14: Race Car Bed for Adults August 26, 2007 11:04 PM   Subscribe

Show 14 was recorded on Friday, August 24th and features mefi and ask mefi recaps with Matt and Jessamyn. It runs about 45 minutes.

posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 11:04 PM (39 comments total)



yay! something new to listen to on the way to work tomorrow.
posted by special-k at 11:15 PM on August 26, 2007


Who do I have to blow to get my FPPs/comments featured on a Podcast?
posted by Poolio at 11:21 PM on August 26, 2007


The fireproof safes have a chemical reaction that takes place within the container that keeps the inside at acceptable temperatures. It works as sort of an insulation that keeps the inside cool and can only do that for a finite amount of time. I also assume that the 1/2 hour is conservative.
posted by geoff. at 11:35 PM on August 26, 2007


Drive-Ins Matt could still go to, while there's time.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:09 AM on August 27, 2007


Awesome places to say thread
How about awesome places to stay?
posted by philomathoholic at 1:07 AM on August 27, 2007


That really confused me. Until I got to that part of the podcast, I was thinking, "Where isn't an awesome place to say 'thread'?" I say it everywhere. In the middle of the produce section, I thump watermelons and calmly intone "thread." Driving down the highway in my rusty Mercedes, I crank an old Clapton CD up to 11 and, in a cool, bluesy way, sing out "threeaaaad." In an old cathedral at sunset, I pray "give us this day our daily thread." In the workshop behind my house, I bring the hammer with ferocious force down upon my thumb, and my primal yell echoes across the neighborhood, "THREAD!" And every single time, each in its own way, is awesome.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 3:35 AM on August 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Children At Funerals is the name of my next band.
posted by fandango_matt at 3:38 AM on August 27, 2007


Sorry for calling during the recording of this, jessamyn!
posted by terrapin at 4:58 AM on August 27, 2007


Children At Funerals is the name of my next band.

Arcade Fire on glockenspiel?
posted by Tuwa at 4:59 AM on August 27, 2007


oops, fixed typo to "stay"
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:16 AM on August 27, 2007


Sorry for calling during the recording of this, jessamyn!

No problem, sorry I was brusque on the phone. I went to go to the drive-in last night to see the Simpsons and now it says it's closed for the season, wtf?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:37 AM on August 27, 2007


Who's responsible for the theme music anyway?
posted by grouse at 6:38 AM on August 27, 2007


Whoa, if you post in this thread, the audio player shows up in Recent Activity. K-razy!
posted by grouse at 6:39 AM on August 27, 2007


Whoa, if you post in this thread, the audio player shows up in Recent Activity. K-razy!

I'm posting this comment just to check that.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:52 AM on August 27, 2007


Hey, you're right!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:52 AM on August 27, 2007


Hey, a Nefie song, thats funny I'm going to Newfoundland next month, go figure.
posted by edgeways at 8:24 AM on August 27, 2007


I hate to say it, but I miss the added input from cortex, special guests (blows kiss at melissa may), and random callers. Nothing against mathowie and Jessamyn, but how you gonna keep 'em down on the farm after they've seen Paree?
posted by languagehat at 8:33 AM on August 27, 2007


"My sister was stoked." re: Jessamyn staying in a caboose.

I'm surprised there was no laughter there except by me. :(
posted by ODiV at 8:43 AM on August 27, 2007


I miss the added input from cortex, special guests ... and random callers

The plan is to mix it up a little 1/3, 1/3 and 1/3, assuming we're on top of things enough to really do that, so if you have a favorite type, it will cycle round again.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:46 AM on August 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


...now it says it's closed for the season, wtf?

Noooooooooooooooooooo!
posted by terrapin at 11:10 AM on August 27, 2007


Thanks for the shout-out, Matt and Jess. Great podcast, as usual.
posted by ColdChef at 2:13 PM on August 27, 2007


A Drive-In closed for the season BEFORE Labor Day? Sounds mucho suspicious. Maybe resigning AG Gonzalez is moving all his torture victims there, or that's where mathowie hides his typos, I don't know... just suspicious.
posted by wendell at 2:48 PM on August 27, 2007


Heavens to Murgatroyd! A post of mine gets MetaPodded. That's going straight to ROOT on the iRiver.
posted by tellurian at 4:03 PM on August 27, 2007


I'm loving these, but man, there's an awful lot of "I didn't see/read that one" in the Podcasts. During the part on the death mask, when Jessamyn was all "read the post!", I'm sure I wasn't the only one mentally screaming "Tell Matt RTFP, n00b!". I am firmly convinced that it's true that you all only spend about 10 minutes an hour on the site, though.

Good stuff, though. Keep 'em coming.
posted by Ufez Jones at 6:02 PM on August 27, 2007


No fair Ufez, jessamyn also says "I didn't see that one" twice as often as "yeah, I liked that one too".

