When Leo Laporte and co-host Florence Ion are being asked to do a rehearsal for the upcoming The New Screen Savers episode, the “Cheif TWiT” doesn’t seem to give a fuck and instead decides it would be funnier to ask Ion what her middle name’s initial is. ‘Cause that’s absolutely part of the rehearsal, right? Right.
But, of course, it just goes downhill from here. Next, Laporte got the idea that Ion’s first book should be called “My Life as a Romani”, because he got told not to call her a gypsy back in March, remember?
Then, he promptly asks if her father “thinks of himself as a gypsy”, which she denies with a “Noooo”. Not only can you hear, but also see that his behaviour and this stupid, insulting comment makes her very uncomfortable.
It seems our favourite, wonderfully disgusting, racist Cheif TWaT Leo Laperve will never learn, no matter how often he’s being told not to use that word.
As a bonus, here’s a video of another instance where, during that very same TNSS episode, he decided it would be funny to make fun of a black guy during a Call For Help segment. Of course he used the term “gypsy” again.
This was actually removed in the final podcast/YouTube version of the show, but luckily I caught it on our DVR.
In the video above, you can listen to Leo Laporte say that John C. Dvorak is persona non grata at the TWiT Shoebox Studios. That means “personally unacceptable or unwelcome”, for those not well-versed in Latin.
I’m a bit too lazy these days to work all the past links about Dvorak into a witty, amusing narrative, so here’s a list of links of the times Leo Laporte and Lisa Laporte have mistreated and demeaned him:
He really can’t help himself. Soup has claimed that Lisa Laporte reached out to John in the past at his behest and apologized on Leo’s behalf, requesting that Dvorak come back. But, Leo lets himself go on shows like this and tells the truth.
Leo Laporte absolutely can’t stand John C. Dvorak’s independent thoughts on the successful No Agenda show.
She will now retire to the great state of Colorado, the least obese and most active state in the nation.
TWiT had a party and nobody invited Leo Laporte. How could they have forgotten? He admits again in the video above that he has to buy friends. It would be sad he if hadn’t created the problem himself — pretend an appropriate link is here since the entire site would apply to this statement — over the years.
It’s easy to almost feel sorry for Leo Laporte these days. Look at this crappy panel he gathered for TWiT, the show that once brought luminaries of our day:
Florence Ion (contract host for All About Android)
Alex Wilhelm (John C. Dvorak wannabe)
Peter Rojas (how’s GDGT going?)
What’s not so easy to forgive is his casual racism. He called Florence Ion a gypsy over and over until Peter corrected him. Leo Laporte used that learning moment to spew more stereotypes of the Romani people, asking her if she has a violin and requesting that she play it for him. He did all of this in a stupid accent, of course.
This is not the first time he’s done something like this. In previous shows and live copyright infringements, he’s stated that some black people “all look alike”, and he thought “nigras” was an acceptable term for black people as well. He didn’t really correct Megan Morrone’s racism, but it at least made him uncomfortable.
The show’s format revolves around Leo Laporte doing zero preparation, usually ending up showing his porno or being embarrassed by guests, while the guest tries to figure out exactly what the fuck they got themselves into.
Because Leo has a Galaxy Note 7 sized hole in his soul that can only be filled by adoration of others, he runs through his normal “look how much I spent on my shoebox studio” spiel.
Leo backtracks a bit from “CNN of Tech” in the presence of an actual CNN executive, downgrading himself first to the C-SPAN of Tech, and later to the CNBC of Tech. Hopefully he can get Mr. Wonderful on the show next!
Alex Wellen was not impressed. Leo seems deflated, as you can see in the video above.
You will be forgiven for not knowing what #TWiTSwitch is. Tech News Today co-hosts Megan Morrone — non-racist, non-monkey — and Jason Howell — kind of, sort of, whatever — came up with the grand plan.
Jason would wipe his Google Pixel phone and give it to Megan to use for a month, and Megan would leave all of her past-due library book notices on her iPhone and give it to Jason to use for a month. Each would report back with an opposite perspective they gained by using the other’s platform.
Megan Morrone now claims to be an iOS “guru”; in reality, she just assumed Sarah Lane’s identity when the tech goddess departed the ailing network’s premises. Megan Morrone spent the prior decade pretending to work for Microsoft — actually freelance writing part of one terrible article for them — while using Android.
Megan Morrone had never used an iPhone before assuming Sarah Lane’s identity. She wasn’t even good at pretending to be Sarah, killing iFive for the iPhone in the process with her terrible personality compared to the angelic Lane.
It was with great satisfaction that we finally heard someone at TWiT call her out on this fraud she perpetrates weekly, if not daily. Thank you, Bryan Burnett. Finally, you are something other than the foil for the fake priest.
This time, the fat piece of lard called John C. Dvorak a thief, with help from his pet monkey dog — John “JammerB” Slanina — who couldn’t stop himself from yapping in background to please his master.
Being at the height of his delusions, Leo thinks it was charming that he allowed JCD to take things from him. Let us break it down for you Soup: allowing people to take something from you is not stealing; it’s called giving a gift.
The most jarring part is Leo’s obvious lie — the fake backhanded compliment he gave to John. You can see disgust in his eyes as he says it.
It’s clear that the success of the award winning podcast No Agenda Show — now 2x weekly, Thursdays & Sundays — continues to bother him, as TWiT descends into obscurity.
It’s sad we have to warn you, but the TWiT video below is very NSFW.
Déjà Vu de Jour, Leo did it again. We have the footage, thanks to an eagle-eyed viewer who submitted a tip. Thank you!
Self proclaimed porn aficionado and all out pervert Leo Laporte exposed his watching habits to his latest Triangulation guest. In a lame attempt to show off in front of the guest, his plan spectacularly backfired. Le Fuck wasted the next 5 minutes being red-faced and trying to erase all of his substantial porn history in a rush.
The guest’s tool indexed Laporte’s laptop, displaying quite the variety of porn sites. Most prominent one was (NSFW) Teen Fidelity that he highlighted himself. If we look closely, he was using the members-only area of the site to visit 21 year-old model (NSFW)Krystal Orchid, which confirms Soup pays for his porn. It sickens us all that the 60 year-old pervert feels the need to pay $29.95 per month to watch porn of someone who is younger than his daughter. This is messed up and wrong. Are these netcasts we love actually coming from people we trust?
The most baffling part is that he wasn’t embarrassed by the act of showing porn on his family-friendly network. Instead, he placed blame on those who watch his shows, because “people watch him like a hawk, always trying to zoom, enhance” and twist what he is doing. It’s very cute that Leo has Total Drama on his mind and always thinks of #OneAss. We don’t need to try hard; you are doing it to yourself Leo. How about you stop using work laptop for personal pleasures or try using incognito mode next time?
PS:In case anyone is wondering, Total Drama’s Investigation Unit will not be researching other porn sites in question; we feel like it might lead us to a place we don’t want to end up.
Exposing The Dark Underbelly of TWiT and Leo Laporte