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I am Glenn Campbell
For the past few years
I have been spewing creativity almost continuously. Hardly a day goes by when I don't
produce something new (usually announced on my
and Facebook page).
I've generated over 600 online photo albums,
two published books,
least three long-term newsletters,
a dozen songs, a few movie and TV series proposals, hundreds of philosophical essays, at a half-dozen blogs, a half-dozen unfinished books, dozens
of treatments for short films, a half-dozen blogs and
at least 20000 high-quality tweets.
Most of my work has yet to find a significant audience, but
that doesn't stop me from cranking it out.
If nothing else, constant creativity improves
my skills for future projects.
This page is intended to keep track of it all! While most of my
work from the last ten years is available on the
internet, much of it is hidden away in places where even I have trouble finding it.
This page is supposed to put everything in one place, organized by medium.
I don't try to duplicate indexes I have elsewhere, but at least I'll tell you
how to find those lists.
I may also include material that I have never made public, just to note its existence.
(This work may be available from me upon request.)
Book: The Case Against Marriage
Not just a critique of marriage but one of the best books EVER on romantic relationships and how they really work.
What do people want from love? How do they think marriage will help them,
and what does it really give them?
Marriage is all about love, right? Actually, it’s more about money.
Behind the romantic language, marriage is primarily a financial agreement
merging the assets and liabilities of two individuals into a
single corporate entity.
After your wedding, the money you earn and debts you
incur are no longer legally yours; they belong to the marital “community”—a common
pot that both of
you contribute to and draw from. It’s a lot like Communism: an idealistic sharing of resources and risks supposedly for the common good.
What could go wrong with this plan? Pretty much the same things that brought down
political Communism in the late 20th Century: It slows growth, suppresses initiative, dilutes responsibility and mires decisions in bureaucracy. Healthy relationships need clear boundaries, and marriage erases too many of them at once.
Marriage was designed for medieval times. Back then, life was hard and short; most marriages were arranged, and a woman was essentially the property of her husband. Marriage was a sort of licensing system for sex and childbirth. Once the relationship was officially approved and the religious ceremony concluded, the couple's overriding goal was to produce as many children as possible, knowing that many would die.
Times have changed. Birth control, longer lifespans, sexual freedom and women’s rights have rewritten the rules of matrimony. Under the laws of most Western countries, marriage is no longer a sex license or child-rearing contract, only a contract to merge financial resources.
“It’s only money,” couples may say, but Glenn Campbell argues that love and money are separate issues that should be kept that way.
In modern Western society, unmarried people can legally have sex, live together, raise children, buy property together and do nearly everything else associated with a committed relationship, so why do they need to marry at all? What are you really getting when you walk down the aisle? Is marriage merely a public announcement to make your relationship “official,” or does it fundamentally change the relationship?
With simple, powerful and accessible arguments, The Case Against Marriage
explains why, if you truly love someone, marriage may not be the wisest way to show it.
For more information, see CaseAgainstMarriage.com
- Best Photos
- Western Europe
- Eastern Europe
- Transylvania, Romania
- Prizren, Kosovo
- Tirana, Albania
- Budva, Montenegro
- Belgrade, Serbia
- Skopje, Macedonia
- Tallinn, Estonia
- Zagreb, Croatia
- Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Riga, Latvia
- Random Album
I travel continuously and generate new photos almost every day.
Most of these are uploaded immediately to my public
Facebook Page where I have
over 600 albums from around the world
(covering my travels since 2007).
All of my public albums are indexed on this geographical index.
Click on this link for a random photo album from my collection. (Click as often
as you like. You'll get a different album every time.)
I post some of my best photos to
Twitter, but these
are usually duplicates of ones I post to Facebook.
See my photo history at the bottom of the geographical page for info on my equipment and my websites before Facebook.
To the right is my Travel Map. I have photos on Facebook from most of these places.
