I am hallucinating. Or,
September 8, 2000 12:46 PM   Subscribe

I am hallucinating. Or, this is just peculiar. One of those things that makes me feel as if there's a big joke that everyone else gets but me. (see also, everyone blogging the little-girl-with-the-bike recollection.)
posted by lileks (13 comments total)
Oh- I saw it too- I just played it off, but now when I click the link it's not there- both of us must be on the Same Trip!!
posted by TuxHeDoh at 1:15 PM on September 8, 2000

I found nothing any stranger than the Prince of New South Wales usually has on his front page, but could he have been beta testing a new piece of Flashturbation (his TM, not mine) when you first clicked the URL?

One other explanation, and I would NOT expect it of TheLileks, but, usually when I link to WrongWayNeale on the front page of MetaFileter, it's because I've lost a bet...
posted by wendell at 1:24 PM on September 8, 2000

Wish I could participate... but it must be a PCs-only inside joke thang. Which, of course, calls into question the value of it... but that's another thread entirely.
posted by silusGROK at 1:29 PM on September 8, 2000

It was an exact dupe of the Metafilter site, current to 12:42 PM PST. Spooky. It's gone now. I would love an explanation, but I hope I never get one; every day needs some mystery.
posted by lileks at 2:08 PM on September 8, 2000

heh, so many conspiracy theories.

Neale needed an NT host for his site, so I offered space on this box. He went through various hoops at his domain host and his site was offline for a couple days. I hadn't realized the changes had gone through until this post, so I went in and did the server gymnastics to direct requests to his site, which is why you saw metafilter earlier today. And that's it.
posted by mathowie at 2:45 PM on September 8, 2000

Gee whizzers!!! How many of the "Beebo Top 50" are mathowie hosting now?
posted by wendell at 3:25 PM on September 8, 2000

i guess that explains why my 'where's neale' post disappeared in a new york second from the front page earlier this morning...
posted by patricking at 9:42 PM on September 8, 2000

I'm here! I am MATT HAUGHEY! It's all a con!BwaHAHAHAHA!
Though it's nice to see y'all care. Group hug!
posted by Neale at 11:11 PM on September 8, 2000

from the tennesseean: first time i've ever heard an australian say "y'all."
posted by patricking at 2:16 AM on September 9, 2000

I worked for a long time with an ex-texan. He'd been in Australia for a number of years, and had almost lost his accent.
On one project we were doing some heavy-duty work for Coca Cola; part of it involved a week long (50hrs) of powerpoint presentations with them. They had guys fly in from Atlanta to attend, bringing with them their broad US accents.
By the end of the third day, my friend's old accent started to poke through; but though everyone else had noticed, he hadn't.
He finally caught on when, towards the end of the fifth day, he said "Y'all pay attention now" and the entire room cracked up.
posted by Neale at 6:22 AM on September 9, 2000

At least you've picked up the southern American dialect. Please, please don't start calling us youse.
posted by netbros at 7:43 AM on September 9, 2000

I think Matt's a total stud for hosting Neale. Especially given the potential civil and criminal liability that might result...
posted by mikewas at 11:50 AM on September 9, 2000

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