51: Human Centipede
 transcript  May 5, 2010 2:50 PM   Subscribe

Episode 51 of the podcast was recorded on Monday May 3rd and features about an hour of banter between the usual mods recounting the month of April.


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My GEL talk
"Grandpa fled the nazis phonebook thread"
"bondcliff's awesome deathstar costume"

MeFi Music (covers by cortex)

Hotel California
Don't Stop Kazooin'
Complicated
La Isla Bonita

MeFi Jobs

Office Assistant/Technical Writer in the bay area.

Send me pieces of wood

MeFi Projects

P=NP conjecture (reminded me of Joey DeVilla's story)

Every day I draw on a 3x5 card

Gentleman's Gentleman comic

Business Raptor Comic

Tea Party Jesus

Free iPhone app for turning word phone numbers into numbers

Gen X-tinct nostalgia blog (chocolate soda and cookie crisp)

MeFi Posts

Story of Bohemian Rhapsody

Piano Hero/Synthesia (Don't Stop Believin' demo on youtube)

Calvin and Hobbes meta-search (which later died)

New Hampshire State of Mind video (their other joke video)

Sleep is Death game (screenshot)

Training Rules documentary about lesbians/homophobia in basketball

House of Leaves inside joke

Stephen Baldwin is actually a helpful guy

The Room: The Movie

World's Ugliest Statues (the hideous Junipero Serra in the Bay Area)

5th grader video of U2's With or Without You (everything is terrible needs Jurassic Park VHS tapes)

Human Centipede Trailer

The 120 Minutes Archive

Play Super Mario as other characters

Ask MetaFilter

Turning 30. Handling it poorly.

Who are your favorite Etsy large format artists?

iPad search at Etsy: Tweedy iPad case, cool felt one

Happy 1980s music wanted

Funnest etymology stories

Share your systems and good habits

Music and MetaTalk

Musicians sharing operating methods on Music Talk

2nd Annual Interactive Fiction Contest
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 2:50 PM (70 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I can not believe you called this Human Centipede!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:51 PM on May 5, 2010


I can't believe I made that awful "choking up" baseball joke.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:57 PM on May 5, 2010


That guy who hates cortex is really going to like the Music selections this month.
posted by chococat at 2:57 PM on May 5, 2010 [9 favorites]


That guy who hates cortex is really going to like the Music selections this month.

Dumbacher!
posted by fixedgear at 3:00 PM on May 5, 2010


"mefi-curious"?
posted by boo_radley at 3:09 PM on May 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


Meffih?
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 3:10 PM on May 5, 2010


chococat: "That guy who hates cortex is really going to like the Music selections this month"

good; fuck that dude.
posted by boo_radley at 3:11 PM on May 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


Man, I was swallowing the mic on this one. I need to remember to back it off a couple more inches next time, the balance sounds weird compared to Matt and Jess.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:15 PM on May 5, 2010


I <3 house of leaves.
posted by empath at 3:30 PM on May 5, 2010


Blurst of the Fralb!
posted by turgid dahlia at 3:42 PM on May 5, 2010


You pronounced my name exactly right jessamyn.
posted by marxchivist at 3:44 PM on May 5, 2010


Man, I was swallowing the mic on this one. I need to remember to back it off a couple more inches next time

That's actually very close to a line of dialogue from Human Centipede,
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:47 PM on May 5, 2010 [4 favorites]


AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:52 PM on May 5, 2010 [8 favorites]


I mentioned this in the original thread, but since I saw the trailer for Human Centipede, I can't help but think of it every time I poop. Thanks, Metafilter!
posted by Nothing... and like it at 3:59 PM on May 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


Hey, we're not the ones who fitted your bathroom with a toilet shaped like two horrified surgical victims.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:04 PM on May 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: I can't help but think of it every time I poop.
posted by The Whelk at 4:05 PM on May 5, 2010 [3 favorites]


AGH YOU SAID HUMAN CENTIPEDE. That's two days in a row MetaTalk has ruined for me.
posted by Metroid Baby at 4:29 PM on May 5, 2010


Centipedes? In my humans?
posted by klangklangston at 4:39 PM on May 5, 2010


Whoa! I missed the posting of the NH video! That's a great video, especially for someone from New Hampshire, such as mysHuman Centipede
posted by Greg Nog at 4:42 PM on May 5, 2010


