10: Advice for Introverts
 transcript  June 15, 2007 7:44 PM   Subscribe

Here's show 10 of the podcast for June 15, 2007. It's about 25 min long.

posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 7:44 PM (49 comments total)



Man, I was hoping it'd be longer.
posted by puke & cry at 7:52 PM on June 15, 2007


That's what she said.
posted by Rhomboid at 7:58 PM on June 15, 2007 [3 favorites]


We had a few guest ideas none of whom we could work into our schedule this time around so the next one will be longer and there will be someone else (schedules willing) that we can gab with.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:02 PM on June 15, 2007


We would have gone on longer if SOMEONE would have been able to do a daytime interview but SOMEONE was too busy working at a job or something.

hint: SOMEONE has lots and lots of favorites.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:02 PM on June 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Don't forget the other SOMEONE who won't work nights and/or weekends, the nerve!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:03 PM on June 15, 2007


We should do an interview with anonymous. Any budding mefi comedians that want to play the part of anonymous, drop us a line for the next show.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:07 PM on June 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


My invitation to appear on the podcast seems to have been lost in the mail.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 8:08 PM on June 15, 2007


I ignored mine.
posted by trip and a half at 8:19 PM on June 15, 2007


Jessamyn, what "fish buffalo fish"? ... I've failed to turn this up, but I'd love to know what you'd said (and, of course, what it meant).
posted by Tuwa at 8:26 PM on June 15, 2007


heh. I was just debating posting a "where's the mefi podcast" meta. I lurve it way too much. The week in review is great.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 8:29 PM on June 15, 2007


I took it as a reference to recursion and the buffalo sentence.
posted by Rhomboid at 8:34 PM on June 15, 2007


I took it as a reference to recursion and the buffalo sentence.

Yep. When I was doing linguistics stuff in college we'd always make longass sentences using buffalo and fish. Fish fish buffalo fissh. Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo fish. etc. Sort of like that post Rhomboid linked to.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:38 PM on June 15, 2007


Okay, thanks.

That long buffalo sentence makes my head hurt. ^_^
posted by Tuwa at 8:40 PM on June 15, 2007


Nice ending. "uh, that's good enough. *click*"
posted by aubilenon at 11:21 PM on June 15, 2007


heh, yeah that ending totally sucked.

cortex, make a closing song!
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:26 PM on June 15, 2007


We should do an interview with anonymous. Any budding mefi comedians that want to play the part of anonymous, drop us a line for the next show.

I would totally play the part of anonymous... I have no excitement in my life... lol... Email's in profile.
posted by amyms at 11:27 PM on June 15, 2007


Sorta defeats the purpose to go about it that way, eh amyms?

Any budding mefi comedians that want to play the part of anonymous, drop us a line for the next show.
posted by carsonb at 12:29 AM on June 16, 2007


Well, carsonb, it's not like everyone will read this thread anyway... lol
posted by amyms at 12:39 AM on June 16, 2007


Yeah, probably only the people who listen to the podcast. =D
posted by carsonb at 12:46 AM on June 16, 2007


lol true... bad me
posted by amyms at 12:47 AM on June 16, 2007


I still volunteer to be "anonymous" though... No one will think it's me, after I was so public about it. ;)
posted by amyms at 12:47 AM on June 16, 2007


OK Matt. Check your email.

You'll be a great "anonymous" amyms!
posted by carsonb at 12:51 AM on June 16, 2007


I don't think we're all introverts, I just don't think us extroverts need to ask those kinds of questions. But then I'm an extreme extrovert and get really angry and sad if I'm by myself too much. And naturally think the world revolved around / is the same as I am :D
posted by shelleycat at 1:31 AM on June 16, 2007


Jessamyn is still kind of artifacty, btw.
posted by puke & cry at 1:50 AM on June 16, 2007


Yikes, Jess starts to sound like she's on a vocoder at about 7:50.
posted by puke & cry at 2:57 AM on June 16, 2007


It'd be even cooler if she was using a talk box ala "Frampton Comes Alive."
posted by amyms at 3:10 AM on June 16, 2007


Jessamyn is still kind of artifacty, btw.

I turned off all the other bandwidth-sucking things in the house but that seems to happen when I'm scrolling and/or loading other pages. I think next time I'll try it from someplace with more bandwidth.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:38 AM on June 16, 2007


if it's scrolling or page loading in firefox, it's likely a processor issue. I know my macbook can randomly beachball for a few seconds while scrolling complex pages.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:06 AM on June 16, 2007


"Jessamyn is still kind of artifacty"

artifarty too.
posted by vronsky at 10:48 AM on June 16, 2007


I like how you guys look stuff up and comment on what you see while chatting, it makes it more immediate somehow. So I'd rather keep that in and have Jessamyn's voice be less than perfect if it ever comes to a trade off. I listen to a few commercial podcasts (i.e. made by a company) with worse sound quality, you guys are doing pretty well.

