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BREAKING GAMERGATE BREAKUP NEWS: Jordan Owen has fired Davis Aurini from #TheSarkeesianEffect!

Owen and Aurini in happier times
Owen and Aurini in happier times

Oh, say it ain’t so! The creative team behind The Sarkeesian Effect has fallen apart in a wave of mutual recriminations and accusations and general bad feelings! Owen is accusing Aurini of blackmail! Aurini is accusing Owen of being a nerd who can’t get laid! They’re both accusing each other of trying to take the money and run!

And apparently Roosh V — yes, that Roosh V, do you even know of any others — played the Yoko Ono role in this breakup.  (Sorry, Yoko, it really wasn’t fair to drag you into this, so I’ll post a video of your awesome Walking On Thin Ice at the end of this post.)

Owen announced the firing of Aurini in this video:

Oh, sorry, that wasn’t Owen announcing the firing. That wass Tammy Wynette singing D-I-V-O-R-C-E.  Here’s Owen:

Whoops. That was “The Breakup Song” by the Greg Kihn Band. HERE’s Owen:

Ok, that was actually Frida — you know, from ABBA — doing “I Know There’s Something Going On.” I dunno, it’s a pretty good song, don’t you think? And it’s sort of relevant.

Anyway, here’s the actual video from Owen. It’s not that long. You should watch it. He’s fully clothed in this one. Well, at least from the waist up.

I’m not quite sure if Owen actually has the authority to fire Aurini, but then again I’m not an expert in Shithead Breakup Law. In case you didn’t watch the video, he says he plans to finish the, er, film without Aurini. And he apparently has all the money.

Aurini, meanwhile, has offered his side of the story in a blog post:

Jordan Owen has decided to split the partnership he and I formed to produce the GamerGate documentary about Anita Sarkeesian, with the planned title The Sarkeesian Effect.  Conveniently after collecting the funds I begged you for in my last post.

Aurini, despite being fired and not having access to the duo’s Paypal account, pledges that he too will see the, er, film to its completion, thus raising the possibility that there will be TWO COMPETING SARKEESIAN EFFECTS, sort of like when Black Flag got back together, but as two competing bands, with one touring as Black Flag and the other just as Flag.

“This project will see fruition,” Aurini writes, “and it will be a palpable blow against the Social Justice movement.”

A BLOW, A VERY PALPABLE BLOW!

Alas, I knew him, Horatio.

A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!

Anyhoo, Aurini claims that the film “is as good as in the bag,” with not much beyond editing left to do, and claims to be puzzled as to why Owen would take his ball and go home at this late state in the production. He claims

there was absolutely no disagreement over the film at all, and Jordan’s role as Producer, by this point, had mainly devolved to signing the cheques while I did the editing, and others did the animation.

The only logical reason to split the project at this point was because he’d just received the final month’s funding…

But just when you think Aurini is going to start in on a rant on what a dirty thief Owen is, he heads in a totally different direction, insinuating that Owen’s REAL reason for the breakup had less to do with money than it did with, well, let’s let Aurini explain:

After the past two months of communiques with Jordan, I strongly suspect that he undermined this project because of an irrational jealously of Roosh, and any man who’s able to relate to women easily.

He’d been asking me for advice about women since the get go – which led me to recommending my colleague Roosh who has done much to support us – but every time I spoke about him, it seemed to fill Jordan with rage.  Eventually leading to a panic attack that got him kicked off of an airplane – the last time I saw him in person.

That’s right. He’s saying that Jordan Owen is some kind of Omega Male Luh-huh-LOOOOOSER who can’t score the HBs!

Then Aurini asks for more money:

I ask that you continue to support me as I pull the last strands together, and cancel your financial support to Mister Owen.  He does not have the technical capacity to put this film together the way it needs to be done.

Oh, this is going to be good.

Oh, and here’s that Yoko Ono song, which seriously is probably one of my top ten favorite songs of all time.

H/T  — Skiriki, for being the first to alert me to this exciting development.

H/T — To Mike in the comments, who pointed me to that pic of the formerly dynamic duo, which I knew was out there but just couldn’t find!

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Robert
Robert
6 years ago

Reminds me of my favorite ending to the classic pig-and-scorpion fable. As the pig dies, he hears the scorpion say, “Hey, you KNEW what I was when you picked me up.”

Tessa
6 years ago

theladyzombie: That video was great… and wow, those guys are just terrible people. But the most interesting thing (other than the skulls, the belts… and $15,000!!!!) was the definition of social justice they put up. Wow. That is like a straw colossus they are trying to tear down. Jeesh. They really don’t understand it all. I guess that’s why they can feel they can decry social justice without any irony and not realize they’re not good people.

