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Show #28 is a call in show, featuring answers to questions from a dozen or so members that left messages on the call-in line. It runs about 50 minutes long.

posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 3:21 PM (56 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I can barely hear never used baby shoes.
posted by Science! at 3:38 PM on June 13, 2008


MeFi 2nd birthday page with old mockups

Oh, man, to think what might've been....
posted by dersins at 3:42 PM on June 13, 2008


More on the indian/european thing.
posted by empath at 4:02 PM on June 13, 2008


I renewed the domain last night and couldn't believe two years had already past.

omg grammar flame
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:28 PM on June 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


Canadians who call in anonymously to play a little guitar are one of the things I like about this place.
posted by Tehanu at 4:40 PM on June 13, 2008


Croatia is not a Baltic state.
posted by mdonley at 5:23 PM on June 13, 2008


Metafilter: Like church or the masons.

Also, it warms my grinchy heart to hear mathowie say he can spot boneheaded sexist comments a mile away now.
posted by SassHat at 5:24 PM on June 13, 2008


What is this "Meffy"?

Also, it's not a Tweet, it's a Twit: A Twitterist Twitters Twitter, which in turn Twits Twits.

GET IT RIGHT YOU BUNCHA WEIRDOS
posted by Sys Rq at 5:26 PM on June 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


I think it would be cool if you guys did a call in show coupled with an interview show. People could call in with questions for the guest.
posted by bluefly at 5:32 PM on June 13, 2008


I think you should get a guest and let them dial out with questions for other users. You're keeping the callerids of these callers, right?
posted by aubilenon at 5:41 PM on June 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


JeffL is at my house right now!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:56 PM on June 13, 2008


OMG YES on the scholarship.

Don't make it too complicated though - something where the skill level distracts you from the content and enthusiasm. I had to make a video for my KP Aarhus app, and all I had was a piece of $2 black cloth and my boyfriend's old camera (not even a proper video cam). I lost out heavily to those who had access to better technology and could make their videos look better.
posted by divabat at 6:11 PM on June 13, 2008


Everyone needs to post (a link to) a picture of themselves standing beside the exiting-criminal height-estimation chart on the door of the convenience store, because I was way off.
posted by steef at 6:20 PM on June 13, 2008


Re: Scholarship. Previously.
posted by normy at 7:01 PM on June 13, 2008


Oh, nice question normy, we may end up using that.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:04 PM on June 13, 2008


Matt, re expected height: at the ROFLCon Cambridge meetup, everyone at my table agreed that you were a lot bigger than we expected.
posted by danb at 7:36 PM on June 13, 2008


So regarding the early question which cued discussions of viewing your internet history from years ago as stupid, I feel like if I ever start looking at my actions of several years ago and not feeling that I was relatively an idiot, I should examine myself to see if I am beginning to fail at life.

I do not own a bird or any other animal. I know someone who owns a tarantula and a chinchilla. I have assumed Jessamyn to be of average height (statistically best assumption), Cortex to be of average or above average height (giant donut habits and geekiness may have led to increased growth), and Mathowie to be of above average height (tall geeky dude).

Jessamyn needs to watch selected Star Trek: TNG episodes. Patrick Stewart is a fine actor, most episodes are sort of junk or inconsequential, but the occasional episode allows him to shine. Probably the best for this is The Inner Light, which involves Patrick Stewart not being Jean-Luc Picard and not being on a spaceship. I also vaguely understand the dude to be geeky enough that he could be on this site.

A recursive Metafilter post should be allowed only if it is somehow really funny.

As a graduate student, graduate students should not be allowed to apply. Find some grant, corporation, foundation, etc. to leech off of like everyone else, or if you're getting something like an MBA where you can't leech off anything you don't deserve the scholarship.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 8:36 PM on June 13, 2008


What is this "Meffy"?

That's the way the cool kids say it.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:48 PM on June 13, 2008


The real cool kids realize that silly internet abbreviations are not to be said out loud and say "Metafilter" and even then do not discuss that in polite company.

