Carmina MeFi October 28, 2008 3:34 PM   Subscribe


Wow, lots of familiar faces in there.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:37 PM on October 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


So wait, what MeFi member created this?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:40 PM on October 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


a picture of me holding a purse.








at least it was designer.
posted by Stynxno at 3:44 PM on October 28, 2008


I was about to say, "What, no love for Tokyo?", but that last super-fast series of shots included misozaki overthinking her plate of beans! Yay!

Also, glad to see Ceiling Cat made it into the mix.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:45 PM on October 28, 2008


Tsk, nobody ever infringes my copyright.
Or sends me flowers.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 3:46 PM on October 28, 2008


I was happy to see mushrooms.
posted by shakespeherian at 3:52 PM on October 28, 2008


A picture of me in midair (yay i made it in). Hermitosis too. May he rest in peace.
posted by allkindsoftime at 3:54 PM on October 28, 2008


Hermitosis too. May he rest in peace.

The account! Not the man. The man is still alive. Just wanted to head that one off.

posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:58 PM on October 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


Lots of glasses. Go internet.
posted by smackfu at 4:00 PM on October 28, 2008


Good to see dame metachat butt make an appearance. I think I took some of those, too, at this meetup.

So wait, what MeFi member created this?

forrest, it looks like. You know you're welcome back whenever, dude.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:03 PM on October 28, 2008


Wow, I recognized a lot of people in that.

What, no love for Tokyo

I'm pretty sure I saw some meetup photos of when gramschmidt was in Tokyo as well and I'm a bit creeped out that I even maybe know that.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:04 PM on October 28, 2008


i know i was joking.
posted by allkindsoftime at 4:18 PM on October 28, 2008


I'm sorry the video didn't include this Mefite.
posted by Tube at 4:28 PM on October 28, 2008


I figured I'd be in there somewhere. it was neat that my better half made an appearance too.
posted by jonmc at 4:33 PM on October 28, 2008


Alright, own up whoever you are. You used one of my photos that's totally licensed as CC by-attribution. I demand recognition!

Oh wait, there's a photo of me! Nevermind.
posted by Plutor at 4:41 PM on October 28, 2008


I'd think it was cooler if the absolute worst picture taken of me since college weren't in there, albeit briefly.

But, cool idea and execution.
posted by the_bone at 5:00 PM on October 28, 2008


Nice! Cool! Excellent!

(Also, the music came on loud and made my cat jump, which was hilarious.)
posted by rtha at 5:09 PM on October 28, 2008


Lots of glasses.

Ya, that's what I noticed.
Whole bunch of white people with glasses.
posted by chococat at 5:17 PM on October 28, 2008


Smells like wet dog up in this piece, right choco?
posted by Mister_A at 5:20 PM on October 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


That was kinda heart-warming and charming. I'm surprised because I have never been to a meet-up and barely know 3 people on this site, but I recognized quite a few people! Aw...there is a community here!
posted by typewriter at 5:39 PM on October 28, 2008


Cool.
And cool idea (with tutorial): pick a song, load it into iMovie, load some pictures into iMovie, and adjust the duration of the resulting clips to match the song.
posted by bru at 5:40 PM on October 28, 2008


I would've have picked "I Am Right" for the background music. It'd be appropriate, methinks.
posted by jonmc at 5:47 PM on October 28, 2008


> Whole bunch of white people with glasses.

I guess that makes me the token brown guy with glasses.
posted by dhruva at 6:06 PM on October 28, 2008


Ya, that's what I noticed.
Whole bunch of white people with glasses.


note to self: tan and get contacts before next meetup
posted by davejay at 6:11 PM on October 28, 2008


I'm surprised at how many of the people I recognize - is San Francisco over-represented? (Or are we just the most charming and photogenic folks on the site?)

I wonder if there was anything more to the choice of music than its fast, driving beat. "O Fortuna" is a grim and fatalistic poem (lyrics and translation here), not the kind of thing you'd wish on your friends. Mecum omnes plangite... Yikes!

Holy crap - I'm in there too! Vana salus semper dissolubilis but eh, I got my 15 minutes of fame.
posted by Quietgal at 6:12 PM on October 28, 2008


is San Francisco over-represented? (Or are we just the most charming and photogenic folks on the site?)

No. That would be the Noo Yawk contingent.
posted by jonmc at 6:20 PM on October 28, 2008


Carmina MeFi

Technically, shouldn't it be something more like "Mefi Fortuna" or even "O Mefi"?