Tracy
Tracy
6 years ago

http://giphy.com/gifs/beyonce-laugh-QgVdpT0URYpYA

I just found out one my cats has cancer. This made me feel so, so, SO much better! This is ridiculous and hilarious and absolutely perfect.

I desperately hope we, the awaiting public, are blessed with two versions of the ‘film’, one with bathtub rants/despair/lots of belts and one with turtlenecked-ninjas/dramatic cigarettes/lots of skulls. Oh please, please let this be what happens.

Tracy
Tracy
6 years ago

GIF monster!!! *shakes fist*

PussyPowerTantrum
PussyPowerTantrum
6 years ago

@Tracy Oh that must be so scary! I wish you guys the best. I’m glad the news helped cheer you up.

GrumpyOldMangina
6 years ago

Another version of the pig-and scorpion fable: Al Wilson’s “The Snake”

ParadoxicalIntention
6 years ago

@ Tracy: Your precious furrinati overlords/ladies and/or rulers will be in my prayers tonight. 🙁 I hope they’ll be okay!

Kestrel
Kestrel
6 years ago

My deepest sympathies Tracy. I hope your kitty recovers. Zen hugs if they are welcome.

jy3
jy3
6 years ago

It is wrong to laugh at anyone getting ripped off. Even a ripoff artist.

It is wrong to laugh at anyone getting ripped off. Even a neoreactionary.

It is wrong to laugh at anyone getting ripped off. Even someone who seems to be going for an “I Am Evil” decor.

Eh, screw it. HAW HAW HAW.

Troy Brooks
6 years ago

Maybe it finally sank in how racist and sexist Aurini is after months of people asking Owen how he could work with someone like that.
At least I can hope some sense is starting to come back.

Adam
Adam
6 years ago

I love the comments. Some of them are actually admitting that Aurini is a fucking nutty woman-hating racist piece of shit, and was “making the project look bad”. Because Owen is nothing but the height of reason and credibility.

Man, these guys.

Adam
Adam
6 years ago

What I always find hilarious is that whenever they see how fucked up something in their movement is, they don’t criticize it because it’s wrong, they criticize it because “it’s ammunition for the SJWs.”

If you’re only going to purge your movement of white nationalists “on paper” because SJWs are going to point out their existence, maybe it’s a good fucking thing they’re doing that?

Chaos-Engineer
Chaos-Engineer
6 years ago

How did everyone manage to come up with such a large set of music videos?

When I see the phrase “Gamergate breakup”, I get this song stuck in my head and I’m unable to think of any others:

friday jones
friday jones
6 years ago

Who will get custody of the skull? I’d hate to see that poor little skull caught in the middle of a legal battle.

friday jones
friday jones
6 years ago

Dangit Casually and ej, you two stole my awesome joke before I even thunk it up!

katz
6 years ago

What Owen doesn’t know is that those skulls belong to Davis Aurini’s former collaborators.

rick
rick
6 years ago

There goes my $10,000 donation and my Vegas night out with the boys.

Ice and Indigo
Ice and Indigo
6 years ago

So Owen has a panic attack – seriously horrible thing to happen – and Aurini decides the best thing to do is spread it all over the manosphere to discredit him? Cu-LASSY. What lovely folks.

Norapinephrine
Norapinephrine
6 years ago

are there any other pictures of them together? i need them because of reasons

Norapinephrine
Norapinephrine
6 years ago

I need more images of them together, surely there are some? Somewhere? Video? Please? I promise to use them for evil.

PussyPowerTantrum
PussyPowerTantrum
6 years ago

I really enjoyed these breakup songs. They made a nice soundtrack while I was writing on commute this morning.

Here’s my contribution. Maybe the eventual Sarkeesian Effects could be put on split screen, though I doubt the effect will be anything as awesome as this Patti and Michael duet.

http://youtu.be/KsH63qJlIMM

PussyPowerTantrum
PussyPowerTantrum
6 years ago

Walking on Thin Ice was excellent, too. It’s not often that I see Yoko appreciated as a groundbreaking artist, a fact that parallels the subject matter of this blog. Also, am I the only one who’s curious about David’s top 10 favorite songs of all time?

LaurelG.
LaurelG.
6 years ago

Thanks for the positive nod to Yoko, but I would have preferred you not reference her that way in the first place. Yoko Ono was not controlling and she did not break up the Beatles, by McCartney’s admission. She was in an abusI’ve relationship with Lennon because Lennon, though a talented musician, was an abusive dick. The reason Yoko was always around at rehearsals and recording sessions was that Lennon wanted her there. He was so jealous he belived she’d be fucking other men if she was out of his sight for a minute.

M.
M.
6 years ago

Scary thought: If it’s taken them this long to disagree on something, and that something was nothing less than Roosh, Owen must be a hell of a lot worse than we think.

