Saturday, September 24, 2011

Proposition for Greg Benson



A video in which Greg Benson of Mediocre Films gets a proposition from a stranger with a mustache. Watch this video to find out if it's really as bad as it sounds.

Music by Kevin MacLeod

Monday, September 19, 2011

How To Lose Weight



In this video, I give a demonstration on losing weight.

Music:
Onesion http://onision.net/index.php?/files/category/1-onision-music/
Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/

Monday, September 12, 2011

I'm Back!!



Where I discuss being back and Cake's new album.

Music by Kevin MacLeod
http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/

Friday, September 09, 2011

J-Dubb's Theatre Returns

Attention people of the internets: J-Dubb's Theatre returns today!!

Monday, July 04, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Lamarr Wilson - Rich Munnich Awards


This week's winner of the Rich Munnich awards is Lamarr Wilson of wilsontech1

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Clown Intervention


J-Dubb has been brainwashed into a deadly cult, so Roach hires a deprogramer.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Clowns: The Life that's Meant for You


A message from the Legion of Clowns. Learn the answer to this troubled world.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Ten Ways to Liven up a Job Interview


In this economy, there are a lot of people looking for jobs. With so many people looking for jobs at one time, it is increasingly difficult to get hired, making for a lot of interviews. But fear not, the interview process doesn't have to be rigorous at all. In fact, it can be a lot of fun, if you make it that way. Here are ten things you can do to make your interview a pleasant experience.

10. The Medieval Bard
At some point, the interviewer will ask you some questions, such as "tell me a story about a time when you solved a problem at an old job." At this point, you will be challenged to impress the interviewer with a story. You can really make your stories stand out by presenting them in song.

Lean in close and engage your interviewer with an intense look in your eyes. Then begin your song slowly and dramatically:

One day while I was working for Intellecorp
We were having conflicts with our IPC reports

Then, let your song build up from there.

9. The Movie Announcer
Announce everything you say with your best impression of the movie announcer guy. When you walk in to the building, go up to the desk and say, "A man/woman, searching for an opportunity awaits the interview of destiny." If the receptionist understands what you're trying to say, continue this throughout the interview.

8. It's a Family Thing
Have two friends accompany you wearing suits and sun glasses. Speak with an Italian accent. When asked who your two companions are, reply, "They're my people. Where I go, they go." This will be especially funny if you are blatantly not Italian, such as red haired, African, or Asian.

Be vague about your answers and end them with, "You know, family stuff." Cut the interview short and say, "Well, I've got to be going now. But I'll be seeing you Monday." Then look at one of your men and say, "Right Tony?" and laugh. You'll be hired.

7. Look Who's Talking
Bring in a ventriloquist dummy. Fill the time with much bickering between you and your wooden companion.

6. The Sound of Silence
Dress like a mime. Do not speak, just pantomime everything. It will be a lot like playing charades. How fun for the interviewer.

5. Call the Police
Show up dressed as a local police officer and ask for the person interviewing you by name. You can arrest this person, or tell them that a family member is in the hospital. When they are clearly distraught, say "Just kidding, I'm actually here for a job interview." If they act upset, scold them for not having a sense of humor.

4. Who's Interviewing Whom?
You interview the interviewer. When the interviewer stops you and says something like, "Wait, I'll be the one to ask the questions," simply let them proceed, and then work your answer into another question for them.

3. Childish Behavior
Send a child age 4 to 6 to take the interview for you in your name.

2. Life Coach
Be the interviewer's Tony Robbins. Ask questions such as "Are you happy?", and "If you had the opportunity to do whatever you wanted, what would it be?" Be sure to pepper in motivating statements such as, "I believe in you."

and number 1...

1. Propose to the Interviewer
Get down on one knee and really mean it. Be sure to have a ring, and maybe even work up some tears. Nothing would make you happier than to spend the rest of your life with the interviewer.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Hunted by Clowns


I'm being chased by clowns. I try my best to do a vlog, despite this.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Who knew Heaven would be so drafty?

The Legend of the Winekone


In this addition of the Rich Munnich Awards, I discuss a classic YouTuber.

TheWineKone:
http://www.youtube.com/user/thewinekone

Music by Kevin MacLeod
http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/

Monday, May 16, 2011

J-Dubb's Theatre and Winter Hibernation

One thing that's been consistent about J-Dubb's Theatre over the years is its tendency to hibernate through the winter and then wake back up for the summer. Towards the end of the year, I start winding down, and as soon as the year changes over, J-Dubb's Theatre goes into hibernation mode. Sure, I wake up occasionally to eat, drink, post my weekly video, and check in on my YouTube friends, but blog posts and tweets become rare, I comment on videos a lot less, and I spend little time going through my subscription page. I guess I tend to focus more on non-internet things during the beginning of the year.

