Top 10 Reasons Why There’s No TWiT Live Today

Friday, 13 June 2008, 9:53 am
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10. I did 20 hours of video in the past two days and I’m exhausted.

9. It’s time to give someone else a chance on Stickam.

8. My Energizers finally ran out.

7. There’s no more room under my desk to store the pee.

6. It’s been a month since I’ve answered my email.

5. My wife is coming home and I’ve got some ‘splaining to do.

4. I’m paraskevidekatriaphobic and I’m planning to run for the cure.

3. It’s half-price day at Keny’s Donuts.

2. Metal Gear Solid 4 beckons.

and the number one reason I’m taking today off…

Sometimes a guy’s just got to sit around naked.

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98 Responses to “Top 10 Reasons Why There’s No TWiT Live Today”

  1. Austin on June 13th, 2008 11:57 am

    Ahahaha “no more room to store the pee”
    Good stuff Leo, enjoy your day!

  2. JIm on June 13th, 2008 11:58 am

    You got, take the day off, well deserved!
    appcasts.tv

  3. gothick on June 13th, 2008 11:58 am

    Wow, my Greek lessons are finally coming in useful. I didn't have to click on that to know what it meant :)

  4. zemote on June 13th, 2008 11:58 am

    Glad your not choosing to sit naked in front of TWiT Live today. My eyes would burn!!!

  5. thecolor on June 13th, 2008 11:58 am

    oh, no… visual on the 1st (number one reason). :O

  6. timw077 on June 13th, 2008 11:59 am

    Thank you for NO twitlive for item #1 alone!

  7. mark Anthony on June 13th, 2008 11:59 am

    enough with the nudity; us Brits are just about to eat

  8. Dakota O'Neill on June 13th, 2008 11:59 am

    Lol Leo, Good for you.

  9. Reards on June 13th, 2008 11:59 am

    Lol…funny, goofy and smart….hmm, the same reasons I listen to you I gues.

  10. puter_geek on June 13th, 2008 12:00 pm

    Sigh….OK, your excused.

  11. Russell Harrower on June 13th, 2008 12:00 pm

    lol very funny, I hope you got my email about the new shoutoo UI and radio station we are launching cant wait to get a reply from you

  12. Austin Prime on June 13th, 2008 12:00 pm

    Leo your amazing haha.

  13. mDot on June 13th, 2008 12:02 pm

    3. It’s half-price day at Keny’s Donuts.

    Not good for someone who sits on his tush all day!

  14. EternityInBlack on June 13th, 2008 12:03 pm

    It's okay Leo. I'm backlogged with TWiT podcasts… listening to Tech Guy now

  15. Ben on June 13th, 2008 12:03 pm

    Well deserved!

  16. Pentaxfan on June 13th, 2008 12:04 pm

    Are you sitting Naked in your beanbag chair in front of the TV eating cheetos? See Ron White stand up comedian if this is you! Enjoy your day! Happy Fathers Day Leo! Hope it's a good one for ya!

  17. Zoyx on June 13th, 2008 12:05 pm

    You knew I had the day off today, didn't you. Conspiracy, I tells yah.

  18. cbartlett on June 13th, 2008 12:06 pm

    I remember Patrick badgering you on TWiT about being able to stick to your self-prescribed schedule. Are you conceding he was right?

  19. peterh_oz on June 13th, 2008 12:06 pm

    Is number 1 related to number 5?

  20. Digitarius on June 13th, 2008 12:06 pm

    Oh Leo, you sitting on camera naked would do nothing but bump the numbers up! I'm not sure Stickam could handle it, frankly.

  21. peterh_oz on June 13th, 2008 12:07 pm

    cbartlett … the schedule was supposed to be 5hrs a day, 5 days a week (Mon & Fri off) so Leo's been WAY exceeding the schedule.

  22. tdubya on June 13th, 2008 12:08 pm

    #1 was a little bit too much info Leo!

  23. hobanet on June 13th, 2008 12:08 pm

    leo, boss, buddy, amigo. it's cool! get away from the computer. the sun is your FRIEND!

  24. PedroFonseca on June 13th, 2008 12:10 pm

    God knows we don´t want to see Leo naked !

  25. RobininNYC on June 13th, 2008 12:10 pm

    hahaha! rest you need young Twit walker!

