My Embarrassing Rant Caught On Video

For better or worse. That’s often how I think of this “creative” process in which I’m inexorably entwined. Over the years, it’s really rare that I write (or video) something I don’t publish. Even when it’s awful. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Warts and all.

In this short, rather ridiculous video, I sit down for a meal of ground beef, mashed potatoes, and gravy. And for some reason I flip on the camera and I rant at some folks in regard to my doing more and more videos and some of the input I’ve received.

Then I apologize. Then I describe my meal.

I suppose the best that can be said is that it shows I really care. I left it there and was thinking that I might not publish it. It wasn’t until a day later that I even looked at it. By the end of the 7 minutes I was shaking my head and laughing at myself, actually.

I don’t know what any of you’ll make of it, but I suspect it will be laughable for some.

Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More


  1. Alan Andersen on July 12, 2022 at 05:21

    I went back to your original post announcing your plan to do videos. The title is “How About Daily Short Videos.” This title, in the form of a question, implies you wanted comments. However, I carefully re-read the body of the post and indeed, you do not actually ask people to send you comments or emails about whether they are for it, against it, want audio, don’t want audio, etc.

    Whatever. It’s impossible for you to offend me because I’ve been following you for years and you wouldn’t be you if you didn’t periodically tell people to fuck off. It’s part of the package.

    Good luck on your vids. Even though you get credit for listening hours regardless of whether we watch from this web page or click over to YouTube, I believe it goes without saying that everyone should go to YouTube at least once so as to subscribe to your channel so you can acquire the subscription credits.

    • Richard Nikoley on July 12, 2022 at 05:28

      The embarrassing thing is that whether I specifically wanted input ot not, getting input comes with the job. I have no obligation to take any of it, but I surely should be gracious about people taking the time to give it.

      Essentially, I was whining about not getting the input I wanted.

      And yep, subscriptions count too. There’s something like 150 watch hours accrued in the last few days. That shortens the path to the magic 4K.

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