third map

Tuesday, August 8, 2006

(read the assignment)

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Comment by Anne Walk
2006-08-08 19:23:00

i absolutely love it, daniel. i think it’s the best video i’ve seen of yours to date! bravo!

raw. honest. funny. real.

you’re good when you’re surly. we should do our best to keep you that way! 😉

Comment by vanessa
2006-08-08 19:23:13

hehe. 🙂

Comment by Shari
2006-08-08 19:29:28

Woohoo!! You were pushed, thrown out there and you did it amazingly well. Very nice. Very funny. Very real. I’ve watched it three times now, watching it again. You made me laugh after a not so fun day. You rock! Congratulations.

Comment by Devlon
2006-08-08 19:33:55

Very nice. It’s real and it still has that ‘Daniel Liss’ thing all over it.

Your videos are typically more like films and I love them, but this one is different. It’s like it could be happening on the other side of this wall next to me. Like a real videoblog (by my definition of the word). With no loss of quality.

It was fun. And funny.
A++ on this one in my books.

Comment by Donna
2006-08-08 19:39:48

Pacino had his Hoo-hah!
Emeril had his BAM!
Liss has his MAP 3!
I sincerely laughed out loud at the ‘anywhere you’ve ever paid 89 dollars for a hotel room’ double bed – one unmade. Two rolls of toilet paper offering choices – there’s always a choice (theory or practice?). Wide shots – how comfortable he must be with his blurs and close-ups – make him uncomfortable! Make him show his face. And there he was – wrapped in wrinkled pajamas and camouflaged by a growth unknown to the usually downy visage, Dan Liss showed himself to the world, and now waits for the … (what’cha got?)

I literally peed a little in my own pajama bottoms – a contraction so sincere and violent I’m sure my ribs will pay me for it in the morning.

So, he leans on the rail and you tell him to leave his tripod at home. I laughed. So one bed is made and the other is slept in, and he tells us he’s never lonely. I laughed (sadly, though). So, the banana should have been eaten in April. I laughed and wondered if he could really make it look crappier – of course he could have but his demeanor won’t let him – YOU HAVEN’T FIGURED THAT OUT YET?

So he admitted the ease of maps 1 and 2. He admitted the uncomfortable milieu of Map 3. How about we give him a little community REaction and guide him to Map 4? He’s shown us his brilliance – why don’t we show him ours???

Comment by Tim
2006-08-08 19:55:44

And there it is. Awesome! Videoblogging toilet paper: publish or draft. I love it.

Comment by rob parrish
2006-08-08 20:03:16

I must say, I felt some pain when I read the “no close ups” directive with comedy. But, you took that high heat and smacked it. Bravo. And, I did laugh, and I did see you . . . I’m one happy customer.


Comment by Verdi
2006-08-08 20:08:07

That was great.
It was funny the first time and funny the second and third time because I saw more jokes the more I looked.
Nicely done. Not the usual pouringdown but still familiar.

I love that we send you out on this trip and you give us a video of a damn hotel room. That was best joke!

Comment by adam
2006-08-08 20:10:57

I have been thinking about shaving my beard off and leaving the moustache. Actually, I’ve been thinking about it for way too long. A few months.

I’m never sure how to use the word meta. You used it well. It made sense to me. Most of the time I hear it and just think the person is trying to sound smart. Like when people put “basically” or other adverbs in front of mundane statements.

You should consider walking off into the conifers and disappearing for a while. Ride a moose. Befriend a pine cone. Taste stream water. Etc.

That’s what I’d do. I mean, that’s what I’d like to do.

Comment by Devlon
2006-08-08 20:22:51

Yes, the publish/draft, killed me.

Comment by Chris Daniel
2006-08-08 21:03:22

Excellent. I liked the humor. I thought this would be a tougher assignment, but you proved it wasn’t 🙂

Comment by Mica
2006-08-08 22:14:34

publish or draft. I love it.

Comment by Mica
2006-08-08 22:18:08

no, actually, what i meant to say
was this.. it’s an olde punque rocque saying
you may be familiar with it
it goes like this
‘fuk shit up!’
It means
stop pandering to these people?
who the fuck are they anyways?
who do they think they are, telling you what to do?
I seriously hate reading the comments on these videos
it’s sickening.

people are getting off on it too much.
Go make your own damn video responses, people!
BE in the world!

