We’ve got Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett’s new video on tonight’s YouTube Nation. Is this a good move for Gaga?

OK, so let me ask you a question. Do you love Adventure Time? If you answered no, you can just get outta here!  OK, you can stick around and keep reading, but I’m really talking to the people out there who love Adventure Time. Did you know the creator of Adventure Time has another awesome series on YouTube that’s been going on for a couple years, now? That’s right. It’s called Bravest Warriors, and it has a lot of the same qualities you loved about Adventure Time, but cut down to just five minutes with zero commercials.
The Bravest Warriors follows the ongoing adventures of a teenage group of intergalactic superheroes named The Bravest Warriors. Their parents were superheroes before them, named The Courageous Battlers, but have gotten sucked into a thing called the See Through Zone. The Bravest Warriors have to step up and take their place. Well, that’s the most sane way to describe a series that begins with a time-loop episode, in which all the main characters die thanks to a jealous glove worn by Wallow, one of our heroes.
The best thing about The Bravest Warriors is that it maintains the graphic style and absurd sense of humor you’re familiar with from Adventure Time, while still ramping up the absurdity even higher because it’s all compressed within a five or six minute episode. The stories are big with some arcs spanning across several episodes. So my question to you, why would you ever stop watching? Because I ran out of episodes is the only reason I can think of. 
Well, if you haven’t started, you’ve got dozens of episodes to catch up on. Season 2 of The Bravest Warriors wrapped up a little over a month ago, and Cartoon Hangover just released all of the season’s episodes compiled into one hour-long video. Before watching though, you should go back and watch the first season, and you know what? I’m going to make it easy for you to have a little space adventure time. Here’s a playlist of all of the first season’s episodes:

The binge doesn’t have to end there! There’s even a Bravest Warriors comic book for those of you who prefer your cartoons to sit still and not talk to you. If you already are a fan of The Bravest Warriors, share this post with someone who needs to know about it!
Earnest Pettie, YouTube Nation Sr. Curator and second-bravest warrior

OK, so let me ask you a question. Do you love Adventure Time? If you answered no, you can just get outta here!  OK, you can stick around and keep reading, but I’m really talking to the people out there who love Adventure Time. Did you know the creator of Adventure Time has another awesome series on YouTube that’s been going on for a couple years, now? That’s right. It’s called Bravest Warriors, and it has a lot of the same qualities you loved about Adventure Time, but cut down to just five minutes with zero commercials.

The Bravest Warriors follows the ongoing adventures of a teenage group of intergalactic superheroes named The Bravest Warriors. Their parents were superheroes before them, named The Courageous Battlers, but have gotten sucked into a thing called the See Through Zone. The Bravest Warriors have to step up and take their place. Well, that’s the most sane way to describe a series that begins with a time-loop episode, in which all the main characters die thanks to a jealous glove worn by Wallow, one of our heroes.

The best thing about The Bravest Warriors is that it maintains the graphic style and absurd sense of humor you’re familiar with from Adventure Time, while still ramping up the absurdity even higher because it’s all compressed within a five or six minute episode. The stories are big with some arcs spanning across several episodes. So my question to you, why would you ever stop watching? Because I ran out of episodes is the only reason I can think of.

Well, if you haven’t started, you’ve got dozens of episodes to catch up on. Season 2 of The Bravest Warriors wrapped up a little over a month ago, and Cartoon Hangover just released all of the season’s episodes compiled into one hour-long video. Before watching though, you should go back and watch the first season, and you know what? I’m going to make it easy for you to have a little space adventure time. Here’s a playlist of all of the first season’s episodes:

The binge doesn’t have to end there! There’s even a Bravest Warriors comic book for those of you who prefer your cartoons to sit still and not talk to you. If you already are a fan of The Bravest Warriors, share this post with someone who needs to know about it!


Earnest Pettie, YouTube Nation Sr. Curator and second-bravest warrior

Remember this? We’ve got the story behind the Fact Checkers Unit in hour our on YouTubeNation. 

Remember this? We’ve got the story behind the Fact Checkers Unit in hour our on YouTubeNation. 

Lets all be honest, there is nothing cooler than owning a cat. Or two. Pair that with a couple cat shirts and cartoon cat shoes, and you’ve pretty much summed up my life. So imagine my utter delight to find a cat-loving, Canadian-joke slinging companion in this week’s #WCW Alayna Fender (MissFenderr). 

Alayna first started making videos while she was still in high school, and has consistently continued uploading vlogs, and challenges well into her college years.

 “I was originally inspired to start YouTube by Tessa Violet (Meekakitty)!” Alayna writes. “I was home sick at one point for nearly a week straight. I watched A LOT of cat videos. I was just clicking through the videos that YouTube was suggesting to me, when one of Tessa’s vlogs came up! I watched it and that was it, I was hooked on YouTubers and I wanted to be one! Meekakitty had a huge influence on my earliest videos.”



