January 12, 2004

Happy Millennium! Welcome, Mr. Fleming.

posted by jacknose to navel gazing at 06:20 PM - 46 comments

I think I wet myself.

posted by lilnemo at 06:23 PM on January 12

welcome dfleming! and welcome Mr. Daily Show also!

posted by jerseygirl at 06:27 PM on January 12

Well, well. Latecomers. Close the door quietly and prepare for the hazing to begin. unless of course you really ARE mr. stewart in which case I meant to say, "Sir may _I_ have another?"

posted by forksclovetofu at 06:32 PM on January 12

so who wants to buy my super cool LOW user number now huh? Get in on the 3-digit automatic correctness and coolness now while you can! /mefi spoof.

posted by jerseygirl at 06:34 PM on January 12

Wow. Mr. Fleming has a lot of pressure on him now. Carrying around the #1000 means a lot. I hope he can live up to it. It's nice to see some more Canadians added to the group.

posted by grum@work at 08:33 PM on January 12

I should probably say something more than "I can't believe it's not butter", shouldn't I? Hello everyone.

posted by dfleming at 08:35 PM on January 12

Oh, and it's not THE Jon Stewart, it's a co-worker I suckered into signing up before me : )

posted by dfleming at 08:37 PM on January 12

he's crafty. i like him already.

posted by jerseygirl at 08:50 PM on January 12

I say we make him take the pledge. And if it's not THE Jon Stewart, then no coffee for you!

posted by forksclovetofu at 08:53 PM on January 12

The first rule about the SpoFi pledge: don't talk about the SpoFi pledge.

posted by jeffmshaw at 08:55 PM on January 12

I did it when I was a freshman, and you'll do it when you're seniors. Now fry like bacon you little freshman piggies. FRY! < dazed hazing>

posted by lilnemo at 08:59 PM on January 12

What the ...

posted by worldcup2002 at 09:38 PM on January 12

wc, just go back to sleep.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:01 PM on January 12

240 nothing, jerseygirl! You can have #67 for a mere 67,000 dollars.

posted by djacobs at 12:08 AM on January 13

1000 is nothing, but I'll shed a tear for number 1049 -- because I know what #1049 will think. He/she's going to think: "Damnit, I should have registered earlier! I'd have had an uber cool three digit user number, but now I'm stuck with all the four-digiters!" I know that feeling all too well. *sheds tear*

posted by mkn at 12:45 AM on January 13

I, for one, welcome our new four digit overlords. Come on, you know someone had to say it.

posted by squealy at 04:03 AM on January 13

Welcome aboard, dfleming! You do realize you've wasted your 15 minutes on this, don't you? I can think of worse ways, but still.

posted by 86 at 07:29 AM on January 13

an uber cool three digit user number I'm finally old-school. What a feeling.

posted by rocketman at 08:26 AM on January 13

he's crafty. i like him already. JG, do you mean "crafty" in the Beastie Boys stole-my-old-skateboard sense, or do you think Fleming does needlepoint? And even if it WAS the real Jon Stewart, I wouldn't be impressed. Lewis Black, though ... I'd be kissing some serious ass. And welcome to both of you. Here's your official SpoFi welcoming gift.

posted by wfrazerjr at 08:38 AM on January 13

I'm not sure if dfleming and mr.stewart appreciate being treated as some number. Is that all they are to you people? Numbers? I'm appalled.

posted by garfield at 09:10 AM on January 13

Pretty damn cool. As one of the Seven, I am quite proud of this milestone. To infinity, and beyond!

posted by msacheson at 09:11 AM on January 13

Oh, and garfield: what kind of number is 238, anyway? Really? You're a big man to show your face around here with that number.

posted by msacheson at 09:12 AM on January 13

I don't want to appear tetchy, but wtf is "the real Jon Stewart" anyway?

