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Nominations for inclusion in Mumsnet Classics

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JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 25-Sep-07 09:30:39

If you think a thread warrants inclusion in our Mumsnet Classics hall of fame please post and link to it here.
MN Towers

LilRedWG Tue 25-Sep-07 09:31:21

Definitely the "stupidity" thread from last week. Will find a link.....

LilRedWG Tue 25-Sep-07 09:32:45

blush it's already there. I'll go stand in a corner now blush.

Nbg Tue 25-Sep-07 09:34:52

Would the Pirate sex one be allowed?

Botbot Tue 25-Sep-07 09:34:56

I still chortle at the 'tickers' thread, but I can't find it to link to. Has it been deleted because it was in 'chat' or am I just being a dimbo?

Nbg Tue 25-Sep-07 09:35:17

Oh and Gingerbears Patent leather knicker thread!

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 25-Sep-07 09:37:27

Pirate sex and stupidity are already in by virtue of featuring in MP's talk round up which gives a thread auto qualification.

We're going to clear out the other threads in this topic that have been started, so it's easier to see what's what.

LadyTophamHatt Tue 25-Sep-07 09:38:16

although its abit cringeworthy now( at least I think so, being the one who had a replacement) the Strawberry thread was lovely.

I believe it was one of the 1st threads lost toys threads to have aresult.

policywonk Tue 25-Sep-07 09:41:57

The Strawberry one is hilarious for all the wrong reasons. The woman started out thinking MNers were unbelievably lovely, and then by the end she plainly thought she had landed in the middle of the biggest pile of soft-toy obsessives on the planet, and was desperately trying to get people to shut up and leave her alone. Or that was my reading of it, anyway. grin

ShinyHappyPeopleHoldingHands Tue 25-Sep-07 09:45:21

I want to nominate the thread where Zebra(?) said she puts her kids to bed in their school clothes to save time in the morning. I can't find it though. I can't find much these days..

Sunshinemummy Tue 25-Sep-07 09:49:04

The clone one, the zombie plan and the Jesus at breakfast I was amazed nevertheless one.

Issy Tue 25-Sep-07 09:59:03

Hi Justine: Does a thread qualify as an Mnet classic because it's amusing or are there other potential qualification criteria e.g. particularly poignant, an unusually eloquent discussion? Something made me re-read a thread I started years ago about loving one DC but being 'in love' with another and the contributions to that thread were so well written and thoughtful that for me it was a classic thread in a different kind of way (none of them mine as I was the OP). In a similar vein there was the 'muffinchops' thread, again from years ago, when dozens of women carefully and thoughtfully explored how or even if two full-on professional careers and parent-hood are compatible. Then's there's Custardo's thread about how to deal with teenagers - definitely a classic in its own right.

littlemissbossy Tue 25-Sep-07 10:06:48

The one that was entitled something like "you know you're not an earth mother" - that was one of the funniest threads ever! I've searched but I can't find itsad

tortoiseSHELL Tue 25-Sep-07 10:09:18

Well I would like to nominate this one as one of the funniest typos ever

tortoiseSHELL Tue 25-Sep-07 10:10:55

And also, the original brians

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 10:11:09

Is the hamster stew one in there?? I looooooooved that one.

The depression story too - not a funny classic, but one that should always be around.

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 10:12:48

Oooh oooh oooh - the one with the poor woman trying to link to a dress grin

Turquoise Tue 25-Sep-07 10:13:48

Just tried to find the bluebell woods man and it's gone, boo!

Also loved the windup ones - Jane the cleaner and the photo one with Kate and the girls.

tortoiseSHELL Tue 25-Sep-07 10:15:41

KATG photo windup

Turquoise Tue 25-Sep-07 10:16:24

I'm very fond of this one.

themildmanneredjanitor Tue 25-Sep-07 10:17:00

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 10:17:05

that one of the lazy woman too idle to playw iht ehr kid en route to hong kong

meemar Tue 25-Sep-07 10:18:05

tortoishell - just read the bob marley typo and it literally made me cry with laughter grin

Fimbo Tue 25-Sep-07 10:19:30

The one where a mn'r went to Glasgow airport personally and found Sophable's bag.

NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 25-Sep-07 10:21:49

the only one I can find with cusy's teen advice

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 10:22:37

pmsl!!! I hadn't seen the bob marley one before

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 10:24:46


ShinyHappyPeopleHoldingHands Tue 25-Sep-07 10:24:49

This has some more of Custy's teenage advice in..

NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 25-Sep-07 10:25:48

SOme one must have nominated is that you UCM?

Turquoise Tue 25-Sep-07 10:28:45

Am I dirty?

NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 25-Sep-07 10:29:57

Hamster eating

Neighbours cleaner

Gifted and talented

ShinyHappyPeopleHoldingHands Tue 25-Sep-07 10:33:14

Football and cat

How come all you lot can remember how to do links the old (nicer) way when the instructions are gone in favour of the lazy way? EH?

cornsilk Tue 25-Sep-07 10:34:19

There was one where people were looking at their nether regions and someone compared them to tinned tomatoes on toast.

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 10:35:47

i liekd doing tha neigbours elaner one

ill nominate ouch of douglas before some fecker does bti if i die nad am in the meeja oyu haev to delete it

headline "dead woman in tampon inciendet"

ShinyHappyPeopleHoldingHands Tue 25-Sep-07 10:36:04

PMSL!! Not seen that!

ShinyHappyPeopleHoldingHands Tue 25-Sep-07 10:36:18

( re tomatoes on toast!)

pyjamagirl Tue 25-Sep-07 10:37:51 I love this one x

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 10:38:35

oh yes!

WideWebWitch Tue 25-Sep-07 10:38:56

Mumsnet, can you re instate that one "help I think my son touched a working class boy today" I think it was called, it was v funny, started by fairyfly iirc. I just searched and can't find it, bet it was in chat

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 10:39:34

i liked " soft rock classics anonimity guaranteed"

NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 25-Sep-07 10:43:05

This one is not funny, but is a really nice story

ValnBen Tue 25-Sep-07 10:44:58

Here’s the do Zebras wear pyjamas thread

MrsWednesday Tue 25-Sep-07 10:49:27

Here's the 'trying to link to a dress' thread

links you are my nemesis

ValnBen Tue 25-Sep-07 10:49:29

And the ultimate PFB thread has got to be included.

NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 25-Sep-07 10:51:11

Not all of the links still work in this - but I love the mad inventions thread

NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 25-Sep-07 10:52:18

Oh thank you for finding the links nemesis one grin

I LOVED that

ValnBen Tue 25-Sep-07 10:55:51

mango, mango shake your coconuts!!! has got to be the best ever thread on the Recipes board.

harrisey Tue 25-Sep-07 11:04:39

If Marina is up for it, and someone would have to ask her, the thread that she posted when Tom died in 2002 would be one of my all time top threads.

I know it was a long time ago, but it helped me to see what these experiences might mean, and has helped immensely when 2 friends had stillbirths a couple of years later.

Its incredibly poignant and woudl have to be with Marina's approval, and I'm not sure its what you are looking for, but thats my nomination.

(have I really been on MN that long????)

RGPargy Tue 25-Sep-07 12:22:13

How about the Bob Marley thread?

milfAKAmonkeymonkeymoomoo Tue 25-Sep-07 12:39:05

What abiout the 'my name is Linda' thread that Cod started, the one where you had to make assumptions about people based on their names?

Can't find the link!

WideWebWitch Tue 25-Sep-07 12:40:19

working class

milfAKAmonkeymonkeymoomoo Tue 25-Sep-07 12:41:34

Found it!

CountessDracula Tue 25-Sep-07 12:43:57

shopping lists

cube of poo

Hassled Tue 25-Sep-07 12:47:39

Pollychrome's spoof re only eating certain coloured food on certain days - still makes me laugh

NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 25-Sep-07 12:57:23

buggies with impossible names

meowmix Tue 25-Sep-07 13:13:56

the one where someone is off to St Barts about 10 mins after giving birth and asking if this makes her odd (includes the waterski-ing with maternity pads discussion)

Cappuccino Tue 25-Sep-07 13:56:17

I liked this one

where the OP wants someone to decorate her tree for her because it is so tedious

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 14:00:45


think that Op is off to australia soon

Cappuccino Tue 25-Sep-07 14:03:34

arf yes

KerryMum Tue 25-Sep-07 14:09:06

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littlelapin Tue 25-Sep-07 14:10:35

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KerryMum Tue 25-Sep-07 14:11:53

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3Ddonut Tue 25-Sep-07 14:16:20

The funniest thing about your labour was soooo funny, I have a printout of all 60-odd pages of it!

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 14:17:50

Who's labour?

(Did we ever find out about immaculate conception btw?)

