All right, I forked out for a membership about a month and a half ago, and it’s totally been worth it. Y’all are pathetically smart, just like me! But after weeks of trawling through the search engine and old threads, there’s one kernel of knowledge that’s still eluding me.
“Hi Opal!” – got it.
“Graped by the Grapist?” Got it.
“I burning your dog!” Got it.
“Band name?” Got it.
But damn if I can’t find the OP for the “1920s style death rays!” in-joke. I’ve been looking for it for weeks, and nada. Zip. Zilch. It is nowhere to be found. The thread, it seems, has passed on into the great hereafter (unless, of course, it’s just pining for the fjords, in which case it would be appreciated if someone would point me to it).
So – what’s up with the mad 1920’s style death rays, folks? Because I am dying to have this itch scratched.
I really think there should be a “Hall of Fame” sticky here.
We’re working on revising the stickies, and “Hall of Fame” sounds like a good title. Other nominations, anyone?
We have Tracy Lord and C K Dexter Haven in the same thread—anyone up to changing his name to Mike Connor?
Yeah, but what I really want to know is where the deepest part of the ocean is, has man visited it, when, and for how long? Anyone know that?
And what was that third word ending in _gry?
I love the idea of a Hall of Fame sticky. However, I’d hate to be the mod/admin that had to decide which threads get linked there. Or will it be links contributed by us?
I like “Hall of Fame” OK for a title but it seems to lack the creativity found on this board. I’m hoping some of our more, uh, talented Dopers will stop by and give us their words of wisdom.
Yay! That sounds like a great idea. lno’s rage burning with the fire of a million suns has to be there.
“Classic (but not necessarily Classy) Threads” is a possibility.
More important than the title though, is how the sticky is created. I think a single moderator should create a post containing links and if necessary, an explanation, of the Hall of Fame entries.
A long thread of posts by members would end up with a lot of redundancy and potentially frivolous or unqualified entries. We need this to be, well, moderated.
Needless to say, the members should be able to nominate threads for inclusion into the Hall of Fame. The moderator(s) in charge would need to make the appropriate decision regarding whether or not the nomination meets the criteria for inclusion.
Criteria? Well, I’d leave that properly vague. I’d say at minimum, a certain amount of time should pass before a thread qualifies. And heck, we’re flexible, right? The Hall of Fame could be a “living document” – unlike athletic Hall of Fames, we could remove entries if necessary to correct situations where it seemed like a good idea at the time, but not any longer.
I’ve used Fecetious a couple of times.
Oh, and we need a link to the original thread where Og originated! (Can’t do a search on a word with only 2 letters, but it was racinchikki’s post that pretty much got it started.)
It is a shame Homer’s Monkey Butler Thread got closed. There was a lot of milage there. LMAO. Or should I say LAMO?
Mileage. Homer: “D’oh” :smack:
Perhaps a history of Threadspotting threads would be included in such a sticky thread.
It should be called the: You Don’t Know Dope Sheet
I think it would be cool to have a collection of “ask the…” threads
I’d make one but I’m far too lazy
The idea was NOT to come up with a list of “best threads of all time” – that’s threadspotting. The idea was to come up with threads that EXPLAIN specific SDMB phrases or usages, like “1920s-S D R” or “Hi, Opal”, etc. Thus, as a sticky in ATMB, it would be a guide and help to newcomers to figure out our jargon.
At least, that’s what I thunk was bein’ suggested.
As full fledged leader of the Brat Pack no doubt it is my duty to enter us into the running. Surely this is at least one reason to include us: