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The original and definitive comment on pancakes is considered to be aaron's classic. Canonically a way of calling out a Linkless Post, the usage has grown to include:

Pancakes are a MetaFilter in-joke. Occasionally you may see an animated gif of a rabbit jumping about with a pancake on its head. The rabbit is called Oolong and has since sadly passed away, although you can see the origin of the in-joke here. (Note: That thread was posted the day before 9/11.)