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Off-topic: What are your favorite guilty pleasure videos on YouTube?

This is completely off-topic but I’m curious: What are your favorite guilty pleasure videos on YouTube? That is, videos that you might be embarrassed to admit you watch but that you compulsively watch anyway. Or, heck, maybe you’re not embarrassed at all. Kitten videos? Pimple popping videos? Russian car crash videos? News anchors screwing up? Dudes sitting in the bathtub yelling about 50 Shades of Grey?

Whatever it is, let me know.

I kind of have a little bit of an ulterior motive.

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Castle
Castle
6 years ago

Dudes sitting in the bathtub yelling about 50 Shades of Grey?

Dorp
Dorp
6 years ago

I will never be able to get enough of BABYMETAL…..

davidknewton
davidknewton
6 years ago

DON’T ASK.

srssrsly
6 years ago

Daily YouTube let’s plays. Raocow has been making videos daily for about 7 years and I’ve more or less kept up.

Jay Elmore
6 years ago

Here are two for me.

PSY – Gangnam Style: http://youtu.be/9bZkp7q19f0
Crab Dance from the Oregon Aquarium: http://youtu.be/X_KBocbAD5s
And the best music video EVER: Rock Sugar – Dont’ Stop the Sandman: http://youtu.be/Mr4HffbAUTk

Jay Elmore
6 years ago

Ok, so I can’t count. 🙁

srssrsly
6 years ago

Daily YouTube lets plays. Especially Raocow. He’s been making videos at the rate of 1 or 2 a day and I’ve more or less kept up.

srssrsly
6 years ago

(I mean to say, I’ve kept up since 2006, so about eight years.)

M. the Social Justice Ranger
M. the Social Justice Ranger
6 years ago

I love watching people play (well, attempt to play) Godawful broken video games. I’ll spare the embeds of any with commentary, since the MST3King tends to devolve into a mindless swear word salad, but here’s a voiceover-free classic:

Jane
Jane
6 years ago

Anything warhammer 40k related

Scott Hamilton
6 years ago

Clouded leopard cubs.

kittehserf
6 years ago

Let’s see – Engineer’s Guide to Cats and the various ones by those guys

Cole and Marmalade

Shorty and Kodi

True Facts

Cat or dog videos generally

That said, I don’t spend much time on YouTube; most of what I see comes from here. If I’m on YouTube, I’m either looking for a song or a scene from a film.

Fred_the_Dog
6 years ago

I love Gangnam style parodies. Also the original. Plus anything that has dogs being, well, dogs.

Kootiepatra
6 years ago

For the gamer types, here’s a video of two Icelandic gamers messing around in Surgeon Simulator: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYjCXjIeNJk

(Contains strong language and a quasi-cartoony depiction of major surgery, so it may not be for everyone, but omg it made me cry laughing)

Kootiepatra
6 years ago

Oh and, of course, a classic go-to is any video of Maru ever made.

Noadi
6 years ago

Makeup videos. I don’t even wear makeup that often but I find the way some people (not just women) can transform their looks in such creative ways absolutely fascinating to watch.

Lexica
Lexica
6 years ago

Maybe it’s because I live in an apartment and wish I could make changes (can’t even paint), but I find the tile installation videos from Schluter Kerdi very soothing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C1s3YNYnfc

Xanith
Xanith
6 years ago

Kind of a guilty pleasure for me are “boyfriend does my make-up” videos. It’s only guilty because I don’t know whether or not the thought behind them is based on exploiting gender roles like “lol boys can’t do make-up.” :/ But it is hilarious watching people who are clueless about make-up try to put make-up on someone who’s actually good at it and kind of trying to not look horrified at how much they’re messing up.

And some of the guys end up actually knowing what they’re doing much to the surprise of their girlfriend. There’s a lot of variety to these videos.

greyskye
greyskye
6 years ago

This video, I watch it at least once a day and have for about a year. It cracks me up every time – http://youtu.be/sxpLiQgdTI0

emilygoddess - MOD
emilygoddess - MOD
6 years ago

Noadi, that does sound interesting. Got amy recs?

Personally, I enjoy a good abscess lancing. And I love “the weird part of youtube”, where the really wacky conspiracy videos live. I’ll post some when I get home.

laughnwitch (@laughnwitch)

It is animal videos I have some of my youtube on social and political stuff and some on cute animals and stuff like that.

katz
6 years ago

One of mine is definitely this Frozen/World of Warcraft mashup.

John Strycharz
John Strycharz
6 years ago

Here’s Nina and some lip-syncing rug-rats to tell you how Xmas trees are grown. (Spoiler: it takes both kindness and L-O-V-E!)

tiko72
tiko72
6 years ago

Music video’s from the 90’s . KLF, blur, four none blondes and pretty much anything because to anyone under a certain age the 90’s were awesome.

Real guilty pleasure – random cat videos and of course Maru,who’s an utter munch!
Guilty pleasure because my cat is not happy about me looking at other cats on the internet.

