Latest Episode

Go Back   Keith and The Girl Forums Keith and The Girl Forums Show Talk

Show Talk Talk about the show

View Poll Results: When Keith asked, ‘Do you get it?,’ did you get it?
Yes 28 51.85%
No 26 48.15%
Voters: 54. You may not vote on this poll

Like Tree21Likes
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-07-2016, 11:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
Michael's Servant's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,333
2361: Alligator Tears

with Andrew Collin and Ari Teman – Anxiety, choking to death, whiskey dick, and your parents’ divorce; Tel Aviv vs. NYC; woman locked in library bathroom for 36 hours; Andrew’s drinkin’ days; Troy Smith arrested for DUI; a Navy Seal stabbed Andrew; Andrew fights with Sum 41 on ecstasy; Ari defends his anti-Airbnb project Sublet Spy; Ari tells Obama a joke

Andrew Collin

Ari Teman

Share this episode: Twitter, Facebook & email

Get the show: on iTunes, on Stitcher and RSS feed

Last edited by dannyhatch; 04-10-2016 at 02:10 PM.
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 05:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
57-hour Marathon 2015 Kickstarter Backer
invader's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Bronx, NY
Posts: 571
I think Ari was working too hard to make what he does seem just. Ari is a narc because there is a lot of money to be made being a narc and if he can screw over a company that screwed him while he does it, that's just gravy.

I think Keith and Chemda's argument; Landlords generally suck so fuck their ability to legally make more money... is kind of weak. Is Ari a hypocrite? Yep. Is what Ari doing potentially screwing over people that are just trying to make a few extra bucks? Totally. Is what Ari doing a viable, legal and apparently profitable business model? For sure. I'm not angry at him or the people that host airbnb to supplement their income.
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 08:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
Keith's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: NYC, baby!
Posts: 11,561
Originally Posted by invader View Post
I think Keith and Chemda's argument; Landlords generally suck so fuck their ability to legally make more money... is kind of weak.
Wasn't Ari saying that they make more money when they rent out days at a time?

(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 08:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
Sparrow's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 5,152
if one of our tenants were posting /our/ property without our knowledge, using it as a business venture, and profiting i'd be fucking pissed. i'd kick you out. i don't fucking care about sob stories about extra bucks, person who signed an agreement and who i'm trusting with /our/ investment. that is not your property. i'd hire ari in a heartbeat. if i could find a way to sue you, i would do that too. if the water heater broke i bet it would be a different damn sob story and i bet you wouldn't' use your dumb side money to fix it either. guarantee i'd get a fucking phone call and you up my ass.
thirteen and invader like this.
Originally Posted by dannyhatch View Post
Maybe we should all smoosh our dicks together until the spirit bear tells us who's right.
Originally Posted by aunt_helen View Post
Laugh a little, chigger. The world is a fun place.
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 08:50 AM   #5 (permalink)
Chamsa! Chamsa!
The Girl's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: NYC, baby!
Posts: 1,202
I still stand that Ari is furious with Airbnb and decided to capitalize on it. He's not a hero to tenants around the world. He wants to make a buck and that's that.
I don't have a problem with that. Landlords should know what's happening with their building. But as a tenant, don't act like you're doing it for me.
There's a system that's in place and everyone is trying to get a piece. His piece didn't work from the tenant side so he's switching teams.

If that's not right then he needs a rep to sell his pitch because I can't follow his double speak any closer than I did.
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 08:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
Sparrow's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 5,152
you're spot on about this guy for sure. would i use his services b/c tenants are often tremendously awful? yeah. rats do good rats work.
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 09:08 AM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
24-hour Marathon 2018 Fundraiser Backer24-hour Marathon 2017 Fundraiser Backer47-hour Marathon 2016 Kickstarter Backer57-hour Marathon 2015 Kickstarter Backer
Todd's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 340
Posted without comment:

Ari Teman

Russ Hanneman, HBO's Silicon Valley
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 10:14 AM   #8 (permalink)
24-hour Marathon 2017 Fundraiser Backer47-hour Marathon 2016 Kickstarter Backer57-hour Marathon 2015 Kickstarter Backer38-hour Marathon 2014 Kickstarter Backer54-hour Marathon 2013 Kickstarter Backer
Rabbit's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Topeka, KS
Posts: 79
I don't think he did a very good job arguing his points. I went into this show already thinking that the sharing economy is going to be the death of us all. I didn't learn anything from this show.

Maybe he was spending too much time trying to get everyone to like him? He should've just owned up to what he was doing and not defended himself so much. He did his research after the fact and found out how damaging airbnb was to the economy, and, bonus, he can make a few bucks selling his service to landlords.

I see the appeal of airbnb. But it's causing rent to go up, it's lowering the supply of apartments, it's taking business away from hotels, the illegal hotels aren't paying proper hotel taxes, and it's dangerous. It turns out that staying in a strangers house isn't safe. People have died because of gas leaks or unsecured structures. Airbnb places aren't vetted and maintained the way hotels are.

I know that there are people who rely on airbnb to pay their rent, but airbnb is one of the reasons that the rent is so unaffordable!
207: Titties for God
" Swear to God, you go to Manhattan, Kansas, you'll find some fucking titties"
-Hari Leigh

I went to school in Manhattan KS and did not see my fair share of titties.
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 12:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
57-hour Marathon 2015 Kickstarter Backer
starscream's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 964
I haven't had a lease in almost four years. I can work from anywhere and generally I watch people's pets when they take longer trips, but when I don't have that option, I use Airbnb. I'm typing this from one right now. So I don't want it to go away, I don't want it to change. I don't think I've ever rented from a Russian gang, but I guess I wouldn't know.

And yet I still get why Ari would do this. Even without the problem he had with Airbnb to cloud his judgement. He has the appropriate abilities and connections to start a business like this, doesn't really matter how he found out about the need for it. Why wouldn't he do it?

Last edited by starscream; 04-08-2016 at 10:10 PM.
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 03:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
2020 Marathon Kickstarter Backer47-hour Marathon 2016 Kickstarter Backer
nerdupyo's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 50
Of course Ari getting screwed by AirBnB is his inspiration to do this, that doesn't make it any less important or make any sense as an argument against him. People care about causes that they are directly affected by.

For example: someone who survives breast cancer who goes on to run charity marathons and start fundraisers for specifically breast cancer. Why don't they go raise money for general cancer awareness, or something like women's health? They were most affected by that specific type of cancer so of course that is their focus. How is that a negative point against that person? They are still helping the cause that is important to them.

I think AirBnB does need some kind of regulation. It's basically a self-regulated black market right now and people on both sides have been screwed over. The example he gave about the 2 bedroom apartment in Bushwick that a family could move into, but instead is being rented out as a hotel is the perfect example of why this sucks for New Yorkers. That kind of shit should not be happening. There are already plenty of hotels in every borough for people who need temporary places to stay. There ARE families, elderly people and single parents with 1 income in NYC who need apartments that are not an arm and a leg. Not everyone is a single, young artist with no belongings and 5 roomates to split the rent with.
Sparrow and Enunciated Piffle like this.
(Offline)   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
Keith and The GirlAd Management plugin by RedTyger