Friday, December 24, 2010

The Most Wonderful Time


Have you ever really paid attention to the lyrics of that Christmas song, "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year"?"

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Viewer Comments


A video where I read viewer comments

Friday, December 03, 2010

My Apologies



I am sorry for any offense that I intended toward these people.

Friday, November 26, 2010

The First Thanksgiving with Roach


In this video, Roach tells tells the story of the first Thanksgiving.

A Really Good Video

Saturday, November 13, 2010

YouTube Survived!!


Exactly one year ago, a vlogger named MrChiCity3 made a video called "YouTube is Dying (YouTube Exposed)". It pretty much seems fine now.

Friday, November 05, 2010

My Question For Greg


Every Saturday, Greg Benson of Mediocre Films makes a video where he answers viewer questions and posts it to his second channel, mediocrefilms2. This is my question for Greg.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Nosferatu VI














The first few Nosferatu Halloween posts dealt with things which drain ones energy, such as Banks with all their fees; things that suck blood in a metaphorical sense. The last couple were about fictional creatures that actually do drink blood, such as El Chupacabra and even Nosferatu themselves. Today, I'm going to talk about a real-life blood drinker.

The lamprey is an evil evil evil creature. Now, they don't typically drink human blood, they drink the blood of aquatic creatures. But still, look at that picture at the top of this post. What a horrible creature. Something that looks like this exists, but it shouldn't. There should not be anything that looks like that, which latches onto other creatures. It's just wrong.

We need to rid the world of this vile creature and we need to do it now! Remember the days when we used to gather in mobs with torches and pitchforks? Well, we need to do that again until all the lampreys are gone.

"But what about the ecological effects involved in the extinction of an entire species," you might be asking. My answer to this is that you need to look at the larger picture. No more lampreys! This is more important than any possible ecological side-effects.

Now, let me point out that not all lamprey species drink blood. In fact, only a few species do. The ones that don't are fine. Leave them be and just focus on the blood sucking ones.

Once the blood sucking lampreys are gone we will all sleep better at night. Let's make this happen people!

Thank you for taking the time to read this important message. Stay tuned for next year's edition of Nosferatu.


Friday, October 29, 2010

Send in the Clowns


This is my third Halloween special as well as the final week of the Don Vantel Challenge. This video deals with a specific phobia.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Absolutely True Fact of the Week

A vampire bat is a type of bird known for preying on human blood.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Superstar of the Week is Pennywise

"Creepy clowns" seems to be the theme lately. But I figured while were on the topic, why not feature Pennywise for this year's Halloween Superstar of the Week. After all, he did a great job of scaring the $#*! out of me as a kid.

Once a year for a few years, when I was a kid, Steven King's "It" would air as a two part mini series. After watching the first half, I would go to bed completely creeped out. Funny thing is, I wasn't really creeped out by clowns, or necessarily even Pennywise. The movie itself just had a creepy feel. It was definitely one of the better of Steven King's made for TV movies.

The second night, after having seen the characters topple the monster which was behind Pennywise the Clown, I would always go to bed feeling refreshed.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Superstar of the Year is Keith Urban

So, this Year I decided to make Keith Urban the Superstar. Now, I'm not necessarily a fan of Country music and I wouldn't recognize one of his songs if I heard it. There's a story behind my selection for the Superstar of the Year.

The other day, I was talking to someone who had already mentioned a dislike for Keith Urban in the past. When this person brought up Keith Urban in conversation that day, they basically said that Urban, as an Australian, has no business singing country music. He then made the comment "Why can't he sing Australian music?"

Therefore, I've decided to feature Keith Urban as the Superstar of the Year in honor of walking your own path despite those who would try to bring you down. There are a lot of people out there who get a thrill out of playing the authority on how others should live their lives. You could try to please them. But what you'll find is a lot of different people giving you a lot of conflicting directions on how you should be living. Who do you listen to? If you try to please them, you'll find yourself with no direction.

Keith Urban, who happened to be born in Australia instead of the United States, found that he had a passion for country music. He decided to sing country and has made a successful career out of it. He decided to follow his dream despite anybody who would tell him that he couldn't because he was born in the wrong place.

