Saturday, February 28, 2009

Facebook Fan Page

By the way, I've publicized this already on my many other outlets for internet self-promotion, but if you haven't yet, you should really become a fan of Vlog Star on our Facebook page. It's a good place to declare your support for the show and check out behind-the-scenes stills like this one.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Vlog Star #17 - Clay Mask

This episode was good for my skin.

Clay Mask | Vlog Star #17 from kennybloggerly on Vimeo.

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I Eat Food

Subway has the best street team ever.

Chimp off the Old Block

Ever since that horrifying chimp attack story, I just can't look at Clem the same way anymore. We let him sleep on our bed, and he looks so cute and harmless, but is there a savage animal lurking beneath the surface?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

License to Drive

Went to the DMV today to renew my license. Apparently it's been long enough that they want to see me there in person. Fair enough. I've started to get funny looks when I show people my ID. I can't remember what clerk looked at it recently and said, "You're twelve!" Stephanie laughed when she saw my renewal notice, which still listed my weight as 125 and my height as 5'9".

After I checked in and got my waiting number, I realized that I did not have enough cash to pay the renewal fee and had forgotten my checkbook. I went outside, spotted a 7-Eleven on the next block, made an emergency ATM trip and got back in time for them to call my number. That sounds boring now but it was a tense predicament when it happened.

And so in a few weeks I will have a new license with a new photo and a printed-on organ donor dot that I won't be able to peel off during my periodic bouts of worrying about my organs being harvested prematurely.

I've always loved my old driver's license picture. I got away with turning my head a little, creating a slight three-quarters angle that is more flattering than the required straight-on shot. Also, I was so excited to get my license that I look really happy. At the time I really liked it because it made me seem like a happier person than I actually was. It looked better than any portrait anyone ever took of me. I wished I could have my driver license photo blown up and framed.

Today's shot was less notable. I looked straight on and didn't buck the system. It's a wide-eyed, almost exaggeratedly blank stare. I purged my face of any expression. We'll see what happens. I hope I don't hate it too much.

*Updated with my old license picture.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hong Kong Airport Woman

Already posted this on Facebook, but here is the version with English subtitles so you can understand the tantrum without worrying that she is actually dealing with something important enough to justify her childish freak-out.

It's pretty great either way, really.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Vlog Star #15: Speed Stacking

Speed Stacking Worst Record | Vlog Star #15 from kennybloggerly on Vimeo.

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Is it speed stacking, cup stacking, or sport stacking? Who knows, really?

I really like this episode. I think season 2 is much better than season 1, where, admittedly, some episodes got bogged down in exposition/set-up and didn't always go anywhere comedically. I think this episode is a good example of how things have improved. It's faster, funnier, more visual and just plain more fun. Check it out.

Next week's is really good too.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Professor YouTube explains Where the Hell is Matt?

Professor YouTube continues in a semi-spinoff.

He's commenting on this:

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Vlog Star #14: Three's Company

Three's Company | Vlog Star #14 from kennybloggerly on Vimeo.

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This seemingly modest episode actually represents several milestones for the series... not only adding a new cast member in Shelly, played by Marion Kerr, but also in staging an apartment scene that actually required several setups! Moving from one area in the apartment to another actually forced us to reset the lights for every angle, just like a real movie. It was exhausting but I think you'll agree it was worth it. Just one more example of how we're raising the bar for season 2! Also, this is the first episode with Nate in a more minor role, and the first episode scripted by (and credited to) Dave Duman and not me.