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Bathtub orator Jordan Owen responds to critics of The Sarkeesian Effect Trailer with funny voices, mansterics

If their reaction to the widespread mockery of The Sarkeesian Effect trailer is any indication, the two biggest critics of the “critic who cannot be criticized” cannot handle much in the way of criticism. Davis Aurini, the Nazi-er of the two Sarkeesian Effect auteurs, has been blocking the critics on his Youtube channel, evidently oblivious to the ironies. Jordan Owen, the one with the hair, has been yelling into his computer and putting the results up on Youtube. (See above.)

I wouldn’t really recommend watching the entire 18-minute-plus video, in which Owen, bristling with anger, reads out his response to a two-week-old piece in the Houston Press making fun of the trailer, unless you have some sort of fetish for long-winded long-haired dudes talking in silly “Valley Girl” voicesmaking fun of the spelling of people’s names, literally screeching about the “racism and sexism” allegedly faced by white dudes, and generally making no fucking sense whatsoever (while gratuitously working the n-word into their rants).

Seriously, just watch the bits I’ve linked to in the paragraph above and you’ll have a pretty good taste of the whole thing. Or read the rather amusing (and accurate) executive summary prepared by one anti-gamergater here.

The skin, it is a bit thin, no?

Here’s the original Sarkeesian Effect Trailer.

Oh, wait, that was my version. Here’s the one by Owen and Aurini.

And in case you didn’t get that “bathtub orator” reference in the title, this will explain it.

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girlscientist
girlscientist
5 years ago

Oh thank goodness for this post! I need a bit of (unintentional) comedy…

davidgerard
5 years ago

“prostatesteria” to be as analogous as it’s anatomically possible to be.

Holytape
5 years ago

Holy shit. Owen appears to be fully clothed. And who said professionalism is dead these days.

Lea
Lea
5 years ago

Only 18 minutes of whining this time?

Lea
Lea
5 years ago

“Any racism and sexism directed to white men is not really racism and sexism at all…”

He calls that “the rules of political correctness” rather than a fact.
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Lea
Lea
5 years ago

He and his fans are congratulating themselves for responding to critics in this manner instead of claiming Jordon is being harassed “like Sarkeesian does”.
I think they are to the point of believing their own lies. That’s alot of self delusion.

Meanwhile, Anita Sarkeesian is mentioned in More this month alongside Ashely Judd as a “troll tamer”.

Lea
Lea
5 years ago

The comment section is hilarious.

Big Al
5 years ago

*Cries racism.

*Wears shirt depciting work of overtly-racist writer.

Uh-huh… yeeeeeeah. (Saying this as someone who loves some of Lovecraft’s stuff and is influenced by him, but shit, dude was a racist, man.)

Lea
Lea
5 years ago

Big Al,
Yes he was. I love it too, but that dude was a racist and a sexist.
Good for you for having the fabulous Jeffery Combs as an avatar, btw.

Shalimar
Shalimar
5 years ago

It doesn’t matter if Owen blocks commenters on his YouTube channel or not, because people will make YouTube videos mocking his documentary, and he will watch every single one of them. And respond at length. Which will be even more hilarious than the parodies.

If he had any self-awareness at all, Owen wouldn’t have left Aurini responsible for editing after the technical disaster of every single update they have posted so far. Not that Owen would do much better, since his idea of preparation seems to be “smoke tons of weed, get brilliant inspiration while taking bath, point cam at self in bath talking about brilliant inspiration.’

weirwoodtreehugger
5 years ago

He and his fans are congratulating themselves for responding to critics in this manner instead of claiming Jordon is being harassed “like Sarkeesian does”.

I’m completely shocked that he believes mocking a man is equivalent to threatening to rape and/or kill a woman. Shocked!

Do I even to bust out the Margaret Atwood quote? I think we all know it by now.

Krib
Krib
5 years ago

He does not even tell us why Mcarthur is no longer in the videos!
Actually it’s about plastic skulls in YouTube rants!

sn0rkmaiden
5 years ago

What a very, very, very silly man. But at least this is some light relief after the last two horrible stories.

I can’t wait to see Owen and Aurini losing their shit over the reviews their finished movie will get (assuming they ever release it).

Shalimar
Shalimar
5 years ago

Also, too, looking through his YouTube videos after clicking through to read what his fans had to say, one of the shorter ones is about Jem & The Holograms. I’m still trying to figure out what it says about Owen that he rants for 15 and a half minutes about a 150-second trailer for a movie based on a 1980s cartoon designed to sell dolls to little girls.* Why even care if you weren’t a fan of the show?

*Actually, I think it means Owen secretly writes Jem & The Holograms porn fanfic where all those hot cartoon band members totally want him.

Big Al
5 years ago

“Big Al,
Yes he was. I love it too, but that dude was a racist and a sexist.
Good for you for having the fabulous Jeffery Combs as an avatar, btw.”

@Lea in fact, you could say that due to his attitudes towards women (I.e. he was completley terrified by them,) you oculd argue he was pretty “beta,” haha.

