Watch ‘Random Number Generator’, an original PITB video project

Those of you familiar with this website may know of our occasional feature Big Numbers, where we try to draw attention to some of the notable statistics and trends surrounding this year’s Canucks. It’s an easy feature to put together, because all you really have to do is poke around for a number that jumps out at you, then explain why it jumped out at you. Basically, the numbers do all the work.

But what if they didn’t? Recently we got to thinking: what if the search began with the number, rather than ending with it? What if we were handed a number first, and we had to go digging in order to find this number’s connection to the team.

That’s the basis for our new video feature, Random Number Generator.  Using two of Daniel’s Dungeons and Dragons dice (because he is a nerd), we rolled for four numbers between 1 and 100, then challenged ourselves to find links to the club. The results were stupid.

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I’d like to mount a brief defence of what you just saw. The Vancouver Sun is always on our case to make videos, and we almost never do. But recently, Daniel and I found ourselves downtown in the newsroom, with access to all the necessary equipment, as well as the two guys who run it, and suddenly it seemed like a good idea.

We’ll probably make more videos in the future as we try to figure out how best to use this equipment to which we have access (beyond highly-choreographed parking garage dance parties). So feel free to give us suggestions for improvement and future video types and topics.

Or just gently encourage us to stick to writing.

11 comments

  1. J21
    October 25, 2013

    “So feel free to give us suggestions for improvement and future video types and topics.”

    Suggestion: Involve Tommy Wiseau somehow. Just do it. No one will be sorry.

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  2. Naturalmystic
    October 25, 2013

    OMG, Wags is a hipster.

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    • Daniel Wagner
      October 25, 2013

      That would really be stretching the definition of the word hipster.

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  3. TubaNat
    October 25, 2013

    I did not think Edler and Hansen were the same age as me… How ’bout that!

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  4. Rituro
    October 25, 2013

    Love that d4 dice bag. Nerd cred +20.

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  5. Hq
    October 25, 2013

    A for effort boys, A for effort

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  6. Taco
    October 25, 2013

    I am seeing too many natural fibers there. More spandex please..

    Oh, and Danial you look way different in video than your thumbnail. Wouldn’t have recognized you on the street. I think your street celebrity factor just went up from none to a 1/3 “Mooney”.

    That’s just a standard unit of measure. As I mentioned earlier it’s going to take some more spandex to catch up to a full “Mooney”. A lot more.

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  7. Qris
    October 25, 2013

    Given that you two so often agree on stuff, you couldn’t really do a two-sidesy punditry video. But then, ask it to bulis has shown that you often agree for different reasons. You could do a punditry video in which you see who can agree better with a certain stance. First stance: one month is too early to judge a new coach’s record, but you can easily judge his approach to the Vancouver media.

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  8. spikey
    October 25, 2013

    Next week’s video can be “Shave Wagner’s beard”.

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    • Daniel Wagner
      October 26, 2013

      Yeah, probably. That beard is what happens when you work from home for too long.

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  9. spikey
    October 26, 2013

    bonus points if you can get noted pass it to bulis buddy, Kevin Bieksa, to shave it.

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