Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Vietnam Trip Deconstructed

The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face . . . laugh at it and with it, and it is a jolly, kind companion. ---William Makepeace Thackeray

My Vietnam trip was canceled by my Lithium-headed sponsor at the last minute. The shithead got cold feet. What a pussy.

Went over to his house to beat my visa expenses
(not to mention all those shots and pills I had to take for the trip) out of him, but he confessed the real reason he backed out of our planned repatriation trip was not cold feet or dark memories but the strangers he had seen down by the pond in our neighborhood.


"Strangers," he said, "down by the pond."

"What were they doing there?"

"That's what I was wondering," he said.

"What's that got to do with our trip to the Nam?" I asked.

"They were looking at me," he said. "What if they're waiting for me to leave the country so they can break in to my house and plant a body in my basement?"

"This is Texas," I said, "You don't have a basement."

But he couldn't be convinced. Well, maybe it's better I don't go to southeast Asia with a guy who should be wearing an aluminum foil hat to all public functions.

My TV producer friend says she can get me on one of those veterans tours this summer. My other consolation is that I will not be catching hepatitis, tetanus, typhoid or malaria from the mean, dirty, strange streets of Marshall any time soon. My Vietnamese visa is only good until Feb 13 and I can't raise the money that soon to go on my own, so I guess I might as well hunker down now and reapply later this summer.

And those people? The strangers? I see them at the pond once in a while. I haven't asked about the body yet.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Using Garageband For My Revver Videos

I like Garageband.
The software makes it easy to compose musical soundtracks for my Revver videos. It also touches the creative part of my brain in a way most software doesn't. And it's fun (see my goofy little music video above).

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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Revver Bought My Big Fat Mean Drunk Sister Groceries

My big fat mean drunk sister lives on my mother's couch. She eats a lot of groceries. My mother lives on a small, fixed income Social Security check. I help my mother, which means I buy groceries for the couch dweller.

I needed some financial help with that grocery bill. I live on a small, fixed income military disability check. I tried worldwide panhandling, but nooooooooobody wants to help feed a couch dweller.

Then I found Revver. Revver Dot Com. It's a video revenue sharing portal where I upload my goofy home videos and they pay me a little sumpin-sumpin every month out of the ad revenues they collect from ads they attach to the end of my works of electronic 'art'.

Revver tracks and monetizes videos as they streak across the web.
Every time someone watches one of the videos I've uploaded or shared, I have a chance to some earn money. At the end of each video there's an ad displayed and Revver splits the ad revenue with me 50/50, directly transferred into my paypal account.

I also make some money sharing the videos of other folks who have uploaded videos to Revver. It's called 'affiliating.' I copy the embed codes of videos I like and share them here on my blog or in emails and I earn 20 percent on those other folks' videos.

You could do this, too, whether it be uploading your own videos or sharing mine (or other 'artists') with your friends. It's not hard. Start uploading your videos on Revver and make some money! I did:


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