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Sanity Break: ‘The 12 Gays of Christmas’

This video, embedded via YouTube, features the 12 male dancers of the Rockettes’ annual Radio City Music Hall spectacular in a lighthearted send-up of the English carol, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” One caveat, from the YouTube description, “DISCLAIMER: Those appearing in this video are not necessarily of the gay…

‘Friday’ music video topped YouTube in 2011

Online singing sensation Rebecca Black topped a 2011 most-viewedYouTube videos list Tuesday that included spoofs starring pets, talking babies and pop music star Michael Bolton. The collection of the year’s most popular YouTube snippets was based on an analysis of the more than one trillion video viewslogged at the Google-owned website. “That’s about 140…

Homeless New Jersey man beaten then wished ‘Merry Christmas!’ on video

A 20-year-old and a 17-year-old have been arrested in New Jersey after they allegedly posted videos on YouTube of themselves beating and kicking a homeless man. Taylor Giresi, 20, allegedly beat the homeless man in a wooded area of Wall Township as an unidentified 17-year-old cameraman cheered him on, according…

Violence rocks Cairo for third straight day

CAIRO — Clashes between Egyptian troops and protesters rocked central Cairo Sunday in a third straight day of violence that has left 10 people dead and damaged a world-famous historic library. Some 500 people have also been wounded in the street battles outside parliament and the government’s offices where protesters…

Jay Smooth: ‘Until Abortion Ends’ campaign is a joke

New York hip-hop DJ Jay Smooth has a pretty low opinion of the anti-abortion campaign “Until Abortion Ends,” which encourages young people to give something up until women can no longer access safe abortion procedures. In a new video published to YouTube, he seems confused at the things people are…

New ad paints Elizabeth Warren as tough political outsider

Democratic Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren released her second video advertisement on Monday, which portrays her as a “gutsy” political outsider with “fresh ideas.” “I have not been a politician for the last 21 years,” she says at an event in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston in the two-minute YouTube…

YouTube remake spotlights TV-style channels

SAN BRUNO, California — YouTube on Thursday unveiled a major redesign that showcases television-style channels and promises slicker integration with other Google online properties. “We are trying hard to marry the best of TV and the best of online,” YouTube vice president of product development Shishir Mehrotra said while providing…

British woman arrested for racist rant on tram

A 34-year-old woman has been arrested by the British Transport Police after a video surfaced of her berating ethic minorities during a tram ride, according to BBC News. In a video uploaded to YouTube on Sunday, the woman can be seen swearing at several passengers for not being British. “None…

Disney comes to YouTube

SAN FRANCISCO — Disney films were available for rent on YouTube on Wednesday in the latest bid by the Google-owned website to transform into an online stage for the gamut of digital video content. The first of hundreds of films from Disney studios including Pixar and DreamWorks joined the array…

‘Anonymous’ targets pepper-spraying policeman

The online “hacktivist” group Anonymous published the personal contact details on Monday of a California university policeman who used pepper spray on protesters, and it urged supporters to flood him with phone calls and emails. YouTube videos of Friday’s incident on the campus of theUniversity of California, Davis have gone viral and led to the suspension of the…

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