Archive for February, 2010

Buckley’s Bike Helmet PSA

Posted in Supplements with tags , , , , , , on February 24, 2010 by adoseofbuckley

Safety related Public Service Announcements are usually intended to try and inform people of the danger of something, generally in a nice way, but once in a while I’ll see a good drinking and driving PSA that properly scares the shit out of people (like the one where that cop is talking to someone and a car smashes into him… or those work safety ones where that girl boils her face off). I take the scare-tactic concept one step further with this PSA about bicycle safety. Dark humor? Or just plain dark… you decide.

Buckley’s Bike Helmet PSA

A little trivia for radio nerds: the reason it’s 55 seconds long as opposed to an even minute? So a radio station could add their own tag on it!

Enjoy, and remember to visit my actual site, A Dose of Buckley, for more rants, radio parody and dark comedy.

A Dose of Buckley 12 – Olympics

Posted in A Dose of Buckley with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2010 by adoseofbuckley

I’m not sure if you noticed, but there’s apparently an Olympics happening! It’s the Winter one though, the one where Canadians are supposed to get more excited because we actually have a shot at some medals. And of course, I’m not going to just ignore something as big as the Olympics, because how else can people stay relevant if they aren’t talking about other relevant things?! Anyway… this week’s Dose of Buckley isn’t so much about the games themselves, but rather the viewers.

A Dose of Buckley 12 – Olympics Uncensored

And of course, you can access the rest of my material (including censored versions for those of you who don’t like all the bad words) at A Dose of Buckley

Rock 92.9 Presents “What’s Up!”

Posted in Supplements with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2010 by adoseofbuckley

This week’s supplement is inspired by Event Calendars that you see/hear on local TV/radio. You know, they’re a minute or two long, and go through a list of local charity events, concerts, stage shows, etc. And they’re generally not that interesting. So, I decided to do one for a fictional radio station, “Rock 92.9”. Except… it’s maybe a little too honest about the events being promoted. Check it out if you enjoy a good joke about the elderly, the upper class pretending they’re such do-gooders, domestic violence, school violence… basically anything that could offend you, it’s all compact into this 2 minute video:

Rock 92.9 Presents “What’s Up”

And of course, you can see/hear all of my supplements at A Dose of Buckley

A DOUBLE Dose of Buckley (10 & 11)

Posted in A Dose of Buckley with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2010 by adoseofbuckley

Due to a lack of proper updates last week (sorry, I was a little busy getting some actual exposure for my website and entertaining/pissing off an entire industry), I felt like I owed the core fans (all 6 of them) a little something… so, this week I give you a DOUBLE Dose of Buckley!

First, my good friend Dalton McGuinty has recently come under fire for not creating the jobs he promised. But isn’t creating a negative radio ad about politicians not keeping their promises a little like creating a negative ad about fast food making you fat? It’s common knowledge!

A Dose of Buckley 10 – Dalton Uncensored

And if politics are not your thing… perhaps dumb bar skanks are! Ever get sick of girls whining about how they “just want to go out to a nightclub without being hit on by guys”? Apparently, young females want to re-purpose nightclubs into a completely un-social place just for them…

A Dose of Buckley 11 – Bar Sluts Uncensored

And of course, you can find all of my material at A Dose of Buckley.

How NOT to Get a Job in the Radio Broadcasting Industry (Part 2)

Posted in A Dose of Buckley, Supplements with tags , , , , , , on February 5, 2010 by adoseofbuckley

So, my recent supplement, “How Not to Get a Job in the Radio Broadcasting Industry“, has received a little bit of national industry coverage: It made the main page of the very site who’s users I was making fun of, Milkman Unlimited.

If you visited the site recently and the link in my previous post was broken, I’ve fixed it. Here’s the story:

First, if you haven’t watched the video yet, watch it. The Coles/Cliff Notes version: I make fun of people who are looking for work on Canadian Radio’s biggest employment and industry news website because their spelling, grammar, and overall presentation is absolutely atrocious.

I sent a link to my video to John Mielke (Milky) of Milkman Unlimited thinking it could go one of two ways: He’d hate it, be pissed off because I’m making a mockery of his site and those who use it… or enjoy a good laugh along with me, because he probably just shakes his head at the awful submissions he gets. I’ve never met him, or had any prior correspondence with him, so… no clue what the outcome would be.

I got my answer in about 2 hours: He fucking LOVED it! For the sake of his website, which is very professionally done, I won’t directly quote his first couple sentences, but he used some words in his e-mail that I’m clearly a huge fan of in my writing and presenting. He even thanked me for essentially hammering home a point he’s been trying to make for years on his site.

I let him know that I really wasn’t looking for any publicity, just wanted to send it to him to see what he thought, but that he had permission to post it if he felt like it. His response to that: “You bet this’ll be on Tuned In (Note: the section where he posts industry news and information) a little later today”.

About 40 views later, he sends me another e-mail. I made a mistake… apparently I’m still human after all. Anyway, one of the frames, I used the unedited frame where the guy’s name/picture/e-mail address wasn’t blurred out. Oops. So, I fixed it. except YouTube is a piece of shit, and won’t let you upload a new video over top of another one in order to save views, comments, and the URL. So, I made the correction, re-uploaded the video, and sent him the new link. So as of writing this, according to the stats on my YouTube page, there’s been 160 views of the repaired video, and there were 40 views of the original video, making 200 views in about 8 hours. Not bad, not exactly blowing up by any means BUT there’s only so many people in the Canadian radio broadcasting industry (and less every day as stations continue to make cut backs). And hell, I’m not greedy, I already entertain a couple hundred thousand people a week at my other job, do I really need to also dominate YouTube? Maybe I do… but I don’t think this’ll be the update to make that happen. I’ve only had a web presence for less than 3 months, I’ve still got a lot more updates to come.

UPDATE: As of about 2:15am on February 6th, including the 40+ I had on the original video that I had to delete, I’ve reached 500 views! Again, not explosive, but I’ll take it!

How NOT to Get a Job in the Radio Broadcasting Industry

Posted in A Dose of Buckley, Supplements with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2010 by adoseofbuckley

Have you ever wondered how to get a job in the radio broadcasting industry? Well… I’ve got some tips for you this week on how NOT to get into the industry. If your goal is to get a job as a radio host/announcer/producer/writer, then you’ll want to take notes. If your goal is to fail at getting a job in the business, then you’ll probably watch this video and say “I didn’t see any problems”.

My thanks to Milkman Unlimited for providing me with an excellent source of entertainment!

More of my brand of angry comedy at A Dose of Buckley