• Some YouTube Videos Worthy of Getting My Like

    The first video I ever liked (apparently) was Hannah Hart’s Pizza video from… let me check… ELEVEN YEARS AGO? We were all just babies back then. That’s like… 1997? I’m not sure why–I recall liking “Tacos” and “Grilled Cheese” better (“butter yo shit”). I bet I was drunk at the time. When I rewatched this, I realized Hannah Hart reminds me of my daughter, and I have no problem with that. I was in this anthology and the editor put together a book trailer for it. I love book trailers. Actually I love trailers in general. So if you like names, find mine at 2:09. This was just just a…

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    Don’t Worry About Anita Sarkeesian or GamerGate

    Anita Sarkeesian’s latest video and GamerGate have caused quite a stir.  To me it sounds like a lot of sound and fury over nothing.  The Internet is more worried about “ethics in games journalism“ while ISIS, ebola, and elections are going on in the real word.  More celebrities taking the time to make a comment on its presence (like Tim Schafer and Joss Whedon and John Scalzi and Stephen Baldwin) and people backlashing “how could you”s back. Here’s the thing: I don’t get what people are afraid of.  Are games going to change?  Get deregulated?  Censored?  Nerfed?  The answer is no. Don’t worry, guys.  All the God of Wars, Saints…

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    How Do You Get a Guy Like Me to Pay?

    One of John Green’s recent vlogs talked about how to monetize without using advertising. Because advertising sucks, and its awful, and it doesn’t work. It works based on the most views, not the best views. So it’s better to cater to the lowest common denominator than make anything for a special audience. And of course, this concept runs counter to the “New Wave” of video entertainment. YouTube is all about splitting viewership into tinier segments, short durations, and view-when-you-want. And most of it’s made without the need of advertising. Of course, people would like to get money for their work, so the question is, how do you get people to…

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    Things I Like: Lindsey Stirling a.k.a. LindseyStomp

    Just watch the video. You watched it? Good. Now, hopefully, you know why I’m writing about this girl. Her name is Lindsey Stirling. She came to notoriety in my circle of life when she did a medley of Legend of Zelda songs. She’s a violinist (obviously), she’s a composer, she’s a dancer, and at 23, she was a finalist in “America’s Got Talent”. I really don’t know how to describe why she’s so compelling. It’s not her dancing, although I could wax poetic on that. She follows no steps, no pattern (although I’m sure she practices rigorously). In one shot, she’s doing a Muhammad Ali shuffle. In another, she’s standing…