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Title: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: 6079SmithW on November 29, 2006, 05:41:45 PM
I'm sure you guys who weren't previously familiar with SA remember Lowtax from the interview that got tied into the Lord of the Rings scavenger hunt. In the SA rifftrax thread, he just posted:
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oh boy do I have a whopper of an update regarding Rifftrax and I, Rich "Lowtax" Kyanka, coming up in the near future
The obvious speculation is that he'll be a guest riffer.

How would you guys feel about that?
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: mrbasehart on November 29, 2006, 06:34:49 PM
My feelings are best summarised in emoticon form:

(http://bestsmileys.com/signs4/22.gif)
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: gammer on November 29, 2006, 06:51:05 PM
Maybe they are getting ready to play another game??
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: Pak-Man on November 29, 2006, 07:09:26 PM
Well if he IS, it could only mean Bloodrayne...
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 29, 2006, 07:38:46 PM
Good luck to him! I really like the idea of expanding the riffer roster.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: gammer on November 29, 2006, 07:38:54 PM
Well if he IS, it could only mean Bloodrayne...

Why do you say that?
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: 6079SmithW on November 29, 2006, 07:40:23 PM
Well if he IS, it could only mean Bloodrayne...

Why do you say that?
Lowtax got in a fistfight with Uwe Bolle.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: gammer on November 29, 2006, 07:50:25 PM
Lowtax got in a fistfight with Uwe Bolle.

Serious? That is funny.   :D

Any details about this on the web?
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: 6079SmithW on November 29, 2006, 07:58:08 PM
Lowtax got in a fistfight with Uwe Bolle.

Serious? That is funny.   :D

Any details about this on the web?
True but misleading. Bolle had a stunt where he was boxed critics of his movies, and Lowtax went. Uwe claimed he wouldn't really be boxing, and proceeded to attack everyone like a madman, because he's a juvenile jerk-off.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: MrTorso on November 29, 2006, 08:58:37 PM
I don't know how to feel about anyone I listened to before being a riffer.  I can understand people wanting a second riffer to play off of Mike but honestly my favorite Rifftrax have been Mike solo. I don't have laugh out loud fits with the Kevin and Bill rifftrax at all. Maybe it is the caliber of movie that they have done. I don't know. Island of Dr. Moron is a movie I would never watch on its on so I have high hopes for it. I laugh out loud more reading and listening to Kevin's weekly blurb stuff than most of what he has done with Rifftrax. I laughed more at ALL the 2 minute Filmcrew clips than the Rifftrax with Bill and Kevin. If Lowtax actually does a riff I will buy it and try it out (I have laughed out loud at some stuff at somethingawfull.com) but I just wish there were more Mike solo stuff.




 
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: gammer on November 30, 2006, 05:39:52 AM
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that I prefer the riffing style of Bill over Kevin.
I do like Kevin, but for some reason Bill's riffing style appeals to me more.

I will purchase all the rifftrax for continuity, but I am quite up front about it if I like 'em or not, in my reviews.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: euphoria on November 30, 2006, 08:37:23 AM
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that I prefer the riffing style of Bill over Kevin.
I do like Kevin, but for some reason Bill's riffing style appeals to me more.


Agreed.  Bill is edgy, slyly clever, and very talented at conveying emotions with his voice alone.  While Kevin is consistently warm-hearted and gregarious, Bill tends to extremes of mood and rarely cuts Mike any slack.  Having said that, I do think the best combination is all three of them together, playing off each other with their wildly different riffing styles.  I'm hoping that scenario is going to be Rifftrax's holiday gift to its fans!
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: 6079SmithW on November 30, 2006, 09:53:40 AM
I've honestly liked every riff so far, if only on the second or third run through. Bill seems to interact more with Mike, while Kevin seems mostly to comment on the movie along with him. It makes Bill being there seem more an event, since the movie would be commented on regardless.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: gammer on November 30, 2006, 10:00:03 AM
Agreed.  Bill is edgy, slyly clever, and very talented at conveying emotions with his voice alone.  While Kevin is consistently warm-hearted and gregarious, Bill tends to extremes of mood and rarely cuts Mike any slack.  Having said that, I do think the best combination is all three of them together, playing off each other with their wildly different riffing styles.  I'm hoping that scenario is going to be Rifftrax's holiday gift to its fans!

