Planet money <3 MeFi November 2, 2008 6:08 PM   Subscribe

I checked out NPRs Planet Money to see what kind of insight they have on the financial situation. Turns out that they're linking to us

Props to Mutant for increasing MeFi's "smart people" reputation.
posted by a robot made out of meat to MetaFilter-Related at 6:08 PM (17 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Awesome, I love that podcast.
posted by Science! at 6:37 PM on November 2, 2008

Turns out that they're linking to us

Like they say, wherever you go, there you are.


This comment slightly decreased MeFi's "smart people" reputation. I'm very sorry.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:54 PM on November 2, 2008 [1 favorite]

Pledge week?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:10 PM on November 2, 2008

All I know about finance, I learned on mutant's user page ... or I would have if I had time to follow the links and read the books. I wish I could get some gold farmers to read them for me.
posted by lukemeister at 8:10 PM on November 2, 2008

Hat-tip to Mutant!
posted by KokuRyu at 8:32 PM on November 2, 2008

I can't express the level of appreciation I have for Mutant's participation here, as well as all the regular cast of contributors to our financial threads. It's not just the information I've gotten from you guys, it's the frame of mind and references to sources that have been so useful.

And while I can't say that I feel like I understand global finance any better for having read all of those threads, each new thread has expanded my awareness of the scope of my ignorance - so keep at it!
posted by Ryvar at 10:36 PM on November 2, 2008

Mutant epitomises the best of metafilter....Yaaaay Mutant!
posted by Wilder at 11:17 PM on November 2, 2008

Mutant epitomises the best of metafilter....Yaaaay Mutant!

I think it would be awesome if Mutant went on TV and explained this stuff to the masses, while wearing his meet-up costume.

That is just a costume, right?
posted by chillmost at 12:52 AM on November 3, 2008 [1 favorite]

posted by bardic at 5:33 AM on November 3, 2008

another fan of Planet Money, another fan of Mutant!
posted by onalark at 7:06 AM on November 3, 2008

I think the big question is: When Obama considers his short-list for Secretary of Awesome, will Mutant be first or second on the list?
posted by blue_beetle at 9:11 AM on November 3, 2008

Also, that was mostly a joke, but I do appreciate Mutant's contributions.
posted by blue_beetle at 9:12 AM on November 3, 2008

That's no costume, that's the cap and robe you wear when receivin your PhD from the University of 'Eavy Fookin' Meh-ul.
posted by The Straightener at 9:51 AM on November 3, 2008

That costume was scarier when I thought the hat said GGG.
posted by small_ruminant at 11:28 AM on November 3, 2008

Yeah, Mutant is kinda badass. I regret that the one chance I had to meet him, I had left the meetup early because I didn't know that he was going to show up. Come back to NYC, Mutant! We need you here!

Seriously, I mean, we really need you here. I feel like the cosmic Mutant/Malor balance has been way out of whack on the trading floors recently.
posted by Afroblanco at 4:14 PM on November 3, 2008

I used to get Mutant and Malor confused because they both start with M and they're about the same number of letters. It really messes with my head.

I'm not very bright apparently
posted by spiderwire at 7:41 PM on November 3, 2008

Folks sorry I'm getting to this late - I had a lot on and was away from Metafilter for a while.

In any case, thanks for the kind words about my contributions - much appreciated.

Yeh, those people have been in touch but I've told them I'm hardly an expert on the topic. Its just an interesting index that I've been aware of and thought (correctly it would seem) that the MeFi crowd would appreciate reading about.

The Baltic Exchange is full of experts on that index, folks that would be far, far more knowledgeable (and presentable since they also asked about going on camera - yikes!) than I.

Thanks again!

Costume?!?? No, I'm frugal. I've bought that shirt in 1987 and I'm gonna get my moneys worth, damnit.

posted by Mutant at 3:43 AM on November 12, 2008

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