83: Legally throwing up on the subway
 transcript  July 26, 2013 9:27 PM   Subscribe

Episode 83 of the podcast is an extra large one at nearly 2 hours long and was recorded earlier today. Enjoy!


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83 is a "highly cototient number"

Second bar mitzvahs and British royalty getting circumcised (via)

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Pretty cool 1min demo video of the project:


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Miller's Crossing, 20 years later by komara

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Frenchmen dance in high heels to the Spice Girls


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Movies: The PIXAR Theory & Save the Cat!

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Giant concrete arrows placed across the USA (gMaps 1,2)

Pen Ultimate, impressive drumming with just a pen on a desk

Six months at sea in the Merchant Marines video

Claudia O'Doherty's comedy video about England

The Rock 'n Roll casualty that became a war hero

Zdeněk Burian's paleoart (flickr set) and The Rapid and Sad Decline of the Ball Cap

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Is it legal to throw up on the NYC subway?

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Should I buy a house where a murder/suicide took place last year? (why are victorian houses portrayed as creepy on the Best Of blog)

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posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 9:27 PM (35 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

YAY MY POST MADE THE PODCAST!

Sorry, that should probably not delight me as much as it does.
posted by DarlingBri at 10:35 PM on July 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


Every time I see Jon Polito in something, I mutter always put one in the brain.
posted by Rhomboid at 10:37 PM on July 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


?
Ctrl+f
polito
jon
always put one in the brain
coen
miller

Found it!

posted by ActingTheGoat at 10:49 PM on July 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


The transcript is open!
posted by Pronoiac at 11:42 PM on July 26, 2013 [3 favorites]


Frenchmen dance in high heels to the Spice Girls is as fabulous as it sounds. I would so break my ankle.
posted by arcticseal at 2:20 AM on July 27, 2013


That was a really enjoyable one; thanks. It's made me go back and look at a few threads anew.

On Jessamyn's recommendation, for Mathowie; John Oliver on the Daily Show this last few days:

- The Royal Baby [1] and [2]
- Anthony Weiner [1] and [2]
- Aluminium hoarding [1] and [2]
- Detroit
- Interview with Louis C.K.
posted by Wordshore at 2:58 AM on July 27, 2013 [3 favorites]


I assumed 2nd Bar/Bat Mitzvah must be to celebrate moving backwards from independent adulthood back to needing diapers & pureed food, etc.
posted by goshling at 3:21 AM on July 27, 2013


Was very pleased to discover my assumption was incorrect!
posted by goshling at 3:22 AM on July 27, 2013


I would also so subscribe to Jessamyn's Mystery Box. Please do this.
posted by goshling at 5:14 AM on July 27, 2013


I am seriously considering it, just not sure if it makes me look stuck up. But speaking of that, I am on my way to a meetup this morning (which is why I am awake at this stupid hour) and am stoked that the podcast is up because now I can listen to it while I drive. That's right, the podcast that I recorded less than 24 hours ago, that is like 33% me. It's a sickness, I tell you.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:11 AM on July 27, 2013 [20 favorites]


Fine, I'll start listening to the damn thing! Are you happy now?

Sorry about the outburst. My alarm just went off to get dressed for work. It's hard not to do that to Powerglove's version of Mortak Kombat.
posted by theichibun at 7:00 AM on July 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


I kept meaning to make an FPP out of that Miller's crossing project!


Someday
posted by The Whelk at 8:43 AM on July 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yay! I made the podcast!
posted by brundlefly at 12:20 PM on July 27, 2013


A couple of those videos appear to be no longer available.
posted by hwestiii at 12:23 PM on July 27, 2013


Jessamyn, if you want to see a movie with two women who talk to one another, go see The Heat! It was great. Really, seriously great, and I don't even like Sandra Bullock at all.
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 12:23 PM on July 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh, yeah, I noticed that you were all mangling 'cototient'. 'totient' and 'quotient' rhyme.
posted by hoyland at 2:56 PM on July 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


For reference, on that "puking on the train" thing, Griphus threw up because he was hung over, and Cortex and Griphus brought up the anecdote in the context of "What are the police going to do, arrest you for it?" which got me thinking "Huh. There are some weird laws in different places. It's illegal to sleep outside in certain places. It's legal to go topless in certain places. There are even places where it's illegal to be drunk outside. I wonder if there actually is a law against throwing up on the NY subway system."

