Our Top 10 Videos From 2018

Along with our top 10 best of the blog and our 2018 recap video, it’s time for our top 10 videos from 2018.

Videos are our bread and butter here at 2BD. This year we generated over 100 videos, and a staggering 10 million views. We peaked at just 1 million last year so it was a promising peak into what’s to come for the squad. We got together as a group this week and went through all of our videos from the last year and gave our respective top 10 lists. There wasn’t as much variance as I anticipated, it’s pretty obvious which videos hit, and here they are for your viewing pleasure.

10. The 2BD Squadcast (series)

The 2BD squadcast is our weekly series and the only segment we regularly get together for. We shoot the shit and go through a variety of topics based on what’s been happening that week. It’s always our most unfiltered segment and it will probably get us in trouble one day. Tune in every Thursday for a new episode.

2BD Squadcast – Week of August 28

Every week the squad gets together to discuss everything worth talking about from the Capital Region and beyond…On today's episode live from The Bradley :- Stewart's Shops and their civility campaign and what we could do to REALLY solve the political divide- Companies introducing paid leave to care for your new pet- Jack's hair has grown into afro status and will continue to grow until WNYT NewsChannel 13 gives us an interview (or one of their competitors) – Strawgate and how that needs to stop- Odell beckham Jr (sort of) cc: Jack Carpenter John Longton III Taylor Rao Mark Steven The Roosevelts Kristen GillibrandFollow Two Buttons Deep for a new Squadcast every week!

Posted by Two Buttons Deep on Tuesday, August 28, 2018

9. 2BD Squad Goes Curling

This video made the list as it was just genuine fun and I think it comes across in the video. We did this at the tail end of the Olympics when for some reason curling got a lot of hype. We went over to the Schenectady Curling Club where they graciously hosted us to fool around on the rink and drink their $3 Guinness. We all had a good time and I recommend anyone going with their own squad to give it a whirl.

2BD Goes Curling

The Two Buttons Deep squad took over Schenectady Curling Club because our eyes are set on Beijing 2022…but first we need to learn how to play. Thanks to Filmworks 109 for capturing the magic. cc: Taylor Rao Jack Carpenter Katie Alois Krissi Schaefer Mark Steven USA Curling The Curling News

Posted by Two Buttons Deep on Sunday, March 4, 2018

8. Taylor Does Schenectady SummerNight

Taylor went and broke our seal in Schenectady to investigate whether or not the lock city is making a comeback. That question was met with mixed reviews, a few memorable characters, but overall a promising look for Schenectady, we’ll be back.

Taylor Does Summer Night 2018

We sent Taylor to the Schenectady County Summer Night 2018 to find out whether or not the city of Schenectady is making a comeback.For more top notch street journalism, follow Two Buttons DeepReporter: Taylor RaoProducer: Jack Carpentercc: Discover Schenectady Marcus Blaque Jason Lecuyer Downtown Schenectady

Posted by Two Buttons Deep on Wednesday, July 18, 2018


7. Soft Serve Reviews (Series)

I went on a personal mission this summer to find the best soft serve in Upstate NY. It was a bigger undertaking than I anticipated, so it will continue next summer. People have some serious loyalty for the local joint they grew up with and swear it’s the best, and let me tell you, a lot of them are wrong. Currently Guptills is in the lead with a 9.4

SOFT SERVE REVIEW – Snowman Ice Cream

Today Jack gets creamed at a crowd favorite Snowman Ice Cream where he gives a RECORD BREAKING score in Lansingburgh. Follow Two Buttons Deep for more soft serve reviews and other important stuff like that. cc: Jack Carpenter

Posted by Two Buttons Deep on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

6. The Squad Does Metabolic Meltdown

The squad took on Metabolic Meltdown, a boutique gym that has captivated the Capital Region with their intense quickform workouts. Enough to make people on my timeline regularly romanticize getting their ass kicked on a daily basis by their workouts. So we checked it out, got our asses kicked, and that was a great workout for 2018!

