I am amazed at the response my little video has gotten on YouTube. It's had 1600+ viewings and only 4 comments (not including my responses). 1 comment had to do with the mentos/soda burp.
The other three basically said that the video was boring or a waste of time.
And of the 3 people that said that, only 1 actually had a video entered in the contest.
Here's the thing (and I know you don't really care. This is more for me venting because I know that the people who commented on this will not actually read this)...so the thing is....
I didn't make the video for the stupid Mentos contest.
I really didn't.
I made it for my family and friends. It was a fun little 1 minute video that I spent 20 minutes editing.
And to be honest, I don't give a rip how it fares in the contest (it's not a popularity contest anyway, real-live advertising professionals are going to pick the winner...not the public at large, thank god). I got a t-shirt and 5 iTunes songs coming my way for just dicking around and doing a video that I had done anyway.
I have replied to the last "that's boring" comment I care to reply to.
F**k 'em if they can't take a joke.
(And that's all I have to say about that).