Matt on boingboing. January 25, 2011 7:51 PM   Subscribe

Matt's on the front page of boing boing tonight.

I know it's an older video (previously), but still.
posted by crunchland to MetaFilter-Related at 7:51 PM (37 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

I missed the video when it first came out, so it was a treat to see it.
posted by crunchland at 7:52 PM on January 25, 2011


He's doing the robot!
posted by Askiba at 7:59 PM on January 25, 2011


I rewatched it last night for the first time in 8 months and man did I seem low-energy.

And I should have taken that stupid nametag off.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:02 PM on January 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's a good talk and seems really human and not another guy-with-pedestal telling you about how smart he is. I really enjoyed the re-watch.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:03 PM on January 25, 2011 [5 favorites]


> I rewatched it last night for the first time in 8 months and man did I seem low-energy.

Nah, it seems like you're addressing people as fellow humans rather than the target of an ego trip that generally passes for those kinds of things.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:05 PM on January 25, 2011 [3 favorites]


That's no robot, it's a hug! He's hugging us all!

And why is there no picture of Antinous, Avram or Felton? I feel sorry for them now. Maybe Matt is hugging them, too?
posted by filthy light thief at 8:07 PM on January 25, 2011


I'd never seen that video before, I love it!
posted by stray at 8:14 PM on January 25, 2011


In the print edition he's the centerfold.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:15 PM on January 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


I never seen it before! Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed watching it.
posted by royalsong at 8:15 PM on January 25, 2011


Wow...723 unread Memails? I am so. sorry.

Only 623 of them are from me
posted by quiet coyote at 8:16 PM on January 25, 2011


WOOHOO LISTEN TO THE TROUBLEMAKERS ::throws chairs, smashes tables::
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:18 PM on January 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


I will gladly accept thousands of dollars to create a site design you will not use, Matt.
posted by crunchland at 8:23 PM on January 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


Community Manager Appreciation Day sounds like one of those made up holidays like Bosses Day or Secretary's Day. But if there will be cake in the break room, I might stop by.
posted by birdherder at 8:24 PM on January 25, 2011


It was yesterday, as near as I can tell. The fact that Cory posted this a day late amuses me. Maybe it's yesterday in London?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:26 PM on January 25, 2011


*swallows hug suppressant*

*makes popcorn*
posted by infini at 8:29 PM on January 25, 2011


My kid (18) came in halfway through me watching, and when the 10 year thing came up, I pointed to the screen and touched the blue blob on Brisbane, Australia, and said, "I went to that, but I don't think anyone claimed the bartab in the end", and when the Vienna address askme came up, I said, "Oh this was classic," and then the Roadrunner, and I said, "this is awesome." She didn't say anything, (that doesn't matter and isn't the point) but I was glad she saw that the dude who runs my favourite website (I often start a topic in this house, so I saw on Metafilter) is a normal bloke with a great attitude.
posted by b33j at 8:41 PM on January 25, 2011


and you know I thought the "A" in DTMFA was a reference to an anus.

So I also learned something new!
posted by royalsong at 8:46 PM on January 25, 2011


$100 on E-Bay...For the first time I feel and look like a fool.

really, thanks Matt for your tolerance and nice sweater
love, troublemaker.
posted by clavdivs at 8:49 PM on January 25, 2011


Nah, it seems like you're addressing people as fellow humans rather than the target of an ego trip that generally passes for those kinds of things.

Spot on. Nice work!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:17 PM on January 25, 2011


I ♥ mathowie. :)
posted by Lynsey at 9:58 PM on January 25, 2011


I rewatched it last night for the first time in 8 months and man did I seem low-energy.

Somewhere in the distance, a single tear rolled down Gary Vaynerchuk's cheek as he realized that the only thing that you were crushing...was his heart.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:00 PM on January 25, 2011 [6 favorites]


Good talk, Matt.
posted by LobsterMitten at 10:12 PM on January 25, 2011


Loved the talk, thanks for posting this crunchland.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 10:34 PM on January 25, 2011


Not low energy, Mr Haughey, low key. Perfectly apt.
posted by Cranberry at 11:07 PM on January 25, 2011


I just watched that for the first time. Made me feel all warm and fuzzy about being part of this community. Thanks, Matt.
posted by bluedaisy at 11:15 PM on January 25, 2011


That's no robot, it's a hug! He's hugging us all!

No he's not, he's mocking my large belly. *sob*
posted by NoMich at 4:38 AM on January 26, 2011


Needs more catchphrase. Think about this - instead of "sweet spot" - try "Synergy Zone™."

And instead of community, call it a "ComMOD-nity®." Just think of the fuckin' optimized synergies, man! Think of the ROI! Conceptualize them paradigms, matey!
posted by Mister_A at 5:16 AM on January 26, 2011 [2 favorites]


That's my way of saying "I really enjoyed your talk, Matt."
posted by Mister_A at 6:05 AM on January 26, 2011


The NYTimes article linked from the style photos reminded me about DaShiv - has anyone seem him lately? If so, memail me please.
posted by odinsdream at 6:52 AM on January 26, 2011


That video is mostly what persuaded me to join Mefi.

I liked Matt, and I liked his philosophy.
posted by philipy at 9:26 AM on January 26, 2011


Wow...723 unread Memails?

I came here to say exactly this. I get super-excited on the rare days I get one MeMail. I practically took a screenshot during the plastic bag swap, when I got two at the same time.
quiet coyote, lets MeMail each other, we're obviously not getting enough MeFi love.

Oh. I also came here to say Yay mathowie for being awesome, and Yay crunchland for posting.
posted by penguin pie at 9:57 AM on January 26, 2011


That was a really great talk. I think he did a great job summing up why the site is all kinds of awesome. (I had completely missed that road runner question. What?)
posted by chunking express at 10:24 AM on January 26, 2011


That was a great video. Thanks for posting it.
posted by patheral at 4:46 PM on January 26, 2011


that was great, Matt - I never saw it originally, and really enjoyed it today.
posted by pinky at 5:45 PM on January 26, 2011


I'd sign up for a MeMail swap ;p
posted by infini at 9:17 PM on January 26, 2011


Great vid, but where the hell is ass.metafilter? That sounds like a good read
posted by criticalbill at 8:31 AM on January 27, 2011


loved it, I've tried so often to explain this site to people I think would really get it but all I need to do is send a link!
posted by Wilder at 5:59 AM on January 29, 2011


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