177: Good Soup October 13, 2021 10:50 AM   Subscribe

I accidentally wrote "make a podcast" on a colander instead of the calendar, so on the downside this episode is pretty late but on the upside it has been thoroughly rinsed. Is that anything? Can we do anything with that? Anyway, here's a podcast, it's about 90 minutes, and it involves me and Jessamyn getting off on at least a couple different tangents on the subject *of* getting off on tangents, so it's a very MetaFilter podcast indeed.

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- look at this pretty and invasive Emerald Ash Borer
- I still think Louis DeJoy sucks honestly
- the kids on TikTok have been confounding me lately with what, it turns out, is audio of Adam Driver saying "good soup"
- I feel like jessamyn's sister Kate isn't contributing enough
- at some point we said something about librarycarpentry.org
- also I am supposed to watch The Unbelievable Truth but I do not remember which one now
- a flowchart of distractible storytelling

- 1,228,178 genetic variants, 2 million years by clawsoon
- Datasette Desktop (macOS application) by simonw
- Copying a mid-century stool….mid-14th century BCE by brachiopod (MeFi Post)
- Wildcard Bicycle Novelties by adamrice
- Invisible Sun by cstross
- A channel vocoder walkthrough by ignignokt

- What I learned about my writing by seeing only the punctuation by eotvos
- "Also would've accepted Nine Inch Oates" by carrienation
- Can someone explain how this video has 4.1M Views but has 200 likes????? by theodolite
- "If we make more angry content, we get more engagement." by They sucked his brains out!
- Rewild Your Attention by MonkeyToes
- One Woman’s Mission to Rewrite Nazi History on Wikipedia by cgc373

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- Can you help find the current location of this old Vienna address? by Miss T.Horn
- Can you solve this mystery about a book? by grumblebee
- a comment by pocams
- Should my child's school's PTA accept cryptocurrency? by Toddles
- Nervous system hacks/resets by danceswithlight
- What's the oldest thing I can buy, just to have? by tiamat
- “Y'know, this stuff is kinda wasted on just ponies...” by Wordshore
- Preventing maggots in trash by Anonymous
- a comment by Jack Karaoke
- Looking for 90s sci-fi story about a librarian & all-knowing computer by kaisemic
- Please help me solve a VERY DUMB plumbing emergency. by centrifugal

- Metatalktails: Must be the season of the ... which? by taz
posted by cortex (staff) to MeFi Podcast at 10:50 AM (21 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Oh wow, that Rolls Royce of fruit fly traps!
May have to try it.
posted by Glinn at 11:17 AM on October 13, 2021 [1 favorite]

Jumping ahead to see how 'wordshore' would be pronounced. Randomly started listening to this at 1:16:35 and ... was briefly very confused.

Now to listen to the whole thing, properly.
posted by Wordshore at 11:28 AM on October 13, 2021

Fun podcast. It also makes me realize that I'm not entirely sure how to pronounce my own name. English speaking physicists usually make it rhyme with "WET boss." But, having recently learned that I've been pronouncing both parts of Tycho Brahe's name wrong, in public, for decades, I now doubt my assumptions. (I do know exactly one Hungarian physicist. Looking forward to asking when conferences happen again. Hopefully he doesn't happen to pronounce it weird.)

I'm also moving actually learning the IPA, for real this time, a bit higher on my to-do list.
posted by eotvos at 4:28 PM on October 13, 2021 [2 favorites]

OMG, I am absolutely stealing "I specifically used words to explain it to you"! 😄

Although I'll have to resist using it when I've asked my tech-support customers 2 or 3 times for a particular piece of information because they repeatedly fail to give it to me (and then complain that the resolution of the problem is taking too long).
posted by Greg_Ace at 6:04 PM on October 13, 2021

This Unbelievable Truth, cortex.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:24 PM on October 13, 2021 [1 favorite]

I know how wordshore is pronounced. But the spelling is wrong. It should be Wordcestershore.
posted by Namlit at 2:35 AM on October 14, 2021 [13 favorites]

I'm one of the eleven that actually listen, religiously.
posted by eclectist at 8:28 AM on October 14, 2021 [1 favorite]

Really, tiamat? Didn't anybody play D&D? Tiamat (Dungeons & Dragons) - Wikipedia. Old World Godess: Tiamat - Wikipedia.. Pops up everywhere: Tiamat (disambiguation) - Wikipedia. Now is it word-shore or words-hore or wor-dshore or even w'ordshore who knows? we're down to a coin flip.

