Give me my MefiTV! January 28, 2009 7:30 AM   Subscribe

Ooooooo. What is this?

*waits anxiously*
posted by typewriter to MetaFilter-Related at 7:30 AM (106 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Well, if I had to guess, I would say that it is to be determined later, and for now, Matt is just sitting on this name.

But that's just my guess.
posted by grouse at 7:33 AM on January 28, 2009


I'm kinda curious too, actually. I don't think it's anything official, and I suspect Jessamyn may know more about it that I do.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:35 AM on January 28, 2009


cortex - they are keeping secrets from you!
posted by typewriter at 7:36 AM on January 28, 2009


Money for nothin' and your chicks for free.
posted by chillmost at 7:41 AM on January 28, 2009 [3 favorites]


It's the obvious next step: The podcast was about Matt and Jessamyn reading posts aloud to you. On MefiTV they will re-enact them for you.
posted by vacapinta at 7:46 AM on January 28, 2009 [3 favorites]


"America's funniest deletions."
posted by cashman at 7:50 AM on January 28, 2009 [5 favorites]


It's the obvious next step: The podcast was about Matt and Jessamyn reading posts aloud to you. On MefiTV they will re-enact them for you.

What like this?
posted by The Whelk at 7:50 AM on January 28, 2009


It's nothing official, I think it's something not_on_display is working on.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:53 AM on January 28, 2009


We have cameras.
posted by netbros at 7:54 AM on January 28, 2009 [13 favorites]


typewriterPoster: "cortex - they are keeping secrets from you!"

There's a cabal inside the cabal.
posted by octothorpe at 7:57 AM on January 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


I am willing to film the website and upload it to MefiTV if it helps in the cause.
posted by piratebowling at 7:57 AM on January 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


There's a cabal inside the cabal.

The cabal is coming from inside the house!!!!!
posted by piratebowling at 7:58 AM on January 28, 2009 [18 favorites]


On MefiTV they will re-enact them for you.

With actual sock puppets.
posted by yeti at 8:03 AM on January 28, 2009 [17 favorites]


a sort of metacabal if you will...
posted by Mister_A at 8:03 AM on January 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


Darn, and I wanted that name on youtube.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:05 AM on January 28, 2009


I think [MefiTV is] something not_on_display is working on.

Doomed to fail.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:06 AM on January 28, 2009 [9 favorites]


So now YouTube users can start complaining about Single Frame MetaFilter Videos?
posted by DU at 8:07 AM on January 28, 2009 [2 favorites]


There's a cabal inside the cabal.

The cabal is coming from inside the house!!!!!


The cabal is coming from inside the cabal!!!!
posted by cashman at 8:10 AM on January 28, 2009 [3 favorites]


YO DAWG I HERD YOU LIKE THE CABAL BUT THERE IS NO CABAL.
posted by grouse at 8:12 AM on January 28, 2009 [12 favorites]


It would be better with a more professional background.
posted by OmieWise at 8:12 AM on January 28, 2009


derail: I am sure (and by "am sure" I mean "hope") I'm not the only one that didn't know what all the kids on our collective lawns are talking about this this "yo dawg" stuff.

Explanation
posted by DU at 8:18 AM on January 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


We have cameras.

*runs off to get dressed*
posted by From Bklyn at 8:21 AM on January 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


yo dawg we heard you like yo dawg we heard you like so we put a yo dawg we heard you like in your yo dawg we heard you like so now you can yo dawg we heard you like while you yo dawg we heard you like
posted by Jofus at 8:22 AM on January 28, 2009 [13 favorites]


yo dawg we herd you like buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo.
posted by odinsdream at 8:25 AM on January 28, 2009 [13 favorites]


There's a cabal inside the cabal.

Didn't they teach you anything at the secret societies school? There's always a cabal inside the cabal.
posted by daniel_charms at 8:25 AM on January 28, 2009


10 PRINT "you dawg we heard you like infinite regress so we put "
20 GOTO 10
posted by DU at 8:27 AM on January 28, 2009 [13 favorites]


MetaFilter: GOTO 10
posted by Mister_A at 8:34 AM on January 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


HAY I HERD THERES A CABAL INSIDE YO DAWG?!?
posted by daniel_charms at 8:37 AM on January 28, 2009


Is this where the Cabal is filmed swapping your coffee with crystal meth, and you can't tell the difference?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:38 AM on January 28, 2009


octothorpe: "There's a cabal inside the cabal."

