The Most Inspiring Video on Youtube
|"The Most Inspiring Video on Youtube"|
|Original Upload date||April 19, 2011|
|Intro||Wheezy beard intro|
|Outro||video game outro|
|Wink submitted by||WheezyWaiter|
[slides in/singing rug]
Hey beardlovers. Umm... uhh... hang on a second. [long pause] Waitin' for inspiration. [Wheezy Waiter beard intro starts] Nope, not ready for the intro yet! [looks thoughtful] [Wheezy Waiter beard intro starts] Not ready yet! [Wheezy Waiter beard intro starts] Bup! [Wheezy Waiter beard intro starts] Bup! [Wheezy Waiter beard intro starts] BOP! [Wheezy Waiter beard intro starts] Bup... oh fine. [Wheezy Waiter beard intro plays]
So, if you've never seen me before, welcome. Did you find me because you were doing a google search of inspiration? [points to title] Pfft! That's a fool's errand. Idiot's engagement. A simpleton's commission. A schlemiel's... thing he has to do. Or she. Not has to she. She has to do. There needs to be a word that combines he and she. [The words he and she appear on screen.] Ooh! [Craig moves his hands to combine them. The word 'she' is left on the screen.] No.
Looking for inspiration on the internet? You can't find everything on the internet, dingus. What about food? [An image for GrubHub pops up.] Oh. Uh, shelter? [An image for craigslist appears] No. Crazy people in Walmart. [a picture from People of Walmart appears] Uh, that's right. Love. You can't find love... [picture of Scarlett Johansson appears] Never mind!
But the inspiration I'm talking about can't be found on the internet. You know why? Inspiration doesn't exist. Coffee does. And if you're drinking decaf, hey... HEEEEEEY wake up. [These words appears beside Craig as he says them: Inspiration doesn't exist. Coffee does. And if you're drinking decaf, hey... HEEEEEEY wake up. - Craig Benzine]
I'm not talking about inspiration as in... [a poster for Who's the Boss appears] Tonight's episode of Who's the Boss, in which Tony eats a burrito, is inspired by true events. [Craig talks like Tony:] Hey Angela, this burrito is so spicy!
Or how I'm inspired by Ze Frank [picture of Ze Frank] and you're inspired by LOLCats [a picture of a LOLCat] or whatever [picture of a chair]. These things are true and do exist, but I'm talking about [shows a Wikipedia page] artistic inspiration. [reading from Wikipedia article] Inspiration refers to an unconscious burst of creativity in a literary, musical, or other artistic endeavor. Literally, the word means "breathed upon." Inspiration is, by its nature, viewed as beyond the control of a person.
Psh! [makes a stupid face] Dur dur dur dur dur. Ear slap! [ear slap] Is that written by scientists or something?
As a control freak [turns to another camera angle labeled ego cam] and a genius [turns back to main camera angle] I do not believe the source of my creativity is out of my control.
Am I supposed to just sit here and wait to get breathed upon by inspiration? [long pause while he waits. A clone leans into frame and breathes on him. Craig punches the clone.] Breathing is MY thing, clone! [extreme closeup of Craig's mouth as he breathes rapidly] Chipotle salsa, huh? [Clone nods] That actually smells really good. Breathe on me some more. [Clone breathes on Craig some more. Craig sniffs.] Mmm. Yeah. [Eats chips as clone breathes again] Mmm. Yeah. Mmm. Oh yeah. Mmm. Mmm hmm.
Nope, I don't think that type of inspiration exists. I think it's an excuse to be lazy. If you have trouble starting something or continuing something or finishing something or somethinging something, people call that writers block. Like it's a disease. Like the creative artery that goes to your brain has an obstruction. I think that oversimplifies the situation and makes you think there's only one cure: inspiration. And there's nothing you can do about it.
[talking in a Southern accent] My brain tube's clogged again, hun. Make me dinner. I'm gonna insert my thumb into my butt and laugh at people at Walmart. [Another picture appears from People of Walmart appears.] Hehe. Shoot. [Another picture] I wore that once.
When the problem isn't actually writers block, which I also think doesn't exist. But it's your need for perfection. Fear of failure. Exhaustion. Distraction.
Yeah, you should probably stop writing in the strip club. Unless you're writing about the strip club. Then remember a dance costs 20 dollars per song. They're not very upfront about that so just be aware. I've heard.
Or any other number of reasons why you're not creating. And the best way out is to create your way out. Do more stuff. Even if you're not feeling inspiration. Especially if you're not feeling inspiration, which you can't, because it doesn't exist. You might have a surge of good ideas and excitement but that's not required. I make videos when I'm tired, sick, hungover, sad, happy, dying, sailing, rabid, buried, busy, neutered, thrifting, molting, shellshocked, barnacled, did I say neutered? No matter what mood I was in when I started or finished, I was always happy that I did it. Not got neutered. Created stuff.
So inspiration won't just hit you like a gust of wind. I don't care what anyone on that Wikipedia page said. [shows Wikipedia page again] Not even Sigmund Freud. [highlights Freud's name on Wikipedia page] Freudian slap! [ear slap] That's right. I'm denying him and taking over. Sigmund Freud had his day. But now it's my turn to spread the legs... [shakes his head] knowledge. Craigian slip.
So if you wanna create something but you're not feeling inspired, take a closer look as to why that is. Or just ignore it and start doing stuff. Unless you don't wanna create stuff. In that case, just watch my videos. Hehehe. Here's a link to the previous one [points up to annotation in upper lefthand corner. Text on screen: or down here (with an arrow pointing down}] Hehe. [Winks (ding)]
[Wheezy Waiter video game outro]
There. Now you don't have to worry about being original [an annotation appears to Craig's video The Most Original Video on Youtube] or being inspired. All I'm trying to do is give you some creative [holds up VHS tape of Braveheart as we hear Mel Gibson shouting:] FREEDOOOOOOOOOM! So where to start? My advice. Be honest. Unless you're a horrible person. Then be hilarious. It actually works best if you do both. [sticks finger up his nose] My finger's in my nose. And I love it. And there's a drag race going on outside [turns towards window where there's noise from outside] while I'm picking my nose. [Sighs]
[outtakes:] Hey Angela, this burrito is so spicy.
Shellshocked, neutered, buried, did I say neutered? [makes a funny noise that sounds like the word neutered].
This is the first appearance of the ego cam.
At the end of the video, Craig refers to his video The Most Original Video on Youtube.
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