Trailer for YouTube's Karate Kid sequel Cobra Kai sweeps the leg of nostalgia 

The rivalry between Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso from Karate Kid isn’t quite as legendary as some other great cinematic feuds, like Rocky and Apollo Creed or Batman and the Joker, but this teaser for YouTube Red’s Cobra Kai really wants you to think it is. That’s understandable, since the whole thing is banking…

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YouTuber releases video criticizing face-swapping, immediately gets face swapped

Last week, in the wake of a slate of articles (like our own) detailing the use of machine learning to swap Nicolas Cage’s face into films throughout history, YouTuber Tom Scott released a video called “Faceswapping, Unethical Videos, And Future Shock.” It was a thoughtful explanation of the way the technology…

Children: Please do not run away from home and sleep inside of IKEA

Just when you thought telling your kids not to eat laundry detergent was the dumbest thing you’d have to do this year, it’s time for the terribly named “24 Hour Challenge.” According to U.K. police, this particularly inane social media challenge “encourages members of the public, particularly youngsters, to hide and…

Here’s a ridiculously thorough tour of one of Super Mario Bros.’ most infuriating levels

There are some video game levels that will haunt you forever. The Water Temple from The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time, stage 6-2 from Ninja Gaiden, and pretty much all of Cuphead each inspire enough frustration to ensure you won’t forget them anytime soon. But for a certain subset of obsessive gamers, there is one…

Enjoy some dispatches from the burbling center of hell, i.e. Jake Paul’s 74-video social media seminar

From a certain point of view, Jake and Logan Paul are the embodiment of everything wrong with the “internet generation.” They’re obsessed with their own celebrity, they seem to lack empathy for their fellow human beings, and despite these facts, or maybe because of them, they’re incredibly rich. It’s no wonder the…

YouTube now removing videos of people eating Tide Pods, because people are still eating fucking Tide Pods

In a future that is rapidly approaching, if not already arrived, our children will be raised entirely by YouTube. Not just in the sense that we will be parking them in front of nightmarish procedurally generated approximations of educational content for countless hours a day, but also in the sense that YouTube will be…

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Hey, let's not forget that YouTube's other Paul brother is awful, too

One of the more distressing things about the rise of YouTube star Logan Paul—who recently brought international ire down on himself with a video showing him and his buddies bro-ing around with what appears to be an actual human corpse—is that there’s functionally two of him. Beyond his own brand of “maverick”…

YouTube personality apologizes for showing video of apparent suicide victim

Lending new weight to the term “ugly American,” popular vlogger Logan Paul recently posted video of an apparent suicide victim in Japan’s Aokigahara forest to his YouTube channel. It was part of a travelogue series he seems to be doing while in Japan, where he’s also played Pokémon Go and pretended to be kicked out of…

The worst things on the internet in 2017

There were many things on the internet in 2017, some of which were very good! Dril is here, for example. Tom Hanks still signs all of his tweets “Hanx.” The internet turned the Babadook into a gay icon, and there was that time Kurt Eichenwald tweeted out some tentacle porn. These were all good things, worth…