A cacabal, for short.

Fun fact: Google "cacabal" and among the first results will be the ominous "CABAL Online" and the hilarious "CACABAL QUICHE GUATEMALA".
posted by Rhaomi at 8:41 AM on January 28, 2009


It's this guy. We've been stealing his web traffic for years, and he's pissed.
posted by electroboy at 8:44 AM on January 28, 2009


In the copacabala...

*gets caught in the rain*
posted by stet at 8:46 AM on January 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


yo dawg, we heard you like palindromes so we put a tup ew os semordnilap ekil uoy draeh ew ,gwad oy in your yo dawg so you can a tup ew os semordnilap ekil uoy draeh ew ,gwad oy while you yo dawg, we heard you like palindromes.semordnilap ekil uoy draeh ew ,gwad oy uoy elihw yo dawg, we heard you like palindromes so we put a nac uoy os gwad oy ruoy ni yo dawg, we heard you like palindromes so we put a tup ew os semordnilap ekil uoy draeh ew ,gwad oy
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:46 AM on January 28, 2009 [9 favorites]


Oh gawd! Oy! Yo dawg, ho!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:49 AM on January 28, 2009 [3 favorites]


a man a plab a cabal: panama.
posted by inigo2 at 8:54 AM on January 28, 2009 [27 favorites]


Oh hey, you're the lady from the test.
posted by sevenyearlurk at 9:03 AM on January 28, 2009


My dog ate a cabal once. We had to take her to the vet and she had terrible gas for weeks.
posted by backseatpilot at 9:04 AM on January 28, 2009


********************
CABAL EMERGENCY COMMUNIQUE
********************

Despite all of our efforts, our massive disinformation campaigns, and our advanced hyperdimensional cryptopsychology, the Plab has been discovered by a MetaFilter1 user named inigo2 in the positime-traditional namespace. We all know what happened to inigo1, and we DO NOT need a repeat of that. The lower reaches of the entropic planes are still uninhabitable, and are only rarely detectable. Please begin destroying all Plab data constructs and frameworks. Collapse the appropriate timestreams only after ensuring temporal stability.

Thank you for your attention and action during this crisis.

********************
COMMUNIQUE ENDS. THERE IS NO PLAB
********************
posted by Rock Steady at 9:08 AM on January 28, 2009 [12 favorites]


Single. Frame. MetaFilter. Video.

This is comedy gold, people. I'm so underappreciated here.
posted by DU at 9:24 AM on January 28, 2009 [3 favorites]


Dear Mefites. If you plan on beating a dead horse, please stick to the accepted forumla:
- Yo dawg, I heard you like X, so we put a X in your Y so you can X-related-verb while you Y-related-verb

I will include several other memes for your reference. The good people at 4chan and SA have already done the research and boiled each meme down for maximum lulz.

- I'm in ur X killin ur Y
- Xcat is Y
- X ate my balls
posted by JonnyRotten at 9:37 AM on January 28, 2009


Oh gawd! Oy! Yo dawg, ho!

...is not a palindrome.
posted by Jaltcoh at 9:37 AM on January 28, 2009


For example:

Yo dawg, I heard you like lulz, so we put 4chan in your metafiter so you can lulz while you snark!
posted by JonnyRotten at 9:38 AM on January 28, 2009


Im in ur MetaTalk, killing ur fun.
posted by daniel_charms at 9:45 AM on January 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yea don't take a dump on my plate o' beans™, bitches.
posted by Mister_A at 9:46 AM on January 28, 2009


vacapinta: "It's the obvious next step: The podcast was about Matt and Jessamyn reading posts aloud to you. On MefiTV they will re-enact them for you."

Can't wait til they get to this one.
posted by Joe Beese at 9:47 AM on January 28, 2009


yo dawg, we heard you like palindromes

Then dawg is going to love my last name.

My palindromic last name is the only thing I've got going on, which is several rungs below, say, Stacy's mom. Incidentally, my other favorite palindrome is the sentence "Sit on a potato pan, Otis." That is all.
posted by Skot at 9:57 AM on January 28, 2009 [1 favorite]




failindrome

'failindrome' would be a spiffy sock puppet name
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 10:08 AM on January 28, 2009


so i herd u liek mudkipz
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 10:12 AM on January 28, 2009




SarahPalinilaPharas!