For another example, the only reason saying "LOL" out loud is not one of the biggest failures imaginable is that saying "LOLOLOLOLOLOL" out loud is even worse. I have heard both.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 9:02 PM on June 13, 2008


Well, heck, since you're the ONLY COOL TIM I guess we're gonna just have to take your word for that.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:21 PM on June 13, 2008


yes that's me, I sound like I'm eating bananas when I talk. I guess I should have been like "this is hellojed...blahblah." But I figured you'd trust a web form, right?
posted by hellojed at 10:54 PM on June 13, 2008


Because I am teh scared of the internets-people can I use one of those hollywood voice distortion things? Or maybe the os x text -> speech thingy to call in?
posted by oxford blue at 11:16 PM on June 13, 2008


Well, heck, since you're the ONLY COOL TIM I guess we're gonna just have to take your word for that.

Basically, yeah. My nick is hyperbole and exagerration for real life and the result of a random joke but I certainly feel qualified to judge what is cool and not cool on the internet since one may properly and easily assume a "not cool" bias.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 11:20 PM on June 13, 2008


Jessamyn says "blarg" a lot.
posted by juv3nal at 1:40 AM on June 14, 2008


MetaFilter: Kinda goofball, but funny.

I told you I had a friend with a question. I played this for Patrick and he was quite amused by your answers. I had to explain some of the techier aspects (WHOIS, TCP/IP), but he chuckled quite resoundingly at the image of a fist emerging from a telephone line/fiber optic cable. I'd say your answer was a success!

I realized half-way through that I wouldn't get another take. A shame, because I'm sure I could've done better. CP's not one of my "stable" of voices, but I've been working on it lately (thanks to prodding by the guys at work). Clearly not ready for prime time.
posted by Eideteker at 4:03 AM on June 14, 2008


Jessamyn says "blarg" a lot.

Must be some kinda silly internet abbreviation. If she was cool she'd use the long form when speaking, which is, of course, "blargalorpski".
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:37 AM on June 14, 2008


CP's not one of my "stable" of voices, but I've been working on it lately (thanks to prodding by the guys at work). Clearly not ready for prime time.

-INSERT IMG TAG HERE-
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 7:52 AM on June 14, 2008


Parmanparman: "You never know what you're gonna get with him..." Really?!
posted by parmanparman at 8:02 AM on June 14, 2008


I sure would be excited about another scholarship! Also, I'm not an English major, yet I am willing to rise to the challenge!
posted by serazin at 10:08 AM on June 14, 2008


I sure would be excited about another scholarship! Also, I'm not an English major, yet I am willing to rise to the challenge!

I'm thinking "justification for spending so much time on the internet".
posted by DMan at 10:28 AM on June 14, 2008


I'm thinking "justification for spending so much time on the internet".

I'm always in the market for a good justification!
posted by serazin at 10:40 AM on June 14, 2008


I would donate money for a scholarship.

I think also you should do seperate ones for AskMe and MeFi proper.

I hesitate to suggest a scholarship for MeTa contributions (Can you major in piling on?)
posted by empath at 11:23 AM on June 14, 2008


(oh, and one for MeMu, too)
posted by empath at 11:24 AM on June 14, 2008


(Can you major in piling on?)

Law.
posted by DMan at 12:09 PM on June 14, 2008


I would throw into the kitty for a scholarship. Student loans are a total harsh on anyone's mellow.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:37 PM on June 14, 2008


I'd only ask, no scholarships for law students. Any program but law.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:38 PM on June 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


never used baby shoes: a tender moment from a drunken writer.

Thanks guys, an interesting listen as always.
posted by never used baby shoes at 12:48 PM on June 14, 2008


That was a fun one. I had it on in the background while I was cruising the MeTa archives (what?), and this thread serendipitously came up just as jessamyn and mathowie were going on about how MeFi has shown them how differently people live their lives. Also, it's still jarring in the most delightful way every time jessamyn drops a fuckbomb. Shazam! Good times, good show. Thanks!
posted by carsonb at 5:14 PM on June 14, 2008


Man, I wish I had a fuckbomb.
posted by Astro Zombie at 5:43 PM on June 14, 2008


It's not worth the hassle at the airport.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 5:45 PM on June 14, 2008


never used baby shoes: a tender moment from a drunken writer.