Combs is an absolute legend, as is Stuart Gordon. Big fan of the stuff they put out in the 80’s and early 90’s!

zennurse
zennurse
5 years ago

Shalimar

Jordan Owen is a big fan of Jem and the Holograms and is Pissed that they didn’t 1)hire him to write the soundtrack (really, he applied) and 2) Pissed that the movie doesn’t make him happy because it isnt just like a 30 year old cartoon. He gives a critique of what they should have done, because he’s an expert at those things in spite of the quality of the above trailer.

I watch Jordan Owen you tube just to facepalm.

EJ (The Other One)
EJ (The Other One)
5 years ago

@zennurse:
That’s all well and good, but what about the skulls?

Lea
Lea
5 years ago

(assuming they ever release it).

I’m not going to hold my breath.

Big Al,
I just saw Combs in a movie on Netflix called “Would You Rather”. He’s the highlight of the film. He oozes smarmy goodness. I’d have skipped it, but Jeffery Combs.

I also recently saw a great performance out of Ted Levine in Banshee Chapter. He basically plays Hunter S. Thompson. Well worth seeing just for him.

Auntie Alias
Auntie Alias
5 years ago

He slides into an awesome Sam Kinison impression at the “allegedly faced by white dudes” link. I wish I had an image account somewhere. That cheesy grin he gives at the end of that particular rant is priceless.

Drezden
Drezden
5 years ago

Lea,

I really liked Banshee Chapter. It’s one of the few (maybe the only) movie in recent memory that managed to evoke that creepy feeling I used to get when sneaking horror shows lat night as a kid.

zennurse
zennurse
5 years ago

EJ the OO

No skulls, just dopey old Jordan.

I did notice something in the Sarkeesian trailer that I hadn’t before, when Jordan is interviewing the woman with black hair, the PhD candidate, he is sweating like iced tea in August. More odd exiting.

They are just such strange characters, Owen and Aurini. Somehow I can’t look away. ????

zennurse
zennurse
5 years ago

Sorry, *editing*.

Sheesh

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
5 years ago

It bugs me that he reads his rants off sheets of paper like a primary school kid giving a book report. Small potatoes given everything else, but 1. He writes these damn things, he should be able to remember them, 2. Failing that, cue cards, and 3. Failing that, keep the papers out of frame.

Newt
Newt
5 years ago

He does not even tell us why Mcarthur is no longer in the videos!
Actually it’s about plastic skulls in YouTube rants!

That’s all well and good, but what about the skulls?

If Owen has any sense, he’ll have kidnapped the skull as a backup plan. When the film is finally released, and the two have a (second) public breakup, he can get even by sending Aurini pictures of McArthur in front of distinctive landmarks.

Lea
Lea
5 years ago

Drezden,
It was good -n- spooky. Very eerie. Plenty of suspense.

Big Al
5 years ago

@Lea definitely two flicks I’ll look around for, hopefully they’ll pop up on Netflix but the UK version is pretty crappy compared to what US subscribers get.

I also want to see a film called Motivational Growth. Combs basically voices a growth of mould in a twenty-something loser’s bathroom and tells him to do stuff. Looks really trippy and gross, haha.

weirwoodtreehugger
5 years ago

I loved Banshee Chapter. Very creepy! It’s not often I get some actual scares out of a movie, but I did with that one. Same vibe as Pulse (the original Japanese one obvs) and Pontypool. Two other movies that manage to make some old tropes scary and original.

Also, everyone needs to see It Follows if you haven’t already. I really hope it comes on Netflix.

rick
rick
5 years ago

When the documentary fails, will Owen go Galt? Aurini is already on MGTOW strike. I fear for our society and the implications of losing these creators, these great men of history!

Johanna Roberts
5 years ago

@Zen – wait, he’s a fan of Jem and the Holograms? A woman hating bag of Dorito crumbs like him? I don’t believe it. GET OUT OF MY FANDOM JORDAN OWEN.

Paradoxical Intention
5 years ago

Hello! I am (hopefully) back from my router-imposed internet exile!

On topic:
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The irony is palatable and makes me very happy in a “Wicked Witch of Irony” kind of way.

Also, while trying to find a funny gif for this post, I came across this and laughed a lot harder than I maybe should have:
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Paradoxical Intention
5 years ago

Oh goddamn you Embed Mammoth.
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Lea
Lea
5 years ago

Pontypool was good, wasn’t it? So weird.

sparky
sparky
5 years ago

literally screeching about the “racism and sexism” allegedly faced by white dudes, and generally making no fucking sense whatsoever (while gratuitously working the n-word into their rants).

And the word “wh*re.” Fucking priceless complaining about “sexism and racism against white men” while dropping racial and sexist slurs.

apeculiarpersonage
apeculiarpersonage
5 years ago

Is the skull’s name McArthur?

