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My Dirty Little YouTube Secret

My Dirty Little YouTube Secret

OK, so this is probably going to be one of those posts that people may put down to drunk-writing, but I can assure you I’ve not been drinking. Still, it’s probably one of those things that one should not admit out loud let alone publish on a blog. But I’m going to anyway. So here goes…”Hi everyone, my name’s Jay and I’m addicted to YouTube Rewind videos”. Well, not exactly all Rewind videos, as I don’t care much for 2011 and 2012 (sorry Rebecca Black and Psy) but I loved, loved, loved the 2013 one. That has over 103 million views, and I’m pretty sure I’m responsible for a good number of those! At this time of the year most people may be excited about Christmas or New Year’s Eve, well, I’ve been waiting for Rewind 2014 and I finally watched it last night. A YouTube Rewind video is where they showcase the most popular video and music trends of the year.

I’ve always been one of those people who love to watch any recap or ‘best of’ video. The only part of the Oscars I watch is that video that shows all the people that died in the last year, even though it always makes me cry and I’ve never heard of the majority of the people. I love looking back at the year and I guess I tend to do an internal ‘Jay’s Past Year Rewind’ at the end of every year. I even made a Rewind video for my nephew’s first birthday about the first year of his life.

I haven’t watched television for about 5 years now. I still watched shows, but in their entirety at the end of each season. For the last year and a half, I haven’t even done that. (Miss you Sam and Dean – hope you’re still fighting the good fight!) However, I have watched a lot of YouTube videos. I mean A LOT. So when I came across Rewind 2013 on an episode of Teens React, I loved it! So many of my favourite YouTubers were in it and while I have to admit that at first I only knew one or two of the songs they used in their mashup, I know the whole thing very well now!

My first reaction to the 2014 one was that it wasn’t as good as the 2013 one! But after watching it several times today (yeah, that would be the addiction part) I think it did sum up the year very well and you’ll find just about everything in there. What is remarkable is that as I watch it, in my nostalgia I find just about everything that annoyed me all year wonderfully amusing. Even the ice bucket challenges and the devil baby prank. The only exceptions were the ‘Selfie’ song and that bloody song from ‘Frozen’ still annoys me like crazy…let it go already people! It was nice to see that this year’s video had a much more international feel and it was good to see London!

I’ve been told I’m mad by people who just don’t see why I love the Rewind videos, but then again, they don’t spend most of their time at home alone. There are loads of shows and series on YouTube that I love better than so much of what I’ve seen broadcast on traditional television channels. It’s nice to see all that celebrated in one video along with all the other viral madness of the year.

So check it out and see what you think! Oh and just in case you didn’t know, I write my posts at the end of the day and then they get posted the next morning. I know that there is sometimes a discrepancy between the timings I write about and the time the post is published. Sorry about that.

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Christmas Humour

Santa Pug and other Christmas HumourRight about now, with two weeks left until Christmas, I’m sure there are more than a few frazzled folk out there. I’ve not had to send any cards or buy any more presents and I’ve been more stressed this year than usual! I guess it’s the reason I’ve been working so hard lately. But yesterday I decided, I’d had enough of the stress and I was looking at some funny Christmas pics. I can’t be the only one feeling like this so I decided to share some of the Christmas humour with you. Put down that wrapping paper, stop searching Amazon and just take a break for a minute! Please note none of the images are mine but you’ll find the credit and terms of use links at the end.

Christmas Credit Crunch and other Christmas Humour

Occupy North Pole and other Christmas HumourWe all spend too much at Christmas (yep, even people like me) but I loved ‘The Credit Crunch hits the North Pole’ especially when I read the story behind it! The illustrator sent this out as a Christmas e-card to his friends and family. I guess the implied message was “If you’re wondering what happened to your Christmas presents, things in the North Pole are a mess right now!” Then again I guess they realised that when they received an e-card.

Original Bad Santa and other Christmas HumourI hope there aren’t any children reading (who am I kidding, they’re all on YouTube, not on some old fogey’s blog).

I’m sure Santa’s reaction to any kind of ‘Occupy’ scenario in the North Pole will be this. Not that much different to the reaction from our own governing bodies. However, I have to admit to having at least some sympathy for the man in the red suit! Now I’m thinking that I called him Santa…growing up it was always Father Christmas, not Santa. Does anyone in the UK use the name Father Christmas anymore? I’ll have to ask my sister how she refers to him when she tells that old story to her son.

A Christmas Story and other Christmas HumourI’m not sure if this kid is happy to have received his gift or like the majority of people totally bummed out. Maybe it could be used as some kind of Rorschach test and your answer would reveal something deep about your personality. All I know is that it made me fear my nephew’s reaction to the gift I got him. After his reaction to his birthday gift, I guess this kid’s enigmatic look is something to hope for.

Last Minute Xmas Gifts and other Christmas Humour

Well, I better let you get back to the buying or you’ll be in the same state as this guy!

Image Credits and Terms of Use:
Santa Pug;
The Credit Crunch hits the North Pole;
Occupy North Pole;
Original Bad Santa;
A Christmas Story;
Last Minute Xmas Gifts.

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