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: 20 April 2016
Forgive me, Jack, but what exactly is it that you’re doing scheduling a rendezvous with a woman half your age in the middle of a work day? Not to cast further aspersions onto your marriage, but isn’t Jack on the Go typically the purview of morbidly obese, middle-aged men? Is there some reason you’re broadcasting the fact that you’re out for drinks with a woman who isn’t your wife? I certainly can’t see one.
Now granted, there is a whole host of baggage attached to the idea that a man and a woman are incapable of being platonic friends. It’s a notion that’s both incorrect and offensive on a number of levels, and one I thought long and hard about before typing. After all that kind of tired gender essentialist argument is one Jack has trotted out numerous times, typically in support of himself being lazy. And that’s a very salient point you could make. My defence, as it were, only lies in how peculiar this particular video is, an outlier in Jack’s oeuvre. As a staunch gender essentialist, as a self-styled capital-G Guy, what exactly am I meant to take from this?
Anyway. Again, we get the two-faced Scalfani, desperate to buddy up to people and prove himself a friend of the working person, then saying nasty things about their restaurant (it’s in the description, along with Jack’s favourite non-criticism of “not enough flavour”). I honestly don’t know why he goes to the trouble of attempting to worm his way into people’s favour before instigating. Is it that important that you be the centre of attention, Jack? If the rules of the “wars”, as you call them, are so specific and complex that they need to be reiterated, and the results so important you intone them self-seriously into the camera with a direct message to the proprietors, if you take your little dog and pony show this fucking seriously, why not just say it to their face? Or is skulking around behind people’s backs all you’re capable of?
Jack leads an empty and depressing life, we knew this, but broadcasting his illicit relations with a younger woman is a new low.