Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Weather Girls: I'm Glad Willard Scott Never Gave The Weather Report In This Outfit

There are all sorts of weird channels on Youtube and you should check out this one called NMAWorldEdition, and one of their daily segments is this thing by the "Weather Girls". Take a look:

Scantily clad hot asian girls. Check. Redeeming factor, they give news about the weather. Check. The fact I had to watch it 2-3 times to notice the weather. Check.

This channel has all sorts of stuff included besides the hotties prancing around in gold mini-skirts: they have the news (mostly in Chinese) and weird animated newscasters. All in all, par for the course from the far east as far as programming goes, but this Weather Girls part is the attention-grabber. The channel is from Taiwan and they are the 15th most subscribed channel in the country with 8,897 subscribers.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sxephil Discusses The Death Of Kim Kardashian And Tweeting To God

What? You didn't hear about Kim Kardashian's death? Well watch the latest edition of the Philip DeFranco Show and find out.

okay, so my future ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian is not dead after all, she and a bunch of other celebs are logging off Twitter and other social networks beginning December 1, 2010 to support the World AIDS Day charity work of Alicia Keys, a global Ambassador for the Keep a Child Alive charity.

And in case you didn't know, World Aids Day is also Phil's birthday, so send him some birthday love on Wednesday. I know that Phil reads this blog from time to time (for real, so Hey Phil!) My birthday doesn't fall on such a momentous day as Phil's, mine is in September and all I get is for a holiday is Yom Kippur and that actor/alleged wife killer Robert Blake shares the same birthday as me (yea). My birthday wish for Phil is of course, a very inappropriate patdown on his next flight by a busty asian TSA guard.

Loved the "Now Sponsored By Butterfingers" bit about Buffalo Bills' Steve Johnson's hamfisted catching attempt and his tweet in anger to God

And being a Canadian (yes, a horrid affliction, but we all have our crosses to bear), I am willing to overlook the Thanksgiving slam because of Phil pointing out that Canadian actor Leslie Neilsen had passed on. Little known fact, Neilsen's older brother Erik was Canada's Deputy Prime Minister in the 1980s-90s. He was so notoriously secretive the media dubbed him "Old Velcro Lips" (it's true!). But Leslie Neilsen will be missed. I still quote his "and don't call me Shirley!" line all the time.

NicePeter: Gimmie A Frosty And Viewer Mail

Love the opening theme song for Nice Peter's monday video and viewer mail!

He announced that he would be doing another "Epic Rap Battle Of History" on December 8th, which is cool. If you haven't seen his last one, called Darth Vader vs Hitler, check it out.

"I don't know how you people draw! I try to draw a tree and it looks like... soup. Yum, soooup." lol, at that line. Peter gets all sorts of interesting stuff from his viewers.

The end of the video with the Star Wars action figures was great with Darth Maul crossing light sabers with a Jedi Nice Peter in super slow-mo. So much better than the popping balloon.

Shaytards Date Night And The Princesstard Diaries

Shay Carl and Katilette have decided to have a little "Date Night" and turned filming of the Shaytards over to little Princesstard.

While Shay and Mommytard are out having a little much-needed "us" time, we get to see a young filmmaker learning the ropes as a Youtube vlogger as Princesstard turns the Shaytards' camera on her brothers and sister. Sontard of course starts bustin' moves all over the place as soon as the camera is on him and Babytard is her usual giggly bundle of cuteness. Even Rocktard seems happy for a little face time in front of the camera.

At around 4:30 or so when she was telling us that the babysitter didn't want to be filmed, all I could think was that Princesstard was doing her vlogging with a "Toby Turner-esque" flair and kept waiting for her to say "outro of darkness, then redness, then whiteness, then Princesstardness".

I liked that idea that Shay was floating called "Sneaky Snacks" where people load up on snacks and food and stuff to sneak into the movie theater when they are going to see a film. Of course then movie prices would have to go up if the theaters had a massive decline in popcorn and snack sales. Still, not a bad business idea. And loves Shay's showing us "the Rudy of water fountains" (Rudy of course being that movie of the kid who wanted desperately to play football for the University of Notre Dame - excellent movie).

Yup, I agree with Shay's assessment of Princesstard's vlogging abilities. She's gunnin' for your job Shay!

John And Hank Green Have Some Project For Awesome Announcements Plus Great Outtakes

Yes, it's Hank and John Green together in one video which you you don't see everyday. And the Vlogbrothers have some announcements to share with the nerdfighters.

The Green brothers have 3 announcements: Project For Awesome, Moon Pasta, and DFTBA shirts at a discount.

The big announcement would have to be the 2010 Project For Awesome, which will be held December 17, 2010 where the Youtube communities come together to rate, favorite and comment about videos uploaded about various charities they like (I liked John's video last year where he announced the 2009 P4A which also was about his "malaria-hating unborn child" who turned out to be little Henry).

The moon pasta debate was pretty much answered in the comments for the video with lots of debate back and forth about thrust and gravitational pull and the caloric count of a fully grown angus beef cow vs the nutritional content in a serving of pasta (space pasta or the earthbound variety). You will need to go to the video comments for further enlightenment.

And the final topic that John & Hank discussed was that there was some new t-shirts and music available over at DFTBA and if you don't know what "DFTBA" means your membership in Nerdfighters is hereby revoked! Kidding, it is of course means: Don't Forget To Be Awesome!

And now, the blooper reel where John and Hank show they are not the natural gifted showman they portray in their Youtube videos:

And don't forget to make a Project For Awesome video for December 17th!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wheezy Waiter Goes Home For Thanksgiving

Wheezy Waiter begins today's video with an indepth and detailed review of the new Harry Potter movie "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows"...

Yes, Wheezy is on thin ice with the glowing orb in the sky again. You don't want to get a massive ball of flames angry with you. You could pre-emptively set off the Earth burning up like that Jupiter-sized planet in the far reachest of our galaxy is facing.

It was good to see Wheezy mom and Wheezy dad again. Mom's got a bit of a potty mouth, don't you think?

Some Thanksgiving Thanks And Inspiration Courtesy Of Taryn Southern

At this time of year it is a good time to give thanks for all that is good in your world and Taryn Southern offers some thoughts on Thanksgiving.

