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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… More »


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… More »


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,… More »


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… More »


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 focus… More »


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 BlackMore »


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… More »


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.” … More »


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… More »


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… More »


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 on… More »


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… More »


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 version… More »


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. More »


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… More »


Watch This: Adorable Little Girl Wants Her Dad To Stop Meddling

When Ryan Hunley asked his daughter August if she needed help unbuckling her car seat, she got annoyed and responded with a comeback I’m going to use from now on whenever anyone gets all up in my business: “Worry about yourself!” This video made me laugh when I really needed it. I hope it does… More »


YouTube Trends I Can’t Deal With: The Condom Challenge

Today’s youth is officially not busy enough if hundreds of them have time to make YouTube videos of themselves snot-rocketing condoms up their nose and out their mouth. I understand the teenage impulse to thrill seek. That’s what snorting Pixie Sticks is for! That’s what we did back in the day. Is that no longer cool? More »


Be My Boyfriend: JacksFilms Dude Is The Ultimate Grammarian

I admit I’m even a little nervous writing this, because Jack of JacksFilms is generally concerned with only one thing — the paltry grammar of internet commenters and social networkers. Jack is so committed to his cause, that he’s managed to make nearly 50 hilarious videos about it. Each video features Jack reading off some… More »


10 YouTubers Guaranteed To Go Viral In 2013

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,… More »


We All Need The YouTube “Herp Derp” Converter

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… More »