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xQc hates on NASA’s microphones during stream

Published: 26/Nov/2018 21:12 Updated: 26/Nov/2018 21:23

by Bill Cooney


After watching the live stream for the landing of the NASA InSight Mars probe, popular streamer Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel wondered why NASA always uses such poor quality microphones.

NASA streamed the landing of their Mars InSight probe Monday, November 26 live on Twitch, and xQc decided to watch the stream along with his viewers.


One thing in particular caught his attention: the microphones being used by NASA employees during the procedure were what he called “super scuffed.” 

To prove his point, xQc pulled up a clip of the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing where Neil Armstrong recites his famous “One small step for man” line and makes fun of the poor sound quality.


“They spend billions of dollars, and months and years of attempts to go to the Moon, and they finally get there, with all their equipment all this metal all this steel all these resources, all this shit right?” xQc told his chat.

“They finally land there and you know what we get dude?” xQc asked viewers in chat. “We get this piece of shit fucking mic dude.”

xQc probably could have picked a better example than the Moon Landing, where radio signals had to travel roughly 238,900 miles from the Moon to Earth with equipment available almost 50 years ago.


If we ever go back to the Moon, or Mars if Elon Musk has his way, it would be pretty hilarious to watch live with xQc and see what he has to say.

Maybe they’ll even invest in some better headsets by then.


Barstool owner Dave Portnoy reveals they’re 99.9% leaving SiriusXM

Published: 7/Oct/2020 20:10 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 20:14

by Michael Gwilliam


Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy has appeared to confirm that the popular website’s SiriusXM channel will be moving on satellite radio, claiming he was “99%” sure they were leaving.

The satirical sports website announced its SiriusXM channel back in November of 2017 and launched a few months later in January 2018.


Now, however, it seems like the deal is done and so is Barstool.

Dave Portnoy, Barstool Sports’ founder took to Twitter to announce that it was looking extremely unlikely that the channel would continue on SiriusXM.


“I’d say we’re 99.9% out of Sirius,” he revealed. “We aren’t in same stratosphere in terms of negotiations.”

“We will just move on to new platforms as always. Our crowd will follow as always,” the Barstool founder added.

It’s unclear exactly where they will move to and Portnoy, who has grown increasingly famous over the years in part to his viral pizza reviews, offered no clues.

Dave Portnoy eats pizza for a review
YouTube/One Bite Pizza Reviews
Dave Portnoy’s pizza reviews have gone viral.

One possible destination spot could very well be Spotify, which shocked the industry by signing Joe Rogan and his podcast to an exclusive deal.

While Portnoy didn’t elaborate on the type of deal he would like, it sounds like he’s being severely low-balled by the satellite radio company, hence his aggressive-sounding tweet.

This news comes as Bloomberg has reported that Howard Stern is nearing a massive $120M a year deal – a step above from his previous deals at $80 to $100 million a year.


If those reports are right, it’s a sign that Sirius XM is willing to pay some serious cash, but apparently not when it comes to keeping Barstool within its network.

“See this is why I can’t work for peanuts,” Portnoy said in response to the Stern report. “I’m not Stern. But I’m not nobody either.”


We’ll just have to see what the future holds for both SiriusXM and Barstool, and if a deal can be salvaged.