Even if you don't have a crazy uncle Stan you can probably relate to what Taryn is saying here. It's a time to reflect and consider your own good fortune and that of those in your circle (even if it sounds cheesy) just before we all tumble headlong into the holidays with the madness of the Christmas season and New Years. Before you know it, it will be 2011, so take a breath, relax, offer up a prayer to whatever deity you follow and be good to each other.

Taryn also points out three channels that you might want to take a look at to see their inspiring stories:

Nick Vujicic - I'm already familiar with Nick's great story and you should take a look at his wonderful life.
Jorge Munoz
Clay Dyer

Great stories all.

SpeedyReedyTV Challenges You

A youtuber has challenged all youtubers to a contest and I don't think you are up to the challenge. SpeedyReedyTV wants to see if you can beat his time (doubtful) at saying the alphabet backwards.

Me, I have a hard time saying the alphabet forwards let alone backwards. Actually I used to try to do the alphabet backwards because I wanted to be ready whenever this challenge came up, but I'm out of practice. After watching SpeedyReedyTv, I may need to brush up on my letters.

Back in the day when I was in school we were required to take French language lessons (I live in Canada) and our teacher had an annual contest where we had to say a bunch of verbs as quickly as we could. I was determined to beat the record, and show off to the hot girls in my class too, I won't lie.

The verbs are still seared into my brain and will probably be for life:

"Aller, venir, entrer, sortir, partir, monter, rentrer, rester, retourner, tomber, descendre, arriver, naƮtre, mourir, revenir, devenir."

Try saying THAT as fast as you can! I practiced it for a week and set a new record of 3.1 seconds. Of course those who are reading this who have french as their first language (allo!) probably don't think this is very hard at all, but I would like to challenge non-french speakers to try it. They probably can even read the verbs in 3.1 seconds.

But back to the SpeedyReedyTV (aka Chris Reed) challenge. If you think you can beat him or come close to him, send him a response video and subscribe! He has about 650 subs and could always use some more.

KassemG And California On Thanksgiving

"It was the pilgrims dude, the pilgrims were cool man." That seems to be the consensus of those who were interviewed by KassemG as to what Thanksgiving is. Religious zealots who thought wearing belt buckles on their hats and shoes was a cool fashion choice. See what California thinks about Thanksgiving:

"My mom lives in Las Vegas." "Hi mom. Is she a dancer?"

Why was Thanksgiving started Kassem asks. And everyone blurts out "Pilgrims." Yeah, the pilgrims had a date night with the local Indians (Native Americans), got them drunk and took advantage of them, then stole their land.

What should Kassem do the next "California On" about? Zombies? Harry Potter? Zombie Harry Potter? Hermione's Chamber of Secrets?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Agents Of Secret Stuff: A Ryan Higa Film

Here it is - Nigahiga's epic "Agents of Secret Stuff". The film (can I call is a film?) is 35 minutes long, so kick back and relax.

Impressions? It seems lots of youtubers are giving it the thumbs up and the movie is getting tons of views as would be expected of anything posted by Ryan Higa on Youtube. I liked the concept and the story. Ryan is a young agent on the verge of becoming a full-fledged A.S.S. (Agent of Secret Stuff), but first, his mentor (agent Tracy "It's a MAN'S name!" played by HiImRawn) sends his on a dangerous assignment guard high school student Taylor (the lovely Arden Cho) against assassination by the evil agents of S.I.N.

Why is Taylor marked for death? Will "Jose" and Taylor get together? You will have to watch to find out.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cenk Ugyur And The Young Turks Beat Fox News In Ratings

Here Cenk Uygur gets the chance to crow a little bit about MSNBC actually beating Fox News in the ratings. Love it. The Young Turks is huge on Youtube and the show with Cenk and Ana Kasparian is a great source for non-biased reporting, unlike Fox News with their well-known right wing slant. Actually it's more of an overhang than a simple "slant".

Uygur has been a regular guest on The Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC and this past October the network announced he had been hired as a substitute anchor, which is what he was discussing with Ana in the clip above.

Apparently the ratings for a portion of the time Cenk was hosting the show bested Fox News which is hard to do at the best of times. It shows the viewers and listeners of The Young Turks are willing to come out in force to listen to a balanced reporting of the days news events and intelligent dialogue rather than hammering away at their ideological talking points and right-wing hobby horses as their competitors seem to do.

The Young Turks have a large audience that they have grown since about February 2002 and garner as many as 18 million views for their Youtube channel alone.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Jussttom: Dealing With Youtuber Haters

This is actually a pretty good little video from jussttom about what to expect when you put up Youtube videos - haters.

Yup, haters be hating. Nothing you can do about what someone who hides behind an anomymous user name who wants to sling crapola. You need to accept that there are going to be comments made just to see if they can get a reaction. It's the same when guys try to slam a pretty girl by making her think the guy doesn't want her. That's an old, old ploy, but girls fall for it ALL the time.

Tom also mentions the video he did a while back that's been getting a lot of views. I watched that one when he originally posted it and almost clicked on it myself after spotting the thumbnail. Good use of the thumb nail tool Tom, like the one below lol.

What The Buck Discusses This Year's AMAs

This is where Michael Buckley (on his What The Buck Show) gets a chance to shine. If you want to know what happened at the latest award show, you tune in to Buck.

Buck slams both Enrique Iglesias as well as Miley Cyrus (no surprise there) and said Miley looked like she had been dressed by Stevie Nicks (you younger folks will have to Google Nicks to find her weird gypsie outfits she was famous for in the 70s-80s). He did like Pink's performance, who I didn't know was pregnant, but it was the part where he mentioned the semi-ovation for Bieber with only the first three rows standing "because Usher had a GUN!"

As far as the re-emergence of the Back Street Boys-New Kids, snore. Those guys need to be forgotten as a bad memory from the 1990s. Didn't care for them then, and no need to re-visit sucky boy-band stuff again.

