Here at TrueNuff we are by no means anti-charity. Most of you know we're seasoned Movember veterans. However we just think that there are few issues with this so called "Ice Bucket Challenge" that's been floating around and we've compiled the reasons in a totally original five item blog format:
1. You're Wasting Water
Many parts of the world don't even have abundant drinking water let alone smart phones to watch people dump ice buckets on their heads. Matt Damon fixed this issue by taking the challenge to the next level (one could say level two) by using recycled toilet water.
Basically if you're using drinkable tap water for your Ice Bucket Challenge you're a wimp - man up and use water with some poo poo in it.
2. You're Not Donating
Part of the challenge is to raise awareness but the main purpose of the challenge is to donate money so researchers can possibly find a cure for this horrible disease. I mean even the stupor super wealthy are opting to ice bucket instead of writing a cheque.
We also know that many have taken the ice bucket challenge and donated which makes you cool in our books. #DADJOKES
3. U'RE DONATING WRONG
The money you donate may not make it to the cause you intended to support. Apparently donations are going towards bigger bonuses for executives. To be completely honest we didn't read the article and you probably won't either.
If you want to donate the right way go to Louisiana where they have brain eating parasites in their water so when you do the challenge you'll basically turn into a brain-dead zombie. If you're a zombie it means you wouldn't need money so you could donate it all to a charity of your choosing (probably one that gives away free, delicious brains).
4. You Look Dumb
We're no strangers to looking dumb on camera but the majority of ice bucket challenge videos are filmed vertically.
Seriously though the exposure and response this campaign is getting is great. The marketing team that put this together did an excellent job. Also you wouldn't want to challenge any of the TrueNuff Crew to an ice bucket challenge anyway because it would take us a few months to release the video - deal with it.
If we did do the ice bucket challenge we'd most likely do the STARLORD version bcuz it involves drinking.
Zombie photo by Scott Beale and YouTube videos from YouTube and you can click them to see the source - ah the wonders of technology.
Moze and I have been wifeless for a few days so we spent the bulk of this weekend trying to write and record an album - yeah a music album. Moze was in a band before (The band played on Jonovision), I know how to edit video and (kinda) edit sound and we’ve done music sketches before so it seemed like we had all the requirements. The plan was to make a bunch of songs,covers, parodies, etc. just to have fun with no intention of publishing them. After many beers we ended up with one fully written song and half recorded it. Don't be fooledmaking music is hard stuff. I wouldn’t say the weekend was a total failure as we learned we should just stick to videos! We also gained a newfound respect for our sound dudes: J.Rai, Errorcube, and Snuffy - thanks guys!
A gif outtake from a canceled video called "4D Handjob".
We haven't released a TrueNuff.tv video in a while because we've been hard at work helping some friends make a video for their Kickstarter Campaign. The video features Brando walking you through Shapeit's plans to make game character printing as easy as a couple of clicks. I also make a couple cameos which could be described as "Linuxy".
If you didn't know we totes do custom Video Production. If are interested in a custom video email us and we'll send you our price list, you'll laugh, we'll cry, and it'll be a great time. Serious inquires only plz and absolutely no weddings.
Now that we're done the "funny for money" stuff we're returning to making our regular TrueNuff.tv videos that you know and possibly want to make love to. We're scheduled to start filming again this weekend and as always we have a couple videos kicking around in editing that could be released any day. Our next video is most likely one called "Rob Takes a Poo" and if you like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter you may have seen some behind the scenes photos but none of the actual poop... yet?
That striped t-shirt I wear as Linux is probably over 15 years old - for realsies.
I'm quoting The Notorious B.I.G. and ruining the ending of Super Mario Bros. 2 - spoiler alert!
I can't speak for the other dudes but sometimes I'll dream up a sketch and write it down when I wake up. Last year I had a dream I was on a train with with Cranston (proof that he’s quite dreamy) and we were brainstorming the ideas for the sketches Cereal, Harmonies, and Hedgehogs. When I woke up I (dick) punched the ideas into my phone and also made notes for Superhero, Adele, and Haunted. I pitched the general outlines at our TrueNuff Writing meeting and Crew & I (dick) punched-up the concepts into full scripts and added them to some of our filming sessions. The videos did not to do too well so I had to plead with the Crew to get "Haunted" filmed however filming the shorter "dream" sketches gave us a chance build on some skills like working out the kinks with the green screen kit we purchased. It looks like we can finally shoot a halfway decent greenscreen shot so expect many more "Jedi ghost" type effects in future videos, heh.
Anyhoo, now that the "dream" saga is now complete let it be proof that sometimes following your dreams results can result in really weird shit.
Our Forums are dead so I went ahead and added the Disqus comment module to our blog. Some of you may be familiar with it from other blogs. It lets you comment with a Disqus account or of you hate creating new accounts you can use your existing Twitter or Facebook accounts!
Now we just need some interesting posts...
Are we assholes? Let us know in the comments!
Cool scratch-n-sniff photo by Enokson who we would totally scratch but not sniff because c'mon that'd be weird.
We were invited to put our videos on a new video site called Citizen.tv and what makes this video site different from all the other video websites that we've seen come and go (we're old) is that this one gives away a bunch of money in weekly & monthly contests. We currently have a couple videos in the "Top 10" and we need help from our lovely viewers to try and win one of these things.
If we win money we'll make our ambitious videos that require new costumes and stock video and if we don't win we'll keep making low budget videos like one about The Rob taking a poo or something. If you hate contests and voting you can always just give us money.
We have been tooling around with our websites so apologies if you've gotten duplicate RSS items or duplicate email notifications in the last few weeks - the doctor says the problems will clear up if we quit scratching it.
We also gave TrueNuff Blog a fresh coat of paint and while we had the hood up (car metaphor) we did a few fixes to the various TrueNuff.tv update functions that let you know when we release new videos:
The TrueNuff.tv Podcast has been updated so the video order loosely matches the order in which we released them.
If you were signed up any of the above you you should have gotten notifications to let you know our new videos You Smell Good and Writing Room: Star Wars were released - if you signed up for email updates but received no such email check yer spam folder and add us to your "safe senders" list because we are totally worth it, baby.
...enter the first few characters of your email just to see how it feels.
The numbers are quite different from last year but given our video releases have been a bit piddly lately we did really well - thank you all who contributed and helped us spread the word for a noble cause. Many thanks to Chris G. for captaining the USA team again!
Speaking of our video releases we've obviously winded down for the end of the year however we've got some good news! Moze has finally put the order in for a new computer so we will be able to share editing responsibilities in the new year. However, with the new computer we are also doubling our software costs so we'll probably have to figure out that roadblock next year too.