Well folks, that’s it. We’re nearing the end of August.
The good news is we’re officially done with all those pesky exam result days. We’ve also had a ridiculous amount of sunshine, which in turn gave us the perfect excuse to eat copious amounts of ice cream, and we’ve had an excuse to spend our days lying in the sun because it’s been way too hot to move.
The bad news is it’s almost September, which means… well, we all know what it means, don’t we? Quick, we need a distraction! On with the videos!
You don’t legally have to go to school. – boyinaband
Two things: 1) TenEighty is absolutely not condoning anyone dropping out of school, whether it’s legal or not. 2) We REALLY missed Dave Brown‘s videos in our sub box!
We can’t say that we ever faff around on the internet and find ourselves looking up our human rights, but we’re sure glad that Dave’s internet sleuthing is slightly more productive than ours. The result of all this browsing and researching is a genuinely fascinating video about all sorts of different types of education that exist.
boyinaband for education minister, anyone?
Blind People Can Draw: Seven Second Challenge! – YesterdaysWishes
We’ve been absolutely in love with Lucy Edwards‘s channel for quite some time now. Usually, she’s giving us some serious makeup envy whilst simultaneously smashing any misconceptions we may have had about life with a visual impairment. This time around, she’s challenged herself to draw a plethora of different things… in seven seconds! (We couldn’t draw some of these things in seven minutes, let alone seven seconds.)
If you find yourself with a spare afternoon, we highly recommend you watch your way through Lucy’s other videos too. We guarantee you’ll learn a lot and laugh a lot too.
My Sexuality (a NOT Coming Out Video) – Noodlerella
It goes without saying that there have been a plethora of coming out videos uploaded to YouTube in the last few years, which have in turn helped lots of people with their own coming out stories, and Connie Glynn is adding to that. Sort of.
Connie makes some really interesting points about her experiences of not needing to come out while there being an overwhelming need for YouTubers to declare their sexuality to their audience. We do agree with her that the YouTube community is generally an overwhelming accepting space, so hopefully the only way from here is up!
Touch The Sky – Brave (Cover) – PetesJams
What could we expect from Pete Bucknall other than a Disney cover? We mean, it’s totally unexpected – it’s not like he’s ever mentioned a love for Disney before, or done any form of Disney singalong at Summer in the City, is it?
Luckily for us, Pete’s gone and done a Disney cover. And not just any Disney cover, a Brave cover. Some words to describe it would be “awesome” and “yaaassss”. Pete, why can’t we have your talent?
BRB, just hitting repeat on this for the next little while…
What NOT to say on a Date – KishenTanna
We’ve all been on some bad dates. Of course, we’ve never been the reason for said dates turning bad (we’re all fab at TenEighty HQ, obvs), but most of us have a bad date story or two. Luckily, Kishen Tanna has made this very handy guide of things not to say on a date, which we will absolutely be distributing to all relevant people ASAP.
Thankfully, none of us have been called an Oompa-Loompa on a date (imagine!), but sometimes we do feel like it’s only a matter of time before some of these things actually happen. Oh dear.
Need a bit more to distract yourself from that looming school start date? Fair enough, here you go!
The ever lovely Maisie Peters has come up trumps with another stupidly catchy original song, which will be swiftly added to our playlist of Songs We Really Like And Need To Listen To On Repeat For The Rest Of Our Lives. We know, it’s super catchy.
And finally, Scola Dondo has made a very important video addressing the lack of diversity in this year’s Stand Up to Cancer YouTuber lineup. It goes without saying that Stand Up to Cancer is a fantastic event, but Scola is right: more diversity is needed and will allow for the event to reach an even wider audience.