The 404 615: Where we let the bedbugs bite (podcast)

On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson G. Tang, and Justin Yu celebrate their annual trip to McDonalds, debate a new airline initiative offering free flights to standers, and freak out over the recent scourge of bedbugs in New York City.


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New York has the highest bedbug infestation rates out of any city in the States, but the latest invasion at our sister CBS building here in New York City has us all feeling terribly itchy this morning.

Well, it's either that or all the McDonalds breakfast we consumed for our annual Eat-McDonalds-right-before-the-4th-of-July-3-day-weekend holiday. Check out this Youtube video of our trip that Wilson shot, edited, and uploaded all on his new iPhone 4!

Always the smart one on the show, Jeff went for the sausage, egg and cheese sandwich, while Wilson took two bites of his breakfast burrito and chucked the rest. Foolishly, yours truly couldn't resist the charms of the 2 McGriddles for $4.99 deal and even threw in a hash brown on the side, because that's just part of the McRegrettable combo.

Natali del Conte is also back on the show today after ditching class yesterday, and after introducing us to the horrifying world of pinworms, she poses a compelling question: would you be willing to stand up for an entire air flight if it meant that your tickets were half off the cost of a traditional seat?

We've made a huge mistake.

An airline called Ryanair recently announced plans to offer discounted airfare for bargain-hunting passengers willing to do just that. CEO Michael O'Leary's plan is to remove the back ten rows of seats to allow fifteen rows of vertical seats that sounds like the uncomfortable seating arrangement of a tilt-a-whirl carnival ride.

BIG THANKS to all the listeners out there that have sent us theme song submissions! We have plenty to play on the show today, including a Gaga-esque industrial beat, a Doogy Howser-y take on Jonathan Coulton's outro , and a catchy 80s throwback that has Wilson rolling up his blazer sleeves.

Keep them coming, amateur musicians! Send us your original music to the404(at)cnet{dot}com for a chance to win...our appreciation.

No show on Monday thanks to Independence Day, but we (and by "we" I mean Jeff and Wilson) will be back on Tuesday with an all new episode of The 404 Podcast, have a great 3-day weekend and a safe holiday!


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