So hats off to Keith Urban in honor of everybody who has followed their dream. Also, let this be an inspiration to all who are still trying to find the courage.

Past Superstar of the Year Awards:

2009 - William Shatner
2008 - Alizee Jacotey
2007 - Peyton Manning
2006 - Chuck Norris

Friday, October 22, 2010

Our Political Candidates


It's election time, YAY! Funny how people who want to hold government offices act like school kids at recess.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Choose YouTube


Week number 2 of the Don Vantel Challenge: An advertisement for YouTube. Does this commercial make you want to use YouTube?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Five Years of J-Dubb's Theatre!!











Well, looks like it's October 11th again, marking the fifth year of the web phenomenon known as J-Dubb's Theatre. This year's recap will be a little different. Instead of recounting just the previous year as usual, I'm going to write out a summary of each of the last five years.

Also, normally I post the Superstar of the Year on the Monday of anniversary week, but since today happens to be Monday I'll post that tomorrow instead.

And so without further adieu, I give you the past five years of J-Dubb's Theatre:


2005

One day, in October of 2005, a young 25 year old had a dream to do something or other on the internet. He happened upon a website called blogger.com, which allowed him to publish his own blog.

This young man used the name "J-Dubb" as a login for various forums and websites around the internet. This was a nickname he had received while in the United States Air Force. Since "J-Dubb" had pretty much become his online identity, he decided to name his blog, "J-Dubb's Blog." At the time, it looked something like this:


A little later, he decided to rename his blog, "J-Dubb's Theatre," as a play on the title, "Masterpiece Threatre." This was well before J-Dubb knew that J-Dubb's Theatre would actually be involved in theatrics later on down the road.

Five years later, J-Dubb would write a blog post where he would switch from third person perspective to first person perspective. This is that very blog post and this is the point where I switch to first person perspective...

So, one thing I have to say about 2005 is that I'm glad it's buried deep within the history of this blog. I've gone over my blog posts from 2005 and I find the writing to be embarrassing. The posts are rife with misspellings, strange uses of commas, and things that just don't make sense. At the time, I was still in young party-boy mode and it would be a few years before I would go into educated-professional thinking mode. I also tried to imitate the tone of a local radio personality named Tim Savage in my writing.

At the time, I worked swing shift and weekends as a Security Officer at a call center and went to school during the day. That Fall, however, I became stressed, so I decided to put school on hiatus until the next term. This blog was one of the things that filled in that extra time during the day.

The first blog post was titled "Happy Anniversary" to denote the first anniversary of this blog, even though it was actually the zeroth anniversary. I used the same configuration of fireworksy pictures that I use at the top of this and every consecutive anniversary blog post.

The next day, I posted the first ever Superstar of the Week. At the time, Superstar of the Week was merely a picture of some random person, usually a celebrity, and nothing else. The first Superstar of the Week was Alan Alda. I also included an Animal of the Week and This Weeks Moment in Evolution, which lasted for two weeks.

For Halloween, I wrote the first Nosferatu blog post.

In December, I quit my job so I could concentrate on school full time the following term.

I ended the year by declaring war on Bill O'Reilly and Christmas.


2006


2006 started off slow. There were two posts for January, one being a Superstar of the Week, and the other being a link to a video. The sole blog post for February consisted of a picture. There was no post for April. In May and June, I posted some writing assignments from school, and links to a comic strip I was working on called Crack Kills, which was basically a comic strip from high school that I had re-rendered in MS Paint.

In July, this blog really picked up. I began by creating a banner for this blog.



This banner is the reason why I have a pipe in every single one of my videos today... now you know. Basically, I decided to further play on the Masterpiece Theatre theme. Not that the picture necessarily has anything to do with Masterpiece Theatre. It's basically a parody of sophistication as represented by Masterpiece Theatre.

So I took a picture of myself with a pipe and a publication of The Odyssey and the Illiad in order to portray my parody of sophistication. I included the Masterpiece Theatre logo, only I replaced the word "Masterpiece" with "J-Dubb's."

Eventually, I created a smoking pipe icon which I placed next to my blog post titles, replacing the arrow icon which came with the template. This smoking pipe picture stuck as the J-Dubb's Theatre logo.

Trivia: The Odyssey and the Illiad has made several cameo appearances in my videos, including the most recent one.

Also that month, I brought back Superstar of the Week, as well as introduced "J-Dubb's Moral of the Week," and "This Weeks Moment of Natural Selection." Natural Selection was a retry at what "This Week's Moment in Evolution" was intended to be, and was eventually replaced by "Blooper of the Week."

That summer, my posts took on kind of a picture blog format. These posts consisted of commentaries on a series of pictures.

The month of August saw 27 blog posts, which is the current record for this blog.

In September, after watching Snakes on a Plane at the Baghdad Theater, I began a new school year. I had changed my major that year to graphic design.

In October, I featured the first Superstar of the Year, which was Chuck Norris. You know, that was the year of the Chuck Norris facts and all. For Halloween, I wrote my second Nosferatu post.

In November, I featured Gerald Ford as Superstar of the Week, eerily close to his death.


2007

So, in 2007, Burger King and X-Box were evil and the Colts won the Superbowl. At this time I was into watching YouTube videos. It started with Smosh, The Winekone, and Barats and Bereta. Then, I began to notice that YouTube had it's own community of video makers, and I wanted in.

I created my JDubbsTheatre YouTube channel in January. This was actually my second user name. I had another user name for commenting on videos called "theactualjdubb," you know, because the name JDubb was already taken. But then I deleted that account and created a director account under the JDubbsTheatre name.

In February, I posted my first video. It was basically an introduction video in which I recreated the scene from my blog banner, but in real life.

The first part of the year was mostly all YouTube videos. The Latest Rage was the video where I really started to get a feel for my own style.

That summer, just like the previous year, the written blog posts began to pick back up again. This included the reemergence of Superstar of the Week and the introduction of "Factoid of the Week," where I would take an urban legend from Snopes and reveal whether it were true or false.

Another Hallmark of that year was The Network series. This began with LisaNova's video, LisaNova does YouTube, where she kidnapped several YouTube celebrities of the time including TheWinekone, Smosh, TheHill88, and DaxFlame, and forced them to spam peoples YouTube accounts under her name. This video was preceded by her actually spamming hundreds of YouTube accounts in real life, a controversial event which angered a lot of YouTubers.

LisaNova does YouTube was probably the first major video collaboration between front page YouTubers, following a lesser known collaboration event between Nicky Nik, Boh3m3, Charles Trippy, and Corey Williams/ Mr. Safety.

In response to LisaNova Does YouTube, I posted J-Dubb Does LisaNova Does YouTube, in which I reveal myself to have actually observed the events of LNDYT behind the scenes. I ended this video by my encountering The Order from the Lonelygirl15 series. (an easter egg clip after the credits.)

In the following video, The Order has kidnapped me to turn me into a super soldier to do their bidding. Things don't go according to plan, however, and I make my escape. Following this video, I posted a series of blog posts chronicling
the search for myself. This lead up to my next video, The Network.

The Network had to be split into two parts due to it's length. In this video, I have escaped from The Order only to find even bigger problems. I decided to drop the LG15 connection for this video. The organization which controls the television networks has taken over YouTube and YouTubers are disappearing only to be replaced. I have to save the day in a confrontation with "The Executive," who is named later on in the continuation of the series.

In October, Superstar of the Year was Peyton Manning, and I posted my first Halloween video. In November, Oprah started a YouTube channel and it caused an uproar. In December, I hit 100 subscribers on YouTube. The next hundred would take two years.


2008

2008 was a typical year. The posts slowed down at the beginning of the year.

I decided to become more social on YouTube and began to generate a small following. I also posted my first two real VLOGs, which I had attempted several times before but was never satisfied with the outcome. These were also the last two real VLOGs I posted for over a year. My YouTube networking became stifled.

That summer, I had planned to make a season two of The Network series. This was to be a social thing where I would leave video responses and collab with other YouTubers. The previous year, I'd had a lot of time off what with having only one class for summer term, which was shorter than the other terms of the year. But in 2008, I didn't have the time off that I anticipated, and once I launched season 2, I got stuck.

