A group of Russians decided to troll Europe by streaming gas stoves all day and night on social media sites like Twitch, bragging about how they have plenty of gas.
It all started on September 11, when a new Twitch channel aptly named “russiangas1” started broadcasting. The premise was simple – a phone aimed at a stove top with all four burners turned on broadcasting gas being burned 24/7. And if that wasn’t enough, the streamer decided it would be a good idea to show just how cheap burning all that gas would be for them – 1.44 euros per month ($1.35) – at a time when gas prices in Europe are higher than they’ve ever been. A thermometer constantly showed the audience how nice and warm it was in the room, and a digital clock showed that the video was live and not on a loop.
There’s little doubt the majority of Russians are a-holes, so this should come as no surprise. Europe is going have a brutal and deadly winter, because Putin is cutting off gas to the continent.
For the first three days, the russiangas1 Twitch channel had no viewers at all, but then someone found it, spread the word and by September 17, it had already gone viral, getting mixed reactions from the general public. However, its fame would turn out to be its downfall, as on the morning of September 21, the channel had already become inaccessible, apparently as a result of a Twitch ban.
Normally, I would think something like this would be high-larious, but I’m very happy Twitch cut off the feed. Thanks to Putin, and Europe’s distaste for natural gas, there are going to be a lot of dead people by winter’s end.