Four Philly Sports Classics From Completely Forgettable Teams

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We get it: It’s tough to get stoked about Philly sports right now. (Sorry, Sixers; “potential” isn’t technically exciting.) But remember, even a so-so squad can produce a contest for the ages. Here, four Philly games that meant little in the standings but were electric in their time. Plus, you can watch them all on YouTube, anytime you want. Read more »

It’s Official: YouTube Now Available on Comcast’s X1

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Just when you thought X1 couldn’t get any better, Comcast reminds you it’s possible.

For all you X1 customers out there, the cable giant has followed through on its deal with Google to bring YouTube to your set-top box. All of YouTube’s programming is now easily accessible at the sound of your voice via the X1 remote.

On Tuesday, Comcast and Google announced the arrangement (which we first talked about in February). As cord-cutting remains a real threat for the cable giant, the deal cleverly boosts X1’s platform with YouTube’s billions of videos. As for Google, it’ll get way more eyeballs on YouTube content as digital platforms face pressure to grow viewership. Read more »

Comcast Is Bringing YouTube to X1

YouTube on X1

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You’ll soon be able to view YouTube videos right from your Comcast cable box.

Comcast and Google announced today that YouTube would soon be available on X1 for customers who have both Xfinity cable and internet.

“We are excited to partner with Google to bring YouTube to X1 and provide our customers easier access to all the content they love in one place,” Sam Schwartz, Comcast Cable’s chief business development officer, said in a release. “By integrating YouTube into the X1 experience, viewers can simply and effortlessly access videos on any topic, from cooking, to beauty and fitness with just their voice.” Read more »

Video Surfaces of ICandy Owner Darryl DePiano Saying the N-Word

ICandy owner, Darryl DePiano, in Philly Gay Calendar interview in 2011.

ICandy owner, Darryl DePiano, in Philly Gay Calendar interview in 2011. Screenshot from YouTube.

A YouTube video posted publicly on September 27th titled “ICandy Philadelphia Owner Uses the N-Word” has been circulating on social media. The video first circulated in the comments section of G Philly’s story on the recent boycotts on September 27th. In the 21-second video, it appears as though two men (never pictured) are in an office with a surveillance monitor and a business desk; heard off camera is an exchange between the men conversing about black people, white people and drink passes. Read more »

10 YouTube Yoga Videos You Should Have Bookmarked

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PeopleImages/iStock.com

We all have those days: Maybe you hit the snooze button one too many times, or maybe you had to stay at work late to hit a deadline. Whatever the reason is, you missed your favorite yoga class: Noooooooo. But before you freak out, note: there’s no need for you to forego your daily yoga sesh just because life got in the way — the Internet, per usual, is here to save the day.

After doing some digging, we’ve rounded up 10 the awesome YouTube yoga videos to help you get your zen on even when you miss your favorite class. From yoga for core strength to yoga for weight loss to energizing morning yoga, there’s a video to meet every yogi’s needs. I’m going to go ahead and say you’re welcome in advance.  Read more »

Q&A: Kevin Simmons of YouTube’s The Skorpion Show

(L-R) Co-Hosts Makael Mclendon and Kevin Simmons of The Skorpion Show.

Co-hosts Makael Mclendon and Kevin Simmons of “The Skorpion Show.”

The Skorpion Show has been online since 2008. What inspired you produce it?
It wasn’t inspiration that started The Skorpion Show. I used Youtube as a creative platform while I was job-seeking. I think more inspiration came along the way once I noticed the show was catching was on via social media on Myspace, and blogs posting some of our videos. Read more »

Mother of Philly YouTube Prank Star Jesse Wellens Is Missing

Stella Wellens, left, via Twitter, Jesse Wellens, via Facebook.

Stella Wellens, left, via Twitter, Jesse Wellens, via Facebook.

[UPDATE] Police have confirmed the sad news that Jeana Smith posted to Twitter yesterday, that Stella Wellens has died.

[ORIGINAL] PrankvsPrank, the YouTube channel that features Philadelphia-based boyfriend/girlfriend team Jesse Wellens and Jeana Smith devising clever “gotcha” pranks on each other, has almost 9.4 million subscribers on YouTube. Their companion channel BFvGF has 8.2 million subscribers.

So far, not one of them has been able to help them figure out the whereabouts of Wellens’ mother, Stella Wellens.

Wellens first disclosed his mother’s disappearance in a Tweet to his followers December 16th: Read more »

Meet Ed Bassmaster, Philadelphia’s Biggest Star … on YouTube

Ed Bassmaster as the character “Always Teste,” left, and as himself. Photography by Gene Smirnov

Ed Bassmaster as the character “The Hacker,” left, and as himself. Photography by Gene Smirnov

There isn’t much that grates on Philadelphians more than having their city defined by a tired canard about a Santa Claus who got booed in 1968. (Or by a bell. Or a sandwich.) Which explains the citywide stomach-drop when news broke in August that a defenseless globe-trotting robot had been annihilated here. Every hard-fought reputational victory, every hint of burgeoning cosmopolitanism — put on hold for the foreseeable future. “Somebody put a lot of work into that robot,” ashamed resident Cathie McMullin told 6 ABC. “It’s been all over the world, and ‘Welcome to Philly! Let’s kill you.’”

HitchBOT, constructed by Canadian engineers, was a science experiment in human compassion. A white plastic bucket equipped with GPS plus blue pool floaties for limbs, the robot was to hitchhike across the world, relying on random humans to transport it from one city to the next. It made it across Europe but couldn’t make it from Massachusetts to San Francisco; on the morning of August 1st, hitchBOT was found, wasted and inert, on the streets of Old City. A few days later, grainy video footage emerged of a man in a throwback Randall Cunningham jersey appearing to assault poor hitchBOT. Read more »

Eagles Fan Drops Funny Pope Parody Video

Early this morning, Delaware County’s Alex Dilks Pandola dropped a funny parody video on his YouTube channel turns Lady Gaga’s “Dope” into a song about the pope.

When the video begins, you hear Mayor Nutter’s voice going on about the pope’s visit while Inquirer headlines, like “Philadelphia In a State of Panic As Pope Visit Nears,” flash on the screen. Then Dilks comes out of the house wearing an Eagles Jersey.

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