Dear Tom Molly Jason V and everyone else~
4 years! I remember it like it was just yesterday. 3G iPod, this new iTunes program. I was at Panera. What's a 'pod-cast'?... So naive. So I downloaded NPR and this "BUZZ out loud" vvtf is that??
One listen and I was hooked. The chemistry between Tom and Molly was undeniable. I fell in love. from episode ~10 or 15. And the rest is history.
I dont listen to NPR anymore, just BOL, RD and gadgettes
Since then, I've saved all of my appearances, phone and email in a special BOL directory. I have 3 shirts- the general cnet featured member, the kelly green tee (for my call in about cell phones and driving study commentary) annnnd an autographed tee for guessing the number of times 'iphone' would be mentioned on the original iphone podcast (I BELIEVE the answer was 29...). I even have some well-worn C|Net book on hacking macs (I have PC's thanks Jason ;))
Fondest memories- the BOL photoshop contest, Molly rants, Tom transitions, V's voices and warcrack impressions (I'm ollllld), earthlink guy, interview episodes, awesome forum threads like 'do you like milk' and 'the flamebait thread', and finally, and most awesomely, being a listener co-host!!
and now with the video stream and chat room and rotating hosts, I think the show is only getting better, and I can't wait to follow and see where it goes!
You guys have done a fantastic job, day in and day out, and y'all have definitely impacted my life for realz! And not only for the tech news and the lolz, but for the friends I've made here as well, especially of late. I twitter and fb people that I met because of BOL. And one of these days I vow to make it to a meet-up (and maybe some day to SF!)
So, thanks again. You guys are AWESOME.
ok, enough drooling!
Here's my video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RiSi8WCF68