Phil DeFranco Discusses Justin Bieber Winning The AMAs And "Half-Head Guy"

Not surprisingly (or maybe it was), Justin Bieber took home the bulk of the trophies at the recent American Music Awards and Philip DeFranco has some words about it. Also, he needs to reassure his viewer named "Steve" about his mom.

Best line: "I'm going to hell because the first thing I thought was 'Oh look, another young boy talking about Michael Jackson behind a stand.'"

And yes, Taylor Swift looked quite fetching. I may have to re-assess my rule about country singers. That dude with the mis-shapen head deserves some kind of pass. I sorta shuttered seeing it and was glad that Phil didn't show him again. If that makes me a shallow person, then hey, I'm shallow.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

CTFxC: Allie Eats Zombie Chow And Viewer Mail

It looks like Charles Trippy's Movember beard is coming in pretty good in this CTFxC and he is making some headway as far as getting his office cleaned up. Still lots of stuff all over the floor including viewer mail which he and Alli will open in another video.

I think the best part of that video had to be Charles in the wig and glasses and then showing the picture of his Dad all permed out. Of course, the scene with Alli eating the eyeballs and gizzrds or what every it was she was eating. I think I for one will pass on the Zombie food. But the book How To Talk Like A Zombie looked fun.

Next we get to see all the stuff people have been sending in to them. It is always cool stuff that CTFxCers send them and this is no exception. A lot of work went into the art work. Charles always seems to say that he doesn't want his viewers spending a lot of money on the items they send them, but it is always funny seeing how Zoe and Marley react to the toys and dog treats that are mailed.

Ask Lisa Nova? Her New Weekly Vlog

It looks like LisaNova is incorporating something new to her video making, which is a weekly "Ask Lisa" segment. Several other prominent youtubers already do this, so it's good to see Lisa jumping on the bandwagon.

There are others who have been doing this for a while now (iJustine, Shane Dawson) and I'm wondering if this is going to be a thing? Not a Wheezy Waiter kind of thing, but if more and more of the bigger youtubers are going to add this sort of interaction with their viewers. I think iJustine does it best, but more contact with the audience is always good.

One thing I noticed was that she mentioned the segment that's on theStation2's channel, which is their weekly "The Station Is Watching You" hosted by Joe Felice, so it is good to see some support there.

What is your opinion on Lisa doing a weekly vlog? Or do you want more "Hot Girls" with her and KassemG?

Positive Reinforcement With SupaDupaFlyGirl

I like this video from SupaDudaFlyGirl (aka Liz) because of the positive vibe she gives in this and just about all her videos. This one was posted on her new advice channel called AskSupaDupa rather than her main channel.

Very nice advice. Be yourself, and if you want to accomplish something, get out there and DO IT! That's actually advice I would give anyone who was feeling low or that they can't succeed in any kind of activity in life. There is no worse feeling than the regretful feeling you get for not having at least tried.

If you are unfamiliar with Liz, you can find more of her videos on her main channel, SupaDupaFlyGirl where she sings, vlogs and generally acts like a nutbar. Highly recommended.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Shay Carl And Wheezy Waiter Behind The Scenes

So glad Shay Carl FINALLY made it across the border into Canada and the first half of this video is Shay wandering aimlessly around Chicago's O'Hare Airport before he lands in Toronto and meets up with Wheezy Waiter and Corey Vidal.

It looks like Shay, Wheezy and Corey are planning on doing a Christmas video wearing Santa Claus costumes, but first they stop off at Toys-R-Us to pick up a bunch of toys to use in the video. They mention that they are going to donate the toys afterwards which is cool.

Wheezy of course has to get one in of his patented hand stands on the elevator on the way up to the top of the CN tower (check out the concerned woman watching from the corner of the elevator, lol).

Also, check out this video from Tim Deegan which shows some of the Toronto Youtube meet up with Corey Vidal and Wheezy Waiter.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Dan 3.0 Addresses The "Michael Aranda Situation"

There has been some controversy swirling around the Pogotribe and the Dan 3.0 Project and Dan Brown addresses them here. Oh yeah, and he shaved off his beard. Yes, he looks like a 15-year-old kid again. But let's look at what he said, rather than going on and and on about the lack of facial hair.

What Dan says in the video is pretty clear and it looks like the decision to move on has been made by both Dan and Michael Aranda to part ways, but Michael felt putting some post up on Formspring (at formspring.me/michaelaranda) airing out his concerns but that post was deleted (I read somewhere), he did reply to a couple of questions about "the situation" (sounds like a they're discussing one of those idiots from Jersey Shore) stating that both he and Dan had "put it behind them" & hoped we would too, which sounds like good advice.

Other than that, what seemed to be on the minds of most of the people commenting on this video was Dan shaving. About 90 percent of the comments were "I miss it" or "I'm glad it's gone", truly mind-numbingly boring comments. Usually the pogotribe can be counted on for witty, intelligent remarks, but I guess Dan's suddenly naked face can induce enough shock to generate innane comments. Knowing the fans of Dan, they'll soon be back to concentrating on the content of the videos and Dan's character rather than obsessing over what he looks like.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Taryn Southern Tells You To Keep It In Your Pants

But Taryn, can't I keep it in your pants? Sorry, but I had to say it - it was hanging there like a big old curveball. One of my favorite youtubers has a new video out called Keep It In Your Pants and yummy Taryn Southern gets to sing again!

If you feel the need for more Taryn (and who could blame you if you do), go to her Youtube channel called Hott4Hill. While you're at it, add her on Twitter: @tarynsouthern (if you haven't seen the video where she busts a move for hitting 10K Twitter followers, check this Bradshaw's Blog post: Taryn Southern Dances Because She Hit 10K Twitter Followers) - Let's get her to 20K so she can do more booty shakin'.

Another reason to stalk, I mean follow Taryn on Twitter is because she tweeted about this half nekid picture of herself on a sticker featured on Tim Ferriss' blog. You're welcome.

The song "Keep It In Your Pants" was also written and produced by the multi-talented Ms Southern and is available from iTunes, so grab a copy of that. She was also on 4 episodes this season of the television series Rules of Engagement, so keep an eye out for her on that too. This girl is EVERYWHERE!

