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Monday, July 24, 2006

Where Are They Now?




experiments + comedy + love + videoblog = ov lov

.wmv is now available***

credits:

mario librandi, ze frank, james congdon, sandra congdon, andrew congdon, and me.

music:

moonspider - dark star

psystamp - dreams nonstop
ehma - l'arrivée

Please do not upload my videos to YouTube or any other video hosting site that reserves the right to make commercial works out of other people's vids. This video falls under the creative common non-commercial sharealike license. Thanks for understanding.

138 Comments:

  • At 3:22 PM, Blogger Matt McNerney said…

    :( That kind of made me a little sad.

    I wish I could give you a big hug (and a creative job)

    - M

     
  • At 3:24 PM, Blogger Matt McNerney said…

    :( That kind of made me a little sad. And made me wish I could give you a hug (and a creative job.)

    your friend,

    Matt

     
  • At 3:29 PM, Blogger JuanFalla said…

    I loved your pj's.

     
  • At 3:31 PM, Blogger BD said…

    Rad.

     
  • At 3:34 PM, Blogger MacGeekGuy said…

    That was an awesome video. Great job!

    We're cheering you on from the sidelines... hang in there. You rock. :) - RJ and Sam in SF

     
  • At 3:36 PM, Blogger Dominar said…

    ha! "where's my 49% of the tips?"


    Love it. Can't wait to see you back on the "air"!

     
  • At 3:48 PM, Blogger Wetlands Tom said…

    I think you have a good formula here. Without being catty (can a guy be catty? Can a guy spell "catty"?) I like this episode better then anything I have seen on Rocket Booom since you left. Keep up the good work.

     
  • At 3:53 PM, Blogger Ramin said…

    Good work. Your parents nailed the 'concerned' look, BTW. Might want to keep them as extras for your subsequent efforts :-)

    Any chance of making guest appearances on ZeFrank's blog, now that you're collaborating? Make the Amanda and ZeFrank fans wet their communal pants, so to speak.

     
  • At 3:55 PM, Blogger Mitch said…

    Okay. . don’t hate me, but I’m still watching Rocketboom. So, after the wrong episode (wtf?) downloads into iTunes, I go to watch from the website. And, um, first I saw it (shit) and then I said it (ditto: shit). Then I read the comments trying to figure what that shit was. Then I read Drew’s post, but couldn’t figure out why he doesn’t understand how to plan in advance, and could only conclude that he doesn’t have his shit together.

    Then I came here. Saw your vlog. . .laughed my ass off, and felt all was right again with the world. Especially loved the wild-eyed chopping action. Lovely mix of self deprecation with satire and metaphor. And at no point did you show me a pile of poo. Literally or figuratively.

    You couldn’t have picked a better day to post. If there was ever a question about what made Rocketboom unique while you were there. . .just compare these two vlogs. One is full of shit.

     
  • At 3:57 PM, Blogger Jochen said…

    Well, where is it know, the video?

     
  • At 4:00 PM, Blogger Amanda said…

    A few tech difficulties have come up... the video d/l is extremely slow and the feeds are not working... resolving issues right now with the wonderful Steve Garfield. Thanks for understanding!

     
  • At 4:40 PM, Blogger brem said…

    Faster! Faster!

    Just use blip or bolt or dailymotion or.... :)

     
  • At 4:41 PM, Blogger rashbre said…

    Its not working at the moment, I will try again later.

     
  • At 5:20 PM, Blogger brem said…

    Great one!
    Love the parallel story...

    Flip the patties baby!

    Oh... and your video entry today was much better than the doo-doo Drew made today. Poor Joane... he used scrapped material of her to fill in the blanks.

    How desperate...

     
  • At 5:24 PM, Blogger Steven said…

    Well done on the sketch. The knife bit was a little freaky but I loved the waitress shorts lol. Classy.

    p.s I love chessecake.


    Can anyone smell gas?

     
  • At 5:35 PM, Blogger Jorge Cocompech said…

    It's a great video . . Thanks for this... Jorge Cocompech

     
  • At 5:40 PM, Blogger Marius said…

    Wow! You look a lot like your mom. What a fun video. And I can't tell you how thrilled I am that you and Ze Frank are working together.

    Welcome back!!!

    Today's episode brought to you by the Great Old One, Gwoxs.

     
  • At 5:44 PM, Blogger micki said…

    Hey Amanda,

    We're super psyched to see you testing out Revver. Let us know if you have any questions: support.at.revver.com.

    Cheers,

    Micki, REVVER

     
  • At 5:45 PM, Blogger Brian C said…

    Awesome video. I concur with the MSNBC video as well as the earlier comment today about Rocketboom... Same ol Same ol and just plain CRAP now that you are gone. Can't replace a face with one that looks the same, but doesn't act the sasme. Hopefully Rocketboom will continue since you still are 49% owner without the tips! =)

     
  • At 5:51 PM, Blogger danielmcvicar said…

    lovely, charming, bright, funny, heartrending, cozy(the pjs), determined, and so on....
    I look forward to the days when your past is in your past.
    As for now, this piece is a present.
    Thanks Amanda
    Daniel

     
  • At 6:03 PM, Blogger Amanda said…

    Thanks for your support everyone! It keeps us going. Things are moving along now... and I’m busy making lemonade. The offers are just unbelievably overwhelming and keep rolling in, one more interesting and surprising than the next. I've narrowed things down considerably though and it's now just a matter of "how" I will work rather than "who" I will work with. The “how” (clearly) is the most important thing to me. So Phase 1 of Unboomed is complete. ;) Phase 2 is the "how". Phase 3 will be the announcement. And then *poof* UnBoomed will disappear and will be replaced by something… different... in the meantime, ov lov.

