The 404 Show 1,592: Using Tinder to hitchhike, foiling bike thieves on Facebook (podcast)
So it's crazy because tonight is our holiday party.
On a Tuesday.
Yeah, it's a little anti-climatic.
It's one of those, we'll know if you call in sick tomorrow, why you called in sick.
There are people in this office, I'm telling you.
I've seen them.
There are people out there they don't know it.
But maybe, just maybe if the mood strikes in the right fashion, they're gonna do it.
You think that's what's gonna happen
I think at-
At the Christmas party?
Least two people are gonna bang.
So what are you gonna do?
Like put bluetooth trackers on all of them to make sure that you can see them.
Oh, look these two went into a closet together.
This is their own business.
Okay so you're not tracking mine.
I'm just saying.
'Cuz I'm not a discovery specialist.
Just saying it's, it's the it's just the excitement of all the possibilities and the wonder.
So you're just gonna sit there and kinda like tap your fingers and just wait for something to happen?
None of my business.
I just think it's amazing to know that like there are two people out there on the floor and they don't know it.
Something's gon, all the forces.
They're gonna line up.
Everything's gonna conspire together.
They open the bar.
For them to wind up having an awkward cab ride.
Yeah and then tomorrow's Wednesday, it'll be a very awkward Wednesday.
When you see a couple, oh, see that's the thing.
Who doesn't give each other eye contact tomorrow.
Or is excessively friendly to another.
All of a sudden.
I feel like people think we're kidding around.
But this happens.
I promise you that this happens.
It's gotta happen at, at every holiday party.
Across the country.
Two people awkwardly slobbering on each other.
If it's in an office it's like on a weird Xerox machine.
It's getting nasty.
Staplers and office supplies falling from the shelves.
It's a good thing we don't do the actual party here.
It is good.
Since you have cameras and lighting and all kinds of things.
Awful lighting in here.
What was that?
And there's awful lighting in here.
Somebody's hitting the livestream button.
They're like aw yeah no this would be great.
No one's getting lucky with the kind of flourescent lighting in here.
It's harsh lighting, yeah.
I wanna, I wanna wish everyone a happy holiday season.
That's what I wanna do.
Yeah, enjoy your awkwardness and your slobbering.
And may all your shady office hookups.
Go over well.
It's Tuesday, December 9th.
Let's start the show.
Not sure if I've ever heard like two people.
Say oh we met at an office party.
Well when they already know each other though?
Yeah but that's I don't know.
Oh we got together at an office party.
Yeah like how'd you guys meet?
Oh believe it or not it was at an office holiday party.
Sealed the deal there.
Most people right up there with the the woman who says that she catcalled and that's how she met her husband.
Right up there.
Thanks for tuning into the 404 show today.
I'm Jeff [UNKNOWN] [UNKNOWN] to my left.
Ariel Nunez over there in the
In the box.
In the control cube.
I thought you had frozen something.
That was a perfect shot of Ariel going [LAUGH]
[LAUGH] I'm just gonna hold that face the whole show.
So we've been getting a lot of.
Responses to the news that we broke out last week about how 404, in 2015, is going-
Is having a baby,
it's having a baby, but is also goin' audio only.
Which you know I guess I expected.
The amount is maybe a little more than I realized.
Or, or, or anticipated, rather.
So, I guess it's probably apt to to address some of that.
You're making it sound so freaking official.
It's like, okay.
So, we're not doing video and.
People are upset.
I'm just saying like I know I get people are upset this one our buddy here air some of his video.
Let me go find it.
His name's Kelvin.
He's not happy.
We can play some of it right here.
Let's play that real quick.
I remember Kelvin.
How I consume you guys.
'Kay I have you guys here on one.
Man I play some League of Legends on the other or some whatever other game you know, Battlefield.
I don't know.
And then I have like Twitch open over here.
It seems like you're multitasking a lot while you're watching our show.
How's he even watching us when he's watching all the others?
How is he watching us?
How many sets of eyes.
So, also want to
You have sir.
Anyway, it's a funny video actually and obviously we appreciate Calvin taking the time and, and, and sending this into us.
So, you know?
Some people are vocally upset and I, I, I empathize with that, and I get it, but it's kind of what we got to do, and he actually said like you guys are not moving to the future, you're taking a step back, and I. That was the one point where I just actually did not agree with what he was saying.
Just because I think podcasts.
