Archive for the ‘sportsracers’ category

Zefrankie goes to Hollywood

January 18, 2007

Zefrankie goes to HollywoodSeriously/hysterically-smartypants videoblogger ZeFrank is profiled in this remarkably (ze)frank New York Observer piece on what comes next for Ze (his year-long, five-days-a-week videoblogging project ‘the show with zefrank‘ ends on March 17th). Ironically, the show’s end will surely create enough vlog-ripples to result in a whole bunch of “new viewers” discovering the show, just in time to find out they’ve missed out on the daily spectacle of it (Ze’s made a habit of creating deliberately obtuse shows designed to mis-direct new viewers as to the true nature of the show – complete with the question, “have the new viewers gone yet?“)

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Running into the Running Fool

December 18, 2006

As I slouch through middle age, I am embracing my role as grumpy old man. Because, really, what are my options? I don’t actually keep the balls that the kids kick over the fence, but I may, on occasion, let them sit for a day or two first. That seems fair. Anyway, I read about the Running Fool‘s cross country tour de sports racer trip on the Zefrank Show Forum and have a vague memory of volunteering our spare room as a rest stop for the trip. Without ever explaining any of it to Mrs. Mark. Then, well, Sports Racer Cherish Hellfire actually called me on it. As things worked out, the Fool arrived in the Bay Area too late to make it out to Chez Mark, but did disrupt my previously scheduled Saturday evening of sitting at home being a grumpy old man to join the Sports Racers for kareoke. And it was fun.

You can see me and non-Sports Racer Mrs. Mark in Geek Entertainment TV’s Running Fool is the Human Baton episode. And once you’ve seen their professional interviewing technique, you can see my own encounter with the fool by clicking here (quicktime) or here (flash) or on  the photo below.

It is telling, of course, that I didn’t let Luke get a word in edgeways.

Mark buttons the Running Fool