18: The MeFites Have Been Drinking November 6, 2007 5:28 PM   Subscribe

Show #18 of the podcast features recaps from all sections of the site and some talk about new and upcoming features. It was recorded on November 2, 2007 and runs about 70 minutes long.


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MeFi Music Featured in the show

Scarring Party's "Follow It Down" uploaded by foole (earlier popular Scarring Party song from MeFi Music)

"The MeFite Has Been Drinking" by goodnewsfortheinsane (all the Tom Waits Impression songs are freaking great)


Various topics mentioned in the introduction

MetaTalk thread about Halloween costumes/pumpkins: Mythbusters costume (Adam Savage chimed in), grumblebee's costume, and Tobais Funke in blue.

help me shave my own back!

MeFi Contact Activity mockup

A writer explains the writers strike

peacay's blog, turned into a book

mothershock's post about her new book


MeFi Projects

The Day the Soldiers Came book


MeFi Jobs

Ruby on Rails programming job at GameLayers "GameLayers is to internets what lol is to cats."


MetaFilter links recap

Baby porcupine eats a banana and has the hiccups

Remix the Flags of the World

The encylocpedic Buffalo State Hospital thread

".99999 is the same as 1"

Great YouTube video of a 30 minute BBC show on how TV production works

TubeSock for downloading/converting YouTube video to iPod formats (OS X)

Chris Anderson's adventures with PR spam

The Definitive list of MST3K episodes on YouTube and Google Video

Van Halen playing off-key music at a concert


Ask MetaFilter links

Exhaustive list of the best food threads from Ask MetaFilter, complete with categorization

Why is a white sheet associated with a ghost?

Driving to different neighborhoods for better candy?

Why do we hate Cuba again? (previous thread comparing Cuba with Vietnam travel)

Brilliant recurring events you should add to your calendar

How to make a trip around the world more meaningful

Books or Movies where the protagonist dies unexpectedly

I don't watch TV but I want to stay up on cultural memes (like Head On?)

How do I break my addiction to stuff?

Jessica Hagy's Index book/blog
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 5:28 PM (38 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

With IRC as my witness, I threatened two nights ago that I was going to post a MeTa consisting of the following:

"PODCAST! PODCAST! PODCAST!"

Clearly, patience is a virtue.
posted by SassHat at 5:36 PM on November 6, 2007


Any mirrors to the asavage costume?
posted by pantsrobot at 6:04 PM on November 6, 2007


"...and runs about 70 minutes long."

Yeah, sure, I didn't have anything else I needed to do this week.

It'd probably be a pain in the ass for Matt, who has to edit and post the things, but I'd rather have a ½-hr weekly cast than 60+ min ever 2-3 weeks.
posted by Eideteker at 6:09 PM on November 6, 2007


Ok, I'm going to pretend it rendered my HTML entity for "1/2", because Matt and pb have been rolling out a lot of stuff lately, cool or otherwise*, and one really stupid basic simple thing like that isn't worth bringing down the thread this early on.

* wonderchicken, I'm looking at you
posted by Eideteker at 6:12 PM on November 6, 2007


Sometimes there is just a lot to talk about....
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:18 PM on November 6, 2007


Your Mythbusters costume link is dead, and too bad as I missed it first time 'round.

see what I did there? I linked to the same dead page you linked to! I am very smart tonight.
posted by item at 6:23 PM on November 6, 2007


I didn't see that .9r=1 thread the first time 'round, and am disappointed that it's closed now, because early on in the Judas Priest another-think/thing-coming Lyrical Disputation and mathiness and despite the fact that my undergrad degree was actually in Math and I'm all about the wordplay, I got the idea to drop the totally awesome snarky pun about mental masturbation and 'another dink-thumbing' but I couldn't do it so now I'm sad.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:35 PM on November 6, 2007


I don't know if I want to be the one to bring this up again, but...

Meffite or Meefite?
posted by Reggie Digest at 7:01 PM on November 6, 2007


Meeefite is correct, but it works better in the Tom Waits song parody to say MehFite
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:35 PM on November 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


Somebody hand Matt a Sucrets.

Great podcast. Needs more ColdChef.
posted by ColdChef at 7:40 PM on November 6, 2007


Meefite?

I've always pronounced it like "may-fight" (of course that depends on how you pronounce those words in your accent as well)

Perhaps the next podcast can consist entirely of mefites calling in and trying to pronounce the word. It would be very pomo.
posted by delmoi at 7:45 PM on November 6, 2007


The MeFite may fight, but in the end it's just a meh-fight.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:49 PM on November 6, 2007 [2 favorites]


Also, 'mee-fight' is the way of light and truth.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:50 PM on November 6, 2007


I am satisfied. Issue resolved.
posted by Reggie Digest at 7:52 PM on November 6, 2007


Of course, if you subscribed to the MetaFilter podcast Foneshow you'd have gotten this as soon as it was published.</self-link>
posted by nicwolff at 8:00 PM on November 6, 2007


Needs more ColdChef.

