144: Give Myself A Cold Goose September 4, 2018 5:00 PM   Subscribe

In this podcast ep, I talk with Jessamyn about going camping, driving a stick-shift VW camper van, getting a cold, having a cold, and also a great deal of MetaFilter stuff. It's a bit late and there's no music bumpers because I was camping and then I had a cold! But here it is. It's about 80 minutes.

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- Jessamyn's been makin' envelopes
- human clock
- that other Tracy Kidder book
- tfw when ur parachuting beaver post is a double
- hey it's ba!
- Knuth's up arrow notation is totally cheating

- One-off Graphic Design Project for Button/Sticker by Miko
- Typist needed by crookedneighbor
- 3d model my hypothetical kitchen by novalis_dt
- Senior Mobile Developer by adrianhon

- Destination: Mars by dng
- Tangara fastuosa by dame
- Context in courtship: how do singing mice decide when to sing? by sciatrix (MeFi Post)
- CommonsTime by Vesihiisi
- Airships: Conquer the Skies by Zarkonnen
- anti-social by motty

- Stan Brock: "anything that he can possibly give to others, he does.” by jessamyn
- void void let there be void void by CrystalDave
- what... what happened in Alberta by Etrigan
- Bathtime logistics by rewil
- wait by griphus
- Long suspected, now proven by atlantica
- a comment by jenfullmoon
- New Kids on the Block by JoeZydeco
- We call that "spank the frog", ribbit by cortex
- interesting skate video by mullacc
- a comment by cortex
- Does The Dog Die? by Faintdreams
- MOOOOOOO! by nerdfish
- How do you tell a thirsty elephant not to take a drink? by gudrun

Ask MeFi
- What are the definitive music videos of the last 10-ish years? by cult_url_bias
- What are some great comedy music videos? by storybored
- Can I somehow see the math behind a web game in the page source? by If only I had a penguin...
- Scrabble dictionary woes by rebent
- How to convey the largest possible number with conventional symbols? by the phlegmatic king
- Oldest entity still referred primarily to as "New [type of entity]"? by grouse
- Am I supposed to bag my own groceries? by bleep
- I don't want to sign up for any newsletter by danceswithlight
- A ticking time bomb by cashman
- Is there a documentary about fairs? I NEED IT by masquesoporfavor

Other Stuff
- I was camping
- Then I had a cold
- So there really isn't any of the other stuff
- Sorry about all this
posted by cortex (staff) to MeFi Podcast at 5:00 PM (15 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Is there a word for when you miss a post on the blue or in AskMeFi, discover it through the podcast, go to it and leave a comment there for the first time? Podcast-reverse-awareness-commenting, or something?
posted by Wordshore at 7:00 PM on September 4, 2018

I'd call it "catching it in syndication" but that'll just make people sad again about Google Reader shutting down.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:06 PM on September 4, 2018 [4 favorites]

What’s the word for when you merely see a reference to Google Reader in Metatalk and you are filled with sadness anew about its demise, may it forever rest in peace?
posted by charmedimsure at 7:13 PM on September 4, 2018 [7 favorites]

I loved masqueporfavor's fair question! Fairs and festivals are a favorite of mine, and I (finally) gathered up my photos of the Pennsylvania Farm Show and put them together as a virtual tour.
posted by MonkeyToes at 5:38 AM on September 5, 2018 [2 favorites]

Having read the summary but before listening to the episode, I actually said to a friend, quote, "I also really want to know how they pronounce vesihiisi".

Then the long pause came.

But the actual pronunciation was perfect, Jessamyn! Congratulations on nailing half of a Finnish tongue twister. And I'm glad you enjoyed my little project :)
posted by Vesihiisi at 5:52 AM on September 5, 2018 [1 favorite]

What's the word for when you're listening to a podcast and the two hosts are trying to think of the name of a song or the title of a book and you're screaming MOUNTAINS BEYOND MOUNTAINS at your car stereo?

Also, I got to work and stopped listening to the podcast just as Jessamyn asked the question about putting your balls underwater last in the bathtub so I'm really looking forward to that discussion.
posted by bondcliff at 6:42 AM on September 5, 2018 [3 favorites]

But the actual pronunciation was perfect, Jessamyn!

posted by jessamyn (retired) at 6:57 AM on September 5, 2018 [3 favorites]

Also, I got to work and stopped listening to the podcast just as Jessamyn asked the question about putting your balls underwater last in the bathtub so I'm really looking forward to that discussion.

Unfortunately, I had not seen the thread in question (I had been camping in the woods, whence I got a cold) so I didn't have much to contribute at the time beyond "What? W—no, what?!"
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:22 AM on September 5, 2018 [2 favorites]

Maybe it's for the best, I wouldn't want you to influence the order in which I dip my balls into a hot bathtub.
posted by bondcliff at 8:17 AM on September 5, 2018 [2 favorites]

"....aside from how GROSS it is??" made me LOL. Thanks for that!
posted by lazaruslong at 7:25 PM on September 5, 2018 [1 favorite]

"....aside from how GROSS it is??"

Just came here to make that joke. Imagine my disappointment.
posted by grouse at 3:34 AM on September 6, 2018 [2 favorites]

I don’t think I’ve noticed it before, but the image for the podcast in the iOS Podcasts app says “MetaFilter” and then it says “weekly podcast”. (In the description, it starts with Matt’s name, too.)

I’m not saying it shouldn’t say weekly, but it feels like maybe somebody set you a stretch goal 10 years ago and forgot.
posted by Huffy Puffy at 6:21 AM on September 8, 2018

I also did not realise that cashman is mashcan! Hope you’re feeling better Josh.
posted by ellieBOA at 11:09 PM on September 8, 2018

Here's a transcript, thanks to Otter.
posted by Pronoiac at 12:11 AM on September 12, 2018

Titan a book by John Varley as mentioned by cortex

Becky Chambers - author of the Wayfarers trilogy as mentioned by jessamyn
posted by Squeak Attack at 2:36 PM on September 12, 2018 [2 favorites]

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