism is working now
posted by notclosed at 2:19 PM on November 3, 2002

yhbc is commish; kafkaesque is kaf; mr_crash_davis is crash; coldchef is cc
yhbc is trying to get in

And that's it. Vaguely disturbing.

* wanders off, pensive *
posted by yhbc at 5:01 PM on November 3, 2002

googlisms is slashdotted
posted by cpfeifer at 5:20 PM on November 3, 2002

eilatan is a cat

Using my real name...

natalie is now classicnatalie
natalie is a pseudonym for heather
natalie is a lot of woman
natalie is bi
natalie is the queen of procrastination
natalie is an intensely private person
natalie is more the type of girl who becomes more beautiful each time you see her
natalie is alive
natalie is not stuck up
natalie is hot and she's in freakin' star wars
natalie is a passionate soul
natalie is sexy
natalie is a vegetarian
natalie is going to run the entire world
posted by eilatan at 5:51 PM on November 3, 2002

All I get is "timeistight is too zany for me".
posted by timeistight at 5:57 PM on November 3, 2002

jonmc is about my age and i believe went to high school near me[no I didn't]
jonmc is a faker[but then again I could be faking]
jonmc is only ever on metafilter[duh!]
jonmc is usually understandable[heha wakadoobie hoolybopacow]
jonmc is the new chairman of the riaa[free toonz for everyone!!]
jonmc is in connecticut[weeping, weeping]
jonmc is correct[no you're wrong]
jonmc is a sexy bitch[perceptive search engine, arent you?]
jonmc is trying to quit smoking[and succeeding, thank you]
jonmc is another cool mefi[ain't no thing but a chicken wing on a string from burger king, yo]
jonmc is a baseball cap that anticipates your every move[for instance, you're going to read this, chuckle, and say jonmc is a trip, but he needs to get out more]
posted by jonmc at 6:49 PM on November 3, 2002

spacecadet is a great box for shorter loads
spacecadet is fronted by vocalist/guitarist ted levin
spacecadet is saying life was better under the taliban
spacecadet is worthy of praise
spacecadet is now known as revrandy elissa

I is?
posted by SpaceCadet at 7:07 PM on November 3, 2002

I did my first name a while back, and mostly got back Biblical references. My MeFi name was interesting though:

adampsyche is also complementary
adampsyche is scared of the glowing koko head
adampsyche is correct
adampsyche is a genius

posted by adampsyche at 7:20 PM on November 3, 2002

hama7 is a troll
hama7 is going on and on with his usual conservanigger nonsense
hama7 is just unfamiliar with the more thoughtful reference
hama7 is a unicycle
hama7 is not here to get enlightened/ informed/ friends

You know, flattery will get you people nowhere ;)
especially you, hincadenza, for that second one...
posted by hama7 at 7:22 PM on November 3, 2002

Apparently metrocake is responsible for the glowing koko head reference.
posted by adampsyche at 7:24 PM on November 3, 2002

riffola is also right (That's from MeFi)
riffola is quite cool
riffola is riffola but queensryche's compositions encompass a
riffola is one of life's most consistent pleasures
posted by riffola at 7:26 PM on November 3, 2002

The Good:
cara is a stunning girl displaying beautiful breed type
cara is back and appears to be on the fast track
cara is precious
cara is good for all alaskans
cara is the most special person on earth
The Bad:
cara is dead but it's too early to celebrate
cara is fiscally irresonsible
cara is a threat to property rights
cara is a bad idea
cara is in trouble and it is quite understandable why
and the Creepy:
cara is a "pork
cara is gutted
cara is already being noticed
cara is fascinated by dark things
cara is een niet te onderschatten probleem
posted by Catch at 7:30 PM on November 3, 2002

mokujin is a secret
mokujin is a very well done model with nice textures
mokujin is wider
mokujin is simple
mokujin is doing capoeira moves on the dance floor
mokujin is only worth selecting if you want to test your knowledge
mokujin is ranked 162 and has played for 4h11m in 21days
posted by mokujin at 8:21 PM on November 3, 2002

emmalee is my real name
emmalee is trusted
emmalee is truly a miracle
emmalee is a natural pack leader and also has a fondness for food
emmalee is toddling around
emmalee is perfect
emmalee is currently in san fransisco
emmalee is in australia and new zealand
emmalee is going to be shown on the learning channel
emmalee is eight months old
emmalee is in second grade
emmalee is sure to catch up with her soon
emmalee is the last girl in her class to start smoking
emmalee is going to pay so bad
posted by emmling at 8:21 PM on November 3, 2002

Good lord. I seem to be a porn star. Not a very well-liked one, either.
laura is a racist and a total phony
laura is full of it
laura is a big skinny idiot
laura is a sadistic witch
laura is no hillary
laura is hardly a sympathetic martyr
laura is such a bitch it is unnatural
(But I'm a professional in every way!)

It got a couple things right, at least:
laura is so used to people that don’t think for themselves
laura is an incredibly ticklish girl under any circumstances
laura is confused
posted by hippugeek at 8:49 PM on November 3, 2002

allaboutgeorge is trusted by
allaboutgeorge is allovertheplace
posted by allaboutgeorge at 10:56 PM on November 3, 2002

orange goblin is writing two history essays

There were about 40 more, but I thought that was the best...
posted by Orange Goblin at 11:59 PM on November 3, 2002

kafkaesque is sponsored by
kafkaesque is a trip through the mind of an eccentric collector of transit busses
kafkaesque is regular
kafkaesque is self linking
kafkaesque is a real word
kafkaesque is looking for a keyboard player
kafkaesque is better
kafkaesque is the best one
kafkaesque is the system of research support here in germany
kafkaesque is whispered beneath the breath
kafkaesque is really funny
kafkaesque is getting stuck in an elevator with sir lew for eight hours
kafkaesque is that most companies now exclude mold coverage
kafkaesque is attacking interdependent spaniardizes terraced ought tendencies looseleaf arithmetic and decca prado
kafkaesque is soreness; anomalously
kafkaesque is getting old
kafkaesque is trying to tell me something by linking to this
kafkaesque is defined as a nightmarish quality after the austrian writer kafka
kafkaesque is the enforcement of rules of procedure to the point of irrationality
kafkaesque is no exaggeration for neighbors and fellow workers are informing on each other
kafkaesque is not these accusations but john's shaken sense
kafkaesque is by its very nature dreamlike
posted by Kafkaesque at 10:42 AM on November 4, 2002

wanderingmind is now coming to you from the foggy shores of the hood canal in lovely poulsbo
Oh, I wish...

wanderingmind is really fast on the reply
Um - thanks?

wanderingmind is referring to alebrijes or animalitos
I remember that exact thread...
posted by wanderingmind at 2:54 PM on November 4, 2002

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