Bad PR 111: Anita Sarkeesian, Sargon of Akkad, and “Garbage Humans”

As anyone will tell you in the world of entertainment, all it takes to ruin a spotless image is one bad comment.  Ask Michael Richards or Gilbert Gottfried what that’s like.  Do I think that’s fair?  Not at all.  In Richards case, his biggest issue was that he could never let it go.  People would have forgiven him if he could have stopped bringing it up all the time.  He let his bad choice of words ruin his career forever.  Gottfried took the smarter approach – lay low and just let the buzz blow over.  Now he’s alright.  But some people who do something stupid have a bad habit of just digging themselves a REALLY deep hole.

Let’s look at Hillary Clinton and Kathy Griffin.  Both of these people are women who decided to be very stupid with their language, and rather than shut up and lay low for the worst to blow over, they just kept piling on and on.  In Kathy Griffin’s case, she hired a lawyer to be a mouthpiece for her butthurt instead of just taking the licks like an adult and walking away from what happened.  Hillary Clinton is arguably worse.  After blaming literally everyone for her failure except taking even the slightest smidgen of personal responsibility (she learned it from SJWs), she then blamed the DNC.  You know, the people who rigged the primary for her and openly said they have no compunction about doing it again.  Women that the left cheers for have a bad habit of not knowing when the shut up and let the damage blow over.

Which brings us to Anita Sarkeesian.  At VidCon yesterday, there was a panel where Anita Sarkeesian was speaking.  A ton of the anti-SJW crowd went and sat front and center, wanting to actually get to see her human side.  To be clear, they weren’t heckling her, they weren’t taunting and jeering at her.  By all accounts, they were respectful as could be there.  One of these people was Sargon of Akkad.  When Anita eyeballed him, she decided to put her own foot in her mouth.

This may just be the most unprofessional thing she’s ever done.  Which is genuinely surprising, to me.  It’s pretty clear that Anita is calculating.  Everything she does is part of maintaining a narrative of her victimhood and how she needs everyone to come to her defense.  I’ve long maintained that she is a con artist, and that hasn’t changed.  My first thought when I see stuff like this is – we’ve finally seen a human moment with Anita Sarkeesian.  People went to that panel in the hopes of seeing her be human, and that’s what they got.  For a brief moment, the human side of one of the most profitable online con artists came out.

But here is where my PR education comes into play.  What happens next?  What will Anita do?  I honestly don’t know.  Already the fans of hers have gone after Sargon and he has publicly called for the people hosting the Con to ban her from the cyberbullying panel that she will be a part of.  There’s no way she will be banned.  Of course not.  If Hank and John Green actually did that then they have would have the SJW tirade so far up their ass that it would never stop.  Anita and her cohorts have already shown that they can orchestrate a harassment campaign at a moment’s notice.  Like how Zoe Quinn went after Candace Owens using her friends and sock accounts.

So the question becomes – what will you do next, Anita?  You’re going to be back on stage, and Sargon has already said he will be there.  In fact, you can guarantee that the rest of the anti-SJW chums will be there.  I’m sure they’ll be respectful, as was the case yesterday.  Will you lose your cool again?  Will you use this as another opportunity to smear?  What will you do?

I am genuinely curious to see what happens next.  Because there are a couple of options here.  First, the smart option – play it down and just stick to the message.  Or even better – skip the panel and quietly walk away from this.  Let the Internet firestorm die down while your white knights do the fighting for you.  It’s what she’s done before.  The second option is the double-down option.  Where she goes on that stage and then says that she is totally blameless and it is everyone else’s fault.  Then it becomes a savage war of online videos where the white knights and the detractors blitz and the Internet loses its collective shit.

The thing is, Anita, this doesn’t make you look good.  There are a TON of videos where people show video footage from the event where you are spouting at someone who didn’t do anything to you.  He wasn’t heckling you.  The audience wasn’t attacking you.  You hijacked the panel and used it as a platform to attack Sargon as soon as you saw him in the audience.  From a PR standpoint this makes you look like a vindictive cunt.  You had to make a panel about being a woman online and promoting female content creators about you and how mad you are.  It was a genuine human moment, in all the wrong ways.

