Reviewed! ‘Wainy Days’ Is a Classic; ‘Spellslingers’ Falls Short of Magic
With it essentially being “Comedy Week” at VideoInk, I figured one of our weekly reviews should be of an all-time classic: “Wainy Days,” from writer, comedian, and filmmaker David Wain.
The popular thought about web video is that traditional media stars can’t make it here, or at least, it’s very difficult for them to find success on the web. It’s a different world, after all. With different rules that govern how people consume and interact with your content. In fact, talk to anyone after YouTube’s first 100 channels initiative, and most would say the site tried too hard to fund celebrities who had no concept of what it would take to succeed on YouTube. Continue reading…
At a particularly dark point in human history, we all collectively bought in on the idea that watching pasty dudes playing Texas Hold’em was the coolest. Before you or I could say “double down on that deuce” or whatever, The World Series of Poker was invading our TV screens in all of its chip-stacking, mouth-breathing glory.
Yet as bad as that sounds, watching professional poker was oddly compelling. Poker promised us a better life, a place where you or I could make a living from gambling. Sure, it put most of us in a debt-filled hell, but dammit if the ride there wasn’t a blast. Continue reading…Tags: David Wain, Felicia Day, Geek and Sundry, My Damn Channel, Reviews, spellslingers, wainy days, youtube