Ep. 1118: Where we've got the right stuff Video
Pre-show discussion from today's show.
It's my birthday today and Jeff is still making me write the blog, but I'm fine with that because today's episode is exceptional. Not just because Richard "Gems" Peterson lived up to his nickname on two occasions, but also because the stories are exceptionally strange. Join us for talks of Manti Te'o, infidelity phones, overachieving children, dusty donkeys, and adult toys from the future.
On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson G. Tang, and Justin Yu discuss "Inception" one more time (we swear), discover how e-Books for the Amazon Kindle have finally outsold hardcover books, and question a strange study about women in India.
We've put it off long enough, and today we'll finally spend time discussing Stop Only Piracy Act (SOPA), an incendiary bill written by Texas Congressman Lamar Smith that would effectively put an end to any Web site that would "steal America's innovative and creative products attract more than 53 billion visits a year and threaten more than 19 million American jobs."
Two Natali Morris appearances in one week? It must be Friday. She joins us for the first half of today's episode, where we discuss today's top stories in tech and culture, including new terror alerts coming to Facebook and Twitter, a Vatican magazine that says hackers are doing God's work, a study linking physical pain to social rejection, and "LOL" earning its place in the English Oxford Dictionary.
Leaked from today's 404 episode: iPads in Easter Sunday services, cellphone spam and "smishing," Macs CAN get viruses after all, Google Maps under Microsoft Fire, and how to source free bagels, Twinkies, and Clif Bars.
Did you know that Dave Chappelle was in a "Home Improvement" spinoff sitcom show in the 1990s? All the episodes are on YouTube right now, and we'll trace its history on today's 404 episode.
On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson G. Tang, and Justin Yu examine a study that links bee decline to mobile phones, describe a disgusting story about a meaty in-flight disturbance, donate spam donations to Chipotle for charity, and run down 20 products that are cheaper now than they were 10 years ago.
If you're curious about the strange world of renaissance faires, tune into today's episode of The 404 Podcast with hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson Tang, and Justin Yu!
Today we'll discuss insidious ads popping up in strange places, using things like subliminal messages, involuntary human placement, and even targeted smells to influence your next purchase.