Thursday, March 20, 2008

Send in the Douchebags

Don’t bother, they’re here.

Well, not here. They’re on YouTube. How do I know? Because Episode 6 of our sitcom “Life From The Inside” was just featured on the YouTube homepage, and nothing brings out the douchebags like a featured video.

Before I continue, I want to say that there are also really great people on YouTube. In fact, most of the people on YouTube are great. Unfortunately, they don’t comment as often.

I’ve commented on a few videos and such, and it can always feel a little self-serving. Like the only reason you’re commenting is to show everyone else how cool/clever/insightful/funny you are. And it’s because of that feeling that a lot of truly cool people don’t post comments. They don’t want to seem narcissistic or lame, or they see that a bunch of asshats are leaving stupid comments and they don’t want to be associated with them.

I can understand that.

Unfortunately, this means that the haters can easily take over any comments section.

See, all it takes is one douchebag to burst the douchebag dam and suddenly the entire valley is being flooded with…well…douchebags. Douchebags up to the eyeballs.

The only way to counter this kind of catastrophe is to put up a retaining wall. A levee of goodwill and constructive criticism. Raise the discourse so that the douchbags can’t spill over the top. It doesn’t take a lot.

Most douchebags are hopelessly insecure creatures. You just have to make them feel like they stick out in the crowd and they’ll shy away.

This brings me to my point. It would be very nice to have the support of real people who actually watch the show! If you have a second, go to YouTube, click on our episode and leave a comment. It doesn’t have to be glowing, just speak your mind. Only speak your mind in an intelligent fashion. Please.

Oh, and don’t forget to rate the video too! Douchebags love to give out low ratings. It doesn’t have anything to do with the quality of the video. Normal people rate videos based on a number of criteria (self-prescribed, sure). But, think of a douchebag rating system as an “erection meter.”

Plus, they seem to think that all entertainment should be geared toward them. But really, how much bikini Jell-O wrestling can people watch?

My limit is around 3 hours.

Thanks for all your support! And I just want to add that as a whole, the experience of being featured on YouTube has been a positive one! It’s hard to sit back and listen to the douchebags spout their bile, but we’ve gotten a bunch of new subscribers and they just keep coming!

It’s nice to know that there are people out there who like the show! And we love our subscribers. Really, great people.

I just wish they’d comment a little more.

Fun Fact: I forgot to update this blog yesterday to let you know that we were featured again on YouTube (after we were taken down, at around 5pm). Sorry. But you know now! And isn’t that the most important thing?

And Tanya’s birthday is Saturday! Happy Birthday, Tanya! Give her some love?

And Part 4 of Episode 6 is still coming Monday, March 24th!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Ignorance is bliss. I used to know what it was like NOT to be featured on the front page of YouTube.

Now I do.

The subscribers! The views! The publicity!

But like a nerd taken to the prom by the hottest girl in school as a joke, eventually your bubble will be burst…and in a cruel way.

Life From The Inside was about two inches from being able to sit at the cool kid’s table. So close that we could smell the name brand snack cakes.

Now we are back at the table by the door listening to tales of all-night D&D campaigns and gnawing on Little Debbies.

YouTube featured us on the front page today…for about an HOUR.

I don’t know if there was a glitch or what, but we’re gone now. We did get a bunch of new subscribers, which was very nice. I would have like to have been up longer, but I guess you take what you can?

At least I have a cool screenshot of the event as proof! That’s something! And we can ALWAYS say that we’ve been featured on the front page of YouTube!

And we will.

Fun Fact: The finale of Episode 6 will be posted on Monday! Yeah! And, who knows, maybe we’ll make the front page after all?

Friday, March 14, 2008


Oh what a clever title!

This is just a small post to let you know a little something about YouTube. No, I'm not here to tell you that we've been featured again (Episode 6 Part 1) and that the video has received almost 240,000 views (though we are proud of that!).

I'm here to tell you about a new YouTube feature. One that they haven't rolled out to it's fullest extent yet. The "higher quality" video feature. Yes, now you can actually watch decent quality video on YouTube! It's about time!

If you look closely on some videos you'll see a little link under the view screen that reads: "watch this video in higher quality." Just click on the link and you'll see a version of the video that barely loads any slower (on high-speed connections anyway) but that looks about 200 times better.

Not all videos have this feature - at least in an obvious location.

However, ANY video on YouTube can be watched at a higher quality with just a little extra work from you. When you're on a YouTube page, just add


to the end of the URL in your browser and you'll be whisked away to better living through bandwidth.

So, now I won't feel so guilty when I ask (beg) you to go to our YouTube pages and rate and comment on the sitcom ("Life From The Inside" see more at

So, wouldn't this be the perfect chance to multi task? See the new high quality videos and rate and comment (favorite too!) on some of our videos! I'll start you out with the higher quality link to Episode 6 Part 2:

Check it out!

Fun Fact: Episode 7 is about 1/3 shot and it's already one of my favorite episodes!

Can't wait to get it online.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Episode 6 is (Finally) Here!

Sorry for the delay. It won’t happen again.

Episode 6 has gone through a unique (unique for us anyway) post-production process, so it took a little longer than usual.

But it’s here now! So why not just kick back and enjoy it?

In fact, why not just kick back and enjoy it at various locations on the web. Sure, you can always enjoy it at, but you can also see it on YouTube, Revver, Blip, or any number of fantastic websites! And while you’re there, why not rate and comment? We would seriously love you for it.

Anyway, as you may have noticed, this episode if a bit different from the others. We shot it in HD. But the differences don’t stop there! Oh no! We’re also releasing each part one week apart! And Episode 6 has been split into 4 parts instead of just three. That’s like a whole part better! Plus, as you’ll see next week, each subsequent part of Episode 6 will include a little “previously on…” intro.


We begin shooting on Episode 7 this coming Sunday. So watch for that soon too! We promise, it won’t take us a small forever to get that episode up. And it’s a good one.

But watch Episode 6 Part 1 now, and when you’re done, go ahead and watch the previous ones. There are only five others. At 24 minutes apiece. You have 2 hours to spare, right?

Sure you do.

Fun Fact: This post was cribbed from my post at the LFTI Blog. What I won't do at the LFTI blog is beg you to go to YouTube and subscribe rate and comment. Sure, I'll suggest that you do, but I won't beg.

However, this isn't the LFTI Blog. This is my blog. And I'm not above begging here.

PLEASE go to YouTube and subscribe, rate and comment! Please!

We need you!

That's a fact.