Metafilter's Down (And So I Hit F5)

January 26, 2009 5:27 PM

An attempt to filter the zeitgeist of this recent long dark downtime of the soul.

Don't you ever, ever do that again.

*hugs Metafilter so tight*

posted by cortex (16 comments total) 36 users marked this as a favorite


Open up Firefox
To see what's new
But the page is white
Instead of blue
It says:
"Metafilter is
Having a massage

Load the page again
But it's still not back
Says the site got hit
By a SQL hack
Panicked readers are
Twittering their triage

cuz Metafilter's down
What am I supposed to do
With the rest of my day
I'd Ask Mefi but I can't
And I can't complain about it
In the grey

And so I hit F5
As I feel my hands
Begin to shake
We've never been apart
This long

I turn to prayer
I turn to drink
Read a little FARK
And my heart just sinks
Close my eyes
And hope it's better
But I'm wrong
I'm wrong

cuz Metafilter's Down
What am I supposed to do
With my free time
Should I do my job
Or talk to other people
Call my mother
Write a novel
Help a stranger
Solve a crime

What does it even matter
What's that clatter
It's my finger
On the keyboard

And so I hit F5
And so I hit F5
And so I hit F5
And so I hit F5

cuz Metafilter's down

posted by cortex at 5:35 PM on January 26, 2009


posted by tehloki at 5:37 PM on January 26, 2009 [5 favorites]

Well it's not to the tune of the devil went down to Georgia but it's alright I guess.

Kidding! It's fabulous!
posted by Skorgu at 5:49 PM on January 26, 2009

I'm holding off on that for when Slashdot switches to a colo in Atlanta OH YES I DID
posted by cortex at 5:52 PM on January 26, 2009

You're getting pretty good at Songsmith there cortex.
posted by jessamyn at 5:53 PM on January 26, 2009 [5 favorites]

* claps wildly *
posted by -t at 5:59 PM on January 26, 2009

That really conveyed the pain well.
posted by carsonb at 6:12 PM on January 26, 2009

I worry about you. Is someone there with you?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:11 PM on January 26, 2009

*holds lighter aloft*
posted by scody at 7:26 PM on January 26, 2009 [1 favorite]

Ha ha, I saw this on Hypem, I had to do a double take.
posted by hellojed at 7:37 PM on January 26, 2009

Oh wow. I never realized that the function keys still, you know... had functions...

Lovely song. Heartbreaking.
posted by Kimothy at 7:42 PM on January 26, 2009 [1 favorite]

This is fantastic. I started to sing along and my fiance looked at me like I'm totally crazy. I tried to explain to her that it would be like if Ravelry went down for a weekend and one of her favorite people wrote a really great song about the loss that meant. Now she really thinks I'm crazy.
posted by schyler523 at 7:59 PM on January 26, 2009 [2 favorites]

Excellent. Hilarious. I like the serious tone of the song, and, um, yeah, I was totally F5ing along with you.
posted by wastelands at 11:24 PM on January 26, 2009

posted by deborah at 9:31 AM on January 27, 2009

my god. the brilliance of the thing!
posted by es_de_bah at 1:36 PM on February 3, 2009

LARP Trek is down, and so I plot a course to F5 and engage
posted by Flunkie at 10:36 AM on February 4, 2013

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