142: The World Didn't End July 6, 2018 2:51 PM   Subscribe

It's time for another podcast, and boy what a busy month it's been. Jessamyn and I catch up a bunch on MetaFilter news, I say thank you probably too much but jeez you folks!, and also we talk about all kinds of rad things on the site itself. Runs just about 90 minutes.

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- rare forum drama on Learned League!
- We sorta had a financial crisis. Y'all were sorta amazing.
- jessamyn has been signing important documents
- hard to believe I still have to explain Steamed Hams at this point
- surely there's someone named Weltschmerz out there somewhere
- I used to play bass for snarky bookplate
- hey what if Popular Favorites wasn't non-stop politics comments? Good news!

- Distinctive Collections Coordinator by mfoight
- Produce color-separated artwork from supplied digital files. by yesster
- Senior Web Developer - Natural History Museum by freya_lamb

- Jazz Hands [Tumblr] by Fizz
- Hip-Hop Radio Archive by laze (MeFi Post)
- An Impractical Key Cabinet by twirlypen
- Parallax: space opera for the New Sincerity. by egypturnash (MeFi Post)

- That's Unpossible! by buzzkillington
- Under Amsterdam by mygothlaundry
- Are You There Whale? It’s Me, Ahab by gwint
- The Well-Dressed Robot by drdanger
- of which, also this vid mentioned by Harald74
- Brought to you in blurry, badly-exposed phone camera-o-vision! by bondcliff
- Sitting in skirts by Margalo Epps (of which, a comment by jessamyn)
- Beyond Brutalism by MovableBookLady
- Craving the intention of a blazed-out drummer by griphus
- The BLind Masters of Fighting Games by Alensin
- "A State which bore this kind of fruit..." by ragtag
- Humane society tests group habitat for shelter dogs by Emmy Rae
- a comment by phunniemee
- Things that seem normal when you live alone. by hot_monster
- With Minimal Lasagna by Maecenas

Ask MeFi
- Please kill the bug. by a hat out of hell
- Voyage au centre de la prairie by theodolite
- powder fresh 👶 by phunniemee
- Konmari: 3 years later by Valancy Rachel
- Am I creating an unhealthy environment? by shapes that haunt the dusk
- a comment by Pinback
- 👍🏼 or 👎? by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The
- Shhhhhh. No, really.* by Anonymous

MeFi Music
Featured in this episode:
- Forget About (Sibylle Baier cover) by Corduroy
- Alight by nikaspark
- both sides now, now by 20 year lurk
- A Cautionary Tale by umbú
- fly away - first time by sputgop

- Let's make a MeFi mixtape! by billiebee
- Argument clinic: arguing without fighting by biogeo
- AND I SAID WHAT ABOUT THE BOURNE IDENTITY by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints (re: this comment)
- June 30 "Families Belong Together" rally catch-all by achrise
- Pokemongo friend codes by k8t
- Hopeful Summer by stoneweaver
- Let's talk about MeFi Merch! by cortex
Say goodbye to gman by Brandon Blatcher

World Cup fever!
- Special Event: World Cup 2018 - Matchday 1 by LobsterMitten
- Special Event: World Cup 2018 - Matchday 2 by LobsterMitten
- Special Event: World Cup 2018 - Matchday 3 by LobsterMitten
- Special Event: World Cup 2018 - Round of 16 by LobsterMitten
posted by cortex (staff) to MeFi Podcast at 2:51 PM (22 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

posted by Celsius1414 at 5:29 PM on July 6, 2018

How have I never noticed before that Jessamyn has he bestest laugh?
posted by Faintdreams at 3:07 AM on July 7, 2018 [4 favorites]

I missed the announcement about filtering out the U.S. politics thread from popular favorites, and--waka waka--what an improvement! I don't think I'd realized how much I missed using that as a window into MeFites' most interesting insights, funny stories, and generally awesome contributions.
posted by drlith at 5:25 AM on July 7, 2018 [1 favorite]

Hey cortex, ever consider linking to your real-world creations in your profile? You've got a lot of digital and aural work, but none of your art. Just a thought.
posted by Stanczyk at 5:49 AM on July 7, 2018 [1 favorite]

I missed the announcement about filtering out the U.S. politics thread from popular favorites

Omg, me, too! I hadn’t clicked on popular in forever because it was useless. Thank you! Much improved!!
posted by slipthought at 6:55 AM on July 7, 2018

Yeah, Stanczyk, I totally should. I'm not shy about it, I just am way way overdue to update that part of my profile; thanks for the nudge!
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:49 AM on July 7, 2018 [2 favorites]

Good suggestion for everyone to consider updating their profile pages. I know I don't look at mine nearly enough and I'm sure it could use a refresh.

