Father Robert Ballecer’s Conscience Interrupts Ad Read from CES

Father Robert Ballecer, supposed priest and Jesuit, shilled ads all day long for Leo Laporte at CES until his voice became strained. Finally, in one ad read, his conscience got the better of him and provided us with a moment of brief amusement.

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      1. The top professional broadcasters and singers have certain phrases they repeat a few times before going live. It opens up the mouth so you don’t “stumble on your words “or “eat your words.”

        All the greats do it, Walter Cronkite, Howard Cosell, Alan Freed, Frank Sinatra and of course your very own PadreSJ from TWiT.

        The ego of this man is only equaled by the delusional view he has of himself. It is some strange alternate reality where he is cool.

        https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Announcing/Voice_Exercises

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  1. This fat fuck looks even fatter than normal here. Fantastic.

    Here’s a fun game, tune into the stream randomly. Seemingly every other time you’ll here an ad is being read. You can see the CEHo brag about her ad skills, yet the network is riddled with too many ads that have nothing to do with tech and ad copy that hasn’t literally never changed in the years they’ve been buying ads on TWiT. Furthermore, all the companies advertise on all the podcast and other new media outlets and not a single one is unique to TWiT.

    Yet she goes on and on about how amazing her marketing skills are. Look at this blog post, every single thing is a flat out lie:
    http://www.lisakentzell.com/2013/07/advertising-sales-at-twit-part-three.html

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    1. Jimmy Jam said:
      This fat fuck looks even fatter than normal here. Fantastic.

      Here’s a fun game, tune into the stream randomly. Seemingly every other time you’ll here an ad is being read. You can see the CEHo brag about her ad skills, yet the network is riddled with too many ads that have nothing to do with tech and ad copy that hasn’t literally never changed in the years they’ve been buying ads on TWiT. Furthermore, all the companies advertise on all the podcast and other new media outlets and not a single one is unique to TWiT.

      Yet she goes on and on about how amazing her marketing skills are. Look at this blog post, every single thing is a flat out lie:
      http://www.lisakentzell.com/2013/07/advertising-sales-at-twit-part-three.html

      Good lord look at that artwork she probably had to hire the twit album artist make that hideous pic. ugh and your right i skimmed it and its all full of adverstising bs. ugh

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      1. Nah, Live Trace in Illustrator can produce that in about 30 seconds. No heavy lifting required.

        Too bad Illustrator can’t fix that Cro Magnon brow she’s sporting, tho.

        The Father can lose weight. No, really, stop laughing, he could. (So much for that vow of poverty, and the whole “7 Deadly Sins”, I guess.) But there’s not much she can do about that brow – and she knows it, because she tries to hide it with her crooked bangs. She needs to find an Artisanal Hairdresser.

        And yeah, her ad and marketing copy is pure bullshit. She looked up every buzzword she could, and crammed them in there, didn’t she? “Our billboard”. What a fucking drone.

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        1. Too bad Illustrator can’t fix that Cro Magnon brow she’s sporting, tho.

          Too scarey to think about, but maybe…….

          Could Megan “I-have-three-more-kids-than-I-do-eyebrows” Marrone and Lisa Kuntlips actually be sisters? Separated at birth twins? LOVERS?????

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    2. Look at this brown nosing cunt, Mike Meraz, in the comments:

      “All I know is that I TRUST you guys and this has a huge impact on my perception of your advertising. In my mind, I view your advertisers as a “Best of…” that is ongoing and worth my attention. Maybe I’m naive, but I feel that if an advertiser has made it onto your network, it has passed certain quality checks and worth consideration. I don’t follow blindly, but when I’m in need of a product or service, I will always go with a TWIT advertiser.”

      What a tool.

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  2. Father Robert Ballecer – the psychopath priest is the perfect fit for TWiT. My only concern is his and Tanya Hall’s ever increasing density and formation of a black hole in Petaluma that ends all existence.

    Let’s see a Tanya Hall tongue sticking out gif right along side Robert’s bj lip movement technique. This would sum up the crew Leo’s hand picked to represent TWiT.

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  3. He looks like a sweat hog, as most fatsos do. Yawn, he is still on the scene though. If he cared, he would quit his pleasure job and do God’s work.

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  4. Why is the “The New Jeff Jarvis” the biggest TWiT fan. Leo will do something silly to get people to watch him, like the galaxy stylus, and then “The New Jeff Jarvis” posts the video which is what Leo wants, he is a puppet of leo.

