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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
[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 »
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 »
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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What will Comcast do in the wake of the Time Warner Cable merger collapse? How about going head-to-head with YouTube?
The Information reports that Comcast is planning to launch a new online short-form video service with on-demand TV shows and other programming. Read more »
I’ll be honest, some days I barely have time to eat, let alone break a sweat. Which is why I am so, so thankful for the the Internet, where you can find all sorts of workouts to squeeze into a time-crunched schedule. These workouts might be short—each one is under 10-minutes long—but boy are they intense. And an added bonus? They’re all free! If you’ve got more time on your hands, check out more of our favorite YouTube workouts.
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Students from the University of Delaware did a pretty spot-on parody of the Friends intro. They even made it look like it was filmed in the ’90s. The clip comes from The Biweekly Show, which airs on UD’s Student Television Network every Tuesday at 10 p.m.
Check out their Friends intro below.