It's a "Palin" drome!

Hahahaha!

Git it?

Huh? Do ya do ya?
posted by Mister_A at 10:14 AM on January 28, 2009 [2 favorites]


I do not get it.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:19 AM on January 28, 2009


*Al Gore sigh*
*Al Gore eyeroll*
*Al Gore gore*
posted by Mister_A at 10:21 AM on January 28, 2009


I liek mudkipz ok but I liek wooopers better!
posted by Metroid Baby at 10:21 AM on January 28, 2009


Oh gawd! Oy! Yo dawg, ho!

This, while not exactly a palindrome, totally reminds me of the beatnik dog from Ernie Pook's Comeek.

What the hell is his name?
posted by kittyprecious at 10:25 AM on January 28, 2009


Cabal was I ere I saw LaBac.
posted by klangklangston at 10:27 AM on January 28, 2009


"What the hell is his name?"

Fred.
posted by klangklangston at 10:27 AM on January 28, 2009


derf.
posted by Mister_A at 10:30 AM on January 28, 2009


I thought "Wasilla's all I saw" was the one true Palindrome.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 10:50 AM on January 28, 2009 [4 favorites]


THERS A CABBAL INSIDE MY DAWG HOW DO I GET IT OUT KTHXBAI
posted by not_on_display at 10:50 AM on January 28, 2009

On MefiTV they will re-enact them for you.

With actual sock puppets.
This is an utterly awesome idea. So much so that I'm volunteering ahead of time to be part of this initiative. I will HAPPILY act out posts for this channel. With or without sockpuppets.
posted by scrump at 10:52 AM on January 28, 2009 [4 favorites]


Why not get Sifl & Olly (and Chester) to help with the sock puppet shenanigans?

Liam Lynch could probably use the work (and more's the pity, really. He one true genius.)
posted by Spatch at 10:58 AM on January 28, 2009 [3 favorites]


Oh wait. This thread is about that!

OK, well, I thought it'd be interesting to have a hub where MeFi-related content could be accessed and added to. I was thinking enterprising MeFites with cameras could post things like meetup videos, follow-ups to threads (e.g. visiting interesting places or interviewing people you'd found via MeFi), general MeFi nonsense. I figure a lot of you have cameras in one form or another, and if you're like me, MeFi has introduced you to lots of interesting things which you wouldn't have heard of otherwise. Peanut butter, chocolate.

I don't quite know how to use YouTube yet, setting up a channel, how best to collect submissions (link to others' existing videos? accept submissions offsite and upload them under the MeFiTV name?), what "subscriptions" imply, etc. I was going to do more research and tinkering, talk more about it to Jessamyn (HIJESS!) and then to the rest of the mods, and then post it on Projects.

Hey dawgs, I put a cat in your bag so you cause I knew you liked letting cats out of bags.

So while I'm figuring it out, feel free to add me as friend/subscribe. More to come.

Thanks for the interest and snark! (aside: BASTARDS!) Ooops was that mike on? (That'll go on the blooper reel.)
posted by not_on_display at 11:02 AM on January 28, 2009


Oh gawd! Oy! Yo dawg, ho!

...is not a palindrome.


"Oh god! Oy! Yo dog, ho!" is a palindrome, punctuation notwithstanding. Replacing the "o" in god and dog with "aw" was strictly for:

Z LOLZ
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:05 AM on January 28, 2009


Spatch: Why not get Sifl & Olly (and Chester) to help with the sock puppet shenanigans?

Double/self-link
posted by not_on_display at 11:07 AM on January 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


HOW IS CABBL FORMED
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 11:14 AM on January 28, 2009 [4 favorites]


Metafilter Sock Puppet Theater: featuring a cast of thousands.
posted by blue_beetle at 11:31 AM on January 28, 2009


I would TOTALLY go for Metafilter Sock Puppet Theater.

