C’mon, 50K!

This post introduces a new category to my blog: shameless self-promotion. Self promotion because it just is. Shameless because I’ve already posted about this before. But the parody review of The Oozinator that Phil and I did almost 3 years ago has 49,689 views as of this posting, and I’m so proud! It was written, rehearsed, and shot in less than 2 hours (and yes, it shows, but it’s still damned funny).

You know, the Oozinator? The horrifically ill-conceived Hasbro super soaker which looks like a green alien phallus and shoots white gloppy ooze? Ooh, yeah, that thing.

Every once in a while I compulsively check back on it to see what people think of it. I’ve been eyeing that 50,000 view milestone (which in non-youtube fame terms is about the equivalent of your first guest appearance on a public access TV show airing in Omaha). I’m also pleased to report that we are number 3 in the youtube search results for “oozinator”, right after the first ever posted video of the actual original ad, and a much better rehearsed bit about the meeting at which the Oozinator idea¬†should have been killed (which is also amusing). And while we aren’t one of the two coveted video results at the top of google web searches for the term, somehow we are the number 2 slot in google video search. How does that work?

Bing, Microsoft’s arguably slick search engine, however, can suck it. Our review isn’t even in the first 5 pages of web results, and we’re on the second page, 28 videos into the result grid… and that link is to some guy’s myspace page where he reposted the video! Where’s the love, Bing?

And now the video:

Yoga for Sarah Palin

Ah, the intersection of Yoga and Politics.

I’ve been checking out what yoga podcasts there are online. There were like 30 listed in the iTunes directory alone. One of them is titled “Tara Stiles Yoga.” I’m not ready to endorse it as the best yoga vodcast out there, I’m not really done checking out the scene. But it is definitely the one with the most political satire.

Feel the power

wildsoda sent me this photoset of a man unboxing an Apple //c. That sent me to the Wikipedia article on the Apple ][. Where I read this caption under the picture of the Apple IIGS:

“The Apple IIGS, the most powerful Apple II, featuring a true 16-bit CPU, 4096 colors, Ensoniq synthesizer, a Mac-like GUI and a mouse.”

Ah, the most powerful Apple II. Like the tallest tree in a bonsai forest.

Still going, how about that

I just checked up on a little video Phil and I made last year back when the Oozinator came out. Last year I was watching how many views on youtube it was getting every week, but I hadn’t checked in a while…

I’m pretty surprised that it’s still being viewed somewhat regularly, and now has 18k views or so. By youtube popularity standards, that’s just about nothing, but still, it’s probably the most exposure I’ve ever had, including the time I played Little John in my summer camp’s production of Peter Pan.

One of the latest comments was that I look nervous in the first few seconds. I must admit, it’s quite true. Next time, I promise we’ll rehearse more.