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It inspires me to do a video of unboxing and demonstrating a cheese-grater.
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Just wait till he buys a Zoom recorder and starts advertising on 'Craigslist' @ $100 / day.

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"Unboxing" videos are the essence of lame.

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Some day, knowing about the critical distance will go the way of my years of studying Latin.
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Wow, that was painful. I had to stop watching part way through.
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The moment he showed that box, I pressed the little 'x' icon on the browser-tab…

He should do a cable-unboxing and unrolling video...
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Surely its Ricky Gervais or Sacha Cohen in a fat suit...
I like his mum in the background doing the washing up...
Vacuous unboxing videos have always amazed me with their total pointlessness, much like 99% of UTube
It will go viral, then the BBC will pick him up to head the engineering team in the BBC Academy,just to prove its inclusive nature and its rejection of elitism
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Wow! I am glad I watched that video. I never would have guessed how to unpack something as complicated as a mixer. Maybe he will do a followup video where he cleans off his desk and puts it down, then the next video will show him plugging in the cords and then the final video will show him packing up the mixer to return it to the manufacture as it is too complicated. I see a whole series of YouTube videos coming up.

I haven't seen it yet but I am sure someone will put up a video on how to properly pick your nose in public. YouTube is GREAT for certain things and NOT SO GREAT for others...
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I'm waiting for a video of him cleaning his fingernails. (Yuck...)
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Wow! I am glad I watched that video. I never would have guessed how to unpack something as complicated as a mixer. Maybe he will do a followup video where he cleans off his desk and puts it down, then the next video will show him plugging in the cords and then the final video will show him packing up the mixer to return it to the manufacture as it is too complicated. I see a whole series of YouTube videos coming up.

I haven't seen it yet but I am sure someone will put up a video on how to properly pick your nose in public. YouTube is GREAT for certain things and NOT SO GREAT for others...
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The other thing that gives away the 'pros' is that they always refer to products from Alto Pro Audio as "LTO". I guess if he had purchased a different brand, it might be an "EAR mixer"?

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I can't but help find this touching in a tragi-comic way. Poor kid, he's so amped, like he found treasure. And in a way, it's a metaphor for the world, and puts me in mind of the new Australian government.
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Didnt NZ nearly go bust in the recent past?
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Didnt NZ nearly go bust in the recent past?
Was it on YouTube? And how many views it got?

Unboxing vid has over 14000 (!) views.
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Unboxing vid has over 14000 (!) views.
And drivers slow down to view a traffic wreck.
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I can't but help find this touching in a tragi-comic way. Poor kid, he's so amped, like he found treasure. And in a way, it's a metaphor for the world, and puts me in mind of the new Australian government.
I agree it is tragically sad in many many ways.
We laugh at these self generated video's of young kids who sit around brainwashed playing video games, eating chips and trying to make beats or sounds with their computer as a respite to sitting staring at the TV in game mode. They talk someone into getting them a keyboard and a mic to make noise to an audience of one or whatever they think they're doing and trying to see if they can get followers or peeps or whatever they think they need. But it's not real. I think there's enough blame to go around in our society to see how we've come to this sad point with all of our young people. All they know is this is supposed to be something cool to do and they waste their time staring at screens...
Which is really wrong and a real disservice to their lives, education and their future world. It just doesn't look bright for so many kids out there.
So don't be so surprised with all these poor delusional kids who will grow up with very sad futures in a ugly world of ignorance and stupidity....
I hear a lot of people say oh they're young, they'll learn, don't bum them out or discourage them with all that reality. Let them just have fun, this is good hobby for them. But young people do go down this path like this and it turns out badly for them. It's too bad he has no one there to teach him some critical thinking, only commercial people who prey on him and support/condone his delusions to there own greedy ends. Some of these young people have been turned into an ADHDA drugged zombie's.
We constantly bombard kids with this crap and so many of these parents condone and support this type of behavior...
But we forget there are all sorts of lonely kids out there just trying to fit in.
Yeah it's funny, hilarious...
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Didnt NZ nearly go bust in the recent past?
Yeh, but we put them to work making soup and baked beans for us, while we concentrated on making the Smart Society, like writing retraining software for soon-to-be-redundant car assembly workers. Or developing useful skills like classical music recording ...
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I agree it is tragically sad in many many ways.

This has come to be my view, too. The guy is so sincere and so sure he is doing something of value to his corner of the world and his slice of life. I am sure we have all done something like this, maybe not so grievous, but some thing where we thought "This is really something" and everybody else was kind enough not to let on that it wasn't. It is just part of life. Hopefully it will become a smaller and smaller part of this lad's life.
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And looking at some of his other videos, I found one of an air-show display given by a couple of friends of mine which, although not of great quality, did at least give me an entertaining ten minutes. Plus he comes from my part of the world, which explains the slightly yokel-ish accent that all of us west-country folk are prone to. For some fine examples, check out Fred Wedlock's music on Spotify.

Have a great week-end.

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