Also, this is neat. Especially because of (or maybe despite) the fact that I'm in it.
posted by dersins at 6:34 PM on October 28, 2008

dhruva: > Whole bunch of white people with glasses.

I guess that makes me the token brown guy with glasses.
I believe this is where we duel.
posted by heeeraldo at 6:37 PM on October 28, 2008


boys boys, you're both brown!

[and I have met you both, in two separate countries!]
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:42 PM on October 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


Can I be the token non-four-eyed whiteboy?
posted by jonmc at 6:47 PM on October 28, 2008


Do you have your hoodie on?

Then no.
posted by carsonb at 6:56 PM on October 28, 2008


No. No hoodie here.
posted by jonmc at 6:59 PM on October 28, 2008


man, there sure are a lot of naked playmates at those meetups. when's the next one?
posted by sergeant sandwich at 7:00 PM on October 28, 2008


man, there sure are a lot of naked playmates at those meetups.

I was young. I needed the money.
posted by jonmc at 7:05 PM on October 28, 2008


This was really quite sweet.
posted by Stewriffic at 7:08 PM on October 28, 2008


Technically, shouldn't it be something more like "Mefi Fortuna" or even "O Mefi"?

Lo Fituna?
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:08 PM on October 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


No, LoFi Tuna is that canned flaked catfood-esque crap.
posted by CKmtl at 7:23 PM on October 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


In linear form, for reference. You'll find me at the bottom of image 9.

Yes, I look like a twat.
posted by cillit bang at 7:33 PM on October 28, 2008


is San Francisco over-represented? (Or are we just the most charming and photogenic folks on the site?)

That's the DaShiv factor. Consult the New York Times style section for further clarification.
posted by stet at 8:02 PM on October 28, 2008


Holy shit! I'm in there! Do I get my key to the cabal executive washroom now?
posted by stet at 8:04 PM on October 28, 2008


forrest, come back so I can pepper you with questions! Like how come changing my appearance didn't snag me more than one spot in this beotch? I thought this worked like free samples at Costco!!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:06 PM on October 28, 2008


I was planning on opening a Wiki page tonight so we could all work together on a who's who. Alas, I stayed out later than intended. Tomorrow!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:08 PM on October 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


Wow, us is a neat community. With such a dramatic soundtrack!

(srsly)
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:22 PM on October 28, 2008


I've only ever fallen in love with the near-legally blind, ya know. All those glasses = <3
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 9:24 PM on October 28, 2008


Hee!
posted by Space Kitty at 9:33 PM on October 28, 2008


You should all be ashamed.
posted by Sailormom at 9:50 PM on October 28, 2008


All those glasses = <3>

Oh, yes indeed! I noted with amusement and geeky delight that there were only two people at the last MeFi meetup I attended (out of 20 or so) who were NOT wearing glasses. I felt instantly welcome.

posted by velvet winter at 10:07 PM on October 28, 2008


Oops. Bad HTML. Forgot to hit preview.
posted by velvet winter at 10:09 PM on October 28, 2008


Oh man, that's the second time my face has flashed across a screen to the sound of Carmina Burana.
posted by Kattullus at 10:10 PM on October 28, 2008


Oh, also, I was super happy it ended with Oolong. And I recognized a lot of people I've never met in person (as well as those I have). And when sgt.serenity came to a Providence meetup he hailed me with (and I paraphrase): "Hey, you! You have glasses on. Are you a MeFite?"
posted by Kattullus at 10:14 PM on October 28, 2008


I recognized photos from a meet-up I was at that I may have taken, but I'm not in the movie...bummer.

I liked it anyway...
posted by schyler523 at 10:57 PM on October 28, 2008


Is this the picture of scody that was in there? And Plutor too? I was almost three for three...
posted by schyler523 at 11:03 PM on October 28, 2008


Oh my god, I'm in that! And I'm not wearing my glasses!
posted by padraigin at 11:11 PM on October 28, 2008


I was like, all meh about this, until I saw the photo of all the cameras. Then I snickered.
posted by pjern at 2:44 AM on October 29, 2008


Dear god why on earth am I in that? I didn't see any pictures I took though, I'm crushed /sarcasm.

Nifty!
posted by Skorgu at 6:40 AM on October 29, 2008


I'm not going to be totally happy until we have a list of every person from that video. There are 13 images from cilitbang.