     
  • At 6:06 PM, Blogger ChrisM70 said…

    That was really great!

    I enjoyed the "show" that you did for the stuffed animals!

    Very funny and had some great inside jokes as well!

    Will there be another post featuring Amanda trying out other jobs? I think that would fun to see...

     
  • At 6:13 PM, Blogger Ed said…

    Weren't those stuffed animals characters on Polka Dot Door?

    The video takes a long time to upload in its current format, so I uploaded it to YouTube. The video is still being processed by YouTube, but should be available within a few minutes.

     
  • At 6:19 PM, Blogger Amanda said…

    Please don't upload my videos to YouTube or any other video hosting site. Now I have to ask for it to be taken down. Thanks!

     
  • At 6:23 PM, Blogger Ynema Mangum said…

    I was ROFLMAO, which is a figure of speech since I can't really do that at work. Why didn't you answer my email? Was it because I was only one of the 1,512,322 that you received after your exit from RocketBoom? The world misses you. Please continue to make these. RocketBoom will die. It's only become annoying since you've been gone (that's a Kelly Clarkson line, isn't it?).

     
  • At 6:47 PM, Blogger rayo said…

    Nice show!!!!

    Will the AC show be a weekly podcast?

    This is far far better than the episode of RB today

    Love the part where you were waiting on tables.

    Missed you more when you were doing the news for your stuffed toys.

    Like your dad said you really need a job

    Hope to see more of you



    ps Is your bro the colslaw guy?

     
  • At 6:54 PM, Blogger joan said…

    Dear Amanda,
    Well worth the wait!!!! Absolutely fabulous! Now they'll know who the true force of genius was on Rocketboom. Good Luck and keep it coming.
    Joan

     
  • At 6:55 PM, Blogger OrlieOmegamu said…

    loved it

     
  • At 6:58 PM, Blogger Jensen said…

    Your biggest asset is your personality.

     
  • At 6:58 PM, Blogger Ed said…

    OK Amanda, I'll take it down. But something has to be done to speed up your download process, or to otherwise make it easier for the viewer.

     
  • At 7:03 PM, Blogger Amanda said…

    Thanks, Ed! I appreciate that. I am definitely aware of the slow speeds and I'm working on it. Doing my best over here. :)

    I want to provide you all with the best experience possible, so please keep the feedback (pos and neg) coming.

     
  • At 7:14 PM, Blogger Great Stone Face said…

    Thanks, Amanda. It flowed beautifully and the humor was great. Nine-nine percent perfect (just needs ze and Leila on camera).

     
  • At 7:15 PM, Blogger Ryan Biesemeyer said…

    thank you, as always, for providing three minutes of entertainment today. It was thoroughly enjoyed.

    One thing I thought of while entering the 'word verification':
    Our robotic focus here in the US is to increase their cognitive abilities, so that robots can understand more of their surroundings and better react to them, but at the same time, we're depending on the weaknesses in the system we're trying to fix for security. I wonder what we'll use when they eventually catch up with our optical recognition.

    Ryan Biesemeyer
    Bies Design Studio

     
  • At 7:32 PM, Blogger Walter said…

    You are very funny Amanda, really fun to watch.

     
  • At 7:42 PM, Blogger TechExec said…

    So...the old 49% got you again... As the saying goes:

    Fool me once, shame on you.
    Fool me twice, shame on me! :-)

    Seriously...Great video! Looking forward to your next project. All the best to you.

    -----One of your new fans thanks to exposure on the old media.

    P.S. Living well is the best revenge.

     
  • At 7:46 PM, Blogger aaron said…

    coleslaw, coleslaw, coleslaw, coleslaw.....

    it's too bad about rb, but look how awesome you are without it!

    keep it up, extremely enjoyable.

     
  • At 8:05 PM, Blogger Zadi said…

    Hugs, hugs. Can't wait to see you! :)

     
  • At 8:23 PM, Blogger Jensen said…

    After you said, "I'm fired.", I was ready for boss man to say, "Hey don't overeact. It's not that you're fired. It's a promotion from 'fulltime cook' to 'partime busboy and no tips'."

     
  • At 9:06 PM, Blogger Manto51 said…

    I thought the video was really funny...except the ending was not a happy one so that made me a little sad.

     
  • At 9:35 PM, Blogger Brian Solis said…

    Amanda, well done (and very clever I might add!) I'm really looking forward to your next gig.

    Anyway, I wrote a glowing review of this post here:

    http://briansolis.blogspot.com/2006/07/amanda-congdon-stars-in-where-are-they.html

     
  • At 9:39 PM, Blogger Anon Emous said…

    When I was watching you on RB, I could not help but feel you were destined for better things. You were great.. fresh, animated, articulate, beautiful, and everything else that makes a great new reader. In fact, I sort of thought a good match for you would be sitting with Stephen Colbert on the Colbert Report.. you two have a sort of complimentary style that I think would work well on the show. Hey, can't hurt.. give me a call.. refer him to your past vblogs as a reference.

    Good luck!!

