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Posted By kenrg

The latest trend at YouTube are collaboration channels, starting with "fiveawesomeguys" and "fiveawesomegirls", etc. One person always does Monday, another Tuesday, etc. And, of course, there's also the parody collaboration channels, including "5boringpeople" and, my favorite, "fiveawesomedrunks."

Today I've got two videos for you here... The first one is my "rejected audition" for the fiveawesomedrunks (posted on the fiveawesomedrunks channel) and the second is my personal vlog about the audition (on my own channel).


 
Posted By kenrg

Not a week goes by on YouTube without a group of vloggers doing a collaboration video wishing another vlogger a happy birthday. And, in those collaborations, somebody always sings the traditional "Happy Birthday" song. Unfortunately, that song is actually copyrighted, owned by Time-Warner, and they consider singing it on sites like YouTube or LiveVideo to be a "public performance" that requires paying a royalty.

And so, I offer my all-new copyright-free Happy Birthday song. Have fun with it; it's my gift to the world.

More info and resources... Unhappy Birthday - Happy Birthday Screw You (by Kembrew McLeod) - and Snopes Urban Legend Reference Page.


 
Posted By kenrg

With quite a bit of help from about fifteen or so friends, here is my April Fool's Day collaboration video. Everybody sent so much great footage, but I really wanted to keep it under ten minutes so a lot had to be cut out. Completely missing is the parts where they start fighting with each other.

Here's a fun game you can play while watching: Each of these clips was sent in by somebody I asked to participate, except one. One of these guys is serious, and the clip is taken from a video response he made for me. (I've since talked with him, everything is cool, and he gave me permission to use the clip). See if you can guess which clip is real...