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Vine: Where Are They Now?

Vine: Where Are They Now?
foreign stop you're getting cream cheese all over the table honey I'm a retired police officer not a maid Kevin plus I'm fat and that's what makes my character funny you're right Kevin I love you good evening everyone we interrupt this episode oh come on not right now bring you an important story this is a really big news story that you won't want to miss be sure to stay tuned really every channel what is so important Twitter has announced that their popular social media app

Vine

will be closing its doors in the next couple months at this moment the specific details of this move are unclear but one thing I know for certain is that if you're a

Vine

r and your only source of online relevance and health self-worth is a number of

Vine

followers you have then I imagine this news is simply devastating to my God I heard can you believe this no that's crazy

they

're shutting down

Vine

what oh no I wasn't listening to that I'm on the news news news boy do I love the new what I'm the news anchor which is weird because I didn't think I was am I why didn't I know this no you're not this is a sketch Drew you're just playing all the characters uh characters you recorded that yesterday and now you're just playing it on the TV I'm not so sure I'm following all right clearly this is getting too meta did you just write this part in because you didn't know because I didn't know how to end this sketch yeah I...
vine where are they now
figured 9-1-1 hi I'd like to order a sandwich also you wrote a sketch that's supposed to take place one year ago just pickles the phone you gave yourself was a Motorola Razor do you think that people still used Razer phones a year ago I don't remember when people stopped using razors can everybody please do me a favor and refrain from commenting on my little Band-Aid no I'm not going to tell you how I hurt my finger and I'm definitely not going to tell you how to use a cheese grater because apparently I don't know and I'm absolutely not going to tell you why the only Band-Aids I own are from a movie called The Secret Life of pets which I've never heard of dude hello everybody and welcome back to the dumpster behind at Chili's um today we're going to be taking a little trip down memory lane um specifically my memory as I don't have access to anybody else's uh and although this video will be filled with personal stories and experiences through my own eyes I think there will be something in this video for everybody particularly if you used to be a

Vine

r or if you were ever just a big fan of

vine

s as many of you may know it's been exactly one year since

Vine

announced that

they

would be shutting down it's actually been a little bit more than a year depending on how long it takes me to make this video close enough and although it doesn't feel like it's been that long A lot has changed in the past year now every once...
vine where are they now
in a while I will start watching uh one of the

vine

compilations that

they

're all over YouTube and I find myself watching these sometimes and seeing someone and being like what happened to them do you ever watch an Old

Vine

and I'm not just talking about like the popular

vine

rs uh like Lele pons and those sort of people who have moved on to other things obviously but some of the one hit wonder

Vine

s like this guy green you're my evil what happened to him and with this being the anniversary of the death of

Vine

I figured this would be a perfect opportunity to do a little bit of research and figure out

where

some of these prominent figures have disappeared to and because

Vine

was such an enormously significant part of my life I wanted to have this one definitive video

where

I talk about pretty much my entire experience with

Vine

how it changed my life why I think

Vine

was good and why I also think

Vine

was bad because obviously it had its flaws otherwise it would still exist today but for now let's go ahead and take a deep dive into the first ever segment of

Vine

um there's supposed to be uh like a song

where

are

they

now because some kind of in the mail today these nuts Gotti I laugh every time uh the Deez Nuts guy whose real name is Charles Nutz is one of the most notorious figures to ever come from

Vine

as you all know Charles went on to host his very own prank show on VH1 the Deez Nuts prank hour which ran for 12 seasons and is still the highest rated...
vine where are they now
show in television history who could forget that season six crossover episode with Ashton Kutcher

where

they

both thought

they

were pranking each other you were Punk despite strong ratings throughout its entire 600 episode run the Deez Nuts prank hour was canceled back in August when

they

simply ran out of people to prank and he can't prank someone twice Zack stop Zach stop you're gonna get in trouble this

Vine

was called kicked too much and without a doubt it's one of my favorite

Vine

s ever but it does leave you with a lot of questions like why was he kicking so much uh why did his friends keep telling him not to well I guess it makes sense why

they

told him not to because he ended up getting arrested but it's a it's a pretty confusing

