The 404 265: Where there's a gateway out that's not too rough

Sun leen fai lok! For all you non-Chinese speakers out there, that's "Happy New Year" in Chinese--go hug something yellow. We kick off the year of the ox with a ban on Jeff's Engrish impressions and cruise through a few No Duh stories from the Internet.


Sun leen fai lok! For all you non-Chinese speakers out there, that's "Happy New Year" in Chinese--go hug something yellow. We kick off the Year of the Ox with a ban on Jeff's Engrish impressions and cruise through a few No Duh stories from the Internet. Turns out alcohol has a hand in unwanted sex and gamers are antisocial!? Whodathunk?

To celebrate the Chinese lunar Year of the Ox, Wilson and I pull Jeff through another show. Ohhhhh. Just kidding, we give Jeff a hall pass and explain a few things about the new year customs. Still waiting on those stuffed envelopes, buddy. Anyway, there's not a lot of news in the media today so we take the road less traveled and talk about some issues from the "no sh*t" pile, including one study that conclusively shows that avid video gamers have antisocial personalities and lack a solid social foundation. Wow, really? Is your next study going to finally link acne to gaming as well? Tell us something we DON'T know, scientists, like how obesity is a virus that can be contracted and treated just like the common cold! Wait, that's another story we talk about today. Can you believe that? Scientists are claiming that obesity can be "caught" and transmitted through sneezes and coughs just like the flu! Half of me just think that this is Wendy's absurd new marketing campaign, like that whole chicken head thing. That was fake...right?


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Justin Yu covers headphones and peripherals for CNET. When he's not wading through Web gulch or challenging colleagues to typing tests, you can find him making fun of technology with Jeff Bakalar every afternoon on The 404 show.

 

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