Friday, December 23, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Finding diamonds is simple really. Here is a video I posted about how I do it, and it only took 12 minutes!
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
By the way, I completely went off topic from what I wanted to originally talk about. Then, I forgot what I originally wanted to talk about. It turns out, "Max's Memory Dump" might be the perfect name for this blog after all.
Thanks for reading.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Here's a couple I cooked up real quick...
Thanks for looking at any of my posts. It's appreciated. Come back sometime.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
By saying this, I mean that I should either be self-employed or make money in a way that no one has ever done before. Creating an original job would be difficult seeing as The Simpsons probably already did it. I'm thinking along the lines of my talents. I'm not so sure that this will be an easy endeavor, as few of my talents could ever possibly be marketable. I have good hand-eye coordination... Nah. I've recorded and edited 102 Youtube videos... I consider myself a good editor, so that will probably come in handy later. Yeah, I should probably make money doing that. Local commercials would be really cool. Every time I see a commercial in these parts, it makes me sick to my stomach. These companies probably pay a "professional" loads of money do use a crappy camera and throw together some clips and text. I could do that. Rhett & Link seem to be quite inspiring lately. Love those guys. That's a command. LOVE THEM.
It sounds like it's going to be best for me to major in media at West Virginia State University. Their media program is very film-oriented. I think I use hyphens too much. Marshall University's media program is fantastic, but print journalism, unfortunately, will die, and I'm really not into radio. I don't have the voice for it either. I don't really listen to it either. I'll stick with my interests.
and of course... There's always the possibility of a lucky break to catch. Maybe my YouTube videos will catch on one day. I have a decent amount of subscribers in a year, so I just need to persevere. Maybe I'll decide to be an actor. I haven't ever tried acting, besides being an idiot on YouTube. Fun-Relevant-Fact: Zach Galifianakis was actually majoring in media before he decided to act. He dropped out two years in, but yeah...
It sounds in likely in my own head, but many people I've had the pleasure of small-talk with in recent years has told be to try stand up comedy. I don't know if you know this about me, but I'm really into stand up comedy. Not necessarily my own, but others'. I could give you a list of my favorite comedians in different genres, etc. So, naturally that suggestion from these small-talkers (there's that hyphen again) has been getting me excited. There's a Funny Bone comedy club near me. There's an open mic night and everything... For that kind of stand up, I would only have to write about ten minutes or less of material. I could do that. I mean, this whole stand up comedy thing would definitely go along with other possibilities under the "lucky breaks" category, but it's possible. I'll figure something out eventually. I'll just not f*ck up in college, for now.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
I have a previously frozen pizza brewing, and I thought I'd take these incredibly long minutes to talk about Minecraft. I don't think I've spoken about that game on this blog before, so I just... will. Now. Alrighty then.
Minecraft is beautiful in many ways, but one of those ways sets it apart from it's brothers and sisters. Anyone who checks the gameplay out for the first time is going to question whether it's even worth (whatever the pricetag might be).
In addition, it doesn't take long to notice that everyone around you loves it, and that there happens be a super-gigantic community all over the internet of people who play it.
For example, I searched for and found the song "Moar Ghosts and Stuff" by Deadmou5 on youtube, so I could listen to it while playing Minecraft. There really isn't a reason that I listen to it specifically, but I do appreciate some background music. In the top-rated comments of this video/song/thing, there was a comment that said something like, "This song + Minecraft = godly". Though I do agree with that comment, I still found it super strange to see that as a top rated comment, and I had never felt more surrounded by other "Minecrafters".
At that point, I had already decided to try and play on some servers out there. Playing the game with other people is seriously another whole different experience. I find that servers are more about epic building than the whole "surviving and thriving" mode that single-player offers, so everyone is always hoping to 1up the next person. This type of atmosphere most often leads to amazing results.
I mean, have you ever seen a pixel portrait in Minecraft? That should be proof enough.
