137: It Descended Into Butts February 6, 2018 3:08 PM   Subscribe

This episode, jessamyn and I catch up on the last month and change of MetaFilter, discuss books and the reading-or-not thereof, and workshop the title of this podcast episode briefly. Recorded Tuesday February 6th, it covers January and bits and pieces of December while we're at it, and runs about 75 minutes.


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Misc
- 137 is notable because well shit neither of us are sure really
- cortex has been reading a book called Beyond Geometry that this website is about
- jessamyn has been reading The Road Taken
- I Wanna Be The Guy
- jessamyn's very good Scrabble game

MeFi Jobs
- Taxation bureaucracy Australia by Barbara Spitzer
- I need a knit Adult JCVJ Onesie by Nanukthedog

Projects
- I made a Blockchain by bondcliff (MeFi Post)
- OpenStreetMap for mefi by farlukar
- Box breathing box by tmcw (MeFi Post)
- How I Became A 44 Year Old Rapper by jasondigitized (cf. this related Ask)
- MeFi Post Recommendation Engine by tomasbielskis
- Web archiving for bots by ignignokt

FanFare
- SUPERBOOOOOWL
- Star Trek: Discovery is pretty good y'all

MetaFilter
- probably getting tired of the "oh, your skull, is it" jokes tho by cortex (via jessamyn via mltshp via TheGoodDeath)
- He's like "Your decisions in life are horrible" by jessamyn
- "This is definitely the let’s-get-the-fuck-out-of-here section." by jessamyn
- PLATFORMERS! SIDESCROLLERS! METROIDVANIA! by Fizz
- Favrd's down by holgate
- Hunter and Bears, obviously by Eyebrows McGee
- Math rock, but with actual math by Cash4Lead
- Warning: Graphic Content by Horace Rumpole (e.g., e.g., e.g.)
- conversation piece by fearfulsymmetry
- Why am I so lazy? by AFABulous

Ask MeFi
- Single-artist tributes to single albums? by pxe2000
- How do old people find new music by Automocar
- What are you favorite satisfying activities or habits? by sucre
- Podcasts to sleep to by OrangeVelour
- Remote realtime tools for socializing by Lyn Never
- Looking for a customer service service by tellumo
- So You Just Got Your Genome Sequenced... by not_on_display
- Any good verbal games for car rides? by mhh5

MeFi Music
Featured in this episode:
- Seawrack by grobstein
- Perilous Motion by Annika Cicada
- Samson by alexx51
- Close Enough by ageispolis
- Keeping up with my friend's five year old on drums by umbú

MetaTalk
- Cultural referents by mwhybark
- "Things People Do Differently" -- I can't find it! by erst
- LearnedLeague signup roundup 2018 by Huffy Puffy
posted by cortex to MeFi Podcast at 3:08 PM (35 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

There's an awful lot of posts by you two on the podcast lately. And don't think you can cover it up by double-posting Australian tax jobs.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 4:29 PM on February 6 [2 favorites]


I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT, UH

*hastily removes doubled jobs post*

WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:13 PM on February 6


Enjoying this podcast immensely - especially the "Books are like medicine..." line which can see re-using a lot (will give attribution) in future endeavours.
posted by Wordshore at 5:18 PM on February 6 [1 favorite]


Water is necessary and so are video games. :-p And I sometimes post non-video game posts. Honest.

Thanks for the shoutout friends. I had an exhausting day. MetaFilter podcasts days are always made better.
posted by Fizz at 5:24 PM on February 6 [2 favorites]


"If anybody listening happens to know what the hell I'm thinking about, that would be useful."

-- Jessamyn West
posted by Chrysostom at 5:39 PM on February 6 [9 favorites]


Aw, I missed that small dogs post the first time around, what a nice thread!
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 7:31 PM on February 6 [1 favorite]


The file extension is wrong, if anyone tried to download the file and it wouldn't play.
posted by dilaudid at 8:11 PM on February 6


I'm always impressed by how quickly the episodes are posted after recording. Thanks for another good conversation. New podcast theme! Will there be a new podcast theme each time now? (Kidding.)

And I really really loved hearing about the books you're reading! I'm sort of surprised that hasn't come up before (that I can remember). Definitely would welcome that as a regular feature, much like the facts about the podcast episode number.

Speaking of books -- I wanted to mention the Ursula K. LeGuin obit post by holborne from last month. I was really struck by the outpouring of personal tributes from MeFites.

