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(Martin Sargent)   Martin Sargent, formerly of TechTV fame, has a new podcast about important tech stuff, like what to do if your arm gets stuck in a toilet while trying to fish out your cellphone   ( divider line
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2006-02-13 12:21:37 PM  
Let me start this thread by saying one simple fact. G4 sucks.
2006-02-13 12:40:08 PM  
I think everybody can agree to that.

All day marathon of Screensavers or X-Play > G4's crappy Man Show marathons

Seriously.... Farkers should get together and create their own cable channel.
2006-02-13 01:30:24 PM  
His co-host Laura Swisher was hot.
2006-02-13 01:33:20 PM  
TechTV fame?
2006-02-13 01:33:33 PM  
Bring back Kate botello and we will talk
2006-02-13 01:33:57 PM  
Tried listening to his first podcast, and couldn't get through it. He wasn't funny on DL-TV's CES show, either.

Gotta second the Laura Swisher lust thoughts, though.
2006-02-13 01:34:28 PM  
Isn't he that guy that acted like Garth Algar every time a semi-attractive woman showed up on the show?
2006-02-13 01:34:49 PM  
Wasnt he replaced by Dick Sargent?
2006-02-13 01:34:59 PM  
ZDTV Pwned Techtv
2006-02-13 01:36:01 PM  
Ive been listening since the first one. Its pretty funny but you have to be in the right mood. If you are expecting something like Leo Leport's this week in tech you wont find that here. You get weird stories about technology with a group of pundits that sound like Martin met them on the side of the road.

You also get fake Olive Garden commercials about how they will facefark you with free salads.
2006-02-13 01:37:21 PM  
Too bad he has resorted to PodCasts... but thats what happens when you suck and are obnoxious.
2006-02-13 01:38:43 PM  
As you can imagine, this subject has been covered by the Poop Report. (SFW)
2006-02-13 01:41:17 PM

the last reason to watch techtv after the g4 switch.
2006-02-13 01:43:43 PM  
No wonder his show was dropped.
2006-02-13 01:44:05 PM  
Good call, Cthulhu. Still, she's no Sumi Das.
2006-02-13 01:44:13 PM  
I very much enjoyed his show with the incandescent Laura Swisher.
2006-02-13 01:45:15 PM  
This thread needs more Morgan Webb!
2006-02-13 01:46:17 PM  
Infected has it's moments...but I usually listen to it for the commercials. His Olive Garden spots were hilarious.
2006-02-13 01:47:54 PM  
Well, after SuburbanCowboy, there really isn't anything left to say.

/can't stand G4 in the slightest, and I like change
2006-02-13 01:48:23 PM  
I liked Martin's show on Tech TV. G4 really messed things up when they took over. I also like XPlay, but they show that for about five or so hours over the course of a day. I guess that's what you have to do when you only have one show that doesn't totally suck.
2006-02-13 01:49:06 PM  
This thread needs more Morgan Webb!

Now thats the type I would love to bend over a garbage can in some rat infested alley, Gotta love freaky Dumpster sex
2006-02-13 01:49:45 PM  
2006-02-13 01:51:13 PM  
There used to be a pretty good tech channel and a fairly crappy game channel. Then, there was a fairly crappy game and tech channel. Now, there's a terrible channel for teenagers.
2006-02-13 01:54:32 PM  
I have been in mourning since the death of TechTV.

RIP Screensavers.
2006-02-13 01:56:30 PM  
It was the begining of the end when Botello left TSS
Tech TV sucked balls
2006-02-13 01:59:32 PM  
C'mon, no love for the Star Trek:TNG episodes?
2006-02-13 02:01:59 PM  
C'mon, no love for the Star Trek:TNG episodes?

If that's all that was necessary for qualifying as a good channel worthy of praise, we'd have to start a list. Hell SpikeTV plays 3 in a row which is preceded by a double dose of DS9. That's some serious geek loving right there.
2006-02-13 02:02:01 PM  
TechTV (I never saw ZDTV) had many chicks who were cute (or perhaps nerd-cute, I'm a nerd and can't tell the difference). Morgan Webb, Cat Schwartz, Kate Botello, Sarah Lane, Jess Corbin, Lindsey Arent, Amber MacArthur, Sumi Das, Kris Kosach, Michaela Pereira, Alison Strahan - something for everybody. In addition, they either knew their shiat or faked it pretty well.

/bring back techtv, g4 be damned
2006-02-13 02:06:13 PM  
dionysos: C'mon, no love for the Star Trek:TNG episodes?

