Things we’ve searched up on Google this week:
- “How many days are in February this year?”
Hey, we’re not embarrassed. The number of times we’ve searched this is about equal to the amount of times we’ve checked the spelling of the month itself. If anything, February is the one with the problem here.
- “What time do the Oscars air?”
You bet our office is full of film buffs! Additionally, we’re a bunch of nerds who don’t shy away from a late bedtime, so we suited up in tuxedos and gowns and flopped down on the couch with a bowl of popcorn to celebrate this year’s Academy Awards. It’s not like we’re ever fully awake on Mondays anyway.
- “Where can we find this week’s best YouTube content in all of the UK?”
Luckily, we have your back on this last one. As always, we’re shining the spotlight on some pretty spectacular videos, so let’s get into it. Less searching, more scrolling!
My 1800s Favourites – Lex Croucher
We’re starting things off this week with a video you never knew you needed. No, trust us, you really, REALLY didn’t know you needed it.
Yes, that’s Lex Croucher in a gown and bonnet, giving us her favourite products from the year 1800. We mean, anyone who says they didn’t appreciate a good tin can or two this year is clearly lying. Where else would all us nineteenth-century folk get our questionably-edible (though wonderfully preserved) food?
Staying Productive While Unemployed – thatjennybee
We’ve all been there: summer holidays spent sleeping in until noon with our one accomplishment for the having been putting on a pair of trousers that we didn’t have to fish out of the laundry. And while those cheeky few hours of extra sleep feel good, the end of the days seem to leave you feeling a bit empty.
In her latest video, Jenny Bingham chats about the struggles free time can usually bring about, and the feeling of productivity that seems to have evaded her during her period of unemployment. The key lies in setting small, achievable goals and finding ways to keep yourself busy, even if your activities are sewing some festive pudding baubles. Seriously, we’re not sure we could even feign unhappiness if surrounded by minuscule felt Christmas puddings.
Thanks for the inspo, Jenny!
What’s the + on LGBT all about? – Student Pride
Did you know that there are over twice as many gender identities as there are Harry Potter movies, and over three times as many sexual preferences? The Student Pride channel pushes these facts into light this LGBTQ+ History Month by examining the plethora of flags used to bring each individual community together. Sure, the flags do make for a fun game of Guess Who, but student Pride acknowledges them as a symbol of togetherness while reigning in focus on the “+” aspect of the acronym that’s so often underappreciated.
Personally, we’re all for the emergence of the axe-wielding Battle Lesbians sub-sexuality.
Dating A YouTuber | Spill The Tea – Evan Edinger
Turns out, it’s a whole lot like dating any other person, just with a fair amount more online cameos. Jokes aside, the pair bring up some serious points of contention. Balancing an online persona with your personal one is no joke, especially in a world of shipping and oversharing. Even worse, try to imagine explaining YouTube to someone who has never heard of it? Oh, the horror! We’ll stick to watching Evan spill some more tea for now.
The Chainsmokers – Paris | Cover – Samantha Harvey
You know those people who you wish you could despise because of their unfair amount of talent, but can’t because they’re just genuinely too lovely? Meet Samantha Harvey, whose channel we’ve been heart-eyes for for quite a while now.
This week, she’s adding to an impressive list of covers (and reasons as to why we’re envious of her), lending her voice to The Chainsmokers’ Paris. With her angelic vocals and seriously killer metallic eyeliner, Samantha’s chilled, acoustic rendition is sure to put a positive spin on your Monday.
Pass the popcorn, we’ve got more videos to send your way!
He’s alive, he’s uploading and he’s A-ing your Qs! Your favourite perpetually exhausted lemur, Chris Kendall, takes to the online sphere once more for a triumphant return, and we’re hoping this time it’s for good!
If you kept up with Tom Ridgewell‘s Scrap’d Week, then you’ve surely been privy to some quality sketches that unfortunately never saw the dim light of our laptop screens. However, this episode’s story detailing the infamous Oreo drama will go down as one of our faves. What do you mean you can’t just turn all explosions into spontaneous bursts of glitter?!
Stop by stuffbyJas‘s channel, where she and her friend Lucasys have revamped her original song Paint Me into a harmonious duet. We formally request that every song in existence be rewritten for these two to sing in a four-part harmony backed by some plucky ukulele.
Stunning is a bit of an understatement when it comes to describing Jake Dudman‘s trailer for his new documentary film, Save The Rhino Vietnam. After covering the film announcement last year, we can’t wait to see what we’re sure will turn out to be an incredibly poignant and beautifully shot piece of art!