the podcast stole my best parts & threw them in the river February 25, 2008 1:21 PM   Subscribe

Wasn't there a new podcast in the works as recently as a few weeks back? If you're still in need of questions & commentary from semi-reliable users, that I'd like to suggest acting now. I am readily contactable in this crazy future age. There will be no difficulty tracking me down, so that to you This Moment in Time is as close as ANYONE can get to the absolute perfect combinations of words, sighs, jokes, and groans that make up the whole of a "Classic Podcast. My ASSISTANCE FOR OTHER MATTERS, whomever OF YOU DO NOT LIKE THE MINIMAL aspects AND i UNDERSTAND.
posted by item to MetaFilter-Related at 1:21 PM (65 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

It's my fault.

First there was a blizzard and there was all this terrible packet loss on the line and I sounded like some terrible robot. Then we recorded one the next week but the call recorder on my end -- after mathowie had put out the little explanatory article about how to do it RIGHT -- went all wrong. PEBCAK & me I suspect, ;eaving me and my robot packetloss voice on mathowies machine which was sub-optimal.

So now we're getting together to record again tomorrow. You have already called in, and we're fine questionwise. It wil be fine.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:25 PM on February 25, 2008


Poison words, those. i have yet to call in. I have failed the community, and the outlying communities around it!

I'm not yet grown comfortable with the near future. I will accept it, though. In my own manner, I will accept it.
posted by item at 1:28 PM on February 25, 2008


I'm pretty sure I agree, but I'm not sure with whom or about what.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:28 PM on February 25, 2008


I disagree. Strongly.
posted by box at 1:30 PM on February 25, 2008


MetaFilter: It wil be fine.
posted by davejay at 1:30 PM on February 25, 2008


And to be blunt before the captain, I do not call in on this most recent of call-in batches. I was out gathering rare pine needles, which we will later extract a chemical that holds the key to massive celebrity.
posted by item at 1:32 PM on February 25, 2008


My german-speaking friend and coworker just looked over my shoulder and said "was ist packetloss?" and I laughed so hard I started coughing.
posted by boo_radley at 1:35 PM on February 25, 2008


Pine needles have vitamin C. Do you mean vitamin C?
posted by OmieWise at 1:35 PM on February 25, 2008


a call-in call out?
posted by kuujjuarapik at 1:36 PM on February 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


Ah, ja, ja, 'der laffencoffen'.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:38 PM on February 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


Well, so much for the podcasts being unrehersed.
posted by Dave Faris at 1:39 PM on February 25, 2008


We spent hours on that, Dave/ HOURS
posted by item at 1:44 PM on February 25, 2008


What madness is this?
posted by brain_drain at 1:45 PM on February 25, 2008


What, we've gotta call in now? I very specifically gave you my address, Jessamyn, so that you could contact me by post and receive the missives of my wit within six to eight weeks! I dare say that your little en-podded broadcast will be much poorer for the lack of my scathing ripostes re: the Irish problem.
posted by klangklangston at 1:45 PM on February 25, 2008


i have yet to call in.

Oh sorry, I think we mentioned you in episode 20 and I got confused.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:46 PM on February 25, 2008


The old blizzard-packetloss-recorder-malfunction-robot-voice excuse, huh?
posted by burnmp3s at 1:48 PM on February 25, 2008


"Oh sorry, I think we mentioned you in episode 20 and I got confused."

No, that was just Mathowie's impersonation of the McLaughlin report, punctuating his barked lists with "ITEM! Sixty percent of MeTa talk responders are against things being eaten! Jessamyn, your topic!"
posted by klangklangston at 1:50 PM on February 25, 2008 [4 favorites]


Punctuating them with that whole phrase, indeed. It made the podcast very hard to follow.
posted by klangklangston at 1:51 PM on February 25, 2008


This item, it calls in?
posted by blue_beetle at 2:02 PM on February 25, 2008


I sounded like some terrible robot.

This was a problem???

JESSATRON SAY DELETE POST ON BLUE, HARRRRRRAAAAGGGGHHHHHH

Please, please fix whatever you have to so you sound like a terrible robot again.
posted by cashman at 2:24 PM on February 25, 2008


Ah, ja, ja, 'der laffencoffen'.

