|Galleria Parking Deck, in Full Sound||February 10, 2010, 5:05 pm|
One thing the Flip UltraHD does not have, is a strong microphone, so I went back to the Dead Galleria Parking Deck, and reshot the Death Trap, and attempted a full Elevator Derby, but the third machine was yet again, busted.
The Death Trap:
Failed Derby (With Red#1 sounding better than EVER!):
|Best Security Guard EVER!||January 24, 2010, 8:45 am|
Had to keep it short. The phone was ringing, and I didn't want to be caught recording the security "guard".
|"Filechia's Cousin" Worse! (WARNING!! Elevator Video!)||January 24, 2010, 6:33 am|
Remember the "7-Stories of Violence" video? (Was recorded a couple months ago.)
I did a revisit, and it rode a LOT worse! Check THIS out:
The passengers and I, had a little fun, especially watching "Shock Cam" getting manhandled.
|7-Stories of Violence||January 20, 2010, 5:28 pm|
Yet another well-maintained death trap, in a relatively new parking deck:
The fun begins at about 2:30.
(Since over 100 people here watch these, it actually is worth posting.)
A couple years ago, another person recorded these, and they were in well working order. Needless to say, things fell apart fast. There's no reason for something 10 years old to act like this, NONE!
|Celebrating New Year's: The Nerdy Way||January 3, 2010, 1:08 pm|
"...How are we going to celebrate the New Year?..... Aw, Come on now, you know the answer! We're going to ride some elevators!"
Apperently, I was far from alone in YouTube-Land to celebrate New Year's Day with elevator rides, but I was the earliest, at 12:03am.
Getting away from my crazy neighborhood for the night (I like to sleep after 2am), I spoiled myself with a night at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, about 1.5 miles from "Crazy Town".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh2-zLgCjoI <--- Elevators 1 (service), and 3. Last trip was interresting, and a little frightening.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYmhbjUCmsQ <--- Elevator 2. Another interresting ride up.
Figure I'd describe this straight-up, so as to not have the disinterrested watching.
|Elevator Enthusiast TV Shoot: !! AIR DATE !!||October 8, 2009, 5:22 pm|
If you're not served by WCVB 5, Boston, (and care), I'll either have a link to the segment, or the actual clip on my YouTube Channel.
|Funny/Stupid Radio Phone Calls||March 2, 2009, 4:15 pm|
I've been on a winning streak as of late, with a particular morning drive-in show.
In the Boston/Worcester area, from 5:30-10am, WAAF (107.3, and 97.7FM) has "The Hill-Man Morning Show", and sometime between 7:30 to 7:45, they play a segment called "Hill-Mail", where they play the best voice mail messages left by the listeners. I've called on several attempts on various subjects, one made it on-air, and the rest, not so.
There are some people that created characters based on real people, and get on all the time. Some guy calls in as Jesus Christ, another as former Red Sox player Manny Ramerez (best one, BTW), and one calls up as David Amberman(sp?), which is a food critic. One other guy calls in as two female women who does a gossip column, bashing how they hate Patriot's Quarterback Tom Brady.
My goal was to create a character that would be played on-air frequently. Here's the failures:
Michael Phelps: First call made it, failed after.
Former Boston Bruin Lyndon Byers: None made it.
Doctor Phil: None made it.
Lung Cancer Kazzoo Guy: Second thoughts. No idea how to lump it into anything.
Then I struck gold, because of the news of the day always involving this guy, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.
For the past week, I called in as Deval Patrick, leaving messages based on his tax hikes, racism, and blown caritable contributions (Deval said he was going to donate to the stations food bank charity, but blew it off). Every call I made, ultimately was played on-air. There's still material to keep this going for at least another week non-stop. Of course, when it wears thin, it'll not be executed so frequently, but right now, it's hot, at least according to the show.
The last episode was Deval calling about discrimination about Black Ice, and why weather people never talk about how dangerous White Ice is, and threatened to sue all weather people, WCVB Channel 5's Dick Albert, specially targeted (will be retiring after 31 years of weather forcasting). Deval wants to make his retirement a living hell.
That's my stupid 15 minutes of fame (almost literally in a week).
Ever call a station on any subject, or recurring role (or "role")? Post your memorables here.
I figure, with the big post base, SOMEONE has to have a tale to tell. :)
|Fall Foliage||November 13, 2008, 6:17 pm|
Like I really care about Fall Foliage, but after posting an image of a city view on top of a hill, I got many responses about going back up, and to take a fall foliage shot. For those who might like that stuff (and remember warmer days), here's the link to the image:
It was smoggy at the time, but it was the clearest of days during peak color. You may not see the trees that turned a lighter shade of green, due to said smog. Lots of evergreens take away from the color as well.
Thought some might like to see this. I know a lot of people don't care, myself included, but a lot of people wanted me to do this, so I did. :)