Jessamyn has he bestest laugh?

:D I hear myself and I am like "Who let that chipmunk loose in here" so thank you!
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 8:28 AM on July 7, 2018 [1 favorite]

I want a separate podcast devoted to Cortex explaining random Simpsons remixed art-projects to jessamyn.
posted by Fizz at 9:35 AM on July 7, 2018 [2 favorites]

We could call it Putting Ogdenville On The Map
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:51 AM on July 7, 2018 [4 favorites]

I love MetaFilter! I love MetaFilter! F-I-L-T-R! I mean F-I-L-T-E-R!
posted by Celsius1414 at 11:06 AM on July 7, 2018

wait no we could call it You Got The Pod
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:01 PM on July 7, 2018

posted by rhizome at 2:29 PM on July 7, 2018

This reminds me I keep meaning to join Learned League. Is there like, a mefi team or something?
posted by lazaruslong at 3:42 PM on July 7, 2018

There is no cabal MeFi LL team.
posted by Etrigan at 5:16 PM on July 7, 2018

Is there like, a mefi team or something?

Not really. You're grouped according to whoever invited you (it's invite only but I could invite you or others could) and you play with those people. After your first season you're grouped according, loosely, to ability. However, if you are a person who donates at a slightly-higher-than-basic level you can join what is called a "private rundle" (rundle is the learned league name for
level") and then see how you would do when you played against other people you select. There are lots of different sorts of private rundles and I think there is a MeFi one but I haven't joined.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 6:52 PM on July 7, 2018

I have never seen the Simpsons in German, and my partner has never seen them in English or French. That means that we only have one shared Simpsons reference: saying „K.L.U.K.“ to refer to a thing one did that’s obviously a dumb thing to have done.

posted by frimble (staff) at 5:32 AM on July 8, 2018 [5 favorites]

Ahhhh I see, thanks for the info jessamyn. I’d love an invite if you / anyone has one lying around!
posted by lazaruslong at 12:04 PM on July 8, 2018 [1 favorite]

Oh my god, THANK YOU for the change to popular comments! Brilliant and amazing, makes my life 200% more cheerful.
posted by exceptinsects at 8:28 PM on July 8, 2018

It’s late for the thread, but since LL has neither an auto-renew nor any way to communicate to private rundle membership:

Registration is open and I’ve recreated the MetaFilter private rundle. If you’ve been in it before you know the registration code. (If not, MeMail me.)
posted by Huffy Puffy at 7:13 AM on July 11, 2018

I have joined!
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 8:04 AM on July 11, 2018

It seems the edible spaghetti version of the Play-Doh Fun Factory can be referred to as a pasta extruder, or (based on some retail product names) pasta machine, pasta press, pasta maker, or pasta roller & cutter.

While looking that up, I also learned that there is such a thing as spaghettieis, which is a
German ice cream dish made to look like a plate of spaghetti. In the dish, vanilla ice cream is extruded through a modified Spätzle press or potato ricer, giving it the appearance of spaghetti. It is then placed over whipped cream and topped with strawberry sauce (to simulate tomato sauce) and either coconut flakes, grated almonds, or white chocolate shavings to represent the parmesan cheese.
Learned League sounds fun and while I'd love to participate, I also probably wouldn't do well with the hard deadlines until I'm able to free up some more time. So instead I'm cheering on all the MeFites involved. Go go go!

Thanks for another lovely podcast. Alternate title for this episode: "Well, That's Basically Helping."
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 1:22 AM on July 15, 2018 [3 favorites]

You know, I'm not against removing the mega-threads from the Popular Favorites, but I feel like the text on that page should be updated accordingly? After all, it's no longer literally, "Popular posts and comments marked as a favorite most often in the past seven days. "
posted by Chrysostom at 9:21 PM on July 30, 2018

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