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Finding Geeks at the Adult Entertainment Expo

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the February 2nd, 2009

For the first time in GETV history, the crew went to the Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, canoodling with porn stars, directors and producers. Braving this new world, Irina scored an interview with uberstar Tera Patrick and her husband Evan Seinfeld. Tera, besides being so gorgeous that she’s hard to look at dead on, has a character in the video game Saints Row 2! And turns out Evan has done voices in the Grand Theft Auto franchise as well. Not only do they work in gaming, they also tell us what they like to play, taking us all the way back to PONG. Irina even recognized one male star! Evan Stone is the lead in both “Pirates I” and “Pirates II,” the most expensive films in the history of adult movies. Evan is a gamer geek and gives out his handle, so you guys can beat him on the joysticks. Then we find an up-and-coming porn star who’s on Twitter and wears fresh kicks, not clear platform shoes! Unfortunately for Irina, Justin Slayer did not come this year.

Episode links: Adult Entertainment Expo, Evan Stone, Tera Patrick, Evan Seinfeld, Stevie Hart, Satine Phoenix, Buck Angel, Nikki Jayne, Paul Thomas

Massage Release of CES 2009

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the January 20th, 2009

GETV was invited by Intel to come to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and we were happy to go. While every other new outlet was happy covering the Palm Pre (thinner than Nicole Ritchie, they say!) and the best blu-rays, GETV decided to go where the PEOPLE went! The most crowded booths at CES 2009 were the massage chair booths, so we sent our massage chair correspondend iJustine to scope out the best massage chair releases of 2009 and tech pundit Xeni Jardin gave us her input. Drew Carey provided some potical advice for Obama’s tech platform and Eric Lin was the naysayer in the group. If you think you know what happened at CES 2009, you have no idea.

Episode links: CES 2009, iJustine, Xeni Jardin, Drew Carey, Eric Lin

The Last Macworld Expo

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the January 12th, 2009

We know there was some tech news at Macworld, but the only talk we heard was all about Steve Jobs’ absence from Apple’s party of the year and his fans’ speculation about his health. GETV is as grateful to Steve as any dedicated fanboy, but we still need to do our job = make you smile! We figured you already know about the 17-hour battery and all that, so here’s something that will remind you that Steve is pretty zen about this mortal coil and that this universe is a better place with him in it, whether this is the last Macworld or not.

Episode links: Macworld Expo

Interfacing with Aza Raskin

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the January 5th, 2009

You may not know 24-year-old Aza Raskin’s name, but if you are reading this in a Firefox browser on a Mac then you should say a big huge thank you to his family. Aza’s late father Jef started the Macintosh project at Apple. YES. And Aza is the user interface designer at Mozilla Labs. Honestly, Irina doesn’t often find herself at a loss for jokes, but this guy was kind of hard to make fun of at first try! We’ll have to bring him back for sure. Aza is also the founder of Humanized, Inc., Songza, and Bloxes, and President of the Raskin Center for Humane Interfaces. And he likes puns, so leave some in the comments.

Episode links: Aza Raskin, Jef Raskin, Mozilla Labs, Humanized, Songza

Fog City Wrestling

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the December 15th, 2008

If you’ve never seen muscle men in spandex, masks, tattoos and make up running around jumping on top of each other and screaming, you haven’t been to a wrestling show! After 30 years of downtime, San Francisco’s Fog City Wrestling promises a monthly dose of pro-wresting hijinks mixed with kitchy Mexican Lucha Libre with a splash of comic book antics. Istope comic store owner James Sime acted as commissioner and a part of the live show. GETV stopped by this weekend to witness the insanity, the hairless chests, the manly muscles, the screaming madness, the high-flying tricks, the body slams, the dropkicks, and the flying sweat. Irina enjoyed herself perhaps a bit much as she interviewed the roster of Fog City’s wrestlers. If “geek” means having a deep passion for something, then these guys are wrestling geeks for sure. If you can’t make it to Fog City’s live wrestling show on Jan 10, watch the livestream on their site. The organizers also post their audio and video podcast on the site, including promos and interviews with wrestlers from the roster. See you on the mat!

