Episode #22 – Car GPS

Mike / July 29th, 2012


  • TheProfessor

    July 29, 2012 at 9:06 am

    I’ve never had the chance to use a gps. Just a good old map. Nice vid.

  • TrixRabbit

    July 29, 2012 at 9:07 am

    good one

  • fafarian

    July 29, 2012 at 9:08 am


  • n30neuromancer

    July 29, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Should’ve called this series: “You Know What’s First World Problems?”

  • LastOrders

    July 29, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Thats one of the best bullshit vids so far.

  • Maddy

    July 29, 2012 at 10:54 am

    GPS is kind of like the internet. It’s mostly bullshit but we can’t live without it anymore.

    Google Maps sucks ass too. I once tried to use it to walk to a friend’s house from my hotel in a city I was unfamiliar with, “Are you sure you don’t want us to come and get you?” “Of course not! I’ve got Google Maps!”

    It took 45 minutes to get to their place following the directions it gave. When they walked me back to the hotel from their place, it took ten minutes.

    • July 5, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      Well said. Googay almost never got shit right. Never owned anything or used their apps disregarding youtube mobile 50% of the time! web version 75% all the time because of functionality of both! and gmail, so everything else flat out sucks from them.

  • fata_morgana_pseudonym

    July 29, 2012 at 11:34 am

    @n30neuromancer Yeah, totally! I hope the next Bullshit video is a hilarious little thing about how it’s bullshit that there are starving children in Africa! That should be a *real* knee-slapper right there, amirite?!


  • Jamone911

    July 29, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Great video!

  • Alonbo

    July 29, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Ha πŸ™‚

    James, if you have a smartphone then you should really try a free navigation app called Waze. It’s far superior to any standalone GPS.
    You’ll never run into any of the situations you mentioned of the video, really.
    (and it updates traffic in real time and suggests a different rout when available). I don’t want to sound like a commercial, but really, if you’re not using it already – give it a try, no more bullshit πŸ™‚

    Oh, and your videos are amazing. I’ve been a fan for a few years, but now is as good a time as any to mention it πŸ™‚ keep up the good work, we love you!

  • Gabriel80

    July 29, 2012 at 11:42 am

    @Maddy same thing happened to me! Used my damn phone’s GPS to walk to a greyhound station when i was in another state. Stupid thing was taking me farther than it actually needed to take me! uggh 1 god damned hr power walk vs 30 min walk. Those things really need to have Physical Geometrical Real time Sensors on them so you can avoiding crashing into “this fucker’s driveway or falling off the damn bridge to turn right”!!!!!… Or is there an app for that? πŸ˜€

  • encey

    July 29, 2012 at 11:59 am

    One of my favorite YKWBSs in a while! The electrical tape steering wheel was hilarious, and Wilhelm Scream ftw!!

  • J5

    July 29, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    i know exactly what your talking about james!!lol…smh!

  • AnKun

    July 29, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Actually, that’s the thing with almost ALL of modern technology. If you invest some time and effort into finding out what software and hardware is better, their pros and cons, you won’t get so much bullshit. And if you just go to shop and buy the first piece of hardware you’d find – well, the world cannot be this easy now, can it?

  • July 29, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Love that BS-Mobile, James!
    Very classic-cool!
    Or perhaps I should say Craptastic-stool!

  • jomamma

    July 29, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    oh thank god this one turned out funny because i think we an all agree the last bullshit vid (assholes) wasnt one of james best videos

  • MadHitz

    July 29, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I love the line “back in the day when you had to print out directions on the internet”. Pretty surreal that that’s considered “back in the day”

  • samuraikill

    July 29, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    I really enjoyed this episode.

  • culwin

    July 29, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Is this your real car

  • Keith the Genesis Geek

    July 29, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    The bullshit man has a skull? lol

  • Oswards306

    July 29, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    It sometimes makes you do the long way.

  • Salculd

    July 29, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    For some reason, now I want a GPS voice pack by Mr. Plinkett.

  • Snejku

    July 29, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Great video! nice farm feeling lol.

  • billmaster

    July 29, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Wilheml for the win!

