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QOTD 28: Come on you Apes (Otters), do you wanna live for ever?!

Lets make something. We have editors, producers, sound engineers, doctors, writers, douchebags, and I'm pretty sure Fuj is in MI5. I think between the lot of us we can make something kinda neat. So today's question of the day, is the following:

What's your passion project? Something you want to shoot / produce / edit / write that you never have? What is there a specific dearth of on the internet, that you think we could undearth?

I think we should make a pro-wrestling show.  I remember 'The Hidden Highlights" on 411mania, and think that would be an awesome jumping off point for something, tackling a single match, feud, pay-per-view, or Raw episode, and breaking it down via its artistic merits, or little details we appreciated in the grand scheme of things. Sort of like the Anti-botch-a-mania.

Ideally I'd like to do this with two reviewers per 'match' and we can have rotating 'hosts' and what not as well. I have editing and Youtube 'content creating' experience. I want this to be the most 'insightful' wrestling show we can come up with, maybe even hit up Indie shows in our respective areas, "No Reservations", style, and so on - I want a news-magazine style wrestling show.

Think 'Entertainment Tonight' meets 'Attack of The Show'.

Here's the kicker - We syndicate the fucker. We're literally all across the country here at the BOD, if we can bring our completed show, each week, or bi-weekly, to our local, public access TV stations, edited, and ready to go, we have ourselves a nationally televised TV show. Some stations even let you sell advertising, and reach an upwards of 250,000 households.

We need: 

1. Video Editors - I can do this with help.

2. Personalities - Preferably insightful folks who can talk off-the-cuff, but can also write compelling 'Copy'. Having a high quality webcam or some kind of recording device would be nice, as well. I have a decent camera and love being in front of it, but I'm not sure how we reconcile it with live 'back and forth' chat. Perhaps we run our 'good' cameras along side a Skype conversation, then sync them up after-the-fact.

3. Graphic Design - I know my way around motion graphics a touch, but if someone has professional talent, that'd be cool, too.4

4. Balls - I can't promise anything, but the more we want to do this, the closer it will be to a reality.

5. Structure - We need a format, we need to be concise, and we need to stick to it. There's nothing worse than something boring on youtube, because there's about 6 billion other things to watch.


1. Money? - Obviously the idea of making money for something like this is part of the endgame, but for now lets call this a passion project.

2. Is this fucking stupid? Probably, but it never hurts to dream.

3. Title? We can crowd-source this, since my "The Blog Otter Wrestling Revue" will likely fall on deaf ears.

4. Kickstarter? - No. If this somehow becomes a real thing with real content and a fanbase, THEN we can hypothetically ask for money for better equipment, show tickets, etc.

5. Copyrighted material. This could be tricky. I imagine if we make contact with the kind folks at TNA, and various indie promotions, they'll happily give us rights to use their footage, especially if we're promoting their brand. WWE may be trickier, and if we do go the 'syndication' route, we have to be SURE to have all legal clearences. If we stick to Youtube, we can just ask Maffew what the best course of action there, is. 

6. Timeframe - Goals without timeframes are dreams. So lets try and have a solid idea of what we wanna do by...November.

Who's with me?!


  1. I'm down for inclusion, either as a "personality" (I have some on-camera experience between work and college) or helping out with stuff behind the scenes. I'm teaching myself video editing to help with my website at work, hopefully I'll have my first video up later this week (nothing fancy, just an interview spliced with a performance).

    Something like this sounds like a lot of fun.

  2. Good luck with this. I dont have much to add so will leave all the males here with a good male tip I learned fron a nurse today...if you ever need to get rid of an erection, flex any muscle for 45-60 seconds. Blood flow will go to that muscle instead of your dick and youll be in the clear. YOU ARE WELCOME.

  3. Interesting idea, for which I have no appreciable skill to add.

  4. I don't really get all that many random boners anymore. Where were you when I was 12?

  5. Charismatic e-Negro Jef VinsonOctober 8, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    I have been writing several short stories on bullying that I haven't finished because my laptop was stolen (bastards) I wouldn't mind working on a project.

  6. Charismatic e-Negro Jef VinsonOctober 8, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Reminds me of the Eddie Murphy standup when he talked being in school and getting a hard on in class for no reason. It was at that moment the teacher asked him to up to the front of the class to workout the math problem on the board.

  7. That age is tough.
    A girl makes the most incidental, minor contact with your arm? Boner.
    See a hot girl across the room? Boner.
    Sears catalogue open to the bra ads? Boner.
    Hot bikini on a manaquin? Boner.
    Go over a bump in the car? Boner.

  8. Awesome. What do you edit / shoot on?

  9. Oh you have plenty too add! I envision a segment of "Would that really hurt?" and who better than a Doctah to let us know!

  10. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 8, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    You forgot crawling into bed with your sister? Boner.
    NO...WAIT!!! AAAAAAAHHHH! Internet infamy!

  11. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 8, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Separate from your idea, which is a good one, I have secretly been wanting to produce my own comedic podcast. I find that when I take pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard), it often has humorous leanings. But I'm not sure how to make that flow into a podcast. It's a bunch of random thoughts, with no one straight topic. Politics...pop in general. Like a stand up comedian, except without the structure of a set. I'm unsure if it's wiser to start with just one topic per podcast, with various running times based on my opinions of the subject matter, or if I should just cram 'em all together.