Episode 1: Give me my MefiTV!
I can't wait until my line.
posted by cimbrog at 11:42 AM on January 28, 2009


I don't know what MefiTV is, but I hope it is just like MathNet. Who is going to play the Chief Green character?
posted by dios at 11:44 AM on January 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


Are we still gonna have the HTML version of MeFi?
posted by everichon at 12:02 PM on January 28, 2009 [2 favorites]


MetaFilter Suckpupet Theatre must happen.

MUST HAPPEN.
posted by lekvar at 12:05 PM on January 28, 2009


Playlists being built. Until sockpuppets become reality, please see this.
posted by not_on_display at 12:18 PM on January 28, 2009


MetaFilter: when the actual answer to the question is posted, everyone ignores it and keeps talking about palindromes and making yo dawg jokes.
posted by DU at 12:22 PM on January 28, 2009 [3 favorites]


man you people ran a whole lotta stuff into the ground here.
posted by boo_radley at 12:26 PM on January 28, 2009


Hooray! I've been trying to kill off YoDawg for two weeks now before it got to AllYourBase proportions. Time for the celebratory Ewok dance!
posted by JonnyRotten at 12:28 PM on January 28, 2009


"Oh god! Oy! Yo dog, ho!" is a palindrome, punctuation notwithstanding.

Punctuation is always nothwithstanding in palindromes. cf "Madam, I'm Adam." "A man, a plan, a canal: Panama" &c. </pedantic, because I care>

Doc, note: I dissent! A fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod.
posted by msalt at 12:52 PM on January 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


yo dawg I herd u like virtualization so we put a VM in a VM in a VM so you can virtualize while you virtualize.
posted by mrbill at 1:32 PM on January 28, 2009


Inadequate substitute for the img tag
posted by Cranberry at 1:42 PM on January 28, 2009


JonnyRotten: "Dear Mefites. If you plan on beating a dead horse, please stick to the accepted forumla:
- Yo dawg, I heard you like X, so we put a X in your Y so you can X-related-verb while you Y-related-verb
"

I thought it was supposed to be more like:

"Yo dawg, I heard you like X, so we put an X in your X so you can Y while you Y."

Hence the original "we put a car in your car so you can drive while you drive." Or my favorite, "we put a function in your function so you can derive while you derive."
posted by Rhaomi at 1:52 PM on January 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


The loftiest form of it is actually more complex:

Yo dawg I herd you like W so we put an X in your X' so you can Y while you Y'

Where:

- W is a noun phrase that might be a plural noun ("cars") or a gerund ("shopping") or an infinitive phrase ("to lol").

- X and X' are singular noun homomorphs or otherwise evoke in context differing analyses of the same label (car vs car' referring to a toy car or driving video game vs. a functional automobile, respectively)

- Y and Y' are similarly intransitive verb homomorphs or otherwise evoke &c (drive vs drive', "drive" a toy car around while making vrooming noises vs "drive" as in literally pilot a full-size automobile down the street)

The key effect here is the subtle clashing of definitions in otherwise apparently repeated words, which is distinct from the less complex method of simple recursion through the parodic embedding of a truly repeated noun-and-verb pair within itself.

At least, that's how Xzibit explained it to me.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:11 PM on January 28, 2009 [6 favorites]


I'm just happy that this was posted because it brought up Jessamyn's awesome I deleted your link" video.
posted by ooga_booga at 2:51 PM on January 28, 2009 [5 favorites]


Bah. From Encyclopedia Dramatica (The alpha and omega of reference materials when it comes to lulz), a point we are all missing:
PROTIP: The original and correct format is "SUP DAWG." Don't be a faggot by putting "YO DAWG."

But, I digress, further ripping from ED:
For example, say the victim loves pizza: Xzibit will rip out the glove-box and replace it with a pizza oven. Lulz!

So an example from ED of a "properly formed Mad Xzib" would be:
SUP DAWG. WE HEARD YOU LIKE DRINKING, SO WE PUT A BAR IN YOUR CAR SO YOU CAN DRINK WHILE YOU DRIVE.
posted by JonnyRotten at 3:43 PM on January 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


JonnyRotten, I wasn't going to do this, but since you've already dropped the F-bomb, there's no reason not to:

The Ultimate Guide to the YO DAWG meme
posted by grouse at 4:30 PM on January 28, 2009


MetaFilter Suckpupet Theatre must happen.

MUST HAPPEN.


