I used to spend most of my online activity at movie sites back in the day. I still do, but not as much. Anyway, I used to post for quite a bit on what I still think is the best news site for movies: CHUD.com.
One of the Editors of this site is the ever woofy, Devin Faraci. I love this guy as he’s extremely passionate to the point that he could come off as a dickwad or an asshole — take your prick. The thing is, I love him even further because of that. Some message board posters love to bash him, especially about his looks and weight. All I can say is that they’re not seeing what I’m seeing. Mr. Faraci’s a sexy bear stud, hands down. Proof? Here’s a collage of him from G4’s Attack of the Show’s “Loop Week in Review”:
Ah, yes, Mr. Faraci just keeps getting hotter and hotter…
True story. A few years back, I happened to mention via live chat about some bonehead calling me a “hag” but starting with the letter “f” (sorry, but *that* word’s filtered). Next thing I knew, he was up and arms and wanted to know who it was so that he could have that poster banned from the site. I refused to tell him as I did not want to be a “whiny sissy” about the whole situation, but I’ll never forget how he wanted to defend me. So, yeah, that little gay little girl* within me fell in love with such chivalry.
If you guys (and gals) want to read insightful movie reviews, make sure to check out Mr. Faraci’s articles. I normally agree with him, and if I don’t, his opinions are still a great read: full of wit, sarcasm, and charm.
And with that, I’d like to embarrass him with a video he recorded live for a handful of us Chewers (term used for the CHUD.com readers/posters) during one of our daily night chat sessions. Boy, was I glad I was awake on that Thursday night. At 10pm. On February 20. 2003. Lol. Hey. The video’s date-stamped, you fokkers! -_^
This is one of my most-watched video on YouTube. I keep watching it and hoping that the scene will change where the camera doesn’t miss the cute chubby bear flexing his arms. Alas, it never does.
But one of my favorite thing to do is reading the comments. I really view it as a “Collective Bear Response” (I’m trademarking that for my Bear Dissertation, lol). What does that mean? Well, we obviously prefer a certain “look” and once we all feel a collective attaction to such said look, we would all then develop similar thought processes. For example, in the above video, I was annoyed at that brief moment of missing the muscle flexing. Now here is a screenshot from someone who felt the same thing:
I’m not an English snob, by any means (you have to hear me speak English, as I still have that Filipino accent), but I find posts like this endearing. We can safely assume that the poster does not speak English as his first language which would explain the usage of “losted.” I just love it. I’m not putting him down, because *I* personally was thinking the same thing. I don’t care whether I said/thought, “We have lost a critical scene in this video where the chubby bear had flexed his gorgeous biceps.” The point is, I agree. The camera man was indeed stupid. And we did losted his bicep!!!!!