Working on my Youtube Channel

One of the favorite things I’ve learned in recent years is video editing.  I’m still very much a beginner at it, but it is so enjoyable to tell a story using video.  And with Iphones being such a solid camera nowadays, you really can make little movies just with a few clicks.   Personally I just like to document my travels and every so often I’ll go back and watch a video and it’s just fun to be transported back to that time for just a few minutes.  My goal for 2020 on Youtube is to produce multiple videos per month and to grow my subscriber number up to 1,000.   If you want to check out my videos and help get me to my subscriber goal, here’s a link to the channel.

Jason’s Youtube Channel 

There’s lots of videos of visits to horse tracks as well as just personal travel.

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Beemie Award for Best Reply goes to @Dawnlupul

I normally don’t want to tie in any of my tweets to Beemie night.  But, well, tonight I will.  Back in July I was at Woodbine and Dawn Lupul had just recently left her post there after a ton of years.  One thing Dawn always did was “The Daily”.  She’d walk around a part of Woodbine, give a little preview of the day.  I missed The Daily, so I decided to do my own.  It was a silly little ode to the great Dawn.  Video can be watched here (click on the pic part)

Ok, kind of silly, people got a kick out of it.   So then the next day.  THE NEXT DAY.  Dawn drops a way funnier, way better produced, just way more awesome video reply.

 

Just hysterical.  I haven’t laughed at a tweet like I did that video in I don’t know how long.  So congrats to Dawn as she takes home the Beemie Award for Best Reply!

Also for those that watched her video, we haven’t set a date yet, we’re taking things slow.

 

Beemie Award for Best Quote Tweet goes to @TheMichelleYu

So with many Beemie Awards, this one is a bit of an inside joke for racing folks.  This summer, Holly Smith tweeted a strange story from her Ring Doorbell app about a man walking around in a towel.

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Crazy Stuff.  Then Michelle Yu Quote tweeted this with just the best response.

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Just hysterical.  I was going to call this the spit take award because when I saw it I almost spit my smoothie I was drinking all over the screen.  Now if you don’t remember, Holly posted this screenshot just days after this report from down at Del Mar.

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So congrats Michelle, you’re a Beemie Award winner!

Beemie Award for Best Mic Drop goes to @MeganDevineTV

So this one starts out pretty innocuous.  Horseplayer gives Megan some props for helping him turn $9 into $132.  Then Brock shows up, a little chippy, and replies.  Megan gives what I think is kind of a light hearted response, and then Brock takes it up to an 11 and we’re off.

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So now we start a little cat and mouse game, back and forth.  Brock leaves a strongly worded message for her to stop RT’ing “Weirdos and Socially Awkward humans” and then Megan drops a beauty on him!

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Boom!!  One-time Racetrack Executive CJ Johnsen posted the perfect GIF response

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Megan dropped the Mic on that convo and we’re happy to drop a Beemie Award for her!

Beemie Award for Best Photo to Photoshop sponsored by SIMHorseRacing.com goes to Bodexpress!

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So, this really isn’t a photo, it’s actually just a screenshot from the Preakness telecast.  So technically no photog wins the award this year, but that’s fine.  Bodexpress became a household name when at the start of the preakness he dumped his jockey John Velazquez, but kept on running the race.

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But Bodexpress running free strangely appealed to the internet masses as he became a viral star of sorts.  So we thought it would be fun to have Bode running in all types of situations and thus he’s this years Best Photo to Photoshop!  Here’s Bode vs Usain

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The Walking Bode

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Bode Cowlings

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Black Friday Bode

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Bode Gump

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And my favorite……Running with the Bodes

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Beemie Award for Best Backhanded Compliment goes to @MitchDavid12

It takes some thick skin to be on twitter, especially if you’re in any way in the public eye.  As public handicapper for two legendary tracks, Joe Kristufek certainly has eyeballs on him throughout the year.  Anyone who is on twitter in that public eye will certainly take their share of compliments as well as mean comments.  Just part of the gig.  So go back to November and @MitchDavid12 gave Joe a “compliment,” just maybe the most backhanded one ever.

 

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OUCH!!!  But, for that stinging endorsement, Mitch takes home the Beemie Award for Best Backhanded Compliment!

Beemie Award for Stick to Racing goes to @fatbaldguyracin

#FBG #FBGMobile.  If you follow @Fatbaldguyracin you’ve seen those hashtags a few times over the years.  FBG’s account you’re going to get a mix of horses, college hoops, and group selfies from Keeneland.

But when the Bret Kavanaugh hearings were going on, twitter was certainly a buzz with the proceedings and political ramifications.  And FBG had just had enough!  STICK TO RACING (and music and food)!

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Ok, now I understand, we all want to see what we care about, but part of the ecosystem of a society or twitter is, putting up with things you don’t want to hear.

BUUUUUUUTTTT……Just a few minutes later, What does FBG do??????

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HE RETWEETS SOMETHING ABOUT THE KAVANAUGH HEARING!!  Pot, I’d like to introduce you to kettle!  So for not sticking to racing, FBG has taken home the STICK TO RACING BEEMIE AWARD!!