For years, The New York Times has prided itself on their journalistic integrity and ability to produce “all the news that’s fit to print.”
The Times has often been criticized for being smug and a little late with the, well, times. But this little facet, my friends, is what makes certain corrections so hilarious. Because between the politics of New York City and, well, the world at large, you can’t expect the grey lady to exactly be in the know when it comes to the internet.
Luckily for the Times, their latest correction is not of the reputation-destroying kind, but it does induce a little chuckle from those who spend too much time on YouTube.
Here’s the context of the correction:
Here’s the correction:
Not even the New York Times can get all the viral cat videos straight and for that, I will take pride in knowing that I am a little superior to the Grey Lady when it comes to cat videos.
While it’s a great contender for Correction of the Year, I don’t think misspelling Maru will ever beat this gem from last 2011:
Getting Fluttershy and Twilight Sparkle mixed up? What is this, New York Times? Amateur hour? Get your shit together.
A couple days ago some teenagers demonstrated the “Harlem Shake,” only reinforcing that I really don’t want to know what guys do in their free time. YouTuber abletonmatt was so inspired by their dancing he decided to upload his own version of Baauer’s “Harlem Shake,” which basically involves him doing the exact opposite of the rowdy teenagers, namely, he does absolutely nothing.
It’s hard to find a new roommate. We’ve all been there. Someone’s going on exchange, moving home, or just decides they don’t want to live with you anymore. Most of us head to Facebook or Craigslist and put up a short ad explaining why we’re awesome, then cross out fingers and hope whoever responds is not a serial killer/rapist/owner of a strange smelling pet.
Jonathan Mann had the same idea, but took it up a notch. He decided that the best way to show how truly spectacular he and his apartment are was through his channel on YouTube (he writes a song a day – this is #1492). The song explains anything you would want to know about the living space, and while he may not be a great dancer, he seems like he would be a pretty funny roommate. Although I’m not 100 per cent sure if the ad will attract more or less weirdos than any other medium.
This is terrifying, absolutely terrifying. auxtelevision put together a supercut of Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger throwing his head back and screaming like a rock star demon. If someone turns this into a 10-hour continuous loop I’m pretty sure it will be the end of us.
In this new commercial uploaded on YouTube’s Oreo page, two friends fight over what part of the cookie is the best, but since they’re in a library their voices can only get so loud.
Commercial director/cinematographer Jake Schwarz had the brilliant idea of filming and editing simple ink drops in 4K resolution (4096×2304). The result is a soothing visual masterpiece, kind of like those Baby Einstein videos toddlers watch but without the rubber duckie.
But before you hit play, make sure to do these three things first:
It really is a beautiful piece of work and if you’re looking for a new background image, you can do what one commenter suggested: pausing the video at any moment and screen cap that shit. Boom! It’s an instant improvement over Apple’s default galaxy wallpaper.
You might wonder why the leaf katydid has survived Darwin’s Survival of the Fittest for so damn long. Their biggest strength? They look like leaves, dude. Exactly like leaves. I’m starting to become obsessed with these educational YouTube videos by zefrank1. Previously he’s covered the tarsier and sloths.
I’m not too up-to-date on my men’s room psychology except for the fact that it’s completely different than women’s room psychology, which is based around primping, gossiping and hiding. Johnny Madpants parody video “Creepy Guy — In the Men’s Room” chronicles a dude who’s made to feel uncomfortable by an overly friendly urinator. He writes on YouTube: “This really happened to me once. I was taking a piss and a dude actually took the urinal next to me. After a great emotional distress I had to call 1-800 mental services for help.”
Delivering mail probably gets pretty tiresome around this time of the year. In the summer, you’re basically walking in the sun, enjoying the heat but in the winter it gets all slushy, salty and wet. At least this adorable Golden Retriever makes things a little easier on this mailman who 1) Gets to hang out with the cutest dog ever, even if it’s just for a couple seconds 2) Doesn’t have the worry about the mail safely getting to the recipient — the dog has it covered.
Getting a man has never been an easy task. Us women have tried every possible way to grab their attention, and so far, music seems to be a great way to do it. So what happens when you study the history of attracting men through song? You get a hilarious medley of classics by legends like Aretha Franklin, Madonna and Whitney Houston, with a few more recent pop hits from the likes of Britney Spears and Katy Perry.
Don’t get me wrong, I love all these ladies, but when you get right down to it no 60s girls were offering to be anyone’s “Slave”, and they definitely weren’t asking to see anyone’s “Peacock.” However, I don’t know if their tactics for wooing the opposite sex were much better than ours. Watch it and decide for yourself!
This 84-year-old man was invited by his son and a friend to test out the video game Black Ops 2 and Halo 4 and they never thought he’d react so positively. He gets so into the games that he literally can’t mask any joyous jitter or cackle that comes out. He literally moves the controller in the direction he wants it to go, just like I used to do when I played my first video game in primary school. Whatgame do you think he should play next?
Yes, you read that right. This blazing haired tween sang a cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” and it’s ridiculously soulful. Considering his age, I’m surprised he can connect with the words so much. At that age I remember boys serenading girls by getting their friends to ask you to the school dance or telling you to check off yes or no on a sheet of paper. Meanwhile, this dude can just be like “Hey Sally, come over and I’ll masterly sing the reasons why we should get it on.”
