FOTI #6: Humiliated by Socialcam
May 31, 2012 2 Comments
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In this episode, Alison and Alpine discuss an inspiring new anthem for red-haired people, the startlingly effective food activism of a 9-year-old Scottish blogger, and a Youtube series that reviews frozen meals. Plus, Jeni Sue joins us to talk about Social Reader, Socialcam and Spotify, and we enjoy the music of Young Hines.
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On the podcast, Alpine walks through how this amazing ginger theme came to exist. Here’s the full “Ginger Kids” episode of South Park that brought the word ginger to the USA in the first place — one of the best-ever eps of that show. Here’s Coppercab’s enraged response, songified above. And more on the Gregory Brothers here.
Lunch before NeverSeconds started blogging:
(Corrections Corner: Sorry for mispronouncing “Degrasse” and attributing the Bachmann meme to Conan — I guess it was really the Newsweek cover itself that sparked the meme. My Bs. — Alpine)
Our Musical Guest
We’re pleased to rock out this fortnight with Young Hines of Nashville via Chicago via Atlanta, a great new artist who’s been working extensively with Brendan Benson. He just released the album Give Me My Change that’s now available worldwide!
Here’s one of his kickass songs:
Internet Challenge Surprise
We kid the Frozen Food Master, but after some discussion it turns out that Alison enjoys some of the same frozen food he does. And despite our razzing, props to him for a clever concept and
over 5,000 fans 200,000 fans, according to our discussion with him in the comments. And since I know at least a couple of our readers/listeners are going to love Freezerburns, you can safely add to that number.
We’re still not sure his act isn’t just some kind of extremely clever and stealthy viral marketing, though!
Life imitates Portlandia. As we predicted, Issac and his fiancee Amy were on the Today show on Tuesday.
Look At Your Game, Dad
With the help of our esteemed comrade, Jeni Sue, we discuss Facebook’s Open Graph technology, and the many ways it allows FB users, especially less tech-savvy ones, to humiliate themselves by watching scandalous videos and listening to embarrassing songs, all the while inadvertently sharing this information with all their Facebook friends.
Also, instructions on how to turn off Facebook sharing of your Spotify activity — or if you want to keep that active, but just hide occasional guilty pleasures, how to use Private Session or make certain playlists private.
To put ourselves on the firing line a bit, we also took turns picking our most embarrassing Spotify favorites — and used them to make a bizarre playlist:
I guess what we learned here is that one person’s embarrassing secret jam is another’s unquestionable classic. (Except for the Charles Manson song, that really should be kept private.)
If you actually make it all the way through this horrible and embarrassing playlist, let us know and we’ll give you a shoutout on the next episode.
Shoutout to Our Likers
Some amazing things our Likers turned up since the last episode:
Liker Chris found this Flavorwire article that stereotypes you based on your favorite 90s band — the latest in their great series of music-stereotyping posts.
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