  26. Gordon Medley on June 13th, 2008 12:10 pm

    Alright, I let this one slide. No Leo for company today :(

  27. peterh_oz on June 13th, 2008 12:11 pm

    BTW … In relation to number 4 … The next time this occurs is Feb 2009. And on that day UNIX time will reach 1,234,567,890 decimal seconds (on February 13, 2009 at 23:31:30 GMT). Which is 15:31:30 PST (I think?). Anyway its 10:31:30 on 14 Feb in Sydney & Melbourne & Tassie.

  28. ricanelite on June 13th, 2008 12:12 pm

    Awesome list leo! Have a great day off and enjoy MGS

  29. lepton on June 13th, 2008 12:12 pm

    OK, but we need a doctor's note when you come back – that's school policy!

  30. ricanelite on June 13th, 2008 12:12 pm

    Great List Leo! Have a wonderful day off! Oh and enjoy MGS

  31. heyjosh on June 13th, 2008 12:14 pm

    Unplug. Go outside. Breathe the air.

    Just be sure to take your iPhone, PDA, GPS watch, flip-cam, wireless lav mic, solar charger and video glasses with you…you know, just in case.

  32. Horse N. Buggy on June 13th, 2008 12:14 pm

    Here's hoping you don't have a vinyl sofa!

  33. Casey on June 13th, 2008 12:15 pm

    #1 reason for me… so i can get some work done at work today.

  34. PooPsTech on June 13th, 2008 12:16 pm

    OMG – too much information on the last part! LOL!

  35. Listener_xyzzy on June 13th, 2008 12:20 pm

    Damn! Couldn't you have held out one more week? I could have one the office pool!

  36. Ben on June 13th, 2008 12:20 pm

    Leo sitting around naked. WAY too much info there bud XD Have a good day off :-)

  37. Jody on June 13th, 2008 12:21 pm

    And you left off the main one. Overload from 5 teenagers. 4 to many.

  38. digitatodd on June 13th, 2008 12:25 pm

    thank you for not sitting around naked on stickam!
    enjoy the weekend!

  39. lemieuxster on June 13th, 2008 12:26 pm

    And, if I am not mistaken, Fridays are usually off anyway? Right?

  40. jimconnolly on June 13th, 2008 12:32 pm

    …wonder if Chris Pirillo pee's in a bucket?

    Jim Connolly
    The Tech News Blog

  41. Edson on June 13th, 2008 12:39 pm

    Please, turn the camera off … (while naked) !!!

  42. ant on June 13th, 2008 12:41 pm

    happy fathers day leo

  43. Rokkster on June 13th, 2008 12:49 pm

    You deserve it!

  44. HotmilkGT on June 13th, 2008 12:54 pm

    you forgot to mention the heat~~
    oh brain toniq sound good right about now..

  45. Tv's Travis on June 13th, 2008 1:00 pm

    while i appreciate your candor, the mental imagery is a bit much. however…it's the truest of statements. enjoy the well deserved day off from the camera =)

  46. Ron Stevens on June 13th, 2008 1:06 pm

    11.When you came home last night,your wife asked you,who the hell are you?
    12.In order to find your home,you had to use a GPS.

  47. curt on June 13th, 2008 1:15 pm

    sound like to me You need a couple alcoholic drinks and to sit around the house naked to finish this week off. for one day Have a good time.

  48. mike1mb on June 13th, 2008 1:16 pm

    Couldn't agree more with number 1!!!

    Except got caught (in underwear) yesterday at the shop, had been out to an afternoon event. It was 90+ and even being out for the 10 minutes from car to event and 10 back, had me sweltering. So since it was after 5PM, and we had no scheduled visitors, I left sweaty “business casual” clothes in restroom, and planned to cool it for awhile and then put back on the shorts and polo I started the day with. One of the great things about having our own business, no dress code, except if we have customers expected-be dressed.

    Naturally a new customer who found us on Google, had talked to my wife and stopped in. So I had to hide in the office behind closed door, while Marcy worked the showroom.

    She's coming again today, so I'm prepared.

    Get Your Name On! http://www.epeopleplus.com

    Mike

  49. motionblur on June 13th, 2008 1:25 pm

    What – no twit live guest hosts? You can't have the studio just sitting there. That's lost opportunity. :)

    Seriously, enjoy your day off.

  50. Vstromdek on June 13th, 2008 1:29 pm

    Nice list; I laughed.

