http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvbGVJv_Mh0&feature=relatedJoking right? Tom angles!
this guy is absolutely amazinghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvbGVJv_Mh0&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0J6XDt7O5A&feature=relmfu The title of this video is just so great.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sAc12507C4&feature=endscreen&NR=1 Oh boy.
If it really is an attempt at comedy, it's a lucrative one:I've thought about this and I think EV has to be dry humour. Otherwise it doesn't make sense. I mean, these guys are organised, right?
There's all this marketing - high Google ranks, a logo, wide spread and a 15 sec lead in ad. Usually people organised enough to manage that aren't naive enough to hand their instructional videos over to obvious rookies ... and either never, ever check their work for CQ to see how it may be presenting their brand, or they are actually *impressed* by the quality on review hahaha
I really don't think it's possible. I think it's a deliberate piss-take and the guys are serving it up reeeeal dry.
It's not that I believe that such rank stupidity is impossible (after all, we get cups of coffee with "Caution: Hot liquid" on the lid) ... just that the mix of professional organisation with hilariously bad instructors who all seem utterly oblivious to their lameness is peculiar ... and they get an awful of hits from people wanting to see the train crash ...
Oh ... my ... God ... I figured they were doing well but I never imagined that well!If it really is an attempt at comedy, it's a lucrative one:
From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demand_Media: "In June 2007 Demand Media hired Charles Hilliard, a former Morgan Stanley investment banker and United Online senior executive, as its President and CFO and acquired Byron Reese's how-to website, ExpertVillage.com of Austin, TX, for about $20 million."
Unfortunately they aren't intended as humor (humour) but just turn out that way because of the yokels that record there. These people are dead serious but just happen to be the worst at doing what they do. Funniest Home Videos has nothing on these clownsGuys, I've not seen so much of these "Expert Village" clips before. They're intended as humour, right? Surely? That hip hop clip ticks every comedic box. I live the micro "on the fly" tom adjustment technique
That's my point, Grunt. I think they're chosen for their funniness. How can you explain that at no stage has the QC of the vids improved over the years? It's got to be by design.Unfortunately they aren't intended as humor (humour) but just turn out that way because of the yokels that record there. These people are dead serious but just happen to be the worst at doing what they do. Funniest Home Videos has nothing on these clowns