I just don’t get why someone who has been so careful about the narrative and the usage of a platform only when she approves to do something like this.  Some people have said this was a calculated move, and I don’t think so.  There’s no good angle here.  It’s too easy to show that Sargon wasn’t doing anything to her, and that the panel wasn’t being harassed. Naturally, her white knights will paint is as just that.  They’ll say the panel was being so horribly abused by all those EVIL anti-SJW YouTubers.  But there is video evidence that that wasn’t happening.  Only after Anita started running her mouth did the crowd get rowdy.  That’s understandable.  So this wasn’t calculated.

Perhaps all of the stress is really getting to her.  That’s natural.  See, when the SJWs go out into the real world, where their viewpoints can be challenged, they crack pretty fast.  Anytime they are at a platform where the narrative isn’t tightly controlled, they lose their ability to keep the focus only where they want it to be.  It’s why watching a debate between Brianna Wu and her opponent in the congressional election she is now a part of would be funny as fuck.  For Sarkeesian, being in an environment where she can take criticism and actually have to answer legitimate questions probably scares the shit out of her.  Sargon even said later on he just wanted to talk to her, which she blew off.  But I bet the thought of having to answer real questions from people who won’t accept pithy answers is the most frightening thing in the world.

Maybe that’s where the calculus of this comes from.  Instead of having to answer questions, she creates a firestorm so she can just not have to.  I bet that’s what will happen at the cyberbullying panel, because it’s a virtual guarantee that the audience will have legit questions for her there too.

The PR lesson is this – this was a bad move.  A very, very bad move.  Whether this was her human side coming out, or desperation coming into play, Anita has done real damage to her image.  This isn’t going to go away.  Just like the video where she says that she isn’t a gamer and doesn’t like video games, now this video will haunt her where she called a detractor sitting politely in the audience a shit-head and a “garbage human.”  Will she recover?  That is what honestly interests me.  Because I have seen Anita’s abilities as a con artist to be kind of inspiring.  I can’t wait to see what she does next.

Until next time, a quote,

“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.” – Robert Frost

Peace out,

Maverick

Zoe Quinn Harasses ‘The Last Night’ Director For Supporting #GamerGate

Oh look, it’s everyone’s favorite professional victim who is back to wear her victimhood like a badge of honor even though the Internet forgot about her years ago.  And since she can’t just sit back and let herself fall into obscurity like the vulture that she is, when the director of a new game that looks pretty cool came out and she found out through her information network that he had said positive things about the now-defunct culture war #GamerGate, she had to get her little army of minions to go out and attack him.  I am, of course, talking about the director or The Last Night.

See, the director of that game actually believes that ethical standards in games journalism is something worth fighting for, and that the world of Indie games is a toxic circlejerk of multi-colored hair warriors who have to suck each other off so hard.  And since Zoe Quinn hasn’t been in the public eye in so long, just like Brianna Wu she had to get the old victim train going.  Also just like Brianna Wu, Zoe is a cunt-rag who tries to play off what at terrible person she is as everyone just being mean to her.

Let’s take a look at the narrative she paints for herself.  According to her, she was the tragic victim of a horrible man who chose to slut-shame her and paint the scarlet letter on her in the public square.  And ever since she has been the victim of virtually non-stop abuse by all the evil people of the Internet.  That’s the narrative that she paints.  The same one that her and her more-successful professional victim comrade Anita Sarkeesian painted in front of the UN while they argued that the Internet should have everyone who disagrees with them removed.  Not that Zoe would know what it’s like for people to disagree with her.  Her echo chamber is so massive that she lives in it.  Every time that she has even slightly ventured out of it the weight of her lies almost destroyed her.