I feel like we should mass the Human Centipede premiere (IRC CENTER!) and just turn it into a big loud riffing party and throw toilet paper rolls at the director and blow noisemakers and get a police record.
posted by The Whelk at 4:50 PM on May 5, 2010


IFC CENTER! RATHER.
posted by The Whelk at 4:54 PM on May 5, 2010


The Father Junipero Serra rest spot is closed at the moment and I can't see the statue from the freeway, so I'm not sure if it's still there or will be returning.
Some fun facts about the statue:
- He's pointing in the wrong direction (he should be pointing to the bay).
- He's been decorated with a yoyo and a few different hats
- The rest area was notorious for being a gay pickup spot in the 80's.
posted by doctor_negative at 5:03 PM on May 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


Human centipedes? In my vagina?
posted by loquacious at 5:52 PM on May 5, 2010


Thanks for the mention of the contest, cortex!

I agree that the current web address is a bit unwieldy, so I've set up the following short URL which is hopefully more memorable: MeFiFic.tk.
posted by Deathalicious at 6:57 PM on May 5, 2010


I feel like we should mass the Human Centipede premiere (IRC CENTER!) and just turn it into a big loud riffing party and throw toilet paper rolls at the director and blow noisemakers and get a police record. [emph. add.]

Dude this happens already.

Hey FWIW I'd missed the whole Human Centipede thing somehow and so just now spent about 20 minutes watching the trailer and reading the thread while waiting for 51: Human Centipede to download. These podcasts/threads are so great!
posted by carsonb at 7:01 PM on May 5, 2010


Yeah but not Sonic 'cause Sonic is Sega and that's bullshit.

Ha ha, yeah! Tell her! This totally made up for your weird pronunciations of Samus and NES.
posted by carsonb at 8:08 PM on May 5, 2010


One more thing— the 'cover' for this mp3 is over the top. Just calling the thing Human Centipede was awesome, hilarious, and a good show. Actually showing? Over the line.
posted by carsonb at 8:27 PM on May 5, 2010


It's pronounced "ness" because it's untouchable, man. (How the hell do you pronounce Samus? There is another way?)
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:42 PM on May 5, 2010


Yay, Community! I think Henry David Thoreau Diet Squirt may be the best porn name ever.
posted by pecknpah at 8:43 PM on May 5, 2010


Oh god, Human Centipede. I watched that trailer this morning, and left me disturbed for my entire commute.
posted by mrzarquon at 8:49 PM on May 5, 2010


It was a good podcast! Yes people do listen to it cause it sounds like friends or sane people's just chatting in their living room! This one in particular felt less hurried and more, uh-er-hey lets chat! which is great. It's like the Onion A.V Club, they could totally rule the podcast circuit if they didn't limit it to 20 min blurbs every 3rd week. How awful is it to just talk about stuff?

Also Liz being annoying is I think a big difference between 30 Rock and Seinfield cause I can't fucking stand stand Sienfield but I love 30 Rock and I think it's cause Liz Lemon being crazy and neurotic is on 30 rock something to mock while on Sienfield it was ho ho ho! aren't I right! LADIES! Which was just...made me hate Sienfield so much, that we're supposed to LIKE these overly touchy dorks being insane as opposed to 30 Rock where they're objects of fun.

And so there.
posted by The Whelk at 8:50 PM on May 5, 2010


Anyone who has not watched that Bohemian Rhapsody documentary, and has any sort of passing interest in the song or Queen, watch it. That was a really pleasant hour spent on YouTube, which is not the sort of thing I say very often.
posted by Lyn Never at 8:53 PM on May 5, 2010


HA! Yeah, I do have a job. ROFLMAO! :D :D :D

I have insomniac two year olds and my wife and I are trying to train ourselves not to go in to them anymore. Which tends to be hard because my daughter is now removing her clothing and diaper at night. My wife tends to sleep through the crying. I don't. So I figured I might as well do something silly like look up every cover I can possibly find for Bohemian Rhapsody. (See what severe sleep dep will do to ya?) Couldn't believe the quality of the stuff that was on Youtube, so I started putting together a post and it kind of snowballed into something... well, "Voluminous" is a good word for it! :D

