FOTI #17: Can’t Be Hateful, Gotta Be Grateful

Fortnight on the Internets gives thanks for you, and you, and you!

FIRSTLY — Sorry that this blog post is so long in coming (and that the post for episode 16 is lost in the ether — though the episode is here). Shit be CRAY here at ROTI HQ. Hopefully the volume of posts here on the blog and the response-time on the blog posts to accompany our last 2 episodes of 2012 will be a bit more on point from here on out. One can only hope.

ANYWAY — In this episode, we talk about a Thanksgiving pop song that’s lighting up YouTube and gathering legions of haters; a suburban ninja whose ability to decapitate water bottles has become legend; and a collection of My Little Pony fan art that is sure to disturb anyone who hasn’t come to grips with the brony phenomenon. This episode features music from Brothertiger aka John Jagos, and John was awesome enough to come on the show to talk about his experience promoting his music and finding new fans via the Internet. In addition, Alison and Alpine talk about the election one last time. Plus more great items from around the web, and the usual array of amazing finds by our Likers.

Four ways to listen:

If you subscribe or become a Liker, you’ll be able to get to new episodes faster than everyone else. We’ve also continued our tradition of leaking out the topics on our @FOTIpod Twitter account, so you can check out all the sites and links before you hear the discussion, if being fully-informed is your thing.

To the links! The tweets we posted earlier this week are below — plus bonus links.

Election Fun…One Last Time

Also, South Park has already immortalized Hair Flag Lady, Alison’s other fave:

Internet Report Card

If you love the music of Patrice Wilson as much as Alpine does, check out his new Facebook page, Pato Music World. Another one for the “this person should NOT have fewer likes than we do” file.

Our Musical Guest

This episode’s musical guest is not just contributing his tunes, but his words as well!

We truly appreciate John Jagos (aka Brothertiger) for his insights into his influences, his perspective as an artist promoting his tunes on the internet, and his willingness to come onto our humble podcast!

How awesome is this video??

Pick up his record, Golden Years, from Mush Records IMMEDIATELY!

Shoutout to the Likers!

We had  a lot of Likers to show love to this fortnight…

  • All 250+ of you who have Liked our Facebook page and all 110+ of you who have followed us on Twitter! You are amazing!
  • Everyone who has commented on our Facebook page and Tweeted at us. You are PARTICULARLY amazing.
  • Liker Zach for his many winning insights this Fortnight. His swag was on point.
  • Liker Roddy for finding the INCREDIBLE Jersey Ninja video.
  • Liker Tiger for another great appearance as Snow White in an AV Byte musical.

In the end, two Likers stood alone and battled to the end for the title of Liker of the Fortnight…

One video contribution settled the score:

But the rivalry continued apace after the announcement, as Liker Neil dug up this video of Liker Doan that is undeniably hilarious. LITTLE MISS CARRIE ANN INABA CAN’T BE WRONG.

Thanks for listening! We’ll be back in 2 weeks with Episode 17!

Theme song by Snowplows: Check out their four new songs on Bandcamp!
Cover art by Vicious Rumors.

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About Alpine McGregor
Just like you, man. I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase. All in the game, though, right?

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