“Know How” Has Reached a New Low

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.

Bryan Burnett pre-mental-breakdown

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?

FMCP seen here transforming into evening attire

63 thoughts on ““Know How” Has Reached a New Low”

    1. Leica is (b)anal:
      I may watch this episode it’s so weird.
      At least there is a new guy doing posts finally.

      Oh no fake commenters, now you know it’s someone new.
      Hehehe, that will get Leica to comment under his 15 aliases

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  1. What is the purpose of Artisanal Agency? The theory is that Lisa Kentzell Laporte separated it out from the main Twit LLC business because of the divorce legalities and payments to Jennifer Laporte, Leo’s ex-wife.

    The theory is that Jennifer gets a cut of the main Twit business since that happened during their marriage even though there are many allegations that Lisa was having an affair (as broadcast by Gawker and other media) with Leo while Leo was still married to Jennifer.

    Anyway, the theory is Jennifer gets a cut of Twit as divorced. But Artisanal Agency is a “new” independent entity that is exempt from payments to Jennifer Laporte since it is a “new” entity created after the divorce.

    That’s the theory.

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    1. The theory is that TWIT pays $$$$ mucho dollars to Artisanal Agency which accomplishes the following:

      1) increases TWIT LLC expenses so that profit is less for TWIT LLC which means Jennifer Laporte gets less money from the divorce.

      2) profit is incurred for ad agency which is pure profit to the pockets of Lisa and Leo. Allegedly and hypothetically.

      If this theory is true and if the allegations are true, some may say that this is a sneaky underhanded way of reducing divorce $$ payments to JENNIFER LAPORTE!

      WOW!!!!

      Allegedly. And this is only a theory.

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        1. Yep – Art Is Anal will take the agency fee off the adverts, cos it’s an agency right? Yeah right.

          I’m sure that’s something like 30%. Might be less, might be more. So that reduces TWIT advertising income by a big percentage.

          My view is that she never intended it to be successful. It had so many staff but it can just charge TWIT for more services.

          Loads of businesses pull this scam cos it lowers their tax bills. Like, they might set up a company called “ABC building management services” which owns the office. It rents out the office to the main business at a massive rate cos it includes “management”. This splits the money so both companies pay less tax, cos it increases the income of one while increasing the expenses of the other.

          I don’t think it would only be done to make sure Jennifer gets less cash. It will be done cos it allows this rich greedy piece of shit to become an even more rich greedy piece of shit.

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    2. Didn’t they get a loan specifically to buy out Jennifer Laporte and settle permanently in an agreement they made with her. I’m sure they whined about the cost of the loan on one of the last “Inside Clit” shows from the Keller St property they couldn’t afford to pay the new lease rate (the owner of the building put it up for sale when Leo gave notice they were not renewing and not the other way round as Leo claimed).

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  2. This is ridiculous….What the hell does this have to do with Tech? Maybe back in the 1960’s you could have got away with this. TWIT has really gone down hill for sure….I’m thinking of never going on Macbreak weekly again….But Leo does pay me very well for it and I want the new Mac Pro when it comes out next year!

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  3. Sometimes when the house ads are running a clip from a show like KNOW HOW… pops up and I’m left flabbergasted. How is this shite still on the air? Is it simply because Padre and Patrick will get down and suck on Leo’s toes if he tells them to?

    And what happened to that new kid they hired, Nate OG? The SOB is barely on any of the shows, and when he is he’s a stiff. I can’t imagine Leo and Lisa allowing him to develop his own show.

    Someone said it a few posts ago and it needs to be reiterated daily: Someone close to Leo needs to have a come to Jesus moment with him. Revenues may be great, yada yada yada, but the quality of this network has gone off a cliff in recent years. He’s a laughing stock.

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    1. But there’s nobody to wake him up to it. He has no friends left. There’s just Lisa his fucker and his employees left.

      If someone like JCD couldn’t wake Leo up then nobody can. Even if he had friends left to give him constructive criticism, he’d just call then haters and trolls and ban them from his amazing broadcasting empire.

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  4. LOL! wow…..Remember when this show used to actually teach coding , or something else useful and not how to sew with a sewing machine? That being said, i would watch Mommy megan all day if she wore pantyhose with visible leg shots

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        1. Joel Osteen: no…her legs are amazing. When she doesn’t wear hose i don’t care for her.

