Leigh Lahav receives justified and
ancient righteously deserved praise from youtubenation:
Silence please! We’re about to begin the meeting of the fangirls and discuss the most important business of all. Hey! Harry Potter fangirls, stop casting spells and listen! Thank you.
In the name of all the fandoms the internet is consumed by — Sherlock, Dr. Who, Lord of the Rings, the list could go on forever — we’re here to honor our leader of the pack, the animating wizard with the golden imagination, Ms. Leigh Lahav (Only Leigh) as our #WCW.
An animator and comedian, Leigh has racked up over 16 million views to her channel and just celebrated reaching over 100,000 subscribers — she’s now at 170,000 subs! — with a personal video to her fans, many of those being the men and women that comprise YouTubeNation.
Leigh’s channel has a little something for everyone whether it be the diehard fangirls, the imaginative dreamer, the aspiring animator, or the obsessive pop culture fanatic. It was when she came out with “Sherlock Spoiled Everything,” I knew I was destined to not only be a fan of hers, but to be a major fangirl of hers, to boot. Because lets be honest, an animator with this cheeky a sense of humor is not easy to find.
In the past year, Leigh has brought to life the triumphs and tragedies of our favorite shows and the fangirls who can’t seem to get enough of them. In her videos such as “Night of the Raging Fangirls,” and “A Very Fangirl Christmas,” Leigh not only makes a space for fangirls to gather, but makes the rest of us want to fangirl too! As Leigh so beautifully puts it, on her channel, “Everything is here and too colorful and shiny to stand.”
Her videos such as “Mean Elves,” a hilarious mashup of Mean Girls and Lord of the Rings and most recently, “Frozen is the New Black,” have gained acclaim from every magazine and blog under the sun from Huffington Post to Time to WIRED.
I always knew that Leigh’s channel was something special, and for me, her channel has become a place where I can indulge and tease the shows I both love and hate. Her parody of “The Trial of Tyrion Lannister”? Classic. Her take on Gravity? Even George Clooney would be proud.
In the past 12 months, Leigh has wowed her viewers and expanded our expectations for cartoon sketches on YouTube. Her videos are witty, provocative, and just when you think it’s about to end, she gets you with one last joke about Sherlock and Watson being a couple, and there you go, laughing once again.
Leigh, it’s truly an honor to name you our #WCW, and when you move to Los Angeles this fall, can we make a pact that we will be the first one you call?
Carly Lanning is a YouTube Nation curator, and to the commenter who is so concerned, no, her eyebrows are not falling off her face. But thank you for your concern.
'Weird Al' Yankovic on His No. 1 Album, and Only Releasing Singles From Now On: 'I'd Still Do Videos for Them' -
Weird Al Yankovic’s “eight videos in eight days” strategy paid off with a No.
This is a very good article. There’s also a short video interview with Al.
What an awful place for the text of the original article to break at.
*rides off into the sunset on your dad*
I am just going to comment that I can envision alternate uses for this, and tactfully move on.
It’s the fact that the debate over the veracity of this report is being waged with the fervor of the debate over Global Warming and the truth of the moon landing that worries me the most.
Somebody add a Jim Ross graphic to this, I’m busy.
(Source: lawebloca.net, via lawebloca)
'Weird Al' Yankovic Gets First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 with 'Mandatory Fun' -
After more than 30 years on the charts, comedian-singer “Weird Al” Yankovic earns his first No.
This is known as “Going out on top”.
Go through those old Al-bums and count the bands he parodied…and outlasted.
If I were a billionaire, I would arrange and release a tribute album where the bands Al did style parodies actually performed his style parodies. So They Might be Giants would do “Everything you Know is Wrong”, Danny Elfman And TMKOTOingo Boing would do “You Make Me” and Devo would do “Dare to be Stupid”
Maybe we could contact all those bands and they could just release them as singles?
These guys sell antennae to pick up over-the-air digital TV signals for local TV stations.
You know, the ones that the government were giving away for free back when the digital takeover happened?
Anyway, as opposed to the ones you’ve seen on late-night TV commercials, these guys are positioning themselves as some sort of digital freedom-fighters, battling Big Cable.
And since Wil had some rude things to say about Time Warner Cable a while back, they reposted his tweets and made it seem like they’re in some way connected to them.
They’re currently running facebook ads using the piece as the link. So Wil’s name is showing up connected to them in advertising. Which is not actually false advertising. But certainly seems…duck-like.
They also spelled both “Sci-Fi” and “Syfy” wrong in one swell foop.
I’m not linking to the piece cause I don’t think they deserve the clicks.
yes i intend to do everyone….
Looking forward to Blue Beetle