FOTI #11: Olympic Dongs

Fortnight on the Internets goes for the gold!

In this episode, we discuss “The Story of Jess and Russ,” a wedding website created by two very talented graphic artists that managed to enrage half the internet and get all our Likers talking;, a Chrome browser extension that promises to replace all the baby photos overwhelming your Facebook feed with photos of cats, memes, galaxies or anything else you’d prefer to gaze upon; and the closest thing to “Double Rainbow” since Yosemitebear jizzed in his pants, the video simply entitled, “This man really loves his trains.” Liker slash correspondent Jeni Sue joins us to talk about the XXX Summer Olympiad. Plus music, or should I say RIDDIMS, from Dre Skull, and more great items from 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 (in this case, the episode was pre-released last night). We’ve also continued our tradition of leaking out the topics on our @FOTIpod Twitter account before the blog post goes up, 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 are below — plus bonus links.

I’m not sure the audio clip we included really does this masterpiece justice, so be sure to check out this video. Hopefully this doesn’t offend any of our dear Likers who have been known to court the ocean’s spray. All in good fun, sailors!

Internet Report Card

We go deep into the website that’s sparked discussion among the Likers like no item before. The consensus seemed to be that these people are really good at their jobs, and good for them for finding love, but their “story” goes on for WAY too long and resembles something the heroine would see at the beginning of a romcom to send her into an ice cream sadness spiral. Is this whole thing overcompensation for lack of a meet cute? Or are we total assholes for even commenting on this? All angles are explored!

Here’s Drew Magary’s incandescent Gawker takedown. The sly, indirect assault by The Onion, pointed out to us by Liker Georgia. And more from the truly talented Jessica Hische.

It’s a brilliant concept. And it’s gotten a ton of press. The only problem is that we couldn’t for the life of us get it to work! Anyone figure this thing out yet?

Egg on our faces! We didn’t realize this video we got from Liker Chad was a parody of an earlier foamer-tape (“foamers” are apparently railroad fanatics) until after we recorded the podcast.

Here’s the REAL man who loves trains:

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