Episode links: Fog City Wrestling, NY Knockout, Tony Drake, Oliver John

Hip Hop Chess Kids

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the December 9th, 2008

It just about time for the Second Annual Chess Kings Invitational and Scholarship Exhibition Tournament brought to you by none other than the Bay Area’s own Hip Hop Chess Federation! That’s quite a mouthful, but say it again cuz it’s worth it. With help from friends like the Wu Tang Clan, HHCF has given out more than $10,000 in scholarships, and they only started last year. Irina met with HHCF founder Adisa Banjoko at O’Connell high school in San Francisco where kids are already practicing their skills on the chess boards, getting ready for the February event. Adisa reminisces about his days in the Bay Area’s hip hop scene when he hung out with legends like….wait for it….Tupak Shakur. The boss of online chess site Chess Park promises to teach Irina to play and two high school students talk about their chess strategies. See you on the 64!

Episode links: Chesspark, WuChess, 9queens, Hip Hop Chess Federation

Cupcake Camp Isn’t Just for Sugar Lovers

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the December 1st, 2008

What do bakers of cupcakes and geek unconferences have in common? A lot it turns out. Both spawn high amounts of sugary fueled goodness, encourage collaboration for common tasty goals and openly share the processes to reach them. CupcakeCamp, modeled after BarCamp, encourages campers to make, bake or just eat cupcakes. Tastings are self organized into time slots, thrown up on a wiki and judged for taste, style and originality.

In this episode, Violet Blue — GETV’s roving baked good’s correspondent — takes you deep into the yeasty wide world of cupcakes and CupcakeCamp, created by none-other than lovely Internet Femme Fatales Ariel Waldman, Lynn Poshy, Cindy Li, and Marianne Masculino. If you think cup cakes are just slutty muffins, get ready to have your paradigm shifted. You’ll then know not to miss the next CupcakeCamp coming up on December 7th at the Satisfactory in San Francisco.

Episode links: CupcakeCamp (site), CupcakeCamp (wiki), Upcoming CupcakeCamp, Ariel Waldman, Lynn Poshy, Cindy Li, Marianne Masculino, Violet Blue

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Inside Leo Laporte’s Cottage

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the November 24th, 2008

In this episode, Irina found herself an embedded reporter in the manly brown leather and earthy wood enclave of serious tech guru Leo Laporte. In case you haven’t listened to or watched one of Leo’s 14 netcasts, feel free to Google his name. Not only is he famous on the Internet, he’s also won an Emmy for his work on MSNBC. At Leo’s cottage studio in Petaluma, Irina and producer Nick were surrounded by microphones and were LIVE on TWiT — Leo’s daily tech talk show — as they recorded two episodes of GETV — one you see here and one for a later surprise. Being live is not something Irina is used to, so some regular TWiT viewers gave her a talking to in the chatroom! But Leo’s candid interview is a treat for his fans — he tells us his first crush was a man (leo WAS wearing a pink shirt) and reminisces about the summer of 1970 when he wore a blazer and an ascot. His family moved from the east coast to Santa Cruz where young Leo was shocked to see a girl in a bikini! Leo is his incredibly charming self and he talks about always giving the audience what they want! Here at GETV, we BLEED for our audience and we certainly never worry about our ratings. So what do you want next? Tell us at

Episode links: Leo Laporte, TWiT

The Art of Royce Bannon

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the November 17th, 2008

While Irina was in NYC doing fancy schmancy things for Columbia Journalism School, she called her long-time Flickr friend and graffiti artist Royce Bannon to catch up. Irina met Royce when he was the photo editor of The Source hip hop magazine — he sent her a hand-painted tshirt that she wore an early episode of GETV. Irina and Royce discuss how he got into what he’s into. Royce Bannon aka R. Bizzle is a member of New York’s infamous Endless Love Crew and his work will be on display on the west coast at LA’s ThinkSpace Gallery from Jan. 9 – Feb 6, 2009 in a show called “From the Streets of Brooklyn.” (GETV would like to thank Matt Matossian of For Your Imagination Studios in NY who shot this episode for us. He is also the world-famous Shirtless Apprentice)

Episode links: Royce Bannon (myspace), (photos), Endless Love Crew, Diamond Headz, ThinkSpace Gallery, GETV: Charlie’s Real Life Chocolate Factory

Election Night in San Francisco

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the November 5th, 2008

After seeing that the old confederate state of Virginia went and voted for Obama, the GETV crew make some history of its own by pulling an all-nighter and doing a first-ever spot-news deadline episode! BUT ITS CUZ OBAMA IS PRESIDENT ELECT! We had to go out and party with the people of San Francisco and stop by the Current TV and Digg party to show you what it was like out here in the West Coast of A.

Episode links: Barack Obama

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