Originally Posted by PhilBoogie
Ah, ok, hope you have many better days to come.
I took the opportunity of listening to these: Smodcast I didn't like/get, Hollywood Babylon gave me sex tips, which I also didn't get, but in a different way didn't 'get', Doug Loves Movies I thought was also not funny. Too loud, people are too much into themselves
In general, it now appears that I don't like to listen to people talking. I lose interest and become annoyed by the monotone of the discussion, even if there are 3 or more people having a discussion. Strange huh? Maybe I'm in a bad mood(?) That could be, but I also have a very difficult
sense of humor. I usually see humor in things that aren't meant to be funny, and don't see any humor in things that are supposed to be funny.
Btu whatever works for you, that's a good thing.
Best to you.
Thank you, as always your kindness and good nature always puts a smile on my face and makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside, the kind of feeling when a furry couple has a pup.
I actually didn't like any of these podcasts either at first, though since my children enjoyed them I used to play them while I cooked and the they would come down to listen and even help, well if you call liking the bowl helping. The more episodes that I went through the more I started to actually enjoy them myself. It's strange that you thought Doug Loves Movies gave you the impression that the guests were too into themselves, as I think the exact opposite. I like it when things aren't scripted, forcing the guests to think on their feet. I also really enjoy listening to people speak, I have a whole collection of early radio shows. So I guess it's only logical that I am also a fan of Podcasts.
The person who really turned me onto Podcasts used to be a editor for Engadget Mobile, an absolute delightful person to talk too. I Met her in London, 2011 during Nokia World. I spent half the day with her walking around and talking to all the presenters, I even got to shake hands with Elop, though in retrospect I wish I would have spit in his face, f****** turncoat spy. Anyway, even if you're not a fan of Nokia it's still a fantastic event to attend, if not for the swag alone, which was simply mind boggling, I had to buy a small duffel bag to haul it all back to Switzerland. To give you just an idea, 14 t-shirts, 2 polo's, a windbreaker, a very beautiful lettermans jacket from Microsoft which I won in a raffle, they embroided my name on it, 2 pairs of socks with sticky bottoms which I still have and use in the hospital, 3 hoodies, a really nice umbrella with a aluminium bottom, lots up coffee mugs, tons of stickers, posters, a Zippo lighter, 4 caps and a lot, lot more, I was a big hit with the kids. Nokia had a bunch of prize vending machines that took tokens that were given to the attendees upon entry, I got three more from the Engadget staff by batting my eyes and trying to look cute, hehe, anyway the prizes were nice, a blue Swatch that simply had Nokia written across the face, which I traded with a guy next to me for his surprise, a pocket utility thingie, you know, the ones that have pliers, small screwdriver and such, it was stamped with a Nokia logo, I think it was specifically designed for taking apart a phone. Another prize was a 50 dollar gift certificate for a Nokia accessory, which you had to use at the events mini Nokia store, I put it towards another Nokia Play NFC speaker
(still my favorite portable speaker today, if you don't have one I highly recommend you getting one it will blow your mind, the Beats Pill is no match and at a fraction of the cost). The best prize though was a Nokia 701, cool little phone, it ran Symbian Belle but the camera and screen was what made it stand out, it hand the same sensor as the Nokia N8 which is still one of the best cameras they've ever put into a phone. I also got another N9, a white one with 64GB, it wasn't even released yet to the general public, Nov. 11', gosh I loved that phone, still is one my favorite mobile OS's of all time.