Children's YouTuber Blippi Used To Be A Gross-Out Comedian Who Pooped On A Friend
If you haven't heard of Blippi, that's only because you don't have a toddler. His educational(ish) YouTube videos have racked up billions of views, and while there's been some criticism of his Mr. Rogers on methamphetamine shtick, he's built an impressive commercial empire. But before actor Stevin John created the Blippi character, he was trying to make it as Steezy Grossman, "a boy born as poop resulting from anal intercourse." So his audience used to be equally immature, though for very different reasons.
Steezy made luminous videos with titles like "Turdboy" and "Underwear Man," because it's always a big moment in a Turdboy's life when he finally grows to be an Underwear Man. But it was his ... unique take on the Harlem Shake meme that garnered him infamy. If you don't remember the 2013 fad, then consider yourself lucky, but in short, one person would dance to the slow part of the song, then once it picked up, you'd cut to a bunch of people doing something wacky. Like every meme, it started out mildly amusing, then it became grating, and then politicians started doing it and it was officially dead.
In Steezy's "Harlem Shake Poop," he sits on a toilet, and then we cut to him naked and spraying crap all over the room. Some of it hits his friend's butt. A naked man shotguns poop onto his naked friend. That's the joke. Yes, it's exactly disgusting as you're imagining. We know this because we watched it for you, dear reader. You're welcome.
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Somehow this bit did not set the internet alight, and after failing to make it with something the Jackass crew would look down on as lowbrow, the now-SFW children's entertainer attempted to scrub the digital footprint of his old extremely NSFW persona. He sent takedown notices to anyone who so much as breathed the words "Steezy Grossman."
The discovery of his past touched off a debate about whether it was appropriate to let kids watch Blippi, who for his part expressed "regret," but reassured viewers that he'd "grown up a lot since then." Indeed, who among us doesn't regret pooping on their friend at the tender, ignorant age of 25?
The Author Of Ready Player One Wrote Truly Awful Poetry
Ernest Cline, author of Nostalgia: The Novel, had a winding path to success. Ready Player One was released in 2011, but he had been writing poetry and screenplays for over a decade prior. And you'll be delighted to know that he also performed slam poetry, which is like rapping for people with no charisma, rhythm, or talent. Highlights include prison rape jokes and a fantasy about murdering people for bothering him in a movie theater. But, somehow worse, one of those poems was titled "Nerd Porn Auteur." Yes, it is exactly as insufferable as it sounds.