46: Help, I'm trapped in my room
 transcript  November 5, 2009 3:48 PM   Subscribe

Episode 46 of the podcast was recorded last week on October 27, 2009 (sorry about the delay getting it edited and out). We cover our favorites from Projects, Jobs, MeFi, Ask MeFi, MetaTalk and even throw in a few Music favorites. Show notes follow.

posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 3:48 PM (54 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I would like to apologize to listeners in advance for being a little hyper and a little sweary on this podcast.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:29 PM on November 5, 2009


We cover our favorites from Projects, Jobs, MeFi, Ask MeFi, MetaTalk and even throw in a few Music favorites.

How about your faves? Do you cover your faves?
posted by dersins at 4:33 PM on November 5, 2009 [4 favorites]


Aw shucks, jesamyn, we love it when you get hyper and sweary.
posted by Meatbomb at 4:34 PM on November 5, 2009 [2 favorites]


+s
posted by Meatbomb at 4:34 PM on November 5, 2009


So of course I had to go find the part where you talk about me, because I'm shallow like that (I promise I'll go back and listen to the whole thing after I type this). Jessamyn, you linked to my blog on librarian.net, and I sent you an email to say "Thanks, and by the way, I've always wanted to have a Metafilter account." I think Paypal was already accepting credit cards by then without an account, but I didn't know that, so I had assumed no Paypal = no Metafilter. I believe I am the only MeFite to have paid for my account with "Andrew Carnegie Builds a Library" cards.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 4:42 PM on November 5, 2009


The transcript on the wiki, currently a template / placeholder. If you're interested in helping, see the howto page. I'm going to noodle around a bit with Greasemonkey before I start transcribing.
posted by Pronoiac at 4:45 PM on November 5, 2009


jessamyn unless you're collaborating with CERN (or the kwisatz haderach) to create hypothetical mega-cusses I think we'll be alright.
posted by boo_radley at 5:04 PM on November 5, 2009


I have no idea how to play 4-square. However, if anyone ever wants to play some tennis-ball-in-pantyhose-that-you-whip-from-side-to-side-while-standing-against-a-wall, I am so down.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:05 PM on November 5, 2009


I swear I'm not a fusty Waspy person who likes oil portraits in wood paneled rooms! (Okay, so I like oil portraits, and I do like wood paneling in some rooms like libraries, but yeah, definitely not a Wasp.) I just really, really like portraiture and always have. And I like supporting artists, and want to do something fun with that.

I think I'm going to do an FPP on Egyptian funerary portraits. They kick ass.
posted by ocherdraco at 6:09 PM on November 5, 2009


I swear I'm not a fusty Waspy person

The interesting thing about my Mom's family portraits is that her parents were first-generation Americans and I get the feeling this was something they did to try to be more American. My father's family is the waspy side and I don't remember them having any paintings.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:13 PM on November 5, 2009


That's interesting.

The one other oil portrait I have has a similar story: my family calls it "The Ancestor." We have no idea who she is; my grandmother (who grew up poor during the Depression on a farm on Sand Mountain near Oneonta, Alabama) apparently thought you had to have a painting of an ancestor over your mantle, and so, in her inimitable way, she just went out and got one.
posted by ocherdraco at 6:42 PM on November 5, 2009


True Story: I read the electro thread before I did the Garage thread, but I didn't intentionally copy it. I looked at the popular favorites later and realized how similar they were, and was like whoops.
posted by empath at 6:44 PM on November 5, 2009


also, yay i got mentioned in the podcast.
posted by empath at 6:44 PM on November 5, 2009


I would like to apologize to listeners in advance for being a little hyper and a little sweary on this podcast.

