Happy Birthday Metafilter (#8)

July 14, 2007 3:29 PM

A dangerously sappy populist paean to the great blue pylon where we like to have our pile-ons. Here's to eight more, you crazy website.

posted by cortex (14 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite


Look how you've grown
You've gotten so big
You've gotten so old

I still remember
When you were brand new
With posts by mathowie
And nothing but blue

And now look at you!

Happy birthday
Happy birthday
Grey green and blue
Another cat-scan
For Metafilter

Yeah you're eight years to the day
In web years that's pushing middle-age
But you're still my favorite page

So happy birthday
Happy birthday to you

Yeah you've kept me entertained
You've answered my questions
You've let me complain
You've played me your music
You got me a job
You've checked out my website
I got my own blog

Yeah I spayed my own dog

It's a brand new day
Put the pitchforks away
We've got games on free-play

posted by cortex at 3:29 PM on July 14, 2007

::Holds up lighter::

posted by quin at 3:34 PM on July 14, 2007

posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 4:02 PM on July 14, 2007

You sappy, sappy bastard.


PS: A dangerously sappy populist peon ... This might be intentional, but if it's not, you mean "paean."
posted by sparkletone at 4:47 PM on July 14, 2007

Neat. Doing a little heart emoticon breaks tag rendering!

Happy birthday, MeFi!
posted by sparkletone at 4:48 PM on July 14, 2007

This might be intentional, but if it's not, you mean "paean."


Frickin' Warcraft.
posted by cortex at 5:29 PM on July 14, 2007

KUDOS! CHEERS! I was a lurker for a really long time and the day when I was finally able to sign on, all of my friends made fun of me brutally. So I punched each one in the face and now they are all lurkers, too sissy to sign up, but lurk so that they can keep up with conversation. Sissies.

Great song cortex. You are a great asset to the blue, green, etc.

posted by snsranch at 7:01 PM on July 14, 2007

::holds up lighter, accidentally sets curtain on fire, fire engulfs home (including computer this song was playing on), the now homeless flapjax at midnite curses this song forever::
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:50 PM on July 14, 2007

*Air flutes - or is it fifes? - like all get out*
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:43 AM on July 15, 2007

Flute. In fact, I'm completely goddam remiss: much credit to Secretariat for the flute lines—I can't play that thing to save my life. Thanks, honey!
posted by cortex at 9:59 AM on July 15, 2007

Mmmm, paella.
posted by chococat at 4:31 PM on July 15, 2007

Don't peons occasionally eat paella?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:50 PM on July 15, 2007

Absolutely love when the flute comes in.
posted by Ira.metafilter at 8:33 PM on July 15, 2007

posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:32 AM on July 17, 2007

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