I think I'll take this pizza out in a second. I'll probably devour it too.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
I've been given recent inspiration to make this, as Wheezy Waiter's been a big help recently. Yesterday around 8pm, Wheezy Waiter happened to like a video of mine called, "Take On Oatmeal". I made the video about a month ago and it was based on a video he made a few years ago called, "Take On Chores". Right after I made it, I set it as a response to Craig's video, but that video did not automatically accept responses; they had to be approved my him. Yesterday, he approved the response (Mine is the only current accepted response to that video), and pressed the LIKE button on it! When someone does that, it shows up in their channel's "Recent Activity" box and on the front pages of everyone subscribed to him. So, my video was on roughly 300,000 people's home pages as well as his channel. Needless to say, I did an epic happy-dance.
This is what kind of thing gives me hope for the community on YouTube. Small things like "liking" a video or accepting responses can help so stinking much, no matter who you are. This is also the reason I like to feature people's waves in my videos. I love it. If you're reading and upload videos, make sure to lend a helping hand every once in a while, as it can easily make someone's day. It might even change one's life. As always, DFTBA. :)
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
What a shocker; I know.
Naturally, I'm a worrier. I'm not proud of it, I'm just acknowledging this fact, as it may preface anything I'm about to write.
It seems like every possible situation in my life, that I can think of, turns out negatively. There usually seems to be two different kinds of depressing hypothetical situations playing through my mind. The first being that I'm going to be depressed later on because I will have failed at how I'm supposed to live my life. Honestly, I'm not feeling to great right now, but I can see it getting worse. The second possibility is that I do what I can to ensure a good future, but I would be forcing depression on myself now for a "better tomorrow". The thought of that makes me sick. I feel like there is some solid information that everyone else knows, and my lack of common sense continues to keep away from my grasp. By the way, my common sense is horrible. I over-analyze everything. Anyways, I'm very lazy, and that makes everything worse. It may be hard to believe, but being lazy is no way to be happy. I'm ashamed that I'm lazy, but I have no will-power otherwise. On top of all of this, I'm not really too confident with women. Not even close. I don't remember the last relationship I had that I actually initiated. I feel more like a total loser right now than I ever have in my entire life. I feel that everyone else is speeding past me and doing what they're doing while I struggle with all of it. I rarely feel like I'm ahead of the game. With anything. I am constantly presented with fantastic opportunities, and I do nothing. I am the guy you hear about that is an idiot because he ignores things that are great. Did I start off wrong? Did I dig myself into a hole I can't climb out of? I can't even figure that one out either. I'm going to stare at my ceiling for a few hours now. Thanks for reading.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
I am super happy about the responses I got on today's video.
If you don't know what I'm talking about, watch my newest video and everything here will make sense. Just control+click the link below, and it'll open in a new window.
Video: Corn Cob Conspiracy
Anyways, there are like 4 responses! Heck yes. I actually expected there to not be any at all for the first few times I would ask. I love you all so much right now. For all those that are wondering, you can submit the same video to whatever the newest video is if you want. I can only pick one per video, so just keep posting responses to the newest video; even if you already made it as a response to a previous video.
I can't remember how many times I posted my WheezyWaiter wink until he picked it.
It took forever!
I'm much less poplular, so you won't have that problem.
Again, thank you so much for supporting me, because I love making these videos 3 times per week, and encouragement just makes it all more worthwhile.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
In tomorrow's video, I will announce something viewers can submit and will be seen in the beginning of my videos, much like Wheezy Waiter's winks. Be sure to watch for it, and submit your... well, you'll see. Thanks for reading.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
I just thought about uploading videos to Youtube. There are settings that you may mess with before it goes live on the internet. For instance, you can make it public, viewable by a link, or completely private. What if I made videos (other than MWF out of the week) that could set to viewable by link... and put them here! I'll have to call those something so that you know it's one of them. I think this isn't a bad idea. They'd be stupid videos, but I don't care too much. They'd better than my VEDA videos though. They'll be with my good camera. I might edit them. Who knows?
Tell me what you think.
