147 Things is the first book fromYouTube star, Jim Chapman. The YouTube star has put pen to paper to create a book of random facts about life, the universe and bellybuttons. In this overwhelming world, Jim offers us up some facts and stories about life as we know it.
I’ve said this before, and I’m very open about this, but the only reason the Latte Lindsay YouTube channel exists is because it is easier to make money over there. And I don’t judge people who create content for YouTube just for the money. But even if you are only there for the money, you end creating content that reflects your opinions and who you are. Except if you are Nicole Arbour.
I think it’s safe to say that anyone who goes on YouTube is there for the money. I’m not judging you if you fall into this category because I’m right there with you. If you have been over on the Latte Lindsay channel then you will be familiar with our podcast and it does deal with some “interesting” things that could cause us some backlash. Although I’m not happy with the backlash, trolling or whatever term you want to use, Ryan is. But the big question is, is it safe to be on YouTube now, even if you are only in it for the money?
It might surprise you all that I don’t live in the internet all of the time. There are times that I crawl out from under my rock and join the big world with some normal human interaction. This is what we have been up to this week…
I’ve been trawling across the wasteland of the internet apocalypse, looking for nuggets of idiocy to shove down your fat, ugly, easily offended throat hole. These are the best things I’ve found all week, ranging from the sublime to the downright bizarre.
That said, lets begin.
When it comes to plumbing the depths of human stupidity, I like to consider myself something of an expert. These are some of the most depressing, ridiculous, asininely idiotic things I’ve seen all week.
Seriously, fuck our species.
Before we get started, I should clear some things up about myself.
I have Aspergers Syndrome, for those who are not in the know, it’s a form of high functioning Autism which, in my case leads to difficulties in communication, social anxiety and a whole litany of other completely brilliant differences between me and the average, or “neurotypical” person.
That last part was sarcasm by the way, another thing that people with Aspergers sometimes have difficulty with.
Recently I was toying with the idea of starting a YouTube channel and vlogging (or video blogging) on there. I’ll be honest, I’ve heard the term “YouTube millionaire” thrown about so much I was more than tempted to try to join the club. I debated with myself the reasons why I should or should not. What if I’m talking and people can’t understand a word I’m saying with my Northern Irish accent? I don’t know how to edit videos, can I even do it on a laptop? Or should I just skip the editing thing and make it raw, untouched, and honest? But what am I going to talk about? The same things I talk about on here? Does anyone even watch videos like that on there?