_Slide 1_
- tshirt
- mathowie moustache photo
- jonmc + adampsyche + naxosaxur
- rtha + ? + ?
- Wilder + TheDonF
- jessamyn + plinth
- smackfu + brujita + TPS
- ? + ?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:15 AM on October 29, 2008


_Slide 2_
[on previous slide]
- ? + ? + ? + ?
- quonsar
- hugsnkisses + ? + ? + ?
- ? + ?
- ? + [old tymer mefite] + ? + afroblanco
- dhruva + ? + ? + ?
- ?
- MrMoonPie
- black8
- dabitch
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:18 AM on October 29, 2008


Scanning for me, scanning for me, expecting to be just a blip in a bar... and then suddenly there I am mid-flight, four and a half feet above the ground, cowboy boots thrust backward like jet engines, screaming my glory to the world.

Oh, mother. O, fortuna.
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] at 7:18 AM on October 29, 2008


Hmph. There are pictures that I took, but no pictures of me. Elitist bastards.
posted by ColdChef at 7:22 AM on October 29, 2008


Put ColdChef in the video! Put ColdChef in the video!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:24 AM on October 29, 2008 [2 favorites]


_Slide 3_
- PROFIT
- eamondaley
- kindall + ?
- crushonastick
- chowflap + bonaldi
- ? + ?
- dashiv
- ? + ? + ? + ?
- amberglow + ? + ? + jonmc + ? + ? + ?
- ? + ?
- ? + ?
- ? + ?
- cortex
- chrismear
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:26 AM on October 29, 2008


I'm there (no glasses), which I can see thanks to cillit bang. Stupid work content filter blocks afjjr.com as porn.
posted by MrMoonPie at 7:48 AM on October 29, 2008


Image 2, 6th row, first four shots is me. (waves)
posted by Optamystic at 8:01 AM on October 29, 2008


No love for me either. Three pics I snapped at meetups, though (gramschmidt, Nice Donkey and dabitch).
posted by sveskemus at 8:03 AM on October 29, 2008


suddenly there I am mid-flight, four and a half feet above the ground, cowboy boots thrust backward like jet engines, screaming my glory to the world.

That can't be you, that guy was hermitosis.
posted by grouse at 8:28 AM on October 29, 2008


mefite mefite mefite mefite BUTT WITH METACHAT ON IT mefite mefite mefite

That was a little unexpected.
posted by scrump at 8:37 AM on October 29, 2008


(but awesome! Unexpected but awesome!)
posted by scrump at 8:38 AM on October 29, 2008


It's an honor to share a video with Oolong and Ceiling Cat! And yeah, all the rest of you bastards, too. (Props to drumcorpse for taking one of my favorite pictures of me that does not include a grandson.)

Looking forward to the ID chart!
posted by languagehat at 8:54 AM on October 29, 2008


Being a tremendous narcissist, all I wanted from this video was a picture of myself with a moustache. I was not disappointed.
posted by ludwig_van at 9:04 AM on October 29, 2008


Metafilter: - quonsar
- hugsnkisses + ? + ? + ?
posted by lukemeister at 9:05 AM on October 29, 2008


I just heard from forrest. He'll be taking the movie down tonight when he gets off work. Apparently one of the photographers *cough*stynxno*cough* demanded that forrest either remove his pictures or link to a site other than where forrest got the pictures. Forrest doesn't think it would be right to credit one photographer without crediting all of them and he doesn't have the time to go back and ID the owner of each photo and ask for permission. He says he'll work on replacing the pictures in question and repost the movie sometime later.

The site isn't about the pictures so much as it is about the technique. He put up the site when he was asked to do a presentation to a local user's group. It's far easier for him to create a movie with a generic set of pictures than it is to do unique pictures, but he thought folks here might have some fun with the MeFi movie.

BTW, he told me that he tried to put the pictures in user number order. If there's a group shot, he used the lowest number in the group unless that person had an individual picture. He searched Flickr with the MetaFilter tag, then started grabbing pictures and naming them the way they were ID'ed on Flickr. He tried to double-check the IDs by cross-matching to profiles here, but he may have gotten some user numbers wrong. Maybe that will help jessamyn towards her goal.

stynxno: I wouldn't have outed you here, but I saw your email to forrest. He was trying to work with you and there was no need for snark.
posted by joaquim at 9:27 AM on October 29, 2008


Boooooooooooooooo!
posted by ottereroticist at 9:31 AM on October 29, 2008


I wouldn't have outed you here, but I saw your email to forrest. He was trying to work with you and there was no need for snark.

Oh lawd.