  12. Charismatic e-Negro Jef VinsonOctober 8, 2013 at 12:11 PM laptop being stolen is NOT cool, man.

  13. Hey now...we also have an electrical

    I'm currently working on my own comics and I have a graphic novel outlined. I'm hoping to finish the gn, but if not, I'm going to have a ton of mini-comics to show for it.

    I'm also doing animation right now. I haven't really figured out which one is my passion project yet, but I'm going to keep working on both until I die.

  14. Honestly, there's not really a lot of money in Podcasting from what I can tell. The better idea would likely be a blip or a Youtube 'show' that can earn you cash money a bit easier.

    if they're random humorous ideas, I will officially lend you "MY" show idea "Poop Thoughts" where you record in the potty.

  15. Woops I got cut off there, cool that you're working on short stories and are interested in the project.

    NOT cool that you're getting your shit stolen.

  16. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 8, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    I guess I'm less interested in making money, and more interested in sharing my early onset dementia.
    I don't know how anyone can multi-task while on the toilet. I'm always concentrating my energies on evacuating the premises. I don't even read on the toilet. "Bite my lip and close my eyes..."

  17. HA! You think THAT'S enough to earn internet infamy?
    You obviously haven't explored this here internet very far.

  18. Charismatic e-Negro Jef VinsonOctober 8, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    I know..I was fucking with you.

  19. Have fun... but my new policy is that any spare time (other than live threads my time on here is not spare I am usually at work) I have is to be spent doing something that will make me/save me money... so no video games etc... something like this qualifies... not that I have anything to add anyway.

  20. Well you wouldn't really be pooping, sir. it'd be movie magic.

  21. Ha, I like it. If I can be of service, let me know

  22. I like the idea, although you should probably start out just trying to get something on Blip or YouTube before going for syndication. Although syndication sounds like a hell of an end game. When you say "personalities" are you just wanting real people talking about the wrestling or are you talking more like people creating over the top characters (kinda like on That Guy with the Glasses: Nostalgia Critic, Linkara, Cinema Snob) to talk about rasslin? I've had in my head a stereotypical hillbilly/redneck character talking about wresting (maybe from the POV that he thinks it's real) for some time now. But I never followed through on it because I assumed only 3 people would watch the YouTube video. Just wondering if that's something that would/could fit in with your vision?

  23. I think that could be cool, and there definately could be a place for 'characters' like that. Ideally I see the show kind of being a 3-ring circus: You have the wrestling 'reviews' where matches are discussed realistically and valued on artistic merit, the 'travel' portions where you're going to indie shows, maybe interviewing a wrestler, and then you can interstitial content like wrestling fans who think its real, and other sketch-comedy kind of gags.

    I guess I'm leaning more toward "The Tonight Show" meets "Sports Center" if that makes sense.

  24. I mean, I do think I could (or try) doing something more straightforward. One of my thoughts on what to do with the redneck character was to go to Indy shows and try to interview wrestlers in character. NXT comes around here a bunch but that could be a logistics nightmare doing it there. I so wish FIP was still doing shows around here as I had built up some great goodwill at those shows with the wrestlers. And while it would be a complete rip off of Bum Reviews I would love kick off reviewing every match, esspecially terrible matches with "By gawd, that's the greatest match I've ever seen!"

  25. By the way, if you seriously think this is a terrible idea please say so. Don't try and be nice.

  26. I think a redneck defending wrestling and kayfabe would be tremoundous. Like a cross between the "its still real to me guy" and a deep southern redneck

  27. I don't think it's a terrible idea, but as someone who has had people want to be irreverent during celebrity interviews I was producing, it kind of depends on how good the character is, and the context in which you do it.

    I think if you can do it in a way the wrestlers appreciate, it's a *great* idea, a sort of "Jimminy Glick" for pro wrestling, if that makes sense. if you can subvert the stereotype of a the red-neck wrestling fan by saying intelligent things and asking good questions, in a dumb way, you're golden. Kind of like a Borat thing.

    The WRONG way to do it is to act like a complete buffoon and make wrestlers think you're making fun of them and their craft. Not that I think you would, but anytime you play a 'character' to someone who professionally plays a 'character' I think there's a chance for friction and "Okay this is stupid"

    But you may know better than I do. If you have a decent webcam, shoot something, and we'll go from there!

  28. Stadler and Waldorf always have a home wherever I am, sir.

  29. The iPad camera for the 'new' iPad ain't half bad if you're doing web stuff.

  30. I'm at work and don't have time to chat and I didn't read it in-depth, but I'm in. I'll come back later this evening for details and such

  31. Alright, I'm back and I read things over. I have communication degree that I need to put to use so I'm in for everything except on-air talent. Just let me know

  32. This is me letting you know, and asking you, what you know? Editing, video, marketing?

  33. Oh, I can edit and shoot. I've studied a little of marketing. I managed a rapper back in the day, nothing real big but did ok locally.


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