Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Video Experiment

As some of you might have feared, I have finally gotten my hands on a camcorder. With nothing better to do, I decided to record for posterity Beth's method of making her World-Famous Chili. Poorly shot? Yes. Poorly edited? Most definitely. But it feeds my ego, so bear with me.


Paul FooDaddy Brand said...

Well well well! What kind did you git? What kinda recordable media do it takes? Is it Flash-based? Tape? DVD? Mini-DVD? CD? Punch cards? Little blocks of wood? Sponge cake?

Pretty funny stuff here. I can't believe Beth let you do that. Kudos to both of you!

I may have to break out my old cramcorder and chase the cats around, as I have no wife to pester.

Anonymous said...

You can't believe I LET him video me?! Well, I was threatened and beaten within an inch of my poor little life. I didn't have a choice in the matter. *sigh*

Jack W. Regan said...

For someone who was beaten so severely, Wifey, you seem to have recovered nicely for the taping...

The camcorder takes those little mini-DV things. I snatched it on eBay. I tried to get the sponge cake model, but it was too pricey. Besides, I've heard they're rather sticky.

We really should collaborate on something, here.

Anonymous said...

Oo! Shoot your next cooking video using the Manic Tragedian voices throughout (eg: "How do we do it? [flourish] --COOKING!"). Beth does it well. The result will be reminiscent of old-time radio programs that featured Hollywood stars supposedly at home, cooking, a concept prima facie hilarious. And yes, rope FooDaddy into it somehow.

Cooking is easy. Comedy is hard.

Jacob Nordby said...

Prima *^$&%^*&^ facie!

And I thought that I was the only Spanish speaker on the blog of Stupid...

to wit and forsooth!

OK, so,

This was probably the worst film on YouTube--the runt of a very runty litter, shall we say.

There was, however, a charming quality to it and you managed to film the entire process without any obvious scripting or editing. It really did feel like you were filming this in your own kitchen...with your own wife. Of course, I know the truth. It was on an expensive East Grand Rapids set and "Beth" (although made up convincingly to appear as your wife) is a starving hooker-and-want-to-be-starlet from Jenison. (I would imagine that Jenison hookers would maintain a state of starvation because, presumably, that town is ruled by the iron-fisted Reformed Church gang who look askance at hookerdom--at least they do when their wives are watching).

Thanks for the instructional video. I may go beat my wife and force her to make me chili now (she's laughing very hard and doesn't seem concerned)

Jack W. Regan said...

Prima facie...Spanish...I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt, PW, and assume you're kidding.

Yes, this film is definitely right up there with the runtiest. I'm thinking of sending it in to GRTV or maybe extracting the audio and giving it to NPR as a pilot for a new cooking show. They used to have one called...oh, what was it..."The Splendid Table"? Something like that. Anyway, it was also truly horrible. Perhaps NPR would be captured by the film's "charming" quality you mentioned and give us a chance.

Anonymous said...

Stay tuned for next week's show, when Stu 'n' Beff will broil up some swine chops a la Marinara.

Jacob Nordby said...

as the Pater Familias of stupid humor, I am a bit offended that you could imagine that I was serious about an obviously ancient Greek term being Spanish.

I'm thinking of engaging in an ad hominem attack here shortly.

Sic Semper Tyranis

oh, and...

E Pluribus Unum


Pickle Weasel

Jack W. Regan said...

And yet I point out, a fortiori, that I clearly stated: I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt...assume you're kidding. Ah, but yes. It certainly was not my intention to question your mastery of ancient Swahili dialects, dear PW, but merely to "twist your pate with irritability." I recognize that your humor is margaritas ante porcos and am in awe of your knowledge of Latin or, at least, your uncanny ability to Google it.


Jacob Nordby said...

you seem to have a swine fixation--and I'll confess to being amused by the phrase "margaritas ante porcos". I would have imagined that to mean something like "a nice tropical-type drink before the ham steaks are served". Nope. Pearls before swines.