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) World Wide Interweb, "The Ultimate Fireworks Fail Compilation"
Fireworks setting off car alarms. Fireworks scorching the scrotums of teenage punks. Fireworks exploding right back in the face of inexperienced pyromaniacs. For every grand finale, there's an even grander fail, now see. World Wide Interweb's got the ultimate collection.
2) Ray Charles, "America the Beautiful"
Real talk: There is nothing—nothing—that compares to a performance of Ray Charles singing "America the Beautiful." Even the mention of those two national treasures in the same breath is enough to send chills right down your spine. In this 1972 performance on the Dick Cavett Show, the great Charles riffs slowly on the American standard. As commenter MrChuckGrape wrote, "If Coca-Cola, apple pie, and baseball record a song, this is what it would sound like.
3) Samantha Schuerman, "Red, White & Blue Baby!! 4th of July Makeup!"
What's a better way to show your true colors than dressing your face up in red lipstick and blue eyeliner and heading out for a ketchup-coated hot dog? Beats me, so follow this handy-dandy how-to guide from YouTube makeup star Samantha Schuerman.
4) Bill Pullman, "Independence Day Speech"
There are great patriotic movie speeches, and then there's Bill Pullman's Fourth of July address to the international soldiers hell-bent on defeating the aliens that invaded our planet in the 1996 Will Smith-starring blockbuster thriller Independence Day. Everybody say it with me now: "We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight!"
5) Andrew Dawson, "Facebook Stalker"
Across the pond where Independence Day means very little, British sketch comedy writer Andrew Dawson riffs on the ills of casual Facebook stalking. The video's hosted by the BBC but appears to be picking up steam stateside. Yesterday, comedian Rob Delaney called it "delightful."
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