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I like the Codex Seraphinianus drawings (and the link to an explanation) and some of the photographs, but isn't this just some blog?

P.S. It always cracks me up that "blog" is not in the spellcheck dictionary.
posted by Specklet at 12:59 PM on June 24, 2005


A blog that hasn't been updated since mid-April? Am I missing something here?
posted by 27 at 1:02 PM on June 24, 2005


Are you trying to get banned, or something? I really don't get it. A link to a link farm blog where the links don't work?
posted by team lowkey at 1:03 PM on June 24, 2005


> I found something cool on the web and want to share it with
> everyone else.

What a minute, this isn't a palindrome.
posted by NewBornHippy at 1:03 PM on June 24, 2005


I'm getting 404s everywhere.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 1:04 PM on June 24, 2005


Blog? "Otto" is a palindrome.
posted by fixedgear at 1:08 PM on June 24, 2005


P.S. It always cracks me up that "blog" is not in the spellcheck dictionary.

I know! Neither is "metafilter." Or spellcheck," for that matter.
posted by es_de_bah at 1:09 PM on June 24, 2005


Codex Seraphinianus Rawks
posted by quonsar at 1:14 PM on June 24, 2005


Worst.
Worded.
Post.
Ever.
posted by wendell at 1:14 PM on June 24, 2005


Not to derail this discussion, or anything, but I'm starting vacation tomorrow. You all will just have to amuse yourselves while I'm away.
posted by eatitlive at 1:15 PM on June 24, 2005


I enjoyed the tanker hulls as art...
posted by Blue Buddha at 1:17 PM on June 24, 2005


Well, the Codex Seraphinianus is enough by itself, so thanks for that. Sort of like Musrum via Woodring.
posted by Grangousier at 1:17 PM on June 24, 2005


Thanks, wendell!
posted by msacheson at 1:18 PM on June 24, 2005


I'm going to bring up this post the next time somebody says that the $5 MeFites are the responsible for all the shitty posts on Metafilter.
posted by 27 at 1:19 PM on June 24, 2005


I forgot that nobody posts weblogs on MetaFilter anymore. It's so pre-9/11.
posted by msacheson at 1:19 PM on June 24, 2005


Shouldn't this have been a TinyURL to a GeoCities site with that FPP?
posted by fenriq at 1:20 PM on June 24, 2005


I'm going to bring up this post the next time somebody says that the $5 MeFites are the responsible for all the shitty posts on Metafilter.

No, but feel free to correct your grammar while you're at it. After all, I'm perfect, right?

Does nobody know where the wording of the FPP comes from? Huh?
posted by msacheson at 1:22 PM on June 24, 2005


Oh do tell us
posted by item at 1:24 PM on June 24, 2005


I'm going to mention this post the next time somebody says that the $5 MeFites are responsible for all the shitty posts on Metafilter.

Happy now? This post still sucks.
posted by 27 at 1:24 PM on June 24, 2005


Great!. You filled in the blanks, and it went live.
posted by Floydd at 1:25 PM on June 24, 2005


...and I never would have found this on my own, so thanks msacheson.

The Codex Seraphinianus is delightful.
posted by Floydd at 1:28 PM on June 24, 2005


I forgot that nobody posts weblogs on MetaFilter anymore.

I regret that fact often.
And yes nobody probably knows where the wording comes from. As do I.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 1:33 PM on June 24, 2005


mathowie codes a new pony
posted by quonsar at 1:33 PM on June 24, 2005


> Are you trying to get banned, or something?

You can get banned off Mefi? Really?

> I forgot that nobody posts weblogs on MetaFilter anymore. It's so pre-9/11.

We're all a little nervous in this post 9/11 world.
posted by NewBornHippy at 1:40 PM on June 24, 2005


Did a newbie hack msacheson's account? If not, we're just not getting it, dude.

On preview: yes, NewBornHippy, you can get banned. Where have you been?
posted by Specklet at 1:43 PM on June 24, 2005


Great!. You filled in the blanks, and it went live.
posted by Floydd at 1:25 PM PST on June 24


We have a winner!

http://www.metafilter.com/contribute/post_good.mefi?pid=10738

(though I admit this post might not be one)
posted by msacheson at 1:44 PM on June 24, 2005


This is a great idea for a blog, just posting the most interesting bits from flickr and other places.
posted by mathowie at 1:45 PM on June 24, 2005


FPP material? I THINK NOT, SIR.
posted by vagus at 1:55 PM on June 24, 2005


Note: You read the guidelines, right?
posted by jonson at 1:57 PM on June 24, 2005


> NewBornHippy, you can get banned. Where have you been?

Err, banned? Kidding. I just didn't notice.
posted by NewBornHippy at 2:07 PM on June 24, 2005


Yay! Pictures of the Codex!

