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Old 12-26-2018, 12:14 PM
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What are you watching right now? - Difficulty: on YouTube


So I've watched a couple of interesting things on YouTube recently. The cinefix and nofilmschool are a cut above the usual film lists/reviews online and PapersWeLove has some good explanations of CS papers. I've also seen quite a few good history documentaries (and a lot of absolute garbage) and the incredibly cheesey but somewhat entertaining unofficial Warhammer fanfic Helsreach

What are you dopers watching on Youtube that you'd recommend?
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Old 12-26-2018, 12:16 PM
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I actually meant for this to be Cafe Society BTW.
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Old 12-26-2018, 12:32 PM
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Roadkill Two guys from Hot Rod Magazine generally buy an old classic muscle car, fix it up as much as they can in a couple days, and drive it hundreds of miles to race it. Generally lots of foul-ups and breakdowns but they take it all in stride and have a great time. If you like the Top Gear budget car challenges with less snide comments you'd like Roadkill. I will say the early Roadkill episodes were better, the newer ones are a bit more disjointed and promotional.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Full episodes and "best-ofs", some the worst movies and best snark you'll ever see.

Zebra Corner Mahk makes great parodies of Chevy and other commercials. His parodies of the Chevy "real people" commercials are what sold me.

Demolition Ranch A cool nice guy from Texas goes out in the woods and does all sorts of crazy tests with firearms. He's actually a veterinarian, which I guess pays for all his firearm toys.

Videogame Dunkey A very funny guy that reviews and screws around in video games. He acts dumb but most everything he says has some pretty good satirical statement deep down.
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Old 12-26-2018, 12:49 PM
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Don't Trust the Rabbit - Funny, quirky German woman talking about language and culture.

Townsends - A channel dedicated to exploring the 18th Century American lifestyle. Lots of cooking and food preservation videos.

America's Test Kitchen - 'nuff said

TRY Channel - Irish people, usually drunk, trying things. Mostly recycled from the old (now defunct) FACTS channel.

Today I Found Out - Odd, often dubious history. Don't take it too seriously but it's well presented and often kind of funny.

CinemaSins - Watch a movie and turn the snark up to eleven.

There are others but that will do for now,
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Tabieats - two personable Japanese guys travel around Japan, Hawaii and Asia. They try local dishes and also taste-test Japanese snacks.

Squirrel Hunter - Englishman with incredibly soothing voice thins pest grey squirrel populations with a silenced air rifle.

Scott Rea Project - village butcher shows you how to break down beef, pork, and lamb carcasses into saleable cuts. Also, he cooks up English meat dishes.

Travel Thirsty - un-narrated videos of Asian (but mostly Japanese) fishmongers cutting up various species of fish and preparing them in yummy dishes.

Nara Hirokazu - again un-narrated; Japanese chef shows you how to clean fish, prepare sashimi, and various other simple and delectable Japanese dishes in his small restaurant.

Mousetrap Monday - guy in the Pacific Northwest tests out various mousetraps, both antique and newly-created, to see how well they work (or don't).
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Demolition Ranch A cool nice guy from Texas goes out in the woods and does all sorts of crazy tests with firearms. He's actually a veterinarian, which I guess pays for all his firearm toys.
He also has the channel Vet Ranch.
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Vet Ranch is a YouTube Channel created by Dr. Matt Carriker in 2014. Our goal is to spread awareness of the many homeless animals in need of medical attention. It all started when he received an after hours call to euthanize a stray dog that had been hit by a car. After picking up the dying pup from a dark road and taking it to the clinic, Dr. Matt saw a glimmer of life in her eyes and made the decision to try to save her rather than euthanizing. He pulled out his trusty iphone and began to film the process of bringing the sweet black lab back to life. The rest of the story can be seen here. Having built a large audience on his Youtube Channel, Demolition Ranch, Dr. Matt set his sights on using that success to kick start a second channel focused on animal rescue cases. Since starting the channel on a whim with Janieís video, Vet Ranch has grown tremendously and we hope to be able to continue to help more and more animals every year!

