Archive for January 2012
I never get sick of looking at our beautiful skyline. I don’t care that I look like a tourist downtown just because I look up at the towering buildings in awe. Chicago is well known for it’s beautiful and constantly changing skyline so excuse me for enjoying it. I love reading about new additions and changes to older buildings. A great blog for this is The Chicago Architecture Blog. I suggest you check it out.
Most of the response to the “Shit Chicagoans Say” is extremely positive, but some people aren’t so happy. Chicagoans are very proud of their city so it was no surprise to me to find out that some people wanted more out of the video. I’m posting this to help ease some upset people.
“You missed so many things”
99% of the things people say we “missed” had to be edited out. A typical “Shit ____ say” video shouldn’t be longer than two in a half minutes and anything longer than three is beyond annoying. If I would have kept all the quotes in the video would have been 10 minutes long. We had to cut a lot of good stuff out to get to an appropriate length. If this was a cat video I’m sure it could have been 10 minutes long and most would love it, but even then someone would say, ‘Why isn’t this an hour long? I NEED ONE HOUR OF CATS TO STAY ALIVE.”
“This should be Shit Northsiders Say”
The north side of Chicago is still Chicago so the title isn’t incorrect. I’m sorry that we didn’t have time to go to every neighborhood in Chicago and film what each side says differently. This is a “Shit ___ Say” video, not a documentary.
“You’re not even from Chicago!”
You are correct my friend, but I’m sorry there is nothing I can do about that. I guess I’m less of a person because I couldn’t use fetus mind control powers to get my mom to pop me out in Chicago. I’ve lived in Los Angeles, San Diego, Wisconsin, Denver, Taiwan, and Chicago. Chicago is by far the best place I’ve lived, I love it here, and I’m proud to call myself a Chicagoan. Many people who helped write the video were born and raised here in Chicago and I even got help from reddit.com/r/chicago.
“You’re a yuppie”
People still use that term, what is it 1985? Well in order to be a yuppie I would have to be upper middle or upper class. Considering I live in a small studio apartment with my cat, Mayor McCheese, and eat ramen noodles, I doubt I qualify. I spend most of my free time taking improv classes or performing around the city. If you’re going to call me anything, call me a theater nerd.
Overall I’m very happy with the way the video turned out and so excited that so many love it. I hope the others realize that it’s just a YouTube video and is for entertainment purposes only. If you get upset about it you might want to consider thinking about other problems in the world or making your own video. Sorry, I tried my best. Also, sorry I’m not sorry.