79: Kibo Was Here
 transcript  March 31, 2013 7:36 PM   Subscribe

Episode 79 runs about 1 hour and 40 minutes and was recorded on Friday, March 29th, covering all the best posts from the month of March on MetaFilter. We did our best to abide by the swear jar and only slipped up a few times!


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IRL mentions
The Boston Two Mod Meetup
(Seattle PD joke from Emerald City ComiCon, Leather District)

MeFi Jobs
Wikimedia User Experience opening

MeFi Projects

Local Vermont radio station launched by terrapin

Space claw Telnet Flickr ASCII Madness! (the Spaceclaw group on Flickr)

Louisiana ASPCA tumblr blog of adoptable pets

Ant researcher's tumblr of photos (one for animated GIFs only too)

The area of my expertise is 87sq kilometers (St. Martin in the Lesser Antilles)

MaxFunCruise (The Atlantic Ocean Comedy & Music Fest)

The Aleph: Web art based a Borges story (posted to MeFi)

Explode Patents game (context-free patent art, screenshots)

erase_mark bookmarklet to make poems from pages (kind of like Austin Kleon's work and book)

MeFi Posts

I knew you were Tribbles when you dropped in

Dr. Crusher and her action figure throughout the world

Screenshots of movies with guns replaced with thumbs up (ex: 1, 2, 3, 4)

Punk Rock is Bullshit

Google shutting down Reader

Summly (bought by Yahoo)

Ain't nobody got time for that

Liar Town USA strange surrealist ads/signs/images tumblr

Forecast.io launched

The 1994 Cybermania award show (Kibo showed up and left a comment, pronouncing it)

The Facebook math problem that riled everyone up

SimCity's ill-fated new launch (the greatest SimCity comment that Jessamyn reads aloud)


Ask MeFi Questions

Which US Politicians speak other languages and show video proof

I need a timer app with random durations (Another member wrote the app, launched it for the iPhone)

My father passed away and left behind a file called JOKES.TXT with punchlines. Does MeFi know the joke setups? (all the questions linked to the specific comments answering them)

What was the most comforting condolence sentence you heard?

Name this movie! gets answered six years later and the person answering signed up to leave a comment as well

What are your most badass web-based reference resources?

How do you make working out an enjoyable rewarding activity? & How do you motivate yourself to get up each morning?

Give me the best cookie recipe you've ever eaten

Where can I read about regional cuisines before they obtained their famous vegetables/spices/etc?

MetaTalk posts

MeFi member wearaswater is hiking the Appalachian Trail (story in-progress on this blog)

What is your MetaFilter White Whale?

MeFi Music

March Challenge: play songs in odd time signatures (Music Talk post)

Grebos in Love by Grangousier

It Gets Better by unSane

Lama by Brodyaga

251 Towns by jessamyn
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 7:36 PM (30 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

"Ant researcher's tumblr of photos (one for animated GIFs only too)" points back to this post.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 7:45 PM on March 31, 2013


Is the Summly link supposed to really go somewhere other than a Vimeo link? [Summly really was sold to Yahoo, FYI]

[And Summly is an app made by a 17-year-old Brit, IYDAN]

[IYDAN = If You Didn't Already Know]
posted by filthy light thief at 8:14 PM on March 31, 2013


The transcript is open!

There's around five minutes of silence at the end.
posted by Pronoiac at 8:15 PM on March 31, 2013


Fixed the ant links!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:18 PM on March 31, 2013


The file originally had about ten minutes of silence at the end, I just cut that off and re-upped a new version, which everyone should be getting. If you got the original one, there's no secret track or anything, just silence.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:46 PM on March 31, 2013


This is unrelated to the podcast, but I'd like to put in my vote for the front page always looking like it does right now.
posted by brundlefly at 10:04 PM on March 31, 2013


I don't know how all those kittehs were wedged into the Blue but I APPROVZ OF THIS.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 10:32 PM on March 31, 2013


Didn't "Kibo" come from Knowledge In, Bullshit Out?
posted by kenko at 10:44 PM on March 31, 2013


"a metatalk post that someone made about it"?! I'm so hurt.
posted by kenko at 10:45 PM on March 31, 2013


On the up side, my MeFi project made mathowie remember his first baby steps.
On the down side, he recalled it as "torture".
posted by gwint at 10:46 PM on March 31, 2013 [2 favorites]


I'm so hurt.

