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Vic D
01-15-2011, 05:35 PM
A team of uke builders from Ukulele Underground have collaborated in a build of an awesome soprano uke loosely (heh) based on the vintage Martin. You can see a video of the uke here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cDsIacTLIc

Fun build contest. The contest is... make a funny video. There are no rules, just make the funniest video and it's yours. You don't even have to own a ukulele, you just have to want this one. You can even collaborate with others... it's all game, man. I'd really love to have an "audience" vote on the best video. I guess that would mean asking the UU subscribers to vote on their favorite contestant, dunno if that's workable but it would be great if so. If that's not possible then I have a list of UU folks in mind for judges.

Make sure to mention in the video title that it's for the Ukulele Underground Fun Build contest.

Edit; I guess I should have read the how to sticky, let's make the contest a month then.

Let the fun begin. Contest ends on 2/16/2011.

This will probably be a yearly thing.
Good luck!
-Vic

UKISOCIETY
01-15-2011, 06:25 PM
That. Is. A. Cool. Uke.

Dominator
01-15-2011, 07:46 PM
Sweet uke. Great job you guys. It was nice following the progress and finally seeing the end result.

mm stan
01-15-2011, 09:23 PM
Aloha Vic, Brad and all,
It truely is a sweet little instrument...thanks for sharing....Happy Stummings!! MM Stan

freckleduker
01-19-2011, 10:50 PM
What a beautiful uke. I want it... :drool: I'll be brainstorming for some "funny" ideas for a video. Thanks for sharing and having the contest.

ombracorta
01-19-2011, 11:58 PM
Funny contest and beautiful instrument!!

mendel
01-20-2011, 05:25 AM
I just made a very short video. Awesome Uke, guys! I saw the vid Brad posted the other day and it looks really cool!

Check out my video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfe9CH_f434

OldePhart
01-20-2011, 11:51 AM
Mendel, you didn't make me laugh. I do, however, need a moment to change my britches...

mendel
01-20-2011, 11:58 AM
OldePH- too handsome for you, huh??

Gmoney
01-20-2011, 12:30 PM
I just made a very short video. ...SNIP ... Check out my video here:


Think I won (the staring contest, that is) - you looked down just before you went all "in your face" at the end.

mendel
01-20-2011, 02:04 PM
You might have won.... But did you smile???

OldePhart
01-20-2011, 06:11 PM
OldePH- too handsome for you, huh??

Uhh...yeah...that must be it. LOL

zachalele
01-22-2011, 08:57 AM
Nice Uke there! Here is my entry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIe4tPHFOlo
:D

Chopper
01-23-2011, 06:56 PM
What a rad uke! I think I may have fallen in love. I'll try to think of something funny .

Chopper
01-25-2011, 09:49 AM
Okay, here is my entry. Sorry, it's dark and quiet. My technology can't keep up with my enthusiasm. Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VYalnDvvA4

philpot
01-25-2011, 06:44 PM
Oh I am totally in on this :D me and my friend can totally do a collab. It'll be legit, I promise ;)

Vic D
01-27-2011, 05:20 PM
Okay, here is my entry. Sorry, it's dark and quiet. My technology can't keep up with my enthusiasm. Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VYalnDvvA4

Love it! I got a great laugh! I've decided that me and some friends are going to be the judge of the winning video.

Vic D
01-27-2011, 05:26 PM
Okay, here is my entry. Sorry, it's dark and quiet. My technology can't keep up with my enthusiasm. Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VYalnDvvA4

You're in the running... the Justin Bieber poster and the lack of explanation for said poster is just too intriguing. Great job.

Vic D
01-27-2011, 05:28 PM
I just made a very short video. Awesome Uke, guys! I saw the vid Brad posted the other day and it looks really cool!

Check out my video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfe9CH_f434

Lol... i'd be a liar if I said your video didn't make me smile.

Vic D
01-27-2011, 05:37 PM
The judges of this video will be me and a group of my friends all stoned out of our minds. When all of the entries are submitted I will invite them over and we will totally defile our bodies with substances and then watch your videos. Once we come to a unanimous conclusion the winner will be announced. A video will be made of our reactions to the entries and will be submitted for your enjoyment.

Good luck!
--Vic

fahrner
01-27-2011, 06:10 PM
The judges of this video will be me and a group of my friends all stoned out of our minds. When all of the entries are submitted I will invite them over and we will totally defile our bodies with substances and then watch your videos. Once we come to a unanimous conclusion the winner will be announced. A video will be made of our reactions to the entries and will be submitted for your enjoyment.

Good luck!
--Vic
Brilliant.

Vic D
01-27-2011, 06:40 PM
Thanks Fred! It means a lot to me to get the approval of a sane person!
A question was asked *blink* of me while ago... are multiple entries OK? Well of course! There ARE NO RULES!
"You can even eat the dishes..."

mendel
01-28-2011, 05:27 PM
Can't wait to see the reactions!!!!! This is fun. Awesome contest Vic! Good luck to all!!!

mendel
01-28-2011, 05:34 PM
What are the limits on offensiveness? I have a unique, albeit disgusting, talent. Not sure if it's alright though.