I think we're both guilty of finding stuff we personally like among the giant pile of possibilities. We hadn't done updates in a month, so we're talking a potential of about 750 posts to choose from on mefi, and about 1500 questions on ask mefi.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:25 PM on August 27, 2007


jessamyn also says "I didn't see that one" twice as often as "yeah, I liked that one too".

You can't argue with mathowie, he's using MATH.

I think the bigger issue is that we don't talk about what we're going to talk about beforehand, there's very little planning or scripting, so it's warts and all I guess.

I'd love to do a little stats gathering where we see what percentage of users read what percentage of the site. Like I know we have huge swaths of people that never go to Meta, or don't look at Projects and I bet even for stuff like AskMe, very few people read the [more inside] to every question.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:31 PM on August 27, 2007


No fair Ufez, jessamyn also says "I didn't see that one" twice as often as "yeah, I liked that one too".

I know, I'm just a little miffed that the one time something I posted was featured (the Missed Connection Comics) she was absolutely clueless about it. I teared up just a bit.

I understand the scope we're talking about, though. I spend about 20% of the time here than I did when I was working my previous job (and a lot more active 'round these parts). That's not a slight about the quality of MeFi, but more my personal career-choice and not working a mindless gov't job. Well, that and the addition of Ask, Music, Jobs, et. al and ~30k more members.

I think the bigger issue is that we don't talk about what we're going to talk about beforehand, there's very little planning or scripting, so it's warts and all I guess.

I don't mean this in a bad way, in fact, I mean it as a bit of a compliment, but that's totally obvious. It actually kind of sounds like a bit like the beginning of nearly every meetup I've attended (or, more recently, hosted). People at meetups that have never met before tend to talk about recent posts in a vague attempt to, I guess, break the wall. It's interesting to see what different users gravitate to and compare that to your mental notes about them. But it's familiar and fun, and works pretty well.
posted by Ufez Jones at 8:46 PM on August 27, 2007


The drive-in near where I went to college used to close for the season whenever they ran out of candy. Usually that wasn't before Labor Day, but hey.
posted by janell at 9:00 PM on August 27, 2007


Mmm, delicious podcast.

Confidential to jessamyn: It's "zahm-gee." The second way you pronounced it.

People who say otherwise are: 1) Communists. 2) Wrong communists.
posted by sparkletone at 1:34 AM on August 28, 2007


I've always read it "zoemg!" with sort of a choked intonation.
posted by Tuwa at 5:54 AM on August 28, 2007


I pronounce it "zo my god!" Just like I pronounce "OMG" as "oh my god" rather than "oh-em-gee," and "BBQ" as "barbecue." An exception is that "WTF" can legitimately be pronounced as "double-u tee ef."
posted by grouse at 5:57 AM on August 28, 2007


My favorite part is learning how mathowie refers to banning: "we almost had to do someone this morning." Metamafia.
posted by nanojath at 2:00 PM on August 28, 2007


I'd love to do a little stats gathering where we see what percentage of users read what percentage of the site. Like I know we have huge swaths of people that never go to Meta, or don't look at Projects and I bet even for stuff like AskMe, very few people read the [more inside] to every question.

Anecdotally, the three people I've gotten to sign up are all exclusively interested in AskMe.
posted by danb at 9:19 PM on August 28, 2007


I'd love to do a little stats gathering where we see what percentage of users read what percentage of the site.

I'd be interested in this too but wouldn't RSS screw it up? For example, I read ask more than anything but do that all in thunderbird (only clicking through when I want to see answers), while I occasionally read metafilter on the actual page. So the stats would show me reading metafilter a lot more even though I don't.

I've been traveling a lot recently with no internet access and this is where I expect the podcast to shine. No pesky trawling through to catch up, just a quick jaunt through the coolest bits with Matt and Jess. Much more efficient. Nice timing having the podcast (*checks iTunes* ooo, two podcasts) ready for me almost fresh upon my return.
posted by shelleycat at 11:38 PM on August 28, 2007


mathowie, I listened to the podcast last night, and you wondered if there was any Creative Commons video porn. There is. Which is to say there was: The Good Girl was at one point licensed under CC (see the citations in the Wikipedia page), but it was taken down from the official page ... for some reason.
posted by sillygwailo at 5:50 PM on August 29, 2007


Wrong Wikipedia link.
posted by languagehat at 6:21 AM on August 30, 2007


Huge copout on the ending tagline. We don't need a produced jingle, just a one liner.

Is "You can't change comic sans when you want" really the best we can do?
posted by Argyle at 10:33 AM on September 2, 2007


Metafilter: speedy as shit
posted by davejay at 10:24 PM on September 7, 2007


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