146: GO VOTE November 5, 2018 2:21 PM   Subscribe

It's a remarkably short one this month—just over 50 minutes—because my throat was sore in what turned out to be the preface to a nasty cold that knocked me out all weekend, which is why we recorded this last week and it's only going up to day! But here it is! Also, vote!

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posted by cortex (staff) to MeFi Podcast at 2:21 PM (11 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

A few weeks ago!
posted by Splunge at 2:48 PM on November 5, 2018 [2 favorites]

Four days ago!
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 5:26 PM on November 5, 2018

wym's buttons are awesome!
posted by wenestvedt at 7:17 PM on November 5, 2018

jessamyn: "Let's get in touch with StarryEyes Smith and ask him what the hell he's playing because he probably knows."

FWIW Iris Gambol's ID of the guitarist as Patti Smith's sister Kimberly seems pretty solid: they look alike, "Kimberly Smith" and "Kim" are mentioned in other videos in the same YouTube channel, and "Starry Eyes" seems to be a reference to Patti Smith's song "Kimberly." I don't mean to nitpick, because what do I know--I never would have gotten that--I just thought that comment seemed under-appreciated.
posted by Wobbuffet at 7:55 PM on November 5, 2018 [1 favorite]

About the Bob Ross painting; one link was to Ann Arbor District Library (many other libraries in the US do this). Preparations involve getting a lot of canvas boards, an assortment of paints on paper plates, and enough staff to cope as every event is at full capacity ("If you Bob Ross it, they will come", as one librarian there told me).

Highly related; it's often worth checking on a regular basis what events your local public library (if you have a local one) are putting on, and whether they are running new things. I've been to a whole bundle of hands-on arty events I would never have otherwise considered doing (and I detested compulsory art classes at school), but my local public library was running it.
posted by Wordshore at 4:49 AM on November 6, 2018 [3 favorites]

cortex did you almost say that Gritty was a Penguins mascot? I mean. I just.
posted by 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a at 5:14 PM on November 6, 2018 [1 favorite]

The only thing I know about hockey is that Wayne Gretsky was a hockey player and so was Mario Lemieux and that I'm probably spelling the latter's name wrong but he was really good in NHL '94 for the Genesis, which my cousin owned and we'd play it whenever I was over at their house.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:42 PM on November 6, 2018

Sad/proud to report that the picture of my head with my dog's head sewn into it is part of a (self-imposed) halloween tradition of gruesome photoshopped selfies, and not an IRL makeup/mask kinda job. Super glad you were fooled, though!
posted by churl at 6:34 PM on November 6, 2018

Today I learned that Jessamyn is a wizard!
posted by ellieBOA at 4:12 AM on November 7, 2018 [1 favorite]

I just want to share that this Halloween I met a kid dressed up as Bob Ross. He had a huge red wig. It was awesome.
posted by bq at 8:11 AM on November 7, 2018 [1 favorite]

cortex: "The only thing I know about hockey is that Wayne Gretsky was a hockey player and so was Mario Lemieux and that I'm probably spelling the latter's name wrong but he was really good in NHL '94 for the Genesis, which my cousin owned and we'd play it whenever I was over at their house."

Lemieux lives about a half mile from me; I'll let him know you say hi.
posted by Chrysostom at 7:24 PM on November 24, 2018

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