77: Gay Teen Denouement
 transcript  January 29, 2013 1:51 PM   Subscribe

Episode 77 of the MetaFilter podcast runs about 1hr 40min and was recorded yesterday afternoon with jessamyn and cortex. It features a run-down of our favorite posts from across the sites for January 2013.

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MeFi Music

Anglesey, by haines - first post! Very pretty sort of cool, driving folk.

Tiny Screens, by allaboutgeorge - chill vibe in the Mission

Bury Me Beneath the Willow Tree, by usonian - Teeny little banjo thing, super nice

Crunklefucker, by Elmore - "a video game soundtrack on a console that has been degrading for a hundred years", says Bunny Ultramod

Velvet Queen, by BobbyGreenMusic - ass-shaker from a new user

MeFi Jobs

Job needing a Harvard employee


West Belgium beer meetup

MeFi Projects

Derek draws Derek

Blindsketch - draw things blind, revealing your drawings later (all drawings from the community, other project borescore)

GROKtair learing guitar playing with tabs

Ukiyo-e a Japanese wood block print art database

Houndton Tabby - portraits of Downton Abbey characters drawn as cats and dogs

15x7 - twitter art generator

Metrophors - place-based map of tweets comparing one place to another

MeFi Posts

The Hunt for the Germans in Death Valley

"Untamed Humans" on the Roof of the World - about the Kyrgyz nomads from Afghanistan

Moonrise Kingdom's illustrated script

Baseball Card Vandals

Aaron Peterson (nature photographer) shoots a snowbike on a frozen lake (gallery)

Everything you wanted to know about the song "Black Betty"

Password security in Deus Ex (one of the original writers of Deus Ex showed up)

All about wood furniture expanding and contracting (it's more exciting than it sounds)

Guess My Word contest/guessing game

Dungeon Dozen, a bit of D&D comedy

Birdseye view of America's housing patterns

Quick-draw phone answering video from Japan

Thrift Shop song by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

A watchmaker's device of intricate design that prints out the time

Hidden messages in old video games

ONOPO - a minimalist Monopoly

Shinier Happier People - Sad songs picked up by changing to a major key

Ask MeFi

What are some examples of librarians in media?

What Smart Objects really work in a home?

Help me "get" more cultural references (mostly about new music discovery)

A spoiler-free guide to the show Tudors

A 20-year old woman that is tired of being a virgin

Looking for copies of old Sleater-Kinney recordings (everything about early Sleater-Kinney as a MeFi post)

What do people do with all the cards, letters, notes, and trinkets collected? (cortex's high school newspaper)

MetaTalk Posts

MeFi adding titles

The annual torrent of all songs from 2012 on MeFi Music

Unearthing an ancient comment about Gotye (other boring celebrity stories on MeFi)

MeFi Posts that are many versions of the same thing

MetaFilter frequency tables of every word used on the site

Reminder to update your email on file

National Novel Writing Month running from January 15-February 15 instead of November
posted by mathowie (staff) to MeFi Podcast at 1:51 PM (41 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

A favour with the crime lab you could cash in later? Are you planning something, Jessamyn?
posted by ODiV at 2:16 PM on January 29, 2013

God, I'm so incredulous about questioning the palindrominy of 77. Like HOW COULD YOU EVEN ASK.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:27 PM on January 29, 2013

77% less swearing!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:35 PM on January 29, 2013

I am jealous of that Belgian beer meetup.

Also I can't figure out what search terms to use to find that one podcast of all the mods reading off the swears from TPS's swears AskMe. Halp?
posted by elizardbits at 2:50 PM on January 29, 2013

Oh man, I forgot about the swear jar entirely.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:51 PM on January 29, 2013

'7' (just like 'I', 'a', etc) is totally a palindrome too.
posted by kmz at 2:58 PM on January 29, 2013

Oh for sure, I just mean that it's a palindrome like 1 is a square number: trivial cases make for sometimes not super compelling lay examples, etc, however important it may be to account for them in the definition of a thing.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:05 PM on January 29, 2013

0 is my hero, and palindromic from almost any angle.
posted by Toekneesan at 3:06 PM on January 29, 2013

The transcript is open!
posted by Pronoiac at 4:12 PM on January 29, 2013 [2 favorites]

If the title of this podcast and the Velvet Queen song above don't inspire me to keep writing this month, I might as well give up the ghost.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 4:13 PM on January 29, 2013

Also I can't figure out what search terms to use to find that one podcast of all the mods reading off the swears from TPS's swears AskMe. Halp?

The Insult Jazz video?
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 4:23 PM on January 29, 2013 [1 favorite]

YES GLORIOUS now I can have jessamyn saying DILDARSE as my incoming txt message alert.
posted by elizardbits at 5:15 PM on January 29, 2013

That reminds me, I should go gloat about today's wordcount in that thread. (Words: many. I handwrite, I ain't counting the little bastards.)
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 5:32 PM on January 29, 2013

Wooo! My post is on the podcast! I am so excited!
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 5:50 PM on January 29, 2013

Invisible Spaces in Magic Wizard Language, would also have made a good title.
posted by Toekneesan at 6:01 PM on January 29, 2013

Something I made made it to the podcast! This makes my day.
posted by oulipian at 6:04 PM on January 29, 2013

