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YouTube Guide: The debt limit, explained

Master explainer C.G.P. Grey has everything you need to know about the debt limit debate in one quick video.  


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Jan 21, 2013   Updated on Jun 2, 2021, 3:06 am CDT

With more than 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) CGPGrey, “The Debt Limit Explained”

Now that the Presidential Inauguration is over the focus will soon go back towards the debt ceiling, but if you find yourself confused over the jargon, C.G.P. Grey breaks down the concept of a debt limit and the current financial situation.

2) 105-106 Capital FM “Google Translate Cover Of ‘Call Me Maybe'”

After CDZA ran “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” through Google Translate, it was only a matter of time before someone tried another song as one radio station runs “Call Me Maybe” through 14 different languages in Google Translate, although end result doesn’t flow with the music nearly as well.

3) Davey Wavey, “What Gay Guys Think About Vaginas”

Gay men have a lot to say about vaginas. In a series of interviews, they reveal through their giggles and explanation of what female genitalia looks like that, while it’s not for them, they wouldn’t be here without it.

4) Roman Atwood, “Feeding The Homeless Prank”

In his latest prank, Roman Atwood and his friends aim to feed the homeless as they call a local pizza joint and order food for the “undercover agents.” The reaction is priceless.

5) John Elerick, “Shortest Film”

A short film about one man trying (and failing) to find the time is eclipsed by the Easter egg-filled credits, but at least they run slowly enough that you can actually read all of the names—because otherwise we would have missed such important people as Downton Abbey for Scenic Charge, Usain Bolt for Tracking, and countless others who worked on the film.

Photo via CGPGrey/YouTube

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*First Published: Jan 21, 2013, 8:13 pm CST