(If your computer can handle it please click this YouTube link and 'Watch in HD'. It's Incredible.)
12:11 AM, Sunday, February 1st, 2009:
Unbefuckinglieveable. Everyone throw your hands up.
The Random God
The Happy God
~* ~ ZAPPOW! ~* ~ RANDOM!!! ~* ~ ZAPPOW! ~* ~
~* ~ ZAPPOW! ~* ~ HAPPY!!! ~* ~ ZAPPOW! ~* ~
A 2 Journey God Strike!!!
Readers that are going through this one after another may not realize just how close these two entries are. I wrote the last entry, I then went to sleep (early, still getting over the Inauguration cold) and when I woke up in the morning I checked my email. I highlighted and was a moment from deleting what was clearly spam, when I noticed I had the same email 3 times - and gmail is impeccable at catching this shit. So I decided to open the email with the subject: "Phillipines Inquiry - Urgent".
Greetings from the Philippines!
We are a team from Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (KMJS)(One at Heart with Jessica Soho), a weekly news-magazine television program of GMA Network, Inc. The show discusses national and international issues. It tells different stories of life, of culture and of failures and victories. As the title suggests, it is hosted by the country’s premiere broadcast journalist Jessica Soho. She is one of the recipients of GEORGE FOSTER PEABODY FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM, NEW YORK FILM AND TELEVISION FESTIVAL and many other award-giving bodies in the Philippines and in other countries.
We are currently doing a story about Video Blog. Part of the elements we are about to feature is the first person who introduce the video blog. And we believe you are the first person who introduces it on the market. In this regard, we would like to include you in our segment. May we request you to be feature in our show which airs locally and abroad on pinoy tv. We would want to hear your story.
The airing of this story would be next week already. We hope to hear from you soon.
You could reach me through this email or my number 63 916*******.
God Bless.
GMA7 Network Inc. Philippines
Does it get more random than that? And, wow, were the Journey Gods sleeping for a year and then woke up, went "oh shit" and whapped their sceptors while mumbling "International publicity for The Journey". And how in fuckity fuck does it happen the next day? I know I always say the whole Journey God is just a nice romantic way to weave this story but when shit like that happens? I mean I wrote the most over-the-top "PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE will some shit happen already" entry, I go to sleep, and I get this email. I can do nothing but throw my hands up. That shit is amazing.
So I reply very simply with my phone number (this was this morning, Saturday) and this evening I got one of the more humorous phone calls of my life as this woman was trying desperately to communicate with me. I can hardly make fun of anyone's poor english because - they're bilingual and I'm not. So who the fuck am I to give them shit right? But she emailed me a list of questions they want me to videotape answers for and then email them the files - and this was a glorious, glorious read. All I can say is, enjoy:
Good Day!
Sir Adam,
It's nice to know you. Here are the questions:
1. Please introduce yourself being the first to introduce the video blog in the whole world?
2. Being the first to introduce this video blogging in the world, what comes into your mind? Can you tell us how it all started? How is the video blogging born?
3. what is your first video blog?
4. how can you be able to create your own video blog?
5. what is the difference of blogging to Vlogg / video blog?
6. what are its benefits? Does it widely use abroad?
7. how does it help you? In your career, family or friends?
8. Message to all of the blogger, who wants to try the video blog?
Note: You could do answer through video blog, and please do send it through email back to us, you can upload the file in yousentit.com and send it on this email add. And we will download the file here in the Philippines. A 15 minute video will do. Rest assured that due acknowledgment will be given in your end.
Could you also send us some of your sample video blog? I think it all started on your Vblog titled Journey? Right? Could you send some samples that we could use and show it abroad in television.
Its Sunday now here, I'll be waiting for your video until Tuesday right?
Just email me then if you have any inquiries. You could check the pinoytv.com or Kapuso mo, Jessica soho GMA7 Network on the site. That's our show.
Thank you so much. God Bless
Jaq Sto. Domingo
GMA7 Network Inc. Philippines
Kapuso mo, Jessica Soho
63 916*******
How wonderful is this? On how many levels is this just... a big smile. You know? Like you have to just smile. How fortunate. I mean, how else could you ever experience something this random and happy unless you lived the life I have for the last 9 years. Think about this for a second. Because I decided to attach a video of me smuggling J-Dog into our hotel as we moved to LA... and then just decided to keep going? People in the fucking PHILIPPINES want to interview me. Huh? It's so goddamn baffling that I fully expect this to lead to more and more publicity. This one little piece aired on the other side of the planet is going to be in front of EVERY freaking network and news station I can find and it's going to change the course of my life.
This is exactly what I was talking about when the Wikipedia thing came out last month (December). Guess where these peeps looked? Oh, and by the way, Wikipedia solved the dispute by putting both me and the other dude in the timeline - with me being first. Which is the truth. So... hooray for cooler heads prevailing there. But yeah, this should be the start of an avalanche. So now I am on overdrive to get allllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 850 videos up on YouTube and properly linked and I have someone else working on a more "RSS Feed" friendly wordpress version as well. Oh and of course - I need to answer those questions... tomorrow.
6:03 PM
Yes, I'm putting this together during the Superbowl. All the guys are here screaming, and I'm on my laptop. Yup, that's me.
I answered all the questions as best I could and uploaded a very dry version to them so they can edit it all together. But for this entry's video I kinda just condensed a few and added some overlays to keep it interesting. 'Cause, as I've mentioned before, video blogs where they just talk to the camera? Shoot me. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Anyway, be sure to watch to the end for an inappropriate joke.
And of course... holy shit, let's see how this works out. Thanks Will & Johnson.