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BS! What a bunch of sour grapes.

It wasn't funny; it was insulting. Carl Weaver chose Scott because of Carl's impression that Scott is a loser geek, so who cares. Here is a prime example of what I was talking about regarding the stereotype of "geek". Are you self-professed geeks still as proud as you always say you are? Proud exactly of what?

I earnestly hope that Scott just lets this roll off his back. It has been my experience that there are the doers and the talkers. Scott has knowledge about something to share and he has the wherewithal to expend the energy to make something real.

Then we have those, Carl Weaver being a posterboy, who have not to offer any discernable talent, ability, or anything at all of value for that matter. Their only claim is to a bit of cleverness. Carl's is that he sold to Google that he is a vlogging guru (yes, and I'm a toilet guru; I use one daily sometimes more than once per day). Carl's and his ilk's main modus operandi and impetus is to be at the forefront of those who tear down anything of value lest they be expected to provide the rest of us with any measure of effort to meet that value.

In my book, Carl is the real loser. What the heck is a vlogger anyway but someone who has no life and watches YouTube and Google videos all day long. I am hard-pressed to think of a more useless endeavour than Carl's. Get a job, for Pete's sake!

Scott, please don't let this fool bother you. He is nothing more than a charlatan, who spends his days scouring the net for targets to knock down, because he has not the wit to offer anything of his own.

By the by. Par for the course, Carl demonstrates his ignorance by mocking German games. Obviously he is unaware of the state of board gaming in Europe as compared to vlogging.

Carl, you're a putz. That's Yiddish. It means, "a stupid, ignorant person; someone who doesn't pay attention to anything going on; one who makes stupid remarks". Apart from the word's casual meaning, putz actaully means "a small and insignificant penis". I'm not sure which one applies more aptly to Carl.

Obsviously, I am quite taken aback. Nothing gets my dander up like naysayers and useless people.

Scott, on the other hand, is a person of value.
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Lighten up, Isaac. First off, nobody needs an English-Yiddish dictionary to understand that you're defensive of Scott. But it takes a giant schmuck to not see that BGWS is eminently lampoonable, and that Scott's vlog will probably benefit from the exposure. The childish insults lobbied at Carl Weaver to bolster Scott's spirits merely make the world of boardgamers seem even more petty and ridiculous than a large bearded man in a kilt sitting in a darkened room with a green-haired man and chatting about a eurogame ever could.
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The whole video was pretty boring, well un-informed until they start suggesting Scott to take boardgaming tips from them. The cad! What an insult to the community!

Scott, even if you don't feel it, we all felt it for you...
 
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Sorry Scott, but I have to disagree with your definition of that as a "lampoon". A lampoon is usually well thought through, says something new or important about the subject and, most importantly, is funny. That was just some creative washout using the laziest form of irony at a level of sophistication spurned by most 14 year olds when they emerged from their "everything sucks" phase.

What annoys me most is not the fact that Scott, games or gamers were "picked on", but that it was done so...depressingly lazily. A lot of fun could be had if this were done properly, for example...

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It wasn't funny; it was insulting. Carl Weaver chose Scott because of Carl's impression that Scott is a loser geek, so who cares. Here is a prime example of what I was talking about regarding the stereotype of "geek". Are you self-professed geeks still as proud as you always say you are? Proud exactly of what?


It was funny, because it was lame.

It was not really very insulting, because it was lame.

Now me, I'm not lame: I'm erudite, witty, raffishly handsome and popular. I do stuff, and look good doing it. If some one points and gasps 'He likes wargames! Ha! You clown!' I shrug it off (or punch them hard in the throat). That they prefer wife-beating and tragic self-abuse is not my concern.

Scott is erudite, witty, popular and, in a certain light, raffishly handsome if beards are your thing. He does stuff, and looks good doing it. Hence, young Carl's diatribe matters him not a jot. In a fight, Scott would win - he has that Hemingway air about him. Beards, again.

Scott rises in the morning, spars, and goes down to Sloppy Joe's for a few. Then, he does his Vlog. Then he runs the bulls in Pamplona.

Carl is funny in the sense that a vid clip of a man slipping off a ladder into a patio window is funny. Or ones best friend walking dog poo into his girlfriend's house.

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Re: Board Games with Scott lampooned on Google Current
Alexiusexfalso wrote:

Scott is erudite, witty, popular and, in a certain light, raffishly handsome if beards are your thing. He does stuff, and looks good doing it. Hence, young Carl's diatribe matters him not a jot. In a fight, Scott would win - he has that Hemingway air about him. Beards, again.

Scott rises in the morning, spars, and goes down to Sloppy Joe's for a few. Then, he does his Vlog. Then he runs the bulls in Pamplona.


Can I hire you as my publicist?

Ironically, one week ago, I was in Key West, which was Hemingway's hangout. Guess where I went?



Next, to Spain! In traditional German garb!

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Why is nobody standing up for poor Friedemann Friese!

I like his green hair


Well, the focus of the vlog was Scott, not Friedmann. To be honest, I'm sure that the guy probably thought higher of Friedmann than Scott.
 
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I liked the red one better.
 
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Where did you find the photo of Hemingway wearing a Scott Nicholson tee-shirt?

Be sure to do a blog review of A Las Barricadas!
 
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At least you have a personality when you vlog. You're fun to watch.

Those two guys put together didn't have the personality of a stick.


i hadnt watched scotts video reviews before but after watching this little report i definatly will. it certainly wasnt funny, especially the vlogger guy, if anything that guy is a bigger nerd than scott but at least scott takes it in his stride. the one thing this shit video has shown me is a good place for reviews!
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Scott is Great!

Give him some Chocolate Cake!
 
