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AVRant #39: Kay the Fun-Sponge

January 31st, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Dina still doesn’t know who Stephen Hawking is (Tom honestly doesn’t believe it). Tom’s got a lot of new friends on imeem (though one guy is about to get un-friend) including a couple of the staff that listened to the Podcast. Tom gets Jim and Tom Brady mixed up. Why you should take what people say on forums with a grain of salt. Thank you American Idol. Tom and Dina discuss the Rolling Stone article The Death of High Fidelity. Summary – compression is bad. Dina interrupts the Podcast because she’s hungry. CDs are being “optimized” for compression… oh that’s a good idea. This is a must read for all budding audiophiles and should be sent to all your friends (especially the graphs). Convincing them that there is something wrong with MP3s should be a top priority for all of us. Tom’s a child-man and absolutely proud of it. All child-men should stand together in solidarity. World of Warcraft and Halo 3 are the new golf. Tom promises to talk about hooking up receivers next time. Thanks for listening.

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  1. jnmfox
    January 31st, 2008 at 18:41 | #1

    Tom Andry: “Halo 3 is the new golf course. Business with head shots.”

    Michael Scott: “Chili’s is the new golf course. It’s where business happens.”

    I guess I could have saved myself a lot of time, money, and anguish if instead of getting my business degree I would have spent more time playing Halo 3 and eating a Chili’s.

  2. January 31st, 2008 at 21:16 | #2

    I’m just hoping that something is the new golf… because I suck at golf.

    And I’m not so sure I like being grouped with Michael Scott :)

  3. February 1st, 2008 at 01:03 | #3

    What I’ve never understood was how the record companies never made “radio” versions that were compressed and allowed the standard CDs come out normally. It’s never been about how loud it plays at home, it’s always been about how loud it is on the air.

    With legal MP3 downloads, they can do the same thing. Those files could be compressed for those file formats, as opposed to a more prestine mix for the CD masters.

    Of course this might all be moot if the music industry had adopted a more secure, high-res, basically uncopy-able format like DVD-Audio or SACD. But, that woudl be ridiculous.Yes, better to stay with CD so they can keep complaining about stolen music.

    What was most enlightening to me was the number ot testimonies from mixers and recording artists about how this is basically just the status quo and there’s nothing to be done. They don’t even have any anger about the compression trends. They’re already resigned to accept it.

  4. Xander
    February 1st, 2008 at 23:02 | #4

    “everyguy wants to say yes to someone getting them a beer”
    rough quote from Tom.

    There are some guys who dislike beer. I find the aftertaste bitter and bitter flavours make my skin crawl. Even that Ice crap that tasted like water.

  5. February 2nd, 2008 at 00:08 | #5

    Can’t stand beer either… or most wines that don’t taste like fruit juice.

  6. John
    February 5th, 2008 at 15:22 | #6

    Five stars for the podcast. I loved the commentary on compression and the lessening of expectations of our up and coming listening crowd. I couldn’t agree more.

    I’ve never seen a picture of Dina before this, but after listening to her (and the mention that Tom and she were in a video at last years Cedia event), my curiosity was piqued. I always thought she was sexy, with a provocative voice…I’m sure that sultry Texas drawl has something to do with it. And this opinion is purely respectful, as I know she is married.

    A negative one star for Dina’s input (the three minutes on Hawking). Minus one for her ignorance (on who Stephen Hawking is…c’mon, don’t they have books in Texas? )). And a minus five stars for her calling him “geeky looking” after seeing him on his website. I don’t know what to say to that. I truly don’t.

    When she sees people in wheelchairs or with disfigurements whilst walking down the street does she holler “Ewwww!” whilst pointing at them with a condemning finger? Unbelievable. Sultry and sexy image? All gone for me.

  7. February 6th, 2008 at 00:18 | #7

    Dear John,
    First, let me say that I personally wouldn’t know if they have books in Texas since I am not from there.

    Secondly, I am amazed that Tom and you assume that my finding Hawking “geeky looking” has anything to do with his wheelchair. Really? I mean, I am a lot of things. But I am not that shallow. Geekiness crosses the handicap barrier. If I was being prejudice, I would have refrained from calling him a geek for fear of offending him. I think Stephen would probably agree with my assessment. My gut tells me he’d be proud to join the ranks with you guys.

  8. February 6th, 2008 at 01:24 | #8

    Dina – way to go, hon!

    And John, you have no idea of what you speak. Ignorance would be YOU jumping to such an outrageous assumption about Dina and her compassion towards people. Trust me, you have no idea how far off the mark you are, pal.

    I appreciate your “respectful” opinions on such shallow topics as how hot she may be, but assuming she would “holler “Ewwww!” whilst pointing at them with a condemning finger” is incredibly disrespectful and just downright pathetic. Seriously, I am a bit unsure as to where you are coming from and why you would jump to such an extreme judgement about someone – the very thing you seem to be accusing her of!

  9. hopjohn
    February 6th, 2008 at 15:02 | #9

    So you do know who Hawking is, but not Brady? hmm. I’m with Dina on this one…Hawking is a huge geek and she may need to have heard of him but it’s not as shocking as you make it to be. It’s all about being well-rounded for me, and even my wife knows Brady. If asked about Hawking she’d have said precisely the same thing as Dina…WHO?. If I’d have been Dina I’d have said “Hello NFL MVP?!! Been to the Super Bowl 4 out of the last 7 seven years. Ring a Bell ?” The Brady law? LOL awesome.

  10. February 6th, 2008 at 17:59 | #10

    I fully reveal the depth of my NFL ignorance in the next Podcast. Stay tuned.

  11. Ade
    February 10th, 2008 at 05:09 | #11

    Tom, dude, I almost wet myself laughing listening to your rant about the Child-Man article. :-D Damn, but you’re so right on about this.
    Dina, don’t sweat the Hawking thing ;-) The main reason he became so famous was because he was of his quadriplegia (okay, so he changed the way we look at the universe too but ask a 1000 geeks who Tim Burners Lee, Richard Bartle or Carlo Rubia are and I’d bet 900 of them would draw a blank as well).

  12. Ade
    February 10th, 2008 at 05:10 | #12

    And Tom, any chance of adding an edit button on these comments for the typos and mistake by dumb arses like myself?

  13. February 11th, 2008 at 11:45 | #13

    Ade – I’ll look into it. Don’t worry, when I post on other blogs, I think the same thing!

  14. John
    February 12th, 2008 at 09:37 | #14

    J

    You really don’t know me that well, nor what I presume and what I do not.

  15. February 18th, 2008 at 10:55 | #15

    “You really don’t know me that well, nor what I presume and what I do not.”

    Exactly. I can only respond to what you post…

  16. Raul in HD
    January 30th, 2009 at 17:27 | #16

    LOL!!!! This Podcast was sooo funny!!! Dumb Kay the Fun-Sponge

  17. Raul in HD
    January 31st, 2009 at 21:14 | #17

    Oh yeah!!! and John from obove you suck big time (even if im a year late on this). Dina you Rock!!!

    and Tom you are freaking COOL. Yeah!!!

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