Videos I Liked This Week

I almost made an addendum to last week’s video round up because right after I published it I discovered ContraPoints. Totally coincidence that someone mentioned their friends listen to ContraPoints and using new slang they don’t understand on Twitter and I figured Contrapoints was a rap group but then YouTube slumped together a beauty column that had make up tips from a ballerina and this video.

I get the new slang problem.

Contra is brilliant, honest, comedic, insightful, academic, street, strong, vulnerable, and straightforward about her own confusion. I recommend any video she’s put out in the last year.

and here’s that Ballerina video because I found it likeable too. Although I was shocked in the comments to find out she’s considered to have started tragically late at age 11.


And this video I’ve also been sitting on waiting to talk about for 6 days (which in internet time is roughly a decade). Because I wanted to do a video about training like One Punch Man and the things it would lack, then this hombre says everything I was going to say and a whole lot more in a video that looks better than any video I’ll make for years. So I tip my hat to the master:


I usually put music stuff at the end but there’s so many videos to get through I don’t want to organize anything.

I used to watch this video multiple times a day. In the pre-YouTube era where I’d actually downloaded it.

I desperately wanted to be a rockstar when I was young but not for the artifice, for the real nuts-and-bolts behind-the-scenes stuff. I loved photos and videos of musicians in-studio doing the work.


Followed by – this is just Shoe being lovable.


Some neat history


Literally any Wes Watson video. It’s fun that I’m still picking up prison slang from him and now a bunch of trans slang from ContraPoints at the same time. It’s a wide world on the Tubes.


A little nostalgia fest from Todd In The Shadows: my step-dad loved Cyberpunk, it was one of the only albums he owned. And I had no idea what The Mummer’s Dance was until I heard the first note and thought oh right, the album that every mother in North America was issued when I was young.


In more time-wasting news, Liv watches this guy’s videos all the time and I finally got sucked down the rabbit hole as well. On her last day off we got bakery treats and ended up watching videos for 5 hours.


Back on a serious track: This is problem I can relate to, I’m always hankering for some snacks in the evening.


And back to time-wasting: Echo Charles mentioned this guy once on the Jocko Podcast and yes, it turns out he is funny.


And we’ll wrap up with more ALL OBSTACLE videos. Which aren’t time-wasting if they help you with the first commandment: Stay Inspired.

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