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Charlie McDonnell (AKA Charlieissocoollike)

As many of you know very well, I like Youtube. It’s a convenient website for listening and watching everything, and has done its job in catapulting many young people to fame.

I found Charlie McDonnell on a recommendation from a friend. She posted the link for a video by a really charming British singer, who had me laughing thirty seconds later.

Let’s just say it charmed the pants off me.

Over the next few days, I heard myself reading and thinking in a similar British accent to Charlie. Then I went back to his channel, spent several hours marathoning his videos, then subscribed.

I kind of developed a little crush on him.

To be sure, I found him a little weird at times, such as when he painted himself purple or made a superhero costume, but it was a kind of weird-funny, instead of the weird-disgusting that I usually get.

But that’s normal, yeah?

I find that Charlie’s a pretty cool guy (as you can see from his name) who’s instinctively creative and–there’s no other word for it–charming. I’m sure from the enormous response making him the number one Youtuber in Britain, that other people find him the same.

He gives a lot of comments, however subtly hidden, on society and media, listing plainly on the things he finds absurd.

Overall, he’s funny, intelligent, and charming.

Okay, I’m done with this post.

I apologize for the blandness of my writing today. I’m pretty tired, and my brain isn’t working right. There’s a shitload of drafts in my folder right now that need to be finished, so please expect some more posts?

I dunno, I’m just going to go to sleep for now.


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Wong Fu Productions

It’s a given that I spend most of my free time on the World Wide Web, as much as I am ashamed to admit it. And of course, as any frequent traveler on the internet, I’m a regular at Youtube.

Youtube is, and will always be, a source of fascination for me. Complete trash and amazing masterpieces are uploaded everyday. Ordinary people with ordinary talents, who would have pursued ordinary careers, are shot to fame by simply uploading a crappy video of them ranting about mundane matters.

However, I don’t really watch those people. Their videos usually contain an excessive amount of swearing that I don’t particularly enjoy, especially on topics that I don’t enjoy listening to (such as Britney Spears, celebrities, Lady Gaga, etc.) and other various sexual references that are really just vulgar.

But on Youtube, there are a few handful of people who have become famous because they were simply thoughtful and interested in various ideas around them.

Among these people are a trio who call themselves Wong Fu Productions.

Wong Fu Productions is an Asian-American film making group who have associated themselves with various Youtube celebrities such as KevJumba and NigaHiga. The three members, Philip Wang, Ted Fu, and Wesley Chan, met and worked with each other since 2004, after meeting at UCSD as classmates.

They’ve shared numerous projects with each other, becoming more and more popular as they grew within their creative prospects.

Their videos are sophisticated, poignant, and gently prod us to see the world around us. They aren’t pretentious, and use humor to draw in younger audiences, but uses a layered message to satisfy older viewers.

I’ve put in five of my favorite videos from them. Enjoy 🙂

The Places We Should Have Gone

These Four Walls

When Five Fell

Technology Ruins Romance: The Letters

Technology Ruins Romance: Destiny


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