For the 2nd year in a row, Enviroman has made a video to promote the Live Green Toronto Awards. This time, it’s his own personal entry video. He’s pretty sure it’ll win him first prize. But it’s over the 90-second limit, thus disqualifying him. Let’s let him have his dream though. And you can go make your own video about how you’re greening Toronto. Deadline has been extended to May 5th!
On March 2 and 3, 2014, I took a workshop with Susan Hart, big-time voice director and voice casting director. For two whole days, she taught us tips and helped us practice on scripts. And at the end of the second day, we recorded a little demo of some scripts we picked out. In her assessment email to me afterward, she mentioned: “Your comedic timing was fun and can be used for both subtle and big characters.” So I’m excited about my new knowledge and for the new tools I have to bring to the world of voices for animation. Plus, the people in my class we really nice and funny. So I wanted to remember the weekend with a photo of all of us. They were kind enough to oblige. That’s us making the sign for VO (voice over), just in case it’s not clear. When I was walking out of the class at the end of the weekend, I was feeling a bit insecure, because there were some real pros in there. But one girl, who is amazing and actually has a gig as a regular voice on a kid’s TV show, said to me: “You’re so funny! You should do stand-up!” Which gave me a skip in my step the whole way home. Maybe I’ll turn that feeling into a new voice character, named Skippy. 🙂
You know that pick-up line “Are your eyes stinging? Maybe that’s because you’ve got the stars in them.” No, wait. That’s not the expression. Maybe this is why I can’t pick up women. But anyway, if you’re getting that stinging eye sensation after not washing off your eye makeup, could be there’s something bad in your eyeliner. Andrea and I run down the key preservatives, suspected endocrine disruptors and synthetic dyes produced from petroleum that you don’t want near your eyes. Because the only thing you want near your eyes is me, baby. Because I’m eco-friendly, get it? Ok, I really need to work on my wooing skills. In the meantime, watch the video below. And as always, for more green beauty tips, go to Good Report TV and you can buy the products we mention at Good Roots.
Should you avoid fluoride in toothpaste, or do the benefits outweigh the risks? And what chemicals should you keep out of your mouth? Vanessa and I run down the top toxics to avoid in toothpaste. I should mention that I’ve never had a cavity. So, like, I’m an authority on dental health. I should also mention that I really wish there wasn’t fluoride in drinking water. Because I don’t want toxins in my water. So, well, I’m not sure what all that leads to. But I know that when I asked a question about fluoride in drinking water and toothpaste to a bunch of dentists at a live CBC broadcast of the show “GO!”, the dentists got really mad at me for questioning it. So, well, I hope I don’t get beat up by dentists for this video. Except if it’s my dentist, ’cause she’s really cute. And so is my hygienist. But that’s not why I go to the dentist every 3 months. I go because I like to take care of my teeth. Honestly.
A thoughtful fan of my stories on Humble & Fred Radio emailed the show’s host Humble Howard with his suggestion that I visit http://www.thesocialman.com. It promises to give me “masculine confidence and charisma”. But if it turned me into a masculine, confident guy, then what would I talk about in my comedy? I have to give serious thought to whether I really want to become a James Bond stud or stick with my Woody Allen awkwardness. But, as I’m typing this, I realize that I’ll bet it would be good radio show content if I did take the course. So I just went over to Facebook and put the word out on Facebook to Eileen, the producer on the show. Stay tuned!
Vanessa and I check out four mascaras with botanical-based formulas, made from either natural sugar-based biopolymers or beeswax, carnauba wax or rice bran wax. There are non-irritating products for hypoallergenic skin, sensitive eyes and gluten-free options. All good. But how did they look on my naturally long and luscious eyelashes? Did they help me seduce the ladies with my cute blinking? And most importantly, was Vanessa was able to help me get the stuff on my eye lashes before I poked my eyes out? Watch below and find out. And as always, see our other videos at Good Report TV and buy all the mentioned products at Good Roots.
I’m lucky to be blessed with long lashes. Seriously, when I get make-up done for TV shows, the make-up girls always compliment my lashes. But they still won’t date me. Go figure. Anyway, if your lashes aren’t as well-endowed, you might want some help from mascara. But not so fast. The skin around your eyes is 10x thinner than the rest of your face. So make sure to watch Vanessa and I run down the key toxic ingredients like preservatives, synthesized petrochemicals and emulsifying agents you don’t want near your eyes. Then feel comfortable as you try to achieve eye lashes like mine. And let me know if you figure out how to get make-up girls to date you.