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Requiem for blink

May 21, 2007 9:07 AM

On a sad day last spring, our benevolent dictator banned the blink tag from Metafilter. After a night of heavy drinking I woke up in a canoe in the Andes and composed this eulogy.

posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (10 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

It got picked up by some unexpected sources, including this leading Dutch music blog. I had all but forgotten about it, but cortex suggested I post this here, so I will comply for I fear the swing of his banhammer. It is massive.

Also, the song features my good friends the melodica and the glockenspiel; when one of them finds its way into a song, the other one almost always follows. They're like brothers.

BONUS FACT: if you listen closely, you can hear someone turning on a tap in the adjacent bathroom just before the first verse.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:08 AM on May 21, 2007


Yay!
posted by cortex at 9:46 AM on May 21, 2007


How did I work in and around the web for 10 years and miss this greatness? The neverending "blink" bit at the end is great.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 12:07 PM on May 21, 2007


Ahh, yes. I remember the day that the Great and All-Powerful Evil-lord dios got the img tag banned by using it in a political thread to show how hand-wringing was being done by something that never occurred. Ahh, the power....


This is a really cool song. I liked it when you first posted, so its great to hear it again.
posted by dios at 3:45 PM on May 21, 2007


That should be--of course--the blink tag... not img.
posted by dios at 3:50 PM on May 21, 2007


For archival purposes, I think this is the thread where blink got banninated.
posted by dios at 3:57 PM on May 21, 2007


Man, and the very next metatalk thread was about matthewchen. High cycle!
posted by cortex at 4:00 PM on May 21, 2007


Thanks for posting this yourself -- It was for a long time the last missing piece of the glorious birth of Metafilter Music.
posted by blasdelf at 12:57 AM on May 22, 2007


Brilliantly written, I nearly choked on my peanut butter sandwich laughing.
posted by buriednexttoyou at 2:57 PM on May 22, 2007


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by snsranch at 4:15 PM on May 22, 2007


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