Vine

and I continued to be confused about this for months until very recently I was just fed up of that and I decided to do a quick Google search and I found out very quickly that he was simply arrested for reaching the legal kick limit in one day afterwards I became very angry at all the people who didn't do as much research as I did and continued to question this fine the answers were right in front of you you just had to Google it and although it seems a little harsh that he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole the law is the law and you have to respect the law iridocyclitis I unfortunately this kid did go on to lose this spelling bee after a late field goal in overtime but as all stories...
must have a happy ending he is currently the mayor of Sacramento story does not have a happy ending after facing the worst public humiliation of his life this poor guy had to move to a different state

where

he was unable to get an apartment or even a job because he forgot his wallet who am I let's go to the beach I'm Corbin blue Corbin blue one of the most mysterious figures on

Vine

after an anonymous Reddit user made a strong case that this Corbin blue is not the same Corbin Bleu from The High School Musical franchise people began to question the true identity of Corbin however there is a rumor going around that I think sounds pretty convincing I apologize in advance for condoning a rumor that doesn't have a hundred percent hard evidence to back it up but I feel very strongly about this one basically the rumor is that Corbin Bleu is Spider-Man now you may be thinking that's ridiculous Spider-Man lives in New York while Corbin Bleu lives on the internet but there's a pretty convincing argument to be made that these two are in fact the same person for one let's take a look at Corbin's post schedule now I'm going to go ahead and scroll down to 2015 because there's a pretty noticeable discrepancy in here here we go Corbin posted three times on October 16 2015. but then he didn't post again until the 28th of October you know nearly two weeks later now ask yourself

where

was Corbin now it stands to reason that if Spider-Man had a

Vine

...
account he wouldn't be able to post every day because he'd be busy fighting the Green Goblin and whatever other villains he has and this wasn't just a one-time thing the behavior continues November 17th he posts and then not again until December 11th that's nearly a month Spider-Man presumably fights a lot of crime and would be very busy and I imagine this is exactly the kind of post schedule he would be forced to maintain when you look at all this evidence combined it seems obvious that there's no other answer possible Corbin blew is Spider-Man yeah a lot of people assumed that this was Cole Hirsch playing a character just because

they

have the same Snapchat account and

they

look very similar but if you ask me that isn't really enough evidence to say oh

they

're the same person like I said earlier this video is all about the truth everything in this video is true I did a lot of research to find out all these things about all these people and I think it would ruin my credibility as a video maker if I condone such ridiculous rumors without any real hard evidence plus it just seems very obvious that Corbin and Spider-Man ah we'll get back to that segment in a moment but first I want to talk a little bit about why I think

Vine

was good and also why

Vine

was bad because I think both are true the most important thing I want to make clear in this video is I am a million percent thankful to

vine

for what

they

allowed me to do and

where

they

allowed me...
to go I want to talk honestly about what I think some of the problems with

Vine

were and I don't think it's like like I said I don't think it's that crazy to say that

vine

had its flaws because it doesn't exist anymore but ultimately I want to make it clear that I love

Vine

I appreciate the hell out of

Vine

and all the employees and the people I met and everyone that allowed me to be

where

I am today

Vine

was a perfect place to start out on the internet to build a platform from scratch if you wanted to be an online content creator

Vine

was the place to start it was easy to make

Vine

s it was easy for your

Vine

s to be seen

Vine

was all about ideas um because with

Vine

the distance between an idea and the execution of that idea was very short you could have the idea for a

Vine

and within a couple hours it exists road work ahead uh yeah I sure hope it does and then a few hours past that it's got a million loops and a bunch of comments and likes and all this validation is given to you for the idea you had a couple hours ago so

Vine

was great in that way but really what made

Vine

great was the people on

Vine

it was such a fun group of creators to be a part of because everyone was supportive of each other it'd be so fun to see your friend or just someone you follow and really like you see a

Vine

they

post you're like oh that's a great idea that's so funny that's fantastic

they

posted a couple minutes ago and you know that's gonna go...
viral and then you check back a few hours later it's got the little flame Emoji next to the view count it's number one on the comedy page with things like

Vine

and YouTube

they

can only exist with the people using them and

they

're only as good as the content creators on the app and

Vine

for the most part had a fantastic group of creators and I don't think it was the quality of

vine

s that led to its demise everything that led to its demise was more numbers

they

weren't making money that sort of thing um but I think there was some really great content and really great people on

Vine

now Shifting the focus a little bit to what were some of

Vine

's flaws and I think a lot of the things that made

Vine

good

where

unfortunately also the things that made

Vine

doomed to fail in the same way that

vine

was accessible to creators it was also pretty limiting because it was six seconds long I can't tell you how many times I would sit there trying to edit a

Vine

shorter and shorter and shorter and I could get it to like eight seconds nine seconds and it's just like I can't I can't make this any shorter I can't post this on

Vine

it was hard to fit a good joke into six seconds and sometimes so many

Vine

s were perfect at that length but as a Creator you start using

Vine

and as your ideas start to get more elaborate you need to go to other platforms to express those ideas even while

Vine

was still around through a lot of 2016 I wasn't really using...

