Youchewb

August 14, 2009 at 1:27 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )

*Ahem* Excuse me. I mean, YouTube. I am an avid fan of YouTube, as I’m sure you all are. You can find nearly anything on that site! Music videos, clips of shows, the opening to that cartoon from the early 80s – an assortment of goodies. I’m subscribed to a fair number of people on YouTube, with their content varying from the standard vlog (or video weblog) to whole skits involving green screens and even construction paper cutouts.

Probably my favorite YouTube celebrity is Natalie Tran. You can find her videos under her Communitychannel tag. She’s an early 20-something year old girl from Australia who does comedic videos about friends and life in general (man, was that a generic statement or what?). Often times she’ll play multiple roles in her videos using editing  to interact with herself. I lurve her (accent). Being from Australia, she has some quirks with the way she pronounces some words. For example, “no” comes out as sort of a “nohwr”. Hm, now that I try to say that out loud it sounds nothing like how she says “no”. Anyway, there’s a subtle “r” at the end of her “no”. I also picked up “youchewb” from her as well.

Kalena’s the one who introduced me to her videos. One of her earliest videos involved her drinking like a quart of milk with Milo in it. This Milo drink intrigued the two of us but we weren’t sure how we’d get a hand on the stuff. I mean, “Milo”? What the eff is that? Turns out it was actually pretty easy to find at Daiei, Longs, or Marukai; we’d just never noticed it. Heck, you can even find those cookies (name escapes me) here now.

Anyway, Kalena and I made a video of our first taste of Milo and I believe she’d replied to Nat’s video with it. I won’t link it because I’m rather akward in the video and I don’t like the sound of my voice. If you’re really curious I’m sure you’ll be able to search for it.

A few others worth mentioning:

  • Cute With Chris: Doesn’t really update anymore but worth going through the backlog. Used to be mostly about people’s cute pets and comedy. He’s become more and more… irate, I suppose.
  • Happy Slip: Another comedic channel. 1st gen (?) Filipino lady. Talented musician. Can do a great Filipino accent.
  • Mugumogu: A portly Scottish Fold cat named Maru from Japan. You’ve probably seen some of his videos.
  • thewinekone: Amusing Asian dude from Canada. He’s gotten kinda weird.  I mean, he was weird before but it’s kinda creepy now.

Can you tell I got lazy? Lists are way better (and easier). It’s Aloha Friday and all that jazz. Have a good weekend, everyone.

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Take On Me

October 17, 2008 at 3:09 pm (Internet) (, , )

Another Friday, another week of work that’s gone by. I don’t have anything particular to post about, but I felt with it being Friday and me being the only one in the office for the rest of the day, I should take advantage of it by blogging. This is just going to be the usual post with various links and amusing pictures, so don’t expect too much.

Keep your eye on the ball(s)

At the Online News Association conference in Toronto, two U.S. university researchers presented “heat maps” showing which parts of a Web page readers focus on, based on experiments that use an eye-tracking camera in the base of a computer monitor.

 

 

O rly? O.o

But wait! It gets better (or worse)!

The revelation that the wandering eyes belonged to the males was embarrassing enough for the men in the audience, but researchers Laura Ruel and Nora Paul had a further humiliation in store. They got the same results when they repeated the experiment with pictures on the American Kennel Club site.

I don’t even know what that means.

Y’know, I think you fell asleep watching a DVD. No, seriously. Anyone notice the lighter and the spoon on the table? I see why you fell asleep now.

 

Take On Me – Literal Version

Wait for the lyrics.

 

So I was perusing the failblog website when I ran across this gem!

 I don’t understand why this is a fail? I mean, it’s friggin’ awesome! The “bloody” handprints just rounds it out to be the perfect vanity plate.

 

And yet, another YouTube video! I’m not even sure how I came across this one but I’m glad I did. Watch out for her signature move!

The girl’s name is Kazumi and, from what I can gather from the video, she does a type dance called animation dance in Japan. Or something. My Japanese sucks. I don’t know a thing about these dance genres. I just know that she is super cute and super flexible. And did you catch her signature move? It’s kind of creepy.

Japanese TV though – crazy, ain’t it? Everyone’s always “whooaaaaa!” and “eeeeeehhh?”. (Wait, does that period belong there?) They’re all so enthusiastic and surprised by everything. Is it just for show or is it a cultural thing? I’m not sure, but I do enjoy watching it on occasion.

Whoa, after perusing around a bit on YouTube I found this video. Looks the attire she was wearing was from a commercial for milk. In the video they talk about whether or not the commercial was CG (computer graphics). Of course, it’s all the real deal. It sure looks unnatural the way she moves (she moves, oh, baybe). Or Supernatural!

Oh, crap! More YouTube videos! Lesson? Drink your milk to be like Neo!

Okay, focus! No more YouTube until I finish this, or else I’m just going to end up linking a whole slew of videos!

So I sort of have an idea on how to get myself and possibly others to start posting videos. Not necessarily vlogs but videos and responses. They’d be relatively short and wouldn’t really require any editing. Well, it’s not so much my idea but just something I saw people doing on YouTube. I might start it. I might not. Yeah, I’m pretty lazy so don’t get your hopes up.

Man, I cannot wait to get home so I can continue playing Dead Space. I am really enjoying the game. I’d recommend it to everyone out there. It’s a third-person sci-fi action-thriller game. I’ll probably be playing through a second time right after I beat (for achievements!).

Disclaimer: If you end up buying it on my recommendation but end up hating it, TS! Not my fault!

It’s Aloha Friday, no work ’til Monday! Have a good weekend, folks. Do whatever it is you kids do on the weekends.

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