Mailbag: The biggest nerd at CNET Video
Mailbag: The biggest nerd at CNET Video Transcript
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>> Hello everyone, I'm Molly Wood and welcome to the CNET mail bag, the show where we take your feedback about the stuff we do here at CNET. Oh, I missed you guys. Now, not surprisingly many of you were not happy to hear about mail bag moving to every other week. Forrest wrote in to say, I love you Molly Wood, but your producers are really pissing me off. I mean they should get a life. Moving mail bag to every other week it horrible, terrible. Uncalled for. Mail bag is one of my favorite CNET shows. You should be fired for a stupid decision like that. I still love you, Molly Wood. Okay. Forrest. Come on now, honey. Nobody's getting fired, but what I should have said is that if you guys really like the show, tell all your friends to watch it too. If like 50,000 people watch it every day I could do as many mail bags as I want. Maybe we should start a campaign. Make mail bag weekly. Tell your friends. Moving on Shay Shay inspired quite the little CNET contest with this next email. Yo, CNET is awesome. It's not a bunch of nerds talking in a nerdy voice, drooling over dumb stuff, it's actually cool people. Menus a few big nerds. Hey, Molly, who is the biggest nerd at CNET? Well, Shay Shay, here's what happened. I sent an internal email around CNET asking are you the biggest nerd at CNET? And let me tell you we have some nerds here and they want to be known. One person pointed out for example, that I should establish a plus or minus point system for nerd activities and accomplishments as well as parameters to establish a base line for weeding out nerds versus geeks. Multiple nerd tests, and even nerds scores were submitted. There were definition lists of nerd accomplishments, one nerd even challenged another nerd to a robot war or a light saber duel. It was pretty awesome. And the email produced three contenders. CNET used to have a bunch of biweekly classes for geeks to geeks called geek U. I was both a student and a teacher in many of these. I unicycle, juggle, love to quote Monty Python, and last but not least I designed, built, and ran the computer lab at my high school. I mean come on. I have many nerd points, play MMRPLGs, do historical recreation, have books on medieval heraldry, and [inaudible] mass six in my work desk drawer. Learned computer programming back when you stored data on audio tapes as part of my talented and gifted middle school academic track. Won't buy anything without creating a spreadsheet to can compare features and costs and generally delight in learning. Heck, my title here is knowledge base analyst. But in the end, the winner was clear. And here we are with the biggest nerd at CNET. Jeff Sparkman. Jeff, why are you the biggest nerd at CNET?
>> I have a framed photo of Tony the Tiger on my desk. Just right over there. As well as an Incredible Hulk bank 3D glasses. I made this. It's a Super Mario cross stitch. That I designed. And, the first one was the hardest because I'm color blind and can't really tell that the colors are that different. But this one was pretty easy. Oh, I know Clark Kent's address. The secret identities of nearly every hero in the DC and Marvel Universes and I also anagram things when I'm bored. For instance, Molly your name can be Moldy Wool, Lowly Doom, or Yo Mold Owl. I don't know how any of this is actually helpful in real life. But I would like to point out that I actually did get married and I have kids. So everybody who made fun of me when I was a nerd in school, eat me.
>> All right we have a little feedback about some of our other shows today. Orange Jim had a question about loaded. ATW why Natalie's not doing on Friday for loaded. One, some kind of religion thing? Two, work only four days a week. Three, decide to take it easy on Friday. Four, want to compensate for all the hard work that she did from Monday to Thursday. Five, Friday is girl night out so she wants to get ready and party. Six, Friday has some company meeting that take away too much time for her to do loaded. Seven, Friday is seen as work less day. Eight, Friday is [inaudible] Tuesday. Nine, Friday is the day CNET CEO or managers trying to occupy Natalie's time by talking to her. Ten, Friday is Natalie's birthday. Orange Jim, pretty much all of those I would say except the birthday thing. Daily shows are hard, dude. Plus you get the buzz report on Fridays for a weekly news digest. Now speaking of digest, Peter from Norway writes, hi, I love CNET TV as pod cast and also daily debrief from news.com. But man, get a studio and get some chairs to sit on. Greetings from Norway. I know, dude, I'd want to sit too. And speaking of sets Brandon said, the new buzz report set yew, it's one of those sets that allows no room to breathe and makes it look like Molly lives in a browser window. Do you really want opera to be your house? You guys didn't throw out the old set did you? Tell me you didn't. Brandon, it's a work in progress. And it gets better every week I swear. Also yeah we did throw out the old set, but we're working on it so, be patient. Actually Nick sent in this great series of photo shop showing how I can turn my new set into the White House Press Briefing Room. Check it out. ^M00:04:56 [Music] ^M00:05:00
>>Genius work, Nick. Genius. All right, that's it for this week everyone, keep the feedback coming. And tell your friends to watch mail bag at CNET.com or send me a postcard. 235 Second street San Francisco, California, 94105. See you next time. ^M00:05:06 [Music]
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