All Co-Hosts Erased from The New Screen Savers Intro

Update: TWiT paid for a billboard in Times Square to announce the news.

After the untimely demise of the world’s best tech journalist, Mike Elgan, we wondered what would happen to the intro for The New Screen Savers.

Leo and Lisa star in the sequel.
Leo and Lisa star in the sequel.
It appears the answer is that the demon succubus had an editor erase all of the hosts from the intro, just like all the faces have been removed from the TWiT show thumbnails where hosts have changed. Lisa and Leo can’t afford to pay to update artwork when there are $22k+ cruises to take.

This isn’t the first time they’ve played The Eraser.

The last episode with the old hosts in the intro was December 5, 2015. Mike Elgan’s employment was terminated after his last Tech News Today on December 7, 2015. The very next episode of The New Screen Savers, airing on December 12, 2015, featured the very clumsily edited — probably by poor Anthony — new intro featuring only Uncle Leo.

51 thoughts on “All Co-Hosts Erased from The New Screen Savers Intro”

  1. The $22g Caribbean cruise is old news, L&L’s fall 2016 Baltic cruise plus a few days to unwind beforehand in Paris is the new hotness.

    That, and his $110,000 Tesla he needs the livestream to customize for him.

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    1. P. S. The whole intro was a stupid idea from the get go, much like Leo’s obsession in bringing back a 20 year old television show to his podcast network.

      P. P. S. How punchable is FCMP’s face in the intro? He’s such a tool.

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  2. If you get rid of the interesting hosts, then all you have left are the guests. How many of us subscribe to TWIT to listen to the comments of Ben Thompson, Georgia Dow, Jason Snell, or Tim Stevens. These are all fine supporting panelists, but if they are there alone, Leo’s forceful speech pushes them further to the background. No Dvorak and Jolie antics? If RSS had a year-end auto kill, TWIT would reflect severely reduced audience numbers.

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    1. Charles Chadwick said:
      If you get rid of the interesting hosts, then all you have left are the guests. How many of us subscribe to TWIT to listen to the comments of Ben Thompson, Georgia Dow, Jason Snell, or Tim Stevens. These are all fine supporting panelists, but if they are there alone, Leo’s forceful speech pushes them further to the background. No Dvorak and Jolie antics? If RSS had a year-end auto kill, TWIT would reflect severely reduced audience numbers.

      Disagree. None are “fine” panelists. They are nothing but mediocre. Dvorak is, of course, a fine panelist. And the list ends there.

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    2. I check in in to the live stream every so often. During Twit it was very common to see 3500 online viewers. With the latest batch of stiffs it was around 975. Georgia Dow? Jason Snell? These are not interesting people. Dow knows nothing about tech, she’s a fficking shrink! Snell is a comic book masturbater. Tim Stevens thinks he is gods gift to women — so debonair. Then there is that coked-up guy in Taiwan. Who else? All boring, that’s who else along with a bunch of dumfuck chicks who yak about watches and fashion accessories (watches).

      It seems as if Leo does not actually know what constitutes entertaining or interesting. While the network wanted to get AWAY from ALL LEO ALL THE TIME, it is actually worse.

      Prediction: Within the year the network is renamed to something incorporating Leo’s name.

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      1. Lard Ass said:
        I check in in to the live stream every so often. During Twit it was very common to see 3500 online viewers. With the latest batch of stiffs it was around 975. Georgia Dow? Jason Snell? These are not interesting people. Dow knows nothing about tech, she’s a fficking shrink! Snell is a comic book masturbater. Tim Stevens thinks he is gods gift to women — so debonair. Then there is that coked-up guy in Taiwan. Who else? All boring, that’s who else along with a bunch of dumfuck chicks who yak about watches and fashion accessories (watches).

        It seems as if Leo does not actually know what constitutes entertaining or interesting.While the network wanted to get AWAY from ALL LEO ALL THE TIME, it is actually worse.

        Prediction: Within the year the network is renamed to something incorporating Leo’s name.

        Your comments are right on!!! +10000

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  3. Ben Thompson on twit, although a bit dry and groggy sounding at times, actually has very good thoughtful, insightful commentary and very often corrects and “schools” LL with good factual knowledge, he doesn’t just agree with everything the blowhard spews out. That’s why LL threw him under the bus saying he was actually watching the football game while Ben Thompson was commenting during the twit show, it’s my opinion LL actually despises Ben Thompson for having an actual brain. Just my $99.99 opinion… If you agree, throw in the extra penny. 🙂

    ITM

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    1. Mark Pugner said:
      Ben Thompson on twit, although a bit dry and groggy sounding at times, actually has very good thoughtful, insightful commentary and very often corrects and “schools” LL with good factual knowledge, he doesn’t just agree with everything the blowhard spews out. That’s why LL threw him under the bus saying he was actually watching the football game while Ben Thompson was commenting during the twit show, it’s my opinion LL actually despises Ben Thompson for having an actual brain. Just my$99.99 opinion… If you agree, throw in the extra penny.

