"Ep. 1277: Where we keep on sinning"
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Ep. 1277: Where we keep on sinning
-It's Wednesday, May 29, 2013, thanks for tuning in to our little show called the 404 Show, I'm Jeff Bakalar.
-I'm Justin Yu.
-I'm Ariel Nunez.
-How do we tap what we did yesterday?
-I don't know.
-Justin Yu gave us a story that literally we had like-- it felt like hundreds of people reached out
and wanted to just, you know, reinforce how grateful we are that you made at home safe.
-Oh yeah, definitely.
-I've also gotten to a word I heard last night when I came home,
-my girlfriend listened to the podcast.
She wasn't happy with the delivery of that story 'cause she feels like I made that scene like it was her fault
-Oh, it was her fault.
-that she lost the sunglasses.
-And it wasn't her fault because it's actually me.
I wanna amend this 'cause she's probably listening right now.
-You hear this?
This is not Justin speaking.
This is me trying to get back on her--
-Yeah, it was me because it was $300.
They're expensive sunglasses so I didn't want to waste that money.
-Yeah, I know for sure.
-I didn't take it that way.
It was me crying.
-It was you crying.
-Yeah, I was actually crying because I wanted to cry like a baby.
Yeah, I was gonna say it didn't come off like that so--
-She needs to not worry about that.
-Again, thanks to everyone who wrote in.
A lot of people wrote in about it.
I don't wanna spend that much.
You know, I just wanna send-- send out a big blanket thank you--
-right to everybody who wrote in.
-Also, if anyone's listening that's, you know, a survivalist or if you teach a class on surviving and things like that, hiking in the wild, may be you should email us.
It would be cool to get someone on the show that teaches about that stuff 'cause I'm sure none of us are experts on it.
-I think we have one guy on a couple years back who climbed Mount Everest--
-and he was telling us like don't do it.
He was like-- He was like, "Listen and learn.
Don't climb it.
It's really steep and cold and hard to do."
-I was like, all right, I'm not gonna do it.
-Snow climbing is a different story.
-I guess you heard about those like 7 Russian climbers that hiked Mount Everest--
-None of them survived.
It seems like the success ratio is pretty low on that.
Whatever is driving those people like I go on a hike just to get out for the weekend?
-Whatever is driving those people is not within me.
-Yeah, for sure.
-Yeah, and email us if you guys have a good guest you wanna suggest.
It would be cool to get someone on here and talk about that.
If we get like Bear Grylls or something teaches how to drink our own pee or something--
-get down for that, living in a water world type of environment or just a group of cub scouts according to the chat room.
-It's gonna like 5, 10-year-olds teach you how to survive it well.
-They would've been told you okay.
They told you okay.
-All right, we got a lot of stuff to get through today.
I wanna get through as much as we can view emails.
If we get to a voicemail or 2, that would be cool.
But first, let's start with a story or 2 and I'm sure this first one is gonna make everyone
have a smile on their face for their entire Wednesday.
Tell us about it.
-We don't really talk about the Simpsons enough on the show.
-We don't make enough Simpsons preferences either.
I think it's just because it's so ingrained in the canon that--
-Certainly, we need talk about it.
-28 seasons worth of cartoons and you sort of, you know, just understand that exactly.
-It's not 28.
It's close to it.
-Definitely the longest running television show ever.
-And now, this summer, Orlando, the theme park there at Universal Studios.
I don't think guys have been there.
-Yeah, I was there many years ago.
-Yeah, I remember I went there once when I was a kid, but I guess a few years back they opened up a ride called The Simpsons' ride.
-This is back in 2008 and to piggyback on the popularity of that they're actually opening up an entire Simpsons theme park called Springfield within Universal Studios--
-within that larger theme park.
-Yeah, this is really cool.
This is a kind of rendering of what the park will eventually look like.
It's gonna open up this summer.
-And it just made you go off I think is they're showing a freaking
video on this stupid S website.
-Yeah, they're showing a terrible freaking video in the--
-This is the news story of the Chinese baby doll that's found inside of a toilet--
-I now hate IBTimes.com because they autoplay an awful, freakin' air of video like this.
It's the dumbest site on the internet.
-Oh, it was like a dead baby.
-It doesn't matter.
