To be a bit confused about Mumsnet Classics?

(163 Posts)

A lot of threads have gone into Classics, but really that's because people get swept away with it. At the time. The thread may have been funny and those posting had a day or so of laughing, but why does it need to be in Classics?

Does anyone ever look in Classics? Apart from maybe to find the unfunny Pom Bear thread? confused

Pascha Sun 15-Sep-13 22:06:10

I've never read the pom bear thread. I've never ventured into classics either.

BellaVita Sun 15-Sep-13 22:06:53

They only ever look in classics to link a thread when someone does a "best thread ever"....

Me neither Pascha, well i have read the PB thread with a straight face. I don't even know what's in Classics after they have gone in.

Nancy66 Sun 15-Sep-13 22:07:50

I looked at it once. The Thriller Dance one. Read every fucking to end...and the video had been removed.

First and last visit. Pah.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sun 15-Sep-13 22:08:22

There are some brilliant threads in Classics. Some are funnier than others but they are generally good! I love the penguin date thread! excellent!

McNewPants2013 Sun 15-Sep-13 22:08:30


AnneUulmelmahay Sun 15-Sep-13 22:08:31


The sinister easter bonnet is preserved for ever
And who can forget UCM and links are my nemisis

Din't be catty

<frowns o'er lorgnettes>

Oh like a 'do you remember the thread where.......' type thing? Then someone goes for a rummage in Classics and the thread is relived Bella? Ooh.

EllesAngel Sun 15-Sep-13 22:08:48

I read a thread that's in classics when it was linked to by a poster on a thread in here (AIBU). I'd missed it the first time around but enjoyed reading it.

AlaskaNebraska Sun 15-Sep-13 22:09:13

pom bear not at all funny

ANY thread that has "mumsnet at its best" on it is uniformly SHIT

sittinginthesun Sun 15-Sep-13 22:09:42

You are all miserable. There are some fantastic threads in Classics.

I get that Saggy, but it just seems they are a bit lost to most Mnetters. the Pom Bear thread hasn't even got Pom Bear in the title.

How does anyone remember what has gone into Classics? confused

RiffyWammal Sun 15-Sep-13 22:10:53

I read Classics and it's fab. Not all of them are funny, such as the one about the drug dependent baby - very sad and at the same time heartwarming, that there are such lovely selfless people in the world.

marzipanned Sun 15-Sep-13 22:11:08

YES the sinister Easter bonnet.

Sparkling if you haven't seen it - go to Classics now. And don't you dare look at the picture until the appropriate moment.

TheRunawayTrain Sun 15-Sep-13 22:11:09

If I'm bored, I have a read. Some are mildly funny but MN have got hysterical over it for something which actually isn't that much at all. Like pombears. And yonis. Some are great though.

Panzee Sun 15-Sep-13 22:11:20

I'm going to nominate this thread grin

Nancy66 Sun 15-Sep-13 22:11:24

I am going to nominate this for classics.

Mintyy Sun 15-Sep-13 22:11:30

But there is a HUGE omission from Mumsnet Classics which is Ellaroo's river of sweetcorn. I don't know how you can get to see that now, but the newbs have missed out on that one fo sho. Funniest op ever. gavel.

fuckwittery Sun 15-Sep-13 22:11:32

I often browse through classics when i cant sleep! If a great thread is in chat it disappears unless moved to classics.

EllesAngel Sun 15-Sep-13 22:12:05

Some people have excellent memories Sparkling unfortunately I'm not one of them

I often drop into Classics. Some of them are a bit "you had to be there" but lots of them are lovely. You can generally tell by the title - if it's a "tell me about your most embarrassing poo incident" then it's genuinely timeless, but if it's a more random title it will have gone a bit bonkers and probably has an associated emoticon/saying.

BoozyBear Sun 15-Sep-13 22:12:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

IsThatTrue Sun 15-Sep-13 22:12:43

I've spent many hours reading classics. Some are great.

Is that you UCM? Is in there isn't it? And the links one.

I go there when I'm up at stupid o'clock bfing it's too dark to read a book and there's nothing decent going on on active threads.

You dare Panzee. sad

I am not being a party pooper honest. It's just that threads being in Classics is all down to opinion I suppose.

