This week in YouTube, we come to realize what one of the core reasons for YouTube‘s existence is all about: being quite possibly the best distraction ever from the horrible realities of life. I’m pretty sure the horrendous events that took place in Aurora, Colorado are no news to you. I’m also pretty sure you’re aware that the world we live in can be a pretty messed up place sometimes. It’s easy for all of us to get caught up in just how bad things can get these days thanks to the very technologies we here at NMR praise on a daily basis.
New media provides us with access to anything we might possibly care to know, but it also provides us with a constant stream of incredibly bad news from around the globe. Thankfully, there is something we can do to lift our spirits in times of mourning to find solace: watch videos of adorable baby animals on YouTube and to remember that life isn’t always a shit storm filled with ultra violent lunatics with automatic weapons.
Also, in remembrance of Apollo 11 successfully making the first manned landing on the moon, I’m including a video of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the lunar surface to help us remember that humans are capable of accomplishing some pretty cool things.
Sloths live a life most of us can only dream of. They sleep roughly 10 hours each day, only waking up to eat, and only have to use the bathroom once a week.
A Corgi Puppy
DAMN IT, LADY, PUT DOWN THAT CAMERA AND ASSIST THAT CORGI IMMEDIATELY!
Creepy southern lady commentary aside, all I see here is 3 glistening examples of hope for the future of humanity. Or just 3 adorable little kittens. Whatever.
A Baby Monkey Riding a Tiny Pig
Thanks to Nerf Herder vocalist/lead guitarist-turned-YouTube awesome-sauce song creator, Parry Gripp shows us the power of unity and that true friendship has no barriers.
Neil Armstrong’s First steps on the Moon
You shut your pie-holes, crazy conspiracy theorists. We landed on the moon, and there’s nothing you can say to make me think otherwise. America + Science = Fuck Yes.