At first, many of the role players just ignored me.
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I am torn between thinking that this is hilarious and that it's an incredibly dick move to pull on someone else's conversation.
posted by sciatrix at 10:49 AM on March 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


> I am torn between thinking that this is hilarious and that it's an incredibly dick move to pull on someone else's conversation.

UNBELIEVABLE. You don't have time for that whining. Get behind the bar and serve these customers before they leave.
posted by schwa at 11:07 AM on March 28, 2015 [19 favorites]


oh also if you've never seen or heard of bar rescue this is basically the whole show in a single one-minute video
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 11:20 AM on March 28, 2015 [2 favorites]


I am torn between thinking that this is hilarious and that it's an incredibly dick move to pull on someone else's conversation.

Would the story have gotten lulz if it were posted to 4chan? If yes, then it's a dick move.
posted by Going To Maine at 11:29 AM on March 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


Having seen a few Bar Rescue episodes, until Taffer's schtick began to seriously grate, I'm reminded of the best comeback I heard from one of the guys on the receiving end of his bombast:

"Big mouth, deep pockets."

Ever since then, that characterization has become remarkably apt at describing a few people in my life.
posted by darkstar at 11:32 AM on March 28, 2015 [4 favorites]


Is this not just trolling on Twitter, choosing a community that the author feels most readers would be inclined to make fun of already once they know it exists (a la furry bashing)? Granted as far as I could see (but I feel like I could easily be wrong, I didn't do a close reading) it's not obviously sexist or misogynist etc. attempting to choose a sort of surrealism instead as the trolling strategy, so it's not as bad as it could be. But I didn't find it funny or clever.
posted by advil at 11:35 AM on March 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


"Big mouth, deep pockets."

Relevant Mitchell & Webb on Gordon Ramsay
posted by Going To Maine at 11:36 AM on March 28, 2015 [4 favorites]


It is just trolling and not really my thing but I'll note that most of the posts he's replying to are tagged #openRP which means it's an invite for anyone to step in and continue the scene, rather than a conversation he's interrupting.
posted by capricorn at 11:50 AM on March 28, 2015 [7 favorites]


I'll note that most of the posts he's replying to are tagged #openRP which means it's an invite for anyone to step in and continue the scene, rather than a conversation he's interrupting.

AH! That's a very important detail.
posted by Going To Maine at 11:55 AM on March 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


Needs more Bea Arthur.
posted by sexyrobot at 11:57 AM on March 28, 2015


The funny thing about this is when the roleplayers get it and obey him as a kind of masochism.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 4:56 PM on March 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


@JennyCasket is my favorite. I love it when folks play along.
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 5:05 PM on March 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


I love Bar Rescue, it really is compelling television.
posted by vrakatar at 8:59 PM on March 28, 2015


I am torn between thinking that this is hilarious and that it's an incredibly dick move to pull on someone else's conversation.

It's all public, isn't it? I thought that was the point of twitter, you are basically SMS'ing to the universe.

the universe of people who care about twitter, anyway
posted by Mars Saxman at 11:10 AM on March 29, 2015


sciatrix: "I am torn between thinking that this is hilarious and that it's an incredibly dick move to pull on someone else's conversation."

Then, you know, maybe you DON'T have it in a public arena. Sort of like sitting around in a bus station, talking dirty with a partner, at a volume level everyone can hear.
posted by Samizdata at 4:20 PM on March 29, 2015


sexyrobot: "Needs more Bea Arthur."

What doesn't?

I mean, seriously here, think about it.
posted by Samizdata at 4:22 PM on March 29, 2015


Then, you know, maybe you DON'T have it in a public arena. Sort of like sitting around in a bus station, talking dirty with a partner, at a volume level everyone can hear.

This isn't really correct, though. On Twitter, you don't just overhear conversations you aren't involved with; rather, you seek them out. Certainly, if someone you follow suddenly shifts their accounts tone you might find yourself hearing something new and disturbing. But I doubt that anyone posting with those avatars was particularly surprising their followers. This blogger specifically searched out people looking to RP and then decided to bother them.
posted by Going To Maine at 7:48 PM on March 29, 2015


Sure, but those people were doing their sexy roleplay in public, so why am I supposed to feel badly for them when someone who is also hanging out in public decides to get involved? If they didn't want the public listening in and chiming in on their conversations, maybe they shouldn't have been carrying those conversations on in public.
posted by Mars Saxman at 12:36 PM on March 30, 2015


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