-The baby survived.
It's a happy story.
-I unders-- Is it a happy story?
I think it's an awful story.
-I think it's comically said.
-Anyway, you could probably go back the video's done I would imagine by now.
But then, we're looking out a very--
-It's like they're playing--
Stupid S website.
-Baby flushed down toilet survives.
-Give me a break.
Someone to yell at this stupid website.
Yeah, so this is like an artist rendering--
-of what Springfield is gonna look like.
-What else is inside?
I thought the coolest part was like they're gonna serve Duff beer.
-Yeah, so this is really cool.
It's gonna have all the familiar locations within the television show so there's gonna be a Kwik-E-Mart where they're gonna sell slushies.
It's just like one rotating hotdog.
What they called this in the show again?
-I don't know.
They're like squishee.
-And Hank Azaria-- Hank Azaria doing the voice.
Remember back in 2007 when the movie came out, they changed a bunch of the 7-Elevens and, you know, it's like 11 7-Eleven around the country.
-Right, and one of them were in New York.
-It was like a marketing material, right?
-And they changed 7-Elevens into--
-Kwik-E-Marts and they sold squishees and then they had-- they sold those electric-colored donuts as well--
-and Duff beer.
-Duff beer, Yeah.
-It's pretty cool.
-That was awesome.
Did you guys getting of those?
-I got a Duff beer.
-Yeah, I did.
-What did it tastes?
-It was, of course, light.
-I don't know.
-All beer tastes the same in me.
I'm not a beer drinker.
You're just not drinking the right beer.
-Yeah, I'm not a beer drinker at all.
-You could give me any beer and it will taste the same.
-Not the beer I'm gonna give you.
-All right, yeah, give it to me.
I remember they did that.
The movie was pretty good.
I enjoyed the movie.
-It's about time this brand gets honored in this regard.
I feel like--
-it's something they need to do for sure.
Then, they're also gonna have-- let's see.
What is that called?
The Frying Dutchman.
You guys remember what the Frying Dutchman was?
I had to look up all these references 'cause they--
-I haven't seen these old episodes like 20 years.
-It sounds really familiar.
-Do you know?
-It's a bit familiar.
-The Frying Dutchman is where Homer went to take advantage of-- It's a restaurant.
-They had an all-you-can-eat seafoods especially--
-and there was that episode where Homer went and took advantage of it and then the guy stood him.
-It was like the fisherman guy, right?
-He's the captain and was like--
-He's always had the corncob pipe in his mouth.
-So then there's gonna be a Luigi's Pizza,
-which is the popular hang out of all the Springfield mafia.
-Krusty Burger, super important.
-Krusty Burger, they're gonna have that.
Although, Krusty Burfer was pretty gross, right?
I mean, all these places were pretty nasty like--
-Moe's Tavern was kinda like dark and dingy.
-And then Krusty Burger was kind of disgusting too and it gave everyone stomachaches in that episode so I don't know.
That's a kind of a weird thing to base it off of.
-But yeah, then there's gonna be a new ride called the Kang and Kodos' Twirl 'n' Hurl.
It was like the 2 aliens, right?
-Yeah, that's it.
-What about the Moe's Tavern?
-All right, in the Moe's Tavern which will serve Duff beer especially brewed for the park.
-That's gonna cool man.
-No monorail though.
What the hell, right?
No comic bookstore?
-Oh, I think there is gonna be a comic bookstore.
-All right, I'm excited.
-Wasn't there-- Didn't they open up a house in Springfield, Illinois?
I was made to look at exactly like the cartoon house.
Do you remember that?
-I remember of something vaguely like that, but of course everyone knows anyone who has a shred of,
you know, Simpsons trivia and their bone knows that there is no Springfield that--
-that the show refers to 'cause there's no Shelbyville either.
-Right, but no.
But that's not even.
It's the fact that they don't want you to think it's any spring like-- There's a million Springfields in the country.
-Well, I guess a maximum of 50.
But you know, there's 1 almost in every state so they just sort of have this enigmatic, you know, presence.
-And they sort of-- And every-- It's kinda like a running gag.
-They always say like, "You know, we're right next to-- And you know, they'll name like 15 states that have nowhere-- or nowhere near each other geographically.
