Crazy Luigi's Pick: "Honest Message From Ajit Pai Head of the FCC" by RevScarecrow
Usually to end the year, I'd like to at least try and look into the positives each year would provide for us moving forward, if not just myself. Thankfully, this past year managed to do a bit more than 2016 did, but that's not much of a compliment. Any of the positives found were mostly more of a societal thing than personal things (although I did find one person I'm thankful for this past year), as the negatives almost got as bad at times as 2016 did. So it was only fitting that the shit cherry found on top of this diarrhea sundae came from the repeal of Net Neutrality, highlighted by one Ajit Pai. Luckily, this guy's lack of nuance or subtlety has lead to him providing a couple of videos that the FCC themselves released with him trying to mock those that were for Net Neutrality. One of those videos included a video that got taken down by, get this, a copyright claim... from Baauer with the Harlem Shake of all things! In this case, we were lucky that one user had the right idea on what to do here in regards to what a video like that original FCC required.
Let's just cut to the chase here, if you know RevScarecrow, you would know him more for his video game highlights on streams he does for Twitch.TV than anything relating to YouTube Poops. This, however, was something made in the event the FCC voted to end Net Neutrality. While this unfortunate truth does hurt when knowing the context at hand (at least for now), it did help create for a surprisingly funny YouTube Poop, to the point where I'm honestly amazed we don't have more of them involving this fucking guy in the first place! I mean, the Ajit himself is just handing the Internet more ammunition at mocking the guy, and RevScarecrow managed to do that perfectly with some simple edits on his end. From the way Ajit Pai himself is introduced to the simple truths on the way the guy thinks with the way repealing Net Neutrality is going down (like still eating food or cute animals, like puppies), it just makes for some real effective laughs at a time like this. Not to mention the moments where the camera goes for a close-up on Ajit's mouth, like when he bites into a bag of Flamin' Hot Cheetos or saying he got a bulk of fidget spinners online. Of course, it's not just the comedy that helps make it stand out to me.
Honestly, this is just one of those videos where I end up going back to time and time again more often than you might think I would. Part of that does relate to the message in terms of making sure you can still fight back against the FCC as long as it still has political barriers to go through first between the people at Congress (which includes the recently elected Doug Jones for Alabama) and the Judicial Branch having a say with multiple states suing the FCC for their decision. In this case, RevScarecrow does help provide us with the tools to help fight back against Ajit Pai's ruling in both subtle and not-so-subtle ways near the end of the video. However, what's just as important is that it helps represent a full circle for our first official decade of YouTube Poop, if not YouChew as a whole! Think about it, many of us first made our videos as a simple hobby with us being rather bored out of our minds with interesting video editing software from something as simplistic as Windows Movie Maker to as complex as Adobe Premiere Pro. Yet over the years, we've managed to grow and expand the idea of what YouTube Poop means to us nowadays, to the point where someone like RevScarecrow could make a video like this and use it as a means of fighting back against oppression from politicians that likely don't know better, despite the fact we live in an information world that's ever-expanding because of the Internet being the way it is right now (and hopefully will be moving forward for 2018 onward). Therefore, this video represents not the year as a whole, but a journey throughout an entire decade of YouTube Poop making, discovering what we managed to do with the medium and the ideas on how we can expand it moving forward to the point of it potentially changing history as we know it, so long as we play our cards right from here on out.