What is the truth?  Simple – her ex-boyfriend Eron wrote a hugely-long post where he laid out how betrayed he felt by her.  Among the endless reasons why was the fact that she had been cheating on him, with five people.  Mundane’s Matt and Internet Aristocrat’s video of what happened led her to being the catalyst to the online culture war known as #GamerGate.  And very quickly Zoe became forgotten amongst the far more interesting topics at hand.  Topics like the fact that several of the people who she had cheated on Eron with were people who had covered in the games media before.  In fact Nathan Grayson became a far more interesting topic than she ever was.  All she did was create a boring video game about living with depression.  A choose-your-adventure game about depression.  Yeah, sounds like a recipe for great “gameplay.”

After the storm that was GamerGate died down, Zoe found herself in the media in other ways.  Like how she was busted red-handed leading a online blitzkrieg of attacks against Candace Owens.  There had been a blog post where she laid out what had happened, and how she was able to put together that Zoe was directly responsible for the attacks against her.  A really scum-fuck thing to do.  As I said, she went to the UN, where she desperately tried to sell that the Internet still sent daily hate to her, even though it is easily-provable that the Internet moved on from her not long after the hashtag #GamerGate was founded by Adam Baldwin.  Given how she was able to generate an attack against Candace Owens through mysterious anonymous sources, it’s not hard to think that probably most of the hate she has ever received was from the same sock-puppet accounts.

Oh, and let’s not forget the leaked chat logs from Crash Override Network, Zoe’s little circlejerk of victimhood that showed that she had actively sabotaged the Rebel Game Jam she had been a part of in order to cash in on the social justice points and make herself look good while the rest of them look bad.  I still believe the person who sponsored that event should sue her.  Or how she doxxed and ruined the Fine Young Capitalist’s fundraising event to help promote women in gaming, which she didn’t like because they weren’t promoting her.  And just like all feminists with a sense of entitlement up her non-existent ass, she had to make them pay for not making everything in that project about her.  But again, she’s a victim.  Not a scum-fuck.

Now she has turned her refusal to let her 15 minutes of shame die into an attack against someone who hasn’t done thing one against her other than support an online movement.  That’s it.  That’s all he did.  Then Notch had to go and take the Internet’s ire by calling her a cunt.  Which, you know, she is.  Indefensibly so.  Zoe Quinn is a cunt with a capital C.  She is a horrible person who wanted to make a game that was neatly stealing the show at E3 about her.  Because why shouldn’t a big game reveal be about her?  And of course the parasites at Feminist Frequency have come out in support of her.  Why not.

Zoe, you are a cunt.  You are a terrible person.  I don’t lightly use that term, but it describes you perfectly.  What’s more, you actually believed you are owed something for the fact that people see you for what you are after all of the debacle that you were barely a part of.  You believe that you are owed.  That just blows my fucking mind.  Zoe Quinn feels that the Internet owes HER for the shit she has pulled.  No, Zoe!  You owe people an apology.  People like Eron, who had those of us who supported GamerGate donate to his defense fund, which when you realized that the trial didn’t make you look good you dropped.  People like Candace Owens, who busted you dead to rights for a campaign of doxing and harassment through sock puppet accounts.  There are so many people who you owe.  But you won’t.  After all, admitting wrongdoing just fucks with the narrative.  Can’t have that.  Then you might start self-reflection and that might just lead you to realize what a fucking piece of shit you are.

Until next time, a quote,

“Mr Worf, villains who twirl their mustaches are easy to spot.  Those who clothe themselves in good deeds are well-camouflaged.” – Capt. Picard

Peace out,

Maverick

Lucien’s First Take: Life is Strange: Before the Storm Premier Trailer

I’ve made no secret that the original game is my favorite game of 2015.  Aside from the ending, which is stupid on so many levels that it forced me to do a rewrite which is on this site if you want to look for it, I loved it.  The game is truly phenomenal.  And just like Mass Effect 3, I don’t let the fact that the ending is pants-on-head retarded stop me from loving the rest of the franchise.  However, when I heard there was a sequel episodic series coming out, I was more than a little worried.  I mean, where are they going to go with the franchise?  I had games where I both saved and let Chloe die, so are they going to pick up with Max back in Seattle?  Where could this go?  Are we FINALLY going to get an answer to what Max’s power is and how it works?  That’s the biggest question I have after the series so that could be a little interesting.