Some folks pointed out that maybe "public intoxication", so I'd love to be able to ask the followup question of, "Ok, so if you throw up on the train due to a hangover, does that count as public intoxication, or is that legally treated as post-intoxication?" (Also, the Japanese word for "hangover" is "second-day drunk", which makes the issue even muddier in my mind).

Also, for some reason, I didn't put two and two together to realize that "public intoxication" also included indoors places, I always thought of it as "drunk in a park or walking down the street". So now I've got a whole raft of questions about what indoor locations you can be drunk in, and which you can't.

Also, if you get drunk in a bar (legal), and you have a designated driver, and the car is parked around the corner, could you be arrested for public intoxication as your sober friend walks you down the block to the car?

Also, the involuntariness argument totally makes sense, but then I wonder "So pooping on the train platform is illegal...but what about sudden diarrhea? That's not really controllable. Would that be legal or illegal?"

Also, this is why it's good that you can only ask AskMe questions once per week, because otherwise I reckon about 50% of the site would be "Bugbread asking trivial legal questions."
posted by Bugbread at 4:12 PM on July 27, 2013 [3 favorites]


Oh there's nothing trivial about any of that.
posted by zoinks at 4:22 PM on July 27, 2013


Bugbread: "Also, this is why it's good that you can only ask AskMe questions once per week, because otherwise I reckon about 50% of the site would be "Bugbread asking trivial legal questions.""

You say that like it's a bad thing...
posted by theichibun at 6:53 PM on July 27, 2013


Thanks for the nod in music.
posted by Wolfdog at 3:46 AM on July 28, 2013


Yay! I made the podcast!

So did I! sort of. when the mods complained about my software :(
posted by ethand at 7:03 AM on July 28, 2013


Which software is yours?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:05 AM on July 28, 2013


All these softwares are yours, except Eudora.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:15 AM on July 28, 2013 [11 favorites]


Yay! I made the podcast!
So did I! sort of.


Never have done, 68 FPPs in. Note to self: perhaps make FPPs less dull, more 'grabbing'. Or just continue doing FPPs for the heck of it.
posted by Wordshore at 7:16 AM on July 28, 2013


... if you want to see a movie with two women who talk to one another, go see The Heat!

Oh please! The film cost over 40 million to make, which it made back in its first weekend and has so far only grossed $160 million. Clearly this epic failure proves nobody would pay to see two or more women who talk to each other!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:45 AM on July 28, 2013


I read the Eudora EULA in Saskatoola while listening to Beulah and eating a pastafazoooooolah. #software
posted by mintcake! at 9:08 AM on July 28, 2013


Which software is yours?

I work on Google Maps (on the data serving side, so my team's servers are part of both the old and new systems.) And yep, looks like the first concrete-arrow link works on the old maps and not on the new.
posted by ethand at 9:30 AM on July 28, 2013


Cool ethand, I was wondering if I was doing something wrong when the link didn't work for me.

I like the new maps in general, the only thing that drives me batty is the zoom UI shifted from the upper left to the lower right, and my muscle memory kicks me in the head every time I use it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:32 AM on July 28, 2013


I posted the Ducktales thing, and apologize if it squicked anyone out. It just seemed so obviously over the top - and ducks are such really weird animals - that it amused me.

So: glad to make the podcast again, sorry to anyone who found it icky.
posted by Chrysostom at 4:25 PM on July 28, 2013


The transcription for this podcast is complete!
83: Legally throwing up on the subway
posted by TangerineGurl at 8:28 PM on July 31, 2013 [3 favorites]


So, finally listened to it. I'm sorry that I was awed by your Google Greatness. Actually, I thought maybe you just knew it off the top of your head, or that you knew the exact site to cite for it.

You have to admit, good cognitive ability wasn't exactly a common thing after watching that much duck shit flying around the screen.
posted by theichibun at 2:40 PM on August 1, 2013


I'm sorry that I was awed by your Google Greatness.

Don't be sorry! I just like how we all have different skillsets.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:48 PM on August 1, 2013


Whatever it takes for me to make the podcast...
posted by theichibun at 4:45 PM on August 1, 2013


TangerineGurl: The transcription for this podcast is complete!

It's on the wiki now!
posted by Pronoiac at 5:14 PM on August 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


kursohin users represent!
posted by 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a at 6:51 PM on August 6, 2013


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