Wow!

Euphoria...you've read my mind!
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on November 30, 2006, 10:23:06 AM
I'm hoping that [all three of them together] is going to be Rifftrax's holiday gift to its fans!

It warms my heart to think that this might happen.  I would love it.  But which movie would they do together?  The obvious choice used to be LotR, but that's been done now...
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: euphoria on November 30, 2006, 10:42:55 AM
Euphoria...you've read my mind!

Indeed.  Aren't you glad I'm sworn to secrecy, you naughty little hot potato?**

(**a sneaky homage to one of my embarrassing-because-it's-a-favorite movies, Zoolander.)
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: euphoria on November 30, 2006, 10:51:11 AM
But which movie would they do together?  The obvious choice used to be LotR, but that's been done now...

I agree it would have to be something epic; maybe a classic holiday movie like It's a Wonderful Life to go with the season.  Personally, I'd prefer a movie "everyone" (allegedly) loves; it would make my whole year if they ripped apart that awful ET: The Extraterrestrial.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: gammer on November 30, 2006, 10:53:34 AM
Indeed.  Aren't you glad I'm sworn to secrecy, you naughty little hot potato?**

(**a sneaky homage to one of my embarrassing-because-it's-a-favorite movies, Zoolander.)

Don't be embarassed about Zoolander...that movie is grrrREAT! (like Tony the Tiger would say).

"The Derek Zoolander School for kids who can't read good"   :D

(http://politicsnj.com/images/zoolander.jpg)    (http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/paramount_pictures/zoolander/will_ferrell/zoolander.jpg)
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on November 30, 2006, 11:25:31 AM
Indeed.  Aren't you glad I'm sworn to secrecy, you naughty little hot potato?**

(**a sneaky homage to one of my embarrassing-because-it's-a-favorite movies, Zoolander.)

Don't be embarassed about Zoolander...that movie is grrrREAT! (like Tony the Tiger would say).

"The Derek Zoolander School for kids who can't read good"   :D

(http://politicsnj.com/images/zoolander.jpg)    (http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/paramount_pictures/zoolander/will_ferrell/zoolander.jpg)

Merman...

*cough cough*

MerMAN!!!!

*cough cough cough*
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: 6079SmithW on November 30, 2006, 12:43:04 PM
Indeed.  Aren't you glad I'm sworn to secrecy, you naughty little hot potato?**

(**a sneaky homage to one of my embarrassing-because-it's-a-favorite movies, Zoolander.)

Don't be embarassed about Zoolander...that movie is grrrREAT! (like Tony the Tiger would say).

"The Derek Zoolander School for kids who can't read good"   :D

(http://politicsnj.com/images/zoolander.jpg)    (http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/paramount_pictures/zoolander/will_ferrell/zoolander.jpg)

Merman...

*cough cough*

MerMAN!!!!

*cough cough cough*
My single favorite thing in that movie is that only three people get their name appearing on the screen in exciting white letters: Derek Zoolander, Hansel, and... David Bowie. That's just awesome.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: torgosPizza on November 30, 2006, 01:59:34 PM
"I feel like I'm taking CRAZY PILLS!!!!"

Classic.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: euphoria on December 01, 2006, 08:57:29 AM
Thanks, you guys!  I feel much better about having watched it six times so far.   ;)

"If there is anything that this horrible tragedy can teach us, it's that a male model's life is a precious, precious commodity. Just because we have chiseled abs and stunning features, it doesn't mean that we too can't not die in a freak gasoline fight accident."
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on December 01, 2006, 09:00:26 AM
Thanks, you guys!  I feel much better about having watched it six times so far.   ;)

"If there is anything that this horrible tragedy can teach us, it's that a male model's life is a precious, precious commodity. Just because we have chiseled abs and stunning features, it doesn't mean that we too can't not die in a freak gasoline fight accident."


Or maybe you thought I wouldn't know what a eugoogily was?