My main social media channels for original work are
@BadDalaiLama on Twitter
Unless I am dead or trapped somewhere similar, I post to these
accounts every day. I also upload occasional videos to
PhotoSynth, but I usually record these uploads on Facebook and Twitter.
See my Lite™ Page on Facebook
for a low-volume feed of just my major work (starting Dec. 20, 2012).
The trouble with my Twitter account and personal Facebook page is they
are "content rich"—meaning I post a lot of stuff to these streams,
so my most important work can get lost.
Recognizing this, I have always tried to maintain a "Best of" feed to highlight
my major work. My Lite™ feed on Facebook is the latest reboot of my Facebook
Fan page started by a friend in 2009. In 2011 and 2012, I used
as my "best of" feed, but this was too time-consuming to
In 2010, I experimented with a
Tumblr to serve the same role.
(Both my Tumblr and Google+ are still available for browsing.)
I still post my new blog entries to
Blogger makes it easy and painless to do so, but I no longer post photos, albums
or YouTube videos there.
I am also active on FourSquare,
but only as a convenient way to post
photos to both Twitter and Facebook at the same time.
I don't check in at every place I visit, only at places where I have an interesting
or something clever to say. I don't keep track of other users on FourSquare
or read any comments
I may have nominal accounts on a few other forms of social media (like LinkedIn), but I don't actively
maintain them, and I don't post any original material there. I may not look at these websites for months, and I'm not so keen on people "connecting" with me there.
I do not use Instagram, Vimeo or any photo sites other than those above.
Here is my Social Media Policy as of 2012, but it may not be up to date.
This is a guide to how my various social media accounts fit together.
Unless I am dead or trapped in a similar internet-free zone, I post to
Facebook every day.
Facebook is my primary display medium for the thousands of photos I have taken around
the world. (See geographical index.)
At last count I had over 30,000 photos in over 600
My best work is highlighted in my separate
Lite™ Feed on Facebook
(formerly my Facebook Fan page). This is a low-volume version of my personal
Facebook page, sharing only my most important posts.
Go here for the most significant things I have produced lately without
the noise of daily photo uploads. (This page supercedes my
page used for the same purpose until Dec. 2012.)
Most of my personal Facebook page is public!
You don't need to be a friend or subscriber to view the vast majority of my postings.
(But you need to be logged into Facebook to see the content on my main feed.)
Facebook is my primary forum for photography.
I usually post my new photos here within a few hours of taking them.
I also use it to announce most of my other creative work, like videos and blog entries,
usually by posting each new item as
a photo. (For example, here are some of my
2012 YouTube videos and
recent blog entries
in Facebook albums.)
Any Facebook user can subscribe to my public updates, but friending is selective,
See my Facebook Overview for additional
information including my friending policy and
guidelines on photo comments.
I tweet philosophical wisdom, photos and links to interesting
things I have found. I try to be "timeless" and
rarely comment on politics or current events.
Use the menu above to access my Twitter accounts and archives.
These are my main accounts...
- @BadDalaiLama — My main Twitter account, active since Sept. 2010. Travel and existential wisdom. Usually 10-20 postings a day, permanently archived
on my own website.
Welcome Page for many different ways to
view my Tweets.
- @BadLamaWisdom — Retweeting the
past wisdom of @BadDalaiLama and @KilroyCafe. 5 posts a day.
- @ShitYoungPplSay — Stuff we all used to
say before we were tested by reality. Occasional posts.
- @KilroyCafe — My first Twitter account, my
training ground for @BadDalaiLama, active April 2009 to Sept. 2010. No new posts,
but existing posts are still accessible and may be retweeted by @BadDalaiLama
and @BadLamaWisdom(or you!).
Welcome Page -
All Tweets on One Page
Since my first uploaded video in May 2010, I have produced over two hundred of them! Most have been uploaded to my YouTube page
(and on Feb. 28, I uploaded my first video to Vimeo). My videos on YouTube are
organized into playlists, and each of my public videos
should appear in at least one of these lists. Here is direct access to each of the lists....