    Here, in this video we have padre trying to be so cool, as if he was a real television star behind the scene and then “The New Jeff Jarvis” posts it.

    The editorial board quit?

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  5. I don’t like this guy. Every priest rabbi and imam I have ever encountered or seen on television is holier than this guy.

    He is in love with himself and vain about his appearance. (why?)
    He thinks that bizarre way of speaking on camera is talent.
    He is nasty to people who disagree, genuinely disagree with him.
    He only cares for, wants to be around, tweets “famous” people.
    He has an unquenchable need to be considered cool.
    He covets power, see his tweets if flight is delayed or wifi is out.
    He will lie in ads without a second thought.
    He jokes about technolust and toys but…
    He is quick to anger and never forgives.
    He is running a major conjob on the church and its patrons by living off Church money.

    He condemns as bigots innocent people asking “What is a priest doing at CES?” These people have no issue with Catholics. They don’t understand is why a man whose life is supposed to be dedicated to God is working at CES. If People saw an IT guy on a podium with Cardinals they would also ask why.

    He answers criticism of Leo never hiring African Americans by saying he is a person of color.

    Is he bringing anyone closer to God? Is he endearing priests to the public? Maybe if he dabbled in tech it would be a common ground for people but he is seen as a hand maiden to twit 24/7. He asks his superiors to stay at TWiT, he is not assigned to be there. Why?

    If he wants to live this way, let him but there is a process known as laicization, give it thought. It’s time.

    The thing that really makes me cry about padre; It is not the people on this website who are his biggest detractors. It is Leo who mocks and despises the Priesthood. The smooth talker with the soothing voice knows exactly what to say to padre and it is the exact paradox of what he thinks. You, me, Leo and Padre know this to be true. He is like a battered wife unable to do what needs to be done.

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    1. GD said:
      I don’t like this guy. Every priest rabbi and imam I have ever encountered or seen on television is holier than this guy.

      He is in love with himself and vain about his appearance. (why?)
      He thinks that bizarre way of speaking on camera is talent.
      He is nasty to people who disagree, genuinely disagree with him.
      He only cares for, wants to be around, tweets “famous” people.
      He has an unquenchable need to be considered cool.
      He covets power, see his tweets if flight is delayed or wifi is out.
      He will lie in ads without a second thought.
      He jokes about technolust and toys but…
      He is quick to anger and never forgives.
      He is running a major conjob on the church and its patrons by living off Church money.

      He condemns as bigots innocent people asking “What is a priest doing at CES?” These people have no issue with Catholics. They don’t understand is why a man whose life is supposed to be dedicated to God is working at CES.If People saw an IT guy on a podium with Cardinals they would also ask why.

      He answers criticism of Leo never hiring African Americans by saying he is a person of color.

      Is he bringing anyone closer to God? Is he endearing priests to the public? Maybe if he dabbled in tech it would be a common ground for people but he is seen as a hand maiden to twit 24/7. He asks his superiors to stay at TWiT, he is not assigned to be there. Why?

      If he wants to live this way, let him but there is a process known aslaicization, give it thought. It’s time.

      The thing that really makes me cry about padre; It is not the people on this website who are his biggest detractors. It is Leo who mocks and despises the Priesthood. The smooth talker with the soothing voice knows exactly what to say to padre and it is the exact paradox of what he thinks. You, me, Leo and Padre know this to be true. He is like a battered wife unable to do what needs to be done.

      Exactly!

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  6. An elementary school teacher, a lawyer, a Catholic priest and three young boys are on a plane with only three parachutes. Engines explode, plane starts going down.
    The teacher says, ‘Save the children!’
    The lawyer yells, ‘FUCK THE CHILDREN!’
    The Catholic priest looks around and whispers, ‘Is there time?’

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  7. Leo and Megan’s chemistry is SO awkward on iOS Today. It seems like he feels he’s presenting an embarrassingly low-intelligence show with a child who he needs to always appear to be in control of and above of. I don’t think it’s a low brow show but that’s the impression he gives.

    Megan does a great job but looks so nervy when making statements in Leo’s presence on the show. Then he cuts her off or corrects her which is so cringeworthy and patronising that I feel sorry for her. I wish he’d chill out a bit around her, like he did with Sarah.

    Does he like her? Too much? Frustrated she’s not totally hot or that he doesn’t like her? It’s hard to pinpoint but it’s so awkward, it’s a shame. The show would be better with Jason Howell who’s very relaxed, or maybe Leo and someone who he doesn’t feel is on his level/above his level. It’s an odd dynamic. Shame as they’re both separately good and with others.

