Cameron McKirdy with Rick McCrank creating Abandoned Ep. 5 on VICELAND
Look out for Oregonian Cameron McKirdy on VICELAND’s “Abandoned” episode #5 called Nuclear Waste. It’s a new travel documentary type show featuring deserted places. I guided the VICE TV crew around our area, and shared my story. Producers from British Columbia, Canada filmed the host, Professional Skateboarder Rick McCrank and I discussing preparations for a nuclear disaster, and a tsunami. VICE and I took my Volkswagon van for a ride along the ocean in Long Beach, Washington looking for shelter, plus debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami.
Over two days we built emergency preparedness kits with ammo boxes to bury in the ground along escape routes, like I have shown on my YouTube Channel called Survival Bros. We scavenged free health food samples from A Gypsy’s Whimsy, and purchased essential gear items to cache at more stores located in Astoria and Seaside, OR. The #survival kit I helped McCrank build should help him endure a disaster if he keeps it close by. I always have my emergency Go-Bag with me. ON AIR you should see me (Cam The Cuddler) hugging people and chatting about my life as a certified professional cuddler. Check out CuddleLife.com for more information and to read my FAQs. I offer a platonic touch service, and I’m open to trades and donations. Typically I get one dollar per minute to care for people. I believe cuddling is therapeutic, and a fun and safe way to get the positive human touch we all need to survive.
I love game shows. I’ve always wanted to host one, or play others on TV. A new program called Let’s Ask America gave me the chance to claim $50,000. Using a webcam and Skype I played from my apartment, and represented for my city of Seaside, Oregon. The episode I starred in aired on my 30th birthday. It was the best gift ever. I dominated the competition, and maintained a lead the entire game. One by one I picked off the challengers. I attribute all of my success to following my instincts. I went with my gut. Even though we were playing before a live studio audience in Hollywood, I kept my cool. I racked up $6,600 heading into the final question. I decided to bank $5k, and risk $1,600 which could be doubled. I guessed the correct answer and screamed in joy. My total winnings ended up being $8,200! The crowd went wild, and I ran my mouth. The host Kevin Pereira asked what I would do with the money and I said, “Well Kev, shout out to William Blake and da Vinci, but I think I’m the greatest artist of all time. So I’m going to buy some Art supplies, and get my ideas out there.” The Daily Astorian wrote an article on my victory. Here’s the two clips the show has uploaded on their YouTube channel.
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Watch my brother Andrew McKirdy and I display our professional eating techniques on LIVE TV! This “On The Go with Joe” segment was produced by KPTV Fox 12 for Good Day Oregon. We were promoting the BBQ and Brewfest “Smokin’ at The Ocean” which featured The World Rib Eating Championship held my Major League Eating in Lincoln City at Chinook Winds Casino.
We had a blast representing for our city Seaside, Oregon. This was shown across the state, and Southwest Washington. We had to wake up around 4 A.M. to get camera ready. Mainly, I just had to put pink gel in my mohawk. It looked like a rib, and I thought it would bring me great fortune in the eating contest. I ended up putting down nearly 4 pounds of succulent rib meat in 12 minutes, beating Andrew by a narrow margin respectively. I entered this Championship 3 times. I was paid $100 to do this interview, and another radio show on 1190 KEX. Plus, I scored a free hotel suite for a few nights, and a handful of buffet passes. I was ranked #45 on Earth in competitive eating. Keep that in mind next time you invite me over to your house. I will eat all your food, and tell you it was about to go bad. More soon. Thanks for visiting my absurd blog.
Cameron Consumption McKirdy stole Joey Chestnut’s Championship Eating Belt
Long before writing on public spaces was a felony, Prehistoric Art decorated cave walls more than 40,000 years ago. Now, only faceless corporations can afford to get their message out to the public via obnoxious billboards, and intrusive signs. It’s a shame really. I’m no graffiti writer, but I do appreciate people expressing themselves at any cost.
Art should be free. Screw paying for admission to your overrated museums. I’d rather take a walk along the train track and see the traveling Art show on the railroad freight cars. I created this video so you could appreciate the bold tags that They don’t want you to see. City planners want you to live comfortably in a pristine little town, with no personality, and tidy flower boxes along concrete walkways. Boring.
How sick is this?
Embrace graffiti. It’s one of the purest forms of Art. If I see a Thomas Kinkade painting in your house, I’m going to puke on it. Let’s get real, and question what we view as Art.
In Eugene, Oregon there are public graffiti walls for anyone to tag freely. We need more open spaces dedicated to this Art form. Or else it may be on your store’s walls, in public restrooms, or on road signs. On the flip side, look at what Banksy just got away with in New York City. His work became instant tourist attractions. Shop owners wouldn’t dare paint over them. And the police wasted untold amounts of resources trying to capture a harmless young man, committing essentially victimless “crimes.” His messages are important, and so are others. We will be heard. Of course, it’s all subjective. But in my opinion, real Art is in the streets. Garbage hangs in the galleries on Broadway. Fight the power.