Hello I’m the Nostalgia blogger, I write about it so you can forget about it! Let’s talk about Douglas D. Walker. In the early days of YouTube Walker created a character called the Nostalgia Critic, someone who rags on 80s and 90s stuff and I wanted to work for him but now that the change the channel movement has come and is a thing now I’ll give you my will and testimony. Just to warn you, all my venom will be vented through my writing, so if I say any swear words and you happen to like Doug, so did I… once! Before I start ragging on the guy I will give some props. Getting rid of the autism joke in the Ernest Saves Christmas review was smart and to admit it was in poor taste, good job Walker.
Walker started making videos on YouTube but then started his own page because YouTube’s copyright laws were getting out of hand. In December of 2010, I met Jenna. A tour mate who believed that my knowledge of Power Rangers, Super Sentai and Kamen Rider could get me a job with channel awesome and believe you me, I wanted to work for Walker. So why don’t I now? We’ll get to that later.
After I learned to cook, I figured I’d do a comedy/cooking show for Walker. Maybe I could do something unique and creative. There was one hiccup, Walker was all the way out in Chicago and I’m in Seattle. Then the Anniversary specials started happening and they were… iffy. As time went on, it was clear something wasn’t kosher.
Justin Carmical AKA Jew Wario killed himself in 2014 and one of Doug’s contributors wanted to leave his thoughts on the death, Walker told him no and we got this
Apparently if you’re away from you’re computer for more than 15 minutes, you could get fired if you worked for channel awesome. There was a lot of under the rug, hush-hush stuff that us viewers weren’t seeing
Walker isn’t the only hero turned villain. When the change the channel movement came out, my friend Jenna pointed out that it’s like the me too movement.
These days, I’m just typing away at my blog, not doing anything besides working on my comedy, new recipes and do I think that Doug Walker can go to hell? Yes! Apparently the walker brothers were stingy with the green. I idolized him and to find out about being stingy with your money and not even giving your employees copies of something they worked on FOR you? What the hell is the matter with you!
Then after returning the character of the nostalgia critic decides he wanted to host a game show, he only put together 12 episodes so that Indiegogo could be satisfied. Consider the following: I told Walker I wanted to be in Channel Awesome to share my recipes and be on the site. He’d probably say no because he already has Linkara and Walter Banasiak.
As time passed, Doug grew less impressive in my eyes. How it Should have ended is funnier. Do I still want to be part of channel awesome despite all the seediness and controversy? Of course… NOT!
Walker is a cringe king, his videos are getting worse and worse and I feel bad for Tamara and Malcolm. The one thing kinda sorta enjoy nowadays is Disneycember otherwise things aren’t exactly smooth sailing. I’m just a middle class Jewish autistic comedian with a vision loss trying to make ends meet. Before you rag on me for trolling on walker, know that Little Kurriboh was a lot like him. The only reason I don’t rag on him is because I haven’t watched Yugioh Abridged in a while but as for Walker, clean up your act, treat your employees better, Michaud and Ellis and maybe I’d work for them.
Anyway it might seem like I’m a little harsh on Doug but honestly, after hearing these testimonies and the fact they weren’t even paid or got next to nothing. What was really sketchy was a few years ago when Doug Walker was asking for donations for his game show. For the more expensive prizes you also had to pay to go to Illinois. It may seem like I’m ragging on walker but guess what, I idolized him as mentioned earlier but now he’s awful.
Throwing a tantrum just because someone on his site made a tweet that he and Sub Zero were the same? I know that I really shouldn’t speak ill of Walker since I never met him but the fact that he was hiding so much and since he went downhill, was just… ugh! Anyway, the next blog will be far more positive I just wanted to say that Doug Walker went from being wonderful to soaking up 15 minutes of fame and needs to be humble to sum this up better than me, here’s someone far more suited to rag on walker
A birthright tour is a tour you can take if you’re Jewish and between the ages of 18 and 26. My best friend and protege Nelson Amador, who’s currently sharing his thoughts about Power Rangers will ask me some questions he had and how it affected me before and after I got home. He will also ask me some questions about the trip since he has never been to Israel.
- What was your favorite landmark? There was a mall in Jerusalem I got to talk with my friends I made for the last time and I also had the best Ice cream
- Out of all the ladies I met who was your closest friend? I met someone named Jenna Lonsdale who I share my scripts recipes amd with and during the tour we would talk about movies and I told her what I knew about power rangers.
- Were customs hard? Not as hard as you might think. The two hardest parts were a holocaust museum and the flights to and from.
- What were your favorite foods? Being a foodie I really liked my breakfast of a poached egg and tomato casserole and pickled herring.they even served amazing pastries in the morning. On Friday Nights we were served a stew of Chicken, Hard boiled eggs, sweet potatoes and prunes. They even served us cheesecake in the morning. I even brought at least 5 pounds of Jelly Bellies, Trail Mix from trader joe’s and Banana Chips.
- What were your final thoughts before going to Israel? Will I make any lifelong friends during the tour. How will I grow?
- Did you make this decision yourself? It’s been something I wanted to do since I came of age. It was a little harder to be around people since my dog died.
- Were you able to maneuver around the country? Yes. There was a giant shuttle bus.