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Video: TR Out Loud - June 12, 2009

Since this episode of TR Out Loud on Video was created in advance, the stats were unavailable. However, we were able to reveal exciting information about the TR Community Event, which is only two weeks away!

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101 comments
CaptBilly1Eye
CaptBilly1Eye

.... I'm glad I caught this one. Thanks for the laughs JD! The puppet thing was kinda scary, tho. :-) ...Thanks for giving a rank amateur a shot, Sonja. It paid off.

jdclyde
jdclyde

wow, and here I am waiting every friday for it to get released.... f5 f5 f5 f5 f5 f5 f5 f5..... Glad you approved. :D

Datacommguy
Datacommguy

I too look forward to TROLOV, although I'm not sure I'd suggest another one like this one any time soon... [grin] btw, I found it interesting that the "Worthwhile" count is different depending on how you got there. It appears there's a separate count if you accessed via the blogs tab, via the video tab, or via the link in daily news. Soooo... all the previous comments notwithstanding, go count up all the "Worthwhile" votes for all the access paths and bask in your limelight. But don't give up your day job...

jdclyde
jdclyde

There is no way I could weekly come up with REAL content to discuss without it getting old real quick. It was just a chance to have fun during a time where there otherwise would have been NO Trolov. Sorry if it wasn't quite up to your standards? Most of my joke stuff works once, but again, has a short shelf life. :D Being a writer with a deadline is no life for me. Interesting point about different counts. Will have to look into that.

NickNielsen
NickNielsen

Thanks, JD, and thank you too Thing One and Thing Two. Now, back to work. Edit: Is there a category for Top 100 peers with the least posts in a week? I think I top that list this week.

jdclyde
jdclyde

I can not see the appeal for the PTB to create a category called "TR Members with a life". :p And yes, I provide the links for the boys, and they are very pleased with all the positive comments THEY got. B-)

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

After all they completely Upstaged you. :D Se what a want to be working with Professionals gets? :^0 Col

jdclyde
jdclyde

For the way Bear stole the final scene.... :D Hard to believe that old girl used to be almost all black, but like the NEW grandma on TR, her hair is going white. :D

santeewelding
santeewelding

I admit it. I freaked. You done good. In fact, like the very young and the very old, I watched your segment with my jaw hanging.

jdclyde
jdclyde

:D Glad you enjoyed it. Make a point to pick up that jaw before the gathering though, will ya? :D

BFilmFan
BFilmFan

My friend, that presentation made me laugh so hard that I was crying and my sides hurt. Your sons did a great job and the Tammy "Hand Puppet Spammer Whacking Goddess of the Eternal Temple of Diet Coke" was simply hysterical. I think everyone deserves pizza tonight!

jdclyde
jdclyde

that I forgot to eat today.... Pizza it is, even if it is 1:30 am. On the bright side, got a LOT done on ThingTwo's bedroom. (that is what we used for our "studio") And for Tammy, the excessive "well's" was NOT accidental..... ;\

Michael Jay
Michael Jay

Like you said it is not easy, thanks for taking the job, Sonja is better at it but it was so nice to see you and the kids, see ya in a couple of weeks.

jdclyde
jdclyde

although this really puts me at a big disadvantage. Everyone knows what I look and sound like, but most are still a mystery. The hardest parts is coming up with fresh ideas, so it doesn't become the same ol' same ol. Doing it every week, and still have new subject matter? I couldn't do it.

Jacky Howe
Jacky Howe

Thing One and Thing Two were excellent. Maybe you need to water the brick to get them to grow. Some very interesting statistics in there and there won't be too many free drinks given out. Liked the Tammy skit and the bloopers. Well done and keep practicing. ;)

jdclyde
jdclyde

The way I calculate it, will only be one or two, but that is me doing it, not TR. B-) From what I understand, Max will be there, but I haven't heard the others (and most I have never heard of). Glad you liked it. :D

Jacky Howe
Jacky Howe

It was a Bloody Ripper and I hope that you and the boys can do it again sometime. I'm all for a change every now and then and it was a good change. :D

The Scummy One
The Scummy One

SgtSchultz be on the all time list?

jdclyde
jdclyde

She has been MIA for a bit now, or she would have made the top 10. If wasn't for the hal/smeg combo, she WAS #10.

The Scummy One
The Scummy One

hmmm, should have ditched the Hal/Smeg combo

jdclyde
jdclyde

Defective though he is, he still earned them.... ;\

KSoniat
KSoniat

Loved Thing1 and Thing2 being in there. Could tell they were well coached by handling the "ER" and PT's name. Forgot the "OS" though. :) Loved HalSmeg but would vote for Oh9000 over it! Great garden - and even better Tammy. What fun!!

jdclyde
jdclyde

saying os instead of O S. oh well. :D can you tell he is the one taking radio broadcast class? (thingone) WHAT? No love for Bear and Hyde? My idea of gardening is deciding what level to set the mower on. B-)

