YouTube Guide: Amy Poehler addresses anxiety

Amy Poehler gives some advice for dealing with anxiety in the latest episode of The Smart Girls Club. Plus: Gangnam Style comes to Skyrim!


Michelle Jaworski


Published Sep 28, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 10:19 am 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) The Smart Girls Club, “Anxiety. Ask Amy. Ep. 7”

Actress Amy Poehler is back to answer your questions in the latest episode of “Ask Amy.” This time, she tackles different ways you can get rid of or reduce anxiety in a lot of social situations. And if you feel like a weirdo, Poehler’s Parks and Recreation costar Aubrey Plaza offers some advice for you: “If you feel like a weirdo, it’s okay because weirdos rule the world.” (She would know.)

2) Skyrim, “Gangnam Style Dance”

Over 300 million views later, people still can’t get enough of Korean rapper PSY and his viral hit. YouTuber abexomotron1, who makes Skyrim videos, decided to make the guards from the RPG dance “Gangnam Style” with the help of a motion download and a plugin.

3) FUNKER530, “U.S. Soldier Survives Taliban Machine Gun Fire During Firefight”

Part of an ongoing documentation of the war in Afghanistan, YouTuber FUNKER530’s videos give the audience a firsthand look at combat. The cameraman went out to draw fire so his squad could get away safely, and he was shot four times. He survived without any major injuries.

4) Alanis Morissette, “Basket Case”

Alanis Morissette appeared on Wednesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote her latest album, Havoc and Bright Lights, and performed a haunting rendition of Green Day’s “Basket Case” in honor of frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, who checked into rehab for substance abuse following an onstage meltdown at the iHeart Music Festival earlier this week.

5) AwesomenessTV, “iPhone 5 Box Prank

The latest prank from the guys at AwesomenessTV was simple: Dress up like an Apple employee, wheel a bunch of boxes to unsuspecting people who have waited outside the store for hours, tell them that you’re carrying the iPhone 5, and drop the boxes. The reaction is priceless.

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*First Published: Sep 28, 2012, 7:32 pm CDT