  51. Roomeister on June 13th, 2008 1:34 pm

    I hope your not that guy who is using the lawn mower naked, with the beer in the cup holder

  52. xgdfalcon on June 13th, 2008 1:39 pm

    Cool. Now I can catch up on my podcasts. I'm sooo behind. Thanks to TWIT Live, I'm still listening to Tuesday podcasts today!

  53. Chris on June 13th, 2008 1:40 pm

    Tell us the truth Leo. Your going to your local Apple Store to get in line for the new iPhone!!

  54. Darrell on June 13th, 2008 1:46 pm

    Old men need time off! I can say that since I'm older than you and need time off too.

  55. Albert on June 13th, 2008 1:46 pm

    You had me “googling” the word “paraskevidekatriaphobic”…

  56. Jaxpolice on June 13th, 2008 2:04 pm

    You are the biggest nut I have ever followed on twitter. This was very funny. Have a Great Day! and put some cloths on… ya left the web cams running and the world will see ya!!!!!

  57. virtuoso2199 on June 13th, 2008 2:06 pm

    Good for you, Leo, you work like a madman! Enjoy your time in the sweet California sun.

  58. geronbrown on June 13th, 2008 2:08 pm

    well here is how you take care of you urine problem
    http://www.stadiumpal.com/

  59. brycecampbel on June 13th, 2008 2:24 pm

    feel free to take the day off! Enjoy you day off with your family!

  60. NastyMe on June 13th, 2008 2:59 pm

    #7 is a poor excuse, Leo. You do have a window, right ?

  61. Tony on June 13th, 2008 3:10 pm

    Hopefully you can combine number 5 with the number 1 reason, thanks for reminding me its Friday the 13th forgot about it till just now. Great job with the video over the past couple of days, thank you enjoy the time off, you have earned it.

  62. Ultravioletmars on June 13th, 2008 4:35 pm

    I think reason #1 falls into the 'overshare' category…

  63. Krewell on June 13th, 2008 4:55 pm

    Slacker! ;-)

    BTW, news for the UGM is coming next week on new GFX cards:
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/io_1213359923849.html
    and ATI can't be far behind…
    http://www.unleashonetera.com/

  64. mint on June 13th, 2008 5:36 pm

    People tend to forget we were born without clothes. Once in awhile, it's great to just sit around naked and let everything “hang loose”. It re-invigorates those genes we have in common with the monkeys and brings back our connection with mother earth.

    See you on the Internets, Mr LL

  65. synmirror on June 13th, 2008 5:44 pm

    hey Leo
    thats no problem anybody
    with more than >6 coultons
    on the coultonmeter can take a day of anytime ;)
    thanks for the great content !

  66. psimac on June 13th, 2008 6:25 pm

    Seesmic video reply from Disqus to Leo's LOL blog

  67. fafaflunkie on June 13th, 2008 6:40 pm

    The last thing anyone needs to see is you naked. Thx for turning off the camera. Enjoy the 13th of Friday.

  68. Joe on June 13th, 2008 6:57 pm

    Maybe everybody has just been too polite (or laughing too hard) to tell you that your camera hasn't been off and you mislabled the “Live” and “Standby” switch…….maybe……it could have happened…..but nobody is going to tell.

  69. SpringRubber on June 13th, 2008 7:33 pm

    It looks like it's finally starting to cool down a little in Petaluma over the next several days; that's nice.

  70. seniormint on June 13th, 2008 7:36 pm

    Leo,

    The whole point of your grand media experiment is to create a situation where you can work 20 hours when the spirit moves you and 0 hours when it doesn't. I will try not to be jealous and simply wish you all the best. Now if I could only come up with something that give me that same kind of freedom while keeping a roof over my families head.

  71. msamethyst1 on June 13th, 2008 8:01 pm

    Leo,
    Great list and I hope you enjoyed your day off and thanks for the longs days the last 2 days. It's only on those days that I get a chance to catch Twit Live.

  72. kniht on June 13th, 2008 11:31 pm

    Happy fathers day!

  73. Gene on June 14th, 2008 2:05 am

    You only have one reason and you saved it for last.

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  75. Joe Gilbert on June 14th, 2008 5:28 am

    I hope you enjoyed a fine bottle of wine on your day off. Happy Father's Day, Leo!

  76. SuzeMuse on June 14th, 2008 7:19 am

    Thanks to your day off, Leo, we'll all be able to get a lot more accomplished. Enjoy it – but we will miss you!