Thanks guys, an interesting listen as always.


Geez, I woulda called in if I'd have known they were passing out free personal taglines.
posted by arto at 7:28 PM on June 14, 2008


I'd only ask, no scholarships for law students. Any program but law.

Why cho be hatin'?
posted by oxford blue at 9:08 PM on June 14, 2008


Could someone please write a second line to the closing song? One line is not enough. Really. I could make this plea several more times, but I could never make it mean more than it does RIGHT NOW.

I wish folks who call in had more personal questions for jessamyn and mathowie. I feel as though the "what would/does/is Metafilter" patter is getting dull.

I am a fan of "blargh." But jessamyn, don't feel you need to do it for my entertainment.
posted by Riverine at 9:27 PM on June 14, 2008


flapjax at midnite is a smooooth talker. Has he done any movie trailers I may have seen?
posted by artifarce at 10:56 AM on June 15, 2008


If only I had waited a few more seconds of podcast to post that...
posted by artifarce at 11:03 AM on June 15, 2008


Geez, I woulda called in if I'd have known they were passing out free personal taglines.

Limited time offer; good only while supplies last!
posted by never used baby shoes at 12:43 PM on June 15, 2008


They're called "Desire Lines", apparently.
posted by horsemuth at 12:46 PM on June 15, 2008


Of course I just posted that thinking that everyone was listening to the podcast along with me and would know what I was referring to.
posted by horsemuth at 12:53 PM on June 15, 2008


If it makes you feel any better, about every other podcast I post a comment in the same window where I'm still listening to the audio.
posted by Tehanu at 4:33 PM on June 15, 2008


I do that too, Tehanu. Would it be hard to make a pop-out option a la Music?
posted by carsonb at 11:40 PM on June 15, 2008


When my thinking cap is on, I just open the podcast in another window. Is that like the pop-out option in Music? I just looked around over there and it seems similar to me.
posted by Tehanu at 6:43 AM on June 16, 2008


I think jessamyn underestimates her superpower: listening to this podcast, I've come to realize that she can make the word "fuck" sound remarkably vulgar.

That's a serious talent and I'm damn jealous.
posted by quin at 9:12 AM on June 16, 2008


flap, I could listen to you talk all day. Makes me wish you had a radio show. You've got a little Bob Dorough thing going on, with a dash of Nick Spitzer.
posted by Miko at 1:56 PM on June 16, 2008


miko, I don't know who either of those people are, but I'm gonna have to look 'em up now. And I'm flattered that you find my voice litenable. I'm rather fond of yours as well!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:33 PM on June 16, 2008


I can barely hear never used baby shoes
I'd like to just mention that I find the podcast volume level quite low. I listen almost exclusively to podcasts during my daily commute but do sometimes listen to music. Music and other podcast volume levels have not been a problem on my player, but the MetaFilter podcast always gets drowned out by the screech of the train wheels, especially in a tunnel. Is it just me?
I can adjust the volume levels for myself using pre-processing software but I'd prefer not to go through this extra step. (If I am the only person experiencing this, SO BE IT).
Otherwise, any chance of upping the output volume and everyone else turning their playback volume down to accommodate me (Assuming, I am the only person experiencing this, SO BE IT)?
posted by tellurian at 7:07 AM on June 17, 2008


tellurian: the volume just seems all over the shop to me, from barely audible to eardrum shattering. I think I've adjusted the volume ten times now, and I'm only about fifteen minutes in.

Also, should I ever make a film with a voiceover, I will have to employ flapjax at midnite as narrator.

TheOnlyCoolTim wrote: Well, heck, since you're the ONLY COOL TIM I guess we're gonna just have to take your word for that.

Basically, yeah. My nick is hyperbole and exagerration for real life and the result of a random joke but I certainly feel qualified to judge what is cool and not cool on the internet since one may properly and easily assume a "not cool" bias.


It only just occurred to me that the Tim in your username just refers to the name Tim, and you're not suggesting you're the only cool Celtic supporter/Catholic. Proof, if proof be need be, that Glasgow has poisoned my brain.
posted by jack_mo at 8:28 AM on June 17, 2008


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