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MeFi shoutout on tonight's Mythbusters
April 18, 2007 9:30 PM   Subscribe

Speaking of asavage, did anyone else see the MeFi shoutout on tonight's Mythbusters? On the wall during one the post-myth summaries, "MeFi" was written in what looked like chalk on a green chalkboard. asavage mentioned that he'd shout the site out out in MeFi Podcast 3, but it sounded like that would only be for the old west show.
posted by paulus andronicus to MetaFilter-Related at 9:30 PM (41 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Is this something that I'd need a screencap posted by an attentive viewer to see a screencap of?
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:44 PM on April 18, 2007


I'll look for it on the repeat in a couple minutes
posted by puke & cry at 9:48 PM on April 18, 2007


is it the coke 'n mentos one?
watching it this very minute.
posted by chococat at 9:49 PM on April 18, 2007


I downloaded an episode from tonight (birds/boats, right?) but I don't see it in the background on their recap.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:57 PM on April 18, 2007


It was birds/boats, yes.

I think I saw it during the Tory/Kari/Grant segment.
posted by paulus andronicus at 10:00 PM on April 18, 2007


If this works, I'm trading in my Tivo for a MeFiVo.
How do you pronounce THAT, cortex?
posted by wendell at 10:07 PM on April 18, 2007


Very carefully, nell dew.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:11 PM on April 18, 2007


IMG SRC
posted by Rhomboid at 10:32 PM on April 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


from another angle
posted by Rhomboid at 10:35 PM on April 18, 2007


I just screencapped this so it's not the best quality.
posted by puke & cry at 10:36 PM on April 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


Wow. We're famous!

I don't think that's chalk though. It looks more like tape in the shape of letters in the second pic above. Makes me wonder if ASav (we're on a nickname basis now, doncha know) posted it as a secret shoutout and is quietly lurking over MeTa to see if we noticed.
posted by Brittanie at 10:42 PM on April 18, 2007


BTW this has nothing to do with Metafilter but that episode had a hilarious scene with Adam and a net which I made into a stupid animated GIF. He looked like he was really having fun there.
posted by Rhomboid at 10:56 PM on April 18, 2007


Meh Fee Voe?
posted by ztdavis at 11:58 PM on April 18, 2007


Wonder if the normal audience are scratching their heads trying to figure out what "MEFI" means. Or not giving a shit.

Either way, yay!
posted by liquorice at 2:47 AM on April 19, 2007


How the hell do you people notice this stuff?
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 4:17 AM on April 19, 2007


I change the channel anytime Kari is on-screen.

Cool, nonetheless.
posted by crush-onastick at 4:35 AM on April 19, 2007


Neat. I wish "MeFi" were my name. (And did you see the pronunciation key in the lower left of the frame? Me Feye!)
posted by OmieWise at 6:24 AM on April 19, 2007


Wonder if the normal audience...
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 6:29 AM on April 19, 2007


How the hell do you people notice this stuff?

Watching the show now -- it appears quite a few times on the backdrop board. I'm pretty sure I'd've have noticed even if I hdan't been looking for it. Kinda cool that Adam got the shoutout in before the Wild West episode... I wonder if it'll stay as part of the backdrop in future shows.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:35 AM on April 19, 2007


That's funny crush, 'cause I change the channel anytime Kari is not on-screen.
posted by Banky_Edwards at 6:45 AM on April 19, 2007


"from another angle"

Jamie looks even more wooden than usual.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:11 AM on April 19, 2007


this thread is solid gold awesome. metafilter rulez.
posted by shmegegge at 8:13 AM on April 19, 2007


So does this mean that Metafilter is famous now? Cause then we can add it to the celebrities on Metafilter thread below this one. Or can we?
posted by nursegracer at 10:07 AM on April 19, 2007


Kari schmari, I miss Scottie. Tattooed welder girls...
posted by phearlez at 10:27 AM on April 19, 2007


crush-onastick writes "I change the channel anytime Kari is on-screen."

