Right. I just got around to playing last week's Gillmor Gang tech podcast. It's safe to listen.
Well, not really. It's still painfully dull, even with the presence of Jason Calacanis (the AOL exec who calls out all bullshit — whether it exists or not). After Steve's opening commercial (skip it) you can hear the painfully unedited recording of a special Gillmor Gang. The first lines: "Hello?" "Hey, it's Jason." "Who is it?" GRIPPING INTRO, STEVE.
- Part 1. Steve greets Jason and ZDNet reporter Dan Farber: "Well, I'm gonna finish having some cereal. So I'll be back in a minute."
- Dan to Jason: "You're great.... At that." Nice save Dan! Now hide your shrine.
- About two minutes in, Jason realizes how stupidly boring this show will be. After the jump, so can you.
- Jason: "Half the pages on Wikipedia will be locked in two years."
- OMG boring. Skip two-thirds through part 1, where Steve acts like a clumsy amateur porn director: "I'm recording everything. Keep going. I'm in the background."
- Part 2. Jason says cool things about his Weblogs, Inc. network — which, you know, is a groovy network if you're into that.
- The awesome part: End of the Part 2. Steve to Jason about something that matters: "Who cares?" Ohhhhhh irony.
- Jason compares himself to Quentin Tarantino. Sounds accurate, really. (Pictured)
Don't bother listening to Part 3.
Oh, and Jason insulted TechCrunch, and Michael Arrington got huffy about it. Which is a shame, because ragging on your competitors is no way to run a blog.