This video has been around for a few years, but it’s making the rounds again and I think it’s always worth watching–and thinking about. The premise? An interviewer asks a number of straight people for their thoughts on the whole “Do gay people choose to be gay?” debate, and then follows up with a version of the question gay people get asked all the damn time: “When did you choose to be straight?” Reactions range from surprised to confused to genuinely thoughtful. A few people even change their answers entirely. Hit play to check it out. [YouTube via Upworthy]
I’ll admit it; I’m a YouTube addict. It has everything – from makeup tutorials to cats being adorable. It’s completely personal. You can choose whatever you want to watch; just a quick search and you’ll either find exactly what you were hoping for or the strangest thing you have ever seen. It’s amazing. Totally bizarre, but amazing.
While there’s a small set of real power-holders in the YouTube world (think Jenna Marbles, the Shaytards, Ray William Johnson), the site is full of people who are so dedicated to uploading great material despite not having the biggest number of viewers. I’m sure their stuff won’t go unnoticed for too much longer, and I definitely predict 2013 to be the year of these 10 YouTube stars. Read more…
Genius computer person, Tanner Stokes, invented a browser extension that converts annoying YouTube comments into the language of “herp derp.” Just download and “herp derp” the crap out of those anonymous comments. If Tanner develops a “hero derp” button for all internet commenting, we could have a virtual mutiny on our hands. It will be like some “Terminator” shit. The “herp derp” converter will destroy us all. Bwahahaha! [Boing Boing]
It can be tough to find meaty, interesting roles for women in Hollywood, which is why WIGS — tagline: “where it gets interesting” — is such a breath of fresh air. The YouTube channel created by Jon Avnet and Rodrigo Garcia has enlisted a bunch of mega talented actresses to star in a bunch of short films and/or web series, each telling the story of a strong, compelling woman. Filmmakers involved include Ami Mann, Lesli Linka Glatter, Marta Kauffman, Amy Lippman and Betty Thomas. So who are some of these women who have starred or are starring on WIGS? Let’s find out… [YouTube: WIGS]
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If you are reading the Internet right now, which you are, you’ve probably heard a bit of hullabaloo surrounding a rap character named Riff Raff. Up until a couple of days ago, I thought Riff Raff was cartoon cat Heathcliff’s pesky nemesis. And I was right! But also wrong, because the Riff Raff people are freaking out about is actually a guy named Jody Christian. Annnnd you might have seen him before, if you are an incurable fan of reality TV.
That’s because Jody Christian was a contestant on “From Gs to Gents,” that weird MTV show where P. Diddy’s butler dude Farnsworth Bentley tried to turn the lives of some hardcore ne’erdowells around. Good luck with that. Keep reading »
Most think of us see unplanned pregnancy rates as a serious thing, but others think it’s a laughing matter. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy has ab unorthodox approach to teaching guys sex education: humor. While women ages 18 to 29 receive a lot of messages regarding safer sex practices, the organization believes men in the same group remain widely ignored. Their solution? Create PSAs that appeal to men by making them laugh.
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