Saturday Night Lame, I mean, Live, did a skit spoofing video podcasting last night, hearkening back to the Dana Carvey and Mike Meyers parodies of cable access television programming. The main difference being that "Wayne’s World" was actually funny, while this barely passed as comedy.
For those who didn’t suffer enough, you can view the skit again at You Tube.
The poor production values of video podcasting I suppose are easy pickings, but certainly much more could have been made of the nerdiness of the genre. I could imagine Engadget-esque rants being pretty funny. I.e.
"As everyone already knows, the Sony DX-1206 only came out in limited release yesterday, which was bundled with totally weak TR70 DRM. I mean any 10-year-old could pwn the root just by trolling usenet for source code. You would think they would have learned from the DX-1201 from five months ago that you can’t release a device like this and not expect people to hack the hell out of it. Dumb, dumb, dumb."
"So, have you ordered it yet?"
"I pre-ordered three."
Or maybe just I would have thought that was funny. Anyway, when SNL starts spoofing your phenomenon, that’s a sign that you need to turn in your Early Adopter membership card.