Sweet Smell of Success
November 6, 2009 5:38 AM   Subscribe

Getting tired of fail, fail, and yet more fail? SUCCEED Blog chronicles that which is made of win. Leave your schadenfreude at the door.

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posted by Halloween Jack (55 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
 
Looks like they cropped the word "succeed" in MS paint, in all it's jpeggy goodness. I would say "fail" but then I'd have to shoot myself.
posted by Taft at 5:45 AM on November 6, 2009


One nevre tires of Fail.
posted by tommasz at 5:47 AM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Lego Pop-up Succeed is amazing.
posted by nbergus at 5:55 AM on November 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


This is really awesome. Thanks for posting.
posted by josher71 at 5:55 AM on November 6, 2009


FAIL. The correct title would be WIN.

But there's some serious WIN in there.
posted by eriko at 5:55 AM on November 6, 2009 [21 favorites]


Comedy is a man in trouble.

Or as Mel Brooks (I think) said ... Comedy is when you walk into an open manhole and die, tragedy is me getting a hangnail.

One's own success is endlessly interesting, other people's success is boring. That is why those xmas family letters are so horrible. I think.
posted by R. Mutt at 5:57 AM on November 6, 2009


I agree with the concept, but was winblog.com not available? No, it wasn't.
posted by DU at 5:58 AM on November 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


I like this, but after I see the word "SUCCEED" so many times in a row, it starts to look strange. The more I scroll, the more I start to think "that's not spelled right, is it?"

But it is.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 6:04 AM on November 6, 2009 [5 favorites]


The FPP is made of win and succeeded in making me happy on a rather dreary Friday AM.
posted by deezil at 6:07 AM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Can someone get this woman's agent on the phone for Raffa Benitez?
posted by The Ultimate Olympian at 6:12 AM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Sorry, the antonym of fail (n) is win. I mean, you can't say that something is "full of succeed." That would just sound silly.
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:14 AM on November 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


I believe the correct word is VICTOLY!
posted by explosion at 6:19 AM on November 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


SUCCEED
posted by molecicco at 6:27 AM on November 6, 2009


No one wants to see a thoroughly virtuous man fail or a thoroughly corrupt man....HOLY SHIT! That LEGO pop-up is incredible!!!

Uh, I mean that guy needs to get a life.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 6:31 AM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


One nevre tires of Fail.

I read this as "one nerve tires of Fail" and I thought it was poetic and true.

Also, Dancing Robots are so awesome, I cannot even describe the joy they gave me.
posted by carmen at 6:31 AM on November 6, 2009 [4 favorites]


This makes me smile. Thanks.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 6:37 AM on November 6, 2009


The Annotated White House Flickr Feed, with Ana Marie Cox and Jason Linkins.

ANA MARIE: If you enlarge you'll see the chairs are clearly marked, so no one confuses the black President with the guy from Denmark, named Lars.

JASON: "All you world leaders look alike."

ANA MARIE: Well, they used to! It's a fair point.

Succeed, oh...
posted by netbros at 6:51 AM on November 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


The coffee pot wasn't working this morning, my head is congested, and on three separate occasions I had to sneeze but it went away (which really pisses me off). But this, and especially the Lego pop-up, made it all better.
posted by jbickers at 6:53 AM on November 6, 2009


I was all about the Living on a Prayer video. That guy is a hero.
posted by nosila at 6:53 AM on November 6, 2009 [4 favorites]


Well, it's certainly a positive alternative to all the fail sites out there. And there sure are a LOT of those.

An alternative. Not necessarily funny or entertaining, but an alternative. :)
posted by bigbluepig at 6:54 AM on November 6, 2009


Shouldn't it be 'WIN!'
posted by marmaduke_yaverland at 6:57 AM on November 6, 2009


AWESOME. FTW.

(And yeah, I think "WIN" would be better than succeed, but hey: SUCCEED BLOG SUCCEEDS!)
posted by grapefruitmoon at 7:05 AM on November 6, 2009


There are at least 3 people in this thread who don't read MetaFilter.
posted by DU at 7:17 AM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Lego Pop-up Succeed is amazing.

EPIC SUCCEED
posted by Horace Rumpole at 7:18 AM on November 6, 2009






One nevre tires of Fail.

Yes. I see what you did there.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 7:33 AM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Succeed is the opposite of fail.

The opposite of win is "lose". Win implies a contest against someone else; succeed is something that can just stand alone.

Yes, I realise that people on the internet have been using "win" as the opposite of fail, but for this blog "succeed" is a much better choice: it's not about winning, about beating someone, but about succeeding without regard to another.

And it's awesome.
posted by jb at 7:42 AM on November 6, 2009 [6 favorites]


Win implies a contest against someone else; succeed is something that can just stand alone.

What appears to be epic win over nothing is truly epic win against the universe, or against the mind-harrowing vasty wastes of space itself, or against Satan and all his minions who corrupt and destroy the creatures of God.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:12 AM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


I love FailBlog, especially on Fridays. Given that, it has possibly the worst comments on the web. Perhaps even worse than YouTube.
posted by smackfu at 8:16 AM on November 6, 2009


That beer pong video reminds me of the Animusic Pipe Dreams videos. Which are just CGI, but the beer pong video gives me hope that something like that might be built for real some day, which would be total win.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 8:18 AM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Succeed is the opposite of fail.

The opposite of win is "lose". Win implies a contest against someone else; succeed is something that can just stand alone.


This logic is made of lose.
posted by The Bellman at 8:20 AM on November 6, 2009 [5 favorites]


"What appears to be epic win over nothing is truly epic win against the universe..."

Perhaps the most EPIC WIN is the WIN of man over his own FAIL.
posted by majick at 8:35 AM on November 6, 2009 [4 favorites]


Succeed is the opposite of fail.

The opposite of win is "lose".


PARTS OF SPEECH FAIL
posted by DU at 8:42 AM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Sweet Fancy Moses!
posted by blue_beetle at 8:54 AM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm loving this blog so far (though WIN would be better) - I was just reading failblog before finding this FPP, so I'm starting my day off fully mindful of the razor-thin line beween FAIL and WIN.
posted by EatTheWeak at 9:00 AM on November 6, 2009


The succeed blog is pretty good. The win blog on the other hand demonstrates that there's a fine line between win and fail.
posted by Ickster at 9:03 AM on November 6, 2009


dog hairdo succeed? rly? y?
posted by naplesyellow at 9:05 AM on November 6, 2009


I like a lot of these, but my fave is:

Death Star Jack O' Lantern.
posted by Cookiebastard at 9:08 AM on November 6, 2009


"Succeed" and "fail" are not binary opposites, but it's pretty to think so.
posted by blucevalo at 9:18 AM on November 6, 2009


this dog SUCCEEDS at WIN.
posted by patricio at 9:21 AM on November 6, 2009


Very pollyannish- to the point of being irritating.
posted by Zambrano at 9:24 AM on November 6, 2009


Bale Spell Fail. Picture win, though.
posted by gurple at 9:40 AM on November 6, 2009


Maybe I'm not a true net geek or something, but anytime I see phrases like "MADE OF FAIL" or "FOR THE WIN" I feel an irrational rage rising up inside of me, threatening to consume everything I know and cherish. Is this normal?
posted by naju at 10:04 AM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


"Google search for "epic succeed", for one example, illustrates that succeed is, in fact, a legitimate synonym for win."

900 some results including this thread? FAIL.

And no, a better theme for the blog would have either been WIN or SUCCESS. The only reason FAIL wins over FAILURE is FAIL is shorter; SUCCESS, while not shorter, is more euphonious.
posted by klangklangston at 10:22 AM on November 6, 2009


From the second "Fail:" WTFFFF!!! and on clickthrough from that article: WHAT KIND OF MAGAZINE IS THIS??? Looking at the sidebars brings even more WTFs. Is this what moms talk about?

NSF anyone with body parts.
posted by cmoj at 10:22 AM on November 6, 2009


Soccer Streaker Succeed, indeed!
posted by Saxon Kane at 10:49 AM on November 6, 2009


I can't decide whether "PRINCE CHOCOLATE CAKE SUCCEED" would be better as a battle cry or as the name of the next dog I adopt.
posted by Metroid Baby at 11:11 AM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Clearly, the opposite of Fail should be Pass. Watch for my upcoming PassBlog, where I post amusing pictures of kidney stones and wind.
posted by Sparx at 11:36 AM on November 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


Man that shepherding video is just un-freaking-believable.
posted by kjh at 12:08 PM on November 6, 2009


Looking for a better word than SUCCEED (because, hey, it's got SUCK in it), without much *sigh* success. Thesaurus.Dictionary.com gives us (among other even worse alternatives) accomplish, achieve, acquire, appreciate, arrive, avail, bear fruit, beget, benefit, bloom, blossom, bring home the bacon, bring off, bring to pass, carry off, click, come off, carry out, come off, come through, complete, conquer, cop, develop, discharge, do, do all right, do the trick, earn, effect, effectuate, execute, fall into place, fare well, flourish, fulfill, gain, get, get fat, get hands on, get on, get there, get to the top, glom onto, go over, grasp, grow, hit, hit it off, latch onto, make good, make happen, make a hit, make it, make out, make sense, make the grade, meet with approval, outdistance, outwit, overcome, pan out, perform, prevail, profit, prosper, prove out, pull off, rack up, reach, reach the top, realize, reap, score, secure, spurt, surmount, thrive, triumph, turn out, vanquish, win, work...

I might like PREVAILBLOG or SCOREBLOG or THRIVEBLOG or TRIUMPHBLOG (if not for the association with the Insult Comic Dog)... Or maybe the not-listed DOGOOD (or DONEGOOD)... What do you think?
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:19 PM on November 6, 2009


"If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking til ya do suck seed!" - Curly Howard
posted by kirkaracha at 12:37 PM on November 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


Every time someone makes a stupid comment about fail/win here, I like the blog more and this thread less.
posted by speicus at 3:32 PM on November 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


After watching the rail grind succeed video, I take back everything I ever said about how unrealistic skating video games are.
posted by ErWenn at 9:54 PM on November 6, 2009


The internet needs more of this kind of thing. (The succeed thing, not the fail thing. There's quite enough of the fail.)
posted by jabberjaw at 6:13 AM on November 7, 2009


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