Dear Jefferson, two suggestions in light of this episode:
1) Ben talking about pre-orders made me realize: in the future, when you're planning on launching new t-shirts and other products, might it make sense to use a message board poll to help pick designs? I realize you can't really have an artist draw up two images, but you could survey the fanbase to see if people prefer a certain colour or shirt style - or maybe you'd find a total lack of response and cancel that design altogether (or, to be optimistic, maybe people would go so apeshit you'd order extra). This could also be used to gauge interest in, say, sweatshirts vs hats.
2) There are times when I'd like to share a particularly funny clip from a show on Facebook/etc, and there's no easy way to do that (beyond saying "hey, go this site, and click this link, and fastfoward to this time", which is 2 steps too many to make anyone listen). That seems a bit crazy. I realize that cutting out multiple clips and making youtube vids for each one takes a bunch of work, and that work needs to be worth it to bother, but I'd have way more ability to share your content with friends and acquaintances if I could dish it out in bite-sized format. I don't mean this as a complaint; ultimately it's up to you to decide if it's worth adding to the engineers' work pile to increase fans' ability to promote you, but it's a thought.
2b) Would it be worthwhile to set up a video camera to get a clip of CBB, the way Totally Laime and NNF do? At least when a Name is coming who won't mind appearing on video. It seems to me like the most effective gateway for those unfamiliar with podcasting.