Ybor Rob and the Terrors of Tampa

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Hi, all! This blog entry continues my focus on YouTubers. Today, the focus is on “Ybor Rob,” a videographer based in Tampa, Florida. His channel is called “YBOR ROB INJUSTICE WATCH AND PRANKS,” and he offers one heck of a wild ride for his viewers. “Ybor Rob” films police action some may deem questionable, and he captures lots of it. Prior to watching his channel, I had no idea there was so much law-and-order activity in Tampa! And what’s more, he records other sorts of explosive action in the area as well. If there is conflict, action, or controversy, “Ybor Rob” tries to be there.

As always, this YouTuber would appreciate your support by watching his videos and subscribing to his channel.

Thank you.
-Keith V.

Last Woman

Eccentric Entries Title Cards (2)Hi, all! I will be focusing on my YouTube work and the work of others for a while. My latest video features commentary over a classic science fiction movie. This is the third film for which I’ve added a commentary track, and I think this one is relevant due to today’s deserved focus on women’s issues and how the film shows the complete opposite of today’s strong women. The movie is called “Last Woman on Earth,” and if you support #MeToo and other female empowerment movements, then this movie could well remind you of the mindsets you’re fighting against.

Please remember to Like, Share, and Subscribe to “Eccentric Entries.”

 

Thank you.
-Keith V.

A Young YouTuber with Flair and Fashion

Hi, all! This is a short post that I felt compelled to write. There is a young YouTuber out there who needs support for her channel. Her YouTube name is “Flowy Tea,” and she is energetic, confident, intelligent, and creative. While this video is geared toward women, we males can still show our support for her efforts by watching her videos, giving her work a “Like,” and Subscribing to her channel.

Do I know her personally? No. Do I know that she needs help to make her channel a roaring success? Yes. And what’s more, her video is perfectly timed for summer and back-to-school.

Let’s support our girls and women!


Please remember to “like,” “share,” and “subscribe” to her channel.

Thank you.
-Keith V.

Catching Up

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It’s been a few weeks since I posted here, so I thought I’d update all of you about my recent activities. To wit: I have fully moved to video production. My YouTube channel is slowly growing and I have created a Twitter feed as well. Most of the videos are narrated by a British character named the “Pretentious British Fellow” (above) while others are narrated by a soft-spoken Welsh character named the “Quiet Man From Wales.” There is one video narrated by a still-unnamed character that details how to find your Facebook information, so I’ll need a name for her. Would you have any ideas?

Video production is relatively new to me, of course. Over 10 years of blogging never gave me the chance to develop the resources and skills to craft YouTube videos, but I am very happy to say that I’ve rapidly come up-to-speed on the art of video production. Watch my videos and you’ll see a steady progression in all aspects of the productions. This actually amazes me since my first effort was not a typical “newbie” video given it was crafted with many advanced video editing techniques that I quickly mastered. All subsequent videos have given me the opportunity to present other advanced techniques while continuing to offer in video form the kind of content I previously offered in blogs alone.
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Peace For Our Time?

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Hello, readers. As you may have noticed, this blog is increasingly becoming a vlog. I will continue to post content here that points to my videos, but the day will soon come when I move to a purely video-based production.

With the above said, I am proud to present my latest video. It concerns the recent deal with North Korea and what could possibly go wrong. I hope you enjoy it. Continue reading

Total Bullcrap #2: Promised Reparations

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Ah, Facebook. It is home to so many things, some good and some…

Well…

I recently saw a post that claimed racism did not exist and that there was no need for reparations to African-Americans for slavery. The racism statement was easy enough to address, but the reparations portion was far trickier.

American slavery—as opposed to slavery in other nations—was an evil and dehumanizing social institution that was adopted by states in the North and the South. It conditioned whites to think of blacks as animals, not people. Slaves were little more than a kind of livestock, complete with branding as proof of ownership. Female slaves faced their own particular kind of hell as they were often raped and impregnated by slave-masters who faced no penalty for horrendous actions that would face severe criminal penalties today.

During the Civil War, Union General William Tecumseh Sherman issued Special Field Order #15 as a means of confiscating former Confederate land for use by freed slaves in 40-acre lots, but his attempt was later thwarted by President Andrew Johnson. Following Abraham Lincoln’s death, former Vice President Andrew Johnson assumed the presidency, and his reversal of Sherman’s order meant the freed slaves were denied the land they were promised. Accordingly, many black Americans still wait for the day when promises of reparations for slavery will be kept.

With the above as a backdrop, I created a video in which I addressed the issues surrounding any possible reparations for American slavery, but not the facets of slavery itself. The problems impeding any attempt to make reparations for slavery are enormous, yet few have mentioned many of the roadblocks any true effort would face. The video tries to fill that gap. It is the second relevant YouTube video I’ve ever created, and I believe it is a very polished effort. Continue reading

Your Facebook Information

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It’s been a struggle. I promised that I would create and post a video related to the recent Facebook security issues, so I went to work creating it. That was a couple of weeks ago. “So, what happened?”, you may ask. My computer, that’s what happened. I almost believe the failure-prone thing is alive and possessed by evil spirits. It crashed at the worst possible moments, and it crashed often. Each time it crashed, my blood pressure ticked upward a bit. I now fear that any attempt to measure my blood pressure would cause the cuff to explode. I tried, the computer crashed, and I got a headache. I tried again, it crashed again, and the headache became a migraine. And so it went until three things happened: First, I finished the video; second, I fell in love with acetaminophen; third, I suddenly had a crappy high-performance computer to sell!

Despite the problems given to me by my electronic nemesis, the creation of the video was a labor of love for me. It is the first relevant YouTube video I’ve ever created, and I am proud of it. The video does not rake Facebook over the coals for its security lapses. Congress, the media, and Mark Zuckerberg himself already took care of that. Instead, my video shows how to create, download, and review a file that contains all of your Facebook information. In my case, I saw that my data from 2009 was still on Facebook’s servers. Just to be clear, I am not talking about information such as your web address, known websites that you visit, or anything other than information you may have provided to Facebook over the years. Continue reading