53: Raw Milk Talk
 transcript  July 22, 2010 4:09 PM   Subscribe

Episode 53 was recorded on July 21st and runs about an hour and 20 minutes long. It starts with a long interview with ewagoner about his raw milk/interstate commerce flap with the FDA, and after that we follow it up with our favorite things from the past month.


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Eating well on $1 a day

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Help me win a donut-based dessert contest (they won!, photos)

Last month's Popsicle thread

How do great writers write a long story

What should I pay attention to the next time I watch Inception (spoilers?)

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posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 4:09 PM (43 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Yahoo Answers gets asked what books are like Inception with different results.
posted by Kattullus at 4:46 PM on July 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


Banjo jokes about the south? From the mods? Really?
posted by waraw at 4:50 PM on July 22, 2010


It wasn't a joke about the South, it was a joke about chase scene cliches from movies.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:55 PM on July 22, 2010


Yahoo Answers gets asked what books are like Inception with different results.

To be fair, that probably is the simplest and best answer.
posted by Artw at 5:08 PM on July 22, 2010


Banjo jokes about the south? From the mods? Really?

On one of the early ones, Jessamyn made a crack (in good fun) about the South not having trees, which boggled my mind. I think most houses come with a tree or two for shade!
posted by new brand day at 5:08 PM on July 22, 2010


We got so many trees! We got trees coming out of our asses! I wish I had heard that! I would have been so pissed! Like I am now! Where are all these exclamation points coming from?! So many trees!!!!!!!!
posted by ND¢ at 5:30 PM on July 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Maybe she meant the South West.
posted by ND¢ at 5:31 PM on July 22, 2010


Banjo chase music is a classic cinema trope, and I would fucking love to be able to pull off that kind of Scruggs-style finger roll on my closed-back but my fingers are too slow and clumsy.

I will defend Dueling Banjos to tedious length, as well.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:53 PM on July 22, 2010


I missed the milk thread first go around and my first thought was, "interstate commerce laws ain't nothing to fuck with" which was confirmed by Ironmouth fairly quickly. I listened to the interview, did I miss something about how this is not really, really illegal?
posted by geoff. at 6:38 PM on July 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


We got trees coming out of our asses!

If they are pine trees, which end comes out first?
posted by doctor_negative at 6:46 PM on July 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Serious question: are there Inception spoilers in the this podcast?
posted by P.o.B. at 7:02 PM on July 22, 2010


No spoilers, I'm the only one who had seen it and I kept it quite vague.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:04 PM on July 22, 2010


I want to see the recognizability index numbers from the "Who Said What" game.

Get on that, would you cortex?
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 7:06 PM on July 22, 2010


Also I didn't realize Matt has such a potty mouth.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 7:08 PM on July 22, 2010


"They didn't start chasing us until you turned on that getaway music!"
posted by mannequito at 7:18 PM on July 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


ah, now that I'm listening to it, a couple of notes for Matt:

1) Totally agree on the IT Crowd/laugh track issue. I wanted to like the show, I even did like the show, but I just couldn't watch it after years away from any kind of laugh track programming.
2) The 'Pour Those Torrents Out On The Lawn Young Man!' comment (did I hear that right?) made me snort beer through my nose without even knowing the context. Good work!
posted by mannequito at 7:53 PM on July 22, 2010


Banjo jokes about the south? From the mods? Really?

I adore banjo music. I think it was a Dukes of Hazzard joke. Why would I have said the south didn't have any trees, that's so strange. Maybe it's because I live in a forest and anywhere seems to have fewer trees.

And yes, absolutely no spoilers.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:34 PM on July 22, 2010


jessamyn, are you trying to make me and stratastar have a relationship talk? because you came awfully close right there.
posted by emilyd22222 at 8:59 PM on July 22, 2010


You're the ones who started a blog together!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:00 PM on July 22, 2010


I'm glad you liked the Louis CK post, Jessamyn! But you got my username wrong. :(
It's supposed to sound like "wow me" but starting with an R. I guess that's what I get for picking a name that looks so much like "Naomi."

I make the distinction only because Ray Omi is a Facebook fan of Amanat Ali, and I have yet to form an opinion about Amanat Ali, you guys! I wouldn't want to give Google stalkers the wrong idea of what my tastes are regarding Pakistani reality TV stars.
posted by Rhaomi at 9:11 PM on July 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


I too had assumed it was "ray-OH-me". Duly noted.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:19 PM on July 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh awesome! I played The IT Crowd game last week after seeing it mentioned in the closing credits of the show and had no idea it had been on projects. Well done, malevolent and Rob Manuel!