Considering the way I worded the part above the fold, I actually really didn't think people would click through and see the bulk of the post. I was pretty shocked that it got so much positive attention. Makes me want to do more like it for other subjects. :)
posted by zarq at 9:46 PM on May 5, 2010


Ebert's review of Human Centipede: I am required to award stars to movies I review. This time, I refuse to do it. The star rating system is unsuited to this film. Is the movie good? Is it bad? Does it matter? It is what it is and occupies a world where the stars don't shine.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:53 PM on May 5, 2010


That review made me love Ebert more than ever. He also wants to do it because he is in a movie by Tom Six, a Dutch director whose previous two films average 4 out of 10 on the IMDb.com scale, which is a score so low very few directors attain it.
posted by pecknpah at 10:03 PM on May 5, 2010


Yeah, Etsy's search is getting annoying for me.

I think it's partly to do with them getting a lot more popular and they're having eBay type problems with listing. People are listing stuff in the wrong categories and with incorrect tags, either out of greed or ignorance. And while only a small percentage of people do this, it really adds up.

Another issue I'm having with Etsy is the stuff that just plain shouldn't be there. I'm by no means someone who should be judging the art of others, but if I go to Etsy looking for a T-shirt the last thing I want to find is stuff like this. It feels like I'm in some dirt mall with cheap shirt booths.
posted by ODiV at 11:27 PM on May 5, 2010


Also, Matt, as a 26-year old male who lives near Brooklyn - my mustache does not curl. it just shaved it off actually.

Now I look like I'm 12.
posted by The Whelk at 5:45 AM on May 6, 2010


Ha! Thanks for the kind words in the podcast. My son now thinks he's famous.

Matt: is there video anywhere of your talk?
posted by bondcliff at 5:45 AM on May 6, 2010


I am totally high-fiving myself now for having made the podcast. w00t!
posted by COBRA! at 7:10 AM on May 6, 2010


The Whelk: “I feel like we should mass the Human Centipede premiere (IRC CENTER!) and just turn it into a big loud riffing party and throw toilet paper rolls at the director and blow noisemakers and get a police record.”

Get?

Maintain.
posted by koeselitz at 7:43 AM on May 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


is there video anywhere of your talk?

Not yet, but eventually yes. They seem to release about one video a month over the course of a year at gelvideos.com.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:21 AM on May 6, 2010


Still sad that Jessamyn missed the meet-up at my house! Disappointment of the year!
posted by Lutoslawski at 11:46 AM on May 6, 2010


No jobs eh?

Possibly I need to bump up my jobs post, and adding PMs and SQA folk, because I've only had a couple of responses to that and surely .net folks in Seattle can't be that rare.

I swear they get lured out to Redmond and eaten by something.
posted by Artw at 11:46 AM on May 6, 2010


Disappointment of the year!

For me also!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:50 AM on May 6, 2010


Jessamyn is right to dislike House of Leaves.
posted by Artw at 12:50 PM on May 6, 2010


My dentist's technician put this goddamn temporary crown in crooked, what the christ.
posted by boo_radley at 1:16 PM on May 6, 2010


My dentist's technician put this goddamn temporary crown in crooked, what the christ.

I went through two temporaries, and now the permanent one, in the last month -- and all of them were quite lovely, but there's nothing quite like getting pieces of cement down your throat, is there?
posted by davejay at 5:38 PM on May 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


Human Centipede totally ruined thrashing about with my mouth on someone's anus while someone else's mouth was on my anus. Just thinking about stitches give me the woogies.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:25 PM on May 6, 2010


Ugh. Stitches!

I had this tiny bit of dangling thread inside my mouth after getting my wisdom teeth that I had to get removed after I started gagging because of it. So the thought of mouth stitches is a real true horror.

