Kill me before the curiousity does?
July 27, 2007 4:07 PM   Subscribe

The significance of a blank white 1" button? I'm told not to ask.

It's not a Grant Morrison reference, is it?

The other day I was walking through the supermarket and spotted a girl wearing a blank 1" button... yknow, like the kind punk bands have been selling since the dawn of time. Only. Blank. White. I smiled and said "is that a blank wh--" and she smiled and said "Sorry, if you don't know, I can't talk to you about it."

So I imagine anyone on here will be equally unable to tell me, right?

Anyone care to very carefully steer me in the right direction before my curiousity causes me to lose any more sleep over this? I respect this sort of game, whatever it is, so I'm reluctant to ask, but it really is driving me nuts. Thanks.
posted by myrrh to Society & Culture (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: It's not a Grant Morrison reference, is it?

Yes, yes it is.
posted by infinitywaltz at 4:22 PM on July 27, 2007

So go ahead and mark your own question "Best Answer."
posted by infinitywaltz at 4:23 PM on July 27, 2007

Can someone unpack this for those of us who are not myrrh and don't know Grant Morrison?
posted by Justinian at 4:25 PM on July 27, 2007

An open and shut case.
posted by trouserbat at 4:25 PM on July 27, 2007

Best answer: Blank Badge
posted by vacapinta at 4:29 PM on July 27, 2007

Response by poster: Thanks, all... guess I shouldn't've second-guessed myself.
posted by myrrh at 4:34 PM on July 27, 2007

So is not talking about what the button means a pitifully elitist aspect of Invisibles fandom, or was that girl just kind of a jerk?
posted by Ian A.T. at 5:10 PM on July 27, 2007

Probably a little bit of the first, a lot of the last, maybe tempered by the fact that she may have been trying to make a joke.
posted by lekvar at 5:41 PM on July 27, 2007

Best answer: I bet the girl probably thought you did know, since you noticed and were mentioning it, and then felt dumb when you didn't.
posted by mendel at 7:59 PM on July 27, 2007

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