I suggest that the Sarah Palin longboat thread be performed in its entirety.
posted by empath at 4:39 PM on January 28, 2009


Seconded. Furthermore, it should be performed in the nude. The sockpuppets, they should be nude.
posted by Mister_A at 6:06 PM on January 28, 2009


Mister_A: Seconded. Furthermore, it should be performed in the nude. The sockpuppets, they should be nude.

nude like oobi? [[shiver]]
posted by not_on_display at 6:21 PM on January 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


Jessamyn, what color is the wall painted in that stammery video you made? I really like it.
posted by boo_radley at 7:16 PM on January 28, 2009


That's my "office" and it's sort of a sagey green. Every room in the apartment was a different shade of green when I moved in, it's pretty great. You can sort of see a little more of it here.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:37 PM on January 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


Duh, it's an "I deleted your comment" video, not an "I deleted your link" video. Jessamyn, please feel free to delete my comment. I'll just sit here and play your video in the meantime.
posted by ooga_booga at 8:32 PM on January 28, 2009


wait.

How did Sylar get on there?!?
posted by niles at 9:05 PM on January 28, 2009


jessamyn, I love your hat.
posted by Caduceus at 9:32 PM on January 28, 2009


I'd love to see every deleted comment replaced with a link to the "I deleted your comment" vid. Who can stay mad at someone in a hat like that?
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 10:57 PM on January 28, 2009


Able was I before I saw Elba

Rats live on no evil planet

A man, a plan, a canal: Erie
posted by Joseph Gurl at 11:07 PM on January 28, 2009 [5 favorites]


I WUZ GUNNA GET CABAL BUT HERD ADLS WAS BETER.
posted by nthdegx at 1:05 AM on January 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


Rats live on no evil planet

!palindrome
posted by johnofjack at 4:09 AM on January 29, 2009


Go hang a salami; I'm a lasagna hog.
posted by not_on_display at 5:47 AM on January 29, 2009


I had this idea a while back to put together a collection of obviously slightly failed palindromes. I thought it was a pretty clever idea. "The sort of thing you might see in a sidebar in Harpers," I thought to myself, "or on McSweeneys."

It was then that someone told me that Hodgeman had done it already in one of his books.

Basically what I need is for someone to kill him for me. Jonathan Coulton too, ideally.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:49 AM on January 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


The Jonathan Coulton is a lie.
posted by not_on_display at 10:21 AM on January 29, 2009


Go hang a salami; I'm a lasagna hog.

By Jon Agee, cool guy. Self-promo alert: I have a pet peeve about palindromists not getting credit, and try to fix this in my zine, The Palindromist which prints lots of new ones. EG

"Lapses? Order red roses, pal." - ukelelist Jim Beloff
"Stressed? No tips? Spit on desserts!" -- advice for waiters by Thomas Comerford
"Yale mate made dame tame lay." - me
"Epic Erma has a ham recipe." -- John Connett
"Resoled in Saratoga, riveting in a wide-wale suit, I use law, Ed. I, wan, ignite virago, tar a snide loser." -- me (or Blago, or some other lawyer)
"Eva, can I stack Rod's sad-ass, dork cats in a cave?" -- John Connett
posted by msalt at 10:48 AM on January 29, 2009 [3 favorites]


Does anyone else here find it sort of crazy that the word "Palindrome" is NOT a palindrome? I mean really, WHAT THE FUCK? Just nuts!
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 11:05 AM on January 29, 2009


I Palindrome I
posted by Rock Steady at 1:02 PM on January 29, 2009


Andrew Bird's Fake Palindromes
posted by ooga_booga at 4:23 PM on January 29, 2009


In AskMetaTV, we should have MeFi members act out scenarios from various AskMe questions. romance! law advice! medical ailments! myyysterrryyy foooooddsssss...
posted by NikitaNikita at 7:58 PM on January 30, 2009


"DTMF"
"How did you make that noise with no vowels?"
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 8:10 PM on January 30, 2009


POOP
posted by Joseph Gurl at 2:07 AM on January 31, 2009


On more (also by me):

He tied. I (snide, bad): "Ah, butyl. No fist!" Nape (tan) -- it's boffo, erotic! I tore off obstinate pants! If only tub had a bed inside it, eh?
posted by msalt at 9:57 AM on February 1, 2009


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