Blackcatloner Meets The Italian Stallion

 

This vlog is basically my trip to the Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Canastota that was held on June 12. So I ended up going on a little road trip with a co-worker so I could get my big YouTube video op there. I gotta tell you if you watch the video, you can get an idea as to how mobbed it was down there primarily because two of the inductees this year are very well-known celebrities: Actor Sylvester Stallone and Mike Tyson. Of course, Sly was inducted for his work in the Rocky movies and Mike was inducted because well, he’s probably the greatest fighter since Muhammad Ali.

It was really hard for me to get good video footage there because of the crowds. During the parade, I had to like fight my way through the crowds to get a good video shot of Mike Tyson as he was passing by in his motorcade. While I was getting that shot, an old lady was trying to push me out of the way. Sorry, lady but I have a job to do too.

Other fighters that were in the parade included “Irish” Micky Ward and Dicky Edlund, the two that inspired the film “The Fighter,” as well as fellow inductee Julio Cesar Chavez and referee Joe Cortez.

Out of all the people that came through, only one did not march in the parade: Sylvester Stallone. During the parade, they kept him in the museum because they knew a majority of the crowds there were there to see him. In fact, security was so tight that not even the cops knew he was there.

He did however appear during the induction ceremony itself and gave a speech which I filmed in its entirety. However, I was too far away to get good video clips during the speech. During his speech, he gave his “It ain’t about how hard you can hit” speech that he gave in “Rocky Balboa” and there were plenty of people chanting “Rocky! Rocky! Rocky!” while he was on stage.

The only other acceptance speech that I filmed in its entirety was Mike Tyson’s. While he was giving his speech, he had to pause in places and it was sort of hard to understand him at times but still it was pretty good.

In all, despite the fact that I was too far away to get good shots because of the crowds, I was glad I went out there. It may very well have been my only chance to see a movie star. Well two because Mike Tyson’s in both of the Hangover movies (neither of which I have seen yet.) Hopefully I’ll be able to take some more road trips. It’s great to get out of H-town every now and then.

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Q & A: I Wanna Be The Sexiest Zombie Alive!

Here’s the latest installment of my Q & A vlog series with more questions from Formspring.me and Myyearbook.com, and as always, let’s begin with the Formspring.me questions first:

Q: What ice cream flavor describes your personality the best?

A: Neapolitan because I’m so complex.

Q: Do you believe in ghosts?

A: Yes.

Q: What’s the secret to happiness?

A: You tell me.

Q: What’s your favorite sport?

A: Don’t really have one right now.

Q: What was the most interesting place you’ve traveled to?

A: Puerto Rico.

Q: Would you rather be a zombie or a mummy?

A: Zombie because they’re cooler. Brraaaaaiiiiiinnnnnsssss!

Q: If you had the opportunity to live one year of your life over again, which year would you choose?

A: There’s so many to choose from.

Q: What’s the best place near you to get some ice cream?

A: I usually don’t get ice cream at the stands. I usually get it at Ponderosa whenever I eat there.

Q: Cake or pie?

A: Cake, but I do enjoy some pie on occasion.

Q: If girls with large breasts work at Hooters, then do girls with one leg work at IHOP?

A: Well that would make sense now, wouldn’t it? 😉

Q: What’s your favorite type of food?

A: Italian.

Q: If you could have any woman on earth who would it be?

A: Either someone who’s hot and famous or someone who has quite a bit in common with me and someone who I can easily gel with. The latter I haven’t really found yet. 🙁

Q: What was your favorite childhood meal?

A: Spaghetti and meatballs. I still eat it to this day.

Q: If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

A: Haters.

Q: How would you describe your style?

A: Simple and informal.

Q: What would be the best thing about being a vampire?

A: Aside from living forever, nothing. Twilight ruined the vampire genre. 🙁

Q: Do you believe in angels?

A: Can I get back to you on that one?

Q: What would you try if you had no fear?

A: Bungee jumping.

Q: Do you have any scars on your body? If so, how’d you get them?

A: I have quite a few scars actually. I have a horse bite scar on my back (hardly visible) and the back of my right arm (which happened during Woodstock ’94. At that time, I was living directly across the Hudson River from where they had the concert in Saugerties.) In addition to those, I also have two scars on my left hand, and one on my right elbow from a spill I took while I was trying to outrun a thunderstorm on my way to work last year.

Q: Who’s the most famous person you’ve met?

A: I will be meeting Sylvester Stallone and Mike Tyson June 12 when they get inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame.

Q: What do you think was the greatest invention in your lifetime?

A: The Internet.

Q: If your YouTube videos never received more than 50 views, do you think you would still continue making them?

A: Yes I would.  After all, YouTube and my blog are all I really have to look forward to.

Q: What kind of music can you just not stand to listen to?

A: Classical music. I also find New Age music annoying too. Just saying.

Q: What one thing are you exceptionally bad at?

A: Sports.

Q: What was the best job you’ve ever had?

A: No comment.

Q: When was the last time you received flowers?

A: Never.

Q: Would you rather vacation at the beach or in the mountains?

A: Beach.

Q: What do you think is your most attractive feature?

A: Some people say its my eyes, but beyond that IDK.

Q: If you could only watch one TV show what would it be?

A: Jersey Shore.

Q: Who’s the sexiest man alive?

A: Um… hello. I’m a man so it’s not my question to answer.

Q: Sneakers or sandals?

A: Sneakers.

Q: What’s the best place near you to get a drink?

A: Applebee’s in H-town.

Q: Is there a film that you have seen where you were actually rooting for the villain? Who was this character and why did you support him/her?

A: John Travolta in Broken Arrow. He played this evil Air Force pilot who was trying to steal nukes. He was so cool in that role.

And now on to the Myyearbook questions:

Q: Do you think anyone currently has a crush on you?

A: Probably not, but anything’s possible.

Q: How would you describe the first time and last time you made love?

A: Two words: No comment!

Q: Have you ever met someone online that had a nice photo of them and then when you met her/him face to face was the opposite?

A: Not yet. The two women I met online and later in person were nice.

Q: You’ve been given a paid two week vacation to anywhere in the U.S. Where do you go?

A: Either LA or Miami, where hot chicks grow on trees.

And I got a YouTube comment question on my last Q & A vlog from an old friend of mine from school Jake (aka neojake999gamer) and he asked:

Q: What music do you use in your background?

A: And for those of you who are new to my videos, the music I normally use in my videos is by another YouTuber, Nathan Wills from the UK. He has done music for several top YouTubers, most notably Mr. Safety, Cory Williams from SMPFilms. I usually provide links to his channel (youtube.com/paradigma) and his website nathanwillsmusic.com where you can download free music to use in your videos. But the only thing he asks is if you use the music in your videos, please, PLEASE give him credit.