KSoniat
KSoniat

Actually that was one of the points I was going to cover but didn't want to go on incessantly.... You have me well pegged. :) Bear looked very happy to be a part of the broadcast - Hyde did not . ;) Yea, I'd say thing1 had his "personality" on! Love the 'mower setting' for gardening. Because we are letting our goats roam we have kept to tomato plants on the front porch blocked by a baby gate. They have already knocked the gate down and eaten two of the 7 plants. The two which were "twigs" when they finished are now sprouting leaves again. I was especially fun that the video was a family project. Kudos!! The kids referred to themselves as "thing1" and "thing2" - did you do that for the video or do you refer to them that way elsewhere too?

jdclyde
jdclyde

Started calling them that when they were very young, being twins and all. Then when I would refer to them in my divorce discussion, rather than put their real names out there, I just carried it over. From that point on, I have always referred to them on TR by the ThingOne/ThingTwo. ThingOne is 2 minutes older, so that is how he got "one". :D So yeah, on TR they have been that for years now. (4 years already? wow)

CharlieSpencer
CharlieSpencer

He spat out PT's name like he's been doing it all his life. Not to knock ThingOne's performance, but he didn't get stuck with a tongue twister. Boy, you can really tell it's slow at work right now if I'm on a Top Ten list. I see Tammy changed her hair.

jdclyde
jdclyde

And I gave them specific instructions, like emphasizing the ER in oldER and such. :D We also did 3 or 4 takes to get it right. All parts were single segments, not pieced together micro segments. More time and editing options and it could have been "smoother" but that wouldn't have had the same "garage feel". ;\

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

with understatement is not to be denied. :^0 :^0 :^0

GSG
GSG

What a big sweetie dog! That was fun. I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants.

CharlieSpencer
CharlieSpencer

Laughing hard is when you pee someone else's pants.

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

But that Hal-Smeg was just plain unfair. :_| Loved the rest of the show though but I can not help but wonder just how long Sonja will take before her next holiday in fear that she will have nothing to return to. ]:) YEA JD great idea doing that to make Sonja feel so Secure/ ;) Col 0:-)

jdclyde
jdclyde

:D Debated HalSmeg or Oh9000. Soni likes the Ohhhhhh but I was more partial to the Smeg making an appearance. ;\ Hey, at least it was a good catch on my part, because in the original stats they were seperate, moving you WAY down the list. B-)

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

OH NO my plan didn't work. :( And here I was trying to remain unnoticed. :D Col 0:-)

The Scummy One
The Scummy One

now why does that not surprise me too much?

shasca
shasca

He seemed to have you on his mind wilst doing so. Yiikes!!! sucks to be you.

gadgetgirl
gadgetgirl

jd, that was [b] FAN-BLOODY-TASTIC!!! [/b] Absolutely loved it, though I did nearly drop the laptop when you appeared on screen - in laughter, not fright, babz! :x As for tech: yeah, I'm bringing tech in the form of Flip Video, NEW digital camera, MP3 and MP4 players - well I gotta do something on them three planes.... Incidentally, the outtakes had me crying with laughter. Love to Pooh and Mr. Hyde :x (tell the Things from me that they did great and I hope their fame doesn't change them!) see you VERY soon! (BOUNCEBOINGBOINGBOUNCEWAHOOYEEHAA) :p GG

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

I'm gonna film while you and Shellbot do a number on him. I'm compiling a list of my favorite implements as I tippity tap. Then, the three of us can split the proceeds from selling the film behind the scenes at TR. ;) :D :D :D

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

Boxy doing a [b]Foursome[/b] with GG and Shelly on JD. :0 Now I don't know if I can wait for it to happen. :^0 But much more importantly being [b]Nice[/b] I don't know if I will understand those fours disgusting ways. :p Col 0:-)

The Scummy One
The Scummy One

playing with welding rods and trying to make them fit properly? :0 :0 :0 Please, dont go into more details

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

But the TR Females are quite loud and will get you at the gathering when you least expect it to happen. :^0 I would urge [b]Extreme Caution[/b] when dealing with them as they are far from Politically Correct either when it comes to getting even for what they consider a Slight upon them. :D Perhaps after GG and Shelly finish with JD they will turn on you for upsetting them, Pity that there will be no one there to film that though. :_| Col

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

As Boxy AKA Davette is actually a Male as stated in his posting above I would expect him to join in. After all what male will say [b]NO[/b] when offered? ;) H while I have your attention I have some Marine Ply here that is starting to delaminate do you think that your Ply Craft Welding Rods can fit it for me? Or will I have to actually use it before it goes completely bad? :( Perhaps I should bring it in out of the Elements before it gets any worse but that would mean doing some work so I'll just leave it where it is the sheet is way too big to easily move about. :0 Col 0:-)

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

give a schit about politically correct. :D

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

OH I'm so badly mistaken I have been thinking for years that Boxy was female but he is a Male as he wants to be the [b]cameraman.[/b] But just a word of caution here Boxy [i]Cameraman[/i] is a [b]Sexist[/b] term the Females here will jump on you from great heights for using it. OH BTW do Shelly, Mae & GG know that you are not female? :0

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

reading glasses on, for crying out loud. I'm the cameraman... ]:)

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