          If Megan went to a beautician she’d come out looking like another woman, and by that I mean scalding fucking hot. She let the mom life get her down.

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          1. Lou: If Megan went to a beautician she’d come out looking like another woman, and by that I mean scalding fucking hot. She let the mom life get her down.

            I am so turned on by Megan and that is the truth and totally agree on the tights/pantyhose look. She needs tighter clothes and a new hairstyle and a few minor touch ups and of course show some cleavage. She would never make it on CNN or FOX like this, she is msnbc level right now.

            If Jennifer get 1/2 of everything Leo gets and the govt gets half of what’s left you can understand why Leo spends so much. If he makes $1,000 he has to give $500 to Jennifer and $250 to Uncle Sam. Might as well buy some tech research $9,000 TV instead.

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    1. Chris:
      Even their client base (mostly Seniors 70+) are no longer watching or listening to his radio show. Most of the talent is long gone, and no one new in sight.

      Netcasts you love, from geriatrics you trust. This is TWiT.

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  5. Have you guys seen what Sarah Lane is up to these days? She’s “hosting” reruns of “geek shows” (like Fear Factor?) on The Feed on Pluto.TV. She’s basically doing interstitials where she reads tweets, gives a quick fact, and introduces the next segment of the show. She does three hour blocks of this from 8 to 11pm M-F.

    What happened to her big time executive job at Lionsgate? How the mighty have fallen…

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    1. anonymousfriend:
      Have you guys seen what Sarah Lane is up to these days? She’s “hosting” reruns of “geek shows” (like Fear Factor?) on The Feed on Pluto.TV. She’s basically doing interstitials where she reads tweets, gives a quick fact, and introduces the next segment of the show. She does three hour blocks of this from 8 to 11pm M-F.

      What happened to her big time executive job at Lionsgate? How the mighty have fallen…

      She went from Comic-Con HQ, which gained no traction since it launched to Lionsgate, which is great, but this is LA. If you don’t have connections you’re not going to make it, hence this new role on PlutoTV (I honestly have never heard of that until now).

      She made a mistake leaving Silicon Valley. I saw the other day that Kevin Rose is moving back from NYC. These people think because they made it in SV that they can make it anywhere, and will be renowned doing so, but they get to LA or NYC and nobody cares.

      It’s OK to go home. If I were her, taking a look at TWiT, I’d call Leo and ask if he has a spot. It would be awkward with Megan, but fuck it. Do what you do best. Reading tweets on PlutoTV? That’s something you’d expect to see Chris Pirillo or Martin Sargent doing.

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      1. Hisham: It’s OK to go home. If I were her, taking a look at TWiT, I’d call Leo and ask if he has a spot.

        It’s not OK. Being that beholden to Leo would give him free reign to make any sexual and harassing comments that he pleases at will, like he does with the desperates and no-talents there now who have nowhere else to go. She’s better off reading tweets in obscurity than being under Leo’s thumb in semi-obscurity.

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        1. She’s better off reading tweets in obscurity than being under Leo’s thumb in semi-obscurity.

          TWIT is not “semi-obscurity”. It is over. TWIT lost. In the scheme of things, it is at the very bottom. If at all!? There is no where to go but up. It won’t. Tech is dead because we don’t need help anymore. And Leo never had much original to offer even when we did. Now he is just an asshole. Good for nothing but hot air and shit. Maybe that’s what they should call it now? SHIT Shitty Horrible Impotent Tech.

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    1. Thanks for pointing out that Sarah is on Pluto.Tv – Every weekday evening! She makes me wet!!! I don’t really think she has a pancake face or that her head is too big.

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    1. Jimmy Jam:
      Where is Chief Pervert this weekend? I don’t think it’s quite cruise season yet.

      Word in the chat was that he had a Colorado brownie and is under the weather. Edibles are always dangerous.

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    1. Justice for Erik Lanigan:
      We must spread awareness of Leo and Lisa Laporte’s shameful abuse of the copyright appeal system to fraudulently get Erik Lanigan’s “Why I’m No Longer at TWIT” video removed from YouTube.

      A hero has reuploaded the video and I suggest everyone save a copy to repost every time they try to get it removed.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVa7ObBOj74

      Get this a proper post on the site. It deserves to be shared far and wide.

      Thank you sir or madam for your courage. You’re a true patriot.

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