62: Magical Ponycorn Adventure
 transcript  June 9, 2011 12:41 AM   Subscribe

This podcast covers all the best bits of MeFi from May, 2011. Recorded on June 6th, it runs 77min long.

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Rapture Joke! (how it was supposed to look for everyone)

MeFi Projects
ButtCoin - a bitcoin blog (you can buy sex toys? MeFi thread about bitcoin)

Borneo Blog (mentioned on MeFi as well)

Kobold Pit (Goblin Camp, Wikipedia)

Common Copy, a crib sheet for web developers needing canned text for forms and web app operations

The 8 and the 16 - tumblr blog of video game screenshots of 8-bit vs. 16-bit versions

Ridiculous Bike Parking - blog of photos of crazy bike racks found for one member's city riding

Oregon Ballot Drop Box Locator - does what it says on the tin

MeFi Jobs (Members available for work)
Wordpress Expert ready to work
Web Writer & Social Networking person
Free Web Development for experience
User Experience Designer

MeFi Music mentioned
Old Man by cortex
Ana Ng by mubba
MeFi Music: all songs tagged "Songs I Hate"
Every Breath You Take by Et En Arcata Ego
I Go Blind by unSane
May Music Challenge Music Talk thread
Higher (slam poetry version) by Corduroy
Fred Milton does poetry

MeFi Posts
Breast Reduction thread went pretty well
The Book of Mormon on Broadway
Sissy's Magical Ponycorn Adventure (flash game designed by a five year old)
Prom Mania in Racine, Wisconsin with a great comment from a local
Old Man of the Lake (Crater Lake, Oregon)
Hero Joy Nightingale
Our Blood Stained Roof is a nice little comic
50 Worst Video Game Voices
Rocky Star, the lip-sync old radio show from the 90s in Australia
Great simple toys made with household objects
Butterfly how-to:

The story of the immovable ladder and the religious sects that oversee it (Atlas Obscura about it)
Great comment: Story of the best burger
How Modern Spam Works (the person behind the story showed up to leave a comment)

Ask MeFi Questions
Cool Math-y Gifts (Klein bottle hats!)
What to do to keep kids busy in the summer when they're out of school
What good advice do you have for a new mother
How do I pick up Math as a hobby (as an adult)?
Great comment: Everything you wanted to know about Raw Milk
Give me your best homemade beauty concoctions!

Closing song: The Worst Things by chococat
posted by mathowie (staff) to MeFi Podcast at 12:41 AM (29 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

I feel like I won something. How many buttcoins do I get?
posted by gc at 1:33 AM on June 9, 2011

Excellent. I have to fly cross-country today (and boy will my arms be tired), so this is perfect.
posted by rtha at 2:36 AM on June 9, 2011

I have a load of time to kill before the Stockholm meet-up and I do believe this will get me in the mood!
posted by Iteki at 5:30 AM on June 9, 2011

Oh, rtha.
posted by iamkimiam at 5:31 AM on June 9, 2011

(Also, I'm saving the podcast for my flight to Dublin on Saturday.)

I love the idea of MeFites in airports and train stations (or in the air, flapping their wings, as it were) everywhere listening to the podcast.
posted by iamkimiam at 5:33 AM on June 9, 2011

I too, will save the podcast until I fly on Monday.
posted by The Whelk at 5:40 AM on June 9, 2011

I'm saving it for a lazy Sunday in bed. I will of course flap my arms in sympathy with those forced to travel.
posted by arcticseal at 5:41 AM on June 9, 2011 [1 favorite]

I'm happy to be flying, because it means I am going home, where my lovely partner and excellent cats are. And where there is a distinct lack of hideously hot and humid weather. Oh, DC, I do not miss this about you at all! Even walking around in the evening without a jacket isn't worth the trade-off of 100-degree/90% humidity days. When I went to bed last night at midnight, it was still 87 degrees out! Ick!

Still, where is my transporter technology? Want!
posted by rtha at 6:06 AM on June 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


my iTunes only shows me up to podcast #61.
posted by Karmakaze at 7:22 AM on June 9, 2011

So the giant storm in Chicago somehow made the CTA insane this morning, so I decided to download the podcast MP3 and did you guys know that the album cover associated with that says 'Weekly Podcast' on it or is that another one of your sick jokes.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:00 AM on June 9, 2011

I don't know how this happens. I read Metafilter every fucking day, several times a day and yet when I open the podcast thread I've only ever seen about 2 of the threads mentioned. Every month. Here I go again...
posted by jontyjago at 8:08 AM on June 9, 2011

I feel like I won something. How many buttcoins do I get?

You get one million buttcoins. Redeeming them will cost you one cutting edge GPU per.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:28 AM on June 9, 2011 [1 favorite]

my iTunes only shows me up to podcast #61.

Right-click the podcast feed name in iTunes and hit "update podcast" to grab the latest.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:38 AM on June 9, 2011

mathowie, a quick quibble:

The stuff in aspirin is acetylsalicylic acid which is related to salicylic acid, or what acetylsalicylic acid metabolizes into when it works in your muscles as well as what they put into skin care products with other beta hydroxy acids.
posted by Blasdelb at 9:02 AM on June 9, 2011

I have learned not to rely on the podcast for scientific information.
posted by exogenous at 10:13 AM on June 9, 2011

Can we all have the Happy Birthday Polka on our birthdays?
posted by backseatpilot at 10:39 AM on June 9, 2011

I hear the Happy Birthday Polka most days. Though, to be fair, it's probably from that time my mom dropped me. (Advice for new moms: try not to drop them.)
posted by ewagoner at 10:48 AM on June 9, 2011

Yay! I made it into the podcast!
posted by brundlefly at 12:00 PM on June 9, 2011

Hey, don't rag on The Dalles! That's my ancestral homeland. Well, where my grandparents used to live.

And okay, yeah, it's kind of boring.
posted by gingerbeer at 1:00 PM on June 9, 2011 [1 favorite]

I will be heading to The Dalles in a few hours with the esteemed mrzarquon. I will let you know how it's holding up.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:31 PM on June 9, 2011

Go see the antelope!
posted by gingerbeer at 1:42 PM on June 9, 2011

Yes yes the Antelope! It is a fine antelope.
posted by rtha at 2:09 PM on June 9, 2011

posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:38 PM on June 9, 2011

Oh, hey, thanks for the mention, but to clarify -- that availability thingo I put up on Jobs was actually for cash-money work. I have a ridiculous number of projects on the go at any one time for myself and for others that's unpaid, so I just thought I'd throw something up there to see if I could make some sweet sweet lucre...
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:32 PM on June 9, 2011

Karmakaze, I have the same issue with iTunes. For some reason the podcast won't update despite right clicking and forcing updates (no issue with other podcasts). I'm forced to download and then drag it into iTunes.
posted by arcticseal at 8:08 PM on June 9, 2011

You guys talked about Khan Academy, but you totally missed linking to the Khan Academy FPP from last week.

Suggestion for next month's music challenge: songs in the (imagined) style of mathowie.
posted by sarahnade at 8:34 PM on June 9, 2011

Hey, one of my posts made the podcast!
posted by kaibutsu at 8:49 PM on June 9, 2011 [1 favorite]

"And it's by danb, who knows games!"

Hee. That's going on my business cards. :-)
posted by danb at 6:00 PM on June 14, 2011

As mentioned in the original thread, "I Go Blind" was originally written and performed by British Columbia's 54-40 and later covered by Hootie and the Blowfish.
posted by boost ventilator at 6:42 AM on June 15, 2011

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