75: goodnewsfortheinsane interview
 transcript  December 6, 2012 3:17 PM   Subscribe

Episode 75 of the podcast features an interview with our newest moderator, goodnewsfortheinsane. Then we recap the best posts of November, the whole thing runs about 1hr 20min.

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A Melotron

MeFi best post contest

MetaTalk post
MeFi Wiki

MeFi Projects

The History League shirts of fake sports logos for famous periods/people of the past

New Brad Sucks album!

Dabbler: learn new stuff each month

Cutefight, a place to playfully rank your pets

Feedipedia a wiki for livestock feed

Advent calendars: Badvent calendar, NYC advent calendar

MeFi Posts

Pool women cartoons

Fire Tornado: firenado! (example)

Farmer's Dilemma as a comic story (with an impressive interpretation of it)

Explaining the smell you smell after it rains (thanks soil bacteria!)

The infinite jukebox will loop your songs forever (using echonest API)

Anthony Bourdain's rant against the Travel Channel

Glitch is closing, memories here

Comic Writers Services lists everything you need to know to write comics

Red Rogue!

Ask MeFi posts

Delicious one-pot meals for busy people

Looking for fun board games to play indoors that only last an hour or two (see also: Defective Yeti's annual board game gift guide)

MeFi Mall! Stuff for sale from other members

What weird stuff can I put in xmas stockings?

Is there a name for Glenn Yarbrough's weird facial hair?

What are household things you really need when you need them but would forget to have on hand?

Might as well have the best: how do you find the best thing made?

Tell me about the most relaxing nature documentaries besides Planet Earth/Blue Planet/Microcosmos

MeFi Jobs

Make me a springtime cthulu doll

Musicians needed to make J-pop music

MetaTalk posts

Juliet Banana in Momentum Magazine

MeFi Holiday Gift Drive for kids

MeFightClub gamers raising money for Child's Play

NanoWriMo recap

All about sockpuppets

Notable IRL events

Pie Meetup!

Massive meetup at Guy Fieri's NYC restaurant
posted by mathowie (staff) to MeFi Podcast at 3:17 PM (22 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

zarq: "It's hard to screw up rice pudding."
He said, tempting fate.
posted by boo_radley at 3:42 PM on December 6, 2012 [1 favorite]

This link is not for Matt.
posted by Lutoslawski at 3:43 PM on December 6, 2012

The Fanscribed transcript page is live!

Want to join in? You can just jump in, or read some tips.
posted by Pronoiac at 4:18 PM on December 6, 2012 [4 favorites]

I like jessamyn's eponymous song idea but I do not think I am a good candidate for such a thing.
posted by shakespeherian at 4:27 PM on December 6, 2012

Careful! This podcast is infested with that attack submarine crew.
posted by not_on_display at 5:38 PM on December 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


"I like America." - gnfti
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 7:05 PM on December 6, 2012

Half-wish I hadn't listened to this, now. Because I just know, with dread, that when finally meeting Jessamyn I will mess this up and blurt out some variation of "Ah, you must be Specimen West ... doh!"
posted by Wordshore at 7:07 PM on December 6, 2012 [2 favorites]

Ironically, insomniacally listening to the Ask MeFi posts part right now, and a colleague emails me an Ye Gods have you seen this on Ask Yahoo? link. From two years ago (so, no moderation of medically dangerous suggestions on that site).
posted by Wordshore at 8:38 PM on December 6, 2012

Oh yeah. I can talk about Music a bit.

The first draft of Metafilter Music came up early in the podcast. It launched in 2003:
mathowie: Ok, I guess if anyone is interested in putting their music on this site, you'll need to create two bitrates for your MP3 files, one at 128kbps, the other at something more modem friendly, like I suppose 56kbps.

Toss all your mp3s into a zip file, put them on a server somewhere, then email me where I can download them.
It started breaking in 2005, and it went away completely later that year.

If you look at the Wayback Machine, there's an incomplete archived version, showing literally dozens of posted songs.

The second and current version of Music got started in 2006, before I joined. In 2010, it crossed the 5000-song milestone! Today, it's over 6600 songs.

I have more personal stuff to write about Music, but it's late and it feels a bit spammy / self-promotional, so it can wait until morning.
posted by Pronoiac at 12:43 AM on December 7, 2012

Blasphemers! Do not sully the harpsichord! I and the Adams family bite our thumbs at you, sir!
posted by Deoridhe at 12:47 AM on December 7, 2012

Wow, goodnews is a mod? That's good news!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:16 AM on December 7, 2012 [1 favorite]

Good news for the brain!
posted by comealongpole at 2:47 AM on December 7, 2012

you can do the infinite jukebox thing yourself with Dissociated Studio.
posted by russm at 2:56 AM on December 7, 2012

In 2010, it crossed the 5000-song milestone!

And nearly several comments!
posted by Wolfdog at 5:42 AM on December 7, 2012 [4 favorites]

Sometimes Metafilter seems too big to really think of it as my online community. Then, other times, there's something like this that makes feel like we're all old friends who haven't seen each other in a while but when we do we'll have so much to catch up on. Except we'll skip that part and go straight to the drinks and laughs.
posted by 256 at 8:14 AM on December 7, 2012

Wow, goodnews is a mod? That's good news!

For some people.

I keed, I keed.
posted by gauche at 9:00 AM on December 7, 2012

Blasphemers! Do not sully the harpsichord! I and the Adams family bite our thumbs at you, sir!

Randal and Hopkirk, mofos!
posted by Artw at 4:19 PM on December 7, 2012

The thing about the harpsichord is it is basically a bunch of tiny elves each playing a carefully tuned triangle but with no sense of dynamics; the elves just give their respective little triangles a hearty WHAP with their tiny elf stick when prodded by the motion of the key they're standing on.

Which has its uses, but.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:28 AM on December 8, 2012 [1 favorite]

Fun music fact: The Bjork song My Spine is in fact what Bjork's spine sounds like when played by tiny icelandic elves.
posted by Artw at 8:58 AM on December 8, 2012

Guy Fieri in a kilt.
posted by not_on_display at 10:50 PM on December 8, 2012

Guy Fieri in a kilt.
Guy Fieri in a wearable towel?
posted by not_on_display at 10:09 AM on December 9, 2012

Just finished off the transcription on Fanscribed. I would like to note that transcribing the section on Infinite Jukebox was amusingly meta, since hitting the button to skip back five seconds would often skip back to an earlier repeat of Jessamyn singing the same thing. Indeed, that whole section made me quite happy, what with mathowie, jessamyn and cortex all bursting into song at various points!
posted by beryllium at 6:54 PM on December 9, 2012 [1 favorite]

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