Inside TWiT – January 7, 2018

Remember when Mike Elgan fell for a “Hey, would ya blow me?” joke but couldn’t pronounce it correctly?

Leo Laporte rang in the new year by bragging for the live stream in an empty room (he fired all the employees).

Thanks to a tip, we have this impromptu Inside TWiT. In it Leo:

  • Brags about a private Caribbean cruise
  • Gloats about destroying another drone by flying it into the ocean — a violation of MARPOL regulations
  • Describes Henry’s uninteresting interest in hot sauce
  • Realizes TWiT is “the AltaVista of podcasting”
  • Laments that hot wings-related shows on YouTube are far more popular than TWiT
  • Wonders where he went wrong
  • Gets pissed that Neil DeGrasse Tyson will go on a hot wings show but not Triangulation
  • Threatens to not pay the remaining employees (Burke admits he will work for free)
  • Laments the $8-9k rent for the next 8.5 years

For your sanity, I did a bunch of quick jump cuts on the first vacation bragging part so you don’t have to hear his grating rhetorical style. I can’t even explain how bad it is to edit this type of video, listening to him say the same things over and over to get the edit points.

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Also, be sure to tune in to TWiT for CES live coverage. Just kidding. FMCP will be there (Leo doesn’t have to pay for a place for him to stay), but Bryan and Kara are fired, so there’s nobody to run a camera and no money for a LiveU.

44 thoughts on “Inside TWiT – January 7, 2018”

  1. Wow…. where is Lisa??? She hasn’t allowed Leo off her cock ring in ages!!! 8-9 thousand per month, no way Leo will be pod casting in 9 years, not 5 years. Lisa will turn the space over to her kid… he’ll have a board shop which will be underwater before the doors open

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  2. “I can’t even explain how bad it is to edit this type of video, listening to him say the same things over and over to get the edit points.”

    We can only imagine. Thank you for your service. 😀

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  3. My makeup is dry and it clags on my chin

    I’m drowning my sorrows in whiskey and gin

    The lion tamer’s whip doesn’t crack anymore

    The lions they won’t fight and the tigers won’t roar

    So let’s all drink to the death of a clown

    Won’t someone help me to break up this crown

    Let’s all drink to the death of a clown

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  4. We have told Leo for years to buy not rent, especially in California were prices keep increasing. So he takes out a nine year lease and throws another 900K down the tubes? What a fucking idiot.

    Then he extols Joe Rogan? Maybe if Leo had focused he’d be better off like Joe. But NO, Leo has to do dozens of shows all starring him. Worse all the shows seem to cover the exact same news stories, so they are redundant.

    Joe Rogan does ONE SHOW.

    And does Leo ever realize that he has turned into an insufferable bore?

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  5. Maybe Mike “Gastro Nomad” Elgan is free to do CES (lol). Was listening to the last This Week…why does Leo do a lisping feminine voice when he reads from other people’s writings? So bizarre.

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  6. What’s worse is that people are reporting they Paul “Paywall” Thurrott is now putting new employees like Mehedi in an ad-revenue-only payment scheme while the Lord Himself puts all of his articles behind the Thurrott.com paywall. Users are leaving the subscriptions because they’re still getting bombarded with ads and the commenting system is completely broken. HP is a big sponsor, which is why they get glowing reviews and extensive coverage. Most of his TWiT shows are just phoned-in, with Mary-Jo keeping the Dudes Named Ben awake.

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    1. Mary-jo Foley isn’t keeping anyone awake. All she does is basically read press releases on the show. She doesn’t use any of the tech she talks abut and has no idea how anything works and offers no insight into anything. She should probably do a beer podcast instead since she actually has some experience using that product.

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    2. Hate that pay-walling, twink-keeping (brad) piece of shit.

      So obvious that the HP payola is the gravy train that sends him to France every year. Why doesn’t he just stay there?

      Prolly because he needs to host the corrupt HP focus groups and that mega-brown noser Zarian still needs an anchor show for his (even shitter-than-TWiT) podcast network

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  7. “I can’t figure out why he’ll go on some dumb show and eat wings!?!” Yeah those shows only get millions of views. SCIENCE

    Perhaps Leo hasn’t figured out that he should go on one of those shows.

