Dot Com Pho Orlando

IZEA Fest 2008 maybe over but Dot Com Pho happens every week and since we’re still in Orlando, it made sense to hold the first Dot Com Pho Orlando. Not only was this the first Dot Com Pho in Orlando, it was the first time three of the attendees have ever tried Pho.

We held the event at the Orlando Pho Hoa restaurant. Pho Hoa is a Pho franchise from Toronto. They have Pho locations all over the world. Pho Hoa may not be the best Pho in the business, but they are good and they are consistent. They also sell bubble tea, which is another first for most of the attendees.

For this edition of Dot Com Pho, we have white guys trying to use chopsticks, hot pepper eating, sucking balls through a straw and what has to be the coolest gadget of the week to date. Enjoy!


43 thoughts on “Dot Com Pho Orlando”

  1. Gary says:

    Pho and sucking balls just doesn’t go hand in hand…craving Pho Lan right about now!

    1. what is dot com pho ??

      BTW why you are not posting monthly earning reports now !!!!!!!!!

      1. In his last report John mentioned that the site was a case study to see if he could make money from blogging and that since he had proven that it was possible he was going to be taking a break from the monthly reports.

      2. I believe he mentioned recently that he will be posting the reports soon. He just believed that he needed a redesign of the site because his earnings had been flat for some time.

        If he doesn’t post it anymore..People will quote him as starting from $0/month to $40K month at the end.. Of course the $40K/month was because of that $10K earning that was a one time thing..

  2. LMFAO at them trying to use chopsticks. I found it pretty easy after a few tries! And you dancing…aha.

    The one all the way to the right looks like actor Nick Zano.

      1. Yeah I don’t think I look like him…

  3. Saw those shirts a while back, they are awesome but a tad expensive.

  4. Michael Kwan says:

    It might not be the exact one from X-TremeGeek.com, but I have seen the Wi-Fi detecting shirt before. It’s not particularly useful, because it doesn’t tell you if the network is secured (or not) and so on, but it’s still good fun.

    The version from ThinkGeek is $30.

  5. Carl says:

    Pho Hoa is anything but consistent! I went to the one in Richmond last summer, and it was the nastiest, most disgusting pho I ever had. I will never go back to that one!

  6. Syed Balkhi says:

    lol … I dont regret missing this one.. I don’t get to eat the pepper 😛

  7. 100kjob says:

    Wow, great Ts, I’d like one of the iPoods

  8. Ed Lau says:

    Never had pho…afraid of tapioca…can’t hold chopsticks. Its like you’re culturally handicapped, boys. Geez…go places and experience stuff.

    And John…no…no. Please don’t wear that when you’re back in Vancouver. Well, you can, I guess. The rest of us will just have to pretend we don’t know you. John is fashion handicapped, by the way.

    1. John Chow says:

      I’m fashion handicapped because I refuse to pay $500 for a T Shirt like you did! Free shirts rule! 😛

      1. Stephen says:

        There was an article in BC Business this past issue that had five things that you should NEVER wear. If it was a lottery, you’d win. You’ve done all those things at least once this year 😆

        And yes, paying $500 for a T-Shirt is ridiculous. I wear free shirts too, but I have standards. Not all free shirts are created equally. Most are crappy fruit of the loom and die after the first wash. They should be given away…and again…and again…and again…never to be worn.

        1. John Chow says:

          Then I guess it’s a good thing that my income is not based on what I wear. 🙂

          It all comes down to what’s important to you. If it’s some kind of perceived standard that some fashion guru thinks is “in” at the moment, then by all all means, waste your money. I have better and more profitable things to do than worry about what people think of my free Fruit of The Loom T Shirts.

          1. John,

            I couldn’t agree more with you. Just because you are making a lot of money, doesn’t mean you have to spend it all. You could be a good personal finance blogger by the way if you try..

      1. John Chow says:

        No, Tapioca is in bubble tea.

  9. Josten says:

    i have no clue what pho is

  10. Ryan McLean says:

    Yeh John, what is pho??
    Sounds pretty cool though

  11. That wi-fi detecting tshirt is awesome! I’ve gotta get me one.

  12. Those shirts are awesome John LMAO

  13. haha last night was a good time John. Thanks for letting us experience Pho firsthand. Mike was talking about the tendon the rest of the night, and I was telling my girlfriend about the tapioca balls…

    I didn’t realize it, but X-tremegeek.com also has a clock shirt and a 3D equilizer shirt. We’ll ask for those next!

    Great job on dancing, can’t wait to hang out with you at CES!

    Jason Dumbaugh
    PR Manager
    http://www.TechwareLabs.com

  14. Debo Hobo says:

    Did those shirts come with dance lessons? Just kidding you’ve got some moves 🙂

  15. Tom says:

    Sold, I’m so getting one when it comes in stock

  16. Nebraska SEO says:

    I see Journey making a big comeback now that there are videos of John Chow rocking out with geek shirts to their music.

  17. John, How about a contest for the best comments on the review of Pho Orlando? I think that Equaliser t-shirt is the geek gadget of the year, with the Wi-Fi shirt a close second. I may just have to order mine before the contest?

    I watched the entire IzeaFest on-line on UstreamTV. You had some great tips. Only wish my online income would permit traveling to blogworld.

    Thank you for the Pho videos, they are better than network tv here in the USA!

    Respectfully, Nicholas

  18. Alex Kim says:

    LOL I love Pho too, check out my site if you want to make Pho your own, but I don’t know if it will be good or not haha

  19. Amanda says:

    between you and Bob posting about Pho I want to try it! it looks so yummy!

  20. A little part of me secretly likes those electronic shirts, but I’d never buy one. lol

  21. Jef says:

    I was given a wi-fi shirt for a present a while back but am afraid to wear it in public. Maybe after a few beers though! Or, I have to start hanging out with more geeky people. For the record, I love Pho and now that the weather is cooler I may have to go and have some more often. Nice moves John!

  22. Ian Fernando says:

    damn those shirts is nice as hell! that wifi one is cool help the bloggers out at blog world – and its pretty viral I think!

  23. ismabera says:

    uf! I couldn’t it pho as it is to complicated – lol. Why t-shirt is so expencive?

  24. BenSpark says:

    Love the Air guitar solo at the end. Sweet Shirt. Gonna have to follow you around at Blog World to find WiFi too.

  25. Wow, video quality is about 10 times better

  26. bubble tea is excellent!!

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