The following is a list of The 404 episodes that were recorded in December 2008.


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  • Dec - 477 - 490.4
  • Nov - 458 - 476
  • Oct - 436 - 457
  • Sep - 416 - 435
  • Aug - 395 - 415
  • Jul - 374 - 394
  • Jun - 353 - 373
  • May - 333 - 352
  • Apr - 311 - 332
  • Mar - 289 - 310
  • Feb - 270 - 288
  • Jan - 252 - 269

  • Dec - 237 - 251.4
  • Nov - 219 - 236
  • Oct - 196 - 218
  • Sep - 175 - 195
  • Aug - 154 - 174
  • Jul - 132 - 153
  • Jun - 111 - 131
  • May - 90 - 110
  • Apr - 68 - 89
  • Mar - 47 - 67
  • Feb - 27 - 46
  • Jan - 12 - 26

Ep # Title Original Airdate Link MP3
237 Where Wilson ate some bad Tofurkey Monday, December 1, 2008 [1] [2]
The 404 had an all-around scattered Turkey Weekend that ended with Wilson getting Justin's deadly disease. With the show once again missing a host, we deflect the quantum of solace and invite MTI to chat it up about free flip flops, depressing holidays, Black Friday, and Japan's largest pseudo-orgy.
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238 Where our post-Thanksgiving contest totally backfired Tuesday, December 2, 2008 [3] [4]
No matter how organized, some plans just don't work out the way they're supposed to. And sometimes, they just plain blow up in your face. On today's show, we learn that lesson to its fullest extent. What was supposed to be a funny story-telling contest turned out to be so depressing that we almost can't go on...but we do. We persevere and get through it, but before you listen to today's show be sure to prepare yourself! Get a box of tissues and stay away from sharp objects, we're going to get through this together.
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239 Where we stop eating sesame cake Wednesday, December 3, 2008 [5] [6]
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, stealing the Empire State Building, and pirates make their appearance. As usual, it's a weird show today. We discover the classic line from the movie Congo from 1995, starring Tim Curry. Let's just say "Stop eating sesame cake" has become a new catchphrase for The 404. Yes, we're alienating more and more new listeners. Please, for the love of God, tell your friends about this show!
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240 Where we can't find the CNET holiday party Thursday, December 4, 2008 [7] [8]
After getting bad news about the death of this year's CNET holiday party, we wallow in sorrow for awhile but count our blessings that our two week vacation is still in tact. We move on to congratulate Logitech on their 1 billionth mouse and recommend a few of our favorite peripherals. We also wag a finger at Canada and unleash a horror story about their massacre of our beloved Sea Unicorn, the Narwhal. Shame on you, we thought you were better than us!
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241 Where Brian Tong is not Filipino or the white balance is off Friday, December 5, 2008 [9] [10]
Assault with a deadly burger, bar bathroom toiletries, perfect strokes, black balls and boba straws, and Asian gangstas are just a few of the topics brought up by today's guest, Mr. Brian Tong from CNET TV! He usually keeps it clean on his show, the Apple Byte, but The 404 is all about letting loose, and trust us--he does. This might be the most perverted, nasty, NSFW, and all around hilarious show EVAR- OMGBBQ!
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242 Where we turn the show into an unnecessary musical Monday, December 8, 2008 [11] [12]
Thanks to Dan the Mantern's two-week-long extended vacation, we're left helpless and alone. Luckily for us, the Intern Formerly Known as Mark (IFKM is a bad acronym) saves the day, helping us scrutinize stories like Microsoft entering the T-shirt market, the Knight Rider show cancellation, the first Vietnamese House Representative, and other kooky, borderline-tabloid stories we found on the World Wide Den of Filth.
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243 Where we'll never get rid of Jay Leno Tuesday, December 9, 2008 [13] [14]
Even though Jeff and Wilson are having an "off day," the show is still as ridiculous and irrelevant as always, replete with stories about stuffing monkeys up your shirt, dirty Nintendo Scrabble words, and the worst Top 10 gadgets list of all time. Oh, and be sure to listen until to the end to hear Wilson completely destroy the 4th wall.
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244 Where we're knee deep in Heavy & Flo Wednesday, December 10, 2008 [15] [16]
Today's show features a new recurring guest segment featuring our two favorite ladies, codenamed Heavy & Flo! They'll join us once a month to bring a very refreshing female presence to this bromance. We're testing their ability to keep up with the dudes, and they pass with flying colors, discussing stories like Bill Murray's spot-on Bruce Wayne impression, Indiana's strict driver's license rules, Heavy's visit to the Playboy mansion, and Rock Band's foray into the Country music scene.
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245 Where CNET has the hottest geeks Thursday, December 11, 2008 [17] [18]
What a sexy day on The 404. Today's show is naughty, raunchy, dirty, and whatever other words you wouldn't use to describe your mother. We've got a new bra for men in Japan, a web browser dedicated to the five-knuckle shuffle, a Twitter offshoot with a delightful name, and as always, a salute to our comrades leading the Asian-American renaissance.
