Archive for February, 2007

And the winner is. . .

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

US! That’s right, ThesePeople finally brought home an award!!! Suddenly the pain and heartache of the Yahoo! Talent Show and losing NBC’s Viral Video of the Year Award to Conan O’Brien sting significantly less.

We couldn’t have done it without all of you! Thanks for voting and revoting and telling your friends to vote and making an account for your mom so that she could vote too even though she just has dial up and doesn’t even know who we are.

It was a fierce race, but I’m happy and relieved we were able to come out on top! If I had an actual trophy this is the point where I’d raise it in the air and go “This is for all of you!” But I don’t have a trophy or anything tangible (at this point anyway.) Kent at Yahoo! Video has promised us an email with some goodies it in soon though, and we’ll be posting whatever is in that email on the site so you can share in our celebration!

Thanks again everyone!

A couple of quick updates: Last night ThesePeople shot a bunch of clips for an upcoming episode of MyTV Homegrown which we’ll be HOSTING! We’ll let you know when that is online. Until then you can see several episodes featuring us here: (We’re in 12-16)

Also our newest sketch is nearing completion and will hopefully be online sometime in the next week or so. It’s gonna be great. I know I always say that, but this time I mean it.

Thanks once more everyone for all the continued support!!


Tom + These People

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

This morning @ 12:01 Pacific time the MySpace overlords chose to feature “Absentminded” in the Cool Videos section of the home page.

huge in the uk

Monday, February 12th, 2007

We’re trying to do these little updates more frequently to let you know what’s going down. Timing just hasn’t been on our side the last few weeks but today we drop a little bite-sized morsel of fun on you with what may be the first installment in an epic new serial: A Huge Waste of Money: Episode 1.

Elsewhere we made our UK tele debut over the last few weeks. Check out episodes 11, 12, 13 and 14 of MyTV from Trouble Homegrown. Oh those cheeky Brits, so far ahead of the curve on putting user video to broadcast. Look for us on the cover of NME next month.

Did I tell you we’re on Diggâ„¢? I think I did. You should digg us. We’ll break into the upcoming podcasts and then make [even more] nerds laugh. Not that I’m calling you a nerd. Help us meet Kevin Rose.

All jokes aside, I should tell you that Chris recently decided to take a break from the troupe and focus more time on his band The Dardanelles and his work with the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Our publicist could have crafted a better statement but we haven’t hired her yet. We wish him the best and look forward to hitting up the Stray Cat for karaoke again soon.

A Huge Waste of Money: The Wine Rack

Monday, February 12th, 2007

What do you waste your money on?

fake awards from a real multi-billion dollar company

Saturday, February 3rd, 2007

It’s early Saturday morning, and before you get started on your fun day we’ve got a mission for you.

Seems Yahoo! has created there own little Oscar-like awards for online video and they’ve nominated “Polaroid” and These People for Best Comedy Team or Duo. There’s not $50,000 involved, but drop on by and show us some love. We simply can’t let Spankhaus win.

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