Then, in the spring time, I start to stretch, get up, and leave the cave more often. This usually starts with the urge to reminisce. I'll go over old blog posts and tweets. I'll watch old videos; my own as well as others I've seen. And then I start checking into YouTube to see what I've missed. Before long I find myself wanting to get back into the swing again.

This year has been no exception. Without deliberate intention, my focus went elsewhere at the beginning of the year. But now that it's getting close to summer, the J-Dubb's Theatre bug seems to be coming back. It started with the urge to start blogging again just a few weeks ago, and now I'm beginning to check up on the YouTube community to see what I've been missing.

Year after year, for the last five and a half years, this has been the consistent trend. So, if history continues to repeat, which it seems to be so far, I guess I'm just about back.

What's up internets. J-Dubb here.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tuesday Outtakes

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tuesday - Official Rebecca Black Parody



Yet another Rebecca Black parody. To sum up this video:
:p

All music is written by J-Dubb (though uncannily similar to the music in Friday)

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Teaser

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

How to Bring Back Dinosaurs

You may not realize this, but for years now I've been plotting to bring back the dinosaurs. Back in the 90's, things seemed hopeful with the whole "DNA in mosquitoes trapped in amber" ploy, as seen in Jurassic Park. But that idea was short lived, and for the last decade, it has seemed that the only way we would ever see dinosaurs would be with the aid of a time machine.

Cloning dinosaurs from preserved DNA may be an impossibility, but I have found another solution. Once again, I am determined to make the modern dinosaur into a reality. My solution has three steps.

1. Selective Breeding

Instead of searching for ancient preserved DNA and utilizing unreliable cloning techniques, why not breed back the dinosaurs from their modern equivalent; birds.






People have used selective breeding to "breed back" certain types of animals to their ancestral form.

The ancestors of modern domestic cattle, the aurochs, have been extinct for quite some time now. Through selective breeding, hex cattle has been bred in order to restore cattle to its original form.

The tamascan dog is a breed of canine which has had the ancestral wolf traits bred back into it (minus the wanting to eat you trait) without using wolves in the breeding. Now families can effectively own a wolf as the family dog without getting eaten, which is the drawback to owning standard wolves.



I figure that using selective breeding, I can breed back birds to a more primitive species, such as the archaeopteryx.




I will begin with the hoatzin, an ancient breed of bird which is still alive today. Hoatzin chicks have claws at the end of their wings, used for climbing, which they lose into adulthood. I will breed hoatzins for the ability to retain their claws longer into their lives, until I have a breed which maintains its claws throughout adulthood. I will also look for genetic anomolies, such as three claws rather than the standard two claws, and breed these traits into the species.

I will breed for other achaeopteryx-like traits, too. As well, I will include other bird species into the breeding mix which have other such needed traits. Eventually I will have a new species of archaeopteryx-like bird.

2. Gene Splicing

Now, breeding birds back to a primitive bird species is one thing, but breeding birds back to dinosaurs presents several problems. For one, there are several dinosaur traits that birds just don't have anymore.

Another major problem, is that dinosaurs are descended from reptiles and birds from dinosaurs. Dinosaurs are closely related to reptiles whereas our new species of bird is that much further removed from reptiles.

Obviously, we can't breed the reptile back into these animals, so we'll have to look to gene splicing. Using reptile species related to those which dinosaurs descended from, I will splice back those reptilian traits such as the long tail and the reptilian teeth.

Using a combination of selective breeding and gene splicing, I can take the archaeopteryx back to the pterosaurs and from there breed back to the raptors. From that point, I can breed back to many other species of dinosaur.



3. Dinosaur DNA

So, now we've created a species which is kind of related to the dinosaurs and has the same bone structure. But there's still one problem; they're not actually dinosaurs.

This is where we incorporate actual dinosaur DNA. Instead of looking for complete strands of DNA from which to clone a full fledged dinosaur, we can just use the DNA scraps that we find and splice that into the animals just like we did with the reptilian DNA. Now we have our new species of dinosaur.

So, the formula is:

selective avian breeding + reptilian gene splicing + dino DNA
= neo dinosaurs



Saturday, April 16, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

RIP KUFO

The Final Demise of Portland's 101 KUFO

About a year and a half ago, I wrote a post called, The Day the Radio Died. In this post, I discussed how the company, Alpha Broadcasting, acquired several Portland radio stations including 101 KUFO. Shortly after, the new management fired the iconic personalities of that station and replaced them with grab bag shock jocks in order to conform the station to a "by the book" demographic, rather than conducting actual market research.

I haven't paid any attention to, or even thought much about KUFO since that time. This is why, after a month, I have just now learned that KUFO has been taken off the air and replaced with a news/ talk radio station called KXL FM. I decided to cover this on J-Dubb's Theatre as a follow up to my previous coverage.

I dug around the web for stories and found that, interestingly, there hasn't been nearly as much coverage on the station's plug being pulled as there was on the firing of the personalities one and a half years ago. It seems that the city, for the most part, lost interest in the station after that, with the exception of a few niche hard core rockers.