I've always wanted that book, man, but it's so damned expensive. Mayhap my upcoming tax return will be more fruitful than expected.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 2:12 PM on June 24, 2005


We have a winner!

I'd like to thank all the little people....
posted by Floydd at 2:19 PM on June 24, 2005


Why are people being so nasty about this post? It's a link to what looks like an excellent blog. So what if it "hasn't been updated since mid-April"? The Sappho poem recently linked to hasn't been updated in over 2,500 years. Ignore the idiots, msacheson—this is a fine post, and I thank you for pointing me to that gorgeous collection of images.
posted by languagehat at 2:20 PM on June 24, 2005


Actually, I like giving idiots my attention. It's my job every day - as a middle school math teacher.
posted by msacheson at 2:31 PM on June 24, 2005


and, thanks, languagehat.
posted by msacheson at 2:31 PM on June 24, 2005


msacheson: I second what languagehat said.

Being an asshole is apparently a popular MeFite diversion today. What's wrong with you people?
posted by Chasuk at 2:33 PM on June 24, 2005


msacheson, yes I knew, and that's why I wrote it.

On the other hand
One of the.
Best.
Blog.
Names.
Ever.

Hopefully, we can motivate (or shame) R. Justin Smith to get back to blogging...

A man, a plan, a hat, a hanal, Panama!
posted by wendell at 2:36 PM on June 24, 2005


Blimey, I did those Codex scans! I hadn’t seen this blog before, despite the link to mine, so thanks msacheson for pointing it out.
posted by misteraitch at 2:37 PM on June 24, 2005


Being an asshole is apparently a popular MeFite diversion today. What's wrong with you people?

I thought it was a prerequisite to membership here.
posted by spock at 2:38 PM on June 24, 2005


Pictures of "The Gates". That is so fresh.
posted by smackfu at 2:49 PM on June 24, 2005


Being an asshole is apparently a popular MeFite diversion today. What's wrong with you people?

You must be new here.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 2:53 PM on June 24, 2005


MeFi assholes elitists.
posted by state fxn at 3:10 PM on June 24, 2005


Having an opinion that doesn't agree with yours doesn't make me an asshole or an idiot, despite what you might think.

I visited the site. It had a couple of nice pictures and a bunch of broken links. I asked msacheson if I was missing something, since I couldn't derive his point via the title or the linked text he selected. Instead of addressing the question, he picked on a minor grammatical issue in my comment.

I thought when somebody made a post here, you were allowed to comment on the quality and/or the content of the post. If I'm wrong, then please clarify because a lot of people comment on the quality of a post every day (and it happened a few times inside this thread).

And if I'm not wrong, then take your namecalling back to the playground and STFU.
posted by 27 at 3:13 PM on June 24, 2005


I liked it. Thankyou msacheson.
posted by peacay at 3:34 PM on June 24, 2005


I liked it too. And I would probably never have seen the Codex if you hadn't linked to it, so thanks msacheson.
posted by maryh at 3:44 PM on June 24, 2005


Some of you people are awfully cranky. I liked it too.
posted by bluesky43 at 3:45 PM on June 24, 2005


msacheson, here's a call to action : I dare you to tell us specifically why this is a cool post in plain English. I bet you can't do that.
posted by FieldingGoodney at 4:30 PM on June 24, 2005


A dog, a plan, a canal: Pagoda
posted by Rumple at 4:34 PM on June 24, 2005


Some of us just really didn't get it. Using the text from the link submission form made me think he was making some inside joke. My response of "Are you trying to get banned?" was the my only guess at what that inside joke might be. He was linking to his own blog to make some point. There were just far too many layers of meta going on for me to read it as a straightforward "Check out this site I found". The Codex is cool. Probably would have been better off making a FPP about that.
posted by team lowkey at 4:36 PM on June 24, 2005


There is no inside joke. There is no joke or anything to 'get'. Not every MeFi post has to mean something or be taken so seriously. The title was just something that occurred to me while I was on the 'post' page, and it fit, since I think the site was just a simple, cool little blog, like the ones that used to get noticed by MeFites. I thought it was cool and wanted to share it. Nothing to be deciphered.

If you're looking for the Best. Post. Ever., keep looking. If you liked it, thanks. That's all I wanted.
posted by msacheson at 4:50 PM on June 24, 2005


The Codex is cool. Probably would have been better off making a FPP about that.

I didn't get even that. I didn't get the connection between the pictures - can somebody explain it to me in small words?
posted by FieldingGoodney at 5:00 PM on June 24, 2005


f you're looking for the Best. Post. Ever., keep looking.

Stil looking....
posted by fixedgear at 5:07 PM on June 24, 2005


if you're looking for the Best. Post. Ever., keep looking.

Still looking....
posted by fixedgear at 5:08 PM on June 24, 2005


I'm with languagehat. Great post, msacheson.
posted by Tlogmer at 5:34 PM on June 24, 2005


Cool post! Ashame the links had expired.

Can anybody tell me when the $5 membership fee was introduced? Most probably a question for metatalk.
posted by Chimp at 5:51 PM on June 24, 2005


the content of the post was cool, the set up wasn't. why not say why we shoudl go look, give us a bit more. mefi is about contex, not just "this is neat dude." If it's about the codex, tell us and they we'll discuss the codex rather than the post....
posted by christina at 5:54 PM on June 24, 2005


MetaFilter: 30% discussion of the content of the post, 70% discussion of the merit of the post.
posted by ORthey at 6:16 PM on June 24, 2005


I dare you to tell us specifically why this is a cool post in plain English. I bet you can't do that.

the post cost you nothing. it's presence does not harm you. msacheson owes you nothing, jerkoff.
posted by quonsar at 6:37 PM on June 24, 2005


Some people seem to need instructions on how to enjoy something.
"Do we like this?"
posted by peacay at 7:00 PM on June 24, 2005


"I didn't get the connection between the pictures - can somebody explain it to me in small words?"

The pictures are cool.
posted by catachresoid at 7:41 PM on June 24, 2005


Cool post because different topics/discussions appeal to different people.

I brought up the question on $5 membership because 27 made the comment on $5 mefites being responsible for shitty posts. My comment was not a criticism of msacheson, but the possibility of elitism in mefi.
posted by Chimp at 7:44 PM on June 24, 2005


I don't know what the Codex is, actually, but now I want to know. Is it some sort of "Fight Club" that you're not allowed to talk about?

(quonsar, I didn't understand the pic you included until I looked a little deeper. Nice work.)

the possibility of elitism in mefi.
posted by Chimp at 7:44 PM PST on June 24


No, elitism, here? Never! We wouldn't let any elitists in here. We don't like their kind.

And thanks for the backup, peeps. msacheson, out.
posted by msacheson at 7:48 PM on June 24, 2005


misteraitch, thank you for sharing the codex scans!
posted by of strange foe at 8:28 PM on June 24, 2005


ne haw7 chix?
posted by Hands of Manos at 11:52 PM on June 24, 2005


pix n brokn linx plz
posted by jenovus at 12:49 AM on June 25, 2005


More on the Codex. (for those who are interested, of course)
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 12:55 AM on June 25, 2005


" Blimey, I did those Codex scans! I hadn’t seen this blog before, despite the link to mine, so thanks msacheson for pointing it out."
misteraitch

misteraitch's spamula.net deserves an FPP considering he has many many more interesting images there that he scanned, and the codex images. Kewl. :)
posted by dabitch at 1:32 AM on June 25, 2005


Before today I never knew about this stunning set of images, so thank you msacheson for the post. :)
posted by Arqa at 5:50 AM on June 25, 2005


Decent images, but if you're not willing to call your post the best ever, it shouldn't be on the front page. Life's too short for "this isn't that great but all 24,000 of you should see it."
posted by NickDouglas at 1:23 PM on June 25, 2005


That's ridiculous—it would lead to a nice, clean, empty front page—but I'm glad you satisfied your primal need to snark.
posted by languagehat at 4:27 PM on June 25, 2005


dabitch writes "misteraitch's spamula.net deserves an FPP"

Oh wow...I got very close to making up an FPP yesterday about the Giornale Nuovo's piece on Lequeu (but he did such a good job fleshing it out I felt it would be direct pilfering). My compliments to you misteraitch on a premium quality site and thanks also for the codex scanning!
So many great bloggers belong to MeFi.
posted by peacay at 6:37 PM on June 25, 2005


The linked-to site has some fine, lovely images. Certainly a better link than a great many things found on the FP.

This is not why this FPP sucks, and suck it does. I pray that this nondescriptive coyness does not catch on.

Consider how much less useful MeFi would be if all other links were posted in this way. Completely unsearchable, completely unfilterable by eye ("oh, I'm not interested in that stuff"). There are hundreds of links a day, some of them even with tags.
posted by Aknaton at 5:51 AM on June 26, 2005


peacay, do it anyway! I was just thinking that would be a good one.
posted by dabitch at 7:12 AM on June 26, 2005


I thought when somebody made a post here, you were allowed to comment on the quality and/or the content of the post.

That's what the gray is for.
posted by dirigibleman at 7:39 AM on June 26, 2005


There is no inside joke. There is no joke or anything to 'get'. Not every MeFi post has to mean something or be taken so seriously. The title was just something that occurred to me while I was on the 'post' page, and it fit, since I think the site was just a simple, cool little blog, like the ones that used to get noticed by MeFites. I thought it was cool and wanted to share it. Nothing to be deciphered.

If you're looking for the Best. Post. Ever., keep looking. If you liked it, thanks. That's all I wanted.


I liked the link msacheson, and I'll just leave it at that! :-)
posted by mrhappysad at 10:54 AM on June 27, 2005


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