But today Microsoft decided to unveil the latest season at their press conference.  And…I don’t know what to think.  Let’s take a look at the trailer and then talk about it.

Okay, so we have Chloe, who is one of my favorite female characters of all time, voiced by an amazing voice actress who I also loved in Horizon: Zero Dawn.  She’s in her room, smoking.  I can see the art style is the same, but it does look a lot more detailed.  The facial animations in-particular, which was my biggest gripe with this style.

She’s sitting there, smoking, and we see a raven land on her windowsill.  The previous game had a thing about the blue butterfly that Max took a pic with.  Is that the way it is with the raven?  In all mediums the raven has symbolized death.  A theory just came to me, but I want to keep going before we talk about it.

There’s a montage of things happening, and one of the things that gets my attention is her being in a car with her father when he is hit by a train.  Is that a dream sequence?  If it’s not, then it makes my theory have suddenly a lot more credibility.  There are things like a tree burning, and Chloe climbing the steps of Blackwell Academy with a sign about good luck seniors.  More Chloe being angsty and shit, but always alone.  That interests me.  The previous game made it seem like her and Rachel Amber were nigh-inseparable.

Here’s why I’m worried – part of me is thinking that all this is is just filling in Chloe’s backstory before the events of the game.  Why?  We already know what happened.  That would be stupid.  That would be the biggest waste of time and potential ever.  And the worst thing is that I’m going to buy the first episode to find out.  Because I have to know.  I have another theory, and I’m desperately hoping that it’s true.  If it really is as simple and dumb as what the title suggests, then I am honestly going to be nine kinds of done with Dontnod and their episodic games.

My theory is this – Chloe dies in so many of the timelines that Max has.  Whether it be in the beginning when Nathan shoots her, the junkyard where you can accidentally shoot her while playing with David’s gun, the alternate timeline if you have Max kill her when she asks her too, and at the very end if you choose to sacrifice her.  I always believed that the tornado was the alternate timelines Max created coming together to fuck up reality.  It made sense.  My theory is that this game has Chloe in the nether-space between timelines.  Like a space where nothing is real and she is desperate to escape.  Kinda like the world of the Nexus in Star Trek Generations.  That would be fascinating!  No joke, if they go that route then it makes sense why her reaction at the end where she sees Rachel is one of awe.  Like she can’t believe that she’s actually there.

But I am still worried that this is just rehashing a backstory we already know.  To Square Enix and Dontnod, if that is really the route you go, so help me Groj I will make the longest and most nit-picky post explaining why you are wasting gamers’ money that you have ever seen!  Not that you care, I’m sure, but hopefully my audience will care.  And I’m going to make sure all of you are told as fast as possible.  The first episode comes out August 31st.  Your move, Dontnod

Initial Verdict:
You Have My Attention

Peace out,

Maverick

The Cinematic Universe Trends Needs to Die

It really does.  It really, really does.  Seems like every film company is trying to find a way to make their own cinematic universe crap, and it is producing some of the stupidest films ever made.  People don’t realize that Marvel really found lightning in a bottle with their cinematic universe.  And part of that was having a fan of the comics who stood his ground on making the films true to the source material that he was adapting.  This concept could have been done so much worse.  There are stories about how Disney and the current head of the MCU have clashed on ideas which shows that if Disney had had their way, it would have been a lot worse.

