Living in the past does not lead to the future

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As Leo Laporte embarks on a mission to reanimate the dusty bones of his failing career with the relaunch of a show that was long ago left for dead on an aborted tech network, let us take a moment to recall some of the stirring words of Apple Computer’s groundbreaking “Think Different” campaign:

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.

The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward.

These are inspiring words—a glorious vision. So what connection do they have to Leo Laporte’s recent embrace of his past as he attempts to resurrect “The Screen Savers” and morph it into the lame ‘n’ lazy “The New Screen Savers”?


And that’s exactly the point… Leo isn’t taking any risks, he’s not looking energetically toward the future. In fact, he practically delights in firing his best broadcasters. He’s gleeful to throw wonderful assets away. Beloved former employees are left to twist on their Patreon pages as he gives a bear hug to the losers of yesteryear. We at TotalDrama aren’t buying it and can only lament its sad revival.

At this point, the best thing would be for NBC/Universal to load up those legal silver bullets and kill this deformed monster of a show with their team of attorneys. We will not mourn its passing.

10 thoughts on “Living in the past does not lead to the future”

  1. Leo has previously said TWiT caters for the tech savvy niche so why make this show, it’s a format that died when the internet became so widely available.

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  2. It was painful to watch, so boring and nothing different from other TWiT shows.

    I was thinking it would be fun stuff like the NYE stuff but this was just a rehash of Know How/Triangulation and some dumbass questions a la Theeeeee Tech Guy.

    Really don’t know what the hell they were thinking. This will tank is fast.

    Also apparently they don’t intend to keep it on Saturdays?

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  3. “Beloved former employees are left to twist on their Patreon pages as he gives a bear hug to the losers of yesteryear. ”

    Personally I don’t think they’re twisting that much. Many of them have moved on to much bigger and better things and are better off now than they were hanging around TWIT.

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  4. The whole show was fake enthusiasm, fake high energy, and fake laughter. Is anybody looking forward to an episode on watches with Kevin Rose?

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