What Did You Look Up on Wikipedia? The Trailer

YouTube has a space for a “channel trailer” and so we thought it was about time we created our own. Enjoy, and if you’re on YouTube, subscribe!

We also wanted to talk this opportunity to do a little reaching out to the artistic community because we love collaborating and it’s about time we said it out loud:

TO MUSICIANS: We often scour SoundCloud for music clips to play at the end of our episodes. We link back to the artist’s SoundCloud in the “About” section of the video. If you want to work with What Did You Look Up on Wikipedia, you can send an email to whatdidyoulookup (at) gmail (dot) com. We LOVE LOVE (cannot CAPS enough) using music in our videos and especially want to work more with indie artists in the future. Right now we have $0 budget so payment is in publicity only. Send us your stuff!

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS/ARTISTS: We are constantly in need of help designing things. Our website is not exactly up to par and we really want some business cards, but haven’t found the right look. So if you have an idea for some visual promotion, send it our way! Again, payment is only in promotion and publicity but you can guarantee we will shout your name from the rooftops.

And now for some of the aforementioned shouting:

Reinhardt Suarez (http://theporkchopexpress.com/) did our incredible voiceover.

KingHyenX (https://soundcloud.com/king…) did the epic trailer music.

Much love and thanks to them both!

OUTTAKE: BAYWATCH

We talked about ‘Baywatch’ for a long time during this last shooting. And by ‘Baywatch’ we mean, obviously, pubic and armpit hair.

‘Baywatch’ alumnae, please inform us ASAP how you managed to stay completely free of ingrown hairs and weird blotchiness. Also please inform us where the hell you put your food babies in these high-cut swimsuits after lunch.

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Episode 13: THE MARTINISODE

Subhead: In Which Lucy and Ethel Learn How to Twerk:

See, we went to Ikea and bought two dollar martini glasses. Turns out it’s scientifically impossible to drink martinis in the middle of the day (while Daddy’s at work) unless wearing silk dressing gowns. This led us deep into the sexist naming of Ikea products, which led us to feminism, which led us to Jewel, and then to Alanis Morissette, and, at the far, far end of the road, to Miley Cyrus.

We should note that we did not go deep into Miley, in any sense of the word.

We should note, though, that we did go deep into our martinis. So much so that we ended up swimming with our bleu cheese olives.

Jewel’s live performance brought to you by mrazhat. We can only assume this is Jason Mraz’s disgruntled employee/hat.

EPISODE 13 TEASER: The Martinisode

Tomorrow we drop Episode 13 like a hot anvil on your heads. In the meantime, please enjoy our Glamorous and Healthy Foods Guidelines. YOU’RE WELCOME, LADIES.*

* Said in the voice of that bartender who keeps asking you and your best friend, ‘CARE FOR A ROUND OF APPLETINIS, LADIES?’

Music by Andrew Borghesani. And Oliver Twist.

WIKIPEDIA, THE BATTLE (Part One)

As we mentioned a few weeks back, we’re having a bit of a thing with Wikipedia right now. This began when we tried to add a sub-entry about our web series to the “Wikipedia in Culture” article on the (CROWD SOURCED) encyclopedia, which seems v. natural to us, or more than natural. Indeed only right and salutary.

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Here’s what it boils down to: we want everything to do with Wikipedia. Wikipedia, however, wants nothing to do with us. We are John Cusack, trench coated, blasting music above our heads into Wikipedia’s bedroom, while Wikipedia calls 911 to get a restraining order. No matter. We press on. There is dignity in courage. There is also, come to think of it, ‘rage.’

Rage was one of the steps we went through in our grieving process after Wikipedia dumped us. Or anger, as Elizabeth Kübler-Ross calls it in her Five Stages of Grief. For others who seek comfort, we have documented our Spiritual Journey here:

Note: when we say we have found ‘acceptance,’ what we mean is ‘we are scheming to get ourselves back on Wikipedia ASAP.’ Which is a kind of acceptance. The kind, IRL, that gets you arrested.

Namaste.

Hennepin Ave + Haiku = Henneku

Sally found this contest co-sponsored by The Loft Literary Center and Hennepin Theatre Trust. The rules were simple: Write a 350 character or less piece about Hennepin Ave. The winning submissions will be displayed on street-level windows on Hennepin Avenue between 6th and 7th streets.

So obviously: HAIKU.

Well, we didn’t win the contest, but no bitter feelings here.  We can’t wait to see what the winning artists, River Urke and Tami Mohamed Brown, came up with when their work is unveiled on Sept. 27.

We also have a Google Doc (title: Hennepin Ave, So Gr8) full of haikus that we wrote about Hennepin Ave that we want to release into the world. So we’ll be posting one a day, starting tomorrow, on our Twitter Feed for about the next two weeks. #Henneku #Minnesoetry

Here’s a little something to wet your whistle:

Walker Art Center
I lay on the lawn and dream
of internet cats

I just wrote that one. Just now. Stayed tuned for ones that are way better than that.

 

Episode 12: The Sodasode

We started off with good intentions. Sally had recently acquired an addiction to Throwback Mountain Dew, the kind with real sugar. So we were all like, let’s drink Throwback Mountain Dew, dress like we’re in the 80s (or what we imagined adults were like in the 80s, since we were still kids), and talk about the 80s and 90s. So Sally threw on a blazer and did Kristin’s The Cure makeup and we cracked open some baby-sized regular Mountain Dews because we couldn’t find the kind with real sugar on short notice. And then….halfway through the show we added vodka to them.

End music by carlos.otavio: https://soundcloud.com/carlos_otavio/with-arms-wide-open