Hey all, PCR here!
Now, Hatton’s dislike of short-form videos is fairly well known, but I myself have fallen down many a rabbit hole on Facebook or Instagram watching vid after vid. Now, not all of them are gold of course.. for every “Kiss or Slap”, “Watch till the end” and dying expensive sneakers in shaving cream video.. there are some real gems. Here’s some of my favorite ones.
Hack Reacts – Hack Reacts is from The Bearded Bard who you can find on YouTube, TikTok and elsewhere. It’s a split screen vid of him reacting to people showing off ‘hacks’ for various tools and hardware. It’s great to me because invariably someone uses 13 odd steps to solve a 3 step problem and the exasperation in his voice is palpable.
ChefReactions – Specifically, his Amaury Guichon videos. If you don’t know who Amaury Guichon is.. please go look him up. The man has godlike skills when it comes to working with chocolate and pastries. The ChefReacts video that nearly broke me was him watching Amaury make something and he goes “Oh.. starting off the video by working chocolate on a lathe so.. that makes me a piece of shit I guess”.
Casey Van Arsdale – He makes a lot of videos of various things.. creating.. cooking.. art.. but it’s his ‘spraypaint art planets’ that I will watch for hours. His descriptions of what he’s doing.. from using his ‘sha sha bowls’ to ‘pooping out stars’ just makes watching his videos that much more awe inspiring.
Basketball Flash Mob – I really don’t know what else to call this. The page is Tuvok12 on YouTube, but, it’s basically a bunch of guys with a backyard basketball set up on wheels who run into crowded public areas, lob a basketball at people passing by and the video rates their shot attempts. Some people brush it off and ignore them.. some people give it their all. It’s never belligerent or insulting to those who try, but when they sink one, it’s like a buzzer beater in game 7 of the championships.
What about you? What short-form videos do YOU find yourself binging? Hit us in the usual places and let us know!