What’s My Permanent Age?

For today’s Throwback Thursday video from 2009, I made a video in response to a competition that was put forth by AngryAussie where I have to answer the question: “What’s my permanent age?” The answer will shock you.

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Chupacabra Takes Alli at Walmart

And here is another Throwback Thursday video for you from 2009: It’s the other surviving Black Cat Weekly video which involved a side effect of the notorious diet pill Alli (made famous by a blog rant from AngryAussie); two Texas farmers find a dead animal that resembles the fabled chupacabra; and I was also there when the news reported the unveiling of the now-popular website People of Wal-Mart.com where people post photos of the worst-dressed Wal-Mart customers.

The links to the stories are below:

Alli side effects:

  • http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Drugs/wireStory?id=8401977
  • AngryAussie’s famous rant about Alli:

  • http://angryaussie.wordpress.com/2007/06/20/miracle-diet-pill-with-teeny-tiny-side-effect/
  • Chupacabra story:

  • http://living.oneindia.in/insync/2009/chupacabra-corpse-030909.html
  • People of Wal-Mart:

  • http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20090901/us_time/08599191940100;_ylt=Ao99rzVss45xY4wudLiMWoR0fNdF
  • http://peopleofwalmart.com
  • Gay Teen Sues Mohawk School District

    Starting today, I think I’m gonna jump on the bandwagon as far as doing some Throwback Thursday posts on the blog. And what I plan to do is to post some videos from early in my YouTube career that I did not initially post to the blog when I first uploaded the video to YouTube. It’s an opportunity for newcomers to see my earlier work and might offer some nostalgia to longtime viewers as well.

    For my first Throwback Thursday video, I am posting the first of two surviving videos from when I first attempted to do news videos back in 2009. It was to be a news segment that I called “The Black Cat Weekly” where I told the news basically like normal Internet people tell it: Report the news then follow it up with snarky remarks. I had done five videos in all but unfortunately my venture into news proved to be unpopular and I took down all except for two videos.

    Among some of the stories I talked about in the video included a Tunisian woman made an outrageous claim that she was pregnant with twelve kids just to get on television that was ultimately proven to be a hoax as well as a piece on the Pan Am Flight 103 bomber being released from prison on account of the fact that he was dying and so on.

    But the one story that actually ended up becoming the main story of the video was a local story I did on a gay teen who sued Mohawk School District (it has since merged with the Ilion School District) because the faculty there did not do enough to protect him from bullies. In the wake of the story, my video got circulated and there were other videos made about this topic. I even got a comment from the kid thanking me for getting his story out. I originally did the story simply because it was news and gay rights is a pretty important topic these days. But when you get comments like that, it makes you realize that you made a difference. And that’s a good thing. He won his suit against Mohawk and changed schools.

    So anyway, hope you enjoy the video and next Thursday I will be posting the other surviving Black Cat Weekly video.

    In the meantime the links to the stories I used are here:

    12-kid pregnancy hoax:

     

    Gay teen sues Mohawk School District:

     

    Pan Am Flight 103 Bomber Released:

     

    Mr. Hater Reacts to 2girls1cup

    From 2009: The first-ever appearance of Mr. Hater as he reacts to the infamous 2girls1cup video.

    A fun fact: I got the idea for Mr. Hater in response to the negative backlash after my failed attempt to do an online news video series. Mr. Hater is supposed to represent haters who do nothing but try to tear down people who are actually doing something creative (such as making videos.) The mask I wear for the Mr. Hater character is a wounded man plastic mask with the jaw partially cut out. The wounds are supposed to be metaphorical in regards to content creators abusing him for hating on their content.

    Resolutions

    What the cat said.

    What the cat said.

    Well here we are. The last day of 2008. And what better way to end the year than with another snowstorm to annoy me. But instead of getting into another rant about how bad the snow’s been here in Central New York, I’m going to do another retropective on the year 2008.

    The year 2008 has been a really historic and important year. For one thing, America elected Barack Obama as the first-ever black President of the United States but it’s not just the fact that he was elected. The whole election campaign was also a major historic event because of the fact that it also had a female vice-presidential candidate that was more or less reviled by the world. Also in 2008 news, “The Dark Knight” dominated the box office thanks largely to the late Heath Ledger as the Joker (may he rest in peace); and how about that Michael Phelps, eh? And it ends on a pretty high note because we finally saw OJ Simpson go to jail for armed robbery and kidnapping.

    For me, other than the fact that I officially took my Internet life to the next level and started making YouTube videos, the year was more or less uneventful. Even as this year ends, I officially have 320 subscribers on YouTube and growing. I also added Facebook and Twitter to my Internet list. I also have obtained a side job with the Historical Society mowing their lawn and shoveling them out. Speaking of the Historical Society, my book is now officially on permanent hold because I found out about another book that is being written that pretty much parallels what I’m doing. I may decide instead to do a video for YouTube.

    As far as 2009 goes, I have really high hopes that it will be my breakout year on the Internet, especially on YouTube. I have several goals I hope to accomplish there but perhaps the biggest goal I would like to achieve next year is that I want to get partnership on YouTube so I can start making money on my videos. As far as what directions I want to go with my videos, I have a variety of ideas that I want to try out, like maybe do some videos that are based on what I write here on this blog and I might do a tutorial video because I had received some comments that asked me for advice about how to make cat videos. Besides, I hear that tutorial videos do really well on YouTube.

    Tonight is probably the worst night for me to work, especially since tonight is New Year’s Eve and usually you’re supposed to be with a loved one or with a new relationship instead of being at work. Tonight is really going to suck. Hopefully that will change next year.