Hilarious Parody Video Proves that Thorin Would Make an Awful Amazon Echo Assistant - Dexerto

Hilarious Parody Video Proves that Thorin Would Make an Awful Amazon Echo Assistant

Published: 26/Jun/2018 12:44 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Ross Deason


A YouTuber has put together a hilarious video using the Amazon Echo advert with a twist as all of the responses have been replaced with Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields quotes.

Thorin is one of the longest serving members of the esports community, a veteran of esports journalism, a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive analyst and broadcaster, and a YouTuber.

He is not afraid of being outspoken or offending people and often delivers his content in a funny, and sometimes controversial, manner that has seen him become one of the most recognizable faces in the scene.

This means that the “Esports Historian” has produced some brilliant sound bites over the years and now one YouTuber, named Hawka, has pulled a few of the best ones together to create a hilarious Amazon Echo advert.

The Amazon Echo advert shows a family using the popular smart speaker device, which features the Alexa assistant service, but it turns out that it wouldn’t be anywhere near as helpful if Thorin was  the person behind the speaker!

Throughout the video the family asks Alexa various questions, but Thorin responds in typical Thorin fashion. Perhaps the funniest moment comes when the daughter says “Dad’s not a morning person but Echo definitely helps him wake up”, which is followed by this piece of pure gold:

“You are a fucking Gold Nova scrub who has never wanted to be more than that, never put in any effort to be more than that, will never have the drive to do what it takes to do more than that”

The video also includes a brilliant rant about people discussing a porn website, YouPorn, being a controversial sponsor for teams or events, Thorin singing a song that we aren’t sure will ever make it into the charts, and even a rather catchy rap.

You can watch the full video in all of its glory below.


Mike Majlak reveals why he’s broken up with Lana

Published: 31/Oct/2020 5:29 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 9:14

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Mike Majlak and Lana have been the sweethearts of the internet world for quite some time, but their relationship is officially over, with Mike Majlak breaking the news on YouTube.

Mike and Lana have been in a relationship together for ten months. It’s been a widely publicized roller coaster ride filled with ups and downs. However, it was one that many mutual fans loved to see.

It was also the only relationship Majlak has been involved in throughout the past decade. But sadly, not all relationships can stand the test of time, and the two of them have officially parted ways.

Mike Majlak broke the news in a YouTube video. “Never thought id ever put out a breakup video but this one was necessary,” he said. “I wanted the story told my way before others could tarnish what was an incredible relationship and part of my journey.”

In the video, Mike Majlak explains that he felt like the fans deserved an explanation since the breakup happened out of the blue. “There’s no one specific reason [for the breakup],” he said. “It wasn’t a loyalty thing.”

“The best thing about Amara [which is her real name] is that she’s so fiercely loyal,” he added. “I never once had to worry about her cheating [or] talking to any other guys. It was never about other guys.”

His comment immediately shuts down rumors and accusations that she cheated on him. It’s often the first thing people suspect when there’s a sudden breakup.

Instead, he claimed they were simply “two people who wanted vastly different things.”

Mike Majlak Lana Rhoades Breakup
Mike Majlak / Lana Rhoades
Mike and Lana’s relationship was a big feature in his content

“Amara was… obsessed with the idea of linear and traditional life and love,” he said. “She wanted to meet a guy, she wanted to settle down, she wanted to have a family and just live this kind of linear life.”

“That’s just not who I am,” he said. He also claimed she was “trying to facilitate the vision that she saw for the relationship, which was getting a house and moving in with her.”

However, while it made “made complete sense to her,” it didn’t to him, and it didn’t feel right to go ahead with it. 

In the end, there were too many signs that they wanted “two vastly different things in life” and “weren’t cut out to be together” and “go the distance.”

The breakup has been hard on them both, so to make things easier, they’ve been trying not to talk and keeping their distance.

It’s a sad end for one of the more beloved internet couples in recent times, but it’s certainly not a bitter one. The two of them have clearly thought long and hard about the decision.

In the end, it seems like calling it quits made the most sense in the long run, but they’ve parted ways on good terms.