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Unprofessional Fridays: UPF 09/24/21

We're joined by Gwarsenio and Voidburger this week as we revisit an old list!

The end of the week is here! You made it! Let's sit back, relax, and close the week out in style with some video games.

Sep. 24 2021

Cast: Jason, Jeff B., Jan

Posted by: Jan

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The Mummy talk reminds me of watching Weekend At Bernie's recently, holds up pretty well until you're blindsided by the transphobic joke in the last 10 minutes

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PAN PAN PAN

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Seeing that thumbnail out of the corner of my eye I thought Danhausen was on UPF this week

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I'm really liking Albummer and Hot Takeouts, but I really wish these folks had guested when their shows premiered. It's just a great way to get to know new contributors to the site. Hopefully it's something GB prioritizes in the future when we see some new faces. Well, I guess Jordan still needs to appear here.

UPF is kicking ass lately.

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Great UPF front to back, love to see gwarsenio join da fun

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Fun show. Void Burger is a breath of fresh air, and I am officially sold on Kena.

Though it's shame Jeff G was not here for this UPF as if I remember he was a huge influence on the placement of a lot of the 80s music list. So he should have had to answer for his crimes! Haha.

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yikes..

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Michael Angelo Batio, Speed Kills!!! Let's goooooo!! Trust in Jordan, much love fam

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More crossover please! This is awesome!

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just here for kena.

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This sure ain't yer ganpappy's Giant Bomb

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I can't figure out what the game was called that Jason played, anyone?

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Jump is a garbage song, and no amount of corpse paint will change my mind.

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@dantez: Agree 101% - Especially after the Albummer Metal/Hiphop, I would love to see Jeff G & Jordan going head to head on any music discussion.

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jun rules. like mega hard.

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so we barely even play games on UPF either now? Yikes...

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Jan drippy af tonight. Sauce acquired

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As someone who spent much of the 2000s with a Hot Water Music avatar on various forums, learning of that HWM/Terror split made my day. Pre-ordered the vinyl with a quickness!

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Happy to see the newer faces on UPF. It is honestly still blows my mind seeing Gwarsenio on Giantbomb programming. Worlds are colliding!

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comedy is subjective and that jordan guy just imo i think really isn't for me , his laugh sounds so fake it isn't funny, thankfully that calmed down a bit later in. idk bakalar seems to really dig him but the vib felt like he didn't flow with everyone else .. it could be misreading things tho. that said when it comes to the 'worst' list i pretty much agree with the guy , most of those songs are good/fine. i would not have moved jump to 'the best' of the list but sure.

voidburger still seems cool. geo guessr with dan would definitely be amusing in the most dan way possible, but otherwise mehh i don't need more of that personally having lived enough different places idc about random area/sites.

kena looks good as hell , waiting till i beat lost judgement to play it since it reviewed well at gi so i grabbed it on psn, it was nice to see a game refered to as a action-adventure in this day and age where everything i would call that is called a action rpg these days so thats something.

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Excellent UPF

Get someone from Albummer some time, that show is pretty good.

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Love this, getting big happy hour vibes

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Of that top 10 the only ones I've ever heard are We Built This City, Don't Worry Be Happy, and Danger Zone.

I had to go to google and youtube to listen to the rest of them, and confirm I've never heard the rest of those songs ever before in my life and I'm in my 30s.

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Danger Zone is a pretentious song for a very pretentious movie, so yeah, it sucks and belongs on the list. With that said, I will watch Top Gun 2 months after it comes out... on a streaming service... for free.

Them discovering just how big Russia is reminds me of the Negativland "Time Zones" theme. 11! Time Zones.

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Gwarsenio calling correctly that the list is actually overplayed songs of the 80s instead of worst.

@csl316 said:

I'm really liking Albummer and Hot Takeouts, but I really wish these folks had guested when their shows premiered. It's just a great way to get to know new contributors to the site. Hopefully it's something GB prioritizes in the future when we see some new faces. Well, I guess Jordan still needs to appear here.

UPF is kicking ass lately.

I think it was probably born of necessity but yeah, I feel they'd generally get a better reception if they got introduced that way, and it makes it feel more like an actual part of giant bomb instead of something they're just hosting.

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@arjann said:

Gwarsenio calling correctly that the list is actually overplayed songs of the 80s instead of worst.

This. I thought the 90s list from last year was much more interesting because people were actually presenting a case to support their picks, rather than just going off random choices from the audience.

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Sees a bunch of cars driving on the right side of the road: "It's the UK!!!"

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"The Return of Bruno" is a masterpiece.

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@av_gamer said:

Them discovering just how big Russia is reminds me of the Negativland "Time Zones" theme. 11! Time Zones.

YES!! I was so close to just quoting that song in chat when they realized it. Such a wonderful, underappreciated band.

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Holy shit it's Gwarsenio! <3

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Going back to the tapes, Jump discussion starts at 1:48:00 ish. And Ben was the biggest hater.

