YouTube is an ever-growing platform for all your video consumption desires. And while, honestly, 93 percent of it is total dreck, that sweet 7 percent delivers more entertainment than HBO, Netflix and Hulu combined in terms of both value and amount! This month we’re looking at a new set of five YouTube channels that are really great – and that’s an understatement. So grab a comfortable chair, get your ‘full screen’ button ready to click, and enjoy these great channels immediately. Your boss will understand.
It’s tough not to talk about YouTube without bringing up Jenna Marbles and her fantastic series of lifestyle-meets-rant videos. Jenna Marbles proves that your content quality matters so much more than the quantity of it; having just completed her 203rd video, she has an incredible 1.5 billion views! Jenna combines things the internet loves including cute animals, raw dialogue, and being an attractive girl herself. Though, the real success to her channel is her commitment and dedication to her craft. Her channel will teach you How to Dance Like a White Girl, will tell you What a Girl’s Shoes Mean, explains Things Boys Don’t Understand, and so much more. Do yourself a favour and check out her channel immediately.
Entrepreneurs, business owners, or just the average person grinding out the day trying to make a life for themselves will always run into depressing times. It’s just a fact of life. When you are feeling a little bit out of whack, or you need some general life advice on how to improve your situation, Marie TV is a great place to spend 30 minutes or so. Her videos are short and designed to give you some uplifting suggestions to improve your love, life, prosperity, and happiness.
There is no other channel that has done more for the Sharpie marker than Vi Hart’s! The channel is a nerdy dream, involving complex concepts, a love of triangles, and some random musings – but all delivered in drawing format. Vi acts as both the narrator and the ‘hand’ drawing the visuals on her channel. She has talked about everything from net neutrality to dragons, to a simple tutorial on how to draw a perfect circle. She uses tons of colour and every video is actually quite entertaining and interesting to watch!
Leave it to a Russian to create one of the most badass channels on YouTube. FPS Russia is a channel dedicated to one man’s pursuit to shoot every gun, explode everything, and test every weapon on the planet. Looking at his top videos you’ll find a Fully Automatic AA-12 Shotgun, a Drone with a Machine Gun, a Mortar, a 40mm Machine Gun, and a Glock 17 with Explosive Ammunition – but you will also find ‘skits’ wherein his character takes over and a bit of a storyline emerges. The channel is incredibly testosterone filled and will certainly not be a favourite with those who fear guns. But, in truth, this channel is just awesome.
The incredibly successful website College Humor creates some of the funniest videos on YouTube. Their most popular videos always involve gorgeous women, sexual topics, and awkward situations – fitting their demographic perfectly. As a rule of thumb, if you are planning to watch College Humor at work you should probably shut your office door and put on some headphones to avoid any awkward situations in your own life. If laughter is the best medicine, then College Humor’s YouTube channel is your daily doctor to keep you well.
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