  77. Daphne on June 15th, 2008 6:26 am

    Leo to you and the other TWiTs – Have a Happy Father's Day

  78. bigshotprof on June 15th, 2008 12:42 pm

    The REAL top ten reasons:

    10. Realized that Twit Live is an anagram of little vw and spent hours flashing back to your hippie days.
    9. Someone on Gizmodo called someone else an idiot, and you spent the rest of the day researching Apple's new Diot.
    8. Sat in the studio, drunk and dejected, because Sumi Das won't return your calls.
    7. Sick of coming in the studio and having to clean up the Giz Wiz.
    6. Got stuck in the Badlands with your level 11 Warlock, and a guy's gotta have priorities.
    5. Intern was sick, and you couldn't find “On.”
    4. An especially gut-wrenching episode of Tyra made you come to grips with your feelings for Dvorak.
    3. Still bitter over having not been chosen the new Mahalo Girl.
    2. Spent day continuing to strategize for Hillary.
    1. Checked all of your sources, read all of the blogs, scanned all of your notes and came to realize that there was absolutely nothing that you needed to say!

  79. Mrs. Flinger on June 17th, 2008 11:20 pm

    Leo, you're awesome. Teh Enz.

  80. amazingaaron on June 19th, 2008 3:19 am

    Sounds like its time to sit on the bean bag chair on the floor, eating some Cheetos, and play some video games! :)

  81. amazingaaron on June 19th, 2008 3:20 am

    LOL @ “…you come to grips with your feelings for Dvorak.”

  82. Tucker on June 19th, 2008 5:53 pm

    Seesmic video reply from Disqus.

  83. Cedrick on June 20th, 2008 11:48 am

    We will miss you. I will see you on my ppc wm6 mogul mobile phone via skyfire browser tomorrow. skyfire.com check it out Leo please it has been the best.

  84. reechard on June 24th, 2008 6:50 pm

    Leo, on the last TWiT it came to my attenzione that your accent Italiano needs a piccolo bit of help…
    If you screen this I'm sure it'll improve:

    “Mafioso” a film by Alberto Lattuada (criterion collection) four stars – in Italian – Milan Sicily & NY

  85. mathysv on June 27th, 2008 11:15 am

    Everyone needs a naked room

  86. Agenator on June 27th, 2008 12:13 pm

    While you took the day off, I did this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC4wK3QLCnQ
    Enjoy…
    -Agenator

  87. todd lucier on June 28th, 2008 11:06 am

    Leo,
    just listed to the debate on metering the internet. John's argument is much more accurate than your claim that there is no cost to bits. There are limited bits. Your enterprise makes use of a significant amount of bandwidth on the consumer and producer end. You said' “I'm putting out high bandwidth content” and you don't want that limited.
    Fortunately or unfortunately, a higher number of bits moving about will have fees attached to them. Why shouldn't those who use more pay more.
    John briefly, finally after a long debate realized that indeed you are in a conflict of interest. Face it. You can't be neutral, when the issue affects you. I know you defend the internet and want few limits on it. It can be transformative on the content distribution side because let's face it, your cost of distribution approaches $0. You compete against content creation schemes that have significantly higher costs.
    The business development model of amazon has the same advantages over bookstores. Shouldn't amazon users pay the cost of almost free access to the resource?

  88. mark m on June 30th, 2008 6:25 am

    Jerry Pournelle is painful to listen to! Please don't have him back.

  89. Just_John on July 2nd, 2008 12:52 pm

    Are you kidding? Even Jerry Pournelle's flem is wicked smart. I love the guy. I wish I had a living grandpa with that kind of wisdom and insight. More, more, more