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Gwarsenio rules

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MB6yG4PQ42c

went and found the video gwarsenio was talking about... He was not kidding.. it was not what I expected at all when he said it was a makeup tutorial. Very not evil, also very human.

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you put this songs as bad. you guys need theraphy

LOL shows the old GB

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Definitely didn't need an extended reaction video to the 80s song list. That original video was hilarious very largely in part because of Temporary Secretary and Ben/Jeff's reactions to it. This was just..."nawwwww that song's greaaaaaat. I love the 80ssssss" and then at the end they all had the realization of the point of the list in the first place (overplayed old top 40 people don't need to hear in commercials or movies anymore) and it was totally pointless.

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This episode was a letdown for me. I didn't find the guests entertaining, or interesting, and there was a lack of games. Still looking forward to next week's show!

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I don't understand why half of the people on GB are obsessed with hating Chris Pratt. Is it because he's religious or something?

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More segments like the first half of this video and less of the super awkward "one person playing a video game while everyone else just sorts of sits quietly" please.

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DOES NOBODY ON THIS FUCKING WEBSITE KNOW HOW TO SAY BRENDAN FRASER PROPERLY I'M LOSING MY GODDAMNED MIND

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@charaznablecustom: As a big Parks and Rec fan who likes Chris Pratt a lot I think it’s because A) he’s starting to just be “the generic guy you cast” and B) point A sort of makes it hard to justify casting him as a really distinct “Italian” plumber who has always had a pretty stand-out voice-over.

When Ben Schwartz got Sonic I think more people probably thought, “Okay, fast-talking comedy actor gets role of fast-talking video game character, that tracks.” With Pratt it’s like - he has two modes - Andy Dwyer from P&R, and generic action guy who sometimes does funny lines.

But I am down with Pattinson being Batman so we’ll see how far my theories get me ;)

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I really don't get the point of coming in here to complain about what happened in the video or to complain about it in its entirety or its "guests." I know they want feedback, but we really don't need to know your opinion on the nuances of each minute. If you have something constructive to say, hell yea, hit it! But, don't come in here and shit on the people that are on the show/site because you aren't feeling them or their content/vibe/humor. Save that shit for Reddit or whatever.

Gwarsenio already has his established style, fanbase, and presentation. Considering that he wasn't really brought up to speed on how the Worst Songs of the 80's thing came up, let alone was ranked (one person off-handedly said that it was crowd-presented, but nothing else), all he had to work with was songs that were in his face. His whole thing is based around music, music critique, and covers. That's his wheelhouse, and that's why they wanted him to weigh in on it. And they did that shit live, they don't super prep for it (obviously), and you heard everything he was told about it right in the video. He's a fun person/character, he's doing a show for us, and he took time out of his Friday to be live and unprofessional.

Also, sometimes there aren't a ton of video games being played. That will happen. And while I get that it can be a(l)bummer, it's completely in the spirit of UPF. The thing that (at least I thought) really brings us to the UPFs was always the end of week goofery and banter, sometimes an ABSURD video game, or even something that someone has been playing and wants to show everyone. It's harder in the Zoom/Discord/PARSEC era, there's no couch, no toaster oven of chicken fries, or a Luchadeer staring at us... but that's just what it is right now.

All in all, it was ONE UPF. If you didn't like the content or the guests, that's fine. There's gonna be another one next week. Hell, there are thousands of hours of UPFs and WM Happy Hours on the site you can watch.

I know this was a long and absurd... so thanks if you read it? Also, TL;DR "Don't be a dick" has always been the mindset here. Let people enjoy things. If you think there is a better way something can be handled, bring it up constructively.

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I remember when the incorrect version of The Mummy trailer went up. It was listed as the Imax version. I stayed up for a while that day and then got pulled. I thought I was cool so I ripped the video and uploaded it again to my own YouTube channel. Universal got that pulled down shortly after it got a couple of thousand views.

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I had no idea what 2 minute to late night was ... and now I might be hooked.

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DOES NOBODY ON THIS FUCKING WEBSITE KNOW HOW TO SAY BRENDAN FRASER PROPERLY I'M LOSING MY GODDAMNED MIND

Kelsey Grammer's Frasier has ruined all of America and Canada's Frasers. They don't have a chance.

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This episode was a letdown for me. I didn't find the guests entertaining, or interesting, and there was a lack of games. Still looking forward to next week's show!

Re: lack of games

I don't think they're days away from hiring a dedicated TV/movie/music reviews editor, but based on the premium shows around Internet culture/bad-weird albums/Dan's general ignorance, I'd say that it wouldn't surprise me that UPF eventually trends back to a more varied Whiskey Media Happy Hour style free-for-all than returning to the all-games UPF format.

Though once again I'll reiterate that who the hell knows. The audience is pretty in the dark about whatever the game coverage strategy of Nu Giant Bomb is going to be. I guess it's going to take 6-12 months after the May exodus before we see anything change on that front (possible new hires, new coverage style, site redesign, etc.).