Holiday Blues? No, Holiday Views!
Click or Miss Vol.7
The season for festivities is officially behind us…
This Sunday likely marked the day that whatever healthy, COVID negative relatives you had staying with you bounced town, giving you a much needed moment of peace and quiet.
Psych! You know better than that. Because you’ve spent the past 5 years inundating your mind with the endless conveyor belt of content you’ve likely breathed a sigh of relief that you can finally sit back, whip out that dirty little screen of yours and swipe away without someone 60+ calling you ‘rude’.
Anyway, here’s a look at the Best/Worst Vlogs of the week, contextualized…
Channel Subs: 10k
Video Views: 13,686 (2,737 views/day)
Like/Dislike Ratio: 474/5 or 94.8 likes per 1 dislike
Last week’s Click or Miss was dedicated to Mason Ho’s 8 Days of Christmas edits, of which the last two saw him dress up as the The Grinch and one of Santa’s Elves. Not one to miss a good fashion show, Leo gets in on the holiday fun with a hat gifted from filmer Tomo. Oh, the holidays.
Channel Subs: 113k subs
Video Views: 65,015 (16,253 views/day)
Like/Dislike Ratio: 1,883/45 or 41.8 likes per 1 dislike
Remember a few months back when Koa Rothman announced that this winter he would be “going on whatever wave he wanted at Pipeline…”
Welp, Koa has been suffering from a back injury as of late and in his first session back had this to say: “That was a shocking session, I got two waves, fun little head dips early, then literally sat there for 2 hours waiting for a wave, got caught inside, pushed to the beach and came in. My board got smashed on the reef. First session back and I’d say I’m not having a good time.”
While we feel for Koa’s injury and understand he is one of the best out there, this is proof that no matter what your last name, you can’t outrun Karma. She fast.
Channel Subs: 43.1k
Video Views: 19,347 (6,449 views/day)
Like/Dislike Ratio: 562/7 or 80.2 likes per 1 dislike
It’s well known that Brett Barley is a man of faith. He’s also a man with a Traeger. While Brett normally reserves Christmas day for family + food, a solid South at home was too good to pass up. Brett threw a brisket on the barby, got out there for an hour long session and was back just as it was finishing up. While risky, when Cam Richards is claiming he got the wave of his life, you know it’s good.
Channel Subs: 7.24k
Video Views: 11,673 (5,836.5 views/day)
Like/Dislike Ratio: 320/3 or 106.6 likes per 1 dislike
Zeke Lau may not be on tour, but that doesn’t mean he deserves your pity. With a seemingly endless supply of C.I’s, this multiple time Sunset winner could easily take out this year’s (digital) event courtesy of Vans. Also, hard to feel bad for a guy whose girlfriend’s version of nagging is begging him to surf Bowls with her… Ya, Zeke’s doing just fine.
Channel Subs: 12.4k
Video Views: 16,400 (posted today)
Like/Dislike Ratio: 396/4 or 99 likes per 1 dislike
California got really good today. And yesterday, which is where the above vid is from. I got skunked, so badly so that when Mikey C. asked me where I had surfed I contemplated lying. “I scored X Y Or Z” would have been an easy text to send but alas, I chose to be an honest man, much like my other co-worker Mr. Taylor Paul. Honest Taylor managed to do a lot better than me today, probably because Taylor doesn’t lie, he probably doesn’t even question it. Remember what I was saying earlier about Karma? Be more like Taylor.
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