Bill P. Godfrey et al

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Clones - Turkey Embargo (Video)

Latest episode of Clones, Turkey Embargo. Go watch right now, it's excellent!

And then they DIE!!!!


Friday, December 22, 2006

Facts, and things I love (Video)

Who is Bill? Here's a quick glance into my very brain! Mwa hahahaha!

(Google Video) (YouTube)

The music is the provisionally titled, Spin, from Gamma Goblin, who also did the music for . Many thanks, you're a star!

Ever since YouTube horribly mangled this earlier video of mine, I'll probably put a copy on both YouTube and Google Video in future. You can store a much higher quality of video with Google Video. Such a difference from what is now two divisions of the same company.

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Monday, December 18, 2006

Less significant cinema

Its been several days since I published a video. Some of the videos I do were primarily as "video responses" for the YouTube community rather than works in their own right. I hope to be publishing a big video soon, so it seems a good time to talk about these ones. Enjoy.

The evil eye
A response to a video proclaiming that "BROWN-EYED GIRLS RULE!!!". Alas, I have blue eyes. And I'm not a girl.

I do, however, rule.

One-ish World
This was my ill-conceived contribution to the One World project. It marks the first time I showed my full face on video. I reused most of the material from this project to create , so it wasn't a complete waste of time.

LemKuiper's one question
An exasperated man rants about the spate of Five Questions videos that were going around. "This is one step away from What's your favourite colour?". There was only one response I could make.

⅛ - One Eighth (By Proxy)
By this point, I had completed ⅛ and put it up on YouTube and then taken it back down again. I should have realised from the way YouTube had over-compressed One-ish World, that it would never take ⅛ properly. In the end, I put it on Google Video, but I still wanted it to be on YouTube, as I have subscribers there who I don't think read this blog. So I had an idea.

Chuckie Egg - A fast flashback
A video of me playing Chuckie Egg, speeded up several times. I began to wonder if speeding up video is habit forming. (Play it here.)

Precipice does the Chicken Dance
YouTube celebrity Zipster asks the world to do the Chicken Dance. (Better known to Englanders as The Birdy Song.)

So there we have it. I have a couple of musical videos in the works, which I hope to publish in the coming weeks. I'm also thinking about doing some more cookery videos. If you have a favourite food you want me try out, please leave a comment.


Friday, December 15, 2006

Do your dance, do your dance, quick!


Thursday, December 07, 2006

Switched on comment moderation

I've been getting quite a few spam comments on this site in the past week. So as a bit of an experiement, I've switched on the comment moderation facility. If the spam flood dies down, I'll switch it off again.

I'd like to put my regular commenters on auto-approve. (Thia, Rori, M, samsarajade, Gamma Goblin and K.) Anyone know how to do that?
Personally, I'm not keen on the "captcha" method. In theory, this would prevent robots yet allow humans to comment. My problem with this is that I don't care about the robot-ness of a comment. I do care about the spam-ness of a comment.

If a legitimate commenter wants to use a robot, I have no problem with that. I can't think of a good reason why anyone would want to, but someone else may have an idea that I've not thought of.

Of course, this only applies to my blog. Other people will have their own policy and that's just fine by me. All blogs are private servers (except the few maintained by those in public office) and no-one has a right to use other people's private property as a platform for their speech.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Clones, episodes 1 to 7.

I didn't do these videos, but you should watch them anyway. No reason.

Clones 1

Clones 2
Lobster Bisque

Clones 3

Clones 4

Clones 5
Fassbinder Democracy

Clones 6

Clones 7

Count the spins

A friend has recently introduced me to ice skating. Previously, I had only really seen Torvill and Dean do Boléro in 1984. It was my patrotic duty to watch, or something.

While watching some recent clips, I had observed that some performances, while high scoring, I didn't really like. (Just my opinion.)

It turned out there was a bit of a controversy a while ago where judges would award points politically. To resolve this, judges now have to score according to some technical criteria. As a result, skaters seem to perform to that criteria, rather than for the art.

Judging this way doesn't seem to make sense (to me) for an art form. You can measure a javelin throw but the quality of art really transcends measurement.

Perhaps instead of using judges at all, competitors should be given pedometers - highest count wins. If a skater goes onto the ice and spins continuously for 4 minutes, they win the gold medal.