My Mom’s Strange Youtube History

My mom works from home. When she doesn’t want to be bothered, she closes the door to her “office” and we are ABSOLUTELY NOT supposed to disturb her. I always just assumed she needed to be in a work zen mode. I didn’t question anything.

The other day, I brought in the mail. I knocked on her door as a warning before I entered, as I always do. Maybe I imagined it, but I was pretty sure she was watching a Harlem Shake video. Not any Harlem Shake video, but a Harlem Shake video of dogs. Before I could process anything, she turned and snapped “I’M WORKING!” before I ran out.

I was pretty sure the video was this one:

Within moments, I knew I had a mission. I needed to see my mom’s youtube video history.

THE MISSION

Getting on her computer was actually really easy… so to be honest my mission only took about five minutes. When she was finished with her work (the door was now opened), I asked my mom if I could check my email on her computer. Not questioning the fact why I had to check on her computer, when there are seriously 3 other computers within a five foot radius, she obliged. I took my screen captures, sent them to myself through her email, and ran to my own computer to look at the evidence.

THE RESULTS

These were the first four:

I knew she watched that one Harlem Shake Video!

I KNEW IT WAS THE HARLEM SHAKE WITH ANIMALS. Wait… I started to process everything… What is my mom watching? I only was able to get a list of her last 21 videos, so the sampling may be a little small. STILL, I did find some interesting results:

  • 7 out of 21 videos were Harlem Shake videos.
  • 7 out of 21 videos were about animals, mostly dogs and cats, but there was one video starring a hamster.
  • 4 videos were Harlem Shake videos FEATURING animals.
  • 2 videos were on strange medical conditions.
  • 1 was a video aimed at children so that they learn about the colors of the rainbows:

 

Oh and the last one was…

youtube videos

I don’t even know to interpret the data, except to say, that there’s a little more going on behind closed doors than I thought.

For your enjoyment please find below the remaining videos of the list:

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Okay, I’ll admit it, I’m a terribly inconsistent blogger

Okay guys, I said about 6 months ago (has it really been that long?), that I was going to start blogging more consistently.  And I didn’t really keep that promise.

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I’ve been so busy with my 20 hour a week job, my only chore of doing the dishes and my new hobby of online poker (this is all true).  BUT i’m back!  And get ready for some HAHABUDA action.

For a little preview, I’ll provide my new favorite picture of the internet.

my favorite is the ginger kid

ENJOY!  AND I’LL BE IN TOUCH SOON!

Online Dating Slumpbusting: Plenty of Mitch Episode 2

I think online dating is getting weirder by the minute.   Just take Purrsonals (facepalm for worst dating related pun I’ve ever seen) – an online dating site for cat lovers.  Or Singles with food allergies – because when I look for a lover, I need them to have the same aversion to peanuts, shellfish and gluten as me. We have even reached the point where chimpazees have turned to online dating to find their mates.

Plenty of Mitch – a webseries on online dating written and directed by a friend of mine – has finally launched episode 2!  There’s no furries, food allergies or chimps in this episode… but it may have something that you have experienced… SLUMPBUSTERS.  Don’t know what that is… well watch away.

Missed Episode 1?  Click Here.

Love the show?  Like Penty of Mitch on Facebook!

Web series on Internet Dating: PLENTY OF MITCH has Launched

A few weeks ago, I wrote about a web series that I was helping out with, Plenty of Mitch, which follows the (mis)adventures of a group of guys testing the waters of internet dating. As the show goes on, you’ll see the good, the bad and the (overwhelmingly) ugly side of meeting strangers on the interwebs.  Well, i’ve got some good news, the first episode has launched!

The hilarious first episode sets the stage for all the craziness that will occur as the show continues.  Will Mitch find love or is this a train wreck waiting to happen?  Will Jamie ever get a date with a non-Louie/non-Leper?  What is Dean’s (aka Danger’s) secret to his luck with the ladies?

