Monday, September 08, 2008
That's What I'm Talkin' 'Bout
How to upload your own videos!
OK. So you kinda want to participate in "I Can See What You're Saying," but you're stumped about what to post.
May I suggest an example of a great video post that can serve as a guide and/or inspiration for our project, if you'd like. Notice that I called it "our" project, because I intend to engage you emotionally, giving you part ownership, thereby further enticing you to try this.
This post was made by Mama Belle of The Bayou Belles and Their Beau while Gustav was threatening them.
Please note her total lack of self-consciousness, except for when she points out her glittery hurricane attire, which was quite educational. I never knew glamour and hurricanes went together.
Also, her willingness to torture those around her to get her post made is quite admirable. I fully endorse torturing family/friends to help you, if need be.
Again, if you're worried about privacy, shoot in front of a blank wall or outside somewhere. Don't post any videos of any children except yours, if you wish. Don't accidentally tape your house number or Social Security number or any identifying birthmarks or moles. You may tape tattoos, if you wish, but we ask that you be kind to our eyes.
Do not torture any pets for this project, but feel free to dress them up and bribe them to perform tricks. You don't realize it, but they're actually controlling you when you do that, so you may tape your pet controlling you, if you wish.
If you go on a rant against Oprah, expect to be mugged in a dark alley by Eckhart Tolle and his millions of minions. (But I've heard that he hangs out near toll roads: Tolle trolls toll roads. Say that 5 times fast.)
You do not have to give away a prize on your post, but I think I will give away a small one. Caveat: (I love to use that word, but I don't get to very often because I work in a youth ministry and write a blog about junk TV and ham, so there aren't a whole lot of applications for "caveat" when you're discussing how to bowl with frozen turkeys or whether Bernard is actually Jacob on LOST.)
Anyway, here's the caveat: You must be a participant to win my prize.
*PS: I've started taping my video. Prepare to be underwhelmed.
As my cousin would say, "Woo to the Hoo." Or maybe I should say, "Hoot."