The Gang Fixes the Internet - Off Topic #83

Off Topic: The Gang Fixes the Internet - Off Topic #83

The AH Crew sit down to talk about shot roulette, air conditioners, Michael’s Twitter fight, and more on this week's Off Topic!

This episode originally aired June 30, 2017 and is sponsored by Seeso (http://bit.ly/2iXI3mZ)

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  • selonianth FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    Didn't the guy in Beerfest escape the vat like 5 times to go to the bathroom?

  • NinjaWizardd FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ash

    1 month ago

    wowowowowowoowowowowow..... are duvet covers not a normal thing in america? that's gross...... i'm so confused as to why you wouldn't have them.....

  • Robthehorror FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    The thing that I find so funny about there conversation with Michael's controller is that the kind of people they are talking about that want everything for free- those are the exact people in politics they side with


    That being said- I do totally agree with Michael. If something there is something that looks cool that you want and decide to treat yourself to- by all means do it. Just because a baseline controller is $80 if there a cool alternate art one that is $200 and you like the art and the company, then get it. How many times do people buy cars and decide to spend just a little more for the upgraded sound system because they like it.

  • Visier777 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I do understand where some of the replies to Michael come from - people assume that his purchase comes from the "Want!" mentality. And let's be honest, there are a lot of people out there who spend their money on impulse in a dumb way, and someone who are not familiar with Michael's style of life would just categorize him with those "Want!" people. I too get pissed off when people, let's say, buy a new phone each couple of month, when they will be extra happy for a week, and when novelty wears off it'll be the same as the old one for them. Some people buy a new gadget or a new game, toy with them for 5 minutes and throw them into the back of the drawer forever. The difference here is that Michael unlike them is not deceiving himself, he bought controllers like that before, he knows that he gets ongoing enjoyment from them, so it makes sense to spend money on more of them. 

  • Dethfuse FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I was laughing my ass off when broadcast refused to show Jeremy in the cameras lol. Great job broadcast!

  • Ghillvite FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    "Hates Mario Kart 8 when he loses: Gavin Free" Nice credits  burnie

  • koroxus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    go michael, buy yo cool ass controllers

  • MacroMac FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    The crew, as usual, is correct. Value=Desire


    I'm a first member. Nuff said.

  • Eric93 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Would love a new Achievement Hunter show called "Ryan the Bartender" 

  • Mysticaxe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I had a friend that told me as i was trying to sell some artwork (physicaly) that $20 dollars was too much for 10 hours of work, quality of paper. He said that Picasso and other artists sold their artworks for 5 pennies or pence! yes but back then 5 pennies was worth something! He said because i spent 10 hours of work and payed $2 for printing that i should have sold it for $5 only. I only was able to print 12. So thats $24, I was out of a job at that point and contiuing to look for a job. I never sold one poster and i was thinking about droping the price to $10 but he still said that was to much. He said that i didnt understand busines.. maybe i dont but still if i only sold 1 poster thats 3-24= 21 dollars in the whole. 9 hours of my life WASTED. I am still applying everywhere i can and still nothing today. I am also workng on my art HOPING i make something people will like and actualy be intersted in commissining or buying from me. 

    • MacroMac FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      Keep pushing on, man. Also, never listen to the people that say the price that you sell your art at is wrong. From the business side, If it is bought, it's been sold. From the artist side, it's worth as much to the buyer as to the seller, and sometimes MUCH more.


      In short, please continue to create. Without creation, there is oblivion.

  • GrandXan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    pretty sure for the kids is from the streamer athene because its all he was known for

  • RVBCheckmate

    1 month ago

    1:44:45  How do we fix the barrier of communication of text online? Get rid of Twitter and 140 character limits. Twitter is single-handedly the source of today's reactionary bickering and online hostility in today's culture. You would see far less people contributing to outrage culture if Twitter was deleted from existence.

    • MacroMac FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      Reaction can be thought provoking, but it has lost it's meaning. Don't think, just react.

      That's the problem. Start thinking, then react.