I just read on her blog (yes, she blogs too) and she mentions she appreciates all the support she gets and thanks all for passing along her videos on all the blogs (hey that means she thanks me! Sorry, I went all giddy fanboy there) and that she does all this stuff, videos, songs etc, on her own dime, so if you want to see more of Taryn (not like that Pervy McPerv), make sure you download her songs and check out more of her videos. Personally I would be posting this here even if I didn't spot that blog of hers (it's taryn-southern.com) because she's funny. And hot. Mostly because she's funny though.

Philip DeFranco Blooper Reel

This is side of Philip DeFranco that we don't usually get to see: Phil interacting with the guys behind the scenes. He has done some of that in a few recent videos and in this one he attempts a serious discussion with Matt (Matt the Intern?) who wants time off to see his mah.

Rachel spits like a velociraptor!

Matt wants to skip out on work with Phil planning on heading down to Florida, but they just can't seem to get it together. I guess Matt shouldn't have skipped rehearsal. And yeah, Phil, it's the dilophosaurus, not the velociraptor, jeez! (That last sentence should be read like total Jurassic Park irate fanboy).

This video was outtakes from today's Philip DeFranco Show as shown below. Looks a little more polished by still wanna see more of this behind the scenes stuff!

Hank Green Sings "This Is Not Harry Potter"

Hank Green of the Vlogbrothers comes up with another great song with his "This Is Not Harry Potter" and though the video screams MysteryGuitarMan at the start when he uses the book as a musical prop.

I always look forward to Hank's highly original songs and he doesn't disappoint with this one either. Some of his viewers may disagree with his assessment of the Harry Potter books being among the highest quality, but they can't say Hank doesn't do interesting songs. And I liked that he worked his brother John's books in there too.

The only thing missing was some sing-a-ma-jigs.

Hank also mentioned that he has a new channel called hankgames which will appeal to all the Nerdfighters who are diehard gamers. He has only 3 videos up so far but it is funny hearing Hank's clumsy play-by-play as he relearns the game Assassin's Creed and complains about the slow uploading speed etc. If you are a gamer (and especially if you haven't played the games Hank will be playing) you should get a kick out of his new channel as it develops.

Wheezy Waiter And Explosion Wednesday ~ Canadian Style!

Wheezy Waiter is still in Canada (and will be for the reainder of the week apparently) and he and Corey Vidal are just waiting for a large bearded man from Idaho who is currently enroute. There may be another meetup in Toronto according to Shay Carl.

Interesting fact about Canadian scientists inventing the carbon dioxide laser and shame on Corey for telling everyone that all Canadians have one. We're not supposed to tell anyone outside of other Canadians about that! Next thing you know he'll be telling Wheezy about our super-secret time machine that runs solely on maple syrup and back bacon. And a thumbs up for working a plug for Tim Hortons into the video.

Wheezy Waiter: ACTION STAR?!

Hard as it may be to imagine, but Wheezy also has a burgeoning film career (take that Ryan Reynolds! Maybe Scarlett Johansson will now realize the error of her ways) and appears as a kickbutt action hero in the clip below. Oh, and there's a dude dressed like a giant tongue.

That's Morgan the Orabrush Tongue Guy in an episode I like to call Wheezy and the Tongue. In case you couldn't tell, one of the best youtubers at special effects, Freddie Wong helped out on this "Black Ops" episode.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Nigahiga In Agents Of Secret Stuff

So THIS is what Ryan Higa has been working on! Below is the trailer for Agents of Secret Stuff which is scheduled to be released November 24, 2010. I need to see more before offering an assessment, but parts of it look funny from what you see here.

Ryan Higa is cast as a super-secret agent given the task of guarding the incredibly lovely Arden Cho from some fiendish bad guys, led by HiImRawn it would look like.

Wong Fu Productions is credited with directing this 40 minute epic that will premiere on the Nigahiga channel. They are also listed along with Ryan as co-writers and co-producers and the motion graphics are the work of Derrick Lee of rikognition. The music is very ably done by George Shaw who is a rising musician/composer in Hollywood. Check out his website for more about him and for some samples of his music: georgeshawmusic.com.

Ass Vs Syns

An interesting play on the word assassins? Ass (Agents of Secret Stuff) vs Syns (Society Involving Not-so-good Stuff) = clever. Sorta reminds me of that old television series Get Smart with the good guys: Control versus the bad guys: Chaos.

Ryan is a good choice as the good-looking, cleancut good guy going up against Rawn (who will tower over Ryan) who is like six foot five. I can almost picture the scene where Ryan has to battle Rawn and will be nose to bellybutton with him, but Higa will undoubtedly kick some major buttocks when they have to throw fists.

Some of the usual suspects make up some of the smaller roles, love seeing KassemG cast as the school teacher and the boys from Smosh. D-Trix (thedominicshow on YouTube) is one guy I'm subbed to that you may not know, but you have to see this hilarious video he did a while back called Mother's Milk.

But like I said, it looks like it may be good, but until I see more, I can't give it the thumbs up or down. I will say this though, this is a very ballsy move to make a 40-minute film even if you are the numero uno and most subscribed Youtuber. This is really stretching the envelope by Nigahiga, so definitely a hats off to him and the people who worked on this. There's already a lot of hype from what I can see and I for one look forward to seeing the full movie. And did I mention that Arden Cho was totally hot and an excellent choice for the love interest/damsel in distress that Ryan (or is it "Jose") gets to rescue?

You will be able to see the film in its entirety on November 24, 2010, but for those lucky few who can make it to CGV Cinemas in Los Angeles for the 23rd, you can get a sneak preview at a special screening. For more details, you'll need to jump over to wongfuproductions.com.

Wheezy Waiter Takes Toronto By Storm But Where's Shay?