Vine

as much because I was trying to figure out you know I was at a point

where

it's like okay I've done

Vine

for a little bit and I feel good about this I feel good about what I've done but what's next you know and I think a lot of people have that same thing

Vine

was this great place to be but there there was always that idea of like well I'm not going to be here forever so what's next and that brings me to what I think is pretty much my main point on why I think

Vine

was always doomed to fail the way I think of it is everybody has their own career ladder in their head

where

the top of the ladder represents total creative fulfillment if you were as successful as you could possibly imagine what does that look like and the top of the ladder is different for everybody maybe the ultimate fulfillment for you is you want to write a movie or you want to act in a TV show you want to be like Dwight from the office maybe that's your ultimate career goal or maybe you want to be just famous enough to get fourth place on Dancing With the Stars it's different for everybody so while every

Vine

Creator's ladder was slightly different I think what

they

all had in common was that

vine

was not at the top in fact I think

Vine

for most people was the bottom step it was the first step and there's nothing wrong with that I don't mean to disparage

Vine

any way but I think for most people no one had success on

Vine

and was like I'm gonna do this...
forever because it just didn't seem to work out that way it didn't seem viable it was great for starting out but once you get to a point

where

it's like okay

where

do I go with this it was usually the next place to go is some

where

else so going back to the latter analogy if

Vine

is the first step that means two things one it was accessible enough to be reached from the ground but the ultimate job of the first step of the ladder is to propel you to the next step of the ladder and so that's what

Vine

was it was the 100 necessary First Step that would Propel people further along I imagine this type of thing made it very difficult to be an employee at

Vine

or someone who had a a large role at

Vine

because

they

would probably see these very talented people come in and use

Vine

to go do something else like

they

came and

they

got what

they

came for But ultimately

they

just needed to leave and do something else from the rest of my career no matter what I do whether I completely fizzle out and never do anything or whether I go on to Be a Millionaire movie maker I will owe my start to

vine

it doesn't matter how talented or funny I think I am I am recognized now as an online Entertainer because of

Vine

failing to Express gratitude for the thing that got you

where

you are now shows a complete and utter lack of self-awareness going back to the latter analogy it's pretty easy when you're on that second step to look down at the ground and see how far you've...
come but let's not forget that when you are on the ground you couldn't reach that second step without the first one hey Logan so these guys were both pretty popular in

Vine

I haven't seen much of them in a while though so I I'll have to look into that on all levels except physical I am a wolf shout out to the Twitter follower who sent me this Paparazzi photo that was taken a couple weeks ago of this guy uh one of the first things you'll notice is that this is a picture of a wolf and that he is a wolf now on all levels including physical take another lap coach just give me a sec give me a sec give me a sec to breathe this family is such a perfect encapsulation of what made

Vine

so special every once in a while you'd find someone and just just marvel at the fact that

they

exist that there's someone out there like that because the young girl j-ro is is so interesting on her own the way she sings When there's too much drama at school all you gotta do is walk away and even just the way she's branded herself jro but on top of that you add in her uncle hey it's your uncle your uncle that in her grandma or her aunt I'm not actually sure man it looks so good you've got that right honey and it's all about the cook um I was gonna

Vine

like this damn check out those babies for days which makes sense you know it has a setup and a punch line but then you realize that the babes for days that

they

're talking about two of them are like...
10 years old we're just gonna gloss over that I got your drink this makes me miss

Vine

because this reminds me of like all the the weird people you discover and it just

they

leave you with so many questions who are these people what is this family and why don't

they

have their own reality show um well I actually found out that

they

do uncle's home will Premiere its first season next month and say YouTube Red exclusive hey mailman what do you got just this letter Jonathan I don't love you anymore in my opinion Danny was one of the best finders um he was very popular because he was able to make

vine

s that were relatable enough for everybody to understand but there was so much better than all of the other relatable

