09 Sep 05The Mega-Post is Dead


You should be able to view it again, but Masako had to shut off the comments at…


She had to delete one spam comment to get it viewable again (link).

Please, let’s hear a big round of applause for all of you who posted in the Mega-Post and kept it alive for a year and four months. Please use this comment thread to post your fondest memories of the post with the most…

the Mega-Post.

7,686 Responses to “The Mega-Post is Dead”

  1. Steve G. says:

    But with these hurricanes, it could be due to pier pressure.

  2. Brother Mugga says:

    Or more likely beer pressure.

  3. John Moltz says:

    Hey, CARSistas. You lot only post in here, right? Because I think I’m going to lock down comments on all other posts. Let me know if there are any other posts you still want open. The comment spam is off the freaking hook. They’re now actually making reference to content of the post. (But all the comments are from Brazil.)

  4. Ace Deuce says:

    Mr. Moltz, it is pointless for me to post on any other thread here, so I say go ahead and tidy up. Sorry for the mess.

    I find it interesting that well into the 21st century the spambots still can’t pass the Turing test. Brazilian or not, I’m not buying what they’re selling until they can convince me that they too are happy consumers.

  5. Brother Mugga says:

    Yes indeed. O Mighty Overlord. We only post here. And not because we’re so dull even the spammers rejected us. That’s a ridiculous idea. WRONG! More fake news! Spammers are seriously over-rated. Nasty. You’re FIRED!

    PS: Thanks for maintaining our little nerd allotment.

  6. Brother Mugga says:

    John, I think you left the door open behind you . . .

  7. John Moltz says:

    Great, so now the spam comments are just going to post in here. Well, at least it’s contained. The things I do for you people.

  8. Ace Deuce says:

    Thanks, John. I see a silver lining—the spam comments just might raise the level of discourse here.

  9. Brother Mugga says:

    Then again . . .

  10. Ace Deuce says:

    You know, Charles, you might have a point, but so far it escapes me.

  11. John Moltz says:

    Dude, don’t reference them. I’m just going to delete them. That’s apparently my job now. For the rest of eternity. I wish I could deputize one of you but WordPress doesn’t have that ability I guess.

  12. Nxxx says:

    What’s this about an Apple O/S killing UK climbers? Doesn’t happen on Ubuntu aaaaarrrrgggghhhhh

  13. Brother Mugga says:

    I tried using a rubber on the screen but that didn’t work.

    I’d like to stress that ‘rubber’ means ‘eraser’ in Blighty.

    I’m not *that* excited about the reappearance of John on our board.*

    I would deputise Nxxx but he currently appears somewhat vexed so I fear putting a star on his chest and a gun in his hand may not be the best move.

    * This is a lie. I rillyrilly am.

  14. Steve G. says:

    Depends on how drunk with power he’d get.

  15. Steve G. says:

    Oh, and in case y’all aren’t on the Twitter, apparently we rose to the level of being mentioned on there: https://twitter.com/Moltz/status/913856738108964864

  16. Ace Deuce says:

    Our minute of fame, but vaguely remember “A Handful of People” as an English progressive rock group in the early 70s.

  17. Brother Mugga says:

    What is the ‘Twitter’ of which you speak? Do you access it via the telegraph network?

  18. Steve G. says:

    Would you prefer Pony Express? Or carrier pigeon? Perhaps a raven?

  19. Brother Mugga says:

    Are we out of doves? I’m feeling optimistic.

  20. Ace Deuce says:

    The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine saved a good chunk of CARS over the years, but there is a suspicious two-year gap between 2008 and 2010.

  21. Brother Mugga says:

    Do you think those muppets ate our 2008-2010 content?

    If so . . . good luck with the bowels from here . . . dudes.

  22. Brother Mugga says:

    Hey, how come these clowns make more sense than us?

  23. Steve G. says:

    Ugh. With all the other comments closed, there’s no other posts for them to wander into. Can we set a trap to drop them into the tunnels? That assumes that Del’s critters haven’t yet vacated or died off…

  24. Ace Deuce says:

    I asked my friend Sherlock about the present infestation, and he noted that all the miscreants have one thing in common: their names appear as links to web sites. He said that if WordPress could filter out such, or if the Website field could be removed, then our pests could possibly be less of a hinderance. I pressed him for more specifics, but he said he wasn’t familiar with these new-fangled concerns and started muttering about Babbage’s difference engine and telegraph bandwidth.

