We won’t attest to being the most normal YouTube channel out there, but there are at least a rhyme and reason to our videos and occasional madness. Some videos on YouTube, however, are just crazy and weird just to be crazy and weird! We’ve scoured the darkest regions of the site we call home and pulled these 10 weirdest gems for your viewing displeasure.
Obey the Walrus
Nope, Nope, Nope, that’s it! No more internet for us! Allegedly created by the Latin American cult “La Morsa,” or “The Walrus,” “Obey the Walrus” is a weird mix of kaleidoscopic imagery and the very famous video featuring The Goddess Bunny tap dancing. Rounding off this special little creation is the worst part of it – the music. After watching the video, it’s said that bad things will happen to the viewer, but we’re thinking the video itself is the bad thing they’re referring to.
The Hand Thing
What is it? No, not the hand thing. This video. What is it!? Even at only 1 minute and 49 seconds, sitting through the entirety of this incredibly unusual, nonsensical ShayeSaintJohn video feels a lot longer. As the video’s description has us believing, the “hand thing” is an addictive motion that sucks in anyone that starts doing it. This is one of those weird videos you watch two or three times to see if there’s a hidden meaning you must be missing. We’ll save you the trouble – there isn’t. If you watch the rest of ShayeSaintJohn’s videos – and, really, this whole list could have been made up of them – you’ll find this is on par with the rest of the Shaye’s bizarre creations.
I Feel Fantastic
The title of this video is quite ironic. By the time the 2-minute 31-second video finally ends, we don’t feel fantastic at all. We feel… unclean? A little melancholy. Absolutely more-so confused than anything else. The description of the video talks about Pygmalion, a sculptor pulled from Greek mythology. The story goes that Pygmalion became repelled of his rather life-like statues and could no longer find himself attracted to women. To combat his loneliness, he created a statue bride, Galatea. How this at all explains away the incredible weirdness of “I Feel Fantastic,” we’re not entirely sure. Then again, we’re not sure about anything anymore..
Don’t Hug Me, I’m Scared
Alternatively, this video could have been titled “Don’t Watch This, It’s Weird” or “Don’t Talk To Me, I Need A Minute to Process That.” What starts off as a seemingly cute message to children on the importance of being creative dissolves into an abnormal horror with just the right amount of quirk to warrant over 41 million views. About 2 minutes and 15 seconds into the video, everything goes awry and we’re sucked into a madness of unbelievable proportions highlighted by an impromptu dance-off and a cake made from a human heart. Yep, you heard that right.
There Is Nothing
Reading the description of this odd 1-minute segment of video, you find that there’s more to this weird slice of the internet than meets the eye. Despite what the creator may say, however, it’s still leagues beyond bizarre. According to the video’s creator, David Earle, the short feature was “inspired by a personal paradoxical desire for empirical proof that there is nothing on the ‘other’ side of life.” Kind of just sounds like a lot of multi-syllable words to try to explain a really weird minute of video. As the video progresses forward, the audio is mixed in reverse; but as the video reverses itself at the 40-second mark, the audio flips so the viewer hears, “There is Nothing.”
Two Minutes of Happiness
Oh, hello creepy naked smiley face! What’s that you’re saying, you’re happy today? Ironic, because you just completely ruined our day! After 2 minutes of this video, we’re not so sure we are happy anymore. We may not be happy tomorrow or the day after, either. However long it takes for this to fall from our memory is about how long it will be until we’re happy again. The video’s creator was Chris Lyons, otherwise known as Chriddof, who was active on YouTube for sporadic periods of time over the course of 8 different channels. Ironically, Chris’ reason for deleting many of his channels was allegedly attributed to anxiety and depression.
Late for Meeting
We all hate being late for a meeting… and that’s about the only connection to this video we could come up with. In fact, we’re not even 100% sure a meeting has anything to do with it. Whatever is going on in David Lewandowski’s summer vacation creation, we don’t think we care to find out. The way the bald, naked, rubbery man moves is… strangely addictive to watch and the music is a perfect match. Oh, my.. are we actually complementing this unusual nugget of YouTube weirdness? At over 26 million views, we’re far from the only ones delighted by this oddness.
I Am Your Grandma
Aw, Jillian Mayer is thinking ahead and creating a video diary entry for her future grandchild. Isn’t that sweet? No. At least, not the way she does it. It’s bizarre. Levels of bizarre that will probably leave the child it could be intended for scarred for life. Using unnerving digitized tunes, auto-tuning, and a slew of elaborate and discomforting masks and costumes, Mayer aims to get a very simple point across: she is the intended child’s grandma. Probably not the route we would have gone, but it’s catchier than it probably should be.
Well, this doesn’t seem too weird. Sure, it plays like a really terrible commercial from days of long past, but there’s nothing too off-put.. Sweet Mary, what is that?! Even if you’re a fan of surprises and surprise parties, chances are even you would be completely disturbed by the “Pickle Surprise.” The moment the pickle genie pops on the screen with his creepy gold eyebrows, the video takes a turn in a terrible direction. Created by Tom Rubnitz, a proponent of New York’s drag queen scene in the 1980s, “Pickle Surprise” doesn’t have any recognizable message, definitely not one that would benefit the drag movement. We’re simply left confused and rocking in a corner, repeating the pickle genie’s mantra: “Ham.”
Cows, Cows & Cows
In the same vein of classics like Jonti Picking’s “Badger,” Cyriak’s “Cows & Cows & Cows” is a visual and auditory blend of weirdness, this time featuring a field of cute cows that, as the video progresses, morph into a strange mix of shapes, sizes, mutations, and creatures. We get cow-spiders, long-legged cows, no-legged cows, cows with long torsos, outlines of cows – just about any type of cow you could imagine. At over 38 million views, as strange as the video is, it’s clearly enough for multiple viewings.