 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: Atarian on December 01, 2006, 02:33:45 PM
I'm a member of the SA forums and love it there, but I don't think I would enjoy having anyone but mike and the mst guys riffing.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: 6079SmithW on December 01, 2006, 02:48:13 PM
Drat, I was hoping the answer would come with the announcement of the new rifftrax. Oh, well.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: SaucyRossy on December 01, 2006, 11:18:16 PM
I love SA and would love it even more if Lowtax was a guest riffer....would be awesome. Any of you read the Fashion Swat articles? So great.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: SaucyRossy on December 01, 2006, 11:23:22 PM
also can we get a link to the thread on the SA forums? I cant find it.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: 6079SmithW on December 01, 2006, 11:33:50 PM
also can we get a link to the thread on the SA forums? I cant find it.
http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1971015

There you guy. It's a long thread.

Also, Fashion Swat is pretty much the best thing of any kind ever.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: SaucyRossy on December 02, 2006, 12:15:56 AM
Thanks for the link...I hope that Bill comes back soon and does some riffing...I wonder if Lowtax could pull off a rifftrax now that I think about it....he probably could...
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: MontyServo on December 02, 2006, 07:40:34 AM
I don't know how I feel about this development.  I knew that eventually there would be non MST3K-related guest riffers, but I didn't think it would be some sort of web pseudo celebrity doing it. 

I'm not too familiar with this guy, other than that he did that Mike Nelson interview for his website and he had that "fight" with Uwe Boll. 

The one thing I would really hate is if they were to have a web "celebrity" as a guest riffer and it turned out to be one of these web schmucks that think they are far more important than they actually are due to whatever limited success their websites have.  I don't really know about Lowtax, so I don't know if he falls into that category.  I would hope not.

All that said, I think it would be reasonable to presume that the movie he would riff on would be Bloodrayne.  Nothing else would make sense (besides maybe another Uwe Boll film).

Another thing is that I would not be interested in is a Rifftrax without an MST3K alumnus involved.  A Lowtax solo rifftrax would equal a no-sale from me.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: 6079SmithW on December 02, 2006, 09:35:37 AM
I don't know how I feel about this development.  I knew that eventually there would be non MST3K-related guest riffers, but I didn't think it would be some sort of web pseudo celebrity doing it. 

I'm not too familiar with this guy, other than that he did that Mike Nelson interview for his website and he had that "fight" with Uwe Boll. 

The one thing I would really hate is if they were to have a web "celebrity" as a guest riffer and it turned out to be one of these web schmucks that think they are far more important than they actually are due to whatever limited success their websites have.  I don't really know about Lowtax, so I don't know if he falls into that category.  I would hope not.

All that said, I think it would be reasonable to presume that the movie he would riff on would be Bloodrayne.  Nothing else would make sense (besides maybe another Uwe Boll film).

Another thing is that I would not be interested in is a Rifftrax without an MST3K alumnus involved.  A Lowtax solo rifftrax would equal a no-sale from me.
Lowtax is actually pretty self-effacing and funny, most of the time. He's actually not my favorite Something Awful writer (for one thing, he was only in on one Fashion Swat) but I think he's probably quick witted enough to share a track with Mike and not look like a jerk (I realize they aren't doing the riffs extemporaneously, but someone who was rather dull still wouldn't be able to pull it off, imo.) In any case, there's no real reason to think that's what he's doing other than that it's the most obvious BIG ANNOUNCEMENT possibility.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: BathTub on December 02, 2006, 10:08:58 AM
Yeah he's the webmaster of a fairly funny site, that has actually become a bit of an internet institution by now.

But yeah, clearly it is the obvious announcement, so that is what makes me not so sure now.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: Pak-Man on December 02, 2006, 10:23:05 AM
I feel sorry for the guy. No matter how good he does, there are gonna be some people who decide they hate him.

Much like Mike, I'm sure, when he took the MST3K reins. :^)
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: MontyServo on December 02, 2006, 10:29:43 AM
I feel sorry for the guy. No matter how good he does, there are gonna be some people who decide they hate him.

