Ep. 999: Where we press all the right buttons Video
Kenley is back on The 404 today to announce the winner of our Nerd of the Year contest, and Stupid Andy is the winner!
Stupid Andy returns to the show and delivers an impressive cover of Christina Aguilera's "Genie in a Bottle" using just an iPad and the Classic Guitar app! Andy also shows off his new non-Apple tablet, so be sure to check out Wilson throwing a schoolboy fit in the studio in protest.
"Stoopid Andy"--Not as stupid as his name implies(TM)--joins us on the show today along with MTI, otherwise known as Mark Licea, to fill in for Justin, who again is enamored by a printer.
All the 404 listeners out there will be very happy to see our own Natali Del Conte in the hotseat today. Our favorite guest just returned from a trip to the UK and of course Wilson is indulging himself in a bottle Beck's Beer, so we foolishly decide to guess Ms. Del Conte's actual body weight.
"Musician" Rebecca Black and a voicemail from a technologically entitled listener inspire Jeff to create Punch a Tween Day. Check out today's episode of The 404 Podcast for more details on how you can help.
In today's social climate dominated by capitalism and corporate strong-holding, the individual rights and voice of the common people are vastly diminishing. Even hip-hop, a culture born from the truest human will to express, is being poisoned by the sheer motivation of greed. Representing a conscious collective positioned opposite of today's "brainwash" culture, is a band that stands independently as a "group of the people, for the people": the Visionaries. The Visionaries are six diverse and unique individuals working as a unified team that cherishes and teaches the values of love, truth and humanity through their music. Visionaries' members: LMNO, 2Mex (OMD), Writer's Block (Zen and Dannu), Key-Kool, and DJ Rhettmatic (Beat Junkies), come from an assortment of cultural backgrounds and a plethora of life experiences, truly representing the dynamic essence of hip-hop. Translating their heart and soul through music, Visionaries possess the intangible ability of connecting with their listeners with a truly distinctive sound.
It's Wilson's penultimate episode on The 404 Podcast, but his departure just wouldn't feel right unless we let him carry on today about the Apple OS 10.8 Mountain Lion announcement. We'll also reveal Apple's dirty little PR secret while we're on the topic, and of course play a few voicemails from listeners lamenting Wilson's desertion.
Anthony David Adams joins us on today's episode in hopes that one of our listeners has the next object that will allow him to trade his way into space. He started with a toy spaceship and five trades later, he already has a ticket for a One Zero G Space Flight. Listen to today's episode of The 404 Podcast to find out how you can win a free Barnes & Noble Nook e-Reader and a watch from Nooka!
Who else but Stoopid Andy would be a better fit to fill in for Justin Yu today? While his name might indicate otherwise, Andy is one of The 404's most cerebral guests.
On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson G. Tang, and Justin Yu welcome Moneywatch.com's Financial Decoder Jill Schlesinger on the show to answer listener-submitted financial questions, the Amazon and Facebook partnership, and Facebook's new Instant Account Destruction button.