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Today I did The 404 and slid under the table

Written by Alison | March 5th, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Comments

Today I was on CNET’s The 404 podcast which is one of my favorite things to be on. The title of the episode (“Where we meet Alison Rosen’s mother”) comes from the way none of us  understand the plot to How I Met Your Mother, as opposed to anything having to do with my own mom, btw. You can watch the episode here:

Here’s The 404’s account of the day.

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last night’s Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend recap plus online dating Qs, horror stories, where to see me

Written by Alison | March 4th, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Comments

Last night’s show was really fun. First we talked to writer A.J. Jacobs, who was delightful, and then comedian Brendan McLaughlin came over to talk comedy and teach us how to professionally taste beer. He was a hoot, and I mean that in the sincerest way. At some point I also spoke Spanish and we did the wavey pencil dance and it was the greatest wavey pencil dance ever (Dustin took a solo) and we also talked about dating and my plans to do some online dating and document it on the show because I don’t go anywhere without my viewing audience.

Which brings me to a question: Have you had luck with online dating sites and which do you recommend?

And at the end of the show I invited you all to share your dating horror stories (either put them in the comments or email them to alisonrosenisyournewbestfriend AT gmail DOT com) and I will read some of them on the next show and name a winner. I’m not sure yet what the winner will win.

Oh and also, also, also, I need a logo so I can get some stickers made up. Anyone have any ideas for a logo that would look good on a bumper sticker? Maybe it should just be the name of the show. The thing that flummoxes me is that most sites where you order stickers have a button where you upload artwork. So that’s what I need. You know? Okay then.

Oh and also I had super fancy new title cards and we did a segment called “Just me or everyone?” where it was determined that many things I do are just me. It felt less reassuring than I’d hoped.

And one more potentially obnoxious thing. If anyone would like to make highlights on the videos for some of the moments I mentioned above, I will link to them.

Oh and see me tonight at 8pm ET on Diana Falzone’s Paltalk show. Apparently I’ll be spelling my name with two LLs for the occasion.

And Friday morning at 11am ET I’ll be on CNET’s The 404 podcast. YAY!

The 404 Bunch

Written by Alison | February 3rd, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Comments

James Sleeth made this and I’m honored to be included!

My Friday appearance on The 404

Written by Alison | September 6th, 2009 at 8:31 am | Comments

As you perhaps well know, I was on my favorite podcast—The 404—on Friday. Perhaps you want to watch it? I think so.

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The Daily Alison (Where Natali Del Conte and I address our future selves)

Written by Alison | August 23rd, 2009 at 6:12 pm | Comments

Go here for more on Natali Del Conte. You know you want to!

The Daily Alison (Where I’m Your Magic 8-Ball)

Written by Alison | August 9th, 2009 at 3:23 pm | Comments

The Daily Alison (where Jeff Bakalar has sexy bruises)

Written by Alison | June 28th, 2009 at 2:06 pm | Comments

Read more about Jeff Bakalar of CNET’s The 404! And read more about how I hate shopping here.

And here’s a picture of me and Jeff. (Maybe I’ll start putting photos in here more?)


| Posted in The Daily Alison, the 404

Yesterday’s appearance on The 404

Written by Alison | June 26th, 2009 at 10:27 am | Comments

I embedded it because I’m fancy. Not too fancy though. Just fancy enough.

Go here to read what they had to say and to see a picture where I don’t quite look like myself.

And here for more photos.

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