Would you volunteer to get tased in the name of art? Tonight’s episode of YouTube Nation will shock you!

Dearest Muggles,
We’ve gathered here today to honor one of the most magical ladies on YouTube, Lee Newton. No, I don’t mean magical in the Harry Potter and his drunk-on-butterbeer friends sense — obviously that would only happen in Diagon Alley — but magical in the sense that she can rock a Star Wars tshirt and Maxim’s Hot 100 list all in the same day. 
Yes, she’s that good.
 Newton is best known as one of the original hosts of Sourcefed, a comedy news show founded by YouTube legend Phil DeFranco. In the two years the show has been on the air, sourcefed — which also includes Joe Bereta, Trisha Hershberger, and Steve Zaragoza  — has collected over 1.4 million subscribers and started off-shoot shows For Human People and SourcefedNERD. The show’s success is due to the dynamic personalities delivering the news and, by far, the hammiest of the hams is our very own lady love Newton.

In 2012, Newton’s cohosts elicited the help of Sourcefed fans to nominate Newton for a write-in spot on Maxim’s Hot 100 list. The fan response was so enormous it crashed the site and in the end, landed Newton as number 57 on the list.
 And fair warning to you, do not get her started on Harry Potter. You’ll never hear the end of it.

Most days you can find Newton yelling and laughing on the Sourcefed set, talking about everything from Comic Con to teen pregnancy. Outside of Sourcefed, Newton performs with the Gym Sketch Comedy Group and previously starred in the popular web series My Music and CC: Social Scene.
The glorious thing about Newton is her balls to the wall humor and confidence both on and off the stage. She says what she wants, wears what she wants, and doesn’t shy away from telling a raunchy joke or two. And did we mention she can sing? 
Ms. Newton, you’re the best thing to happen to the house of Hufflepuff and Sourcefed. And if you’re ever in the area, the first round of Wizard’s Brew is on us.
Now, someone get me some floo powder. I’m out!

 

Carly Lanning is a YouTube Nation curator who swears she would be a seeker if she joined Quidditch.

Dearest Muggles,

We’ve gathered here today to honor one of the most magical ladies on YouTube, Lee Newton. No, I don’t mean magical in the Harry Potter and his drunk-on-butterbeer friends sense — obviously that would only happen in Diagon Alley — but magical in the sense that she can rock a Star Wars tshirt and Maxim’s Hot 100 list all in the same day.

Yes, she’s that good.

 Newton is best known as one of the original hosts of Sourcefed, a comedy news show founded by YouTube legend Phil DeFranco. In the two years the show has been on the air, sourcefed — which also includes Joe Bereta, Trisha Hershberger, and Steve Zaragoza — has collected over 1.4 million subscribers and started off-shoot shows For Human People and SourcefedNERD. The show’s success is due to the dynamic personalities delivering the news and, by far, the hammiest of the hams is our very own lady love Newton.

In 2012, Newton’s cohosts elicited the help of Sourcefed fans to nominate Newton for a write-in spot on Maxim’s Hot 100 list. The fan response was so enormous it crashed the site and in the end, landed Newton as number 57 on the list.

 And fair warning to you, do not get her started on Harry Potter. You’ll never hear the end of it.

Most days you can find Newton yelling and laughing on the Sourcefed set, talking about everything from Comic Con to teen pregnancy. Outside of Sourcefed, Newton performs with the Gym Sketch Comedy Group and previously starred in the popular web series My Music and CC: Social Scene.

The glorious thing about Newton is her balls to the wall humor and confidence both on and off the stage. She says what she wants, wears what she wants, and doesn’t shy away from telling a raunchy joke or two. And did we mention she can sing?

Ms. Newton, you’re the best thing to happen to the house of Hufflepuff and Sourcefed. And if you’re ever in the area, the first round of Wizard’s Brew is on us.

Now, someone get me some floo powder. I’m out!

 

Carly Lanning is a YouTube Nation curator who swears she would be a seeker if she joined Quidditch.

The Truth Behind Whale Nearly High Fives Kayaker In The Face

Hey, there. YouTube Natioon curator and international whale interpreter, Alex Sargeant, here. Although this video’s title would lead you to believe this one thing about this whale, the whale in this video had no intention of high-fiving any faces, and I can prove it!

Look, I get it. Not a lot of people speak whale these days. It’s the latin of sea-languages. Everyone thinks dolphin is the future, but for me (and krill), whale tongue is where it’s at. I say this as an expert who has been translating our blubbery brethren since they were secretly inducted into the United Nations (that’s another story altogether). So let me tell you,  if there’s one thing a whale loves, it’s hocking some of the ocean’s cheapest wares.

It started out in the early 1970’s when a cargo container filled with Avon products fell off a ship somewhere in the pacific in some rough seas. A pod of retail-inclined whales of the blue variety came upon this busted open container and quickly began the ocean’s first Fin Scam (pyramid’s were unknown to them at the time but they got the basic triangular structure correct). And remember, at this time, whales were much skinnier, it was only after they become rich that they started to get so large.

As you can imagine, this has gone on for decades. And just as the merchandise changes with the times, so  does the sales tactics. Some whales got tired of swimming from ecosystem to ecosystem that they set up their own shops ranging from extra large yogurt cups to extra large pizza pies (all krill or smaller fish flavors, boo), while others began to breach… a new clientele.

As you may have guessed, that new client is a bipedal primate that LOVES to waste money on useless goods more than any other animal in the entire world! What you’re witnessing in this video is a simple transaction made difficult by the consumer not knowing the language. This whale simply wanted to sell this kayaking woman a month’s supply of Herbalife fish oil.

So there you have it, the real story behind this viral hit!

Put Your Backpacks On, It’s About to Go Down

School is just around the corner, and—what a surprise—you’re unprepared. You’ve lost all your notebooks, you haven’t read any summer reading, and the thought of picking the perfect first-day-of-school outfit already has you breaking out in hives.

Safe to say, you’re a mess.

But just as the fairy mother assisted Cinderella, we’re here to turn your world rightside-up with six essential videos to get your ready for school. With the assistance of Thug Notes, Michelle Phan, and Crash Course, we’ve got your notes complete and outfits prepared for everyday of your first week.

No need to thank us, it’s the wizards of YouTube that have you covered.

Carly Lanning is a YouTube Nation curator and minutes away from diving into the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comics.

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