CouRage provides hilarious response to Dwarf Mamba’s proposal to Ariana Grande - Dexerto

CouRage provides hilarious response to Dwarf Mamba’s proposal to Ariana Grande

Published: 18/Nov/2018 0:09 Updated: 3/Apr/2019 21:20

by Virginia Glaze


Internet personality and comedian Evan ‘Dwarf Mamba’ Eckenrode asked out American singer-songwriter Ariana Grande in a hilarious Tweet – and streamer CouRage had an even funnier response to the post.

Dwarf Mamba jokingly referenced his height in the Tweet, calling Grande “almost legally a dwarf” due to her own height of 5’0 in an effort to swing a date with the singer.

“Hey Ariana Grande, you’re 5’0, almost legally a dwarf, and I’m 4’2, an actual dwarf,” Mamba wrote. “So… looks like we already have something in common! Dinner? On me 😊”

Mamba’s Tweet was met with a wave of jokes, including a popular line from Grande’s new single, “Thank you, next.”

However, one of the more notable responses came from former OpTic streamer and caster CouRage, who implored Mamba to let him have a shot, first.

“Dude, ‘cmon,” CouRage wrote. “Lemme get my chance first.”

Other commenters speculated that Mamba had Tweeted at Grande due to pressure from YouTuber Logan Paul, who has featured the comedian in several of his vlogs and prank videos.

This instance would mark even more speculation against Paul, who recently admitted to being a flat-earther during a speech at the 2018 Flat Earth International Conference in Denver, Colorado.

Some viewers felt that his speech was merely a stunt for an upcoming vlog, as one photo of Paul at the Conference venue shows him with a cameraman and a ‘truth’ sticker pasted to his forehead. While Paul has yet to make a statement on the speech through social media, he did retweet Mamba’s ‘shot’ to Grande, further implying that Paul may have had a hand in the fiasco.

Ariana Grande has yet to respond to Mamba’s proposal.


Pokemon releases Pikachu ASMR and fans are loving it

Published: 4/Dec/2020 20:41 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 20:46

by Brent Koepp


The Pokemon Company surprised fans on December 3 with a special ASMR video hosted by Pikachu. The odd YouTube upload went viral after players of the Nintendo RPG couldn’t get enough of it.

Pokemon made its debut in 1996 and quickly took the world by storm. Decades later, the Nintendo property has surpassed titans such as Disney and Marvel to become the highest-grossing media franchise of all time. From cards to t-shirts, consumers can’t get enough of the beloved series.

On December 3, fans were surprised when the series’ mascot, Pikachu, hosted an ASMR video. Players unfamiliar with the audio phenomena that has swept YouTube and Twitch found themselves surprised by how much the Electric-type’s sounds made them feel relaxed.

Screenshot of Snorlax sleeping in the Pokemon anime.
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company
Pokemon fans can now lay back like Snorlax with Pikachu ASMR.

Pikachu relaxes Pokemon fans with ASMR

ASMR, which stands for auto sensory meridian response, is a phenomenon where certain sound frequencies cause listeners to get tingles or chills. The category has exploded on sites like YouTube where millions tune in to watch personalities whisper into a mic – yeah, it sounds weird on paper.

Now, The Pokemon Company has shared their own take on the medium by releasing an upload that features lovable mascot Pikachu. Despite only being out mere hours at the time of writing, the video has racked up over 369k views.

For over 15 minutes, the Gen I character interacts with objects around the room, while also shuffling and rolling across the floor.  The adorable ‘mon even whispers its iconic “Pika Pika” catchphrase from various angles.

Despite not being the usual content the Pokemon community expects, fans absolutely loved it. One user exclaimed, “I never knew I needed a Pikachu ASMR!” Another viewer agreed and wrote, “The comfiest thing I have ever heard.” Some even wanted more ASMR content featuring other Pokemon: “I need the Eevee version of this.”

Pokemon fans comment on ASMR Pikachu YouTube upload.
Fans absolutely love the video.


While ASMR isn’t for everyone, the unexpected Pikachu video has been a major hit with the community. Maybe Nintendo was actually onto something big with their Pokemon Sleep project after all.

Despite releasing over two decades ago, the Game Freak franchise has never been more popular. Fans have a lot to be excited for as the series will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2021, with many surprises to come.