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246 Where we send Justin back to the right coast Friday, December 12, 2008 [19] [20]
Technically it's the "left" coast but yes, Justin Yu will be traveling three hours back in time next week as he makes his way back to California to spend the holidays with family. Today we reminisce about last night's debauchery known as the "Black-Ops Holiday Party." Justin was a disaster after just three sips of rum and we've got the photographic evidence to prove it. We'll disclose those photos at a later date--maybe when he's gone next week.
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247 Where Wicker Hollow is stuck in the Lincoln Tunnel Monday, December 15, 2008 [21] [22]
Back by popular demand, Wicker Hollow is in the studio with us today on The 404. Chris Leone and Chris Sparta join us to talk about their new album, "Wake Up Call," in stores and online December 20. Make sure you call into the show for a chance to win free tickets to their CD release party December 20 at The Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey.
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248 Where we know who wears the headphones in this relationship Tuesday, December 16, 2008 [23] [24]
Internet superstar, GameDaily editor-in-chief and Dan Ackerman "better half" Libe Goad joins us and we take this rare opportunity to talk video games for the entire episode! We hear Libe's holiday game picks, discuss rumors of a PSP2 and marvel at the ingenuity of a college student whose 360 was stolen from his dorm. Calls from the Public after the break fuel an intense discussion about the future for the PS3.
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249 Where Rana knows the show number before we do OR Where we'd rather be in Tittybong Wednesday, December 17, 2008 [25] [26]
Rana and CMC join the show for a "what's up" with iPhone apps and a warm farewell to the last dick. Is Steve Jobs alive? Will New Yorkers pay tax on their iPods? Will Guitar Hero ever add death metal tracks? All these answers and more on The 404. Did we mention that we've got two flesh and blood females on the show? Make sure to stick around until the end of the episode when we find out that Rana has a secret celebrity crush...
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250 Where we have a live studio audience Thursday, December 18, 2008 [27] [28]
Today we have a fantastic interview with Prince of Persia level designer Michael McIntyre from Ubisoft. It's been nearly 20 years since the first PoP game, and Ubisoft has taken the series in a radically different direction. Unique art design and a new, fluid acrobatic system combine to make the newest PoP installment an instant hit. Check out the game here.
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251 Where we're innocent when we dream Friday, December 19, 2008 [29] [30]
What better way to close out 2008 than with Steve Guttenberg in the studio? Steve joins Wilson, Caroline, and I to reflect back on a year of mostly upsetting news. We dive deep into Steve's twisted banana-pilfering dreams and try and figure out the man behind The Audiophiliac.
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251.1 The 404 Yuletide Mini-sode One: Where tis' the season to GAME ON!!! Monday, December 22, 2008 [31] [32]
It's been a great year for gamers and we pick our faves over the past 365 days. We also take it back to 1998, ten years ago, and discuss that classic year in gaming history while roasting marshmallows over our yule log.
251.2 The 404 Yuletide Mini-sode Two: Where we get our Grinch on Wednesday, December 24, 2008 [33] [34]
There's twelve days of Christmas, eight days of Hanukah and for the first time ever, five days of Yuletide 404 Mini-sodes. Installment Two invites you to come hate "the most wonderful time of year" with us! We've saved up all our bitterness for this one mini-sode. Christmas music? Bah. Pine trees? Feh! The film - A Christmas Story? Horrendous! Claymation? Sucks!!! Bah-Humbug!
251.3 The 404 Bonus Yuletide Mini-sode: Where nerds read from Warhammer novels Friday, December 26, 2008 [35] [36]
"By the wispy beard of Bakalar, we vow to avenge the death and destruction caused by the Gray Goblins from the West. From the cliffs of Tanglandia to the windswept plains of Yutopia, we as paladins take the sacred oath to protect the kingdom of 404."
251.4 The 404 Yuletide Mini-sode Three: Where one or two movies came out this year Monday, December 29, 2008 [37] [38]
Installment Three of 404 Holiday Mini-sodes invites you to take a look at this year in cinema. Join us as Wilson puts on his critic hat and picks his top three movies of the year. Jeff joins the fun and chooses his favorite films but manages to find plenty of time to hate many, many others.
251.5 The 404 New Year's Eve Show: Where we review a year's worth of bullsh*t Wednesday, December 31, 2008 [39] [40]
Our final mini-sode and the very last 404 before 2009! It's been a big year for The 404 even though it's been a really crappy year for everything else in the world. We talk about the origins of the show, the infamous BOL hijack, the addition of Justin Yu and of course, Dan the Mantern. We reminisce about all our fantastic guests and dry our eyes as we count down to the new year. Thanks to all our loyal fans! We couldn't do this without you! See you in 09...
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