The Librarian: Original Version

And here it is: The original version of my famous collab with YouTuber LisaNova where I encounter a sexy librarian.

To date, this is my most viewed video on the main YouTube channel with nearly 10,000 hits.

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The Librarian: 5th Anniversary Edition

I figure that in honor of my five year anniversary as a YouTube video maker that I would unveil a special edition of my most popular live video to date and it’s the video that I am best known for: The Librarian, my “collab” video I did with then-popular YouTuber LisaNova back in June 2008.

The video is still the same as it was back in 2008, but I reedited it, recropped it into widescreen format and slapped a new music track on it courtesy of iMovie.

The Critic is Back!

I guess I am going to start this little video (apart from giving a display promoting the last Twilight movie being released on DVD the one-fingered victory salute) by assuming that if you’ve been on the web and enjoy wildly popular web series, you’ve heard the good news. Next Tuesday, February 5 marks the official return of one of the most beloved characters the Internet has ever created: The Nostalgia Critic.

In case you haven’t seen the video that Doug Walker posted on his website thatguywiththeglasses.com called The Review Must Go On, he is indeed resurrecting the Critic to appear in a biweekly series where he will review more movies with no cutoff date to speak of unless it is a movie that is currently in theaters. At the same time, he is cancelling his poorly-received web series called Demo Reel which he developed to replace the Critic’s show.

I started watching the Critic last year when I first got my laptop and I found him to be pretty decent. In fact, it influenced me to start up my own review series. There were a lot of people who were influenced by the Angry Video Game Nerd to do video game reviews. In my case, I decided to review movies both new and old which up until I started watching the Critic I had only done sporadically on my main channel. And I do admit that I had not seen an episode of Demo Reel so I don’t really have an opinion about it. It just wasn’t as good as the Critic was but now that he’s back I’m looking forward to the return of his show next Tuesday.

And now I am going to move on to my thoughts on the news that JJ Abrams is officially attached to direct Star Wars: Episode 7. When I first heard that, I was like didn’t he already direct a Star Wars movie? After all, his 2009 Star Trek reboot was frequently compared to the first Star Wars movie primarily because JJ Abrams is a Star Wars fan so this all makes sense that he is directing Episode 7. It will be interesting to see how it all turns out when Episode 7 hits theaters in 2015. So far there is no word on whether or not he is also attached to Episodes 8 and 9 but what I do know is that his next Star Trek movie is coming out in just a few short months plus I think he’s also attached to do at least one more movie in the Star Trek franchise.

But enough showbiz chat. So far I got through my first week of the new semester pretty well. Work load hasn’t been that heavy, at least not yet. However, as far as videos go I will probably be uploading a new video at least once or twice a week (which also applies to the Blackcatloner Reviews channel.) I got quite a bit in the pipeline, including the fact that I will be filming at Triple-Con, which is HCCC’s version of Comic-Con that is also expanded to include video games and anime. From what I’ve heard Triple-Con is supposed to be held sometime in April. So you will get to see some hot chicks in Cosplay outfits. So don’t say I don’t do anything for you.

And in honor of my five year anniversary of online video making, I am planning to upload a reedited version of one of my classic videos. I have been going through some CD-ROMs of stuff I burned to them from very early in my career and I found some unedited footage for the Librarian video I did with LisaNova. So I figure I’d reedit that in the style of my current videos and put a new soundtrack on it. I mean it’s not every day that I do remakes of my older videos the same way filmmakers redo their old movies and rereleasing them into theaters. Yeah that’s right, I’m looking at you, George Lucas. Redoing your whole Star Wars franchise because your beard ends where your double chin begins, which is where he got the idea for the Wookie.

So yeah I got a whole slew of new stuff coming out. That’s how I roll, people. Just wanted to get this little vlog out. So thanks for watching. Enjoy the Super Bowl. I know I probably won’t be able to watch it because I don’t get CBS where I live.

Oh, The Agony Of It All

I’ve been sick the last couple of days and just when I thought I was getting better, whatever I had came back with a vengeance. My head felt like it was going to explode, I was freezing again and I had some difficulty walking. And so I had to call in again.

I also ate at the historic Empire Diner on the corner of Main Street and Route 5. It was basically nostalgia-central there. I saw it on an episode of “Mohawk Valley Living” and from there I learned that Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n’Roll once ate there. I have to make a mental note next time I go there to film it for YouTube.

Later on that night as I was eating dinner and watching the season premiere of “Heroes,” my headache came back and I had to lay down. It pretty much continued through the night and well into the next morning and it was so bad that I could hardly sleep, and I nearly emptied my whole ibuprofen bottle trying to get rid of this headache. It was around 6:30 last night when I decided to call in sick at work. In a way, I think my job is to blame for why I’m so sick. In fact, when I first started out there, I was out for two days for being sick because of a so-called “ebola” virus going around.

Starting to feel better now, especially after I had my Hannaford-brand Frosted Shredded Wheat cereal. Hopefully, I should be able to go back to work tonight. After all I only have four days left until I am back on vacation. And what’s good about this week is that I managed to take my vacation on a week that wasn’t a pay week.

And I’ve got a little bit of news about my “Librarian” video that I posted during my last vacation at work. Viewership for that video has increased tenfold since the whole Sarah Palin thing broke out. That may be attributed to the fact that I tagged my video on with a Palin-related video, or the fact that the librarian character looked like her. The latter would certainly be close to the truth mainly because the librarian was a result of collab clips from YouTube star LisaNova who has since gone on to play Sarah Palin in several videos on YouTube and on BlogTV. So now in addition to being my most watched live video, “The Librarian” is actually my fourth most-watched video overall.

Well, I gotta run now. I got some more things to do so hopefully I will be able to make it to work tonight.