Gadgettes Podcast 166: The White Elephant Episode

Not only are the gifts covered in today's episode perfect to meet the mediocre expectations of a white elephant party, but this episode itself is in essence our very own white elephant gift to you!

Not only are the gifts covered in today's episode perfect to meet the mediocre expectations of a white elephant party, but this episode itself is in essence our very own white elephant gift to you! Interpret that as you will, and have a wonderful holiday, everyone!

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EPISODE 166

Gifts to bring to a white elephant Christmas

Snuggie for your neck (Thanks, Greg and Sam)

Snuggie for your dog (Thanks, Eric!)

Doormat Scale

Electric rock guitar shirt

Rockin’ the stockin’
MaltMatcher iPhone app helps you choose a whiskey for dad

Kill Me
Facebook app MirrorMe shows what you’ll look like in 10 years

Pretty
Philco PC

Tool Time
iPod toting beanie shows the world your lousy taste in music

Unfriend
Best man pranks newlyweds by connecting their bed to Twitter

A White Elephant gift from us to you!
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Hey Gadgettes,

Just finished listening to last Thursday’s show, and it was great as always. I have to admit, the possibility of a “raunchy” version of Gadgettes sounds awesome. I would pay actual money to subscribe to a monthly podcast of Gadgettes Unplugged. You guys should look into that as a second income in these trying times.
The Web exclusive for 165 was one of the best yet. It ran the emotional gamut from hilarity to the depths of depression, and by the end I think everyone needed a group hug. Hopefully that was just a case of the end-of-the-week, late-holiday blues, but if not, at least it was captivating. Train wrecks usually are.
Thanks again for all the hard work you guys do. Ive been a loyal BOL listener since before Veronica even had a speaking role, but for whatever reason I had never checked out Gadgettes until Molly went to a Monday-only schedule on BOL. In the past year Gadgettes has quickly become the weekly series I look forward to the most, across any form of media. I had written to you guys 6+ months ago saying that I was going through a difficult time with my job, and that Gadgettes was one of the escapes I used to keep myself sane. Since that time, Ive changed jobs and moved, and things are looking a lot better for me. Thanks again for being there for me, even if you didn't know it at the time. I realize that holiday has already passed, but if I was to make a list of things I'm thankful for, Gadgettes is definitely makes it.

Happy Holidays,
Warren the Programmer


Hey MoJaKeLi,

I was listening to Gadgettes 165 when you guys went right down my
alley talking about how much of a copy editor’s nightmare the “word”
sexting is. I’ve been at my first newspaper copy editing job (yes I’m
22 and dumb enough to go to a newspaper) for 6 months and have already
been in a 15-minute argument over the use of “sexting.” I’m proud to
say I yelled my editor out of using “sexting” in a headline, opting
for the much more tame “kinky texts.”

By the way, another techglish nightmare that I’m constantly fighting,
trying to Twitterize words by putting “Tw” in front of them. Ugh! Kill
me!

Love the show.

Luke Morris
from Virginia
(LukeM in the chatroom)
Aspiring to copy edit at CNET


Hey Gadgettes

I don’t know about the sock club because all my dress socks are black, but there is a club I do belong to: Men’s Warehouse Fresh Shirt Club. I get a new shirt and matching tie sent to me every month. It was a gift, but have to say I love not have to worry about it. I also included a link to a tie of the month club.

And Molly, I love that you enjoy a man in a tie. I have to say, I hate to have a tie on, but think that it is the ultimate in class when you are wearing a nice suit, fresh shirt, and a tie: My clothing of choice 5 days a week.

Thanks and love the show

Ross

 

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