      ITM

      You must be friends with that ugly Ben. The guy is a total loser who had to move 6,000 miles from America to marry a Chinese girl, since no American woman would want him. He’s another Feminist douchebag who once provoked a losing argument with Dvorak about alleged sexism in tech. He wishes he had 1% of Dvorak’s intelligence and wit.

      As far as soup watching the game while dickhead Ben was talking, that is not indicative of that dickwad being smart. In fact, soup has done similar ploys with Thurrott and Steve Gibson.

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      1. No it doesn’t mean that Ben guy is smart.

        But it shows the host who is supposed to be directing the flow isn’t paying an ounce of attention. Of course the guests all come across as boring and stiff when Leo checks out for minutes at a time.

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      2. What does Ben’s being ugly or unable to find a girlfriend in the the U.S. have to do with his making a good or bad guest on TWiT? Nothing, of course.

        Why must Mark be friends with Ben? I agree with Mark, and I’ve never met Ben.

        If someone disagrees with you, why do you always make assumptions about them you can’t possibly know or make fun of them or tell them to get lost? This is supposed to be a forum for the exchange of ideas, not an echo chamber for one point of view like #twilive.

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        1. Arkady said:
          What does Ben’s being ugly or unable to find a girlfriend in the the U.S. have to do with his making agood or bad guest on TWiT? Nothing, of course.

          Why must Mark be friends with Ben? I agree with Mark, and I’ve never met Ben.

          If someone disagrees with you, why do you always make assumptions about them you can’t possibly know or make fun of them or tell them to get lost? This is supposed to be a forum for the exchange of ideas, not an echo chamber for one point of view like #twilive.

          Because Ben is a self-absorbed douchebag who always talks about his wife in Taiwan. Obviously, he had to leave the US to meet her, which he probably did through a service matching American men with Chinese women. I mean, look at that ugly face and greasy hair! He’s a male version of film_girl but talks slower.

          Also his tirade against JCD where he spouted Feminist values makes him ripe for ridicule.

          The man is a bore.

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          1. Do you ever stop to read some of your posts? Your infatuation with the appearance of other men is weird.

            And your hypothesis about him being so ugly that he had to move to Taiwan to find a wife is totally unrealistic. Yes, there are people like that but why would he remain in Taiwan? More importantly, why would a Taiwanese woman marry an American to remain living there?

            Give it a rest Holden. HelloWorld seems to have crawled under a rock, if you go quit it with your bullshit and repetitive “everyone is ugly” arguments this would finally be a decent forum to discuss TWiT’s downfall.

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          2. Jimmy Jam said:
            Do you ever stop to read some of your posts? Your infatuation with the appearance of other men is weird.

            And your hypothesis about him being so ugly that he had to move to Taiwan to find a wife is totally unrealistic. Yes, there are people like that but why would he remain in Taiwan? More importantly, why would a Taiwanese woman marry an American to remain living there?

            Give it a rest Holden. HelloWorld seems to have crawled under a rock, if you go quit it with your bullshit and repetitive “everyone is ugly” arguments this would finally be a decent forum to discuss TWiT’s downfall.

            Reply of the day. Couldn’t agree more!!

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          3. holden said: Another guy with s tiny dick up Leo’s arse.

            How does that make sense? The guy merely agrees with my post and he’s up Leo’s ass? I’m no fan of Leo so how do you figure that?

            It’s ironic because you’re so rabid in your hatred that you actually sound scarily like Leo when dealing when anything that you don’t agree with entirely.

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          4. Jimmy Jam said:
            Do you ever stop to read some of your posts? Your infatuation with the appearance of other men is weird.

            And your hypothesis about him being so ugly that he had to move to Taiwan to find a wife is totally unrealistic. Yes, there are people like that but why would he remain in Taiwan? More importantly, why would a Taiwanese woman marry an American to remain living there?

            Give it a rest Holden. HelloWorld seems to have crawled under a rock, if you go quit it with your bullshit and repetitive “everyone is ugly” arguments this would finally be a decent forum to discuss TWiT’s downfall.

            First of all, not every person on TWIT is ugly. However, I have a major problem with people like Thompson who have delusions that they actually are respected pundits. He’s a scummy blogger with no incisive commentary to add. And my comparison to him and poop_girl is apt. And I have a major problem with any guy who calls himself a feminist.