    • JerichoF FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      I... wouldn't say single-handedly. If people want to take offense to something (or, probably more accurate, if they want to respond to something), they'll find some way to do so. Before Twitter, there were YouTube and Facebook, and before them, there was Myspace. People on varying levels want to be 'social' and one of the basic levels of that is agreeing or disagreeing with an opinion. Hell, AH goes into people interpreting the look in someone's eyes to fit their personal take on it. Sure, maybe... what, 40-50%(?) of comments are made in jest, or use sarcasm, or are intended to be read "ironically" (am I even phrasing that right?), but replies to them either lay it on thicker, try to get a straight answer (and by large margin, fail), or enforce believability and nobody knows what the next person is thinking.

  • thesaneking7 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    why in gods name is Trevor blonde... what's up with straight men dying their hair these days...? Yes I'm ready for my down votes. (also I guess idk if he is straight I assumed lol)

    • MacroMac FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      I used to BLEACH (correction) my hair a lot. It's about aesthetic. It's about trying something new. I think it's a cool look, and I"m a straight male. If this is only flamebait... What now?

    • alltimebillie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      What's wrong with dyeing or bleaching your hair. I dye my hair because I just prefer my hair black, I'm not hurting anyone. If Trevor just decided he liked having blonde hair he can bleach his hair if he wants to... 

  • jzknight27 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    30:35 Ryan gets that popper out and it makes such a satisfying pop

  • ThatQuietFan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold naturesbless

    1 month ago

    I'm with Michael and crew on the art discussion. It's like buying a tattoo. I COULD go to an artist that is a little cheaper or I could go to the artist who has the explicit style I want and demand. I am paying for the ARTISTRY not the OBJECT (okay, kinda the object). I think that's the biggest divide. It isn't about the thing but the artistry and the craftsmanship that goes into the thing. It is worth it because it is exactly what I want and I have saved up and decided this is what I want.
     Frivolous to you is not frivolous to me. 

  • funkingprink FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Man, I love the Off Topic Complaint Podcast.

    • MacroMac FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      Imagine a world... Where everything you do is under constant surveillance... These people must find a way to live a fulfilling life, while still pleasing the entire audience... And they have FAILED.


      FunkingPrink stars in... FUCK AH.


      In theaters now.

  • Arawen18 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Can totally relate to Michaels rant on art. My sister goes to school for art and I cannot begin to tell you how many people ask her for her art for free. Art supplies are mad expensive and the time taken to create it is worth way more. I wish more people understood that artists are like businessmen and they have to make a living just like everyone else. Thanks Michael!

  • SleepyGuyy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I feel like... When Ryan said there is a layer of communication missing.... He's assuming that most of the people yelling at them are Trying to communicate with them. I get the impression a lot of people get a thought in their head and immediately run with it, pushing all information away that may prove them wrong.    And many viewers (like me, and the majority of people that just told Michael that the controller is cool and not for them) just understand the context and respond correctly.   I am fairly certain the angry yelling stupid responses are a minority, but they are also the passionate ones, so they will respond to every tweet/ video etc... So you end up seeing that a lot of course.

    Somebody who thinks Michael is acting normal probably doesn't feel a strong urge to respond to him... why bother?  It's normal everyday stuff.

  • PRevanBS FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PRevanBS

    1 month ago

    That was my shitty Single Malt! I'm glad you all didn't like it ;)
    Just in case you're wondering, it is a Kymsee Single Malt Whisky - not the cheapest bottle by far, but definitely worth the craftsmanship that goes into the production.

  • TubaMatt Musician

    1 month ago

    Thank you so much for the conversation about the cost of art.  As a professional musician, I cannot even begin to count how often people expect my services to be either cheap or free...

  • Piddlestixx FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Pid

    1 month ago

    The people who are mad about Michael paying a certain price for a product he thinks is worth the money have NEVER taken an econ class. Econ rule #1: a product is worth whatever price a consumer is willing to pay for it. That $3,000,000 fart jar? Yep. If someone paid for it, it is worth that much money!! 

  • catzalive FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I still don't understand why people feel the need micromanage the finances of strangers. Is it jealousy?

    • davereyn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      It's 100% jealousy.  They can't afford it so anyone who can afford it an buys it is stupid with their money.