posted by squealy at 09:29 AM on January 13

an uber cool three digit user number Yes! I just made it! And don't think I won't be lording my 3-digitness over all the new 4-digit punks, either. Bwa-ha-ha-ha!

posted by rocket88 at 09:34 AM on January 13

John Stewart, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show". It's probably the best way to get your daily news.

posted by NoMich at 09:37 AM on January 13

"I am not a number! I am a free man!"

posted by yerfatma at 09:56 AM on January 13

"Be seeing you."

posted by NoMich at 10:00 AM on January 13

It also looks like Johnny Unitas signed up too ... apparently from the big football field in the sky. I wonder what he thinks of Peyton.

posted by jasonspaceman at 10:40 AM on January 13

Now all we need is for Johnny Utah to sign up and start a thread about surfing, skydiving, or bank robbery.

posted by jeffmshaw at 10:55 AM on January 13

*begins pining for SpoFi glory days* We can officially do that now right? It was soooooo much better before all these 1kers started showing up and ruining the place.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:08 PM on January 13

I have a low user-number, therefore I am always right. Cower in my mere presence! Be grateful I showed up to your lame FPP post! Do not question my [implied] authority! /mefi

posted by jerseygirl at 12:23 PM on January 13

I'm a newbie! I can double-post, be rude, post to espn.com's homepage and generally do what I want because I don't know any better! ROFL LOL Smock Smock Smock! JG, do you mean "crafty" in the Beastie Boys stole-my-old-skateboard sense, or do you think Fleming does needlepoint? A little bit of column A, a little of column B; if, of course, by needlepoint, you mean a harrowing, life-sucking smack habit. I swear, I'm going to contribute for real soon.

posted by dfleming at 12:35 PM on January 13

Chides newbie for smock-smock-smocking and rofling. i meant in the beastie boys sense, of course, and the smack habit too.

posted by jerseygirl at 12:52 PM on January 13

"The ex-presidents are SURFERS!"

posted by yerfatma at 03:20 PM on January 13

Pretty damn cool. As one of the Seven, I am quite proud of this milestone. To infinity, and beyond! You mean one of the EIGHT. Grrrrr...

posted by justgary at 09:51 PM on January 13

You know, justgary, you should read your own Pantheonic history. I'm sure msacheson was referring to the seven founders, the Pantheon. Matt Haughey doesn't really count as an eighth, because he kind of existed before you all, and made it possible for you guys to create the SpoFi. Which makes him a SpoFi Titan (a Spo-Titan? hahahaha). [brought to you by the SpoFi History Appreciation Association]

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:51 AM on January 14

You know, justgary, you should read your own Pantheonic history. But its more fun to say "grrrrrr". Besides, history is the stuff of legends and fables. Don't believe a word of it ;)

posted by justgary at 07:09 AM on January 14

I've got a pretty low number, but I'm so pissed off I didn't find out about this site in time to get a 2-digit number!

posted by salmacis at 07:54 AM on January 14

It's a damn shame that the initials of the seven founding members don't form some kind of catchy acronym, like "SHAZAM!"

posted by rcade at 08:14 AM on January 14

Yes, it would have been really cool if one of you had an exclamation mark for a name.

posted by smithers at 08:16 AM on January 14

jacknose is my user name. my real name is Xavier Clay Maeshin. When I write books, I go by X. Clay Maeshin. My friends just call me !. But people always complain that my nickname is too loud.

posted by jacknose at 11:14 AM on January 14

shit....I almost looked that up on Amazon....

posted by smithers at 11:35 AM on January 14

Engage coffee, Smithers. ;)

posted by jerseygirl at 11:39 AM on January 14

HA! I love this game.

posted by dusted at 07:03 PM on January 14

It DOES spell J.J. Krolm. Not very catchy, but it does.

posted by forksclovetofu at 08:23 PM on January 14

It also spells L.J.J. Mork you know, from Ork.

posted by jerseygirl at 09:16 PM on January 14

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