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John Krasinski goes viral with “Some Good News” YouTube channel

Published: 30/Mar/2020 17:42 Updated: 30/Mar/2020 18:16

by Jacob Hale

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John Krasinski is a decorated actor that has featured in fan-favorite films and TV shows such as The Office and A Quiet Place – and now he’s conquering the digital world with his new YouTube channel ‘Some Good News.’

Krasinski has clearly been feeling the effects of the ongoing global crisis, with people from all walks of life tied up in their homes with no option but to entertain themselves in whatever way possible.

For John, this has come in the form of YouTube channel Some Good News, which is aimed at providing some of the more positive news out there rather than dwelling on the doom and gloom of the world today – and he’s gone viral with his very first video.

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Krasinski showed off his high-level production studio where he creates SGN videos.

Within just 12 hours of uploading, the first episode of “Some Good News with John Krasinski” is nearly at 1 million views – a figure many won’t hit in their lifetime.

After reaching out to his Twitter followers to send him some of the week’s more positive news, and he used the video to praise the global healthcare community as well as showcase some of the most heartwarming videos he had seen on the internet in the days prior.

Of course, Krasinski has a bit of an advantage over other YouTubers: his connections. Before long, he had recruited long-time friend and former The Office colleague Steve Carell to call in on video and celebrate the show’s 15th anniversary, making jokes and showing that the comedic streak isn’t lost in either of them.

Krasinski and Carell’s recounting of some of the most iconic scenes to have been produced in The Office no doubt helped nudge the view count up a bit, but also kept along the lines of the aims of the SGN channel by keeping things upbeat and positive.

Later in the video, John spoke with a 15-year-old girl who had recently arrived home following her final chemotherapy treatment, with the video ending on a truly touching moment as she discussed what she had been through and the incredible celebrations that followed her homecoming.

It’s no doubt that a video like this struck a chord with a lot of people, and Krasinski will likely be delighted with the results as he approaches the 200,000 subscribers mark.

For everything going on in the world right now, this blast of positive energy appears to be exactly what people needed to see.

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Twitch streamer confronts DoorDash driver after console war trash talk

Published: 24/Nov/2020 19:33 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 19:42

by Michael Gwilliam

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Console wars are nothing new to video game enthusiasts. From schoolyard debates to forum threads 500 pages deep, console loyalists have fought tooth and nail since the dawn of time. Now, the battleground has shifted with even DoorDash drivers getting in on the action against customers.

During a Twitch broadcast, streamer Jameskii was playing Minecraft while waiting for DoorDash to deliver his order. Suddenly, he received a text message on his phone.

“Hold on, is my drink here?” he wondered as he grabbed his mobile device. “Oh my God! Oh my God!”

As the streamer stared down at his phone, he could hardly contain his disbelief at the message he received from the driver.

“My food delivery guy just messaged me ‘Xbox is trash as f**k,” he laughed. “I’m not kidding. My f**king DoorDash just messaged me. It says, ‘Hello, DoorDash has arrived with your order’ and the next message is ‘Xbox is trash as f**k.’”

As it turns out, the driver actually tried to call the streamer, but when Jameskii didn’t pick up, he felt the need to trash talk Xbox.

Despite all this confusion and the out of context attack on Microsoft’s console, Jameskii wondered if he should call the driver back.

“Say yeah, PlayStation is better, woo!” his friend suggested as the streamer began to redial the number.

Eventually, someone on the other end picked up. “Alright, what did you say about Xbox?” Jameskii asked point-blank.

After a few moments of silence, the driver doubled down on his earlier comment and shouted, “F**k Xbox!”

The remark had the streamer in stitches and made him burst out laughing at the absurdity of the whole situation.

While console wars have a long history dating beyond even the 90s when Nintendo and Sega duked it out, it’s unlikely that the phenomenon ever reached a point where delivery drivers partake. It just goes to show that we’re living in a strange timeline.