Posts tagged "youtube"

“Dear Fat People” YouTube Star Nicole Arbour Fired From Body-Positive Film

Don’t let the door hit your fat-shaming butt on the way out!

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 11, 2015

Doctors And Online Commenters Doubt Sam & Nia’s Pregnancy/Miscarriage Claims

Plus, Gavin Rossdale allegedly cheated on Gwen Stefani before they got married — and at the Playboy Mansion. Ew.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 13, 2015

#ProudToLove Ad Celebrates Marriage Equality With Tears, Happiness And General Good Vibes

It’s a banner day for equality, y’all, get into it. …

Megan Reynolds / June 26, 2015

Here’s The Super-Catchy Song In The Hanes Ad That’s Playing Before All Of Your YouTube Videos

There’s a Hanes commercial that’s playing before all of my YouTube videos these days that features, in typical underwear-ad fashion, very, very fit women doing silly dances and backward somersaults in their soft-filtered, pastel-and-white bedrooms while not getting dressed (but pretending to be in the process of getting dressed). I don’t know about anyone else,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 29, 2014

These 8 Incredibly Weird Christmas Videos Are The Gifts That Keep On Giving

I may be an atheist, when it comes to the existence of god or any “supernatural” phenomena, but I am certainly not an atheist when it comes to presents. YAY PRESENTS. I will gladly accept all of the presents, please and thank you, and I like giving them as well.

My Christmas present…

Robyn Pennacchia / December 24, 2014

2014: The Year In Jenna Marbles Being Weird

Jenna Marbles is one of my greatest pleasures. My thoughts on Jenna Marbles are almost unequivocally positive. I started watching her channel when she posted “Some Idiot/How Sports Bras Work” about Yuksul Aytug’s truly idiotic comments about female Olympians and have watched every single main-channel video since then. Jenna Marbles is basically the highlight of…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 19, 2014

4 Free Series To Binge On

So, I binge. I binge a lot. I binge-watch whole series of TV shows to make it bearable to do the dishes, clean, and cook; I binge-listened to This American Life and Snap Judgment to make my last two jobs — editing product photos and chopping fruit — more bearable. I binged my way through…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 13, 2014

Food Blog Thug Kitchen Is Run By White People Who Think The Word “Thug” Is Funny

The creators of the vegan food blog Thug Kitchen are white and excuse me but I’m completely unsurprised. The Washington Post is saying that it doesn’t matter, and Roxane Gay is bringing up the important point that it speaks volumes that a lot of people heard “thug” and immediately thought “black.” And I get that,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 1, 2014

Watch LisBug’s “Shake It Off” Parody About YouTube Comments

This parody of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” from YouTuber LisBug — about the crappy comments on her YT videos — is just what I needed to see. I’ve only just started bothering with YouTube and have gotten nothing but gross comments on my videos. These, for instance, were posted on a video about how…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 22, 2014

Painfully Accurate: 5 “Fun” New Ways To Walk In Heels

Do you struggle to walk in high heels? Do you teeter around uncomfortably? Wince noticeably at your rapidly multiplying blisters? Curse the invention of the stiletto while simultaneously loving how sexy they make you look? Sigh. Don’t we all? You could read high heel walking tips and tutorials all day, but these guides mostly focu…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 11, 2014

A Truly Honest (And Hilarious) YouTube Beauty Tutorial

I’m a pretty big fan of YouTube hair and beauty tutorials. Without them, my sock bun and liquid eyeliner game would be terrible rather than “eh, I guess it’s good enough to leave the house like this.” But I think I love this YouTube beauty tutorial, from the hilarious and relatable and cool Akilah Hughes (of First Black

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 20, 2014

Science Reporter Emily Graslie Reads Her Sexist Hate Mail

Meet Emily Graslie, the Chief Curiosity Officer of the Field Museum in Chicago. (Now that’s a job title I’d like to have!) She’s also the host of a YouTube series called The Brain Scoop which investigates cool scientific topics like how octopi have sex and the differences between moths and butterflies.  Emily is one of…

Jessica Wakeman / December 2, 2013

Telling Your Girlfriend You Cheated As A “Prank” Is A Bad Idea Any Way You Swing It

“YouTube pranks” is one of my least favorite word combinations in all of the English language lexicon, so I couldn’t tell you why I deigned to watch this one. Roman Atwood is what people here on the Internet are apparently calling an “infamous” “YouTube” “prankster” who pulls “classic” “nasty” “pranks.”…

Rachel Krause / November 20, 2013

YouTube Pulls “Nymphomaniac” Trailer — Featuring Shia LaBeouf Giving Oral — For Violating Rules On Sex

YouTube yanked an explicit trailer for Lars Von Triers’ latest film, “Nymphomaniac,” in which Shia LaBeouf (or, er, his body double) performs oral sex on an actress, citing an abuse of the site’s rules on sexual content. The very NSFW trailer, called “Little Organ School,” has got actress Stacy Martin getting eaten out by LaBeouf and…

Jessica Wakeman / November 4, 2013

Laverne Cox Reveals Intimate Details About Her Gender Transition In YouTube’s “Overshare” Series

“Orange is the New Black” fans, prepare to fall even harder for the amazing Laverne Cox, the transgender actress and activist who plays Sophia on the breakout Netflix show. In this fantastic interview for Meredith Viera’s Lives YouTube channel, as part of their Overshare series, Laverne speaks openly about her gender transition, shares photos from…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2013

Prankster Rahat Puts A Seasonal Twist On The Drive-Through Prank Game

Mahat the Magician Prankster is Internet famous (to the tune of about 2.4 million YouTube followers) for his seemingly endless stream of prank videos. Some of his very best are part of the Drive Thru Magic Prank Series, which documents Rahat, or in some cases no Rahat (we’ll get to that later), playin’ tricks o…

Rachel Krause / October 2, 2013

8 Bizarre “How To” Sex Videos I Randomly Found On YouTube (NSFWish)

It’s one of those almost 100-degree days when you feel so sweaty that your brain kind of shuts down and you experience ennui that can only be cured by frozen yogurt, Prancercise gifs or old clips of the “Maury Povich Show” (thank you, Julie). It was in this state that found myself in a dark…

Ami Angelowicz / July 17, 2013

Watch This: When Did You Choose To Be Straight?

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 versio…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 9, 2013

Be My Boyfriend: The Treadmill Dancer

Dear Treadmill Dancer,
Do you know how hard it is to find a man who loves to dance? Who is also in excellent aerobic condition? And who seems to have absolutely no inhibitions? You are truly the whole package. Maybe someday we can choreograph a couple’s dance on a pair of side-by-side treadmills. I’ve gotta…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 8, 2013

Seeing-Eye People Will Help You Text And Walk Safely

For Improv Everywhere’s latest stunt, they decided to experiment with the idea of “seeing eye people”: neon-vest-wearing guides to help distracted texters safely navigate the streets of NYC without ever looking up from their phones. They sent a bunch of seeing eye person/distracted texter teams to walk around the city, and filmed the reactions of…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 1, 2013
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