81: Does the Dog Die?
 transcript  June 4, 2013 12:18 PM   Subscribe

Episode 81 was recorded yesterday (Monday June 3) and runs about 90 minutes, covering our favorite bits from the entire site.

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K.M.A.G. by Hoops McCann

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AirBnB question about legality and the Worst Rooms tumblr.

MeFi Projects
Maslow's pyramid as an interconnected graph by curuinor

Mitchell & Webb/MetaFilter mashup by malevolent

Secret MetaFilter for straggling comments by jjwiseman

The Oracle of MeFi highlighting best comments by Foci for Analysis

Vector Map of Rivers by Nelson

You Can't Eat the Sunshine podcast about LA by Scram (layar mentioned)

Waeguk.in, a blog about being a foreigner in Korea by stavrosthewonderchicken

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Repair my on/off button job

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The Map of Music shows hundreds of music genres plus examples and sounds from each

A judgmental survey of America's state birds on Slate

Riker sits down in a chair supercut

Matthew Yglesias tries to list all Star Treks in order of quality

Precise yet arbitrary places features photos from all the major intersections along the 40th parallel in the US (similar to the confluence project)

The More You Ignore Me story based on a guestbook/blog comment structure

Yahoo overhauls Flickr

Does the dog die site lets you know if pets die in movies/shows

Arrested Development's Season 4 thread

DJ Flula makes music using samplers and always in a car

Chance the Rapper got suspended from school for 10 days so he made an entire hip-hop album (and released a new one)

Star Wars Kid speaks up after a 10 year silence

Tornado chaser Tim Samaras dies (a good comment highlighting the importance of his work)

The Howard Johnson's 2001 kids comic/story/menu

Candy Box an ASCII-based role playing game

The 2013 Tucson Mineral Show

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Help me get my cat down from a 7th story ledge

Is this a scam? tries to figure out why someone would buy and return a $4,000 bike repeatedly

Give me some tips on wedding ceremonies for the non-religious

Give me some lifelong good habits for incorporating exercise into my daily life

A funny comment about a hysterectomy

How do I avoid driving into my garage with a roof rack on my car?

Show me ALL the epic 1980s rock videos which prompted playlists of the mentioned videos: 1, 2, 3

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Ronald McDonald House volunteer food preparation meetup

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posted by mathowie (staff) to MeFi Podcast at 12:18 PM (29 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

You were all wrong about the origin of my nickname. Thanks for the mention and glad you liked the post.
posted by Apoch at 1:05 PM on June 4, 2013

Did I speculate that it was named after the cigar-chomping sergeant from Aliens? Because I'm standing by that theory even though that guy's name is actually Apone because man he was great.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:16 PM on June 4, 2013 [2 favorites]

There was so much to love about this month on MeFi, thanks for highlighting the nuggets that I missed.

Also, that bike fraud thread. Just WOW.
posted by arcticseal at 1:16 PM on June 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

posted by terrapin at 1:32 PM on June 4, 2013

A day in MeTalk is like a day on the farm: Every meal's a banquet. Every paycheck a fortune! Every formation's a parade! I love MeTalk!
posted by Artw at 1:47 PM on June 4, 2013

I'd missed the Map of Music. That alone was worth my five bucks.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 1:48 PM on June 4, 2013

The transcript is open!
posted by Pronoiac at 1:53 PM on June 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

Thanks so much for reminding me about Flula. Here he is with Ben Kingsley, who is so Ben Kingsley.
posted by maudlin at 2:03 PM on June 4, 2013

I am the mefite who, along with others, sent rmd1023 the horseshoe-shaped floral arrangement. We literally called the florist and asked for the ugliest thing possible. It was all 1970's colors, orange and gold, with a pistachio-green ribbon and "BEST WISHES ON YOUR NEUTERING" in gold glitter on it, and it stood about four and a half feet high. Words honestly can't describe it. We were 99.99% sure she would love it, but it was still a queasy couple of hours between the ordering and the delivering.