The Network season 2 began with the revelation that The Executive was stuck in my head and he ended up possessing me. He then made a video revealing his name to be Belphegor and announcing the startup of the New Network.

The series ran into Fall term, which was not intended. As my final term, which included an internship, I was extremely busy. Since The Network videos are highly involved, just how in the story I was stuck in my own head, in reality I was stuck in The Network series. I was able to post a new video about every two months. The following that I had started to generate began to fall away. But on the plus side, TheWinekone subscribed. I was pretty psyched about that seeing how he was one of the people who got me started on YouTube.

Also of note in 2008 is Moepickles.

I started to become sullen with YouTube. Views were going down for everyone who wasn't in the top 100. My following was dropping off. The featured section disappeared. Bulletins disappeared. The top 100 was becoming unrecognizable. And the YouTube community seemed to be dying and being replaced by a pseudo-Hollywood.

But we did get our first African American president.

And I finished school.


2009

In February of 2009, I joined Twitter, and became addicted throughout the year.

Oregon celebrated it's
sesquicentennial.

I finally finished The Network in March. I was pleased with what I had produced, but was relieved to be able to return to my usual videos.

I upgraded to a much higher quality camera, which was a graduation present.

I watched the final season of Battlestar Galactica at Portland's Baghdad Theater.

There was great animosity toward YouTube in 2009. The old community split between the YouTube loyalists and Renetto's Vloggerheads. A vlogger named Mr.ChiCity posted a video called "YouTube is Dying" making some harsh claims about YouTube and the partnership program. This was all amplified by the YouTube redesign that some called HuluTube, but I like to call Y-Tube-K. And the channel redesign pissed off even those people who were loyal to YouTube. A lot of faces began to disappear from the community.

But, I did appear in my first collab video.

In April, I created a new banner for the blog, which is the current banner at the top of the site.

I began to shift my focus away from YouTube, as I felt that the community I had signed on for was pretty much gone. Instead, I began to focus more on a following of Portland based bloggers, podcasters, and media people on Twitter.

One of my last few videos for awhile was a shout out to the old YouTube.

In October, a boy got swept away by a weather balloon... but it turned out to be a hoax.

But the big event for the year was the KUFO firings. Local radio station 101 KUFO was bought out by new management. The personalities whom many felt were the last good thing on terrestrial radio were fired and replaced by middle-aged fratboy-wannabe jerkoffs. At this point, I turned my attention fully to the Portland community in support of the people who were fired.

One of these radio shows reincarnated in podcast form and merged with a local startup podcast network called PDX.fm. (recently changed to Cascadia.fm)

In November, I decided to change Superstar of the Week from being just a picture to being a full blog post.

And Daniel Baldwin moved to Portland.


2010


And finally, this year...

2010 has been very sparse as far as blog posts go. I started off disillusioned by YouTube, feeling that the community was gone, and had lost my motivation to post videos. On top of that, I had been unemployed for a while, and also lost my motivation to blog as well as fell off the face of Twitter. Basically, I removed myself from social media in order to focus on my job search.

In March, after three months of nothing, I decided to post a video. It was a Downfall parody where Hitler was angry that I had put him in another Downfall parody. This video has been removed.

Eventually, I came to a new conclusion about YouTube. I decided that I would be a part of the old YouTube community, even if I were to be the only member. So I began posting
VLOGs. at first, these VLOGs made reference to the old community. But, as I picked back up again, I began to realize that there was still a community on YouTube after all. The face had changed a bit, but it was still there, and most of the naysayers of 2009 had left. The YouTube community had survived the Apocolypse. So I decided to be a part of the community once again.

It has been like starting over again. I have a few friends left over from the old days, but I began socializing and networking just like I wanted to do before, and my friends and viewers have been skyrocketing. My subscriber base has increased by hundreds within the year so far, not as much as some, but a lot more than I can say for the previous three years, and this is pretty inspiring.

So, I'm back in the swing of things.

Also, Superstar of the Week is back and I have introduced Absolutely True Fact of the Week.

So, if you are reading this, you have just been through a long winded blog post about the last five years of J-Dubb's Theatre. Good on you.

