84: Pumpkin!
 transcript  September 10, 2013 6:33 PM   Subscribe

This month's podcast bleeds over into September a bit, but catches up on everything posted from July 26th on to September 9th, when it was recorded. It runs about an hour and a half long.


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What do you call these sort of posts around a theme?
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 6:33 PM (31 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

I thought you had to wait a week between metatalk posts.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:51 PM on September 10, 2013


He borrowed Thor's hammer, that helps cut a lot of corners.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:54 PM on September 10, 2013


Also: he cheats.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:58 PM on September 10, 2013


Do y'all always have fun with the alt-text on the links?
posted by Going To Maine at 7:09 PM on September 10, 2013


Using a hammer to cut corners? #1 is a man of many skills.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:11 PM on September 10, 2013


Do y'all always have fun with the alt-text on the links?

I build the posts in TextMate, which auto-fetches every link and makes the title of the page the title text of a link.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:59 PM on September 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


My first podcast mention! Pumpkin! I hope you guys also watched elizardbit's link on that askme.

It would be worthy of a best answer, if it wasn't the wrong answer to my particular question.
posted by sparklemotion at 8:11 PM on September 10, 2013


I just realized cortex has the perfect voice for a quiet storm radio show.
posted by nooneyouknow at 9:50 PM on September 10, 2013


The transcript is open!
posted by Pronoiac at 11:45 PM on September 10, 2013


The MetaFilter podcasts are good and interesting, and always entertaining and enjoyable. To add a bit of extra spice (no pun intended) and make them a bit edgier for both the listener and the participants, perhaps consider this FPP?
posted by Wordshore at 4:58 AM on September 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


That pumpkin link really should have been an FPP pumpkin.
pumpkin
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:10 AM on September 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


I just realized cortex has the perfect voice for a quiet storm radio show.

Maybe the right voice but doubtful the right disposition. I think it'd fuck with the flow of the evening of slow jams a little to have me make a joke about butts and then wheeze obnoxious, self-satisfied laughter at +3db for a minute and a half.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:14 AM on September 11, 2013


Perfect timing, I have another long plane ride on Monday.
posted by arcticseal at 8:06 AM on September 11, 2013


Woo! My second podcast mention. I missed my first, so am going to be twice as enthusiastic.
posted by Going To Maine at 8:27 AM on September 11, 2013


perhaps consider this FPP?

No. We have many things we aim for in the podcast but "edgy" is not one of them.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:37 AM on September 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


Podcasts! Now with 75% less swears! We shit you not!
posted by y2karl at 2:36 AM on September 13, 2013 [2 favorites]


In the interests of setting expectations: we tried swear-free podcasts and they were a bit too labor intensive and required too much language contortion for us. The podcasts will have swearing in them.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:42 AM on September 13, 2013 [5 favorites]


ohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygod you guys ohmygod -- One of my FPPs got mentioned on the podcast!

Jessamyn liked it! squeeee! And Math Owie himself gave my post a favorite! *swoon*
posted by wenestvedt at 11:37 AM on September 13, 2013 [3 favorites]


In the interests of setting expectations: we tried swear-free podcasts and they were a bit too labor intensive and required too much language contortion for us.

Had you lived thorugh the fuckin' 60s, man, then fuck, you would fuckin' perhaps have a fuckin' unit of fuckin' measurement in fuckin' comparison, I mean, fuck... it was so fuckin' hard to not have a 'fuck' insertion every fuckin' second or third fuckin' word until, like, you know,' like' like replaced' fuck' , which like happened over fuckin' night in like the fuckin' late 80s -- up until which we were all like fuck no! no fuckin' way that will ever fuckin' happen, no fuckin' way... So, like fuckin' point like taken.
posted by y2karl at 11:29 PM on September 13, 2013


I think I know which one is cortex now. And if I am right, well he's gonna have to keep the cold or whatever it is he has, so I can keep on tellin'.
posted by 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a at 7:34 PM on September 15, 2013


I think we maybe talked about it before we hit record, but I had tried to basically breath a quarter of a plum into my lungs earlier that morning and the ensuing coughing fit left me halfway to hoarse for the rest of the day.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:59 PM on September 15, 2013


I'd just like to say that mathowie totally favorited the Time Is A Dimension post the day I made it so I call SHENANIGANS on his supposed ignorance.

Can I be banned now?
posted by griphus at 8:59 AM on September 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Matt once double-posted his own post. He's a loose cannon.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:28 AM on September 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


Now I want to see a TV procedural about a troubled, unorthodox vice cop, and his hard-nosed by-the-book sergeant. One's on the night shift, one's on the day shift, they're always at odds, but they'll team up to get the job done.

And they're the same person.
posted by griphus at 9:33 AM on September 18, 2013


Set it in space at voila, sorta.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:58 AM on September 18, 2013


Just listened to the Judge John Hodgman podcast mentioned by cortex. Good stuff - thanks for the recommendation.
posted by paleyellowwithorange at 7:01 PM on September 18, 2013


Transcript is complete, finally! I've been busier than I had been which is a good thing but results in less speedy podcast transcription. Thanks to everyone who chipped in!
posted by beryllium at 6:59 PM on September 28, 2013


Let me know when it's up on the wiki and we'll link it.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:32 PM on September 28, 2013


The transcript is on the wiki.
posted by Pronoiac at 6:05 AM on September 30, 2013


Linked.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:18 AM on September 30, 2013


Good work on the transcript, beryllium, ceribus peribus, and dubold!
posted by Pronoiac at 9:54 AM on October 1, 2013


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