This is just to say...
September 23, 2009 10:13 AM   Subscribe

This is just to say...
I've been meaning to do this for a while - and have been half intending not to announce it in any way, letting people discover it themselves. But fuck all that, I'm a fame hungry whore and you are my dreadful stage.

As of the last 4 or 5 entries, I've directly asked the authors of the poems themselves if they're cool with me cross-posting. If you're one of those I've quoted and you're unhappy about it, drop me a line and I'll remove it.

At the risk of ruining something by explaining it: No it's not ironic. It really is both my favourite poem and my favourite, what?, meme? riff? in-joke? Whatever, this is a tiny little roadside shrine to those who've taken the time...

Also, (and I'm aware that this is entirely redundant), but please don't ruin the meme/riff/in-joke/whatever by over-saturating the market. thank you please.
posted by Jofus (33 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

This is just to say

I am sick
of the parodies
of this poem
on Metafilter

and which
you were probably
were clever

Forgive me
they are hackneyed
so trite
and so common

(that said, I like that you're collecting the good ones!)
posted by dersins at 10:39 AM on September 23, 2009 [3 favorites]

I guess I'll vote for it (even though you've skipped mine... but that was more literal than funny).
posted by nanojath at 11:41 AM on September 23, 2009

This is just to say
this is my new favourite
posted by avocet at 4:23 PM on September 23, 2009

You might want to include a little note that explains what the hell is going on.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 5:26 AM on September 24, 2009

That would be too easy.
posted by Jofus at 5:55 AM on September 24, 2009

That would be too easy.

posted by The Devil Tesla at 6:04 AM on September 24, 2009 [1 favorite]

This is good...

...but everyone knows Funeral Blues is the new hotness.
posted by 1f2frfbf at 8:30 AM on September 24, 2009

I like these, but Wondermark did my favorite.
posted by Captain Cardanthian! at 10:24 AM on September 24, 2009

If you skip any of mine I'll unvote for this! I swear I will!
posted by The Whelk at 1:37 PM on September 24, 2009

*cough cough*
posted by The Whelk at 1:48 PM on September 24, 2009

Thank you for removing one more my item from my list of Things To Do If No One Else Will.
posted by cortex at 7:55 AM on September 25, 2009

Ah, The Whelk! My search heuristic for finding these comments is just a Google for 'this is just to say' - which is how i've missed yours. I'll update shortly.
posted by Jofus at 1:31 AM on September 26, 2009

so much depends

a poem about

on this web-

no one knows
posted by clorox at 12:10 AM on September 30, 2009

the integration room?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 4:46 PM on September 30, 2009

posted by The Whelk at 6:25 PM on September 30, 2009

Don't forget this one of flashboy's.
posted by Pallas Athena at 9:26 AM on October 14, 2009

Just tripped across an unsearchable one.
posted by cortex at 8:09 AM on October 21, 2009

Decidedly freeform.
posted by cortex at 10:07 AM on November 1, 2009

Ooh. Just found these. I will update soon. I promise, promise, promise
posted by Jofus at 3:28 AM on November 6, 2009

Pallas Athena - My autistic desire for the site to be consistent and clean has, in this case, overcome my desire to celebrate everything that flashboy does. (Plus I think there are already like two of his on there already.)
posted by Jofus at 3:56 AM on November 6, 2009

I joined, lurked for a week or two, and then made my debut to the site with this riff on the meme.

Also, this is awesome.
posted by VeritableSaintOfBrevity at 12:22 PM on November 9, 2009

VeritableSaintOfBrevity - You're in there already, I think!
posted by Jofus at 7:30 AM on November 16, 2009

a scanty gestural reference
posted by cortex at 3:21 PM on January 10, 2010

nigh unrecongizable
posted by cortex at 3:31 PM on March 5, 2010

Forgive me, I am late to the party. Those things I said about your mother were all true.
posted by zippy at 8:21 AM on October 19, 2010

Whoa. How long are projects posts open for comments?
posted by dersins at 9:23 AM on October 19, 2010

They are open indefinitely.

Also, here's another, and a terrible mutant a couple farther down.
posted by cortex at 8:36 PM on November 5, 2010

I should really update this fucker, hey? I'd gladly accept applications for admin access, btw. Email is in profile, yo.
posted by Jofus at 4:28 AM on November 6, 2010

Hi. Is anyone still updating this? I'd be happy to copy/paste noted comments in...
posted by maryr at 7:52 PM on January 2, 2014

Wow. You weren't kidding about indefinitely, cortex.
posted by dersins at 9:23 AM on January 3, 2014

I never kid about a lack of definiteness.
posted by cortex at 9:58 AM on January 3, 2014

What's the longest gap between comments in a thread, anyway? I assume it's in one of the early threads, before they timed out?
posted by dersins at 11:05 AM on January 3, 2014

I think I prefer "definity" to "definiteness".
posted by maryr at 5:18 PM on January 3, 2014

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