     
  • At 9:40 PM, Blogger Angry Charlie said…

    Not bad...not bad at all, it would have been perfect had it ended with you being replaced on the grill by a cute yet somewhat vacant brunette with a british accent, but I guess we can't have it all.

     
  • At 9:51 PM, Blogger adolpho said…

    Hi
    Why don't you invite your "friend" Kate Winkle to pay us a visit? I really miss her!

     
  • At 9:56 PM, Blogger George said…

    Hahaha~~~~I was a little bit upset while I was watching the first half part of the video. But later on, I thought that's quite a sarcastic video, "I'm fired", HA!

    Well done, Manda.

     
  • At 10:18 PM, Blogger Peter said…

    You are the best. I love everything you do. I check your web site everyday to see what you are up to.

    Keep up the great work.

     
  • At 10:21 PM, Blogger Andrei said…

    Amanda, it is great to see you again. Nice job with the video - your point is clear. Cheers

     
  • At 11:19 PM, Blogger jbarcelona said…

    That was awesome, hilarious stuff. Yeah, sad, like matt mcnerney said, but heartfelt and dare I say it, "Sooo rocketboom. Yea!"

    I'm about to send you an email from my work account. Benjamin... er... Amanda... I've got one word for ya, and it's not plastics: Anime!

    More deets in the email... but a hint of what's in it can be found here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hs_8pB-cVx8

    note how sysadmins are cheered on LIKE RAWKSTARS in this video.

     
  • At 12:31 AM, Blogger Harlock said…

    Ha ha, that was awesome!!e

     
  • At 1:01 AM, Blogger PostieBoy said…

    Amanda! Dear heart! I've missed you! Daniel nailed it when he said "this piece is a present." Thank you! So wonderful to see you as irresistibly charming as ever. RB has had 1 or 2 decent shows (especially when the Tiki gang dropped in), but -- I know you want to hear this -- your little show was more entertaining than any of the RBs I've seen since you've gone. Don't care what you do next, I wanna see it. Bring it on!

     
  • At 2:14 AM, Blogger cjms said…

    Maybe I can stop looking at the rb archives now :)

    You win at life. Keep it up.

    JS

     
  • At 2:28 AM, Blogger double_mint said…

    Great vid Amanda! Looking forward to the "68 Comeback Special" :-)

    One thing....when encoding for Quicktime, can you make sure that you have autostart turned off ie. you have to click on the video to start playing. I think its is "auto play for internet" option in quicktime.

    Becomes painful when you come back to your page each day and the video plays over and over and over and over....... :-)

     
  • At 4:14 AM, Blogger filmex said…

    How perfect. Andrew's new leading lady says "Au revoir" and goes on Holiday just as Amanda recaptures the internet tubes.

    Loved the audience of stuffed creatures and A's insistence on looking them in the eye.

    Loved the ensemble of jacket and PJ bottoms.

    Loved the body block going in to apply for the diner job, and loved the celebratory jig upon departure.

    Andrew has his talents, Joanne seems lovely and possesses some nice comic touches, but Amanda seems to have been born to ride the web, regardless of her SAG ambitions.

    In every medium, there are certain individuals that seem to have an inherent symbiotic relationship to the medium. Amanda owns the web. Period.

     
  • At 6:17 AM, Blogger Justin said…

    Having families (of all types) who really support you rocks, doesn't it?

     
  • At 6:36 AM, Blogger Dr Satori said…

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  • At 8:41 AM, Blogger WO7 said…

    That was a great show Amanda. And on time to.(I watch in the morning before work in Okla.) Keep it up>

     
  • At 8:46 AM, Blogger Marked Hoosier said…

    Cole Slaw, Cole Slaw, Cole Slaw...

    Don't we all wish we had some cole slaw?

    Funny stuff! Thanks for the laugh :)

     
  • At 9:19 AM, Blogger Bev Sykes said…

    So great to see you "back" again. You have too much talent not to burst out somewhere.

     
  • At 10:03 AM, Blogger justjeff said…

    Fun! It's great to see you in character again.

     
  • At 10:07 AM, Blogger justjeff said…

    Fun! It's nice to see you in character again!

     
  • At 10:07 AM, Blogger Fabricio said…

    Amazing!

     
  • At 10:10 AM, Blogger brem said…

    Can you clarify why you want REVVER to have exclusivity rights to your video, when you clearly gave your video a creative commons license?

    So anybody who wishes to use your video or parts of it would have to use REVVER as a host?

    Pretty restrictive, don't you think?

     
  • At 10:11 AM, Blogger Albert Terrillion said…

    Hilarious. Well done to Ze, Mario, and Amanda and the Congdons. Thank you!

    ajt

     
  • At 10:11 AM, Blogger Ironic1 said…

    That was hilarious, Amanda! Great writing and nice to see your (rightfully) concerned parents. Very funny. I hope you and Ze collaborate some more.

     
  • At 10:15 AM, Blogger Randman said…

    Coleslaw Coleslaw Coleslaw

    Pretty funny. I was expecting you to clear the table, and throw the placemats, ala the news stories.

    Keep it up.