In most of our cases, an animal is pulled from a euthanasia list by a rescue and then brought to Vet Ranch. We work in Partnership with Abandoned Pet Project to provide the necessary medical treatment for our patients. Once the patient is healthy enough, the rescue steps back in and helps to find a foster or a forever home. All patients are spayed or neutered, caught up on vaccinations and started on parasite and heartworm preventatives before being released from our care. We could not be more thankful for all of our supportive viewers and the awesome rescues that take over finding homes for our patients. Vet Ranch would not be possible without them!
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Old 12-26-2018, 06:29 PM
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So I've watched a couple of interesting things on YouTube recently. The cinefix and nofilmschool are a cut above the usual film lists/reviews online and PapersWeLove has some good explanations of CS papers. I've also seen quite a few good history documentaries (and a lot of absolute garbage) and the incredibly cheesey but somewhat entertaining unofficial Warhammer fanfic Helsreach
I'll second CineFix. Although, The Mirror doesn't have to be on every list.
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Old 12-27-2018, 08:41 AM
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I 2nd Townsends. I'm also been watching a series of reenactments in the UK - Tudor Monastery Farm, Victorian Farm, Edwardian Farm and Wartime Farm. Historians spend a year living the lives of the people who would've run those farms at that time, using the same tools, eating the food, wearing the clothes, etc.

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I actually meant for this to be Cafe Society BTW.
Off we go, then!

Moving thread from IMHO to CS.
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Old 12-27-2018, 09:02 AM
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I've been watching a ton of Cinefix lately. I usually stick with WatchMojo/MsMojo etc, but the Cinefix ones are in a different league.

Someone upthread mentioned The TRY Channel. I stumbled on to that one a week or two ago and have watched quite a few of them as well. You could do the same thing with any group of people since half the American stuff they try is obscure enough that many Americans probably haven't tried it either, so at least to a point it's less 'watch Irish people try...' and more 'listen to Irish people talk'. Still really entertaining though.
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Demolition Ranch A cool nice guy from Texas goes out in the woods and does all sorts of crazy tests with firearms. He's actually a veterinarian, which I guess pays for all his firearm toys.
He has sponsors who pay for ammo and send him stuff. Sometimes viewers or sponsors send him stuff to shoot as well (titanium, bullet proof glass, body armor panels, etc). Even with his vet salary he wouldn't be able to afford everything he does on the channel.

He is also making a fortune in merchandising.

Once Demolition Ranch really took off (which he says surprised him) he did the same thing with Vet Ranch, which has also become very popular. They work with some sort of abandoned pet project and also take user donations to fund their vet work. Many (most?) of the animals they save are on euthanasia lists at local shelters and would have been put down if they hadn't saved them.

Off The Ranch is his family channel.

He seems like a nice guy.

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Today I Found Out - Odd, often dubious history. Don't take it too seriously but it's well presented and often kind of funny.
Another favorite of mine. The same guy (Simon Whistler) also has a lot of videos on the TopTenz channel.

If you are into airplanes, I can recommend Mentour Pilot and Captain Joe. I am not a pilot (and never will be - I hate to even fly), but I find them interesting.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwp...P5tNgmMdexB3ow
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC88...7kf8uhPWyBTn_A

Scott Manley has an interesting channel about rockets and space stuff.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxz...sMrPmbm6Nxvb-A

Lindybeige is, well, um... Lindybeige. He's a bit eccentric, extremely long winded (why explain something in 5 minutes if you can take 20?), but interesting, nonetheless. A lot of stuff about weapons (from ancient to modern), tanks, and other stuff.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9p...sp4UKrI8q0zjXQ

Jay Leno's Garage:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQM...L38KPm8kM-4Adg

