Over the past week, I have utilized Apple TV for something other than watching Netflix. Instead of settling down before shutting my eyes with a movie or documentary, I have used the YouTube feature to watch random videos. As I have spent the past decade watching YouTube clips on a computer or my iPhone, it is kind of cool to watch the content on a large TV.
However, my late night YouTube watching has confused Sidney at times. She has woken up to some pretty random scenes on our bedroom TV. You see, just like I use Wikipedia to jump from one subject to a completely unrelated subject, I have managed to do the same with YouTube.
For today’s blog post, I thought I would share with you five of the random videos I found myself watching this past week that in turn made a groggy-eyed Sidney ask “Why?”
Don’t Blink Commercial – Watching the commercial for my blog that featured twins (debated) boosted my ego just a bit. It is one thing to watch it on a smart device screen but to view it in all its glory on a television is a bit thrilling. However, once the chorus of “Don’t Blink – www.brentreser.com” woke Sidney up, she told me to turn it off immediately.
Dr. Pepper Taste Test – I typed Dr. Pepper into the search bar and came across this ultimate taste test. As you might know, I am intrigued by the battle of generic vs. knockoff and I have even performed my own tests before. But what this guy did took it to the absolute new level. He sampled 11 different Dr. Pepper imitators. He had his viewers send in obscure knockoffs from all parts of the country. He then went down and tried them all. I watched it with fascination.
Chucky E. Cheese Party Rock Music Video – One thing led to another and I found myself looking at Chucky E. Cheese videos. After watching different clips chronicling the history of the Chucky logo, I stumbled upon this…ummmm…gem? It is a music video from 2012 featuring Chucky singing “Party Rock Anthem.” It is everything you could possibly think it to be. My guess is that a random Chucky E. Cheese location decided to go rogue and do this themselves because I get no indication based on its quality that it had any help (or blessing for that matter) from national headquarters. Luckily, Sidney did not wake up for this one.
Cheesecake Factory Review – As I have written a couple times about the Cheesecake Factory in this blog, it probably doesn’t surprise you that I looked it up on YouTube. However, what I came across wasn’t a news report on the chain’s success or a company video describing the different kinds of cheesecakes offered. Rather, it was just a random restaurant review done by a family. The parents and a teenage daughter visited their local Cheesecake Factory for lunch in Lexington, Kentucky. They filmed the whole meal for all to see in quite some depth. Call me weird, but I enjoyed laying in bed late at night watching a family chow down at an excellent restaurant. From the bread to the entrees to the cheesecake, this family included it all and then gave a very honest assessment.
Creepy Silent Santa – Last Sunday night, Sidney and I were watching impressive Christmas light displays on YouTube. She drifted off to sleep and I ended up finding Santa videos. I watched one that showed a Santa actually going down a chimney. I then came to this one. This grainy video, presumably made to show children that Santa exists, was intriguing to me. But while it was intriguing to me, it was a little unnerving to Sidney. She woke up in the middle of me watching it in a confused state. Once she was able to get the gist of the video, she told me it was creepy and asked that I turn it off.
YouTube is fun! It becomes even more entertaining when you can watch it just as if you were watching television. However, be careful if you watch it so close to bedtime like I do, it can make for some wild dreams. Don’t Blink.