Literally one of the questions I was thinking of posting on AskMe was whether there were any tools/apps for watching video online simultaneously with remote friends, so I was happy to see Lyn Never's question. I watched "Wonder Woman" with a faraway friend while IMing in real time (we did the same countdown jessamyn did) a few months ago and had a lot of fun.

dilaudid, I noticed the file extension too (.mp) -- oddly, the direct download plays fine for me when clicking directly in Firefox or Chrome, and in FF when I "Save Page As" when playing the file in-browser, it adds an .mp3 extension to the file.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 8:50 PM on February 6


Oh man, that file extension thing. I must have just lopped a character off while moving files around in bash. Will fix tomorrow.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:39 PM on February 6


It’s fine, I told myself. My funny site/bot project didn’t get FPP’d, but it’s the kind of goofy thing cortex likes, so maybe he’ll mention it on the podcast.

ALAS!!! I expire unmourned, in obscurity.

(Good episode, tho. I like the new theme song. And what chance does any of us have against the might of JIMCOIN, really.)
posted by Sokka shot first at 6:10 AM on February 7


ALAS!!! I expire unmourned, in obscurity.

Oh hey that is great! You and ignignokt should coordinate your bots.

Still trying to figure out that Mudhoney thing. Thanks, cortex, for the quick turnaround on this.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 6:12 AM on February 7


If you still want in for LearnedLeague, it might still be open; I’m not sure. If not, we’ll just refer you for next season.

We have an even 18 in the private rundle, so if you register for it now you might get bumped if we have an odd number (so bring a friend!). That’s open until Wednesday.
posted by Huffy Puffy at 8:09 AM on February 7


ALAS!!! I expire unmourned, in obscurity.

Naw, you just got in under the wire on the last one!
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:15 AM on February 7


You and ignignokt should coordinate your bots.

Coordinate their butts?
posted by The Underpants Monster at 1:01 PM on February 7


I knew it was gonna descend into that.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:27 PM on February 7 [1 favorite]


Butts?
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 1:48 PM on February 7


Someone was going to, uh, crack eventually.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 1:56 PM on February 7


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posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:26 PM on February 7 [1 favorite]


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posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:26 PM on February 7


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posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:26 PM on February 7


as any good tingleholic knows, butts can only ascend
posted by poffin boffin at 3:01 PM on February 7


My butt's been descending for years.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 4:53 PM on February 7 [1 favorite]


as any good tingleholic knows, butts can only ascend

That's from all the pounding, right?
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 5:55 PM on February 7


only the space raptors know for sure
posted by poffin boffin at 7:46 PM on February 7 [1 favorite]


I got automated transcripts from Scribie and Google.
posted by Pronoiac at 9:05 PM on February 7 [1 favorite]


Re: Book lapsing: I started reading again, too! Partly because it's harder to find video games that are A) satisfying at 20 minutes at a time (though getting easier) and B) do not wind you up before bedtime!

The other thing weirdly, is that reading lots of books to kids sort of has re-primed me to read books to myself and has also gotten me into the habit of going to the library three times a week.
posted by ignignokt at 8:26 AM on February 8 [1 favorite]


"If anybody listening happens to know what the hell I'm thinking about, that would be useful."

I figured it out it was goddamned Jimmie Dale Gilmore (so good)

Source: just searched iTunes for mudhoney.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 2:17 PM on February 8


Okay, now me: What the hell am I thinking about?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:37 PM on February 8 [2 favorites]


Train covering Led Zeppelin is such a perfect example of a labor of love. No one could have been asking for such a thing, and yet they made it.
posted by Going To Maine at 5:39 PM on February 8


IRFH, just a random guess here but butts?
posted by wheelieman at 8:28 PM on February 8 [1 favorite]


Also, man, fuck that sloth person for moaning about procrastinating but still getting the A.
posted by Going To Maine at 9:28 PM on February 8


IRFH, just a random guess here but butts?

Well, yeah, sure, now.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:24 PM on February 9


IRFH: oh wait can we still guess what you were thinking before? My guess: old man yells at clouds.
posted by Pronoiac at 4:51 PM on February 9 [1 favorite]


That's... astonishingly close, yes. AHHHHH!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:30 PM on February 9


Just two comments as I listened to this in the car as I drove from central PA to Northen Virginia in some nice pea soup fog conditions.

1. Listening to golf or whatever to fall asleep is a sub-genre of the ASMR videos I watch. Most don't help me fall asleep, but I can see the allure.
2. I too played stare out the window video game when I was kid and we were going to NE Ohio or to Kinzua Dam in NW PA. Usually I focused on some sort of dirt or if it were raining a drop of water and I would make sure the dirt speck would zig zag between the dashed white lines on the Interstate. Rain made it a very dynamic session as one can imagine.
posted by 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a at 5:06 PM on February 11 [1 favorite]


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