TheOneManBoxOffice's Pick: "YTP Angry Grandpa Ascends to Bacon Godhood" by Biodegradable
My good buddy Biodegradable has done it again for my pick of YouTube Poop of the Month for December, but for this one, it's not just for the crazy fast editing, hilarious sentence mixing, and impressive visual effects that we often see from him. It's also for a completely different reason, one that we don't see often: the loss of a rather popular YouTube icon. That's right, this YouTube Poop is also a tribute and a hearty farewell to the YouTube sensation known as Angry Grandpa, who passed away from liver cirrhosis after several years of videos depicting him doing skits and flipping out in the most hilarious ways possible, all in good fun, of course. Think the 2013 movie Bad Grandpa, but in YouTube video form. I myself was introduced to him through Bio and even made an Angry Grandpa YouTube Poop for his collaboration, so I definitely took a liking to this YouTube personality. Watching Biodegradable's video, I was not only impressed at how he is able to make an already funny source even funnier, but also got a little teary-eyed, especially when I saw the montage at the end that he put together. Yeah, I know right? Crying at a YouTube Poop? But yeah, even though I would've picked a Christmas-themed YouTube Poop as my pick, and believe me, there were quite a few that would be my honorable mentions, this took the cake big time, and all I can say is, well done Bio. Not only that, but R.I.P. Charles "Angry Grandpa" Green.
Biodegradable's Pick: Steamed Hams But Somehow No Aurora Borealis by LieutenantGwo
LieutenantGwo jumps on the Steamed Hams meme-bandwagon with a marvelous old-school style YouTube Poop that knew the right buttons to push, leaving me in hysterics within the first five seconds by pitch-shifting the fuck out of the doorbell. LieutenantGwo spends the next minute pelting you with plenty of beautifully-timed stutter loops and a flurry of really fun word-trimming, sentence-mixing and terrific audio editing that will leave any YouTube Poop fan in stitches. Grumpy sods who hate any kind of style post-2010 can bask in a nice pool of nostalgia, and newer YouTube Poopers can enjoy a lesson in how simplistic editing can be just as effective. There truly is something for everyone here!
Mackenzie's Pick: "『YTP』A loud man eats his business" (formerly "Willie can't cope") by kink meme
The up-and-coming YouTube Pooper Kazanowicz, alias kink meme, has already proven to have mastered the new-age style of YouTube Poops and other sub-styles of video remixes. With a style ranging from total glitch garbling to a smooth, futuristic Vaporwave-esque style floating with classic sentence mixing in between, this video definitely deserves my spotlight for the last month of 2017, and I can only hope more and more people will start paying serious attention to her works in the near future.
Right off the bat we're hit with frame-by-frame data-bent visuals from the works of Audacity, the first time I've seen that program being used in a YouTube Poop visually rather than for sound effects. The level of detail and effort does not deteriorate a single bit along the way. Kazanowicz puts a surprising amount of effort into sections that only last for a few frames. Although the styles change rapidly, we get our fair share of fast paced erosion every once in a while, throughout the entire video. When it comes to her sentence mixing, she handles the technicality like a seasoned veteran. My only complaint would be that, until now, it has been mostly reliant on explicit gags. I don't, of course, hate them. Simply put I would just love to see some variation, since she does have the capability to pull off nearly anything in a humorous way. For example, the "setting the staff on fire" chunk was unexpected and hilarious, with a capital H. She even throws in a short YouTube Poop Music Video towards the end of the video, which seems not to be her forté yet, but as a huge fan of tiny sections like that, I can only hope to see her improve in the musical field as well.
Short but sweet. Here's to a good 2018, with me hoping her to become one of the most notable YouTube Poopers of the year.
And that wraps things up for our Recommended YouTube Poops for the entirety of 2017! We hope you enjoyed a lot of the entries that we presented to you throughout the months. We also hope 2017 has been a better year for you guys than 2016 was, but at the same time, we wouldn't blame you if you thought otherwise. There certainly were things throughout the year that definitely bothered us quite a bit this time around, some of which we'll probably expand upon when we talk about YouChew's The Best of 2017 (when that time comes for us). In the meantime, we hope you can enjoy the things that we thought were the best of the best that 2017 brought to us, as well as a new guest article involving a very interesting topic with us and mainstream media. Trust us when we say that's going to be quite a journey for us when that time comes! Until those moments come up, though, we just hope you liked the YouTube Poops we thought were special and the best of the best throughout the year.