transcript  November 30, 2016 12:10 PM   Subscribe

We're podcastin' through the pain: me and jessamyn chat about MeFi, vent a little about the election, and talk about stuff like dealing with art vs. concrete activism and how people can't agree on which way to face in the goddam shower. This episode covers November 2nd through November 30th and runs about 90 minutes.

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- About 123
- Ch!pz: One, Two, Three!
- Toni Morrison on moving forward with art
- From the MeFi wiki: you WHAT

- Regulatory Analyst - Conservation / Energy Efficiency by nickmark
- Web video troubleshooter by kristi
- Agent for the Homeless in Chicago by Evilspork

- CallGov.us by anotherthink
- TogetherList by raihan_
- The Trump Mirror by CarolynG
- RIP my menchies by griphus
- Blisters, corrugations, creases, cusps, furrows, grooves, undulations, wrinkles... by Mapes
- ABCs of Evil brand t-shirts by Jezztek
- The Lipstick Ends Of Tomboy Femmes by Annika Cicada
- Touch Bar Piano by grahamparks

- How To Call Your Reps When You Have Social Anxiety by juliplease
- Heee! by leotrotsky
- It’s the most Desert Bus-iest time of the year! by TrishaLynn
- I'm Never Gonna Honk Again by But tomorrow is another day...
- Are you a holly-jolly, a semi-purist, a purist, or a liturgical purist? by Cash4Lead
- Ladies and Gentlemen, The Indigo Girls!! by Naberius
- Do you want a pet tardigrade? They're basically tiny Pokemon. by Sleeper
- “It's such a horrible game, though.” by Fizz
- New England: Complaining about the weather since the beginning by cubby
- The uncertain history of Hollandaise: dueling stories of a tasty sauce by filthy light thief
- Himmelsscheibe: The Nebra Sky Disc by Eyebrows McGee

Ask MeFi
- Weird, fun, wonderful, or useful automated phone numbers to call? by Gotanda
- Magazine covers that accidentally reference NSFW memes? by Gamera4President
- Transgender 101 by sarajane
- Holiday/New Year's quotes for holiday cards by skycrashesdown
- I want to put some sort of topical message on my family's holiday card! by ORthey
- Thinking on creative work in times of real political trouble by ignignokt
- Financial Success... for One by driedmango
- I sticks m legy out real far by larthegreat
- Please recommend some good punk/hardcore Christmas songs. by h00py
- Sitcoms where the characters get to progress toward their goals? by capricorn

MeFi Music
Featured in this episode:
- Jar Full Of People by grumpybear69
- Everything Is Fucked (Keep On Going) by cortex
- SciFi Series Theme by mdecks
- Objective Truth by Saellys
- I thought you said 6 seconds! by bfootdav
- L-A-U-R-A by erikgrande

And don't forget to check out all the November Music Challenge: 60 Seconds and Under #2 entries, from this year and three years back.

- Hey, there was a World Series!

- You do what? Again? by French Fry
- I didn't even know these were a thing. by Stewriffic
- Fizz hits a thousand by the man of twists and turns
- MeFites offering refuge for the holidays by filthy light thief
- What are YOU doing? by bq
- 2016 can't ruin COOKIES baked by the internet! by ausdemfenster
- Encrypted communications by odinsdream
- Metatalktail Hour! by Eyebrows McGee
posted by cortex (staff) to MeFi Podcast at 12:10 PM (23 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Audio fidelity notes!
1. Jess' mic was apparently too close to the ol' soundmaker this time out and so she's kinda distorted when she gets excited.
2. I was haunted by ambient hum because of a mic problem, and also a large truck kept driving by outside.

Other than that: crystal clear sound engineering perfection.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:16 PM on November 30, 2016 [2 favorites]

so she's kinda distorted when she gets excited

I also suffer from that.
posted by maxsparber at 12:24 PM on November 30, 2016 [2 favorites]

Jess' mic was apparently too close to the ol' soundmaker this time out

It's the same mic I always use! We just need to remember to sound check beforehand because I'm so often on different computers.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 12:53 PM on November 30, 2016

so she's kinda distorted when she gets excited

I also suffer from that.