            You don’t like my posts, then move along. I have plenty of support here.

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          5. holden said: You don’t like my posts, then move along. I have plenty of support here

            Yeah, no. I’m going to call it as I see it.

            But it’s cute you think anyone who doesn’t agree with you needs keep it to themselves and move along.

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          6. Jimmy Jam said: Yeah, no. I’m going to call it as I see it.

            But it’s cute you think anyone who doesn’t agree with you needs keep it to themselves and move along.

            Fine. Knock yourself out. If you’re a fan of Thompson, you clearly have low standards for tech journalists, err… bloggers. Dvorak is a journalist with major tech credentials spanning 30 years in various publications such as PC Magazine, for whom he still writes a column. Thompson isn’t fit to wipe JCD’s ass, both personally and professionally.

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    1. > How I wished a lorry could have smashed into them all on their Segways…

      Either you do not grok the concept of proportionality, or jealousy of people who have Segways has robbed you of normal cognition.

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  4. To use an overused term, Leo Laporte is in a downward spiral. You often see this baffling tailspin as someone compounds their failures by doubling down on every bad decision with another one. Hey, my revolving door of hosts looks bad, I’ll just leave myself alone in the intro. This is how I’ll build a franchise network less reliant on my personality. Hey, we won’t do a New Year’s Eve show because it’s not fair to my employees. Instead, I’ll piss on my staff EVERY week by consistently being tardy for my own show, which happens ON THE WEEKEND.

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  5. I believe the next version of TNSS intro is being edited now. It will feature Lisa as the star and Leo as the co-star and will feature L&L running over past TWiT employees and talent (living and deceased) on the TWiT Segways to the sound of “Bang on the drum all day” by Todd Rundgren.

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  6. There’s no chance in hell this show is around in 2017. A complete bust, made evident by the lack of original TechTV participants. They don’t want to be embarrassed.

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    1. Used to like Twit said:
      Seeing that twit has investors, they sure will be…

      Also, why they have their shitty investors… :l

      Twit has Investors? WTF? I THOUGHT Twit was wholly owned by Fat Boy… and thus half owned by Lisa….

      Who are these “investors” and how many are they? What percent of Twit do they own? Can they fire Lisa like the Board fired Jobs? Hell, can they fire Soup Boy too?

      I think you are wrong, I do not think there are investors…. but if there are, lets start a hostile take over! 🙂

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  7. Leo is a bonehead… Lisa is a bonehead… they are totally clueless, squandering money and time.

    Example: They start TNSS with: “Live from the Twit brickshithouse, in beautiful Petaluma, California…. it’s the new screen savers!”

    The next immediate shot is of San Fransisco… a fairly major detail. It’s a fairly major gaffe, talking about beautiful Petaluma, then going to San Fransisco for the intro… it shows a lack of thought, foresight, and intelligence.

    One simple example that frames the entire problem of Twit. I think the obvious question after watching the new intro: who is the next to get fired? It would have been easier to just cut out Elgan rather than cut out everyone.

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    1. RyRa said:
      “Live from the Twit brickshithouse, in beautiful Petaluma, California….
      The next immediate shot is of San Fransisco…

      When has the TRUTH ever had a bearing on what Soup Boy says? Seriously. Truth and Twit are mutually exclusive.

      DUH!

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  8. I’m so glad I left TWiT and that sick fuck Lapork behind years ago. I’m shocked this ass clown still has followers. Looks like it’s over soon for TWiT by massive mismanagement.

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  9. I tried to watch MacBreak weekly today which used to be one of my favorite shows and I had to turn it off after 20 minutes it’s just unwatchable and full of useless moronic drivel.

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    1. A new drinking game: watch MBW, and every time they go off on a tangent about how great some Android product is, take a drink.

      Every time they criticize Apple, take two drinks.

      And every time Leo says there’s no news this week, take three drinks.

      Shouldn’t it more accurately be called MacBash Weekly? Gee, why doesn’t Apple invite Leo to events?

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  10. Sounds like Leo is trying to get out of his Tesla pre order contract and getting his money back by publicly trashing Tesla on every podcast lately …

    I noticed Leo has bragging up Ford every min for some odd reason,

    I’m guessing he’s trying to get a free car from Ford or Lisa is trying to get Ford as a sponsor again.

    What a slim
    Be a man go get your $5,000 Tesla down payment politely , instead of making fun and putting down the company in public, I’m pretty sure if you piss off Elon Musk you will get your ass handed to u through the courts
    Leo your a clown

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