The Grand Canyon – North Rim

by on Sep.04, 2011, under art, blog, memory lane, photography, running, the outdoors, travel

I recently got the chance to camp out along the North Rim of the Grand Canyon for the first time. I had been to the Grand Canyon when I was much younger (maybe 8 or 9) but that was at the more touristy South Rim and I don’t remember much of anything. Despite being a few hours additional drive from Las Vegas and 1000ft higher in elevation than the South Rim, the North Rim offers amazing tranquility away from lame tourists, long rewarding hiking trails, and some spectacular views of the 6000ft deep canyon.

I was worried that the elevation would get to me (8200ft) seeing as the 5000ft Yosemite Valley trip I recently took during snowy times caused me a good night of grief. As it turns out, I dealt with it just fine. I kept well hydrated and fed, exerted myself no more than I had to or felt comfortable for the first 2 days, and just relaxed. The trip was awesome and I cannot wait to go back. We only dropped down into the canyon briefly along the Kaibob Trail towards the Supai Tunnel (2 miles down) as it was late in the day, we hadn’t acclimated yet, and it was frakkin’ HOT. Regardless, that trail was spectacular (and stinky thanks to the mules!). The next day we explored the 10 mile Widfross Trail. Simply Glorious.

Here are just a couple shots that I took that I like. Again, like Yosemite, none of these pics do the National Park any justice.

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Meet Thad and learn his Thecrets

by on Aug.14, 2011, under acting, are you serious, blog, daily fun, funny videos, improv, sketch, technology, the real cool club, thursday thecrets, work

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This is Thad. He has many Thecrets. Would you like to learn some of them?

This is my latest vid up on my main channel, TheSampler. Be sure to subscribe to the channel to get updated every time I upload!

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Voldemort Is Back – The Harry Potter Rap 2

by on Jul.18, 2011, under acting, are you serious, blog, daily fun, featured, funny videos, improv, monday funday, movies, music, reviews, sketch, team cool kids, the real cool club, video games

I’m proud of this one. The music, the visuals, the YouTuber’s performances. All of it. If you could be so kind as to watch, enjoy and share, I’d be much obliged! I’ll also hug you next time I see you.

It features Jimmy Wong (youtube.com/jimmy), DeStorm Power (youtube.com/destorm), Blake Lewis (American Idol Season 6 runner-up, youtube.com/blakelewistelevision), Lindsay Harbert (youtube.com/therealcoolclub), and Miss Glamorazzi (youtube.com/missglamorazzi)

The song is available for purchase on iTunes: http://bit.ly/VoldyiTunes
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The Twilight Dubgasm and NextUp videos

by on Jun.21, 2011, under acting, are you serious, blog, funny videos, improv, music, sketch, technology, the real cool club, work

Ok, so I’ve been so crazy busy getting ready for the big return of The Real Cool Club (June 21st at 8pm pst) that apparently I forgot to post these videos to my website!! So here are my two most recent YouTube vids. Enjoy them together or separately. Also, can you do a ginger a favor and retweet these bad boys? Be your best friend…


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NEW VIDEO – You Just Got Hacked!

by on May.20, 2011, under acting, are you serious, blog, funny videos, improv, music, sketch, technology, the real cool club, video games, work

I was extremely fortunate to be editing the end of this sketch in the same wee hours of the morning that FaceBook got severely hacked by the “Nicole Santos” phishers. Within minutes, I adjusted the ending and caught a bit of the internet’s attention. Regardless the message is the same to all you idiots that clink those weird links and get hacked: DON’T DO IT (unless you like getting rapped to by gingers). The raw music video and outtakes are below.

CLICK TO TWEET: http://clicktotweet.com/FAp66
BUY ON iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/you-just-got-hacked-single/id437600854

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNELS!
MAIN: http://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thesampler
SECOND: http://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=ethannewberry
FITNESS: http://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thegingerrunner

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