Regular Car Reviews - 1984 Hurst Olds

motorheadmike

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Nov 18, 2009
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Sorry, Mike. Can't agree with your definition of a comedian. Azzholes target someone just to get a "reaction." Comedians target someone to get a laugh, trying to help them forget their real-world problems temporarily.

He's not very funny IMO, and I don't rate him up there very far as a comedian. Kinda like a Bill Maher type. They think they're funny, they call themselves a comedian (a CINO- Comedian in name only) but really they're just mostly abrasive. Abrasive ain't funny. Unless you're watching it happen to someone else on a show like Ridiculousness or Jacka$$.

Nobody needs to take any of this sh*t seriously. It shortens life spans.

The format that RCR uses literally qualifies as satire. In terms of gauging its success - 130K views in 2 days, a 99.985% approval rating, and a very favourable comment section says it is indeed effective by contemporary standards. If you find yourself the butt of the joke or identify with the things said and are offended: too bad. Most people have already moved on... but, they might recollect the video when they see your "reviewed" car at a car show. But, probably not.

I am willing to put money on him getting facts and stats wrong just to get a rise out of those people who take their cars too seriously.

Fuel on the fire:
 
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spidereyes455

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Just watched this Hurst Olds video and I wholeheartedly agree the guy is a tool. But the thing I found interesting about the video is that the filming locations are right in my neighborhood, not more than 20 miles from where I live. In fact I regularly drive past most of these locations on an almost daily basis.
 

MrSony

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he liked the gn
and its satire
 

Clone TIE Pilot

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Aug 14, 2011
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Most youtube reviewers are tools. They try poorly to emulate MST3K and end up snarky, they conduct little to no research, they use comedy as a shield to hide against criticisms, and they are too chicken $hit to ever go against internet groupthink least they risk losing views. Youtube ratings and comments are textbook self selection bias. In short, its all meaningless dribble.
 
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81cutlass

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Feb 16, 2009
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The 'Regular' guys put out some good content on their documentary 'story' series.

From the histroy of the Isle of Man TT, the goofy Chrysler/Mercedes merger, Delorean and Mickey Thompson.

 
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Wageslave

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It helps to understand that his reviews are essentially well laid out roasts of the vehicle in question and should be taken as such.
 

LT1B-Body

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I watched this one recently, and he wasn't as annoying in it.
But I don't know why he used the most beat up Cappy he could find for the video.

 

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