Dot Com Pho – 4/26/2008

After last week’s super sized Dot Com Pho, things got back to normal this week with a more modest eight people. The owner of Pho Lan (where Dot Com Pho is held) looked very relieved that we didn’t try to take over his restaurant.

For this week’s episode of Dot Com Pho, we discussed Stephen’s new Hackintosh, my upcoming trip to Asia, WordPress Camp, Bob Buskirk’s boring life, those damn Mongolians and a whole lot more. We also torture test the new Corsair 32GB USB flash drive and tried out the Gadget of the Week. Plus, we welcome Microsoft as a new Dot Com Pho sponsor.


63 thoughts on “Dot Com Pho – 4/26/2008”

  1. Ed Lau says:

    No, we really are this weird.

    1. Ed Lau says:

      BTW, we’re trying to start a beef with Bob. It’s like we’re Tupac and he’s Biggie.

      1. Stephen says:

        I thought we had a “Beef” with John Cow? πŸ˜€

      2. Michael Kwan says:

        I don’t want to die.

  2. Zach Bass says:

    For a few hundred dollars more, you could have a motorcade. Black out all the windows and have a contest to guess which car you’re in.
    Have a great trip, zach

    1. John Chow says:

      As cool as that sound, I think it would attract more attention than the S600.

      1. Zach Bass says:

        Oh. I thought that was the point? So, then you probably think flags attached to the bumpers is out as well?

  3. I noticed you spelled Corsair wrong in the video, John. I’m sure your sponsor is happy about that. 😯

    1. John Chow says:

      Oh well. We’ll make it up to them next week.

      1. You should send me a 32gb flash drive for pointing that out. k, thanks. :mrgreen:

        1. John Chow says:

          The flash drive is only for people who attended Dot Com Pho.

  4. Shawn Knight says:

    Damn Bob, get a life!!

  5. Mongorians! That part was pretty funny. πŸ™‚

    1. Leo says:

      God Damn Mongorians!
      How come every time us Chinese build a sheety wall those damn Mongorians have to tear it down!

      1. ROFL…

        Where is that from… it’s so funny…

  6. Benny says:

    damn, john! how can you guys do that to that poor flash drive. Great video had a good laugh lol. keep it up

  7. Tim says:

    Is anyone allowed to attend the lunch.

    1. John Chow says:

      Only if they know the secret password. 😈

      Yes, anyone is welcome to join us for Dot Com Pho. Just let one of us know before hand.

      1. Is it always Dot Com Pho?

        Is it ever Dot Com Sushi, or Dot Com Boston Pizza, or Dot Com Something else? Nothing against Pho, just wondering if the venue ever changes.

        1. Ed Lau says:

          Yes, we have had Dot Com Dim Sum, Dot Com Burger Day, Dot Com Tandori…

          1. Woo, when’s the next Dot Com Burger Day?

            And do you guys seriously give out these “prizes” like the flash drives and stuff, or is that just a joke like John’s UFC thing?

            Not that the prizes are the biggest reason to come, but I’m just wondering if you actually did score these promo items from the manufacturers like that.

            I can just imagine telling Logitech “Hey, give me some hardware, I’m going out for Pho with my friends, and i’ll give you free exposure if you hook all of us up with some keyboards!” πŸ™‚

            It’s just Evil enough to actually work. 😈

          2. John Chow says:

            You have to be a regular Pho goer to get free stuff. We don’t allow hit and run.

          3. I realized that when I asked the question I would sound like I’m asking because I’d want to come with the intention of getting something for free, but that’s not my intention.

            If I was to come, I’d do it to socialize with some local fellow bloggers. I was just wondering if the prize giveaway thing was for real because I’m curious about how manufacturers see the blogosphere as far as advertising goes.

            I think it’s a pretty brilliant move for them to do this, I just didn’t know if it was for real or another “inside joke” like the Panda thing or the UFC thing, etc. So when you guys talked about the LCD panels last time, the regulars we see in the video’s all the time actually got them for free eh? That’s sweet.

            John you never cease to amaze me with your clever ways. πŸ™‚

          4. david cheong says:

            Dot com dim sum is really nice one πŸ™‚ Wonder who open the website dot com dim sum dot com. Hmm.. too many dot here. Nice video, funny also.

          5. Michael Kwan says:

            I have dotcompho.com, because whether we go out for burgers, dim sum or whatever, the mainstay will always be pho.

