The 404 542: Where the babysitter's on fire (podcast)

Dedicated 404 listeners will remember Daniel as the kid who got robbed for his iPhone, so he joins us on today's episode as a junior podcaster to tell his story. And don't worry--his mother is fully aware of his location.


Young 404 Padawan Daniel visits The 404 studio

A lot of critics accuse The 404 of resorting to juvenile humor for cheap laughs, and even if that's absolutely true, we've never had an actual 14 year old call us out on it...until this morning, when young Daniel showed up at the CNET office! Dedicated 404 listeners will remember Daniel as the kid who got robbed for his iPhone, so he joins us on today's episode as a junior podcaster to tell his story. And don't worry--his mother is fully aware of his location.

Daniel is visibly excited about the first topic of discussion, a silly list of women who are hot for no reason other than the fact that they're wearing big headphones, riding old-fashioned bicycles, or (in our minds), simply glancing in our general direction.

We're all quickly learning that teenagers today have so much more to worry about than we did in the '90s. For example, a lot of young people are developing carpal tunnel syndrome from too much text messaging ! Sixteen-year-old Annie Levitz from Illinois recently developed CP in her hands from sending up to 4,000 text messages a month and now must wear two protective braces on her wrists to prevent further injury. Thankfully, she told ABC News, she's slowly weening herself off the addiction. Last month, she cut the number of texts down to 2,000.

Thanks again to Daniel for making us feel super old! Just kidding, buddy--hope you had fun, good luck with the Palm Pre Plus, and we'll let you know when we scrounge up enough change to hire an intern. ;)


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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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