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Please call into what will become our next podcast: Tenth Party Remembrances. Dial up +1 (503) 465-4522 and leave a message up to three minutes in length. Let us know your favorite memory from last weekend's parties around the globe, or your favorite memory from MetaFilter over the past ten years. We'll take the best and edit them into our next podcast to share with everyone. Thanks!
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 3:11 PM (34 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Why is this a different number than the party line?
posted by filthy light thief at 3:16 PM on July 22, 2009


Because I had nothing to do with the party line and the number I gave above records directly to mp3?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:30 PM on July 22, 2009


But I'm in prison!

*pouts*
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:50 PM on July 22, 2009 [3 favorites]


Is there a deadline?
posted by dersins at 4:07 PM on July 22, 2009


I ask because maybe IRFH can call in after he's paroled...
posted by dersins at 4:07 PM on July 22, 2009


I would say the deadline is a week from today.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:10 PM on July 22, 2009


From the partyline page: The partyline and voicemail recordings are now automatically posted to the web at mefiphone.inactivex.net. The website automatically adds new recordings every 5-10 minutes.

/partyline has 115 recordings, and /voicemail has 40 messages. Recorded in a lifelike 8 kbps, you (Matt) might want higher quality recordings.
posted by filthy light thief at 4:18 PM on July 22, 2009


If you remember a party then you weren't having fun.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:20 PM on July 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


Pics or it didn't happen!
posted by The Card Cheat at 4:35 PM on July 22, 2009


Oh my, this is gonna be a low-fi Lulz Thunderdome.
posted by DU at 4:40 PM on July 22, 2009


Recorded in a lifelike 8 kbps, you (Matt) might want higher quality recordings.

In more ways than one.
posted by gman at 5:34 PM on July 22, 2009


I dunno, Faint of Butt's recitation of Jabberwocky is pretty awesome.
posted by ocherdraco at 5:35 PM on July 22, 2009 [4 favorites]


Also, um, apparently we're a scam?
posted by ocherdraco at 5:39 PM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


MetaFilter: You might want higher quality.
posted by iamabot at 5:40 PM on July 22, 2009


/voicemail

The world requires remixes!
posted by Sys Rq at 5:41 PM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


Wow. /voicemail is being called by debt collections agencies, too. And some folks are trying to make reservations, or are looking for used cars, or valid phone numbers.

But fear not! There are mefite recordings, too. Here's one especially for remixers, and here's one who "can't even get a third of a movement in."

And Mom is giving us a pony, so it's all okay.
posted by ocherdraco at 5:49 PM on July 22, 2009


1, 2, and 3 were the best party line voice mails. Ahh, memories.
posted by Pants! at 5:52 PM on July 22, 2009


I put my two cents in.
posted by jonmc at 6:07 PM on July 22, 2009


Ok just let me get really drunk first.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 6:10 PM on July 22, 2009


Done and done.
posted by lazaruslong at 6:36 PM on July 22, 2009


OMG I SAW A JONMC
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 8:35 PM on July 22, 2009


But I'm in prison!

The pruno at the prison meetup was excellent though. We stole some food colouring from the kitchen and dyed it Metafilter Blue.

I'm hoping my sight will have returned in time for the 20th anniversary meetup. I'm also hoping to be paroled before that date.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:05 AM on July 23, 2009


Wouldn't we need to remember things to have remembrances? (Did you see those photos?)
posted by little e at 12:09 AM on July 23, 2009


Can those of us who have telephone phobias write in and have someone else read it?
posted by silkygreenbelly at 12:47 AM on July 23, 2009


OMG I SAW A JONMC

Cheers, mate!
posted by lazaruslong at 4:58 AM on July 23, 2009


Brandon Blatcher : If you remember a party then you weren't having fun.

I totally agree; I can't count the number of times I've woken up sticky, with a splitting headache, mostly naked, and no idea where I was, holding a gun in one hand and an empty bottle in the other, so I turned to one of the half dozen women passed out around me wearing clown makeup and asked the important questions like "why is that building over there on fire?" followed up with "were we at a party or something?"

Unfortunately, then you have that awkward moment of realizing that you've got her badge electric taped to your thigh, and having to give it back to her along with her sidearm and handcuffs.

But that's when you look around and say to yourself, "This is exactly why we need to have more meetups at retirement home mixers! These people are crazy!" and you dig out your wallet so you can find out your name and address to go home and sleep the rest of it off.

Man, if I had a nickel...
posted by quin at 7:51 AM on July 23, 2009 [6 favorites]


"i was full of pride and wonder reloading mefi to see the photos and stories roll in from the 10th anniversary celebrations. i thought about going to my local meetup, but i was scared that i might miss a single thread."
posted by the aloha at 9:30 AM on July 23, 2009


Philly: I believe we need to recreate the group recitation of 'how is babby formed' and 'the best of sixcolors' for the rest of the community. Where/when can we gather to do this?
posted by 8dot3 at 9:49 AM on July 23, 2009


Metafilter: a low-fi Lulz Thunderdome.
posted by anthropoid at 1:19 PM on July 23, 2009


onanOn the off-chance I said anything hilarious or worthy of inclusion, can you edit out my false start, and my "ummm" and "errr"?
posted by subbes at 1:52 PM on July 23, 2009


My lame memory: waking up in the middle of the night on the 18th, checking Metafilter, and remembering that I had ran into a MeFite earlier that day in Chicago. Didn't even realize it. And I wasn't able to go to the meet up.

Freaky.
posted by Askiba at 9:28 AM on July 28, 2009


8dot3, I agree. The zombielike drone of how is babby formed is NEEDED for posterity. Hmmm... Maybe we can all call in, recite it, and the mods can splice us all together.
posted by greekphilosophy at 11:07 AM on July 28, 2009



If you remember a party then you weren't having fun.


Oh, I remember everything quite vividly.I made an obnoxious ass of myself, puked behind a dumpster and dropped my phone in the toilet. Play me off...
posted by louche mustachio at 2:19 AM on July 31, 2009


/partyline has 115 recordings, and /voicemail has 40 messages. Recorded in a lifelike 8 kbps, you (Matt) might want higher quality recordings.

The thing about the 8kbps mp3s is that telephone audio doesn't contain a lot of information in the first place. The bitrate of an uncompressed phone call is 64 kbps, so the compression ratio of my mp3s is 8:1. The audio from a CD, on the other hand, has a bitrate of approximately 1400 kbps; making the compression ratio between it and a 192kbps mp3 about 7:1.

[/indignant audio nerd mode]
*ahem*

That said, paaaaaaaaaaarty on! Also, if anyone actually wants the non-compressed versions of any of my (unauthorized, uncut, and non-mathowie-related ;)) mp3s, send me a MeMail and I'll send them your way.
posted by Juffo-Wup at 11:25 AM on August 7, 2009


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