So I was driving from Long Beach through Belmont Shores and I came across the most ironic billboard I’ve ever seen. Now before I post the link let me just say that I’m in no way making fun of any group that this billboard targets. I just think that Ad Executives get too involved with their work and when they don’t take a step back and look at the whole picture, the public gets a good laugh. Anyways, here it is! Irony. And with that picture I bid you adieu.

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Here it is, the video you’ve all been waiting for. Straight from Singapore we have Andrew Lim’s 2004 Worlds Clip video. Now this video is monster. It’s still 143 Megabytes after succesfully compressing it using the XVID codec with help from Shawn Fumo and Hyper Magic Rafael! Hope you all enjoy it and
thanks for being patient Andrew! You can find it under the Singapore section of the Large Videos page. I’m still not convinced that XVID is better quality over MPEG but it’s about 30 Megs lighter so I’m using it as per Greg’s wishes. By the way, can we get another round of applause for Greg Cohen for all his services? Now go buy a World’s Contest yo-yo from Infinite Illusions and help support the cause. By the way, I do believe that most of you still have not heeded Takeshi’s wisdom over in the Mental R&D section. Did I mention that you need to pay very very close attention to what he says? That is all I will disclose.

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Big ups to all the crazy heads out there. So I’m finally recovered from Worlds… I think and I’ve spent the past few days finishing up on some work in the lab. But before I get to that, the first update I have for you is an article by our dear Takeshi about Worlds and MER. Head on over to the Mental R&D section to read about it. Pay very close attention to his words. For those who heed the words of the Yo-Yo Viking will be greatly rewarded.

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I have Andrew Lim’s Worlds video and my experiment 07 is finished, but these files are huge. I’m still trying to compress them more aggressively, but so far all the results have been unacceptable. If I can’t get the compression going, I do have a back up plan. So if all works out as planned the files should be posted within the next few days.

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I know there are people waiting for a bunch of freestyles to be posted… they are on the to-do list, but video madman Shawn Fumo has all of the Worlds freestyles up on Bit Torrent! So since, they’re already out there this hasn’t been a high priority of mine due to all the other issues and projects I’ve been dealing with. So remember, before you start throwing stones again, remember I don’t do this for any money. I do it because I love our little community and I hope this website along with all it’s contributors (Takeshi, Rafael, Doc Pop, Andrew Lim, Whip, Titi, Bride, and more to come) are helping all of you to stay motivated in the scene. And in case you were wondering, it does take alot of time, money, and other resources to keep a website updated with new content. Much respect to all the yo-yo people on the net trying to keep the masses fed.

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Next up, I just wanted to let you guys know that whoever missed out on the DXL Shots Vol. 1 DVD at Worlds can purchase one directly from me, just hit me up on my e-mail glasseye@theglasslab.com and put “DXL Shots” somewhere in the subject line and I’ll send you back some info on how to pick one up. That DVD was a pain in the @$$ to make. I used Adobe Encore DVD 1.5 to put it together. Let me just say the folks over at Adobe should have some better Quality Assurance before they release there new software. I figured I’d just get to Florida, spend an hour finishing up building the DVD and start burning copies. Well, Encore DVD has some major problems and I ended up spending about 10 or 11 extra hours getting this DVD built. And yes, most of those hours came out of my sleep time. But the DVD’s were finally finished on Sunday morning! Woohoo! The basic rundown on the DVD is that it has videos from:

Takeshi
Andrew Lim
Whip
Titi
Red (Rafael)
Spencer
Taka
Miguel
Atsushi Sakata
glasseye

There are 22 videos total and 2 of them are unreleased. The first unreleased video is an early version of Experiment 07 and the second video is a short Promo video I did for a marketing company in South America. Also, all the videos by Takeshi, Red, and myself are in Hi-Res so they look extra sexy. One quick note, the DVD is made on a DVD-R disc and I can’t guarantee that they will play on all DVD players. All the players that I have played the DVD on that say they can play DVD-R discs work perfectly. They should also work on all computer DVD players. The DVD is selling for $15 each (shipping included). Hope you pick one up soon!

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Sleep is what I didn’t get in Florida. Sleep is what i need. I got home at 2:00am in the morning and have spent my day getting the freestyle videos up. They’re in the Large Videos section. And that’s all I’m posting tonight. More tomorrow if I have some time. Goodnight.

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Doctor Popular Vids!Alright, so it’s been a little quiet here over the past week or so… but I’ve been working hard getting some work done for Worlds. But before I get to that… I have some great news… Doctor Popular has released a new video of Mark Montgomery that can be found under the “Doctor Popular’s Science Journal” section on the Large Videos page. Now if that wasn’t good enough, Doc Pop’s older videos have made their way over to that section as well. So go download them all. I converted them to MPEG format so they’ll be more friendly to PC-users. Thanks for your vids Doc!

Now, I’ve also been busy working on Experiment 07 which is a video that will chronicle the tales of Mr. Jack Ringca Power and I in Nicaragua this past May. I hope to include it in a DXL Crew DVD video that I’ll be selling at the World Yo-Yo Contest in Orlando this weekend! The DVD’s will include videos from Takeshi, Taka (Japan), TITI, Whip, Rafael, Andrew Lim (Singapore), mine of course, and more. The DVD will be sold for $10 and the money will go to helping me buy some new software and hardware to keep theglasslab going. I’ll also have some Red DXL Lyn Fury yo-yos with me so come find me if you’ve been wanting to buy one!

Lastly, some bad news for DXL members, I wasn’t able to get new shirts out by worlds however I was able to put out a couple new DXL shirts for the girls with a sexy new design. So be on the lookout for those.

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