I should admit up front that when I get sucked into youtube, I really get sucked in. It’s an evil place, youtube, full of the train-wreck sort of weirdness and overdose cute that I apparently find irresistible. Yay me.
It usually starts with such innocence. A co-worker mentions a funny song, the “Kitty Cat Song” and I go check it out, because I’m going to see her the next day, and I know she’s going to ask if I did. (Yes, I did, and now it’s forever looping around and around in my head, thanks SO much!). Or there’s a link in an email to a video the sender is sure I’ll enjoy. And I do. Immensely. I also enjoy the frajillion links along the side of that video – and do you know how many videos there are of moose attacking humans? More than there are actual moose, I’m positive.
But now and there I find a true treasure, and I’ll actually subscribe. Chad Vader. Simon’s Cat. The guy who posts the minisodes of Rescue Me, because I just can’t be bothered to turn on the TV for a five minute “show”. And then there’s “eclairification”. I thought for quite some time her name was Claire, because that would sort of make sense, wouldn’t it? But then I clicked her profile to subscribe, and discovered her name is Elizabeth. Huh…so much for assumptions. Anyway, she’s a girl who ‘vlogs’ about totally random things, and I quite like her, actually. I wonder if that could possibly be because she gets extremely (and unapologetically) nerdy about Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, books, and a number of other things that touch my heart and give me hope for America’s youth? So I subscribed to Elizabeth’s vlog, unaware that she was close to reaching her 100th subscriber, and therefore close to fulfilling her promise of baking each of her 100 subscribers their very own cupcake.
On September 11th, she carried through on her vow, and not only made all 100 cupcakes, but filmed each and every one of them on her vlog. Mine is at exactly 0:43 seconds into the video. And it appears to be chocolate.
She then sat in a public place and gave the cupcakes away to strangers. I think this is extremely cool.
And please, to all my friends, don’t be discouraged from feeding my youtube madness. That’s one of the reasons I call you friends, right?