He made a movie using copyrighted images under a variety of licenses. He claimed to have respected copyrights. My photos are not available under a CC or any sort of license. I asked for credit. He declined. If he is unwilling to give me credit and respect my copyright, then I am unwilling for him to use my photographs in his creation. Rather than bring it up here, I emailed him asking for the 17 photos of mine ( that I found) be removed.

This isn't rocket science. If you say you're going to respect copyright, respect copyright. If you're not, don't claim that you are.
posted by Stynxno at 9:43 AM on October 29, 2008


crap.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:46 AM on October 29, 2008 [2 favorites]


Is it too late to lament non-inclusion?
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 9:56 AM on October 29, 2008


There are 2! pictures of me. I am happy to have made it in at all.
posted by rmless at 9:58 AM on October 29, 2008


Bummer that it's going away. I'm in there (slide 7, nearly the last, shooting pool) & so, I think, are some of my photos. I was all happy to see them, particularly accompanied by the Carmina Burana because let me tell you, the last time I saw something other than Conan accompanied by the Carmina Burana it was a junior college interpretive dance troupe and that, well, that was pure pain interspersed with random hilarity. Kind of like this, actually, only this skews far far further towards the hilarity. Several thumbs up and I'm sorry it's leaving us.
posted by mygothlaundry at 10:01 AM on October 29, 2008


Dang. Guess that ad didn't sell any bloody beer.
posted by kindall at 10:15 AM on October 29, 2008


It was fun while it lasted. I'm on slide 8, 5th row down, pic 4 & 5.
posted by Space Kitty at 10:27 AM on October 29, 2008


Stynxno is why we can't have nice things.
posted by smackfu at 10:33 AM on October 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


And obviously now is the time to save the movie locally if you liked it.
posted by smackfu at 10:36 AM on October 29, 2008


Calm down children, forrest said above he's redoing the video and then reposting it. In the interim, scroll through the Past Meetups page for your "pictures of Mefites" fix.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:36 AM on October 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


Children?
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 10:38 AM on October 29, 2008 [2 favorites]


Pardon me. "Calm down, men and women of Metafilter..."
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:39 AM on October 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


You may be right, smackfu
posted by waraw at 10:41 AM on October 29, 2008


It's pretty reasonable for Stynxno to ask for credit. He's not asking for a billion dollars or anything. If forrest would rather remove Stynxno's pictures than give him credit, then as far as I'm concerned, that's on forrest.
posted by grouse at 10:43 AM on October 29, 2008


I emailed him asking for the 17 photos of mine ( that I found) be removed.
You also accused him of willfully ignoring the copyright, which he didn't -- he made a mistake in interpreting your conditions. You gave him the option of linking to some half-assed blog that wasn't where he got the pictures. Since that didn't work for him, he offered to remove the offending pictures as soon as you identified them, but you had to get in some self-righteous snark.
posted by joaquim at 11:14 AM on October 29, 2008


This would be a lot easier if all the other photographers would just give Stynxno credit for their own images; that way only one person would have to be credited. Come on, people!!
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] at 11:20 AM on October 29, 2008


The phrase "This isn't rocket science" really should never be used again, unless someone is confusing disciplines unintentionally.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:32 AM on October 29, 2008


So joaquim, are you forrest's sock, or just his upstairs neighbor?
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] at 11:32 AM on October 29, 2008


You also accused him of willfully ignoring the copyright, which he didn't -- he made a mistake in interpreting your conditions. You gave him the option of linking to some half-assed blog that wasn't where he got the pictures. Since that didn't work for him, he offered to remove the offending pictures as soon as you identified them, but you had to get in some self-righteous snark.

Are you forrest? If you are, that's fine. We can talk about this here if you would like. If not, then you seemed to have some information that I wasn't aware of in the email back and forth Forrest and I had.

However, it doesn't change what I mentioned to him. You might take it as a snark, but from my point of view, if an individual is unwilling to follow copyright (and it is obvious on my flickr images what type of copyright license I follow), he shouldn't claim that he did follow it. I can't read his mind, I wasn't there when he created the movie. I can only take what he said on his site at face value. I have no problem disagreeing with him (and point it out) when I witness what appears to be a willful rejection of my copyright. Claiming to follow and actually not following doesn't mean covers everyone's behavior. You're not allowed to kick the ball over the fence and go "my bad". I merely asked for credit. If he didn't want to link to my blog, he could have mentioned it. He never brought that fact up to me (which why you seem to have some information that I don't). He's offered to remove my 17 photos from the movie tonight once he gets home from work. He'll redo his movie, my copyright will no longer be violated, everyone wins.
posted by Stynxno at 11:33 AM on October 29, 2008


So what is this about then, stinky?
posted by Burhanistan at 11:35 AM on October 29, 2008


I always find it hilarious that the only time people care about copyright violations is when it's their copyright being violated.
posted by dersins at 11:50 AM on October 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


Next up: meetup waivers.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:02 PM on October 29, 2008 [2 favorites]


So joaquim, are you forrest's sock, or just his upstairs neighbor?

