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The big four-oh, this podcast features recaps from around the site for the last three weeks. It was recorded on April 17th and runs about an hour and ten minutes.

posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 5:37 PM (39 comments total)

(the podcast ends with the greatest remix of a previous podcast ever)*


* also, the only one
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:47 PM on April 21, 2009


pickle pickle pickle podcast pickle

This preimum podcast was peppered with a lot of punchy p-words. I a-pprove.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:19 PM on April 21, 2009


I have been off podcasts lately, I don't know why, but this one is of particular interest as I have missed all this good stuff with massive amounts of travel in the last month or so. I think I am going to be home for the next few weeks and that means I even get to grab and listen to this podcast. My hands only shake a little bit during my MeFi absence, and that elephant is blue, not pink.
posted by caddis at 6:26 PM on April 21, 2009


*blush* Thanks for the kind words!
posted by pjern at 6:43 PM on April 21, 2009


New podcast!

Random idea: a way to pop the music player out of this window, so one can comment / follow links / refresh this page without actually resetting the player (for those who don't want to manually open the mp3 in new window / separate player).

Also: Jezztek, could you consider something like a fortnight of shirts, 14 shirt discount. Because I kind of want to buy a lot of your shirts. (and something a little more different than just the bulk discount pricing you already have, and a fortnight is a fun idea).

Kool Aid Pickles are a common creation in some areas, and was featured on good eats (which Alton Brown found out about while filming feasting on asphalt).

Pickle Pickle Pickle Pickle
posted by mrzarquon at 6:56 PM on April 21, 2009


New podcast!

I really enjoy these. Thank you.
posted by Science! at 7:00 PM on April 21, 2009


Also: resolution, cashman did find a copy of cashman.
posted by mrzarquon at 7:01 PM on April 21, 2009


I'm guessing the "Logos and stolen artwork?" post is supposed to go to the Jon Engle post instead of the plot summaries post.
posted by dead cousin ted at 7:49 PM on April 21, 2009


Or I guess this comment in that thread, probably.
posted by dead cousin ted at 7:53 PM on April 21, 2009


Actually dead cousin ted, I meant to link to one MeFi member's comment where they say some of their own work showed up in his portfolio.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:01 PM on April 21, 2009


Also: Jezztek

For some reason I was briefly certain this was the most recent neologism for the Jessamyn-Cortex hybrid modname and then I realized that, oh yeah, it's another MeFite. Phew.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:06 PM on April 21, 2009


As to hipsters getting into pickling... I know some people who've gotten into Japanese pickling, so there's at least the stirrings of a hip pickling craze.

Oh, and glad you liked my post. Basque art and literature is really fascinating, especially basque improvised oral poetry.
posted by Kattullus at 8:28 PM on April 21, 2009


If you want to put in chapters, the keyword is "enhanced podcasts," & I think Garage Band lets you export those. There was a previous method, involving XML & a tool that would take an AAC file & emit a file with chapters, but that's clunkier. I used the original method but then started doing video instead.

Instead, you could post the interviews to Music, then make a playlist that plays each segment.
posted by Pronoiac at 8:52 PM on April 21, 2009


Yay! Another podcast. I probably look forward to the MeFi podcast the most of all the ones I subscribe to. I always end up with a stupid grin on my face when I'm listening.
posted by Phire at 10:51 PM on April 21, 2009


I've experienced the stupid grin Phire makes reference to as well. You guys do a great job of creating a "hanging out with friends" vibe.

Actually, when iTunes started downloading this last night, it made going to bed early a little easier, since I had something to look forward to on my train/bus ride this morning. Thanks for that!
posted by owtytrof at 7:25 AM on April 22, 2009


Hey, thanks for the podcast mention! And I'd like to thank pb for fixing the "pre" tag -- making that comment would have been a huge headache without it, probably would have taken four hours, and I'd likely have skipped the whole thing.