  90. Alex on July 3rd, 2008 6:37 pm

    For some reason my Firefox 3 hates loading leoville.com:(

  91. dusan maletic on July 4th, 2008 5:21 pm

    JCD makes one crucial mistake (which even the Leo didn't get): bandwidth problems are not due to the few heavy users but due to the failure of ISPs to keep up with the technology. If they provided us with the state of the art system, everyone would be able to use Internet at the rate of few todays heavy users without any issue. If ISPs provided us with the up-to-date system, we still wouldn't notice any issue with the few existing heavy users. But, they provide us with the outdated system and blame any problems on advanced users who do keep up with the modern technology and its capabilities…
    Technology develops fast. Still, technology develops FIRST and than people make use of it. First, the small number of first adopters. Than, others follow and it becomes a mainstream. ISPs can't sit idle (as they do) and must match their capabilities with the technological advancement. They have first adopters as a warning “canary in the mine”. If first adopters experience problems, ISPs better fix it or soon the majority of us will have the same problems.
    Now to the cost issue. ISPs in many countries worldwide (with varying social, economic, political and geographical issues) already provide the state-of-the-art Internet access to their customers. At reasonable cost. Most importantly: WITH PROFIT. If they can, so can the USA ISPs. But, they are lazy dinosaurs who unfortunately presently hold necks of both the Govt. and users in their monopolistic mouths. It will take a new and clever provider to make “killing” from this situation by providing modern Internet access at reasonable rates. Some are already growing “out there”… Market is merciless and if profit is possible someone will emerge to get it.
    Finally, “Why shouldn't those who use more pay more”: As I mention technology is developing fast. Say, today normal users maybe get 30-40GB per month. In few months I can bet it will be 60-80GB. And so on. So, in few months, if charged by amount you'd pay double for same “class” of usage. Or prices would need to be adjusted monthly… (Which they won't be. The whole “need” for charge by the byte is stemming from the ISP greed, not from real need or lack of profit). Also, there are some crucial Internet structure issues: ex. huge part of the bandwidth is in the ads… Make user pay by the byte and he is the one who'll pay for all those fancy Flash ads and such. Can I as such user go to the ad producer and say: I didn't want this, give me my bandwidth money back? Also the spam… If I receive a gig' of spam – who pays for it? Internet is simply not structured for “by the bit” consumption. And the technology is such that it is not needed.

  92. dusanmal on July 4th, 2008 6:55 pm

    JCD makes one crucial mistake (which even the Leo didn't get): bandwidth problems are not due to the few heavy users but due to the failure of ISPs to keep up with the technology. If they provided us with the state of the art system, everyone would be able to use Internet at the rate of few todays heavy users without any issue. If ISPs provided us with the up-to-date system, we still wouldn't notice any issue with the few existing heavy users. But, they provide us with the outdated system and blame any problems on advanced users who do keep up with the modern technology and its capabilities…
    Technology develops fast. Still, technology develops FIRST and than people make use of it. First, the small number of first adopters. Than, others follow and it becomes a mainstream. ISPs can't sit idle (as they do) and must match their capabilities with the technological advancement. They have first adopters as a warning “canary in the mine”. If first adopters experience problems, ISPs better fix it or soon the majority of us will have the same problems.
    Now to the cost issue. ISPs in many countries worldwide (with varying social, economic, political and geographical issues) already provide the state-of-the-art Internet access to their customers. At reasonable cost. Most importantly: WITH PROFIT. If they can, so can the USA ISPs. But, they are lazy dinosaurs who unfortunately presently hold necks of both the Govt. and users in their monopolistic mouths. It will take a new and clever provider to make “killing” from this situation by providing modern Internet access at reasonable rates. Some are already growing “out there”… Market is merciless and if profit is possible someone will emerge to get it.
    Finally, “Why shouldn't those who use more pay more”: As I mention technology is developing fast. Say, today normal users maybe get 30-40GB per month. In few months I can bet it will be 60-80GB. And so on. So, in few months, if charged by amount you'd pay double for same “class” of usage. Or prices would need to be adjusted monthly… (Which they won't be. The whole “need” for charge by the byte is stemming from the ISP greed, not from real need or lack of profit). Also, there are some crucial Internet structure issues: ex. huge part of the bandwidth is in the ads… Make user pay by the byte and he is the one who'll pay for all those fancy Flash ads and such. Can I as such user go to the ad producer and say: I didn't want this, give me my bandwidth money back? Also the spam… If I receive a gig' of spam – who pays for it? Internet is simply not structured for “by the bit” consumption. And the technology is such that it is not needed.

  93. CoreyJ on July 6th, 2008 2:58 pm

    Yes, please have Jerry Pournelle back ! (phlem or not.)
    Keep up the good work.

    I just re-found you and I have some podcasts to catch up on.

  94. Scott on July 8th, 2008 3:27 pm
  95. HyperNoise on July 10th, 2008 7:47 am

    nice life man!

    regards,

    Editor
    HYPERNOISE WEBMAG
    http://www.twitter.com/hypernoise

  96. Rick on July 14th, 2008 5:18 pm

    good one

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    I am wondering why you have written these 10 funny points in descending order..??

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