The battle for my Silicon Valley neighborhood began at 9:00 PM every night. A steady round of pop-pop-pop, several loud booms, and missiles exploding in brilliant displays of light. An occasional ka-BOOM rattled the windows, setting off car alarms and dogs in equal measure.
Was it the police firing rubber bullets and gas canisters at Black Lives Matter protesters hurling Molotov cocktails in the streets?
Oh, hell no.
The nightly fireworks show of firecrackers, cherry bombs, and bottle rockets started on Memorial Day and kept going until Fourth last year. Each show lasted 15 minutes in case someone did call…
One of my biggest disappointment as a ten-year-old kid in 1979 was discovering that the Coleco Quiz Wiz handheld electronic toy gave identical answers for the first three cartridges. I could plug the module into any cartridge and answer 1,001 questions correctly since I memorized each question number and the corresponding answer letter.
If the answers were identical for the first three cartridges, the answers must be identical for the other 27 cartridges. I felt cheated by the non-randomized answers, which took the fun out of learning new trivia. …
When we first meet Cindy Lou in The Grinch (2018), the little girl was on a mission to deliver a letter to Santa Claus. After a wild bobsled ride across the snow-covered rooftops of Whoville, she collides with Mr. Grinch and fails to reach the mail carrier in time.
She then decides to speak to Santa Claus in person. After being informed by her mother, Donna Lou Who, that Christmas would be over if she walked to the North Pole, she decides to trap Santa Claus when he delivers Christmas presents to her house.
Why does Cindy Lou need to…
This essay is in response to several comments (here and here). My last troll on Slashdot can’t respond on Medium without violating the Terms of Service (TOS). The response on Slashdot should be entertaining. You can read Part 2 here.
I hope YouTube finally bans his channel for the sub for sub gimmicks he is into with other un-creative “creators” he hangs around with and who are trying to build their personal spamming brands on YouTube while providing no value at all!
This comment might be about winning a Christmas present from follow YouTuber, Daniel Batal, on Twitter. His giveaway…
This essay is in response to this comment. My last troll on Slashdot can’t respond on Medium without violating the Terms of Service (TOS). The response on Slashdot should be entertaining. You can read Part 1 here.
Chris’s channel blurb says “C.D. Reimer makes videos about comic cons, pop culture, Silicon Valley and technology”. He hasn’t made a comic con video in months, yet it’s the first item in his blurb. Pop culture? Telling people you’re going to see a movie is pop culture, I guess?
My YouTube content strategy has four buckets: comics cons, pop culture, Silicon Valley, and…
This essay is in response to this comment. My last troll on Slashdot can’t respond on Medium without violating the Terms of Service (TOS). The response on Slashdot should be entertaining. You can read my other Slashdot essays here, here and here.
No one is forcing you to watch and read my content. The only reason you do is to have something to bitch about on Slashdot.
How you find the motivation and endless energy to plow into utterly futile pursuits is a mystery.
Make sure to go to YouTube to mod him down, any kind of Google account will allow you to mod him down. I use my Gmail account. Don’t mod too many of his videos down at once since YouTube will shadow-ban and ignore your mods while still making you believe they count.
- I mod down 3 of his videos every day.
- I wait a bit and watch a few videos between modding each of his video down. …
Have you ever wondered how far a grandmother would go to get the hottest Christmas toy for her baby granddaughter? I didn’t until I witnessed how desperate my mother was to get a Cabbage Patch doll for my baby niece in 1983. A violent incident that changed my life forever.
We stood outside the Toy “R” Us store on a cold November morning, waiting for the doors to open early at 8:00AM. I don’t remember if this was Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and the first official day of the holiday shopping season. If it was Black Friday, I…
A viewer posted this comment on my YouTube channel in August 2019:
“I don’t know who you are, but why is there an insane amount of photoshopped gay porn on several image sharing sites with your face, name, and contact info?”
I considered carefully whether to answer or delete the comment. The viewer may or may not have been trolling me.
The subject matter, however, was a good enough reason to delete the comment. Neither “gay” nor “porn” are advertiser friendly words (not that my channel qualifies for ad revenues — not then, not now). Content creators are responsible for…
When I posted a video on YouTube about an announcement from SiliCon With Adam Savage, the sexual abuse lawsuit filed by Savage’s younger sister, Miranda Pacchiana, as reported by People Magazine on June 30, 2020, was the centerpiece.
If I had known about the lawsuit prior to making a video in early July that SiliCon With Adam Savage would no longer be a physical event due to the coronavirus pandemic, I would have mentioned it then.
The lawsuit flew underneath my radar because the news media covered Savage as the former TV host of MythBusters. A TV show that I’ve…