Make em' Laugh
Petty Officer launches viral videos
Some of you know him as Chalee Jr. His friends and family know him as Tank. But most of his military brothers and sisters know him as the dude from the facebook videos.
"I'm always going to work, writing jokes, trying to lighten the mood in the work center," said Adams. I've been in almost 10 years now. You see a lot of things that might make you mad or get under your skin, but at the end of the day, we kinda laugh about it ... because we all go through it."
The motivation for the first video Adams ever made came one day when he felt his shop's work was done for the day and was hoping the work center supervisor would let him go - with no such luck.
"So just me by myself in a room, talking to myself, recording myself," said Adams. "I posted it on Facebook not thinking too much of it. I think it was like 40 seconds long. I posted it, went to sleep, woke up the next morning and notifications were going crazy on my Ipod and my phone. I'm like, 'wow.' So after the comment, the likes, all the sharing - when I woke up that morning it was up to like, 20k views."
And people wanted more. His friend requests went through the roof; so much so that he reached the maximum allowable friends Facebook allows a non-celebrity or organization to have - causing him to start a new page as an entertainer, which is exactly what most people think he is.
"I've been recognized in public," said Adams. "I've been noticed in Walmart, bars, downtown Jacksonville, Florida at the Katt Williams show, and many other places. It's always a great feeling, especially when they ask me to take a picture. It still catches me off guard. And the main question is when is my next video?"