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(The Raw Story)   John Oliver reams wealthy, entitled 'dweebs' at tech awards show: 'F*ck you, straight away'   (rawstory.com) divider line 155
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2014-02-12 11:10:11 AM  
Hells yeah boss. That was well said Mr. Oliver.
 
2014-02-12 11:11:29 AM  
What a dick.  I'm sure he refused said dweebs money for this also.  No? Shocked face, I haz it.
 
2014-02-12 11:12:07 AM  
Oh, the John Oliver who's trying to escape the British tax system while enjoying the best of both worlds?

Straight away to you too, sir.
 
2014-02-12 11:12:25 AM  
 butthurt response from the dweebs in 3...2..1
 
2014-02-12 11:12:41 AM  
www.therossman.com
 
2014-02-12 11:13:15 AM  
Aaaaaaaaand I'm sure it will incite change amongst that group of people.
 
2014-02-12 11:15:02 AM  
I'm just glad people are starting to notice.
 
2014-02-12 11:16:05 AM  

doubled99: butthurt response from the dweebs in 3...2..1


Lt. Cheese Weasel: What a dick.  I'm sure he refused said dweebs money for this also.  No? Shocked face, I haz it.


MBooda: Oh, the John Oliver who's trying to escape the British tax system while enjoying the best of both worlds?

Straight away to you too, sir.


Already too late in saying that doubled, the butthurt has come early!
 
2014-02-12 11:17:30 AM  
Google:  Let's see, should we provide shuttles for our employees, or should we displace the local government and create a parallel public transit system?  Hmmmm, what to do, what to do...
 
2014-02-12 11:17:52 AM  
For the love of God, when does his HBO show start?  Please?
 
2014-02-12 11:18:04 AM  
FTFA: "You already have all the money in the world," he said. "Why do you need awards after that? It is absolutely ridiculous. You're no longer the underdogs, it's very important that you realize that. You're not the scrappy people that people get behind. It used to be that people who worked in the tech industry were emotional shut-ins who you could root for. Now those days are gone. You're pissing off an entire city."

Because we feel so empty, so very empty.
 
2014-02-12 11:19:04 AM  
Ley me guess: this guy was a popular jock in high school.
 
2014-02-12 11:19:10 AM  
Yessssss, let the butthurt flow...
 
2014-02-12 11:19:50 AM  

doubled99: butthurt response from the dweebs in 3...2..1


We have a pre-fire...repeat, we have a pre-fire.
 
2014-02-12 11:20:16 AM  

baconbeard: Ley me guess: this guy was a popular jock in high school.


John Oliver? Not likely.
 
2014-02-12 11:22:46 AM  
Good, everyone needs a stiff dose of reality now and then...I'm sure the "dweebs" will take it better than the fark independents.
 
2014-02-12 11:23:43 AM  
He really is just copying Colbert, isn't he?
 
2014-02-12 11:24:03 AM  

ficklefkrfark: Good, everyone needs a stiff dose of reality now and then...I'm sure the "dweebs" will take it better than the fark independents.


Money Fight!!!

inklake.typepad.com
 
2014-02-12 11:24:42 AM  
Thats ok.  I still get paid more per gig than he does, as well as most Physicians.
 
2014-02-12 11:25:30 AM  
How brave.

*extends middle finger
 
2014-02-12 11:26:43 AM  
*watches the embedded video*

Well, that certainly wasn't a just typical emcee opening with a couple light-hearted jabs at the audience that completely lose the edge they seem to have in text when viewed with the actual delivery amidst otherwise innocuous material.

Seriously, he laughingly says "fark you" to a guy who whistles when he comes on stage. The rest of the article matches his actual routine with about that level of fidelity.
 
2014-02-12 11:26:44 AM  
I dunno John. You may have goofed this one. Unlike a lot if other bubble barons, the tech rich seem to be more inclined to engage in genuine (as opposed to must-redeem-my-soul-before-i-die) philanthropy.

And the Google shuttles are a good thing that help the environment and relieve traffic congestion. Period.

I won't say he's just trying to be like Colbert, but he did pick his target wrong.
 
2014-02-12 11:30:24 AM  

netweavr: He really is just copying Colbert, isn't he?


He's co-hosted his own satirical news show for years now, so he's pretty much just being himself.
 
2014-02-12 11:33:48 AM  
I really don't understand the hatred that google buses get. More companies should be doing this. Why are they so butt hurt that they're not offering a free ride to anyone? City buses don't do that, either.
 
2014-02-12 11:34:04 AM  

Galloping Galoshes: Google:  Let's see, should we provide shuttles for our employees, or should we displace the local government and create a parallel public transit system?  Hmmmm, what to do, what to do...


Well, local government failed the Bay Area long ago... We have BART ( Bay Area Rapid Transit ), which could, with good planning and local government participation, go all the way around the San Francisco Bay... look at a map, think practically, good, yes... but no... San Mateo County voted against logic and simplicity... and the BART trains stop outside of the SFO airport on the west side of the Bay, and down at Fremont on the East side... so no 360 ring. Bad, government, bad... and Santa Clara County light rail trains don't connect properly to BART either... ( although it is a sad and expensive stop-gap measure).

In the mean time, the highway 101 commute is as bad as LA traffic and all thru the day, swamped by cars and trucks going from San Jose up to San Francisco...

So, Google renting buses is a good way to keep extra cars off the already filled up local roads... cut down on gasoline consumption/ air pollution... The paid environmental wacko shills in SF can't have it both ways... car pooling is good for everyone but people we don't like... and say yes to non-polluting businesses/ non-smoke stack jobs... and drive the Navy/ heavy industry out of San Francisco!

I gotta say, I'm with the high-tech's and their leased busses here... ( oh, and remember, in a free country, you can live where ever you want and work where ever you want... no anti-locationism here!). That's racist!

/Fortress Berkeley, holding down sanity since 1990
// Worked in Hi-tech ever since 5 1/4 floppies... 14.4 modems
///never made a dime on my stock options... invested w/ Bernie Madoff, Henderson NV real-estate
/V Bought Facebook on opening day/ and Bitcoin at $1,100! Ouch
 
2014-02-12 11:34:24 AM  
Quite the bitter reaction in this thread. Poor dears. The truth hurts.
 
2014-02-12 11:35:37 AM  
Well, he's very popular. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wasteoids, dweebies, dickheads...they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude.
 
2014-02-12 11:36:16 AM  
So many Farkers  just like said dweebs, but without the whole "successful" thing.
 
2014-02-12 11:36:31 AM  
Hmm, we have had shuttles for several big companies as well as union workers around here for years. Saving fuel, lowering workers expense as well as decreasing the environmental impact and the corporation is funding it is now a bad thing?
 
2014-02-12 11:36:45 AM  
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2014-02-12 11:38:12 AM  
He did a stand-up bit.
Why is this crap greenlit?
 
2014-02-12 11:39:40 AM  

netweavr: He really is just copying Colbert, isn't he?


Yeah, I remember when Colbert did that.
Oh wait, he didn't.
He's definitely copying Eddie Murphy though.
Oh wait, no he isn't.
 
2014-02-12 11:39:53 AM  

pkellmey: Hmm, we have had shuttles for several big companies as well as union workers around here for years. Saving fuel, lowering workers expense as well as decreasing the environmental impact and the corporation is funding it is now a bad thing?


For me I don't really care, in fact I think it's a good thing too. But I think the controversy comes in the idea that they're shipping employees to Google so they don't have to interact with the "unwashed masses" of the general public on a regular bus. Only controversy I can think of from this bus thing. Though Google is evil in alot of ways, this is one of the lesser ones.
 
2014-02-12 11:40:32 AM  
Hold on. When he said "F*ck you, straight away," he meant it as an insult, not an invitation?

Well this is awkward.

*puts pants back on, quietly sneaks away*
 
2014-02-12 11:42:08 AM  
If I were Google, I'd tint the windows of the busses from the inside so that my employees wouldn't have to look at the peasants during their daily commute, just to spite this guy,
 
2014-02-12 11:43:54 AM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: What a dick.  I'm sure he refused said dweebs money for this also.  No? Shocked face, I haz it.


Under functioning brain, you haz that too.
 
2014-02-12 11:44:06 AM  

Begoggle: He did a stand-up bit.
Why is this crap greenlit?


Nobody bothered to watch the video.
 
2014-02-12 11:44:40 AM  

brimed03: baconbeard: Ley me guess: this guy was a popular jock in high school.

John Oliver? Not likely.


Well, the British equivalent.  So, he's skilled at riding around on a horse and wacking a small ball about.  Or standing for hours in a field doing nothing, wearing a matching sweater/pants/hat set while other people throw a ball at three upright sticks.

I mean, they can't all play quidditch.
 
2014-02-12 11:45:05 AM  

Begoggle: He did a stand-up bit.
Why is this crap greenlit?


Because it is more newsworthy than most of the crap that gets greenlit on Fark?
 
2014-02-12 11:46:17 AM  

brimed03: I dunno John. You may have goofed this one. Unlike a lot if other bubble barons, the tech rich seem to be more inclined to engage in genuine (as opposed to must-redeem-my-soul-before-i-die) philanthropy.

And the Google shuttles are a good thing that help the environment and relieve traffic congestion. Period.

I won't say he's just trying to be like Colbert, but he did pick his target wrong.


Not true. He got venomous on people who deserved venom and was sarcastic and scornful on people who deserved sarcasm and scorn.
 
2014-02-12 11:47:31 AM  

ruleux: Thats ok.  I still get paid more per gig than he does, as well as most Physicians.


/swoon
 
2014-02-12 11:49:25 AM  
I guess I'd like a summary of why the silicon valley tech community is frowned upon like this. Is there a large segment of the work force that really is entirely disengaged from the community? Like, they make their profits in the community and then remove those resources out to the suburbs?

I can understand why people don't like the Wallstreet crowd who act like middle men for wealth by using other peoples money for their own games, but programmers, software engineers, etc. seem to me to be a class of people who are largely creating actual product. Perhaps there's a salary bubble in that their pay isn't comensurate with their work and they're seen as some kind of gilded elite? But I don't exactly think coding for 80 hours a week is a super glamarous life, and benefits like shuttle services and free lunches doesn't seem all that oppulent to me.