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    1. The thing is Megan is not particularly knowledgeable about technology. She got her job at TechTV because, in her own words “they needed a woman”, and later she went to work for Microsoft. A month or two ago Leo had to explain what “vector graphics” were – and there have been other instances I forget.

      I’ll suggest that Megan treats technology as a job, she is not like many men who are absolute obsessives about it. If you ask Megan to read up on a topic no doubt she’ll diligently do it – but if you start testing her broad knowledge she’ll be lacking. That’s probably why she is less confident than Leo. Leo knows enough to talk about a wide range of issues, Megan, has much more limited knowledge.

      The only annoying thing about Megan is when she starts spewing bullshit on gender or diversity issues. She recently mentioned that she’d listened to a Freakonomics podcast on the “Gender Pay Gap”(which is essentially bullshit and has been debunked many times) and she sounded surprised that, in fact, employers don’t pay women less for the same work – yes Megan, if only an intelligent person like you had got off your backside and Googled for info on the non-existent pay gap – but of course that would have shattered your dumbass feminist prejudices.

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      1. NewDog said:
        The thing is Megan is not particularly knowledgeable about technology. She got her job at TechTV because, in her own words “they needed a woman”,and later she went to work for Microsoft. A month or two ago Leo had to explain what “vector graphics” were – and there have been other instances I forget.

        I’ll suggest that Megan treats technology as a job, she is not like many men who are absolute obsessives about it. If you ask Megan to read up on a topic no doubt she’ll diligently do it – but if you start testing her broad knowledge she’ll be lacking. That’s probably why she is less confident than Leo. Leo knows enough to talk about a wide range of issues, Megan, has much more limited knowledge.

        The only annoying thing about Megan is when she starts spewing bullshit on gender or diversity issues. She recently mentioned that she’d listened to a Freakonomics podcast on the “Gender Pay Gap”(which is essentially bullshit and has been debunked many times) and she sounded surprised that, in fact, employers don’t pay women less for the same work – yes Megan, if only an intelligent person like you had got off your backside and Googled for info on the non-existent pay gap– but of course that would have shattered your dumbass feminist prejudices.

        Megan is a lightweight. She brings absolutely no gravitas to IOS today, constantly references her kids in any technology she reviews, and that has gotten old really fast. She doesn’t review tech in relation to the marketplace, just how to use it – never discussing the big picture on how it fits into the grander scheme. Megan is the type we called “study start” in college – she can spit out what she studied the night before in a test, but that knowledge soon fades.

        I’d call her barely competent, but she’s especially horrible on camera. I always get the impression that she knows she’s on camera, while other talent makes me feel I’m eavesdropping on a conversation.

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      2. NewDog said: Leo knows enough to talk about a wide range of issues, Megan, has much more limited knowledge.

        No, the difference is between them is that Megan knows she doesn’t know and is not comfortable talking about what she doesn’t know. Unfortunately, she doesn’t care enough to learn. Whereas, Leo thinks he knows but doesn’t know he doesn’t know and doesn’t want to learn that he doesn’t know and spews what ever incorrect BS manages swim upstream through the snack flow and escape through his mouth.

        The shame of it is if TWiT were structured as “Eavesdrop as Leo and co learn about technology” it could attract a wider audience and could bring them along instead of putting people off by constantly calling the audience members geeks. Funny how most people don’t like to be called a geek and excluding customers is never a good strategy for a mass consumer oriented business.

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  8. Two other things: Megan fit in on TechTv since 99.9% of its on-air talent sucked. She was a geeky fat girl surrounded by other geeky girls/guys and they were the only game in town. Now, TWIT has some real reporters (well, at least in the podcast milieu) and she fails horribly.

    Also, I believe at Microsoft she was a Tech Writer, so TWIT and TechTv were the only employers that put her on air.

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  9. PadreSJ isn’t a paid employee at TWiT, that’s why he’s still around.

    Plus, TWiT needs to send a joker like this to MWC/CES etc, so the venders can laugh at him, then wonder who the hell TWiT is.

    He’s probably also still around so he can get free products sent to him, and go on and on about remote controlled helicopters, or whatever the fuck he talks about.

    Fake Priest is fake.

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  10. I guess there is no hope for this site. This is another stupid and wrong article.

    If anyone in the audience can be funny and factually accurate, I’d welcome articles from you. But if you can do that, you probably have better places to put your articles.

    What a waste.

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