Self-Care Clips, or How YouTube Saved My Life

Internet videos are amazing. We all know this. I am just glad we have massive amounts of funny music videos, crazy cat videos, and weird whatever videos. The expansiveness of the Internet has allowed me to laugh and use that laughter as self-care. 

I have definitely returned to YouTube hopping in the last two weeks to fuel the self-care laughter.

1. “Taste You Like Yogurt”

I still do not know if Turquoise Jeep is supposed to be taken seriously or not. It doesn’t matter to me. Flula Borg is a fantastic YouTube star and his special guest role on this song might be one of the greatest pop collaborations of the 21st century. It is a challenge to even make it through the clip because it’s almost too awkward and funny.

2. He-Man sings 4 Non-Blondes’ “Whats Up?”

I just discovered this video a few days ago and I can’t look away. I grew up with He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. The homoeroticism between He-Man and Skeletor that exists in the original series is lampooned amazingly here.

3. “Idiot Boyfriend” by Jimmy Fallon

Way before he hosted Late Night or the Tonight Show, Jimmy was just the awkward skinny nerdy guy on SNL. This song perfectly captures the Fallon that was to come. Bonus for the great Zooey Deschanel appearing in this video.

4. Gene Gene The Dancing Machine

I just found out that Gene had passed recently and it made me look up all the videos they had on YouTube. I am too young to remember the Gong Show when it aired but my parents always used to talk about Gene because that’s my dad’s middle name. So Gene was always present in my life, even if I didn’t know what the reference really was. I have to say I love that Gene became a cultural icon.

5. Sonic Forrest I Totally Get You Now!!!!

6. Hippo Surprise!

Because I am really 12 on the inside, I watch this video and I can’t stop laughing. Sometimes you just need base level comedy.

7. “A New Wave” by Sleater-Kinney

Not funny, but definitely awesome. Of course Tina would love Sleater-Kinney

I am glad to have been distracted another week. Self-care can be hard but I am learning what I need to do for myself.

By Alyson

Queer Pop Culture Junkie in the Northwest. Addicted to Coffee, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Fantasy Sports, The Mountain Goats, and Tottenham Hotspur.

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