The 404 273: Where Justin crosses Jeff's line

Today marks a very strange day for The 404. If this is your first time listening to The 404, you picked a good one because this is something of a milestone. Recently it's come to our attention that the show is becoming more tabloidy and less anecdotal...w


Today marks a very strange day for The 404. If this is your first time listening to The 404, you picked a good one because this is something of a milestone. Recently it's come to our attention that the show is becoming more tabloidy and less anecdotal...which is bad. So check out this show baby- tons of personal stories about statewide bagging competitions, DTV delays, voluntary amputation, wikipedia editing, and the best place to spend spring break. If you're a veteran listener, prepare yourself for total domination...wait, was that a video game reference or a quote from Bring It On? Shoot. See?

If you didn't think that The 404 could get any more random, well you're wrong. And today's show is proof that we can get even more in your face, and if you ever wanted to know more minute details about the lives of the 404 hosts, now is your chance. In today's pre-show, Jeff has something of an epiphany (which is huge for him) and decides to move the topics in a separate direction. No more of this "Wyoming Woman finds $40k in a boot" or "Five year old distributes naked photos to preschool classmates." NO MORE! We're going to start keeping the tabloid tech stories down to a minimum and start actually having conversations with each other. I don't know how long this will last, but after yesterday's hilarious show with Alison Rosen, we're confident that less is more, unless we're talking about randomness, in which case more it'ss mos def more.

Don't forget to listen to tomorrow's show, I think Steve Guttenberg is bringing his sack of "psychedelic mental assistants' with him.


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About the author

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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