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YouTube Guide: “The Mediocre Gatsby”

Gatsby’s cousin isn’t quite as great.


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) Bath Boys Comedy, “The Mediocre Gatsby”

Two friends get an invitation for a party at Gatsby’s. It’s not that Gatsby, but one of his cousins, who doesn’t have the finesse, funds, or the popularity to draw anywhere near as big of a crowd. And now that Prohibition is over, a beer run doesn’t seem as exciting.

2) Greg Karber, “Abercrombie & Fitch Gets a Brand Readjustment”

People are still outraged at Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries’s attitude towards plus-size women, so Greg Karber goes to a Goodwill store, buys all of the Abercrombie clothing, and gives it to homeless people on Skid Row to transform the brand’s image.

3) Clip Nation, “How to Open a Beer – The Ultimate Compilation”

Why make things easier for yourself when you can show off instead? Using various body parts, food, transportation devices, tools, and weapons, these people open their bottles and cans of beer with varying levels of success.

4) Norman Dreger, “Bald-headed Eagle takes fish right off my fly line”

Norman Dreger is fishing when when an eagle comes in and steals the fish on his line. To add insult to injury, he loses his fly line when he tries to reel it in.

5) Peter Hollens, “Les Miserables Medley”

Peter Hollens teams up with his wife Evynne and they put their own twist on the a capella Les Misérables medley, which still sounds fresh even though we’ve long since been sick of hearing the soundtrack.

Photo via petergilroy/YouTube

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