There was a Youtube Gathering in Toronto on November 16, 2010 and those Canadian fans of Wheezy Waiter were able to see him live and in person (unless that was actually a clone and original Wheezy stayed home). He does appear to be on Canadian soil as evidenced by the Celine Dion music playing when he rolls into view:

It was good to see Wheezy made it to the gathering and giving fellow youtuber Corey Vidal a shout out in his video. Just to clarify, yes there was a War of 1812, yes, Canada and the U.S. fought each other (mostly to a standstill) and Ontario at the time was called the Province of Upper Canada, while Quebec was named Lower Canada. The States did invade and got whupped something fierce and the Canadians (not the hockey team) invaded Washington D.C. and torched the White House. After peace was declared (the treaty of Ghent: I knew that without looking it up), because it took so long to for news to travel British troops landed and attacked New Orleans and got their butts handed to them (there's an old song called The Battle of New Orleans by Johnny Horton).

But enough of this dang history lesson. You've probably skipped that paragraph out of boredom anyway.

Looks like a pretty good crowd showed up and there should be some videos being posted by Canadian youtubers getting all giddy about meeting Wheezy. Shay Carl was supposed to come too and that would have been great, seeing Shay and Wheezy, the 2 most famous beards on Youtube together, but I guess that will have to wait until VidCon 2.0 (possibly this summer? Ask John or Hank Green about it).

Shay was having problems getting his new passport in order and had to re-schedule his meetup but in the video below he has some good news about heading to Toronto this coming weekend.

So, good news! Shay Carl will be coming to Toronto after all! But we do see Wheezy actually doing a handstand outside (like he promised) while at the YT Gathering. What I like is that we get to see a bunch of others trying to show off their handstanding abilities, like Corey Vidal, but no one can match the wicked stills of Charles Ni. Good job Charles!

And CTFxC FTW! For the dude named John at 0:35 who tries and almost body slams himself for the CTFxC shirt!

Las Vegas Barbie Discusses Getting Knocked Up In The UK

If you are unfamiliar with the totally gorgeous youtuber Las Vegas Barbie (also known as my new girlfriend - dare to dream, Bradshaw, dare to dream), she makes some interesting videos that usually involve relationship advice, although she could be telling me anything as I stare into those eyes: Her: "...and then you just have to email me your bank info and send me the keys to your car" Me: "Let me get that for you right now". In this video, she discusses some of the cultural differences between the U.S. and the U.K.

I do agree with her assessment of the reaction of people in one country to those from different parts of the world as far as accents go. Yes, I'm a sucker for some English accents, and a fast-talking lass from Dublin or even Glasgow could easily have her way with me, but then again, the voice of a lusty woman from the southern states or even the Canadian province of Quebec would have the same result. Hey, I'm easy, what can I say?

I know many women who get all tingly in their naughty bits when hearing the thickest English or Italian accent. Maybe I shouldn't be saying anything because that's just what we need over here is a bunch of European guys flooding our bars and sweet-talking all our women away. So if you are from England, Australia or elsewhere, North American women DON'T LIKE YOUR ACCENTS! Somehow I don't think you believe me.

Katers: A Near Deadly Helicopter Encounter And A Pulsating Wand

One of the UK vlogs I do follow (and you should too) is from Kate, or Katers17 on Youtube. Her vlog, which she just started at the end of September 2010, is Katersoneseven and I for one think it is already one of the better vlogs coming out of the UK (feel free to disagree of course, but you're wrong) and she already has 6,152 subscribers watching "Katers Daily Capers". She has of course, a well-established channel called katers17 (with 76K subs, making her the 57th most subscribed in the UK) that you might want to check out.

Below are a couple of recent videos on her Katersoneseven daily vlogging channel that I thought you might enjoy. First, she almost has a mishap with a helicopter followed by a return visit to the store where she picked up a magic wand.

I didn't know that she had been featured in that article in Venuszine, but here's a link to the article she was showing called 5 Young Video Bloggers to Watch. I'm unfamiliar with most of the other names of Youtubers they feel you should be watching except for Nanalew, who is a great Canadian vlogger who I'm also stalking, I mean, subscribed to. Still, thumbs up to the magazine, for having the same good sense to feature Katers.

I did like seeing the shopping part, which is saying a lot because as a dude we usually find even the concept of shopping abhorrent, but after the part about the purses and dresses, she wanders into RED5 which is a cool gadget store in the UK with tons of technological nik naks and even those fairy jars look interesting (maybe a Christmas gift?)

She does get dive-bombed by the grinning clerk at the store. Don't you hate those guys who get to play with toys and video games all day and call it "work"? Katers of course plans her revenge of returning to the store and hopefully getting a free toy because of the danger the guy placed her in and I don't blame her. You will see the results of her 2nd visit to the RED5 store in the next video.

But before that, she stops at her friend Amy's for some Zelda as well as trying the Leapin' Lizards Nature Puzzle.

As you can see, she did get store credit for her near death experience, but the store got her back by selling her that wand that so far does not seem to work. Although it may be because it is in the hands of a muggle. Wouldn't that be a great sales gimmick? "Here's a magic wand, but aw, you're a muggle so it doesn't work for your kind. A refund? Defective? No, sorry, the product is fine, it's who's operating it that's defective!"

Behind The Scenes With Chad Vader And An Interview By Yeshmin

If you do not know who Chad Vader is, he is an up-and-coming actor/intergalactic arch-villan (from the same gene-pool that spawned Luke and Darth) who is now trying to catch a break in the dog-eat-dog world of Hollywood. And poor old Chad is wearing milkbone underwear.

Chad Vader has been around for quite a while and has been trying to find a place to work, so any Hollywood types who might want to work with him, you can find out more at his channel: blamesocietyfilms. Also, check out their website called blamesociety.net which offers more Chad than you could possibly ask for as well as some cool t-shirts, DVDs and other cool swag. Everything the busy Jedi or Sith Lord in training could want.

But next we get to see Greg Benson from mediocrefilms with some behind the scenes from a Chad Vader shoot. And there's chickens. One thing though, the way his friend Aaron Yonda of Blame Society Films was giving the poultry the eye as he was carrying it away made me a little nervous for their safety.

We do get a glimpse of the man himself, Yesmin Blechin right at the end. You of course can find more Yesmin at Yesmin, his new channel that started this past April, 2010. Only 6 videos up so far, but hey, whadya want? Mr Blechmin is a slow movin' dude. Below you get a chance to see Yesmin's crisp, clean delivery and polished interviewing skills in action as he interviews Chad Vadar.

