Archive for the 'ME!' Category

Bob Trahan: Will You Be My Friend?

Friday, April 6th, 2007

Ummm…I am in the NY Times

Monday, February 26th, 2007

Today, my mug graces the front page of NY Times business. Perhaps the day will get even better with the departure of my head congestion!

The article: New Hot Properties: YouTube Celebrities 

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Leave it to Lloyd

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

It’s always about trying new things. Yesterday I wore a skirt. Today I am wearing nothing. Tomorrow I may don an astronaut suit. Point is; you get what I am saying. I think you do. Hoping you do.

I have not given up on my quest to get in contact with mega agent Ari Gold. In fact, my desire to be his client has only increased since last week.

Today, I reach out to his assistant Lloyd and request that he hook me up with Ari Gold.

Attention Ari Gold

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

I need an agent. Not a travel agent. I book my flights on the web. I need a talent agent. And could use a bit of talent as well.

Anyways, I do some YouTube stuff. But I need something more. An official agent. Someone well respected in the entertainment industry. His name is Ari Gold.

So, I created a YouTube clip titled: Paging Ari Gold.

And then there’s this website too called pagingarigold.com.

Hopefully, this will lead Ari Gold to me!

A New Blog is Born

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

That is right. You read correctly. Your eyes are working fine, however, I’d still recommend you continue snacking on baby carrots.

So, many of you, the millions of you out there who read this blog, are aware, of the fact, that I misuse grammar.

You also know that I to a lot of YouTube stuffs.

Anyways, I created a new blog that is solely dedicated to my YouTube clips. The site is shmuly.wordpress.com.

There’s an RSS option of course.

15 Seconds of CBS Fame

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

How long has it been since I blogged? When I last blogged, James Brown was still breathing!

CBS is giving you and me the chance of a lifetime. Of course, the previous sentence only applies to those of us who consider fifteen-seconds of TV exposure a “lifetime”.

You can find out more here.

FYI, this is part of the CBS initiative to become more interactive. There was an article in yesterday’s WSJ that mentioned the contest.

Anyways, your dedicated YouTube correspondent, me, has created his own 15-second clip. For whatever reason, when I watch my clip on my Dell craptop, the first few seconds are hazy.

So far, the response to my fifteen-seconds has been minimal yet positive. YouTube user fatgirlsrox had this to say: “yuck”. Thanks!

I am feeling pretty confident about this one…

Why I Decided to Boycott The Apprentice

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

Based on the title of this post, can anyone guess the forthcoming topic?

So, I decided to boycott the sixth season (and hopefully final) of The Apprentice.

YouTube clip. You can read about it here and there.

But “why?” you ask. What inspired this act of “courage”?

And now I will blog from the heart. Rosie and Donald Grump had a public feud. Trust me; this is a blessing for TV ratings. Both for The View and The Apprentice. That’s fine. You feel the urge to drum up some buzz for your show, then go ahead and lash out at Rosie.

The Miss America stuff needs a few more press mentions; grant the party girl another chance during a press conference. Hey, whatever works for you.

What got to me was when Donald called Rosie a “loser”. Why is she a loser according to Trump? Because she failed with her TV show and magazine. Donald on the other hand has billions of dollars. Naturally, he is a winner. This is Donald Trump ideology.

Please. That is so blatantly shallow. And stupid. What is success? Maybe it’s when you’re content with yourself. Maybe it’s also you are a pleasant person. One thing is certain; success cannot be defined as “being so full of yourself to the point where the public nauseous”.

Unfortunately, in our culture, too much emphasis is put on money and pseudo aspirations of success. I think that the Donald only encourages this false sense of success.

Hence my boycott. Do I believe that this will put a dent in The Apprentice ratings? Probably not. But I felt that I had to do my part. It’s up to the public to “tune-in or not to tune-in”.

Blog Tag - 5 things you didn’t know about me

Friday, December 15th, 2006

So, this morning I get an email from Kris, informing me that I have been blog tagged. Kris was tagged by shoemoney who was tagged by Andy who was tagged by Avinash, who beget Dave…sounds like Bible history.

The concept is to tag several fellow bloggers, who then also have to write 5 things you didn’t about them.
Kris, for those of you who don’t know, is a search expert. So, for example, if you lost your car keys, Kris can probably find them for you just by using Google. As the CEO of PepperJam, Kris believes in hard work and in hiring perfect 10’s.
Five things you don’t know about me? Don’t you already know everything about me? Guess not!
1) When I was in elementary school, I entered a spelling be. And lost. Guess which word I misspelled? The word “misspell”. I swear. True story. How humiliating is that? This is the first time I share this anecdote in public.
2) For the first few seasons of 24, I had a huge crush on Elisha Cuthbert. Then I felt that she was messing up the show; really out of place. So my crush dissipated.
3) I have a six-pack. Not beer; abs. No joke. If you are nice, perhaps I can post them one day on this blog.
4) I belong to the Jewish faith. No kidding. Both my parents are Jewish. Shmuel is not an Irish name. It is Jewish.
5) Before Sunset and Before Sunrise are my favorite flicks. So is Boiler Room.
And now I tag Rebecca, Ben, Jim, Mark Cuban & Kim.

my name is in a newspaper

Friday, December 15th, 2006

You can read the article here. The YouTube link is here. Hope you like the clip. And funny blog story here.

the dog ate my blog

Friday, December 15th, 2006

It’s been forever. Since I blogged. For you. It pains my heart that you feel neglected. Like a stray cat.

Let me fetch you a bowl of warm milk. And let’s put this behind us. Better yet; remove it from behind you and bury it in the litter box.

Just so you understand; not that I need to provide any of you with justifications for my absence!

Last week, I was away. In Montreal. All week long. I miss the people. Not the place. Anyways, too busy to blog then.

This week, I was busy with recuperating from my trip from last week!

Also, it has become evident that blogs are a thing of the past. Case in point; blogs have become mainstream. Sounds contradictory, no?

Let me elaborate; blogs were once a novelty. If you had a blog, people would bow at your feet. (Unless you walked on your hands and it that case they’d kneel to your hands.)

Web browsers would surf the net, cruising to discover the writings of a total stranger. Today, blogs have morphed into a common day word as in “honey, did you feed the blog?”.

These days, everyone has a blog. Even the guy who doesn’t have a blog, has a blog called “whyidonthaveablog.blogspot.com”.

What is hot in our era? Streaming video. Of course, this is a trend that can come and go much like the blog mania of the early 2000’s.

But right now, it is sizzling hot. Hence, I have been spending more time with my youtube channel.