59: The Most Illegal Thing I've Seen in the History of Wrestling
 transcript  February 25, 2011 11:11 AM   Subscribe

Four Years Running! This episode runs about an hour and 20 min long and covers everything from the first of the year until Wednesday the 23rd when we recorded it.

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The Most Illegal Thing I've Seen in the History of Wrestling:

Unusual American History moments (related blog: Memory Place)

Awesome cross-stitch:
It's not a Can't thing, it's a Won't thing
posted by mathowie (staff) to MeFi Podcast at 11:11 AM (29 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

"How long have you been with us Josh?"

oh my god Jessamyn's gonna fire cortex oh no
posted by boo_radley at 11:23 AM on February 25, 2011 [3 favorites]

Holy wow that old podcast was short.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:34 AM on February 25, 2011

posted by absalom at 11:34 AM on February 25, 2011

Yeah, the original plan for the MeFi podcast was to run it at 20-30 minutes. We used to record for about an hour, and I'd spent three days cutting it down to the absolute minmal length. Then the feedback on the early episodes was "if you guys talk for 90min, why not just put 90min long podcasts up?" and we eventually obliged.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:36 AM on February 25, 2011 [1 favorite]

The unscripted stuff makes the podcast, so thanks.
posted by boo_radley at 11:37 AM on February 25, 2011 [1 favorite]

Oh! Oh my!

*giggles & blushes*
posted by Pronoiac at 11:58 AM on February 25, 2011

Ms. Clav is a Cross-stitcher and that is nice work and it brought a very slow smile to my face.
posted by clavdivs at 12:07 PM on February 25, 2011

Sorry I sound like I am in a well, I am at not-home and don't have my normal nerd headset.

I am at the point where cortex tells mathowie to "man the fuck up and watch some Star Trek" and it is making me smile.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:10 PM on February 25, 2011 [1 favorite]

Woah! Did Jessamyn dropped some Run DMC at the end there:

Not bad meaning bad
but bad meaning good!

posted by P.o.B. at 12:52 PM on February 25, 2011

I was going to listen to this, but I think I'll wait for the house remix.
posted by shakespeherian at 12:53 PM on February 25, 2011

posted by P.o.B. at 12:54 PM on February 25, 2011

"clickity! clickity! clickity!"

posted by ocherdraco at 1:03 PM on February 25, 2011

What is the thing above the phrase in the cross-stitching? (Or is that something addressed in the podcast?) All I'm seeing is the top of an Oregon Trail-type wagon, may crashed or collapsed on rocks.
posted by filthy light thief at 1:09 PM on February 25, 2011

I haven't watched anywhere near 3 minutes of wrestling since I was a kid in Montreal, when Saturdays always included 2 hours of wrestling with legends like Giant Jean Ferré (as Andre the Giant was known back then.)

But I had to watch that whole video. Unbelievably awesome!
posted by maudlin at 1:12 PM on February 25, 2011

And people have the audacity to claim pro wrestling is fake.
posted by shakespeherian at 1:26 PM on February 25, 2011

Woah! Jessamyn dropped some Run DMC at the end there

People always ask 'DMC - what does it mean?'
D's for never dirty, MC's for mathowie & cortex.
posted by mintcake! at 1:38 PM on February 25, 2011

or mintcake!
posted by ocherdraco at 1:41 PM on February 25, 2011

Oh damn.
posted by mintcake! at 1:45 PM on February 25, 2011

So, what do you want to know about achmorrison?
posted by achmorrison at 2:21 PM on February 25, 2011

How do you pronounce it!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:02 PM on February 25, 2011

I say "a. c. h. morrison", since the first three letters are the initials of my first and middle names. So, not Jewish. :)

And I'm glad cortex enjoyed the post. Sometime soon I hope to post a followup on my blog about what I learned while researching the post.
posted by achmorrison at 3:43 PM on February 25, 2011

also enjoying the pregnant pause around corpora.
posted by boo_radley at 4:04 PM on February 25, 2011

cortex, I think the music you're searching for is the Langley Schools Music Project.
posted by hydrophonic at 5:04 PM on February 25, 2011

I sure hope Matt escapes the Borg Collective before the next podcast.
posted by Hardcore Poser at 10:21 PM on February 25, 2011

And then one day User #1's name was mysteriously changed to 'locutushaughey'....
posted by kaibutsu at 5:37 AM on February 26, 2011

Thanks again for the kind words, folks. I hope the Gamefilter gets some traction and that people have fun with it. I like fun!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:06 PM on February 27, 2011

Language podcast, yay! Thanks for the shoutout on the cor'ora stuff (I don't pronounce the 'p'...word armies, fuck yeah!)
posted by iamkimiam at 7:34 AM on February 28, 2011

There are countless universes in which I discovered the MeFi podcast before today...I wished I lived in one of them. Thanks folks.
posted by Fin Azvandi at 10:09 PM on March 4, 2011

Ok, so wait, someone thought that Neutral Milk Hotel was offensive just because they reference Anne Frank? That seems a little knee-jerk, no?
posted by Hackworth at 3:17 PM on March 23, 2011

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