YouTube Guide: “Wizard of Meh”

YouTube's king of the remixes, Pogo, puts his own spin on The Wizard of Oz in "Wizard of Meh." Plus, Steve Greene explains why there are no "nice guys."

Mar 3, 2020, 3:40 am*

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Chase Hoffberger 

Chase Hoffberger

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) Pogo, “Wizard of Meh”

The new music video from Pogo finds the Australian composer (born Nick Bertke) draped in shadows and black and white, sucking on a pipe and donning headphones in one of the more precise supercuts we’ve seen in some time. The track—the 1:37 long “Wizard of Meh—ain’t half bad either.

2) The LEGO Group, “The LEGO Story”

LEGOs celebrates its 80th birthday this year, and to celebrate, the LEGO Group has created a captivating animated history of company founder Ole Kirk Christiansen and his unique vision to bring joy and a bevy of architectural skills to the world’s children. Spanning 17 minutes, the video covers Christiansen’s resilience, the company’s 1961 breakthrough, and the development of California’s LEGOLAND theme park.

3) Belle & Bernice, “Career in Fashion”

Lovely Belle wants to pursue a career in fashion, but she needs a little help with her interviews. Fortunately, she’s got a big sister in Bernice who fancies herself an expert in the art of interview conduct. The reality of the situation is that she’s anything but an expert.

4) Tamang Phan, “Johnny Depp Look”

This one’s pretty wild: an asian beauty tips vlogger morphs herself into some of actor Johnny Depp’s most well-known characters. Through the 3:49 video, Tamang Phan evolves from the great Willy Wonka to Captain Jack Sparrow to Edward Scissorhands, and pretty much nails each one.

5) Steve Greene, “The Truth About Nice Guys”

Ladies, sometimes you need a realist like Steve Greene to set the record straight: “There are no nice guys. All guys are assholes.” Okay, so maybe that’s not entirely true, but the fact remains that we may need to reevaluate our understanding of what it means to be a “nice guy.” It’s a tough talk, but somebody’s got to give it.

Photo via YouTube

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*First Published: Aug 13, 2012, 7:07 pm