YouTube Guide: "Mitch Was a Writer"
With over 72 hours of footage uploaded every minute, it’s physically impossible to keep track of the content on YouTube. But in YouTube Guide, the Daily Dot will curate its five favorite finds for each workday.
1) Modern Comedian, "Lynn Shawcroft—Mitch was a Writer"
Cult hero comedian Mitch Hedberg had a dry style of humor that relied on one-liners and strange non-sequiturs. It was unorthodox, and it was hilariously effective. Hedberg passed away in 2005 at the age of 37, but his influence still grows to this day. Tuesday, the folks at Modern Comedian debuted an 11-minute documentary detailing Hedberg's humor and personality—as narrated by Lynn Shawcroft, Hedberg's wife of six years.
2) Mr. Diesel, "Baddest Pitbull Ever"
This one's actually two years old, but it just popped up with good reason. Mr. Diesel's pit bull has found himself the perfect toy: a rope swing that hangs about six feet off the ground in a backyard. Filmed to the tune of DMX's "Ruff Ryders' Anthem," the pitbull proceeds to swing from said rope swing for a full five minutes.
3) Minute Physics, "London Bridge Was Sold to the US!?"
Anybody who's watched the Olympics this month has surely seen more than enough shots of London's famed London Bridge, but does anyone know its history? According to the whiz kids at Minute Physics, it's actually received two pretty legitimate makeovers since going up in the late 13th century. The second iteration got redone in the 1960s, and when it was refurbished, the old model got sold to developers in the state of Arizona. You can now find that bridge somewhere across the waters of Lake Havasu, where it's the third most popular tourist attraction in the southwestern state.
4) The Computer Nerd, "Ice Cream on the Beach"
That lazy, hazy California flow employed by rappers like Young L, Tyler, the Creator, and Lil B has now extended into the YouTube world. Parody mastermind the Computer Nerd debuts "Ice Cream on the Beach" today, and it's without a doubt the most faded, laid-back ode to frozen dairy that you'll hear all week.
5) Poverty Resolutions, "1,400 Eggs Dropped on Someone's Head"
The plotline behind this video's pretty self explanatory. The purpose, a little less so. Poverty Resolutions wants to expose just how dire today's poverty situation is, and they've done so by dropping 1,400 eggs on one of their friends' heads. That's one egg for every million people living on wages of less than $1.25 every day.
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