New Year Resolutions – less fighting mountain lions

Posted December 28, 2006 by mark day
Categories: 2007 resolutions, britney spears, new year resolutions, online video, Uncategorized, videoblogging

resolution resolutionResolved to spend less time fighting mountain lions in 2007? I know that feeling. Whether you’re a lover or a fighter, it’s time to get up close and personal with the latest episode of For Parody Purposes Only – just click on the Hello Kitty bandaids on my big bald head. Or click here (Quicktime) or here (Flash).

Pause button review: Starring Amanda Congdon

Posted December 24, 2006 by mark day
Categories: amanda congdon, online video, Uncategorized, videoblogging

The hair club for men, and AmandaStarring Amanda Congdon‘ opens with the first lady of videoblogging struggling to flag down passers-by for some vox-pop on the subject of Time’s (You are the) Person of the Year issue. It is, perhaps, a wry nod towards the relative nature of Congdon’s star power, as she hops back and forth between the small pond where she sits atop the ‘net-telly totem pole, and the bigger picture (in, I’m guessing, the Big Apple) where she’s just another girl-reporter with a microphone. Albeit the girl-reporter ABC have franchise-level hopes for. Read the rest of this post »

The war on Christmas

Posted December 19, 2006 by mark day
Categories: markday, online video, war on christmas

You better watch out… What’s Santa bringing me for Christmas? Well, I already got a Panasonic 42″ Plasma, and by God, it’s gorgeous (and believe me, I had to do a lot of whining to get it past the House Appropriations Commitee). There’s no danger of me getting all my content from postcard sized laptop video windows for a while yet. I’m also getting a furrowed brow as I work my head around how best to bring my various podcast videos, MySpace “conversational” videos and general opinions on the video space into one place. Next on my agenda? Whining until someone helps me make a ‘subscribe’ button for my videos and helps me stick it in the sidebar. For now, if you haven’t seen ‘The War on Christmas’ you can click on my Santa hat (or here) and strap yourself in for another tour of duty.

Kevin Smith loves me. He really does.

Posted December 19, 2006 by mark day
Categories: kevin smith, markday, online video

Or at least, he’s contractually obliged to love something about the Virgin Mobile Bleepin’ Awesome contest.   Which I won (or rather, my Smiley Intervention video did).  Thanks, in no small part, to my rabid MySpace fan army.  If you stick with this clip long enough, the Clerksman does a passable impression of my accent.

Blogtag. From the mouths of MySpace babes (as in children…)

Posted December 19, 2006 by mark day
Categories: 5things, blogtag, fivethings, markday, Uncategorized

It’s the new sensation that’s a rockin’ the…. shit, vlogosphere doesn’t rhyme with sensation. Nation, however, does. I speak, of course, of the blog tag. The “five things I didn’t know about you”. I was mildly amused to see the video blogging world all agog (rhymes with vlog) over the novelty of posting and tagging their peers. Someone even made a chart of who’s tagging who in this meme.

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Olde English, new-fangled medium

Posted December 19, 2006 by mark day
Categories: online video, time magazine, Uncategorized

I post (increasingly) infrequently on Aspecialthing, which is “the premier comedy community on the internet” and a message board for what could fairly be described as passionate (alt-) comedy snobs. A while back I got into a bit of a posting pissing match over the merits of YouTube as a medium for comedy. The ASTers were up in arms because Brookers, who could fairly be described as a gap-toothed web-lebrity, had landed a deal of some sort with Carson Daly, thus snatching the burritos out of the mouths of starving alt-comedians the length of the land. Or something like that. Read the rest of this post »

Running into the Running Fool

Posted December 18, 2006 by mark day
Categories: getv, humanbaton, markday, sportsracers, Uncategorized, zefrank

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