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
5 years ago

@PI
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Mew York Kitty (@CCMSparkster)

@Lea I do know what people mean when they say “you can’t be racist against white people” but I do wonder why we don’t call it “institutional racism” vs. “social racism” or something like that. It seems like doing that would save a lot of energy trying to explain this stuff because the mainstream of society (as in those who could go either way and aren’t just locked into closet or blatant white supremacy) consider racism to be ANY discrimination or prejudice against someone based on their race.

What I’ve usually said is, “While people of color can say hateful bigoted things about white people, they really don’t have any institutional power whatsoever to put it into action like white people do. However, white people not only have the ability to express hatred for people of color but the ability to put it into action from police brutality to job and housing discrimination. Because I’m white, I don’t have to worry about a lot of things people of color generally worry about like being brutalized by the police for ‘looking suspicious’ or some other bullshit reason. I know that if I smoke weed in public, the most I might get is a ticket, not jail time. I know that if I do something stupid or foolish, it won’t be attributed to my race.”

dlouwe
dlouwe
5 years ago

@WWTH

I’ll second that recommendation for It Follows; I got to see it at a local theater and loved it. Genuinely suspenseful, cool premise, and it sidestepped (or just plain subverted) a lot of lazy tropes. I loved noticing all the subtle things that were used to make you feel unsettled and uncomfortable.

Moggie
Moggie
5 years ago

If Owen has any sense, he’ll have kidnapped the skull as a backup plan. When the film is finally released, and the two have a (second) public breakup, he can get even by sending Aurini pictures of McArthur in front of distinctive landmarks.

OH DAMN YOU TO HELL, NEWT!
Now I’ll never be able to watch Amélie without thinking of Jordan Owen. Also, I’ll have to break up with Audrey Tautou (in my head). I hope you’re happy!

Kestrel
Kestrel
5 years ago

@apeculiarpersonage – Yes. The skull’s name is McArthur.

Shalimar
Shalimar
5 years ago

@zennurse

Ok, that is a surprise. I assume it was ranting just because it’s Owen. Thank you for actually watching it. I got part of the way through the infamous bathtub video something like 9 months ago and still can’t stand the sound of his voice enough to listen to him talk. I’m not sure why. Owen isn’t as horrible a person as Aurini, but I can still listen to Aurini’s pretentious bullshit.

DL
DL
5 years ago

Oh dear, accept the fact that all media is subject to criticism before making a documentary, boys. This amount of childishness is just sad.

Cyberwulf
Cyberwulf
5 years ago

You know, I wasn’t sure about The Sarkeesian Effect project before. You know, begging for $15k a month just to start filming, then posting updates that prove neither Owens nor Aurini can use a microphone, including themselves in the shot when interviewing people – it all looked like either the whole thing was a scam, or Owens and Aurini were deluded about their own ability to make a movie, or both. But having seen Owens read all his lines off sheets of white paper while talking a mile a minute and never looking at the camera, I have no doubt that this documentary is going to be top quality and worth every cent of its backers’ pocket money.

davidgerard
5 years ago

> but I do wonder why we don’t call it “institutional racism” vs. “social racism” or something like that.

I suspect it wouldn’t make a difference – the people who don’t want to listen wouldn’t listen any more.

Fruitloopsie
Fruitloopsie
5 years ago

If they can’t handle a little critism then there is no way they can handle what Anita has been through. What a couple of thin skinned nincompoops.

Bina
Bina
5 years ago

literally screeching about the “racism and sexism” allegedly faced by white dudes,

Racism and sexism are institutions, aimed at keeping non-whites and women, respectively, in “their” place, which is of course inferior to whites and men. So, if you’re a white guy, you’re not disadvantaged by racism OR sexism, by definition. Both, in fact, benefit you in ways you never even thought about. (Like, oh, not being killed by cops. Or not having rape and/or death threats leveled against you on the regular by the other sex. That sort of paltry little thing.)

What these guys call “racism against whites” and “sexism against men” is, in fact, nothing more than legitimate criticism leveled at the institutions of ACTUAL racism and ACTUAL sexism.

spacelawn
5 years ago

It has been said before but i’ll say it again.

Does this guy and his buddy have any sense of self-awareness? Because it doesn’t feel like anyone can have as little of it as these guys seem to have.

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
5 years ago

@ Bina

That sort of paltry little thing

The little things also benefit. I’ve had the example of a sniffer dog in a Tube queue start getting a bit excited and the poor black kid behind me being asked “for a word” rather than the white guy in the three piece suit (me).

venny
venny
5 years ago

@Lea
“He calls that “the rules of political correctness” rather than a fact. ”

It is not a fact.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/racism
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racism
http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/racism

There are some dictionary definitions of racism for you. Aren’t y’all feminists always quoting dictionary definitions of feminism?

weirwoodtreehugger
5 years ago

Pontypool was good, wasn’t it? So weird.

It’s the only zombie/infection subgenre movie that I thought did anything remotely creative and interesting since 28 Days Later.

Alpha von Carousel
Alpha von Carousel
5 years ago

I remember the anti-“political correctness” backlash from the 90s that pretty much used the same bullshit rhetoric as the current one.

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