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June 28, 2011 9:23 AM   Subscribe

Adam Savage of Mythbusters (Mefi's Own) on Minnesota public radio singing "I Will Survive" in the voice of Gollum with Neil Gaiman in attendance.
posted by The Whelk (38 comments total) 43 users marked this as a favorite

 
GEEKGASM.
posted by WidgetAlley at 9:26 AM on June 28, 2011


That was precious.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 9:31 AM on June 28, 2011 [4 favorites]


I see what you did there.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:40 AM on June 28, 2011


Wait, what?
posted by EatTheWeak at 9:41 AM on June 28, 2011


Holy hell, that really happened
posted by EatTheWeak at 9:43 AM on June 28, 2011


Oh my god.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 9:43 AM on June 28, 2011


I was also in attendance. It was a crowd-pleasing moment, to be sure. A very geeky crowd indeed.
posted by kingbenny at 9:46 AM on June 28, 2011


Adam was pretty funny on the Nerdist podcast a while back. Very very NSFW.
posted by kmz at 9:47 AM on June 28, 2011


Last time I went to karaoke in San Francisco I saw a hipster sing "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" in the voice of a Keebler Elf.

I liked this better.
posted by Zozo at 9:47 AM on June 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Whatever happened to the w00tstock tour?
posted by ZeusHumms at 10:08 AM on June 28, 2011


Is Neil Gaiman slowly turning into Alan Moore?
posted by boo_radley at 10:10 AM on June 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


no laughing in the office no laughing in the office oh please oh please
posted by Madamina at 10:14 AM on June 28, 2011 [4 favorites]


Is Neil Gaiman slowly turning into Alan Moore?

After a certain point all UK authors just turn into Wizards.
posted by The Whelk at 10:20 AM on June 28, 2011 [14 favorites]


Better than advertised. Brilliant, actually.
posted by ColdChef at 10:22 AM on June 28, 2011


Officially the best thing I will see all day.
posted by Foam Pants at 10:23 AM on June 28, 2011


Whatever happened to the w00tstock tour?

Still going, isn't it? I know they have a SDCC show planned.
posted by kmz at 10:31 AM on June 28, 2011


This made my day.
posted by foggy out there now at 10:31 AM on June 28, 2011


I don't know what trickery Adam was up to there but that was definitely Smeagol on the phone! Not Gollum.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 10:58 AM on June 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


what

Minnesota (my home state)
Public radio
Minnesota Public Radio
Lord of the Rings
Adam Savage
Neil Gaiman
Metafilter

This is like, the turducken of nerdery.
posted by Demogorgon at 11:02 AM on June 28, 2011 [31 favorites]


a nerducken, if you will.
posted by boo_radley at 11:13 AM on June 28, 2011 [24 favorites]


I don't know what trickery Adam was up to there but that was definitely Smeagol on the phone! Not Gollum.

I thought it odd, but somehow fitting that YouTube recommended the poison scene in Princess Bride, with Wallace Shawn as Vizzini.
posted by odinsdream at 11:15 AM on June 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


No relevant content, I just have to say I love the delicious Minnesotaness of this post. That is all.
posted by Mental Wimp at 12:05 PM on June 28, 2011


This thread is officially immortal, if only for the introduction of the neologism "nerducken".
posted by tspae at 12:45 PM on June 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


I once stuffed a nerd inside another nerd but that was a another kind of party altogether.
posted by The Whelk at 12:50 PM on June 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


Once?
posted by shakespeherian at 1:06 PM on June 28, 2011


It was a Chestbursters Anonymous meeting and I'd thank you to be respectful.
posted by The Whelk at 1:08 PM on June 28, 2011


I'm looking through asavage's Ask MeFi responses. When Adam Savage tells you to quit your job, you'd better f-in' do it.
posted by spamguy at 1:17 PM on June 28, 2011


This is like, the turducken of nerdery.

On that thought, anyone going to Convergence Con this weekend?
posted by ZeusHumms at 1:20 PM on June 28, 2011


Don't you love how someone posted "I want to be Adam Savage" and then Adam Savage shows up with "Well this is how you do it." ? I love AskMe.
posted by The Whelk at 1:23 PM on June 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


My mancrush on these guys has now reached a new level.
posted by Ber at 1:42 PM on June 28, 2011


How much did Gaiman get paid for this, I wonder?
posted by tumid dahlia at 4:13 PM on June 28, 2011


He refused to get muttonchops when I suggested so who cares.
posted by The Whelk at 4:16 PM on June 28, 2011


Does anyone else get the sense that Adam Savage would make a fantastic next-door neighbour?

Just imagine going for a beer with him or having him over for a backyard barbeque.
posted by bwg at 5:27 PM on June 28, 2011


He could be the wacky neighbor always blowing things up and wandering around with half a beer and a contraption made out of leftover car parts and garbag ags and you kind of keep your distance until one Forth of July he unveiled a combination grill-canon-rocket that sends your steak into the ionosphere to be microwaved by ambient radition and you're all daaaaang but he doesn't even notice cause he's too busy trying to figure out how to weaponize the bouncy castle and now his dog is all in there looking expectant and wearing a helmet and WHAT WILL HAPPEN NOW?
posted by The Whelk at 5:35 PM on June 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


The Whelk: "... and WHAT WILL HAPPEN NOW?"

Exactly!
posted by bwg at 5:57 PM on June 28, 2011


why?!?!?
posted by liza at 6:45 PM on June 28, 2011


The Whelk: "I once stuffed a nerd inside another nerd but that was a another kind of party altogether."

Ah, gym class.
posted by boo_radley at 7:19 PM on June 28, 2011


Travisty...
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Ban him I say!
posted by Chuckles at 8:01 PM on June 28, 2011


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