Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Congratulations to hdcw2000bc!

...for authoring my all-time favorite YouTube comment for How the South Was Lost! Below is a transcript to get the full context:

818gregd:
Can you not say what you want without vulgarity? In the first place, the men's uniforrms have yellow on the sleeves and collars. Therefore, they are cavalry. Infantry uses blue, and artillery uses red. Any other asinine questions from a person who has no clue?

NaomiLynnS:
you guys, its supposed to be funny so hey, it could be a hidden joke that they are a part of the cavalry with no horses. Don't know if that would be funny... but cut the guys some slack!

818gregd:
Cut them slack? For what? Not knowing the difference between artillery, infantry, and cavalry insignias on the uniforms? No these are a bunch of half a@$ white trash who are trying to be funny, but can't seem their uniforms right. No, these idiots are dumb hillbillies who know nothing about the war. If they wanted to go home as the "joke" suggests, they would've had horses nearby. These are nothing more than tasteless amateurs who think that over 650,000 deaths is funny.

hdcw2000bc:
I think someone shot you in your sense of humour and it had to be removed in a primitive medical facility.

Richard Ramsey: ROTFLMHAO!

Also be sure to check out How the South Was Lost - Anniversary Edition.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Thanks YouTube Commentors!

Well, it just goes to show that you really are never too old to learn. Thanks to YouTube commentators, I have been given many valuable insights into our nation's complex history.

It seems that the Civil War was not fought over slavery after all. It was fought over high tariffs and disproportionate representation in the federal government. See, now that I know that, the war no longer seems so ridiculous. It now totally makes sense that men would try to kill and maim fellow members of their country, creed, and, in some cases, family over unfavorable economic policies. Had I known that's what they were doing, I would never have dreamed of making jokes about them.

Not only did I learn about our nation's past, but its future as well. Apparently, the South is due to "rise again" at a time that, though unspecified, is rapidly approaching. When that happens, some white YouTube commentators will reinstate the very slavery that the Civil War was absolutely NOT fought over.

Phew! Good thing I moved to Kentucky. Because I've also recently learned that Kentucky (the state where I was born and have a centuries long ancestral lineage) was neutral, which apparently means that it's impossible that even one person from here would have had opinions about the war and accordingly joined the Confederate or Northern side.

But perhaps the most valuable things I learned were about myself. Having only spent maybe a combined total of 3 and 1/2 months of my 31 year life outside of Southern States, I would have never suspected that I was a "Yankee" -much less a "liberal,""democrat," whose "probably from New York City." After reading such observant comments, I'm wondering if I should become all of those things.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

FRONT PAGE!

How the South Was Lost - Anniversary Edition is featured on the front page of YouTube!

My brother woke up to find that we had gotten around 40,000 views overnight. He wondered what was going on and quickly found out.

Those of you who are sensitive to foul language may want to avoid reading the comments section. Much to our surprise, the film seems to generate a lot of animosity, and people don't always express that well. :? It's so odd that people take it so seriously.

In any case, I thought readers would want to know that we're featured. We're very excited about it!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Flashback: 2006 SAICFF



The San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival has started their own Youtube channel. One of the videos features us accepting the Award for Best of Festival in 2006 for our film, "The Oath of Desormeau." The film will soon be available for download/ipod at behemoth.com

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Latest on Move and "South"

Well, we're pretty much moved in with the exception of nick-knacky stuffy. Some of you may have noticed that the Anniversary Edition of "How the South Was Lost" was featured on the Youtube Comedy page. This earned us 25,000 hits and subjected us to over 130 comments. Ah, perhaps "subjected" sounds ungrateful. Most of the comments were very complimentary and encouraging. Others...well...apparently, it is the most controversial film I've ever done. Oh, and it has also been brought to my attention that the film has some historical inaccuracies. Here is one of my favorite comments:
How amusing. There are some problems though. Why is a tiny cavalry unit going into battle without their horses? Even dismounted cavalry had their horses close by. Most artillery rounds were explosive and had fuses. Rarely were cannon balls fired. Most likely int was grape shot or some sort of variation for maximum range. Grape shot exploded sending metal all through the line. Hopefully, you clowns are not reenactors.
No, 818gregd, we're not reenactors. We have lives.

If you want, you may peruse the other comments, but be warned. Some are less...articulate and polite.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Ramsey Bros. Pictures One Year Anniversary!

How the South Was LostTo commemorate the one year anniversary of the "history making" short that started it all, we've uploaded a high quality version featuring previously unseen extended segments. Santry Rush's rendition of "I Wish I Were In Dixie" is also featured.

Click the photo or here to view.

If you [still] like the film, please favorite it, comment on it, share it with friends [preferably by providing a link to the video's actual page :) ], and rate it favorably.

Oh, and stay tuned. Double Negative, our 6th comedy short, is coming soon!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Countdown to Departure

Somewhere
Between the lost and the found
We're all hanging empty
Empty and upside down
But I'm hanging on
Though the fall may tempt me
And I believe in the dawn
Though I tremble in the night

Somewhere
Amidst these ins and these outs
There's a fine line of purpose
I follow even now
Through the haze of despair
That confuses and hurts us
I look to see that You're there
And I run toward Your light

Somewhere
Beyond these reasons and feelings
Somewhere
Beyond the passion and fatigue
I know You're there
And that Your Spirit is leading me
Somewhere
Beyond all this
-Rich Mullins

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Finally

While preparing films and clips for tonight's (Sunday) screening, I finally figured out how to make the large trailer on "The Oath of Desormeau" site actually fit the picture frame.

It only took two and a half years. Awesome. Check it out. If you're a friend in the Houston area, come to the screening/presentation tonight.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

George Fox May Have Solved the Homosexual Marriage Issue:

Let God decide who is married.
The right joining in marriage is the work of the Lord only, and not the priest's or magistrate's [the government]; for it is God's ordinance and not man's...we marry none; it is the Lord's work, and we are but witnesses.
-George Fox, 1669

And He answered and said, "Have you not read that He who created {them} from the beginning made them male and female, and said, 'For this reason a man shall leave from his mother and father and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate."
-Jesus
Matthew 19:4- 6

Friday, August 1, 2008

Marathon

After 22.5 hours of packing, Kristina and I are out of our house. We have a garage sale tomorrow morning. We have our screening event this Sunday, then we're off to Louisville on August 12th.