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.

Music by Kevin MacLeod

Friday, May 21, 2010

A Note From the Past

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

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 hav5e 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.)

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, 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.