Theme Time Radio Hour
October 7, 2006 1:51 AM   Subscribe

Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour This is a blatant self link.
posted by persona non grata (51 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: self link banned



 
I am a not-for-profit here.
posted by persona non grata at 1:54 AM on October 7, 2006


I'm confused. How does that make it ok?
posted by TwelveTwo at 2:00 AM on October 7, 2006


I am a not-for-profit here.

It's worse than no profit, you're down $5.

You obviously know better. Is this some sort of MeFi death wish evening?
posted by Busy Old Fool at 2:04 AM on October 7, 2006


Waitwaitwaitwaitwaitwait...

Okay, so you're not-for-profit. That's points for you. But MetaFilter's got a specific place for this sort of thing, and if I rememer correctly, that place is Projects. You're obviously not just some random bloke who's paid his $5 bucks who's just trying to drive traffic to his site, but on the other hand, making exceptions for stuff like your post would create a slippery slope indeed.

You're a contributing member of the community, you've obviously read the guidelines. What's up, then, with doing this thing that you're not supposed to do? Why do you hate MetaFilter? Stop hurting MetaFilter!

If I had a cake right now, you'd be taking it!


Huy, I really need to get out more...
posted by Mister Cheese at 2:06 AM on October 7, 2006


Unless it's another case of this?
posted by Busy Old Fool at 2:11 AM on October 7, 2006


best post of all time
posted by Satapher at 2:11 AM on October 7, 2006


Website linked in his profile and in the post are the same. I supposed some meddler could've changed it to make it more incriminating. That would imply that the meddler knows something of persona non grata's affinity for music. Using current data and a healthy dose of Mr. Occam's wonderous Razor, the simplest explanation is that he's wantonly self-linked.

Well, I guess the more experienced will weigh in with their own opinion/snark/investigations. But it's all we can do until Number One or The Librarian wake from their peaceful rest.
posted by Mister Cheese at 2:19 AM on October 7, 2006


.
posted by srboisvert at 2:23 AM on October 7, 2006


Awww, png - say it ain't so.

Thanks for the traffic, Bob
So far this year this blog has had 504,890 visitors, and they have almost all come here for one thing, my second post, Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour. That’s a lot of people for a young blog! More than a half million folks!

...So thanks, Bob Dylan, for the Theme Time Radio Hour and for letting me keep it going here at White Man Stew against all odds. I know I am breaking all sorts of laws but so far so good so long as nobody minds. You’ve got some serious and multitudinous fans who keep coming here from all over the world to get your weekly words and I am delighted to ride your coat tails.

posted by madamjujujive at 2:25 AM on October 7, 2006


persona non grata. Are you still here?

Hello?

Speak up if you are, because we'd like like to hear a few more words from you before you're banned. You know, for posterity. Something to tell the grandkids about.

You do realize you've fucked up, completely, right? We don't ban self-links just to stop people making money. We ban them because it's completely poor form. It's not what the site is about. This isn't digg. A high degree of trust is placed in users because they have the ability to get whatever site that want at the top of the front page immediately and you just broke that trust. You must have figured this out, right? You've been here long enough.

Are you drunk? Come on. Tell us. What made you do it?
posted by Jimbob at 2:27 AM on October 7, 2006


Yeah, I'm her so far.
posted by persona non grata at 2:29 AM on October 7, 2006


Website linked in his profile and in the post are the same. I supposed some meddler could've changed it to make it more incriminating. That would imply that the meddler knows something of persona non grata's affinity for music. Using current data and a healthy dose of Mr. Occam's wonderous Razor, the simplest explanation is that he's wantonly self-linked.

Um, Occam's razor does not tell you how to find the simplest answer, only that it is most likely to be right.

Also, isn't it possible that a 'meddler' could have simply posted a link to PNG's declared page?
posted by delmoi at 2:30 AM on October 7, 2006


I'm so confused. Am I at the wrong website?
posted by liquorice at 2:31 AM on October 7, 2006


Not only the wrong website, the wrong dammed internet.
posted by Jimbob at 2:34 AM on October 7, 2006


I did it because I can. It's MetaFilter after all...

Who here is not aware that I am talking the piss out of quonsar and going for a ban on behalf of Bob Dylan.

Seriously. This is all about Bob.
posted by persona non grata at 2:34 AM on October 7, 2006


Aaah deliberately going down in flames in the names of quonsar and Bob Dylan. That's okay then. Sorry for bringing it up.
posted by Jimbob at 2:36 AM on October 7, 2006


Dylan, that is.
posted by persona non grata at 2:37 AM on October 7, 2006


Fucking great songwirter.
posted by persona non grata at 2:37 AM on October 7, 2006


persona non grata is Bob Dylan??!?