There are a bunch of "Jason Drives" videos on the Jalopnik channel that are interesting, if you want to see some of the worst cars ever made. This one will get you started:
What It's Like To Drive The Worst Car In The World
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Old 12-27-2018, 09:51 AM
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I'll third Townsends and add Techmoan. It's a Youtube channel that reviews and repairs old electronics (aka stuff that was new when I was a youth.) Also contains good reviews of modern gadgets and toys.
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What kind of money does a youtuber make from the monetization of his/her channel? On some of the ones I watch, it doesn't look like they have a job or other means of support. On one of my channels, there's a video posted or a livestream just about every day.
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I agree with Cinema Sins, but it's not snarky in the least. The better adjective is "ironic." The clearly lve movies and half the sins are basically joking about the whole concept (and they're quick to praise the good by removing sins). It's also very funny.
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Old 12-27-2018, 08:16 PM
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Best of the Worst - very funny guys watch three bad movies, discuss them, and choose which is the best of the worst. From the guys that made the Mr. Plinkett Star Trek and Star Wars review. One of my favorite shows on TV period.

They just watched Home Alone 4 with Macaulay Culkin. It was pretty funny.


Lockpicking Lawyer - guy is a lawyer during the day, but makes lockpicking videos for fun on youtube. He's good at it and is fun/fascinating to listen to while he picks the locks.
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Old 12-27-2018, 08:19 PM
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Looking at my home page to check out what I do watch, I am a bit shocked to see how much YouTube I watch. I watch more YT than regular TV. There's a lot of craft, arty and hobby stuff. A coupla three of examples:

Adam Savage's Tested. Used to be Adam and Jaime but they seemed to have had a professional falling out.
Peter Brown. He doesn't upload as often as all the other guys but he's still my favorite.
Bobby Duke Arts. Someone else, not me, described him as if a golden retriever became a gifted human artist. Sometimes I find his goofiness annoying and yet I watch.

My very first subscription on YouTube was for SciShow and I quickly became a Green Brothers devotee. All of their associated channels are great, even the non-learning ones like Vlogbrothers

Thank you for Townsends! Yesterday I watched Modern History TV's 5 episodes on Medieval food

King of Random and Crazy Russian Hacker. I don't know why I lumped these two together, they just go together in my head.

Stumbled across La Guardia Cross's New Father Chronicles when his first daughter was about 6 months old. They have become my weekly 4 minutes of family zen.

Plus so much more. I'm a little ashamed.
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Old 12-27-2018, 09:19 PM
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I'll second CineFix. Although, The Mirror doesn't have to be on every list.
Would you prefer The Third Man be on each list twice instead?
If it's a list about best use of lighting, best use of shadows, noir, twists and so on and so forth, you can be The Third Man will show up.
(FWIW, it's one of my favorite movies, but still.._
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What kind of money does a youtuber make from the monetization of his/her channel? On some of the ones I watch, it doesn't look like they have a job or other means of support. On one of my channels, there's a video posted or a livestream just about every day.
Based on comments from the youtubers themselves, many of them do make enough money from their channels that their videos are their only source of income. Youtube has been screwing over its content providers more and more as time goes by though, and most content providers have additional income from sponsored ads inside their videos or external funding through merchandising or something like Patreon. The youtubers will often provide more in-depth videos or some sort of extra content for their Patreon supporters, so those who support them do get something extra for their money.
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Altered Carbon, on Netflix. Re-watching, actually.
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I enjoy "Townsends" too. Great way to see how our ancestors lived, in a modern context.

I also like:

8-Bit Guy (does modern computer things with vintage equipment)

Emmymadeinjapan (woman of Japanese descent cooks and eats oddball things)

Ask A Mortician (self-explanatory; she's also very entertaining)

Dan Bell's videos, especially his channel about dead shopping malls, and of course "Another Dirty Room", where he and his friends check into cheap motels and point out the filth contained therein

Cayleigh Elise (true crime series, most of it involving unsolved cases)

Zdoggmd (physician who talks about medical issues, and also adapts popular songs into tunes about diseases; he's best known for things like "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Sepsis" and "Ebola" to the tune of the Kinks' "Lola")

MrMBB333 (specializes in unexplained sky phenomena)

and of course, Dr. Pimple Popper. No explanation needed there.