At first, I was glad to learn that Alpha Broadcasting's arrogant attempt at "fixing" the station had failed. But as I read on, I began to feel kind of sad about it. KUFO has been around for a long time. I used to listen to it as a kid. In fact, I have kind of a history with the station.

I remember being a kid playing in my room with the radio tuned to KUFO.

After separating from the military, I worked security. For two years, I came in to work, sat down at the lobby desk, and changed the station to 101 KUFO, which I would listen to from 4pm to midnight. In the beginning, I would catch the end of the Cort and Boomer Show and then listen to the Tim Savage Show.

When I first began this very blog, my writing voice was inspired by Tim Savage. One could say that J-Dubb's Theatre, as it lives and breathes today, owes something to KUFO. I even had a link to KUFO's website in my sidebar.

Eventually, a guy calling himself, "Fatboy", began talking on the Cort and Boomer Show. At the time, I didn't know who he was or where he came from, but I thought he was funny. Before long, he replaced Boomer, and the show became The Cort and Fatboy Show.

KUFO brought in controversial DJ, Marconi, and The Marconi Show pushed The Tim Savage Experience later into the evening. In the beginning, I enjoyed The Marconi Show, and I listened to it for the remainder of my time working security. But as I transitioned into my late twenties, I grew tired of listening to a creepy 40-something trying to act like a frat-boy. I eventually removed the KUFO link from this blog.

When I started going to school full time, I listened to The Adam Corolla Show in the mornings on the way to school. This lasted for about a year, and then I began listening to just CDs.

In 2009, several things happened. For one, KUFO's Cort and Fatboy presented the last season of Battlestar Galactica at Portlands Baghdad Theatre, which I attended. Around the same time, one day, I decided to tune in to The Adam Corolla Show for old time's sake, only to find that it had been replaced by the Rick Emerson Show. I became a regular listener.

I also discovered that Marconi was no longer with KUFO and that Cort and Fatboy had taken over his old slot. At this point, I became heavily involved with KUFO. I even put their link back into my sidebar. I became interested in Portland media and for a while, this replaced YouTube as the main focus of J-Dubb's Theatre.

Then, in October of that year, Alpha Broadcasting fired the entire KUFO staff. For about a week, the station aired a mysterious count-down while intermittently announcing "mother ship refueling." After this, KUFO introduced their new staff, including a rehired Marconi, Kidd Chris, formerly of The Howard Stern Show, and a piece of work from Seattle named "Ricker." The KUFO link came back down from my sidebar.

J-Dubb's Theatre served as a supporter of Cort and Fatboy and of PDX.FM (now Cascadia.FM), the podcasting network which picked up the new Cort and Fatboy show and eventually the new Rick Emerson show.

For a year and a half after this, KUFO rarely crossed my mind. Then, March 15, 2011, KUFO's plug was pulled. Alpha Broadcasting's shotgun blast had been fatal, and KUFO had slowly bled to death. I learned of this April 10th.

RIP KUFO


On the plus side, perhaps I'll start using this blog for actual blogging again instead of just a port for my YouTube videos. Stay tuned...

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Rich Munnich


The first edition of my new channel review segment.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Random Update


After two weeks of absence, I suddenly find myself on video.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011

Anniversary Edition Part 2 of 2


The conclusion to my fourth anniversary event.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Anniversary Edition


Happy four years of J-Dubb's Theatre on YouTube!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Search Engine Frustration


Searching on the internet can be frustrating at times. I don't know what I'd do with out it, though.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

YouTuber Sells YouTube Channel


Since ThePeachofMeat sold his channel for $2300.00, I figured why not try it myself.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Be Prepared!!


There's not much time left.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Here We Go Again

So... 2011, huh?

I remember last year at this time, I felt like I was under a lot of pressure because I was on the verge of turning 30 and hadn't accomplished a lot of things that I wanted to accomplish by that time. In my mid 20s, I had set out to work on a PHD in psychology, but by January of last year, I was unemployed and single, and even though I had a community college degree, it was a far cry from the PHD I had set out for. Even on the more recreational side, my YouTube channel had become a ghost town. The day before my 30th birthday, I felt really discouraged.

But the day my 30s became a reality, something changed. There was a moment where I realized that my plans and aspirations generally had to do with appealing to other people's expectations. In fact, I didn't really even have any real plans. Just a bucket list of things that I figured should happen.

The day I turned 30, what I once viewed as a deadline became a point of liberation. I was free to do what I wanted and really live my life as I saw fit. It took a while and there were a lot of ups and downs. But, by the end of the year, I finally came up with a game plan. And along the way, I've enjoyed myself, thanks to my friends and family.

Now that it's January, back to the ol' beginning of the year grind, I think I'll reflect on the liberation that I experienced last year as I set my plans into action.



This post is part of a series of New Year's posts.
2010
2009
2008

Saturday, January 01, 2011

J-Dubb's Theatre 2010


So, that was a whole year, huh?