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The best aesthetic

Published July 14, 2019

The best aesthetic

I’ve talked about Zac Efron’s YouTube channel before because I do applaud people opening up and sharing their workout insights - and it’s fun to see Zac win and lose against his celebrity friends. In his most recent video, he pairs up with Alexandra Daddario and they have a mega workout with medicine balls and generally kill their cores. One bit that stood out to me was Zac admitting the following about his Baywatch body:

Sloth, not so much a deadly sin

Published February 1, 2012

Sloth, not so much a deadly sin

Earlier this week, I caught sight of this amusing video featuring Kristen Bell on the Ellen DeGeneres show. I’m only vaguely aware of who Kristen is, but she’s telling a cute story about her boyfriend introducing her to a sloth, and how she flipped out over it. At first, I raised a judgemental eyebrow, but then I considered what would happen if a panda came to my house. Then I was right there with her.

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?

Published September 27, 2010

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon the new Tumblr account for Sesasme Street. I’m not exactly a huge Sesame Street fan, although of course I watched it as a kid. I was more interested in the fact that it was an official account, using YouTube and in-house videos to show snippets from the show. I looked around a bit more and found they also have a regularly updated podcast with the same kind of content.

YouTube vs. Viacom - The gloves are off

Published March 19, 2010

YouTube vs. Viacom - The gloves are off

The background Viacom is suing YouTube for the copyrighted material that keeps appearing on the video sharing site. Viacom thinks YouTube should do more to stop it happening, whilst YouTube are hoping for safe harbour from the DMCA - meaning they do their best but ultimately can’t be held responsible for what users upload. The blog post On the official YouTube blog, a post appeared yesterday with some rather revealing information.

Full length TWiT on YouTube

Published March 5, 2010

Full length TWiT on YouTube

I’ve mentioned in a couple of MFC episodes that YouTube are doing more and more to bring content into the site, moving away from the home video side of things, and dealing with broadcasters and networks. I’ve not really invested too much time in watching what’s available, although I do keep my eye on what deals they’re making. It came to my attention yesterday that our hero Leo Laporte has his TWiT videos available on YouTube now as well.

YouTube takes on the TV

Published December 18, 2009

YouTube takes on the TV

I’m not sure how long this has been around for, but I noticed today that YouTube have a new section called Shows. This is an expansion of the idea that broadcasters and networks have been signing up and posting clips of their TV programmes to YouTube in an attempt to a) stop people ripping their stuff and b) still use the site as a marketing tool. Now, though, there is the option to watch full episodes of selected shows.

Watching TV on YouTube

Published November 15, 2009

Watching TV on YouTube

It’s all about Doctor Who today, naturally, as we eagerly await the second Tennant special that leads up to the two-part festive end-of-doctor-ten story. I can’t wait. While the time drags on, though, I discovered (via The Doctor Who blog) that some of the classic episodes are available to watch for free on YouTube. Full episodes provided by BBC Worldwide. There are also other series on there, such as Dead Ringers, which has full episodes, and many nature programmes and others that only have clips as well.

Who's on first?

Published June 18, 2009

Who's on first?

Since I watched Rain Man, and learnt about this Abbott and Costello phenomenon, I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. I keep bugging Mr C by saying “Who’s on First?” and then getting annoyed when he doesn’t know what to say. Not that either of us know any of the sketch to carry on with, but it’s fun catching him off guard. It is amazing to me that a sketch can continue to be timeless and supremely popular after 70 years.

How many social networks is too many?

Published June 17, 2009

How many social networks is too many?

I’ve noticed a couple of posts recently, in my feed reader, that suggest apps that will help to keep track, and even publish your own lifestream. I sat back for a minute, and thought, how many social networks can there be? I know there are some niche ones out there, book clubs, wine groups, things like that. But how many actual social things are there? Then I discovered one of many User Name Check sites, that allow you to see where your preferred username is taken, and which sites you can still go to nab what you want.