The 2BD Squad Does Metabolic Meltdown

After Taylor became #Metaddicted, she brought the rest of the squad to experience the gym that has taken the Capital Region by storm: Metabolic Meltdown.Follow Two Buttons Deep as the squad takes on more stuff worth talking about each and every day. Filming provided by Filmworks 109 To learn more about Metabolic Meltdown and to take advantage of their free trial week, visit their Facebook or website: www.https://metabolicmeltdown.com/cc: Jack Carpenter Taylor Rao Katie Alois Joe Bonilla John Longton III Mark Steven Lynsey Ciraulo Metabolic Meltdown Metabolic Meltdown

Posted by Two Buttons Deep on Tuesday, June 19, 2018

5. Jack Buys One Last Toy From Toys R Us

This video hit as close to home as anything could for me. Toys R Us went bankrupt this year. Originally I wanted to do a video with Marko exploring the local store before it closed, but he made a few excuses and that time passed. Clifton Park closed their doors and I thought the opportunity was behind us. Then I was in Poughkeepsie picking up my cousin from Marist when I noticed their store had one day left, so I jumped on the opportunity to make one last purchase. It almost went well.

Jack Buys One Last Toy From Toys R Us

We sent Jack to buy one last toy from his favorite childhood store Toys''R''Us before they shut down, but things didn't exactly go as planned.Music by Chase HolfelderFilmed by Jackson Klarsfeld

Posted by Two Buttons Deep on Thursday, June 28, 2018

4. The Bachelor’s Chop

Marko finally found his groove at the end of the year with his new cooking show, The Bachelor’s Chop. Living his newfound bachelor life in downtown Troy, Marko tries to recreate his family’s legendary italian meals and other meat-heavy dishes. Little to no editing needed on this one.

The Bachelor's Chop – Marko's Obnoxiously Stuffed Chicken

Welcome to The Bachelor's Chop, a cooking show for those still figuring out life on their own. Today's dish:MARKO'S OBNOXIOUSLY STUFFED CHICKEN~25 MIN COOK TIME- 4 CHICKEN BREASTS- 1 ASPARAGUS BUNCH- 1 RED ONION- CHEESE OF CHOICE- 2 AVOCADO- 1 POUND BACON- GARLIC POWDER- S & P- OLIVE OIL- CAYENNE PEPPER- TOOTHPICKS (MAYBE)Inspired by Koni's Broadway KafeHosted by MarkProduced by Jack

Posted by Two Buttons Deep on Wednesday, December 12, 2018

3. John Does Bigfoot

This video was the closest we got to being real journalists. A man was all over the local news for backing up a Bigfoot sighting in Whitehall, NY. We had nothing but his home address, a few beers, and time on our hands so we got directly to the bottom of the footprint.

John Does Bigfoot

There have been reports of a Bigfoot sighting this week in Whitehall, New York. It all spurs from one man, a cryptozoologist who lives in town and has archived Bigfoot sightings since the 70's. We set out to interview him, but the catch is that we do not know him, nor does he know we are coming. It's just John, a camera, and a set of balls to knock on the front door of a man who isn't afraid of Bigfoot. Follow Two Buttons Deep for more unrivaled street journalism like this. Video produced by: Jack CarpenterReporter: John Longton IIIcc: Whitehall Times, Whitehall, NY The Post-Star Albany Times Union Chris Churchill, Times Union New York Post Whitehall Police Department (NY) Whitehall, New York Big G's Pub

Posted by Two Buttons Deep on Wednesday, August 15, 2018

2. John Circle Jerks David Ortiz

For those wondering what all this circle jerk talk is about on our blog, don’t google it. John Longton has many jobs, he works here at 2BD, at WGNA, he’s a waiter, and above all, makes the area’s (or the world’s) best beef jerky, fondly called circle jerk. He has made many videos slinging the jerk, but the best hand he’s ever put his meat into is hall of famer David Ortiz.