If you want to see an unedited version of the Yesmin-Vadar interview, go to mediocrefilms.com where you will see Yesmin Blechin in all his glory (no, there won't be any nudity. For that you have to go to Yesmin's secret website - and if you want to go there, what's wrong with you, ya sicko!)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Man Makes Over $600,000 Selling Virtual Real Estate

I usually watch the YouTube channel TheYoungTurks which features Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian pointing out the ludicrous statements made by politicians and others, but this story caught my eye. You looking to make money online? Try selling virtual real estate.

First off, have you ever even heard of this game called Entropia? The website is entropiauniverse.com and I took a quick tour around the site. There's also almost 5,000 "Entropia" videos on Youtube, so if you want a closer look, check Entropia on Youtube.

All this sounds like that other virtual world game called Second Life which you don't really hear much about any more, or maybe I'm just not moving in the right circles. That was also a virtual world where you could make money in a virtual world and somehow transfer it into the real one. And of course there's the whole World of Warcraft genre that I won't go into here.

Still, you probably laugh about the guy buying that virtual real estate in the ether that is the Internet, but more likely you are thinking "I'd like to get in on that action" of selling something intangible that only exists in the collective minds and computers that make up the Web. Maybe it is laughable now, but with the ever changing aspect of the Internet and how we work with it, is this the future?

And the guy probably laughing loudest is the dude who sold the Entropia property in the first place.

DeniseVlogs Pranks The Station

"Wants some gum?" That's usually not a sentence that should make you wary at all, unless it's Denisevlogs or maybe BrettTheIntern who are going around theStation offering a shocking new flavor.

Gotta love KassemG being able to turn it around by grabbing a mittful of Denise. I once had some fake gum that looked like the real thing, but instead of giving the person a shock, it had a spring that snapped a mousetrap-like bar on their thumb when they grabbed for a stick. Oh yea, inflicting pain on your unsuspecting friends = good times!

I remember seeing another video by the ClipCritics where they did something similar with a toy gun on lots of famous youtubers. Actually check it out below:

That was from about 2 years ago. Need to get those guys back on Youtube making great videos. Have you ever seen what is probably my favorite video by the clipcritics? Language is a bit racy, and there's an odd gerbil reference or two, plus Gary Busey. Need I say more?

The Station: Harry Potter And The Summer School Spectre

I love these old school throw backs that TheStation does from time to time. It's so much like an old 8-Bit video game. Take a look:

The animation and music were done by DoctorOctoroc who also has a blog you might be interested in, check doctoroctoroc.com.

It reminds me of one they did months ago that was a similar theme and looked like one of those old games from back in the day.

And yes, at 1:00 I did press "start" expecting the game to begin.

Katilette And Her Sisters Update On Money Raised For Breast Cancer

It looks like the Raise Awareness For Breast Cancer campaign that ran throughout October 2010 was a success as Katilette from the Shaytards and her sisters raised at least $1,000 so far.

Katilette's sister Sadie sold earrings from her website (sadiesbeads.artfire.com) and will be contributing $1,000 to the final total and Callie (also on Youtube with her music/vlog channel calliemooremusic) along gave all the proceeds she got from iTunes from a song she wrote. If you want to see the Bradsha's Blog post about that, check CallieMooreMusic's October Song & Katilette's Response.

It's always good when you see the times when families get together and it looks like Katilette's sister Callie and her husband Dave are off to Singapore and that's a whole other story. Go to Callie & Dave's channel for more info about their move.

Another good thing about this is that they will do it again next October and raise more money to help find a cure for breast cancer.

MysteryGuitarMan Does Sir Duke: One Note At A Time

Always loved this song originally by Stevie Wonder that MysteryGuitarMan does on the kazoo among other instruments.

The song is called Sir Duke and it was released by Stevie Wonder in 1976 as part of his album Songs In The Key Of Life.

Loving MGM's version using pretty much only a kazoo and guitar. Also, those red MysteryGuitarMan t-shirts look so awesome in the video. It's always interesting to see how he goes about making these very creative videos with his green screen which you see at the end.

Plus, if you missed MGM doing his collab with Ian and Anthony from Smosh, you need to check it out.

And yes, that guy at the end was freddiew in a cameo.

Crazy Days At Olga Kay's House With Exotic Jess

I don't know if you follow Olga Kay or not (she has one of the most subscribed channels on Youtube) and this video shows Olga and her roommate Nadine welcoming back their friend exoticjess back from her trip to Hawaii.

Olga's main channel is so close to being in the Top 100 most subscribed as she has about 349K subs and a further 65K on her 2nd channel. She needs about 15,000 to make it into the Top 100 and with her birthday coming up, maybe by subbing to her channel you can get her a spot in the top 100 as a present? Just sayin'.

Ray William Johnson: Gator-Slappin' Kitty And Fun With Carrots

Here's the latest from Ray William Johnson where he highlights the proper way to store a horse, one bad-ass cat messin' with a couple of alligators and um, a new way to make a salad?

All I can think of for the one with the horse in the back seat of that car is that is the ugliest child I've ever seen.

And that cat taking on two gators? Why didn't someone rush in and grab that cat up before he became gator chow? Congrats on Fluffy whuppin' on the alligators but that could have ended so much differently. But you do have to give Chuck Norris' cat some credit. Or is that the dancin' kitty at the end of Ray's videos?

As far as the carrot lovin' red-haired girl, the less said the better. Wrong on so many levels. If you want to see the Carrot Peeling Contest, there it is.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Crabstickz Discusses Chubby Bunnies and Hermione's Chamber Of Secrets

Before you watch this you should be warned that it involves people abusing themselves by stuffing massive amounts in their faces. Oh, you like that? Well, let's get on with it then. Here's Crabstickz latest:

Hey, you were warned! If you are thoroughly confused about what this "chubby bunny" business is, what you do is you put one marshmallow into your mouth and say the words "CHUBBY BUNNY", followed by another, repeating again and again until you cannot say the words. Don't choke to death doing it though! I need all the people reading this blog I can get and having someone find you keeled over, mouth crammed with marshmallows and this blog showing on your computer would not be good. So, if you do this challenge, step one is to leave this blog (save it as a favorite though, thx).

