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Happy [Tenth] Birthday, Metafilter

July 14, 2009 12:03 PM

I'm glad that I don't wish I knew how to quit you, mefi. Also, bonus cheeseball youtube video edition.

I've done this sort of thing before, but it just seems right to do it again on the big day.

posted by cortex (15 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Lyrics:

You big blue beast
Eating up all of our time
We read you at work
On the company dime

And when we go on vacation
We bring you along
And when it's your birthday
We sing you a song

You're ten years old
Just look at you go
Where you'll be in ten more
Oh I don't know

Oh oh ohhhh
Happy Birthday
Metafilter

Happy Birthday Metafilter
Happy Birthday to you

Cuz you're green
and you're grey
and you're blue

Happy Birthday Metafilter
Happy Birthday Metafilter

posted by cortex at 12:05 PM on July 14, 2009


Strangely bluesy. Like if Layla were really about Jay Farrar.
posted by dw at 12:09 PM on July 14, 2009


Needs a guy with a heavy Jamaican accent rapping about mathowie's toughness during the break.
posted by ardgedee at 12:29 PM on July 14, 2009


Does anyone read the comments down here?
posted by Effigy2000 at 1:47 PM on July 14, 2009


This is lovely.

In the spirit of birthday oversharing, I should confess that I listen to your Ronnie Spector cover way too often, and am now going to listen to it again.
posted by Pallas Athena at 3:41 PM on July 14, 2009


Nice job, Cortex! Happy 10th Birthday Metafilter!
posted by garnetgirl at 3:51 PM on July 14, 2009


*rocks out on a kazoo*
posted by xorry at 4:55 PM on July 14, 2009


You know, I was perplexed over this for awhile, but then it hit me: this must be one of the outtakes from The Velvet Undergound & Nico, right? This was track 12 on the Japanese remaster release, right?

I gotta get a copy of that.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:55 PM on July 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


Hey, cortex, that's GREAT! It's kinda late in the day, but I'm just a step away from posting your vid to the blue. It should be up there. You know, to add to the celebratory mood today!
posted by snsranch at 6:14 PM on July 14, 2009


Heh, thanks, man. I don't think it's really FPP material, but I appreciate the sentiment.
posted by cortex at 7:17 PM on July 14, 2009


But would you delete your own song from the Blue, cortex?

(Nice job & hooray for 10!)
posted by danb at 8:14 PM on July 14, 2009


But would you delete your own song from the Blue, cortex?

Well, he couldn't, actually, unless he sent an email request to a mod asking for permission. I know, I know, he IS a mod. An email request to himself, is what I mean. Then, if he deemed the reason acceptable, he could delete it.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:25 AM on July 15, 2009


If I'm feeling like taking a shortcut I can always just IM myself though.
posted by cortex at 7:30 AM on July 15, 2009


No, I don't think so, cortex. You gotta do these things by the book, man.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:58 AM on July 15, 2009


Wow, that was awesome. It reminded me of the muppets, and I mean that in the best possible way.
posted by COBRA! at 8:07 AM on July 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


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