Saturday, July 30, 2011

TFU Friday – Norway, Australia and ComicCon

The awful events recently in Norway have united all decent people in their support of the Norwegian people. Sadly, not all people are decent.

It's predictable but sickening that so many people use this tragedy to further their own agenda. Glenn Beck calls the shooting victims "Hitler Youth" and Bill O'Reilly is delusional about Christianity. Why do the American right in particular find it so hard to concede a point or admit fault? A competitor in the TFU response stakes was ex-Smiths frontman Morrisey who said the killings were "nothing compared to what happens in McDonald's and Kentucky Fried shit every day".

But the winner of worst response for my money, was an ally of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi who actually supported the murderer's manifesto.

On a lighter but still fucked up note, there were the usual animal attacks in Australia and a real tragedy for the nerds of Comic Con.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hey retard, you're an idiot!

There is a lot of argument over whether calling someone a retard is a good idea or bad idea.

Is choosing not to use "retard" as an insult political correctness or simply being nice? While doing some research for this video, I found this site that details how the word idiot, imbecile and moron once all had medical definitions linked to degrees of mental retardation. Maybe the insult retard/retarded is destined to go the same way as these words and pass into common usage, losing its link to medical definitions of intellectual disability.

But isn't it fun knowing "idiot" is the worst insult of all?

Monday, July 25, 2011

Free Porn - three way action with Mistress M

Is free internet porn destroying society? Is porn evil? Are young men getting unrealistic ideas about sex from watching porn? These weight issues and more are tackled by myself, Mistress M and AIDzee.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

RIP Kipp Williamson

I had some sad news recently with the passing of my friend Kipp Williamson. I first met Kipp when we held our first big gathering in November 2007. We stayed in contact since then and Kipp has been in a lot of my videos with his music being in many more.

This is my farewell to Kipp and includes the last video I shot with him (but not the last time we were together. Rest in Peace mate, we'll miss you.

And here's a video we shot quite a while ago. I uploaded an edited version of this at the time but now seems like a good time to share the full video.

Monday, February 14, 2011

The REAL Secret is The Promise

If an ominous voiceover told you there was a FACELESS CONSPIRACY running your life, would you be scared? ProductCorp want you to know the ULTIMATE SECRET! You are beset by a NAMELESS FEAR. You know there must be a FACELESS CONSPIRACY holding you back from everything you want. But now, ProductCorp PROMISE a CURE for your FEAR. The secret is, with ProductCorp's PROMISE - you will get everything you want. We promise. By sending us ACTUAL CASH you get all the benefits of out Promise.

We Promise to keep promising. For as long as it take to get all of your ACTUAL CASH! If things don't change right away for you, all that means is you need to keep sending CASH. And we will keep promising. That's a Promise you can take to the bank. Which is where we will be taking your CASH.

That's our bank, not yours. It's in the Cayman Islands. It's very nice. If you send us enough ACTUAL CASH, we'll send you a postcard. We Promise.

Seriously, send your payment to
GPO Box 3290
Melbourne 3001 Australia
And we'll send you either the Box of Wonder or The Book of Truth. You know, if you're very easily fooled. Or want a weird souvenir.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Let ProductCorp PROMISE you a CURE

Does it seem like a FACELESS CONSPIRACY is controlling your life? Do you suffer from a NAMELESS FEAR? Wouldn't you like someone to PROMISE a CURE? At ProductCorp, promises are what we do. All you need to do is send us ACTUAL CASH. And we'll never stop promising.

Seriously, send your payment to
GPO Box 3290
Melbourne 3001 Australia
And we'll send you either the Box of Wonder or The Book of Truth. You know, if you're very easily fooled. Or want a weird souvenir.

And here's some behind the scenes footage (including me smashing the shit out of a tripod) courtesy of our collaborator, Damie

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Melbourne says hello to DaveDays

I believe that Melbourne cemented its place as the YouTube capital of Australia this weekend. Popular American YouTuber Davedays is visiting Australia and did a public meet and greet of fans along with some popular local YouTubers. How popular is he? Over 1.3 million subscribers, #12 most subscribed of all time and currently #1 musician worldwide on YouTube and his videos have been viewed over 245 million times in total. THAT popular.