- Latest Uploaded Videos — All of my public videos in the order
uploaded (most recent first).
- Glenn Campbell Showcase — Showing off my acting and presentation talents.
- Most Popular Videos
— My more popular videos on YouTube, often for reasons I cannot fathom. Most
- Regional Videos:
- One-Minute Movies
— Various edited videos that are about one minute in length. Latest first.
- Edited Travel Videos
— Travel videos I have devoted some effort to.
- Unedited Travel Videos ("Video Postcards") — Videos of interesting places
or events around the world, uploaded
directly from the camera with minimal editing.
- Protests, Parades & Festivals
— Colorful public events.
- Suspense and Drama
— Attempts to tell a story.
— Proof of the alien presence on Earth.
- Glenn's Songs — I sing my own original songs (usually badly).
- Glenn's Philosophy
Talks — Philosophical discussions from the road. Uploaded without editing.
- Video Experiments
— Experimenting with video technique.
(All of my videos are "experimental", but these are a bit more technical.)
- Standup and Voice Samples — Experimenting with my own voice and presentation.
- Personal Interest
— Various family and personal videos that I don't mind sharing with others.
- Facebook Videos
— From my early days (45 videos from 2010)
- TwitVid videos
— Early cellphone videos (13 videos from 2010)
- Vimeo —
For future use still to be defined.
The first 45 of my videos were uploaded to
Facebook, including my
very first uploaded video, A Rooster Eats My Ice Cream, shot on my
Blackberry in May 6, 2010. (Most of the significant Facebook videos were later re-uploaded to YouTube, but a few short ones can be found there only.)
My first upload to YouTube was The L.L. Bean Boot.
About 13 of my early travel cellphone videos were uploaded to TwitVid (now Telly.com).
For a while, I tried to maintain an Index Page of
all of my videos, but it became too much to maintain and I abandoned it.
(Retained for whatever use it may be.)
I still try to index all my geographical videos on my
Photo Page, but I have fallen way behind.
I usually announce new videos on Facebook,
in addition to adding them to my
Photo Page and the Facebook album
they are most closely related to.
Here is an archive of my
of new videos.
On Facebook, I try to index my videos in photo albums by year:
but these albums are
Most of my videos are shot with my Canon Vixia HFM300 camcorder. I may also shoot some
videos with my iPhone or my Canon/Nikon dSLR. I edit with
Cyberlink Director on my generic laptop (cheapest one at Walmart).
I may stabilize some shaky videos with the YouTube editor.
I have been an addicted blogger for years, producing newsletters
even before blogs exists. Most of the pre-internet ones I would like to forget,
but most of the post-internet ones are still available for browsing.
There are only three blogs which I still post to.
When I post anything new on one of them,
I announce them on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. The active blogs are:
The following blogs are no longer active, but they may still make interesting
- Bad Words
(formerly Kilroy Cafe, active since July 2008)
— My general blog for philosophy essays and creative work, like songs and screen
- The Perpetual Traveler
(formerly Homeless by Choice, active since February 2009)
— My advice on extreme budget travel,
recording what I have learned in my four years on the road. (rarely updated)
- Area 51 Loose Ends
(active since )
— I am no longer active in Area 51, but if there is anything I feel I must announce,
I post it here.
Here are my past newsletter still available online....
- Things You Don't Need
(active in 2009)
— A chronicle of consumer absurdities.
- Kilroy's Gems (active March 2009)
— This experimental blog was intended to keep track of my product
and lifestyle recommendations (as opposed to Things You Don't Need, which was
about things I did NOT recommend).
- Serendipitology (active February 2012)
— An experimental blog that never went anywhere, but a couple of
good essays here. I would like to do more with this blog but just don't have the time.
- Family Court Chronicles
(Active January-May 2009)
— Another experimental blog that went nowhere.
