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Clearly I’m Trying Too Hard

November 9th, 2013 . by Tim Babb (TANcast's #1 Host/Editor Fan)

Talkin’ Turkey With Tim Babb
Day 9

As most of you know, I’m a dad. My adorable 2 year old likes to watch videos on YouTube. I know, fellow parents, “screen time” at his age is frowned upon…you and the AAP can suck it. He’s developing quite well even though he watches a few Mickey Mouse cartoons.

But my son doesn’t always need a video with a plot. For instance, my son loves garbage trucks. Yesterday was garbage day and we sat outside and watched the garbage truck collect our trash. We even followed him down the block for a while. Later that day, my son earned some “Computer Time,” which is where he and I sit down and watch a few YouTube videos together that he gets to pick. My son picked this one…

Didn’t watch it? Well it’s 9 and a half minutes of stuff being thrown in the back of garbage trucks. Here’s a screen shot.

If you look closely, you can see my soul getting crushed in there.

It was uploaded on November 19, 2009 and it has over two and a half MILLION views! For contrast here’s another video…

That’s one of my more popular Kingdom Comedy videos. It was uploaded a couple months earlier than the garbage truck one; September 24, 2009. It has 6,055 views.

Seriously, internet? My video may not be a masterpiece, but it has a story, lots of jokes, some fun music, and even appearances form beloved children’s characters Kermit the Frog and (spoiler) Mickey Mouse. The other video just has dudes throwing crap into a truck! I don’t think all the views on all my videos COMBINED make 2.5 million.

Which is why I’m proud to announce my new YouTube series, “Tim Babb’s Parking Lot.” This is where I put a camera on a tripod and record people driving into an airport parking lot. Who’ll drive in next? A mini van? A Prius? You’ll have to tune in to find out.

Tim Babb’s Parking Lot…because F*** it!

3 Responses to “Clearly I’m Trying Too Hard”

  1. DeanNo Gravatar Says:

    In Michael’s defense, I spent about 4-5 minutes on the way to work watching a backhoe load dirt onto a trailer truck. Also, I love how garbage men wave to the camera like they just played an hour and a half of their Grammy hits.

  2. Hillary (#1 WDW Fan )and ........MAHNA MAHNA!No Gravatar Says:

    You may not have a million views Tim, but we , the few and the proud, LOVE your Kingdom Comedy videos..just remember that 🙂

  3. Tim Babb (TANcast's #1 Host/Editor Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    Thanks, Hillary. I DO really appreciate people who like the videos.

    Keep your eyes on YouTube tomorrow 😉

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