However, it seems like every film company under the sun wants to have their version of the cinematic universe, and without a single exception they all suck.  Don’t come at me that Wonder Woman is awesome.  I’m sure it is.  Haven’t seen it.  Will Netflix it, someday.  But the DCEU is dead on arrival right now, and unless they have some good films to build on the ground they have FINALLY laid down, then it will still die.  Not unlike how the Ghostbusters remake’s attempt to make a universe are dead.  Or how Universal’s pathetic attempt to form the “Dark Universe” died right out of the gate.  Not to mention the Star Wars new extended universe.  And on that note…

Rogue One sucked!  I finally watched it, and I am going to do a review of it, but here’s my Cliff Notes – it sucked.  I don’t get why people are saying how great it was.  The film was boring.  So unbelievably boring.  Every single character in the film is boring.  Listening to Darth Vader make a stupid pun hurt me inside.  The plot was bad.  The CG faces for characters was bad.  Nothing about it was good.  How so many people could sing its praises is beyond me.  I genuinely believe it is just sad fanboys/girls who so desperately want Star Wars stuff in their lives that they will say that anything is good.  Just like how they sing about how great Episode VII was, when I couldn’t escape the fact that it is virtually a shot-for-shot remake of the original, except with a chick who can’t act and Emo Vader with his retarded-ass lightsaber.  Now they are making more films that no one asked for.  How about they release Star Wars: 1313?!  There’s something I actually wanted to see.

My point in all of this is simple – these cinematic universes need to go.  Marvel is already planning to bring theirs down a few pegs once the Infinity War films are done.  I saw that James Cameron wants to make a cinematic universe for that Avatar films.  Every company under the sun wants to try their hand at exploiting nostalgia by remaking old films in a way where it sets up for a cinematic universe.  These films are almost-exclusively terrible, and they are wasting money that could be put to better use in better films.

After all, we didn’t want a DCEU.  We wanted good DC films!  I don’t want a Dark Universe.  Nobody wanted that.  At all.  Not one person asked for that, and no one is going to miss it now that it is pretty much dead.  Nobody is asking for an Avatar universe.  The SJWs died on the hill that was the Ghostbusters remake.  I am honestly getting bored of the endless sequels.  Remakes might FINALLY be seeing a downturn now that they have become more and more box office poison.  Reboots too.  If only video games could learn a thing or two from this and be done with the endless sequels and give us some new IPs too.  There’s a thought.

Just think of all the talent being snubbed because Hollywood wants to cash in on some other form of nostalgia.  Think of the better films that could have been made if Hollywood had, instead of trying to make another stupid cinematic universe that will NEVER get the traction Marvel did, put their money into some of the smaller projects sitting on their desks?  What unseen vision is out there that will never see the light of day because the corporate dumbfucks who make movies are too busy making cash grabs?

What’s more, part of me is worried that now Hollywood has decided to just abandon the domestic market with films and instead make movies now intended just for foreign audiences.  Red Letter Media made a good point when they talked about the new Mummy film when they said the level of exposition seems like it wasn’t being made for American audiences.  It’s being made for foreign ones.  One of the biggest defenses people have for crappy movies is that they are able to recoup their money overseas.  That may be true.  In which case, will Hollywood just make safe movies for the US that they know will dominate overseas?  Stop caring about the local audiences for easy cash?  If that’s the case, why should I even go to the movies anymore?  I see trailers these days and I honestly don’t care.

As I said, Marvel caught lightning in a bottle.  That isn’t something just anyone can do, and instead of learning that lesson, Hollywood is content to just churn out more of this bait to lure people back in.  And it needs to stop.  The thing that really blows my mind is why Universal actually believed there was a cinematic universe potential in old monster movies?  That seems both short-sighted and desperate.  Is this a sign of how the film industry is doing overall?  Depressing.

Until next time, a quote,

“Hollywood has become hopelessly chained to the bottom line.” – Bruce Campbell

Peace out,

Maverick

Lucien Drinks: Strawberry Pina Colada

In addition to making food things, I also do drink stuff.  My favorite is mix drinks.  I am awesome at it.  I have yet to find anything that I’ve ever put my mind to that I’m bad.  For real, nothing that I have ever wanted to do have I been inclined to suck at.  For whatever reason, I am naturally a man of a ton of talents.  And nowhere is that more apparent than tonight.  Did I use precise measurements to get this perfectly done!  Fuck no!  I honestly never have on virtually everything I’ve ever made.  I honestly don’t get how people can nitpick culinary creations that way.  For me, I do my best to stay within limits and come hell or high water.  In this case, it worked wonders.  Let me show you the results.

