November 17, 2007

Did holden just quit or was that a joke?: I'm hoping it was the latter. No email in profile, so I couldn't ask him myself.

posted by jerseygirl to navel gazing at 09:01 AM - 28 comments

Seemed pretty jokey to me. The "taking my aura with me" suggests you're still sleepy. If nothing else, I learned he's not the same holden from MetaFilter.

posted by yerfatma at 09:39 AM on November 17

Tis a joke me thinks.

posted by Folkways at 09:50 AM on November 17

I'm gonna guess: not a joke.

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:04 AM on November 17

I thought it was an obvious joke.

posted by justgary at 10:14 AM on November 17

I'm gonna go with "no joke." Have you noticed the lack of aura around here since he posted that? And by the way, jerseygirl, I had a dream last night that you were a mod on this site. And apparently your name is Jennifer since you started to sign your posts. Heh, only a loser would sign their post. NoMich

posted by NoMich at 10:51 AM on November 17

I'm going to guess joke.

posted by grum@work at 11:58 AM on November 17

I'm guessing joke and I certainly hope I'm right.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:50 PM on November 17

Sorry, joke. And I wasn't aiming for this thread, which does have a nice "spy on your own funeral aspect to it." I probably shouldn't poke fun of the spate of high profile withdrawals hereabouts, but it was just too delicious, particularly when it was a member of the ever-powerful Red Sox mafia coming after me!!!! Carry on, then. And how about England possibly backing their way into the Euro championships by virtue of Israel's win today, huh?

posted by holden at 02:40 PM on November 17

See? He's gone. I told you it was no joke.

posted by NoMich at 02:56 PM on November 17

Yeah, if that's the real holden, he's gotten shitty all of a sudden.

posted by yerfatma at 03:18 PM on November 17

I'm absolutely fed up with people pretending to quit. I can't take this anymore. I'm outta here.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 04:57 PM on November 17

Hey, I think that brought our aura back!

posted by NoMich at 05:03 PM on November 17

My aura is now pink with green polka-dots, should I be worried?

posted by Folkways at 08:28 AM on November 18


posted by geekyguy at 10:39 AM on November 18

I thought Aura was Mystique's dancing partner. (Reference Mr. C. Schilling in 2004)

posted by Howard_T at 04:07 PM on November 18

Someone's "aura" is ripe. phew.

posted by scully at 06:45 PM on November 18

Someone's "aura" is ripe. phew. Sorry, that's my Leafs/Bills/Blue Jays combo-aura. They haven't been in good shape in a VERY long time. I hope they get cleaned up some time in the near future.

posted by grum@work at 10:43 PM on November 18

I'm gonna guess not a joke. If I'm wrong, I'll quit.

posted by mbd1 at 09:58 AM on November 19

Crap. Just now saw his post above. I take it back.

posted by mbd1 at 09:59 AM on November 19

Since we've figured THAT problem out, I give you Cleveland's funky field goal for anyone who missed it yesterday. I've never seen a bounce like that before. PS. I quit.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:41 AM on November 19

I've never seen a bounce like that before. I'll bet that will never be duplicated. I'm still not sure of how something that is supposedly not reviewable wound up being reviewed. Is it a question of officials not agreeing on the call? In any case, they got it right. OK, I'm outta here!!!

posted by Howard_T at 11:42 AM on November 19

I thought they didn't actually review the field goal? Later, buttholes!

posted by NoMich at 12:10 PM on November 19

I've never seen a bounce like that before. When dealing with an oblong shape with points, it's amazing the bounces that thing can take. I've seen a kick returner let a ball bounce in front of him and skip over his head. He then turned around to look for it, but when it bounced again, it came BACK over his head a second time. Naturally, he had no chance to pick it up and the kicking team recovered it. It doesn't sound like they used video review on the play. The referee mentioned a "discussion", which meant the head guy talked it over with the two guys under the cross bar. My guess is one of them signalled "no good", but the other one actually saw it bounce off the back bar but waited until everyone got together to discuss it. Good officiating on their part. P.S. Au revoir!

posted by grum@work at 01:07 PM on November 19

The official line on the review of the FG was that the officials huddled and talked it over and it was not a "booth review" -- but who knows whether they got word from upstairs that they needed to reverse it. Either way, they should change the rule to permit these things to be reviewed -- what if none of the officials had seen it go through? I have updated my profile so as to include an email address for future communications about my quittingness. Sorry, jg, but thanks for the concern.

posted by holden at 01:49 PM on November 19

Since holden couldn't stay away, I'm going to quit. And I'm taking holden's aura with me.

posted by worldcup2002 at 05:35 PM on November 19

And I'm taking holden's aura with me. Oh, great. Now we'll never get the deposit back. And it was in Euros, dammit!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 06:49 PM on November 19

Oh, are we link dumping now? Then I will submit this: Brodeur's best save of the night of his 500th win.

posted by MrFrisby at 08:31 PM on November 19

Link dumping? Okay! What's it like to be a CFL QB?

posted by grum@work at 09:50 PM on November 19

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