122: Your Dumb Early Feet
 transcript  November 1, 2016 6:34 PM   Subscribe

It's November 1st, do you know where your podcast is? It's, uh. It's right here. Me and Jess chatter about voting, and Halloween costumes (oh man you all have great Halloween costumes again!), and all sorts of little MetaFilter stuff we liked recently. This episode covers Oct 5th through Nov 1st and runs just about 80 minutes.

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- Turns out Fiat does make a bike
- Portmantout
- spoopy pupper (it's a callback y'all)
- Jess is a ghost
- Stranger Apartment Doors

- Buy a Japanese game and ship it to me (USA) by ApathyGirl
- Bengali Language Help by Quisp Lover
- Edit a music video by dirtdirt

- A cat may ask a question of a librarian by metaquarry
- Trumpet Practice (elegy for vine) by moonmilk
- Fake app review detector by hodgebodge (e.g. sort by untrustworthy)
- F_ract_l by Jimbob
- Lost In Shinjuku by lawrencium (MeFi Post)

- GifCities! by zarq
- what will we reblog on tumblr now by rewil
- This Was Your Life! by Countess Elena
- It probably wasn’t a snake. by matrixclown
- Warning: This post contains abstract depictions of nudity by Pyrogenesis
- 2016 Wants Plenty of Mirth. Try these. by Diablevert
- Turning on the NES just to listen to the title music again by cortex
- "Fighting with the same two hundred people we’ve known all our lives" by jessamyn
- Flute (and kazoo) covers by Foci for Analysis
- I'm Never Gonna Honk Again by But tomorrow is another day...
- The Unibicle by DoctorFedora
- Double Arrow: British Rail Corporate Identity from 1965–1994 by jack_mo (and bonus type stuff)
- Good news, everyone! by Johnny Wallflower

Ask MetaFilter
- T-Shirt Designs on Shirts for Women by robocop is bleeding
- Do people think there is a dog poop fairy in the woods? by suelac
- Bathroom doors policy - unique preference or equally valid option? by hworth
- Care and feeding of a garbage disposal by space snail
- Scariest movies available for streaming? by pintapicasso
- it'll be just like a sleepover, except not! by castlebravo
- Does your town schedule Trick or Treat? by shesbookish

- Your Halloween Costumes, Please by DirtyOldTown
- secret quonsar 2016: signups are open by julen
- Get Yer Voting Stories Here! by eggkeeper
- Mourning online-only friends by Johnny Wallflower

Featured in this episode:
- Walking On Eggshells by chococat
- Another Bottle by jeffxl
- Embark! by kaibutsu
- My Heart as Your Home by Sokka shot first

- Special Event: 2016 MLB baseball playoffs: World Series
- what's up at the watercooler
posted by cortex (staff) to MeFi Podcast at 6:34 PM (23 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

I'll vote YES on Proposition 122.

When you were looking for something about "122", you failed to discover that the great TV series "Homicide: Life on the Street" ran for 122 episodes.
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:35 PM on November 1, 2016 [3 favorites]

122! Oldest human!
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 8:37 PM on November 1, 2016 [1 favorite]

It's not quite enough for a metatalk post of its own, so I'm sneaking it in here: I'd like to propose this [twitter link] as the official comic strip of ask metafilter.
posted by moonmilk at 9:05 PM on November 1, 2016 [7 favorites]

Wow. Wow. I have been trying to be really conscious of not clogging up the staff channels too much with my Cubs fandom all postseason but CLEARLY I AM NOT STANNING ENOUGH if cortex doesn't even know what game we're on!

Bigger Chicago contingent than Cleveland contingent in the fanfare thread but we're all united in our love of baseball, hatred of Joe Buck, and suspicion of the current strike zone situation, so it's a fun place to watch! (Especially if, like me, you can't get to a game watch because of small children and school night bedtimes.)
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 11:46 PM on November 1, 2016 [3 favorites]

Partway through and enjoying (as ever) the podcast; it's good to listen to especially during this changing of the seasons.

Re: the election political stuff; imagining the current status of Cortex.
posted by Wordshore at 4:48 AM on November 2, 2016 [1 favorite]

Hey, it's the next podcast! Time for me to get cracking on finishing the previous transcript.
posted by zamboni at 7:34 AM on November 2, 2016

I listened to this this morning on my way to work and it made me happy.

