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…

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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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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

From MP3 Grillz to Michael Jackson’s Pet name: Daily Mail Links

I LOVE the Daily Mail.  I seriously start my day by getting my fix of British tabloids.   So here are my favorite links of the day:

1. Michael Jackson’s pet name for himself was “turd.”

2.   Honey Honey Boo Boo Child (aka Alana from Toddler’s and Tiaras) is getting her own TLC Reality Television show!!!!  If you are out of the child pageant circuit, this video will catch you up (it’s worth it):

3.  The family of a man who died in a threesome was awarded $3 million because his doctor did not warn him against extreme physical activity.  Because a doctor’s warning was totally gonna stop him…

4.  Grillz 3.0 – you can now play MP3’s through your teeth and this is somehow a growing trend.  The control panel is on the roof of your mouth, so you can change the music with your tongue…  U.S.A! U.S.A.!

Daily Mail, you are the best!

Awkward Adventures in Internet Dating: Plenty of Mitch

According to a recent study, internet dating is the second-most common way for couples to meet (I think, blacked out nights at the local watering hole is number one, but I may need to cross reference that).  An amazing 22 PERCENT of the couples surveyed met through dating websites.  In contrast, Prior to 1978, only .02 percent of couples met online (which personally I find kinda high, considering the fact that the internet sort of, kind of, didn’t exist back then).   Point is, the dating landscape has changed and you might need to get over your fear of internet stalkers, awkward conversations and the potential of a chubbo, to find the one you’ve been waiting for.

After my $5,000 victory (THANK YOU, BY THE WAY) on a one minute short, I’ve decided to become more aggressive in getting involved in film/writing projects.  One of these projects is PLENTY OF MITCH, a webispode series that follows the  internet dating adventures of Mitch, a down on his luck illustrator, and his friends, Jamie and Marco (pictured)…

It hasn’t been released yet (it will be released in the coming weeks), but it is absolutely hilarious, has a great cast and high production value.  If you’ve been on a date with someone you met online and it was TERRIBLE you will definitely relate to the misadventures the guys will go through.  Even if you haven’t, you can live vicariously through them and laugh along the way.

Here’s a link to the facebook page for you to get updates on when it will be released, behind the scenes info and more!  Don’t forget to also like the HAHABUDA facebook page, while you are at it.  Thanks!

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!

FINISHED MY FIRST MOVIE: My Insane Roommate

This weekend, in a span of 48 hours, I wrote, cast and directed  my first movie – MY INSANE ROOMMATE.  I worked with a great team and we finished!!  Here it is:

Now, lady and ghouls (I’ve always wanted to say…. uh, type that), it has been entered into the Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 Funniest Roommate Stories Contest, and I NEED YOUR VOTES.  So please click the link and vote for my movie.  You just need a google/youtube account.

You can click HERE for the Voting Page.

MAKE MY HARD WORK AND HILARIOUSNESS WORTH IT.  I’d very much appreciate it… also the video is pretty funny.

THANKS TO THE CAST AND CREW.  You were all amazing!

Starring Erica Eynon

Written and Directed by – Liz Buda
Produced by – Nick Buda
Director of Photography – Tuong Tran
Edited by – Nick Buda and Tuong Tran

LA Times, you are officially an asshole for ruining Desperate Housewives

There are certain things you should know not to mess with about me:

-I do not eat mayo or ranch, and I do not find it endearing or cute when someone jokingly says they will put it in my food (or actually put it in my food, which my mom once did).

-Saying that words with friends and Scrabble (aka the best game in the universe) are the same thing.  They are not.  One was created by carefully studying the letter distribution in the New York Times for a year, one is a cheap knock off, slightly changed to not violate copyright laws.

-I watch Desperate Housewives on Sunday nights.  I will not pick up my phone, go online or respond to you even in if you show up in person.

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WARNING DO NOT CLICK ANY OF THE LINKS BELOW (unless you want to) BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN SPOILERS

So the Los Angeles Times, posted an article on the front page of the LA Extra section called Spoiler in ‘Desperate Housewives’ trial stuns courtroom’.  Basically, Nicollette Sheridan, is suing the show’s creator and studio for wrongful termination stemming from the elimination of her character, Edie Britt.    This season, they’ve been planning on killing a character on the show and I had no idea who.  It’s been building up!  So much suspense!

So, right next to the article is a picture of Edie Britt, as well as another character, who will go unnamed.  And I look at this picture, and I think, there is no way in the hell that the LA Times is going to be so blatantly stupid and post a picture of the character who is going to die.

Well the caption read like this:

Actor OMITTED’s character in “Desperate Housewives” will be killed off, an executive producer revealed during court testimony.

I didn’t even have to read the article to find out who died.  Has the LA Times not heard of the rules of the internet? Where when we are about to reveal a spoiler, we say in big letters SPOILER.  It’s that simple!

I don’t know what is sadder, the fact that I watch Desperate Housewives or the fact that I subscribe to the LA Times.  Ugh.  Scratch that.  Definitely the latter.