Am i the only person who swooned a little to hear jessamyn say "motherfuckers!"
posted by desuetude at 10:03 PM on November 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yay! I got mentioned in the podcast

(This should now be the standard response.)
posted by Jofus at 3:28 AM on November 6, 2009


Also: Hey, Jessamyn said something nice about me! (You're one of my favourites too.)
posted by Jofus at 3:42 AM on November 6, 2009



Garage in the UK is just garage, but is pronounced with a shorter second a (which the internet tells me is ˈgærɪdʒ over the american gəˈrɑʒ in IPA).
posted by Erberus at 7:05 AM on November 6, 2009


I think that letter writing novel project was first posted as a Metafilter Job. I remember I wanted to participate, but he only wanted gentlemen because his lady volunteers had come through while the men had not.
posted by bluefly at 10:06 AM on November 6, 2009


Yeah, that's how I heard about it and got involved. I still feel guilty about flaking on my second assigment, too. Sorry Nate-- I suck.
posted by dersins at 10:09 AM on November 6, 2009


Garage in the UK is just garage, but is pronounced with a shorter second a (which the internet tells me is ˈgærɪdʒ over the american gəˈrɑʒ in IPA).

Homer: Hmm. I wonder why he’s so eager to go to the garage?
Moe: The “garage”? Hey fellas, the “garage”! Well, ooh la di da, Mr. French Man.
Homer: Well what do _you_ call it?
Moe: A car hold!
posted by empath at 10:34 AM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


fuck i just quoted the Simpsons on the internet. how trite.
posted by empath at 10:35 AM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm pleased that someone else things that deep down, Ricky Gervaise is just kinda, I dunno, a dick.
posted by boo_radley at 10:41 AM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


A car hold? Well, everybody, look at the snob! I call it a car hole!
posted by Pronoiac at 11:08 AM on November 6, 2009


Yes, in merrie olde England, garage rhymes with carriage.

Also, they call eggplant aubergine. Those wacky foreigners!
posted by Sys Rq at 11:24 AM on November 6, 2009


is it car hole?

I always thought it was car hold.
posted by empath at 11:25 AM on November 6, 2009


Yay! I made the car hold.
posted by cog_nate at 11:29 AM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


shit
posted by cog_nate at 11:30 AM on November 6, 2009


Sys Rq: "Those wacky foreigners!"

In Canada, aubergines are for dessert.
posted by boo_radley at 11:42 AM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


While we're talking about Canadians and those wacky Brits, the post linked as Canadian Drug Laws laxed? is actually about the U.K., not Canada.
posted by gingerbeer at 2:56 PM on November 6, 2009


I've only heard it as "car hole." Looking around I saw much more hole than hold. Er.

Incidentally, Hulu has over 700 Simpsons clips, but not that one.
posted by Pronoiac at 8:38 PM on November 6, 2009


Of course I'd be mad if you only gave me $1,000. With $1005, I could buy a sockpuppet account and still have 1000 dollars!

Also, thank you for calling cortex's post to my attention. I've flagged it as "HTML display error"

...

Oh wow, the side of the bed thing! I was about to post something on AskMe about that, because I was really weirded out watching Paranormal Activity because the dude, Micah, sleeps away from the door. I understand why that was done (digital matting), but it was really odd.
posted by Decimask at 7:23 AM on November 7, 2009




It is a measure of how long the last week has been that the side of the bed thing is something I feel like I talked about a month ago.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:39 PM on November 7, 2009


I listen to all the podcasts, and this was one of my favorites. Don't apologize, Jessamyn - it was fun, lively, colorful, and covered a lot of ground. I really enjoyed Cortex's discussion of the sociopaths/losers/clueless theory of organizational dynamics, too. Great job everyone!
posted by Miko at 9:15 PM on November 8, 2009


Mefi's own nat unicycles to work, as I recall. (Down a hill!)
posted by grobstein at 4:14 AM on November 9, 2009


I go out of town for a week and come back to find that my research thread got mentioned in the MetaFilter podcast—and jessamyn even remembered how to pronounce my user name! (You still owe me a drink at the next Iowa meetup...)