So, have you had any terrible dating stories? I’ve never gone on one (my parents did once offer to buy me a match.com account…), but I’ve heard HORRIBLE STORIES from friends: from burn victims who can only talk about their injuries to guys who buy three long islands before the entree…  I don’t know if it’s a world I want to explore.  I’ll just live vicariously through the guys on Plenty of Mitch.

So while you are at it, LIKE the Plenty of Mitch facebook page to get news about upcoming episodes.

P.S.  if you are wondering why the sound is so good it, was because I was holding the boom mike…  jk jk

Cool Video of the Day: I Fell in Love on the Bike Path!

At my alma mater, U.C. Santa Barbara, bicycles RULED the road.

If you are a pedestrian there, you better know your place, because if you were dumb enough to step into the bike path without looking, you deserved to get run over by the two-wheelers (the unsuspecting tour groups made this fun to watch).  If you were a car driving down Del Playa (the main party street) on a Friday or Saturday night, expect a crowd to surround your car, shouting things to you like “GET OFF THE ROAD” and “WHAT ARE YOU DOING DRIVING HERE?” and “I’M DRUNK!”  It’s like Mad Max in that town – I’m serious.

Well anyway, from my alma mater comes the above hilarious video, in the vein of I’m on a Boat, about finding love on the bike path.  SO GOOD.

2030 – BPL [Bike Path Love]

 

Mr T. SINGS – Treat Your Mother Right

Okay! So i totally should have included this in the post I made dedicated to my mother… But I messed up. NO BIGGIE.  Here’s Mr. T Singing “Treat your mother right”.

FAVORITE PART: YO MAMA JOKES.

God, I wish I was famous, just so I could do and create whatever I wanted and it would still be sort of legit.  LOVE you Mr. T! LOVE YOU MAMA!

HAPPY EASTER: Children deathly afraid of the Easter Bunny

My favorite Easter memory:  When I was much younger, my family dabbled in a Unitarian Universalist Church.  I had a lot of fun there, but was completely unaware of the politicking that was going on with the older people (side note: I swear I once saw a ghost there that looked like a Confederate Soldier on a horse).

ANYWAY, some grown-ups didn’t want to celebrate Easter and didn’t want an Easter egg hunt/Easter bunny because of the Christian roots.  My dad called BULL SHIT  – “kids deserve an Easter Bunny, they deserve an Egg Hunt… It’s frickin’ America, we’ve got rights” (side note: that may or may not be a quote from my father).

So during the sermon, my dad wore an Easter Bunny suit and pranced behind the Minister outside and was seen by the ENTIRE CONGREGATION through the large windows.  Later, we had an Easter egg hunt and no one could stop it.  My DAD saved Easter.  The American Way.

As an ode to children and easter and bunny suits and my dad, here are images of children frightened by the Easter Bunny (also, when did it become a tradition to pose on the Easter Bunny like he’s Santa):

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The Mullet Mating Call: Mullet-ed Man knows how to Whistle in Old Talk Show

Some of you may know that I am an aspiring screenwriter…  and through this I’ve gotten interesting insights into my psyche.  I’ve noticed that my “villains” fall into three categories:

  1. Fat women with large breasts.
  2. People with mullets and unusual facial hair/hobbies.
  3. Fat people with mullets.

My last script had THREE obese antagonists with large breasts.  My current one has two guys with mullets and I’m on only on page seven.  Granted, this is before the editing process, but still… I think there’s something wrong with me.

Well, a dashing young facebook fan shared this on the HAHABUDA facebook page…  And I must admit this may have changed my views of mullets forever.

I never thought a man with a mullet could bring a tear to my eye out of wondrous amazement…  The beauty in the quivering of that mustache is all too much.  So world, I ask you for two things, bring back the mullet… bring back artistic whistling…Sigh…The Mullet Mating Call…

I really need to watch more daytime television…

SIDE NOTE #1:  LIKE HAHABUDA on FACEBOOK – There will be a giveaway pretty soon…  And I put some other content over there not found here.

SIDE NOTE #2:  Best line of that video – “There goes the balls again….”