When bloggers get lazy…

…they turn to YouTube. TwoTube, today. First is a little inside-newspaper baseball, some “I’m the Tribune/I’m the Sun-Times” spoofery:

And because I kinda feel bad about their pain, and because someone mentioned it in the comments yesterday, a good, high-quality Script Ohio, including a great i-dot:

Posted at 1:14 pm in Media, Popculch |
 

11 responses to “When bloggers get lazy…”

  1. James said on January 11, 2007 at 1:52 pm

    Man, does that bring me back (the script ohio…).

    I don’t miss that in the slightest.

  2. Bill said on January 11, 2007 at 3:53 pm

    What green plant is that on the bass drum at 3:24 into the video? Just asking.

  3. Dorothy said on January 11, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    that would be the leaves from a Buckeye tree.

  4. MarkH said on January 11, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    I am in no way nostalgic for Columbus, but I must admit some pretty good OSU memories. Football Saturday and the band is one of them. Post-game at the Red Door tavern for dinner & beers, too.

    They may not be the best college marching band, but, Nance, I wouldn’t say they were overrated. It takes serious instrumental chops to get accepted. One trumpet player I knew said they were always flooded with applications, and the auditions could be incredibly stressful.

  5. nancy said on January 11, 2007 at 9:56 pm

    Did I say they were overrated? I didn’t say that. Anyone who can march and play a trumpet simultaneously is more talented than I am.

  6. MarkH said on January 12, 2007 at 11:14 am

    Nance, my apologies, you are correct.

    It was KIRK (on Wednesday)! You, of course, did express your appreciation.

    No matter; thanks again for sharing the YouTube video.

  7. Kirk said on January 12, 2007 at 11:18 am

    yeah, i’m the one who said it. what i meant more is that marching bands in general are overrated in my eyes, so i can’t relate to the way so many people around here slobber over OSU’s. it’s probably related to my overall disdain for the disease that is OSU football. but no argument that the marchers can play.

  8. Eric Zorn said on January 12, 2007 at 11:55 am

    Even though I take my lump in that Beachwood video, I have to hand it to them. It funny.

  9. John said on January 12, 2007 at 1:12 pm

    My kids and I have watched the script ohio several times already. Great stuff. Best band in the land, though? Hmmmm. I’ll have to stick up for Michigan. I inherited an appreciation for marching bands from my dad. And a few years ago I noticed that the UM band was doing a Christmas concert indoors when he happened to be in town. He and I and my son trekked over to Ann Arbor, got our seats in Crysler Arena along with what seemed mostly to be other band parents, and waited. All of the sudden a loud voice welcomed us and the place exploded in drum sound. The entired band proceeded to enter at double-time, high stepping. This is a very large band and it took several minutes for them to all get in. Which means they were high stepping for several minutes at double time. Stand up. Right now. Try a high step march for, oh, 15 seconds. Very, very impressive. And I didn’t even go to Michigan.

    Oh, and as a former Sun Timeser, the Beachwood video was great.

  10. MarkH said on January 12, 2007 at 3:42 pm

    John, I agree. After a few veiwings of the YouTube video, it’s pretty clear, if you’re in a marching band, you better be in shape.

    Ironically, the drum major in the video seems a little more lethargic (fatigued?), than others I’ve seen over the years, including the one at this year’s Michigan game.

  11. ashley said on January 13, 2007 at 5:30 am

    When they aren’t lazy, they start revolutions.