After ten long years, PopCast is back! PopCast is my yo-yo vlog (video blog) that I started running in 2007. Looking back at all the old episodes, I felt really proud of how fun and entertaining they were. So I decided it was time to start making them again. Here is the first new episode:
I’d like to keep making these videos and, over time, improve the production quality with better lenses and gear. Running a small yo-yo shop doesn’t quite cover that, so I’ve decided to launch a Patreon page where people can help support the videos and get special deals and offers from DoctorPopular.com
I’ve been thinking about diving back into the making yo-yo videos more often. Back in the day, I’d post a new yo-yo video for just about every new trick I made. I’d also do a pretty good job of documenting yo-yo contests, local meetups, and other silliness way before Youtube was a thing. Then I got to thinking about about PopCast, an old yo-yo video series that was mostly just me chatting in front of a camera and reviewing yo-yos or showing tricks. In retrospect, PopCast was probably the world’s first yo-yo vlog.
I’ve also been thinking about bringing them back with the help of backers on Patreon (or maybe Drip). That would help greatly towards buying new equipment and making time to record and produce. What do y’all think about the idea?
Today I found out about Yo-Yo Ng, a yo-yo wielding supervillain who made his first and only appearance in the giant sized issue #50 of The Punisher.
I haven’t been able to read this issue yet, but I found this breakdown of Yo-Yo from Alternative007:
Yo Yo is a decent villain as far as these types of comics go. He’s an albino with a shock of white hair and has a razor studded Yo Yo that he uses to kill people! He’s also a martial arts expert and if you annoy him you’ll end up in his cryogenic lab. NASA think Yo Yo is doing research for them but he’s planning to rip them off. He believes his impenetrable biospheres will not be put into space but in American cities when law and order collapses in about ten years. He’ll make a fortune if he’s correct about the the near future descending into anarchy.
It’s a shame that Yo-Yo Ng only appears in this one comic. This is one villain that I’d like to see keep coming back. Get it? Like a yo-yo.
Maybe the Punisher put him to sleep.
Or if he’s still on the run, Frank Castle could chase him around the world.
Maybe he’s working on a secret yo-yo rocket… so he could shoot the moon. That’d be a neat twist.
I’m working on a Kickstarter video for a new yo-yo called The Bolt Part 2. I struggled writing a script for the video until I got the idea to write a song for it. I whipped up a beat and some lyrics and headed over to Crashfaster’s studio today to record it. Here’s a preview: