You’re Not Yelping

Episode 4Released Aug 20 2016

Think you know what it takes to write a review? Got some constructive criticism that needs to be heard? Can you write succinctly and avoid referencing popular media? If you answered yes to all these questions, congrats: you’re far too over-qualified to write an internet review!

Yelp is a aggregate review site where people post their thoughts about local shops and restaurants, at least in theory. In practice, users pointlessly complain about staff and other customers, while sharing pointless details about their boring outings. This week on Extra Credit, we break out the British accents.

With Amelia Blank, Sherman Tank, Taylor, and featuring Adam Bozarth

Edited by Ashto
Content provided by Eldritch Hat, Taylor, Sherman Tank, and Dr. Activisionary
Cover art by Dr. Activisionary

Subject featured

  • Yelp Reviews,
  • Michael "Nickname" P.

Music used

  • The Yelp! Song by JGalvin10 (Youtube)
  • The Yelper Special by South Park
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2 comments on “You’re Not Yelping”

  • Miles Beavis says:

    This was a good episode, but it needs to be pointed out: some things don’t have to be mocked. Like, if someone mentions that a restaurant’s food costs less than ten bucks, and a reader deliberately misses the point so he can bellow, “OH MY GOD THEY GIVE YOU CHANGE,” that’s not funny; it’s just mean-spirited grasping at straws that makes the person I’m listening to come off worse than the episode’s actual subject. Little bits like that popped up here and there across the episode. I get that the point of the show is to make fun of stuff, but it’s just unpleasant and off-putting when it’s undeserved. This is a pet peeve I sometimes have with The F Plus too.

    Of course, it was still a blast overall. Steely Dan Christ, some people.

    • Sherman Tank says:

      It wasn’t so much that I was trying to mock him for getting change, it was his godawful droning style of writing. If he’d said something like “I got lunch for under $10” I wouldn’t have said anything, but he phrased it so awkwardly.

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