In January 2008, as many of you will recall, some rather sensitive information regarding scrapbooking was leaked into the Internet via this video.
I was going through some old iMovie video files over the weekend, and found a very short follow-up to that piece, recorded roughly a month later, that has been under a gag order of sorts. Until now. I think it explains a lot about the past year, and my seemingly flagrant lack of concrete scrap goodness here on my blog.
I’m not sure how long They will let it remain online. FYI.
The Scrapbooking Indoctrination Aftermath from Cathy Zielske on Vimeo.
This is great!
Jo D-M says
So so so so funny – love your Tom Cruise take offs 🙂
Fabulous. I had a good old laugh…I’d love to see your knitting!
I saw…but I didn’t understand…I just don’t…get it… you know…do you know?
Oh my — you crack me up — thanks for making me giggle this morning!
Tanya Gilmartin says
hil- air- e – us!! You kill me!
thanks for sharing.
Julie Mitchell from Montréal, Canada says
You’re such a clown! Love it. I’d love to see your knitting babe! Has Tom seen this?!?!
sue Treiber says
I don’t have to scrapbook.
But for the love of God, CAN you knit Cathy? Can? You?
Molly Irwin says
OK I’m with Jo!! I don’t get it. Is this American humour and being an Aussie I’m missing it…. whatever it is. I get the send up but I don’t get why you’re not sharing any scrapbooking with us anymore!!!
For 2 years I kept looking at scrap sites and thought it’s over the top I just can’t do that to my photos… then I bought your books and now I love what I do to my photos!! So tell me again why your not sharing much scrap pages with us on your blog???
Marcie Howe says
Absolutely hysterical! You know if you ever really decided to quit scrapbooking (WHAT?!) you could be a comedian! I would definitely buy tickets to all your shows!!
And knitting – seriously?! LOL
OMG, you are so funny! Thanks for my daily dose of laughter.
Thanks for making my day. I don’t know what it was, but the knitting reference made me shoot coffee out my nose.
Christina, it’s just a joke. Did you not see the original Tom Cruise Scientology video? It was all over US airwaves. It was BIZARRE to say the least.
It’s just a joke.
Melissa LaFavers says
Okay, I just gotta say that you got the weird, sorta whacko Tom Cruise laugh down pat, dude. It’s a little creepy, but in a hilarious way. : )
you are hilarious…can we please be BBFs?
Trude Julie says
I agree with Tanya Gilmartin:
hil- air- e – us!! You kill me!
thanks for sharing.
your videos are just too funny.
Surely this is a triology!?…i’ll be waiting for the 3rd installment chronically the ‘underground’ scrapbooking movement. 🙂
I have your utube of the original bookmarked under “bad days” so when I need an uplifting giggle and cry, I watch it.
This was a cute follow-up “I can… do my laundry”.
As always, love ya, Cathy!
Amy Zarrella says
coffee just came out my nose.thanks.
Cathy you are a riot! Oh my gosh – thanks for making my day better. 😀
crying, laughing. and if it wasn’t 10:45 am I would have wine spewing all over the keyboard…
Rebecca G. says
LOL! Love the “low protein gruel” part… so stinkin’ funny!!
Karen de Castro says
I just have to say that you are way too funny for your own good!!
I’m off to do my laundry…. Thank you so much for the pick-me-up. You are better than a cup of coffee!!!
Nancy Lee says
WHERE do you come up with this stuff? I love your humor and imagination. Thanks again for making me laugh.
well, you’ve got the freaky side of Tom Cruise down pat. Too bad he got so weird – I used to crush on him big time. Back in the Top Gun days.
Kirsten Juenke says
Cathy, I have always loved your brand of crazy. And this seals the deal. Scary funny.
Elizabeth Rosemond says
hahahaha!!! “I don’t have to do it”. LOL!! You should have t-shirts made 🙂
Jane S. says
Well, I hadn’t seen the original parody and it was a hoot. But the followup — some folks just can’t take a joke. But they can’t kill scrapbooking or the people who enjoy it. They can kill off our magazines and kill off our stores (corporate killed our Memories stores here in Atlanta with just this kind of corporate bs) but the spirit prevails.
Lisa Russo says
Girlfriend, you crack me up like it’s nobody’s business. Love you!