*runs off to play some more*
posted by goshling at 9:36 PM on July 22, 2010


Did I really just make two podcasts in a row? Really? *humbled*
posted by unSane at 9:44 PM on July 22, 2010


In the Who Said What MetaFilter game, cortex mentions that 20% is chance. I am batting 0/15. Hmmm.
posted by pjern at 9:44 PM on July 22, 2010


80 minutes? Jesus.
posted by dhammond at 9:57 PM on July 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


Hey, thanks for the kind words about my stuff-making! I've been having a crappy week, and that made me feel super-extra nice.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:03 AM on July 23, 2010


Why would I have said the south didn't have any trees, that's so strange.

It was in episode 25, starting about the 37 minute mark and to be fair, I misremembered, you're talking more about Florida, which isn't really the South, it's totally different brand of crazy. You were giving reasons why you'd never live in Florida (no trees, low altitude, bugs)

THEN ya'll went on to talk about a thread that turned into a Fuck the South thread and you jokingly opined how the South became stupid, heh.
posted by new brand day at 6:35 AM on July 23, 2010


Mr. K8t is famous!
posted by k8t at 7:55 AM on July 23, 2010


80 minutes? Jesus.

I know, but the first 30 are ewagoner's story in an interview, followed by a more normal 50 minutes of talking. We talked with Eric for nearly 40 minutes, and I wanted to cut it down to maybe 15-20 minutes but it was tough because he gives long answers and it's a crazy story worth telling.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:07 AM on July 23, 2010


Also I didn't realize Matt has such a potty mouth.

Have you never listened to the podcast? It's like a sailor convention in there.
posted by blue_beetle at 9:34 AM on July 23, 2010


A sailor convention without the grog.

...wait, that's a pirate convention.
posted by P.o.B. at 9:47 AM on July 23, 2010


It wasn't a joke about the South, it was a joke about chase scene cliches from movies.

Whenever I'm with someone in the car and they're driving and they do something mildly crazy/reckless, I make a little "banjo roll" sound effect too. It's definitely not a Southern slur, but a cinema joke, so I'm 100% sure mathowie was coming from the same place.

Besides, banjo music in my book is not a slur but a total positive!
posted by Miko at 10:12 AM on July 23, 2010


ewagoner's market sounds super cool. I want to know if there are virtual farmers markets where I live. Where can I find out?
posted by ocherdraco at 11:02 AM on July 23, 2010


He's got a list on his website.
posted by nangar at 11:45 AM on July 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's always so weird hearing the mods' voices, even after 2 and a half years of podcasts...
posted by slogger at 1:10 PM on July 23, 2010


You know what the podcast really needs? More discussion of roguelikes.
posted by Artw at 11:47 AM on July 24, 2010


ixnay on the oguelikeray.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:12 PM on July 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Holy shit, you all weren't kidding - that Full Glass Empty Clip site is bee-yoo-tee-ful! I am in awe of stavrosthewonderchicken's chops.

I mean, it's kind of wasted on me, since I play Sims 3. But still, I appreciate the craftsmanship.

Also I demand more 80-minute podcasts, because it's exactly the length of my drive to Seattle to visit friends.
posted by ErikaB at 9:13 PM on July 24, 2010


I don't care what Matt said, my love for the IT Crowd knows no bounds. I missed the milk thread, so that was an interesting discussion to listen to.
posted by arcticseal at 9:46 PM on July 25, 2010


Thanks, all! It was an honor to talk with you all for this. I've given a fair number of interviews since this all went down, and this was far and away my favorite. Sorry if I made your editing job harder, Matt. I never got the hang of talking in sound bites :)
posted by ewagoner at 12:11 PM on July 27, 2010


80 minutes? Jesus.

Yeah, but the only really slow part is in that eight-thousand-year-long second following Matt's contrasting of the UR DOIN IT RONG's AskMe favorites to its flags. If you jig around with the levels and pitch, you can just barely make out jessamyn and cortex's psychic screams of 'DUDE SERIOUSLY STFU!'
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:17 PM on July 27, 2010 [1 favorite]


you can just barely make out jessamyn and cortex's psychic screams of 'DUDE SERIOUSLY STFU!'

That spontaneous, pitch-perfect, simultaneous groan when Matt brought it up? Brilliant.

(Yeah, I'm a few days late... I've been behind on my podcasts in general because my commute is shorter in the summer.)
posted by Phire at 5:46 AM on July 30, 2010


80 minutes? Jesus.

Fifty-foot Jesus can take on 80 minute Jesus, provided it's a short fight so 80 minute Jesus can't bring his A-game.

why yes I am medicated for dental surgery why do you ask
posted by davejay at 7:03 PM on July 30, 2010


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