Thursday, November 27, 2008

YouTube Live is officially a thing of the past. Despite the many headaches suffered making it, the show seems to have been a success. I hear we broke the record for most simultaneous streams of any event in the history of the internet, got more than 4 million viewers during the event, and more than 15 million video views to the on-demand section since it ended. If you missed anything, you can catch up here.

I'm now down in Florida with my parents, trying to relax a bit. I could use a good 3 week vacation right about now. Alas, that's not gonna happen. At least I get to watch 3 football games today.

Speaking of which, I will forever hate the Denver Broncos. I picked them last week in my $165,000 suicide pool. How did they let Oakland score 31 points? They'd scored 4 touchdowns in their last 7 games! Fuck the Broncos. FUCK THE BRONCOS!

Oh, and yes, I will begin fulfilling the promise made in my 5th birthday post. Starting December 1. Check back then.

Happy Thanksgiving, one and all.

Friday, November 14, 2008

I leave for San Francisco on Sunday to get ready for YouTube Live. The show has slowly taken shape. There's still a lot to be done, and a lot of holes to fill. But the show may just turn out okay.

A bunch of YouTube community members who are taking part have created short promo videos for the event. Here are my favorites:

Charlie the Unicorn is back, at long last

Mr. "Chocolate Rain" Tay Zonday needs your money

This one from LisaNova is just surreal

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Ugh, my love affair with free food at the Google building has come to a screeching halt. After enjoying 90% of today's lunch, an eclectic mix of dishes from the British West Indies, I discovered a hair in my Shrimp Pilau. It was short, black, and somewhat curvy. Could have been pubic, but not necessarily.

Needless to say, my reaction went something like this:

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Happy 5th Birthday Last Stop: This Town!

First? You mean only.

Other well-wishers? What other well-wishers?

There's too much happening today for people to notice. It's Guy Fawkes Night. It's Kevin Jonas, Famke Janssen, Corin Nemic (Parker Lewis), Art Garfunkel, and Robert Patrick's birthdays. It's the 20th anniversary of "Kokomo" hitting #1. And of course it's day one of President-elect Barack Obama's transition to getting the US back on track.

Plus nobody reads this site anymore. Not that I blame them... I hardly ever post anymore. As always, I blame it on an incredibly hectic schedule (YouTube Live is now just 17 days away, and happening four hours before the release of Chinese Democracy... what a weekend!). But I promise that I have something good planned once things ease up at the end of November. It will coincide with my upcoming trip to parents' house for Thanksgiving. If you enjoyed my stash of embarrassment from the last time I went down there, you'll want to check back.

Anyway, thanks to anyone and everyone who's ever read and/or commented on this site. I can't believe it's been five years.

And here's the video for the song that was #1 on the day I turned 5.

Update: How could I forget... both Bryan Adams and arch-enemy Ryan Adams are celebrating birthdays today too.