I saw you in Adelaide, Bob, and you sucked so much I walked out. Actually I just went because my girlfriend wanted to see Ani Di Franco support you. The Waifs were great as well, but you just didn't have it anymore.

I hope you aren't banned for this because I'd really like an apology.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 2:40 AM on October 7, 2006


Suck up some ZZ TOP. Yummy.
posted by persona non grata at 2:41 AM on October 7, 2006


Wow, surprising to see you self link. I don't see what profit has to do with anything. If the guidelines said you could link your blog, then that'd be okay. But they don't, so you can't.

Toodle pip
posted by TheDonF at 2:41 AM on October 7, 2006


Adelaide represent!

posted by Jimbob at 2:42 AM on October 7, 2006


What.


Quite the bizarre crash and burn of a thread this turned out to be...
posted by stenseng at 2:42 AM on October 7, 2006


I want the hammer.
posted by persona non grata at 2:44 AM on October 7, 2006


Um... why?
posted by stenseng at 2:45 AM on October 7, 2006


GORE in '08!
posted by persona non grata at 2:46 AM on October 7, 2006


He seeks the stark fist of removal!
posted by Jimbob at 2:46 AM on October 7, 2006


i wuz here
posted by mek at 2:46 AM on October 7, 2006


ooooh i get what he's doing! Don't you see it? He's trying to be all emo and ironic!

Wasn't there some other guy like that who linked an entry on his blog to how "fascist" and unfair metafilter is? That was so great, as was this! In Kindergarten...

flagged, and moving on.
posted by slater at 2:46 AM on October 7, 2006


On the one hand, this is someone who has already put ten songs on MuFi and has hung around Metatalk long enough to know that a few fleeting hours of front page exposure will be traded for removal of the post, deletion of the account and loss of any repuatation built up here should he try to return.

On the other hand, this is also someone who has posted and, apparently, commented drunk before.
posted by Busy Old Fool at 2:47 AM on October 7, 2006


Chavez/Galloway 2008.

:)
posted by By The Grace of God at 2:49 AM on October 7, 2006


Bye. :-)
posted by persona non grata at 2:50 AM on October 7, 2006


Poor Matt!
posted by persona non grata at 2:52 AM on October 7, 2006


Now there's a false idol I'd worship.
posted by liquorice at 2:52 AM on October 7, 2006


I just lost the game.
posted by trinarian at 2:55 AM on October 7, 2006


Porhasp he si haxing teh gibson?
posted by stenseng at 2:56 AM on October 7, 2006


Damn you, trinarian. Now you're persona non grata, to me.
posted by cgc373 at 2:56 AM on October 7, 2006


*sending a bat signal to languagehat*
posted by madamjujujive at 2:58 AM on October 7, 2006


I feel so loud it's ridiculous.
posted by persona non grata at 3:01 AM on October 7, 2006


Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour This is a blatant self link

For a second there, I thought Bob Dylan had gotten himself a metafilter account. Imagine my disapointment.
posted by Clay201 at 3:06 AM on October 7, 2006


Wobble!
posted by Cyclopsis Raptor at 3:14 AM on October 7, 2006


I'm confused. What the hell?

somebody hold me. it's cold in here
posted by dersins at 3:15 AM on October 7, 2006


*shouts out to Adelaide*
posted by Wolof at 3:19 AM on October 7, 2006


So, I can post inline images, now, yes?
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 3:19 AM on October 7, 2006


And, persona non grata, I've been digging your music! What have you done???
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 3:21 AM on October 7, 2006


If by posting the Mall's Balls, Jimbob, you were referring obliquely to persona non grata's apparent desire to be repeatedly kicked in the groin over the course of the next however long it takes for this post to be deleted, I'm right with you.

If not, thank you anyway for the image of my distant, beloved hometown.

I could try to think of something useful to say about this post, or Bob Dylan, or 'www.whitemanstew.com', but we're all just throwing pineapples into the void here anyway so I really don't care enough.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 3:27 AM on October 7, 2006



posted by The Great Big Mulp at 3:30 AM on October 7, 2006


This thread is close. Is it prophecy to call yourself 'persona non grata?' Hey png--I welcome you back as back as 'witty beyond belief.'
posted by toma at 3:31 AM on October 7, 2006


it's like watching someone slowly bleed to death in some twisted Saudi public execution. I know I should turn my head and walk away, but instead I keep reloading.
posted by trinarian at 3:35 AM on October 7, 2006


heh--I just reloaded.
posted by toma at 3:36 AM on October 7, 2006


Would you please quit using Ockham's razor. It is getting really dull.
posted by srboisvert at 3:39 AM on October 7, 2006


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