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YouTube Guide: How not to do your taxes

Tax Day is coming. Here’s exactly what you shouldn’t do about it.


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) Slacktory, “How not to do your taxes”

Americans: If you waited until the very last second to do your taxes (they’re due in the mail by Apr. 15), don’t do anything this guy says. He visits his accountant and finds there’s a lot less to claim as a tax deduction than he originally thought.

2) Zach Prewitt, “The View: A ‘Back-to-the-Camera Shot’ Supercut”

The shot is a classic: a character stands front and center as he or she stares into a vast landscape, out to the audience, or to even face the battle ahead. It’s in way too many movies, but always hits its mark.

3) SchleppFilms, “Gays React to Gay Marriage Debate”

Schlepp Films heads to New York City to find out just how the gay community feels about the current gay marriage debate. Speaking to a number of people, their candid answers paint a hopeful future in which they can one day get married.

4) The Slow Mo Guys, “Paint Exploding at 15,000 fps”

With a few tubs of paint and some “bangers,” Daniel and Gavin are able to demonstrate how an explosion looks when filmed at 15,000 frames per second. Once the bottles are placed in a holder, they manage to stay in place.

5) Rhett Price and Josh Knowles, “Subway Violinists – I Knew You Were Trouble”

Watching street performers is nothing new if you’re in a major city, but these two violinists managed to capture their audience (and some money) after they covered Taylor Swift in a subway station.

Photo via Slacktory/YouTube

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