Much like Mike, I'm sure, when he took the MST3K reins. :^)

I hope that my post didn't give that impression.  While I'm certain there would a few haters out there that would mainly be jealous of the lucky guest riffer, I'm certainly willing to give a new riffer a chance (under most circumstances).  And I trust Mike and staff to only bring on those who can bring on the funny.

I still wouldn't buy a solo Rifftrax from a non MST3K guest riffer.  At least not until that guest riffer is well established as a funny mofo and as a valued member of the Rifftrax family.  Then I might consider it.   :P
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: Pak-Man on December 02, 2006, 10:36:28 AM
Naw. Wasn't referring to any of the posts so far (Which have been cautiously optimistic). Was just saying that the guy's doomed to have people who have no better criticism other than, "He's never been on MST3K!" :^)
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: MontyServo on December 02, 2006, 10:39:19 AM
Naw. Wasn't referring to any of the posts so far (Which have been cautiously optimistic). Was just saying that the guy's doomed to have people who have no better criticism other than, "He's never been on MST3K!" :^)

This is not MST3K 2.0!

sorry, had to say it.   ;D
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: JohnH on December 03, 2006, 02:51:27 AM
I think the best thing about a SA guy being guess riffer is that it would increase the chances that somehow Lore Sjoberg might be asked to riff.  That would be three different flavors of awesome... maybe four, even.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: shortstack on December 03, 2006, 06:48:15 AM
I don't know how I feel about this development.  I knew that eventually there would be non MST3K-related guest riffers, but I didn't think it would be some sort of web pseudo celebrity doing it. 

I'm not too familiar with this guy, other than that he did that Mike Nelson interview for his website and he had that "fight" with Uwe Boll. 

The one thing I would really hate is if they were to have a web "celebrity" as a guest riffer and it turned out to be one of these web schmucks that think they are far more important than they actually are due to whatever limited success their websites have.  I don't really know about Lowtax, so I don't know if he falls into that category.  I would hope not.

All that said, I think it would be reasonable to presume that the movie he would riff on would be Bloodrayne.  Nothing else would make sense (besides maybe another Uwe Boll film).

Another thing is that I would not be interested in is a Rifftrax without an MST3K alumnus involved.  A Lowtax solo rifftrax would equal a no-sale from me.

That's basically how I feel about it.  Besides, if there are going to be any web-celebrity guest riffers, I'd rather have one (or both!) of the Brothers Chaps.  ;)

Or better yet, just have Strongbad as a guest riffer.

Can you tell I'm dangerously sleep-deprived?
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: LadyKenobi on December 03, 2006, 08:04:41 AM
I would be downtrodden at the news of any non-MST alum doing a Rifftrax because I just couldn't get over my insane jealousy :)

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I just wish there were more Mike solo stuff.

Seconded.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: SaucyRossy on December 03, 2006, 11:10:36 AM
If the person is funny and original than I say it's a great thing to have them as a guest riffer....who cares if they are web famous or not part of the MST3K gang....
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: 6079SmithW on December 03, 2006, 11:36:21 AM
I don't know how I feel about this development.  I knew that eventually there would be non MST3K-related guest riffers, but I didn't think it would be some sort of web pseudo celebrity doing it. 

I'm not too familiar with this guy, other than that he did that Mike Nelson interview for his website and he had that "fight" with Uwe Boll. 

The one thing I would really hate is if they were to have a web "celebrity" as a guest riffer and it turned out to be one of these web schmucks that think they are far more important than they actually are due to whatever limited success their websites have.  I don't really know about Lowtax, so I don't know if he falls into that category.  I would hope not.

All that said, I think it would be reasonable to presume that the movie he would riff on would be Bloodrayne.  Nothing else would make sense (besides maybe another Uwe Boll film).

Another thing is that I would not be interested in is a Rifftrax without an MST3K alumnus involved.  A Lowtax solo rifftrax would equal a no-sale from me.

That's basically how I feel about it.  Besides, if there are going to be any web-celebrity guest riffers, I'd rather have one (or both!) of the Brothers Chaps.  ;)

Or better yet, just have Strongbad as a guest riffer.

