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Is the "Sarkeesian Effect" documentary just an elaborate practical joke? Take a look at the project's latest update

Seriously, is this just some elaborate practical joke? Are Davis Aurini and Jordan Owen deliberately trying to convince the world that they’re such bumbling nincompoops that they shouldn’t be trusted with $15 much less $15000 a month to make a documentary? Or are they really this incompetent?

I’m leaning towards the latter interpretation.

Watch the video and you’ll see what I mean. It’s their latest official update video for their backers on Patreon, to let the people who collectively sent them $9000 last month and another $7000 this month know what’s the SarkeesianEffect duo have managed to accomplish with their money so far.

And it’s filmed on a cheap webcam with bad lighting. Apparently these guys can’t be bothered to spend ten minutes to set up the equipment that their donors have so generously provided for them in order to make a video that looks even vaguely professional.

Even more hilariously, they filmed the whole thing using a directional microphone that 1) makes Jordan Owen sound like he’s fallen down a well and 2) RENDERS IT IMPOSSIBLE TO HEAR WHAT DAVIS AURINI IS SAYING ALTOGETHER.

You don’t have to watch the whole thing to see what I mean — skip ahead to about 1:15 in the video and wait until Aurini starts talking. He manages to get in a couple of words before moving out of the microphone’s range, and from then on nothing he says is audible (unless you want to blast your speakers out every time Owen talks).

In other words, not only can these two not be trusted to make a professional quality documentary, they can’t even manage to make a crappy webcam video properly.

Had their bete noire Anita Sarkeesian put out a similarly shitty video in order to tell her supporters what she was doing with their money, she would have been run out of town on a rail. Possibly literally.

In the comments on YouTube, Owen tells his disappointed backers that he can’t upload another video to replace this obviously fucked up one because that would trigger something on Patreon and cause all their backers to get charged again.

Uh, dude, you can’t upload an improved video with a different title, or on Aurini’s channel?

Huh. Maybe you should have, you know, watched your own video once to make sure everything was ok with it before putting it up in the first place?

I swear, these guys must have thought that Tim Burton’s movie about Ed Wood was a how-to, not a comedy.

 

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Bernardo Soares
Bernardo Soares
7 years ago

@katz
Landwirtschaftliche Produktionsgenossenschaft. I actually had to look it up, because everybody only ever referred to it with the abbreviation, LPG.
To be fair, it does mean more than just a farm. It was collectivized farming.

Bernardo Soares
Bernardo Soares
7 years ago

Oh, and of course there’s also the little pompom on the hat of the captain: Donaudampfschiffahrtskapitänsmützenbommel.

Bernardo Soares
Bernardo Soares
7 years ago

ooh, sorry, I forgot the company (how could I, shame on me) and after the new rules it has now three f:
Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaftskapitänsmützenbommel.

katz
7 years ago

Ah yes, the famed German triple letters.

pallygirl
pallygirl
7 years ago

Has German never met a word it couldn’t combine with at least three others?

Kiva
Kiva
7 years ago

Jordan Owen kind of looks like Snorlax. Especially whenever he’s laying on his couch, but now I can’t help but see it all the time.

kittehserf - MOD
7 years ago

Perhaps he’s Snorlax’s cousin Snorefest.

pallygirl
pallygirl
7 years ago

Jordan reminds me of Withnail in Withnail and I. Sort of a combination of that character, crossed with Neil from The Young Ones.

pallygirl
pallygirl
7 years ago

Aurini is more like Dr. Zachary Smith from Lost in Space.

Weissness
Weissness
7 years ago

Breaking news from a Hungarian friend:

“Kikerikiposzidosziharculujbüszkülüj”, an appropriate name for a rooster, which proudly cries out on a dung pile.

Add it to the list of perfect descriptors. I’m begging him for a phonetic explanation so I can really make use of it.

Malitia
Malitia
7 years ago

I’m pretty sure that Hungarian friend was either trolling you or speaks some very odd dialect. Rooster is ‘kakas’ and the word for its cry would generally be ‘kukurikú’ (‘kikeriki’ being a valid variation)… the things after that part don’t even look like valid words or suffixes, though (so my money is on trolling).

Stephen
Stephen
6 years ago

Why don’t the people who wasted all their money on these imbecile’s project just make their own video?

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