Well, I’ve thoroughly creeped myself out now. Need to watch that video about the toy skulls again.

daniel
daniel
6 years ago

“She was in an abusI’ve relationship with Lennon because Lennon, though a talented musician, was an abusive dick. The reason Yoko was always around at rehearsals and recording sessions was that Lennon wanted her there. He was so jealous he belived she’d be fucking other men if she was out of his sight for a minute.”

Agreed. Its easy to forgot what a horrible person Lennon was. But hey, musican guy always goes by.

Vanir (@Vanir85)
6 years ago

I wonder why they think “TSE” will have any effect on SJWs what-so-ever. It’s a one-sided propaganda piece, the only people who will accept it at face value are already entrenched on the MRA / anti-progressive side. It will likely be too extreme for moderates, and feminists, leftists, progressives etc. won’t give much of a damn, except maybe logic the thing to pieces.

Really. what do they hope to achieve?

Lea
Lea
6 years ago

The best part of the photo Mike posted is how much the guy in the background appears to be judging them.

Lea
Lea
6 years ago

Really. what do they hope to achieve?

They convinced the rubes to throw money at them.

http://gifatron.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/OaG3aqi.gif

tralala
tralala
6 years ago

Someone alert David; Aurini has been interviewed and it is better than you can hope. Starts at 10:58

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o0Ao6IRtmP4

ktrantingredhead
6 years ago

They will find some way to blame feminist for this… Like they might say that Roosh is an undercover mangina or something….

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

That picture at the top of the page is hilarious. Skull boy is just such a dork. It’s sad that he thinks he’s so cool and edgy.

deniseeliza
deniseeliza
6 years ago

Ha, I love Sting in those glasses! When one of my brothers was young he loved to play video games with us (Mario Kart mostly) but he was actually pretty bad at them and would throw horrible tantrums when he lost. We may or may not have used that particular song to tease him about it 🙂

skiriki
6 years ago

I think this one hasn’t been mentioned yet, as a video suggestion?

http://youtu.be/yWhpk-8QLFQ

(Note: it has mentions of self-harm, so might wanna skip that if you are squicked by that sort of thing.)

skiriki
6 years ago

Or maybe it is more like this:

http://youtu.be/4539G-5yUgg

(The previous note applies again, since it is a parody of every breakup song ever.)

Thalia
Thalia
6 years ago

I just went and read the video comments, and I am laughing SO HARD. Until I started reading this site, I had no idea what rich veins of comedy gold I was missing out on!

Thalia
Thalia
6 years ago

BTW, I love scented candles (and how they destroy the fabric of our once-manly nation).

Soup or Man?
Soup or Man?
6 years ago

……Is…that a price tag on Owen’s shirt in the top photo?

sparky
sparky
6 years ago

Hello, Thalia; here is Welcome Package; though by your reference to scented candles you may have already got one! 🙂

I do sincerely hope there won’t be two competing The Sarkeesian Effect released. Though that would probably be hilarious.

GrumpyOldMangina
6 years ago

Does anyone really think either or both of these guys could actually create a video (as opposed to a long piece of completely disorganized tape)?

N.P.S.
N.P.S.
6 years ago

That worthless piece of shit Roosh has never “related to women easily” in his entire life. He does rape them, though. That must be what that other shitbag is jealous of. But aren’t they all?

KSRay
KSRay
6 years ago

Okay, I try really hard not to criticize people for their appearance. But Aurini’s face in that picture has me confused. What is it trying to do? Is that a smile? A snarl? Did he whiff something unpleasant? Is he drunk? I’ve seen other pictures and videos of him and his face doesn’t always seem to be doing whatever that is.

Nate
Nate
6 years ago

And does Jordan Owen still have the price tag on his shirt? Because that orange rectangle looks like a price tag.

Jody
Jody
6 years ago

Haha I love when these dweebs turn on each other.

ktrantingredhead
6 years ago

That hat looks stupid. Just saying.

GrumpyOldMangina
6 years ago

They tend to look like people who hate being who they are but don’t know to look like what they want to be. It is always uncool to try too hard to be cool.

ceebarks
ceebarks
6 years ago

oh, my god, if those two can’t hold a relationship together, how is there any hope for the rest of us?!

*sighs, wipes eyes*

Jon H
6 years ago

That photo of them together…

Aurini looks like Rik Mayall portraying a twat.

contrapangloss
6 years ago

Jon, perhaps if you wish to comment on a feminist website, you might want to reconsider your choice of insults.

M'thew
M'thew
6 years ago

Agreed. Its easy to forgot what a horrible person Lennon was. But hey, musican guy always goes by.

You can already hear it in “Please, please me”. He knew he had jealousy issues, but despite all the meditation with the Mahesh Yogi, it never really went away.