The 404 158: Where Randall Bennett is obsessed with the 404
On today's show: Randall Bennett, former host of The 404, makes a guest appearance on the show to announce his newest business venture.
On today's show: Randall Bennett, former host of The 404, makes a guest appearance on the show to announce his newest business venture, Ubisoft video game event, calls from the public, face tattoos, Play-Doh bombs in lingerie stores, no-ho zones, and the $1000 iPhone application.
After a very long hiatus shrouded in mystery, Randall Bennett finally comes onto the show to reveal what he's been doing for the past few months, and contrary to our assumptions, none of it involves sleeping in! Turns out, he's working with a company called Crowd Fusion, a new "Web publishing platform built to solve the pain points of publishers at scale." We're not entirely sure what that means, but Randall lays it out all for us and even offers The 404 listeners a chance to get in on the ground floor! So if you're obsessed with anything, could be tech-related or not, e-mail him at "randall [at] crowdfusion [dot] com." We realize this is all fairly vague, but rest assured that Randall will be on the show again to debut one of the brands that Crowd Fusion is developing--we're proud of you buddy!
It's just like old times again with Randall back on the show! Jeff tell us about last night's Ubisoft event and a few titles that look interesting (Far Cry 2, Prince of Persia, Tom Clancy's Endwar), but unfortunately there's no mention of a Rubik's Cube 2 nor any word about my personal favorite, Pick Up Sticks Live. Wilson and I also talk about an innocent little prank from last night's Incubator Launch Party and even come up with a fantastic idea for our next meet-up: 404 jam sesh! More details to come.
As usual with The 404, we play a few much-appreciated calls from the public, and it's no surprise that several of them mention yesterday's show featuring THE GOAT. If you're not caught up, I won't give out any spoilers (no one likes getting Wilsoned), but let's just say that my throat was actually hoarse from laughing afterward. We also talk about a few stories from around the World Wide Web, including one multitiered story about a man with a tattoo on his face that holds up a lingerie store with a bomb made of PLAY-DOH. Go back and reread that last sentence for full effect. I can only assume that dude's Nerf gun was all out bullets.
More stories include one about Flint Michigan instituting a "no ho zone" and another about the most expensive iPhone application ever!
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