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(WTFark)   Hey everyone - here's pilot #3 for a Fark video project (with Mike Phirman), let me know what you think -Drew   (ora.tv) divider line 44
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2014-01-16 02:33:57 PM  
4 votes:
I despise videos which are basically "I saw this on the internet". They rarely give any added value over just providing a link and are usually diluted by the presenters padding it out with their "personalities". Maybe they are good if you are too drunk to click links and read.

Maybe such things would be more interesting if they collected a whole bunch of related links and synthesized them into coherent whole, as long as the presenter/content ratio was kept low.
2014-01-16 01:49:53 PM  
4 votes:

i.imgur.com

2014-01-16 01:45:08 PM  
4 votes:
Moar boobs, please.
2014-01-16 02:04:00 PM  
3 votes:
recently.rainweb.net

NEVER FORGET
2014-01-16 02:00:09 PM  
3 votes:
Is this basically just a commercial for FARK?  If not, it just looks like a commercial for FARK.  If so, who is going to see it?
2014-01-16 03:53:32 PM  
2 votes:
NO! Not another FarkTV! We can't take that kind of abuse!

/I'll admit I was one of the few that liked some of the videos on FarkTV
//You usually have to pay extra for that kind of punishment
2014-01-16 03:07:22 PM  
2 votes:

A Terrible Human: MrJesus: [recently.rainweb.net image 253x54]

NEVER FORGET

Drew is this a repeat of that shiat?



static4.wikia.nocookie.net

With sweat and dead man's balls.
2014-01-16 02:57:23 PM  
2 votes:
I'd say it reaches close to the levels of entertainment and hilarity that we had with FarkTV
2014-01-16 02:53:25 PM  
2 votes:
It felt rushed, and yet at the same time sparse.  Not enough content for the time spent, but the delivery felt like they were trying to pack in material that never materialized.

Too upbeat.  Fark is the snarky bitter corner of the Internet.  We hate everything but Jennifer Lawrence, caturday, and beer.  This felt very "pop culture news", and it should probably be darker and meaner.  Think more like Louis C.K., less Ryan Seacrest.
2014-01-16 02:50:34 PM  
2 votes:
Better than Fark TV. Several actual Laugh OL moments

When quoting top comments, it might help to actually show the username as he says it. Him having to say something like ""that's really his name" for the last one doesn't bode well for weirder handles, and the possibilty for confusion abounds with handles that are similar to each other. Ctrl-Alt-Del and CtrlAltDelete, for example

The only big negative for me was that there was just way too much shiat constantly zooming into and out of the frame. if you absolutely must put that many different things into the mix, perhaps occasionaly use some other kind of less obtrusive cut?

The writing was OK, the delivery was pretty damned good, and the girl was cute.
2014-01-16 02:45:36 PM  
2 votes:
It was a bit spastic.  I haven't felt that quick-cut-sick since watching Moulin Rouge.

If time is the issue, edit it down to the quality content.  It felt kind of like the guy that is giving his first school presentation, freaks out and does his 10 minute bit in one.  A little less auctioneer maybe.

It's probably because I sound like Eeyore on methadone but that pacing makes me a little nervous.
2014-01-16 02:08:22 PM  
2 votes:
It's basically an ad for Fark.  Is that the intention?  Where are these going to be shown?  Please don't get into the whole "10 weird things... " buzzfeed paid blogging crap.  That bs needs to die
2014-01-16 02:08:04 PM  
2 votes:
Um...keep working at it. Who knows?

stmedia.startribune.com
2014-01-16 02:02:07 PM  
2 votes:
But, but... I still haven't gotten over FarkTV!
2014-01-16 02:00:40 PM  
2 votes:
Why, though?
2014-01-16 01:42:08 PM  
2 votes:
Hey everyone - we're working with Mike Phirman (Fark handle: Phirm) and Ora.tv on a Fark Video project.  Unlike last time around, we've been working with TotalFarkers as a test group for input on how to make the show better.  This is the first pilot ep we've mainpaged, and we're interested in your input

Ps I'm not sure how much more lame that paragraph could have sounded, but we really do want to hear your input J

Pss among many of the things mentioned by TFers, we're tweaking camera angles, screen images, and removing topic tags from the intro that don't actually appear on Fark
2014-01-17 03:24:53 PM  
1 votes:
Here's a thing: even when you make it impossible for me to turn down the volume on the commercial, I can still mute it on my computer. I just have to go the extra step of clicking the little thingy on the corner of the screen. This frustrates me, and makes me hate the featured product.
2014-01-16 05:02:20 PM  
1 votes:
Oh no, nuh uh. I remember Fark TV, Drew. I ain't even clicking the link.

Stop trying to make your own funny. Just link to funny elsewhere. You know, people who are actually good at it.
2014-01-16 04:51:48 PM  
1 votes:

meow said the dog: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: You should get meow said the dog to host.

LAUGHTER OL I have agreement with this perhaps I could do the interviewing of the celebrities and also to do the judgment show such as the Judging Doctor Judith show where we could do the court cases of the individuals who are doing the posting on the Fark.com website.


I freaking LOVE you, Meow. I find you refreshingly unique.
wee
2014-01-16 04:45:36 PM  
1 votes:

FTGodWin: But, but... I still haven't gotten over FarkTV!


Holy hell, let that turd lie in peaceful death already...
2014-01-16 04:29:00 PM  
1 votes:
FarkTV 2.0 or Fark.0?  Either way, it sucks and will probably die faster than FarkTV.  Having whatshisname read off the posts sucks the funny right out.  And really, what's the point of that bullshiat anyway?  If I want to read a farking Fark thread, I'll go to the thread and, you know, actually enjoy it.  Having the internet means not having to watch shows about stuff on the internet.  No Tosh, no Dyrdek, and no WTFark.  Some of us do have attention spans.

