February 10, 2012 |
JAMEEL SALEEM wasn't getting the types of parts he wanted when he and his girlfriend moved to Los Angeles to make it big. Saleem rattled off a list: gang banger, parolee, ghost rapper. How could he turn down ghost rapper? "It wasn't a comedy," Saleem said. But instead of waiting around for the right part, Saleem, who spent his early years in Germantown, followed in the footsteps of his hero Woody Allen: He wrote his own material, enlisted girlfriend Kimelia Weathers, picked up a camera and shot a series of YouTube videos.
January 4, 2013 |
FROM A decorated police lieutenant caught cold-cocking an unarmed woman to a wild wedding brawl captured on camera by a 15-year-old tourist, Philly videos scored big numbers at the YouTube box office in 2012. If seeing is believing, even veteran lawmen were shocked when they saw a little girl fight off her abductor and, in another video, a group of teen girls attack a mentally challenged woman in her own home. The viewing material ventured into R-rated territory when cameras caught a cabbie with his pants down and a chanting family at a suburban high school with no pants at all. Perhaps, in some quiet, bizarre corners of southeastern Pennsylvania (ahem . . . Delco)
February 1, 2011 |
FOUND A RECENT posting on one of Greyson Chance's Internet fan sites. Came from a young girl who was "thrilled" that his first single ("Waiting Outside the Lines") had "finally" been released, because she'd been "waiting so long" for it. Well, I guess if you're barely out of single digits, 10 months is an eternity. That's how long (and short) it's taken for 13-year-old Chance to go from middle-school nobody in Edmond, Okla., to the next big thing in pubescent pop-rock, with a No. 1 single, an unbelievable 32 million (and counting)
November 28, 2009 |
On West Lancaster Avenue in Wayne, local businessman Robert Lail runs what he calls "YouTube for business. " "Most people don't know how big the corporate video market is," said Lail, who sold corporate training videos in the 1970s and 1980s before launching a telemarketing firm, MarketMakers, for technical products. "I think it's bigger than traditional media. There are 13 million companies out there. Some of those companies have their own TV studios. " With that in mind, Lail developed eCorpTV.
October 21, 2007 |
The film opens with a shot of a crowded Unionville High School stairwell. Muscled football and lacrosse players complain to the camera about the cramped size of the gym, and a girl from the field hockey team lists the advantages of replacing grass fields with artificial turf. A science teacher laments the lack of ventilation or eyewash stations in his lab, and the dearth of SMART boards. An art teacher points out that his room has a paper-towel dispenser for hand-drying, but no sink for hand-washing.
June 27, 2008 |
A Philadelphia man seen waving a handgun on an online video and telling viewers how to shoot police officers was arrested yesterday on felony charges. Andre Moore, 44, of the 4800 block of Walnut Street, is accused of posting the video called "Dissin Philly Cops" on YouTube.com. Moore was charged yesterday with aggravated assault, terroristic threats and other crimes. Arrest documents said he works as a security guard at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. The video allegedly shows a man brandishing a large, silver semiautomatic pistol and calling Philadelphia police "nothing but a bunch of liars, especially the 18th District.
January 5, 2011 |
LIKE MANY from the region who left to attend college outside of the area, Sean Monahan had the "wooder" teased out of him. While attending the College of Wooster in Ohio, his newfound friends poked fun at his Philly accent. "I knew that the vocabulary was different. I say 'hoe-gies,' and not a lot of others say 'hoe-gies,' " said Monahan, who grew up in Bensalem and Langhorne and now resides in the Southwark section of Philadelphia. It's not that Monahan hadn't noticed his accent before.
March 7, 2012
Would you intervene if you witnessed an attack similar to what occurred in a River Line incident seen on YouTube?
November 29, 2011 |
PITTSBURGH - A new online series about a Pittsburgh father is attracting tens of thousands of viewers. "Pittsburgh Dad" celebrates and makes fun of the unique speech of the working-class city, where yinz means you all, nebby means nosy and redd up means clean up. The series is available on YouTube ( www.youtube.com/user/ pittsburghdad).
October 11, 2013 |
NO ONE GOT PUNCHED in the face - this time - but YouTube has given the Philadelphia Police Department another black eye, proving once again that smartphones are a bully cop's worst nightmare. Let's just hope that Officer Philip Nace doesn't land in the city's tourism department when the dust settles. "Don't come to f---ing Philadelphia. Stay in Jersey. " That's one of Nace's rage-induced zingers that were recorded in a disturbing 16-minute YouTube video of a recent stop and frisk.