I am no longer active in Family Court in Las Vegas, but if I was, there is where I
would post my observations. Intended as a follow-on to my
main Family Court Chronicles website.
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I don't play an instrument, have little musical training and can hardly sing,
but that hasn't prevented me from writing songs!
Since Dec. 2008, I have written at least 15
three-minute songs. Each song goes as far as I can with my primitive
skills—which is just a tune and lyrics.
(Someone else would have to write the instrumentals and sing it for real.)
Most of my songs include sheet music, an mp3 of the simple tune and a video or
audio of me singing the song (badly). Here are the complete songs
I have written so far. (I have many more song fragments and exercises that I have not
The songs below are also indexed in a Facebook Album.
I also have countless songs in the development phase (and in my head)
that I just haven't had the time to work on.
Songwriting is not cheap!
I can write a song anywhere, anytime about anything, but
each song takes me about a week to construct (sort of like a giant jigsaw puzzle),
which I don't always consider the
best use of my time.
I have never seen myself as an actor, because the only
role I am interested in playing is myself (which is challenging enough)
but apparently acting is unavoidable in
the modern world.
In Sept. 2012, I discovered I had an entry on the
Internet Movie Database (IMDb),
so I became a member and brought the entry
up to date. This entry includes most of my "infotainment" appearances on TV
regarding Area 51.
In all cases, I am playing "himself", but that doesn't mean these shows
are authentic. While I have never lied in an interview,
infotainment shows are
always going to edit my words to make it seem like I believe there are aliens
at Area 51. (I believe aliens are no more likely to reside there than
anywhere else on the planet. The fact that a military
base is secret does not imply
an alien presence.
See my video explanation—my
most popular and hated video on YouTube.)
Missing from my IMDb profile is a Montel Williams appearance, location
fixing for Unsolved Mysteries,
an unbroadcast segment of TV Nation
and a couple of direct-to-video documentaries. (The Live Lunch
entry is not me, but I have been unsuccessful in getting it removed.)
Also not included on my IMDb profile are a far greater number of news appearances on
radio and television. I have delivered soundbites about Area 51 and
provided off-screen guide services for nearly
every TV network with a news division (CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, etc.),
as well as countless local TV stations and overseas networks. These
appearances (which are mostly lost to history) were a bit more authentic than
my infotainment appearances and were more likely to talk about government accountability
My only formal acting stint was on a found-footage movie Area 51, filmed in 2009
but not yet released. There, too, I was playing "himself".
I have played characters other than myself only on my own
YouTube videos. (See section above.)
Check out my performances on these playlists:
Glenn Campbell's Showcase,
Suspense and Drama &
Standup and Voice Samples
You may not peg me as a media mogul, but my virtual
film studio has created dozens of films.
We just haven't filmed any of them. Since 2008,
I have written an assortment experimental treatments and
short films, movies and television series.
I usually write them quickly, put them online, then forget about them.
I rarely try to sell them.
Although all of these projects are filmable, the
main purpose is to develop my own storytelling skills.
The index below is intended to keep track of all these projects, so
at least I can remember them.
I have over 200 public videos on
(See video overview), but
none of them can be called complete dramas.
The main thing I have learned from making videos for
YouTube is that filmmaking is frightfully
expensive! Even if you are working with no budget and available tools,
as I do, the time
it takes to shoot and edit a credible film is daunting.
It takes little time,
however, to write a film, so that is what I have concentrated on.
Since the most important thing about a film is the story,
I have worked to develop
my storytelling skills in the most streamlined and
compact format possible—the written word. The advantage of this medium
is I can create a LOT of films in a very short time (often one per day),
hopefully gain "filmmaking" experience quickly.
(See my Dec. 2012 article
How to Make Movies in Your Mind and my other film essays
My virtual film projects fall into three categories:
- Short films — Stories between 1 and 15 minutes. These stories are usually presented as "treatments"—not formal screenplays but more like
literary short stories containing the main dialog and events.
