07 Jul 05Guy With 2400 Baud Modem Not All That Into Podcasting.

Sources close to Mac user Sean Lusk report that the 39-year-old claims adjuster has yet to warm to the podcasting juggernaut that has taken the Mac world by storm.

While Lusk provided several reasons for his lack of interest, he declined to pin it on his 2400 baud modem.

“It just doesn’t appeal to me, Lusk said, when reached at his Providence, Rhode Island home. “To me the act of reading plain text in a monospaced font on a white background is more visceral. I enjoy the written word and not gussied up with a lot of fancy type or images.”

Lusk also noted that during his 10 minute daily drive to work, he rarely bothers to turn the radio on.

“I hate those crazy morning shows,” Lusk said. “And the last thing I need is to download more of them from the Internet.”

Despite Lusk’s protestations to the contrary, those who know him well say it’s his modem that’s holding him back from downloading multi-megabyte files on a daily basis.

“Sean has a 2400 baud modem,” Lusk’s friend Tony Matthews said. “I’ve talked to him about this like a million times. We’ve even gone to look at cable modems and he says he just isn’t ready.

“Like he’s buying a fricking car or a Russian mail order bride. They’re, like, fifty bucks. The… cable modems… not the….

“Anyway, I don’t know what his deal is.”

When confronted about the issue, Lusk defended his choice of communications equipment.

“2400 baud is perfectly adequate for downloading any information worth consuming,” Lusk said.

“You know, if I wanted to hear people talk, I’d go to the movies. Someone’s always talking behind me. Pff. Don’t get me started on that.

“And another thing… what’s up with people who talk on cell phones in restaurants?”

“I’m just going to buy him a damn modem,” Matthews said. “Or, possibly, the mail order bride. Because I’m not sure which one he needs more.”

No Responses to “Guy With 2400 Baud Modem Not All That Into Podcasting.”

  1. Streetrabbit says:

    Don’t try and tell us you’re not obsessed with podcasting.

    First or ninth.

  2. Disgusted Col Retd says:


    We appreciate the performance of your cyclists in the Le Grand Boucle. Lance leading, George second, Bobby well in touch, David holding the Maillot Jaune as a rookie and Levi doing a great domestique rouleur in the opening flat sections.

    Therefore please explain why you sent a mountain biker called Georgie Doublesomething to Gleneagles, who’s only known method of stopping it to hit one of our policeman.

    Unless we receive an adequate explanation, such as, he is a CARS staff writer, in which case his behaviour will be considered acceptable, John Moltz’s Apple Executive bathroom key will be withdrawn and his Newfoundland birth certificate will be published.

    Disgusted Col Retd

  3. John Moltz says:

    Podcasting? What’s that?

  4. XTN says:

    yarg me be first?

  5. John Moltz says:

    It’s those bobby helmets. They look like penises. He doesn’t feel gentlemen should be walking around with… well… black penises on their heads.

  6. adam jackson says:


    wohoo and I was first post on the new CARS back when it came out and got a few T-shirt. woo hoo!

  7. John Moltz says:

    First to talk like a pirate, if that’s what you mean.

  8. adam Jackson says:

    holy crap. in the time it took me to write that 5 post wer made WTF!!!

  9. John Moltz says:

    OK, clearly, several people not refreshing here.

    And I don’t mean you haven’t showered. Although that may also be true.

  10. Sudo Nym says:

    That is the price of carefully crafting your words, Adam.

  11. PoisedNoise says:



  12. ficko says:

    Johnny, Johnny, Johnny,

    Where should one wear black penises?

  13. Just Me says:

    Dude… get him the mail order bride. He sounds like he REALLY needs some.

  14. PoisedNoise says:

    Actually, I have to admit I DO have a cable modem, and I don’t get podcasting either. Really, I don’t. I have better things to do with my life. Or, at least, I’d like to think I do. Or at least, I really should do.

    But in fact, if that’s the case, what the hell am I doing posting this?


  15. Nxxx says:


    Thank you for your inspirational post that will bring the United Kingdom even more tourists, well we need the money.

    New range of Come to Britain ads,

    ‘Coppers got bigger penises, and they’re black!’

    This island will sink.

  16. Todd says:




  17. Ace Deuce says:

    Let that person who is without sin cast the first pod.

  18. JYF says:

    ยก SEGUNDO !

  19. blank says:

    I have an iPod so I don’t have to listen to radio. So now I’m supposed to put radio-like stuff on my iPod? Forget it, ain’t gonna happen, no way!

    Oh, and Sean should go with the mail-order bride over the cable modem. Now DSL or a dedicated T-1, that would be another matter entirely, but cable is as bad as radio, and you can tell Comcast I said so!

    I don’t want any voice-recorder, radio tuner, or phone in my iPod either. So there!

  20. Bellidancer says:

    I was cleaning out an old store room the other day and came across a half dozen 300 baud modems, still in the original unopened packaging. Anyone interested? Of course you have to have a Apple serial port to use one. Sean might like one of these even more than the 2400 baud modem. A 2400 baud modem recieves text much faster than most people can read, but a 300 baud modem allows for a nice leasurely read. Kind of makes you feel like you are judging a spelling bee.

    Sounds like the CARS staff is well known in Scotland. (Famous or Imfamous?) Was there a story about a CARS road trip to Gleneagles?

  21. Walking Contradiction says:

    I want one of those 300’s!

    I never understood why people would want to download things faster than they can read them anyway – what’s the point? Or are all of you speed freaks taking speed reading courses?

    Bellidancer, send one of those to 742 Evergreen Terrace, Springfield. I think I can wire in one of those serial ports in my 2.5Gig G5, then I’d be rockin!

  22. I just noticed this is CARS post 500!


  23. So I’m post 501? Kick-ass!!! That’s way more exciting than being a billionaire! The last exciting thing that happened was that Melinda’s housekeeper accidentially dropped her tablet PC off the third-floor interior balcony and it go all smashed up. We just tossed it and got a coupld of new ones and a whole mess of iPods for the family… ooops, I probably should say that… hmmm? how to delete this now? Oh, here w

  24. No, I meant this CARS _story_ is number 500, CELEBRATE!!!

    I think the number of comments posted is a bit higher.