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The Very Online Show 11: Industry Plants

With this cornucopia of fake causes, we're thankful for critical thinking on this Turkey Day.

Tamoor Hussain and Lucy James are very online. Jeff Bakalar is only sorta online.

Nov. 25 2021

Cast: Jeff B.

Posted by: Jess

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Woof!

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Looks like the Plantatreeco website was made in 2019 judging by Internet Archive, but started taking off in 2020.

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@voidburger There is an audio issue starting at 27:52.

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@kaungo: whoops, thanks! I'm on it!

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Excellent video. Great job from everyone. Appreciated the falling visuals when the camera shakes.

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Thanks Jess!

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the very online show, doing the good work the internet needs - good job making this a free ep (yeah i know it's self-serving for getting subs, but it's good PSA content)

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I love this show. Happy birthday to me!

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Edited By threeOCT

Show hair, Tamoor.

EDIT: Tamoor does have a problem and it's NOT SHOWING HAIR.

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Good stuff.

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that damn Florida Man is doing it again!

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my favorite show!

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Ugh, this Zach guy sounds like his brain is only functioning at 50%, yet he gets away with all of this. Infuriating. But at the same time it makes so much sense. You will never be able to convince literally millions of people that jumping on a 'free' good cause with a fun picture is actually a bad thing to do. It's slacktivism + being able to post YOUR fun picture to the world! That's like 70% of the reason people are on social media. And with bots, any message can reach a vast amount of people before some Sherlock Holmes can attempt to put the brakes to a scam. (Which is a message that only 0.1% of the people will pay attention to probably)

I start to think the better way to stop people from falling for these dropship scams is to keep shouting at the void that Alibaba & Wish are places on the internet you can travel to if you like badly made cheap stuff. Making more people know about cheap dealz is probably more attainable than asking them to not be mindlessly sharing their cute pictures around.

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@voidburger Sneaky Silent Hill siren for the red flag alarm. :)

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All the banging

They planting trees 🌲@ Lucy’s place

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I love seeing Tam and Lucy and would love for more of them on the site, but this show is just too much of a downer for me right now.

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I gotta say the thumbnail for this ep is super cute <3

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Thanks for another quality episode! Also the three of you are gorgeous, it needs to be said

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The instagram is STILL up like nothing's happened. Comments on the post seem to be normal, too.. though I feel that he's probably deleting anything critical.

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If you have an RTX series graphics card you can remove the banging when watching this by using the nvidia broadcast software.

For example on mine:

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If anyone wants an example I can screen record a few seconds of this episode with this on.

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@evilmonkeyslayer: I only have a 1070 ti in this machine 🥲 upgrading my entire rig in the new year, so will keep this link! Thank u

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Jess is doing gods work with the editing of these videos.

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@evilmonkeyslayer: I only have a 1070 ti in this machine 🥲 upgrading my entire rig in the new year, so will keep this link! Thank u

Totally, I use it for work meetings to filter out my background. It's amazing.

For example. (quick snippet from this video)

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"Dad you're SUS".... "Fuck You" lol I love it.

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You're right to think that 6500 trees is nothing btw, that's like 3 days of work for an average planter - and doesn't take into account how many of those trees will actually be viable.

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finally catching up on this and

lucy is the best - tam is the best - jeff is the best - jess is the best

that is all

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@twins: I have a crush on all of them

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This is one of my favorite shows on the site, not just because of who’s on it, the topics are fantastic. I am currently using it to educate my 11yr old daughter on my I say no to everything on the internet lol.

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Great show as usual.

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like

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"Could you hold...the Goddamn hammering...please?"

"Could you hold...the Goddamn hammering...please?"

"COULD YOU PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD AND YOUR OWN BODY, HOLD THE HAMMERING"

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I think I've finally realized why the term "brain rot" bothers me so much: it's used to downplay the actual, tangible negative effects of social media. Tam's refusal to acknowledge internet addiction, and instead preferring the "brain rot" meme, was the perfect example of this.

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I love these three and this show, but fuck this Zach guy and all the other pyramid scheme folks out there.

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Might be known issues, but I don't see any video playing, and Download only pops up the audio version as well.

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Love this show, it's really well researched and super interesting. It feels like a shame you guys only post these on the website and not youtube or somewhere more accessible to a larger audience. But you probably know better than me if it would be worth doing that. This episode especially feels like a great way to educate those less well versed in the scammy, darker side of the internet.