Vine

s and

vine

rs that existed because he's a legitimately hilarious person if you liked him on

Vine

he's still making YouTube videos now and if you're not already subscribed you should go check them out um the only thing with Danny and he might get mad that I even brought this up but I feel like I should say something about this because if you click on any of his videos all the comments are about this but a few months ago Danny was diagnosed with um permanently upside down disease for those of you who don't know it's basically a disease

where

an otherwise healthy person's physical body is upside down permanently you know Danny's a really funny guy but it admittedly can be kind of tough to watch his videos because it's so...
disorienting to see someone who's just upside down the whole time like I said all his comments are about that people seem to be frustrated and confused but props to Danny for not just editing the video so it looks like he's right side up because if he were to do that then he would no longer be raising awareness for a very real condition that affects millions of persons and that's something you simply can't put a price on um if you ask me though I think he needs to fix that in Premiere it's gross and I don't like it without a doubt uh the best memory I have from

Vine

and one of the best memories I have from my whole life so far is getting to work on Camp unplug Camp unplug more like Camp fun plugs or like Camp butt plug it's on my jacket for those of you who don't know what camp unplug is uh that's probably most of you uh let me explain it so in March of 2016 I got a message on Twitter from this guy Jeremy who works at

Vine

and at first like I couldn't believe it was real he asked if I wanted to be a part of this series that

they

had written and we're going to film over the summer and

they

were going to fly us out to this camp in Wisconsin and then

they

were going to take us to VidCon as like featured creators

they

were gonna do all these things and pay for all this stuff for us almost everybody on the list I had heard of and was a fan of their

Vine

s So Not only was I going to be a part of this awesome thing but I'd get to meet...
all these people up until this point I had met except for maybe a couple other

vine

rs who happen to live in Orlando I hadn't really met any creators from

Vine

and so it was so exciting to meet these people who I had watched for all this time and actually meet them in real life it also made me a little nervous because I didn't know if uh I'm I think I'm funnier in real life than I was on

Vine

but there's there was all also part of me was like no I hope

they

like me which is pretty much just my constant mental state before I do anything what was so cool about it was that there

they

gave us a script um Chris melberger Aaron tuning and Jeremy wrote a great script but everything within the whole project was also 100 collaborative so the first night we got there we're sitting down at the table reading the whole script and we're all doing our lines and anytime someone had an idea like oh maybe my character should say this instead it was like there wasn't there was never any sense of like uh maybe you should just do what's in the script you know it was like everyone had their own ideas and um everyone's ideas were listened to another thing that specifically for me that was so cool that I got to be invited to this was like at the time when

they

first asked me I think I only had like a hundred thousand followers which is it's good but there were probably thousands of people who had more followers than me certainly just a among the group of...
people there most of the people there had over a million

they

were some of the biggest

vine

rs I know Cody had about 2 million Danny had over 1 million maybe he had 2 million at the time Lauren Geraldo had like three million Victor pope all these people all these people had had so many more followers than I did if it wasn't for this I don't think I would have ever had any

vine

s with any of these people just because I don't live in LA and I didn't then and I still don't and nobody lives in Florida except for like Tiger Woods but um I don't know if that would be a good PR move if I had started collaborating with Tiger Woods in conjunction with the release of Camp unplug was also

Vine

's release of this feature

where

you could attach longer videos to your

Vine

s and that was really the only way this story could be told on the

vine

platform and couldn't just be a bunch of little six second scenes so the way Camp unplug was told was you'd have these like two to five minute long scenes then as these fictional campers have some down time

they

get into their own little Antics sorry I won't you go okay you want to go jump I'll piss off off this fine I will it was so cool to it was so cool to be a part of that you're probably waiting for me to like get to the point here right now it's just me gushing about these memories I have and the people I got to meet but that's really that's all it is I just I look back and I I gush it the...
fact that I got to do this like I alluded to

they

also invited us to VidCon now if you've never been to VidCon and I'd like to go back but this was my one and only time going to VidCon so far vidcon's crazy VidCon is it's it's a whole different world because you've got this entire subsection of humanity all compact into one place I don't know if I'll ever feel like as much of a celebrity as I did that weekend the fact that I was technically a featured Creator

they

had their old Booth set up it was one of the the ones near the front

they

had these big LED screens and my big dumb face would cycle through every once in a while so that was crazy oh

they

also took us to Disneyland which was awesome

they

rented out this whole section of a Denny's nearby so every night but between like 9 pm and 3 A.M or something you know you'd have all these drunk creators going there all the food was free we lit you could order whatever you wanted off the menu and it was so free to the point

where

you would see like people would come in drunk and order something and then not wait for it and you just see like a big stack of nachos just untouched we

