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April 30, 2004
Mayor Curley plays in the big leagues. He's a
BIG LEAGUE PLAYA
i feel unusual
18 years ago
He's runnin' with the big boys, hangin' with the in crowd. Yessiree, he's a BIG LEAGUER!
Wow. Dissed by the Mayor. I feel---- REALLY GOOD!
I'm sure this has been on MetaFilter. I'm telling Nostrildamus on you.
Has anyone else noticed an extremely high proportion of MoFi posts showing up on MeFi of late? Or does it just seem that way to me... Not that I'm complaining mind you...
I have noticed that, Captain. I also noticed (in the "kill your TV" threads) someone at mefi made some comments that were *very* similar to ones I had made here at mofi. Maybe coincidence, but....
Imitation is the sincerest form of MetaFilter.
Big league player? member since: October 19, 2002 Mayor Curley has posted 8 links and 610 comments to MetaFilter and 12 threads and 137 comments to MetaTalk Of course my signal/noise ratio isn't much better. ;)
He goes on later in that thread to offer to send one of his fellow "big-leaguers" an envelope of his feces... Too good to fling 'em, I guess :)
*shrugs* If it makes him feel special, I bet giving him his own thread here will help.
i feel unusual that i feel unusual has posted a tiny comment on metafilter which was already posted in another thread
by Wolof in order to take the piss, on a site that "prides itself" on its reputation for niceness.
*quidnunc kid has confused f8x* Never mind, it was just that inordinate comma right after "piss".
I come to mock, not to piss. [/AAA]
"i feel unusual in a comma - I know, I know, it's serious ..."
/me sprays air freshener around
. ugh! That was worse than quonset's "arial" remark! signed, Mayor_pete_best
This thread is BIG LEAGUE.
MeFiFilter. I can't believe no-one's made that joke yet.
Also, I think maybe YHBC might have some opinion on the matter.
Mayor_pete_best - ! All the pete_bests have joined together and elected a leader now! Who will join with me to vanquish this terrible army of evil - bearing in mind that I now smell slightly of "forest pine"?
for our overseas monkey pals, mayor curley is referring to
minor league baseball
, which some folks see as rinky-dink but others think is far less pretentious and far more pure than the overpriced, overhyped big leagues. (go go
! there were a few years in the early ninties when they actually
several MLB teams. over a million fans as I remember.
are triple A, but they are still BIG LEAGUE.
Insert Bull Durham reference HERE
Keith Talent, you are BIG LEAGUE.
I wish I was in the
Lookey here, people!!! Since Mofi now has such Mefi wonders as Quonset, Wendell, Languagehat, etc, in addition to some original Mofi wonders such as Dizzy, flashboy, Sidedish, etc... do we need to continue with the comparisons? It smacks of a desperate need to 'belong' to something that we don't really need to belong to anymore, right? Are we not happy with our Monkeyhomeyness? The energy spent stroking Mefi egos is wasted energy and not really appreciated. So.....STOP IT!!!
P.S. This is NOT a diss on Mefi/Mofi's, just so ya know, and I still love Mefi, but don't wanna stroke it any longer.:)
Heck, I'll take a scrappy minor league team any day of the week. Less whining, more playing, and you get to sit closer to the action.
Big Leaue Chew gum! I loved that stuff - you could chew a completely
amount of gum, and your mom couldn't complain! Like an entire baseball of sugar and rubber in your mouth - yum.
I'm an original MoFi wonder. Fucking
. Diz, Dishy, Darshon, any other D-type people... lets rent some rooms above a busy street in Havana, start an invite-only club, something like that. We'll drink rum, talk about badgers, it'll be great. Woo hoo!
"Flashboy drunk again, then?" "Yeah. Think it's coz he's movin' house in the mornin' and still ain't packed." "Arrr."
You're absolutely right, Darshon. Every word. But when someone is a true BIG LEAGUER like Mayor Curley, I SIMPLY MUST GIVE PROPS.
You are all some of the nicest folks in the world. To include me in your ranks is the kindest honor. I'm getting all sniffly. Must be the vodka.
Can I just take this opportunity to welcome ten new countries into Europe? Can I? They've just joined, a few hours ago, and they're most welcome. It's a truly
Now come and join MonkeyFilter...
Hugs all round, sheds tear, goes offline for far far too many days...
I'd like to say the Mayor gives my hometown (Boston MA) a bad name, but really we have more pretentious pricks like this than beans or lobsters or 'cheers' souvenirs. But most of the native pretentious pricks are a little funnier than this one.
