Sita Sings February 24, 2009 12:30 PM   Subscribe

Sita Sings the Blues, the animated Ramayana by MeFi's own Nina Paley, is finally going to air on TV on March 7th on PBS (WNET) in New York. [Via]
posted by homunculus to MetaFilter-Related at 12:30 PM (32 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

That's nothing. Season Eight of "Dancing with the Stars!", featuring MeFi's own Steve Wozniak is finally going to air on March 9th on AMC (WABC) in New York.
posted by dersins at 12:42 PM on February 24, 2009


Cool. I liked the original tread, and enjoyed reading the whole issues revolving around distribution and clearances. I also liked the clips.
posted by cjorgensen at 12:47 PM on February 24, 2009


Woah, she's MeFi's OwnTM?

I may have to rethink my "don't be a creepy stalker" rule.

You're awesome, Nina, congrats on finally getting airtime!
posted by lekvar at 1:06 PM on February 24, 2009


I am Hanuman.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:08 PM on February 24, 2009


Woah, she's MeFi's OwnTM?

No. She showed up in a thread about her once (just like the Woz did). That's the sum total of her involvement with the site. Can we please get the fuck over ourselves?
posted by dersins at 1:23 PM on February 24, 2009 [7 favorites]


Santa Sings the Blues?
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:23 PM on February 24, 2009


Yep. "MeFi's Own" is like the watch they give you when you retire after decades of quiet despair.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 1:32 PM on February 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


dersins, you're a buzzkill. Through this method, we can retcon anyone who has ever posted (or appeared to have posted) here as one of us.

This is the internet. We can write whatever history we see fit.
posted by filthy light thief at 1:34 PM on February 24, 2009


Yeah. Once you log in you're owned by Mefi, it's in the TOS.
posted by bjrn at 1:36 PM on February 24, 2009


Stynxno, MeFi's own, is going to eat a delicious pile of pancakes and possibly take a nap.
posted by Stynxno at 1:53 PM on February 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


Once you have touched me you are mine forever.
posted by Meta Filter at 2:00 PM on February 24, 2009


I hear "Sita" will also be screening at Ebertfest '09. Awesome.
posted by naju at 2:21 PM on February 24, 2009


All posters are © us now NOM NOM NOM
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:27 PM on February 24, 2009


dersins, you're a buzzkill. Through this method, we can retcon anyone who has ever posted (or appeared to have posted) here as one of us.

What about those who've posted our comments elsewhere?
posted by gman at 3:01 PM on February 24, 2009


Oh cool! Good news. And I had no idea Ms. Paley was a Metafilter person. I feel extremely fancy-by-association.
posted by Neofelis at 3:08 PM on February 24, 2009


Gotta agree with dersins here. What's next, if this gal gets in the news we have an excited post about "MeFi's own Julia Schmidt"?
posted by languagehat at 3:18 PM on February 24, 2009


New rule: They don't get the sacred "MeFi's Own" moniker unless they actually post in a thread that wasn't about them or their work.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:24 PM on February 24, 2009


Clearly we need to establish a ranked heirarchy of Mefi's Ownness. People can ascend the Ownness ladder through various rites of participation, with level 1 being Having An Account; level 2 requires Commenting; level 3, Commenting In A Thread Not About You; level 4, Your First FPP; level 5, Your First Metatalk Post; and so forth.

We might want some para-levels too, like level 0 when you don't get an account but you do bug a mefite by email to post a proxy comment, and level 4b in which you make Your First FPP but it turns out that You Are Self-Linking, For Christ's Sake.

Maybe a staleness vector as well, relating how long it's been since you last actually did something on the site. And a Renown coefficient to put all this in context according to how many people outside of mefi are likely to be at all impressed by claims of Ownness.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:34 PM on February 24, 2009


Jesus Hanuman Christ, some people get worked up over nothing. A lot of people on MeFi are fans of Nina's work and have been watching this copyright issue with interest. Since Nina mentioned in the previous thread that she was trying to work something out with PBS, I figured those people would like to be updated.

I apologize for referring to her as "MeFi's own" and deeply regret any emotional trauma suffered by Real MeFites from this insult.
posted by homunculus at 4:07 PM on February 24, 2009


I've watched online through the years snippets and stills of this project and feel that if there was any justice she's win an Oscar.
posted by eatdonuts at 4:09 PM on February 24, 2009


MeFi's own John Hodgman on "meh".
posted by homunculus at 4:20 PM on February 24, 2009


Uhh, dersins, I'm pretty sure that most people use the term "Mefi' Own" ironically.

The Egregious Capitalisation and Gratuitous TM are kinda a Giveaway.
posted by lekvar at 4:23 PM on February 24, 2009


Can't we just make a line of organic salad dressings and snacks and instead of donating the profits to charity, pay dividends by trading in favorites?
posted by Burhanistan at 4:28 PM on February 24, 2009


Looks like the film will also be streamed online beginning Feb. 26, for those not in NYC.
posted by doift at 6:57 PM on February 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


does "for those not in NYC" include "those not in the USA"?

i can't seem to find anything there to confirm or deny whether the streaming will be available overseas (and specifically, in australia).
posted by UbuRoivas at 10:51 PM on February 24, 2009


also: can we stop feeding the troll & get back to discussing how awesome our own Nina Paley is?
posted by UbuRoivas at 10:53 PM on February 24, 2009


I saw her present some early cuts a few years ago and the final version a couple weeks ago - it's really an amazing work. Our own Nina Paley is awesome, yup!
posted by moonmilk at 10:58 PM on February 24, 2009


Mefi Zone.

MeFi's own John Hodgman on "meh".

Don't say mehs here. (Say mehs in town...)
posted by pracowity at 3:27 AM on February 25, 2009


i can't seem to find anything there to confirm or deny whether the streaming will be available overseas (and specifically, in australia).

It's available in Canada, at least.

More importantly, you can download a 720p, 2G version of the complete film from the Thirteen website! They ask for a donation in return (presumably to the TV station, not to Nina Paley). We donated to both the TV station and to Nina Paley.
posted by russilwvong at 12:20 AM on March 8, 2009


oh, i thought i posted this here...hires versions available at archive.org.
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:24 AM on March 8, 2009


Aha! Here's the archive.org page.
posted by russilwvong at 10:42 PM on March 8, 2009


MeFi

(has that ever been done before?)
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:38 AM on March 9, 2009


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