What are you laughing at?
He just seems to be getting increasingly angrier.
[LAUGH] Without the words he just looks angry so I haven't seen the video entirely yet.
His brow starts to frown a little bit.
I just wanna leave this in the background the whole time.
You can do that while I'm talking.
I freaking love this man.
It's a it's a good video.
It's a funny video.
And if he left me, maybe I'll post the link to everyone so they can check it out.
But for me it's like, I get it.
Podcasting has never been more popular though.
And the popular podcasts are audio.
That thing did like crazy.
Serial, This American Life, WTF.
I mean, the list goes on.
And everyone's got an audio podcast.
And that's what this show is.
It's, we, like we said we, we're, we're filming a radio show.
Yeah, I mean look at the microphones.
Didn't work out for Howard Stern.
Look at the microphone.
How the hell's it gonna work out for us?
There, there's a giant hint that this is for audio really.' Cuz otherwise you just have a nice little.
A little mic and not these monstrous things that look like Mike and Mike on ESPN.
And that's I don't like watching that.
I don't like watching Boomer and Carton.
Those guys suck man.
I mean they don't.
They're CVS employees.
They're always on the t.v.
I do like Boomerang.>> I like their graphics.
I don't really care for the everything else.
Anyway, that's a New York thing.
So that's what's going to happen and you're going to get a longer show out of it.
And specifically it's your point Kelvin.
I think you can afford not starting at one more screen there.
I just think he should have the wave forum up man.
Put that up look at that watch it go by.
Way more dynamic than just, just one shot.
We're just we're just sitting like this.
Anyway I guess my point is you know, we can't make everybody happy but just.
Take some comfort in knowing we're making ourselves happy.
So, if that's not good enough for you, I'm sorry but that's how it's gonna, that's how it's gonna be.
Oh, his video's over.
I wanted that to go on forever.
Three minutes and 53 seconds.
Yeah, he gets, he gets in there.
The furrowed brow.
Just looks so hurt.
A week from tomorrow's gonna be our official.
He looks so sad.
Look at sad Calvin over there.
He's actually looking at a smaller, sadder version of himself in the, in the shot.
Can you make-
That's our still image for today, right here.
That's gonna be our still.
You made it.
I'm sorry you're not happy.
You're a meme now.
WIth Chips Ahoy.
Let me just say like I've always been told the key to a successful ending is to end on your own terms.
And this is that is this is something we're doing.
We all have other things that we wanna pursue in the future.
And all things have to come into an end.
It's better that we end it on our own while we feel like we're at a good level.
Than to gradually fade out and people just forget about it.
You know what I mean?
Wait I was gonna make this show suck until we go into audio only.
I mean that's what I've been doing this whole time anyway so.
No one could have put it better than Ariel.
Just the yeah.
You know, like he's got like perspective and he's got like intelligence and stuff like that.
Plus it's not going away.
We're still doing it.
We're just going to the next room.
I mean we don't have the camera in there.
So there's a drop cam.
No, then we're back there and the whole thing starts over again!
So we put a camera in there, and
That's what I'll do!
And somehow, we wind up here in five years again!
[LAUGH] It's a cycle!
I like this cycle!
How the vicious cycle works.
All right, so.
That's that, right?
We could put that to bed for now.
A week from tomorrow Steve Guttenberg's gonna be here, and that'll be our last video show.
So that's the what?
That's the 17th.
That's the last show for awhile.
So get angry.
So wait, Ariel, you won't be here for that, right?
No, I'll be here tomorrow.
I mean, no, a week from tomorrow.
Oh, a week from tomorrow.
Oh, probably not.
So your last video show's probably gonna be Friday, right?
Well we're not doing video on Monday or Tuesday?
We'll oh yeah we'll be here for that.
Yeah I'll be here for that.
I thought you were all next week.
No, no, no yeah.
Now that we got all our scheduling done.
Oh we're talking it out.
We're talking it out.
That's how we do it.
He can talk about talking it out.
Are you like staring at these people?
We got a window here.
That was Bridget [UNKNOWN]
I, I do it all the time.
It's a good thing we're getting out of here.
There's a squirrel going by.
Yesterday at the last minute I talked about our new contest that's going on.
I felt like such a **** because this is a really cool contest that.
Is really tough to talk about before lunch time but Omaha Steaks is teaming up with us to offer two very special prizes.
You only have a week to enter this contest.