I think most people agree on YouTube that he won’t have too much trouble finding a date when he’s older:
Recently, Brigham Young University was named the most honest college in America so two YouTube pranksters decided to put the label to the test. They avoided brushing their teeth for 48 hours and ate blue cheese and onion for breakfast. Then they went around campus and asked various strangers to smell their breath. Read more…
It’s a strange phenomenon when these Scottie puppies slurp up sustenance in the evenings. The six black fur balls are so eager for their goat’s milk that they spin and spin around a pinwheel until they’re nearly airborne. The only thing better than their eagerness are their old man/lady names: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Nigel, Analise.
Who knew mice ate anything other than cheese? Well, this little guy had the courage to try something new: A pretzel stick. Don’t be fooled. It may seem like a simple task to us of the so-called evolved “human race.” But for such a small creature, eating a pretzel is a big job. He manages to finish the whole thing and still looks adorable in the process (something that can’t be said about me when I’m downing mass amounts of the salty snack).
After years of failed experimenting and pre-drinking, there comes a time in every young person’s life when they finally learn how to make the perfect cocktail while sober. Not only is the achievement a rite of passage on the path to full adulthood, it’s a feat of restraint and refinement that screams, “Yes, I can enjoy a nice glass of alcohol without downing five other afterwards.”
It’ll also be the reason why you’ll ask your future spouse for mini-bar when you finally get around to finishing your basement. (You got to show off your skills somehow, right?)
Thanks to YouTube user HowToBasic, this rite of passage may be even closer than you think. The YouTube guru was nice enough to share a party favourite cocktail.
After you have finally mastered the art of bartending, make sure to take a look at HowToBasic’s other helpful tips on how to make sushi and how to change a nappy!
Warning: Too much fun may get you kicked out of any good party and a scolding from aforementioned future spouse.
If you think you can twerk, don’t even try to compare yourself to Anthony or you might end up in utter embarrassment. With inspirations like Lana Del Rey and Britney Spears, there’s no surprise where this cutie gets his fierce attitude from. One thing to avoid being is a “basic b*tch” what he explains as: someone who does what everyone else is doing and isn’t their own person at all. Watch out for this diva in the future, and remember to be yourself! [lohanthony]
With over 200 million YouTube views and 850,000 Twitter followers, Kingsely will tell you how it is, and you won’t take offence to it. We’ve seen all types of props: hats, towels and wigs, but not all good things come to an end. You can get to know him better in various Q&A videos, or see a whole other side to him (literally) in Really B – involving three alter-egos that might remind you of your BFF. [impulsive-and-inlove]
No, this isn’t Vinny from the Jersey Shore but I’m sure he gets that a lot. Meet 20-year-old Joe from Queens, NY and if you like what you see, you can basically have a date with him every Tuesday night when he uploads a new YouTube video. His rants are so relatable that I usually laugh hard enough to end up crying. He often invites his hilarious friends and family in his videos as well. Flashback to the 90s, high school problems and your first date are just some of his funny video topics. [jsantagatogifs]
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Poor Matt Damon just can’t seem to catch a break with Jimmy Kimmel. The late night television host always tries to squeeze the actor into a time slot on his show but they always run out of time. It’s understandable — I mean, given the choice between a Barbershop Quartet and the Good Will Hunting actor you’re going to choose the senior harmonizers every time.
Then Matt Damon FINALLY got his break; A place in the late night lineup that any Hollywood actor would envy to promote his new movie Promised Land. Unfortunately things didn’t go according to plan… or I guess they just followed the status quo when they ran out of time AGAIN.
But seriously, you have to love Matt Damon for playing along and enlightening us with a string of blurred out curse words we’ve never heard before. [Side Note: I feel weird just calling him "Matt" or "Damon," which is why I decided to refer to him by his full name in the entire post. He's just to epic to be called by one name.]
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UK’s Lawson will be doing a livestream interview with ANDPOP, in partnership with Universal Music Canada and YouTube on Feb. 1 at 7 pm ET. Our host Simon Mohos will be sitting down to chat with the guys in front of a live studio audience, armed with all your burning questions. PLUS, the four guys will be serenading you with their beautiful music, starting the show with a live performance.
It’s all going down in Toronto but the whole interview will be streamed live on YouTube. If you’re not a lucky member of our studio audience, you’ll be able to connect with us in real time on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook with your questions. Make sure to use the hashtag #LawsonOnANDPOP — let’s get it trending!!
Make sure to tune in on Feb. 1 at 7 pm ET. You’ll be able to watch it live here:
The closest I got to playing with a baby fox when I was a kid was when a squirrel I fondly named Clarke kept coming up to our back door and asking for peanuts. Unfortunately, one time Clark was a little too precocious and jumped on my foot in an attempt to come inside with me. I had to shake him off and said a silent thank you that I was coincidentally wearing thick UGG boots.
Meanwhile, this little girl got to play with a baby fox in the desert like it was no biggie. I’d add it to my bucket list but knowing my luck, I’d most definitely be attacked.