NoelHeadbands Sun 15-Sep-13 22:12:58

I joined MN after stumbling upon the Classics topic via Google I think.

So you know, you can thank Classics for that. For me.


marzipanned Sun 15-Sep-13 22:14:00

The river of sweetcorn is immortalised in the Mumsnet guide to babies. grin

How many votes does it have to get to go into Classics? Or is it MN discretion?

Has a thread ever gone in then turned out to be a troll? shock

UnicornsNotRiddenByGrownUps Sun 15-Sep-13 22:14:52

I like classics, a lot of them make fun reading! If you were involved in them then maybe you get the humour more? Not sure.

McNewPants2013 Sun 15-Sep-13 22:15:03

I loved the yoni thread, it was the responses that made it funny not the OP

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sun 15-Sep-13 22:15:38

I came here via classics too! The funniest monents of childbirth thread sucked me in!

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sun 15-Sep-13 22:17:35

the Yoni thread was statted by a troll. He was evicted and MN kept the thread! it was brilliant!
I was on the "I almost became a local news story" thread kept me amused for days. I was posting on it. Im so glad it got put in classics forever!

I definitely think if you posted on them and watched them develop that maybe adds to the 'Classic' experience.

the Yoni one went on for far too long really.

I have seen the Easter Bonnet. Meh. Sorry. sad

AnneUulmelmahay Sun 15-Sep-13 22:19:08

Alaska the funniest one not in Classics is the St Moritz fake tan one with xox cubes and helix cat food in Other subjects. Wink.

BellaVita Sun 15-Sep-13 22:20:00

Yes just like that Sparkling grin

Some are funnier than others!

The sharon threads, and the painted pigeon one had me crying with laughter.

Yoni was hilarious, as it was happening - im not sure if it would be funny now. The thing I liked about that was not knowing what was coming next, from both OP and the replies.

HoneyDragon Sun 15-Sep-13 22:21:15

I sometimes dive in for read.

It beats a magazine, for sure.

LadyBeagleEyes Sun 15-Sep-13 22:21:47

I very rarely look at classics, though did love the original Trip Adviser.
When I first came on the Pom Bear one was so highly recommended I spent a dire hour reading it and it even has it's own emoticon.

PresidentServalan Sun 15-Sep-13 22:22:47

The thread about the Chip n Dale dolls was amazing grin

That's it Taboo, it's like watching something 'live'. Reading Classics for me is like watching it 3 months later. There will be no more updates, the fun has all been had IYKWIM.

VivaLeThrustBadger Sun 15-Sep-13 22:22:49

My penguin on a train thread is in classics and had me crying with laughter. Maybe you did have to be there but I still think it was funny.

JumpingJackSprat Sun 15-Sep-13 22:22:49

classics is worth it for the "I pooed on my skirt at work" thread.

PresidentServalan Sun 15-Sep-13 22:22:57

The thread about the Chip n Dale dolls was amazing grin

VivaLeThrustBadger Sun 15-Sep-13 22:23:11

My penguin on a train thread is in classics and had me crying with laughter. Maybe you did have to be there but I still think it was funny.

marzipanned Sun 15-Sep-13 22:23:11

Oh sad That's okay. It was one of the first posts I ever saw on here and I was expecting the bonnet to be really shit, so it was a lovely surprise.

Assume it's MN discretion after a certain number of votes. Definitely agree that most of them aren't remotely funny unless you were involved, and, yes, most of them go on way too long.

AlaskaNebraska Sun 15-Sep-13 22:23:29

ooh this thread is " mumsnet at its best"

AlaskaNebraska Sun 15-Sep-13 22:23:59

Anne - i LOVED that oen, the rebranding. I was on it - hence grin

Everyone except me has a favourite Classics thread. My eighties music thread went into Classics-it was a great night but not exceptional. grin

marzipanned Sun 15-Sep-13 22:24:24

Oh, and true that some of them are heartwarming like EMIN's drug dependent baby thread mentioned already. Did the MN kitten rescue make it in there?

AlaskaNebraska Sun 15-Sep-13 22:24:40

mine and ahundredtimes HTT was funny at the time - not sure it works still

VivaLeThrustBadger Sun 15-Sep-13 22:25:01

My penguin on a train thread is in classics and had me crying with laughter. Maybe you did have to be there but I still think it was funny.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sun 15-Sep-13 22:25:36

Taken up the oxo tower! grin

nothruroad Sun 15-Sep-13 22:25:57

My favourite one ever is the booble pate. I read it whenever I feel low. It is one of the major tragedies of my life that I didn't see it unfold live so I missed the triumphant photo.