What's up with the editing anyway?  The guy teleported so farking much, I thought I was watching Dragon Ball Z.

i.imgur.com
2014-01-16 04:25:57 PM  
1 votes:

meow said the dog: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: You should get meow said the dog to host.

LAUGHTER OL I have agreement with this perhaps I could do the interviewing of the celebrities and also to do the judgment show such as the Judging Doctor Judith show where we could do the court cases of the individuals who are doing the posting on the Fark.com website.


Oh please, oh please, oh please, oh pleeeease!

I always imagined her being a hybrid of Peggy from the credit card commercials, Foamy the Squirrel, with a bit of Latka's girlfriend Simka from Taxi. Taking time to post in between belts of some kind of root-spiced, blackberry schnapps "they don't sell much of around here."
2014-01-16 04:20:29 PM  
1 votes:

meow said the dog: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: You should get meow said the dog to host.

LAUGHTER OL I have agreement with this perhaps I could do the interviewing of the celebrities and also to do the judgment show such as the Judging Doctor Judith show where we could do the court cases of the individuals who are doing the posting on the Fark.com website.


Your move, Drew.
2014-01-16 04:12:20 PM  
1 votes:

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: You should get meow said the dog to host.


Do this, and I'll actually turn off scriptblock and watch the damn thing
2014-01-16 03:54:52 PM  
1 votes:
I know Drew wants my honest, objective opinion here so ....

Boy, that sucked.

I wanted to like it ... because I do love my Fark.com and all things related. But that was just not good. Way too scripted, and dude was stiff as a board while delivering bad cliches like "married people don't ever have sex" ... 3 times. I was married, I get it.

The square root thing? WTF(ark) is that about. Reading a 25 digit number off a cue card does not work as comedy. Get rid of the dude and replace him with the random girl that showed up for no apparent reason. Topless.
2014-01-16 03:07:50 PM  
1 votes:
Really?

Taking notes from "Yahoo Entertainment News"?

Well... I'm glad this is getting some use again.

web.mit.edu
2014-01-16 03:06:12 PM  
1 votes:

dready zim: Wasn`t bad, wasn`t good. He talked fast and said nothing, I`d rather it was the other way around.


You want him to talk nothing and say fast?
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-01-16 03:04:19 PM  
1 votes:
Just show hot asian girls with nice boobies for 10 minutes.
2014-01-16 03:01:56 PM  
1 votes:
It wouldn't harm if the design of the WTFark logo was closer to the Fark logo.
2014-01-16 02:59:36 PM  
1 votes:

Thorak: Too upbeat. Fark is the snarky bitter corner of the Internet. We hate everything but Jennifer Lawrence, caturday, and beer. This felt very "pop culture news", and it should probably be darker and meaner. Think more like Louis C.K., less Ryan Seacrest.


I started out in this vein when I saw the presenter guy, and I was all like "if you want the face of Fark, you should probably have gotten a neckbearded dude with some suspenders and gravy stains", but then I realized that Drew is probably trying to get people to actually visit this den of misanthropes, bastards and reprobates.

It's like relationships. You don't show someone that you're a mean-spirited asshole until they're stuck with you.
2014-01-16 02:58:22 PM  
1 votes:
The white flash when you reposition Mike is really, really annoying.  And the chick added nothing.

Topic good.  And we finally have a reason to vote on comments!
2014-01-16 02:58:10 PM  
1 votes:
That was better than FarkTV but it was still really bad.

Please no more.
2014-01-16 02:54:09 PM  
1 votes:
Not bad but not a big fan of autoplay videos
2014-01-16 02:32:51 PM  
1 votes:
I couldn't get to which tracker thing do I turn off the get the video.

So I have no opinion.
2014-01-16 02:29:01 PM  
1 votes:
maybe follow the NAKED NEWS format?
2014-01-16 02:26:39 PM  
1 votes:
Fark TV ruined web tv for me
2014-01-16 02:24:43 PM  
1 votes:
I didn't feel very strongly about it one way or the other. In some senses, that's a vast improvement from the burning hatred I felt for your last video venture. On the other hand, this has far less potential for indirect humor.
2014-01-16 02:05:24 PM  
1 votes:

Three Crooked Squirrels: Is this basically just a commercial for FARK?  If not, it just looks like a commercial for FARK.  If so, who is going to see it?


That's what I felt too.  What's next?  A live reenactment of that poor SOB Farker that got his balls stuck in the chair.
2014-01-16 01:58:07 PM  
1 votes:
Having survived "FarkTV" I have to say that this shows a lot of promise.  The interaction between Phirm and the girl needs to be snappier, though.
2014-01-16 01:57:38 PM  
1 votes:
Very Chris Hardwick ish from G4. And that's not an endorsement....
2014-01-16 01:51:54 PM  
1 votes:
Kinda commercially. Which is fine if you wanted to make a commercial. Cute girl.
2014-01-16 01:48:47 PM  
1 votes:
Objectively,
Mike is good, likeable and not too arrogant.
Visually good, I like the overlay technique.
Script is a bit bland.  Could be punchier, more sarcastic and witty.  More Talk Soup.
Showing top 3 comments was the best part.

/but what do I know.
2014-01-16 01:47:01 PM  
1 votes:
You're doing Subway commercials? Look at you! Good work, everyone!
2014-01-16 01:45:32 PM  
1 votes:
FarkTV: Electric Boogaloo?
 
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