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YouTube Guide: “The Great Catsby”

Baz Luhrman’s new Gatsby meets Disney’s The Aristocats.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

With more than 72 hours of footage uploaded every minute, it’s physically impossible to keep track of the content on YouTube. In YouTube Guide, the Daily Dot will curate its five favorite finds for each workday.

1) Guyism, “The Great Catsby Trailer”

When you pair off The Great Gatsby with The Aristocats, you start to notice the similarities between 1922 New York and 1910 Paris. O’Malley spends his time chasing after Duchess, which could have unintended consequences if they follow the path of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan.

2) Supercut Online, “Nooooooooooooo – The Supercut”

When one o in “no” just won’t cut it in a particular situation, use the pain and anguish from these actors to get your point across. While excessive, it does get your point across better than saying it yourself.

3) AweMeChannel, “Blacksmithing Klingon Bat’leth”

Tony Swatton is a longtime fan of Star Trek—he even made a Mac’leth for Star Trek: First Contact—and unsatisfied with the Chinese knockoff of Worf’s Klingon Bat’leth, he decided to make his own version.

4) Mike Rowe, “Catch Phrase: I’m Jumping on Your Couch”

After getting a request from Janice McMillan to narrate part of her mundane existence, Mike Rowe complies. He gives a dramatic narration of the video (which shows an attempt to get a group photo) and makes the photo op into a matter of life and death.

5) The Austin Stone, “Man catches flying bird with bare hand”

A man manages to catch a bird that flies right into his hand while hunting for quail, which is leading some to question whether the video is real or if it’s another Golden Eagle hoax.

Photo via guyismdotcom/YouTube

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