The get together was organised by Daves friend Kimmi who didn't think it would be such a big deal. They organised a similar event in Los Angeles and about 50 people came along. See for yourself what a big deal Melbourne made of the event:

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Young Spice vs AngryAussie

Old Spice meme is Old. We have Young Spice. Allow me to explain.

I do a lot of my video development with my friend Adrian Calear who is very well know in Melbourne comedy circles as both a performer and director. Adrian and I recently met Michael (the young man in the video below) at a mini-gathering in Melbourne. He was here getting some treatment to make sure his body doesn't reject a bone marrow transplant which was itself treatment for a second round of blood cancer. Which is clearly shit-heaps fun.

And yes, I said second round of blood cancer. Michael has previously been treated successfully for leukaemia. So we figured he should have some fun while he's here. We worked on a few ideas and techniques then shot this video. I think he's done a damn fine job for his first time on camera.

After we watched the video, we realised the fact we had used a blue sheet as the backdrop meant we could have some fun with chroma-keying (AKA BlueScreening) and so started messing around. Then we remembered we had a friend who has quite a good studio set up with a green screen so we've come up with a collaboration project that we'll be unveiling soon.

In the meantime, this video is a teaser:

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Song for Boo

In the eternal quest for internet domination I got together with a few friends to try and come up with a song. Not just any song, mind you. Given the viral nature of cat videos and how songs are always popular we decided to come up with a song for Mistress M's cat, Boo. Here's the result:

There are some very good singers at work here but we may still have a little work to do. And in response to some recurring comments on YouTube, I feel compelled to point out that there was no alcohol or drug consumption involved in the making of this video.

Not that I have anything against that sort of consumption, it's more a case of being surprised that there is a subset of people who seem unable to understand that creativity, fun and/or any behaviour slightly left of centre does not necessarily involve imbibing substances.

And if you liked that video, here is the whole improvisation session, unedited:

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Queensland Flood Appeal

Flooding in Queensland has caused a disaster areas more than twice the size of Texas and it's getting worse. You can help by clicking here to donate to the official relief fund.


I'll be donating the money I earn from the YouTube partner program for the next week so share this video around and you'll also be helping! The more people who know about this, the more we can help.

And regarding the Melbourne YouTube gathering, here is the video from Kimmi:


In short,
When: Saturday, January 22nd 2011
Where: Federation Square meet in front of the Giant Screen/Stage.
Time: 12pm - 3pm (hopefully it's not too hot!!)

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Cutest Christmas Kitteh EVAR!

I know this was a little late but I didn't get this on video in time to make it a Christmas video.

Just before Christmas, we adopted a new kitten from the Lort Smith Animal Hospital in Melbourne. Shadow has well and truly made herself at home in our house and it turns out she really likes Christmas trees. As in, really likes to destroy them. Oh well, it was time to take it down anyway.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Angry New Year's Resolution

I don't do new year's resolutions - never have. This is a resolution for other people. I'm allowed to do that - declare resolutions that other people need to follow. It's one of my official powers.

This is a video for sharing with those in need - namely if there's someone you think is being a dick, send them this and they might mend their ways. We can always hope.

The music at the start and end of this video are two different pieces of theme music created for me by YouTubers. That's right, I need more than one theme tune. Deal with it.

The hip hop theme at the start was done by NSG

The heavy metal theme at the end was done by Shaun/Blordough

Saturday, January 01, 2011

The 2010 TFU Awards

For my last video of 2010 I decided to inaugurate the TFU Awards, the first annual awards recognising the most totally fucked up of all the stories I noted for Totally Fucked Up Friday. It certainly wasn't an easy task but I gave awards in four categories:

Most TFU Moment in Racism:

Most TFU Moment in Law enforcement:

Most TFU Hypocrite of the year:

Most TFU Trend of the year: