How many bubbles does it take to break a world record?

27 02 2009

As part of my assignments for a photojournalism class I’m taking, a friend and I have decided to explore the city – downtown, uptown, on railroad tracks and mountain trails. It’s been quite the adventure to say the least.

Our most recent photo hunt led us to self-proclaimed “bubbilustionist” Jarom Watts, who attempted to break two Guinness World records related to bubble blowing last Saturday.

"Bubbilusionist" Jarom Watts attempting to break the Gunniess World Record of longest bubble chain.

"Bubbilusionist" Jarom Watts attempting to break the Gunniess World Record of longest bubble chain.

I didn’t have a clue as to what the set up would be coming into the event but I was shocked at what should have been the most obvious – kids. The child to adult ratio was broke just about even and I should have figured a bubble blowing event would attract kids but I failed to put two and two together.

After several obnoxious children’s songs that a local band performed as an opener, he eventually broke the longest bubble chain record. He claims he can blow a bubble bigger than a size of a small car but the jury still stands on his largest bubble challenge at the event.

After photographing the show, I think it’s safe to say I’ll never want my job involving children and bubbles.

Watch the video after the jump if you want to see more about his attempt to break a world record:

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A brief introduction

25 02 2009

I finally did it. I’ve jumped on the blog bandwagon that cool web-cultured college students do as a way of…well, I don’t know.

Honestly, I’ve been a little apprehensive to start my own blog considering I am already pretty well connected with the Internet (Flickr, Twitter, YouTubecommunity blog). Do I really need another social service site to upkeep? Probably not. Am I going to do it anyway? Yes.

After perusing sites offering blog tips, starting your very own blog can be intimidating – what am I going to blog about? What should be niche be? How often should I blog?

I haven’t necessarily set my answer in stone so I’m hoping time and fluidity will eventually help me figure it out. But here is what you should know:

  1. My name is Yong and I am a student journalist with a strong interest in digital journalism.
  2. This blog will be where I both practice and share things related to new media.

As I get into the swing of things, check back regularly for more posts.

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