I haven't commented on the actual research thread for a while, mostly because I want to let the alphabet game play itself out naturally. (It's all part of the data set, baby!) Right now, there are 642 comments in that thread, and I'd guess that more than half of them are part of the alphabet game. I'll need to thank not_on_display in the acknowledgments section of my dissertation for getting things started and making my committee members squirm a little bit.
posted by lewistate at 8:18 AM on November 9, 2009


I'll need to thank not_on_display in the acknowledgments section

He's at the dentist right now; I'll be sure and pass that on, he'll be tickled.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:26 AM on November 9, 2009


I would like to apologize to listeners in advance for being a little hyper and a little sweary on this podcast.

I put the podcast on my ipod on Sunday afternoon after a long walk and lay down on the bed to listen in, then I inadvertently drifted off to sleep thanks to all the fresh autumn air, only to be woken up every now and again from my blissful slumber by the sound of you being a little hyper and a little sweary. I assumed it was just cos I was sleepy that you seemed a little louder than usual, I didn't realise you were having an officially-recognised hyperswearathon. Hell, why not, you deserve it!

Rest assured, I did re-listen today while awake and now I'm curious as to what the other British word for garage was that Mathowie was groping for. Shed? Lean-to? Lock-up?

Thanks for a good show.
posted by penguin pie at 2:28 PM on November 9, 2009


Jessamyn, um, groans not unlike a zombie.

o_O
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:08 PM on November 9, 2009


Stone cold busted!

That's at 7:50, for everybody playing along at home!

All right so: What the hell was that?
posted by Pronoiac at 9:35 PM on November 9, 2009


It's my best approximation of the Sideshow Bob Rake Sound.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:45 PM on November 9, 2009


Okay, the description is now de-zombied.
posted by Pronoiac at 10:12 PM on November 9, 2009


Sorry about missing the reference, but it was entertaining (if wtf) anyway.
posted by Pronoiac at 10:21 PM on November 9, 2009


I really enjoyed this, thanks. The sound is a lot better now too, I've noticed. Though, if I have to nitpick, it's still a bit quiet. I actually couldn't make out some of the words while listening on public transportation on top volume on the iPhone.

But regardless, this was lots of fun. Thanks!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:34 AM on November 14, 2009


Jessamyn, apologies if it's a secret or an in-joke or something, but who is your uncle?
posted by exceptinsects at 9:34 PM on November 15, 2009


Bob. Bob's her uncle.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:00 PM on November 15, 2009


I have two Uncle Bobs. No shit.

Also, I like the mental image of Jessamyn & Adam West tooling around in the Batmobile, singing the Batman theme, badly & loudly.
posted by Pronoiac at 11:14 PM on November 15, 2009


My uncles are Rob, Bobby, Jacques, and Fats.

You know, so long as we're sharing.
posted by ocherdraco at 11:28 PM on November 15, 2009


yeah okay, never mind.
posted by exceptinsects at 11:39 PM on November 15, 2009


My uncle is this guy. He's my Mom's brother.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:34 AM on November 16, 2009


Honestly though if you were really related to Adam West I would just about lose my shit.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:45 AM on November 16, 2009


Jeeze, "too clever by half" and the whole Sideshow-Bob-barely-managing-to-stifle-his-enraged-odium sound? Sorry, Matt and Jessamyn.

(For what it's worth, my project's posts now contain links to Google PDF Viewer.)
posted by cog_nate at 9:17 AM on November 20, 2009


No no no, I liked the project! It was the getting tangled in the weeds of the explanation of what it was all about was what was making the rrrrrmrrrrrmmrrrrmrrrr sound well up in my throat.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:22 AM on November 20, 2009


cog_nate: The "too clever by half" & Sideshow Bob sound were all because the mods were not communicating well.

The podcast isn't slick & polished by any means (er. actually, the production is much improved), but it's conversational & imperfect & flawed & I'm totally fine with that. I'd rather the mods keep this up rather than get all self-conscious about it.

Except for cortex's pronunciation of Mefi as "meh-FEE." That's just not right, yo.


Yay for the Google PDF Viewer!
posted by Pronoiac at 11:15 AM on November 20, 2009


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