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.

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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There are 6 comments.

  1. Hank Rhody-Badenphipps Esq 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 PDT
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  2. Cal Lawton Member

    Yes, but was the toast artisan? 

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    • November 8, 2018, at 8:06 AM PDT
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  3. Albert Nonymoose Inactive

    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. Albert Nonymoose Inactive

    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-Badenphipps Esq 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. Albert Nonymoose Inactive

    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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