Father Robert Ballecer has turned his back on Jesus.
With each successive broadcast “LIVE from the show floor”at CES, the plump priest morphs more and more into the Gollum that we’ve long suspected him to be. He’s reporting on drones, optical VR, smart phones, OLED televisions…everything Jesus would have smashed. It’s all just so incongruous with Padre’s life at the church. His quest for the new, the cool, the next makes no sense as a man of God. Take for example the $250 Audio-Technica headphones, sure they sound good. But instead of coveting them, Padre should just refuse the goodie bags, the swag, the free parties and go feed the poor.
From the Wikipedia entry about the Society of Jesus:
In 1534, Ignatius and six other young men, including Francis Xavier and Peter Faber, gathered and professed vows of poverty, chastity, and later obedience, including a special vow of obedience to the Pope.
It is a shame how the greedy often rip off the innocent. Lost amongst the Soup Maestro’s blathering about how his shows subsidize all the other shows is one small detail. He has co-stars on his shows. In some cases those co-hosts are the shows. Is there anyone who thinks Laporte’s contribution of eating lunch is equivalent to Steve Gibson’s contribution of delivering complex sermons on the intricacies of the internet? Which Gibson, in all likelihood, spends hours and hours preparing for.
Gee, I wonder what the profit split is, fifty fifty seems likely. Well not really. They both need offices, they both need microphones, editing can’t be more than 20 minutes work, a few C notes for hosting etc. Hmm, I guess they have a spreadsheet for those expenses. That show is a massive success and grew 28% just this past year, surely Steve got a 28% raise as well. If Leo is able to subsidize all the other shows with his share of his four shows, Gibson must be living on easy street. Looks like being smart isn’t as lucrative a trait as being conniving.
“Trust no one” may in fact have its own double entendre, ay Steve?
Many celebrities and business executives with boatloads of money refuse to fly first-class because it is such an offensive waste of money. Granted coach is painful, many wealthy people switch to business class, but first-class? Besides the cost on the environment by taking up the space of three or four people, it is such a repugnant use of money when people are starving all over the world. Yes, you can say that to anyone who goes to a restaurant but the idea of throwing thousands of dollars away to sit in a comfortable chair for a few hours should appall everyone. Let’s hear it for Padre’s vow of poverty and the firing of Amber, Jeff and Radford. Why not cut down the
hours worked by Chad and Shannon? Let Chad get another roommate so Lisa can put her feet up for a few hours. You get a nine thousand dollar TV and a mansion and all you need to do is fire talent and hire garbage. The idiot fans fail the taste test. And, if people stop watching, just do three ads every half-hour. This man holds his fandom in contempt.
Can you imagine someone coming up to her asking what she does and having her say, “me, I am a CEO of an internet network.” Seriously, my skin is crawling.
Exposing The Dark Underbelly of TWiT, Leo Laporte, and Failed CEO Lisa Laporte