  25. Nxxx says:

    BroMu would not trust me with a gun?

    He is correct, my spectacles come from Xpxxsxvxrrx and barn doors are difficult targets at five metres.

  26. Brother Mugga says:

    Hey, now John’s cleared out our new friends our posts make even less sense than the normal no sense.


    Or, as we say here in Blighty, bloomin’ marvellous.

  27. Ace Deuce says:

    I’ve found that the discontinuities in our ongoing saga can be rectified by inserting a particular word (such as “pickle”)somewhere into each comment. Then it makes almost too much sense.

  28. Brother Mugga says:

    Well done Ace. You certainly got us pickle out of a bit of a there.

    Dammit, you’re right!

  29. Ace Deuce says:

    My time spent in the think tank at the pickle institution does pay off sometimes.

  30. Steve G. says:

    Ace, did your think tank have a lid? Asking for a friend.

  31. Ace Deuce says:

    Now that I think of it, I don’t think so. But there was a bouncer at the door.

  32. Brother Mugga says:

    I think you’ll find the more acceptable term now is ‘door assistant’, Ace. In the manner of a boxer being a ‘makeover assistant’. Pickle.

    Hang on, did I do that right?

  33. Ace Deuce says:

    I would bet a peck of pickled peppers that you are on the right track.

  34. Brother Mugga says:

    Woah, that’s some pretty good algorhythmia. Do you think she’ll stay and be our friend?

    We could throw a pickle party.

  35. Ace Deuce says:

    She won’t stay, as Mr. Moltz will put her away. But meanwhile: Pucker up, Martha!
    (Pickles will do that to one.)

  36. Brother Mugga says:

    John’s an awesome bouncer. Er, I mean door assistant. That was speedy. Pretty much as fast as I get ejected from social gatherings.

  37. Steve G. says:

    Apparently, Mr. Moltz didn’t like her pickle.

  38. Nxxx says:

    Had to attend a political meeting yesterday,choosing councillor candidates for next May. None of them resembled The Donald and none of them condemned pickles.

    What went wrong?

  39. Ace Deuce says:

    If the selection process is in a pickle, it might be time for you to step in as a candidate.

    What could go wrong?

  40. Brother Mugga says:

    There are many obstpickles in the path of prospective councillors, Nxxx; maybe the more Don amongst them were simply put off?

  41. Steve G. says:

    If I recall correctly, wasn’t someone here running for mayoralty of Croydon or some such thing?

  42. Nxxx says:

    Beaten by a better looking bird.

    Must admit, enjoyable.

  43. Brother Mugga says:

    Surely ‘enjoypickle’?

  44. Steve G. says:

    The bird stole your pickle? I’m getting confused (not an unusual condition).

  45. Ace Deuce says:

    I must admit I have never won an election either. One year, however, I did place second in the race for Student Body President at my college and later ascended to that position after the original winner abdicated, or flaked out. I was more a clueless leader than a fearless leader, and there was no money in it, so based on my experience I can’t recommend politics to anyone that has any real skill or talent. Or pickles.

  46. Ace Deuce says:

    To sweeten the pot, I will send a jar of pickles for the legitimate person Who posts comment number 7777, which might not be too far off, depending on how prolific we are.

  47. Brother Mugga says:

    Do you think our previous chum may be Human . . . of flesh and blood he’s made? If so . . . ‘random’, as my daughter puts it all too frequently.

    I for one am up for the Ace challenge. Or would be, were I able to count that high. I get in a real pickle past thirty.

  48. Nxxx says:

    What is counting please?

  49. Ace Deuce says:

    I’m thinking that that commenter actually might be human, since the intended word “Whoa” was spelled “Woah,” which I think would be less likely from an erudite AI. However, if the AI was nurtured by a young dude, all bets are off, since GI=GO.

  50. Ace Deuce says:

    They call this day “Black Friday” around here. I don’t observe or celebrate it (since that would probably require a monetary investment) but I recognize the right of those who do observe it to beat their heads against the wall.

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