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I have known Tom Guilmette for over 2 years. Lovely guy, but he crossed the line when he made his video blog this week (t’s viewable beneath mine) and made me out to have poisoned his beer to make him sick. Well revenge is sweet. I channelled my inner Tom to make this video blog as Tom…apologies for the accent! All shot on the underwater capable Sony TX5 point and shoot and using the Zacuto point and shoot grip. TX5 available from my amazon store here.

This is easily the silliest thing I have ever done on camera!! You were worth it Tom…your move!! 😉

and here is Tom’s one…

Bloom/Guilmette Blog War – On the Offensive in California from Tom Guilmette on Vimeo.

Bloom/Guilmette Blog War – Bloom Overboard from Tom Guilmette on Vimeo.

Tom G. Blog Wars Part 2: ERASE!! from Philip Bloom extras on Vimeo.


  1. Whhhaaaaatt? That was pretty bonkers, Tom must have looked really silly in the water to that shark. I think he mustn’t have gotten eaten because he looked like he had the human version of rabies and was foaming at the mouth. Shark probly spat him out on a deserted island in a random kiddy pool where he will be stuck forever with no hope of escape. Really what was he thinking? little socks on a hat? I mean come on!!

  2. Always amusing when you and Tom go back and fourth on respective video blogs Philip. heh 🙂

    Also, interested to see you using the TX5. I expected a man like you, with all your lovely fancy gear, to be using something further into the higher end, even for this kind of stuff.

    You might be interested in the video I myself published yesterday on the TX5 I had on loan from the local Sony PR guys here in Sydney…
    They expected me to review it, instead I decided to try and DESTROY it while testing out it’s advertised “toughness”; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8W9qrxDeow


  3. sorry but guilmette’s boat trip video is nothing but a waste of time…there’s is no punchline what-so-ever.
    strangely it comes across more like hollow name dropping and a “look i’m great friends with…” demonstration

    Please focus more next time istead of releasing something half baked

  4. Looks like the fishing trip was a success thanks to Tom adding his own “chum” to the water!!!

    This was the first time I could understand you Phil, you need to use this accent more often!

  5. I’m very disappointed in you Mr. Bloom. First you poisoned Mr. Guilmette’s beer and then you mock him. When the poor man starts to cry you call him a drama queen. What has he done to deserve this? You are a bully Mr Bloom.

  6. F’n brillinat. Being from the Boston area PB I would recommend throwing the word “wicked” in a lot more (i.e “that was wicked stupid”) kind of like you guys use the word “Bloody”. Outstanding Silliness. Also th key to an easy Boston accent is to replace your R’s with H’s (i.e Car=Cah Park=Pahk)

    Also, for extreme emphasis use the term “Wicked Awesome”.

    On another note I was wondering if you have tried using the 5D ii with a Wireless File Transmitter, WFT-E4 II A and send it to an iPad or the new iphone to see if it could be used as an effective remote viewing device.

    Lock and Load,


  7. Yes i was aware that you guys are friends. And i also respect the work and effort you guys have put up in the last couple years to bring this “movement” where it is today.
    And still the video feels like an “we can throw anything out there and they wil eat it up” approach and telling from the feedback it works.
    All i’m trying to say is just because there’s a big audience now doesn’t mean you should lower the quality just for the sake of it

    And let’s be honest the “phil poisoned my beer” joke is a lame duck.

  8. The armies separated; and, it is said, Pyrrhus replied to one that gave him joy of his victory that one more such victory would utterly undo him. For he had lost a great part of the forces he brought with him, and almost all his particular friends and principal commanders; there were no others there to make recruits, and he found the confederates in England backward. On the other hand, as from a fountain continually flowing out of the city, the American camp was quickly and plentifully filled up with fresh men, not at all abating in courage for the loss they sustained, but even from their very anger gaining new force and resolution to go on with the war.

    – Plutarch (ish)

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