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John C. Dvorak Is Not Welcome at TWiT

The dumb, fat one on the left seems to hate the journalistic god on the right.

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.

Thanks to an anon from #drama for the video.

Tonya Hall Quits TWiT

Where in the World is Tonya Hall?

Six months ago, we asked “Will Tonya Hall Ever Be Allowed On-Screen Again?

Today, we have the answer: No.

The substantial woman whose marquee entertainment show — Marketing Mavericks — was put on permanent hiatus in 2015 was demoted to a podcast booker.

Soon after, she humiliated Sarah Lane, herself, the TWiT Network and journalism in general at the Crunchies.

Tee hee!

Tonya Hall’s reputation may have first started to suffer in 2014, when she threw an advertiser under the busnow official TWiT policy — but we appreciated her larger-than-life personality.

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.

Farewell, Tonya Hall. Farewell.

Thanks to an anon from #drama for the video.

Nathan Olivarez-Giles Defiles the Family-Friendly TWiT Network

Nathan Olivarez-Giles, seen here in need of soap for his potty mouth

It should come as no surprise that Nathan Olivarez-Giles — TWiT’s newest hire — cursed out the live stream on one of his first shows, as you can see in the video above.

The guy with the man-bun to his right could only laugh in disbelief at what was happening.

Have CEO Lisa Laporte and Leo Laporte officially dropped the family-friendly designation for the TWiT network?

Leo Laporte killed the family-friendly reputation years ago when Leo cursed out a room full of children live during the New Year’s Eve celebration in 2015.

Later in that banner year, Leo Laporte displayed his penis for all to see. The next year, he showed us Lisa’s vagina.

This year, 2017, Leo has already shared his teen porn with us. Lots more disgusting non-family friendly things have happened, but those are the highlights.

Thanks to an anon from #drama for the video.

Leo Laporte’s Sex Swing is a Joke on No Agenda

Adam Curry, hero among men.

If we’re being honest, we’d somewhat forgotten about Leo Laporte’s sex swing.

Adam Curry has not forgotten, and he referenced it on the No Agenda podcast he co-hosts with John C. Dvorak, episode 911 at around the 2hr 22m mark.

Listen to the clip below.

sex swing
Can you just imagine Leo and Lisa using this thing?

Other times when podcasters made fun of Leo Laporte’s sexual perversions:

Thank you to the reader who sent in this tip. You can also listen to the full episode on YouTube.

Leo Laporte Uses Racist Slur (Gypsy) to Describe Florence Ion

Florence Ion’s reaction to being called a gypsy

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.

What a sick fuck.

Thanks to an anon from #drama for the video.

Leo Laporte Fails to Impress CNN Executive

CNN of Tech?

Leo Laporte invited his good friend Alex Wellen to appear on what has become of Triangulation.

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.

CNN of Tech Founder/Star Shaving On-Air, moments later

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.

Thanks to an anon from #drama for the video.

Megan Morrone is a Fraud #TWiTSwitch

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.

Hilton A. Goring could not be reached for comment.

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 themwhile using Android.

Those other two sound like real jobs.
You ain't me, bish
You ain’t me, bish

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.

Leo Laporte is an Emotional Wreck Over the Loss of His Dog

In the arms of an angel.

In the video above, you can see Leo Laporte do his best approximation of the human emotion “sadness” discussing Ozzy’s death.

Watch Megan Morrone’s face — did someone push her down a flight of stairs? — to see a real human reaction and then compare her face to Leo’s. Megan didn’t even own the dog!

Just before Windows Weekly, Leo blamed his regular tardiness on dearly departed Ozzy and joked that he can now get to work on time since he put his dog down.

Leo Laporte Exposes iPad Porno Again

Leo Laporte displays iPad porno again

How sad is it that this isn’t the first article we’ve written about Leo Laporte showing his porno on his iPad?

He did it again. He showed it to Megan on iOS Today, again. We have the footage, thanks to an eagle-eyed viewer who submitted a tip. Thank you!

We reached out to Leo Laporte via email — the one he says he never reads but totally did — for comment on this article before it went to press.

We asked:

Leo, can you identify the Phoenix Marie clip on your iPad? Most of her work seems to be kinky shit like fucking dudes up the ass with a strap-on, and you’re not into that, right? Right?

When we checked 2 ½ hours later, Leo had made the YouTube video private and had replaced the videos in the RSS feeds. The newly censored YouTube video is 1:13:39. The old oneyep, you bet we archived it — was 1:13:53.

The full screen, for context, that was edited out of the re-posted video.

What happened to those missing 14 seconds?

Leo Laporte had to ask an editor, yet again, to edit out some of his porno he showed on-air and then uploaded to the feed.

Our only guess is that he assumes nobody actually watches these shows, since he knew he did it as he actively tried to hide it on-air.

What’s truly sad about this situation is that he had them offline in Movies on the iPad. This means he actually downloaded those MP4 files, probably via torrents based on the terrible file names. He then hooked up his iPad to his Mac and dragged and dropped the files onto the iPad using the sync function. All so he could have his porno files offline on the device itself. What is he doing in between shows??

So far, we know Leo likes:

Is TWiT still advertised as family-friendly?

At the time of this writing, we still have not gotten a response from Mr. Laporte — other than his censorship actions. We will update the post if we learn more. It’s no wonder he was late for his first show the morning we emailed him.

Yes, I left, but this was worth returning for. Expect me to come back for dick pics, vagina pics, and porno.

Leo Laporte Admits He Rode John C. Dvorak’s Coattails

This will be my final article and video. Others do still have access to post, even though they haven’t been, so I can’t say this is the site’s last post.

So long, and thanks for all the fish.

Time capsule of the last time Leo learned something new about technology.
Time capsule of the last time Leo learned something new about technology.

Thanks to a reader tip, we have the footage above from 2001.

Leo Laporte admitted then what we all still see is true today.

He is a washed-up DJ masquerading as a tech expert.

Additionally, he rode John C. Dvorak’s coattails into the position he finds himself in today, subsequently tossing John under the bus.