And I never got any proper decent drugs, just some Tylenol/codeine. Bastards.
posted by Artw at 10:01 PM on May 6, 2010


Man, that's all Vicodin is. Tylenol 3 is basically the same thing, too. What do you want, Thorazine?
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:10 PM on May 6, 2010


Oh man, and the front guy in the centipede is going to absorb all the Tylenol 3 when it's the other guys who have the mouth stitches. Things just keep getting worse for them.
posted by Metroid Baby at 9:06 AM on May 7, 2010


When I first heard there was a movie called Human Centipede, I thought it was going to be filled with stuff like this. I hope no one goes into the theater expecting that then ends up being all "NOOO THAT'S NOT DANCING EVEN IN A POETIC SENSE"
posted by ignignokt at 10:46 AM on May 7, 2010


UK election results are being described as a Human Centipede result...
posted by Artw at 10:52 AM on May 7, 2010


HURF DURF CONTENT DIVER
posted by clavicle at 10:54 AM on May 7, 2010


Sounds like a conference with Ira Glass about the MeFi Movie wouldn't hurt... He's good at weaving disparate stories together into a theme.
posted by hippybear at 11:41 AM on May 7, 2010


I have a recurring fantasy of creeping up behind Ira Glass when he's delivering one of his Terribly Significant Snapshots Of Our Times and throw a pie in his face while screaming FUCKMONSTER ASSCOCK!
posted by The Whelk at 12:48 PM on May 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


Not to undermine the awesome of that scene, but it would be even more awesome if he punched you out, Buzz Aldrin style.
posted by Artw at 2:40 PM on May 7, 2010


GAH! I did not know about this film, and now I do, and I want to scrub it out of my brain forever. DO NOT WANT.
posted by ocherdraco at 3:37 PM on May 7, 2010


In other film commentary - Distict 9 is NOT just Crash with Aliens.
posted by Artw at 4:22 PM on May 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


Actually if in Crash a bunch of big A (not small a) Aliens turned up and killed everyone it would probably become my favourite Aliens movie of all time. Maybe that flying saucer from Independence Day could turn up and incinerate the city for a bit after the Aliens got done with it, just to make sure that no trace of the shitty movie remained.
posted by Artw at 4:31 PM on May 7, 2010


I wanted that to happen during every episode of Friends.
posted by The Whelk at 5:03 PM on May 7, 2010


That iPhone app that converts 1-800-FUCK-YOU into a numeric phone number is going to result in a bunch more people calling to say how my driving is.

'Twitster' sounds like a social networking site where, instead of inviting your friends, you invite people you think are idiots. I can't imagine things go well from there.

cortex, see District 9. It is really good.
posted by FishBike at 11:00 AM on May 8, 2010


Come for the mockumentary paralleling apartheid era South Africa, stay for the body horror and explodo.
posted by Artw at 11:02 AM on May 8, 2010


Oh, thanks for mentioning the app, guys! Also for letting me know that Google Voice will anticipate my will, in addition to providing me with hilarious voicemail transcriptions.
posted by ignignokt at 5:02 PM on May 8, 2010


More Room stuff.
posted by boost ventilator at 7:06 PM on May 10, 2010


I have to say that reading the comments on the Room post makes me realize why I don't contribute as much here as I used to. I mainly subscribe to the popular favorites feeds and listen to the podcast. My own quote, "I post about a three-year-old movie on MeFi and it's still looks like I am ahead of my time."
posted by boost ventilator at 6:10 AM on May 11, 2010


Was it just me or was this podcast a whole lot quieter than previous ones? I had to crank up the volume really loud and then when it ended the next podcast on my iPod started really suddenly and made my eardrums bleed. Not literally or anything, but that "welcome" song on top volume is kind of scary.
posted by nickmark at 11:06 AM on May 11, 2010


No one is calling the breather on this one?
Jessamyn? I submit it was you.


huge love for the podcast.
Love hearing you discuss it.
Love hearing him retro it
Love when mathowie twitters it:
"Actual OH at the Frontalot show.
Dude 1:"what's MetaFilter?
Dude 2 "it's like Fark & Digg & shit but fuck tons better!"


.. and this episode I learned how thankful I should be as a new member.
posted by will wait 4 tanjents at 2:42 AM on May 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


Public service announcement for Portlanders (of the Oregon variety):

Human Centipede is playing this Saturday at Cinema 21 at 11PM....

Do I smell a meetup?

Or is that just the ass of the guy my mouth is sewed to?
posted by Nothing... and like it at 1:26 PM on May 20, 2010


Human Centipede - the game!
posted by Artw at 2:12 PM on May 24, 2010


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