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.
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.”
We had a few yuks here over the weekend about news that giant liquid-spewing devices known as “Putzmeisters” were en route to squirt water all over Fukushima’s hot core. A BB commenter pointed out that one of Putzmeister’s biggest competitors is a company with the equally nyuk-nyuk name Schwing. So, Schwing and Putzmeister once had a legal battle over something called the Bastardring. (thanks, @smelendez).
Welcome to the definition of hell. [Thanks, Joe Sabia]
[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.
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!
UPDATE: The Bronx Zoo cobra has been captured, according to a local news station.