J-Dubb out.







Friday, October 08, 2010

The Internets iz Broken


What would happen if the internet stopped working? This is the topic I've been asked to discuss for week 1 of the Don Vantel challenge. Here is my response. Please vote for this video by clicking the thumbs up button.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

The Devil Sings "We Didn't Start the Fire"


In 1990, the Devil was asked to cover the song, "We Didn't Start the Fire" for his new album... Awkward...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Absolutely True Fact of the Week

Kurt Warner provided the voices for Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, and Tweety Bird in the original Warner Brothers cartoons.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Superstar of the Week is David Attenborough

David Attenborough is a former BBC broadcaster and naturalist known for nature programs and the "Life" series on natural history. Why is he Superstar of the Week? I'll give you three reasons...


1. He's got a dinosaur named after him. It's called the Attenborosaurus. No joke.






2. He's the brother of Jurassic Park's Richard Attenborough.









3. To the best of my knowledge, numbers one and two are completely coincidental. The guy has a dinosaur named after him and a brother who starred in the most monumental dinosaur movie of all time. What are the odds?


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Friday, September 24, 2010

The Key to Online Dating Success


D. Baggins discusses the most important factor to online dating.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Absolutely True Fact of the Week

Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Machines are Taking Over!!


People like to be able to control the things they own. Quit designing stuff that's intended to do the thinking for us.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Best Job on the Planet can be Yours!!


Have you hit the ceiling of your career? See what major career opportunity C4 (Clark County Community College) has to offer.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Absolutely True Fact of the Week

A seahorse is a type of horse that lives under the sea.

Middle School Does Suck


In this video, I respond to Meekakitty's video, "Middle School Sucks," by heartily agreeing.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Understanding Trolls


Thank you for enrolling in webinomics 101. Today we will talk about the workings of the internet troll.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

How to Get Views on YouTube


In 2008, I posted a video called "Featured Video" where I did parodies of several videos and YouTube personalities who had a lot of views on YouTube. In 2010, it's a whole different YouTube, so I've posted a whole different video.

Justin Bieber Mauled by Grizzley... Water Bottle


I talk about Justin Bieber getting pegged by a water bottle. Oh, and there's an Old Spice parody.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Fake


There's a lot of people who like to write "fake" in video comments, even if there's absolutely no reason for the video to be "fake." It's freaking ridiculous.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Midnight Vlog


You didn't think I'd let the weekend get here without posting a video, did you? Here's this weeks video. It's late. I mean literally, it's really freaking late at night, and it's chock full of randomey goodness.

YouTube's Wacky Changes


YouTube seems to have a knack for making bizarre changes over the years. What do you think?

Vidcon Portland Recap


There are a lot of recaps for the Vidcon in LA this past week. Here's the recap of Vidcon Portland.

Lindsay Lohan is Crazy


Lindsay Lohan is batshit insane and now she's going to jail.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Clowns Are No Laughing Matter

There's nothing funny about clowns. In this video, I'll tell you why.

Watch Clowns are no Laughing Matter.


Music by Kevin MacLeod

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Superstar of the Week is Mick Jagger

In the old days, men used to spend a lot of time on their hair and grooming in order to impress women. Men wanted to look handsome for the big date, or whatever. Then along came the concept of the butt-ugly rock star. Women flocked to these men in droves and they were ugly as sin. Now, thanks to guys like Mick Jagger, men know that it's not surface things like good looks that attract women; it's surface things like money and power.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Soccer/Football: What's in a name?

So... What some countries refer to as soccer is known to most of the world as football. Meanwhile, there are seemingly different sports also known as football. Why is this? I'll explain it in this video.

Watch Soccer/Football: What's in a Name?


Music by Kevin MacLeod

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Superstar of the Week is Sylvester Stallone

Most people, in order to appeal to an audience, must be understood by said audience. That's why I've chosen Sylvester Stallone to be the Superstar of the Week. In the 80's and 90's, he was able to generate massive appeal from millions of fans who couldn't even understand a damn word he was saying.

As a matter of fact, was he even saying ANYTHING? The typical Stallone line seems to consist of "Brabljafrabren. Adriehhhh!! Rabrabzameeben." I mean, seriously, what the hell is that? How can someone gain such a big screen presence without even speaking an identifiable language?