Cyd H. says
Watch out knitting world, who needs warm and fuzzy when you can have the brutal truth. With comments like: Yeah your stitches don’t look even, tension? I don’t believe you know what you’re talking about, and Gauge? give me a break I’ll show you gauge.
Thanks for the Laugh!!
OMW!!! I was just waiting for a tear to roll down your cheek. I was going to go FIND someone with an Emmy, mug them and send the Emmy to you!!! You’re such a goddess. Rock on.
Judy in Huntsville [al] says
Wonderful! Thanks for sharing the follow-up! SOoo Funny! I know you knit and it was my goal to learn this year [Yay! I have done a few things already but need to make some heritage Christmas stockings that my MIL used to make!] – Have a favor – could you bring a copy of the cute little bag pattern to Inspired? Or point me in the right direction to find it?
I can’t stop laughing! You are too funny. Thanks for bringing a big smile to my face.
Lou Ann says
Love You Cathy Z, you make me laugh!!
You are hilarious! Freakin’ hilarious.
Stacy Hamby says
I don’t know how you do that stuff with a straight face. You must not have the giggle gene.
Kathleen Noriega says
thank you for the reality boost. I can laugh after all!
As for knitting. Tried it, takes too long so I got some looms, Love It! Love the roudn looms, instant gratification!
So very funny! Just great! Thanks!!
liz a. says
so hilarious! you are totally awesome! so glad you are online so we can all enjoy your musings! i, too, shall await the third installment….a trilogy…omg…what if hollywood calls you???? love ya girly…
Shaun at Oak Den says
hahaha!! I was waiting for a hint of a smile at the end, but nothin’. How’d you do that with a straight face? Too funny.
ROFL – laughed so hard i think a lil pee came out!
Love ya as always, you nut bar you,
You are such a hoot. I needed that. The laugh felt so very, very good.
I can’t believe that you are just so damn FUNNY all of the time! I LOVE it.
Jana D says
Can I just say….that was freakin’ hilarious. Watch out knitting world- revolution heading your way!!
Heather Wartenburg says
Ok I’m slow. Now that I’ve caught up to speed by seeing the actual Tom Cruise video on YouTube, this is so freakin’ funny!
Cathy you should definitely do more webisodes. Hey it worked for “In the Motherhood”, why not the craft industry? I would definitely watch. Maybe DYI or PBS would pick it up down the line.
You are so hysterical…thank you for the great laugh…encore!!!
Thank you for the laugh, Cathy. I so needed that today! 🙂
Ami Pilon says
Thank you MS. Cathy, for two days of uncontrolled laughter.
Margy Eastman says
HILARIOUS, Cathy! How did you keep a straight face?!
Hey, who are these people, they don’t speak on my behalf! You have my permission to keep going!
As always Cathy, thanks for the laugh.
ps I’m Aussie & I get you, Cathy
To the Aussie above who says she didn’t get it – it’s not american humour (we have so much on TV, you should be able to get that) It’s Cathy humour. Gotta love it.
kim strother says
Cathy- much to our delight you have way too much time on your hands! How long did you study Tom Cruise to get that down pat??? And the oscar goes to Cathy!!! (((loud applause here)))
Nicky Hurt says
Wow! You are the most original scrapbooker I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing about. 😉
Nicky Hurt says
And that’s a good thing. 🙂
Lady – You are freekin’ HI-larious
Testing … testing …
Ok, so it’s working …which means my stoopid computer lost the witty and amusing post I’d just typed!! Let me just say it was awesome. Probably the BEST blog comment I’ve ever left. Award winning. But, picture me sitting here, Jack Black-esque … “couldn’t remember the greatest post in the woo-ooorld, this is just a tribute.” (Imagine also the look of horror on my 9yo daughter, and her friend who has come to stay for holidays.) Sigh. I’m sure it involved some ass-kissing, as I told you how impressed I was that you have the Indigo Girls in your fave song list (I was reading some of your other posts that are linked at the bottom of this one … bored much??) K. That’s it from me. Back to your scheduled programming.
Shelley F. says
OH MY!!!!! ROTFLMAO!!!! (and now I have to have my keyboard & screen cleaned from the spewing!) Wow….you are too funny!! I so enjoy reading your posts, your FB updates, etc…you really keep things real!! Love it!
