170: Through A Paper Towel Tube Darkly March 3, 2021 4:02 PM   Subscribe

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posted by cortex (staff) to MeFi Podcast at 4:02 PM (22 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

(This really was gonna come out on Monday but there was a bizarre data transfer issue from the service we have been recording on, now resolved, and so here we are on Wednesday, which is like Monday insofar as it's a day and here we all are.)
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:06 PM on March 3, 2021 [2 favorites]

No metatalk!
posted by Going To Maine at 5:42 PM on March 3, 2021

I think we were both coasting to a stop on the recording at that point and didn't bother pasting in links to chat, which is at least 99% of the time how the links end up in the post.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:59 PM on March 3, 2021 [1 favorite]

I don't remember Tom actually doing much interacting on Myspace, but I recall he was pretty popular on Google+ for the hot minute where anyone used Google+
posted by ckape at 9:03 AM on March 4, 2021

No metatalk!

Ach! I've mostly been enjoying the MetaTalkTails since I work on Sundays and it's been really cool seeing other people proposing and posting their own as well. It's nice to chat in here. Also there's Virtual IRL stuff going on which has made the MeTa sidebar (thanks frimble!) and chess.com is a new "also on" thing.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:02 PM on March 4, 2021

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, starring Captain Lou Albano—who shaved his beard!—and Danny Wells.
posted by Huffy Puffy at 7:09 PM on March 4, 2021

posted by bondcliff at 6:28 AM on March 5, 2021 [6 favorites]

Thanks for the shout-out about my piece on QAnon and ARGs, plus my brother's!
posted by adrianhon at 8:35 AM on March 5, 2021 [1 favorite]

For asavage's Maltese Falcon thing, jessamyn might be thinking of his TED Talk.
posted by zamboni at 12:14 PM on March 5, 2021

Loved jessamyn's reaction to my video: "Does that work? OMIGOD!"
posted by mpark at 2:52 PM on March 5, 2021

jessamyn might be thinking of his TED Talk

Ah, thank you, that is exactly what I was thinking of.


Yes you did!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:52 PM on March 5, 2021 [1 favorite]

Did not!
posted by bondcliff at 3:55 PM on March 5, 2021

Last tweeted about train: Jan 8
First tweeted about snails: Jan 22

Start tweeting about the train again!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:21 PM on March 5, 2021 [1 favorite]

part way thru the podcast, with some notes:

1. yay my silly website got a shout out!
2. Billy Joel on TikTok - yes, The Boys has a lot of his songs, esp in Season 2, but I really doubt the TikTok crowd was into a niche show on Amazon Prime (but what do I know?)
2a. it is VERY VERY easy to burn an hour scrolling through the #fyp on TikTok without trying
3. Both Too Many Jockys and Taskmaster are amazing - and we're talking about it on fanfare!

Back to listening ...
posted by jazon at 4:53 PM on March 5, 2021 [1 favorite]

Start tweeting about the train again!


Seriously though the train area is in the basement and it's cold down there this time of year.
posted by bondcliff at 6:29 PM on March 5, 2021

“UNO and then some” is perhaps Red7 (also on BGA).
posted by Going To Maine at 5:47 PM on March 6, 2021 [1 favorite]

“UNO and then some” is perhaps Red7 (also on BGA).

In hindisight, I should note that Red7 plays kind of slower and more tactically than UNO, so mght not be the game you're looking for if you want to put down lots of cards at once. But! It does have colors and numbers and is definitely more complicated so, uh, kind of?
posted by Going To Maine at 1:01 PM on March 7, 2021 [1 favorite]

chess.com is a new "also on" thing

Can I have a lichess.org pony as well if I promise to feed it a carrot every day?
posted by flabdablet at 10:20 PM on March 7, 2021

It's on the SocialStuffs page which I think frimble does a sprint through every now and again. We should check to make sure that's all updated.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:13 PM on March 8, 2021

I have noticed that whatever leads on MetaFilter of late gets covered on NPR's Morning Edition in 48 hours -- Scott Simon was riffing on self-decapitating sea slugs just today for example. Whether this is due to active listening, great minds thinking alike or just plain zeitgeist I know not but the same stories keep appearing both places over and over day by day.
posted by y2karl at 7:40 AM on March 13, 2021

Just in case the explanation is that we have a Mefite inside NPR with influence on programming, if you could go ahead and do something about relentless bothsidesism masquerading as "balance", that would be greeeeat. And I'll make sure you get another copy of that memo.
posted by flabdablet at 12:57 PM on March 13, 2021

My favorite UNO variant was (possibly) invented by my cousins and we call it UNO SNAP. Basically, if you have the identical card to the one just played, you can slap it down even if it’s not your turn, preempting the person who would have been next, and play continues after you, skipping anyone in between.
Also, if the identical card is a draw 2 or 4, they get added together and the next person has to draw 4 or 8...unless they also have an identical card!
posted by exceptinsects at 9:46 PM on March 14, 2021

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