But then, there do seem to be other actors capable of pulling off the same thing.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Nalts' Despicable Behavior

Nalts has done it again, but this time he's gone too far. Get ready to be shocked and appalled in my latest video as I reveal Nalts' worst travesty ever.

Watch Nalts' Despicable Behavior


Music by Kevin MacLeod

Monday, June 14, 2010

Bad Customer Service


Here's the new video where I discuss the suckiness of having to call customer service. Watch it or you will spend the rest of your life wondering what's missing.

Watch Bad Customer Service


Music by Kevin MacLeod

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Lamest Comment Ever Written

Since the invention of internet video, people have been typing that "You wasted X minutes of my life" comment. This is the dumbest comment a person can write. Here's why...

Watch The Lamest Comment Ever Written


Music by Kevin MacLeod

Monday, May 31, 2010

YouTube's Fifth


This year, YouTube is celebrating its 5th anniversary and YouTuber's are posting their "YouTube Stories." These stories can be uploaded to "the wall" on YouTube's FiveYear channel. I've decided to jump onto the bandwagon and post my own story, which I felt would be a good way to get view... er... share my story.

Watch My YouTube Story

Music by Kevin MacLeod

Monday, May 24, 2010

A Note From the Past

A story about a bizarre coincidence centering around an old note that I found.

Watch A Note from the Past

Music by Kevin MacLeod

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Gingers do Have Souls!!!!

Today's DaxFlame Has Red Hair


Earlier, I came across a meme which goes by the name, CopperCab. This YouTube channel features an 18 year old boy with red hair and ghastly white skin. CopperCab, aka Michael, is enraged by a South Park episode which makes fun of ginger kids.

In the majority of Michael CopperCab's videos, he is hysterical; ranting and raving, freaking out, and casting lingering evil glances at the camera as if to steal the souls of all the non-ginger viewers. One of his most famous lines is, "gingers have souls!" His major shtick is that it's unacceptable to make fun of black people or Mexicans, but it is to make fun of gingers. In one of his videos, he rallies mass support for "the ginger race" via video response. Following his tirade, he ends every video with "Ginger and Proud." His first video is almost the second coming of "Leave Britney Alone."

So, as I started watching his videos, my first inclination was, "my god, something is seriously wrong with this kid." In his tirades, he often reminded me of DaxFlame. But as I watched, I put the pieces together and began to realize that CopperCab, much like DaxFlame, is in fact a troll. And I'm not the first person to figure this out, as in one of his videos he spends a lot of time yelling "I'm not fake!" in response to viewer comments. Sorry Mikey, we've seen it before.

The first thing that tipped me off was his profile pic. In this picture, he is posing in perfect lighting. This is not the picture of an angry kid, this is someone who wants to be seen.


I also found it odd that he's a partner and on his video pages, a bubble will pop up that says, "subscribe if you like my videos." This kid is performing for an audience. Also, one upload in which he responds angrily to a video by YouTube user, IshatOnU, he leaves a link up to the offending video throughout the entirety.

But what really convinced me was the phony crying in this video. "I'd like to thank the academy."

The latest upload shows an interesting change of pace in that CopperCab is actually happy and quite cheerful, with an eerie gleam in his eye. He states the reason for this uncharacteristic demeanor is that it's "national redhead day." He then goes on to explain how he read that gingers will likely be extinct in 60 years and that the "ginger race" needs to start "doing broods" and reproducing in order to avoid this.

Several parodies have been made of CopperCab, including South Park themselves in a commercial aired on Comedy Central.






Friday, May 14, 2010

Howard Stern Interview

The wait is over. Now you know which celebrity I interviewed. Can you believe it? But, it wasn't quite what I expected. Howard has a big surprise... (No, not that. That hasn't been a surprise for a couple decades.)