Okay, so here it is.
This is a replica that was constructed in 1997 of the exact house, but I'm sorry it wasn't in Illinois.
It's actually in Nevada and they auctioned it off so now someone actually lives in this house that was made to look like the original Simpsons.
-It's a nice house.
-Yeah, that's cool and even the inside is the same, it's all decorated.
-Oh, see now the inside--
-It's like living in toon's town and looney land.
-Yeah, I was like-- That's a great house
except when you go inside,
-where you're living in a ridiculous cartoon house.
-Yes, it is.
That's very silly.
-This is bad and everything.
-That is ridiculous.
-All right, what else we got today?
A lot of stuff to get through, I'm excited.
-Yeah, let's move to this really quickly.
You wanna talk about these obsolete technologies.
I like the slide show here.
-We have another-- We have another warehouse story that goes along with that.
So, again, go to our subreddit reddit.com/r/the404.
Submit new stories and if you're like our user Zso,
you'll get your story talked about on the 404 Show.
He brings to us from Fox News.
You see they're begrudgingly-- nice.
-Where's that come from?
-I don't know.
-That's one we did.
No one's ever done that like, "What we got to go to Fox News?
-It's usually that's sound by every time you get a story from the Fox News.
-It used to be nice.
-We used to have one, right?
Remember that one?
-Yeah, I remember that.
Anyway, the only reason we're doing is 'cause they've seemed to have outsource this story, which is very funny.
-This is-- seems like coming from laptopmag.com.
Talking about the 12 obsolete technologies that American still use.
I also want to talk about I feel like there's more than the 12 they do here.
-So may be as we're going through this, we've come up some of our own.
-First one is about dot matrix printers.
-In 2012, nearly 20,000 of these things were sold.
There's a big market for them and they're not cheap anymore.
Yeah, you think that such obsolete technology would be may be $50, $60?
-There's too many moving parts in this thing.
-Yeah, they're selling for $300, $400 on sites like Amazon.
And you know why?
It's because not only that they're super reliable, but also you can print on them very easily for things like labels.
So, librarians tend to use dot matrix printers 'cause you could print labels on only one section of the paper.
-And it doesn't waste the rest of the page, right.
You don't have to just print on the entire thing.
-Print on a sliver than tear that off really easily.
-Is that what it is?
It's the-- It's 20,000 librarians left in this world buying of this dot matrix printers.
-All the librarians.
-I thought they were just being bought by people who make up those music like the music songs--
-would follow this reading, something like that.
You know what I mean.
-That's what I thought it was.
-And the people that used those seismic readings, right?
-Only people that have those.
-You're gonna love this next one.
Last year, 350,000 new PDAs were sold in the U.S.
-I love PDAs.
-Where the hell was this?
-I was obsessed.
-It wasn't in New York.
-I don't see anyone walking around with PDAs.
I didn't even know--
-What the F is this?
-why this existed--
-Is that a lot?
-That's a ton, yeah.
-That's 1/10, right?
They are 1/10 people buying this.
-I don't know.
I mean, they say PDAs and that's really general term.
That's just personal digital assistants and they show the palm pilot here, which is arguably the first PDA or one of the first major ones.
-There's a lot of personal organizers that are better right now.
-I think I know where they're coming from?
-Yeah, there's probably people that just wanna keep their contacts somewhere that's sort of digital--
-but doesn't have a short of a battery life as an iPhone.
That's what I was thinking.
-I think they're coming from commercial markets, people who use them to inventory stores.
-All right, yeah.
-I think 'cause you've seen that.
-Yeah, you're in a shopping-- shopping mall or a grocery store--
-and you see the stock guy with a little PDA clicker going like scanner-- Boop!
-That's what it's like when you--
-Justin, have you registered stuff for your wedding yet?
-Yeah, we did.
-So you use one of this to do that, right?
-Yeah, the weirdo sort of thing like this.
-It's what it does.
-That doesn't feel good.
I mean, it's kind of a false sense of like achievement because you're not really buying anything.
No, it's cool.
-It's adding into a list.
-No, it's cool 'cause you take the gun and you go up to the piece of China that you never ever gonna use ever.
You've been married 3 years.
-You don't even know where it is in your house because it cost so much freakin' money there and it is like indestructible cases--
-where we're gonna have an opportunity to use stuff like this, but now you're scanning away, Beep!
-That's why you just make sure they have a good return policy.
-Get back credit.
-God forbid people buy you gifts, right?
-I don't know what-- You didn't ask--
-It's not me.
-It's not to pay for this China--
-It's not me yelling--
-Won't you just invite me over sometime and then may be you could use that dish you've been telling me.
It's not-- I'm not putting down the gift givers.
-I'm like these assholes always finding gifts for things that I wanna--
-No, no, no I'm not-- I'm putting down my-- I'm putting down my wife 'cause I didn't want China.
-That's money-- That could have been spent towards other things.
Well, there's no registry at sports shop or wherever you wanna give--
-It's like where?
-I don't know.
Where do you want to shop?
-I don't know.
Just give me like an Amazon gift card or something.
-All right, the next one 10 million people
still access the web at 56.6 or slower.
-What is that about?
-I don't know.
-On what internet are they looking at?
I'm pretty sure the internet is super rich and heavy, all right.
So, what's the deal?
-It's funny 'cause all these other slides have explanations on the left-hand side or on the right-hand side for why they might be using like these bar code scanners and the gift registries and this one is just like question marks.
It's just like 5 question marks.
-We don't know either.
-We don't-- That's very bizarre.
What about beepers man?
-Beepers make sense.
Yeah, it's a cheap way they get notified for doctors unassuming and lawyers.
-You think that-- You think like--
-Anyone that's on-call all the time.
Yeah, doctors don't wanna spend $50 a month on a cellphone bill.
-Yeah, but dude-- Okay, time to F out.
If you're on-call, right?
-You-- I know plenty people who are on-call, they're doctors, right, or they're like biomedical engineers that they need to be on-call 24/7, okay?
-They don't give them a beeper to stay in touch.
-I think they do.
-No, they don't.
They give-- They have a cellphone that rings when someone calls it.
-But I think for places where you don't have to be notified about the details of where to go, just hey come in like you said.
-You know-- You know where these 7 million beepers are being bought by the restaurant industry?
Here take this and it will buzz when your tables-- That's what it is, okay?
That beeper technology is inside those little vibrating coasters they hang out-- okay?
-I figured it out.
-Next one, 13 million blank VHS and casette tapes were sold in 2012.
-This just feels creepy.
-I don't know.
-That seems like so much, right?
-Is that crazy to me?
-That-- No, I agree.
-13,000 blank VHS and casette tapes.
Who are you people?
-And you can buy that.
-Apparently, you can but at least 13 million worth.
-I don't know.
-Raise your hand.
I mean, if you're on the internet, just raise your hand and freakin' tell us that why you bought.
-Seriously, have you bought any of these things in the last-- I give you 5 years?
-You deserve to get your story out there.
-Okay, let's press through this.
-Yeah, these corded telephones, does not really surprising, right?
-Records also not surprising.
-Records is not at all.
35,000 million rolls of film is also not surprising like let's go shoot sheet 35-mm, right, professional photographer, etc.
We've actually talked about this before.
Fax machines are really popular in Asian countries that have pictograms for characters in their language, right, in their written language because, obviously, those are more difficult especially in Japan.
-All right, in Japan they use--
-Yeah, in Japan.
So, that's-- that's the explanation there.
-Okay, fair enough.
-But that's not in the U.S.
-Oh, this was in the U.S.
-This was in the U.S.
-Well, there's a lot of Japanese people living in here.
-Sure it is.
-10,000 CRP TVs sold in the U.S.
-But this number sounds right.
-10,000, that's nothing.
-What are those?
-I don't know.
Maybe for like jail cells.
-I have no idea.
Like what the hell-
-Yeah, I think it makes sense.
10,000 is nothing.
-It's absolutely nothing.
And finally, the U.S. still has 305,000 active pay phones.
Where the hell is Superman gonna get changed?
-Yeah, there's no enclosure.
-I don't know what the-- I mean, there's a bunch in New York still.
I actually discovered a lot of 'em during Sandy 'cause I saw all a lot of people are just lined up behind it.
-That was insane.
-That must have been weird.
-Yeah, it was gross too 'cause they were putting it up to their ear and everything.