(listener #5 I guess... NEXT).
posted by zengargoyle at 12:31 PM on October 14, 2021 [1 favorite]

Jumping ahead to see how 'wordshore' would be pronounced.

It's pronunced "throatwarbler mangrove".
posted by briank at 12:38 PM on October 14, 2021 [1 favorite]

I'm one of the eleven that actually listen, religiously.

Same, I like a rambly cheerful conversation to keep me company while I do chores!
posted by charmedimsure at 1:57 PM on October 14, 2021 [2 favorites]

I have already forgotten what we said about tiamat's username (it's possible I went into brief Coffee Dissociation while Jess was touching on it), but my fantasy point of reference for that particular name is one of the late bosses in the original Final Fantasy, where in that case the dragon-god was living in strangely futuristic, sci-fi palace/base at odds with the stone and dirt vibe of the entire rest of the game, which struck me at that young age as absolutely brilliant and weird. (That was also where you could with bad enough luck run into the Warmech, a low-probability, absolutely deadly high-level robot enemy who would absolutely destroy anyone who hadn't like wiiiiiiildly overprepared their party, which became a tradition in its own right in the Final Fantasy series with the Omega Weapons and such.)
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:51 PM on October 14, 2021 [1 favorite]

While I'm at it for those pondering IPA and phonetics, start with X-SAMPA - Wikipedia. There's no harm and even some benefit from raw IPA and deep phonetics but... it's 7-bit ASCII representation and if nothing else is a good starting page to dive into mouth sounds and points of articulation. Plus it's easier to type.
posted by zengargoyle at 4:37 PM on October 14, 2021 [1 favorite]

did somebody say mouth sounds
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:30 PM on October 14, 2021

That's some hay, now!
posted by Greg_Ace at 7:32 PM on October 14, 2021

for those pondering IPA and phonetics, start with X-SAMPA - Wikipedia.

I have a degree in linguistics; if it didn't stick, it won't be sticking. Like many things, I learn about words by reading, which means I am only caught out on podcasts. I am ok with this.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:40 PM on October 14, 2021 [2 favorites]

Enjoyed this month's podcast; of the right length to listen to while in the bath with a few top-ups of hot water (during the same bath I named the two rubber ducks 'Cortex' and 'Jessamyn' and imagined they were doing the podcast).

The post Can someone explain how this video has 4.1M Views but has 200 likes????? by theodolite made me flinch as it reminded that I had a strange (and aggressive) approach from OZY media for content, a few years back. I passed, and after a few more aggressive messages did some blocking.
posted by Wordshore at 10:19 PM on October 14, 2021 [2 favorites]

I am one of the eleven!

Is that an out of the hat number or based on actual listening metrics?
posted by freethefeet at 2:27 AM on October 18, 2021

I am Eleven. *listens to podcast on spooky walkie-talkie*
posted by curious nu at 6:02 AM on October 18, 2021 [1 favorite]

It's an out of the hat number and I'm sure the number is higher but we often don't get a lot of comments/feedback so that is my own personal joke. Josh doesn't even listen to it! My boyfriend doesn't listen to it!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:02 AM on October 18, 2021

The Prisoner [1967] - Im not a number, Im a free man! [720p] - YouTube. I think "137-it-descended-into-butts.mp3" is the oldest podcast that has snuck into the great Music repository by accident.

Scratch that! From back in the Matt days... "39: Tenth Anniversary plans" through "47: Crepypasta" except for 46 for some reason.

I think it mostly just seems that commenting on a MetaFilter MetaTalk Monthy Wrapup Podcast digs way down into the Meta^n range. :)
posted by zengargoyle at 11:12 AM on October 18, 2021

Yeah but I don't listen to any podcasts that I record. I was there already!
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:14 PM on October 18, 2021

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