What a Goofy idea

Here’s the dumbest idea for a podcast I’ve heard yet: Listen to Disney extolling the wonders of Disneyworld. What’s next: The Ron Popiel knife podcast? The hold-music podcast? The subway announcements podcast? The annoying car alarm podcast? The Dell excuses in a foreign accent podcast? The Rush Limbaugh podcast?

What a Goofy idea

What a Goofy idea

: Here’s the dumbest idea for a podcast I’ve heard yet: Listen to Disney extolling the wonders of Disneyworld. What’s next: The Ron Popiel knife podcast? The hold-music podcast? The subway announcements podcast? The annoying car alarm podcast? The Dell excuses in a foreign accent podcast? The Rush Limbaugh podcast?

  • http://www.google.com anon imus

    Jeff,
    You’re behind the times. Limbaugh already has a podcast…

  • Sal M

    Well, other than being marketing fluff…. it’s actually kind of nice to listen to. Some background info you’d need to do research on to find, that kind of thing. It’s VERY obvious that someone from their radio division is in charge from the formatting of the segments (does a 5 minute blurb REALLY need an intermission bit?) It’s like cotton candy, sweet but ultimately unfilling.

  • http://www.buzzmachine.com Jeff Jarvis

    Uh, anon, I know… that’s the joke. Jeesh.
    And Sal, you prove the wonderful point that online, there’s now something for anyone!

  • http://isfullofcrap.com/ Laurence Simon

    And I’m sure it will be listed in the top row at iTunes while thousands of better independent productions languish multiple clicks away.

  • jeff r

    You were making sense until you dumped on Rush – the
    most astute voice in politcal commentary today.

  • Peg C.

    We signed up for Rush’s podcasts the day they were introduced, June 3 (my birthday – that was a nice present). They are GREAT. All I miss is the music; there are no more streaming problems. We listen every morning to the previous day’s show while getting ready for work.
    Rush has already explained why iTunes will not be offering his show. Doesn’t fit the business model. You have to be a Rush 24/7 subscriber to get them. Best $$ I’ve ever spent (certainly better than all the $$ I’ve given the Republican Party!).

  • http://www.elflife.com/ carsonfire

    Yeah, I knew JJ was joking, but I’m still not sure if I get the funny. Redundant for a radio guy to podcast? Or comparing right wing opinionating to hold music? If you replace Rush Limbaugh with Al Franken, I still don’t get it — unlike hold music, I know *somebody* is interested.
    I’ll go get some coffee and think about it.

  • Raoul Ortega

    This posting would actually make sense and be funny at the same time if you substitute “Jeff Jarvis reading these postings as a podcast?” Leave the cheap and obvious non-jokes to Al Franken.

  • http://h2otown.info Lisa Williams

    Purina has a podcast, no kidding. Skis, shark, ramp.

  • Duneview

    Oh well — you may have fractured them in the Comedy Lounge at Skytop, but judging by the Comment Kids’ merciless review — better stick to your day job.

  • http://www.elflife.com/ carsonfire

    Hey, even professional comics hit a clunker now and then.

  • http://txfx.net/ Mark J

    Is Rush Limbaugh’s “podcast” actually a podcast? I was lead to believe it was just proprietary software that downloads mp3s for subscribers… sort of a proprietary audio delivery system.

  • Johan

    There is also a podcast – of sorts – of anouncements on the Tube in London.
    http://thestationlogbook.blogspot.com/2005/06/public-address.html
    You need more extreme examples!

  • Frank