John Circle Jerks David Ortiz

John sets out to deliver some of his world famous beef jerky, Circle Jerk. Turns out Big Papi = jerky guy. Want some of your own Circle Jerk? DM us. $10/bag. We’re serious.

Posted by Two Buttons Deep on Wednesday, September 12, 2018


1. Press Conferences

We have an original series here at 2BD which really elevated our game this year and is pretty much the reason we can claim that 10 million view mark. Press conferences for ordinary people. Waiters, teachers, cashiers, managers, etc…We all deserve a chance to explain our performance at the end of the shift, and we’re courteous enough to give them a platform. We have a few of these in the bank to get ready for more of the (extra)ordinary in 2019.

If Waiters Did Press Conferences

After an impressive performance on the floor, John Longton III takes questions from the media.

Posted by Two Buttons Deep on Sunday, April 29, 2018

Honorable mentions:

Ked Does Saratoga Pond Hockey

If you don’t know Ked it’s because he’s a half assed member of the squad. He pops up here and there and although I don’t take that inconsistency from anyone, Ked aka Jimmy aka James Claus  always puts on a good show when he actually shows up. Maybe he’ll step it up for us in 2019, or maybe he’ll be too busy focusing on his hockey blog, or keeping the flame of his own hockey career alive. For example:

Ked Does Saratoga Pond Hockey

We sent Jimmy Collins to play in the Saratoga Frozen Springs Classic, where a lingering high school rivalry was ignited on the ice. Follow Two Buttons Deep for more stuff worth talking about from upstate, NY and beyond.Video produced by Jack Carpentercc: The Morning Skate Saratoga Pond Hockey Tournament Saratoga Springs, New York HockeyTown ProShop's SkateBladz.com USA Hockey Labatt USA Molson Canadian Chatham Brewing New York Riveters

Posted by Two Buttons Deep on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

John Does Oktoberfest in America

John went to the Wolff’s Biergarten Oktoberfest which was one of the wilder events we attended this year. Hundreds and thousands of people chugging beer, sometimes competitively for the sheer entertainment of others. It was a great mimic of the real deal in Germany, especially with John’s killer lederhosen.

John Does Oktoberfest in America

We sent John to experience Oktoberfest in America at Wolff's Biergarten 10th Annual Oktoberfest. Follow Two Buttons Deep for more hard hitting journalism like this. cc: John Longton Discover Albany Albany, New York

Posted by Two Buttons Deep on Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Upstate Old School

Upstate Old School is our original series where Vic Christopher explores Upstate NY businesses which have been open for over 25 years.

Upstate Old School – Lakeside Farms

"Upstate Old School" is a 2BD original series exploring businesses in Upstate New York which have been operating for 25+ years.Today our host Vic heads to Lakeside Farms Cider Mill in Ballston Lake, New York. The cider mill, restaurant, and farm store has been run by the Pearce family since 1948. Follow Two Buttons Deep for more stuff worth talking about in the Capital Region and beyond.Driven by Capital District Transportation Authority – CDTAVideo produced by Jack Carpenter

Posted by Two Buttons Deep on Sunday, November 11, 2018

5Keg 5K

Two Buttons Deep took on the famous Troy Turkey Troy, the 12th oldest race in America, in our own fashion. By stopping at 5 bars along the route of the race and having a drink at every one. This is a new tradition that we hope you tag along for next year!

2BD Does the Troy 5Keg 5K

The squad kicked off our new tradition dubbed the "5Keg 5K" where we (almost) hit all 5 bars along the route of the Troy Turkey Trot. Follow Two Buttons Deep for more fun stuff from the Capital Region and beyond. cc: Jack Carpenter Taylor Rao Mark Steven John Longton Troy Innovation Garage 2018 Troy Turkey Trot Ale House The Hangar on the Hudson Wolff's Biergarten Wolff's Biergarten Troy Ryan's Wake Tom Nardacci Jackson Klarsfeld

Posted by Two Buttons Deep on Friday, November 23, 2018

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