Quitting The Sauce

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Quitting The Sauce

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Feel the tension...

Blogger Daniel
Date Posted April 24th, 2007
URL youtube.com
Forum 9295|3=lg15}}
Length 4:41
Description After my "stunning" performance on camera last Thursday, and logging into the chat room... well, I decided to clean up my act. It's not easy, and Jonas is also making me do an exercise routine.
Location(s) The bunker
YouTube Tags lonelygirl15 lg15 danielbeast bree alcohol daniel jonas jonastko sleep
Production Credits
Executive Producer(s) Miles Beckett, Mesh Flinders, and Greg Goodfried
Producer(s) Amanda Goodfried
Director(s) Mesh Flinders
Camera Kevin Schlanser
Executive Story Editor Glenn Rubenstein
Vidplay Mesh Flinders and Miles Beckett
Story Miles Beckett, Mesh Flinders, Greg Goodfried, and Amanda Goodfried
Editor(s) Kevin Schlanser
Daniel Yousef Abu-Taleb
Jonas Jackson Davis
Adjacent Blogs
Previous "Blog Girl"
Next "What Happened to Us???"
Previous by Daniel "Apology Accepted?"
Directly before "I Recognize Her!"

Quitting The Sauce is the one-hundred seventy-ninth video in the lonelygirl15 video series.


(Daniel sits on his bed in the bunker, addressing the camera.)

Daniel: All right... So... this is going to come as a shock to a lot of you guys, but, well, three days sober. I, uh, I really hit rock bottom with the whole drinking thing last week. Jonas showed me that video, and I was, I was pretty disgusted, but he's a good friend for doing it, I mean, I appreciate that. Uh, so, this weekend I, uh well, I put my life in his hands. Check it out.

(Cut to Jonas and Daniel, outside doing push-ups. Jonas breezes right through them, while Daniel struggles through them slowly, with his knees almost touching the ground.)

Jonas: (counting the push-ups he does) Two... three... four... come on! He's got his knees down! You know what they call those? Girl push-ups.

(Cut to a shot of Daniel's legs wearing long black socks. As he does push-ups, either he or Jonas makes a growling noise. Then Daniel proceeds to do various stretching exercises.)

Daniel: Just like the Karate Kid, baby!

Jonas: All right, let's go for the, let's go for the run, you don't need to see this.

(Cut to a shot of Daniel "running" through grass. He stops and leans over, panting, then pulls up his socks.)

Jonas: What is that a ti- are you taking a time out?

Daniel: Yeah, time out, that's a good idea! (He grunts.) Scoot out of the way!

(Cut back to Daniel in the bunker.)

Daniel: I know, I know, you watched that video and all you noticed were my black socks. Whatever, it was laundry day. And the fact that he kicked my ass, but the truth is, I'm coming up in the world. He thinks he's Bruce Wayne, but... you know I'm Batman. I think... one of the reasons I was abusing alcohol so much is because I was just angry all the time. And, uh, I was trying to figure out who I was angry at. First person I came up with was Alex. You know, she sucks. But you know who sucks more than her? The Order. So I decided to take all my energy and I was just shoving down those bottles and refocusing. I'm figuring a way to, well, if you're listening, take you down. My first task? That guy that kidnapped us in Vegas. Who was he? I mean, was he, was he part of the Order, or was he some rogue element as Alex, so determined he was? You know what, I'm even going to go as far as to let Jonas do some crazy (he points to his head) head experiments on me, let him get into my brain.

Jonas: Okay, so after a lot of extensive, thorough research, Beast has decided that the best technique for remembering what happened in Vegas is... hypnosis. Brings kind of a whole new meaning to what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. (He and Daniel laugh.)

Daniel: Dude, you gotta take this seriously. If I laugh, it's not going to work.

Jonas: I'll do my best, I'll do my best. All right, here we go, lights out. (He reaches up and turns off the light.) Step one: find a comfortable chair or couch to lay on where you won't be disturbed. Check. Step two: close your eyes. All right, close your eyes and empty your mind. And I want you to, I want you to feel the tension... in your neck...

Daniel: I don't know about that.

Jonas: Listen to my voice. Feel... now hold it.

Daniel & Jonas: 10... 9... 8... 7...

Jonas: Now, when I reach one... buddy, how do you feel?

(Daniel rubs his eyes.)

Daniel: What happened?

Jonas: Dude, all you remembered was Thursday night.

Daniel: (Laughs) Oh, that sucks.

Jonas: Yeah. I'm surprised it worked that much actually, but you know...

Daniel: Yeah?

Jonas: Yeah. You were talking about when uh... I was filming you and you were drunk and stuff. It was kind of funny.

Daniel: That's what I got? Wait a minute man, it will work.

(Cuts to Jonas sitting in front of a computer.)

Jonas: Alright, so we're pretty bummed and pissed off that the hypnosis thing didn't work. But uh, no big surprise there. I went online and did some research and there's really no proof that hypnosis is an effective way for memory retention. In fact, the whole field of memory retention is kind of bogus. I also found some interesting stuff about... how to retrieve memories and where it comes from. It comes from the part of the brain called the hippocampus. That's located in the temporal lobe. Which is located somewhere around here. (Gestures) It's all pretty complicated, but the thing is, the temporal lobe and the hippocantus are fundamental in trying to retrieve memories, as well as short-term memory loss. That's right up our alley. The thing is, we were drugged. We weren't really -- we didn't hit our heads, we didn't have any kind of head trauma, so it's a different thing. So... after hours and hours on the web researching and researching, I finally got the bright idea to maybe check out the forum at LG15.com. Idiot! Maybe I should have thought of that sooner. (Calls loudly) Daniel!

(Cuts to Daniel's hands on a keyboard)

Jonas: Let's check it out man. consideration and tenshiakui, they found out what kinds of drug that we used. It's been right there... on the forum. I'm an idiot. Sodium thiopental.

Daniel: It doesn't look like it has a really flattering history. It's used on black Ops missions on POWs. It seems like nasty stuff.

Jonas: Well, the good news is is that it doesn't erase memory. And it also doesn't prevent you from going back and trying to recall what it is. But, the only problem is, we gotta figure out how to do that. Anyway...


  • Daniel is wearing a shirt that says "Virginia is For Lovers"; perhaps this is LG15's way of paying homage to the tragic events that occurred at Virginia Tech a week prior to the posting of this video. Also, Yousef is from Virginia, which is another possible explanation.
  • POW stands for Prisoner of War.
  • This is the third time Jonas has been referred to as Bruce Wayne.
  • Its strange that the portion of the video where Daniel is hypnotized is cut out. One possible explanation for this is that Daniel might have said something during the hypnosis that Jonas didn't want to be on camera.
  • Jonas mispronounced hippocampus at the 3:41 mark by saying "hippocantus".
  • This is the second time that Daniel says he's done with alcohol.
  • This is the third out of six times we've seen Jonas in a bathtub so far.
  • During the exercise scene (00:50 - 01:00 into the video), an early version of the Hymn of One song can be heard. It would later be featured in the video Sing With Me, almost a month later.