Careercow Robert Chipman / Bob / Moviebob / "Movieblob" - Middle-Aged Consoomer, CWC with a Thesaurus, Ardent Male Feminist and Superior Futurist, the Twice-Fired, the Mario-Worshipper, publicly dismantled by Hot Dog Girl, coping poorly

What's next for Bob Chipman?


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He did some vlog awhile ago where he brought up his e-begging and his defense was something like "well I mean when I apply for an engineering job I need to negotiate for how much they pay me and this isn't really any different you know". If it's no different does that mean Chris's idea of negotiating a raise is to spam his boss's inbox with emails saying things like "feeling real discouraged by this pay boss" and "if I can reach this income per month I'll be giving away this signed Blockbuster DVD"?
Chris: "I've drawn some Smurfs on the wall for you, boss, if you want me to keep doing this for you I'd really appreciate a raise."
Boss: "You're an engineer. Nobody asked for this, what are you doing?"
Chris: "I'm getting really discouraged here, boss, a simple 50 dollar raise would be life-changing."
Boss: "You're cleaning this shit. I hate Smurfs."
 

Coccxys

True & Honest Fan
Chris's idea of negotiating a raise is to spam his boss's inbox with emails saying things like "feeling real discouraged by this pay boss"

You would be surprised with how many inexperienced junior engineers (and probably employees in general) think that is exactly how you negotiate. It gets very tiresome and has lead to me having some very blunt conversations about their actual value that can be summed up as "take it or leave it". When you have someone <2 years out from their degree pointing at the guy with 30 years experience and saying they should be paid the same they need a good dragging back to earth.
 
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Well, sort of kind off. Like the Reeves version it's still not close enough to the comics, since in the comics Constantine was an A-grade douchebag who'd usually use anyone he could just so he'd get away scot-free. Here, they try to play him as the type who does want redemption and get into Heaven to clean away from his sins, while in the comic he hated both Angels and Demons, considering Heaven full of pompous wankers.
I just meant that he was more faithful than the movie, I think the comic book Constantine, especially the older one was probably a bit TOO edgy for NBC.
 

John Andrews Stan

901-922-9912
Imagine thinking that because you’ve taken on a huge financial burden to remodel your house during an economically devastating pandemic, other people should divert cash from their living expenses to give you a luxuriously updated home. Imagine being upset when you “only” get $500 a month in free money pledges.

Seriously, there is something profoundly wrong with this family.
 

The tired cat

Fluffy angel of death
I just meant that he was more faithful than the movie, I think the comic book Constantine, especially the older one was probably a bit TOO edgy for NBC.
Well, that could def be the case. Plus I remember the older books touched on some political and homosexual stuff. Though, they did use one of the older stories for one of the episodes, which was cool.
 

ConsoleWarVet

Moviebob Maniacs Always Win
Chris continues to be infuriating. He is doing this almost exactly the wrong way.

Suppose my nephew is selling chocolate bars for some school shit. Suppose I buy one. I don't do so because I particularly wanted chocolate at the time, or because I think two goddamned dollars is an acceptable price to pay for one. And I would not suggest the kid quit school to go into the candy selling business. Chris Chipman's entire "fanbase" is composed of indulgent uncles. He's not selling a product, he's providing a pretense to ask for donations. That shit has a limited reach and it gets old quick.

You make a PRODUCT. You build an AUDIENCE. And then, and only then, and sometimes not even then, the money will follow. Talk about your PODCAST on Twitter, not your Patreon. What are the topics this week? Guests? And why should they care? You're competing with an entire Internet who would love to give their opinions on retro shit and they will do it for free because the only payment they want is for someone to listen to them. Don't beg for money; ask your listeners to recommended it to their friends, or leave a review to boost you in the algorithm. Don't ask for more Patreons, all you want is more eyes and ears on you even if they're not giving you a dime.

