Chris Pirillo turns his podcast into a telemarketer honeypot, encouraging readers to stick his phone number into web forms and mail forms. His motive, he tells me, is “to fuck with them.” Chris Pirillo, he badass.
BoingBoing runs a meaty uber-updated news post. Best dialog from this event:
SHEPARD SMITH: You’re live on FOX News Channel, what are you doing?
MAN: Walking my dogs.
SMITH: Why are you still here? I’m just curious.
MAN: None of your fucking business.
SMITH: Oh that was a good answer, wasn’t it? That was live on international television. Thanks so much for that. You know we apologize.
WIN contract update: Gawker Media declined to share its contracts with Blogebrity, and has no plans to publish them in part or in full.
Craig Newmark posts a baby! Awwww!
Mark Lisanti always wanted to be a Suicide Girl.
Nadine Haobsh’s life is full of ethical drama: “I think it just doesn’t feel right putting on “night cream” during the day, or SPF-infused moisturizer at night.”
Jonathan Maus organizes a bike industry blogger meetup in Las Vegas.
You can take MAKE mobile: they launched a WINKsite.
Hugh MacLeod sees film geeks on drugs and realizes that blog geeks stay sober. But I’d put money on a David Hauslib coke habit or a Jessica Coen Saturday night passed out in front of the TV with a bottle of Jack upended on the couch. Jeff Jarvis would pop prescription pills, and we all know the entire BoingBoing staff is on some undiscovered drug secretly developed by John Battelle.