While Googling myself, I came across this bizarre video:
It seems someone named SuperUmizoomiFan2013 on YouTube found an IKEA ad I wrote and put it to clips from an animated kids show. I have no idea what any of this means. Maybe you can explain it me? Here’s my original commercial:
And here’s how he (I assume it’s a guy) put it in the description:
Published on 14 Aug 2014
This is another commercial for Go, Diego, Go with Ikea’s 50% Off Summer Sale which talks about the beach, and ghosts, as found at https://soundcloud.com/joshrachlis/ik… – so I decided I should do a video like this! No copyright infringement intended! All credit goes to Josh Rachlis on Soundcloud, plus Viacom, Nick Jr. and Nickelodeon, iTunes + Bandicam!
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!
On Valentine’s Day, Humble & Fred Radio held a Win A Date With Josh Rachlis contest. A week later, I took Nidhi, the winner, to Tappo Wine Bar & Restaurant. We were taken there and back by A Celebrity Limousine Service. And it was all paid for by ITEX, a small business and community barter network that lets you pay with your goods and services. ITEX sponsors the show, so this whole date was free for me. All I had to do was be my charming self. But, as you can hear in my report on the radio, the story begins with me saying how nice the date was, and the story ends with the radio hosts deciding that I need a therapist. Listen to my story about 40 into the file here. And here’s the video preview:
As my Facebook friends/followers know, on Saturday, Feb 15, I decided at the last minute to go to the airport and head to NYC with a girl I’d never met. The photo I posted from the airport got many Likes and comments. One of the comments being from Humble Howard saying I better come on the show afterward to report on the adventure. So here’s the story I told on Humble & Fred Radio on Wednesday morning. Like I said on Facebook, it’s neat that what begins as a story about me having chili-induced stomach problems on the way to the hotel ends with a touching discussion about how searching for the “perfect” partner can keep you from finding someone great. You can hear the story at an hour and 40 minutes into the link here. And here’s the video preview they made for the day’s show:
Normally Valentine’s Day is a pretty depressing day for me. But not this year. And in fact, this year made up for many lonely years. Because Humble & Fred Radio held a Win A Date With Josh contest. I think we were also calling it The H&F Dating Game with Josh Rachlis. But whatever you call it, it was 3 lovely ladies vying for my affections. And I call that awesome. On the Monday, the show’s producer/co-host Eileen messaged me on Facebook with her idea. I said sure. She replied that she knew I’d always be up for something adventurous. Then they put out a search for ladies via their Facebook page and on the show, and Eileen picked her favourites. When I showed up at the station on Friday morning, Eileen blind-folded me and… Well, to find out, you’ll have to listen here. And just in case you need any more convincing, here’s a video preview:
Here’s me voice acting in a radio ad for The Canadian Real Estate Association. The client wanted someone who could walk the fine line between creepy and yet funny and not scary. I’m sure some of my past dates would argue that I’m on the wrong side of the line. But I still got the part. And I had a lot of fun with it, even making the announcer woman crack up. In the On Air version, “Is that wrong?” line is something I improvised, and they found a place in the script for it.
Also, at one point in the recording session, I went on an improvised, stream-of-consciousness ramble. The ad agency found it so funny that they actually made an “Agency Version” of the ad with my improvised lines. That would be for their own portfolio. And maybe for award shows, if they can air it at least once so that it’s eligible.
I just hope Canadian Realtors aren’t so creeped out that they won’t help me sell my condo one day. I also hope that my past dates hear it and realize the creepiness that they’re missing out on. (Recorded Dec. 12, 2013 at Pirate Radio in Toronto)
Eileen, the producer/talent on Humble & Fred Radio, messaged me on Facebook to say that I hadn’t been on the show for a while and I should come in to talk about my new gig hosting Good Report TV that I’ve been posting about on Facebook. Unfortunately, when I walked into the studio, Fred asked “Have you gotten any (censored) lately?” I started to tell him a story, and Humble said: “Stop right there.” Which I have learned means, “We want to hear this story on the air.” So, when it came to my part of the show, we talked for a couple of minutes about my new eco product review web show. And then the Humble steered the conversation to: “So… You were telling Fred about…?” And it all quickly devolved into a discussion that I can’t post on Facebook, for fear of horrifying my family. So, mom, don’t click on the following link. And nobody should click on the link if they don’t want to hear a graphic, adult-themed tale. And definitely don’t watch the YouTube promo about the show. But for the rest of you who are fine with a SEXUALLY GRAPHIC, ADULT-THEMED story, click here to hear a tale about the latest ridiculous turn in my love life. My main part starts around 1 hour and 19 minutes into the show.