135: It's A Dang Podcast December 3, 2017 3:04 PM   Subscribe

It's me! It's Jessamyn! It's a damn-the-torpedoes, full-amble-ahead ramshackle of an episode as we catch up on MetaFilter, talk a bit about the recent US politics discussion changes, and just recklessly chat about this and that while I enjoy a nice big glass of wine. Covers November and runs about 80 minutes.

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We threw caution to the wind structurally this time, so links are all over the place. It's like a scavenger hunt for subsites!

A bunch of good MetaTalk stuff
- DECEMBER BEST POST CONTEST! Rules & Categories by Eyebrows McGee
- New blossom in the Wallflower bunch by Johnny Wallflower
- mefiscripts github repository by john hadron collider
- Revisit https discussion? by czytm
- MeFi Mall 2017 by frimble
- This post is to share friend codes for Animal Crossing Pocket Camp by matildaben
- Secret Quonsar thank you thread (2017) by epj
- MetaHappy by Fizz
- GIVE UP YOUR FOOD by Slap*Happy

but then
- MetaFilter merch on TopatoCo, but
- Jess doesn't know who Topato Potato is, so she googles him, except actually she duck duck gos him, and
- it's literally just photos of potatos
- vs actual-google's output

but then a Project!
- VirtuaVerse - A Cyberpunk Point & Click Adventure by Theta Division Games by MASTERBOOTRECORD

but then MeFi!
- Tommy wore dresses because his tail interfered with pants. by jessamyn
- The javelin throw is outlawed in 36 states as a high school event by jessamyn
- The Javelin’s engineering was orthodox pony car stuff. by jessamyn
- Biscornu? I hardly know you! by soelo
- Get Covered by zachlipton
- "You just called Commander Sisko 'dad.'" by wintersweet

but THEN
- Jess tries to duck duck go Commander Sisko, except
- she spells it Cisco and just gets router bullshit basically

but anyway back to MeFi
- "I want to see the seashells in the bathrooms people" by MartinWisse
- Brought to you by the Orthopedic Surgeons' Association of Japan by gottabefunky
- lost above the scriptorium by cortex
- Witch Dollhouse by MovableBookLady
- [sarcastic waltz figure] by theodolite
- 😾 *Please do not let in the cat* by not_on_display
- The Simpsons Spoken Dialogue Comedic Songbook by Going To Maine
- πŸŽƒ Pumpkins! πŸŽƒ Pumpkins! πŸŽƒ Pumpkins! πŸŽƒ Facts! πŸŽƒ Recipes! πŸŽƒ More! πŸŽƒ by filthy light thief

but and so Ask MeFi
- How do I Confess if I've Harassed People in the Past? by Anonymous
- How did directory assistance work in the 70s and 80s? by cider
- What is another example of nauseous vs nauseated? by masters2010
- Is there anything better than Slideshare? by jessamyn

oh but a MeFi thing real quick
- performing what could fairly be called unsuccessful music by MartinWisse

shall we zag back to Ask
- Group gift exchanges like Yankee swaps or Secret Santas? by bondcliff

or wait no Projects again
- Tumbleweird is a free, monthly, alternative zine distributed in and around Washington state's Tri-City (Kennewick, Richland, Pasco) area. by hjo3

- heyyyyy remember tilde.club

anyway this birthday thing worked out
- a comment by Tamien

also I talked
- that is I gave a talk: cortex + donuts = 🌈 by bendy

also the whole massive initiative to reset expectations about who daily us political discussion on the site goes
- Resetting expectations about U.S. political discussion on MetaFilter by cortex

also Music and FanFare and stuff
- sorry we didn't really get to any of that but it's good stuff so go check it out

- yes
posted by cortex to MeFi Podcast at 3:04 PM (28 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I have a long late-night commute home and the Metafilter podcast is perfect for the trip. I look forward to it every month.
posted by KazamaSmokers at 3:11 PM on December 3 [2 favorites]

but THEN the podcast notes turned out great

no need to duck duck go that
posted by michaelh at 3:46 PM on December 3

"aaaah, wine" --cortex
"I believe megathreads have ruined people for MetaFilter the way porn has ruined men for sex" --jessamyn
"wine" --cortex

These things are all very true.

