Obeying Shia LaBeouf
Adam shoots a chaotic, haphazard, unedited vlog in order to stay true to VEDA.
This was terribly disorganized and haphazardly shot, but still better than flaking out on my commitment on day two!
ADAM: Hello, Earthlings! You’re watching Adam the Alien. I’m Adam J. Manley, on location at a party! Woo! Um, and I have a friend filming for me, so hopefully it’s all in focus!
Today is day two of my attempt to vlog every day this month. There are people behind the camera flashing me. And, uh, I just…I’m not gonna have any time to edit, so I better talk fast!
I wanted to make a video today. Because I have to. So! I talked about making these videos as part of getting over a fear of just doing it. JUST DO IT!
What is something, ah, you folks have been afraid of that, uh, you have not yet done because you’re afraid of doing it? What is a goal you want to do that you’re afraid of doing?
DAKOTA: Well, I wanna open Dakota Jean’s Bar and Grill, where I grow my own veggies, slaughter my own meat, and I have my own fuckin’ liquor license, and everyone comes there and has a great time. It’s kinda my…”unrealistic goal” that, you know, I dream about.
ADAM: Why is it unrealistic?
DAKOTA: Ehhh, it’s just unrealistic right now. One of those “if I ever won the lottery” things, you know. Or if I ever have twenty years to dedicate to a sole purpose. But who has that, anymore?
ADAM: Well, thank you, Dakota. By the way, this is Dakota. Jess! What about you?
JESS: You know mine, Adam, I gotta write things, but I don’t like to write things. It’s…it’s a dilemma. It’s something–I’m searching for my pockets. They’re lower than that.
ADAM: Okay! Now, what are we gonna say? Instead of making these far-off, distant dreams, I think you should begin to think of them as realistic, at the very least.
JESS: Been trying!
DAKOTA: Well, we’re all dressed up in fuckin’ drag. We’re here for the Extravaganza Dakotanza birthday party.
ADAM: Yes! It is Dakota’s birthday! And this is why Dakota’s wearing the most lavish of dresses. And the best heels. In this!
DAKOTA: We gotta fuckin’ leave this property…uh, ‘cuz our situation has run into some certain issues that–
ADAM: Do…hang on, do you want this aired out?
ADAM: ‘Cuz I’m not editing this! This is just–
DAKOTA: No no no, yeah yeah! No, I haven’t…said anything incriminating.
DAKOTA: Anyway, we’re here to get fucked up, so the future…doesn’t really matter at this point, right now.
ADAM: The future doesn’t matter! Neither does editing! Woo! [LAUGHS]
ADAM; And, I…this was kinda pointless, but I didn’t want to fail on the second day of the month. So this is…this is what it is.
JESS: And hey! You didn’t!
ADAM: I didn’t! I did it!
JESS: You did it!
ADAM: I did it!
ADAM: I obeyed Shia LaBeouf!
JESS: Right here…You obeyed Shia LaBeouf?
ADAM; Yesterday, I said today, and I did it today.
DAKOTA; Always obey Shia LaBeouf.
ADAM: “Always obey Shia LaBeouf.” That’s the moral of this video: always obey Shia LaBeouf.
Until next time, I’m Adam the Alien. These folks back here are making shadows over me. Um, this is…
JESS: It’s a total eclipse of the sun!
ADAM: Fare thee well!
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