What Would You Do If You Were Harry Potter?

Loved this part, where he mentioned how disgusting and perverted his responses were "mostly they involved a wand... and a bottom." And his friend Dean's question was "What is your quest?" which if I'm not mistaken was the question the old man at the bridge asked each of the knights in the movie Monty Python And The Holy Grail (a true classic, and shame if you've never seen it)

So, what is YOUR quest?

Meekakitty Is In Full On Christmas Mode

It is still well over a month until Jolly Saint Nick is scheduled to make his rounds, but Meekakitty have already morphed into hyper-"I LOVE Christmas" mode already. What do you get a Meekakitty for Xmas? Now she's got me thinking about Christmas!

I have to agree with the ultimate Star Trek vibe the Spock-like dude was projecting in the response video for her Team Stash Supernote. The fastest way to MK's heart is by acting as though you are belong in the Gen Roddenberry universe.

Facebook Explains Their New Email System

In case you haven't heard, social-networking conglomeration Facebook has just announced a new email-type thingy (yep, that's the technical jargon) that some computer types are wetting themselves because it is supposedly a "Gmail killer" and now Facebook will soon own the world. Until Google or someone else comes up with something better next month.

How will it work you ask? Well, watch the clip with the nice Facebook people and try not to notice the subliminal messages saying: "Mark Zuckerberg is cool and actually a standup guy and nevermind what they told you in that movie".

It all looks fairly straightforward and may be interesting, but as always, lets see what it looks like when we actually have access to it before we hail it as the tech innovation of the new millenium or the next Google Knol (what? You don't even remember the Knol?)

There are already some who think it might take out Twitter because of the instant-messaging aspect, but let's give it a bit of time to ferment and let our friends in the nerd herd play with it befre deciding.

Of course as soon as the accounts become available everyone will be slamming it as inadequate because of this or that, but secretly wanting one. Remember the hubbub about the iPad? Some excitement along with a collective "meh", but then became a massive success for Apple. I'll keep an eye on it and you probably should too.

John Green's Awesome Pizza Shirt And Fixing The Budget

I always look forward to seeing the latest video from John or Hank Green of the vlogbrothers because I feel that I can feel my IQ increasing with each video I watch (of course I also watch Smosh, so it kinda evens out) but usually Hank or John have something interesting to tell us in that mile-a-minute style of theirs. Today it's John's turn.

The first thing John tells us about is this cool app set up by the New York Times newspaper (you remember newspapers right? Ink printed on thinly sliced trees?) that allows you, yes YOU, to take a stab at fixing the deficit. Many people won't follow the link and even give it a try, but maybe by doing so you can gain some understanding about how the budget actually is put together and where all those tax dollars get sucked away to. Here's the webpage: Budget Puzzle: You Fix the Budget. Go ahead and give it a shot. You can't possibly screw up the budget any worse than the politicians and special interest groups do.

The second part of John's video is devoted to his cool "John the Pizza Guy" t-shirt (now with 30% more moustashe!) You can pick up one of them over at the DFTBA.com store: Pizza shirts.

Best COD Black Ops Review I've Seen So Far

From the good people at machinima we get what seems to me to be one of the best reviews of Treyarch Call of Duty: Black Ops. Lots of detail given in this nine and a half minutes about all the different facets of the game, and I think they just scratched the surface.

Although this review was out almost a month before the game itself was released, not everyone has seen it, although it has had about 136K views to date. Rob Talbert walks us through the games options and features and you can tell that he just LOVES this latest offering from Treyarch.

After watching this video, even I'm caught up in the hype and I WANT IT and I'm not a diehard gamer.

One part that Talbert mentioned in passing was the Secret Game Modes like Dead Ops Arcade that was reviewed below by machinima a few days ago.

And just in case you missed the Call of Duty Black Ops trailer that came out back in May 2010, here it is. It may get a little graphic for the faint of heart and the kiddies, so consider yourself warned. Had to include it though, because this is a GREAT trailer for the game.

Ask Shane Dawson About Sponge Bob Footy Pajamas

Yes, it looks like Shane Dawson enjoys dressing up in kiddie PJs as he starts this episode of "Ask Shane" decked out in Spongebob Squarepants footy pajamas (as any well-adjusted 22-year-old would do). This is a good clip as we see Shane and the lovely Juicystar07 on the road to Dollywood.

But, then Shane's camera runs out of juice. Which is too bad because it would have been interesting to see Shane's reaction to Dollywood, which is a tribute to the legendary country music star Dolly Parton. Dolly being well-known for besides being an enormously talented singer, being enormously... um, well-proportioned?

The rest is mostly Shane answering questions put to him by his viewers. If you have any questions that you have to ask him, you can drop him a few words on his video or over on his Facebook page called facebook.com/shanedawsonfans.

NicePeter: A New Crib And Busking With Lavelle

Looks like Nice Peter has moved out of the tiny apartment he's been living in and now he's in a larger place. The first thing he puts up is a picture sent in by one of his Youtube viewers.

He mentions that his recent video (Darth Vader vs Hitler. Epic Rap Battles of History 2) is closing in on one million views which is crazy good. Just about every music video he puts out seems to be highly original. He's now up to 144,662 subscribers, which puts him around the 340-345 mark for everyone on Youtube. Check his 2nd channel for even more great music - nicepetertoo.

Loved the part where he had stopped and just started busking with that guy (Lavelle?) dancing with the cowboy hat and guitar. He is giving away the Epic Rap Battles song on his website nicepeter.com for free and you can pick up his other music there for cheap.

Shay Carl Update On The Toronto Trip And In Case You Didn't Know, Babytard Is The Cutest Youtuber Ever

Poor Shay Carl looks beat when the video starts while the Shaytards clan is watching Sontard's basketball game. Towards the end of the video Shay updates us on whether he can make it to the Toronto Youtube gather November 16, 2010 (if your reading this after that date, um, nevermind).

Without a doubt little Babytard is PDP as Shay would say. She's really starting to talk more and more. And that chair they found does look like her. Shay: "Is that not Babytard?" Babytard: "YES!!"