Thanks for the health care signup shoutout, jessamyn!
posted by zachlipton at 4:18 PM on December 3 [2 favorites]

posted by Fizz at 4:34 PM on December 3 [2 favorites]

you live a completely different life?
posted by dmh at 6:35 PM on December 3

posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 9:30 PM on December 3 [4 favorites]

Between the biscornu and the calendar, you guy managed to hit on two of my obscure-yet-intense interests this month. I HAVE MANY FEELS.
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 9:59 PM on December 3 [2 favorites]


It's nice here in 1550! John Dee and Nostradamus are so much nicer than the current anti-wizards.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 7:35 AM on December 4 [4 favorites]

Eyebrows - before I made the post, I searched for "biscornu" and there were no posts and only two comments. One was from me and the other was from you!
posted by soelo at 8:33 AM on December 4 [2 favorites]

Oh cripes, this episode description is diamonds.
posted by merriment at 9:31 AM on December 4

"aaaah, wine" --cortex

"Aaaaaaah, the French." - Orson Welles
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 10:17 AM on December 4

I always expected Jessamyn would be better at searching for stuff.

"bondcliff's stupid post." -- Cortex. That one's going in my profile.
posted by bondcliff at 10:21 AM on December 4 [1 favorite]

bondcliff: I always expected Jessamyn would be better at searching for stuff.

Language is tricky. For instance, last night I learned that "Hessians" sounds a lot like "Hatians," which can make for amusing subtitles (and could confuse people who have never heard of Hessian mercenaries, and might wonder why soldiers from Haiti might be in colonial New England).
posted by filthy light thief at 10:58 AM on December 4 [2 favorites]

I read the podcast description and misunderstood it to be a solo effort by Jessamyn (wine in hand).

Now I have listened to the first half and it's fine, fine, but...I kind of want a wine-fueled one-woman show, you know?

Sorry, cortex -- you're totally still awesome, month after month.
posted by wenestvedt at 11:07 AM on December 4

might wonder why soldiers from Haiti might be in colonial New England

I want to read this alternate history.
posted by Chrysostom at 11:12 AM on December 4 [2 favorites]

I kind of want a wine-fueled one-woman show, you know?

You'd have to wait a long time, but maybe a Heady Topper fueled one-woman show?

I always expected Jessamyn would be better at searching for stuff.

I am very good at searching for stuff. MetaFilter is very bad at search UX. Especially in the Classic theme which I love but is largely underappreciated.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 11:26 AM on December 4 [2 favorites]

I had some confusion on Acadians vs. Akkadians in Maine for a while.
posted by lazuli at 11:38 AM on December 4 [1 favorite]

Is there a word for a thing you don't consume because you are scared you will like consuming it and will miss it when it is unavailable?

That's how I feel about the podcast. Never heard it. Want to, but don't. Because of reason above.
posted by RolandOfEld at 11:50 AM on December 4 [1 favorite]

This is why I never watch Doctor Who.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 11:53 AM on December 4 [1 favorite]

It's why I didn't read or watch any Harry Potter until just recently. I knew I would love it and cling to it in desperate times.
posted by witchen at 11:55 AM on December 4

desidero ex postfacto
posted by The Great David S. Pumpkins at 12:22 PM on December 4

last night I learned that "Hessians" sounds a lot like "Hatians,"

Heshers! Let us explore the connection, such as it is.
posted by rhizome at 12:51 PM on December 4 [3 favorites]

Webcomics discussion... It's 2005 all over again. The days when Wigu and Overcompensating were daily bookmarks and I still occasionally wore my "I am made of Poison" yellow T-shirt.

I was surprised to see just how much Topatoco has diversified. Metafilter went from being an interloper on a comics-only merch site to rubbing shoulders with Welcome to Night Vale and John Hodgman!
posted by infinitewindow at 3:36 PM on December 4

Big thanks to everyone who has hit up my Etsy via the Mefi Mall! I spent the profits from last year on a once in a lifetime visit to a Liverpool home game (beat Arsenal so bad we took one of their players!) and if this keeps up, I might be able to go back! I look forward to befuddling still yet more German tourists by saying, "Why am I here? Because either people like medieval UFO abductions more than we thought or it's an Illuminati conspiracy. Or maybe both?"
posted by robocop is bleeding at 6:23 PM on December 4 [2 favorites]

I don't normally listen to many podcasts (downside of a blessedly short commute) but "Commander Cisco" is so ripe for jokes that I kind of want to see what came of this.
posted by exogenous at 7:25 PM on December 4 [1 favorite]

You say topahto. I say topayto.
posted by mbrubeck at 7:02 PM on December 6

I would not expect someone who says draygun to say potahto, but perhaps there must be a conservation of long A sounds.
posted by Going To Maine at 11:28 PM on December 6 [3 favorites]

Official Topatoco YouTube channel confirms that two years ago the name used the /a/ phoneme.
posted by infinitewindow at 8:07 AM on December 7

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