Watch the Howard Stern Interview


Music by Kevin MacLeod

Friday, May 07, 2010

Farewell to PDX Sucks/ Hails to The Morning Submission

Today marked the last airing of Portland based podcast, Portland Sucks, aka PDX Sucks. Unfortunately I haven't been able to tune in to the live airing of PDX Sucks very often for the last few months, but when I did, it was always a fun experience. The show would include real time chatting with the hosts, an experience only the internet could offer, and it was always fun to see how they would respond to comments.

Today, I had to make the time to tune in to the final podcast. Hosts Robert Wagner and Sabrina Miller explained how the main reason for this is that the name "Portland Sucks" simply isn't marketable, as it tends to scare away advertisers and media people, and Wagner needs to put bread on the table.

They also talked about how PDX Sucks began as the blog of an out of place Seattlite trying to make heads or tails out of the strange Portland crowd. Eventually it became a daily podcast which lead to the launching of PDX.fm, home to several Portland based podcasts, including the legendary Cort and Fatboy show.

But all is not lost. Come Monday morning, the hosts of PDX Sucks will return, along with Jay Mackin of Unibash Radio and Emily Gibson of The Meat Show, to form a new entity known as The Morning Submission.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Weather: The Cheater Exposed

I'm angry. The weather is a freaking cheater! Watch my rant, Weather: The Cheater Exposed

Music by Kevin MacLeod

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Video Apathy


In this video, I have no idea what to make a video about... or do I? This video pretty much covers the spectrum of videos that I have done in the past.

Watch Video Apathy

Music by Kevin MacLeod

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

The First Video Ever Posted to YouTube

On April 23, 2005, YouTube co-founder, Jawed Karim, uploaded the very first video to the site. It was called "Me at the Zoo." On April 5, 2010, YouTube poster J-Dubb of J-Dubb's Theatre made a reenactment of that video. This is that video...

Watch my video, The First Video on YouTube.

Watch the actual first video, Me at the Zoo.

Music by Kevin MacLeod
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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Gary Coleman Getting Taller

Doctors are Baffled over Gary Coleman's Recent Growth


Who'd have thought; at age 42, Arnold of "Different Strokes" has actually started growing. Congenital kidney disease stunted Coleman's growth at 4' 8" (1.42m). According to doctors, this should have lead to a brief lifetime of dwarveness followed by a slow and brutal demise. But Gary Coleman has surpassed all odds by living to age 42 and beginning to grow at an age when most human bodies start to give up the good fight and work against themselves.

After suffering from a seizure late last February, doctors found that Coleman had actually grown 1 3/4" since the measurements recorded in his medical records, making him nearly 5' even. Since then, there has been continued growth and Coleman is now clearing 5' 1". Because of the continued growth, doctors speculate that this growth spurt probably began shortly before the seizure.

"The seizure probably isn't related to the growth," said one doctor, "but it's amazing that this happened just in time for us to catch this growth spurt. We have no idea why this would suddenly occur at his age. It's really really weird."

"I'm okay with being short," said Coleman, "But still, it'll be cool to be regular size. I always feel like people are trying not to smirk when I waddle around in my little security uniform. Now that I'm just a regular sized short person, people feel free to laugh out loud. That's good. I just want people to be comfortable around me."

One doctor speculates that this longevity and sudden growth spurt may be a side effect from tremendous amounts of Viagra. "He's a busy little fella," said Dr. Ravenscroft of St. Vincent Hospital.

"Wow, this is like some crazy sci-fi stuff," said Chief Medical Officer, Cliff Armstrong. "Maybe he'll go from being like really short to being really tall. Maybe he's like a super hero or something! Yeah, that'd be awesome!"

"One thing's for sure," said Arnold, er, I mean Gary Coleman. "Sex will be different now. I hope I still like it."

"Still like it?" said the reporter. "Watchoo talkin 'bout?"

Coleman then gave an irritated glare and the interview ended.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Not Another Hitler Bunker Scene Video

We've seen them popping up all over the web for over a year now; video clips from a German movie involving Hitler freaking out in his bunker. These videos have been outfitted with humorously disassociated subtitles. There are so many different instances of this gag, you could spend a lifetime watching them all. Actually, I don't know if that's true... at all, but there are a lot of them. Many of these videos are quite funny... others are kinda lame.