  8. Mike Huang says:

    Is it me or does it look like Stephen has a hicky on his neck when he’s talking about his “HACKINTOSH” πŸ˜›

    -Mike

    1. Stephen says:

      It happens 😈

      1. Leo says:

        Unfortunately for Stephen, it’s merely a result of his suction cup fetish.

        1. Ouch! Man, I love getting free stuff from Dot Com Pho. 😎

  9. Fitness Site says:

    where can I see microsoft sponsoring the pho πŸ™„

    1. Stephen says:

      Have you heard of the Microsoft ZUNE?

  10. joshuaun says:

    Hackintosh?????why sound like Macintosh??????hehehee 😎

  11. Being in sunny Arizona, it’s too hard for me to get there, but I love Pho !

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    1. Ms. Wen says:

      ➑ ❓ Question for Mr. Bronstein Esq. , CPA, Author & Pro Motivational Speaker ~ Love Phoenix AZ however the 110 degrees can be a bit too much in June! But if the Arizona Biltmore said I could come stay a couple nights for “free” – I am there!! BTW- know any healthcare attorneys who could use an excellent Legal Nurse Consultant to subcontract some of their medical/legal case review work out to? ~ :mrgreen: Never hurts to ask…… right?

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  12. Paolo U says:

    Oh man! I’ve been missing a lot of this, I wonder when can I attend.

  13. Liane says:

    How did you got Microsoft to sponsor? i’ll be more amazed if it’s how Microsoft got you to sponsor….

    So which is which?

    1. John Chow says:

      Why would we sponsor Microsoft? That would make no sense what so ever.

      1. david cheong says:

        But the most like one is the cola for john chow πŸ™‚ thats a nice one.

      2. Ed Lau says:

        Microsoft, one of the world’s largest corporations, needs sponsorship from a bunch of dudes eating noodles.

      3. Terry Tay says:

        Ok, did Microsoft sponsor and if so How does Microsoft come to sponsor Dot Com Pho? Just curious.
        ~Terry

  14. Liane says:

    And yeah, nice shirt. Can I get one of those???? :mrgreen:

  15. Tyler Ingram says:

    Didn’t Stephen already run over that Corsair drive for his review? I remember seeing his car on top of it πŸ˜‰ I take it that was your Acura driving over it this time John?

    So where and what time is the next dot com pho.. and do you have to have pho experience prior to going? lol

    1. John Chow says:

      Dot Com Pho happens every Saturday, unless we’re at some trade event. For newbie Pho’er we recommend the #10.

      1. Tyler Ingram says:

        Is that the one with Tripe?

        1. John Chow says:

          No, that’s a #12. The #10 is well done flanks and rare steak.

  16. Sha says:

    I love how you lot were putting sauce & whatnot into the water. Me & some of my cousins used to do that when we were kids & went to restaurants. It was strangely fun.

  17. jim says:

    Great Post!

  18. Thanks for the post…I’ve always wanted to go to Asia, but it seems like something always comes up during the planning stage. One of these days, I’ll just have to up and go!

  19. John Hesston says:

    Dot Com Pho sounds yummy. Is this the vietnamese noodle?

  20. I’ve never had Pho, but I always see it at the food court in the malls. Now I’m super tempted to try it. I was like that with Sushi too…never tried it for a long time, and then got super addicted to it.

    I’ll stay away from tripe though, even though I have had it before when I was a little kid. I don’t like the chewyness of it.

  21. Max says:

    I can just imagine telling Logitech β€œHey, give me some hardware, I’m going out for Pho with my friends, and i’ll give you free

    1. John Chow says:

      That’s pretty much what I do. 😈

  22. Watching Western Asian guys mock Eastern Asian guys was SURREAL.

    And it was funny as hell when the USB drive comes out of the torture bath and you cut to it immediately being put under a car.

    These episodes are getting weirder.

  23. Infogle says:

    Honestly… speaking making fun of someone’s economy is not good at all… and this was the only part which i didn’t liked on this Pho Video. Hope you take this in consideration

    1. John Chow says:

      We’re not making fun of the economy. We’re just highlighting the exchange rate difference. China has more Millionaires (and Billionaires) than Canada!

  24. Ms. Wen says:

    :mrgreen: πŸ˜€ When can I move then?

    Wendy Fitts-Wilson RN, BSN
    Legal Nurse Consultant
    http://cornerinsight.wordpress.com

  25. Wade says:

    Someone should have ate the drive for dessert. Your flip takes really nice video. I could do without the cow stomach lining though.

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  26. make150aday says:

    so john–did microsoft really sponsored this?

    And about driving in China–common–don’t look down on other countries like that. I m not just referring to China..

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