I write each story quickly, usually on the same day I think of the idea.
Most of these stories are available online in their entirely.
- Television Series Proposals — Proposals for hypothetical
televisions series, based on my experience working with TV crews at Area 51.
Each proposal consists of a one-sheet pitch for the series, with possible additional documentation. (My most elaborate TV pitch,
Operation Weekend, includes a half-dozen
supporting documents and videos.) I usually do NOT put these documents online, because
my TV proposals contain unique proprietary
features that could easily be purloined by others.
However, the listing below will at least note the existence of the proposal and give
you a TV Guide synopsis. Interested parties can
contact me directly for the rest of the
- Movie Proposals — Similar to TV series proposals, consisting
at least of a one-sheet pitch and perhaps additional supporting documents.
With both my movie and TV proposals, the full intended package includes a one-sheet pitch,
a 20+ page proposal, and a treatment for the movie or pilot. If I haven't actually
written the proposal or treatment yet, it is in my head and I can write it quickly.
My most popular screen story (based on number of hits) is
The Confession. (After rereading it, I can see why.)
My most professional script—and perhaps my best short film—is
11:59 from Prescott.
(In proper script format and everything! I rarely do that because it is too much
My most complete TV proposal is
Below are my virtual film projects from the most recent to the oldest.
(Screen stories in 2008 and 2009 were numbered, but I have since dispensed
with the numbering system.)
All of these stories consist entirely of my own
original work, and all are copyright (c) Glenn Campbell.
You are welcome link to these works (using the link used for each
project below), but please don't copy them.
Also see these essays of mine related to filmmaking and creativity...
Also search my Twitter archive for
May 23, 2013:
(short film) —
A businessman seeks an experimental treatment for his panic attacks.
Dec. 20, 2012:
(short film) —
A homeless alcoholic experiments with marketing methods.
Dec. 14, 2012:
Psychotherapy (short film) —
In the 1950s, a troubled young woman seeks help from a Freudian psychotherapist.
← My first lesbian film!
Dec. 12, 2012:
Inventacon–The Movie (movie) —
A con artist starts his own television ministry.
Dec. 10, 2012:
Inventacon (short film) —
An inventor offers his idea to a big corporation.
Harper Junction (movie)
— Harper Junction is a typical American small town. A very small one!
It is an idealized hamlet on a model train set in the basement of a
This is the story of the inch-tall people who live there and one young man who tries to escape.
One-sheet and treatment available.
The Defiant (movie)
— A pseudo-documentary
records the ill-fated journey
of an aging non-nuclear Navy research submarine, the Defiant.
In the early 1970s,
at the height of the Cold War,
One-page description available.
Interceptors (movie & TV series) —
A comedy “mockumentary” that follows a dysfunctional group of UFO
researchers with their own reality TV show.
One-sheet and treatment available. Based on my own experiences
with the media at Area 51.
Operation Weekend (TV travel series) —
"If you could go anywhere in the world this weekend, where would it be?"
← My most elaborate TV proposal, based on my years of
airline free travel and
my experience with TV crews at Area 51.
Passing Through (novel) —
A young woman must deal with her extraordinary power and her dangerous father.
← completed 18 chapters of an unfinished
novel, intended for filming.
Still working to fill in about a dozen
projects between Apr. 2009 and Dec. 2012.
Screen Story #29: The Smartest Chimp in the World (screenplay) —
A precocious primate has to deal with some typical human trauma.
(4/23/09, 18 pages)
Screen Story #28: The Problem with Paradise (treatment) —
An office worker imagines the perfect tropical paradise, then
goes there, but he doesn't find the bliss he expected.
