Asterios Kills a Kid | Episode 9: Too Many Edgelords (with Mumkey Jones!)
Episode 9: Too Many Edgelords (with Mumkey Jones!)
December 20, 2018
YOUTUBE HATES HIM. Mumkey Jones teaches kids this one weird trick to solving interpersonal conflict at school.
Producer Jesse here. I’m just going to say right off the bat that we record these episodes well in advance. Sometimes this means things feel a little dated, for example:
In the time since this episode was recorded, our guest host went from being a full-time Youtuber with over 300 thousand subscribers… to a cyber-hobo hauling his bindle of videos from platform to platform.
He’s a zoomer. Never been doomed-er. I’m speaking of course of Mumkey Jones, who as I write has been banned from Youtube and had all of his channels deleted.
I have no doubt that he’ll make it through this rough second act, but if you want to help our good friend on his way and see some more of his stuff, you can do that through his patreon at patreon.com/mumkey
Until then, close your eyes and let the smell of little boy asshole transport you back to the good old days. Here’s our first question:
— Thotmas, 16
The weebs in the group suggest ways to placate her, but Asterios’ years of experience tell him that shame is the real answer.
This next question suggests that it’s not just Mumkey: other producers of fun, teen-friendly content are also at risk of losing their livelihood.
— Sierra, 16
Mumkey preaches against the consumption of drugs, but only as a pretext for becoming an undercover highschool cop. If you guessed that Sriracha and Asterios’ advice was not to commit more crimes, welcome to Asterios Kills a Kid.
We usually like to stick to fun lighthearted topics like resisting extortion, but this episode we get a little more serious:
— Polka Hat, 17
Sriracha and Mumkey present a frame challenge: is it really so bad that Polka Hat’s parents are separating? Asterios’ solution is sincere, and thoughtful, and exactly the reason we don’t do many of these serious questions.
— Mel, 16
Asterios digs into his experience running Spite Incorporated in order to construct an elaborate, thematic scheme. Mumkey has a much simpler solution, and it involves bringing something to school. I won’t say what, but it rhymes with fun!
As always you can submit your questions on our website, or by voicemail at (347) 705-7617.