Now a growing creator in her own right, Alayna has nearly 57,000 subscribers visiting her channel each Friday for a new upload. The appeal of her videos is simple: each segment — whether it’s talking about Canadian stereotypes, playing the Kim Kardashian game, or enduring the cinnamon challenge — feels as though you’re sitting down for five minutes to chat with an old, dear friend. She’s honest, lovably awkward, and often reminds me of a young Grace Helbig.


I’ll be honest, prior to this, there was nothing I enjoyed more than a good Canadian joke. I could riff on mounties and syrup engineers for days. But after watching Alayna’s stereotypes video, I’ve learned the error of my ways. Keep on keeping on, sweet Canada, and be thankful for the warrior backing you up named Alayna Fender.


Outside of YouTube, Alayna is currently pursuing her PhD. in Cat Psychology with an emphasis in purrrrrrology. Okay, that’s not true, but when it comes down to it, Alayna is the coolest cat lady out there, bar none. 

In reality, the 22-year-old is a full-time student, and in a year, following the completion of her senior thesis, will graduate with an Honours Psychology degree. 

In parting, there is one final thing Alayna would like to leave you with.

“I would like people to know that cats are better than dogs. KIDDING. Maybe. No really, I would like people to know that being a cat lover does not make you a dog hater!” our #WCW adamantly shares. “Why not love both! (Or just cats, but that’s totally your call.)”

Alayna, it is an honor to have you as our #WCW, and when that cat cafe opens in San Francisco, I hope to see you there.


Carly Lanning is a YouTube Nation curator and woke up this morning to her 15 pound cat Fitz trying to discuss with her his interpretation of Dante’s Inferno.

Lets all be honest, there is nothing cooler than owning a cat. Or two. Pair that with a couple cat shirts and cartoon cat shoes, and you’ve pretty much summed up my life. So imagine my utter delight to find a cat-loving, Canadian-joke slinging companion in this week’s #WCW Alayna Fender (MissFenderr).

Alayna first started making videos while she was still in high school, and has consistently continued uploading vlogs, and challenges well into her college years.

“I was originally inspired to start YouTube by Tessa Violet (Meekakitty)!” Alayna writes. “I was home sick at one point for nearly a week straight. I watched A LOT of cat videos. I was just clicking through the videos that YouTube was suggesting to me, when one of Tessa’s vlogs came up! I watched it and that was it, I was hooked on YouTubers and I wanted to be one! Meekakitty had a huge influence on my earliest videos.”

Now a growing creator in her own right, Alayna has nearly 57,000 subscribers visiting her channel each Friday for a new upload. The appeal of her videos is simple: each segment — whether it’s talking about Canadian stereotypes, playing the Kim Kardashian game, or enduring the cinnamon challenge — feels as though you’re sitting down for five minutes to chat with an old, dear friend. She’s honest, lovably awkward, and often reminds me of a young Grace Helbig.

I’ll be honest, prior to this, there was nothing I enjoyed more than a good Canadian joke. I could riff on mounties and syrup engineers for days. But after watching Alayna’s stereotypes video, I’ve learned the error of my ways. Keep on keeping on, sweet Canada, and be thankful for the warrior backing you up named Alayna Fender.

Outside of YouTube, Alayna is currently pursuing her PhD. in Cat Psychology with an emphasis in purrrrrrology. Okay, that’s not true, but when it comes down to it, Alayna is the coolest cat lady out there, bar none.

In reality, the 22-year-old is a full-time student, and in a year, following the completion of her senior thesis, will graduate with an Honours Psychology degree.

In parting, there is one final thing Alayna would like to leave you with.

“I would like people to know that cats are better than dogs. KIDDING. Maybe. No really, I would like people to know that being a cat lover does not make you a dog hater!” our #WCW adamantly shares. “Why not love both! (Or just cats, but that’s totally your call.)”

Alayna, it is an honor to have you as our #WCW, and when that cat cafe opens in San Francisco, I hope to see you there.

Carly Lanning is a YouTube Nation curator and woke up this morning to her 15 pound cat Fitz trying to discuss with her his interpretation of Dante’s Inferno.

8 Great Videos That Answer The Problem Of Bro-Country

Maddie and Tae’s “Girl In A Country Song" is huge right now because it’s a well-timed, well-articulated response to bro-country culture. It’s a song that says women are more than just Honky Tonk Badonkadonks.

Don’t get us wrong. There’s nothing wrong with a good ol’ jam, no matter what the genre, but bro-country has come to dominate music the country music landscape, and, with it, all the things wrong with bro culture. How many odes to trucks and butts can you expect people to endure? Sure, one here, one there, is a good time, but all the time? No. 

So enjoy this playlist and share it with your friends who are in need of a breath of fresh country air. It’s filled with people presenting an alternative to bro country, including Kacey Musgraves, one of the most perceptive women in country music right now.

Playlist by Carly Lanning, YouTube Nation Curator


Blog by Earnest Pettie YouTube Nation Sr. Curator