The same group of friends and I sent another arrangement a decade ago to a good friend who was had undergone MTF gender surgery, all full of orchids and and anthuriums, with a hot pink bow and a card that read "PENIS-FREE IN 2003!" So, you know, there's that. Good intentions, bad taste. (She also loved it, it was exactly the right thing. I do not accept responsibility for the shattering of any friendships if you do the same thing.)
posted by KathrynT at 2:31 PM on June 4, 2013 [9 favorites]

I read that as "Riker sits down in a chair at SuperCuts" and was all like NNOOOOO, YOUR BEAUTIFUL HAIR!!!
posted by robocop is bleeding at 4:37 PM on June 4, 2013

That would never happen. Not until I lose in battle. I do shave my entire body, though. Otherwise the oil just matts the hair down.
posted by The Riker Who Mounts the World at 4:46 PM on June 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

I think I still have the green "BEST WISHES ON YOUR NEUTERING" banner from the arrangement somewhere. If not, I certainly kept it for years.
posted by rmd1023 at 6:04 PM on June 4, 2013

all full of orchids and and anthuriums

Maybe you have to work for a florist to be giggling at this.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 7:12 PM on June 4, 2013

Oh, no. That was deliberate and part of the joke.
posted by KathrynT at 11:37 PM on June 4, 2013

Wow, I missed the bike thread before, so thanks for calling it out here!
posted by daisyk at 10:21 AM on June 5, 2013

wee! sidebar mention and podcast mention! thanks guys! Families get to stay for free, and we mefites were the do-gooders cooking dinners for them on this occasion. The houses are run fully by volunteers, so the cleaning staff, and desk staff and everybody are volunteers.

I really like doing this, it's like a potluck meetup with food for people who could use a homecooked meal while they're worried about their sick kids.

And I've dealt with all the refrigerated unexpected polish sausage at this point with the help of this, a sausage party, and memorial day camping. Now I just have to get through a freezer full of polish sausage.
posted by garlic at 11:14 AM on June 5, 2013 [2 favorites]

garlic: "sausage party"


(I'm only bothering with this weak ass joke so I don't make it later tonight at the meetup)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:23 AM on June 5, 2013

I asked the mods to delete the link to my pic upthread, on the off chance anyone's wondering. I just started feeling weird and uncomfortable about it, even though I love you all and stuff. This is why I don't do Facebook etc -- YOU SEE MY PHOTO YOU STEAL MY SOUL or something.

Also, thanks for the kind words about waeguk.in. I'm enjoying just doing the tumbleresque finding of neat niche koreacontent and posting it, rather than feeling like I have to crank out ESSAYS OF IMPORT.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:38 PM on June 5, 2013

i did steal your soul, btw
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:28 PM on June 5, 2013 [2 favorites]

*shakes fist in operatic shatnerian mock-fury*

posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:39 PM on June 5, 2013

Really fun podcast. I apparently missed a lot of stuff last month.
On a production point...Who's doing the heavy breathing?
posted by Thorzdad at 8:39 AM on June 6, 2013

Maybe Jess? We were talking after the fact about some greater than usual mic level variance on her track this time which could have had something to do with her mic being too close and triggering some sort of auto-ducking thing in the sound levels, so that'd tie in well with audible breathing sounds. I haven't gone back to really look, though.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:04 AM on June 6, 2013

So it's JESSAMYN who's been making those prank phone calls? For shame, man.
posted by pxe2000 at 3:06 PM on June 6, 2013

I'm reading my kids the book Racing in the Rain (the edited-for-young-people edition) and it's about a dog and is written from the dog's perspective, but there was some foreshadowing at the beginning and I suspect some mortal coil shuffling may be how the book ends. Maybe it's like Addie's chapter in As I Lay Dying, or Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard. But the other trope that gets far too little attention is killing off the mom, which has already happened in this book, and seems to happen a lot. That's what I want next. Does the Mom Live? Disney, in particular, was an asshole to moms, and I'd like to find more mom-positive children's lit/film.
posted by Toekneesan at 9:30 AM on June 7, 2013

922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a reporting in.
posted by 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a at 5:39 PM on June 11, 2013

Transcript is complete!
posted by beryllium at 10:34 AM on June 18, 2013

And we finished the book tonight, and yeah, the dog died. Of course the kids were fine, but I had a hard time with the final chapter, what with all my snot-bubble sobbing.
posted by Toekneesan at 5:25 PM on June 18, 2013

beryllium: Transcript is complete!

And it's on the wiki! Great work, beryllium!
posted by Pronoiac at 10:52 PM on June 19, 2013

moar podies plz
posted by Foci for Analysis at 1:44 PM on June 30, 2013

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