Vlog: Doubling Down on Selfishness

Vlog: Doubling Down on Selfishness

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In the wake of the 2016 US election there has been a constant stream of reactions from bloggers, YouTubers, and influencers. President Elect Donald Trump, at times, seemed intent on upsetting as many people as possible on his campaign, and his victory has come as a huge surprise to a lot of Hillary supporters. I wanted to avoid a lot of the rhetoric I’ve seen from fellow video bloggers, mostly anti-Trump, whose post-election uploads have been fairly predictable: dissections of how the result was made possible; rallying calls to arms; or heartfelt appeals to humanity and understanding. I wanted to talk more about our reactions as individuals, particularly for those feeling disenfranchised and unsatisfied.

Watch my video, Doubling Down on Selfishness here:

This video, of course, is not to be taken too literally or seriously. The latter section is deliberately extreme for comic effect. However, it holds a certain amount of truth for me, as I’m sure it does for many of you. For most of this year one of the questions that has weighed most heavily on my mind is ‘how do I remain steadfast and personally driven in the face of realities that seem unfair?’ (It’s something I touched upon in this video as well.) In the face of unexpected and upsetting situations, it’s a very natural response to allow a little more selfishness into your life. When the world seems hostile and the future is unknowable, control over the material can be comforting.

But for me, ‘doing you’ is more than just acquiring money. In times of uncertainty I turn to the things I have definite control over: my diet, care of my body, what I’m reading, what I’m watching, what activities I choose in my spare time. If the world outside is letting me down, at least I know I’m still growing, and learning, and becoming better.

Unfortunately too much selfishness can lead to political apathy, as some of you were quick to point out in the comments. I also speak from a position of great privilege, as others were also quick to point out. This video is by no means a comprehensive lifestyle guide, nor is it solely about the US election, but an expression of something I’ve been thinking about for a while. If you are experiencing a crisis of faith or anger at the way of the world, a little selfishness may go a long way to healing you. Once healed, you might find your capacity for activism, understanding, and hope are back to normal.

– C x

Vine Is Dead

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Vine Is Dead is a beat slam poem by writer and philosopher Christopher ‘Bing’ Bingham, uploaded in 2-dimensional video to the freemium platform YouTube. Watch it today:

 

This video was shot while I was very unwell. In bonus material on Facebook I take suggestions for things to say.

Google Pixel Unboxing

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Granted early access to Google’s new ‘Apple killer’ smart phone, the Pixel, YouTuber Christopher Bingham was keen to unbox the new tech in a video. One feature in particular caught his attention…

Bing has been unusually quiet on social media following the upload of the video. His Snapchat (slomozovo) appears to have been hacked, and his Instagram and Facebook pages have uploaded cryptic videos like this:

Comment Dog

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Nothing at all like Drake’s record-breaking album Views, this is a YouTube video called Responding to Hate Comments with Comment Dog. It features the all new original character Comment Dog, a cute pug dog who reads comments. Watch it in rapturous silence for 12 minutes and 46 seconds:

The video was announced on Instagram and Facebook with bite-sized edits of Comment Dog, for the busy professional on the go.

Say hello to Comment Dog! I couldn’t think of a better name for him… New video uploaded.

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HWW Sale Campaign

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YouTube sensation Christopher ‘Bing’ Bingham shows his true colours as a filthy sellout in new video EVERYTHING MUST GO. The video is promoting my online store HIT WITH WRENCH, which I founded.

Here is the video I made:

But it doesn’t stop there. Bonus material across Instagram and Facebook shows me for the deeper kind of sellout you didn’t even know existed. Look see:

It’s a sale! New video uploaded.

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The Christopher Bingham Comedy Initiative

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So this month I started working on a project called The Christopher Bingham Comedy Initiative, a new sketch comedy series on my main YouTube channel. The series will premiere as short individual videos which will later be collected and adapted into a longer ‘episode’.

Today I uploaded a new channel trailer to YouTube.

I also made shorter, funnier trailers on my new social media pages:

 

Probably the best trailer for my channel you’ll see today. New video uploaded.

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And Bing Was His Name

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Meet the video that people are calling “another classic by Bing!” and “this gave me the strangest anxiety”. And Bing Was His Name is a video on the internet today:

And Bing Was His Name was filmed in front of no-one, and answers to no-one.

As part of the new Comedy Initiative, bonus videos are uploaded alongside every sketch on Instagram and Facebook. Here are this week’s extras:

I’m not having the best day… New video uploaded.

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Why I Stopped Uploading

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A short new instalment from the CB comedy network, new YouTube video upload Why I Stopped Uploading hits the stands today.

Why I Stopped Uploading is a pastiche of a common YouTube phenomenon, drawing on several recognisable celebrity testimonials as inspiration.

And yet there’s more.

 

Just answering some random questions!!! 😇😂🔪 New video uploaded.

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For a more in-depth background on this set of videos check out my post about it on Patreon.

How to Build Hype

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You awaken, flooded with moonlight from an open window, precisely as the clock strikes 3AM. The light transforms into a glowing angel, who tells you about a new video uploaded to YouTube.

How to Build Hype is a comedy tutorial video with a run time of four minutes and twenty-nine seconds.

See the main character getting up to no good in bonus videos:

 

I don’t know what to believe anymore. New video uploaded.

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Pound of Flesh

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Coming at you with a new upload. The epidural we’ve all been screaming for that eases the birth of The Christopher Bingham Comedy Initiative, a new season of comedy material on IAMBING.

Pound of Flesh is a short comedy sketch concerning the existence of being, the being of existence, and the YouTube celebrity phenomenon.

And lo, bonus materials:

Received a troublesome phone call today. New video uploaded.

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