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August 3, 2006 3:08 PM   Subscribe

All the kids are video-blogging nowadays.
posted by reklaw (33 comments total)
reklaw, thank you for answering my request so promptly! I knew I could count on someone.
posted by shoepal at 3:12 PM on August 3, 2006

Glad to be of service.
posted by reklaw at 3:13 PM on August 3, 2006

That's hot.
posted by easternblot at 3:15 PM on August 3, 2006

Boy, I tell you whut.
posted by Robot Johnny at 3:16 PM on August 3, 2006

posted by brain_drain at 3:19 PM on August 3, 2006

was he prohesizing the death of our society or is that just me?
kudos for his proficiency with technology, though.
posted by Busithoth at 3:21 PM on August 3, 2006

Okay, this is pretty cute, actually...
posted by Robot Johnny at 3:22 PM on August 3, 2006

He probably meant this mostly for his kids or something.
posted by delmoi at 3:36 PM on August 3, 2006

We're jus gonn stay on in and chill with some Coltrane
posted by Flashman at 3:41 PM on August 3, 2006

Good morning, Mr. Ben. It's about 6:30, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Just laying here in the bed, half awake, half asleep, thinking about you. I was, uh, wondering if you were looking after your most valuable possession—your mind. I was thinking about John Glenn, his space journey and all. They said that when you're in space you lose muscle mass ... and the body mass...and I wondered if there was any ... end to it. Or whether if you didn't exercise in space, how long it would be for you were just...a head, or a mind, and have no body or arms—you would have them but you couldn't use them. I was wondering if, uh, if your body mass would drop to a certain level, and then it would stop right there and keep whatever you needed to use your mind, because it would still be working. 30 seconds remaining ... anyway, I was just pondering that. What do you think about that? I hope everything is going all right. I'm going to wake up here in a little while and forget what I was thinking about.
posted by deadfather at 3:54 PM on August 3, 2006 [2 favorites]

i aspire to be like this man when i grow old.
posted by gnutron at 3:55 PM on August 3, 2006

This is awesome.
posted by basicchannel at 3:56 PM on August 3, 2006

It's ironic because he's old.
posted by ColdChef at 3:58 PM on August 3, 2006

I think he eclipses any amount of irony that could be snarked in his general direction.
posted by shoepal at 4:18 PM on August 3, 2006

Compared to my 62-year old father this dude has mad skills with the internets.
posted by jimmythefish at 4:28 PM on August 3, 2006

Cold water tastes good, but beer tastes better!
posted by c:\awesome at 4:31 PM on August 3, 2006

He looks a lot like my own dad.
posted by yeti at 4:34 PM on August 3, 2006

daddy? daddy is that you?
posted by eatdonuts at 4:53 PM on August 3, 2006

That guy is awesome.
posted by eustacescrubb at 5:08 PM on August 3, 2006

well played, deadfather.
posted by emelenjr at 5:13 PM on August 3, 2006

Forgot to add: You can see all his entries here.
posted by reklaw at 5:17 PM on August 3, 2006

Is that Ben Folds' friend?
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 5:35 PM on August 3, 2006

You know, the dude's got damned good taste in Jazz and manages to be just slightly entertaining in his banality. He's comfort food - can't talk to your dad? Go watch this dude.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 5:43 PM on August 3, 2006

That timeline vid needs a little Ken Burns style narration.
posted by schoolgirl report at 6:08 PM on August 3, 2006

After reading that title, when I saw his face, I thought I was about to be lemonparty'd. Thankfully, that was not the case.
posted by Gamblor at 6:46 PM on August 3, 2006

The music in the background reminds me of old bw movies that Mike and the bots used to riff on. I'd do stupid videos like this for no reason if it weren't for the fact I don't have one of them video camea thingies. Probably just as well. If my posts are any indication, I wouldn't have anything meaningful to say. Not that this seems to be stopping the other millions of people who are posting vlogs to youtube.
posted by ZachsMind at 7:19 PM on August 3, 2006


That was somethin', allright. I'll tell ya.
I can't help thinking that this man might stand for many, if not all, of the things I most despise, and he might, if he was aware of my existence, hate me right back.

But, those pictures and the stories they tell (even if they aren't the stories that really happened)...they blew me away. Images of a life and the lives changed and created by that life. The importance and forward momentum of youth gradually becoming the "...(sigh) well, anyway, I'm sure you have stuff to do..." of retirement age.

I can't stop crying because i made the mistake of thinking about how many young men who look just like he did when he was 20 will never get to make this sort of scrapbook because all of their pictures will die with them. Even if it's not for can't be worth it.
Senseless war and the waste it represents is an old story, I know, and I already cried for the people who don't look like he did (the ones not wearing "our" uniforms),'s just so human. We're all just so human.
It's just too much.

It's moments like these when I think I could hug, love or respect a Republican.

It will pass.
posted by mer2113 at 7:28 PM on August 3, 2006 [1 favorite]

mer2113: damn straight.
posted by space2k at 7:39 PM on August 3, 2006

... couldn't help but think of Krapp's Last Tape.

I watched several of these - I find them rather touching, and I guess he is the "everydad," in a way - a palette that we are all painting our projections on.

I think it's cool he has developed videoblogging as a hobby, and I hope he gets a big kick out of all the new hits this posting makes.
posted by madamjujujive at 7:46 PM on August 3, 2006

I was on the outskirts of a little southern town,
Trying to reach my destination before the sun went down.
The old CB was blaring away on channel one-nine
When there came a little boy's voice on the radio line.
And he said, "Breaker, one-nine, is anyone there?
Come on back, truckers, and talk to Teddy Bear."
Well, I keyed the mike and I said, "Well, you got it,Teddy Bear."
And the little boy's voice came back on the air.
"'Preciate the break. Who we got on that end?"
I told him my handle, and then he began...
posted by runkelfinker at 8:17 AM on August 4, 2006

Just think, when they invent holoblogs, we'll be able to see content like this in stunning 3D!
posted by elderling at 9:40 AM on August 4, 2006

I dug it.
posted by squirrel at 9:50 AM on August 4, 2006

And he's right about those blood tests. WTF, you know?
posted by squirrel at 9:51 AM on August 4, 2006

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