Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Muppets Rick Rolling!

You may or may not be familiar with the internet phenomenon of Rick Rolling. If you don't know what it is never fear you're in good company... YouTube managed to Rick Roll about 7 Million viewers on April Fool's day!

If you're sitting at home wondering what Rick Rolling is - Google it!

In a new twist on this old trick the YouGotRickRolled channel on YouTube have released a fantastic Muppet version of the video. Check it out for yourself below:

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Puppet Update

I was experimenting with some new techniques the other day so I thought the best way to work out if they were successful was to make a new character... so ladies and gentlemen please give a warm welcome to Konk!
Konk is made almost entirely from antron fleece. His arms are long pile fur fabric. His head is made completely from reticulated foam for extra durability. I carved his nose out of a block of square foam, and dyed it to suit the rest of the character. Konk is all complete and I am pleased to say I am really pleased with the results. If you would like to take a closer look at him you're more than welcome, in fact he's sitting on ebay at the moment waiting for someone to collect him :)
All the best - Dave

Friday, 11 April 2008

Kite Surfing

It's a long standing Hellyer family tradition to visit Worthing beach. Worthing is about 25 minutes drive from where we live and my family have been going to that beach for generations... in fact my Grandma lives in Ferring which is right next door to Worthing. Grandma Helen is a living legend, she turned 100 last summer! Needless to say that was the cause for much celebration in our family. Check out the video below if you want an insight into what went on that day:

However back to the main point. Following in my family's footsteps my wife and I made the short drive down to Worthing this evening. Today was a very windy April day and the Kite Surfers were out in force! I counted 8 of them in a 200 metre stretch. We sat on the beach and watched them for a while - they were very entertaining. Video below... apologies in advance for the quality, I shot this on my phone so it's not quite broadcast quality :)

Take care - Dave

Monday, 7 April 2008

Thank You!

OK this is just a quick note to say thanks to all those of you who do read my blog. It seems the majority of visitors are just interested in my blog on the YouTube Partner program and how much it pays... but my google analytics tells me that's not all thee traffic. I would like to hold an impromptu awards ceremony for blog views!

The countries which have spent the longest average time viewing my blog are:
  1. Morocco
  2. Ukraine
  3. Bolivia

The countries which have explored the blog the most are:

  1. Belgium
  2. Turkey
  3. Romania

and the countries with the most page views are:

  1. USA
  2. UK
  3. Canada

I know this will be of very little interest to many of you... but it kinda tickled me. Have a great day! - Dave