You are a microphone?
posted by Celsius1414 at 1:08 PM on November 30, 2016 [2 favorites]

I'm just harder to understand when I get excited. No microphone needed.
posted by maxsparber at 1:33 PM on November 30, 2016 [2 favorites]

Even my written comments get 'kinda distorted' when I get excited. A very common problem.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:46 PM on November 30, 2016 [4 favorites]

I ran across the Nebra Sky Disc when putting together this post on different constellation systems, that may have been where you'd recently seen it, jessamyn. I hinted someone should make a post but after like four days I was like FINE THAT'S TOO LONG I'LL DO IT.
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 3:27 PM on November 30, 2016 [1 favorite]

oh right and here's the goatse.cx pumpkin (SFW)
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:36 PM on November 30, 2016 [2 favorites]

That is something I never expected to see an SFW after. Anyway not sure if I would be excited or frightened if my neighbor had a goatse pumpkin.
posted by Literaryhero at 2:32 AM on December 1, 2016 [1 favorite]

Woo, thanks for the music shout! This challenge has produced some absolute belters, and they're short enough that you can enjoy them all in one sitting, like an aural tasting menu :)
posted by greenish at 9:25 AM on December 1, 2016

To pronounce that username, just imagine you're a surfer congratulating Firefly's mechanic on her fantastic hat. Sick lid, Kaylee!
posted by Jpfed at 9:34 AM on December 1, 2016 [1 favorite]

I'm 3 minutes in and the depression about the election is already palpable.
posted by bq at 12:12 PM on December 1, 2016

you sound like someone ran over your democracy^Wdog. :(
posted by cj_ at 3:45 PM on December 1, 2016

I would like to share two highly personal reasons why I thought this was great:

1. I am laid up with a horrible stomach flu, and being able to put this on and listen while I am lying in bed feeling miserable was great. It was like having two friends over who aren't going to fuss over you, but just keep you company while you feel like shit and who are quite capable of entertaining themselves and you without any active participation.

2. I get to listen to it again because I fell asleep about half-way through (and I'm starting to feel better, for which I give partial credit to the previously unknown healing properties of the Metafilter podcast.)
posted by nubs at 2:18 PM on December 2, 2016 [5 favorites]

MetaFilter: people whose brains I care about
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 4:16 PM on December 2, 2016 [1 favorite]

I pronounce "fiat" as fee-aht which also sounds to me like fee-yacht. I hadn't heard cortex's pronunciation either but it is listed as one of the options at Merriam-Webster!

Looks like the original car company started with the acronym F.I.A.T. (Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino, i.e. Italian Automobile Factory of Turin) in 1899, and a few years later changed it to look even more like the regular word: Fiat.

Btw as a fan of mysteries/detective stories, I liked storybored's MeFi post A Canonical List (single-link post to the site called Clerical Detectives). It was posted on Thanksgiving, so mentioning it here in case anyone missed it.

Very impressed by the musicians here (as usual), and I learn so much just by listening.

I'd sort of wondered if the podcast schedule would be affected/delayed this month, so seeing this post was very welcome. I agree that the podcast has healing properties. :) It was really nice to be able to hear about MetaFilter stuff as always, and very helpful to hear you talk to each other about how you were personally dealing with life in the past month. Thanks cortex and jessamyn.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 1:40 AM on December 3, 2016 [1 favorite]

I, too, have been forgetting words I used to know and use! I started keeping track of them on a Twitter account…and then forgot about doing that.

Anyway, this phenomenon feeds into the pseudoscientific theory of brains as hard drive controllers that just start writing over stuff when there's not enough space.

Thanks for carrying on the with podcasting, podcasters!
posted by ignignokt at 8:37 AM on December 3, 2016 [2 favorites]

I was haunted by ambient hum because of a mic problem, and also a large truck kept driving by outside.

Some kind of Maximum Overdrive situation?
posted by beerperson at 3:45 PM on December 3, 2016 [1 favorite]

Starting the Metatalk that led to the creation of the YOU WHAT wiki page shall be my greatest legacy. (Besides a Tumblr post I made that collected various gifs of Tom Hardy's vast array of crazy eyes and got more than 500 likes.)
posted by MsMolly at 11:49 AM on December 4, 2016 [2 favorites]

Even though I know very well what Desert Bus is, every time I hear someone actually describe it out loud it still cracks me up. It really is the best possible concept for the shittiest possible game.
posted by bondcliff at 7:11 AM on December 7, 2016

"Horrible is the new normal"
posted by hippybear at 10:25 AM on December 11, 2016

Hollandaise! I was listening in the car thinking "what the fuck is holiday sauce? must be some weird US thing"
posted by crocomancer at 4:38 AM on December 22, 2016

Transcript very belatedly set up.
posted by Pronoiac at 6:00 PM on January 16, 2017

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