Adam the Alien

Jan. 5, 2010 at 4:01am

C.L.A.W.'s Great Yearly Ceremony

An insidious cabal of insidiousness...and cake.

Last night, I snuck into the Pythian Temple. I'd heard a rumor that the evil secret society of evilness and evil known only as "C.L.A.W." would be meeting there for a grand ceremony.

The rumors were true, but little did I know that I would be exposing a secret plot to take over Tacoma in an upset of leadership and the brainwashing of four high-profile local personalities! This fearsome cabal is even planning on destroying the sacred Emmys! Take a look for yourself...if you DARE...

This particular video was made - somewhat hastily - for my collaborative channel, Vlogtag. I'll be posting another video on the event on my personal channel...eventually...someday...maybe...STOP NAGGING ME, DAMN IT! THIS IS WHY WE NEED MARRIAGE COUNSELING!

If you only watch my videos embedded here or elsewhere, please consider going straight to my YouTube channel - or in this case, my collaborative YouTube channel - and clicking the "subscribe" button, as well as going to this video's page to rate it and leave a comment. If you don't have a YouTube account to do this with, and have no intention of getting one, then just spread the video around. The more people that do these things, the more exposure I get and the more likely it is that I'll be able to focus more of my time on making videos.

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by fredo on 1/5/2010 @ 6:34am
If you want to return those green shower curtains to KMart don't lose your receipt.

by NineInchNachos on 1/5/2010 @ 8:27am
Wow great editing sir. Chuckle intensive!

by KevinFreitas on 1/5/2010 @ 8:30am
Great video Adam. Thanks for sharing and turning it around so quickly! I imagine, as subject go, the CLAW crew were fun to shoot.

Just posted my pics of the occasion last night as well: Enjoy!

by NineInchNachos on 1/5/2010 @ 8:42am
great pics kevin.

by jamesstoweart on 1/5/2010 @ 8:55am
Highlights of the night for me:

• Looking out at the audience in the in the mammoth and august meeting hall... and realizing we need to sell tickets next year.

• Being honored with the leading the opening and closing ceremonies

• My wife loudly announcing that she and Ms. Darcy are not "CLAW's Bitches" and that we should wash our own glasses

• The slideshow

• wearing a lime green yeast costume

• Toasting my brothers and friends (real emotional CLAW tears)

• Being left with Mark Brill's parting words that my wife needs to be in more strips (way to curry favor with the wife Mark)

• Meeting Mark Monlux's wife... oh wait, no... I didn't! NEXT YEAR!

by NineInchNachos on 1/5/2010 @ 9:36am
more hidden camera photos trickling in. Man for a secret society we're leaking worse than a Dick Cheney administration.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 1/5/2010 @ 10:38am
Some of you may have noticed in the back of the Pythian Temple is a middle school. On the alley side of the temple is the Seabury School's middle school program. What a great place to go to school.

Not quite Harry Potter stuff, but way cool, none the less.

by NineInchNachos on 1/5/2010 @ 10:50am
Crenshaw, no kidding!

by L.S.Erhardt on 1/5/2010 @ 11:15am
Damn... sorry I had to miss this (curse you, night shift!)

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 1/5/2010 @ 11:36am
Some nice pictures of Seabury Middle School's program and some shots of the exterior:

by NineInchNachos on 1/5/2010 @ 12:22pm
You and Derek were there in 2D slideshow format Mr. O'Tool. We missed our absent brothers.

by L.S.Erhardt on 1/5/2010 @ 12:24pm
I was unloading half a million barrels of crude. I can assure you, the ceremony would have been more fun.

Who else couldn't make it?

by Adam the Alien on 1/5/2010 @ 2:25pm
There was only one C.L.A.W. fez in the audience while all the Eyes (including both departing and incoming) were on the stage. Unless I've become confused, his name is Mark? Mark Brill, yes? Or did I get names confused again?

by L.S.Erhardt on 1/5/2010 @ 5:29pm
sad turnout, if that is true.

by The Jinxmedic on 1/6/2010 @ 9:32am
Just you and Tong were missing. This would have been a good day for you to have been sick, the Pythian Castle Hall was completely and totally AWESOME. (remember, calling in sick is the working man's vacation benefits package)

by NineInchNachos on 1/6/2010 @ 12:23pm
I hear we made quite an impression on the Knights, too.

I smell a strategic alliance brewing!

Is that what that smell was?


by The Jinxmedic on 1/6/2010 @ 1:06pm
The smell of old leather, polished wood, and pipe tobacco is indeed that of a strategic (strategeric?) alliance. Bully, I say!


My name is Adam J. Manley, better known in some circles as Adam the Alien. I make pretty things for your eyes. To see, not to wear. I don’t make glasses. Wouldn’t it be awesome if I did, though? Then I wouldn’t have to pay insane prices for a new pair. And they’d be magic. That’s right, MAGIC. Impressed? Yeah, I thought so.




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