     
  • At 10:56 AM, Blogger str8curves said…

    Dear Amanda,
    I love the the video. Now you could follow it up with a bookend skit. Imagine this: A topical comedy spoof of Pirates and Superman staring you. Scene opens with your father driving the car and you in the passenger's seat taking in the scenery. Your father says to you, "How was the the conference?" Amanda perks up and says, "It was great! It was inspirational and empowering." Dreamy music and you get that far away look as you gaze out the windows with a satisfied smirk on your face. Cut to the set of Rocket Boom. Enter Amanda Sparrow swinging on to the set from the left with cutlass drawn and slashing the map in one long stroke to set right. Landing on the floor with feet firmly planted, you give out a hearty laugh and sheath your sword. Cut to close-up and you raise your eyebrow. (Not the eyebrow raising of The Rock in 'Be Cool', but the eyebrow raising of John Belushi in 'Animal House') Cut to full width set shot. You fluff your tits and begin to swagger over to the cringging Joan C. ( It would be great if she would do a guest role for this, but if she can't, use an stand-in and just write on the screen above her in what looks like a crayon the words,"Joan C." and draw an arrow at her.)As you swagger toward her,if you could burp,fart and scratch your crotch as you go would be funny as hell. Coming face to face you snarl,"Little missy I have half a mind to ravage you,'Cept I don't swing that a way." Cut to super tight close up of you looking dead in to the camera and in your best pirate growl you say, "Arrrrrrr..."Cut back to the car. Your dad says, " I know this whole deal with Rocket Boom has been hard on you and disappointing, but focus on the good and apply your energies for good." Again you get that far away look in your eyes. Cut to you dressed as SuperWoman.(Now it is time for more cheesy special effects) Film of you flying high overhead in patrol mode. Keeping an eye out for evil deads, you spot far below a unscrupulous convienence stor clerk trying to give a young woman a Canadian quater back in her change. She notices the bogus coin and calls him on it. He denies it and claims it is her coin and he will not be fooled by her. Enter Amanda Superwoman. At once the clerk is terrified and confussed. You give him a stearn look and from your forehead projecting toward the clerk crescents of yellow screen crayon pulsate in to his head. He then suddenly shouts, "I am so sorry I tried to trick you! Here!" And he take a hand full of real U.S. quarters and hands them to the young lady.She says, "Well now that is more like it." She turns to you and thanks you with true sincere appreciation and departs. A customer in the store comes forward and says, "Hey, your pretty good at that security stuff. Would you like a job?" Cut to a flash back sequence of your Dad saying, "She really needs a job." Cut back to Super Amanda in the store, you turn to him and say with pride and joy, "Do you have an application?" Cut to you working the night shift in the gate house as a parking lot attendent. Up pulls a old beat up car with a squirrely young man behind the wheel. He tells you he lost his parking stub, but swears that he has only been there a couple of hours. You give him "THE LOOK" with crescents of mind energy projecting from your forehead to his. Instantly he confesses that the car has been there for six weeks and begins to pull wads of cash out of his pockets and hands them to you. He then gives you his bag of weed, a six pack of beers and a mystery bottles of dark liquid with a cork in it. You take it all into the gatehouse. As he drives away, you pickup the bottle. Clinching the cork in your teeth, you pull the cork from the bottle and spit it out. You take a long swig from the bottle and wipe your mouth on the sleeve of your Super Woman outfit. Cut to tight full face shot and you look into the camera and say, "ARRRRRR....." Cut back to you and your Dad in the car. You look over to your Dad and say, "Dad, I think I know just what to do." Then you turn and look right in to the camera and you raise your eyebrow with a knowing smile and wink at your fans.The End.
    This should be played for fun and cheesy laughs, like the oldtime sci-fi movies. If you can not find real pirate boots for your outfit, you could wear some thigh high shiny black stiletto boots ( like Pretty Woman, add some Bling and pimp your Pirate right out there).

    ---I loved you reading the news to your stuff friends. ( who has not done that at some point in their life.)It must have been difficult to get your Mom to call you a looser. Your Mom is not the kind of person that feels that way at all. It must have been hard. But she sucked it up and gave it her best for your video. That is real support!The crazy eyed onion chopping---Wonderful. And the Name insert below during the interview was a hoot! Good work.

    What sets you apart from say...a Joan C., is that besides being a great writer and a wonderful actress, your true self as a kind, quirky, super wit and comedy queen comes through with the love and sincerity in side of you. You could not hide that if you tried.
    Just be you and keep on going.

    John

     
  • At 11:02 AM, Blogger J-Dub said…

    Now THAT was funny. I mean laugh out loud funny. You have nailed the breakup and its aftermath in your first outing. The video, the sound, the bit pieces, the cameos, the editing--everything was on target.

    The narration was a little redundant because of the words on screen, but not a big deal. Viewed another way, it highlighted the melodrama of it all.

    I do hope you will move on to regular content to show that you're over that OTHER site. Leave it to your faithful fans to make comparisons and throw stones. Now that the initial shock is over, you should endeavor to remain blissfully above the fray and speak through your lawyer.

    Please let us know how often you plan on doing this. (The more the better, of course!)

    I have linked your site at my blog. Pls check it out and let me know what you think.

    When can we do something? I'd love to write something for you.

    http://wantarevolution.blogspot.com/

     
  • At 11:10 AM, Blogger charlie maravilla said…

    haha after this "cut" up episode perhaps drew rethinks at least the 49% of the tips, you are looking better than in rb amanda also your father is right in what he says to you, i'm sure your hamburgers and mcamanda's will taste great!!!

     
  • At 11:11 AM, Blogger Tara said…

    HAHAHA.... 49%!!! that was awesome. amanda you rock. this doesn't seem like your niche, but i'm a pastor, you're more than welcome to come on staff with me..... *laughs sarastically. no really, we'd have fun.