Friday, April 22, 2011
By the way, I'm uploading a video today entitled, "Take On Oatmeal". It's a parody on the music video of... something. You'll just have to see; I don't want to ruin it. I sort-of worked hard on it. :)
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I figured you would enjoy my textual, hulk-like entrance into this post. The subject line of this post surprisingly leads you into a relevant post for once, as I will talk about people who talk about the differences between men and women. Why is that people think their opinions on this subject will intellectually matter? When a debate ensues in this manner, the ultimate bias is always in effect. I'm referring to the fact that pretty much everyone is either a man or a women (anatomically speaking). Honestly, if you haven't yet experienced being in the middle of this debacle, then I hope you're immune to headaches when it happens. Usually, you're either a man or a woman. Taking a stance on an argument, with proper credibility; being unbiased, seems to be pretty impossible for.... anyone. At least, that's what I continually observe. It's interesting to watch people try to appear as though they are unbiased. My English class works just like the latter statement. For a short while, It actually seemed bearable, and then I noticed one key factor in the class's absurdity: Every single person --and I actually tallied in anticipation of being right-- supported only their own gender. Most of them were citing credible sources. Sure, but they didn't really bother to even check out what the other side looks like, did they? Here. I'll sum up what happened to ease with this complex visualization.
"Woman are illogical creatures that rely on emotion to do everything they ever do!"
"Men are stupid cavemen who fight and have sex with everything. They think with their wieners! Also, they mature slower at childhood."
Does it count as paraphrasing if it more effectively describes what the original speaker was blabbering about? I obviously don't agree with either statement.
I only like science, really.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
What I'm hinting at is that collecting your thoughts requires a lot less effort that you would think. As I type, I'm actually staring off into the distance and typing just about as fast as I can gather a thought, which is nice. It's pretty interesting considering that this keyboard under my hands didn't exist at one time. I wonder how people would manage. Shorthand? The reason that a lot of my past blogs have been a little "ranty" and off-topic is because: A. I type as I think. B. I rarely go back and revise my ideas (which is bad). Don't get me wrong, I only post this kind of work on this blog or something similar and unnecessary. For this kind of publication, I like to leave it as it is... Sort of letting it out in it's 'raw' form. If I turn something in to my English professor, I revise the hell out of thing --assuming I don't do it in the last minute--. If you aren't an amazing typer (I'm not saying that I am), you are more likely a very good at text messaging. Anyone reading this is probably my age and owns a cell phone. You can text. You're fast too. Didn't you find, that when you could text faster, that you could stay with your thoughts pretty well? Your thoughts come and go, but it's still possible to stay with them to an extent. I think a little slower than I normally would when I'm typing, honestly, but it fascinates me that it works that way. I never thought it would be possible to just follow my thoughts with my fingers, and therefore creating something physical that could be saved permanently.It's truly amazing. Respect, Gutenberg.
I hope the servers don't go down.
Also, I'm not in Starbucks.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
I suppose a similar idea was engraved into my brain upon watching Dazed and Confused for the first time. It's more than just a stupid hippie movie, somehow. The reason we go through all of these schools and get jobs is to have more hope that the future will be better as a result of the current struggle. I constantly have the depressing thought that this struggle will keep going no matter what. I can't help but imagine me living my whole life preparing for something in the future. I don't want to do that all of the damn time. If it's going to be my whole life, what's the point? I mean, it's like: Alright, I have to make good grades in middle school to get my parents off my back and so that it'll be a habit by highschool, but that never happens. Gee, I'm in highschool now and not a single adult I've ever met is shutting the hell up about how I can't screw up now! Everything MATTERS. Now, I have a mediocre highschool record, and I don't know what the hell I'm doing here in college. What's next? A "career"? Then, a raise? Then kids? Then saving for retirement? Then bailing out my failure offspring? It will never end, so I'm not seeing a whole lot of benefit of saving a bunch of shit up for the future. I'd almost rather barely get by my whole life, honestly. At least it's unpredictable and full of experience of some sort.
Dammit, I'm in Starbucks again. They need to change this song, it pisses me off. The weird song is "Dance Me to the End of Love" by Leonard Cohen, apparently. Bye.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
It sounds dumb, and I'm sorry, but it makes the world of difference for one's feet.
Happy winter riding!
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Well. There's that.
Monday, January 24, 2011
So here I sit after class at Starbucks sipping down my expensive girly coffee drink of some sort because it's too hot to actually drink for several hours. Maybe it wouldn't be that way if it didn't have this thick layer of (insulating, really) whipped cream right on top. There's the setting. Now you understand my life.
There was a short discussion in my English class about an hour ago about art, and whether it is still art if it is sold. Since It's only been an hour, I decided I'd permanently ink my opinions into the internet while it's still fresh in my head. Who knows? Maybe I can look back when I'm older and laugh at what a twat I (am|was). I just burned my mouth.
