January 23, 2007

Speak to me! I'll gurgle you right back to you.

I routinely check who's linking to this site, and a few days ago I saw that the blog Luke and His Dad had linked my ass-kicking "24" graphic. I went to check it out. Luke and his dad have a regular podcast in which they discuss pop culture and politics. It's a fun concept -- except when it's a guy and his dad talking pop culture and politics, it's hard to avoid the inevitable pitfall that, you know, it's like listening to a guy and his dad talk pop culture and politics. But nevermind that. I listened, heard them diss my beloved "24," and responded with a comment. They quickly one-upped me. Here's a teaser from the latest podcast:

We also touch quickly on a bunch of current events, and use our patent-pending robo-voice technology to find out what commenter Jason would sound like if he were a cyborg.

We’re going to try to use the robo-voice to respond to comments live on the show from now on, so get commenting!

This is a brilliant idea. What better way to encourage comments than to promise hot robo-action? It makes me want to comment again. I love being a cyborg. Where's my laser eye? I better get a laser eye.

In honor of such fine thoughtfulness from Luke and his dad, I will now commence in stealing this idea. Except, I don't have a cyborg voice. But I do have a didgeridoo, which I just started learning how to play. And I'll only do this once. So, here's what you get: Leave a comment on this post today, and tomorrow I'll read them through the didge and post the results. (Don't get smart with me, though. Essay-length comments get killed by my laser eye.) You'll barely understand what I'm saying through the didge, but that's ok. This is all pretty pointless anyway.

Oh, and Luke? Luke's dad? "24" was awesome last night. You're really missing out.

Posted by Jason Feifer at January 23, 2007 12:01 AM


Poţi sã spuniţi īn romanesce?

Posted by adam at January 23, 2007 12:12 PM

Can you do it whilst circular breathing?

Posted by izzie at January 23, 2007 02:16 PM

I do believe that they will do anything on 24. Nothing is taboo. That is why it kicks ass. Of course, as a liberal, I see them showing the public what will happen if we let our government rewrite The Constitution and talk the American people into relinquishing our civil rights. But, there is plenty to the storyline to appease the right-wingers, too. Last night's episode was insane. Just the way I like them.
Please don't laser beam my essay here. I gotta hear the didgeridoo. It is probably the closest I will ever get to Australia!

Posted by rae at January 23, 2007 09:31 PM

Hi Jason! We were running short on time and I totally forgot to say that I have only ever seen one episode of 24- the pilot. I didn't necessarily dislike it, I just never really got too into it. Of course, now that Mary-Lynn is on the show, I have no reason *not* to watch it. That picture has haunted me since a friend of mine posted it to a message board last year- sorry for the bandwidth grab! Anyway, thanks for the shoutout- I realize this may be a little long but like izzie said, a little circular breathing should do the trick.

Posted by Luke at January 24, 2007 11:53 AM

I hope the last episode of 24 ever is Jack Bauer beating the shit out of Satan.

Posted by Studebaker at January 24, 2007 11:47 PM