Can you tell I'm dangerously sleep-deprived?
Actually, Matt Chapman might be pretty good- he and his brother came to my school (UCF) a couple of years ago and were pretty hilarious. Also, they lost the audio track for one of the videos they took, so Matt did a new one extemporaneously, and it was completely awesome. If that isn't a qualification for being able to riff, I don't know what is.

It might be harder to be funny as yourself when you're used to saying things through established characters, though.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: FBX on December 03, 2006, 10:03:44 PM
I'd buy it, even if it sucked.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: Variety of Cells on December 03, 2006, 11:28:21 PM
I'd buy it, even if it sucked.

So much for capitalism....
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: Pak-Man on December 04, 2006, 01:30:11 AM
Well capitalism pretty much says we'll buy things if we're willing and able. The low price ensures ability, and the love of MST3K provides the willingness. So yeah. We're willing to waste money for the cause and able to because it's not much.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: WouTar on December 04, 2006, 01:59:37 AM
Well capitalism pretty much says we'll buy things if we're willing and able.

And who do you think makes sure that things stay that way, Derek?

"...MUGATU!"
(http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/paramount_pictures/zoolander/will_ferrell/zoolander.jpg)


We're not doing this anymore?
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: gammer on December 04, 2006, 09:21:19 AM
Another thing is that I would not be interested in is a Rifftrax without an MST3K alumnus involved.  A Lowtax solo rifftrax would equal a no-sale from me.

Agree'd. This isn't just for lowtax; this goes for anytime RiffTrax decides to release one with out an MST alumni.
But somehow, I don't think that will happen....'cause if it does!!... >:(
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: skyroniter on December 05, 2006, 03:51:47 PM
Another thing is that I would not be interested in is a Rifftrax without an MST3K alumnus involved.  A Lowtax solo rifftrax would equal a no-sale from me.

Agree'd. This isn't just for lowtax; this goes for anytime RiffTrax decides to release one with out an MST alumni.
But somehow, I don't think that will happen....'cause if it does!!... >:(
I would narrow it down to Rifftrax releasing anything without Mike. >:( Mike IS Rifftrax.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: Pak-Man on December 05, 2006, 04:01:55 PM
I'm holding out hope for a Disembaudio solo riff on Volcano. :^)
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: 6079SmithW on December 05, 2006, 04:16:52 PM
Another thing is that I would not be interested in is a Rifftrax without an MST3K alumnus involved.  A Lowtax solo rifftrax would equal a no-sale from me.

Agree'd. This isn't just for lowtax; this goes for anytime RiffTrax decides to release one with out an MST alumni.
But somehow, I don't think that will happen....'cause if it does!!... >:(
I would narrow it down to Rifftrax releasing anything without Mike. >:( Mike IS Rifftrax.
I wouldn't have an issue with a solo outing from Bill or Kevin (and certainly not one with both of them) or, for that matter, pretty much any of the MST alumni (I'd be very interested to hear a solo Joel) but anyone outside of that group seems like they would have to do at least a few on here first, or it would just be turning rifftrax into some sort of weird internet franchise.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: Tarantulas on December 05, 2006, 04:26:30 PM
Lowtax needs to stick to what Lowtax does best, which is staying on his site and keeping his college DJ voice to himself.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: Rube_Maroon on December 05, 2006, 06:51:58 PM
I LOVE LOWTAX!

This is great news.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: mrbasehart on December 05, 2006, 07:29:30 PM
Lowtax needs to stick to what Lowtax does best, which is staying on his site and keeping his college DJ voice to himself.

I think that's an important but overlooked point: Will the new voices be pleasant to listen to? Or grate like Rosie Perez and Jennifer Tilly singing duo on Ave Maria?
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: FBX on December 05, 2006, 07:50:16 PM
I think we're just so used to the same voices that any new voice will feel wierd. Remember when you first heard disembaudio (who sounds a lot like lowtax... hmmmm)?
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: LadyKenobi on December 05, 2006, 07:52:18 PM
Yes.  Which is why I still only like him in very, very small does.

