It’s too warm in here to type up proper shownotes. The highlights:
- Podcass these days
Podcasting licenses! We got ‘em? Our new Facebook page is here! You best be liking it. (Also, Jen is not pregnant.) Tho, you may want to get on that before Anonymous shuts Facebook down. We talked about this Paula Dean news you’ve all heard about and we don’t need to link to (especially since Jen decided to play Diablo 3 instead of sending me the link for the show notes). Some dudes in Texas made their own AT&T truck so they could use it to deliver pot. Then it was time for some pokey-pokey talk. That’s pretty much it. Except for our Facebook page. Don’t forget about that.
It’s a gray and rainy Sunday, perfect for recording a lazy-day kinda non-live podcast. We announced Jen’s new podcast project and did some wondering about the validity of the show’s name. We picked up some sandwiches earlier in the day from Subway. Jen thinks it was more than just her sandwich that was “toasted.” We joined the Internet pile-on over the “new” Zodiac signs and wondered if GeminiDragon may now be in need of a name change. We covered a story about a new law prohibiting Internet impersonators. Then we moved on to how hackers celebrated Kim Jong-Un’s birthday by hacking North Korean Twitter and YouTube accounts. We followed that up with a cool song by The Famous. We wrapped up the program with a top-ten list of addictive sounds. Don’t forget to vote in our highly interactive poll:
We were live on New Year’s eve! We experienced the usual technical difficulties getting started. I wondered why it is that humans decided to have the year start in the middle of winter instead of the summer. We replied to questions that we received from Colin and Les. We discussed this year’s most-wanted gift cards. We paused to fix a minor technical problem with Jen’s headphones. Jen had a story about the Wikileaks guy’s OkCupid profile. Colin joined us via the Skypes. We ambushed him by asking him his predictions for 2011. Then we went over a list of the year’s worst songs. We had some fun reading spam messages. We went through a list of YouTube’s most-viewed videos of 2010. We played an appropriate song by Tin Pan. Since he wasn’t listening earlier, we also got to ambush Medros with his predictions for 2011. Then we finished up with a list of the top ten Twitter trends of 2010.
After that, there’s some special bonus audio from the live pre-show.
It was a live event, where we wondered what people used to do on a Friday night before we all started doing Internet radio shows from home. I talked about my recent frustrations with iMovie and then we played part of a podcast I recorded that contained a special song I wrote for the occasion. We read off an odd spam comment along with some humorous Craigslist ads. We read over a story about South Korean pop stars who’ve finally caught up to American trends from ten years ago. Next, we covered an exciting contest where you can win an iPod! All you need to do is let the TSA grope you. Then it was time for some fun audio from an MSNBC producer’s meltdown:
Asthma or anxiety? Jen tries to figure it out. I gave the reasons why I’m glad to not be dating in the time of online social networks. We checked our progress so far in this year’s NaPodPoMo followed by a great song by Gina Livingston and a promo for Erk FM. We rounded out the program with a list of “useful” items from eHow.
It’s a bonus audio presentation! This item is a continuation of GeminiDragon item 4. Further confirming that we’re still figuring out the new studio configuration, I taught myself how to use Skype while my chair creaked a lot. We got our first Skype call from our pal Medros. We also got a conversation request from what was likely a spambot. We talked about how I edit a World of Warcraft-related podcast even though I don’t actually play the game. Massive geekyness (is that a word?) ensued from there. (Also: lowbrow jokes about Subway footlong sandwiches.)
We’re live! Well, we were when we recorded this GeminiDragon item. It was a bit of an impromptu affair. But our friends Medros, Lou, Nathan, Druey and Ben all showed up to join us. As I mentioned during the recording, we’re still soft launching this new project, and this is more of a test recording than anything else. Still, we managed to have another conversation about Subway. We also talked about my new guitar amp, its problems and my experience so far in dealing with the company that sold it to me. We also covered the TV show “Deadliest Catch” and wondered why it is that these guys continue to risk their lives fishing when they could just take their money and go to college, already. We heard a nice voice mail from Robert. Then there’s a cool song by Lizards From Afar that I heard earlier in the day on DarkCompass. We will be releasing some more audio from this session later in the week.
So, what’s your favorite Subway sandwich? Also, see the photos we took during this recording here.