In time (hopefully, if you've got the chops), people will grow to like you. They'll tune in out of habit. They'll actively want to donate and you can get away with more self-indulgent shit. When Twitch streamer Pat Boivin of Pat Stares At starts telling a story about shitty people at his shitty former job of grocery bagger, I am interested in what made him the way he is. Because I am already invested in the fat, funny, ginger-beard man. Nobody cares what "made the Chippa" because he's never given them reason to care. Even his Patreons don't care. It's all pity-dollars. His Patreons certainly aren't excited at the prospect of a 1/150 chance to Win. A. DVD.

Even if the market of "guy who talks about nerd shit" was not completely glutted at this point, he is going about this in the most ass-backwards, cart before horse manner possible. Failure is the only option.
Excellent points on why he's a failure, if I may add:

His marketing of his podcast empire is dogshit. Why does this man have FIVE separate podcasts? Cut the blockbuster one it's pointless. Get rid of the one with his wife "raising geeks" unless it's patron-only now they haven't made an episode in two years. The Chipman Bros tangent one is not a good idea given Bob's social standing. This made the chippa has zero target audience, get rid of it. Stop uploading random movie reviews to your spotify.

That leaves us with Shooting the Shit. He had Graham McNeil, a fairly well known 40k author, on four days ago. Why has he not been plugging the shit out of that? That's a great guest for how small his audience is. The actual podcast is completely unlistenable for me though, Chris's levels are peaking all over the place and it sounds like he's using a $15 dollar usb mic from 2010.

So how can he fix this mess?

1) Get a real mic and learn about audio levels for the love of God. Do the tiniest amount of research pic up a used mic and a pop filter for cheap, and test your audio before ruining an entire hour and a half of conversation.

2) Actually make real episode titles, they all have either underscores between every word or auto-generated dates at the end of them.

3) Drop the theme songs. For whatever reason he has two that he alternates and they are both abysmal.

4) Set a real upload schedule. He put out five episodes of shooting the shit this month, eleven episodes of it last month (for a total of 17 episodes between talkbuster and his movie reviews) - that's way too much, then just four episodes in September and August. Just stick to four and put them up like every Tuesday or something.

5) Actually promote the podcast instead of just linking to patreon and sticking out your hand for money like a spoiled child. Tweet out links to the new episodes on spotify, apple music, etc and don't mention money in any capacity.

None of these actually help the content issue, but maybe if he would do the absolute minimum like decent audio and renaming his files some people would actually give him a chance.

But I'd rather he just keeps pouting and begging for change, it's much funnier. It all feels like a midlife crisis, but since he can't fuck a 22 year old bartender or afford a vintage muscle car he's just trying to become Mark Maron.
 

GarthVader

Homo Progressive
Imagine thinking that because you’ve taken on a huge financial burden to remodel your house during an economically devastating pandemic, other people should divert cash from their living expenses to give you a luxuriously updated home. Imagine being upset when you “only” get $500 a month in free money pledges.

Seriously, there is something profoundly wrong with this family.
To be fair, even after the remodel, that house will never be "luxurious". You cant polish a turd.
 
Lmaooo

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He then shared this picture of his wife’s incontinence pads on the back of the toilet that’s less than two feet from the sink and sprays the family’s toothbrushes with poop water several times a day:

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Also WTF with letting your kids sit on a filthy toilet seat then climb into bed in feces-covered PJs. This clan is so fucking gross. (:_(
College dorm bathrooms are bigger than that.
 

Captain Marvelous

Hade ni ikuze!
As if people laughed at him simply for reviewing MCU. It isn't as though he said stupid things like comparing MCU to Sophocles and Shakespeare
Jesus, is this what Bob actually believes? I mean, I liked Endgame (it had a couple of stupid moments but was a good finale to the MCU), but it's nowhere near the same level as works like Richard III or Macbeth.
 

Yuuichirou Kumada

Second chaddest simp in anime
Jesus, is this what Bob actually believes? I mean, I liked Endgame (it had a couple of stupid moments but was a good finale to the MCU), but it's nowhere near the same level as works like Richard III or Macbeth.
You bet it is. You can also be assured he most likely never read higher literature beyond Sparknotes and Wikipedia plot summaries, just as he does with statistics and historical facts.
 

ConsoleWarVet

Moviebob Maniacs Always Win
How the fuck did Chris Chipman get Graham McNeil on his show? Will he go on literally any podcast that asks?
Maybe Bob was owed a favor by a guy who knew a guy who knew a guy and cashed in on it as an early Christmas gift for the chippa.
Its amazing how easy it is to get people to do stuff if you pay them.
Though this seems more likely. Chris did say he spends lots of money on his podcasts and it sure as fuck isn't on equipment.

Edit: I hope Graham listened to Chris's most recent episode after being asked to be on heard a ska theme song and prison phone audio quality, and just sighed and took some time to reflect on everything that brought him to this point.
 
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Doctor Placebo

Bloody, bloody 2020.
Maybe Bob was owed a favor who knew a guy who knew a guy and cashed in on it as an early Christmas gift for the chippa.

Though this seems more likely. Chris did say he spends lots of money on his podcasts and it sure as fuck isn't on equipment.
If he's putting all or most of his Patreon money right back into his podcasts, that adds another humorously pathetic layer to his relentless e-begging. And a bit of karmic sanity back into the world.
 
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Dude, Robert, if you are racking in the cash, give some to your brother will ya, seems like he is in need.

Also, Robert always has to win! but I don't know if this the flex he means to do.

Even if we believe that he has triple his earnings (which I don't), then Robert is a absolute dumbass for working for so long for the Escapist for pennies, because even if he can spam more videos, a lot of them don't even break the 20k, and keeping the 100% of his ad revenue means shit if the ads on his page don't pay for crap.

The escapist channel has over a million subs, while Robert's has 135k, which of one you think has better paid ads? So whatever Robert is making on ads, it can't be much, because the views Robert get in a month, even channels on decline, like game grumps, can make it with a single video.

His patreon took a huge boost, and it does show that Robert has a loyal following, but it isn't the triple, not even double of what he was getting before.

So either Robert is flat out lying in the same breath he claims to have friends or he was working essentially for free for the Escapist, and even so, the Escapist didn't want to keep him around.

So, which one is more sad?
 

The Littlest Shitlord

True & Honest Fan
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Dude, Robert, if you are racking in the cash, give some to your brother will ya, seems like he is in need.

Also, Robert always has to win! but I don't know if this the flex he means to do.

Even if we believe that he has triple his earnings (which I don't), then Robert is a absolute dumbass for working for so long for the Escapist for pennies, because even if he can spam more videos, a lot of them don't even break the 20k, and keeping the 100% of his ad revenue means shit if the ads on his page don't pay for crap.

The escapist channel has over a million subs, while Robert's has 135k, which of one you think has better paid ads? So whatever Robert is making on ads, it can't be much, because the views Robert get in a month, even channels on decline, like game grumps, can make it with a single video.

His patreon took a huge boost, and it does show that Robert has a loyal following, but it isn't the triple, not even double of what he was getting before.

So either Robert is flat out lying in the same breath he claims to have friends or he was working essentially for free for the Escapist, and even so, the Escapist didn't want to keep him around.

So, which one is more sad?
You have to admit, the idea that Bob financially shot himself in the foot for years by keeping at a bad-paying job out of sheer asshurt over GamerGate getting him fired the first time is pretty hilarious, and completely in-character for Bob. It's also completely in-character for SJW trash like Russ Pitts to financially screw Bob over for his own gain while describing it as "righting a wrong".
 

AnOminous

shalom motherfucker
True & Honest Fan
Retired Staff
Even if the market of "guy who talks about nerd shit" was not completely glutted at this point, he is going about this in the most ass-backwards, cart before horse manner possible. Failure is the only option.
To think that Chris had so far managed to pass as normal just by not being a Twitter degenerate and tarding out nonstop. And now he may be an even bigger lolcow than Blob, who at least gets paid for this shit.
 
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