Chopper
01-28-2011, 06:09 PM
What are the limits on offensiveness? I have a unique, albeit disgusting, talent. Not sure if it's alright though.
Show me yours and I'll show you mine. The man said no rules. Is it grosser than eating dishes?

mendel
01-29-2011, 06:58 AM
It's pretty sick Chopper.... I've been a wrestler, coach, and an MMA guy for twenty years... This grosses out the most hardened guys in the bidness.... BTW- my Vid just hit 100 views. I'm pretty psyched.

Chopper
02-04-2011, 03:59 AM
Here is my second entry. I should say, don't watch if you are at all squeamish. I think this will help Vic's reaction shot video. Hope you like it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHLF2B0N2-k

Nixon
02-04-2011, 07:53 AM
Me and my housemates on Chatroulette a while back (disclaimer-no nudity/penises)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7SB8esiaSk
and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sce0iZIgvmI

glass
02-05-2011, 10:18 AM
Heres my entry great uke! NIce job guys!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SF1AF9u6NWw

philpot
02-08-2011, 04:39 PM
Video coming tonight!! It's a good'un ;)

philpot
02-08-2011, 04:57 PM
The one... the only... SUITOR UKER!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hRmdj3qXpE

philpot
02-11-2011, 07:32 PM
I feel rather miffed that my video hasn't even gotten a "That sucked O.o" response xD I'm hoping everybody else finds it as funny as we did, because it sure made us lol ;)

mendel
02-12-2011, 06:48 AM
Can a video be posted that happened or was recorded prior to the contest opening? I thought we had to make a video for the contest, not just post a funny video we already had. no offense to anyone is meant- I'm just trying to get clarification. Good luck to all of us- the time is nigh!!!

philpot
02-12-2011, 07:10 AM
Good question, cuz I've got a really funny one but its from a couple years ago :P

mendel
02-12-2011, 07:18 AM
Me too. I guess this is all in good fun. No big deal.

islander
02-12-2011, 10:28 PM
Here is my entry to the Ukulele Fun Build contest, thanks to my brother and sister for their help on the video, hope you enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg8ULrTewXY

philpot
02-14-2011, 04:42 PM
Just in case old videos count too, check this one out. Its me in pain, whats funnier then that?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2OhjJQdOCY

fourstringsisplenty
02-16-2011, 03:37 PM
What time on 2/16/11 will you stop taking entries?

bonesigh
02-16-2011, 06:02 PM
Wish I had more time. I've been working on something and then all of a sudden my camera won't hold a charge. So sad ) :

philpot
02-16-2011, 06:20 PM
Good luck to everybody who entered! :D

bonesigh
02-16-2011, 06:46 PM
Thought, what the hey,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY1LBGTef58
might as well put an old video on here that I thought was funny. I was filming the cat doing his tricks and the dog decided to join in.

fourstringsisplenty
02-16-2011, 10:12 PM
Here is my entry and best suggestion for fun anytime: CHEAP WINE.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsC2Uk59KNI

fourstringsisplenty
02-16-2011, 10:14 PM
Sorry it finally posted at 12:12- computer crashed... Hope I'll still be in the running. Good luck to all.

Here is my entry and best suggestion for fun anytime: CHEAP WINE.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsC2Uk59KNI

marihhen
02-16-2011, 11:08 PM
I feel literally sick of disappointment right now. I am so mad with myself. I didnt read the contest rules right and thought that we had time to do videos until 04-28-2011, Just wanted you all to know that I am not a sharpest knife... actually I think I am like a butter knife who does not deserve ukulele like that anyway.

Good luck to all of you who can read!

Mari

philpot
02-17-2011, 11:29 AM
I feel literally sick of disappointment right now. I am so mad with myself. I didnt read the contest rules right and thought that we had time to do videos until 04-28-2011, Just wanted you all to know that I am not a sharpest knife... actually I think I am like a butter knife who does not deserve ukulele like that anyway.

Good luck to all of you who can read!

Mari

Post a video anyways! Even if you dont win the uke, we get a laugh ;) thats the whole point!

Can't wait to see who wins... fingers crossed of course ;)

Chopper
02-17-2011, 06:52 PM
I can't wait to see the reaction video! I'm sure that'll be funny on it's own. Good luck everyone! :)

I still wish I could see Mendel's gross talent.

mendel
02-18-2011, 01:28 AM
I wish I could show it Chopper, but I am a school teacher. If I show it, it can be viewed as an inappropriate public video and I can be fired....

Vic D
02-18-2011, 01:52 PM
I've decided to extend the contest a couple of weeks. Let's make the deadline march the 4th. I've got a huge toothache and some back problems right now. Good luck!

philpot
02-18-2011, 05:12 PM
I've decided to extend the contest a couple of weeks. Let's make the deadline march the 4th. I've got a huge toothache and some back problems right now. Good luck!