  • Charblasaur

    1 month ago

    anyone else catch the subtle "also boobies" from ryan during the tits discusison? :)

  • Montezooma FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    if people are bitching about art, tell them to sit down and recreate it using the same tools. very quickly they will realise the value of art. also to add, i have bought cheap custom controllers before and within a week the paint was rubbing off onto my hands. best to pay for quality and worksmanship.

    i'm not sure why michael would've copped so much flack, people spend a lot of money on alcohol and cigarettes and weed and you consume it and it's gone. michael has cool custom controllers that he can look at and be like "yeah that fucked off twitter", pretty sure that's worth the cost

  • JCLegoMan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Too poor for double gold

    1 month ago

    It's a nice fucking thing that Michael wants and wants to spend his hard earned money on, it could cost $1 000, who cares if Michael spends $1 000, it's HIS money, not your fucking money. Michael isn't taking your fucking $200 and buying the reskin. Fuck.

  • CharmedAgain FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Heyyyyyyyyyyyy everybody

    1 month ago

    Yo. I will fight all of you on housekeeping. 

    I was a housekeeper (still in the hotel business) and if a housekeeper doesn't change the sheets when the guest checks out, that housekeeper is fired. Believe me when I say it would have been a hell of a luxury to NOT change the sheets every time people checked out but other people are gross and we're not gonna make people sleep on used sheets, no matter how clean the used ones may look. The comforter part is true though, if we cleaned every comforter every time they were used they would get worn and stretched out and useless. Shits expensive. They 100% do get washed when they are gross though, there's no set date as to when they get changed. 

    I know ya'll travel a lot, but you've never actually been a housekeeper, so if you want the inside skinny, ask someone that's done it.

  • Astarties FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ex Nihilo

    1 month ago

    "Proof" was not originally double the alcohol content. It came from England where alcohol was taxed depending on alcohol content. A sample would be mixed with some black powder and set on fire. If the alcohol content was sufficiently high, it would ignite the powder, if not, the powder would not ignite.This was the "proof" that it had enough alcohol content (100 proof being the minimum needed to light) to be taxed at the higher rate. It turns out that proof was about 1.75 times the ABV, or 100 proof = 57% ABV. The US later changed proof to just be double the ABV.

  • nevada-zach FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Michael thank you so much for the artist value rant  sob It means so much to people like me who make custom art for a living to hear you defend us

  • KirDBird FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    ryan should do voice over for fifty shades

    • JCLegoMan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Too poor for double gold

      1 month ago

      I'm a heterosexual male and my panties would still drop so hard they'd end up in China.

  • Rakurann FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Cory

    1 month ago

    Michael is absolutely right about the $200 controller.. My friends gave me endless shit about buying my Razer Ouroboros mouse for $150 and says that it's such a waste... But when I buy a single mod for my car that makes it faster and costs almost $2000 they would shrug and say "yea cars are expensive so it makes sense." The ones that complain are the ones that can only afford the occasional "in-game" skin for $20 on their allowance.

    • LtOBrien FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      I disagree with the Razer bit simply because that hardware hasn't shown to be better in any way other than aesthetic. If it performed better or fit your hand better sure. Otherwise, you're buying it just for looks.

  • KirDBird FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    *tap* *tap* *ting* (gavin free acts surprised) 

  • Thybroven

    1 month ago

    in mikes defense. i have purchased a $800 hand made french leather jacket. by making payments over a period of time. this has with out end pissed my father off to the point of red in the face. to this day he still hates when i where the jacket, even though now its paid off. unknowingly because of my credit based purchases i have a ridiculously good credit score. so all to you buy nice things that you will like when its something that matters to you. i would eat off of paper plates so i can afford nice pots and pans. 

    • Bedhead99 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      he prefers Micheal

  • KirDBird FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    *cosby voice* I put the drugs in the puddin

  • Rebellious15 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    lol why did no one notice trevor come back crying and looks like he actually maybe threw the fuck up

  • American-Pyscho FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Ryan the Mixologist might be my new favorite thing

    • KirDBird FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      i ship it

    • Stateless573 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Welp!

      1 month ago

      Came to the comments to say exactly this. He should be the primary shot-meister now

  • ChaoticPKK FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Tony

    1 month ago

    That was a gosh-dang delight.