Cappuccino Tue 25-Sep-07 14:18:52

I think there should be Informative Classics those ones that come around again and again

like how to make a LDC
raincoat with hood
expat's info on natural cleaning
smelly washing machine
I have kids and I don't feel like having sex

littlelapin Tue 25-Sep-07 14:19:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 14:22:54

Get Cod to suggest it - will be done within the day an hour

NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 25-Sep-07 14:23:51

I agree Cappy

quint Tue 25-Sep-07 14:24:16

I still loved the one about trimming your lady garden before going into labour - the one where someone wrote about her friends experience of waxing - had me and DH crying with laughter

NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 25-Sep-07 14:24:44

funniest bit of childbirth

Cappuccino Tue 25-Sep-07 14:27:41

that's v true Flame sad but true

I started a thread about losing dd 7 people answered

cod's went on for days

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 14:27:57

Oooooooooooooh - I thought that it was a conversation with someone directly on here like "The funniest thing about your labour, LL" iyswim blush not a thread...

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 14:28:39

oh sorry

erm my other thread worked too

and och of douglas
and my shit one was surpresignyl popular

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 14:31:47

I was the crossing out request I meant wink You can't help getting replies to a normal thread!!!

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 14:32:38

i think twas mere conicidence
t eh had self amputated his leg that day or summat

littlelapin Tue 25-Sep-07 14:38:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Cappuccino Tue 25-Sep-07 14:44:49

yes cod and your organised mum thread left you with so much commission you didn't know what to do with yourself

but no-one will buy my wine

and no-one even wanted free lovefilm membership


Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 14:49:26

I would buy wine - if I had money. I would much rather wine than organisation. As it turned out I couldn't afford organisation either blush

Free lovefilm membership I missed somewhere - would've had that.

Cappuccino Tue 25-Sep-07 14:51:10

flame will look around for it may have binned it

if I find it will let you know

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 14:52:41

<makes note in diary "do a search on Cappuccino every day and reply lots to her threads">

MrsMarvel Tue 25-Sep-07 14:58:13

Anyone remember Schmoo's partner with kitchen implement fetish exposee???

KerryMum Tue 25-Sep-07 23:38:18

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NotAnOtter Tue 25-Sep-07 23:40:50

what about the - ' leaving baby in cot whilst nipping to get child ' one 2004 sometime?

I love the Tamba haiku one but its prob not allowed

NormaStanleyFletcher Wed 26-Sep-07 20:47:35

peters new heard thread

fortyplus Thu 27-Sep-07 09:29:04

I think we need categories... I mean the certain coloured food on certain days is HILARIOUS but I couldn't put it above Peter's new heart.

wheresthevalium Thu 27-Sep-07 15:56:38

What about that bum sex thread, that was hysterical?

codswallop Sun 30-Sep-07 19:06:06

that one about what made up songs you sing to your kids

codswallop Sun 30-Sep-07 19:07:35

iota Wed 03-Oct-07 18:55:09

This is the putting children to bed in their clothes thread

It needs to be here

glitterkitty Wed 03-Oct-07 20:15:46

Definatly 'Things nobody ever really mentions before you get pregnant then they all nod in unison and it obviously happens to every pregnant woman ever' - made me cry with laughter at work when newly pg grin

FuriousGeorge Thu 04-Oct-07 22:48:13

I second the 'cube of poo'! Never fails to make me cry with laughter.

lalaa Thu 04-Oct-07 22:57:25

Buggy swap. Current thread. Hilarious

Charlene1 Fri 05-Oct-07 13:10:19

MeMyGhostAndI Mon 08-Oct-07 22:05:14

---- There was also a very good one from the beginning about someone tieing a phone to her head with a sock in order to be able to talk while doing the house work. Can't find it though

DoctorFrankenSquonk Thu 11-Oct-07 12:39:27

this has got to go in


QuootieSpookypie Fri 12-Oct-07 19:17:38 this was pretty darn funny - everyone was abit pissed on New Years Eve/Day!

CantSleepWontSleep Sat 13-Oct-07 21:54:20

Yeahinaminute's dh searching for the leak in their pool.

Califright Sun 14-Oct-07 03:38:16

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

zippitippitoes Sun 14-Oct-07 07:56:13

oh yes i secodn the i touched a working class boy one that was funny and classic in several ways...where is it do find it please

Iota Mon 03-Dec-07 22:19:35

Time saving tips - tights on the head

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