    “Bland white man here, I need me som dat haut sawz.” — Leo with is best cajun accent.

    Joe Rogan is popular for the same reason that Coast To Coast and Art Bell were popular. They are willing to interview people about things that can be interesting(and do it long enough to get into a subject). I would like to point out that Leo usually never does this…

    Also Joe can be funny, unlike most of Leo’s lifeless corpse of a career.

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    1. IamOnlyHereForTheCheck:
      “I can’t figure out why he’ll go on some dumb show and eat wings!?!” Yeah those shows only get millions of views. SCIENCE

      Perhaps Leo hasn’t figured out that he should go on one of those shows.

      “Bland white man here, I need me som dat haut sawz.” — Leo with is best cajun accent.

      Joe Rogan is popular for the same reason that Coast To Coast and Art Bell were popular. They are willing to interview people about things that can be interesting(and do it long enough to get into a subject). I would like to point out that Leo usually never does this…

      Also Joe can be funny, unlike most of Leo’s lifeless corpse of a career.

      Leo NEVER reads the fucking book! His knowledge is arbitrary, as is his commentary.

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  8. I watched one these “hot sauce” shows (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuONqBMf3XA) and it’s great!

    Why would someone like Neil go on Triangulation? Leo never, EVER, reads the book a guest wrote. The show is an hour of him cycling through Wikipedia getting a brief overview, never diving deep like a Joe Rogan or Tim Ferriss would.

    It’s sad how far Leo has fallen. We’re all here because at some point we liked TWiT, but I had to thrown in the towel 3 months ago. Unless an Om Malik or Ben Thompson is on TWiT my only interaction with his shows is to thumb them down on YouTube or leave a 1 star review on iTunes.

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    1. Thurrott Legend: It’s sad how far Leo has fallen.

      Pride is his downfall: (has all the symptoms)

      1. Ignores the evil he should see in himself.
      2. Speak of others’ sin with judgment.
      3. Concerned with others’ perceptions of him.
      4. Lack of humility for his own ability.
      5. Feels no confidence when with true greatness.
      6. Desperate for attention.
      7. Neglecting others.
      8. Does not own up to mistakes.

      He should do https://www.wikihow.com/Overcome-Pride

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  9. Wow, this is sad. I’d almost feel bad for Leo if he hadn’t blamed his dedicated fans in the chatroom for showing his own stubby little dick pic. He’s a washed up radio guy just like Stern is now. I used to be a super fan of both. Not any more.

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  10. Well, Leo can always turn the studio over to his multi-talented son who can do shows on Hot Sauce and unrefrigerated Goat Curry.

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  11. It’s that time again… time to take Lisa’s(I’m a CEO) TWiT survey. The one question that loyal TD viewers really won’t want answer requires a answer, so FLOSS weekly it was. All other questions are self evident and should inject enough crap into Lisa’s (I’m wide open for you hunny) spread sheets, as to justify the vibrating tooth brush sponsorship on the weekly news letter. I’ll hazard a guess that tooth brush has seen another dark cave or passage or 2 prior to entering Lisa’s grub hole.

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    1. Leo is a retard and Lisa is a gold digging tranny.

      Twitter did not harm TWiT’s brand. Leo being a pos is what hurt TWiT.

      No one knows who Leo is. Look at the youtube views for TWiT’s coverage of CES. It’s in the low thousands, while Marques Brownlee got over a million views.

      TWiT is a sh!thole company and leo is a pig that’s what hurt the twit brand.

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  12. Hey Leo. I know you won’t read this but I’ll get it off my chest anyway.

    You wanna know why TWiT is no longer the shining jewel of tech podcasting? Because you sit around, hours on end, jabbering about hot sauce and quadcopters and guys called Jelly and whatever else bullshit that doesn’t pertain to the facts of the day in the tech industry.

    I know you’re tired and weary from the slow decline of your network but fiddling away while your empire burns is not how you solve the issue.

    I guess you’ve just given up Leo.

    You’ve just given up.

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