If that's all that was necessary for qualifying as a good channel worthy of praise, we'd have to start a list. Hell SpikeTV plays 3 in a row which is preceded by a double dose of DS9. That's some serious geek loving right there.

Exactly... SpikeTV is already providing that. Heck, why not a Star Trek-only TV channel? Maybe competition for Sci-Fi, or a companion that only shows old Sci-fi shows?

Seriously, though, why not FarkTV?
2006-02-13 02:06:19 PM  
Speaking of Cat Schwartz NSFW

/no html
//no pops
///no skills
2006-02-13 02:06:49 PM  
Yes, but where is my original series
2006-02-13 02:13:36 PM  
I can understand the fawning over Morgan and her fantastic rack, but there's a couple over on the G4 talk show(if it's even still on) that were pretty smoking: Tina Wood & Laura Foy.
2006-02-13 02:16:16 PM!

Laura Foy needs to just put on a plaid shirt and a chain wallet and get over it.
2006-02-13 02:28:15 PM  
I have a vast collection of close to 50,000 screen grabs from various TechTv shows, including Laura and her boo...uh, i mean...Unscrewed. However, since I do not have any of those files on this computer to upload to a hosting service at this time, I proudly present the following picture of Morgan Webb.

For those who do not think Morgan is hot, here is a screen grab of Leo Laporte.
2006-02-13 02:28:33 PM  
Morgan Webb has a five-head.
2006-02-13 02:32:14 PM  
Seriously, though, why not FarkTV?

I second the idea. Let's at least discuss it for crying out loud. Any ideas for content, LesserEvil?
2006-02-13 02:33:47 PM  
If he posts nekkid pictures of Laura Swisher, I'm all over it.

Laura has her own blog, BTW...

Morgan Webb is the wrong show, people.
2006-02-13 02:34:54 PM  
dionysos: I can understand the fawning over Morgan and her fantastic rack

But, they're not brunettes, I only fawn over brunettes.
2006-02-13 02:35:40 PM  
dionysos, Fey & Wood quit, it went off the air right around New Years somewhere. Fey I didn't mind, but Wood was downright annoying. I like Geoff Keighley, though.

Geoff is now doing his own show on SpikeTV called "Gamehead".
2006-02-13 02:35:50 PM  
For the record, G4 hasn't been good since S1 Arena with Wil and Travis Oates.

/Tried hard to remember something said by Oates, but couldn't come up with anything.
//Something about fondue at a party in the bottom of a pit.
2006-02-13 02:36:28 PM  
Aah, I'm an asshat. It's Foy, not Fey. And I got 'em backwards. Wood I don't mind, but Foy annoyed the hell out of me.

2006-02-13 02:36:48 PM  
Dammit, give me back my Laura Swisher!! They traded "The Swish" for a bunch of shows about bubble-headed anorexic sports-car models. Lame.
2006-02-13 02:41:31 PM
Enough said.
2006-02-13 02:41:39 PM  
This would be fap material if the larger versions were available.​0​&event_t ype=special
2006-02-13 02:43:54 PM  
tzankoff: Any ideas for content

Well, I think FarkTV would naturally steal away Smoking Gun from Court TV (is it still on?). News commentary, ala Daily Show, as well, but including sports and broader subject matter.

Gots to have boobies, which means model shoots. Some portion would be sort of like a non-gay E! channel, including coverage of parties (bring back Dave Attell's Insomniac crossed with Farker parties?)

Of course, cult TV programs, along with some renditions of web favorites like Homestar Runner, etc...

Have new flashes scroll across the bottom to announce things like Duke's sucktitude or just subliminally flash the Fark Squirrel (which Drawn Together co-opted the other night). At the minimum, a ticker to occasionally scroll Fark headlines.

Real tech shows, and maybe something like TotalFarker's advice threads.

Retrocrush could have their own show, too.

Oh... and lots of Beer commercials.

That's for starters... anybody else have something to add?
2006-02-13 02:57:31 PM  
At the risk of getting back on topic, flog away, Sargent's podcast is hilarious. Well done, Sarg.
2006-02-13 03:05:44 PM  
The Swish loves her junk food.
2006-02-13 03:18:44 PM Too lazy for html tags. Sumi Das!
2006-02-13 03:41:32 PM  
I mourned when ZDTV died. I mourned again when TechTV died. This is like having a little bit of it back. thanks searge.
2006-02-13 03:45:58 PM  
Screw the pictures of the girls. Martin Sargent is hot. I would do him.

/Loves the geeks
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