Here is jessamyn with Yorvit, and here we all are, flipping off Coldchef.
posted by rtha at 8:18 AM on November 2, 2016 [3 favorites]

It's always so nice to hang out with you, jess. Please come back more often!
posted by rtha at 8:19 AM on November 2, 2016 [2 favorites]

On a production note, I'm glad we actually wrote down the "well, there's your episode title" phrase when it came up because it meant that by the time I got the thing posted an hour later I had forgotten the context entirely. It's more entertaining for me that way and keeps me from having to scrub through the final mix looking for something to reference.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:47 AM on November 2, 2016 [1 favorite]

On a production note, it's amazing how quickly you manage to turn this around.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 9:34 AM on November 2, 2016 [1 favorite]

Hey, that's two in a row for me!

I really do want to thank everyone who took the time to answer my T-Shirt question. I was aware that women had to consider a lot more than I do when buying shirts, but I was not aware just how much more. I can see why bands with limited merch space often ignore women sizing - as jessamyn said, there's just so much variation. It's honestly a bit terrifying as I'm operating on a hobbyist level so plunking down a chunk of change for things that won't move is a no-go.

For the time being, I've retreated to safe waters - I should have a lapel pin ready for sale in the next two weeks or so and am planning on doing a run of tote bags. I'm not giving up on womens sizing - I uploaded some designs to TeeRepublic, a print on demand service, and will order some shirts to test. If you'd like to beta test as well, you can find them here.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 10:51 AM on November 2, 2016 [3 favorites]

Thank you for doing the podcast! I don't have any witty or specific comments this month, but I always enjoy listening.
posted by Squeak Attack at 4:53 PM on November 4, 2016 [1 favorite]

My childhood town sued to NOT schedule trick or treat. It does now. Even in Pennsylvania there are regional differences. I was born on Halloween, so I'm pretty well versed on this whole thing.
posted by 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a at 5:32 PM on November 4, 2016 [1 favorite]

TIL that FO-sahy may also be pronounced FO-kahy.

Also, that's not a spider dog. This is a spider dog.

posted by Johnny Wallflower at 6:43 AM on November 6, 2016

We know you mostly came to see our cats, jessamyn, but we're always very happy to host you, and thanks for giving the League of Pissed-off Voters such a good shout out. Their guide is always a smart read and everyone should vote their way.
posted by gingerbeer at 4:20 PM on November 7, 2016 [2 favorites]

I am enjoying this window into a past era! The AAGH!s and UUGHs of Jessamyn reacting to the porn neural net output is taking me back to better times. I'm glad I didn't get to the podcast until today.
posted by ignignokt at 12:44 PM on November 11, 2016 [1 favorite]

Re: Metroid Baby's username: Super Metroid plot (warning: huge spoilers for a game that if you haven't played and are a person who plays video games, you really should play)

Someone playing one of the big moments. Again, big spoilers!
posted by ignignokt at 12:58 PM on November 11, 2016 [1 favorite]

> I am enjoying this window into a past era!

Same here. I really needed to hear some friendly people talking about friendly things, and I thought, "Oh, I know -- I'll listen to cortex and jessamyn talking" and pressed play on this (episode twelfty-two, btw). It had the added bonus of temporarily letting me pretend it was still November 1st. Also it was really nice to hear you talk about getting to spend some time with mathowie again, jessamyn.

Thanks to you, and thanks to ignignokt for commenting because it reminded me that I could still post in here.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 7:54 PM on November 12, 2016 [2 favorites]

Feels like a year ago, honestly. I was really (clearly from the recording I think) looking forward to our first post-election show, and in a very real sense I still am and maybe even more so, but boy howdy is it a different world in a lot of ways from what I was expecting.

I'm maybe more than ever into the idea of doing up a positive call-in segment but it's been a lot harder the last few days to think of what exactly that should be than I thought it would be.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:32 PM on November 12, 2016

I think a positive call-in segment would be great, cortex. A long time ago, I had the idea of making a positive podcast where I talked to various friends about various positive things. Such as, positive things that happened to us, or tips to be or stay positive or be kind to others. A friend and I actually test-recorded something, but I unfortunately never got around to getting a regular thing going.

So that's a long way of leading into: how about a call-in segment where people share a story related to MeFi that's about kindness, or something else where they felt uplifted, or helped get them through the morning, or found solace or a sense of purpose, etc? As for "related to MeFi", it could be a comment, or post, or something that happened at a meetup, and so on. And it wouldn't necessarily have to be something that happened this month. My 2c.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 11:49 PM on November 12, 2016

Hey, I opened the transcript.
posted by Pronoiac at 8:15 PM on November 13, 2016

Excellent, added the link to the post.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:44 AM on November 14, 2016

Grown-ups drinking wine party not Babadook party, Babadook party not grown-ups drinking wine party! Because I came across this while transcribing and hadn't seen the tweets referenced. And it's probably worth seeing again.
posted by Secretariat at 6:00 PM on January 17, 2017 [2 favorites]

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