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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #540 on: 10 December, 2014, 02:43:10 AM »
PewDiePie.

Genuinely baffled that anyone thinks that watching an idiot prattle on in irritating affected voices while playing videogames constitutes any kind of worthwhile entertainment, let alone millions of them.

Kids today etc.
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #541 on: 10 December, 2014, 09:29:42 AM »
PewDiePie.


No idea what you're talking about.

Thank Grud!

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #542 on: 10 December, 2014, 11:37:02 AM »
PewDiePie.

Genuinely baffled that anyone thinks that watching an idiot prattle on in irritating affected voices while playing videogames constitutes any kind of worthwhile entertainment, let alone millions of them.

Kids today etc.

I don't get it either, but my son loves him and laughs his head off watching it. As for watching him playing computer games - I see that as no different than watching people play football, ride horses, play poker or answer questions.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #543 on: 10 December, 2014, 03:04:35 PM »
Yeah, but generally we watch people doing those things because they're being done with a lot of skill or intelligence. We watch comedy because theres an element of craftsmanship, even stuff that appears to be spontaeneous and off the cuff. This is just some moron shouting whatever pops into his head.

Hate to dismiss things that are popular with younger generations whether it be music or TV shows or whatever, because i genuinely believe things of quality will shine through even if it not to your own personal taste. But i just cant see any merit to what the guy does.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #544 on: 10 December, 2014, 03:11:47 PM »
Yeah, but generally we watch people doing those things because they're being done with a lot of skill or intelligence. We watch comedy because theres an element of craftsmanship, even stuff that appears to be spontaeneous and off the cuff. This is just some moron shouting whatever pops into his head.

Hate to dismiss things that are popular with younger generations whether it be music or TV shows or whatever, because i genuinely believe things of quality will shine through even if it not to your own personal taste. But i just cant see any merit to what the guy does.

Totally agree. My 10 year old son loves watching some other witless, easily-impressed idiot called Cobanermani or something, as he repeatedly shouts "OH SHNAP!" at every mundane occurance whilst playing various video games.

I'm trying to discourage him by using sustained, withering sarcasm every time I see him watching it.
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #545 on: 10 December, 2014, 03:26:12 PM »
Yeah, but generally we watch people doing those things because they're being done with a lot of skill or intelligence. We watch comedy because theres an element of craftsmanship, even stuff that appears to be spontaeneous and off the cuff. This is just some moron shouting whatever pops into his head.

Hate to dismiss things that are popular with younger generations whether it be music or TV shows or whatever, because i genuinely believe things of quality will shine through even if it not to your own personal taste. But i just cant see any merit to what the guy does.

Totally agree. My 10 year old son loves watching some other witless, easily-impressed idiot called Cobanermani or something, as he repeatedly shouts "OH SHNAP!" at every mundane occurance whilst playing various video games.

I'm trying to discourage him by using sustained, withering sarcasm every time I see him watching it.

That doesn't work. You just end up teaching them withering sarcasm.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #546 on: 10 December, 2014, 03:29:09 PM »
Yeah, but generally we watch people doing those things because they're being done with a lot of skill or intelligence. We watch comedy because theres an element of craftsmanship, even stuff that appears to be spontaeneous and off the cuff. This is just some moron shouting whatever pops into his head.

Hate to dismiss things that are popular with younger generations whether it be music or TV shows or whatever, because i genuinely believe things of quality will shine through even if it not to your own personal taste. But i just cant see any merit to what the guy does.

Totally agree. My 10 year old son loves watching some other witless, easily-impressed idiot called Cobanermani or something, as he repeatedly shouts "OH SHNAP!" at every mundane occurance whilst playing various video games.

I'm trying to discourage him by using sustained, withering sarcasm every time I see him watching it.

That doesn't work. You just end up teaching them withering sarcasm.

That's a vital life-skill in itself.
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #547 on: 10 December, 2014, 03:30:01 PM »
Yeah, but generally we watch people doing those things because they're being done with a lot of skill or intelligence. We watch comedy because theres an element of craftsmanship, even stuff that appears to be spontaeneous and off the cuff. This is just some moron shouting whatever pops into his head.

Hate to dismiss things that are popular with younger generations whether it be music or TV shows or whatever, because i genuinely believe things of quality will shine through even if it not to your own personal taste. But i just cant see any merit to what the guy does.

Totally agree. My 10 year old son loves watching some other witless, easily-impressed idiot called Cobanermani or something, as he repeatedly shouts "OH SHNAP!" at every mundane occurance whilst playing various video games.

I'm trying to discourage him by using sustained, withering sarcasm every time I see him watching it.

That doesn't work. You just end up teaching them withering sarcasm.

That's a vital life-skill in itself.

Careful what you wish for! My youngest in particular is very deft with the put down... I have taught him too well.

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Re: Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #548 on: 10 December, 2014, 04:34:12 PM »
Another thing that struck me recently with this whole Zoella fiasco (Google it) is celebrity 'authors'.

I totally get that not everyone can write a book, and that people will often need help with writing a memoir, or even have it largely written for them. But i draw the effing line at celebrities pushing novels they have 'written'. Its so cynical and nasty and it grinds my gears no end, and i can only imagine how dispiriting it can be for actual aspiring authors.

Not generally in favour of banning books, but...

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #549 on: 10 December, 2014, 04:55:26 PM »
Not a TekWars fan then, eh Rad.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #550 on: 10 December, 2014, 05:13:58 PM »
PewDiePie.


No idea what you're talking about.

Thank Grud!

He's a bloke in his early twenties who records himself playing videogames while he does a running commentary. His level of humour is putting on silly accents, whooping and screaming and using the word 'rape' as if it's a punchline (though I gather that he does this less nowadays).

Here is an example of his 'work'. This is what a lot of kids today prefer to watch instead of traditional TV, or even playing games themselves. If you can make it through more than a couple of minutes of it you're a better man than me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HwlhGOxsE0

Oh, and btw he is the most popular uploader of Youtube videos in the world, and he makes millions of pounds a year for doing this.
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #551 on: 10 December, 2014, 05:25:25 PM »
Not a TekWars fan then, eh Rad.
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #552 on: 10 December, 2014, 05:25:35 PM »
Oh, and btw he is the most popular uploader of Youtube videos in the world, and he makes millions of pounds a year for doing this.

What. The. Actual. FUCK?!

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #553 on: 10 December, 2014, 05:49:12 PM »
You better believe it.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2014/06/18/youtuber-pewdiepie-is-making-4-million-a-year/

As for me, I don't even understand the appeal of watching someone else play videogames in the first place, aside from maybe checking out a gameplay video for thirty-odd seconds to see whether a game looks like my cup of tea. I barely even have time to play games myself, let alone watch someone else doing so.

Streaming, Twitch, 'the 'Share' button on modern consoles... I mean seriously - who gives a shit? Everyone else in the world apparently. Watching other people play videogames is big business now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNG73Q_NJL4
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #554 on: 10 December, 2014, 05:50:17 PM »
my friend's son (7) spends hours and hours watching people play Minecraft on youtube, and those guys also make a shedload of cash from it.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/24/minecraft-youtube-videos-mojang-views
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