It's the Caption this Photo sweepstakes from 404 Show and Omaha Steaks we're giving away two tasteful gift prize packs that included all kinds of filets and.
Cakes and all this stuff.
You have, if you're watching the video you have to caption this photo that you're seeing here.
And if you only watch the audio ,-
If you watch the audio?
If you only wa, listen the audio go to cnet.co/404steaks or you could just follow us on Twitter and we'll be tweeting that out.
And you just gotta caption that.
It's a good photo.
Yeah, the picture turned out good.
Way better than it had any right to be as well.
Yeah, totally, so that contest is going on for just a week and yesterday was the last day for the Call of Duty bundle, so congrats to the winner of that when he or she is notified.
That's all the.
Housekeeping I gotta do.
Let's get into the shows.
The show story.
Let's get into the show story.
So there's this thing called Sony.
Ever heard of it?
It's very exciting.
Now [UNKNOWN] it's been hacked again and again and again and again and again and again and again.
It's kinda like a, a monthly thing with these guys.
Well there's a lot of stuff that was leaked including passwords and social security numbers and whatever.
But one of the weirder ones that was leaked.
Was a section called 2012 comments.
It's actually written by a bunch of people that work at Sony.
And they were they were [UNKNOWN] about a number of things.
But the headline at Vulture writes Sony Employees Wish They'd Release Fewer Adam Sandler Films.
I can't blame them.
'Cuz they're like he has these great movies like Moneyball and like we don't have to like dumb it down and have the lowest common denominator.
Like Adam Sandler.
You think he's hurting with this?
You think he's upset by the fact that Sony itself was like eh.
Yeah I'm sure he's blowing his nose with thousand dollar bills.
I mean I love Adam Sandler.
He has a very special place in my childhood heart that said you can't deny that his last real good movie was Big Daddy which is what?
How many decades old?
At least one.
I don't know.
So I mean I get it.
That's the one I stopped watching?
Once I hit that one I'm like I'm not watching this.
Well the what was the movie that he did that I think made, made his sort of comedic relevance jump the shark?
Gotta be after Waterboy.
That might have been it actually.
Dude, Big Daddy was after Waterboy.
That's what I'm saying.
Either that or like 40 Dates whatever that thing was called.
50 First Dates?
That was good.
That one it's like okay let's just get these two together again and like nope.
Not watching this.
It was good.
I don't believe you.
It was good.
It was good but it's the same storyline as every other like romcom, you know what I mean?
And they play the same roles, you know
Totally and he's always like ha ha ha, and he does the same laugh
And he's like plays with the penguin
So you're saying this was good.
No but it, it was, that movie was not what made his career jump the shark.
It was something after that.
It was before Jack and Jill.
Maybe it was Click.
I hate that movie.
Maybe it was that stupid Click movie.
With the remote control?
There's that and then what Punch Drunk something or other?
Punch Drunk Love was not comedy and that was fine.
It wasn't supposed to be funny.
That was a PT Anderson movie.
You Don't Mess With Zohan How about that one?
Is that the one?
Yeah that might've been it.
Although I find I, I find people every now and then that claim they enjoy it.
I don't know.
Anger Management wasn't bad.
That one I saw.
The Jack Nicholson movie?
That one was pretty good.
Alright, I'll give you that.
50 First Dates is after that, which is where I'm saying he started to suck.
You don't agree.
Then he goes over to Longest Yard which he's one of like a lot of people.
Click is right after that.
There you go.
Which is God awful.
There you go.
King of Queens.
I think it's really this one.
Don't, You Don't Mess With the Zohan.
That has to be.
Zohan's really, yeah.
Zohan's probably the one.
Then you got Zoo Keeper, Jack and Jill, That's My Boy.
There it is.
And the Grown Ups thing.
That and the Grown Ups thing that's for sure.
[INAUDIBLE] Top five
Oh, that's with Chris Rock
I'll say this 2000 Little Nicki
That was a pile of garbage!
That's the one I forgot.
Yeah, not a huge, not a huge fan of that one.
Mr. Deeds was pretty good though.
I like this one, the Sony leaks, the studio needs to change, needs to change deal structure that has been in place with Happy Madison, as this arrangement has disproportionately benefitted Adam Sandler and his team relative to SPE
It's totally true though
I just love the way it's
It's like athletes to sign these front loaded contract deals.
