My only objection to Oscillating Fan Youtube is that the subculture fails to provide the model, make and specifications of their fans. Above is 10 hours of a Lakewood. Next up, an hour of a Lasko-brand box fan ("Finally!!!! I found one that sounds right!!!!! Thank you soooooo much!!!!," comments Cateia Jones.)
Here's a roaring, full-spectrum fan sound that I suspect has had a lot of processing done to it (or is entirely synthetic) despite being presented as a "classic fan sound."
This one, "a recording of this soothing desk fan," has an entirely different quality, with a lot of bass and a peculiar phased sound.
This one's supposedly a "vintage" fan, with a warmer, golden quality. (You can replicate this effect on modern fans by drawing a line around the edge with a green marker.)
Here's an authentic, small-bore Honeywell with little rasping ribbons tied to it. Who on earth wants that? Jesus christ.
Here's another Lakewood. A suspiciously similar Lakewood. I want you, dear reader, to imagine a world where youtubers gank one anothers' 10 hour videos of oscillating fans. Is that a world you want to be awake in?
Here's 10 hours of a relaxing air conditioner unit: "I have always enjoyed hearing the ambient roar of an air conditioner while I'm filing asleep, so I decided to record mine and upload it. Enjoy :]"
Here's 8 full hours of an old-timey Conair bonnet hair dryer. As a small child, I was always intrigued by the row of these at mum's hair salon, and jealous of the elderly ladies who got to sit in them. Now I can live my dream, sort of.
During World War I, skilled craftsmen stuck in trenches would fashion useful items from spent bullets and other war materials. Watch Canadian maker Steven from the Steven’s Fix YouTube channel restore a century-old bullet lighter back to working condition.
Aerial America is an informative and relaxing look at each US state entirely via aerial footage. The series is gradually being posted to YouTube, and as of this writing they have added all states alphabetically through Louisiana. Alaska’s Call of the Wild is particularly nice.
Taylor Lorentz is chronicling internet drama brilliantly for the New York Times, and her latest report is on the quasi-downfall of two high-flying YouTubers, Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star. They exemplify the stereotype of YouTube influencers–vacuous narcissists, tireless producers, canny businessmen–facing ruin after years of attention-seeking at the borders of racism, sexism and general abuse. […]
Back in the 50s and 60s, it was no big deal in most areas to make a call to your local liquor store and have beer, wine and spirits delivered right to your house with little to no restriction. However, that ease and simplicity certainly isn’t in place today. Alcohol delivery laws in 2020 are […]
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