Frotcast 266: Matt Damon And Stay-In-The-Closet Gate, Tech Speak, And ‘Everest’

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Did Matt Damon really say that gays should stay in the closet?! (No.) Tyrese thinks Vin Diesel is the big brother he never had?! (Yes.) The Blackberry CEO had an aneurysm? (Maybe.) All this and more in this week’s #Frotcast #Content. Laremy joins Vince, Bret, and Brendan via Skype.


Opening, Brendan rants about the NFL.

7:19 – Song of the week.

8:33 – The CEO of Blackberry wins the all-time prize for terrible tech speak.

11:00 – We try to figure out how tech speak got so bad.

13:45 – Brendan discovers Slack; the phenomenon of a tech company that does the exact same thing as another one being worth a billion dollars.

18:08 – Laremy’s articulate thoughts on Everest.

22:37 – This week in misleading thinkpiece headlines: Matt Damon thinks gays should stay in the closet (or does he?)

32:05 – Danger Guerrero’s pitch for “Zoo Heist.”

37:20 – My encounter with a “social media expert,” and her expertise regarding #Brands. We invent a new social media job – Doggregator. He aggregates dog Instagram content.

42:00 – Brendan experiences milennial exercise trends.

45:30 – An emailer explains the origin of Coors Light’s ad campaign (note: I’m not going to fact check this).

50:00 – Laremy reads his list about Everest.

56:37 – Yet another listener with a smug bidet story.

1:00:00 – The fascinating existence of Tyrese Gibson.

1:14:00 – People naming their children “Katniss Everdeen.” We scour the bestseller list to find out who we could’ve been named after.

1:16:00 – What caused this week’s Brendan’s laughing jag? Tyrese calling himself “Voltron Chairman.”

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