An Afternoon Wasted

I was going to put in writing about gaming Earphones, making sure that at any time you intended on purchasing one, you wanted to learn further about them, you can use this article. I have departed from that somewhat (OK considerably), and here is why.


When I write content (when you Google me you’ll find that I have written a good deal), I regularly use what we writers call a ‘framing device’, which is, a nice beginning/end to the piece that lightly eases you into it, usually via a joke or anecdote. This makes it easier for me to write (I am not essentially the most technically savvy man on Earth) and a lot easier that you can read. I would like you to buy the products, but that does not mean we could’t have a laugh or two, does it?


I had a small think about how to frame an article about Headphones, and came up using a pretty decent idea. The fantastic thing about writing on the web is that everything you write about is usually instantly accessed, so I decided that I would frame my Headphones piece of writing around ‘The Angry German Kid’ viral video, as an example of the sort of folks that should not buy Headsets. If you haven’t seen the ‘Angry German Kid’ video, it depicts a youthful German boy attempting to learn the game ‘Unreal Tournament’ and screaming wildly when it doesn’t work. Developing humorous subtitles to accompany the boy’s increasingly deranged ranting is becoming a pastime preferred by identical people who do those ‘Hitler reacts’ videos (in reality, there is even a crossover of both).


So that you can find out more about this video, I searched the standard places, but found nothing other than dodgy translations (and, regardless of being part German myself, I can not speak a word) and misinformation claiming the boy was sectioned in a psychiatric organization. Eventually, after a long and exhaustive hunt, I discovered the facts about the Angry German Kid, and so much more than I needed for a short article about Earphones at that.


As it seems, AGK’s real name is Leopold and he is the cause of several comedy ‘characters’, including ‘Der Echte Gangster’ (a parody of white hopeful gangsters) ‘Metaler’ (a parody of ‘cookie monster’ heavy metal singers) and ‘Das Comeback’ where he plays an oafish, but well-meaning, moron. It seems that, the boy was deceived by a German television show, who spread his AGK video (itself intended to send up the (then current) debate in Germany concerning whether violent games need to be banned or not. Sadly, the child has resisted making more videos since AGK went viral and he was heartlessly bullied at school. The way it turns out, you’ll be able to quite freely buy any Headphones you wish, without turning into an irate German. And I wasted an entire afternoon finding that out for you. If you wish to see a real freakout, go to Youtube and search ‘Greatest Freakout Ever’ and no, I do not have time to find out the tale behind it for you.