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Pokimane reveals strangest thing about living with Michael Reeves

Published: 19/Feb/2020 14:44

by Jacob Hale

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Popular YouTuber Michael Reeves was officially made a member of the content-creation collective OfflineTV in December 2019 and fellow member Pokimane has explained why living with him can be a bit of a strange experience.

Reeves found a fascinating niche in the YouTube space with his comedic engineering videos, bringing a bulk of personality to his wacky inventions and science experiments.

As such, he makes some interesting and unique content – but living with him and seeing it all come to life might be a bit disconcerting to those unfamiliar with the process and life of an inventor.

YouTube: Michael Reeves
Reeves has accrued over 3.5m subscribers on YouTube.

While watching one of his videos, in which he is quickly going through some of his inventions, Pokimane feels compelled to explain what it’s like living with the eccentric content creator.

“Here’s the thing about living with Michael Reeves,” she begins. “Every time you walk into his room, it just looks like a torture chamber, and you can’t tell whether it’s a personal kink hobby or, like, ‘I’m working.’”

“Are you really [working]?” she asks, joking about the fact that maybe some of the stranger inventions might not be for work at all.

She continues watching the video, and you can see why she compares his room to a torture chamber: he shows off a desk mat that electrocutes the user when you put your hand on it, inviting Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan to trial it – albeit, somewhat against his will.

Though it doesn’t appear to be that much of an issue for Poki, who clearly enjoys Reeves’ content, you could imagine how strange it must be walking into a housemate’s room not really knowing what to expect.

That said, the same could be said for a lot of content creators – though Michael’s may just be a little more unexpected.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul / Conor McGregor
Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”