Story Hour with Bridget Phetasy is a segment where Bridget reminisces with cousin Maggie and tells stories explaining who she is and how she got here. Full transcript available here: WiW6-PhetasyOriginStory-Transcript

Bridget Phetasy shares the definition of the word Phetasy (a word she made up). The origin of the company, taking it on tour across country for 6 months, the eventual downfall of phetasy.com and the hope for its future resurrection. Along the way hear stories about a crazy ex-neighbor who thought Bridget was spying on her for Oliver Stone, how Bridget met her (now ex) husband from Belarus when he was working as a busboy, the “days of soup and toast”, and why attempting to cross the border into Canada with bundles of t-shirts wrapped in white plastic bags and duct tape is a bad idea.

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  1. Hank Rhody, Badgeless Bandito Contributor

    “Googol” is the word for a one with a hundred zeroes after it. It’s not so much a mathematical term as a cocktail party factlet. “Google” is a nonsense word made up to name the company, while still sounding like the other.

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    • November 8, 2018, at 6:42 AM PST
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  2. Cal Lawton Member
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    Yes, but was the toast artisan? 

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    • November 8, 2018, at 8:06 AM PST
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  3. Archibald Campbell Member
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    Hank Rhody, Drunk on Power (View Comment):

    “Googol” is the word for a one with a hundred zeroes after it. It’s not so much a mathematical term as a cocktail party factlet. “Google” is a nonsense word made up to name the company, while still sounding like the other.

     

    The company name is an homage to the word “googol”, though.

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    • May 9, 2019, at 5:11 PM PDT
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  4. Archibald Campbell Member
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    I started this podcast with Bridget’s interview of Jeff Garlin, which was great. Her story here, at once typical and crazy, is pretty interesting. Time for part two.

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    • May 9, 2019, at 5:13 PM PDT
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  5. Hank Rhody, Badgeless Bandito Contributor

    Archie Campbell (View Comment):

    Hank Rhody, Drunk on Power (View Comment):

    “Googol” is the word for a one with a hundred zeroes after it. It’s not so much a mathematical term as a cocktail party factlet. “Google” is a nonsense word made up to name the company, while still sounding like the other.

     

    The company name is an homage to the word “googol”, though.

    I get that; I…

    I don’t recall what my comment was specifically referring to, and I’m not going to go back and re-listen to the podcast to figure that part out. I think I’m just going to go for “You win this round.”

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    • May 9, 2019, at 5:14 PM PDT
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  6. Archibald Campbell Member
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    Hank Rhody, Drunk on Power (View Comment):

    Archie Campbell (View Comment):

    Hank Rhody, Drunk on Power (View Comment):

    “Googol” is the word for a one with a hundred zeroes after it. It’s not so much a mathematical term as a cocktail party factlet. “Google” is a nonsense word made up to name the company, while still sounding like the other.

     

    The company name is an homage to the word “googol”, though.

    I get that; I…

    I don’t recall what my comment was specifically referring to, and I’m not going to go back and re-listen to the podcast to figure that part out. I think I’m just going to go for “You win this round.”

    Heh. I think it was just them wondering where the name “Google” came from. I declare us both winners, Hank. Here’s your trophy and snow cone.

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    • May 9, 2019, at 5:17 PM PDT
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