61: Know Your Moderators II: Restless Boogaloo
 transcript  April 29, 2011 4:04 PM   Subscribe

It's episode 61 of the podcast! We chat with new weekend moderator restless_nomad for twenty minutes or so up front, about moderation and video games and green vegetables; and then we ramble on for about a normal podcast's worth of chatter after that, so this comes in at a beefy 90 minutes or so.

posted by cortex to MeFi Podcast at 4:04 PM (54 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

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posted by FishBike at 4:39 PM on April 29, 2011


[[Quiet you.]]
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:44 PM on April 29, 2011


Shall we leave you two alone?
posted by gman at 4:50 PM on April 29, 2011


{You can't tell me what to do!}
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:01 PM on April 29, 2011


[Well - you can tell me... but I don't have to do it!]
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:01 PM on April 29, 2011


[This is a good idea]
[no not that one, the other one.]
posted by boo_radley at 5:12 PM on April 29, 2011


...and a little over two years later, Plutor wish regarding tricky username podcast pronunciation came 50% true.

(Good job with the pronunciation by the way, and great podcast. Welcome, Jeremy, we're very glad to have you.)
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj at 5:50 PM on April 29, 2011


[couldn't remove any comments, please stay on topic guys]
posted by Blasdelb at 5:58 PM on April 29, 2011


beefy????
posted by tomswift at 6:25 PM on April 29, 2011


Just so y'all know, my mother will be reading this thread.
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 6:32 PM on April 29, 2011


*waves to Jeremy's mom*
posted by pjern at 6:35 PM on April 29, 2011


Out loud? Will she whisper it softly, or declaim it with great force?
posted by maudlin at 6:36 PM on April 29, 2011


Hah. "For this month's podcast, restless_nomad's mother reads the comments from the previous month's podcast thread. Enjoy!"
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 6:37 PM on April 29, 2011


This is actually my second MF account. I had an older one and don't even remember why I changed. It was probably something as capricious as not liking the original username. I've been on the blue since way way back.
posted by i blame your mother at 6:38 PM on April 29, 2011


Also, I would like to point out that pi x 1337% is not exactly 42, merely a fairly close approximation thereof. I mean really, how can you multiply an irrational number by any rational number (except 0) and get an integer result?
posted by FishBike at 6:42 PM on April 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


Beefy?
posted by tomswift at 6:47 PM on April 29, 2011



Also, I would like to point out that pi x 1337% is not exactly 42, merely a fairly close approximation thereof. I mean really, how can you multiply an irrational number by any rational number (except 0) and get an integer result?

I mean, shit dude, pi's not even algebraic. That's some hard shit to multiply away, right there.
posted by kaibutsu at 7:50 PM on April 29, 2011


For this month's podcast, restless_nomad's mother reads the comments from the previous month's podcast thread.

We should probably do a "Mod's moms read some comments" podcast at some point. I am certain my mother would enjoy that.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:06 PM on April 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Can someone summarize this podcast for me? Click it maybe? Anyone?

The taters mystery revealed.

Boo! In poor taste! Hiss! *throws vegetables* *flashes*
posted by carsonb at 9:18 PM on April 29, 2011


Can someone summarize this podcast for me?

Matt made a math joke.
Jessamyn was interested in videogame elves.
cortex shouted "Vermont fucking rules!"

Pretty typical body swap plot, but hey it's the 61st episode what do you expect? We'll probably get a Groundhog Day plot later this season.
posted by fleacircus at 2:49 AM on April 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Fake Math Assertions: 3987^12 + 4365^12 = 4472^12.
posted by Obscure Reference at 6:44 AM on April 30, 2011


jjjjjjjijjjjjjj: "...and a little over two years later, Plutor wish regarding tricky username podcast pronunciation came 50% true. "

Woo, it's a double treat for Plutor!

FishBike: "Also, I would like to point out that pi x 1337% is not exactly 42, merely a fairly close approximation thereof."

This does mean, though, that 4200/1337 (or 42/13.37) is a good approximation of pi. It's too bad that the simpler 355/113 is closer, but the former might be easier to remember. [Ooh, look, I did a post on pi approximations.]
posted by Plutor at 7:47 AM on April 30, 2011


Nothing about you know what?
posted by Splunge at 8:26 AM on April 30, 2011


Which you know what?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:41 AM on April 30, 2011


You know.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:36 AM on April 30, 2011


You know. What's his name.
posted by Splunge at 10:23 AM on April 30, 2011


We talked about Scott Adams, is there another person you're referring to? If so could you either tell me

- who you mean? or
- that you are joking?

Thanks.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:33 AM on April 30, 2011


Oh. It was at the very end. My bad. Sorry. Just impatient.
posted by Splunge at 10:35 AM on April 30, 2011


To clarify. I didn't want to bring him up in this thread if the mods were going to ignore the whole thing. Not seeing his name on the list of topics, I was curious. I figured that if they wanted to be the ones to bring him up, they would. And if not I didn't want to do it. I also had not listened to the entire podcast.