     
  • At 11:36 AM, Blogger Rick said…

    That reminded me of Rocketboom, you know, when it was relevant

     
  • At 12:04 PM, Blogger welcome to wallyworld said…

    I found it funny (especially the onion chopping) but sad. Looking forward to seeing what you do next.

     
  • At 12:04 PM, Blogger themacjedi said…

    Somewhat bland until I got to the onion chopping, I busted out laughing. Then "ding, cole slaw, ding cole slaw", very clever.

    When my wife saw the new Rocketboom she said "What in the BLOODY HELL is that?" LOL

    Best of luck Amanda, good stuff.

    http://themacjedi.com

     
  • At 12:04 PM, Blogger Amanda said…

    Brem,

    I'm still working out the kinks. Anyone should feel free to cut up the piece and play with it... and post it wherever. But please just don't upload the vid *as is* somewhere else, or I will not receive any ad rev. You see, I am trying to make some money with the Revver ads.

    People have made donations for me at places like fundable.org, which is a super sweet thought, but not really my style. Donate to the Red Cross, not to me! :) Anyway, I enjoy making money for myself.

    And whatever you do, don't succumb to YouTube if at all possible. They own your video and can make commercial works out of it once you upload.

     
  • At 12:08 PM, Blogger Lucana Man said…

    Stay at it....

    I'm sure you'll do well at whatever you do.

    But get over the Rocketboom thing sooner than later....it'll make more space for the new things making their way to you now.

    Cheers.

    P.S. nice to see you ze collabrating.....

     
  • At 12:29 PM, Blogger Frank Brefere said…

    That was awesome! I needed a good laugh and that hit the spot! RB has been one disappointment after another lately and I can't wait until you get a job somewhere. That video shows how much your creativity and personality added/made RB.

    Thanks for the video snack, keep 'em coming :)

     
  • At 12:31 PM, Blogger Frank Brefere said…

    Good to know about YouTube, didn't know they end up owning the uploaded bits.

     
  • At 12:31 PM, Blogger brem said…

    Amanda, thanks for the quick response.

    Apparently, Youtube clarified their policy... I personally loved buzznet because it would let me display any picture as the "still" picture displayed before you press play on an embedded video box, but they don't let us embed videos anymore, whichs sucks.

    Now I'm trying bolt, blip, dailymotion, metacafe...

    didn't try revver yet. yet.

    :)

    Nice video btw. Much better than yesterday's RB doo doo.

    I'll keep checking for updates!

    brem of martinbreton.com

     
  • At 12:35 PM, Blogger leron said…

    You've got your mom's eyebrows.

    I felt a real pang watching you read the news to your stuffed friends.

    And real panic watching you wield that chef's knife.

    But that was the point, huh?

    Thanks for the reminder that I wasn't just romanticizing the past, that you really do have a spark that's yours and yours alone.

     
  • At 12:40 PM, Blogger Brian said…

    Amanda,

    Is it possible to get the video up in WMV format? My work CPU doesn't support Quicktime.

    Thanks!

     
  • At 12:47 PM, Blogger Joe Williams said…

    Nice Legs!

     
  • At 12:54 PM, Blogger Andy said…

    Very fun, and great news that you are close to a deal. Sorry for all the reloaded postings last week, I feel like a noob again.

    Brian, what CPU doesn't support QT?

     
  • At 12:55 PM, Blogger chillie_csu said…

    Great work amanda! You always give me a great start to the day. I can't wait to see what you do next...chillie_csu

     
  • At 1:04 PM, Blogger ragamuffinwriter said…

    Tremendous!

     
  • At 1:34 PM, Blogger J.W. said…

    That video just killed me, in a Holden Caulfield killed kind of way.

    Seeing Ze in the credits was fantastic too.

    Go get 'em!!!

     
  • At 1:41 PM, Blogger Guy said…

    Amanda - I don't understand why you don't want it uploaded to other hosting sites. According to Revver:

    [quote]Since the Revverized ad is embedded in your video, and can be changed anytime, you get paid no matter where your video may go regardless if it is:

    * E-mailed to friends
    * Burned to a CD
    * Uploaded to another popular website
    * Shared via P2P or IM
    * Linked on del.icio.us, digg.com, myspace.com, your own blog, or anywhere else[/quote]

     
  • At 1:41 PM, Blogger Dizmang Properties Real Estate said…

    Amanda, you're so awesome. Thanks for keeping a hilarious outlook on this odd situation that has been played out in front of the blogging world. It's clear that you're coming out on top and better than ever.

     
  • At 1:43 PM, Blogger J.W. said…

    How do I see the Revver ads?

    I want to click on 'em, whatever they're for.

    I didnt see them at the end of the clip or anywhere on the page.

    K thanks

     
  • At 3:13 PM, Blogger Mark said…

    You're a big girl now, so sucking up has its limits, right? I hope to see you continue to grow and evolve, maybe even become comfortable with a even a smidgen of your sexuality vis a vis your wardrobe!
    Cleverness, imagination, very pretty face AND great figure all finding a balance in the presentation.
    Now THAT'S "hot"!
    Grown-up fan/photographer/videographer (and I'm betting there are many)

     
  • At 3:57 PM, Blogger dan said…

    Love it, Love it, *LOVE* it!