Ziss vay to ze LAFF CHAMBERS!
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 2:24 PM on February 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


I would pay $20 to hear a meta podcast done in the style of the mclaughlin group.
posted by boo_radley at 2:24 PM on February 25, 2008


jouke did something cool -- recorded a question using their computer's internal mic, then sent it to us as a mp3 file.

Anyone is welcome to do the same, I'm still working on a new call-in-then-record-to-mp3 solution using GrandCentral.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:28 PM on February 25, 2008


I would like a little bit of whatever item is having. Just a little though.
posted by Tehanu at 2:31 PM on February 25, 2008


item needs to quit bogarting and pass.
posted by jtron at 2:39 PM on February 25, 2008


i swear to jah i did not see tehanu's comment
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posted by horsemuth at 3:08 PM on February 25, 2008 [2 favorites]


Mmm, cough syrup is tasty. And it makes me type such silly, silly things.

Right?

Wait, what?
posted by quin at 3:56 PM on February 25, 2008


jouke did something cool -- recorded a question using their computer's internal mic, then sent it to us as a mp3 file.

Was the sound quality so bad you couldn't tell if the voice was a man's or a woman's?
posted by patricio at 4:00 PM on February 25, 2008


I wish spammers sent bars of magic soap instead of their nonsense and crazy schemes.
posted by Tehanu at 4:01 PM on February 25, 2008


Somehow I feel more comfortable commenting here than the meArgue above and below this MT FPP. I love dogs, old food, and cough syrup. I hate racists, botulism, and fucked-up schedules.

MetaFilter: I will accept it. In my own manner, I will accept it.
posted by Toekneesan at 5:57 PM on February 25, 2008


Oh! I thought this was the button to call the nurse. Hi everyone, bye.
posted by not_on_display at 6:21 PM on February 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


remember:

DILUTE! DILUTE! DILUTE!
OK?
posted by ShawnString at 6:50 PM on February 25, 2008


My question was answered, and I've accepted the conclusion. Man, is the warm 'n fuzziness coming from Metafilter or is it something else I've done to myself? Calling all doctors, all rehab techs, all down 'n out hucksters. We've got a radio show to finish here, people.
posted by item at 8:00 PM on February 25, 2008


Rather than make a callout on Metatalk, which I know would be insane, I find myself using this thread to wonder aloud why we have a million and one "Help me name my cat, website, business, etc." questions on AskMe despite guidelines to the contrary, and equally as many, "What gift should I get this person?" queries....but the "Help me figure out my PIN" was deleted before I even saw it? I thought it had a logic puzzle/sudoku appeal.

Plus I feel badly for anyone traveling who forgets his PIN. I'm a language person, and hate remembering number sequences with no meaning or pattern to them, too.
posted by misha at 8:15 PM on February 25, 2008


"Help me figure out my PIN"

The question was the functional equivalent of "what four letter words can you make with the letters O and P and T and S, I think the first letter was S." There's no reason to have it be in AskMe. As the question was stated, there's no other information someone from AskMe could have that would help the OP with his question. If he wanted strategy about dealing with a missing PIN, that's one thing, but "Help me remember the order of some random numbers I made up and may not remember correctly" is really pushing the "too specific" button repeatedly.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:23 PM on February 25, 2008


I'm sure he has typed in his PIN enough times that there is lingering muscle memory in his fingers. He just needs to hover his fingers over the key layout until he senses what "feels right."

I was going to post the above but the question is gone now. It wasn't a pencil and paper puzzle at all. Also it was much better than the "Q: Explain Relativity to me A1: Here's a Wikipedia link A2: Well...from what little I've read and this is just a guess..." questions which always stay up.
posted by vacapinta at 8:25 PM on February 25, 2008


I AM WRITING A NOVEL IN WHICH A CHARACTER WHAT IS MY PIN?!

The MeTa was so best.
posted by klangklangston at 8:29 PM on February 25, 2008 [5 favorites]


There's no reason to have it be in AskMe

He seemed to genuinely need help, and some folks go to AskMe just for the chance to help folks. There may have been non-number-puzzle helpful answers.