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I think this episode remember us how boardgames, gamers and authors are nothing in the mainstream...
(so sorry for my english)
 
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angelo wrote:
I think this episode remember us how boardgames, gamers and authors are nothing in the mainstream...
(so sorry for my english)


Depends on the gamer, I suppose. Judging by the commercials during sports events, video gamers and Fantasy Sports junkies are apparently more mainstream. Considering the money to be made from both, I guess that's not much of a surprise.
 
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Sorry Scott, but I have to disagree with your definition of that as a "lampoon". A lampoon is usually well thought through, says something new or important about the subject and, most importantly, is funny. That was just some creative washout using the laziest form of irony at a level of sophistication spurned by most 14 year olds when they emerged from their "everything sucks" phase.

What annoys me most is not the fact that Scott, games or gamers were "picked on", but that it was done so...depressingly lazily. A lot of fun could be had if this were done properly, for example...




This was my take on it exactly. It is one thing if you know your subject matter, but it's clear this guy had no idea what he was talking about. If you know a subject, it's possible to invent some pretty wicked parodies of it if you are against that particular subject, or do some witty, gentle ribbing if you like it. I mean, there a thousand hilarious things that could be said about a man wearing a kilt and a man with green hair sitting in a hotel room.

What was so lazy was that it was decided a priori that gaming is intrinsically lame, and he did this knowing that gamers are really easy targets. I can recall this tactic all the way back to the early '80s, where even the least popular kids could always make fun of the D&D'ers.



I don't know anything about rutabaga farming, but I have just decided that they suck, because hey, they're rutabaga farmers! How lame are they- I mean, rutabaga farming! Ha Ha Ha, oh man rutabaga farmers suck. Check out this video of a rutabaga farmer, his very existence demonstrates how much he sucks!

Savor the comedy.
 
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Scott, I would strongly suggest you avoid Carl's twice-repeated request that you call him. Judging by the sinister dark circles around his leering eyes no good could come from making such contact.

I would further like you to know that I have found your shows of immeasurable value in making game purchase choices, both in buying games I subsequently enjoyed and not buying games which intrigued me but after seeing your demo decided they were not for me. For that I thank you. Keep up the good work.
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Lighten up, Isaac. First off, nobody needs an English-Yiddish dictionary to understand that you're defensive of Scott. But it takes a giant schmuck to not see that BGWS is eminently lampoonable, and that Scott's vlog will probably benefit from the exposure. The childish insults lobbied at Carl Weaver to bolster Scott's spirits merely make the world of boardgamers seem even more petty and ridiculous than a large bearded man in a kilt sitting in a darkened room with a green-haired man and chatting about a eurogame ever could.


Thanks Dad.
 
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Count me in as someone positively affected by this video (which I thought had some humorous points). I knew about but never persued watching any of these until I saw this and my interest was piqued! Great job Scott - I'm a very visual learner and this has helped me understand a what a few games are about immensely! Kudos!
 
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Heh, well i'm not surprised by the fun poking and would agre that any publicity at this point is good.

i would say though that the videoBlogger on this show really needs to get out of the house and maybe have a little coffee...ESPECIALLY if you are going to be calling out other video bloggers.


i love the alton brown take on boardgames, keep up the good work Scott!


CHEERS!

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Wow... You should seriously be giving this guy some pointers on VLOGGING. He's brutal... Ok, some humour in there but you sort of have to dig a little. A joke on "mechanisms". I know there such thing as repetition to create humour but really!

He didn't even showcase the Blue Moon City episode... a BGWS classic!

 
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I envy Scott Nicholson for his ability and dedication in creating, directing, editing and producing his amazing video log (vlog).

I pity the poor Carl who is, indeed, a fool.

From Scott we learn about all these different games, meet some of the games creators, in a genuinely interesting, funny way.

From Carl we don't learn anything. In fact, we just stare at him in disbelief that someone can be so deprived of intellect as to make his own vlog to diss, in a very mediocre kind of way, other peoples' work.

I don't know what this Carl guy suffers from, but having watched his vlog, it looks like it's the after-effects of a lobotomy (vacant stare, mindless babling, etc).

It was trite, it was saddingly deppressing.

Fortunately, all episodes of Boardgames With Scott are antidotes for that.

Keep up the GREAT work, Scott!
 
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Great job Scott - I'm a very visual learner and this has helped me understand a what a few games are about immensely! Kudos!


Yeah, it was Scott's episode about Masons that turned me from "I wonder if this game is any good?" to "I must have this game!" I'm afraid to look at any other episodes; my wallet can't take it.

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Scott is Great!

Give him some Chocolate Cake!


Heh. I got that reference. cool
 
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matthan wrote:
Scott is Great!

Give him some Chocolate Cake!


You know, when I was little, I had Bill Cosby's whole Dentist routine memorized, and one day I launched into it while my dad was driving and he had to pull over because he was laughing so hard...

Cosby is comedic genius!

And Scott is Boardgamevlogging genius!
 
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Drew1365 wrote:
Ska_baron wrote:
Great job Scott - I'm a very visual learner and this has helped me understand a what a few games are about immensely! Kudos!


Yeah, it was Scott's episode about Masons that turned me from "I wonder if this game is any good?" to "I must have this game!" I'm afraid to look at any other episodes; my wallet can't take it.

matthan wrote:
Scott is Great!

Give him some Chocolate Cake!


Heh. I got that reference. cool


Just don't serve it with grapefruit juice.

 
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It seems like Scott's channeling Bob Ross but instead of painting happy little trees he's shuffling happy little meeples instead. Mad props to Scott for cinematic value and congrats on some great exposure.


I love Bob Ross. I always stop channel surfing when I come across his show. "And we'll put a happy little tree right here."

Scott, Please keep your show going, I think you've done great work and your Antike episode was critical to helping me decide to buy it, back before RGG picked it up. Thanks!
 
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