Ep. 1349: Where where we white-out the web Video
The 1990s produced so many of our favorite music, movies, toys, and TV shows that we're making this a tribute to the decade. We're talking Supersoakers, TGIF, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Green Day, Dumb & Dumber, Seinfeld, Nerf Guns, Discmans, and more!
Joseph Kaminski fills in for Wilson again on today's 404 podcast to mediate a most divisive argument: PeeWee's Big Adventure vs. Dumb and Dumber: who did it better? We'll also talk wag a finger at Sony for pushing the US release date back to February 2012, show off a YouTube educational feature guarantee to upset a ton of schoolkids, and discuss a couple scientists claiming they're getting very close to Matrix-style instant learning.
Now with more links! Today we're chatting about the Time Warner iPad app, David Fincher's new TV series, Apple pulling offensive apps, and a new way to prank your friends using simple text messaging.
Today the truth comes out. As if we didn't know it already, Wilson Tang is officially an Apple fanboy. Find out how he shows his true colors when he and Jeff get into a heated debate over the company.
A hilarious comedy in the vein of "Something About Mary" and "Dumb and Dumber" and chock-full of Larry the Cable Guy?s trademark, take-no-prisoners humor, "Larry The Cable Guy: Health Inspector" marks the arrival of a new low-brow hero. The film is directed by Trent Cooper, and also stars Joe Pantoliano, Joanna Cassidy, Tom Wilson and Tony Hale.
Everyone knows Wilson G. Tang is an Apple fanboy, but today we discover that there's an actual science behind blind dedication to certain brands. And it's not just tech, either- on today's podcast, we're exploring a brain synapse that causes a breach in rationality.
Today we're saying goodbye to a CNET colleague and frequent 404 guest host Tim Geisenheimer. No, this is not an April Fool's joke, but guess what? The Shock Top is. Tim's here to help us show off our favorite Internet Aprils Fools pranks, starting with Hulu reverting back to 1995.
With so many new blogs and Web sites that review video games and offer buying guides, it's hard to know who to trust; if you've ever vehemently disagreed with an online review and felt a boiling need to hunt down the writer, listen to today's episode of The 404--it's all about fanboys, online reviews, and our credibility as unbiased journalists.
Bridget Carey starts a week of misfit episodes of The 404. On today's episode, we'll dive into the world of fast food regrets, feed Zuckerberg a spoonful of his own medicine, and discuss the latest tech trend: self-gifting.
Is it irresponsible for a movie studio to promote an upcoming film with a staged murder prank, or is it just a case of trying way too hard? We'll talk about shows like "What Would You Do?" that paint solid double lines between right and wrong, and why you shouldn't choose sides so quickly.