We are terrible people! Sorry kenko, that was a great and cheermaking MeTa callout.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:52 PM on March 31, 2013


I'm also confused about the Summly link?
posted by smoke at 12:20 AM on April 1, 2013


Thanks for the shout out! I should point out that my track was co-written by the late Major Dundee (now thankfully reincarnated) who supplied this chorus that inspired the whole thing. I thought about inviting a massed choir of MeFites to have a go at it, we-are-the-world style, but haven't gotten my arse into gear as yet.
posted by unSane at 6:43 AM on April 1, 2013


I'm also confused about the Summly link?

It's some announcement that they made that has Stephen Fry in it and started a discursive discussion about Fry which I think is why Matt included it.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:31 AM on April 1, 2013




The term you are looking for with regards to the numbers on the airplane is either "tail number" or "registration number" or (in the US) "N-number", since all US-registered aircraft begin with the letter N. There's a lot of information you can find online, such as this lookup service on the FAA's website.

I thought I remembered seeing accident history on the FAA's site when you looked up a tail number, but I'm either incorrect about that or they removed that functionality.
posted by backseatpilot at 10:35 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Kibo, betrayer!
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:42 AM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yay! A new podcast. Thank you!
posted by zarq at 1:20 PM on April 1, 2013


I SAY IT LIKE KIBO SAYS IT!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:24 PM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I always love the podcasts. They make me feel like I'm eavesdropping on old friends sitting around riffing off each other and just being themselves in the best and funnest way.

I kind of feel like the swear jar is getting in the way of this. Did you get requests to cut down on "bad" words? I feel like it is cramping your style and introducing a note of not-quite-yourself-ness into the proceedings that is becoming somewhat annoying and unnaturely immature.
posted by marsha56 at 2:28 PM on April 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


We could do a sponsored swearathon with the money going towards a charitable cause or wedging cats in scanners.
posted by arcticseal at 6:14 PM on April 1, 2013


Thanks for the shoutout on the AskMe question that became an app! I really do use it almost every day, and it's been perfect for my solo improv practice.
posted by booksherpa at 6:17 PM on April 1, 2013


We could do a sponsored swearathon...

Or we could have a pool for guessing the number of swears in the next podcast. A podcast profanity pool, if you will. Although I do like the idea of Cortex going around with a signup sheet to get sponsored for fifty swears.
posted by ceribus peribus at 7:27 PM on April 1, 2013


mathowie: "If you got the original one, there's no secret track or anything, just silence."

But if you play it backwards it tells you to go outside and get some fresh air.
posted by not_on_display at 10:59 PM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Thanks for the shout-out! Take that, NSF broader impacts.
posted by Buckt at 12:37 PM on April 2, 2013


I guess I never listened to the podcast until I knew I was going to be in one, but that was kind of a mistake because they're quite good. I'm a subscriber now!

FYI, the Lesser Antilles are usually Sombrero through the Grenadines. Trinidad and Tobago are geologically and biologically part of South America. The Bahamas are generally considered to be in the Atlantic, not the Caribbean, and Turks and Caicos are really part of the Bahamas, just not politically. The Virgin Islands are really part of Puerto Rico, more or less, except St. Croix. I'm not sure what's up with St. Croix.
posted by snofoam at 3:47 PM on April 2, 2013


I actually have trouble remembering my middle name.
posted by reprise the theme song and roll the credits at 2:13 PM on April 4, 2013


Also the post has "wearyaswater" misspelled as "wearaswater" and I read it as wear a sweater
posted by reprise the theme song and roll the credits at 3:04 PM on April 4, 2013


Transcription on Fanscribed is finished!

And yay for the return of 1-800-PLOVERS, last seen in episode 74 (even though it is apparently actually a loon)! I also enjoy this alternative interpretation of the number, and interested individuals may note that there are also career opportunities available in the Karner Blue and Indiana Bat sectors.
posted by beryllium at 8:12 AM on April 12, 2013


Cool! I copied the transcript over to the wiki. beryllium rocked it for sheer numbers, then tangerinegurl, then me.

The three hosts tied this time, with 3 swears apiece.
posted by Pronoiac at 4:17 PM on April 13, 2013


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