2006-08-08 22:33:16

I’ve only watched a few of Daniels’ videos now-in fact just these maps-but its clear he’s at home with the music.

I dare you not to use music again for the next 4 maps…

but then, that’d be just cruel.

even better, make a thumping electronica soundtrack with found-sound from your location.

also… do we know what this guy looks like? definitely not the face I would have put to the voice, will the real daniel liss please stand up?

ok, its 1:30 and i’m a bit loopy. i can’t wait for tomorrow!

Comment by Jen
2006-08-08 23:15:24

Now that’s different! funny, but densely layered. I gotta agree with Brian though–I dare you to not use music in you future posts. What amazing “music” can you find in your everyday environment?

Comment by trine
2006-08-09 00:16:39

thank you daniel, my kind of funny.
hope you’re ok.. whereever you are…

Comment by paradis
2006-08-09 03:20:37

uh, for those of you who don’t want Daniel to use music –try watching map 2!

Comment by David
2006-08-09 04:37:56


Comment by Nelson
2006-08-09 04:40:19

The title, Videoblogging on the Road, and it’s entrance made me laugh more than anything you’ve ever done. the humor here is more dry, and more meta than Richard BF himself (how’s that for META?) I’m sitting in some Inn in Maine, and thinking I should just drive and meet him somewhere. Liss, there is video interaction coming from me and the rest of the PAN crew. I’m locked in a cave with power, cockroaches and mold, but it’s near the ocean, and there are no filial duties, which is nice for a change. But there are other duties, ones I’m sure you’re missing on the road videoblogging. This has been and I’m sure will continue being an entertaining project. Still hoping for a Weagel meet-up, and a collaboration between you two. But I’m having my doubts.

Comment by Mr. Performance
2006-08-09 06:18:03

I believe it was Mel Brooks who, when questioned about the differences between Comedy & Tragedy said, “you falling down a manhole, that’s comedy. Me getting a paper cut, that’s a tragedy!” Dan, you have showed us your frustrations, and made us all laugh, but are you laughing?

Mr. Performance

Comment by missbhavens
2006-08-09 14:03:44

This was a fabulous treat to wake up to for me, first thing in the morning (afternoon). I was bugging doctors all night to get off the “good” computer so that I could see this, but, alas, I had to wait till I got home. Worth the wait.

You were leaning on the rail? Ha! Well, I’m glad you didn’t make Niagara look any crappier, that’s for sure.

…and it did cross my mind to include a facial hair challenge. You beat me to it!


ps: MICA- did you not read the actual project overview? You know, the one that talks about how people are supposed to give feedback and guide Daniel from challenge to challenge? I’m sure it’s around here someplace…

Do you have something against encouragement and enjoyment? Go stand in the sunshine and lighten up a bit, ok? Thanks! That’s be AWESOME!

Comment by chuck
2006-08-09 14:21:52

(Mica is cool + the gang with this project
and beyond… i have to agree, one comment
made me throw up in my mouth a little it was
so egregiously fawning. but, that’s what i pay her for.)

this was a cool one because you’re getting
shaken out of your controlled element. it’s like the audience,
and your circumstances, are throwing rocks at you.

you’ve taken those rocks and made, umm, rockade!

moustache experiment… awesome. i want to do it too,
but my girlfriend forbids it.

Comment by ryanne
2006-08-09 14:50:30

great fucking video dude
i really liked it
it’s good to get pushed out on stage.
it’s scary.
but man what a great fucking video!

rooting for you

and going to watch it a couple more times for sure.

P.S. summary of the game is here:

Comment by Anthony
2006-08-15 00:10:21

Great Video. It was great to see your face again. I haven’t seen it since vloggercon. We new then it would eventually make its way to the surface. Way to get out there! Way to be you! Way to meet this challenge! Great job on this Daniel.

Comment by Killer B
2006-08-25 11:15:08

This is my favorite and that has nothing to do with the dude who pretending to be you. I won’t blather for a paragraph about why it’s great. We all know.

Comment by kath
2006-09-16 09:45:42

this was a hard assignment. it was good to see which parts of the room you concentrated on and the thoughts that came to mind

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