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Ep # Title Original Airdate Link MP3
862 George Bush, Pollution, cardboard, whatever Monday, December 1, 2008 [1] [2]
Today's title is an example from Natali's mind of some tags you might put on a video with Yahoo's new video tagging game. I would like to see that video. We also touch on the myth of Cyber Monday and keep you up to date on Linux on the iPhone.
863 Get me off this orb Tuesday, December 2, 2008 [3] [4]
News of the Yahoo demographic's searching habits arouses a sudden love for space in Brian Cooley today. Also, the Nokia N97 gets a chilly reception, especially in light of all those delectably cheap Netbooks flooding the market. Pownce disappears, Apple suddenly starts recommending antivirus for Mac users, and Microsoft claims the Xbox 360 pwned Black Friday.
864 Crabs in a bucket Wednesday, December 3, 2008 [5] [6]
In today's show, Molly gets a new favorite metaphor, Apple deletes the very thought that you should run antivirus on a Mac, .Tel gets our wallets at the ready, and poor widdle Windows' market share drops below 90 percent. The horror!
865 Solidarity, my ape-hands brother Thursday, December 4, 2008 [7] [8]
Tom and Jason have an ape-like bonding moment on today's show; Brian Tong calls "bull" on rumors of a $99 iPhone 3G; we find out that Google went right up against the DOJ deadline before it finally yelled "chicken" and walked away from its ad deal with Yahoo; Apple raises an awesome conspiracy theory in its Psystar lawsuit; and Monster Cable can just go straight to you-know-where.
866 Harsh the mellow Friday, December 5, 2008 [9] [10]
Important revelations on today's show: cigars smell like dog poop, Facebook Connect is going to win, the NFL looks awesome in 3-D, and Barack Obama uses an iPod, not a Zune. Like I said, important.
867 Of peanut butter and shotguns Monday, December 8, 2008 [11] [12]
It is a tale told down throughout the ages. Google's Internet access is a large jar of peanut butter, and As Natali reminds us, you don't kill bugs with a shotgun. Even if it is fun. If you take nothing else away from this show, at least remember that.
868 Joogle and the Spindle Tuesday, December 9, 2008 [13] [14]
We rename Google's boring-sounding Native Client project to let you know what it really is: Java from Google. You know, Joogle. Also, HP unveils flexible paper using e-ink and a roller design that inspires version 3 of the Kindle: the Spindle. In non-funny-word related news, we also engage in a nice long conversation about music piracy and college campuses. Feels just like old times.
869 Linux, the new pot Wednesday, December 10, 2008 [15] [16]
A high school teacher finds it inconceivable that any software could be free. I wonder if she uses Internet Explorer? We also talk about the failure of not one but two big Internet filters, and get the scoop from Caroline McCarthy on why YouTube isn't in decline.
870 Baba-boo! Scareware! Thursday, December 11, 2008 [17] [18]
On today's show, we discover that "scareware" is a thing (that never should have been) and that you can tell a bad business idea by the bad name. Also, PlayStation Home comes out (in beta) after a year and a half in development, and it seems kind of lame, and we talk about the few folks making money in TTT (These Troubled Times).
871 Pirates on the paradigm ship Friday, December 12, 2008 [19] [20]
In today's show, horrible ship-related pun-crimes are perpetrated and we learn that in Russia, emoticons wink at you and try to charge you for them. Also, we bash a ton of gadgets, like the still-overpriced Sony PlayStation 3, the $99-with-contract Acer Aspire, and the Android phones running apps that turn on roaming and data use without your knowledge. Then we bring it on home with puppies.
872 Butt-squeezing death trap Monday, December 15, 2008 [21] [22]
It's a racy Buzz Out Loud as Natali Del Conte and Molly Wood double-team Jason Howell. Yes, by the way, that was the most blatant click-bait I've ever written. We discuss who's the bigger liar: Google or the Wall Street Journal. Plus, mobile news galore, including FCC approval of the Garmin Nuviphone. And then it gets too hot to remain in the studio and we flee to cooler climates.
873 Drunk sexy lunch Tuesday, December 16, 2008 [23] [24]
Listen all the way to the end of the show in order to understand what this title is all about. Wow, it's been quite the week here at BOL. But in actual news, the latest IE zero-day exploit just keeps getting worse (use another browser, people), the iPhone 3G has been unlocked, and Twitter is making millions...for other companies.
874 Ruining the economy since 2005 Wednesday, December 17, 2008 [25] [26]
On a very special Buzz Out Loud, we discover that we, much to our surprise and chagrin, are the cause for the ongoing economic crisis in this country. Who knew? Also, of course, we dissect at length the news that Apple is pulling out of future Macworld Expo conferences after this year, and the even bigger news that Steve Jobs won't be giving this last keynote. Heartbreak ensues.
875 Jazz fingers Thursday, December 18, 2008 [27] [28]
On today's show, we have a couple of awkward moments discussing the latest Andy Samberg clip on YouTube. There are giggles. We also attempt to spread some rumors about BlackBerry Storm returns that are quickly debunked by actual fact; we learn which Netbooks can handle OS X (and Brian Tong); and intrepid researchers are playing Christmas music for sharks, just to see if they like it. Yes. Really.
876 A year without lawsuits, how did you know? Friday, December 19, 2008 [29] [30]
The RIAA has given us the greatest gift of all this holiday season, a promise not to sue you. However they are enlisting the ISPs into their fight against piracy. We also talk about how Universal is making bank, Apple fans are planning protests (Shah), and wish a fond farewell to Majel Barrett.
877 Listener co-host show No. 1 Monday, December 22, 2008 [31] [32]
Finally, we get to bring you, the listener, on to the show and tell you how cool you are. Today's co-hosts: Frank the Patent Lawyer, Chris the Podcaster, Allen099, and Phatemokid!
878 The Titles of 2008 Tuesday, December 23, 2008 [33] [34]
There is usually a moment in each podcast that defines the title that is created for every episode of BOL. Get ready to hear them all, played in sequential order.
879 Cutting Room Floor 2008 Friday, December 26, 2008 [35] [36]
You thought we got rid of all of your unplayed calls all year. It turns out, we keep the very best for a show we like to call Cutting Room Floor. Check out some of the best calls that never made it into the show (and one that did) in 2008.
880 Listener co-host show No. 2 Monday, December 29, 2008 [37] [38]
Finally, we get to bring you, the listener, on to the show and tell you how cool you are. Today's co-hosts: Fordo, RogueTess, Gknee, and Dr. Karl!
881 Best of 2008 Tuesday, December 30, 2008 [39] [40]
If there's one thing about doing a daily podcast in 2008, it's this: Clips galore! Check it out. A BIG thanks to all of the listeners that sent in suggestions for this show.
882 Results of 2008 predictions Wednesday, December 31, 2008 [41] [42]
We take a look at our predictions for 2008 and see how many of them didn't come true. Much to our surprise, we actually didn't do half bad! (Except for the whole HD-DVD thing. That was pretty bad.)