Sorry for being obtuse or seeming like troll. I figured that the "who" would be obvious. My mistake.
posted by Splunge at 10:43 AM on April 30, 2011


Omigod you guys haven't seen Inside Man? That movie is great.
posted by shakespeherian at 11:54 AM on April 30, 2011


Shouldn't we just refer to him as MOSA from now on?
posted by arcticseal at 11:31 PM on April 30, 2011


He still has an account, amusingly.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:24 AM on May 1, 2011


[To the tune of "Hooray for Captain Spaulding"]

Hooray for restless_nomad,
The brand-new moderator!
(Did someone mention tater?)
Hooray hooray hooray!
posted by not_on_display at 11:08 AM on May 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


What is that great "I watch anime for you" track at around the 1 hour and 7 minute mark? I tried looking for it in Music, but I couldn't find it.
posted by Phire at 2:51 PM on May 1, 2011


That is Jeniffer Teeter's Compromise!
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:29 PM on May 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


That is not Data. It is B-4.
posted by ego at 7:30 AM on May 2, 2011


I really want to know where this secret community management industry forum is.
posted by The Lurkers Support Me in Email at 7:33 AM on May 3, 2011


Communitymanagersgroup.com. It's not secret, but it is private - you have to present your credentials before you can actually join.
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 8:26 AM on May 3, 2011


Raise your hand if you were listening to this podcast while running when you heard Mathowie mock people who listen to the podcast while running.

*hand*
posted by Plutor at 10:46 AM on May 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


I was a ferry. It was rather rough and Mrs arcticseal was looking queasy. I do not blame MeFi for this.
posted by arcticseal at 5:34 PM on May 5, 2011


on a ferry. Although I may be a Transformer, weird dreams of late.
posted by arcticseal at 6:13 PM on May 5, 2011


Damn you, Megatron! Damn! You!

*shakes fist
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:50 PM on May 5, 2011


I listened to this thing from the moment the (somewhat unpleasant, less so than before) opening jingle ended to about the 45-minute mark, and I was never ever clear who the show was interviewing or why she had a male name.
posted by joeclark at 12:21 PM on May 8, 2011


joeclark, the description of this podcast includes this info.: "We chat with new weekend moderator restless_nomad for twenty minutes or so up front."
posted by gudrun at 1:21 PM on May 8, 2011


And I don't think we know why she has a male name. Feel free to ask her if it's important to you.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:22 PM on May 8, 2011


It's the internet handle that ate my life - I started using it on an online forum (sort of accidentally) ten years ago, and then when I moved to Austin everyone thought it was my real name, and it was just easier not to try to correct them. I have gotten used to it, though, to the point where I don't really respond to "Emily" unless it's an immediate family member or I'm paying special attention. Jeremy is pretty much my professional name in all circumstances, these days.
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 1:36 PM on May 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Jessamyn, you don’t seriously expect me to have to load a Web page to figure out who’s being interviewed on a podcast.
posted by joeclark at 5:49 PM on May 12, 2011


Jessamyn, you don’t seriously expect me to have to load a Web page to figure out who’s being interviewed on a podcast.

Not unless you're unclear on something. Here's the first minute and eight seconds, transcribed.

mathowie: "Episode 61 starring... new mod Jeremy."
jessamyn: "restless_nomad"
restless_nomad: "Hi guys."
mathowie: "This will be Better Know a Moderator part 2 because we did one with vacapinta"
jessamyn: "Oh that's right, midnight mod interview... so this is, what do you call it weekend mod interview or junior mod interview? I'm supposed to pass on thank yous from my boyfriend for you working with us so that we could actually go hiking and not worry about the site for like the first Sunday in recent memory."
restless_nomad: "Yeah I think he and Josh's wife are going to be my biggest fans"
cortex: "Angela very much appreciates you being on staff."

I'm sure we could have been clearer, but I also don't think we were cryptic.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:32 PM on May 12, 2011


Woo hoo! A post of mine made the podcast.

Well, I guess it was constructed entirely out of cortex-bait.
posted by Artw at 9:24 AM on May 13, 2011


Well, I guess it was constructed entirely out of cortex-bait.

Now I'm picturing a fake software box, with a marketing blurb on it that reads:
"Now you can use your own computer to create banjo music by running word frequency tables through a system of cellular automata!"
It's just sitting innocently under a much larger box, propped up by a stick under one end.
posted by FishBike at 9:49 AM on May 13, 2011 [4 favorites]


The mod discussion of Lovecraft was fun too - I imagine you guys get far more of that through osmosis than anyone could sensibly want.
posted by Artw at 11:15 AM on May 13, 2011


Yes, it's like a wordless cultural payload, pressing its tendrils against our minds from the unwatched shadows of the front page, seeping, keening, there-and-not-there...
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:21 AM on May 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


Is that something I'd need an octopus on my head to understand?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:23 AM on May 13, 2011


zomg! You guys talked about me! That made my year!!!!

I actually laughed for a really long time listening to you guys puzzle out the nazi zombie thing. I can splain! I am a video game producer as well as a musician, and I worked at the company that made Call of Duty: World at War (and later BLOPS as many like to call it). A friend at the company wrote some songs for the secret nazi zombie mode (that in and of itself is a long story) and asked me if I'd like to try singing it, and the rest is sort of history. They wound up using the songs and the fans wound up loving it and it's taken on a bit of a life of its own.

On the regular I'm more of a singer/songwriter/americana type (I'd say Lucinda Williams is my ideal), so it is... an interesting thing. :)
posted by pazazygeek at 7:17 AM on May 21, 2011


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