Jimmy Riffle of "The Gator Boys" will be at the CWHBA Home & Garden Show this weekend in the Sundome. He stopped by Cherry FM to chat with Brian & Lou this morning. Listen to win tickets tomorrow morning at 7:20.
JOHN GREEN wrote the novel "The Fault in Our Stars", which inspired the movie that came out last year. And he's also HUGE on YouTube. He and his brother Hank run a YouTube channel called VlogBrothers. Back in 2007, they did something called the "Brotherhood 2.0 Project," where they didn't text each other for a whole year, and only communicated through video blogs. Which is when they started to get a following. And now they post videos about WHATEVER, and 2.5 million people subscribe. Hank was also one of three YouTube celebrities who got to interview President Obama last month.
A guy in Bethesda, Maryland who has WAY too much time on his hands built a motorized TOILET for a parade last summer. It's basically a toilet on top of a wooden box with wheels on it.
And now a video of him using it in front of his hardware store is making the rounds of Facebook . . . because he added a SNOWPLOW. (Search for "David Goldberg - Heads Up." Notice the poor schmoe at the end using a shovel. What a loser!)
A woman named Deva Dalporto lives just south of San Francisco, and runs a YouTube channel called "My Life Suckers", where she posts song parodies that usually have something to do with her kids. I just subscribed to it because it's FULL of really funny stuff!
And her newest one is all about living in the suburbs. It's a parody of "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson andBruno Mars . . . called "Suburban Funk".
Have you ever thought of trying to become a YouTube Sensation?!
I found this article along with the video - which has gone viral in the past few days. It's very powerful on several levels. Bottom line: it could happen to anyone.
That's the message the New Zealand Transport Agency hopes viewers will take to heart after seeing their latest public service announcement. It serves as a stark reminder of what losing even a little extra reaction time can do.
In the ad, a man speeding down the road sees a car about to pull out in front of him. The two cars freeze as the drivers about to crash speak to one another. The driver about to be T-boned begs the speeding driver to avoid him, but he can't. He's going too fast. The ad ends reminding viewers to slow down. Other drivers make mistakes.
The video has now been viewed over 4 million times since it was posted six days ago. Commenters on the video seem to have taken the message to heart
"Sometimes I make mistakes, which is why I like reminders like this. Very well done," one YouTube user commented. "Driving time is boring time. Please help keep it that way."
"Crawls right under the skin," another posted.
Speeding is something we've all probably done behind the wheel, but speeding can kill. A 2009 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study found that speed is one of the most prevalent factors in car crashes. In 2007, 31 percent of all fatal crashes were speeding related, resulting in 13,040 fatalities.
Congrats to all our winners who came out to see CHRIS HILLMAN at Seasons Performance Hall – Friday Night.
Congrats to all our winners who came out to see CHRIS HILLMAN at Seasons Performance Hall – Friday Night. Arguably the pioneer of the genre known as “Cowboy Rock,” Chris has carved a permanent niche in the history of contemporary American music through his work with such notable bands as The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers and the Desert Rose Band. It was a great show. Check out Chris Hillman's website. http://www.chrishillman.com