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717 - Dedicated to yo' fat momma
Aired
Monday, May 5, 2008
Duration
38:43
Producer
Guests
None


Yo' momma is so fat. How fat is she? She's so fat she has two Wiis, one for each...OK, never mind. In other news, Microsoft walked out on Yahoo. Is it for good this time? What does it mean for you? (As usual, a big fat nothing, unless you're a Yahoo stockholder.) Also, on the deathwatch today: E3, Cuba's ban on home computers, and Google audio CAPTCHA.

Stories CoveredEdit

MicroHoo is dead, long live MicroHoo [1] [2] [3] [4]

Grand Theft Auto IV simplifies game purchasing [5]

Apple losing money in new movie deal [6]

Cuba lifts ban on home computers (yes, they had that) [7]

Spam reaches 30 year anniversary [8]

Xobni revamps in-box: Adds social networking twist to Outlook [9]

Google Audio CAPTCHA defeated [10]

RIP E3 [11]

Wii and Wii Fit to be featured at select Westin hotels [12]

Are you calling yo’ momma fat? [13]


From The PhonesEdit

Desmond in Ga.Edit

The memristor infinite loop?


In the ForumsEdit

EmailsEdit

Windows feedback panel/Vista UltimateEdit

Dear Your Highnesses,

Concerning the Windows Feedback panel program and Windows Vista Ultimate, I wish everyone who is a Vista hater would just take a chill pill. I was beta tester for Vista and will be using my free copy of Vista Ultimate to build a HTPC for my children. Yes even children are cable of using and understanding Vista. Vista is a wonderful Operating system, PERIOD!!!!

--Mark Brewer Dayton, Ore. Down the road from the Spruce Goose

P.S.

I'm loving my 20 inch iMac that I got 3 days ago, Leopard rocks my world!!!!!!

P.P.S.: Must remember to take my medication.


Hard Drive Crusher commentEdit

‘ello JaMoTo,

Actually, there are several better (and much cheaper) ways to destroy a hard disk:

  • 1.) Get a gun. A LARGE gun. Shoot the hard drive.
  • 2.) Pour gasoline on the hard drive. Light the hard drive on fire.
  • 3.) Electric drill. 'Nuff said.
  • 4.) Sledgehammer + muscle = DESTRUCTION

Well, actually, with the price of gas, it might be cheaper to buy the $11,000 disk crusher.

Love the show, --Fletcher from Minnesota.


“I Voted” in the Buzztown electionsEdit

So I’ve been trying to get myself excited by the prospects of the upcoming mayoral election. Truth-be-told I think I prefer the current, social collective groove we have going on now but when the times change we must either adapt or die. So how to get fired up? Well we need a reward! One of my favorite parts of election day is the bestowing of the “I VOTED” sticker so I took the liberty of designing what I hope will become the official Buzztown “I VOTED” sticker.

I know you don’t like to accept attachments via e-mail, so I poked around the wiki to see if I could post it there but I guess I’m a bit dense and didn’t see a way to do it. The sticker is attached but I’d be happy to post it somewhere if you’d rather. In addition to the jpg file of the individual sticker, I’ve attached a template suitable for printing on Avery brand Round Inkjet Labels, model 8293.

http://www.uploadimage.org/images/yqxmuf5chiqpue5bqtve.jpg

Keep up the good work y’all

--Jason Tollefson Production Planner Disney’s Hollywood Studios


Indiana Jones and the Tickets to the Baseball GameEdit

Your Royal Monarchs,

This strikes me as the kind of story you would possibly, maybe talk about if it was a slow day on Monday. In any event, it’s interesting and has to do with the new Indy movie. They’ve got this weird little ad on the schedules for May showing a picture of Indiana Jones on May 22. Here is the link to the Mets page:

http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/schedule/index.jsp?c_id=nym

Now originally, I was looking at the (go) Nationals(!) schedule, and they have the same pic-but no game being played. The Mets do. I figure that’s gotta stink, to be forced into advertising for something that is happening the same time as they game you are trying to sell.

Also, as of the writing of this email, you can’t click on Indy or anything-and it doesn’t say that it’s for the Indiana Jones movie-so you’d have to know that what was going on. Also, you’d have to go hunt down tickets on your own. Kind of a weird ad, I think, and a bit atypical for Net advertising which is why I thought, even if it isn’t Buzzworthy, it’d be interesting to pass along.

That and the New Indiana Jones movie is going to be awesome!…right?


Frank J. M. Lattuca, Esq. Buzztown Mayor, ‘08


Dirty dirty keyboardsEdit

Dear Tom, Molly, and Jason,

In reference to podcast 716 last Friday, you referred to the U.K. study about the filthiness of our keyboards. As a microbiologist, I agree that chucks of lunch and dust bunnies aren’t probably doing anything for the cleanliness of your keyboard and may attract bacteria, but most of the harmful bacteria are coming from….gasp….us touching the keyboards with our filthy fingers. Most often, bacteria get on our digits by picking of our nose, sneezing on our hands, and the dreaded fecal-oral transmission, aka not washing our hands after using the facilities. Bacteria are on and in almost every nook and cranny of our bodies, so it comes down to quality, not quantity of what the bacteria that is on that keyboard. I am always appalled by those local tv news studies that say there is bacteria on our toilet seats, cell phones, keyboards, etc. No crap (excuse my pun). The little guys are everywhere. My recommendation: keep your fingering out of your nose, use a Kleenex when you sneeze, wash your hands after using the restroom, and don’t let anyone use your keyboard that you refer to as “Dirty Larry,” the guy around the office who you never see wash his hands when he is in the can.

Sincerely,

Andy the Microbiologist

Additional NotesEdit

For Pete's sake Molly, how many languages do you know???

Quotes :

Tom - "So it is exactly what we thought it was before we read the story, then thought it wasn't, but now that we've read the story, we know it is". That there is some complex english.
Molly - "Doodly do, doodly flaab"


Make sure you vote for your favorite Buzz Town mayoral candidate. When you do, you can proudly display your "I Voted" sticker....

Buzz Town I Voted Small

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