*boggles*
posted by brundlefly at 10:38 AM on April 19, 2007


I have a feeling that if Kari takes part in the potential Mefi Old West shoutout, it might be with "M E F I" black-markered across the knuckles of the hand she uses to flip off the camera.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:07 AM on April 19, 2007


I have a feeling that if Kari takes part in the potential Mefi Old West shoutout, it might be with "M E F I" black-markered across the knuckles of the hand she uses to flip off the camera.

60% of the way through that sentence I was certain you'd gone off the deep end and were about to start writing Metafilter themed Mythbusters erotica. This is what happens when I wake up before noon.
posted by The God Complex at 11:28 AM on April 19, 2007


#mefi ftw
posted by 29 at 11:39 AM on April 19, 2007


That's awesome. I'm really looking forward to the old west episode.
posted by quin at 11:49 AM on April 19, 2007


I had another bizarre thought while watching last night - there was an AskMefi thread a few months ago about the whole 'is x object contained in y object takes flight, does y object weigh less?' issue and so I thought "I wonder if Adam or Jamie has a sock puppet and that question was posted by them to get feedback for the show?"


crush-onastick writes "I change the channel anytime Kari is on-screen.

I considered doing this as well because teh hottness and unavailability is UNBEARABLE.

posted by spicynuts at 11:53 AM on April 19, 2007


If you recall the podcast interview of Mefi's own Adam Savage, the one thing he said that he liked about Metafilter is that conversations did not devolve into a Kari love/hatefest as they do on other sites when the Mythbusters show is discussed.

Keep up the good work dragging us down, boys.
posted by Dave Faris at 1:04 PM on April 19, 2007


Neato! I can't wait for the wild west show either.
posted by snsranch at 2:23 PM on April 19, 2007


Haha Dave. I'm a girl.
posted by crush-onastick at 4:00 PM on April 19, 2007


Things were slow at work today, so:

Myth or Glory
Now every cheap nerd strikes a bargain with the world
And ends up knockin’ Kari, that myth-attackin’ girl
M E F I black-markered across the knuckles of her hands
The hands that slap those geeks around 'cause they don't understand how

Myth or glory becomes just another story
Myth or glory becomes just another story

And every gimmick hungry host digging gold from cable shows
Asks too many questions ‘bout the wild west so old
But I believe in this and it's been tested by research
MeFi on a blackboard don’t replace a Google search

Myth or glory becomes just another story
Myth or glory becomes just another story

In their dingy warehouse on that dingy Frisco street
Adam’s busy plannin’ for the myths that must be beat
Whenever I see Jamie I just sing that Walrus song
But if Kari’s not your kind you’ve been on the net too long

Myth or glory becomes just another story
Myth or glory becomes just another story

Gonna drop some Mentos
Into the Diet Coke
It’s gonna travel over mountains
It’s gonna travel over seas

We're gonna test those legends
We're gonna test if they’re true
We're gonna see what’s busted
‘Til we get cancelled

We're gonna test those legends
‘Til we get cancelled

Myth or glory becomes just another story
Myth or glory becomes just another story

Myth or glory becomes just another story
Myth or glory becomes just another story
posted by InfidelZombie at 4:19 PM on April 19, 2007


Nobody comments on the sign right next to the MEFI?

"No Hunting"?

No Hunting MEFI?

WTF does he mean by that?
posted by wendell at 4:54 PM on April 19, 2007


Haha Dave. I'm a girl.

Well, OK, but girls can be just as sophomoric as boys. [NOT SOPHOMORIST].
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:44 PM on April 19, 2007


I love when that happens.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 9:21 PM on April 19, 2007


It's better when girls do it.
posted by absalom at 2:01 PM on April 25, 2007


It's also on the Ninja's Episode(at least that's what the "On-screen guide" said. The crate can be seen in quite a few clips. Awesome.
posted by winks007 at 8:11 PM on April 25, 2007


There's a youtube link in this thread. Video makes it vivid even.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 8:26 PM on April 25, 2007


I almost closed the browser window on that Ask a Ninja link when the theme song came on, but then I had to close it when I saw asavage's hair.
posted by chococat at 9:51 PM on April 25, 2007


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