Vine

celebrities really abused the hell out of that whole experience um but definitely yeah definitely the best one of the best experiences of my life and something that I felt like I had to talk about you know if I'm gonna make this whole video I'm so glad I get to take this off now it is so hot it's...
like 80 degrees in my apartment because I have to turn the AC off while I film um because it's very loud and Jesus Christ uh this I feel good this feels good now so yeah can I just get like a a raw potato and a spoon and then just an egg to drink thank you sweetheart oh hey we're back two Bros chilling in the hot tub five feet apart because

they

're not gay now this was a pretty big headline at the time so I'm sure you guys already heard about this um but basically as the night went on the two Bros so as to not be confused for being in a homosexual relationship uh slowly drifted further and further apart from each other until

they

both ended up in the middle of the ocean

where

they

were tragically eaten by two different Dolphins sources later revealed that those Dolphins were in fact married and that is ironically a pretty gay way to die Legend has it that this boy is still running no one knows

where

he is or how far he's run or if he'll ever come back his friends have moved on and so is his family

they

've replaced his room with a room that's just filled with water all the time no one goes in and no one comes out Tyrone you notice your baby father that baby don't look like me ah Cole labrant the whitest and boisiest member of dim white boys if not from

Vine

you may know Cole from his YouTube channel

where

he and his wife like to film her three-year-old daughter getting hurt you may also know him from that time he tweeted about losing his...
virginity on his wedding night and then blocked me when I made a really good joke about it Cole I wasn't making fun of you for waiting to lose your virginity I think that's awesome if that's your belief that you want to wait till you're married to have sex and you'd actually do that's great man that's awesome that's I'm proud of you for that I was making fun of the fact that uh presumably moments after you've finished having sex for the very first time you pulled out your phone and said just had sex no I'm not gonna talk about it I could talk about this for hours you guys would not believe the restraint it took to not make a video about this a couple months ago I have a lot to say but I didn't want to stir the pot anymore than I already did because he's a nice guy he he's a nice guy he's just really really bad at the internet good credit bad credit no credit no problem are you dead credit I'm gonna clearly one of the funniest people I've ever met he is such a natural comedian and he was so good at

Vine

right now he's in La doing stand-up he's also done a couple things with Super Deluxe that are just such high quality I'm going to link those in the description because I think

they

're so funny and well made and I think you should check them out but that being said a lot of people are asking about this ghost we all want to know did he ever get his Subaru unfortunately he was riding his bike on...
his way to the Subaru dealer to potentially get his new car but on the way he was captured by the ragtag group of paranormal experts on the show Ghost Adventures the good news is he was the first real ghost that was ever captured by one of those entirely fake reality ghost television shows the bad news is of course he is trapped in Eternal captivity um but it's probably for the best because his credit score really is just terrible foreign hi welcome to Chili's Adam and Patrick Perkins who you might know as were twins who blew up on

Vine

in the summer of 2015 and

they

seemed poised to become the next big

Vine

stars that is until a couple months went by and

they

sort of just stopped posting perhaps

they

started to feel the pressure of having a lot of people paying attention to them or maybe

they

just wanted to have normal lives

they

were about to start college and maybe

they

just wanted to focus on that which is fine not everybody has to be famous

they

still have an online presence mostly on Instagram a little bit on Twitter but despite limited information I was able to dig up that the Perkins twins are now the Perkins triplets that's right through the passage of time in the Miracle of Life a new Perkins boy has spawned and dare I say he might even be the cutest and now we take a moment to reflect on some of the people we've lost would you not eat my pants oh uh

they

're not dead I just don't know what happened to them kids I'm gonna tell you an...
incredible story the story of How I Met Your Mother okay Dad I started

vine

pretty late in the game I didn't start until about February 2015 and so to set the scene a little bit at the time I had just dropped out of college for like the third time and I was working at Popeyes I knew I wanted to be a comedian for a living like that's I knew I wanted to pursue that but I didn't know how I was doing improv at the time but I wasn't that good at improv but I saw what uh some other people were doing on