-Maybe just kids calling collect because they don't have cellphones.
-Do that when I went away at sleepaway camp.
-Yeah, all the time.
Call collect 1-800-collect.
Or call ATT.
That was my favorite.
-Uh-huh, call ATT.
Very good, sir.
Just kind of on similar vein.
I found this story on Ars Technica.
That's really cool.
It's kind of a profile place in Silicon Valley.
It's between the Lockheed Martin Building and Yahoo!
It's a store, but more of a warehouse called Weird Stuff.
And you know how there is the internet archive that's basically trying to get a history of everything ever put on to the internet?
-This is basically a hardware version of that.
They're trying to collect old hardware not only for archival purposes, but also to sell to people that still use stuff like what we just talked about.
-Who the hell is buying?
-So, they get it all from, you know, palettes and palettes of stuff from around Silicon Valley 'cause there's a lot of businesses there that work in tech like Yahoo!--
-who are constantly upgrading their hardware.
And when they get rid of it, they don't wanna donate it to a place like Goodwill or something so they gave it to the store.
There's just like piles and piles of this stuff and there's old server racks and they have really outdated software.
They have like Windows NT, discs just lying around.
A lot of this stuff is good for collectors too.
I know a lot of people that collect old IBM keyboard like those Model Ms.
-Those are actually worth a lot of money.
So, I know-- they collect old pieces of art and stuff.
This would be good like set dressing.
-Let's go there and go on a tear and just design a new background for our studio.
-That would be really cool.
We should do that.
-Can we do that?
They sell old pedestrian walk, do not walk signs.
That seems cool.
I wanna put that somewhere.
Old toner cartridges.
I want that.
-I want that.
I need that.
You could buy this whole place for 100 bucks.
-Records for some reason.
Yeah, it's crazy.
-That is cool.
-So, there's that.
If you're local, go check that out.
-Can we talk about this?
We still have a little bit of time.
-I wanna know why Amish teens love Facebook.
-Yeah, this is an awesome story.
I love this.
So, BuzzFeed posted this and it's talking about something called Rumspringa.
-I think we've talked about this before.
I'm glad you pronounced it good.
-Is that-- I'm-- That's how you say it--
-I'm gonna say that there's a movie about it.
-Yeah, it's called the Devil's Playground.
It's on the Netflix.
-It's on the-- Yeah.
-Everybody should watch it.
This will blow your mind.
-So-- Explain what Rumschpringe is.
-Now, correct me if I'm wrong.
I understand Rumspringa to be this tradition in the Amish--
-Is it whatever,
-religion, whatever the-- you wanna label that.
When a kid gets to-- When a young Amish boy or girl gets to the age of 16--
-The Amish community says, "Okay Ishmael--
-A reference pick.
-Yeah, now you're like that.
They go, okay you can now go into the world as it exist today with all those fancy electronics--
-and enjoy that and sort of have the spring break for, you know, 2 years.
-It's 2 years, right?
-It's for however long they wanna do it.
-Didn't know it was an indefinite time period.
Go out to the world, experience life the way the rest of humanity does.
-And then when you're done with your little fling your Rumspringa.
-I'm just-- [unk] different way.
-And you're tired for sure.
-You can either come back to us--
-Right and get baptized.
-and keep, you know, turn on the butter and doing whatever we do--
-you know, or you can, you know, leave us and, you know start texting the rest of your life--
-Yeah, keep on sending.
-Yeah, send your little hearts out.
Well, now it's easier than ever and I think the internet is kinda becoming really easy conduit not only do and find things
that are outside of the Amish religion, but also to tell other people that are either about to go into Rumspringa or are in it right now of what you're doing.
So, this is really cool this BuzzFeed article kind of profiles typical Amish teens life during Rumspringa on social networks like Facebook and this is interesting 'cause Amish kids, they can't use computers.
They don't typically have computers in the house--
-because they don't have electricity running into their house because they sort of believed that using electricity sort of brings them away from God, and you know,
it brings them closer to relying on our culture.
-And-- Yes, so they don't have computers so they rely a lot on mobile phones because you can use things solar chargers and battery-powered chargers.
-It's just-- That sounds like cheating to me.
