It’s time for my annual posting of the Top 10 YouTube Videos of the Year (see last year’s list here). This ranking is totally unscientific. Only one person was polled to compile this list—yours truly. This year’s slate of videos is mainly humorous, with some other odds and ends thrown in. They are not all YouTube videos this time. Three Facebook videos and one Twitter video made the cut this go round. If you think I’ve left something out, let me know. I’ll think about adding it to the “Honorable Mention” category at the bottom.
1. Speedo Dad Picks Up Teenage Son from School
The dad is Justin Beadles, and he happens to be an old friend of mine from seminary. He’s a pastor now in Stillwater, OK. And yes, he was hilarious back in the day too. This video was hilarious when I first saw it, but it was not surprising. Not. One. Bit.
2. Professor Robert Kelly Skype TV Interview Interrupted by Toddlers
3. I don’t need no brother!
4. We Already Knew Waffle House Is Dirty
This guy defends Waffle House after a newspaper reports that it failed its health inspection.
5. Stinky Fish Challenge
6. Heckler at Wimbledon Gets More Than He Bargained For
7. Students From Baltimore’s Cardinal Shehan School Sing “Rise Up”
8. Blessed Are the Peacemakers
We need more people like him to step up! WOW! ???????? pic.twitter.com/SmYzuVJnqj
— Sept 4th (@DubOnDaBeatz) March 21, 2017
9. I Just Want To Be Happy
University of Mobile choral group called “Voices of Mobile” made a video that went viral. When I originally tweeted this video, it had nearly 6 million views on Facebook. Watch it, and you’ll see why.
10. Mike Leach Gives Wedding Advice
In November, a soon-to-be-married reporter asked Coach Mike Leach for wedding advice. This is how Coach Leach responded.
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