Click To Unmute

Want us to remember this setting for all your devices?

Sign up or Sign in now!

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
00:00:00
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to Giant Bomb's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Start
End

Unprofessional Fridays: UPF - 4/29/22

Good thing that this is UNPROFESSIONAL Fridays because whew boy...we go places!

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.

Apr. 29 2022

Cast: Jeff, Jason, JERF, Jan, Jess

Posted by: Jan

39 Comments

Avatar image for maian1
maian1

186

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Agree with the crew on David Lynch Teaches Typing. It's well-done, but most importantly it's exactly the right length for the gag to land without getting played out.

Avatar image for blueneurosis
blueneurosis

336

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I completely lost it laughing at a certain point of this. What a wonderfully off the rails discussion this UPF had.

Avatar image for el_blarfo
El_Blarfo

237

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I heard that first game was gonna be Cronenberg Teaches Typing, but they couldn't get the license.

Avatar image for ephantmon
EphantMon

121

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I am SOOOOOO happy Jess was vindicated

Avatar image for chrjz
chrjz

572

Forum Posts

83

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 2

Like

Avatar image for ligerbusa
Ligerbusa

31

Forum Posts

10

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

My temp penis tattoo was GoldenPalace.com

Avatar image for cyberspacecat
cyberspacecat

438

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@maian1 said:

Agree with the crew on David Lynch Teaches Typing. It's well-done, but most importantly it's exactly the right length for the gag to land without getting played out.

Until I read "David Lynch Teaches Typing" I thought the thumbnail was of Columbo.

Avatar image for mops
mops

39

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

conspiracy theories about ancient aliens are racist?

Avatar image for giantrobot24
GiantRobot24

162

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@mops said:

conspiracy theories about ancient aliens are racist?

I thought Jess gave a pretty succinct explanation of that position, at least as it relates to the construction of the pyramids. Basically, by attributing the engineering marvel that is the pyramids to aliens or some other supernatural beings we are implying that the Egyptians were too stupid to do it themselves. The earliest example I know of this occurring is in H.P. Lovecraft's works from the early 1900s (where the racism is fairly explicit), but I'm not a history buff and there may be much earlier examples.

Avatar image for alistercat
alistercat

8475

Forum Posts

7490

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 23

I need tips for wearing an eyepatch with glasses because it's awkward and I hate it, but I'm not investing in a monocle.

Avatar image for mops
mops

39

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@giantrobot24: aye, but surely it's just about people being bonkers and connecting things that aren't there. Rather than thinking explicitly that a certain people are too dumb.

Avatar image for maian1
maian1

186

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@cyberspacecat: Columbo Teaches Typing would also be good, right up until he keeps asking you to type additional things every time you think you’re done.

Avatar image for bladeofcreation
BladeOfCreation

2340

Forum Posts

27

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 3

Edited By BladeOfCreation

@mops: Erich von Däniken can be considered the father of modern pseudoarcheology, at least in relation to claims of "aliens did it." His 1968 book Chariots of the Gods?--although it was debunked and criticized in its own time by Carl Sagan and others--is still popular in fringe circles. On its face, "aliens did it and/or inspired it" is not an inherently racist notion. But here's the thing. Given enough time and enough opportunity, people usually tell on themselves.

In von Däniken's case, the tell(1)comes(2) in his 1979 Signs of the Gods? Framing his ideas as questions that others are too afraid or too sensitive to ask, he asks questions like, “Was the black race a failure and did the extraterrestrials change the genetic code by gene surgery and then programme a white or a yellow race?”

Take a look at those two links to see even more egregious "questions" that reveal the racist nature of pseudoarcheology. I don't think anyone is making the claim that everyone who ever watched and was amused by Ancient Aliens is racist. There are certainly people who believe this nonsense who don't come to it from this perspective. At the same time, the "racialism" is clearly baked into the theories from the outset and from one of the most prominent voices in the space.

Avatar image for garnsr
garnsr

222

Forum Posts

1

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

In my experience swimming isn't super common with Japanese people either, I don't know if Asian waters aren't as pleasant for swimming as American ones, or what it is.

Avatar image for mops
mops

39

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@bladeofcreation: voices in the ancient alien space.

Anyway, just weird to imply racism for Jan's weird mate

Avatar image for sambatime
SambaTime

54

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

"I'm a honey mustard man" is the most legendary sound drop of all time, gets me every time!