As for monetized videos, my brother has a channel which he uses mostly to display his new paintings or give updates on his gardens during the spring and summer. A couple years ago, he did a video about how he used his wet/dry vac to clean his gutters (his multi-level house is built into a cliff and one gutter is probably 50 feet above the ground) and that one got views in the 4 figures, at which time he actually got some money from it.

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...Dr. Pimple Popper. No explanation needed there.
I'm surprised I forgot about these. These are very watchable and highly recommended.

Other channels that are maybe worth investigating:

gtoger - Edited security camera footage from behind an industrial building in Dallas. Watch the idiots ignore all the "NO PARKING" signs and watch the tow truck drivers make the idiots $150 poorer. Now with "Tinkle Timer" bonus footage.

If you feel that your IQ is getting dangerously elevated then you can watch (almost) every episode of The Red Green Show at RedGreenTV. If you're not familiar, this is not sophisticated humor. It's maybe half a notch above the Three Stooges. I love it.

And of course you can grow out your afro, find your happy place and watch every episode of The Joy of Painting ever. This channel alone completely justifies the existence of the internet.
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I love Red Green! Ever seen their movie "Duct Tape Forever"? No RG fan should live their life without seeing this. One of my local PBS stations still airs that program.

I also forgot about the Hydraulic Press Channel, probably because I haven't watched it in a while. Warning: Major time suck! Lauri and Anni (Finnish husband and wife) have several sister channels which are also worth watching.
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Does anyone here watch Ethan & Hila? (pronounced hee-la; she's Israeli.) They're a married couple whose shticks I don't usually find funny, but other people obviously do because their videos get literally millions of views.

They got my attention because she's about as close to a doppelganger of my sister as anyone could be.

I've also watched quite a few videos by Guildbrook Farms (homesteading family) and Pressure Luck, a gay guy who demonstrates Instant Pot recipes; his husband is not usually in the videos but sometimes he is. And how could I have forgotten about Phyllis Stokes ("My website is southernfrugal.com" - never mind that it hasn't been updated since 2012; she posts almost every day) and her delightful demeanor which accompanies her simple but tasty recipes and stories about her dogs and her husband, Mr. Bucky? Well, IDK about that tomato aspic being tasty, but anything else? She could cook for me and prepare me a glass of sweet tea any day of the week.
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If you are into airplanes, I can recommend Mentour Pilot and Captain Joe. I am not a pilot (and never will be - I hate to even fly), but I find them interesting.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwp...P5tNgmMdexB3ow
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC88...7kf8uhPWyBTn_A
The next level up is VASAviation, which takes the radio exchanges between pilots and ATC and synchronizes it to a radar display so you can visualize what's going on:
https://www.youtube.com/user/victor981994

Especially compelling was the audio between ATC and a 17-year-old student pilot on her first solo cross-country flight, when the wheel fell off her plane on takeoff:
https://youtu.be/B229-KLudTo
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gtoger - Edited security camera footage from behind an industrial building in Dallas. Watch the idiots ignore all the "NO PARKING" signs and watch the tow truck drivers make the idiots $150 poorer. Now with "Tinkle Timer" bonus footage.

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Holy crap, that's a funny channel. I watched about an hour's worth of videos before going to bed last night. It looks like the parking lot is near a bar district, and people are so desperate to get to the bars that they're willing to risk the "no parking" lot. A lot of the louts show up looking already half-wasted, too. Also, vomiting!
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This affable guy tears into old vehicles and machinery and takes us along for the ride. Just really habit forming.
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I'll third Townsends and add Techmoan. It's a Youtube channel that reviews and repairs old electronics (aka stuff that was new when I was a youth.) Also contains good reviews of modern gadgets and toys.
If this is your cup 'o tea, you might enjoy Mr. Carlson's Lab, a highly technical poster who likes to restore vintage electronic test equipment and other stuff. He leaves no stone or capacitor unturned, and a simple explanation takes forever, so it might be too slow going for some, but this dude sure knows his shit. Also, he pronounces the "l" in "solder." Is that a UK thing?