-Yeah, kind of, but you know what this is like?
There's a lot of-- There is a lot of Hasidic Jews that do the same thing.
-I don't know what that's like.
I'm not an Hasidic Jew.
-You are not an Hasidic Jew yourself, but you know what I'm talking about, right?
-Of course, I mean a lot of people do some wacky stuff.
-Right, yes, so anyways, the--
the iPhones and smartphones and things like that are becoming really popular because you can get mobile with it.
-So, Facebook is by far the most popular one and I checked this out.
As I'm talking about, this will run through some typical Facebook post from Amish kids during Rumspringa.
One big reason is because Amish kids tend to organize huge parties on the weekend that draws kids from neighboring states even
-that can number to 700 to over 1000 kids at once all on Rumspringa.
You can imagine what takes place
here right like when you eventually merge from this religion.
You're hormones are raging.
So, you're gonna be like drinking, smoking and doing all this kind of stuff.
You're aiming like having sex and like passing out and all that stuff.
Pretty much a typical life of a teenager I think and they use Facebook to sort of organize these parties, take photos of them.
But, they're also really cognizant of not posting the address on Facebook of where the parties gonna be and that's where text messaging comes in.
-Because they know that a lot of cops stroll these Facebook pages, some of them are public and there's a lot of underage drinking because not every Rumspringa kid is over the age of--
-Yeah, is over 21.
-You can only Rumpspringa when you can Rumspringa, you know, that's how it works.
So, they used text messages to sort of organize that and keep it a secret, which I think is kind of smart, right?
-It is smart and it's strange to me-- or not strange, but fascinating that these people who are denied the, you know, luxury of technology,
their whole entire childhood lives--
-then seemed to take to it like a fish to water.
-The second they are exposed to and they're just like, oh this makes sense, Facebook is easy to use--
-even if you've been Amish your whole life.
-Oh, they just know how to use it.
-I just get it.
-Well, babies can use it too.
-Yeah, there have been plenty of babies on Facebook.
-But even like-- even psychologically it makes sense because the whole Amish religion is designed to sort of like get people to use-- It's like for the good of the group, you know.
It doesn't focus on the individual at all.
-It's all about family
and taking care of your brothers and sisters and your parents.
-But you know, Facebook is the opposite and that is the most arrogant thing you can do on the internet, right?
So-- And you just posing selfies all day long.
-And that's exactly what this is, so it's really good for them to use it.
So, yeah, this is interesting 'cause they can also keep the conversations on Facebook private from their parents.
-And the parents have no idea how to use Facebook.
-I'm pretty sure everything they do electronically is kept secret from their parents.
Right, 'cause they're not using it themselves.
-They're not on Rumspringa.
Unless, they're using like Morse code or something I think they're safe.
-I think they're safe.
-I think they're safe.
-So, they're on other social networks too like Twitter and Instagram, but Facebook is by far the most popular until they discover Snapchat, right?
-When they discover Snapshot or may be they'll just do Bang with Friends on.
-Yeah, may be.
-Let's stay to it.
It's a different--
-It's a different world for this people.
I wanna know what the percentages are with the Amish young adult community that those into Rumspringa and then comes back.
And I wonder if those members have gone up, you know, if more people have continued to live in the typical American lifestyle--
-right after going on Rumspringa because of the internet.
-I mean, I don't know.
I can't-- I could never, never ever put myself in those people shoes.
-You've been isolated your entire life from what the rest of the world takes for granted and you get a taste of those scenes.
-What does it do to your-- We're like,
what does it do to your brain?
-Like this is the first time someone like drank soda.
-Like thing about-- you're like 18-- You're like had that cheeseburger for the first time in your life.
Yeah, you're like smoking a cigarette.
-Yeah, you're like smoking a cigarette and then have a sip of like, you know, Johnny Walker or something like that.
What happens to you?
-You just like-- I just imagine the same thing that happens to Roger Rabbit when he drinks alcohol.
-Right, that's exactly what I was thinking.
-I don't know.
Why is that like, you know, like their heads are steaming, yeah.
-And his eyes go green.
-Because he yells out like-- he yells out like a factory whistle.
I don't know man.
Is that what happened?
-Yeah, I guess so man.