But I'm honestly curious to hear why folks don't like the wealthy techie dweebs?
 
2014-02-12 11:49:26 AM  

Begoggle: netweavr: He really is just copying Colbert, isn't he?

Yeah, I remember when Colbert did that.
Oh wait, he didn't.
He's definitely copying Eddie Murphy though.
Oh wait, no he isn't.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7FTF4Oz4dI
 
2014-02-12 11:50:37 AM  

ChuckRoddy: I really don't understand the hatred that google buses get. More companies should be doing this. Why are they so butt hurt that they're not offering a free ride to anyone? City buses don't do that, either.


Because they were using public bus stops as pick up points and they clog SF streets. Not to mention the fact that most of the people that take those buses are responsible for both rents and home prices continuing to skyrocket beyond the means of anyone not in the tech industry. YouTube's in San Bruno, less than 10 miles away from SF. Cupertino, Foster City, Palo Alto, Menlo Park... these are all places these techies could live in, but instead, they chose to live in a city that 's 45-90 min away depending on traffic. Not cuz they had to live there, but because they chose to live there.
 
2014-02-12 11:52:10 AM  

error 303: But I'm honestly curious to hear why folks don't like the wealthy techie dweebs?


http://www.businessinsider.com/map-shows-gentrification-in-san-franc is co-by-childlesstech-workers-2014-1
 
2014-02-12 11:55:56 AM  

brimed03: I dunno John. You may have goofed this one. Unlike a lot if other bubble barons, the tech rich seem to be more inclined to engage in genuine (as opposed to must-redeem-my-soul-before-i-die) philanthropy.

And the Google shuttles are a good thing that help the environment and relieve traffic congestion. Period.

I won't say he's just trying to be like Colbert, but he did pick his target wrong.


The joke is that the tech rich are almost all "liberal" leaning in their philosophy. You are right about the shuttles, lots of companies in the bay area operate more shuttles than Google. The issue is the entitled atitude in San Francisco. They have rent control, no one is getting pushed out of their apartment. Sure a new building goes in or gets renovated and the poor can't afford it. I can afford a lot of great places to live either but since I am upper middle class no one cares.

Why is working hard and being successful a bad thing now? And before I get the hate about how I don't know what its like. My Mom was the first in our family not to be a field worker. My grandfather loaded produce until he was into his 70's. My Mom raised us alone most of my life working 2 jobs and got an AA.

My brother waited tables to get through college and then law school. I worked 2 jobs to get through college. I have no patience for people who tell me there is no opportunity.
 
2014-02-12 11:57:29 AM  

netweavr: error 303: But I'm honestly curious to hear why folks don't like the wealthy techie dweebs?

http://www.businessinsider.com/map-shows-gentrification-in-san-franc is co-by-childlesstech-workers-2014-1


San Francisco quit being a longshoreman kind of town in the middle 60s so real estate prices are a Rich Man's Problem. Who cares if a moderately well off person can't afford a nice house in the Mission District? Move somewhere else.
 
2014-02-12 11:57:58 AM  

rzrwiresunrise: YouTube's in San Bruno, less than 10 miles away from SF. Cupertino, Foster City, Palo Alto, Menlo Park... these are all places these techies could live in, but instead, they chose to live in a city that 's 45-90 min away depending on traffic. Not cuz they had to live there, but because they chose to live there.


You know who else had strong opinions about where undesirables ought to live?
 
2014-02-12 11:58:22 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: pkellmey: Hmm, we have had shuttles for several big companies as well as union workers around here for years. Saving fuel, lowering workers expense as well as decreasing the environmental impact and the corporation is funding it is now a bad thing?

For me I don't really care, in fact I think it's a good thing too. But I think the controversy comes in the idea that they're shipping employees to Google so they don't have to interact with the "unwashed masses" of the general public on a regular bus. Only controversy I can think of from this bus thing. Though Google is evil in alot of ways, this is one of the lesser ones.


The point of the bus protesters (and I don't care one way or another) is that the wealthy tech nerds should not be able to easily live in the city because they are driving up property values, so the guy that works at Starbucks can't afford to live there anymore.

if (googleBusses)
   {
     everyonesRent++;
   }


On the other hand, it's brilliant on the part of Google, which likes to make it possible for its employees to work any time they are not asleep. Open up your laptop during the hour commute, connect to the bus's wifi, and get cracking on your project.
 
2014-02-12 11:58:54 AM  

netweavr: error 303: But I'm honestly curious to hear why folks don't like the wealthy techie dweebs?

http://www.businessinsider.com/map-shows-gentrification-in-san-franc is co-by-childlesstech-workers-2014-1


Mmmkay, so if I get it, it's largely people upset with the gentrification of San Fransisco neighborhoods, combined with an increase in wealth inequality in the area and these employees decisions to live in one community they consider desirable while working in another community and potentially over utilizing infrastructure intended for the local community? I can largely see how people might be upset about that.
 
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