Or like to get all this money up front but it goes on to like 2448 you know, and they're still paying these guys.
Like guy's 70.
He's been on the DL for like all the seasons.
He's like we're getting no production out of him.
It's like are we still paying him?
Why do we still have to deal with the guy?
He's not producing on the field.
And we're into him for another $30 million for the next two years.
So, I'm just glad.
You know, sometimes we see enough trailers where I'm like, how the hell did this piece of **** get made?
I mean, there was like a decision made and like, people sat in a room, and they're like, yeah, you know, we can raise money.
And there was like negotiations, and that kept happening with Adam Sandler movies.
I love that there's one line in this internal employee conversation.
There is a general blah-ness [LAUGH] to the films we produce.
Although we manage to produce an innovative film once in awhile, I love how nonchalant they are talking bout this.
Social Network, Moneyball, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
We continue to be saddled with the mundane, formulaic Adam Sandler films, and, you know what?
From like, a real business perspective, they're not wrong.
They're not wrong, and I'm not saying their movies just aren't what they used to be
I just love it more [INAUDIBLE]
I think Big Daddy is a great film, I really do.
Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, all that stuff's fantastic.
That early stuff's pretty good.
But like, you come, you get like, I don't know, Grown-Ups 2, and you're like, what the hell are we paying this guy for?
Yeah, obviously he just wants to do like, didn't he actually go on television and say that one of the reasons he takes films is so he can go work on vacation?
That's how he actually decides what he does?
Yeah, I guess so.
There was some promise before Funny People came out, but that kind of fizzled.
I don't know.
But then that, that, that's
My boy movie.
Now Netflix has got a deal with them, so we'll be having to deal with them on the big screen.
It's interesting to get behind the scenes sort of stuff.
I love that sort of candidness.
All right, I want to talk about Tinder.
Every now and then, we bring up Tinder.
The three of us are all you know, tied down for the most part
And I guess I don't wanna say it's one of my life's greatest regrets but yeah I kinda wish I had a year on Tinder.
I kinda just wish and I know Stacy's like you know, she but she totally feels that regret also.
Not because we don't love each other and we're like thinking about going elsewhere with our lives.
It's because you just wanna be able to play that game at some point.
Like if I had Tinder in college.
You ever want to be like ****, lost opportunity?
So I'm the only one?
Who thinks that?
No, I wouldn't mind that, I've been thinking yeah,
No, I'm right there with you
I've been thinking about like, how much in-face rejection I got just to see thousands of that like happening over the course of college would probably be so depressing
But, but digital rejection is so much easier, so much of an easier pill to swallow
That's true, I'd imagine.
I have never used the apps, I have no freaking idea how it actually is, like, you have any idea?
You just like, it's kind of like a mini-Facebook
It's like super micro profiles
And if you like someone you swipe to one direction
Right, you swipe right, I think
And if they match?
Then you get a notification?
If they've swiped right on you, I believe it's right, if they've swiped the correct way for you too.
It like lets you know.
Otherwise you don't get any notifications.
It kinda just goes into nowhere.
That's not so bad.
And you can chat with them.
Yeah like a rejection is just never hearing hearing about it.
It's not like you have this giant thing of notifications.
Yeah here are all the people that said no.
Doesn't work like that.
Anyway this is a story about how one guy.
Hitchhiked and used Tinder to do just that across North America.
Yeah there's a guy named Dan Beaumont.
And he just doing this hitchhiking thing already.
He figured he had this Tinder app on his phone.
And he goes what if I just change my bio explain that I'm an adventurer that wants to hitchhike across North America.
Maybe I could use this in combination with other things like Craigslist and Couch Surfer or Couch Surfing.
To find a way across North America.
And he freaking did it.
He went over 12,000 kilometers which is like oh, 7500 miles cross country.
And people were totally willing to pick him up and drive him places.
apparently, people are really excited cuz he's, he's a Brit, and one of the most frequent questions
That and he's charming as ****
One of the most frequent questions is like oh my, OMG do you have an accent?
With love the girls who write back and he goes
No I'm just born and raised in the UK, no accent
He goes, to which I reply: ever hear James Bond speak?
I sound like him.
Oh, my God.
The world was this guy's oyster.
Well this guy travelled, yeah, all the way across the country with just using Tinder.
People are asking him if he had an accent?
That's what this guy says.
What's wrong with you women, man?