I turned off all the other bandwidth-sucking things in the house

Ooo, internet-ready fridge?
posted by shelleycat at 3:42 PM on June 16, 2007


If it's any consolation, this podcast is 325% better for not being ruined by an interview with me, as I had planned to use my time to just air a list of grievances against individual members, sorted in alphabetical order, cross-indexed by member number & street address.
posted by jonson at 5:44 PM on June 16, 2007


Jonson, dude, if you totally Google Earthed all your beefs with the peeps, my husband would never get any sleep reading all that.
posted by DenOfSizer at 6:00 PM on June 16, 2007


a list of grievances against individual members, sorted in alphabetical order

Cool, then I won't need to worry until Volume XVII of the jonson chronicles.
posted by yhbc at 8:07 PM on June 16, 2007


If you want to do an interview with "anonymous," you may consider doing a "female anonymous" and a "male anonymous." I suggest this only because the questions do indeed differ by gender from what I've noticed. (It's tempting to do a sociology MS thesis on something similar.)

Also, please make sure to get volunteers (who aren't trapped by effing dialup) but who ARE addicted to anon questions in that soap-opera-esque kind of way.
posted by lilywing13 at 11:31 PM on June 16, 2007


The answers they get tend to be different too, by gender.

"I'm a girl interested in this guy. What should I do?"
Go for it! What do you have to lose?

"I'm a guy interested in this girl. What should I do?"
Quit creeping her out.
posted by ODiV at 10:36 PM on June 17, 2007


I should think that the interview with "anonymous" would be rather one-sided:

Q: So.., what did the doctor say about that embarassing rash?
A: ::crickets::
Q: And did your dad finally get out of prison?
A: ::crickets::
Q: Um... *cough* ...have you at least DTMFA??
A: ::crickets:: ::owl hoots::
Q: (under breath) Asshole...
posted by LordSludge at 12:15 PM on June 18, 2007


Is there somewhere I can download the earlier podcasts? I know they are available via the flash player thingy, but I want to download a bunch that I missed when my iPod was out of action - is there a link somewhere to the archived versions?
posted by dg at 5:28 PM on June 18, 2007


dg, add the podcast feed in iTunes, then download everything one by one.

http://feeds.feedburner.com/MeFiPodcast
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:43 PM on June 18, 2007


Needs more ColdChef.
posted by ColdChef at 5:58 PM on June 18, 2007


Doesn't everything need more ColdChef?

Thanks mathowie. This may seem like a stupid question but, if I download the .mp3 files manually, is there any way to add them to the "podcasts" part of iTunes (Windows)? It is trivial to add them to the music library, but I hate that they aren't in with the podcasts where they belong.
posted by dg at 6:04 PM on June 18, 2007


Or, DG you could click on the "Podcast" link in the upper Right hand corner of your browser window right now! up there^^
posted by Megafly at 6:04 PM on June 18, 2007


mEGAFLY, the direct .mp3 links were only added on the latest instalment. Thanks for helping, though.
posted by dg at 6:08 PM on June 18, 2007


For posterity, by the way (I finally got around to listening to this), the 'saying yes to everything' is something that I've always believed, and learned it in part from my buddy Rick, the guy who got blown up at the Sari nightclub in Bali. I talk about it in my eulogy/memorial thing to him here.
If Rick hated anything, and he was foremost a man who loved, not hated, but if he hated anything, it was lies, dissembling, falseness, pretension. He refused to be a part of anything that was false, that was anti-life, anti-love, but he was loathe to talk about it in terms like that, not wanting to trivialize it, to make it sound trite, as I've done by talking about it here. Instead, he'd talk about how important it was to say "yes" - yes to life, yes to life in its infinite extravagant abundance, yes to everything, yes whether it brought you pleasure or pain. When I came back one year from 9 months in Greece, and explained that I loved it there because I found it filled with people who smacked themselves lustily on the chest and declared "Christo like!", he knew exactly what I was talking about. It became shorthand for us for this idea. He accepted with equanimity whatever life might bring him. He lived a life that both in its broad sweep and its details embodied the things he believed.
I try like hell to live that way, too, with varying degrees of success.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:34 AM on June 19, 2007 [2 favorites]


How wants to join the Metafilter Anonymous Choir. We print out a list of anonymous questions and then head to public places and read them allowed. At the end... jazz hands.
posted by drezdn at 10:18 AM on June 19, 2007


Who... Who... Who...
posted by drezdn at 10:18 AM on June 19, 2007


::crickets::
posted by LordSludge at 11:04 AM on June 19, 2007


That's an excellent way to live, stavros and, while it may bring some bruises and scars, is the only way to get the most out of life. I try to say at least maybe to every opportunity that comes along with, as you have found, varying amounts of success.
posted by dg at 5:30 PM on June 19, 2007


Could the RSS feed for the podcast be more prominently displayed on the podcast page? You know, with one of those ubiquitous orange icons?

Or, perhaps the <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS"> URL embedded in the page could point here (which has the MP3 enclosure tags) instead of here (which is actually the MeTa feed)?

I'm embarrassed to say I only sporadically caught these podcasts before realizing there was a feed at all. (Grumbling at one point that it's not really a podcast without one.) And I love podcasts!
posted by pzarquon at 10:55 AM on June 21, 2007


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