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.
“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.
In the video above, you can listen to Leo Laporte say that John C. Dvorak is persona non grata at the TWiT Shoebox Studios. That means “personally unacceptable or unwelcome”, for those not well-versed in Latin.
I’m a bit too lazy these days to work all the past links about Dvorak into a witty, amusing narrative, so here’s a list of links of the times Leo Laporte and Lisa Laporte have mistreated and demeaned him:
He really can’t help himself. Soup has claimed that Lisa Laporte reached out to John in the past at his behest and apologized on Leo’s behalf, requesting that Dvorak come back. But, Leo lets himself go on shows like this and tells the truth.
Leo Laporte absolutely can’t stand John C. Dvorak’s independent thoughts on the successful No Agenda show.
She will now retire to the great state of Colorado, the least obese and most active state in the nation.
TWiT had a party and nobody invited Leo Laporte. How could they have forgotten? He admits again in the video above that he has to buy friends. It would be sad he if hadn’t created the problem himself — pretend an appropriate link is here since the entire site would apply to this statement — over the years.
It’s easy to almost feel sorry for Leo Laporte these days. Look at this crappy panel he gathered for TWiT, the show that once brought luminaries of our day:
Florence Ion (contract host for All About Android)
Alex Wilhelm (John C. Dvorak wannabe)
Peter Rojas (how’s GDGT going?)
What’s not so easy to forgive is his casual racism. He called Florence Ion a gypsy over and over until Peter corrected him. Leo Laporte used that learning moment to spew more stereotypes of the Romani people, asking her if she has a violin and requesting that she play it for him. He did all of this in a stupid accent, of course.
This is not the first time he’s done something like this. In previous shows and live copyright infringements, he’s stated that some black people “all look alike”, and he thought “nigras” was an acceptable term for black people as well. He didn’t really correct Megan Morrone’s racism, but it at least made him uncomfortable.
The show’s format revolves around Leo Laporte doing zero preparation, usually ending up showing his porno or being embarrassed by guests, while the guest tries to figure out exactly what the fuck they got themselves into.
Because Leo has a Galaxy Note 7 sized hole in his soul that can only be filled by adoration of others, he runs through his normal “look how much I spent on my shoebox studio” spiel.
Leo backtracks a bit from “CNN of Tech” in the presence of an actual CNN executive, downgrading himself first to the C-SPAN of Tech, and later to the CNBC of Tech. Hopefully he can get Mr. Wonderful on the show next!
Alex Wellen was not impressed. Leo seems deflated, as you can see in the video above.
You will be forgiven for not knowing what #TWiTSwitch is. Tech News Today co-hosts Megan Morrone — non-racist, non-monkey — and Jason Howell — kind of, sort of, whatever — came up with the grand plan.
Jason would wipe his Google Pixel phone and give it to Megan to use for a month, and Megan would leave all of her past-due library book notices on her iPhone and give it to Jason to use for a month. Each would report back with an opposite perspective they gained by using the other’s platform.
Megan Morrone now claims to be an iOS “guru”; in reality, she just assumed Sarah Lane’s identity when the tech goddess departed the ailing network’s premises. Megan Morrone spent the prior decade pretending to work for Microsoft — actually freelance writing part of one terrible article for them — while using Android.
Megan Morrone had never used an iPhone before assuming Sarah Lane’s identity. She wasn’t even good at pretending to be Sarah, killing iFive for the iPhone in the process with her terrible personality compared to the angelic Lane.
It was with great satisfaction that we finally heard someone at TWiT call her out on this fraud she perpetrates weekly, if not daily. Thank you, Bryan Burnett. Finally, you are something other than the foil for the fake priest.
Thanks to an anon from #drama for the video.
Exposing The Dark Underbelly of TWiT, Leo Laporte, and Failed CEO Lisa Laporte