This blog is dedicated to spreading the truth about Jack Scalfani, a child abuser and racist who has run up modest celebrity on the internet through his “Cooking with Jack” youtube channel. For a long but by no means exhaustive list of what Jack has done, please see this post.
Originally uploaded: 09 April 2016
Christ Almighty, that ending… I’ve always considered Jack a dangerous individual, given his domestic violence tendencies and right-wing extremist threats of violence, but this ending just gave me chills. He even has to specify that it’s still living, a shocking nightmare of a phrase that brings to mind any number of horror films or novels. I’m positive that the answer is just kittens or something, I don’t think Jack actually kidnapped and tortured someone and is showing it off on his youtube channel. But, as I often talk about the vast gulf between Jack’s ideals and his actual ability, it’s a wonderful demonstration. I’m positive he meant for a fun little tease just at the tail end of his video to introduce the next one, but he is wholly and utterly incapable of actually being able to craft that through the language of film. I mean, he can’t even keep consistency with his video titles so that a viewer who was actually interested would be able to follow along with ease. Combined with his known and worrying history of violence, creates in the audience a tension, a fear of what might be behind the door. It would be genius if it wasn’t so contrary to Jack’s intentions.
Robert Brewer seems a nice sort, which makes his association with Jack all the more lurid and bizarre. I’m glad he’s getting compensated at least somewhat for his time by selling gardening kits but it doesn’t change how exploitative Jack comes across in this video. The horse is just one more thing Jack can milk out of his poor friend, a resource in his endless quest to spend most of his time sitting on his unemployed ass on a computer.On the other hand Mr Brewer provides the audience with actual information and instructions, and is a much better fit for this than the eternally cranky and self-centred Jack.