  • RevealingPig FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    this is gunna be a weird comment but i genuinely enjoy the interaction between Dan and Micheal because its you can tell they actual enjoy each others company and Dan isn't looked at as just Gavin's Slow Mo friend. Really cool to see :D

  • Jin_D3vil FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Scotsman

    1 month ago

    To kind of reply to the issue with the 'internets lack of context'. There is no real actual solution, as every person tends to just add their own spin on what they see or hear. I know that for a lot of the occasions people can be right on the ball and nail what emotion people are having or catch on to when someone is either faking or playing into it. But by far and large people just think that what ever they see it as, is the entire truth.


    The same thing happens with something as simple as 'GG'. Saying that now in a lot of games is considered an insult. While there are people who do use it and in a way to insult, myself and alot of old school gamers still use it as a sign of respect to other people in a game. Regardless of the outcome. But no matter how I argue the point or how well I make that point of 'good sportsmanship' is what saying GG at the end of a game or round entails. That doesn't matter as there are people who see anyone saying GG as just being an ass.


    The only way we can remove that kind of personal translation is to go really over the top and have things like notices saying "This is a joke" or "They are acting the fool for entertainment". Because no matter how well or how precise you are, people always take it as they personally see it and never see your point of view.


    That being said I was laughing and also slightly preturbed by the Twitter exchange with Michael and the other people. I deffinetly seen your point and was taken back by how much people just took it to the extreme and wouldn't let it go.

    • Thybroven

      1 month ago

      im assuming you mean "GG"as "good game" which isn't insulting. until you had an obviously bad game. 

      so im not a word hefty person, I'm not explaining this. Notifications are not going to help. because if this person was going to use them they would type "JK." best solution is teaching people good etiquette. and expect them to use it. coarse that would make your internet experience rather boring. so maybe we should teach people how to understand bad etiquette.


    • Jin_D3vil FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Scotsman

      1 month ago

      Yeah GG is short hand for Good Game. It doesn't matter on the circumstance either, I played with people who were way better than me and literally mopped the floor with me. It was a great learning experience for me tho. Irrespective of it being a good match or not I still said GG as it is a sign of respect and they'd return it as well. Even though I know it wasn't fun or remotely enlightening for them to fight someone who wasn't even on their level.


      It seems that element of respect for someone else on the other side isn't the common stance for people. I may demolish people in a game for example, but I don't treat them like crap for it. I still appreciate the time they put into the match and still say “GG”. Even in some cases pointing out problems that they have in how they play, in a small way to help them improve from it. A lot of the times the response you get are just outright angry responses, not everyone but it seems the default for a lot of people is that everyone is a threat or mocking them.


      It's a sad state to see gaming in this way.

    • RVBCheckmate

      1 month ago

      The answer is to get rid of Twitter and 140 character limits. Twitter is single-handedly the source of today's reactionary bickering and online hostility in today's culture. You would see far less people contributing to outrage culture if Twitter was deleted from existence.

  • Zortack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    3 million ExtraLife goal, every Achievment Hunter farts in a jar, they draw names out of a hat/whatever and the one drawn has to smell it, now that would be a fart in a jar worth 3 million

  • 0brady0 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    The last couple Off Topic podcasts haven't been showing up on the app? At least for me, anyone else?

  • AMC427 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I completely agree about paying for the Art. Materials alone are expensive, but they you have to add the amount of time put into the project, and what the artist decides what their hourly rate should be (which is usually less than they deserve).

  • SailorVe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ☾❤☀

    1 month ago

    I love Trevor's face when he's like going through his mental rolodex of math/science knowledge 

  • TheMaestro89 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    On porn, I agree with Michael..... I much prefer my porn to have a dick in it. Girl on girl is great and all, but I definitely want them both on a dick at some point

  • Geehump FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    "I find, in my opinion, you need a good dick" - Michael Jones, 2017

  • refitman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Dan looks like he's wearing medical scrubs.

  • AggravatedDamage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Warlock of Wrath

    1 month ago

    Ryan looking directly into my soul got my a little hot...

  • MoonDoggie82 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    the picture on that bottle of Porters looks like an angry Bruce Greene.

  • good2cya FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Horse McDoomkook

    1 month ago

    I like the neon orange eraser that caps the grape liquor lol

  • marky10b FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Otaku

    1 month ago

    LOL those people ranting on Michael on Twitter. No chill.  jack

  • schurgy16 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Episode 100: The gang destroys the table