Marzipanned I am sure if I had been there, on the thread about the foxy bonnet I would have been roaring with laughter and joining in. But it's a dead thread now. sad

Wasn't the booble plate a plate that fell down the back of the loo? confused

D0G Sun 15-Sep-13 22:27:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

thistlelicker Sun 15-Sep-13 22:27:58

I've read people comment along the lines of "are u Sharon" and often wondered what they meant? And still do!??!!!

I think Viva is trying to tell us something.... grin

usualsuspect Sun 15-Sep-13 22:28:21

Some of the funniest threads on here don't make classics.

But I might just have a different soh to most grin

The 'what do you do with your arms when you are dancing thread' made me proper laugh.

Mintyy Sun 15-Sep-13 22:28:41

You'd have to be a tiny bit dense to think that all threads in Classics had to be hilariously funny to you personally, wouldn't you? This is a site of gazillions of users so pom bears to one is going to be dull bears to another. I sincerely doubt I could find a thread about poo on skirts funny, but who am I to say that others shouldn't?

AnneUulmelmahay Sun 15-Sep-13 22:28:50

Hemhem Alaska I was on that rebranding one too, v funny I was, back then arf.

The HTT and potty bootcamps were GREAT. Now our precious babbas are hulking great teens that pat our heads kindly as they skip out to meet mates. <dabs eyes>

Go on then Viva link me to your penguin driving a train thread. grin

nothruroad Sun 15-Sep-13 22:29:12

Yes, Sparkling, but it was so much more. Go read it now - but be warned it's an emotional rollercoaster!

AnneUulmelmahay Sun 15-Sep-13 22:30:11

Totes what our Mintyy said ^ ^

I don't think 'funny' is the only criteria Mintyy, i think there's WTF Classics and 'Bizarre', and 'Heartwarming' probably.

Then there's the 'You had to be there' ones.

AlaskaNebraska Sun 15-Sep-13 22:31:16

i bumped it

its not a classic

Ledkr Sun 15-Sep-13 22:31:32

I read loads of them when in hospital recently and couldn't sleep.
I also read some of mine and ended up in years at the one where I posted I'd finally had dd2 it was the middle if the night and everyone was saying congrats.
<sobs> p

candycoatedwaterdrops Sun 15-Sep-13 22:31:47

I want to see the tiny wanker thread! It's gone though, apparently...sad

VivaLeThrustBadger Sun 15-Sep-13 22:34:26

Sharon was funny, and tRex in Asda. Again though I watched it unfold.

I saw mention of the "your minge"thread, which I did not see live, it was mildly amusing obviously but I was expecting great things due to the build up it was given.

Classics is the MN equivalent of somebody telling you a hilarious story and then you not "getting" the joke because.."you had to be there".

I do like to dip in and out though, tis MN folklore after all.

Go on then Viva.

I actually don't think I have ever read a thread where someone says "Oooh I'm nominating for Classics" and MNHQ has said, "Erm, no, not so much"

I mean, every thread I have seen nominated has gotten in. Not exactly the most stringent criteria...

marzipanned Sun 15-Sep-13 22:35:17

Just had a brief flick through Classics. There was quite a good photo of a cat wearing a pink gilet.

VivaLeThrustBadger Sun 15-Sep-13 22:35:46

I loved the booble plate one.

LadyBeagleEyes Sun 15-Sep-13 22:35:52

Unfortunately some of the milder troll threads are the funniest, particularly the replies but they always get deleted.

Weegiemum Sun 15-Sep-13 22:36:24

My favourite is by far and away the Guinea Pig Funeral Poetry thread!

There was an arse-clenchingly funny and ooo oww one where a mn, calling herself the "Amateur Arse Doctor" tried to remove her own haemmoroid with an elastic band and some anusol.

Anyone mentioned Hamster Stew or Semen in Hair yet?

