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October 26, 2020 1:46 PM   Subscribe

Earn $20K EVERY MONTH by being your own boss
posted by mhoye (55 comments total) 90 users marked this as a favorite
 
(I don't want to spoil it but I thought it was good.)
posted by mhoye at 1:49 PM on October 26 [3 favorites]


It was very good. Thankyou!
posted by peterkins at 1:57 PM on October 26 [1 favorite]


I can spreadsheet! I want to make. Working from home!
posted by sexyrobot at 1:58 PM on October 26 [1 favorite]


Geez, that's a massive departure from BDG's usual oeuvre, but no less a reduction in quality.
posted by explosion at 2:00 PM on October 26 [2 favorites]


This was excellently done. I was already never gonna move to Nebraska, but now I will *extra* not move to Nebraska. Just to be on the safe side.
posted by mstokes650 at 2:03 PM on October 26 [2 favorites]


And you may say to yourself, "My god! What have I done?"
posted by emdeesee at 2:03 PM on October 26 [41 favorites]


Wow I also have an impreza and a house and work on inscrutable spreadsheets! Ok bye guys, off to find my doppelbenefactor in the woods, wish me luck!
posted by phunniemee at 2:04 PM on October 26 [11 favorites]


nice!
posted by ManInSuit at 2:08 PM on October 26


how long did it take to make that spreadsheet full of dingbats?
posted by Going To Maine at 2:08 PM on October 26 [4 favorites]


And you may say to yourself, "My god! What have I done?"

You may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile mid-sized car Subaru Impreza.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 2:15 PM on October 26 [20 favorites]


Best of the web, indeed.
posted by NoMich at 2:20 PM on October 26 [1 favorite]


I'm officially spooked
posted by showbiz_liz at 2:20 PM on October 26


Be sure to check out BDG and Karen Han's previous collab
posted by supercres at 2:21 PM on October 26 [17 favorites]


I feel like I need a better class of drugs for that. :)
posted by drewbage1847 at 2:30 PM on October 26


No thanks, already was creeped out by this yesterday by my loving son.
posted by signal at 2:33 PM on October 26 [2 favorites]


how long did it take to make that spreadsheet full of dingbats?

2 hours a day.
posted by Pendragon at 2:34 PM on October 26 [62 favorites]


We ordered a PS4 during quarantine and I quickly got addicted to "Skyrim". Shortly after that, I discovered Brian David Gilbert through his "I read all 337 books in Skyrim so you don't have to".
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 2:39 PM on October 26 [17 favorites]


I own the same ukulele and one of the mandolins as BDG
posted by dismas at 2:42 PM on October 26


that's my takeaway
posted by dismas at 2:45 PM on October 26 [6 favorites]


Brian David Gilbert is a treasure. It almost feels like a waste of his creative talent having him produce a regular video for basic financial advice but this method has increased my rate of cursed dingbats copying by 12% so maybe it evens out.
posted by Lonnrot at 2:45 PM on October 26 [16 favorites]


Did enjoy this, thanks!
posted by missmobtown at 2:47 PM on October 26


“If you told me three years ago that I’d become so successful I would own not one but two mandolins,” is a line that should be in more sales pitches. It’s up there with the promise of achieving, “fame, riches, and a dog of your own.”
posted by ricochet biscuit at 2:48 PM on October 26 [7 favorites]


We ordered a PS4 during quarantine and I quickly got addicted to "Skyrim". Shortly after that, I discovered Brian David Gilbert through his "I read all 337 books in Skyrim so you don't have to"

I've never played any Zelda game but his We made all 78 Breath of the Wild recipes in one day video is not only hilarious, it also first prompted me to make what then became my regular quarantine breakfast of runny fried eggs over rice.
posted by showbiz_liz at 2:50 PM on October 26 [5 favorites]


Geez, that's a massive departure from BDG's usual oeuvre

is it though
posted by chrominance at 2:51 PM on October 26 [15 favorites]


after watching this do please watch the link supercres posted. if this creeped you out, that will cleanse you.
posted by wellifyouinsist at 3:24 PM on October 26 [2 favorites]


This was good.

Two mandolins?

Take it easy there, Lorenzo de Medici.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 3:27 PM on October 26 [9 favorites]


Honestly, I've had worse jobs.
posted by emjaybee at 3:43 PM on October 26 [1 favorite]


As the owner of not one but TWO mandolins, I didn't realize how lucky I was.
posted by mmoncur at 3:54 PM on October 26 [1 favorite]


oh my gosh, watched the video, looking for Dorians email address now, but touched the mouse pad right in the middle of the video and freaked out, but there must be an email, but, well, it would be cruel as I really hate spreadsheets, coded one up once, hated writing a spreadsheet program, let alone the pain of actually using one, now did any of you get that email address, really really need that email, a number to txt would be fine, should I get a green sheet, could come in handy if I start posting videos, hmm what about, ohh right, how to find that email address.

Subscribe to my youtube channel, I'll teach you all the secret of finding Dorians email.

