The YouTube Videos You Haveee To Watch

DYK…

YouTube was started by PayPal employees

The website was activated on Feb. 14, 2005

It was purchased by Google in 2006, the same year it won a “Person of the Year” award from TimeYouTube

1,300,000,000 people use the site

300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute

Almost 5 billion videos are watched there daily

…according to this site…which is why I wanted to highlight and honor my favorite videos (and channels!) from perhaps the most popular website out there.

David Foster Wallace gave an amazing commencement speech at Kenyon College in 2005, and this inspirational video explains it all in a way that will make you realize that life is short, that being happy is key, that pain happens, that “This Is Water“.

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This adorable little girl reacting to the “Jaws” theme song is all you need.

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One of the best scenes from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” is when Dennis and Mac try to help Charlie make a dating profile; this animated version of it is possibly better than the original.

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The Sticky Buddy is a well-known made-for-TV product…and now, this dub is even more popular than the item itself.

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I think I was late to the YouTube game, because Salad Fingers is one of the first I remember even seeing (the first ever may have been “Old Greg” – ha).

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If you love stereotypes and workplace scenes set in the 90s, you’ll love Bigoted Bill!

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And lucky number seven is my favorite YouTube video of all time. It’s brilliant. It’s beautiful. It’ll blow your mind.

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Best Channels To Follow:

ShoeOnHead: An adorable feminist who tells it like it is

Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared: June 19 is the best day, because that’s when this crazy-creative channel delivers another weird video.

h3h3Productions: We ❤ Ethan & Hila

The Eric Andre Show: wutttttt

Hot Ones: Sure, I like wings and hot sauce, but I love watching Sean interview celebs who are sweating and crying in pain.

P.S. – Anything cat-related is obviously highly recommended here, too;)

P.P.S. – The top weirdest videos – the ones you just can’t look away from – are…

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(You’re welcome/I’m sorry!)

The Best Shows on Netflix

Sense 8

From the creators of  The Matrix comes this tense series in which eight people can telepathically experience each other’s lives.

I was honestly blown away by this series. It’s like nothing else. It goes all out, in every way, delivering beautiful scenes done by beautiful characters. It’s weird and wonderful, and I cannot wait for the next season (which should release soon!)

Pretty Little Liars

A group of friends (the gorgeous Lucy Hale, Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson & Shay Mitchell) wake up to find one of their friends missing and, later, dead. After her murder and disappearance, the group is contacted by a mysterious figure who claims to be their deceased friend.

This show is my guilty pleasure. It may have started out being aimed at preteens, but the murders, kidnappings, love stories, cliffhangers and fact that I’m the same age as these actresses mean that I will continue watching until the end (which is coming this spring!).

Lost

After their plane crashes on a deserted island, a diverse group of people must adapt to their new home and contend with the island’s enigmatic forces.

If you know me, you know I’m obsessed with this show. The description doesn’t do it justice. My family and I started watching it as soon as it aired on ABC (on Wednesday night’s, after church, with burgers from the Woodson Inn), and then my husband and I followed it through college, even watching the series finale at the Alamo Drafthouse. I can’t say enough about this show, so I won’t say any more!

Gossip Girl

The series is narrated by the omniscient blogger “Gossip Girl” and is voiced by Kristen Bell. The plot revolves around the lives of privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York, and they can hide no secret from the ruthless blogger who’s always watching. Rounding out the main cast in the series are Blake Lively (as Serena van der Woodsen), Leighton Meester (as Blair Waldorf), Penn Badgley (as Dan Humphrey), Chace Crawford (as Nate Archibald), Ed Westwick (as Chuck Bass), Kelly Rutherford (as Lily van der Woodsen) and Matthew Settle (as Rufus Humphrey).

I’m not traditional, in any sense, so I didn’t watch Gossip Girl when it was cool to watch it; I watched it, like, last year – which was perfect, since my family took a Christmas trip to NYC, so I got to walk where Chuck and Blair got married, only a couple of days after watching it.

Stranger Things

A lost boy. A government lab steeped in terrible secrets. A mother who won’t rest until her son is found. The great Winona Ryder. The lovable Millie Bobby Brown. And Natalia Dyer and Finn Wolfhard as the Wheeler children.

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This was an instant hit, and most people (Me!) finished the eight episodes in one day, being drawn in by the unique story and 80’s vibe.

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia

Narcissistic friends Charlie, Mac, Dennis and Dennis’s sister, Dee, run Paddy’s Pub, a downtown Philadelphia Irish bar, where everyone’s judgmental (and juvenile) behavior usually brings situations from uncomfortable to hysterically horrible.

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via: youtube.com

What a great description for a great show. My now-husband and his old roommate got me hooked on this show, and we.are.them. My husband, Tommy, is Mac, obsessed with working out. I’m Dee, born to be a star yet ridiculed, at times, for being so tall and bird-like. Bonus points for the fact that these two are married in real life! My brother (Dennis on the show and Tanner in real life) is a tall, self-proclaimed god-like creature, perfect in every way. And finally, there’s Charlie, the wild card (We’ll give this honor to our friend Robin;). If you like to laugh and are okay with ridiculous/crass situations, I highly recommend Always Sunny (Season 12 coming 1/4/17!).