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Weird Al parodies Pharrell with 'Tacky'

The rise of YouTube means that anyone can share their own parodies of songs like "Wrecking Ball" or "Gangnam Style" — but the undisputed king of the genre is "Weird Al" Yankovic, who has been churning out parodies of top pop hits for more than 30 years. Show More Summary

Weird Al – “Tacky” Video (Pharrell Parody)

15 minutes agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

In the YouTube era, Weird Al’s shtick isn’t so novel anymore. The songs he spoofs on his 14th album Mandatory Fun — “Happy,” “Royals,” “Fancy,” “Blurred Lines,” etc — have already been parodied on the Web. But Yankovic realizes that he’d be better off with a more timely release strategy, not beholden to the LP [...]

This cat makes parkour look easy.

52 minutes agoOdd : Happy Place

Didga think I'd miss this jump? Didga the cat first tasted fame in her viral video CAT Super Skateboarding Adventure! Since then, YouTube's CATMANTOO has trained her as a "purrkour" expert. Parkour is the act of moving rapidly through an area, typically in an urban environment, negotiating obstacles by running, jumping, and climbing. Show More Summary

Germany Loses in Philosophers' World Cup

On the heels of its stirring victory in yesterday's Soccer World Cup, Germany suffered a last-second loss in the Philosophers' World Cup (click on YouTube button on bottom right to view video directly on YouTube to avoid interruption caused by blog's refresh rate):

Indie Music From Rumblefish Powers Soundtrack Of 1.4 Billion Monthly YouTube Views

Musicians and labels are getting paid use of their music in more than 1.4 billion monthly YouTube views through Rumblefish. Founded by a professional musician and film composer, their multi-year head start in the sector has made them attractive to large digital distributors, deep label catalogs, and independent songwriters. Show More Summary

The World Cup Streaker Is a Famous, Obnoxious YouTube Prankster

The guy who tried to steal Germany's World Cup spotlight by streaking across the field during yesterday's final is actually Russian YouTube prankster Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, also known as Vitalyzd. Read more...

SoundCloud, The Music Startup Twitter Almost Acquired, Is Reportedly Negotiating Deals With Major Record Labels To Avoid Getting Sued

SoundCloud is reportedly in talks with a number of major record labels, including Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Music Group. SoundCloud, sometimes referred to as the "YouTube of music," lets people upload and share songs. Show More Summary

Classic Fight Videos: Donald Cerrone’s Comeback KO of Melvin Guillard, Hunt and Bigfoot’s ‘Draw of the Century’ + More

(Props: YouTube.com/UFC) With some of the promotion's most crowd-pleasing stars returning to action in the near future, the UFC has released a bunch of classic fights to hype up their appearances. First up: Donald Cerrone's comebackShow More Summary

ESPN, BBC, ITV and RTE: Who Produced the 2014 World Cup's Best Closing Montage?

The end of the World Cup is a dark time and a great chance for TV to pull at your heartstrings with a montage of the best moments. And in 2014, we live in an age where those montages immediately find their way to YouTube, so you canShow More Summary

Survey finds a quarter of top YouTubers taking cut from publishers

A recent survey conducted by Gamasutra found that a quarter of YouTubers (aka Let's Players) with over 5,000 subscribers participated in payola, receiving compensation for coverage. The established game press has gotten itself into a tizzy about the...

Sudden Hail Storm on Russian Beach Catches People by Surprise

2 hours agoOdd : Laughing Squid

A Russian YouTube user has uploaded a video of a sudden hail storm on what is allegedly a Russian beach near the city of Novosibirsk. The video captures folks swimming and sunbathing running for cover as the hail intensifies. via reddit, Digg

Flight Between Tokyo and San Francisco Condensed Into an 83 Second Hyperlapse Video

2 hours agoOdd : Laughing Squid

YouTuber user psp747 has uploaded a video of a nine-and-a-half hour flight between Tokyo, Japan and San Francisco, California that has been condensed into 83 seconds. The video, which is comprised of 3,400 individual images, is a bit of an extreme example of hyperlapse photography, a variety of time-lapse shot over long distances. The short [...]

EVE documentary A Tale of Internet Spaceships now playing

Crowdfunded EVE Online documentary A Tale of Internet Spaceships is now viewable on YouTube. The 56-minute film was shot during Fanfest 2013 and it seeks to both introduce EVE to the uninitiated and to illuminate the period around the...Show More Summary

What it's really like to be a woman on YouTube

Where is the disconnect between female fans and female creators, and what is the community doing to make YouTube more accessible than the old boys' club of film and TV?

Amazon or perish?

ICYMI: After Hachette writers banded together behind their publisher (piles of tweets, an author petition, a hilarious Malcolm Gladwell YouTube clip, and of course our own Edan Lepucki in Stephen Colbert’s pre-order campaign), Amazon proposed...Show More Summary

Dog confused by bowling alley sensor

3 hours agoOdd : Boing Boing

I will not yield! [via YouTube. Thanks, Heather!]

LEGO Tower Building Robot Will Earn the Wrath of The Man Upstairs

YouTuber Hknssn loves to create whimsical industrial robots using LEGO Mindstorms, like the paper airplane maker that we saw last year. His latest creation is a robot that makes towers by stacking prebuilt modules. This will…

Chicago Black Community On Pres. Obama “Motherf Obama… He’s Going Down In History As The Worst President EVER!” [Video]

This video is about Chicago residents fed up with President Obama ignoring the black community and placing favor on illegal aliens at the southern border. One resident said, “Barack will go down as the worst president ever. youtube

How video upstarts can thrive in YouTube’s shadow

When I wanted to learn how to knit, I went to YouTube. Anytime I need to learn a guitar solo for a cover song my band is working on, I head to YouTube. I’m not alone in my use of … Read more ›

Numerous YouTube stars admit to being paid by publishers

Survey finds that some online personalities have accepted money in return for coverage. Nearly a dozen YouTube stars have admitted to accepting money from game publishers or developers in exchange for covering their games.Click here to read the full article

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