    • July 5, 2014 at 5:50 pm

      *Cough* mobile maps with estimated time, multiple routes, and 3d view (that’s only in apple maps which I use) *cough*

  • July 29, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Nicely done, James. That’s why I stick to real maps. They’re just as frustrating, but at least I won’t be killed by one in an auto accident. : )

  • crapreviewer

    July 29, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Best episode so far, because it’s so true!

  • TheRetroHero

    July 29, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Nice one! Goes back to the roots of the old YKWBS videos with an added hint of the new version.
    Nicely done.

  • July 29, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    You Know What’s Bullshit!? How every time I go to play one of the videos on this web site the volume is set to max by default. I like watching videos at night before I go to bed and I live with 2 other people. I don’t like having the video blasting when i play it.

  • Magnus

    July 29, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    No kidding. There is people that got killed by an accident, because they follow wrong instructions from the GPS. I know from a case where a guy got his car sunk in the water of a dam, because they followed their GPS. It’s very dangerous.

  • LordPindar

    July 29, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Yea! You know what they remind me of, ED-209 from Robocop: drop your weapon, you have 20 secounds to comply… 15 scounds…..5…..

  • Mykael

    July 29, 2012 at 6:47 pm


  • Steelebourne

    July 29, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Recalculating space gremlins spraying bullshit to knock the gps off the windshield!

  • Sardaukar Prime

    July 29, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    As if they didn’t have enough driving William Shatner crazy,now dem Gremlins are messing with my navigation? Bastards! I had it with these motherfucking Gremlins on —


  • July 29, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    You know what’s B.S.? The quality of this video! Wouldn’t it have been easier to actually get in a car using your GPS while Mike filmed you from the passenger seat?

  • EmmittSmith

    July 29, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Bravo! Back to the basics. This is what we want and love.

  • Aaron1375

    July 29, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    I never understood why anyone uses the damn things. I can find where I am going by just having a basic idea. People in the old days used the stars now people can’t find things when there are numerous road signs and very easy to read maps which tell you where you need to go before you get to the turn. GPS’s are bullshit.

  • strider

    July 29, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    How about a crossover between AVGN and the bulshit man?

  • Metal NES Solid

    July 29, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    wilhelm scream πŸ™‚

  • Chewieshmoo

    July 30, 2012 at 4:38 am

    @Sniff Heinkel Here is an idea, if you know this then how about turning down you volume before playing the video? Not on the player but your computer? If it is a laptop you likely have a slide volume or knob you can adjust, if desktop you can adjust from the volume icon in the task-bar, either way it isn’t fucking rocket science to adjust volume before you play the video. You want James should come over and wipe your ass after you shit too? Holy fuck man up and do things for yourself.

  • Senna4ever

    July 30, 2012 at 6:04 am

    @ Magnus People that get into accidents due to GPS usage deserve what they get. For some reason when most people use GPS, they stop using common sense.
    You are telling me the guy you mention who’s car was sunk in a dam didn’t SEE the dam and so thought they would follow the GPS regardless and just drive into water? Car, not a boat…right?
    If the GPS told the guy to drive off a cliffside with a 1000 ft drop, would he have done so just cos the GPS said to?
    It’s natural selection, the idiots deserve what they get for being so damn stupid.
    GPS are not bullshit, the idiots that do not use their brains are.

  • angryrider

    July 30, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Well, learn to read a map. When the robocalypse comes and Robo_Jesus sends the rest of us into heaven, you’ll need to know how the fuck to get to Wal-Mart.

  • adder_doner2

    July 30, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Besides them falling off of the window, my GPS is awesome and sadly I can’t relate to any of the video-mentioned problems.

  • thetruetombo

    July 30, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Nailed it!, also Steven GeelBurg needs to make “Gremlins in Space!” that would make the trilogy complete!.

  • J.J. McSandfarm

    July 30, 2012 at 8:26 am

    It’s true! I had one tell me to drive across three lanes of highway going in the opposite direction from me, and I’ve had one take me through the service road behind a Kmart. My biggest beef with them is when I drive down a highway and the thing says “keep left and then stay in the right lane” or something like that. It often takes me repeat journeys on the same route to figure out what statements like that mean.