No obligatory jonson reference either. That fucker's check bounced this week.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:20 PM on November 6, 2007


I AM JUST A LITTLE SHORT RIGHT NOW I WILL PAY DOUBLE NEXT WEEK!!!
posted by jonson at 8:30 PM on November 6, 2007 [3 favorites]


(quoted for emphasis, because you can't favorite more than once)

Meeefite is correct...
posted by mathowie at 10:35 PM on November 6
posted by yhbc at 8:36 PM on November 6, 2007


Oh, what the hell does he know.
posted by danb at 9:26 PM on November 6, 2007


You know, I started out saying meeefiiii, but then when I heard cortex say it meffy I switched to that. It just sounds better, rolls off the tongue so smooth.
posted by philomathoholic at 1:22 AM on November 7, 2007


On the thing/think deal, sometime after that thread I stumbled upon an Alan Watts talk where he explains that a thing actually is a think, "a thing is a think - a unit of thought". Well I found it amusing anyway. It's a cool talk too, worth listening to.
posted by MetaMonkey at 2:30 AM on November 7, 2007


but I'd rather have a 1/2-hr weekly cast than 60+ min ever 2-3 weeks.

Me too; when they're an hour or more long I find it almost impossible to pay attention. Also, more than two people talking is a great improvement.

I am satisfied. Issue resolved.


You're easily satisfied. Matt may have started the site, but he doesn't control pronunciation. Like philomathoholic said, it's got to be meffy:

It just sounds better, rolls off the tongue so smooth.

posted by languagehat at 8:54 AM on November 7, 2007


Like philomathoholic said, it's got to be meffy:

Not you too languagehat, nooooooooooooooooo!

Damn, you could probably cite 500 year old english language precedent for why is really should be meffy.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:26 AM on November 7, 2007


I just asked Bill Shakespeare, and he told me "Meffy, forsooth."
posted by languagehat at 10:11 AM on November 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


I've always pronounced it like "may-fight" (of course that depends on how you pronounce those words in your accent as well)

Weird, because even though I call it Mee Fi, I have always pronounced (in my head) the full name May-ta Filter.
For example:

theta...
beta...
meta...?
posted by horsemuth at 10:46 AM on November 7, 2007


The vowel i after the single consonant f effects the previous vowel e, making it long. So that's Me. The Fi is ambiguous on its own, but as part of Fite, it is subject to the same rule. Hence, Fi, as in φ.

(Just don't tell the Iraqis.)

Anyway.

So, Tubesock: Worth the $15?
posted by Reggie Digest at 10:54 AM on November 7, 2007


horsemuth: It's not a Greek letter, it's a prefix. Do you say "may-ta-physics"? "May-ta-phor"?
posted by languagehat at 11:15 AM on November 7, 2007


Ahhh, good answer. Your examples stuck instantly and the voice in my head now says it properly - though, I'm paranoid that I will now accidentally say metaphor incorrectly.
posted by horsemuth at 11:49 AM on November 7, 2007


&FRAC; OFF
posted by quonsar at 12:45 PM on November 7, 2007


delmoi : I've always pronounced it like "may-fight"

You are weird.

Wanna fight?
posted by quin at 2:41 PM on November 7, 2007


He may.
posted by dersins at 3:22 PM on November 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


Hey, that's my Mythbusters costume! Apologies for the broken link; crapflooding comment spammers have knocked my effing site off the Internet this week. I've managed to put up a holding page, but the archives are still hosed. HOWEVER - I did have a copy of our costume photo in my email, and I've uploaded that to my new host. It's here.
posted by web-goddess at 4:15 PM on November 7, 2007


re: metachat's "Recent MeFi posts by Metachat users" . We simply take the main rss feed and constrain on matching usernames.
posted by seanyboy at 12:57 AM on November 12, 2007


INTERVIEW ROBOCOP IS BLEEDING
posted by solistrato at 11:29 AM on November 14, 2007


INTERVIEW ROBOCOP IS BLEEDING

I AM SAVING THE LIBRARIANS FOR LAST
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:00 PM on November 14, 2007


THEN INTERVIEW ME. I AM NOT A LIBRARIAN.
posted by dersins at 6:30 PM on November 14, 2007


OOPS I TAKE IT BACK I MEAN INTERVIEW JONSON. WE MUST KNOW WHAT MAKES HIM SO AWESOME.
posted by dersins at 6:59 AM on November 15, 2007


run
run
run
run
run
pant, pant pant.. whooh.. anyway, it's pronounced "Meh-fih." Like "Medford." MehtaFihlter.
Hey, am I late? Where is everyone? /me checks watch
D'oh
posted by not_on_display at 10:25 AM on November 30, 2007


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