YouTube Cofounder Just Bought (Part) of a Los Angeles Sports Team

Wealthy tech executives like investing in sports team for the same reason they like investing in restaurants: it guarantees them a seat. And YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley just bought a front row view of the Los Angeles Football Club, alongside co-owners Magic Johnson, Mia Hamm, motivational maniac Tony Robbins, and… » 11/03/14 11:00am 11/03/14 11:00am

YouTube Video of Brutal Killings at Sea Sets Off International Mystery

Three days ago, an extended video popped up on Youtube of five mariners being shot to death in the open ocean on the wreckage of their boat, as their killers guffaw and chatter from the decks of their larger crafts. Where was the footage shot? Who were the victims and their killers? So far, no one knows for certain. » 8/21/14 11:30am 8/21/14 11:30am

“Wheels On The Bus” On YouTube: A Distressed Father’s Guide

So my firstborn son is obsessed with "Wheels on the Bus," and will sing it at the slightest provocation, or with no provocation at all, really. He's three ("a young three," as noted by now multiple polite but clearly frazzled instructors at toddler-activity sessions he's disrupted by, for example, failing to… » 5/27/14 5:45pm 5/27/14 5:45pm

WFAN Just Obliterated Mike Francesa's Most Effective Marketer

WFAN Audio, the internet's largest repository of Mike Francesa clips, was decimated today, as WFAN/CBS issued takedown notices on hundreds of YouTube videos. This is only notable to that small subset of the population who cares what Francesa's up to, but that's kind of the point—even fewer people are going to care… » 4/24/14 4:05pm 4/24/14 4:05pm

The 24 Most Amazing YouTube Videos of 1955 (or Any Year)

On Tuesday, former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic wrote on the New York Review of Books' web site about the pleasures of reliving his youthful experiences through the music and movies he could find on YouTube. When Gawker editor John Cook wrote to compliment him on the piece, Simic… » 12/19/13 11:55am 12/19/13 11:55am

Here's Former Wide Receiver Ed McCaffrey's Super Cheesy Motivational…

It would be a slight exaggeration to say McCaffrey compares breaking his leg to 9/11 (see about 3:45 in), but he does say the two events are "forever linked together," which—correct us if we're wrong, anyone out there who immediately thinks of Ed McCaffrey's 9/10 broken leg on Monday Night Football every time they… » 10/27/12 2:35pm 10/27/12 2:35pm

Low-Budget Pitbull Imitator Produces Nauseating "Do The Mark Sanchez"…

There aren't too many lyrics here, other than "do the Mark Sanchez," and "heart of a champion," so it's hard to dispute their words with statistical evidence. (Of note: the call-and-response here is "Who's number one?" "We number one!" But "we" could really be the Jets or the performers.) Mark Sanchez isn't good,… » 11/04/11 2:10pm 11/04/11 2:10pm

EA Sports' New "Dive" Feature In FIFA 12 Could Have Been More Subtle

When you put out a football game every year (American or European), you're faced with the difficult task of keeping it fresh. To that end, one of the most hyped additions to FIFA 12 is the heralded Player Impact Engine. It's an "advanced procedural animation system tied with accurate collision physics," meaning… » 9/19/11 11:00am 9/19/11 11:00am