Posted in Maria
, Mark Malkoff
with tags internet addiction
, internet addiction disorder
, technology addiction
, technology overload
, Mark Malkoff
, New York
on 8/26/2010 3:30:30 AM by Maria
We told you that Mark Malkoff has decided to cure his technology addiction by staying in his bathroom for five days.
So how's he doing?
Well, Mark's wife, Christine, is manning his twitter account during the detox:
Mark has figured out how to turn his medicine cabinet into a pantry:
And Mark got a
housebathroomguest when local New York NBC affiliate, WNBC via LXTV, visited to see exactly how a man spends five days in his own bathroom.
The answer? Not very comfortably.
Mark Malkoff is worn out.
Mark texts. Mark tweets. Mark emails and Facebooks and YouTubes and iPhones and does a million other brand-name things that popular culture has turned into verbs. It is a lot of work to stay connected to everyone all over the world wide web at one time, and Mark is starting to find it all a little taxing.
So he's going to check out for five days in a place where no distractions will get to him: his bathroom.
Sounds like a good idea, right?
Mark's even gong to try to be productive during his Week With No Internet. He's going to try and finish that book he's been meaning to read. He's going to learn that song he's been meaning to play. He's going to write that poem for his wife he's been meaning to write. Aw. That's sweet. And all the while, he's going to shoot footage and put it all into one awesome video, which we can all watch on his channel at MyDamnChannel.com/MarkMalkoff
on September 8th.
We're pretty excited to have Mark Malkoff on our team. After all, anyone who can visit every single Starbucks in Manhattan in a single day
is a friend of ours. And since he lived in a New Jersey IKEA for a week,
he'd probably know better than anyone how to wield a an allen wrench. And, he knows Lisa Loeb, so, you know, bonus points:
To be honest, we're jealous. We wish that we could check out for five days. We wouldn't talk to ANYONE. Except we wouldn't do it in our bathroom. We'd do it on an island somewhere, and, okay, so MAYBE
we'd talk to someone... but it would be because he was the bartender and we had to tell him what kind of wonderfully fruity drink to bring us. But other than him, no one.
Good luck, with this one, Mark. We think you're gonna need it.
The Winners of the My Damn Channel Third Birthday 3Some Video Challenge!
Grace has done a special Winners Vlog, but for those of you who hate watching online video, here's a list:
3rd Place: Three's A Crowd submitted by Ray Holleb
2nd Place: Who My Daddy is? submitted by Mr. Jotz aka Joshua Nicholson
1st Place: The Piña Colada Song submitted by Frank Bullington, Chance McClain and Kevin Ryan
Congratulations to all of our winners, and huge thanks to everyone who submitted a video! You're all winners in our book. It's just that some of you will receive actual prizes as proof that you're winners and some of you will not.
*Wil Wheaton does not endorse this contest as he probably had no idea it was going on. Original image badly photoshopped by me via w00tstock.
Posted in Jimmy Kimmel
on 8/13/2010 8:00:26 AM by Rob Barnett
JIMMY KIMMEL sends THE EXPENDABLES: Terry, Dolph, and Randy, on their toughest mission yet.
Jimmy would go too, but he has a prior engagement.
My Damn Channel is featured in a page one story in the Business section of The New York Times by Brian Stelter.
The full press release details breaking news about our business here.
8.9.10 is a good day.
We simply, briefly want to THANK YOU for supporting our team and our artists and business partners building a new way to deliver original entertainment. We're humbled and on fire with new energy. THANKS!
Posted with tags 3SOME
, Video Challenge
on 8/5/2010 1:49:12 PM by Virginia Reiff
Procrastination is 1% inspiration & 99% incapacitation.
Followed by 100% Extension.
You got it.
You now have an extra week to make your 3SOME video for a chance to win:
3rd Prize: 3 days on the My Damn Channel homepage
2nd Prize: 8GB iPod touch
1st Prize: 16GB iPad 3G
Deadline to submit videos is now FRIDAY AUGUST 13TH.
Winners announced Wednesday August 18TH.
Please keep your video under 3 minutes. We have Attention Deficit Disorder... Oh look at that shiny thing!
Read the rules.
Professor My Damn Channel