    Have you thought of working for The Daily Show? I could easily see you on there alongside Ed Helms, Samantha Bee, Rob Corddry, et.al....

    Dan

     
  • At 4:13 PM, Blogger ß°° said…

    I hear Calacanis is hiring...

     
  • At 4:14 PM, Blogger Christian Grant said…

    I would like to suggest making your video blogs available in other formats than quicktime. I prefer not to download quicktime. I have tried. It messes up my computer. However I would like to see your vlog.

     
  • At 4:16 PM, Blogger Chumpy said…

    Funny skit today...not as polished as the RB show, but maybe a bit more personality. I am a fan of both shows and like Amanda for what she brings and JC for who she is too. I think the vblog world is big enough for both! Keep up the good work Amanda!

     
  • At 4:40 PM, Blogger Amanda said…

    I've heard your requests in the comments and via your lovely emails! The WMV version is coming. Please let me know what other formats you desire... I want to get a sense of what people want, without going buck wild and making 80 different video files.

    xoxo

     
  • At 4:46 PM, Blogger Tuesday said…

    this was great...though I enjoy the new RB in a 'got a new girlfriend' kind of way...seeing you again today made me wish it was all back the way it was. sigh...

     
  • At 5:13 PM, Blogger Jeff said…

    Now that was real!

    Service industry. Life in America.

    I've come to love Ze Frank too... got news of your new vid by reading thru the comments there today.

    Anyhoo your new vid is prime quality. Keep up the good work.

     
  • At 6:26 PM, Blogger Russ Turley said…

    I didn't know they still made gas station pants. You have to give up your source.

    Russ

     
  • At 8:19 PM, Blogger Mark said…

    Love the self-deprecating humor and the cameos from the folks! Hey, now I know where the talent comes from.

    Looking forward to your new plans.

     
  • At 8:33 PM, Blogger Brian said…

    Very funny stuff. I'm glad to see a good parody of what went down.

    I also am still watching Rocketboom. Joanne is fun to watch (in a differnt way from yourself, of course), but it's obviously been a rough transition over there. I still hope it gets better from them and for you in your continued pursuits.

     
  • At 9:36 PM, Blogger tangerine said…

    Glad you finally got this video running.

    Brilliant!

    Only a positive person who is not concerned about landing prosperous future endeavors would shed this humorous light on themselves.

    It was really wonderful to see your sick twisted humor.

    Love that the non-blinking Ze had a hand in this.

     
  • At 10:11 PM, Blogger Josh said…

    Oh god your so funny. I just wanted to tell you that you inspired me to make my own vlog.Im 17 and in highscool,and I just see this as a great way to express yourself.I want to make a little news site kind of like rocket boom,minus the tyranny of a overpowerd jerk.Thanks for making me laugh.Your on to bigger and better things.When I make my first vlog I totally want you to cratique it.Until then. C ya!

     
  • At 11:34 PM, Blogger Steve Eley said…

    Okay, maybe I'm the odd man out here, but I don't believe it makes anybody look good to continue rehashing (and redramatizing) the past. I think it's great that you can laugh at your situation, but it's time for a subject change.

    Taking sides isn't really necessary for the rest of the world. I want to see Rocketboom doing great things and I want to see Amanda Congdon doing great things. If you just keep sniping at each other... Well, that's not great. It certainly isn't going to win over anyone new to you.

    Best wishes with your new whatever-it-is. The ability to Have Fun on screen has always been your greatest strength, and if you're getting more opportunities for that, then I'm really looking forward to it.

     
  • At 12:52 AM, Blogger gummolicious said…

    Just flip the meat. How many managers have we all heard say that? Too many...

     
  • At 12:55 AM, Blogger Christian Grant said…

    Thank you for making your vlog available in wmv format.

    Creative and funny. The music is very exiting.

    All the best,
    Christian Grant
    www.executivetalks.com

     
  • At 2:20 AM, Blogger Jacek said…

    Oh it is so sad... but still very nice to watch. I wish you good luck on finding job.

    Greetings from Poland

     
  • At 4:07 AM, Blogger Stacy said…

    Amanda - I'm delighted to say that you have convinced me/ proven me right with this video.

    I'm a (female) producer and my husband is also a producer. When I was watching RB 2.0 I said to him, "clearly that original host was doing some of the producing...because the life seems to have gone right out of this show!"

    Now I know I was right - I watch this UnBoomed video and it's genius! Funny, smart and working on many levels.

    Well, I guess now we all know...!

    Keep it up, gal and hope to see you at BlogHer. Feel free to look me up when you're in Silicon Valley for the event.

    Respectfully,
    Stacy Bond
    Executive Director, AudioLuxe
    www.audioluxe.org

     
  • At 5:41 AM, Blogger Mike said…

    Did you leave Rocketboom just for the publicity?

     
  • At 6:33 AM, Blogger Justin said…

    The thing about Revver, as far as I know, is that if you upload the vid to video streaming sites such as YouTube or MySpace, the ads won't be interactive. The Flash player doesn't accept the QuickTime embed stuff that lets you click on the links. And on top of that, to paraphrase one of the writers, you wouldn't want it on the World's Stupidest People DVD Collection.

    Anyway, thanks for slapping the CC on it, Amanda. Hopefully someone can make something with it.

     
  • At 7:22 AM, Blogger Angelo Franco said…

    Amanda, I am glad you're back, in this video you really sparkled.