That said, I'm mostly here because: why do you guys keep closing MeTa threads?
posted by popechunk at 8:34 PM on February 25, 2008


Um, sorry to be diverting the Meta Callout talk, but I was just wondering if my question was good enough to make the podcast cut?

also, sorry to see markesh exit like that
posted by hadjiboy at 8:38 PM on February 25, 2008


Dear AskMetafilter,

I've forgotten where I live and am wandering in a vague daze. I am pretty sure it ended in -enectady, but I would know if I lived in New York because I'm a big Knicks fan. Please help me pick which bus to get on.
posted by klangklangston at 8:38 PM on February 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm a big Knicks fan....

Riiiiiiight, sure you are.
posted by popechunk at 8:44 PM on February 25, 2008


hadjiboy: yes.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:47 PM on February 25, 2008


I AM WRITING A NOVEL IN WHICH A CHARACTER WHAT IS MY PIN?!

I think this is one of my favourite MeTa comments ever.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 9:00 PM on February 25, 2008


I wanna hear Jessamyn's robot voice dammit!
posted by vronsky at 10:46 PM on February 25, 2008


I wanna hear Jessamyn's robot voice dammit!

Here you go! (any actual similarity to jessamyn's voice is purely coincidental)
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:22 PM on February 25, 2008


I would have guessed it sounded more like this.
posted by Dave Faris at 4:08 AM on February 26, 2008


Jessamyn: The question was the functional equivalent of "what four letter words can you make with the letters O and P and T and S"

TOSSPOT, oh hang on that's seven (which is four plus three more I suppose).
posted by the_very_hungry_caterpillar at 4:17 AM on February 26, 2008


Jessamyn: The question was the functional equivalent of "what four letter words can you make with the letters O and P and T and S"

TOPS
OPTS
POTS
POST
SPOT
STOP

When using P twice
POPS

When using S twice
TOSS
SOPS
SOTS

When using T twice
TOTS
TOTO

When USING O twice
SOOT
POOS

I love word games!
posted by misha at 7:26 AM on February 26, 2008


*POOS*
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:33 AM on February 26, 2008


*POOS SOOT, TOPS POTS*
posted by brain_drain at 7:44 AM on February 26, 2008


STOP POST?
posted by cgc373 at 8:03 AM on February 26, 2008


SO-SO.
posted by box at 9:00 AM on February 26, 2008


SPOT'S POP TOSS'S POT, POOS.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 9:15 AM on February 26, 2008


The really odd thing about that question, as someone pointed out in thread, is that the poster said there were four different digits in the PIN but also that one of the digits was repeated.
posted by danb at 9:29 AM on February 26, 2008


dear metafilter

can i get your sister jame spears email why because she look intersting
posted by ludwig_van at 9:55 AM on February 26, 2008


ludwig_van, you deserve something for that link, but I am not at all sure what. I hope the people here in this thread can help me to think of what you deserve.
posted by cgc373 at 11:48 AM on February 26, 2008


He deserves *POOP*.
posted by vronsky at 12:54 PM on February 26, 2008


ludwig_van you deserve something for that link why because it look intersting
posted by ludwig_van at 7:51 PM on February 26, 2008


See, that's how you play.
posted by ludwig_van at 7:52 PM on February 26, 2008


Baby, were you drunk when you posted this?
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 8:04 AM on February 27, 2008


Ludwig:

Yo is it true vordul got sonned by a wite kid after a aol beef?

(Almost as good as the Barenaked Ladies thread or Dave Matthews Band—why so bad and hated?)
posted by klangklangston at 9:51 AM on February 27, 2008


Baby, were you drunk when you posted this?

Nope. Tired.
posted by item at 11:29 PM on February 27, 2008


Here we are in the new month.

You could just issue a podcast which said "Rabbit rabbit."

It would satisfy me a little.
posted by Riverine at 10:04 PM on March 1, 2008


We recorded it on Wednesday. It's in mathowie's hands now.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:03 AM on March 2, 2008


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