Vine

and how

Vine

itself had sort of evolved in the year and a half or so that it had been around and that piqued my interest and so I looked at that and I was like you know what if

they

can do it I can do it I'm gonna be good at buying and then so I started

vine

and I wasn't good at

Vine

I was pretty bad at it when it started and I think I deleted like 90 of the things I posted but right I guess mathematically that does mean that every 10th thing I posted was not that bad so you know after a couple months I eventually got a little bit better I accumulated some good

Vine

s so after slowly crawling my way up from 50 followers to like 250 followers uh finally in April a couple of my

Vine

s got pretty big I got a Joe Jonas re

vine

that's just sort of a tale as old as time you know how many comedians don't have Joe Jonas to think for their initial start so then after that I went from like 300 followers to 30 000 or so followers in like a couple weeks which...
was a type of success I had never experienced on the internet before it was amazing and then I got reached out to from someone at Tosh.0 asking if

they

could use my

Vine

on the show and I was like of course damn it feels good to be so in such a short amount of time I went from an absolute nobody who worked at Popeyes to a person who had a very small amount of internet success who still worked at Popeyes so not much of a change I guess but it was you know it was a lot of cool things all at once however the coolest thing that happened and I'm only explaining all this to sort of give a little bit of a backstory the most important thing that happened to me during this period of other important things happened right before a girl commented on one of my

Vine

s uh specifically this

Vine

that moment you have two phones so you don't know which one is ringing I'm using the other one to record and she said OMG you are so cute and your

Vine

s are like pure liquid gold now a normal person in this situation would probably just ignore this comment or at the very least smile and move on with their lives but me a not normal person decided to do the opposite and pursue it heavily you have to understand at the time I was very lonely and uh like a good detective I was not about to turn down such a promising lead I found her Instagram page from her

Vine

bio and I looked at a couple pictures was like uh holy she's perfect and then so I messaged her I got her phone number we started...
texting and got along really well you know everything was great except oh she lives in Arizona and I lived in Orlando so that was kind of a bummer but we got along really well we kind of liked each other right away and so it was like you know didn't no pressure we don't have to commit to anything let's just keep talking and so we talked every day like I said we texted every day for like a week and then after a week she wanted to FaceTime and I was very nervous to FaceTime because I I'm nervous to do anything but I agreed and I called her so we facetimed for six hours seven hours maybe uh the whole night so not only did we talk from the moment I got home from work until the moment I had to go to bed so I could wake up for work the next day but during this seven hour face time she bought a plane ticket to come see me so I think less than a week into talking to someone who I've never met we agreed to come see each other and uh not murder each other I remember like the couple months before like we bought the ticket and then but we didn't plan to see each other till like June so it was a couple months and uh her family kept making fun of her and her friends like oh you're definitely gonna get catfished the thing that I mean we felt pretty good because we did FaceTime and we could see that we were real people like I still could have murdered her if I wanted to but I didn't I didn't want to um because things went pretty well and luckily she...
didn't murder me either I think the best thing I had going for me at the time even though I worked full time at a fast food restaurant was that I lived in Orlando which is kind of a funny thing to say because generally nothing good comes from being a Floridian but I will say Orlando is a very good place to live if you want to host someone from out of town for a few days because uh you've got Disney you've got Universal which is way better than Disney you've got Sea World which just kidding don't go to Sea World and then you've got the beach in like every direction so we did all of that except for Sea World obviously because Sea World but um I remember it being a little awkward at first it was definitely the first time either of us had done something like this

where

we talked to someone for like a few months before meeting them you know and like you can text someone all day every day and talk on the phone every once in a while but it's still going to be a little bit different when you finally meet in person I think we had both kind of set up expectations and it was a little bit weird like the first day but then the next four days or three days or whatever we're like the best days ever and every day was better than the one before and we just liked each other so much by the end of it that it was like all right well we can't not do this you know it's gonna be tough to do long distance but we can't just stop it was something that...
wouldn't have worked if didn't like each other as much as we did because long distance relationships do suck and there were plenty of difficult times as you can see in these pictures I was not always happy it worked out because we were both like 21 or 22 and we both still had to like kind of get our own lives lives in order a long-distance relationship can be good in in that way you know because it's like you have a couple months at least for us we had a couple months to focus on ourselves and I got a better job eventually and I was getting better at

