I was at a party a couple of months ago (not bragging) at the home of a well-known New York new media mogul who has built a reputation for himself as a bit of a jerk. Very cool of me. Very cool of US. Anyway, I hadn’t seen this guy in awhile, and when we said our hellos he told me that he thought that I had moved out of town. Now, personally, perhaps paranoiacally, I took this as a not-so-subtle dig, because I obviously hadn’t moved out of town, I was very much in town still, and no one would have suggested to him that I had moved out of town because I hadn’t so what was he even talking about. What he was really saying, at least as I interpreted it, was “I don’t read your work, and therefore you have become irrelevant to me, and I have transformed your editorial irrelevance into physical irrelevance, as if you literally stopped existing in the same space as me completely.” Or maybe he just thought I had moved out of town. But ultimately isn’t this what we are all dealing with on a daily basis? The fear that we will be forgotten or go unheard? The desperate belief that what we spend our time doing is actually far less important than we tell ourselves in order to keep going? And yet, there are no other options! We must continue to shout into the void. We must hold onto the belief that we do matter and that this world is as much ours as anyone else’s. No one can escape this struggle. And, so, sure, we made light of Fuck You NASA guy’s plight back in June and then quickly forgot about him, but Fuck You NASA guy didn’t forget about Fuck You NASA guy. Fuck You NASA guy can’t just give up. None of us can. When there was only one set of footprints in the sand, it was Fuck You NASA guy recording parts 3-15. You keep going, Fuck You NASA guy.

Let’s all keep going. (Thanks for the tip, Chris.)

Comments (32)
  1. I definitely thought you were referring to your own party with that first sentence.

    • Pretty sure it was Donald Trump’s party.

      • Can’t be, that would only be possible if Donald Trump didn’t regularly read Videogum. And considering his defense of Michael Moore earned him last week’s lowest rated comment, I’d say he’s pretty well ruled out.

  2. I loved Part 12, where he videotapes himself fucking Nasa.

  3. “You’re dead to me, Gabe.” – Nick Denton

  4. Fuck Tom Jones is our generation’s Free Earl

  5. i want to visit whatever spanish-russian-white-trash planet he is from.

  6. Keep fucking that NASA!

  7. we all know that the moon is not made of green cheese-But what if it were made of barbeque spare ribs, would you eat it then? Heck, I know I would.

    • “Linda Ham! Linda Ham! Linda Ham! Does your name ever make you hungry?”

      “No. No.”

      “Well, it makes me hungry! One time, I named a sandwich ‘Linda’. It was a beautiful sandwich! And guess what kind of sandwich it was.”

      “I don’t know. Ham?”

      “I guess. I don’t know. Hey, Linda! When are we finally going to get over to Mars?”

  8. First you get the money. Then you get the power. Then you take that money and power and investigate alien cover-ups.

  9. I was reading without my glasses and thought it said “New York Jew media mogul.”
    If you will excuse me, I must join my classmates in Russia now.

  10. This is the first time I have seen this “Fuck Nasa” guy, and I can’t take my eyes away from that Metallica poster.

  11. The saddest part of this video is he clearly knows more about astronomy than me.

  12. I bet this guy gets laid A LOT.

  13. If the girl in the poster behind him’s name is Nasa, then his hat makes all kinds sof sense.

  14. Nick Denton is going to post your naked tape with the Noxzema girl and a Miss Usa now Gabe.

    Also, fuck NASA.

  15. This guy is my second least favorite NASA-centered interaction.

    I was at a party once and ambled up to a group conversation, I kid I didn’t know was talking about making money in tips and was wearing a NASA hat. I chimed in, dead-panned with, “I didn’t know you made tips at NASA. That’s pretty cool.” He stared at me, then turned away from me and went back to talking about whatever stupid crap he was talking about. I later found out he was friends with a bunch of my friends, but I refused to ever like him.

  16. Mogul get passive agressive.

  17. Loving the trucker hat. Does he have merch now?

  18. fuck you, tom jones

  19. Great story Gabe…

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