After they returned from the store Shay tried desperately to explain why he might not be able to make it to the Toronto gathering because of the passport problem, but says if we check his Twitter account (@shaycarl) he will let us know if he can make it or not. Hopefully the passport folks will get their stuff straightened out, but if he can't make it Shay did say he would make a point of stopping in Toronto for a meetup at a later date.

The Gathering will still go ahead (Wheezy Waiter will be there from what I've heard and Corey Vidal) but I'm betting we'll see Shay too.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Justin Bieber In "8 Kilometers": Great Bieber Parody Trailer

With the news that Justin Bieber aka kidrauhl on Youtube, is about to begin his 3-D bio-pic, it is not surprising that some people are taking a potshot or two at the little crooner from the Great White North. There's no disputing Bieber has had massive success over the course of this last year, but a biography AND a movie about his life all in the same year? C'mon - he's 16 years old! How much living has Bieber done growing up on the gritty streets of Stratford Ontario?

Before we see the real thing - a trailer of his movie to be called "Never Say Never" (yes, in 3-D no less), UCB Comedy has made a takeoff of Eminem's "8 Mile" and used it for the parody trailer below called "8 Kilometers" (we use kilometers instead of miles in Canada if you didn't know).

"This time, I'm gonna have to issue you an official warning, even though your voice is dreamy."

Bieber was also killed off on the show "South Park" this week, but all the videos for THAT have been snatched down as quickly as they went up. Sorry about all the hate being directed at "the Biebs" all you 13-year-old girls who keep him as a permanent trending topic on Twitter for no apparent reason, but if you can't take a joke...

I haven't heard or read of Bieber's reaction to this video or the South Park episode, but I'm pretty sure he would think it would be positive, but I dunno. What do you think about this clip?

The Station Gives A Shout Out To 3 Under-Viewed Youtube Channels

Has it already been a week since The Station's last "The Station Is Watching You"? Once again, we are met by our smiling Host with the Most, JoeFelice who features three channels that for whatever reason, haven't found their audiences yet - at least as far as having huge subscriber bases. Take a look:

The first channel is brob444 (aka 22-year-old Brandon Robinson), the music channel reviewed by davedays.

I agree with Joe when he was showing Dave this channel - heavily influenced by Dave's music, which is great, and with enormous listenability IMO. Plus, when you look at the older stuff Brandon has posted, you can see a lot of improvement musically as well as visually. Where will he be 6 months or a year down the line? I dunno, but it should be an interesting journey.

The 2nd channel that "The Station Is Watching You" points us towards is from Kayl Johnson and the channel is thenewsyoushouldknow. I actually have been subbed to Kayl for a while now and give The Station the thumbs up for giving him this shout out. Hear's the video that TheWillofDC was watching:

Will better keep looking over his shoulder because this guy is pretty good. If you don't know who TheWillofDC is, he does several videos each week about YT Winners & Losers (and I've done some posts here on his videos too). But Kayl's videos are good and I like his delivery as well as the scope of what he covers. You can also follow him on Twitter: @KaylJohnson.

The final channel they review is from wendymccolm, who I thought bore a striking resemblence to Alyson Hannigan (maybe it's the red hair), but I hadn't seen her before. Her channel was given the once-over by Michael Gallagher of TotallySketch.

Wendy has about 45 or so videos uploaded to Youtube over the last couple of years and if she takes Gallagher's advice and stops using copyrighted stuff, she'll easily make it into the Youtube Partnership program. You can stalk her over on Twitter at @wendymccolm (and she's got a tumblr account you can check out: wendymccolm.tumblr.com)

So, what do you think of these three picks? And also, how do you think Joe should handle the spammers? Should he listen to Spammy McSpamalot and just choose whomever gets the most plugs from that particular channel's fans?

Also, the opening and closing theme song for "The Station Is Watching You" was done by davidshurrmusic, so give him some comments if you liked his stuff. I thought his take on the theme was pretty good.

iJustine Attacked By A Wild Bore In Hawaii!

This is hilarious as iJustine and her sister are walking along a trail on the island of Kaua'i during their Hawaiian trip they hear something in the woods...

I don't care what you think, that was really freaking funny! I always liked the trick played on them by their tour guide Andrew jumping out at them and giving them a big scare. Plus, I think I heard IJ swear for the first time ever!

When Beards Collide: Shay Carl And Wheezy Waiter In Toronto

There is a YouTube Gathering November 16, 2010 in Toronto Canada and it looks like both shaycarl and Wheezy Waiter will be putting in appearances. So if you are the Toronto area on Tuesday, you have a chance to meets the two most famous bearded youtubers. It looks like Corey Vidal will be there too. And knowing the rabid Wheezy and Shaytards fans out there, expect quite a crowd.

So, here is the info you'll need:

Date: Tuesday, November 16th
Place: Downtown Toronto - Dundas Square.
Time: 4 PM. See you there?

Here's a link to Google Maps for the area if you need it: Dundas Square
Duration? - well, at this time of year it starts getting a bit cold and dark around 5pm, but you can always head into the Eatons Center. Hey, you might be able to get a great picture with Shay or Wheezy.

Meet Ted Bear ~ Cyanide & Happiness

Just stumbled across this channel that features great animation and had to share it with you folks. The channel is ExplosmEntertainment and they just posted the video below on November 8, 2010 and it's had 1.2 million views in five days. It features a little Aussie-voiced survival guide named Ted Bear. Watch and laugh.

Youtube is always surprising me with unexpected stuff like this channel that I hadn't heard about but a friend on Youtube pointed out to me. They have only 193,910 subs (right now), but expect a flood of people to jump on this channel pretty quick. They've just added about 21K new subscribers in the last month alone which is quite a big jump.

They've only been uploading since February 2010, but they now have 24 videos uploaded. Take a look at their first video called "The Sign".

I am now fully subbed to these guys. They also have a website you might want to creep: explosm.net. Lots of stuff to check out, plus they have an active forum. There's a note that they had just opened a website store, but they had to close it down because they got slammed with visitors and they exceeded their 15GB bandwidth immediately. So if you know anyone who can help them out with cheap bandwidth, they would probably appreciate it.
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