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Like forest fires in Colorado and tornadoes in Kansas, Silicon Valley is always alert to the national disaster that could shake it to its foundations.

That's right, I'm talking about the Bubble.

Today's Bubble Threat Level is Elevated. The causes:

  • The Valley's best on-camera snarkers just sold out to the bubbliest podcast company, PodTech. Blogger Robert Scoble, who just left Microsoft for PodTech, hired Eddie Codel and Irina Slutsky of Geek Entertainment TV. Some say it's their wit and experience, but everyone knows it's just because Eddie's got great tits. [Laughing Squid]
  • Mark Cuban, who sold to Yahoo for $5.7 billion, is calling the Internet overhyped. This is like Paris Hilton saying there are too many fake celebrities. [Mark Cuban]
  • Cartoonist Hugh MacLeod has invaded Chicago with his wine-shilling art. [Flickr]

Photo: "it was this big" [vvt on Flickr]