(12/9/08, 3 pages)
Screen Story #27: My Mom the Witch (screenplay, pdf) — A young girl introduces her playmate to her unusual family. (11/9/08, 15 pages, blog)
Screen Story #26: The Confession (treatment) — A man confesses to his wife's murder, a bit prematurely. (10/25/08, 4 pages)
Screen Story #25: Shady Acres (treatment) — A woman in England seeks support for God's innocent creatures. (10/21/08, 2 pages)
Screen Story #24: The Waiting Room (screenplay, pdf) — A woman waits patiently for revenge. (10/18/08, 14 pages, blog)
Screen Story #23: Home on the Range (treatment) — Seated around a campfire, two cowboys reveal their true feelings. (10/10/08, 2 pages)
Screen Story #22: 11:59 from Prescott (screenplay, pdf) — Peaceful residents of a Old West town are menaced by three well-dressed strangers who offer "protection", but at a price. (10/5/08, 11 pages, blog entry)
Screen Story #21: The Dangers of Modeling (treatment) — High school students are warned about a destructive addiction. (9/27/08, 2 pages, re-posted 9/30 on Miss Model Behavior)
Screen Story #20: Refuge (treatment) — A hillbilly family in Appalachia has at least one functional member. (9/24/08, 4 pages)
Screen Story #19: Chicken Man (treatment) — A man thinks he's a chicken. (9/23/08, 3 pages)
Screen Story #18: X-Ray Vision (screenplay, pdf) — A teenage boy with less-than-pure motivations orders a pair of x-ray glasses. (9/12/08, 10 pages, blog entry)
Screen Story #17: Dream Home (treatment, pdf) — A man building a house in the woods is assisted by a woodland creature. (9/10/08, 10 pages, blog entry)
Screen Story #16: Hoodlums (treatment) — Some London Hoodlums put their skills to good use. (9/9/08, 4 pages)
Screen Story #15: Department Store Santa (treatment) — A fake Santa in a shopping mall receives a special request. (9/8/08, 2 pages)
Screen Story #14: The Man on the Television (treatment) — A woman talks to her television set but ignores its advice. (9/7/08, 2 pages)
Screen Story #13: The Candidate (movie treatment) — A Senator seeks his party's nomination for president but then remembers where his power comes from. (9/4/08, 2 pages)
Screen Story #12: Photo Op (treatment) — A politician faces his toughest audience in a first grade classroom. (9/1/08, 2 pages)
Screen Story #11: Titanic Gentlemen's Club (treatment) — Engineers aboard the Titanic try to decide whether it is sinking. (8/25/08, 2 pages)
Screen Story #10: It's
Now or Never (treatment) — A bride at a Las Vegas
wedding chapel has second thoughts. (8/23/08, 1 page)
Screen Story #9: Flexmaster
2000 (treatment) — A consumer orders an exercise machine but gets a different product than he expected. (8/20/08, 1 page)
Screen Story #8: Strawberry Fields (treatment)
— A drug addict has to get his act together and get to work. (8/19/08, 1 page)
Screen Story #7: The
Ambassador is Recalled (scene from a movie)
An alien ambassador in Nevada is recalled to his home planet.
(8/6/08, 8 pages, pdf).
Screen Story #6: The
Abductee (treatment) —
A woman's horrifying story of alien abduction leads to an earthly connection.
Screen Story #5: Plane Spotters (treatment) —
Aviation buffs outside a military base happily collect date until they they receive an "alien visitation" they don't know how to deal with.
Screen Story #4: Over There! —
A tragedy in 1917 leads to a revelation in the 1990s.
Screen Story #3: Natasha
— The first few minutes of a hypothetical movie about a
soviet superheroine. (7/5/08)
Screen Story #2: Soul Ascension —
Two missionaries prowl a suburban neighborhood for converts, only to become prey themselves.
Screen Story #1: Gunderson Road —
A vulture in the Mojave Desert encounters a curious sight. There is a bit of an Area 51 connection to this one.
See photo of protagonist.
← My first screen story!
UNDER CONSTRUCTION - Other sections coming. 12/16/12