MacBreak Weekly 70: Happy Life Day

MacBreak Weekly 70: Happy Life Day

Running time: 1:51:11 Download MP3 file Please install Flash to use the web based podcast player.

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, Chris Breen, Merlin Mann, and Scott Bourne

Its the Macbreak Weekly Year Ender!

  • Merlin is back! (note, Merlin may return to e-darkness until February with the exception of Macworld)
  • The Ical whine returns!  Merlins trademark mac whine returns for a cameo….
  • Did i mention this is one of the longest MBW’s ever, almot 2 hours! You really get what you pay for here at Macbreak Weekly (In fact, i have not been able to eat for days,  writing shownotes for this show was impossible, its the first time i had to DRAFT shownotes)
  • DO NOT!  REPEAT NOT!  Email leo to get MBW’s present to you this holiday season.  If you wan’t to get the PDF of Merlins Mannerisms, a date book with quotes from Merlin Mann, just click here
  • Merlin mentions the one thing George Lucas has spend all his money trying to destroy: the star wars holiday special
  • Andy actually cut a mildly entertaining movie from it in the pre-imovie days! (Andy Ihnatko: If there was a checkbox on life that said “stop sucking”, i would be able to click it, my examples include  Comic Sans and the Star wars Holiday Special)
  • Happy Life Day!  For all wookies and star wars geeks everywhere!
  • Shash: Thank god i was not alive when the Star Wars Holiday Special was released
  • Merlin: Things were different in 1978, i would watch Darth Vader make Hashbrowns
  • Macworld Predictions!
  • The big-iPhone, small-macbook, tablet, touch, sub-notebook, thing! The Apple Rumour mill builds a rumour aggregator!
  • Nobody has any idea what is going to happen, face it, but we do know one thing:
  • It will be cool! (but we don’t know how cool, it might be leopard cool, tiger-when-it-came-out cool, iPhone cool, Newton cool, 1995-called-again cool, we don’t know, but it WILL be cool)

Picks, Due to the length of this episode the picks section has  temporarily been renamed: things people mentioned which you will probably/and/or/may/ like.

  • From Alex Lindsay ProCable iPhone Headphone Adapter at Radtech for $7.95
  • From Scott Bourne… “> iPhone Fully Loaded by Andy Ihantko for $19.99
  • from Scott Bourne… “> iPhone Pocket Guide by Chris Breen for $9.99 
  • From Andy Ihantko Black Ink at Red Sweater Software for $24.95
  • From Alex Lindsay Caffeine at Lighthead Software for FREE 
  • From Leo Laporte MoodBlast at for FREE from Leo Laporte
  • From Scott Bourne Monster iCableLink Headphone Adapter for iPhone (link provided to apple store, also available is the Shure iPhone adapter, which also has the special headset features) for $9.95
  • From Andy Ihantko ecto at infinie-sushi for $17.95
  • From Chris Breen… “>MicPort Pro at Centrance for $124.95
  • Patrick Stewart’s A Christmas Carol at Audible for FREE with special offer from Andy Ihantko

Merlins Picks:

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