Saturday, November 26, 2016
As long as they don't start snarking on commercials....
Hey look, yet ANOTHER new YouTube Channel featuring obnoxiously bubbly young white people with way too much time on their hands and who share a dream of getting rich without effort by producing videos of themselves doing obnoxiously bubbly white things!
And they even have an awesomely hip and totally with-it names and a super-clever name* for their group- they're the original Three Musketeers!
And you can bet that over the next several weeks they'll be making a hundred or so superawesomeamazing videos in which they endlessly mug for the camera while prancing, playing, cooking and taking selfies while also endlessly reminding us how young and hip and free-spirited they are By The Way Please Don't Forget To Upclick They Really Really Want This To Be Their New Career!
My guess is that they did a quick survey of YouTube and saw that reviewing movies has been done to death, the market cornered long ago by people who know how to do more with a camera than just point it out themselves before downloading to YouTube. Ditto discussing Religion or making instructional videos. Plus, they aren't really talented at anything other than being young and perky- so they'd thought "hell, we've got $100,000 each in college loan debt and no skills to show for it- let's try cashing in on this whole interwebs thing- we already love to use Twitter and spend most of our lives looking at OTHER people's videos, how hard could it be?"
Good luck, kids. I won't be watching this version of "The Three Musketeers" but I'm sure that having a job and friends and a life and a functioning brain, I'm not part of the target audience anyway. And I really don't want to meet anyone who is- because that would be really, really sad.
*Come on, Effort is hard!
(Editor's Note: Turns out that these three "kids" didn't "spontaneously" decide to start their own YouTube channel Because What The Heck We Love To Have Fun, but are instead the hosts of a show being funded by M&M Mars. So this is basically the Mickey Mouse Club for candy bars. I'm going to keep my original comments though, because the "kids" are still total tools.)