He goes, I was matching with the [LAUGH].
Right, what is wrong with people.
Maybe I'm just jealous because I know that accent works.
It does but it's just like, what the hell you need to ask for, dumb ****?
He's meeting, matching with a lot of curious American girls.
So he just like banged his way across the country?
He doesn't end up banging up anybody.
He doesn't say anything about it, I didn't say he didn't do it.
I'm sure it was all platonic, tender love.
They just drank wine and talked about My So-Called Life
That must be it.
That's, actually, he's 24, there's no way he knows what that is.
That's true, it's way before his time
That's like, what would you bond over?
He probably caught the end of Friends.
The end of Friends.
The end of syndication, you know, when Friends was on channel 11
Oh, it's all right, I've seen Friends.
It's no problem.
Oh hey, what's that?
You wanna bang little pearl?
I just need to go
Your James Bond impression leaves much to be desired
It's not James Bond, it's just like
That's what he says he sounds like!
Oh, I can't do James Bond
You have to be all slick and that's not something.
I can do either.
That was like my whimsical London guy.
Kinda sounded like was it Andre from the League.
[UNKNOWN] So anyway so yeah good for this guy.
I mean he did it.
If you wanna read the whole thing it's over on the show notes.
We'll post the, the full story how this dude did it.
Before he did Tinder by the way he only got about 8,000 kilometers.
So when he was basically just a guy out their with a thumb.
Said he got a lot more miles by using Tinder actually.
So 12,000 of them.
12,000 kilometers that is.
So it worked.
I, I mean that's efficient as hell.' Cuz he was able to like find love and travel at the same time.
That's what it is.
Does Tinder have a slogan?
I have no idea.
I can find out.
At the least you might get a hand-g.
It's close, very close.
At the very least you're in it for a hand-g.
It says, it's how people meet.
And, and E-A-T
There's a caption contest winner, right there.
It's how people meet.
Watch Tinder Plus.
Tinder Plus is the new premium service.
You get higher class people?
No, no, no.
Tinder Plus allows you to like grab the one that got away.
So if you like accidentally like swiped left.
Then you can look back on the ones you swiped left by accident?
I think that's what it is.
Or forces a notification to go by that didn't exist.
I don't think they're showing the realistic sort of like Tinder relationship here.
Well they're saying 25.
Like that guy's hand is way too sturdy.
I feel like most people using Tinder are drunk.
You think so?
Yeah, cuz they're just looking for
Hence all the gestures
Looking for some companionship.
Practicing gestures already, why, why not?
In the wee hours of the night.
You don't think so?
Am I, am I stereotyping?
Or is it bitterness?
I think it's bitterness.
I think, I think if you had to, and you are like, okay wait a second, this is my chance.
I wanna, I don't wanna accidentally swipe.
You would have a steady hand.
Cuz otherwise you could accidentally match somebody you don't want.
I've I've kinda done like the over the shoulder Tinder thing.
Where I live vicariously through a single friend.
It's not all it's cracked up to be.
Are you swiping for them?
He's not just like oh, no thanks.
It's not like that.
I'm sure there's some bros out there who treat it like that though.
There it is.
There, there's the undo.
That's what you were talking about.
Right you can undo.
And there's also another thing.
And I think Tinder's entering like the travelling at the market too.
Where like I'm only in Toledo for 48 hours.
[LAUGH] So like you set up your hotel.
Actually you don't need a hotel anymore.
He set up your car, he set up your flight information,
And he find where you're crashing.
And it'll be like oh, there's a single person on the tenth floor of your hotel, get at it.
And you get there and there are like seven other d, people.
And they're like, oh oh, who was here first?
Take a number.
[LAUGH] How it works?
That's pretty messed up.
What do we have here?
Oh dear God.
I don't know.
Yeah we said it was gonna happen.
This is a big we told you so.
All we do is predict the future on this show.
So freaking take that.
Your highfalutin drones with mistletoe.
This was such a poorly conceived idea Well if you guys don't remember, there's like, this promotion at TGI Fridays where they will fly these drones around with mistletoe.
Cuz when there's mistletoe you kiss the person you're with like, aw!
Except this time.
There was a.
They chopped someone's head off.
It kinda nipped somebody's a, part of their nose off.
[LAUGH] So it's pretty freaking bad.
That's bad but not it's not decapitation.
No it's not.