PS to Matt: The "Rhao" rhymes with "cow" -- OR HAVE YOU NOT READ MY PROFILE???
posted by Rhaomi at 9:19 AM on April 22, 2009


Whatever, ray OH me.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:20 AM on April 22, 2009


Slanket vs snuggie AskMe for those too lazy to google it.
posted by Rhomboid at 9:58 AM on April 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


I have long since come to terms with the fact that I've chosen an internet handle that no one knows how to pronounce or, for that matter, spell.
posted by Kattullus at 10:03 AM on April 22, 2009


I can spell it now that I know it has three letters twice. Like bookkeeper, only not quite.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:16 AM on April 22, 2009


Also: "color computer" = CoCo aka TRS-80 which I'm sure you've heard of.

And on the timing of the underdogs site going down and being resurrected, it was just a few weeks (Feb 18 - Mar 24) not years.
posted by Rhomboid at 10:25 AM on April 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


I wish I could favourite podcast excerpts because jessamyn's comment "Because it's the internet, everybody is like 'BLEAURRRGH'" (at about 40'20") would totally be going in there.
posted by Electric Dragon at 10:54 AM on April 22, 2009


I can make that into a ringtone for you.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:57 AM on April 22, 2009


Aha! The MeFi cycling challenge this year should be the longest tour to get to an anniversary meetup.
posted by Chuckles at 11:36 AM on April 22, 2009


jessamyn: I can spell it now that I know it has three letters twice. Like bookkeeper, only not quite.

Kattullus: Spelled like bookkeeper, pronounced like your mom.
posted by Kattullus at 12:13 PM on April 22, 2009


It's spelled "Raymond Luxury Yacht," but pronounced "Throat-Warbler Mangrove."
posted by The World Famous at 1:58 PM on April 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


Whatever, ray OH me.

No thanks.
posted by gman at 2:03 PM on April 22, 2009


Gee, man, why not?
posted by dersins at 5:30 PM on April 22, 2009


Rhaomi
is
my
homie.

posted by boo_radley at 8:25 PM on April 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


Whenever I get burned out on or irritated with MeFi, the podcast reminds me of why I just can't walk away.

That secret origin of AskMe's background colour was heartwrenching.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:01 PM on April 22, 2009


Cortex: you need to double check what a bubblesort is because you said it wrong.
posted by iSeanyboy at 1:12 AM on April 23, 2009


Cortex: you need to double check what a bubblesort is because you said it wrong.

It's pronounced "bumblesnort."
posted by The World Famous at 1:29 AM on April 23, 2009


I always regret doing rushed, casual explanations of technical stuff in the podcast because I know I'm going to either misstate or misremember when I'm getting my stunt-elocution on like that, and I'm all "okay, come on, cortex, finish it up before Jessamyn makes a Diplomacy joke" and OH GOD THE PRESSURE.

The lesson here is if you know how sorting algorithms work, you don't need my explanation anyway and you get a tingle of nerd-triumph from spotting the mistakes and so you're welcome, and if you don't know, you don't know that I'm wrong and so ha, and anyway the site is worth checking out and is gonna get it right regardless.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:09 AM on April 23, 2009


I really liked cortex on Ico:

"shellshocked or just not super-motivated"
posted by graventy at 12:22 PM on April 24, 2009


I just want to say it's gratifying but strange to have one of my comments quoted on the podcast. I feel excited and faintly starstruck.
posted by Grangousier at 2:51 PM on April 24, 2009


Wait, Metafilter has a podcast?
posted by troybob at 6:44 PM on April 24, 2009


re: Amazonfail: "I don't really have a satisfying answer after so many fake answers popped up."

I so agree. Rugs and brooms everywhere, and whose to tell?
posted by hippybear at 10:43 AM on April 25, 2009


Ah. I'm finally listening to the podcast, & I thought I'd add the wiki page for Mefi April Fools Day jokes.
posted by Pronoiac at 11:20 PM on April 27, 2009


Oh yeah, we had a baby, and she is adorable! Thanks for the mention, folks. (and the meetup!)
posted by NortonDC at 1:20 PM on May 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


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