179: Calendrical Is Totally A Word November 30, 2021 3:32 PM   Subscribe

In our triumphant return to posting podcasts at the turn of the month, Jess and I talk about time management and reminders, complicated conversational dynamics, the assassination of JFK (but only very briefly), and a bunch of somewhat more MetaFilter-centric things. We time-managed our way up to about 93 minutes. Also I play a euphonium.

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- talkin' about fake cash which led to an old MeFi post
- Chicken in the Corn
- hey it's cranberry jelly
- twitter discussion about trauma dumping
- jessamyn did some filing

- Greasemonkey (or other) script to enable downloads by jessamyn
- Shop at arch salvage store in Portland, OR for me by arnicae
- Full Stack Developer by jchan

- Skittish, a playful space for online events by waxpancake
- The Fucking Bible (warning: 7.5 MB) by ignignokt
- The Stick Princess by Peach
- I finally got my Murder Ballads book back into print! by Paul Slade
- Princess Unlimited by yankeefog
- "How to Sous Vide," a helpful cookbook by veggieboy
- Formula Non (2009 - 2019) An Alternative F1 Photo Project by lawrencium

- "The real Pacific Princess had a crew of 373, rather than 6" by jessamyn
- a comment by cortex
- a fluegelhorn is probably not a fluegelhorn, and vice versa by cortex
- Film shows McD's trained new staff in proper use of Vulcan death pinch by not_on_display
- Islands in the Stream by dorothy hawk
- Divorced, beheaded, live! by Lorc
- at the world you've left / and the things you know by fight or flight
- Why so many people undercharge for their work by Bella Donna
- Those who exist, have existed, or will exist in the vicinity of Omelas by brainwane
- "the distance between reader and character or narrator" by brainwane

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- a comment by brainwane
- Where did the "Rock and Roll Ending" come from? by bondcliff
- Why would I use a hot glue gun instead of just glue? by trevor_case
- Tennis Pro decoded opponent's body language and serve? by umber vowel
- How do you manage your time? by unicorn chaser
- Then we'll take it higher - pop songs that are actually protest songs by Frowner
- Waltham, MA ca. 1988 - 1990: Manufacturer of Geiger-Mueller Detectors? by ZenMasterThis
- Seeking reputable carbon offset programs by Osrinith
- Fun classic rock songs (Grateful Dead & more) to walk down the aisle to by Neely O'Hara
- logistics! by everybody had matching towels

- How MeFi (and other providers) deal with trust & safety issues by brainwane
- Obit post: Speedlime by Pallas Athena
- Newsletter 3: The Handovering by Eyebrows McGee
- MetaFilter Gift Swap 2021 THANK YOU! by mochapickle
- Mefi Art & Makers Group, Update by Glinn
posted by cortex (staff) to MeFi Podcast at 3:32 PM (11 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Jessamyn, THANK YOU for hipping me (well, us) to Kevin Hart's podcast! I'm rarely a podcast consumer, but "comedy business" stuff is exactly the sort of thing I'll go out of my way for.

Metafilter: Malcolm Gladwell, that smug fuck
posted by Greg_Ace at 4:57 PM on November 30, 2021 [1 favorite]

Jessamyn: Thanks for the kind words about my fiction-related front page posts. It's good to know that you particularly like the ones where there's a jumping-off point to talk about something beyond the specific story/stories. And those threads do, reasonably, get more comments, so I figure you're not alone!
posted by brainwane at 6:32 AM on December 1, 2021 [3 favorites]

If anyone would like a deeply nerdy calendar-based good time, may I recommend Reingold and Dershowitz's Calendrical Calculations.
posted by zamboni at 7:06 AM on December 1, 2021

"This is primarily a reference book, but can also be read for pleasure by readers interested in this topic." 😍
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:19 PM on December 1, 2021

Man, you guys are on all my weird interests this month and I am kind-of offended you didn't emergency skype me to talk about calendar conversions, pronouncing "Chrysostom," or swearing in and/or about the Bible. Why do I even have a theology degree??? Rude.
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 8:13 PM on December 1, 2021

Fun podcast.

As a kid, I always wanted to play bassoon. In eight years at three schools, none ever had a working bassoon. So, I took up trumpet ('cause I had a grandfather's instrument) and cello (for no particular reason, though I could invent some now) in school. I'm not complaining - they were great instruments and I had fun. But, this makes me wonder if I should get a bassoon. I've also currently got more instruments than I know how to play. Including a really shitty swapmeet baritone horn (or something similar), which is a lot of fun to play even if one key is sticky and I'm using the wrong mouthpiece. I should probably become competent on a few more of them before buying new ones.

There's something interesting about the impulse to point out to people that one isn't insulting them by liking the act of filing, even if they don't enjoy it. I find myself doing the same thing and sometimes cringe a bit, 'cause I want to believe we all accept that one can like different Star Trek episodes without it being regarded as a personal attack. But, also, expressing that without implicitly endorsing all the shitty, insincere racist/sexist/libertarian talking points that use the same keywords is a real challenge. I guess it never hurts to say, "it's okay if we disagree about this."
posted by eotvos at 8:01 AM on December 2, 2021

I am kind-of offended you didn't emergency skype me to talk about calendar conversions

We should really have you on the next podcast!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:59 AM on December 2, 2021

Thanks for the shoutout! (And, Cortex, you aren't the only one who thought I was "Yankeefrog.")

Incidentally, my next picture book has its roots in that AskMe about an address in Vienna, which you mentioned on the podcast. The information I got from Arco in that thread started me thinking about the best way to tell my mom's story. Ultimately, I wrote it as a picture book. It was a big challenge to be true to the reality of my family history in a way that was appropriate for picture-book-age kids! It's currently being illustrated and it will come out in 2023. I'll post it to Projects when it comes out, but I thought I'd let Metafilter know that that particular AskMe is still resonating in my life.

PS: Both times it appears in "chag sameach", the "ch" is pronounced the same way as in loch. If you can't quite manage that throat-clearing sound, you can just pretend it's an "h" and nobody will judge you.
posted by yankeefog at 4:07 AM on December 5, 2021 [1 favorite]

I took the podcast audio to otter.ai and got a decent automated transcript out of, uh, the first 30 minutes, whoops.
posted by Pronoiac at 11:12 PM on December 5, 2021

I love reading the gift swap thank you thread so much!
posted by ellieBOA at 9:48 AM on December 6, 2021

brainwane's recent posting has been terrific! Glad to see their contributions recognized!
posted by MonkeyToes at 8:19 AM on December 7, 2021 [1 favorite]

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