YouTube ChartPulse TrendWatch

Every Wednesday, we pull the most viewed YouTube video of the week and apply insignificant metrics in an attempt to gain a cursory, wildly-generalized understanding of the world around us. This week: Don’t miss Soon to be Cancelled, Thursdays on NBC!

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Davy Jones’ Locker

Various news outlets are reporting that Monkees frontman Davy Jones died earlier today from an apparent heart attack. You know, for a guy that fronted what was essentially a manufactured Beatles knockoff for TV the guy was actually pretty talented. There will be no cheering up sleepy Jean today I’m sure. Shine on you velour diamond…


Meet the Muts

So this is what it’s come to for my beloved New York Mets. These t-shirts have been hung in the locker of each Mets player at the direction of owner, Jeff Wilpon. At first I had no idea what it was (Was it a failed cross-promotion between Wu-Tang and Under Armour?) Then I came to find out that it’s the logo that the cartoon character Underdog wears on his chest meant to convey to the team, well you get it. Oof. Great message. A dog by any other name is still a dog. Mets pitcher Tim Byrdak has responded to this message in kind.

Read more about it here.


Fruit of the Lin

It appears as though someone is selling a pair of Jeremy Lin’s underpants from his Harvard Days on ebay.

Here’s the item description:

My brothers friend went to Harvard and was in the same dorm, got his boxers from the dryer on accident. Got them from him for $100 because hes stupid. Buy now and these could be worth alot in the future.

Hard to tell if they’re real. I mean they could just be two laundry bags sewn together with an elastic waistband. In any event, the current bid is at $1,000.


Kevin Durant is Pretty Athletic, I Guess

I barely watched the All Star game last night, but the little I did see was titillating: Kobe getting his nose bloodied, and Kevin Durant generally soaring all over the goddamn place. The video above features some of Durantula’s better moments in HD slow-mo, which is always fun. Special wow for the first scene, when two hacks from Bron-Bron fail to slow Durant’s ascent to the hoop.

via Buzzfeed