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(YouTube)   Mark Rober has a new lab - and the half-mile Hot Wheels track is just one of the features   (youtube.com) divider line
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2022-06-15 6:25:00 PM  
Just make sure the box of foam bricks is in the right place *before* you jump.
 
2022-06-15 11:51:39 PM  
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2022-06-16 12:06:12 AM  
This is basically a 20 minute commercial.
 
2022-06-16 12:12:29 AM  
I find Rober's stuff quite entertaining but wtf does he get the funding to do these bizarre projects? Does he actually have a job? I especially enjoyed the squirrel project
Backyard Squirrel Maze 2.0- The Walnut Heist
Youtube DTvS9lvRxZ8
 
2022-06-16 12:12:48 AM  

JustHereForThePics: This is basically a 20 minute commercial.


And you came only for the articles. [winks]
 
2022-06-16 12:36:57 AM  
Mark Rober is living his best life.
 
2022-06-16 12:50:34 AM  

berylman: I find Rober's stuff quite entertaining but wtf does he get the funding to do these bizarre projects? Does he actually have a job? I especially enjoyed the squirrel project
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/DTvS9lvRxZ8]


22M subscribers plus all the related merch/education sales, probably 7 figures annually.
 
2022-06-16 12:52:29 AM  

berylman: I find Rober's stuff quite entertaining but wtf does he get the funding to do these bizarre projects? Does he actually have a job? I especially enjoyed the squirrel project
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/DTvS9lvRxZ8]


Youtube pays content creators to create content. He also does his "How to be an engineer" online classes.
 
2022-06-16 1:20:37 AM  
I wish he would hire a vocal coach. His repetitive intonation gets on my nerves. He's a cool guy, but his voice grates on me.
 
2022-06-16 1:46:08 AM  

a particular individual: I wish he would hire a vocal coach. His repetitive intonation gets on my nerves. He's a cool guy, but his voice grates on me.


Odd. I find his voice quite pleasant. Maybe the fault is with your ears?
/Just trying to help.
 
2022-06-16 2:05:28 AM  

Jesus McSordid: a particular individual: I wish he would hire a vocal coach. His repetitive intonation gets on my nerves. He's a cool guy, but his voice grates on me.

Odd. I find his voice quite pleasant. Maybe the fault is with your ears?
/Just trying to help.


It's not his voice so much as the repetitive, predictable pattern of his intonation. He comes off as scripted. People speaking spontaneously don't sound like that. His delivery isn't conversational. It's self-promoting.

I'm on the autistic spectrum. Misophonia is one of my symptoms. I listen to public radio every day, and I'm constantly put off by the cadence and intonation of most of the people they interview. The interviewers are mostly excellent, but... yeah.

Call me hypersensitive, because I am.
 
2022-06-16 2:15:48 AM  

a particular individual: It's not his voice so much as the repetitive, predictable pattern of his intonation. He comes off as scripted. People speaking spontaneously don't sound like that. His delivery isn't conversational. It's self-promoting.

I'm on the autistic spectrum. Misophonia is one of my symptoms. I listen to public radio every day, and I'm constantly put off by the cadence and intonation of most of the people they interview. The interviewers are mostly excellent, but... yeah.

Call me hypersensitive, because I am.


Ah, that explains it. I was going to mention the cadence of his delivery, which is noticeable. But then, we can't really expect YouTubers, and especially such successful ones, to speak spontaneously. A certain amount of scripting is not just necessary, but desirable. I can see where you're coming from, however.
 
2022-06-16 2:39:08 AM  

berylman: I find Rober's stuff quite entertaining but wtf does he get the funding to do these bizarre projects? Does he actually have a job? I especially enjoyed the squirrel project


Merch baby!
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2022-06-16 3:16:28 AM  
All project materials and most of the hours are legitimate business expenses.  I'm quite certain he's either a LLC, or has incorporated.
 
2022-06-16 3:23:26 AM  
 
2022-06-16 6:18:49 AM  
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2022-06-16 7:11:00 AM  
Isn't this the guy who faked someone stealing one of his "trapped" packages?
 
2022-06-16 10:09:07 AM  
Is he still single? I bet he's single
 
2022-06-16 11:40:49 AM  
how to build the most bring hotwheels track ever and make a lame ass commercial at the same time while pretending you did anything of interest at all.
 
2022-06-16 12:32:33 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Isn't this the guy who faked someone stealing one of his "trapped" packages?


Yes.

cwheelie: Is he still single? I bet he's single


No.
 
2022-06-16 1:11:49 PM  
Seems like another humble-bragging, internet douche to me.
 
2022-06-16 3:46:09 PM  

Jesus McSordid: I was going to mention the cadence of his delivery, which is noticeable. But then, we can't really expect YouTubers, and especially such successful ones, to speak spontaneously. A certain amount of scripting is not just necessary, but desirable. I can see where you're coming from, however.


It's got nothing to do with being spontaneous vs. being scripted.  There are many Youtubers (both scripted and unscripted) who don't do the hyperexcited "EVERY SINGLE THING I SAY IS IS MORE EXCITING THAN THE LAST THING I JUST SAID" thing.

We can (and should) expect professional presenters to be professional.   (And if you're making money off your Youtube channel then you're a professional presenter - by definition.)
 
2022-06-16 4:12:48 PM  

a particular individual: Jesus McSordid: a particular individual: I wish he would hire a vocal coach. His repetitive intonation gets on my nerves. He's a cool guy, but his voice grates on me.

Odd. I find his voice quite pleasant. Maybe the fault is with your ears?
/Just trying to help.

It's not his voice so much as the repetitive, predictable pattern of his intonation. He comes off as scripted. People speaking spontaneously don't sound like that. His delivery isn't conversational. It's self-promoting.

I'm on the autistic spectrum. Misophonia is one of my symptoms. I listen to public radio every day, and I'm constantly put off by the cadence and intonation of most of the people they interview. The interviewers are mostly excellent, but... yeah.

Call me hypersensitive, because I am.


I'm with ya. He's also one millidecible below yelling the entire time. It seems especially bad in this video compared to others that I've watched.

I wish you could just order a single specific kit. That foam ball Claymore looks pretty fun, but I don't need $300 worth of MDF toys to sit in a corner of my apartment until I throw them away when I move...
 
2022-06-16 4:24:14 PM  

a particular individual: It's not his voice so much as the repetitive, predictable pattern of his intonation. He comes off as scripted.


NOTE: You're talking about an JPL engineer with a son that's been diagnosed autistic.

I'm a rando computer programmer. My daughter has been diagnosed autistic. Doc wasn't surprised to learn of my profession. When my wife brought up my daughter's symptoms my response was, thankfully, not too bad: "Yeah, but I do those too... oh wait. Yeah."

Odds of him being on the autism spectrum are really high but due to age and ability to succeed not likely to be diagnosed. Or maybe he is and I didn't know about it. 

So, I get your stance, I do. But I like his voice for the same reasons.
 
2022-06-16 6:31:12 PM  
I've never heard of him before and after hearing his obnoxious voice I don't think I'd like to in the future either.
 
2022-06-16 9:31:24 PM  

camarugala: I've never heard of him before and after hearing his obnoxious voice I don't think I'd like to in the future either.


He's a super-cool dude who's done a lot of good work for kids. He's made some entertaining videos, especially his squirrel obstacle course and his world's largest elephant toothpaste geyser. And the swimming pool full of Orbeez.
 
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