...not gonna lie, that post was seriously anti climactic considering how much my heart rate went up when I saw that you had posted. Just sayin xD

SuzukHammer
02-18-2011, 08:13 PM
I've decided to extend the contest a couple of weeks. Let's make the deadline march the 4th. I've got a huge toothache and some back problems right now. Good luck!

Great. I've been busy doing a job search and was hoping to find time to submit something.

bonesigh
02-19-2011, 08:52 AM
That's great...well, not the part about the tooth and back of course. Hope you get well soon. I can't wait to post my entry. Soon as I get the camera problem fixed!

JT_Ukes
02-19-2011, 09:48 AM
I've decided to extend the contest a couple of weeks. Let's make the deadline march the 4th. I've got a huge toothache and some back problems right now. Good luck!

Can you edit the first post to reflect the new deadlin?
Thanks!

JT

FlakMonkey
02-26-2011, 02:01 PM
Here's my entry:


http://www.vimeo.com/18129678

Depends which kind of humour you're looking for...

BBC 4 documentaries for the win.

FlakMonkey
02-26-2011, 02:35 PM
Ah what the heck, If there are unlimited entries, I'm sure another won't hurt.

Last one, I promise. :o


http://www.vimeo.com/20135061

The intro is a bit long, bear with it!

102263
03-01-2011, 11:51 AM
Here's my entry based off of Jake Shimabukuro's quote:

"The ukulele is the instrument of peace -- and if everyone played the ukulele, the world would be a better place."

Also, while the intro/disclaimer is done in a lighthearted style, I'm truly sorry to anyone who is offended by the excessive cursing (it is censored) or the fact that I'm rapping about stuff I'm fortunate enough not to have experienced (the "hood", gang violence, starvation etc.). Anyway, lyrics are in the youtube description box. Thanks for watching!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWJKisNv87E

FlakMonkey
03-04-2011, 06:36 AM
I've decided to extend the contest a couple of weeks. Let's make the deadline march the 4th. I've got a huge toothache and some back problems right now. Good luck!

When will you post the results of the judging?

marihhen
03-04-2011, 11:56 AM
done. Here is my entry.. there is 7 minutes left till midnight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jehc0DbOuEs

Behave!
Mari

glass
03-04-2011, 04:28 PM
I thought long and hard and this was pretty funny vid. of my twins as they sat in their little seats! Check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dTHSFJdtIc

bonesigh
03-04-2011, 05:32 PM
Sigh...worked hard on a video but have had multiple problems with equipment and the new movie maker program. I did a skit with puppets where Aldrine has a little ukulele baby. Oh well, good luck everyone!!!

philpot
03-05-2011, 05:46 PM
Waiting for the results with bated breath :P

Vic D
03-07-2011, 07:29 AM
It was a hard decision but I'll have to go with the one that made me laugh the loudest... Chopper, you're the winner. Everyone did a great job and there's some tremendous talent amongst you folks. I had to think of a way to dull the senses between videos, kinda like eating a cracker between cola in those taste tests. I needed to look at something bland and dull, something that would totally wash away any sense of humor, so in between videos I stared at a photo of Al and Tipper Gore for ten seconds... that worked out just right. If you didn't win this year maybe next time, the crew in the Luthier's Lounge have expressed interest in doing more of these. I won't be doing the reaction video cuz it's just not a good time right now... when things thaw out and my peeps are done paying the extortion money for winter heating maybe we'll do one.

Congratulations, Chopper! I'll ask Brad to contact you for shipping details.

glass
03-07-2011, 07:34 AM
nice one chopper enjoy!

Bradford
03-07-2011, 08:32 AM
Congrats Chopper, please PM me with your shipping address. My mother died last Friday, so I am going to be tied up with family issues for the next week. I will ship it when I get back to the beach.

Brad

Vic D
03-07-2011, 08:53 AM
So sorry for your loss, Brad. My mother passed on when I was 25, she was one interesting lady... it's never easy. Take care.

Steve vanPelt
03-07-2011, 10:35 AM
Congrats, Chopper!

Vic, well done on a great concept.

Brad, our condolences on the loss of your mom.

Chopper
03-07-2011, 03:26 PM
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I'm so excited! I read through 49 pages chronicling the creation of this beautiful instrument. In it people keep saying how lucky someone is going to be to receive this awesome uke. I can't believe it's me they're talking about! This has been the best day!

Bradford, I'm PM-ing you now.

bonesigh
03-07-2011, 05:08 PM
Congratulations Chopper! Have fun with that uke.

islander
03-07-2011, 09:07 PM
Thank you to Vic D and everyone who worked on this cool uke. Can't wait to see the next one.

mendel
03-08-2011, 01:07 AM
Congratulations Chopper!! Well done!!!! Thanks for doing this VicD!!!! Bradford- I am incredibly sorry for your loss.