Thursday, March 06, 2008

Vermont YouTube of the Day

I meant to post this a couple days ago, but I got distracted by my crazy job.

Remember Louis Armistead, the UVM senior who did the Davis Center video? We just hired him as a freelancer, and he's making videos every other week for Seven Days. At least, that's the plan.

The first episode of Loutube News features superstar politico-spawn Chelsea Clinton.

March 6, 2008 at 02:24 PM in Vermont YouTube | Permalink | Comments (9)

Thursday, February 07, 2008

YouTube of the Day

A couple weeks ago, I posted a video about a German TV crew that interviewed Bolton cartoonist Alison Bechdel. Well now the German video is posted on YouTube, so here it is. And Don the Jonesville postmaster makes an appearance! Yay!

February 7, 2008 at 08:08 AM in Vermont YouTube | Permalink | Comments (1)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Vermont YouTube of the Day

A German film crew traveled to Bolton recently to spend a day with cartoonist Alison Bechdel. Alison's book Fun Home apparently just appeared in German.

Alison made a little movie of this "excrutiatingly boring" experience, which actually ends up being pretty entertaining. I like the part where the road is blocked by a fallen tree.

I was expecting to see my old friend Don the Postmaster when the crew drove up to the Jonesville Post Office, but no. Maybe the Germans got him on film. He's quite a character.

Here's Alison's blog post on the taping.

January 15, 2008 at 07:43 PM in Vermont YouTube | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, December 23, 2007

YouTube of the Day

This isn't a Vermont video, but I couldn't resist sharing.

My son Graham is really into construction equipment of any kind, but he especially loves excavators. Sometimes I let him sit on my lap and look at pictures of excavators on my laptop. Today I searched for excavators on YouTube and turned up some entertaining videos.

Graham liked the ones where the excavators were moving dirt, but I was surprised and delighted to find this excavator ballet. You have to see it to believe it.

December 23, 2007 at 09:21 AM in Vermont YouTube | Permalink | Comments (4)

Monday, December 17, 2007

YouTube Videos of the Weekend Storm

I just searched YouTube for Vermont videos of the weekend's storm, but I had a hard time finding any. There seem to be lots of videos from Canada though.

This one's my favorite. Some guys in an apartment above an icy road in Toronto put their camera on traffic. I feel a little guilty about laughing at this video, but it is funny. And there don't appear to have been any fatalities...


Here's a longish video from Vermont, called Vermont Storm, or "We Come From the Land of the Ice and Snow."

Here's a very short video from somewhere in Canada. I call it, "We Love You, MySpace Friends!"

December 17, 2007 at 03:45 PM in Vermont YouTube | Permalink | Comments (1)

Monday, December 03, 2007

Vermont YouTube of the Day

Woman mounting hay bale at Shelburne Farms. Will she make it?

December 3, 2007 at 04:06 PM in Vermont YouTube | Permalink | Comments (2)

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Vermont YouTube of the Day

The teenagers in Rutland must be really bored if all they can think to do at night is beat the crap out of each other.

The big kid obviously wins the fight, but the other guy gets in at least one good punch.

And I'm not linking to this because it's good — I'm just pointing out this interesting little cultural artifact.

October 31, 2007 at 04:49 PM in Vermont YouTube | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

LouTube Nation

Last week, I posted a clever YouTube video about the Davis Center at UVM. I actually ended up doing some research on it, and learned that it was filmed by a senior political science/film and TV studies major, Louis Armistead.

I chatted with Lou a bit last week, and ended up writing about him and his video in my "Web Page" column in the newspaper. I also talked with Pat Brown, the Director of Student Life and the Davis Center, who called Lou's video "one person’s opinion, and sort of a tongue-in-cheek approach to some feelings about the Davis Center.”

Brown didn't seem to think it was as funny as I did. Can't blame him, though, really.

The Davis Center video is actually one of many that Lou has made during his career at UVM. I ended up watching most of them on his YouTube channel, which he calls "LouTubeNation." I think my favorite is probably "Full Dorm," a parody of the opening credits of "Full House."

Good work, Lou! I'll definitely be checking back for more (though not until I return from my long weekend in Chicago!).

October 17, 2007 at 07:07 PM in Vermont YouTube | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, October 12, 2007

Even Better Vermont YouTube of the Day

This may be the best one yet. A UVM student's satirical report from the new Davis Student Center. Thanks, Richard!

October 12, 2007 at 12:22 PM in Vermont YouTube | Permalink | Comments (7)

Vermont YouTube of the Day

A squirrel invades the Living and Learning Complex at UVM. They call him Rupert.

October 12, 2007 at 09:20 AM in Vermont YouTube | Permalink | Comments (0)