Thanks to the advice of a teenage girl and to the sudden stop of my all American summer road trip I’ve been spending way too much time on Youtube….even when Youtube was big, which apparently it still is, I’ve never been one of those people sending around “funny” videos of dogs with cereal boxes stuck to their heads nor have I ever been compelled to search for drunk people dancing or grandmothers making fart noises with their armpits. And, while I’m on the subject I also have no interest in the pre-internet video phenomenon, America’s Funniest Home Videos which I think we can all agree isn’t funny, canned laughter and all.
Anyway, my new youtube fascination began with a few harmless “Vlogs” from my new favorite “youtuber” Mitchell Davis. What’s a Vlog? Whose Mitchell Davis? Unless your 18 and under chances are high you haven’t heard of him but he is one of the new wave of “youtube celebritites” who Vlog…you know like turn on their computer cameras and talk about nothing, literally nothing.. it’s like this blog only with way more editing and dancing. There is a whole world of video bloggers out there and they even have their own convention, VidCon, where from what I can gather, they continue to talk about nothing and then film themselves fanning out on other youtube celebs. Anyway, as with anything internet and world wide webish I found myself watching endless Mitchell Davis videos and when I say endless I mean pretty much all of them or enought to decide that I really prefer his older work when he was raw and unadulterated and before he sold out and started using his vlog as a means of promotion…tsk tsk. Anyway, I eventually found something worthwhile on youtube….a movie project.