I there were apparently some journalists from Brooklyn Daily went out to check it out and the quote is it literally chopped off a tip of my nose.
It took part of took off part of my nose.
Cut me here right under my chin.
So she got cut twice and is it a she?
I have no yes it is.
So she got hurt twice by this drone.
Because you know, that's the way this is gonna go down.
This is this is the exact kinda press TGI Friday's was looking for.
This I mean this is it.
Well yeah, what are the odds it's gonna happen again?
I think pretty good.
That's for when you wanna go back, you go back to that place.
This isn't like plane crashes.
This girl's bulletproof now.
So you always wanna eat with her.
Kind of like you go with, fly with someone who's been in a plane crash, it's not gonna happen again
Not with this lady.
She's a photographer she's happy her eyes aren't damaged, and there's a great line from the end of this, who wrote this?
This is from Grub Street.
It's unclear if anyone kiss her in the aftermath of the incident.
Well, she was bleeding profusely, so probably not.
The potential was still there.
I mean, the rules are in effect.
They are right about that.
I don't understand that.
Why a plant over someone's head means to kiss them?
You understand why an app swipe is okay but not like a freaking piece of.
I mean it works.
It's low tech.
This is just like ve, some mysticism.
I'm, unfamiliar with.
The origins [UNKNOWN]
It's some like Catholic sorcery.
This just sounds like some **** somebody wanted to like how can I get her to kiss me?
I got it.
I'll try some ****, like if you're underneath this plant, then you gotta kiss me.
I dunno, how old is that tradition?
Hundreds of years old.
Pretty freaking old.
It feels, it feels old.
It was around when we were kids.
Yeah, it was, for sure.
So it's gotta be older than that
Definitely, I mean,
Before we were sperm
Micheal Jackson sang about it.
It's about Santa kissing Mom underneath the mistletoe.
That was years ago.
Which is cheating.
Yeah I know.
I don't care who it is.
Messed up man.
And then what else.
Maybe it didn't start with Michael Jackson.
[LAUGH] Maybe he created the [UNKNOWN]
Today, I learned Michael Jackson invented the mistletoe tradition.
Although doesn't that.
Song older than Michael Jackson though?
Pretty sure it is.
Is it like a cover?
It is older but it's also not.
'Cuz he created it before he was born.
There you go.
Right makes sense.
He's Michael Jackson.
Finally a story that's close to Ariel's heart.
A bike thief was chased and then caught in real time on Facebook.
Maybe you don't.
Update your status that you've successfully stolen a bike.
Is that what this is about?
See that would be a very interesting take on it.
It's actually the person who got his bike stolen is the person who actually, he knew the person whose bike's being stolen.
So he immediately, wrote it on, on Facebook.
And, gave them the actually description like a Jamies, Jam is, how do you say this?
Oh I don't know.
Your guess is as good as mine.
I'll say Jamie's commuter.
There are studded tires br, bright blue crate attached to the back racks.
They've got this full description of the bike.
And within like a couple hours they actually like the friends like unit here.
They actually tracked down where the bike is.
They're actually saying where it's going.
The bike is heading towards Sunrise now.
They just freaking knew where, where it, everything, was, just as it happened.
So they were like, just around this area, apparently.
But I don't understand how Facebook could have done it?
I mean like, how?
Who saw it?
I think a lot of luck is involved here too.
Posting for Zoe's Prinn's flasher bike from her backyard.
So they all had like, they were part of a group too, so it's probably why they were all at the same area
While it was going on.
But yeah this is this went down pretty freaking fast.
Isn't that amazing?
I'll call Zoey come and get it.
Wait who has it?
On my way.
Then, then eventually you've got thank you so much.
I'm almost in tears reading this thread.
I can't believe it.
So they actually get the.
I'm happy for him.
That wouldn't have happened for me.
No if I would've posted something on, cuz I don't know any of my neighbors.
If I would've posted on it like I'd probably just get like a couple likes.
And that's it.
My bike's getting stolen.
My, my friends will just like it.
Hope you get your bike back, bro.
A lot of sucks, bro.
Okay, the group's Twin Cities Stolen Bikes.
There you go.
So they're already like vigilante activists.
So they're the neighborhood watch.
That's pretty cool man.
Maybe I should get to know my neighbors.
Well if so.
Or join some like Brooklyn based bike recovery program.
[LAUGH] So the idea is that if you get your bike stolen to put it on Facebook?
Yeah I guess you know.
Like, clearly this is more efficient than calling the, the police.
They got it fricken back.
Oh, there, there's the actual bike.
And there's the-
That's a nice looking bike.
You know where it is.
You know where you can find it.
I'm gonna steal it now.
Oh, this all backfired.
No, that's pretty cool.
What's the best.
App to put on your computer.
So, if, so you're computer gets stolen.
Are you familiar with those apps?
Like a lojack thing?
Cuz I, I, every now and then you'll see a story on a Reddit where a guy was able to recover a computer and like take photos of the thief.
Through com, through you know, the front-facing camera.
I feel like that happens all the time.
Doesn't like, [INAUDIBLE] Mac have that built in
I think there's something like that
But it's like there's never been a worse time to steal a laptop
Well all you gotta do is, if you steal a laptop, put a freaking post-it over the.
GPS and the second you're connected to the Internet.
Like if you ever plan on connecting this thing to the Internet.
We'll figure out a new way for thieves to do this properly.
Yep that's it.
In a new show.
How to steal ****
[LAUGH] Yeah, that's our, that's actually what we're all
That's, that's what's gonna be right here on this set.
How to steal ****.
[INAUDIBLE] I'll point that way, you go hey Jeff, look over there, and then [LAUGH]
THat's how I got my Xbox
THat's how I got my Xbox
A little smash and grab?
Some calls from the public.
Let's listen to these fine people.
Time to show the love.
[UNKNOWN] 404 CNET.
Also got some emails.
See if I have time to get to that.
Remember my idea to crowdsource the baby name.
What's going on 404 crew?
I'm glad the voice mail's fixed.
I'm wondering in this day and age how voice mail can even get full with, how cheap storage stuff is, but whatever
Fair question, fair question.
I just wanted to congratulate you on the baby, I know you were gonna crowdsource the name potentially.
I did that with some of my friends, and.
You know, good luck with that, because
The number one name that my friends wanted me to name my son was Judas.
And I think for certain reasons, people don't name their kids Judas anymore.
But love the show.
Keep up the great work.
That's good advice.
I mean, it's not like I have to do that.
Like I don't have to use the-
Well no, you did say you were crowdsourcing, so now you have to do it.
So now you're bound by law.
Yeah, I know, but-
I was a lawyer, you know [LAUGH]
You're the authority on this kind of stuff?
Clearly, I must know what's going on, so this.
This is a, it's a binding contract that you have screwed up.
Here's another voice mail real quick about Black Friday stuff.
We were, we were kinda playing it down, how it wasn't that big of a deal, but in ,. In other parts of the country, it was a very big deal.
This is Priscilla calling you from the Mexican border.
Long time listener, first time caller, and it's lovely to see [INAUDIBLE] from something that doesn't include the Twixt Studio.
[LAUGH] That's you.
I'm just calling because my husband, my dog, and I were completely outraged by your analysis.
Your dog was outraged?
[LAUGH] I mean you have a racist dog, but maybe [INAUDIBLE].
Yeah but my dog's not like, outraged at, at, you know?
This dog might be.
On the border.
You never know.
No idea what you guys are doing up there in New York, but way down here we sat down to 11 plates of food and afterward went out to see what was going on with this Black Friday madness.
We'd seen people lined up outside Best Buy since the day before Thanksgiving.
Well I am simply Mia.
Supermarkets, cars throughout all the parking lots, throughout the two weeks before Thanksgiving
Oh my God.
So we wanted to see some of the craziness.
Sure enough we went out, and Wal-Mart was blocked by police tape, and the lines, and there wasn't a space available
Probably, because someone was killed there.
[LAUGH] Over like, I don't know [CROSSTALK] I thought the last like piece of gravy or something.
The last can of gravy from the.
She goes on she's like it's still a very big deal.
And we're wrong that we said Black Friday's kinda fizzling out.
She's probably right.
Well I think in some places yeah.
Like if Walmart is like the big attraction of the town maybe.
Yeah I mean if you've got one center where all the, the townfolk can, can like.
Fall on at the end, you go this is the place we're gonna go to.
Yeah, you could have that kind of problem.
But like, if you've got a big enough area, just got people dispersed, right?
Do you think it's fair to say that Black Friday's more of a suburb-y kind of thing?
Yeah, maybe, and I think it's really more of an online thing.
Let's just keep coming up with more wrong theories, I like this.
