So I wanted to do a post about my favorite video work from 2011, but I kind of don't have the energy? I put out 115 videos this year, ok? I'm tired. So I asked YOU, the reader, on Tumblr and Twitter, about what you liked. Here is what some of you said.
My friend Jory picked this one, as did his uncle Bob. When I finished I thought for sure someone would probably try to beat me up for making it, which is the way I like to feel when I finish something. I'm indebted to the cartoonist David Rees, who made it a habit of exploring one news item in successive issues of Get Your War On, allowing himself to build to different punchlines each time. The "Abortion Gap pt. 1" is here.
WabashAvenue picked this one, which I had kicking around in my head for weeks before I finally sat down and talked to a camera. That's like torture for me, does anyone else feel the same way? It's like not getting laid for a few days. I love the B-roll in this video, that was the view of Boston we had down the street from our old apartment in Eastie. I miss that place. Except not really.
Smithzette says she likes this one, despite her "gut instinct that dudes with signs don't listen. Ever."
Lastly, here are a few videos that don't necessarily represent my BEST work, but that will be important to me in years to come. MEMORIES! The last one features friend of the blog Kira! Hey Kira!
So yeah! Thanks for watching! Jenjibear also wrote in, and mostly picked videos that were in the 10 most popular from post from last week. Good choices, Jenjibear! And shoutout to Mrniggle, who liked "Teenage Drunks," a video I did for my brother that everybody hated. You and me against the world, Mr. Niggle.
If I mentioned you or your blog in this post, shoot me your mailing address on my Tumblr. I will send you something (If you live in the US! If you don't, I will send positive vibes to you).