Avatar image for elwood
Elwood

329

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

My favorite Musical to show people that don’t like Musicals is Reefer Madness The Movie Musical, Kristen Bell and Alan Cumming are so good in it, and the rest of the cast Also. The Songs are pretty clever written. And yeah it’s a musical that when I show it to my non Musical friends admit they like. And the ending is Well a little twist.

Avatar image for genji-gloves
Genji-Gloves

299

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

This was the right amount of unprofessional conduct I needed for a Friday.

Avatar image for genessee
Genessee

1098

Forum Posts

78

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 11

Now i have this visual of Jeff's kid, a bunch of other kids, and there's Jan in floaties and goggles learning dogpaddling.

Avatar image for beggary
beggary

317

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

They used to show us Chariots of the Gods in school in the early 80s.

Avatar image for jagerxbomb
jagerxbomb

202

Forum Posts

15

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@giantrobot24: Wonderment at how ancient humans achieved what they did without modern technology isn't racist.

Avatar image for tetraphagia
Tetraphagia

70

Forum Posts

2841

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

Jess, thank you for reminding me to go watch that nirvana the band the show bit.

Avatar image for the_nubster
The_Nubster

5055

Forum Posts

21

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 1

"It's where you go to be a little gay, there's nothing gay about that" has rocketed up the list of funniest things I have ever heard. Bless this UPF mess.

@jagerxbomb "Wonderment" and "literally aliens" are not the same thing lol

Avatar image for tomo
Tomo

35

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I had a Crazer. I used double sided tape to stick a ipod nano to the back of it, thus creating the first iphone. It died in a skating accident.

Avatar image for bathala
bathala

2497

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Classic Jeff. I'm making faces for the intro

Avatar image for yabbering_yeti
yabbering_yeti

142

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By yabbering_yeti

This was wonderful, thanks! Humour was totally on point; everybody was totally cranking. Great games as well.

Avatar image for charaznablecustom
CharAznableCustom

92

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@mops: Because it's always things from non-white civilizations. I'm sure there are some nutcases that think the Parthenon or Windsor Castle or whatever were built by aliens but the bread and butter is always Egyptian pyramids, the Nazca Lines, Chichen Itza, and whatever. Mindless credulity and historical ignorance are connecting lines but so is passive (at best) disbelief of the capacity of non-whites.

Avatar image for mops
mops

39

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Avatar image for bombastius
bombastius

78

Forum Posts

145

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 4

User Lists: 1

Gary Wh jam would just be a rich asshole begging brands for free gadgets and games , the one who can beg the best and make up the most bs wins.

Avatar image for zeromaverick
ZeroMaverick

9

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Kinda shit that no one would listen to Jess. Felt like no one could hear her/some misogyny going on. Not good. Kind of seems to happen a little too often.

Avatar image for maian1
maian1

186

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By maian1

Bought Knotwords as a result of this and it's quickly become my "I've got a few minutes to kill" game. Apart from the game freezing on me with annoying frequency when trying to solve the more difficult puzzles it's pretty great.

Avatar image for saintten
saintten

3

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Is @jerf into graffiti? Dig the shirt.

Avatar image for dudelongcouch
DudeLongcouch

172

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

"Soho" is short for "Ruby ruby ruby ruby Soho"

Avatar image for portapoddy
PortaPoddy

10

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@zeromaverick That's a weird take, can you give some examples of this? If anything Jess tries to cut the guys off more than anything.

Avatar image for csl316
csl316

16540

Forum Posts

765

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 8

Since I've been single, I haven't had to watch any musicals and my life is better for it.

Avatar image for noises
Noises

28

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

word knot wrex

Avatar image for sporadic_m
sporadic_m

1

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

With Jess using the term semi-husband, there is Scot's word that would be a suitable replacement: Bidie-in - which is a non-married long term cohabitating partner. Not sure if any other fellow Scots have mentioned it before.

Avatar image for greenmac
greenmac

234

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

The conversations are why I love UPF.

I also am an adult in his thirties who can't swim--I was going to take lessons, but then the pandemic hit, damnit.

(Ancient aliens being a racist idea isn't a controversial or unusual stance. Also, something doesn't need to be intentionally racist to be racist. Good intentions are not a universal shield to criticism).

Avatar image for trezin
trezin

2

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Hey Jess! There's a Rifftrax version of The Apple. That's how I watched it.