YouTube in August:
What’s Being Watched

This is a series that spotlights culturally significant and popular uploads to YouTube, curated monthly by ZEFR Insights.

1. Josh Groban Sings Donald Trump Tweets

The man with the self-described “voice of an angel” (aka Josh Groban) sang the most ridiculous tweets of Donald Trump on Jimmy Kimmel Live! This is his follow-up to his 2011 “album,” The Best Tweets of Kanye West. Groban, who is best known for his Grammy-nominated single, “You Raise Me Up,” reveals his great sense of humor in this hilarious segment. As it turns out, Groban’s angelic voice can turn any crazy tweet into a beautiful ballad. Be sure to order yours now to get the exclusive bonus track “Losers and Haters,” inspired by an actual tweet from Trump: “Sorry losers and haters, but my IQ is one of the highest—and you all know it. Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure; it’s not your fault.”

2. Little Boy Trying to Break Board in Taekwondo

An adorable 3-year-old boy was tasked with breaking a board with his foot while trying for his white belt in Taekwondo. He was so determined to break the board that he tried everything from kicking to stomping on it. Even giggles from his classmates couldn’t deter him. Finally, after a few attempts, he manages to break the board, earning him his white belt.

3. Colorblind Guy Tries on Enchroma Color for the Colorblind Glasses at Sunset

Over the years, reaction videos have become a huge trend on YouTube. From Game of Thrones to Super Bowl reactions, people love the authenticity of watching people react. In this video, Aaron Williams-Mele shares the emotional experience of using his Enchroma glasses for the first time. As he watches the sun set, he is overwhelmed by the vibrant colors, especially the color green. Mele concludes by saying, “I like this. I like this a lot.”

4. A Bad Lip Reading of the Republican Debate

Bad Lip Reading (BLR), a popular series of dubbed-over YouTube videos, put out a hilarious reading of the first Republican debate. The video shows Dr. Ben Carson trying to complete a puzzle on his podium, while Donald Trump suffers from indigestion after eating a tuna melt. Each candidate’s closing remarks were even turned into a song. According to the video, Carson’s song even went on to become “the best-selling single in the history of Presidential debates.” (Warning: After watching this video of hilarious nonsense, it may be difficult to take these presidential candidates seriously ever again).

5. Guy Annoys Girlfriend with Puns at Ikea

A trip to Ikea is often the true test of any relationship. Simon, who recently moved in with his girlfriend Dana, had to make the inevitable Ikea trip with his (very patient) mate. To help him get through the trip, Simon entertained himself by making endless puns using Ikea labels and product names. As they move through the store, his puns only seem to get bedder. His mildly annoyed girlfriend was not amused, but eventually gives in and even shares a laugh in the end.


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