Vine

because I could focus on that and then every like two or three months you have a four day vacation together so it actually worked out all right you know and we did that for like a year and a half and uh I have a lot of great memories from that everything was great until the accident just kidding this story has a happy ending now I think the the most romantic ending possible for the story would be how I I just couldn't take it anymore I couldn't do long distance I had to be with the woman of my dreams so I drove across the country and I just showed up at her doorstep one day and I popped out a ring and I said will you marry me and she CR was crying and she said yes I will do that and then we would be married and then immediately I'd get her pregnant and we would raise the kid into like the next Superman or something and then he would be I don't know what I'm saying and then we would uh drive my...
2012 Honda Civic into the sunset and we would live happily ever after um that's sort of what happened but it was more like hey uh we don't want to do long distance anymore but we still like each other so let's move to the same place and if uh if you're gonna move to me then I gotta give you this ring so I can show you that I'm committed to and so that's what we did she picked out the ring I paid for it quick side note fellas if you can get your girl to pick out your ring for you do it it's a huge relief it's a huge decision you now don't have to make you only have to spend like you know two-thirds of your life savings on it but she moved to Orlando she got the first two jobs she applied for and she's still working both of those and she loves it here I hope I love it here I love to be with her you know I get to live with my best friend I get to sleep in the same bed as her every night which actually we both agree isn't that good we kind of wish we're kind of thinking of getting bunk beds you know so we can have our own space but it's like it's just like every time I think about it and we talk about this we love to tell this story I met my wife my future wife because a girl commented on a video I made the stupidest video ever that I made she was like oh you're cute and I'm like me the horny desperate 21 year old was like you're cute too let's kiss let's let's talk and stuff and then we did and then...
now we're in the same house and we're married in principle why is freaking crazy and

Vine

is the best really my main reason for telling the story is to show all of the people out there who watch my videos and I'm so appreciative of you guys but I know there's some of you a lot of you who watch my videos and you don't give a about

Vine

you didn't follow me on

Vine

my YouTube account is so different than what I made on

Vine

it's like I understand that people watch my videos and

they

don't always like my

Vine

s now I hope by telling you by showing you the things I got to do because of

Vine

the the fact that it is the reason I met my wife I hope you guys understand now why

Vine

is so important to me why

Vine

is the was the most amazing experience for me and why I will always cherish this beloved app some takeaways from the story uh do I think the first time a cute girl comments something nice on a thing you make that you should get married to her not every time maybe a small percentage of the time you you should do that but it works for me I hope that this story showed you guys that there is hope out there if you just shoot your shot you know if you think someone is acute on the internet tell them

they

're cute maybe you'll be dating them in the next two months or maybe if you tell someone

they

're cute too much then

they

'll put out a restraining order for you and then that's cool too you know because it's like like what better...
way to show that you notice someone than by uh getting a lawyer involved so I think it's a win-win always shoot your shot always respect

Vine

because I love it and always uh always don't do long distance always never do long distance because long distance is trash I've already talked to you for about eight hours now about

Vine

so I think it's time we start wrapping this up well that's it I guess video's over at this point I've spent so long making this video that I don't even know if it's good anymore uh we'll see as you can tell it's taking quite the physical toll on me my hair is a lot longer I've grown out a full beard or at least my version of that the last thing I want to address and I'll try to make this quick is the recent news that I guess one of the founders of

Vine

is working on his own quote follow-up app to

vine

he wasn't super specific on any details other than just to like keep an eye out a lot of people were pretty excited about this a lot of people were a little bit more skeptical about this um for me I don't know I I mean I just made a 12 hour video about how I loved

Vine

but honestly I don't know if I wanted to come back at least not in whatever form this entails a follow-up app sounds like something that's similar to

vine

but isn't

Vine

so let's say that's what it is it's a similar app Di

vine

but it's not called

Vine

it's called like Loops um loops with with a z of...
course and to make it stand out we're going to add in more features that weren't originally on

Vine

uh for example now you're not limited to six seconds you can do a full 15 second video and it still Loops again loops with a z also you'll be able to make a daily story because uh every social media app seems to have to have stories in it uh in addition you can also post pictures so if you just want to give like a little quick update to your fans on oh I think we just made Instagram okay so

