FOTI #9: A Conversation With Genuine Ken

Hey y’all! FOTI returns, right on schedule…

On today’s episode, we rate the viral videos “A Conversation with my 12 Year Old Self” and Cookie Monster’s take on “Call Me Maybe,” and we discuss the rise of webseries from independent, low-budget productions to shows that are nearly ready for prime time — well, in some cases. We have amazing music on this show from Japandroids, and an action-packed fortnight of stuff to discuss!

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We’ve continued our tradition of leaking out the topics on our @FOTIpod Twitter account before the show is posted, 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 last night are below — plus bonus links.

Indeed, more amazing items that did NOT make the cut included these amazingly bad photos of Olympians that went viral, the Jaime Lannister vs. Ned Stark lightsaber battle (thanks Liker Ryan!), and “Elders React to Dubstep.”

Report Card

Who doesn’t wish they’d had this idea 20 years ago and the wherewithal to bring it to fruition today? Here’s an informative interview with Jeremiah McDonald by Shira Lazar for HuffPo that sheds light on some of the intended and unintended elements of this viral smash.

It doesn’t exactly measure up to “I’m Elmo and I Know It.” And what do you guys think of this new Cookie Monster voice? No doubt he’s a highly talented puppeteer, but for us David Rudman will never totally replace Frank Oz’s legendary timbre.

HOBOKENITES! Do you know Alyssa and her ex-boyfriend? If so, you’ll enjoy this tragically failing website even more than we did.

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