Shockingly, the well-known channel FailArmy has flipped 180 degrees, shifting all of their content over from failing to winning! Why? Find out here in this exclusive interview with the team behind some of the greatest fails ever! —
Can you tell us a little more about your decision to switch to WINArmy?
Well, the decision wasn’t easy for us. In the end, we just wanted more. We wanted to grow and mature and really go through a metamorphosis. It’s about doing a warmer, fuzzier, more sophisticated brand of entertainment. As you know, we love fails. I mean, who doesn’t? They are without question the funniest videos on the web, and there are so many of them. The sheer number of terrible ideas that people out there not only think of, but actually act on, is completely mind blowing. We could watch people’s f**k ups all day every day and not get tired of it. But then we got to thinking: it’s kinda pathetic in the society that we live in that people get enjoyment out of other people’s misery. We wanted to change that.
Can you define, for those of us who aren’t familiar, what a win video is?
It’s someone attempting a feat that’s difficult and/or out of the ordinary, and actually succeeding at it. Like a woman breaking a world record by scarfing down a 72oz steak in five minutes, or a dude doing a backflip off the roof and actually landing it without, you know, breaking any bones in the process.
How do you think the fanbase will react to the sudden change?
Our fans are amazing and they’re very loyal, and they really get behind whatever we do. Soon after this change you can expect more Army channels to start launching like KittenArmy, GardeningArmy, and GrandparentsArmy.
What is your response to the allegations that Win videos are fake?
Every video is fake according to the YouTube comments. There’s always some moron throwing a huge fuss with a theory about a shadow or a pixel or some other trivial detail. Get a life.
Are WIN videos really hard to find these days?
Yeah, man. There’s so much fail out there, wins can be a lot harder to come by. I’ll leave that up to you to decide what that says about our species.
What do you think WIN videos have that make them so attractive to an audience?
We’re still not sure. I mean, there are no nut shots, no face plants, and nothing gets accidentally set on fire…. what else is there? So it’s a work in progress.
Do you count social justice videos as a win, or a fail? Social what? If you could make the perfect win video, what would it look like?
I think we actually did make the perfect win video: our very first WinArmy compilation that we published today. It’s a truly remarkable collection of videos featuring amazing people doing awesome things. You work with fails for so long, it’s easy to forget that there really are people out there who are winning.
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
We envision a world where failing is no longer celebrated, where we as a society collectively make a decision that we will refuse to laugh at the misfortunes of our fellow man, where positive vibes abound and where we all make the effort to be more sensitive and compassionate to all of our friends in this incredible journey that we all share together as one. We truly believe that through wins, we can achieve the ultimate peace, love, and harmony that bonds us to one another in true brotherhood. As the great and wise saying goes, “Laugh and the world laughs with you. Fail, and the world laughs at you. Win, and the world becomes one, like a beautiful rainbow.”
Well there you have it folks! Prepare for a world of positivity and rainbows all from you favorite guys over at