It's tough being a teen already and just already being exposed to this stuff, but--
-This is crazy.
-Do it for the first time.
-You have to watch this movie.
-Yeah, it's great.
-It's so good.
It's so well done.
Speaking of new content, I wanna talk real quick about what Amazon [unk] and then we'll get into some voice mails and emails.
Everyone knows that, you know, content and distribution is evolving very rapidly.
Netflix is like the new HBO where they have their own, you know, exclusive content obviously a recent development and stuff like what is it, House of Card and stuff like that.
Well, Amazon is getting into that business as well and they've picked 5 original series to go into full production.
The 5 series are called Alpha House and Betas, which are-- which is like a comedy and a drama I think.
I know Alpha House is a show
about you-- It's like a show about 4 senators, one of them being John Goodman.
It's got a good cast.
-And it's about them becoming unlikely roommates.
Betas is a comedy about 4 young entrepreneurs attempting to make it big techland so you got those 2 shows, okay.
-But when you're squirming with the current--
-I don't know all of this like it's made for streaming video shows, kind of remind me of like straight to TV movies--
-No, it's not like that.
-or like straight to video movies.
-I understand you can't--
-You mean, it's kind of like manufacturer
like cheesy way for companies who just make more money.
-I get it.
But not really.
-It was like a marketing push.
-No, I disagree because you look at something like House of Cards.
That show from what I gather I've-- and a lot of people who I respect and trust have told that's a fantastic series.
-And they have big name celebrities that are in the shows.
-Yeah, it's not like-- it's not like-- it's like the 4th sequel to major league or something like that.
-You know what I mean?
Like it's not like, you know, Little Mermaid 15.
-Like Return of Jafar.
It's not like a Jar Jar Binks spin off.
-It's freakin legit, original content so they got these 2 comedies and then 3 kid shows, which I think is a good idea especially for parents who may be, you know, don't want to-- have to spend money to get HBO or stuff like that.
They can, you know, put their time and money into something like this.
This was probably a little more affordable over a longer period of time.
It's just pretty cool.
So, I'm looking forward to the Alpha House show.
Betas I think is just gonna piss me off.
-Kind of too reel, yeah.
-Yeah, Betas is just looks like it's a glorified, you know, nerd show.
-This guy kinda looks like you.
-Hey, why aren't you keep that to yourself man?
Aren't you just put that in your old brain there?
-You plus Zach Galifianakis.
-Don't talk about that anymore.
You look anything like that bingle boy.
-This is-- It's funny to discuss like these guys position on the right-hand side.
It's like exactly how all of those look on a computer.
-That scoliosis perch.
-They just look they resemble like a small Volusia Rider.
Just like a real life for us.
-So, I'm looking forward to it.
Dude, I think we're just on the precipice of such an amazing rev like content revolution.
-We really are.
-And I hope it makes every cable company just poof themselves.
-Because, you know, they have such stranglehold on content and it's not fair like I paid $170 a month for cable and isn't that crazy?
-Oh my god.
I didn't know that.
-Isn't that crazy?
-Yeah, that's crazy.
-And I only have 2 cable boxes.
-It's freakin nuts and I don't even get Showtime and I don't even get Stars.
I only get HBO.
Is it worth that to you?
-No, it's not but I just have to do it because--
-because the real housewives of, you know, New Jersey are only on bravo and nowhere else on the internet.
-So, you know, I have a wife who's chronically addicted to it--
-and I can't change that.
-That's two times you've complained about your wife on today's episode.
-You guys stop doing this.
-All right, let's get to--
I think I just put my foot in my mouth.
-I'm trying to worry you.
-Just trying to do that.
I'm sorry about that.
-Here's the wife-complaint counter.
We need that.
-Yeah, it's cool.
We need that in the bottom right.
-Ting, let's think about that.
-All right, time for-- we have a few calls in the public.
I'd like to get to those.
It's been a while.
Let's do it.
-Time to show the love.
-404 call me on the public.
-So freaking glad.
This guy called up and said this,
"Because when it happened, I was totally aware of it, but I just kept my mouth shut were the reasons I'm not really sure exist."
-Let's hear with this guy has to say when Sharon was on the show.
-Hey guys, this is Reid of California.
I just got through listening what did-- I listened to your episode with Sharon Vaknin on the air.
