47: Creepypasta
 transcript  December 17, 2009 10:57 AM   Subscribe

Our last podcast of the year was recorded on December 11th and covers the last month or so on the sites including the charity drive/raffle and the favorites kerfuffle. It runs about an hour long, with notes inside.

posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 10:57 AM (31 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

And on a day when I'm in bed sick! Win!
posted by The Whelk at 11:19 AM on December 17, 2009


*pours juice into the intertubes for The Whelk*

If I didn't have to go to my company's holiday party I would stay at my desk and listen to the podcast. Stupid party.
posted by rtha at 11:23 AM on December 17, 2009


rtha, have you thought of projecting the podcast on a big screen during the party?
posted by Cranberry at 11:27 AM on December 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


But we haven't finished transcribing the last one yet...
posted by smackfu at 11:29 AM on December 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yes! I was starting to worry that there wouldn't be a Nov. podcast, thanks to the favorites debacle.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 11:29 AM on December 17, 2009


100k user raffle charity drive

A month later and no username's been chosen? Redraw.
posted by gman at 11:40 AM on December 17, 2009


The favorites experiment was a kerfuffle? I thought the experiment was a success, given the associated outcome. Huh.
posted by slogger at 11:45 AM on December 17, 2009


And sorry that I sound like I am at the bottom of a well. While it is true that I do live in a rural forest location, the larger problem was that my headset broke and I did not realize it until right before podcast time. I now have a new headset. This will not happen again.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:53 AM on December 17, 2009


Ha ha, that Clue cheating question is fantastic! How did I not see that earlier? Dude's wife is an AWESOME WOMAN.
posted by Greg Nog at 12:00 PM on December 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


And sorry that I sound like I am at the bottom of a well.

Last time you apologized for being "a little hyper and a little sweary."

You gotta stop that. We accept you just the way you are. Even if you're trapped in a well, swearing your head off.
posted by bondcliff at 12:23 PM on December 17, 2009


Re: favourites, I think it's fair to say that they make the site more like Digg and Slashdot for some people. People frequently refer to favourites as "upvoting" or compare it to the Like feature on Facebook.

Oh wait, are we sick of talking about favourites yet?
posted by ODiV at 12:26 PM on December 17, 2009


Hell, I'd swear if I were trapped at the bottom of a well.

SAVE JESSAMYN
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 12:32 PM on December 17, 2009


A month later and no username's been chosen? Redraw.

Now now, don't rush me.
posted by jamaro at 12:32 PM on December 17, 2009 [6 favorites]


This will not happen again

Wouldn't have happened the first time if you kept your well climbing equipment at all times. What would your 5th grade well climbing teacher say ?!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:45 PM on December 17, 2009


We're sending our love down the well.
posted by Electric Dragon at 12:57 PM on December 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


If I didn't have to go to my company's holiday party I would stay at my desk and listen to the podcast. Stupid party.

Ugh, you too, huh? You going to a shitty hotel bar as well? Bother.
posted by Skot at 1:04 PM on December 17, 2009


What's that Lassie? Jesamyn sounds like she's in a well? Get this new headset to her! Good girl!
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:06 PM on December 17, 2009 [2 favorites]


Transcript on Wiki
posted by smackfu at 1:27 PM on December 17, 2009


The word that jessamyn couldn't get off the tip of her tongue for the thing you can only see when you bend or fan the pages of a book is fore-edge painting1, nice examples of which can be seen over at the Boston Public Library.
posted by steef at 1:53 PM on December 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


Thanks for the shout-out, neighbor!

cortex: you are welcome to use any footage from the film or my flickr/vimeo videos if you need them.
posted by terrapin at 2:37 PM on December 17, 2009


You going to a shitty hotel bar as well?

I wish.

Our party was a lunchtime affair held in the conference center next door.

Truth be told it was pretty fun and the food was good and I won a $25 gift card for Peet's, but I was back at my desk by 1:45 and that just kind of kills the "holiday party" feel.
posted by rtha at 2:48 PM on December 17, 2009


wave: I use it to learn collaboratively in real time, we write down questions, and then organize them, then fill in the answers (kind of like a more parallel wiki, mixed with a chat window).
posted by idiopath at 3:03 PM on December 17, 2009


Yay boo! Boo twitter!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:58 PM on December 17, 2009


Hey, neat, thanks for the mention! I haven't updated the tweetEff2 script in a while because you reach the API limit in, like, three minutes and twitter hates you for the rest of the day when you continue past your limit. Maybe I should look at identi.ca.
posted by boo_radley at 4:35 PM on December 17, 2009


While I can't in good conscience support any podcasts which fail to include one of my own contributions, I can agree that

1.) The Clue question is fantastic, and

2.) Hyper and Sweary should always be encouraged. I give you my best in your trek out of the well, Baby Jessamyn.
posted by Navelgazer at 7:12 PM on December 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


How did I miss the clue question! Fantastic! And so great to see everything worked out donation-wise. As a bleeding heart liberal NPO employee person, I always get a little, well, ashamed, or at least embarrassed, when I am reminded how much time one has to spend and rigamarole one has to go through just to give money away. Anyway, glad it worked out - and fuck you paypal.

and jessamyn said my username! [blush]
posted by Lutoslawski at 9:23 PM on December 17, 2009


Yesterday I went to my company Christmas party and today to my University Christmas party and both involved an afternoon drinking free beer out in the sun and both were awesome. Suck on it.

(loading the podcast to my iPod as I type)
posted by shelleycat at 10:57 PM on December 17, 2009


and jessamyn said my username!

Oh it's worse than that. The local coffeeshop has a huge box of classical music CDs for sale, only a buck apiece. So I picked up a Fred Frith CD and I saw a Lutoslawki CD [Matrix22] and was like "hey!" and picked it up. Listened to it a little bit on Friday and spent a lot of time going "ow ow my EARS" So, um, do you want it?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:28 AM on December 18, 2009 [2 favorites]


Listened to it a little bit on Friday and spent a lot of time going "ow ow my EARS" So, um, do you want it?

That is incredible and hilarious. I guess he is a bit of an acquired taste (though Fred Frith isn't exactly Norah Jones either!). I never say no to classical music recordings, especially those of my namesake, though I fear it would cost more to ship it across the country than you paid for it at the shop! It would make a lovely Christmas gift for a contemporary classical music fan, or a great white elephant gift for anyone else. Of course, if it's haunting you and you really need to get it out of the house...I mean, I would probably end up framing it with a little caption reading "Jessamyn West's first Lutoslawski Record," sort of Hard Rock Cafe style.
posted by Lutoslawski at 10:10 AM on December 18, 2009 [2 favorites]


Hooray!
posted by interrobang at 9:47 AM on December 19, 2009


Lutoslawski: "and jessamyn said my username! [blush]"

Finally got around to listening to this. I did the same thing. GNEE!
posted by Plutor at 8:24 AM on January 4, 2010


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