We’ve hit March! Gosh.
It’s almost like we shouldn’t be shocked that time continues to move onwards at a reliably steady rate.
Merging alcohol, music, food, sex and ink, here are some of our picks from the past week on YouTube. Wear protection.
DRUNK ADVICE WITH JACK HOWARD – Hannah Witton
We think you should watch this video purely to hear how Jack Howard’s laugh develops the more he drinks. Also, at one point Hannah Witton pretty much does the splits while taking down male entitlement.
The merry pair go on to dispense some brutal, honest solutions to their viewers’ problems. Topics include: A levels, university and dating – all of which are answered constructively with in-depth reasoning and various different arguments cited. Undeniably, they are role models for us all.
Also, forget Jaws and The Shining, this video contains the best zoom shot ever AND IT’S JUXTAPOSED WITH AN ANTI-FRIEND ZONE EXPLANATION. Too much.
Spaghetti Sadness – Christy Meape and Finley John
The acting, camera work, concept, music, continuity – everything in this video is GOLD. Even the frequent shouting is top notch.
Why did they make this video? To educate. We’ve all played ‘the floor is lava’ at some point in our lives, but have you ever stopped to consider just how dangerous a simple, polished floor can be? Now you know the risks. This is how you raise awareness properly, people.
What They Don’t Teach About Sex – Emma Blackery
SEX. SEEEEEEEEEEEX. Sex.
That opening line was only slightly less informative than modern-day sex education, and Emma Blackery is pretty annoyed about it.
And while there’s definitely some teaching going on about what bits go where and why there’s suddenly a tuft of hair near/on that crevice, it isn’t enough and often misses huge sections of very important stuff. Thankfully, the internet is a vast source of information (some of which is actually reliable!), which means that people who want to learn about parts not included in the school curriculum have somewhere to find it. But this shouldn’t really be the case.
Genuine question: were you ever taught about trans* people? Asexuality? Emma pokes fun at the current education system in a light-hearted, funny way, but underlying the whole video is the need for us to tell the people in charge that something needs to change.
Hypnotic Ink Physics in 4K Slow Motion – The Slow Mo Guys
ALL OF THE SHINY COLOURS.
Gavin Free and Daniel Gruchy are back with the prettiest slow-motion video of their careers so far. This time it’s all about ink.
A fish tank, a big piece of paper stuck to a tree combined with a really sunny day, and the results are amazing.
At times the video almost strays into sciencey territory but then they start squirting ink at each other’s faces and it’s all good again (and also shows a lesson about karma.)
Dewdrops – Aimie Stacey
Disembodied hands – CHECK.
Skills – CHECK.
Wherever you are in the UK, it’s probably been raining recently. You know, that water stuff from the sky. Great, innit.
And according to Aimie Stacey – the lovely girl presumably attached to the disembodied hands in the video – this piano piece is best enjoyed with the sound of rain. We couldn’t agree more (so here’s a link to a 10-hour rain soundtrack to prove it.)
She’s very talented, the visuals are beautiful and, to be quite honest, the whole thing is making us feel a bit inadequate. Soothed, but inadequate.
Do you have a spare 68 minutes?
This week has actually been pretty decent for YouTubers making short films. Grab yourself a beverage of your choice and make some time for The Fleeting Little Life of Peter Wright by Tim Hautekiet and Sammy Paul, Rocks That Bleed by Bertie Gilbert, and Ringo by Jack Burke. They’re worth it (and we are also kinda very proud.)