Saturday, March 19, 2011

Honk For Japan

I'm sure everyone has heard about the disaster in Japan. There are a few ways you can help right from the comfort of your own home. 
I'm sure everyone has heard about the disaster in Japan. There are a few ways you can help right from the comfort of your own home.

You can text REDCROSS to 90999 to Give $10 to Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami relief. This will be added to your bill at the end of the month, so it isn't necessarily the best way to donate, but it is the easiest. You can also donate by visiting the RED CROSS website.

Say you donate what you can, but still want to help more? YouTube star Nigahiga took to the streets with a couple friends to get people to "Honk for Japan." For every honk, he would donate $10 to Red Cross. After an hour, he had gotten enough honks for $600, and immediately donated it. In addition to that, he created a video of his experience and for every 1,000,000 views he'll donate another $600+ to Red Cross. While he could just donate the money without the video and views, he has a good reason why he chose to go about it this.

Here's what he had to say:
People keep saying "why don't you just donate the money instead of trying to get people to view it?" My biggest strength right now is that I'm fortunate enough to have a following. The purpose of this video was not only to support Japan myself, but to encourage others as well. I could have easily donated the money and not made a video about it, but I think its a lot more important to get support from all over the world. I personally can't donate a million dollars, but if millions of people watch this and decide to chip in, it is possible... I'm just trying to help in the best way that I can.
Money Donated so far: $1925
3/14 - $600 (honk!)
3/16 - $650 (1 million views)
3/17 - $675 (2 million views)

Watch the video below to add to the view count:

Being Human gets a 2nd Season Order

Being Human has become a regular part of my television schedule. I'm a sucker for supernatural stories, so of course I had to check out Being Human when it premiered. While shows like True Blood and The Vampire Diaries focus more the on the mythology and the feud between the different beings, Being Human is all about the dramatic struggle to blend in and find meaningful relationships. With this focus, it's no wonder it's the most female-skewing audience on the Syfy schedule. 

While the ratings haven't been outstanding, they're solid enough to keep the show around and strong in the key demographics. Television has remained a more female-friendly medium, as compared to films. 

No word yet on when the second season would premiere, but the current season will end on April 11. 

Have you guys been watching this show? 

World's Greatest Extra

I recognize him most as a Buy Moron from Chuck, but he's been in a loooooot of big projects. Seriously, how does one guy get to be in so many things and rarely, if ever, speak? I feel like this guy might just be real life Ricky Gervais's character from Extras. Check out his extra work in everything from Chuck to The Social Network to American Pie: