Like a sad little dog who can’t get adopted but still looks up and begs each passer-by to take him home, Mike Elgan pleaded with Kashmir Hill to be a guest on This Week in Tech this Sunday. Apparently Kevin Rose can’t be bothered to fulfill his hosting obligations he previously made.
Kashmir, meanwhile, doesn’t give a shit about TWiT and won’t co-host the bottom of the barrel podcast even though she works for a flagging website/network possibly going out of business. Apparently no work is better than working for TWiT.
What followed was a nearly five minute excruciatingly painful reminder that outside of fans and previous fans, most people don’t know who Leo Laporte is, and they certainly don’t know about his This Week in Boring White Men Discussing News Ad Nauseum show (TWiBWMDNAN). Kashmir Hill, a regular co-host of TNT, had literally no idea what the Shithouse looked like and had never seen TWiT in her life (she was amazed at the faces in the TVs around the host).
Gum couldn’t quit trying to woo Ms. Hill who actually has a life outside of TWiT. Gum annoyed Kashmir by constantly requesting her presence even though she’d turned him down multiple times, in multiple ways. No means no, Mike. Perhaps Kashmir should have said “I mean, I like doing stuff with you Mike, but… I’m kinda washing my hair Sunday?”
Even the sycophant moderators in TWiT’s chat room are upset that Gum is hosting instead of Rose.
<@ScooterX> No Kevin Rose on TWiT on Sunday? Bummer <+PDelahanty> ScooterX: Yeah. Probably busy with something. <@ScooterX> PDelahanty: likely unpacking since he just moved to NYC this past week per instagram and twitter <+PDelahanty> ScooterX: Yeah, probably.
Yeahhhhhhhhh. We’re sure that’s what it was. It wasn’t that Kevin Rose has far surpassed the confines of TWiT and has made a name for himself independent of the failing network and never looked back.
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