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TotalDrama’s first user-submitted #scoup

TotalDrama is proud to present our first long-form user submission from the “Feedback & Tips” button on the right side of this website. We’re not sure if they want credit or not, so we erred on the side of discretion.

If the person responsible for this exclusive interview would indeed like credit we’d be happy to add it!

An exclusive interview with Mike Elgan:

Tell me a little about yourself…
Well hi first of all hi and thanks for that’s a good question thanks for having me M M Mi Mike, thanks for inviting me. I’m I’m um I’m Mike and my name, my name full name is Mike. I’m my in my official title name Mike is Head of Mike Media TWiT inc Mike Media. I married well I did I got I am married to my beauti- my beautiful her name she’s actually my business partner because what I always say and I think it’s really important this is, this, this um what we try to do is start from a fresh page, I think that’s the best the best the, fresh page is how you start each day because when you’re in the fast pace moving of tech world of technology, it’s important to surround yourself with the right technology and in the future I this is I think what exactly we are going to feel and believe much more of them.

What do you do for TWIT?
I’m actually I’m actually I’m actually, a a actually it’s not really about TWiT so much as being the best of way to get what is an increasingly popular form of tech newstertaintment but into out there, and so when Leo asked me I was thrilled, thrilled as you can imagine and I think it’s important to give Leo credit, this is a guy who saw the saw the saw the, who then put his, well excuse my language but he put his mouth right where the future was, as we all try to do in a way but I think leo succeeded, and if there’s really only one way of many ways to answer your question, many ways I think.

What is the next big thing in technology?
I’m asked this question all the time. And I think that if you ask it in that way you are really missing what is the future because as we always say if you don’t look at the past and look future, future is the way to go but you got from there to here, so my my my wife and I were walking on the beach last week and I saw a shell a a shell, and she shed sea shed shell the shell short of shed to me that if you hold a shell to your ear you can hear the ocean and I think that’s a perfect metaphor for the way the future unfolds here at TWIT, and TNT is the perfect place to not only watch the future happen, but to actually make the future – because as the said always said always say, the best way to invent the future is to invent it.

Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Ha. Sorry for laughing so much I er I because I laughed because you’d have to ask Leo but really it isn’t about Leo it’s bigger than me, bigger than Apple and I think Apple is an interesting case because people are missing the big picture, which is that if you start off by only looking at the mass the mass the massive success of Apple, you start to think that maybe the critics were wrong, but what I think is that we have to look at what happened to the slave market and it was a market even though with the computers not invented, slave owners didn’t have the ability to properly monitor their slaves but with modern tablet devices device, you can manage inventory much more success and Apple really needs to think about working with Microsoft because the partnership with IBM represents everything that’s wrong with the, with the, with the inventory market. You have to remember that Google is not a search company, it’s not an advertising company, it’s actually aimed at children, and if you look you look closely, very closely, you will see the colours which are colours in painting sets for children. When you download a google app.

Do you have any messages for the TWIT audience?

Mike, thanks so…
(interrupting) And the real message is, don’t stop buy believe buy go to buy, but if you believe in what you buy, then consumer market driven.

Mike, thank you.

Exclusive Interview With Sarah Lane

The lovely & talented & happy Sarah Lane
The lovely & talented & happy Sarah Lane

#TotalDrama knows what the fans want and we went after it: The exclusive one on one interview with the wonderful Sarah Lane. And we delivered, the only negative is we could not actually get Sarah Lane, but we did not let that stop us. Here is how the interview would have transpired. It is a long piece so we put in a ‘Continue reading’ button you will need to click to expand the page for the entire interview:

Sightclass Coffee, Where SF players drink green tea
Sightclass Coffee, Where SF players drink green tea

I sat at Sightglass Coffee nervously awaiting her arrival. The world was spinning in anticipation. I fought my nerves and poured over my notes, I was looking up every thirty seconds to see if she was here. Then it happened, the door opened. The room brightened and a smell of spring flowers overtook the SF watering hole. Her hair flowed down the side of her face like spun gold and her eyes danced making the afternoon sun shimmer in jealousy. She walked toward my small table and eased herself into the seat opposite myself. I was a wreck until a warm hand rested on mine and she said her first words, “chill dog.”

TD: Oh my god, I love your hair, Sara

SL: It’s Sarah with an “H” and thank you

TD: Before we talk about the big news and your future plans we have to ask some questions about the past. Tell me about the past year.

SL: [Grumbles] It was difficult. When #Soup threw away TNT it was a real slap in the face to everyone working there. TNT was the best thing to come out of the network that was separate from #Soup. All the speeches about how he wanted to make TWiT less about him now rang hollow. It was clear he would never get over his narcissism.

TD: Was that the moment you sent out your resumes or was it when he accused you of sabotage?

SL: Look; I knew what was up when he made Elgum “a star.” He lost touch with reality, but the thing that set me off was the Richardyea incident. If you watch the video and focus on me you can see my heart breaking, after that there was nothing left at TWiT. After that, the show cancellations, the treatment of Amber and Shannon, none of it meant much because TWiT was already dead.

A young girl came by asking Sarah for her autograph and Sarah graciously asked if she could pause the interview and spend a few minutes with the fan. Since it augmented my time with her I agreed.

TD: Why was that incident so difficult?
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