Are you forrest?

Sometimes I wish I had his disposition, but no, I'm not him. He lives a few houses over, which translates to about 3 miles away out here. I suggested he sign up to MeFi and he avenged that by recommending his ISP to me, so it looks like we're about even as far as mutually-inflicted damage. He's also emailed me to STFU already about this, so that's what I think I'll do for once. My apologies to stynxno.
posted by joaquim at 12:16 PM on October 29, 2008


(attempting to change the subject back to spot-the-MeFite)

Am I crazy, or did I see Adam Savage in one of those pictures?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:23 PM on October 29, 2008


BTW Stynxno, you have a bunch of photos tagged with metafiler. At first I thought it was a lame attempt to not get them stolen but I think it's just a typo.
posted by smackfu at 12:28 PM on October 29, 2008


Whether you saw Adam Savage has no bearing on your sanity, but I think you did.
posted by waraw at 12:53 PM on October 29, 2008


If only this thread could be salvaged somehow. For instance, if this thread had its img tag enabled, people could embed pictures they'd taken and when for use in the next project. Deep breath. Sigh.
posted by waraw at 1:50 PM on October 29, 2008


So what is this about then, stinky?

Gisele.
posted by Stynxno at 2:06 PM on October 29, 2008


I miss konolia. Now that she's gone, there's no single channel for RageFilter, and every day is a battle royale.
posted by dw at 3:36 PM on October 29, 2008


You saw Adam Savage at our Matt's-in-town meetup last December (see the photos linked in the sidebar for more).
posted by rtha at 6:05 PM on October 29, 2008


Late to this thread. I enjoyed the video and was surprised to see myself in it. And I think you whizzed past towards the end of the video, too, flapjax! But then I can't be sure because it was so fast...
posted by misozaki at 6:27 PM on October 29, 2008


I saw Mr. Savage as well and I am crazy. You can take that for whatever it's worth.

And konolia is gone? Again?
posted by deborah at 7:58 PM on October 29, 2008


potatoheads reprazent !
posted by sgt.serenity at 10:02 PM on October 29, 2008


I am in at least one photo and I've taken at least one or two or maybe more of the photos in the video.

For the use of the intellectual property in question my reasonable and affordable licensing fee schedule is as follows, and should be satisfied completely within a calendar month starting on todays date:

1) Call your mom. (Or suitable replacement, as needed.)

2) Hug the next person you see. If you don't want to hug them because they're a grody homeless person and they need a shower and/or clean clothes then make sure you help them obtain such, if needed.

3) Make brownies, cookies, cake AND/OR pie. If you can't cook, have someone who can help you. Share them with your friends and neighbors.

4) Wear a silly hat. Sing "I am a Little Teapot". Outside.

5) Offer a sincere compliment to someone.

6) Let someone "cut in line" or "offer up a seat" wherever suitable at least a dozen times.

7) Try out a new hobby or skill for a month. It can be inexpensive. Say, sketching or knitting. Juggling. Whittling. Baking cookies. Papermaking or bookbinding. Kitemaking.

8) See if there's anything that your local library needs that you might be able to provide. If not, donate something.
posted by loquacious at 12:45 AM on October 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


Everyone knows that it's pronounced "whittlin'".
posted by Burhanistan at 7:07 AM on October 30, 2008


Everyone knows that it's pronounced "whittlin'".

I reckon it might be pronounced "whittlin" by most folks who whittle, by and by, but in this here dictionary it ain't spelled that way.

Here's one for you: How do you pronounce "I'm going to grin you down like a bear"?
posted by loquacious at 12:38 PM on October 30, 2008


Here's one for you: How do you pronounce "I'm going to grin you down like a bear"?

That would sound kind of like an elderly Appalachian women screaming "Cleatus!"
posted by Burhanistan at 1:01 PM on October 30, 2008


That would sound kind of like an elderly Appalachian women screaming "Cleatus!"

Oh, you're not that old.
posted by loquacious at 1:13 PM on October 30, 2008


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