They're just theories!
I think it's.
It's just flatly rural that's what it's about it's all these frickin farmers man.
Obviously New York is a, is an insanely commercial city where there's a lot of shopping and all that but you know, I don't think it's, it's just we can't tell because it's just alway crazy.
And if Black Friday makes it a little crazier, that's not enough of a trend for, for us to know this.
Yeah I mean, I, I didn't.
I'm thinking, did I even go out on that day?
You aren't supposed to, that's the rule, that's like the unwritten law where you're just like, oh, it's Black Friday, don't leave the house
I think I got a bagel that day.
That was exciting.
Well, it's scary.
Yeah, there was no crazy line there, so clearly.
Because of Lenny's on 74th that is the truth for all of America.
Sorry, lady, you're wrong.
And thanks for remembering I used to be at some other horrible place.
[LAUGH] Tell us how you really feel.
I got stories.
Stories that could do without a camera.
maybe we can do that when we get into the podcast studio, that'd be really nice.
You gonna try the you really gonna have a website for the Crowdsource name thing?
There's somebody who did NameMyDaughter.com.
Amelia Savannah Joy McLaughlin.
I'm not making it up.
There's nothing really funny about it.
But you can see all the first names ever submitted.
I like the exclamation point idea.
Just name your kid an exclamation point
Just name him hashtag.
Oh my God.
You realize someone in this country is named hashtag, right?
Yeah, has to be
There's no way that's not the case.
All the A names
And I bet it's spelled out wrong
Airblaster's a freaking awesome name.
I don't know why you'd use it.
Care Airblaster [UNKNOWN]
Well, you don't want a blaster?
I was look, I was, I was kinda hoping it wasn't gonna be something with the name blaster in it.
I was gonna name it Amber Abercrombie Hollister [UNKNOWN]
Middle name would be Ann.
So it always sounds like a like a law firm.
What do you think of well I don't want to give away,
I don't want to give away any of the ways we're noodling
I'm also worried that we have like, we have two close friends who are giving birth before us,
Mm-hm, want me to check the names?
And we're worried, and they're both having boys, and we're worried that.
We are going to be doubling up which just shows you how trite our name ideas are [LAUGH].
Gotta copyright them now [LAUGH].
Seriously, I'm sure the, the first middle won't be the same, but first.
I just don't want to have to
So you're gonna buy the dot com for the kid, and you're gonna buy the, gonna get the Gmail right now?
Because getting the screen names is gonna be hard, man
I guess I should get the, the, the twitter name, right?
Do it now.
Get their Instagram
Get the twitter.
Is that screwed up?
I got the dot com for my son's name immediately.
And then I grabbed the, I grabbed the at Gmail one so it's waiting for him.
Although I don't have a twitter account for him.
I'm okay with the, with the, with the lead.
I might do that really soon.
But you know when he gets old enough to do his own Gmail, he's gonna want it be like Darkhorse53 or something like that.
Well, he can have that!
[LAUGH] Yeah, he can do whatever he wants, but you're like
But you'll go on to the professional
But when he's ready, ready to.
Be a real person.
Yeah, I mean like when he goes to college or something he might have like [UNKNOWN]
College in 18 years man
Good cuz you know they only cost like you know a couple hundred thousand dollars to put a kid through one of those damn things
I just hope it's free.
Like, that's what I'm kind of holding out for.
Like, a lot of great countries in the world have free higher education
I feel like we should probably
No, no no, you see, the way it works here is crippling student debt
To put you in the machine, and that's why they want you to keep doing it.
That's why you can get credit, credit cards at college when you have no credit history and they give you a t-shirt.
Like this is freaking awesome!
You got a t-shirt.
I got like a, a daily planner.
I got a frisbee too.
Then you cut up the cards.
So I'm like I'm not touching this stuff.
You're out of your freaking mind.
That's pretty good.
Well, if you have a holiday party coming up in your company, make sure you, you take advantage of it.
And you have fun.
We'll try to do that tonight at our's, and we'll be back tomorrow with a brand new show.
Until then, follow some Facebook.
Twitter, Instagram, Reddit and all that other stuff and we will be back tomorrow with a brand new show.
Until then I'm Jeff Bakalar.
I'm Iyaz Akhtar.
I'm Ariel Nunez.
Thanks for tuning into the 404 Show.
We'll see you tomorrow.
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