Xeni on Chris “@Nerdist” Hardwick’s NERDIST podcast

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Comedy genius and true-born nerd Chris Hardwick (@nerdist) invited me to join him as a guest on his very popular and very funny podcast. Here it is! Chris and his friendly LOL-sidekicks and I talked about what would happen if NPR and E! Television got married; the origin of Boing Boing; and the mainstreaming of geek culture.

And here’s his touring schedule. His live shows are incredible.

Download MP3, or listen in a flash player here.

Gone Riffin’: Rich Fulcher’s new bizarro podcast (audio)

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Rich Fulcher (Mighty Boosh, Snuff Box) and Abed Geith (Channel 101) have a new podcast titled Gone Riffin’ in which they discuss “minor issues in the universe.” The half-hour comedy show is “guaranteed to be totally unrehearsed and certifiably riffed.”

GoDaddy CEO: Elephants are “a valuable source of protein”


[Video Link: GoDaddy chief executive Bob Parsons kills an elephant in Zimbabwe. Graphic content.]

Just now on CNN, blathering idiot GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons phoned in, Charlie-Sheen-style, to dig an even bigger hole for himself after the Zimbabwe Elephant Killing Debacle. The poor, starving African villagers he left the carcass to should be grateful, according to the CEO, because elephants are “a valuable source of protein.” Well, by that logic, so are CEOs.

All you need to know about the Great Bronx Zoo Cobra Honey Badger Twitter Invasion

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Recently, the Bronx Zoo announced on Twitter that their Egyptian Cobra had escaped. Also recently, a video of a creature known as the Honey Badger, who happens to enjoy feasting on cobras, went viral.

Tweets were twatted, fake accounts sprang up like so many perky daffodils in springtime, and a series of memes crashed into each other, causing LOL fission of unprecedented magnitude. Boom!

Sean Bonner breaks it all down for you.

UPDATE: The Bronx Zoo cobra has been captured, according to a local news station.