(Nothing personal, DA.  It's just... I fear change.)
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: 6079SmithW on December 05, 2006, 08:01:59 PM
Lowtax's voice is fine when it's not being destroyed and poorly sewn back together as it was in that interview.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: SaucyRossy on December 05, 2006, 08:53:39 PM
Yeah Lowtax has a normal voice (I cant believe we are discussing his voice...) and would be a great guest riffer....any news on this yet?
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: 6079SmithW on December 05, 2006, 08:59:34 PM
Yeah Lowtax has a normal voice (I cant believe we are discussing his voice...) and would be a great guest riffer....any news on this yet?

He hasn't posted anything else in that thread, and I haven't seen anything more about it. Doesn't mean there's nothing happening, though; he mentioned the interview like two weeks before it was released. I'm guessing it'll be timed with the announcement of whatever it is on here, or shortly before, which probably means when the next riff is released or later.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: Tarantulas on December 06, 2006, 06:20:43 AM
I think that he shouldn't be considered if for no other reason than his post Katrina cash grab / PayPal fiasco.

He deserves the level of hell reserved for that.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: Msampo on December 06, 2006, 06:26:13 AM
I LOVE LOWTAX!

This is great news.

What exactly is the news? I've read the whole thread and can't seem to locate it.

Sampo
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: David on December 06, 2006, 06:34:40 AM
I LOVE LOWTAX!

This is great news.

What exactly is the news? I've read the whole thread and can't seem to locate it.

Sampo

In some SomethingAwful.com thread, Lowtax said something to the effect of: Wait until you hear the news about RiffTrax and me, Richard "Lowtax" Kyanka. Details to come in the near future.

I haven't heard anything but that and rampant speculation.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: BathTub on December 06, 2006, 06:48:19 AM
I think that he shouldn't be considered if for no other reason than his post Katrina cash grab / PayPal fiasco.

He deserves the level of hell reserved for that.

What? because Paypal were bastards?
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: Tarantulas on December 06, 2006, 06:54:21 AM
No, it's because he had people pay via PayPal and then promised them merch for their donations (equating a purchase) then was going to donate the money under his own name and take the tax write off.

That's why...

If he gave two shits, he would have just had people donate money to the Red Cross or other charitable organization that was working in the Katrina effort and then turn in their receipts for "free merch" if he was truly interested in encouraging people to give.

He had an opportunity to keep things above board, and he didn't.  He also I guess never read the PayPal terms of service or remembered he was living in a post 9/11 world.

Lowtax is an asshat of the highest order.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: Msampo on December 06, 2006, 06:57:33 AM
I LOVE LOWTAX!

This is great news.

What exactly is the news? I've read the whole thread and can't seem to locate it.

Sampo

In some SomethingAwful.com thread, Lowtax said something to the effect of: Wait until you hear the news about RiffTrax and me, Richard "Lowtax" Kyanka. Details to come in the near future.

I haven't heard anything but that and rampant speculation.

Right. I'm aware he said "I'm going to announce something." I'm unaware that he has done so, and can find nothing in this thread or on his site that indicates that he has. Did I miss it? Why are people saying "This is great news"? Are they responding to the completely unfounded speculation that he was going to be on the "Firewall" riff, which he isn't?

Sampo
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: BathTub on December 06, 2006, 08:01:15 AM
I don't recall anyone talking about firewall, and he aint on it anyway.  people are just speculating that he could be on a future one.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: MontyServo on December 06, 2006, 12:49:45 PM
Yeah, the speculation was that he was going to be a guest riffer.  Probably on Bloodrayne or another Uwe Boll film.  There is not much else that he could be talking about that would involve both him and Rifftrax.

Or maybe he spoke too soon and nothing will come of this at all.



Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: 6079SmithW on December 06, 2006, 01:36:57 PM
I think that he shouldn't be considered if for no other reason than his post Katrina cash grab / PayPal fiasco.

He deserves the level of hell reserved for that.
What the hell? He was offering SA merchandise in exchange for people donating to Katrina victims, Paypal didn't believe him and froze the account, and everyone got a refund. How the hell is that a cash grab? Do you really think he was just planning to pocket it?
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: SaucyRossy on December 06, 2006, 01:40:09 PM
Yeah I dont know the details of that whole situation...but the fact that you have to pay ten dollars for the full use of the forums...blows.

Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: David on December 06, 2006, 01:46:41 PM
Yeah I dont know the details of that whole situation...but the fact that you have to pay ten dollars for the full use of the forums...blows.



If by "full use" you mean reading the forums, searching the forums, reading the archives, and getting an avatar besides the baby they force on you (all separate costs), then the figure runs well above that (into at least 40 dollars I think). They really nickel-and-dime you. At least it's not monthly and a site that popular has to pay the bills somehow.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: 6079SmithW on December 06, 2006, 02:09:30 PM
Yeah I dont know the details of that whole situation...but the fact that you have to pay ten dollars for the full use of the forums...blows.



If by "full use" you mean reading the forums, searching the forums, reading the archives, and getting an avatar besides the baby they force on you (all separate costs), then the figure runs well above that (into at least 40 dollars I think). They really nickel-and-dime you. At least it's not monthly and a site that popular has to pay the bills somehow.
You only get the baby if you leave your title text blank, and better this than begging for money. Besides, it's not like the frontpage isn't free, and the writers for that get paid and are hilarious.

And the archives are being made public, so account+plat+av is only $25, which isn't that bad, really. And you can live without anything but the initial $10.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: Tarantulas on December 06, 2006, 02:47:14 PM
I think that he shouldn't be considered if for no other reason than his post Katrina cash grab / PayPal fiasco.

He deserves the level of hell reserved for that.
What the hell? He was offering SA merchandise in exchange for people donating to Katrina victims, Paypal didn't believe him and froze the account, and everyone got a refund. How the hell is that a cash grab? Do you really think he was just planning to pocket it?

The problem was that he offered merch to make it look like a purchase so that he was actually the one accepting the money and in turn making the donation.. a donation that he would write off personally.

Not his intention?  Too bad, he had an opportunity to help people and do so totally above board, but he chose not to.

So the black mark is on him, not PayPal, and not the people who donated.

Also charging for his forums and then not telling you that search is not included until you try and use the function and then making a joke about how he's extorting money from you (it's on the page, you can look it up) is not anyone that I would want associated with something I love so much.

The interview thing was even a disaster (unless the whole skype noise thing was a joke to make room for the title of the Rifftrax to be "bleeped" out, but even then I'm sure that was hatched by our boys, and not him).

I enjoy the content on his site, and I hear he even pays some of the better writers, but generally I have nothing but ire for Lowtax.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: 6079SmithW on December 06, 2006, 03:01:51 PM
I think that he shouldn't be considered if for no other reason than his post Katrina cash grab / PayPal fiasco.

He deserves the level of hell reserved for that.
What the hell? He was offering SA merchandise in exchange for people donating to Katrina victims, Paypal didn't believe him and froze the account, and everyone got a refund. How the hell is that a cash grab? Do you really think he was just planning to pocket it?

The problem was that he offered merch to make it look like a purchase so that he was actually the one accepting the money and in turn making the donation.. a donation that he would write off personally.

Not his intention?  Too bad, he had an opportunity to help people and do so totally above board, but he chose not to.

So the black mark is on him, not PayPal, and not the people who donated.

Also charging for his forums and then not telling you that search is not included until you try and use the function and then making a joke about how he's extorting money from you (it's on the page, you can look it up) is not anyone that I would want associated with something I love so much.

The interview thing was even a disaster (unless the whole skype noise thing was a joke to make room for the title of the Rifftrax to be "bleeped" out, but even then I'm sure that was hatched by our boys, and not him).

I enjoy the content on his site, and I hear he even pays some of the better writers, but generally I have nothing but ire for Lowtax.
He was offering merchandise to get people to donate, and you're just assuming that he was going to use it as some super-sneaky scheme to write it off. I don't see where anything he was doing wasn't 'above board'- not only was he encouraging people to donate, he was backing it up.

Why are you so angry, anyway? You're halfway to a "Dear Richard" letter, for chrissakes.
Title: Re: Mysterious Lowtax Announcement: Details to come eventually
Post by: Conor on December 06, 2006, 03:14:06 PM
Yeah, this doesn't seem to be headed in a positive direction.