VivaLeThrustBadger Sun 15-Sep-13 22:36:37

I've nominated a thread for classics before which MN didn't agree with. So they don't put them all in.

the dead cat one had me laughing for ages... wasnt expecting that outcome at all grin

NoelHeadbands Sun 15-Sep-13 22:39:54

See the Sharon threads just make me want to punch myself in mine own eyes aargh

I'm going to go look for the St Moriz thread >>

muminthecity Sun 15-Sep-13 22:40:57

Personally, I am not a big fan of pombear-type threads which are really just one funny anecdote spun out over pages and pages. I much prefer threads which start with "What's the worst dinner party you've ever been to?" Or "What's the most embarrassing thing you've ever done at work?" Or something like that, where you get a good 100 funny anecdotes all compressed into one thread.

Mintyy Sun 15-Sep-13 22:42:37

Another timeless one is MorningPaper's piss-take of Netmums. You'd absolutely never get away with that now as Mn is far too po-faced. So, that thread is classic in another sense; a little glimpse of Mn when you could get away with murder.

Greythorne Sun 15-Sep-13 22:43:37

OP - I quite agree. And loads of the "classics" don't even make sense as the OP has flounced or been banned so their OP is deleted.


Mintyy Sun 15-Sep-13 22:44:05

And, yes, agree, Threadie's dead guinea pig thread is also great. So much poetic talent on show!

Right- then I did raise a chuckle at the Penguin thread Viva. grin

I have been on MN 2 years nearly Mintyy, did I arrive after all the best bits?

MrsOakenshield Sun 15-Sep-13 22:46:33

I shall go and have a browse but is that thread, which turned out to be made up but was very funny nonetheless, about someone who was upset because her DH had eaten cakes from the condemned pile (she claimed at one point to live somewhere where there were no birds, which I think was the trigger for people to start realising that perhaps this was all a bit of a porky pie) - is that there?

usualsuspect Sun 15-Sep-13 22:48:48

I've been on a thread that was nominated for classics and didn't get in.

It was moved to other subjects though.

HoneyDragon Sun 15-Sep-13 22:49:39

I luffs the penguin that's a Guilemot thread

NoelHeadbands Sun 15-Sep-13 22:50:07

Angela Hernandez was what made me join I think

But the Fifty Shades of Mumsnet, the Brian Cox odes, and the Cutted Up Pear are just so funny - I can go and reread them and they still make me smile, even on the most miserable darkest day grin
A thread I started wound up in Classics, and I am still not sure why - people seemed to like it and said lovely things, but all I started it for was a bit of advice about making some toy accessories, and then it just sort of grew. It took on a life of its own in the end, but whether anyone who "wasn't there" so to speak would enjoy it now, I don't know.
<plonks arse firmly on fence> Some of the Classics are truly classic and are funny forever, and others are "of their time" and only funny "cos I was there" so to speak grin

I will accept the fact it may be just me though. I never read a book twice, and there are a handful of films I will watch more than once. Maybe that's it.

HoneyDragon Sun 15-Sep-13 22:52:32

Some of the Classics are truly classic and are funny forever, and others are "of their time" and only funny "cos I was there" so to speak

I guess that's a pretty good explanation of what makes Classics, well, Classics.

I've been here a little less time than you Sparkling I think we did miss alot sad

SPBisResisting Sun 15-Sep-13 23:01:42

Can someone explain T-rexing to me? I was on the Sharon threads and think they relate to that but missed T-rexing

LeGavrOrf Sun 15-Sep-13 23:01:44

Trip advisor is brilliant.

Rebranding is also funny. I remember howling with laughter at the time at some of them. Pringles! I remember dd asking me what I was laughing at and I couldn't explain.

There is also a brilliant one in aibu where the OP called us a sad, fat lot and then loads of us talked shite. That was my funniest ever thread which is not in classics.

Crap Tips in classics was great but now all the links don't work so it makes no sense, which is a shame.

There was also a great one about mum's snazziest recipes from the 70s and 80s which also doesn't make sense as it has deletions iirc.

LeGavrOrf Sun 15-Sep-13 23:02:42

Prangles not Pringles.

Oh it made me laugh anyway.

AlaskaNebraska Sun 15-Sep-13 23:05:57

Snazzy recipes was me. Im deleted in it too.

