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Leo Laporte Slams Adam Curry, Kim Komando, and Woz on This Week in Tech

#Soup throws insults around freely, as we all know, but the Editorial Board here at Total Drama was entirely surprised how effectively Leo Laporte was able to fit in some huge slams during the “This Week in Tech: 497” pre-show and show intro this past Sunday.

Partial list of insults with time codes in the video below

  • 0:00: Leo insults Kim Komando for a really long time when a studio guest brings her up (the insults go on and on, and we had to edit them down quite a bit)
  • 3:45: Leo says Steve Wozniak (Woz) “talks a lot… never really says anything”
  • 3:54: Leo calls John’s No Agenda Show “that crackpot podcast where anything goes” and says “I’ve never listened to it”. John begs Leo to say something good about it so that people will actually listen to the show, but we elected to leave this out of the video since it was left in the downloadable show, unlike the other clips. You can watch that portion yourself in its entirety.
  • 4:08: Leo says he questions Adam Curry’s mental facilities and then recounts why he won’t ever talk to him again.
  • 4:36: Bonus Content: Leo explains the root problem of the TWiT network now
  • 4:58: Bonus Content: Leo’s belly causes technical problems

Enjoy!

Leo Laporte Makes Shit Up for Ads and TWiT Constantly Shits on Its Sponsors

Thanks to an eagle eyed viewer/reader, we bring to you video proof, straight from the #soup’s mouth, of what we all know. #soup makes shit up and doesn’t care about the advertisers.

TWiT has long disrespected its advertisers, however. The editorial board here at Total Drama discussed this at our last meeting and we’ve had enough, so we decided to create a consolidated post to express our disappointment with the way TWiT disrespects its advertisers.

A former TWiT staffer (terminated without warning during the holidays by #soup) has provided us a current job listing on Craigslist for TWiT. They are anonymously hiring for a position using Craigslist instead of ZipRecruiter which they “LOOOOOOVVVVE” (Gum’s words). This ad will certainly be taken down soon after this post, so here’s what it looked like.

TWiT Craigslist Ad for Supervising Producer
TWiT Craigslist Ad for Supervising Producer originally at http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/tfr/4854675423.html

Here’s how TWiT co-host Katie Brenner disrespects sponsor NatureBox on air.

And here’s how TWiT host Tonya Hall disrespects sponsor ZipRecruiter on-air.

And here’s how TWiT’s TNT host Mike Elgan trashes sponsor PayPal on-air.

And here’s how Leo trashes previous sponsor Citrix ShareFile on-air.

And here’s Leo making fun of Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans.

And here’s Leo claiming on-air that Ring.com didn’t pay their bills.

So, if you choose to do business with TWiT as a sponsor, know what you’re getting into, and know that #soup loves to show his email on screen all the time, including the phone number of his soon-to-be stepchild (withheld because we are not monsters).

Leo's Inbox on Any Given Sunday
Leo’s Inbox on Any Given Sunday

Caveat emptor. You might be thrown under the bus next, and be assured, the humiliation will be televised.