It’s April Fool’s Day so I figured it might be expected to do a prank. So here goes:
For anyone who has to ask: Yes, this is totally for real and my neighbour is now dead.
The music used in the video is “Badman” by NSG from his debut album “Working Class Superstar”. He’s a legend, check him out.
And for those who are interested, here’s the previous prank involving the same neighbour and Mr Safety. Note that I’m not totally heartless, this prank is more on Mr Safety than on the neighbour.
I had a really lazy Australia Day weekend. The most active thing I did was lots of barbecuing, like a good little Aussie. So here’s some cooking tips from me along with some general musings on the day:
And just in case any international readers are wondering what Australia Day marks, here’s an explanation video I made last year:
And one I made that caused redneck bogans to get worked up for some reason. This also features the first appearance of the Aussie burgers:
Happy Australia Day!
One of the reasons I haven’t been posting every day lately is I’m on holidays. The second reason is I’m absurdly busy. Seriously, I’m far busier on this holiday than I usually am when I’m working. The biggest thing (for those who haven’t been paying attention) is the YouTube As One gathering this Saturday (December 1st) in Melbourne’s Federation Square.
I’m trying not to freak the hell out in the leadup but it’s hard.
The day of the gathering coincide with the World AIDS Day Concert in Federation Square which is a bonus for us. There will be a lot going on during the day including free concert performances. So I figured some payback was due and I’ve been helping the promoters of the World AIDS Day Concert, The Burnet Institute with some YouTube promotion for their event.
The centrepiece of their promotion is the “I promise” campaign. It’s a fairly simple concept – make a promise to take some practical steps in response to AIDS. This video has been put together featuring some YouTube celebrities and “real world” celebrities to encourage the YouTube community to make their own video promises:
And I thought I’d kick things off with my own promise:
Oh, and I also promise to get back to writing longer and angrier posts some time after this madness has died down. Sometime in the next couple of weeks.
I had a funny experience today. The upcoming YouTube gathering coincides with the Melbourne World AIDS Day Concert hosted by the Burnet Institute. Both events will be at Federation Square on November 1st. Given the global nature of YouTube and the global nature of World AIDS Day seem like a perfect fit, I’m working with the people at the Burnet Institute to do some cross-promotion with YouTube.
At a big meeting today it was my job to explain to the various attendees what the As One YouTube gathering actually was. When I described the promotion that had been happening on YouTube, the guy next to me said “Yeah I saw a video about that done by AngryAussie.”
The fact that he referred to me in the third person while I was sitting right next to him threw me for a moment. Then I realised. He had no idea I was AngryAussie. When I explained that I was AngryAussie his reaction was amusing to say the least.
About a dozen expressions flickered across his face. What? What are you talking about? You’re crazy. Oh, wait a minute. Yeah, maybe. No, but… Do I look like a dork for not recognising him?
It’s nice to know that my “disguise” actually works. Apparently I come across differently when I’m not wearing a mask and ranting. Who knew?