MrsOakenshield Sun 15-Sep-13 23:06:46

oh, which is the cutted up pear one, I see that referred to so many times? (just been through classics and didn't spot that one)

AnneUulmelmahay Sun 15-Sep-13 23:08:34

There was one where the OP typed like <T<H<I<S

Jeez we all tried to copy but omg too <H<A<R<D

AnneUulmelmahay Sun 15-Sep-13 23:09:31

Wasn't in classics, forget why

TimeAgainForWellies Sun 15-Sep-13 23:12:26

Oh booble plate. It was the thread that got me.

Also, the neighbours buggy in the shared space.

LadyBeagleEyes Sun 15-Sep-13 23:13:33

I loved crap tips, someone should start a new one.
I don't get Take a Break or Viz, I'd love to see it revived.

OryxCrake Sun 15-Sep-13 23:24:14

The ones I find funny are the ones that have loads of anecdotes. I loved The least professional moments of my illustrious career and What not to do - the stupidity thread.

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Sun 15-Sep-13 23:26:37

I think that often it is the 'unfolding' of the thread that is funny and when you read it 'cold' it's just not the same...

The thread that always makes me laugh when I think of it is 'Ya minge, everyone can see ya minge' - but it was a time & place. You 'know' the OP, you see the thread unfolding...

I don't know if the other one that makes me laugh is in there or not - but I am CANADIAN - yet, reading it cold, I don't suppose it's that funny.

Sorry, Sparkling - Classics has it's place smile

Kirk1 Sun 15-Sep-13 23:30:03

Oh, my favourite, and our family use this phrase frequently: Cutted up Pear thread

Cutted Up Pear is the "If my 3 year old was on AIBU" - the phrase "utter arse of a woman" will stay with me, and amuse me, forever grin I don't even have to read the whole thread, it is just the first post - Classic is the only word for it grin

ZingWantsCake Sun 15-Sep-13 23:36:35

mumsnet at its best


ShakeAndVac Mon 16-Sep-13 00:20:41

I occasionally venture into Classics. There's some really funny threads in there that have me laughing my head off [I'm easily amused. grin ]
The grandparents one had me reminiscing for Sunday afternoon visits and cups of tea on trays, and remembering long forgotten memories.
I love classics, always good for a laugh or a reminisce!

Wuldric Mon 16-Sep-13 00:24:23

Some threads are really funny and stand the test of time.

I reckon MNHQ would do well to wait for a month or so and then see if they still find it funny before saving it for posterity.

FWIW my feeling is that the standard for hitting MN Classics is going downhill. Like GCSEs, there is an element of grade inflation. I give you the-towel-that-wasn't-missing thread. Two good lines and it hits classics. Sheesh.

MrsSippy Mon 16-Sep-13 00:49:08

why isn't there a link to Classics on the menu at the bottom of the page? I can never find my way there without a link...

elcranko Mon 16-Sep-13 00:49:53

T Rex in Asda was hilarious. As was the supersoaker thread. There's one about bad experiences when visiting someone else's house which I found funny too.

Some Classic threads are the gradual unrolling of a story. They are good, but don't generally merit a second reading.
The best Classic threads are the ones where everyone bundles on and tells their own personal best/worst stories. Like Cutted Up Pear or some of the embarrassing stories ones.

thistlelicker Mon 16-Sep-13 01:00:15

Tidy dancer wedding thread well four of them were epic, but worthy of classic????

Monty27 Mon 16-Sep-13 01:09:28

I love the booble plate and the Parle Francais Mamanset Classiques.

Not fussed on the Penguin thread or the Pom Bear thread. I thought the Penguin thread was funny at first but it went very flat, well as did the Pom Bear thread.

Monty27 Mon 16-Sep-13 01:12:38

I loathed the poo pouffe thread.

I was reading one today "Well that Ended Well" and I was laughing, but I'm only half way through it. I hope I'm not disappointed. grin

sashh Mon 16-Sep-13 06:12:55

I didn't see it 'live' but PMSL at the tRex one. I love a good rummage in classics

Morning all. I think everyone has stated their case that they love Classics so proving that Sparkling knows nothing and is a right old misery. grin

Maybe they are just not for me, I am more of a 'at the time' type of gal. grin

Bunnygotwhacked Mon 16-Sep-13 07:06:33

The painted pigeon one always makes me laugh All i have to hear is someone say paul is that you and i'm off giggling like a loon

RustyBear Mon 16-Sep-13 07:10:19

I seem to remember someone at MNHQ saying that getting into the Talk round-up meant instant promotion to Classics, which could account for a lot of them.