So here's how I think this whole art thing goes, and I'd like to say real quick that since it is art --not math-- there are no definite answers; just opinions. With that said, take this in as it is. Whether or not a piece or art (whatever it might be) is eventually used to create revenue is not what deems the piece to be "dead". I firmly believe that what the art was made for completely determines the way people should see it. For instance: Let's say that a specific rapper is a greedy wiener head and he wants to make some money. He or she knows that if one wants to sell their music, they are going to have to do some marketing research to determine what age groups and other demographics are going to eat up all of their bull crap. The problem with people who create whatever art they want is that there's only money if they just happen to make what other people want. A real piece of art should be made to express what the artist was feeling rather than what sells. In the sense that art is constantly sold in today's society, it is becoming more and more evident that art is dying. Everything you've just read is just my take on things, so don't get your britches in a wad. However, I have no objections to reading other people's opinions on the matter, as I am not a closed-minded twat.
Also, I just wanted to quickly paraphrase a little input my English Professor threw in to the conversation towards its end. His example of making art "for the heck of it (my words)" is the people who go through the city and night and mark everything up with spray-paint to spread a message. It's interesting that graffiti is one of the only well-known forms of art left that is made and left without a name. Credit isn't important to most of them. In typing this, I've kind-of come to the realization that everyone's actions are inevitably driven by credibility or money. It's all about wanting that fame that you'll never get. I'm sick of money; I'm sick of everyone trying to sell everything. I'd live in the woods if I wasn't a pussy.
Quick thought: money exponentiates a personality.
Assholes become bigger assholes; nice people become very generous.
Well, there's that. Follow this blog! I'll be more likely to update, and I'd appreciate it. I unmonitized this blog before I wrote this. ;-D
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Anyways, I really do like updating this thing, and I mean that. It's nice to sit here and just start typing whatever comes into my mind at the time of my keystrokes because --A. It's permanent, yet revisable B. I can type fast enough to keep track of my thoughts-- I guess if you'd like to go more in-depth with stupid blog posts, you could say that typing whatever comes into your mind when you're bored is worse than this. WAIT, I just thought of one that could potentially be worse (depending on how interesting your brain is). Read on. Okay.
Dreams: A "pet peeve" of mine --funny, because I hate those two words together-- is when people feel that they most go on and on about what happened in their own dreams. The reason that dreams seem so cool is that you, the dreamer, literally visualized what was going on in your head (obviously). Apologies for the reoccurring dashes and parenthesis. I just decided that this blog post is going to be about stupid blog posts. Done; established. Back to dreams:
"Max, you won't believe the dream I had last night. YOU WERE IN IT. I swear. Well, we are on this gigantic inflatable pirate ship in what seemed like Toronto, Canada and you were trying your damndest to get me to try out the new jet ski! The problem was, I couldn't do it! I was too afraid that the dogs my parents had recently bought to do their yard work would call me really mean Shakespearean names that would make me really sad! They always were clever, but had a corrupt way of thinking. Damn dogs. SO, what you ended up doing was wrapping me in this really warm plastic so that I could barely move or even see out of it, and then you vaguely tap-danced right there on the spot! I don't know exactly what vague tap-dancing is, but it TOTALLY made sense to me in the dream. You must understand. After the dance, a zipper was unfastened like a button to reveal that you were actually the cleaning lady and I was at home the whole time and I had just fallen asleep while doing my psychology homework in which I had doodled all over. I don't remember anything else."
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Specifically from blogs.
Strangely enough, one of the first things I did after making my first post EVER on this blog was monetizing it (able to generate revenue). It was like that up until recently when I removed the ads. Why? There's no reason to have done it in the first place! There are two reasons for me: I wouldn't have made anything due to the lack of readers, and I don't want ads turning this party palace into a f*cking billboard. I was inspired to do this from watching the Social Network for the 5th time when they were discussing if THEY should put up ads yet or not. I don't know what this blog will eventually be. I don't have the slightest clue, but I like this blog. I hate ads a whole lot, so why should I make my [small amount of]readers endure them? They're gone! Yay.
By the way, I just uploaded a video on my channel for the first time in a month and I explain why my uploading schedule is currently as weird as it is. Check it out!