Hitler has grown awfully tired of these subtitled videos of him freaking out in his bunker. But like it or not, there's one more, and Hitler is quite enraged by this. Here is that video.

Not Another Hitler Bunker Scene Video

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Sponsoring Tiger Woods

You may have noticed that J-Dubb's Theatre has been inactive lately. You did notice right? You thought about it at least once didn't you? Of course you did... right?

You burned and pined for the empty chasm in your soul which can only be filled with J-Dubb's Theatre, didn't you!!

Well, anyway, the reason for this inactivity is that we have been busy finalizing our sponsorship deal with Tiger Woods. That's right, I have decided that Tiger Woods makes the perfect spokesman for J-Dubb's Theatre... mainly because nobody else wants to sponsor him right now and his rates have dropped dramatically so I can finally afford him.

Funny thing how when Tiger Woods read his apology, people had to make this big thing about "was it really heartfelt or was he just reading a script?" Really? You were really hoping for conviction? What world are you living in people? He had to read a prepared statement to assuage the media just like everyone else whom they sick their bloodthirsty dogs upon for the sake of making a buck. Why haven't you figured out how it works yet? The only reason you find this important is because it showed up on the magic picture box.

And of course the parental types like to complain during this type of situation that "he's a role model who kids look up to and he has a responsibility."

Hello!? The only reason he's a role model is because years ago the media found him to be marketable, so they gave him coverage and made him a celebrity and he got sponsorships from fortune 500s galore. The media made him a role model. Now, decades later, the media has targeted something in his personal life... maybe not something good, but it's none of my fucking business... and the same media that decided he was marketable as a celebrity all those years ago has now decided to market him as a scandal instead. It happens all the freaking time! How do these people not notice this?

Now, the media's gotta make a buck and this is how they've chosen to do it. Personally, I prefer to do it by providing services which contribute to society rather than making bad entertainment and calling it news so that people will watch it... but to each his own.

And so without further adieu...

Tiger Woods: The media built him up. The media broke him back down. Now he's the official spokesman for J-Dubb's Theatre.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

And Another

I would write about how weird it is to be writing another post about the new year when it seems like I only just wrote the one from the previous year, but that's getting a little old. Come to think of it, that's what I just wrote, isn't it?

So, that was 2009. Hell, that was the 2000s. From the things that people wrote on New Year's Eve, there didn't seem to be much love for this past year. I spent 2009 unemployed and tightly budgeted, myself. There were a lot of things I didn't get to do this year that I normally would have. I virtually let my YouTube channel go. I still posted a video every month or so, but I pretty much kept things simple and didn't really get anybody else involved. Nothing wrong with that; my best ideas are the simple ones I come up with off the cuff.

Besides being unemployed and somewhat restricted, I didn't really mind this year. 2006 was pretty much my infamous year. I'm not gonna get too much into the details in this post, but ultimately, I'm in a better mind set now than I was in 2006. I had a lot of anxiety that year, whereas now I'm better able to just relax and make the best of things.

As for the 2000s; the consensus seems to be based around a Time article with the melodramatic title, The Worst Decade Ever. Sure, the decade began with the tragedy of 911, there was a war, there were natural disasters, and it ended with a recession, but the worst? Really? This is a freakin decade we're talking about. A whole freaking decade! Of course there were tragedies in the span of a decade, there always are. The three preceding decades may have been less tragic, but the world didn't begin with the 70s.

Also, the 2000s comprised my entire 20s. 22 days after Y2K, I turned 20. I was in the Air Force, stationed in Japan, at the time. After that, I went to Phoenix for a couple years. When that was over, I moved back up to Oregon. I've worked security and I've studied psychology, graphic design, and web development. I finished school and spent the last months of the decade looking for work and taking odd jobs.

My personal philosophy has undergone a lot of change. I began the decade as a confused liberal trapped in a conservative's body. I've gone on Mr. Toad's Wild Ride as I searched from place to place for the right answer to... whatever. And in the end, I seem to have solidified into a mindset based on simply making use of the present moment.

In nineteen days from now, my 20's will end. As I approached 29, my youth fleeting behind me, I felt as if I were getting too old too fast. But now, on the verge of 30, it feels more like a beginning.

Happy New Year.