I have tied in the posts about Lucien Cooks with stories about how I came to what I made and what it evoked in me, emotionally.  I thought I would do the same here, because there are real memories that came floating to the surface when I took a drink of this absolutely splendid concoction.

It’s funny, my cousin left his blender at my old place when he moved out.  It’s been collecting dust in my pantry for a while.  But when I saw some pina colada materials at the store the other night, and it’s strawberry season, I decided that I was going to get me some and put it to good use!  What a wonderful decision.  This is so damn good.  Each drink takes me back to a time in my life when I was so much younger.  A time when I could remember life being different.  Better.  I miss those days.  Seems like 1000 years ago.  More than one lifetime.  Technically, it was.  I miss the person from those days.

Back when I really young, before my head injury, my family and I went to Hawaii.  It was an awesome trip.  So much fun.  We went to the macadamia nut farm and got to try some truly amazing creations with that.  There was this old dude with this song he would sing about fresh coconut.  I wish I could remember how that song went, but memories before my head injury are mud.  I just remember the outdoor market he was in.  All the fresh fruit and wares people made.  It was a truly spectacular place.  All the time my family and I spent swimming and snorkeling.  Grabbing on to sea turtles (which is totally illegal.  We broke the law and got away with it!), and my sister absolutely losing her shit when the fish came up around her.  That was the funniest thing ever.  Oh, and my mother attempting to kill me at a beach with waves that were more than a little insane.  No joke, I had swam out and was going to make it over a massive one that was cresting, then feel this hand grab my foot.  Scared the fuck out of me.  Crazy old woman.

One thing that I remember from that trip that truly stands out was the strawberry pina coladas.  We had them all the time.  They were so good.  My sister and I were too young for booze, but in the concoction I made tonight no such issue.  Coconut rum goes amazingly with this.  So damn tasty.  I love how good a cook I am.  But my mind goes back to the memories of Hawaii, thinking of listening to the waves, the hot, humid air, the tasty drinks, driving around on a road that was a sheer cliff on one side.  All the good memories in that place, from back when the family and I were a lot happier.  From a life before my brain was busted.

I used fresh strawberries in this drink.  Best kind.  I didn’t want to use frozen stuff if I could help it.  In this case, I was able to live up to that mandate.  Used fresh ingredients too, no mixes.  So good.  The food and drinks that bring back memories, from a time when life was simpler and I didn’t have to be afraid of the future all the goddamn time.  How I wish I could go back, and savor it for all the time that I can.  Listening to music and being with friends I miss so much.  A girl I loved and will always love more than anyone, and a friend who was the brother I never had.

What are the things that you eat or drink that bring back memories for you?  Let me know in the comments.

Until next time, a quote,

“We didn’t realize we were making memories.  We just knew we were having fun.” – Anonymous

Peace out,

Maverick

Musical Insanity: Ain’t Gonna Pee Pee My Bed Tonight

I’ve done a fair few of these.  Not many recently, but that’s because you really have to work pretty hard to actually weird me out anymore.  I’ve watched Two Girls, One Cup.  I’ve watched the Squatty Potty rainbow ice cream shitting unicorn ad.  I’ve become so corrupted by the Internet that genuinely getting my attention takes work.  The one from whatever country with the people in animal masks still haunts my nightmares, but that’s neither here nor there.  But when I saw this video on the Drunken Peasants podcast, I knew that I would have a reaction to this.  So I stopped the video and decided to take this madness in for myself.  Let’s share in this moment together.

It’s kind of an overused line at this point, but what the fuck did I just watch?  It starts out with Raffi/Elvis here singing about how she is not going to be peeing in her bed tonight.  Okay.  That’s good, I guess.  Except for the fact that this pre-teen girl is gyrating her hips and stuff.  That’s kinda weird.  I mean, it was understood that Elvis doing that was meant to be sexually suggestive.  What is it when this kid does it?  But it gets better.

We have the adult entourage who comes in and tells us that they are are also not going to pee in their beds tonight.  That’s good.  I should hope that they are not going to be peeing in their beds tonight.  You know, unless it’s a sex thing.  But that’s still gross.  I mean, you gotta clean those sheets, dudes.  Why are you also singing about not peeing in your beds?  So we go from Raffi Elvis to The Raffi Carpenters in just a few seconds.  We then cut to another group of exclusively teenage and young adult girls singing about not peeing in their beds tonight.  This is even weirder!  I’m not saying that lesbian piss play is bad, but this is a family!  Why are you all talking about peeing in your beds?  Are you on such hard drugs that you lose your bladder control?!  Why the fuck is this a song?  The Raffi Brady Bunch is singing about pissing in their beds!  I genuinely don’t understand why this was a thing.

Was the goal here to tell children that peeing in your beds is something you should not do?  Definitely agree, but how is this song going to teach that?  Raffi at least used rhythm to teach kids to do stuff.  And it was practical shit.  Not pissing in your bed is a good moral but how is you singing about it going to help?!

Then we go back to Raffi Elvis gyrating again.  This is so fucking weird.  Except this time it’s more autistic shuffling, I guess?  This is the stuff they showed to Malcolm McDowell in A Clockwork Orange to break him.  If I had to watch this on loop forever it would break me pretty quick.  The gyrating gets more on point, which just makes it so much worse.  Elvis did that shit to be suggestive, little girl!  Are you trying to do that too?!  Clearly this was filmed in the 70’s, but I still wanna go through the video and tell that little girl not to tease the pedophiles.  It cannot end well.

More than that, I wanna what the story is behind this music video.  If ANY of the people who made this happen to find this post (it’s not the first time the maker of something I have criticized has come onto my blog to defend their creation), can you please explain the inception of this to me?  I don’t figure there was bad intention.  I figure it’s another situation like Derek Savage and you all have the best intention but still make something that is weird as fuck.  But what got this created?  I absolutely have to know.  Come on, Internet sleuths.  Help me figure this out.

Let’s talk about the background choreography.  It’s…terrible.  Just terrible.  Everyone’s timing is off and it’s pretty clear some of them are awkward as fuck about it.  It’s just them moving back and forth.  I get that this is a kind of family deal, but The Raffi Carpenter’s need to work on their stage performance, because when I stopped watching Raffi Elvis gyrate I was so amused by what I saw behind her.

And who the fuck is Raffi Gandalf?  That old fat guy in the white robe?!  This is so weird.  Did Mennonites make this?  He’s the only one in a white robe.  All the rest are in color-coordinated white and red.  What is his deal?!  This entire video has led me to so many questions.  I should not overanalyze this, but it’s impossible.  There are just too many things I wanna know.

Let me know what you all think in the Comments.  And if any of you find these people, send them this post and have them explain this to me, because I absolutely have to know.

Until next time a quote,

“I tried being normal once.  Worst two minutes of my life.” – Anonymous

Peace out,

Maverick

Please Stop This Stupid Battle (A response to Kathy Griffin)

What do you do if you are an aging “comedian” whose relevancy has long since passed and you weren’t all that funny to begin with?  Easy – stir up controversy.  She’s not the first to do it, won’t be the last.  In this case, it was by making a video where she holds up a fake decapitated bloody head of Trump.  Riffing on Manson, I see.  Just like Amy Schumer, a woman steals material from a man and nobody calls them out for it.  I just love when it’s female comedians.  When Carlos Mencia and Dane Cook did it, their careers were effectively destroyed.  When these two women do it it’s radio silence.  Hell, hasn’t been a word about how unoriginal that creepy harpy is for her publicity stunt.

