YouTube Guide: “10 Not-So-Useful Life Hacks”

Tumblr kingpin Pleated-Jeans makes your life easier, Jack Douglass corrects your YouTube grammar, and the vlogbrothers prep you for school. 


Chase Hoffberger


Posted on Aug 8, 2012   Updated on Jun 2, 2021, 1:09 pm CDT

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) Pleated-Jeans, “10 Not-So-Useful Life Hacks”

Tumblr kingpin Pleated-Jeans wants to help make your life easier, and he’s taking to YouTube to do it. In “10 Not-So-Useful Life Hacks,” the man born Jeff Wysaski shows viewers how to best fill out a word count, handle roommate tension, and get that wayward hunk of gum out of your hair. People, take note: These may help! But they probably won’t.

2) Jack Douglass, “Your Grammar Sucks #35”

Everybody knows that YouTube’s comment section is the Internet’s foremost cesspool of junk, but is anybody besides Jack Douglass actually doing anything about it? The YouTube star’s lengthy Your Grammar Sucks series took a turn towards the hip-hop today on its 35th installment, a 3:30-long rap culled from terrible YouTube comments.

3) Vlogbrothers, “An Open Letter to Students Returning to School”

Attention, students of the world. School’s coming back into session. Prepare your book bags. To help you get psyched for the upcoming semester, vlogbrother John Green runs down the gamut of subjects you’ll likely take and lets you know just how you’ll be able to apply them into your daily life outside the classroom. If it doesn’t get you in the mood for school, maybe it’ll help lessen the burden just a little bit.

4) Matt & Mary, “Breakfast Manners”

Real-life married couple Matt and Mary are having trouble getting along in the morning. One wants to see some manners, the other doesn’t know what that means. And thus, breakfast in the Matt and Mary household becomes a series of snoozes, sniffles, and shared toothbrushes. They love each other, sure, but nobody said love was easy.

5) Rejected Pitches, “E.T”

What would the Above Average Network have done if they could have received Steven Spielberg’s E.T. pitch in 1982? Well, for one, they would have knocked the “little brown turd” off at the end—something to which Spielberg certainly wouldn’t take kindly. Give the execs behind “Rejected Pitches” a second chance and they’d change E.T.’s name to Eddie. Actually, on second thought, maybe it’s best that Above Average Network didn’t intervene during preproduction 20 years ago.

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*First Published: Aug 8, 2012, 5:29 pm CDT