That was kind of interesting just how you were acting you didn't read that skit.
It was Fred Armisen's [unk] when he's talking about the Google Glass, but that's where I heard about it.
I would listen into your show and you're the one who brought the video out--
-and downplay like a couple of weeks ago so--
-Just think you guys-- you gotta work on your memory there 'cause [unk] you don't even remember it.
-You dirty liar.
-I'm so glad this guy called in because he's 100% right.
Send those for you man.
-No, I watched it after, but I didn't see it before.
You were here when we-- Were you not here when we show that Fred Armisen thing?
-No, I don't think so.
-Okay, so that makes sense.
What about you Ariel?
-I think I did see it.
-All right, that's fine.
I clearly remember what I did a week ago
on the program like I know we show that Fred Armisen thing.
-And Sharon brought it up and I want-- I'm like-- In my head, I'm like, "Yeah, we did that exact little skit last week and I just-- I don't know, I just like let it go."
-And then it was gone.
You know, you gotta hold on to these things so we just--
-So, she brought it up.
-Right, she's like, "Oh my god, Fred Armisen did this Google Glass skit and I'm like, "Yeah." In my head, I'm like, "Yeah, we'd freakin showed it last week in its entirety.
But yeah, you don't wanna shut her down.
-So, that's what it was.
-She looked excited to explain it.
-But-- And so fine.
When she did bring it up after I had that conversation with myself about how we showed it, I also had the conversation with myself like, "Man, there's gonna be a lot of people thinking that I'm freaking crazy for not acknowledging the fact that we literally show that a week ago.
-So, I'm glad that's out there.
I'm glad I was able to work that back in--
-and we can move on.
I'm not crazy.
The drugs are okay.
Garth your pills.
-Everything is fine.
Everything is fine.
-Let's-- Obviously, everyone's got a little something to say with the hiking and stuff like that.
-So, here's the-- here's one of these calls that deals with the hiking.
-How are you guys?
This is Denzel from [unk].
I just wanted to say Justin I'm going to have you back man.
Glad to have you safe.
My girlfriend does some hiking and I definitely wanna share this with her and just keep up the good works.
We got-- And we got a few more about.
Someone said that we must have had our May Sweeps this week-- this month.
-Because of how popular and how fantastic your story was yesterday.
-So, that's really awesome.
-A lot of people enjoyed it.
-And again, we got literally like dozens and dozens of emails.
You saw them.
-People who are really excited that you're alive, you know.
I don't know why.
-Some guy had a really funny comment.
I'm trying to look it up right now.
It was Jordy.
He was like, "Justin, please see Chuck Norris at your earliest convenience to pick up your man card.
You certainly earned it."
-You know, and like--
-Thank you Jordy.
-And there was a lot of people who wrote it and we're like, "Oh man, Justin should have done XYZ."
I should have left the trail.
-Shut up man.
-Yeah, I know.
-We appreciate the information.
I mean, we understand like, sure you know, it's easier in a hindsight to say this thing.
-Yeah, but you do what you guy do it at times.
-Right and you're making decisions.
-But when you're facing death in the face eye-to-eye--
-you can only survive on your instincts, all right.
-Whether or not, they're just completely wrong.
-When you're in a feverish panic,
-what do you suppose to do?
-Light yourself on fire.
-That's surprising to do that.
-It feels like a--
-Anyway, again, you've got to listen yesterday's show if you didn't get to do it so do that and then email us email@example.com or you can freakin call us up 866-404-CNET.
There it is right here below my face.
-All right, that's gonna do for us.
Stay in touch with us.
Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and all that stuff.
And then subscribe to the subreddit, reddit.com/r/the404.
We're back here tomorrow and then I think the Gutman wants to come on Friday.
-That would be nice.
-Yeah, we're gonna talk about that.
-It's been a while.
-It's been a while.
-So, Sphere is gonna be here on Friday, which is gonna make prolly a fan 98% of the listening population so we look forward to that.
That's can do for us guys.
We'll see you tomorrow.
I'm Jeff Bakalar.
-I'm Justin Yu.
-I'm Ariel Nunez.
-Thanks for tuning in to the 404 Show high tech, low brow.
Have a great Wednesday.
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