AmberLeaf Mon 16-Sep-13 07:34:33

Mumsnet classics has given me hours of amusement, but, the 'you had to be there' ones are tedious and very unfunny. Very emperors new clothes IMO. All 'Im crying here' really? I doubt it.

But there are some brilliant threads in there, I like the heartwarming or funny anecdotes the best.

HoneyDragon Mon 16-Sep-13 07:35:20

No. Round up doesn't = classics. For starters a lot of the threads in classics aren't suitable for the round up, due to their adult nature. grin

Threads you were following live definitely have an extra frisson IMHO. I distinctly remember googling for suitable replacement pouffes for the pooey pouffe threadblush
And the mumsnet prayer was originally in Chat and I wanted to keep it, so I put it my profile pagegrin It was quote of the week though <bows>

I have never said 'I am crying here' . sad Blimey I am a misery. I do <arf> though.

everlong Mon 16-Sep-13 07:42:05

One of my fave threads was the supersoaker one I think it's a classic and TSC minge one. The river of sweet corn, Pom bear ones seem a bit contrived or something.
Not funny at all to me.

I often sit here confused when you lot are splitting your sides at something because I just don't see the funny side.

Come and be a misery with me ever. <pats sofa>

PoppyAmex Mon 16-Sep-13 07:57:40

I hardly ever "laugh out loud" at threads certainly don't spit coffee on my keyboard or wee myself , but the Angela Hernandez incident and the T-Rex man did make me chuckle.

PoppyAmex Mon 16-Sep-13 08:00:24

Oh I'm lying - I did laugh like a maniac the other day when reading a thread in the Feminist/Women's Right board;

they were discussing how men can be used as sexual objects too and someone said "It happens with that Channing Potato guy".

I said it out loud and imagined this woman saying this in RL all the time - still makes me laugh.

poorbuthappy Mon 16-Sep-13 08:07:14

The Olympic horses thread should have gone into classics. Instead it died in chat. Such a shame.

I laugha lot at threads that aren't meant to be funny. blush

AlaskaNebraska Mon 16-Sep-13 08:46:07

Bitch ;)

"paul is that you?" oh i forgot that one. that had me howling! grin

StHelenInPerson Mon 16-Sep-13 09:11:15

I actually did look at the poo thread
I was bored .
Was hilarious at points.

RustyBear Mon 16-Sep-13 11:05:39

Honey - "all round-up are classics" is not the same as "all classics are round up"


'if I move I'm going to poo'. I can't remember the name of the thread but I was crying at some points.

ZingWantsCake Mon 16-Sep-13 11:40:42

I'll link my favourites later today.

on Saturday some of us were licking our phones and it escalated to a point when I laughed so much that I actually pissed myself laughing.
I had to change my knickers.
it won't be in Classics because it's in AIBU. same as T-rex and Sharon threads.

but the one about loopy behaviour at mum and toddler groups started in Chat and it had to be saved.
Naked Panpipe Elf and TurtleBoy were just to good.

ZingWantsCake Mon 16-Sep-13 11:42:05

that was the "I shat my skirt at work today" (or something very similar)

and was fantastic! grin

HesterShaw Mon 16-Sep-13 11:49:34

I only have to think of the Easter bonnet and start sniggering helplessly.

The others...not so much.

HesterShaw Mon 16-Sep-13 11:50:30

"I am new to bonnetting."

HesterShaw Mon 16-Sep-13 11:51:54

Sorry - "He is in reception so this is my first brush with bonneting."

Even that bit makes me snort grin

Anyway, back to work. Sigh.

SantanaLopez Mon 16-Sep-13 12:38:54

Where has the 6 kids at the wedding one gone? Was it a troll? I loved that one.

The one about the cat is fabulous, and the teenage son lie thread.

LeGavrOrf Mon 16-Sep-13 12:43:36

Most of the funniest threads I remember ended up getting deleted. Like the woman with the horse brasses, gran gran, and then her daughter came on to shout at us all. She was a troll and the whole thing went poof but it was so hilarious at the time.

I agree that if you are on the thread 'live' it is far funnier than reading it cold. I didn't find the Pom bears funny at all but I am sure it was amusing to those reading it as it unfolded.

LadyBeagleEyes Mon 16-Sep-13 13:17:40

Pinot's kitten rescue and photos was a classic, I loved that thread.

Hullygully Mon 16-Sep-13 13:24:55

gran gran


grey grey

happy times


ShowOfHands Mon 16-Sep-13 14:12:14

MN moved one of my threads into classics once (and they devoted the whole talk round up to it). They didn't ask my permission. I found that weird. It was a chat thread for a reason. I left it in classics because other people requested it (and cocolepew told a flipping funny story on it) but it doesn't deserve a place there.

My favourite threads in classics are the random acts of kindness threads. The bounty invasion thread should have been in there too.

HoneyDragon Mon 16-Sep-13 16:25:40

MNHQ kindly asked if I minded one of my threads going into classics. To save me from my embarrassment being forever on the interwebz.

I said yes, because you buggers have the memories of elephants anyway grin

SnookyPooky Mon 16-Sep-13 18:02:09

I love classics, pooed on my skirt at work sucked me in.

ParsingFancy Mon 16-Sep-13 18:07:11

Actual link to The Least Professional Moments of My Illustrious Career, the Angela Hernandez thread, to put everyone out of their misery after all those tantalising references.grin

ParsingFancy Mon 16-Sep-13 18:11:20

I'd been quite ill, housebound and isolated for a long time when I read that thread, and it was the first time for years I'd laughed like that. Proper belly-hurting, can't breathe, tears down my face laughter.

Boy it felt good.

ZingWantsCake Tue 17-Sep-13 09:00:55


would you link it here please?
is it about dying your kid blue?

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Tue 17-Sep-13 09:12:54

I've had at least one thread in the Round-up that didn't make it into Classics.

I send people there to see the best of MN - threads like Miguel Tuna, the baby who needed milk, the kitchen getting cleaned. The wedding planner baby shower thread is worthy of televising and while Chaos's toaster thread is one of my favourite ever I do think you had to be there.

Mumsnet the Musical definitely deserved to make it into Classics grin.

Groovee Tue 17-Sep-13 09:15:05

Cutted up Pear was the one which always sits in my mind.

candycoatedwaterdrops Tue 17-Sep-13 10:40:04

Cutted Up Pear is the only one that is really great IMO. The other ones like Yoni and pomme bears are "you had to be there" threads.

TimeAgainForWellies Tue 17-Sep-13 10:45:50

Did MitchyInge's pink horse make classics?

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 17-Sep-13 11:12:20

OMG Parsing I am meant to be having a lie in today. Ive just wasted more than 2 hours on that link! grin

HoneyDragon Tue 17-Sep-13 16:19:57

zing there are a few threads started by me in classics (down to other mnetters for the funnies though) the one MNHQ checked on involved discussing sex toys with Ds blush, I'll do a linky when I'm home and can search it properly.

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 18-Sep-13 15:44:48

Were you the 'weasels thread' Honey?
I enjoyed that one, and have started asking people how big they are.
Everybody thinks they're the size of ferrets.

TimeAgainForWellies Wed 18-Sep-13 16:14:38

aaah weasels. so cute.

slightly larger than a mouse

TimeAgainForWellies Wed 18-Sep-13 16:14:51

[I was on that thread]

happy days

HoneyDragon Wed 18-Sep-13 16:49:17

Yes, that was me. Weasels still keep on surprising me.

RandallPinkFloyd Wed 18-Sep-13 17:19:13

Was 'I've shat on my skirt' the "if I move I'll poo" and "I'm so sorry Alan" thread? If it is that was one of the only threads that genuinely did make me cry with laughter. Proper, out loud belly laughs.

The 'least professional moments' thread is also one of my favourites.

I do agree though that for most of the funny ones you need to be there at the time.

BlatantRedhead Wed 18-Sep-13 17:32:22

I occasionally look in classics when I don't fancy interacting with anyone and need a good laugh. The Zombie Plan thread was the funniest thing I've ever read on here.

HandMini Wed 18-Sep-13 17:44:47

I thought the Yoni Master from Hull was pretty good, especially when everyone name changed. Was that made a classic? And please please, tell me what the "rivers of sweet corn" reference is.....

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