Quantcast
Community Discussion: Blog by Benny Disco | Benny Disco's ProfileDestructoid
Benny Disco's Profile - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android




click to hide banner header
About
My name is Benny. I work full time in a freak show eating live chickens, and I work part time as Brendan Fraser's scrotum cleanser.

I play video games sometimes, but most of the time I'm too poor and don't have enough free time. I still like talking about them though.
Badges
Following (4)  

Benny Disco
3:54 PM on 08.20.2014



Did you ever watch, listen to, or read something just so you could get mad at it? Just so you could feel a bit better about yourself? I know I do! All the time!

I was reading Destructoid site mascot Jonathan Holmes' fantastic column on what he calls "outrage culture." He brought up a lot of great points and I agreed with it for the most part, but I kept thinking to myself "but... getting mad is so fun!"



I don't have a lot to look forward to these days. I sleep, work, eat, clean, and then once in a while I get to settle down with a good anime or video game and relax for just a little bit. It all gets very monotonous. However, a quick dose of rage can make life a bit more exciting one in a while. Rage can get me out of bed in the morning! It's the same reason people like to get mad at villains in movies: it's enjoyable.



Let me use an example. Here is what is apparently a "best of" video for famous "Let's Play" YouTuber Pewdiepie:



If you're anything like me, your hate boner is at least at half mast. I couldn't even make it past the 3-minute mark before tapping out. "Does he honestly think he's funny?" I thought. "How does this has 25 million views? The only way this video would be any good is if it was 10 minutes of Pewdiepie just getting hit really heard in the the face repeatedly, like that guy from Beyond Outrage that they tied to a chair in front of a baseball pitching machine."



That was fun, right? However, after you're done being angry, there comes a time when reality has to kick in and you have to start understanding others. I think Pewdiepie is annoying, but a lot of people actually enjoy his videos and look forward to them. And Pewdiepie is really just a random guy who got lucky and gained a following on the internet from his stupid video game commentary. That fact shouldn't affect my life at all.



And this is the main problem with outrage on the internet. After all is said and done we have to realize that we're talking to other human beings, and there's a line between getting mad at something for shits and giggles and actually being hurtful.

It gets even worse with certain subsets of the internet. Many people get annoyed with all the talk of Social Justice Warriors (SJWs if you want to save a few seconds of typing). But there's actually a certain group of people that falls under the SJW umbrella that dedicates their time to finding things to get outraged at. Tumblr is filled to the brim with these people. And it wouldn't be a problem if all of it didn't bleed out into the rest of the internet.



Many news blogs like Gawker make a killing by harnessing this rage. They pick celebrity targets and find reasons for people to get mad at them. Sometimes they even get people fired†and profit off of all of it. There are actual issue in the world that require peoples' attention, and Jerry Seinfeld not having enough women on his web show isn't one of them.



And the same goes the same for people who are outraged back at all the "SJW" stuff. This rage, combined with the original SJW rage, makes the internet just a bubbling toxic witches brew of anger, and it's not fun for anyone.

So here's the deal: Go ahead and get mad at stupid things once in a while. Chew on it for a while and savor it like delicious beef jerky, but don't forget to stay reasonable afterwards and not let the anger control your life. Sound good?



Thanks for reading!
Photo Photo Photo










In this special episode of Mystic Advice Something Something Something or Other (You Know the Drill), also called MASSIVECOCK (Name change? It was always like that!), I make an online dating profile while narrating it for you! Don't say that I don't suffer for your enjoyment!

I also talk about Devi Ever's Twitter meltdown and Crispin Glover sucking a sky person's sky dick. Fun fun!

Download/Stream link:†https://archive.org/details/massivecockepisode6

Intro Music: Hip to be Noided (Death Grips vs Huey Lewis and the News)
Remixed by Love Grips



Thanks for listening!

Photo Photo Photo










I managed to drag myself out of my depressed stupor long enough to record an episode! Go me! On this episode of Magic Advice Service Supporting Individuals, Video-games, Excited Couples, Or Crazy Killers: Willen Dafoe is a toilet gnome, Crispin Glover poops his pants and goes to court, I discuss the appeal of Waluigi, and I answer questions about Jesus and cynical gamers. Fun times!

Download/streaming link:†https://archive.org/details/massivecockepisode5

Theme song: No Love by Death Grips

If you have questions or comments, post them below, in the next questions thread, email them to BennyDisco@gmail.com, or tweet them to @TheBennyDisco with the hashtag #MASSIVECOCK.

Thanks!

Also, check out my new musical obsession:

Photo Photo










Taking questions for Magic Advice Service Supporting Individuals, Video-games, Excited Couples, Or Crazy Killers (AKA M.A.S.S.I.V.E.C.O.C.K.).

Ask about whatever you want! Comment below, tweet them to @TheBennyDisco with the hashtag #MASSIVECOCK, or email them to BennyDisco@gmail.com.

Have fun with it!

Photo Photo











In this episode of Magic Advice Service Supporting Individuals, Video-games, Excited Couples, Or Crazy Killers, The Beast of Bray Road fights The Gravy Witch, I'm sad that I can't play any of my Steam games, and Chris Carter is threatened with murder by an Anti-Donkey Kong zealot.

Woohoo!

Stream/Download link:†https://archive.org/details/massivecockepisode4

Theme song: No Love by Death Grips

As always, if you have questions or comments, enter the below, tweet them to @TheBennyDisco, or email them to BennyDisco@gmail.com

The 2nd commercial:




Thanks, everyone!
Photo Photo Photo










Another question thread for my podcast Magic Advice Service Supporting Individuals, Video-games, Excited Couples Or Crazy Killers (M.A.S.S.I.V.E.C.O.C.K.). Ask about whatever you want! Post below, tweet them @TheBennyDisco with the hashtag #MASSIVECOCK or email them to BennyDisco@gmail.com.

Also, check out the show's second commercial, made with the most advanced speshul effecs in windows movei maker!



Thanks, everyone!
Photo