Linda Ford says
You are crazy!!! What an actress! Oscar nominations will be pouring in.
Keep up the good work!
Amy Eaton says
I just spat my water all over my desk when you said …’knitting’, not that knitting is odd or that you couldn’t or wouldn’t I just didn’t expect such a revelation! Pleased to hear this incident has resulted in eating better food.
Okay, that Jack Black Tribute reference made me smile!
oh Cathy!!! thanks for explaining. You know we aren’t up to you American’s in the comedy department!! Ever seen Kath & Kim???
So how about more scrapping pages then if it’s only a joke LOL. I was really worried there for a while.
Awww, shucks. I’m blushing now. LOL
How in the world do you keep a straight face when you do those? You make me cry with laughter. Tears. Streaming.
Stephanie Watson says
you are so funny! It was so good, I thought you were serious for a minute. Then I decided to read the comments–you are good! Seriously should consider tv/movies, maybe Saturday night live!
oh I love you.. not in a weird ‘strange stranger’ way, but in a … “we would never get anything done if we were neighbors” way.
To quote the BIG YELLOW ‘M’… “I’m LOVIN’ IT!”
P.S. I’m from the UK & the ‘funny’ was NOT Lost in Translation. Chortle :-}
Sara S says
knit… yeah rrrrriiiiight!
Though I’ve never seen a paper sweater before… maybe it would work…
Ahh! Sure made my day!!! Cannot wait ’till the next class starts! Missed the humor!
OMG….I will never tire of your videos…..just when I need a laugh and a pick me up….there you are.
KEEP THEM COMING……please?!:)
Thank goodness I, too, can knit, if They ever find out about my scrapbooking habit and kick me out, also. You’re hilarious.
And I am a faithful follower of The Biggest Loser (mentioned in your Twitter comment) and I cry every week. Those people changing their lives touch my heart. AND they inspire me to keep trying to make better choices for moving and eating.
Tam Sheaffer says
I am dying over here in Oklahoma! I love your wicked sense of humor!
I’m so pleased you can do laundry……I have a pile over there ! So I’ll scrapbook and you’ll wash, deal ? LOL X Fab
I watched it again. Even one year later after seeing it, it still just cracks me up. You are one funny scrapbooker. Thanks!!!
Aussie chick says
U r funny but what i want to know is who are “they” that stopped u from teaching us about scrapbooking? They must be a bit wacko to let go of you – it seems that like tom cruise they are all part of a BIZARRE religious sect that if you aren’t part of it you just don’t cut it in their world???
thanks for re-sharing…I laughed so hard my hubby had to find out what was up!!
Sharon Lovoy says
OK, so for the first time after watching that video, I realized how much that new judge on American Idol looks like you. She moves her head side to side just like you. Wow! So that’s what you would look like with long hair. Does she KNOW how lucky she is? 🙂
too funny…i too have had to take up laundry!!!
Thanks for the Saturday morning chuckle!!!
Mary Mitchell says
I too was really confused and I live in the U.S. I’m not a youtube junky so I hadn’t seen the Tom Cruise video. I just don’t get into people cramming their thoughts down my throat as if they are superior in knowledge. After reading your follow up post Cathy I now understand what was going on and that it’s a joke.
Kathleen S. says
Right with you Jo and Christna; never saw the Cruise video, thought CZ had been taken over by demented life forms, and feared for her children. Still haven’t seen the Cruise vide (can’t watch horror movies) and CZ was too close for comfort. I’ll take her send up on faith, and agree in principle that it was hil-over-the-top-ar-ious. Hope Cruise stays off the tube, don’t know if I could watch CZ channel him again.
tracy whitney says
I remember that parody video from before! It cracked me up all over again. Not only was it spot on to the “original inspiration,” it makes me laugh because it’s like an inside joke for all die-hard scrapbookers! lol!
Just saw this video and LOVE IT! HILARIOUS!
So stinkin’ funny! Even my dh laughs his butt off and he’s A)a guy and B) not EVEN A scrapbooker. Cathy, you are a hoot (and I’m sounding all backwoods there with my “hoot”.) I would LOVE to see more videos. More, please!!!
You could work the circuit with that act.
Take it on the road.
woman, you are TOO much!