    Hope you continue and shine every day.

     
  • At 7:34 AM, Blogger Pixelriffic said…

    Not a vlog at all, but rather more a short film. A pretty damn funny and well produced short film at that. I really enjoyed Rocketboom, but I'd also like to see more shorts like this one. A few folks seem to miss the self effacing humor here, but I got a big kick out of it.

    Great work

    Joe

     
  • At 8:37 AM, Blogger Dossy said…

    Hey, Amanda, was this where you were?

     
  • At 8:48 AM, Blogger Brian said…

    Brian, what CPU doesn't support QT?

    Andy, mine doesn't.

    Thanks, Amanda!

     
  • At 9:28 AM, Blogger WrongwayStoryteller said…

    Dearest Amanda,

    I will echo some of the other comments here, namely:

    1) Funny, but also sad.

    2) Yes, I would give you a big hug if I could.

    3) While I realize that this is somewhat cathartic for you, and it takes time to properly move on with things, I strongly encourage you to do so. Sometimes your true friends are the ones who tell you things you really don't want to hear. In my case, I too recently went through an unexpected job loss. It's taken me a REALLY long time to see it as an opportunity, rather than a "loss". If I am to be a friend to you (which I would hope I was), I would hope for you that your "recovery time" was shorter than mine -- the longer it takes for you to come around, the harder it is on you. I learned that first-hand myself, and therefore would not wish it on anyone else. Of course, I do realize how incredibly hard this can be, especially if (as was true for both of us) you have a huge investment in the work. I say all this, in the absolute spirit of trying to be a friend to you.

    4) With all that said, this vid was very cute.

    5) Lastly, in my best Darth Vader voice: "Mickey D's! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"

    :-)

     
  • At 10:45 AM, Blogger nycdesigner said…

    Re the computer not suppporting QT; Brian probably meant he cannot download and install QT for Win because he's not allowed to.

    But what's up with not being able to "download" the QT version? I have QT Pro and always can "grab" them, but did someone "lock" this version, but let the WMV roam free?

    I would like ability to save the QT version, being a Mac person and all.

    Lil' help?

     
  • At 11:01 AM, Blogger Marius said…

    Ok, how about Amanda doing a daring late night cow tipping raid complete with night vision and super-spy music. Or maybe a documentary on just how many chickens actually cross roads, and a daring expose on why. Or, is a pig really happy in sh*t?

    Ok, so I may be from Connecticut, but don't know so much about farming. Sorry.
    ;-)

    Marius

     
  • At 12:15 PM, Blogger Mad said…

    Oh yay, finally got my hit...Thanks! Things change, life goes on, processing in public, it's all good. I know you are going to charm us with whatever you do, Amanda and I am watching. You continue to rock-
    :-) mad

     
  • At 2:49 PM, Blogger Will said…

    Amanda:


    At you old "channel" the world seemed exciting and vast. You were our daily navigation and fresh take presented an exciting world with no limits. Plus you had that swagger..."I'm the juggernaut bitch!" This completely new self-absorbed approach makes the world seem very small.

    On the real, go get some outside producers. Explore the world at-large again. Its an exciting world out here...explore it (again).

    Also, pls pull out the summer wardobe (tanks) because the fall line (covered up) featured in this clip in not hot. nawmean?

    I can't wait until you get your swagger back!

    Peace.
    CEO Will

     
  • At 6:27 PM, Blogger Tom from London said…

    What's happen ... i had lots of works and i''ve stopped to watching your show during few days ... (i use to watching it each day) ... i'm coming back and you've left :((( .... i looking forward a new daily show with you somewhere on the web ...

    Tom from London

     
  • At 8:17 PM, Blogger William H Wilkins III said…

    Amanda!
    Excellent!!!
    Is this the story of Amanda after RB, in a seamless series of (vblog) events into the permenment, new, MASSIVE-MONSTER-VBLOG-HIT?? My suggestion is to spin this off to it's own site, keep this up on a 3-day, 2-day, then daily, cycle while building your team, and roll it into the new hit. Amanda- Zero to RB-Hero (then zero, then less than zero, then back to zero, then SUPER HERO!!

    I love your spirit- no one can replace that, and it's YOURS, baby!
    xoxo

     
  • At 9:59 PM, Blogger The Floating Cat said…

    Nice job to everyone involved with this little production. Short, sweet, and funny. Glad to see it was a family affair.

    Props to Mario for playing the dual role of "restaurant patron" and "restaurant manager".

    Coleslaw...

     
  • At 10:05 PM, Blogger Grayson said…

    Oh my... that was sad, touching and snarky - all at the same time! What better kinda contempo-fem-combo can there be? All women know that when you gather 'round the ancients, the stuffed animals, life's been taking you down one of those tricky, rocky roads.

    But anyone who has the good common sense to fall back on ye olde reliables, be it the folks or the bears, is simply a damn good, strong American woman.

    Gawd if I couldn't go for some old fashioned flag wavin' about right now. Or hum a few bars of the Mary Typer Moore theme. Hell, vote Republican even!

    Yep Amanda... you're our Millenium Mary. And we love ya for it.

    "...gonna make it after all..."

     
  • At 6:18 AM, Blogger Robert Tsai said…

    Great video Amanda.

    I liked your reverse-Donald Trump "I'm Fired" line, with the hand gesture and all. Funny and sad.