MrFoster
MrFoster
6 years ago

Emperortigerstar’s history videos might be a less than guilty pleasure but I can’t stop watching them:

The Vaults of Terra might be the nerdiest video series on the internet, it’s just a nice sounding British guy reading from the Warhammer40K wiki, and I consume enough related media that I probably don’t need to listen to him, but it has a certain appeal:

https://www.youtube.com/user/VaultsOfTerra

Though the only thing I really feel guilty about wasting my life on is pet collective:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePetCollective
TOO MUCH ADORABLE

Ellesar
6 years ago

At one point I did watch quite a lot of Minaj and the like, but I am over it now!

BTW – anyone see Black Mirror White Christmas? UK telly. Excellent bit on PUA, Charlie Brooker has not lost his touch.

MrFoster
MrFoster
6 years ago

Oh and one more thing: I’m subscribed to just about every zero-budget horror series on youtube. I was there from Marble Hornets’ second season to it’s less than thrilling climax, currently enjoying Keratingarden and WhisperedFaith.

John Strycharz
John Strycharz
6 years ago

Drop the pee? That figures!

mildlymagnificent
6 years ago

There’s nothing I watch regularly, but there are a couple of categories that I seem to have an urge to indulge in excessively for a few days, maybe a week, at a time.

The usual assortment of kitties and other cuddlies/funnies.
Flash mob dancing. Started with this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQLCZOG202k Now I find if I watch one, I have to watch more.
Opera and other classical music.
A dozen or so favourite science related videos.

For some inexplicable reason, I detest cooking videos.

atwm25
6 years ago

I watch and rewatch Dragon Ball Z Abridged. If someone I know walks up to me I’ll exit out of it really quickly.

Cuddlesquid
Cuddlesquid
6 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XID_W4neJo and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbJIxHQLYxI which are best described as “I am Maru the cat, and I will sit in ALL THE BOXES.”

Lady Mondegreen
6 years ago

This important PSA film: CATNIP: EGRESS TO OBLIVION?

Another PSA (learning is fun!) this one from Harry Enfield is titled Women: Know Your Limits

Lady Mondegreen
6 years ago

Oh and I love this version of One Toke Over the Line by Lawrence Welk’s Dale and Gale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8tdmaEhMHE

wiredwrists
6 years ago

Classic crabcore videos and COD playthroughs and commentary vids.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GncK6IuY8OA

AbsintheDexterous
6 years ago

Underwater Meowing

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/75646468715255107/

Cats after anesthesia. I feel awful for laughing at this but I can’t stop.

I’ve watched them a million times.

Noadi
6 years ago

Probably my favorite is Vintage or Tacky because I really love her style https://www.youtube.com/user/vintageortacky

LadyMarchHare
LadyMarchHare
6 years ago

Dancing. But I’m not guilty about it. I just can’t seem to stop. I dance and sing everywhere. In my car, grocery shopping, out for a walk, at work (home depot, as greeter, and any dept I’m in), with my cats, at the pool, while I eat. What I lack in talent, range or rhythm, I make up for in unrestrained enthusiasm.

AbsintheDexterous
6 years ago

LOL, the meowing one:

My friend and I try to make that noise, because that’s hilarious.

contrapangloss
6 years ago

So much song a day and pentatonix.

And john williams is the man, but I already hit a different thread with that one.

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

That kitten is almost painfully adorable.

One video I can’t get enough of is the dubstep remix of lines from The Room

I also love watching old episodes of the amazing Canadian kids show Are You Afraid of the Dark?
The Tale of the Super Specs is my favorite

Mongo
Mongo
6 years ago

Wigs and pasta always go together.

Pretty much anything posted by the Memory Hole is worth watching.

teabug
teabug
6 years ago

Cats falling into bathtub videos, people freaking out by spiders, fail videos overall.

The mixing bowl just kills me. 😀

Binjabreel
6 years ago

Well here’s where I out myself as a giant fucking dork, but I’m obsessed with videos of continual zooms into fractals. I found one of the Mandelbrot set that goes to like 10^-127.

Also, I’m inordinantly fond of old government psa’s, like some of the ridiculous shorts they used to have before the movie sometimes on MST3K.

Amnesia
Amnesia
6 years ago

I-
I like watching Miku Miku Dance (MMD) videos. Specifically ones with Attack on Titan/Shingeki no Kyojin character models.

Binjabreel
6 years ago

I love “Egress to Oblivion”!!

And I totally forgot: I can watch supercuts or recuts of ads all the time, like this one of people in infomercials who literally cannot even:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=08xQLGWTSag

wordsp1nner
wordsp1nner
6 years ago

So besides cat videos, I like watching craft how-to’s. I’m trying to learn how to quilt, so I watch videos like this:

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

Another thing I love is horror shorts by Drew Daywalt. Mockingbird is a great one.

serrana
serrana
6 years ago

People running from the cops while driving their piano.

Karl Winterling
6 years ago

Star Fox “Corneria” a cappella: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4U22Y6orcI

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