Some YouTube Videos Worthy of Getting My Like

The first video I ever liked (apparently) was Hannah Hart’s Pizza video from… let me check… ELEVEN YEARS AGO? We were all just babies back then. That’s like… 1997?

I’m not sure why–I recall liking “Tacos” and “Grilled Cheese” better (“butter yo shit”). I bet I was drunk at the time. When I rewatched this, I realized Hannah Hart reminds me of my daughter, and I have no problem with that.

I was in this anthology and the editor put together a book trailer for it. I love book trailers. Actually I love trailers in general. So if you like names, find mine at 2:09.

This was just just a catchy song and strangely inspiring. Plus I like Five Guys, at least when my blood pressure is manageable. And I love when people are enthusiastic about things they love, even if it’s weird.

I was in Tae Kwon Do in my youth for three years. Never good enough to compete (nor wanted to compete) or even kick very well. I was better at punching. But Tae Kwon Do is a very “kick-oriented” martial art. Nonetheless, I enjoy seeing someone talk shit about something he knows nothing about and then gets his ass handed to him. This was before the days of “fuck around and find out”.

I like covers of music, especially when they really bring in some new ideas. Either rock versions of slow songs or slow versions of metal songs. Anyway, when Gangnam Style was at its peak, this piqued my fancy–turning a silly weird song into a classy coffee shop acoustic.

I think this one is just cool. There’s not enough appreciation for stop motion or art that involves slow, tedious work. It’s like a 9 on the effort scale, but only looks like a 4 on entertainment. And this goes on for five minutes!

A long time ago I wrote a small article about the cliches of Africa, piggy-backing on a much better article about “cliches of Africa”. It tickles me to think that after decades of Live Aid concerts and Suzanne Sommers commercials I had to sit through in the eighties that Africa’s taking their humor back. And the fact that it’s Africa donating their “heat” to Norway because they’re cold is just delightful.

So not only is this a live-action version of the “Chicken Fight” from Family Guy. It’s also a gender-swapped version. As hit-and-miss as Family Guy is, I do like some good fight choreography and stuntwork. And moreover, it just looks like everyone in this video is having fun.

I don’t know why I liked this, but it’s pretty funny — a baby accidentally picks up a lightsaber. And the effects and acting therein are peculiarly amusing.

First of all, this is just a good song. Second, people making strange music videos using video games and existing IP are my jam. And this showed me what the average citizen could do with Machinima-type animation.

Man, I love Storm Eagle stage music from Mega Man X, especially the opening riff. I used to put this on the Sound Test mode and clean my room to it. And what this guy can do with his mouth is amazing. Plus, a kitty!

The Disney Villains do their rendition of the Cell Block Tango, my favorite song from Chicago. You really can’t go wrong with that.

I think the reason I gave this a like was it mentions the sewer jump in Level 3 of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES), which I did not beat. But also the jumping mechanics of Bart vs. the World, which I did.

I like the song, I like the video, and I like cellos. There’s no reason not to love it, especially that “boom, boom” sound they can somehow make.

The nice part of having a long like list is forgetting what you liked, then revisiting your list for a cheap blog post and enjoying it all over again. This is a parody of an old-timey adventure game (so old-timey it mentions IE6) crossed with having to fix someone’s wi-fi, which, as a software engineer, is a tale as old as time.

Everyone was doing Happy parodies eight years ago. It lends itself well to parody–even Weird Al wasn’t above implementing one. But this one struck me with all the cool cosplays and the dancing.

Eric Juneau is a software engineer and novelist on his lunch breaks. In 2016, his first novel, Merm-8, was published by eTreasures. He lives in, was born in, and refuses to leave, Minnesota. You can find him talking about movies, video games, and Disney princesses at http://www.ericjuneaubooks.com where he details his journey to become a capital A Author.

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