INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY
October 22, 2005 10:37 AM   Subscribe

CAPSLOCKFILTER: OK - I have to ask: what's up with the International Caps Lock Day post over on blue, and the >350 comments? Someone please explain!
posted by russmail to Grab Bag (25 answers total)
 
IT'S INTERTNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY AND METAFILTER LOVES A PARTY. ALSO THIS MIGHT BE BETTER IN METATALK!
posted by dial-tone at 10:40 AM on October 22, 2005


This seems like it would be a better question for MetaTalk.
posted by cerebus19 at 10:40 AM on October 22, 2005


WHAT'S TO EXPLAIN?
posted by LarryC at 10:45 AM on October 22, 2005


It's basically a geek holiday -- an opportunity for techies and webheads to indulge their inner nerd by using ALL CAPS, which is a non-threatening way to mock non-techies, who frequently use ALL CAPS without realizing that it is considered rude and the online equivalent of SHOUTING.
posted by davidmsc at 11:04 AM on October 22, 2005


TEH CAPS LOCK IS POPULAR BECAUSE SOMETIMES YOU DON'T WANT A PRODUCT THAT WILL NOT MARK CLOTHING OR UPHOLSTERY BUT WILL REPEL DOMESTIC RABBITS AND ALSO MAKE A FINE SAME-SEX ANNIVERSARY GIFT OR TIP FOR THE GUYS COMING TO CLEAN OUT YOUR HOUSE OR TRANSPLANT YOUR 32 BIT INTEGERS AND DEEPEN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS. SOMETIMES YOU FIND ANSWERS IN WISECRACKS. NOTE TO MATT; THIS IS A SERIOUS ANSWER. REPEAT SERIOUS.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:11 AM on October 22, 2005


I'M NOT SURE I UNDERSTAND THE QUESTION.
posted by Jairus at 11:11 AM on October 22, 2005


OH HA HA YOU FCUKERS....
posted by russmail at 11:16 AM on October 22, 2005



posted by blue_beetle at 11:30 AM on October 22, 2005 [1 favorite]


OH GOD, RUSSMAIL yOUR WAY 2 FUNNY ,LIKE FUNNY HAHA!!!1!

I'm sorry. But this is a serious answer too, I'm using his answer and the subject in question as the basis of irony against which, oh, nevermind. But I am serious.
posted by fionab at 11:40 AM on October 22, 2005


IS THIS A SERIOUS QUESTION?
posted by caddis at 11:56 AM on October 22, 2005


WE JUST MADE IT UP A FEW YEARS AGO IN #MEFI ACTUALLY
posted by angry modem at 12:08 PM on October 22, 2005


Some people are easily amused, russmail. tsk tsk
posted by mischief at 12:44 PM on October 22, 2005


There's nothing to explain. It's like "Talk Like a Pirate Day." It's an incredibly moronic gag that would have to mount a stepladder to reach the Three Stooges. Y'know the idiots who "FIRST POST!!!" on Slashdot and who bob around here posting: "MetaFilter: What's with International Caps Lock Day?" It's a holiday for those brain-dead imbeciles, on the outside chance one of them ever gets a job.
posted by cribcage at 1:27 PM on October 22, 2005


MetaFilter: a holiday for those brain-dead imbeciles, on the outside chance one of them ever gets a job.

(I'm so sorry.)
posted by S.C. at 1:29 PM on October 22, 2005


The first time I saw a CAPS LOCK DAY post I thought "This is really stupid, I hope it gets deleted." Then I made the mistake of reading the thread and by the time I'd gotten through the first couple hundred comments I had completely gotten into the spirit of it.

I HAVE NO JOB AND I MUST CAPS-LOCK!
posted by languagehat at 2:14 PM on October 22, 2005


It's popular because there's nothing to discuss, nothing to bicker about and it's about having fun doing something silly where you don't have to look silly.
posted by Navek Rednam at 2:15 PM on October 22, 2005


blue_beetle, how did you get that little text-entry field in there?
posted by By The Grace of God at 2:32 PM on October 22, 2005


The first time I saw a CAPS LOCK DAY post I thought "This is really stupid, I hope it gets deleted." Then I made the mistake of reading the thread and by the time I'd gotten through the first couple hundred comments I had completely gotten into the spirit of it.


posted by I Love Tacos at 3:01 PM on October 22, 2005


we're being silly for the sake of being silly ... once in awhile, we need something like that
posted by pyramid termite at 5:15 PM on October 22, 2005


Sounds like a little bit of MetaChat over here in miffie-land.
posted by matildaben at 5:26 PM on October 22, 2005




more info


posted by fishfucker at 6:38 PM on October 22, 2005


btw, two textarea tags in a row really breaks the preview, as you might expect.
posted by fishfucker at 6:40 PM on October 22, 2005


Russmail--Thanks for asking. I was going to ask the same question but finally settled on sending a link to my daughter to see if she got it. This would not be the first post that sailed right over my head. Have pity whipper-snappers, the goats are trying.
posted by phewbertie at 1:16 AM on October 23, 2005


Metafilter: I finally settled on sending a link to my daughter to see if she got it.

So, so very sorry
posted by blag at 5:07 AM on October 23, 2005


Metafilter: So, so very sorry

(I'm pockmarked with sorryness)
posted by poweredbybeard at 9:47 AM on October 23, 2005


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