I feel responsible for the Mayor's comment since he was responding to a comment I made earlier in the thread:
OldNewsFilter: Story dated April 19th and previously discussed to death at MonkeyFilter (where for the record, I was the first to say Pepsi Blue). posted by wendell at 2:49 PM PST on April 29
As soon as I hit post, I realized that some MetaElitist was going to make a comment like that, but, all things considered, I think it's a good sign that only ONE such blather occured. There is definately a proper place and time for both Filters to post the same link, but, to be fair-and-balancing,
Dizzy's post here
a two-day-old MeFish
that had already jumped the shark there, IMGDO*
*In My Generally Disregarded Opinion
Oh God--- I had no idea, Wendell! I haven't read MeFi for at least 2 months or so, I checked the Mofi 'Search' feature, and I didn't even think that it might have appeared on MeFi first! I am deeply embarassed. Shit. Sorry guys! That sucking sound is my street cred slowely fading away...
Diz, you seem to have gotten your street cred stuck in my vacuum cleaner hose again...
Trac-- Whatever you do-- DON'T CROSS THE STREAMS---
Darshon: What, my mighty thews and classic physique don't make me a wonder? Hmm. *hefts cricket bat, sets off to Darshon's house*
mayor curley can be big league all he wants. he sometimes is a bit harsh and pompous. but you know, the one thing all major league players have in common - they all have big, fat asses.
my stepbrother says it's just the baseball pants, but seriously - major leage players have big, fat, overpaid asses...
hey, that might have been taken as an insult - sorry, mr mayor curl.... oh, yeah, right, you don't read here. too good for us or something. maybe i'll head over to the blue and pick a fight...
actually i sort of felt he was not so much taking a swipe at mofi as being bitter that his filter didn't filter it first, once it had proved to be less pepsi blue-enough to be worthy of discussion. could be wrong though.
I'm fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean "bad"?
I catch what the fuss is all about. Mister... I mean, Mayor Curley was making just a witty comment to counter Wendell's snark. It was a defensive reaction, not a deliberate attack toward our monkeyness. Besides, why an FPP? And why all the sudden monkey pride? We sound like a bunch of activist pinko-commies protesting over a slightly offhand unPC remark.
I catch what the fuss is all about.
I mean... I
rodgerd, you are a wonder of wonders, I merely didn't have the time or space to list all those I idolize. My idolization list is quite large and would have sucked this whole thread into oblivion, so I felt it best to keep it short and sweet. Next time I am listing those I aspire to be like, you will be at the top.
Runs for boards, nails and hammer to cover the windows from potential rodgerd rage
MeFiFilter. I can't believe no-one's made that joke yet.
. From now on, I think no comments which have previously been made here should ever be repeated. *Takes Jim Loy out side, smashes his glass of cockpunch on the floor, eats his banana, locks the door*
*puts cricket bat down, hugs Darshon* Losing an entire weekend to working with crappy Java code sucks...
You guys just be playa haters.
More Meta Monkey Filter.
I hereby propose that Monkeys with mofi accounts post comments to the effect of "Xowie, you are a
BIG LEAGUE PLAYER
congragulations!" until they start acknowledging us. it's almost subtle!
Big League Playa!
A mite bit touchy isn't he?
He just needs a hug. Better send Alnedra over.
But if Monkeyfilter would like to try to spear me with more stuff cribbed from
Sarcasm For Beginners
I really enjoyed the unexpected attention.
to read the O'Reilly but it was so hard! *goes back to cooing and squealing gleefully in sandbox*
In other news, they're recycling the ancient regional pop vs. soda debate
why did I want to join MeFi again?
I don't even
are involved. I guess that can usually be said about MeFi too. < smooches >
Well, Curley strikes me as an hallowed American character. Kinda like your uncle (whoever) who shows up at family gatherings, advocating tough love and a return to to the Teddy Roosevelt ideal of morality. But, let's give him a break. Do we really care whether he reads Monkeyfilter or not? If he joined us, would we think it was way cool? If he didn't join us, would we be sad? I think the answers are "no", so are we so insecure that the bile of one Metafilter memeber makes us want to throw sand in his face?
Remember: there is no "me" in "memeber". Or, oh wait, forget it. I agree with path.
i'm betting he's already a member, posing under a kinder, gentler monkey alias. he certainly is well read on monkey commentary.
/grabs the night goggles and starts peering in dark postings...
And it's especially not fair to mock MeFites when their Big League is down. Again.
Remember, when baseball went on strike.... the minor leaguersss PLAYED ON! Because they had HEART! and love the GAME! and hadn't lost their SOULS! or something. Fuck the big leagues.
Some old people can't stand to see anyone having fun when they're not around.
Oops! That comment should end with a (smiley).
I ♥ Mefi. My second-favourite site.
Who's having fun?! By golly if anyone's having fun around here, I'll darned well put a stop to it! I'll double-post! I'll do it!
Ooh! Zis I haff to zee! I luff ze dooble postinks! *grabs binocululocularlets, popcorn*
Don't do it Pete. It's
not worth it
. Things will be ok. Really. Come down from the ledge.