Thursday, April 25, 2019

Legendary Former Kansas City Newsman Russ Ptacek Experiments With ASMR

A late night glimpse and "where are they now" update on a journalist who helped to define the Kansas City news scene for quite a few years whilst uncovering environmental issues at the now shut down Bannister Fed Complex and also because, even for a TV news dude, he kinda resembled a male fashion model.

The story for those who haven't seen it yet:

Former Investigative TV Reporter Russ Ptacek Is Getting Into ASMR. Like, Really Into It

Money line:

"Enter, the ASMR Foundation, which Ptacek founded this month. The goal is to compile and endow research about the phenomenon, create videos that will introduce people to ASMR, and experiment with the best ways to record sounds and sights to discover how people are most responsive to the medium.

"Right now, Ptacek is the only employee of the foundation, which “is currently functioning on a very generous donation from Russ Ptacek,” he says with a laugh. Ideally, he wants the ASMR Foundation to score corporate sponsors, which will help him spread the gospel of ASMR and see if it can help others manage anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, and more. “The main goal is to help children and families,” he says."

The reality is that hot chicks have been making an online career out of ASMR for years and sexy whispering, tapping, mouth sounds and all kinds of weirdness is a now a viable job skill in this social media epoch.

For those unfamiliar with the phenomena . . . Here's an exemplar that has counted up and monetized millions of views by a hottie "ASM-Artist" Gibi who is probably the Youtube queen of the trend for right now . . .

And so we offer this tingly media sensation with a vaguely local connection for our beloved late night readers who might have trouble getting to sleep or passing the time on the graveyard shift.

Hopefully, more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!


Anonymous said...

Smooth. He'll probably make a tidy buck on that, there are a ton of ASMR dudes clogging the channels right now on youtube. He seems like he might be good at it.

chuck said...

Worked pretty well, I was asleep in 42 seconds. Jesus, those fuckers gotta speak up, I couldn't hear shit.

Anonymous said...

I think I will try ASMR because our choice for mayor is between a fat lesbian and a lying drunk driving black semi-closeted homosexual.

Anonymous said...

^^Yes indeed! God bless America!

Anonymous said...

ASMR is one of those things seems like it works for you if you really, really believe it's going to - sort of like Religion or the GOP's Trickle-down Economic Theories.