The 404 626: Where we dream the impoffible (podcast)
On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson G. Tang, and Justin Yu review Chris Nolan's movie 'Inception,' take a tour through Playboy's newest 'Safe for Work' site, TheSmokingJacket.com, and preview the new trailer for the Facebook movie, 'The Social Network.'
A quick announcement prior to today's episode of The 404 Podcast: Good news! After several failed attempts at watching "Inception," we learn today that tickets are indeed still available for purchase. The bad news is that you have to hike out to Hoboken, N.J., to see it.
Jeff caught a showing of it last night, and Wilson joins in as they offer a unique review of the rather confusing film. Jeff even wonders if director Chris Nolan has a firm grasp of the winding plot, and it apparently doesn't help when Ken Watanabe stumbles through several diction missteps, as shown in today's pseudo-creative show title. Jeff's final review is a 7.5 out of 10 stars, which is a good thing; just don't hype it up too much for people who haven't seen it yet!
Lifestyle brand Playboy is testing out a new business model today with the launch of its new site TheSmokingJacket.com. What's new about it? Well, you can actually view it at work. TheSmokingJacket.com is advertised as everything you love about the gentleman's magazine but without the NSFW flicks. Instead, the site is similar to the Break Network and College Humor sites that rely on humor and Internet memes for content.
Self-described as "a jukebox of cool," the site claims to be safe to browse while at work, but a quick anecdotal tour produced some images that I wouldn't feel comfortable viewing in front of my manager. See for yourself!
On top of Calls From the Public and our current theme song contest, we also have a new segment running all of July and August to celebrate our sponsorship with Research in Motion, the folks behind the popular Blackberry smartphones.
The good people there gave us our own handset with Blackberry Messenger installed on it so we can interact with our listeners on a more personal level. Blackberry Messenger is an instant messenger application that comes preinstalled on all Blackberry phones. If you have a question, comment, or just want to say "hi," add our PIN number at 2482F452 and we'll try to respond as soon as we can! We'll also choose a few to read on the air every week, so start typing!
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