Glad to hear there wasn't much hey bay-bee on the virgin AskMe.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 7:22 PM on January 29, 2013

I've been working crazy stupid hours again, and I probably won't get to this soon. Do I owe money to charity, and if so, which one?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 7:24 PM on January 29, 2013

Not this time, we'll work it in next time, or I will try.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:34 PM on January 29, 2013

Probably just as well. I've been swearing enough for the lot of us. So the balance has been maintained.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 7:37 PM on January 29, 2013

I think that approximately 100% of all discussions about mlkshk now take place on the Metafilter Podcast.
posted by schmod at 7:23 AM on January 30, 2013

Can someone explain the title of this thread?
posted by sevenyearlurk at 9:00 AM on January 30, 2013

As with most podcast thread titles, it's something one of us said extemporaneously during the podcast recording session. I think it was me in this case, talking about how the current informally Gay YA Fiction-themed "write a novel in November Mid-January" thing happening right now will end right around Valentines day and so people would be putting the finishing touches on their gay teen denouement, plus also I horribly mispronounced that word.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:07 AM on January 30, 2013

Hey mods! Longtime listener, first time caller. I have a question, have you guys looked into possibly doing a Google hangout? It would be cool to listen and see you!

Your fan,

P.S. Could you please play some Steppenwolf? Double thanks.
posted by P.o.B. at 4:24 PM on January 30, 2013 [2 favorites]

Oh man, I can't decide if a live google hangout podcastish thing would be brilliant or terrifying.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:39 PM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


Very cool. Thanks.
posted by Elmore at 5:55 PM on January 30, 2013

Having just done a google hangout, I actually think it'd be pretty freaking hilarious.
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 6:51 PM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]

I'm honored to find my "more exciting than it sounds" post on how not to make self destructing furniture in this month's podcast. What motivated me was the realization that a comment I wanted to make on this post was likely to lead a lot of people astray since we're kind of trained to believe that with enough will (or glue and nails) we can bend nature to our will.

Anyhow, you raised an interesting question - about stringed instruments and how they respond to sudden changed in temperature and humidity (I mean, yeah, the answer is badly, but how badly), so I asked a cello player I know and she says that a traveling soloist (or someone living in a city where, if you don't like the weather, wait an hour and it'll change) has to re-tune pretty regularly, sometimes between every piece in a concert. Also, this same phenomenon will screw with your bows, so if you're serious about this sort of thing, you have an assortment of bows, strung at different tensions, so you can pick the one best suited with whatever the environment is throwing at you. There are also cases with humidifiers that help a little, but for a cello they make a big unwieldy thing even larger and more unwieldy.

And, yeah, if you're a big league soloist then you probably schedule a day or so for your instrument to equilibrate before you perform.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 7:28 PM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]

"Who, in Wichita Kansas has a boat dock?"

I used to live in suburban Kansas City, and until mathowie asked this question I had no idea there was anything other than this one random super expensive artificial lake housing development for people who want a million dollar home in Kansas.

So I checked out google maps view of Wichita, and yea, never seen that before in the midwest. It looks like most are near a canal and floodway for the Arkansas River which cuts through town.
posted by pwnguin at 10:42 PM on January 30, 2013

Yes, I pronounce it wrong.
posted by Chrysostom at 8:26 AM on February 1, 2013

Transcription is complete! ::high-fives Pronoiac and TangerineGurl!::
posted by beryllium at 11:58 AM on February 1, 2013

Wait what? But it just -

*glances at the transcript page*

Holy crap! Great job!
posted by Pronoiac at 2:35 PM on February 1, 2013

Can someone figure out what I owe the swear jar?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:48 PM on February 1, 2013

The count of swearing:
* jessamyn: 8
* mathowie: 10
* cortex: 26
* unattributed: 7
posted by Pronoiac at 8:52 PM on February 1, 2013

unattributed: 7

That was probably me.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:27 PM on February 1, 2013

I just posted the transcript to the wiki. There's a small bit of formatting to clean up, but it's in good shape. beryllium did amazing work with the transcribing!
posted by Pronoiac at 6:58 PM on February 2, 2013

And belatedly another thanks for the link, beryllium - I hadn't listened so far along yet.

The Mefi Music torrents definitely work as an (infrequent) backup. But for serious long-term storage, the Internet Archive is hard to beat.
posted by Pronoiac at 7:13 PM on February 2, 2013

Love the BobbyGreenMusic track! Thanks cortex for featuring it.
posted by paleyellowwithorange at 10:41 PM on February 5, 2013

FYI, Sleater-Kinney is a road in Lacey, which is next door to Olympia, 60 miles south of Seattle, capitol of the state of Washington and home of The Evergreen State College, where they went to school. (I work there now.)

Apparently they rented a house on that road. (Which is also where I go to shop at Target, Office Depot, and/or Fred Meyer.)

Macklemore is also an Evergreen grad, FWIW.

In conclusion, Evergreen is a land of contrasts.

...oh, wait...Matt Groening is also a Greener! Go geoducks!

posted by epersonae at 3:55 PM on February 8, 2013

Pronunciation of Ukiyo-e by Google Translate. Click on the audio button in the left box.
posted by clearlydemon at 5:45 PM on February 8, 2013

Ha, I'm listening at the podcast and Jessamyn said it just after I posted.
posted by clearlydemon at 5:48 PM on February 8, 2013

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