The YouTuber

Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky explaining tarot on YouTube

Is there anything weirder on YouTube than Alejandro Jodorowsky's tarot readings?

8 September 2018 9:00 am

Alas, the great Alan Partridge never got to make Inner-City Sumo, despite his famously desperate pitch to BBC TV commissioners.…

Why this hand-held footage of Woolhampton swing bridge is such a joy

14 July 2018 9:00 am

You remember slow TV? Pioneered by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, with its classic Bergensbanen — minutt for minutt (2009), which…

Modern-day Heath Robinson and YouTube star Simone Giertz. Photo: Simone Giertz / YouTube

Meet ‘the queen of shitty robots’

23 June 2018 9:00 am

Older readers will perhaps recall the once popular Sunday evening TV programme Scrapheap Challenge, in which oily, boilersuited blokes competed…

Is PewDiePie the new Harold Bloom?

5 May 2018 9:00 am

The most subscribed to channel on YouTube — by far — belongs to a rather strange young Swede named Felix…

Hobbit houses and 3-D-printed homes – everything about these videos should be intensely irritating

7 April 2018 9:00 am

Since 2006, someone called Kirsten Dirksen has been posting weekly videos on YouTube about ‘simple living, self-sufficiency, small (and tiny)…

The joy of YouTube is that the content created is content-free

24 February 2018 9:00 am

None of us is above YouTube, and nothing is beneath it. We have of course all long since submitted to…