(you don't need to go into the woods)

(but it helps)

(no do not go into the woods)

(really do not go into the woods)
posted by sammyo at 3:55 PM on October 26


I've watched the Jorts video a couple times and never noticed the actual text of the emails in the intro. BDG really does go the extra mile.
posted by Wretch729 at 4:32 PM on October 26 [8 favorites]


This is like watching all 3 seasons of "Dark" in 5 minutes.
posted by pseudotsuga at 4:40 PM on October 26 [5 favorites]


The cell does not question its place within the body, should the neuron wonder why it turns on and off? Absorb your nourishing paycheck and be glad of it, meatthing.
posted by Kevin Street at 4:41 PM on October 26 [5 favorites]


Anyone remember Chris Reinacher's Sponsored by Security Cameras period? That's an evening's YouTube hole to go down.
posted by bartleby at 5:33 PM on October 26 [1 favorite]


I had never heard of Brian David Gilbert before and I thank you from the bottom of my heart
posted by NotTheRedBaron at 5:45 PM on October 26 [16 favorites]


It is my dearest wish that Brian David Gilbert teams up with Neil Cicierega to create some kind of decade spanning genre defining masterpiece and this is getting us closer and closer.
posted by Mizu at 6:20 PM on October 26 [10 favorites]


That is the ne plus ultra of "make money working from home" videos.
posted by rednikki at 6:48 PM on October 26 [1 favorite]


Reminds me a little bit of this question I asked a lifetime ago about a guy I worked with on a military base who got stuck doing tedious data entry into an antiquated computer. He definitely, most likely, did NOT get paid 10-20k a month to do this work.
posted by amanda at 7:01 PM on October 26 [1 favorite]


He went all-in with reading and reviewing every single Halo novel.
posted by justkevin at 7:10 PM on October 26 [4 favorites]


I still think my favourite BDG video is when he made the Perfect Pokerap, not least because the triplet flow bit is genuinely good, but Building Your Online Brand is up there and has a similar vibe to it.
posted by Merus at 7:33 PM on October 26 [6 favorites]


Smash Bros. owes millions of dollars in OSHA violations. I'd seen the books of Skyrim one, but never went down the rabbit hole. Thanks for posting.
posted by Gorgik at 8:53 PM on October 26 [3 favorites]


Macros with Dingbats. Total protonic reversal.
posted by benzenedream at 1:46 AM on October 27 [2 favorites]


Well, I'm convinced. Where do I sign?
posted by Faint of Butt at 3:28 AM on October 27 [1 favorite]


I think he would be better off just not asking so many questions. Keep cashing the cheques and use the $$$ to pursue the good life.
posted by Meatbomb at 3:44 AM on October 27 [1 favorite]


Aside from How To Make Jorts, I’m a big fan of New Shoes
posted by gc at 4:23 AM on October 27 [2 favorites]


This is my favourite, though I also like this distillation of an Edinburgh August
posted by hfnuala at 4:43 AM on October 27 [1 favorite]


BDG is a master of videos. We have a lot to look forward to in the next 9 years, 6 months, and 9 days.
posted by Glier's Goetta at 4:53 AM on October 27 [2 favorites]


This is my favourite

Unfortunately, Brian's roommate gave up on his dreams of becoming a baker, and went into graduate astrophysics and yet Brian is the one who achieved his dream
posted by Merus at 6:17 AM on October 27 [4 favorites]


Reminiscent of Kids in the Hall or Kyle Mooney at their surrealistic best, and I mean that as a compliment.

His other works are worth watching too.
posted by lon_star at 8:02 AM on October 27 [1 favorite]


I adore BDG. Their storytelling via Youtube grapples fluidly across myriad themes. They engage with their mental health struggles, authentic, yet performative positivity, and the endlessness of creating story that has ANY kind of coherency from the signals of a society that tells us we are it's hope, consumers, future, past and downfall.

I love how human it all feels, without breaking out of a parasocial relationship. I never feel like he's trying to be my friend, but that he looked at YouTube and said "this needs more fey, bisexually ambiguous chaos and I have just the right level of anxiety."

My favorite is his short video series Dances Moving. The journey through what could have been a 7 episode satire on dance instructional videos has a well crafted story arc, the songs are really clever and catchy, but...the payoff of last video. The song really helped my mental health through April and May when I found it this year.
posted by burntbook at 8:40 AM on October 27 [6 favorites]


OK but seriously what the fuck do you need two mandolins for? Different tunings? Is it that difficult to retune a mandolin?
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 12:39 PM on October 27


OK but seriously what the fuck do you need two mandolins for? Different tunings? Is it that difficult to retune a mandolin?

Just Duet.
posted by Chitownfats at 12:57 PM on October 27 [7 favorites]


OK but seriously what the fuck do you need two mandolins for?

Easier to buy a new one than to restring? Man, I irrationally hate restringing.
posted by sjswitzer at 1:41 PM on October 27 [2 favorites]


Just Duet.

Aw, man! D'oh! Lining up the good jokes now, are we?
posted by sexyrobot at 1:55 PM on October 27 [2 favorites]


I didn't know what to expect from this, but I enjoyed it.
posted by rmd1023 at 6:36 PM on October 27 [1 favorite]


OK but seriously what the fuck do you need two mandolins for?

In a well-run household, the maid is not permitted to dust the grand mandolin. (This is to be done personally by the underbutler or footman-à-hedge.) A service mandolin may be provided for her to dust in its stead.
posted by No-sword at 7:37 PM on October 29 [1 favorite]


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