YouTubers I’m A Fan Of

Over the course of the last two years, I’ve spent quite a bit of time consuming content on YouTube. Some of the content I’ve been watching has surprised me in that I’m actually interested in the subject matter when I didn’t think I would be. Here’s a list of some of the YouTubers I’ve been watching.

Post 10

Post 10 is an individual based in Maine. He travels local areas as well as far distances in search of flooding caused by poor engineering, beavers, or unfortunate circumstances. He also mixes in videos of the “What if? variety. One of my favorites though is his exploration videos of places that are deep in the woods or sometimes right off the side of the road.

This is one of the channels where I didn’t think the subject matter would interest me, but here is why it does. When Post 10 unclogs a culvert or a blockage, seeing immediate results from the water rushing to equalize itself is pleasing. On top of that, when he’s unclogging a culvert in a somewhat powerful stream, the lack of him talking with the sound of rushing water is soothing. In fact, there’s one video in particular where the water running through the river is so loud, I sometimes watch that section of the video repeatedly with headphones on as it calms me down. He’s also a rail fan!

Here’s an example of what Post 10 does. On this day, he explores an abandoned railway that is being turned into a paved hiking trail. Some of the things he discovers is pretty cool.

Post 10

Ace Videos, High Adventure Videos

Ace and High Adventure Videos are brothers that live in different parts of the country now but share a passion in fishing and trying new things. Their videos feature a lot of catch and cooks and I have to be honest, their content is inspiring me to get into fishing. Because of their videos, I’ve purchased more seasonings and have eaten more fish. While commercials can be boring, High Adventure Videos puts a lot of effort into making them entertaining and worth watching. Skipping over them is a crime!

Ace Videos
High Adventure Videos

Me Ancient

Me Ancient is the father of Ace Videos and High Adventure Videos. After spending a few years being featured on both channels and acting as judge for catch and cooks, he started his own channel earlier this year. If you watch through Ace’s videos, he explains in one of them why they call their father Me Ancient. I think it’s a cool name

Me Ancient is a Veteran of the United States Marines and in his videos, he tries C-Rations and MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) that he has kept in storage over the years. It’s pretty funny to see what is still edible after 30-50 years. Hint, it’s always the Gum. When he goes into story mode, it’s always a good time.

Me Ancient

Wild Life

This channel features Payton, a Wild Live conservationist who does a lot of catch and release videos. He also throws out his net to see what there is to catch in various waterways. What’s fascinating about this channel is how much fish there is to be had around the city of Houston, TX through the various Bayous, drainage areas, and creeks. I don’t think most of Houston realizes they’re not far away from monster sized Sturgeon.

Crazy Quady

Quady is a guy I’ve recently started following for his down-to-earth nature and his growing ability to take people into remote areas of the country while sleeping in the back of his truck. In his video series where he travels from California back to Nebraska, he goes through some of the most awesome terrain along an Interstate I’ve ever seen. Of course, I’ve never driven past Chicago when going out west. He recently hit the 20K subscriber mark! Congrats Quady and keep up the awesome videos.

Crazy Quady

Hobo Shoestring

I’ve been following this gentleman for a long time and I’m so stoked he finally hit the 100K subscribers mark. He takes you on rides via his freight train adventures. He’s got plenty of stories, including how he went from practically dying to going sober and staying sober. He also battled Covid and survived. He was also hit by a car about a year or two ago and he survived that! If you end up questioning what happened to his hand, it was crushed by a rail car in an accident. For Shoestring, riding the rails is what makes him feel the most alive.

Hobo Shoestring

Report Of the Week aka ReviewBrah

It took awhile to get used to ReviewBrah but once I did, his videos have brought me joy. He reviews fast food items ranging from the latest in chicken sandwiches, to the craziest pizzas. He does these reviews in a classy suit with a matching tie without getting any of the food on them. The comment sections of his videos are some of the most positive you’ll see across YouTube. His sense of humor is on point and his way with words is unmatched. If you’re thinking about picking up the latest fast food creations, don’t do it until you’ve watched his review.

Incredible Lightning Video

While uploading the rest of my footage from the hail storm that hit northern Ohio on August 7th, I came across a featured video on YouTube of a lightning bolt. This was no ordinary lightning footage though as you can actually see all of the feeders traveling to the ground. Once one of the feeder bolts touches the ground, you can see the bolt light up with electricity. This is one of the best videos I have ever seen which clearly illustrates how lightning is formed.

Is this video a fake? Personally, I don’t think so. I think this video was taken with one of those super cameras which can take thousands of frames per second. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check out this post I did on a camera which shoots 5,400 FPS.

YouTube Stars Duel It Out

I came across this latest episode of SouthPark last night and I couldn’t stop laughing! During the show, a number of YouTube superstars are all within a room and end up beating the crap out of each other to figure out who has the biggest ego. The way the characters were portrayed was just hilarious.

YouTube Stars in this episode:

  • Chocolate Rain
  • Laughing Baby
  • Sneezing Panda
  • Star Wars Kid
  • Tron Guy
  • Numa Numa

And more.

Safe And Sound

Hello! I’m blogging from within my room inside of my home! After what seemed like an eternity, I have finally arrived home safe and sound from my trip to Dallas. I’ll have to tell you why it was a hellacious return trip some other day but for now, I have so much to do in regards to WordCamp Dallas follow ups that my mind is racing. I have photos to upload to Flickr, videos to YouTube, articles to write based on the event and so much more. It doesn’t help that when I opened my email in box, I was greeted with 120 messages. Thank goodness they are mostly email notifications letting me know people are following me on twitter or from various blogs letting me know of follow up comments.

At any rate, please keep an eye on this blog as you are sure to see a flurry of posts within the next few weeks. WordCamp Dallas was awesome and I’m so glad I went.

Funniest David Blaine Spoofs

Thanks to Mark Lima, I’ve discovered the insanely humorous David Blaine Street Magic Spoof videos. A guy that pretends to be David Blaine wreaks havoc on two individuals that fall victim to more than just Davids magic. The spoofs are very well done and the reactions and language used within the videos is down-right hilarious. After watching the third episode, I had to go back and watch the first and second episodes because I couldn’t get enough. In fact, the first spoof video that was created has over Twelve million views on YouTube.

I bring to you the first installment of one of the best comedy series on YouTube.

Don’t forget to check out Episode 2 and then Episode 3. If you put this up on YouTube, I’m going to EFFING SUE YOU DAVID BLAINE!

Pop Goes The Web2.0 Bubble

This came across the feedreader the other day but only now am I getting the time to post it. This is a hilarious Web 2.0 video with a catchy tune. It basically highlights all of the discussion that has taken place about the web 2.0 bubble. I laughed so hard when they showed the valuation of Facebook and it was almost as much as Ford.

Download the MP3:

The Web 2.0 “bubble” had it coming. A Silicon Valley music video by the Richter Scales.

Solo, video, arrangement and lyrics by Matt Hempey

Mixed by Bill Hare

Recorded by Jason Hunter & Charlie Forkish

Based on “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” by Billy Joel

Photo of Owen Thomas (Valleywag) by Lane Hartwell: