YouTube Guide: “Six Reasons Neil Armstrong was a Badass”

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Hank Green of the Vlogbrothers pays tribute to the legendary astronaut. Plus, a celebrity booze endorser and a must-see “Gangnam Style” mashup. 

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) Vlogbrothers, “Six Reasons Neil Armstrong was a Badass”

The Vlogbrothers don’t usually post videos on Monday, but in light of Neil Armstrong’s death, Hank Green had to hop on and wax poetic about the six most “badass” things the legendary astronaut ever did. Among them, Green reveals that Neil Armstrong once threatened to sue his barber after the man tried to sell a snippet of Armstrong’s locks to a celebrity hair collector. Oh yeah, and he was the first person to ever walk on the moon, but you already knew that.

2) Bored Shorts TV, “Kid Snippets: Dance Class”

The Bored Shorts crew reels in two neighborhood kids to write a two-minute snippet about dance class, one in which James Andersen and Richard Sharrah must decipher between pirouettes, “something awesome,” and the highly revered swan.

3) Harry Shearer, “Celebrity Booze Endorser”

There’s no more natural progression in show business than when an aging rocker turns to pushing products to make ends meet when the music well’s run dry. Too cool to sell cell phones, most turn to fashionable alcohols and go nuts with their promotion. The Simpsons and Spinal Tap veteran Harry Shearer thinks this is a funny little sequence—so funny, he had to write a song about it.

4) Flight of the Conchords, “Feel Inside and Stuff Like That”

It’s been three years, but the Flight of the Conchords are back. The comedic troupe teamed up with a gaggle of Kiwi celebrities to raise money for Red Nose Day, a telethon put on by British charity group Comic Relief. The live premiere goes down tonight. In the meantime, scope this behind-the-song kid-side chat and studio session. The Flight of the Conchords guys: still got it.

5) PSY vs. LMFAO, “Sexy Style”

It’s actually surprising that it took this long for someone to pit “Gangnam Style” sensation PSY against U.S. mascots LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It,” but clearly it’s for the betterment of the people that they did. Thanks to YouTube mashup artist Benedict Tamidles, we can finally get a glimpse of how wild something can get when you take two of the most over-the-top entities on the planet and fit them onto the same video.

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