     
  • At 3:01 PM, Blogger Ed said…

    I don't mean to be obtuse about this Amanda, but I don't understand your objection to YouTube.

    When I watched the video in Quicktime, I didn't see any clickable links, nor do I see any ads for Revver on your blog, so I don't see how you're getting ad revenue from them. Now if there is some sort of revenue you're receiving from Revver, well good. However, I had never heard of Revver before you posted your video there. Does someone need to actually go to the Revver site to see these ads for which you're getting paid?

    I looked at YouTube's terms of service, and in section 5B, in boldface, is the following: "For clarity, you retain all of your ownership rights in your User Submissions."

    If you really want to make money at this, ad revenue will only go so far. For the big bucks, you've got to go with merchandise. Unboomed the T-shirt! Unboomed the lunchbox! Unboomed the breakfast cereal! Unboomed the flamethrower (the kids love this one)! And last but not least, Unboomed the doll (may da schwartz be wit you)!

    Ok, maybe I got a little carried away there, but a CafePress account sure would help you generate some bucks.

     
  • At 1:29 AM, Blogger Steven said…

    Brian what are you using to watch the quicktime video a 20 year old pc?

    You saying that your CPU doesn't support quicktime doesn't make sense. The CPU processes raw data. It must be a software issue which you should be able to fix easily by installing iTunes or quicktime.

    That would be like saying my CPU supports BMP images and not JPEGs. Comment doesn't make sense.

    Steven

     
  • At 8:41 AM, Blogger jonny goldstein said…

    Wow. Nothing makes for comedy like a little pain. This made me excited to see what you come up with next. And hold the mustard.

     
  • At 5:12 PM, Blogger pipod said…

    Hi Amanda,

    I was on a project for 2 weeks and i return to see RB boomed. i'm shocked, syunned. Shocked and Stunned.

    You'll reincarnate into a more beautiful media butterfly no doubt.

    I have 1 question though... how does create commons work (for non-commercial venture) when you have an ad tagged on the end?

    Are you distributing income to your contributers and musicians?

    Karma.

     
  • At 5:24 PM, Blogger - Terrence said…

    Thanks for the tip about YouTube. That's good to know.

    I just wanted to say, though I am sure you already know, that you don't want to waste the opportunity you have now. I heard about the many offers coming to you and thought it would be waste to spend your talents working for "The Man" for any reason. You have a huge following that you should capitalize on with some totally original and that is all your own. I fully believe that podcasting or vlogging and internet media is the future and you already stepped into the time machine!

    I'll keep watching,

    Terrence

     
  • At 6:14 PM, Blogger sam said…

    That was funny though it was also sad. I wish you the very best Amanda. Your deserve to go places, nice places.

     
  • At 7:19 AM, Blogger Ed said…

    Absolutely brilliant.

     
  • At 12:49 PM, Blogger deannie said…

    We all need to explore this side of unemployment...it is scary and evil feeling. I like a person who can face it and laugh too.

    Seriously, this was just for fun; with your talent you will be able to cherry pick positions...

     
  • At 12:53 PM, Blogger Wolf 359 Design Studio said…

    Very cool. Why don't you try out for SNL. I hear they have an opening. Ed

     
  • At 3:44 AM, Blogger Ed said…

    Steven, I can see why Brian wouldn't have Quicktime - in order to get it, you have to also download iTunes and whatever other programs Apple includes. Not wanting to load up my computer with all sorts of junk files myself, I downloaded Quick Time Alternative. After all, why download 120 Meg of garbage when all I want is the 12 Meg file that runs quicktime?

     
  • At 9:33 PM, Blogger Shawn said…

    Super cute! Made me tear just a little. You know, in that manly kind of way...

    We'd all love to see a follow-up!

    I really do miss your daily dose of sunshine.

    Hearts,
    Shawn

     
  • At 6:44 PM, Blogger Mediadude said…

    Amanda:

    Coleslaw, coleslaw, coleslaw....

    I'm fired!

    Loved it - loved the self-deprecating humor and - a great job on the videography!

    i think that the person who suggested that you make this your deal was right - you and your team should just turn this into a regular treat.

    Next time in Connecticut, I am going to track down The Meeting Place and have some coleslaw!

    Happy trails,
    Steve

     
  • At 12:48 PM, Blogger MRCSTHEKID said…

    hello there Amanda, I think u r just too lovely, for god's sake I've never seen any lads as pretty as u r...

    fingers crossed. xD

     
  • At 2:07 PM, Blogger lotron.de said…

    http://www.lotron.de/fishr.gif

    Hi Amanda - Rocketboom is anyway unboomed without you- oky !
    - if you do now with friends from the scene a new Bloggerboom- you´ll get it again- 4shure - i´ll will watch it - and put it on air here in Germany - because you freshed up my morning - every day in the past - go baby go........


    http://www.lotron.de/webmovies/das_lotron.mov

     
  • At 8:28 AM, Blogger Tim Brunsden said…

    Amanda - you'll do well - just pull your knickers up and keep on boxing!

     
  • At 6:35 PM, Blogger R.S.P. said…

    You cutting the onions is the single most creepy thing I've seen in a long awhile. Maybe you can make horror movies on the side.

     
  • At 10:21 AM, Blogger Chuck said…

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  • At 12:59 AM, Blogger Chuck said…

    Again, I thought the video was good.
    I was sadden by the end. Parents look really worried.

    For more funny videos please visit my blog.

     

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