Monday, February 19, 2007

A Happy Find

You know those people who roam beaches carrying metal detectors looking for god-knows-what? They must get real feeling of satisfaction when they actually find something of worth. I had a moment like that this weekend. That wonderful surprise when you find something unexpected and the awe one might feel while examining a newly found treasure.

Enter Happy Slip, an internet rising star. It would have been something if I her found a few months earlier. That would have been a discovery. Now she's already had a featured review in YouTube and is now one of the top subscribed to directors in there. Here's her YouTube Stats as of today:
#14 - Most Subscribed (All Time)
#13 - Most Subscribed (All Time) - Directors
#39 - Most Viewed (All Time) - Directors
She was also featured in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. And if you're wondering why in that paper, well, she's Filipino-American. But the real top indicator when you're already too late in discovering a potential internet star is when they already have their own online store.

You can see all her videos here. Note that she does all the video/audio editing, the writing, and almost all the acting in her videos. Here's my top 3 favorites videos:
- Morning Meest
- Mixed Nuts
- Love At First Sight

Here's one where she talks about herself:
HappySlip Vlog #1. So check her out. See her videos, subscribe to her channel, leave comments and tell her I sent you. Maybe I'll get a Happy Slip mug or shirt out of this.

Wow. YouTube just used to mean watching things like these for me (well, still does):
  • Professional Sports Brawls - Cause there's nothing like multi-millionaires getting punched in the face.
  • Celebrity Hijinks - Cause there's nothing like multi-millionaires embarrassing themselves.
  • Bushisms - Cause there's nothing like the most powerful man embarrassing himself.
  • Jackass Inspired Stunts - It's educational. Reminds you every time why common sense is important.
I mostly catch videos when they become viral, like the Mentos Experiments and the Will It Blend videos. And then there are those that are just wonderful. These are old ones that have already been featured in other viral sites that they're some of my favorites:







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