    July 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    You know what’s Bullshit? Springboard, I used to look foward to watching these videos every monday. I cant watch them anymore without the screen pausing every 15 seconds. Now that’s bullshit.

  • Gin231

    July 30, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Holy shit, is he driving the Bullshit-Mobile?

  • Alpenjodler

    July 30, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    It would be so great if they got mad at you when you miss a road. Turn left… … Idiot!

  • nitoro81

    July 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    By the way you describe your gps, I bet it’s a Garmin. Throw it in the trash and buy a TomTom.

  • July 30, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    My old NavCity GPS was slow like that, but with my current one, I have none of those problems. Surprisingly, I use my Galaxy SII cell phone as a GPS, thanks to the vehicle kit that comes with that thing that you stick to the windshield and the charger to plug into the cigarette lighter.

  • Detroit Dawg

    July 30, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    You know whats buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuulllllllshit?! These new bullshit videos! Thats bullshit! Moooooo!

    • July 5, 2014 at 5:47 pm

      You know what’s buuuuuuuuuulllllshit? His iTunes rant. Why in the hell does he go into detail with vinyl if we have music players that solve every problem with it, plus can vinyl even fit in your pocket, store as many songs, play by headphones so no one else is distracted? No, why, because that’s bullshit?

  • mx3guy

    July 30, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Haha, hey that’s the dash from my car…The Mazda MX-3!
    Thanks for having it do a cameo James.

  • Anthony33

    July 31, 2012 at 1:54 am


  • Iron Uppercut

    July 31, 2012 at 7:05 am

    My GPS sent down the wrong way of a one way street. I hate when it sends me the longest way possible and it seems to love to put you in traffic.

  • ashIG88

    July 31, 2012 at 10:00 am

    this is again a good topic for Bullshit, but I just cant get on board with the whole shithead face thing you got going in these. Maybe it would be better with an animated shithead guy, i dont know…

  • mamaluigi11

    July 31, 2012 at 11:32 am

    PLEASE make another avgn update

  • Anthony33

    July 31, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Not being able to post comments on here is bullshit.

  • Anthony33

    July 31, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    And then my comments all of a sudden decide to post. Anyway, GPS devices aren’t that bad. They usually recalculate too late only once, maybe twice in one trip tops, depending on where or how far you’re going. Just slow down for a little while and let it recalculate. What can be tough sometimes is when it sends you on a course and then recalculates when you’ve stayed on the same course. It’s like the device has trouble picking up on certain spots. Then you have to remember where it said to go until it decides to show what path to take again.

    They’re pretty good overall though, I gotta say. Saves a lot of time from having to read maps or print out Mapquest directions.

  • bigbangnet

    July 31, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    I never used a GPS…I got an ego to maintain. Enough of this crap anyway. I always used the good old paper map. Nothing fancy just plain old paper. You just gotta know how to use it.

    It may be silly but theres also a scale on each map…USE IT. It’s not there to be pretty you know. Use a string..a show string will do and calculate the distance from your start to finish destination…or when you need to turn. That way when you point out (and written) the important waypoint that you have to turn or take, you’ll know aprox when your suppose to go to your next waypoint.

    FFS, it’s not rocket science. Just look at the map, memorise the road, use the scale for your distance in KM and go on the road and drive.

    ps: if your wife is nagging you, just tell her “STFU and be usefull..SUCK MY DICK”. It relieves the stress while driving

  • bigbangnet

    July 31, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    its a shoe string that I wanted to write..not a show string lmao

  • binaryfruit

    July 31, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    I completely agree with this one! Our GPS does all the same things. I assume you’re probably using an iPhone app, but we went for a Garmin. Big mistake! Now our software is 4 years out of date. I say, find me a Subway, and it says, oh! here’s a subway! So I go there and it hasn’t been a Subway for the last two years, now it’s some bookstore or something. And I practically crashed getting there anyways, because it didn’t even come with anything to hold it on the windshield so I had to keep looking at it in my lap. It’s worse than texting and driving. We would update the software, but get this- THEY EXPECT US TO PAY 50 DOLLARS TO UPDATE THE DAMNED THING! That’s just… just… bullshit.

