John C. Dvorak finished his vinegar book and is back on TWiT with no hard feelings.
The jovial relationship between Mr. Laporte, who invented podcasting, and Adam Curry — a lesser known podcaster, former MTV employee, and failed Indiegogo project creator — continues uninterrupted.
Tune in June 5, 2017 for live, willful copyright infringement, “as per usual,” according to Mr. Laporte!
Leo Laporte will be gone to the Galapagos, one of the many expensive vacations he uses to try to fill the void in his life where friends, family, and accomplishments would be. Maybe bragging about this one will impress people, Leo!
For his part, Adam Curry is so excited, he can barely keep it together.
Loek van der Helm (@wonderhelm) removed his tweet that alerted us to the announcement — and now protected all his tweets — but we always retain the screenshots.
May 5, 2015: Leo Laporte Came Dangerously Close to Exposing Himself on Meerkat. This is not technically part of #dickgate, but it happened less than a month prior. While doing an AMA on Reddit, Leo Laporte jumped around and his pants “accidentally” fell down, which caused him to sling his genitals visibly back and forth. Thankfully, this exposure was covered by his underwear.
May 28, 2015: How To Express Your Disgust Over #DickGate. Total Drama launches a letter-writing campaign to Premiere that fails miserably. Premiere, a dying radio network part of a dying radio company, doesn’t care if they employ a misogynist that exposes himself on a video stream.
May 29, 2015: Leo’s #DickGate Chatroom Rants and Lies. Leo goes on a rampage in the chat room to spin the situation. He compares Total Drama to terrorists, claims the dick pic is fake, and begins doxxing a Total Drama member.
February 8, 2016: Leo Laporte Exposes a Vagina On-Air During TWiT. Leo Laporte shows a cunt pic from Lisa on the flagship show This Week in Tech. TWiT reacts — as before — with a new sizzle reel. Leo refers to the cunt pic as “something filthy.”
We are continually shocked and surprised at what TWiT shows on-air. We always think it can’t get worse, but it usually does. Next year on dick day, we’ll let you know if there are any updates in the saga.
Sadly, it’s nothing we haven’t seen before in explicit detail, but thanks to an anonymous tipster, we now know that Lisa Laporte — TWiT’s CEO — is perfectly OK with her crotch shot legs being used by a leg fetish page on Instagram.
Proving that there is no topic Know How will not cover badly, Episode 308 was an unexpected gift to TWiT viewers everywhere. We were magically transformed back to a time where Americans got out the ol’ needle, thread and bobbin and made stuff we can now buy at Old Navy for $19.95.
Instead of recruiting someone with a lot of sewing experience (i.e. anyone in @NateOG’s bloodline) they settled for the camera-ready and available @PDelahanty, TWiT’s “web engineer” who’s been aimlessly wandering the single hall of the studio for months since compiling the results of the TWiT annual survey.
Which leads us to the question-du-jour, specifically why is TWiT giving us an entire show on sewing? Has Know How simply exhausted every tech topic already? Did some sewing machine company pay for a native ad? Is it simply to punish Bryan Burnett on a weekly basis? (he may agree with this statement). Or was it intended to teach catholic priests how to perform emergency repairs on garments?
“Watch my hands. When my hands go down, everybody applaud… Whoa yeah! Yeah yeah yeah! Woo woo, woooooo!” — Leo Laporte
It’s hard to believe Leo Laporte’s failed, ego-inflating side project The New Screen Savers is still having new episodes produced. I guess that’s what happens when you have an admitted failure of a CEO like Lisa Laporte.
In a move that should surprise no one, #Soup had to resort to having Anthony — the only one with any talent left at TWiT — “Simon says” the Amazon Echo into repeating the cold open for the show.
We’ve previously written about how they had to have their rent-a-cop read the cold open. Previously, he had to force a The Tech Guy viewer to do it.
Just admit TNSS isn’t working, Leo. It didn’t restore TWiT to glory. TNSS is never going to happen.
Lisa Laporte’s fantastical dream of having the “TV show” syndicated on airlines and college campuses is similarly never going to happen.
The show is terrible. It’s boring. It’s devoid of content. And the saddest thing is… it’s depressing. It’s just sad to watch you do it to yourself weekly.
I will give Anthony kudos for the production of Megan Morrone’s acting debut in the short below. It gave us lots of great pictures of Megan.
Thanks to an anon from #drama for the video.
Exposing The Dark Underbelly of TWiT, Leo Laporte, and Failed CEO Lisa Laporte