YouTuber does Ten Push Ups for Female Veterans

YouTuber, author and actor Flula is the first celebrity to take the 10 Push Ups or $10 challenge for Final Salute, Inc – an organization helping to prevent female veteran homelessness, or to get female vets off the street. The organization holds an annual competition each year called Miss Veteran America and this 10 Push Ups or $10 movement came about when the social media runner for company VA Home Loan Centers accidentally called the competition a “pageant” and was ordered to do 10 push ups for the mistake, which she complied with in this video.

Flula had a leading role in “Pitch Perfect 2″, has over 71 millions views and over 606k subscribers on YouTube. Be like Flula and take the challenge today!

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Fans in the News – July 2015

Photo credit to Eonline.com

Photo credit to Eonline.com

Taylor Swift is synonymous with being fan friendly. She is often in the news on a monthly basis for surprising fans with some grand gesture. This month, she made the news for small gestures like consoling a heartbroken, teenage fan online HERE, then she helped a radio DJ and his wife, a fan, announce their pregnancy with a unique photo opp HERE.

Ola, a writer for VIBE, posted a heart warming story of how rapper and actor Common helped her celebrate the anniversary of an organ transplant that saved her life HERE. Finally, a Seahawks fan caught a ball at one of their games and despite being offered $20,000 for it, he offered to give it back to the very grateful Seahawks and his favorite player, Jermaine Kerse HERE.

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Zombie Hideouts

Check out this interview with Scott Wilson (Herschel) & Andrew J. West (Gareth) from “The Walking Dead” and fans at Walker Stalker Con Fan Fest in San Diego from the week before. It’s pretty funny! 

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Conan Bingo

Photo credit: Amanda Rosenblatt

Photo credit: Amanda Rosenblatt

Conan is a TV talk show giant, and no, that’s not a crack at how tall he is. The red-headed funny man who has written for the Simpsons, won awards for his writing, and has hosted a handful of talk shows. At SDCC 2015 this year, his advertisements have been dominating the area.

One of the biggest advertising campaigns set forth by Team Coco is Conan Bingo at SDCC.

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Photo credit: Amanda Rosenblatt

The event, which Fan Culture got to attend, was amazing. There was tons of free food and beverages (alcoholic and none) for fans at the 21+ event. Once fans were escorted to their tables of the posh nightclub setting room with a stage in the middle and a live DJ (DJ Bumblebee), the show began.

There were dancers, great tunes, a comedy MC, and of course, Conan showed up for a good five minute appearance where he interacted with fans and pulled the first ceremonial ball. There were Bingo prizes of the Conan Pop Funko figures, Beats headphones and a mini iPad as the grand prize.

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Photo credit: Amanda Rosenblatt

There were intermission games of Bingo Karaoke where the singer improvised a song by adding the word “Balls” to it. Yours truly played karaoke, sang “Bad Balls” (“Bad Blood” from Taylor Swift), and won tickets to a Conan taping. On stage, I gave my extra ticket to a gal I had met that same day who was nice enough to make me her plus one for the event.

The good gesture paid off, as the MC announced later in the night that Conan and his team heard about my nice gesture, were touched by it, and gave me more tickets!

Photo credit: Amanda Rosenblatt

Photo credit: Amanda Rosenblatt

It was an amazing night. To watch a video of it, click HERE. I will have a separate post about attending the Conan TV show taping and anything fun that goes down. I will also do a big post about everything SDCC and Walker Stalker Con Fan Fest!

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SDCC 2015 Exclusive

18384_10101247660829977_7936400828874887056_nI have the privilege of working in downtown San Diego, so after work today, I went around the Petco Park and Gaslamp area to skulk out any sightings. I’m a Conan Obrien fan and I saw he was wandering the area via social media.

Alas, no Conan, but I still saw something cool – last year, I got to attend the Walking Dead BBQ at the Gaslamp Hilton. This year, they are holding the Walking Dead/Fear the Walking Dead offsite at the same location.

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Photo credit to Amanda Rosenblatt

photovisi-downloadHere are some shots, including a sign they will either be putting up inside or on the outside of the event!

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SDCC Flashbacks

With San Diego Comic Con around the corner and in celebration of the event being expended to stay in San Diego until 2018, here are some great videos of past SDCC events I was part of:

  • 2011 SDCC highlight reel HERE
  • 2010 SDCC highlight reel HERE
  • 2014 SDCC Walking Dead BBQ fan event from AMC HERE
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Lyrics Meant So Much

Wow! It’s been a while. Sorry about that. Here is a great quote to make up for being away:

Film maker Kevin Smith's & wife Jennfer's daughter Harley

Film maker Kevin Smith’s & wife Jennfer’s daughter Harley

“In applying to this camp that she went to [a girls rock and roll camp], she first had to write an ‘express herself’ piece on what music means to her, and it was so incredibly charming. She had written about what the music of My Chemical Romance did for her in regards to her personal expression or what she was going through at the time, how the lyrics meant so much to her. And then she wrote that she wanted to be there for other people.” – Harley Quinn Smith’s mother Jennifer Schwalbach on Smodcast Plus One show #34

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