August 6, 2007

Dude! It's The Hugh Thompson Show! And violence among ants.


Hola Amigos,
I wanted to talk to you about violence among ants. This picture was taken on my camping trip when a fight broke out among two ants over a piece of turkey. This is an award winning shot which captures the hardships facing ants and the difficulties they face in ever reaching some sort of peace. Why can't they share? Are they a microcosm of what's happening in our world today? But then I remembered that-------------------
Today is the day of the debut of The Hugh Thompson Show! I've been in New York City quite a bit lately filming episodes of the show. It's a pretty neato talk show for geeks. Here's how they describe it:

The Hugh Thompson Show takes the concept of the late-night talk show to level geek, letting the luminaries of the tech world out from behind the keyboard, and into the studio. Taped live in front of a studio audience in New York City, and featuring the musical talents of Steve Poltz and the Apostles, the Hugh Thompson show features guests such as Bill Cheswick, HD Moore, Steve Bellovin, and many, many more.

I've had a blast being the band leader guy and Hugh is amazing. He's from The Bahamas and is the smartest, geekiest, coolest guy I've ever met. Every show I learn new things and so will you. You can watch it anytime. Just click here and go to The Hugh Thompson Show and watch any of the 5 episodes you feel like. There is even a scene selector so you can watch whatever part of the show you choose. Just click here:

They'll be putting up 2 new episodes each week.
See ya soon.
Peace to the ants,

Posted by steve at August 6, 2007 12:15 PM


congrats on the debut home slice!

DOOOOOOD! (with biggest eyes possible) are hugh's lips FOR REAL!?

hugh = techie version of The Joker :)

Posted by: ~dawn at August 6, 2007 1:01 PM

You forgot to mention Mr. John Castro staring as one of the Apostles...

You have awesome talents my friend.

Posted by: Karen at August 6, 2007 3:12 PM

Congrats on your tech channel are awesome doood.

Posted by: rain at August 6, 2007 5:35 PM

Dude, if they're the Apostles, then who are you? ;)

I watched Hacking Democracy yesterday -- and saw 3 webisodes of The Hugh Thompson Show so far! I'm becoming a Hugh Thompson uberfan. And scared. I'm becoming very scared. Who won the election?! Did you know that your security certificate has expired? And that thing about picking locks? Crap!

Posted by: dana at August 6, 2007 5:43 PM

i *loved* this during geek outreach:

hugh: "STEVE! please"


Posted by: db cooper at August 6, 2007 5:45 PM

Totally coolio. Can't wait to have some time and watch them...did peak at a few. You're lookin' cute in plaid. : )

Posted by: lkay at August 7, 2007 7:55 AM

and peek a boo to you too. I can't spell AND I'm in college...

Posted by: lkay at August 7, 2007 7:57 AM

Maybe the ants were merely acting out the spaghetti scene from LADY & THE TRAMP... in which case, it's not an argument - it's foreplay : )

Posted by: mlee at August 7, 2007 8:29 AM

Dudette's & Dudes - Steve in a dress and the rest of the Apostles

Posted by: Suz Jack's Mom at August 7, 2007 4:41 PM

Dude! For your next security band challenge, try carpal tunnel syndrome.

Posted by: danfromtexas at August 7, 2007 4:42 PM

I forgot to ask...Did the ants do the "Ant Dance" for you?



Posted by: Karen at August 8, 2007 7:47 AM

Ant dance, ant dance, this is how we do it...

Posted by: Karen at August 8, 2007 7:50 AM

did i mention that john castro is playing bass in the band?
that's worth the price of admission alone.
oh wait- it doesn't cost to see the hugh thompson show. come see us film live in nyc in october.

Posted by: steverino at August 8, 2007 9:35 AM

Whatever you say Jesus.

Posted by: tussy at August 8, 2007 11:30 AM

So which episode were you taping when I called you (fully expecting to leave you a voicemail) and you actually answered the phone?

Posted by: Frag at August 9, 2007 9:50 AM

Ants and Praying Mantises and peoples - stress makes us all do freaky things.

I recently read that Praying Mantises don't normally kill each other after making babies, unless they are in a nasty lab that makes them really uncomfortable.

I also recently put some Diatomaceous Earth on an area of my porch with a scary volume of ants (don't judge me! at least it's organic!) Apparently DE doesn't do it's work without the victims taking notice -- the ants shortly started to attack each other, even though they all looked like family to me.

Stress sucks. Music makes it go away without it's victims taking notice. How lovely. Thanks.

Posted by: Tom Guerin at August 13, 2007 10:24 PM

The Postal Inspector song rocks! :D

But hey Stevo, you're wearing MY t-shirt on the show! :)

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