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The next level up is VASAviation, which takes the radio exchanges between pilots and ATC and synchronizes it to a radar display so you can visualize what's going on:
https://www.youtube.com/user/victor981994
A very interesting site. I suspect the audio is speeded up like 30%. Perhaps it shortens the episode, but can people really communicate effectively like that?
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Dust- a YouTube channel for sci-fi shorts. Has a bit of a Liquid Television feel. They seem like pitch videos rather than pilots or sometimes even complete ideas, but many of them are really good.
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A very interesting site. I suspect the audio is speeded up like 30%. Perhaps it shortens the episode, but can people really communicate effectively like that?
VASAviation will often cut out irrelevant parts of the audio, but otherwise that's really how pilots talk. ATC communications are pretty standardized; both pilots and controllers know what to expect so they can be really terse.
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How To Make Everything. Regular nerdy guy tries making everyday things from absolute scratch. He's working on try number 5 on getting clear glass. Here's his quick take on making a sandwich from scratch. He has a much longer and in depth video for each step in the process.
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Does anyone here watch Ethan & Hila? (pronounced hee-la; she's Israeli.) They're a married couple whose shticks I don't usually find funny, but other people obviously do because their videos get literally millions of views.
This is h3h3Productions, right? I tried them and could not get the joke. There were a few funny moments, but it just wasn't for me. They are very popular on the internet.
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I just had to post about AvE. This friendly, slightly warped denizen of the great North tears into all manner of tools and consumer goods and has a ball when doing it. His review of the Rollie - Fleshlight for Eggs is typical.

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And just remember - keep your XXXX in a vice.
Ya know, I always thought he meant that literally. However, anyone who watches regularly knows that when chickadee is in the room, he doesn't use any bad language, and he'll often have say the 'keep your dick in a vice' line, but it's slightly modified to 'keep your Richard in a bad habit'. Makes a lot more sense.


Anyways, since this got bumped, I'll add a few more. Let's start with Frog Leap Studios and Ten Second Songs. They both do amazing cover songs. Frog Leap does metal versions of well known songs (I'm not a metal guy, at all, but he's really good), Ten Second Songs does all kinds of songs in all kinds of styles. They're both very worth listening too.

If I didn't mention it before, go find Tommy Edison. It's all life as a blind person, but he's got a really good sense of humor (and laughs at his own jokes) so it's pretty light and fun to watch.

Next there's Vinheteiro. He plays (mostly) classical music on the piano, but like the others I mentioned, it's very good. I like to just sort of zone out and watch him play, though the way he mugs the camera the entire time can be a bit unnerving.

Lastly, there's the Slow Mo Guys. Kinda self explanatory.
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Lately I've been watching the Clickspring series of a guy making a copy of the Atikythera machine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML4tw_UzqZE&t=342s
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A UK man with an interest in geography* has decided to walk in a very precise straight line from one side of Wales to the other. He is trying his hardest not to deviate, even if this means walking through people's back yards and fields, climbing over fences, hedges, through lakes and dense forests, all while not getting any permission from the Farmers he is stealthily avoiding. The weather is another issue that confounds him, having chosen to do it in winter.

It's an ongoing series, not yet fully uploaded. Here's the playlist, they're about 30 mins long each.

*He usually plays games like Geoguessr
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Our own Mangetout has a very entertaining channel where he does various things including weird stuff in a can and scambaiting.
https://www.youtube.com/user/AtomicShrimp


Numberphile is interesting if you're a math nerd, or maybe even if you're not.
https://www.youtube.com/user/Numberphile


Pleasant Green does scambaiting, or at least that's how he started. I HIGHLY recommend his LIE-BERIA playlist which begins as typical scambaiting but then takes a totally unexpected turn which includes him actually traveling to Liberia. It's so good I've been considering starting a thread on here just about this story.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5jN...dHnQqieE1UaMVp


For more typical and humorous scambaiting, check out Kitboga.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm2...w1BaWeFszZxUKw
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