Vine

comes back and it's just called

Vine

or God forbid

Vine

two

Vine

two comes out and it's exactly the same as

Vine

was well part of the reason

Vine

failed initially was that

they

were always losing money and so you're going to need to add some sort of monetization system in place otherwise

Vine

2 is going to end up with the same fate as fine one so now you have an app that's the same as

Vine

was except with let's assume uh ads in between

vine

s or like in the corner of the screen or whatever so it's a lesser product because it's now been diluted by ads it also no longer has the novelty value that

vine

had when it first came out because that was like five years ago at this point and on top of this it doesn't offer anything that isn't already available on another platform not to be cynical but I am being cynical I don't think it would work out I think people would be really excited about it for a month and then

they

're gonna stop...
using it like

they

did before the creators are going to slowly leave because there's more profitable uses of their time else

where

and as

they

leave the content on the app will dwindle and so will the users who use it and it will have the same exact end as the original

vine

did except I don't picture it lasting three years this time I picture it lasting like three months call me cynical but that's just how I see it we all have wonderful

Vine

memories but sometimes it's okay for something to just be a memory good things can still come to an end I have great memories from childhood that doesn't mean I want to be eight again I love being an adult I can do whatever I want I look back on

Vine

with all the love in the world but that doesn't mean it has to exist again for me to cherish it you can cherish memories let it rest move on it's in the past even if it comes back it'll never be the same as it was and that's all right maybe I'm wrong and I would love to be proven wrong um something I have had to come to terms with selfishly is that I think I think I'm glad that

vine

ended just because I know the type of person I am I embrace complacency like nobody's business when things are going well for me um I don't always have the same motivation to work as hard as I should because I'm content and that's something I'm trying to improve about myself that's something I've gotten a little better at over time but I know...
that a year ago

Vine

dying was the Catalyst for me to figure out what I was going to do next if I never went away I don't know if I ever would have started YouTube I always wanted to but I never felt like I needed to because I was a famous

Vine

r I had 400 000 followers on

Vine

I didn't want to start from scratch on YouTube and have to do like a hundred times more work and learn how to use a real editing program that wasn't just iMovie on my phone my thought process at the time was why would I do all of that extra work when I already had

Vine

and then one day

Vine

died and everything I had spent two years building up was pulled out from under me I was upset I was angry I regretted the fact that I hadn't tried to uh spread my followers around to other places on the internet I like hundreds of other

vine

rs put all of my eggs in the

vine

basket and then the basket broke it exploded destroying all of my eggs in the process and now I'm infertile but when

vine

went away my safety net went away with it and so I had to deal with being irrelevant again for several months and I had to try new things I had to try different types of content and a lot of it didn't work some of it did eventually I figured out what people liked and what I liked doing I worked hard I got super lucky emphasis on that and now I'm about to quit my job to do YouTube full-time and that's something that even at the height of my

Vine

success I never even fathomed the possibility of...
quitting my full-time job to just do

Vine

full-time that was never a possibility for me and so if I'm being a hundred percent honest um which like I said this video is all about the truth for selfish reasons I think I'm glad that fine died feels good to get that off my chest I loved

Vine

and now I love YouTube I'm ecstatic to be able to do what I'm doing now and I'm so excited to get to continue to do it and see

where

my channel goes and

where

it takes me and if I ever get to be on the H3 podcast because that's all I really want the good news is I've learned from my mistakes um

Vine

taught me to never put all of my eggs in one basket because you never know what's going to happen and that's a mistake I don't think I'm going to make again except obviously with YouTube because I don't think YouTube's going any

where

YouTube's infallible

they

've gotten a lot of good PR lately and I just feel comfortable alright guys that's it I want to thank all my beautiful little stinkers out there for watching this entire video if you didn't watch the whole video then it doesn't really matter because you didn't see this part anyway now that I'm finally done with this massive project I have a lot of ideas that have uh that I haven't had any time to focus on and so lots and lots of more content coming lots of new content is what I meant to say um and I could have just said I hadn't already said the thing that...
I was going to mess up I also have an exciting merch announcement coming pretty soon and I don't think that I'm being too hyperbolic when I say this is going to be the greatest merch of all time seriously guys I'm changing the game so I hope you're ready for that all right well I don't really know what else to say now um I think it would be funny if after uh the world's longest video I end it by just cutting myself off in the middle of a sentiment foreign tense