  • likalaruku

    July 31, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    My mom’s Garmin is pretty good.

  • GuardianAuron

    August 1, 2012 at 3:08 am


    Cinemassacre’s comment / profile system. I think it’s different everytime I log in and I have probably made like 15 accounts because the system they use gets swapped every couple of weeks.

    How the fuck do I change my avatar, and why can’t we keep track of our posts… How about a “like” system or maybe some official forums….

  • August 1, 2012 at 10:08 am

    I can’t even remember anymore how I got to places without GPS πŸ™

  • Howitzer

    August 1, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    I still like drawing a little map of where I need to go. That I remember without having to constantly look at a printout or listen to the GPS.

  • muticere

    August 2, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Your GPS voice saying ‘recalculating’ sounds a lot like Plinkett from redlettermedia. It’s hilarious. I’m sure it wasn’t intentional, but it’s the first thing that came to mind. I wish I could set my GPS to sound like that, even if it said ‘go fuck yourself’ when I argue with it.


  • muticere

    August 2, 2012 at 11:23 am

    My GPS one time lead me to a river and told me to board a ferry! It actually had a little symbol of a boat on the screen.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    August 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I don’t have a GPS but I’ve seen people use them and they don’t really seem that helpful. They seem to just make things more confusing. Of course, now you can get that through your smart phone and other devices.

    As far as printed internet instructions, I had some from Google Maps, I think it was, that sent me down a damn dead end!

  • wierdowill

    August 3, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    You know what’s Bullshit!? Organized religions.

  • TekkamanX

    August 4, 2012 at 1:58 am

    you know what bullshit ketchup and catsup what the difference? and stamps fuck stamps!

  • Xen11

    August 7, 2012 at 11:22 am

    One time my GPS told me to turn right and I did. All of a sudden there’s a truck headed straight for me honking its horn. IT WAS A FUCKING ONE WAY AND GARMIN TOLD ME TO GO KILL MYSELF. FUCK YOU GARMIN.

  • applegummy

    August 11, 2012 at 6:09 am

    I seem to like the bullshit man more than the nerd!

  • dansims

    September 23, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Well, most of the time i use to check on google map wher i’m going, to have and idea of the path, then i use my cell as a gps if i’m not shure..it work very well, of course, i have to stop aside the road, but, what is two minutes in a life,,ha, ha what is..:)

  • Mutank

    October 17, 2012 at 5:27 am

    I swear, my GPS led me straight off the cliff of a mountain

  • thatrandomperson

    January 4, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    fuck the gps. i still use what our ancestors used. that would be using google maps.

    • Jayrod64

      March 31, 2013 at 11:07 pm

      Yeah if you have a smartphone,use Google Maps.

      • July 5, 2014 at 5:44 pm

        I always used apple maps, not a single problem. In fact does way more.

  • Kuuenbu

    February 3, 2013 at 12:50 am


  • February 23, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) y can`t tell more XDDDDDDDDD

  • Jayrod64

    March 31, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    This is why we have turn by turn navigation in the mobile versions of Google Maps now.Besides,other companies don’t what they’re doing when it comes to GPS.They are either missing certain places and/or points of interest,and the maps are outdated.Google gets it right.They frequently update their maps,you get many points of interest,and also the turn by navigation on the mobile app that mentioned earlier sounds natural rather than completely robotic.

    • July 5, 2014 at 5:43 pm

      Apple today has the power nowadays. They do way more than someone who just steals data, in fact it’s way simpler on apple maps, it shows bird eye view of the building, it shows the exact time to get there by walking and driving, and it knows my location, but best yet it tells you to turn right at the block even thought it animates the direction and it lists multiple routes.

  • Alexei Robles

    July 30, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Guys, the HD version is not available anymore, just so you know.

  • October 17, 2013 at 3:16 am

    lmao @00:48 “go through this fucker’s driverway”. I did a roadtrip a while back & noticed that the garmin gps does exactly everthing on the video. I have a tomtom & it hardly fails me.

  • October 25, 2013 at 4:36 am

    Reminds me of this Louis CK bit:


  • July 5, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Apple maps. Problem solved. Don’t trust googay whatever you do.

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