May 15, 2001
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You don't need to be important to be a victim of government mind control -- even fifty year old retired men living in trailer homes can be victims of satellite turn signal sabotage.
posted by tweebiscuit (14 comments total)
speaking of consipracies, the last track on the new Tool album, 'Faaip De Oiad', includes a recorded phone message from someone whom had once worked at Area 51, and was being hunted by government operatives.

creepy, yet mildly amusing.
posted by jcterminal at 11:22 AM on May 15, 2001

/thread drift

How is the new album, jc? I probably won't be able to get it for a while.
posted by starvingartist at 11:28 AM on May 15, 2001

it is probably the best album that's going to be out this year.

Tool is slowing progressing in terms of style, and this is just another step foward in the direction they've been heading.

if you liked the last one more than the first one, you'll like this the best.

/shameless (on-topic in relation to the thread-drift) plug

there's a more thorough review posted here:
posted by jcterminal at 12:00 PM on May 15, 2001

My normal day is being disparaged, disdained, and almost challenged to a fight by provocateurs, mostly crimnal types. This forces the beam operators to keep torturing me, thought they really don't seem to want to half the time.

Pat: I don't see why you think that Matt's doing something nefarious here. Nothing interesting going on at all.

Comrade Fuller: I thought it was *your* turn to keep the Liberal Conspiracy Mind Control Beams on McGroin today. It's your head if he gets loose and exposes us to The Right Thinking People Everywhere.
posted by swell at 12:46 PM on May 15, 2001

The original version of the following was more acidic, but I'm trying to play nice.

The guidelines of MeFi specify that personal attacks on anyone for purposes of trolling are not to be tolerated. Pat, that fits your post here, and probably fits the posts that led to your alleged banishment. I once dared Matt to ban me, and he did not. Lord knows I gave him good reason, so if he DID ban you, I bet you deserved it.

You're acting like a baseball coach kicking dirt on an umpire. If you think you're making any points that will matter, you are not. Your use of fascism as a derogatory accusation is without teeth. I've disagreed with Matt on occasion, but to call him a fascist? You obviously either do not know Matt at all, or you need to look up the word in a dictionary. Perhaps both. Your approach belittles your attempts, and if you can't play by the rules of this sandbox, it is in your best interests to go find a sandbox that runs by rules which you can better tolerate. You're being little more than vaguely amusing, and your entertainment factor is rapidly wearing thin.

I'm trying to be helpful to you here, Pat. Quit while you're behind.
posted by ZachsMind at 12:49 PM on May 15, 2001

For the love of God, IGNORE HIM.
posted by jpoulos at 1:07 PM on May 15, 2001

If Jakob is God, I'm going to become a Satanist. Or, worship the mind-control aliens.
posted by darukaru at 1:12 PM on May 15, 2001

The Ashcroft thread has me goin today, but....
Is this much weirder than people believing in, basically, ANY religion? People like this seem off their rocker, as it were, but if he believed that there are magical people watching his every move, we wouldn't think twice.
posted by Doug at 1:21 PM on May 15, 2001

There ARE magical people watching our every move....and perhaps they are evil too..... here is their phone number.
posted by bradth27 at 1:45 PM on May 15, 2001

Uhhhh ... is there a post missing here? I don't get it.
posted by aaron at 2:17 PM on May 15, 2001

Yeah there is aaron, see metatalk. But if there wasn't, wouldn't it just make the whole day a little more surreal?
posted by DiplomaticImmunity at 3:27 PM on May 15, 2001

I don't know about you, but I think I'm a victim of a mind control attempt after trying to read the "word at a time" DHTML bit on their page.
posted by captaincursor at 4:01 PM on May 15, 2001

pssst, everybody.

Next time, when aaron isn't looking, we'll pretend like somethings going on, when really it isn't, like we all know something he doesn't, and we'll tease him, and stuff.

And then we'll go "(pause to build tension) Aww, we were just kidding!" and let him in on it, and we'll all have a good laugh and we'll all (aaron included) go home with smiles on our faces. "What a good day it was on metafilter!" we'll say to our significant others.

A good day indeed.
posted by sonofsamiam at 4:14 PM on May 15, 2001

broke my own suggestion. serves me right. =)
posted by ZachsMind at 4:24 PM on May 15, 2001

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