After that blew up in her face, what do you think the logical thing to do would be?  Maybe just sit back and wait it out?  Hope that if people don’t pay attention long enough that they’ll forget?  Not a bad idea.  The Internet has a short attention span.  President Trump is a continuous supply of golden material to make fun of.  The guy is fucking bananas, after all.  But nope!  She couldn’t even have the common sense to do that.  Instead, she went out and hired herself a lawyer and organized a big public event where she says that her career has been ruined and she attacks Trump for ruining her life.  Not only that, but she recently came out and said that it’s because of sexism that she is in the doghouse right now.  Really?  It’s because of sexism that people don’t like you anymore?  Not this stupid stunt that you did for the express purpose of ruffling people’s feathers?  You knew EXACTLY what you were doing!  Hell, you said as much in the apology video that you did.  You said that the goal here was to rile people up and do something tasteless, but it backfired and you were sorry.  Could have just left it there.  But no, now you hired a lawyer and are crying that you are the victim here.

What is it with people who do stupid shit and then have to cry tears about what victims they are of the results?  We’ve seen it time and time again.  From the unending salt mine that is the entire modern video catalog of Steve Shives, to the crying foul from Milo Stewart after she went out of her way to say inflammatory things.  People on the far left have a bad habit of doing really stupid shit and then crying the blues about how they are the victims of not their bad behavior, but instead everyone else.  See how well that’s working for Hillary Clinton.  She recently said that the reason she lost is because of the DNC.  Oh really?!  The people who rigged the primary for you are the ones responsible for why you lost?  The ego on that cunt-rag never ceases to amaze.  It’s everyone’s fault but her own.  A trait that Kathy Griffin seems to share.

But the truth is, Kathy, you brought this on yourself.  And this is coming from someone who doesn’t think what you did is that bad.  I actually think that you are being unfairly vilified by the media.  And the conservative reaction has been the definition of retarded.  I mean, as bad as ISIS?  Come the fuck on.  Yeah, because that head she held up was real, right?  The one that ISIS held up is.  Oh, wait, Trump’s retarded kid Baron thought it was.  Never mind, because no he didn’t.  That story is bullshit.  If that kid believes this his father, who is the President of the United States with a constant detail of Secret Service around him at all times that would notice of a hair on that rat’s nest he was out of order, wouldn’t notice that he had died then he is dumb with a capital D.  I think what you did was tasteless and stupid, but you have to go a lot further to get my dander up than some dumb stunt.  I got more annoyed at them announcing that the retarded-ass Resident Evil movies are getting a reboot than I did about you holding up that clearly fake head.

Here’s what needs to happen – you need to walk away from this.  Like, now.  You never should have called that lawyer.  Part of me can’t help but think that you are pulling a Brianna Wu and trying to take the victim narrative just so you can extend your 15 minutes of fame and get the SJW points that you feel you so rightly deserve.  Because if you can’t earn the respect of an audience, why not simply lie and play up the tragedy for cheap points?  A good tactic, if you are utterly drawn at the talent bank.  All of you want to be the next Anita Sarkeesian.  But you can’t be, because she is a very talented con artist.  You are just losers milking the fame for whatever it’s worth.

Just like with Steve Shives, this needs to stop.  You say your career is over?  If you keep this up, then it will be.  Thoroughly and completely.  Nobody will want to have you on their shows and nobody will want to have you involved in anything because they don’t want to be roped into your latest bullshit controversy that you’ll start spinning.  Maybe you’ll write a book about this someday.  Some nice revisionist history that you’ll use to cash in.  See how well that is working for Zoe Quinn and her book.  Well, she got Wil “Shut up Wesley” Wheaton to endorse it.  I bet that’s working wonders.  Be a fucking adult here, Kathy.  Just step back, be quiet for a while and the Internet will get bored.  The conservative “she’s a domestic terrorist” retards will move on to the next thing.  The longer that this narrative goes on, the worse you look.  Just let it go.

Until next time, a quote,

“Half of art is knowing when to stop.” – Arthur William Redford

Peace out,

Maverick