Youtube Recommended Channels/Shows for Week 42 of 2019!



FIRST WE FEASTIs the name of the channel, but the show HOT ONES is the “must watch show of the FIRST WE FEAST channel.

It has become one of the most popular Youtube shows, attracting world class stars for a reason. Because beyond the antics of eating extremely hot wings, the host Scott and his crew create really interesting questions, to ask their guests.

They do their homework and they are here not for shock, mud-raking nonsense (which is the purvue of typical “established” media) but they are here to have fun conversations with the stars. And that shows.

More than one star has been impressed by the shows thoughtful and insightful questions. A refreshing breath of air from the typical moronic fox/broadcast or social media or tabloid interviewers they have had to endure.

Like podcast interview shows such as WTF with Marc Maron and WORD BALLOON with John Siuntres, HOT ONES is a show done by people who love the medium, for people who love the medium, and as such… transcends the established interview shows hosted by billion dollar conglomerates.

HOT ONES, along with the JOHN CAMPEA show, is arguably the most consistently watched show in our household.  The Henry Rollins, Al Roker, Steve Austin, Idris Elba, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson  episodes stand out as great ones. But you can’t go wrong with any of them, including the most recent.


JOHN CAMPEA SHOW– As mentioned above. Love this show. Not because I always agree with him (I don’t. I love SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, and do not like at all MAN OF STEEL) , but because he helps teach his viewers by example, how to have INFORMED opinions. And not form your opinions based on rumors, or misinformation or people with dark agendas of hate.

He reminds us that people do these films with the interest of entertaining us, and like or dislike the film, you shrug your shoulders and move on to something you do like. Attacking these people personally, or asking for someone to lose their job because you don’t like a movie, is like asking for seamstresses or designers to be fired because you do not like the style of shirt you bought. 🙂

Who comes to your job and attacks you personally and asks for you to be fired, because they don’t like something they bought from the company you work for? That’s not the behavior of a rational person. And because someone works in Hollywood, does not change that they are entitled to the same basic human rights and dignity doing their job, as we want doing ours. Whether the job we do is  teacher or writer or fire fighter.

The John Campea show helps by example, teach people to have informed opinions, and by example teach people to be respectful of differing opinions.

That makes his show rare, and invaluable.

And if we could do that with politics, or the environment, or the news… well we would be on better ground as a nation and a world.

SCOTTY KILMER – It is just an enjoyable and essential car advice show even for non-car heads. Amusing and Informative.



SHAANTI I am enamored of this very addictive channel of natural scenes to meditate to, or read to, or fall to sleep to, or just relax to. Great channel.


In this age of streaming  everyone is heralding the death of physical media. Here’s true talk guys, for movies you love, and intend to re-watch, streaming is no replacement for physical media.

[Arrrggghhh! get out the pitchforks, he is defending physical media and attacking streaming!!! Arrrgghhh! You Maties! Get the landlubber!! (I have no idea why I went into pirate voice 🙂 ) ]

Streaming by its very nature will always be more compressed and of fluctuating quality, compared to the entire movie preserved on DVD/Bluray.

The streaming companies will compress the movie, than your ISP will compress the movie, than your data usage will affect the movie, so at the end of the day streaming channels can advertise 1080p or 2K or 4k or 8k (and remember this is about real estate, canvass size. Increasing canvass size beyond a point is just about introducing noise, rather than increasing quality, especially on a screen that will fit in a residential living room. It becomes a case of not just diminishing returns, but shrinking ones), the truth is your picture quality as a whole, on average, is going to be inferior to your DVD/Bluray presentation.

Whereas on DVD/Bluray that quality is set in stone. And let us not even add the issue of movies expiring off of digital platforms, or content being edited or changed/censored for political or PR reasons.

So to be clear, I an not a streaming/VOD hater.

I LOVE streaming/ VOD!!

Streaming is great and wonderful and I love it for discovering new movies or shows, or casual viewing, HOWEVER for a movie or tv series you love and want to have and re-watch and preserve, there is NO replacement for physical media.

Now all that  said, physical media does take up a lot of space. So these days I want my physical media, since it does take up space, to be physically something attractive and compelling, and something I want to look at. I’m a bit over typical DVDs or Blurays, and plastic flimsy sleeves, or paper slipcovers. These days I only buy a DVD or Bluray if it comes in a Steel Book or a mediabook or a digibook. If it looks like a work of art on my shelves.

But primarily these days I am only looking to purchase Steelbooks. And steelbooks are exactly what the name says, a movie that is sold in a metal container, usually with stunning art. I just recently learned about and purchased my first steelbook, the beautiful steelbook of John carpenter’s THE THING.  There is no going back now, I love… STEELBOOKS!

I’ll be doing a post soon on my growing steelbook obsession, but the below are some of the Youtube channels that are feeding my recently discovered Steelbook mania.








Now lets move into some comic book related channels…

SILVER AGED DAVE– It is always great to see a new video from Silver Aged Dave. Just an informative senior statesmen of the  eclectic hobby of comic book collecting.

REGIE COLLECTS – Arguably in about a year he has become one of the best and most popular comic book related shows on Youtube, and there is a reason for that, he breaks the hobby down for newbies, as well as experienced readers/collectors. And more than that, he informs you regarding the business of the hobby; ie insuring your collection, getting your books graded, how to sell and buy books.  On top of that he is one of the most personable faces and voices for the hobby, he has fun and it shows, and makes the audience likewise have fun. If you were to pick a spokesman for this hobby, you could not pick a better one than Regie of Regie Collects.



SILVER HAIRED BRONZE AGE BABE – I absolutely adore her channel. So informative, so eclectic in her collection, so enjoyable in her stories. She has great taste in books and a not to be missed show!


And lastly giving love to two absolutely stellar knife channels. A relatively recent passion for me, while I have owned an edc (everyday carry) for many years (being a tech I always have tools with me), and owned a Spyderco long before most people even knew what that was, I was never a…. knife guy, whatever that is.

However in the last couple months been checking out the vibrant knife community channels on Youtube, and I really love them. Super entertaining, super informative, and it appeals a bit to my natural collecting spirit.

I’ve subscribed to about 20 different knife channels in those two months, however two of the standouts this week are two of the elder statesmen of the Youtube Knife Community, and just superb reviewers, ambassadors for this eclectic passion. They are:





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Today’s recommended All-Region BluRay Player!


Technology is moving so quickly I would hold off spending a lot for the latest and greatest Bluray that does 4k etc, but rather just pick up an affordable, all region,  beater Bluray player that is backward compatible with 3D discs, and DVDs and 1080p Blurays, and can even handle 4K.  Also I don’t like wifi in my appliances or consumer devices. Not every item in your home needs to be able to “phone home”. So for those reasons and the price, if looking for a Bluray player… I recommend this one.


Well that’s all folks. Hope you enjoyed this post!!! Like, subscribe, and hit those links! 🙂





One quick note on Youtube channels.

And this was spurred by a recent knife channel I watch, he made a video about the abusive comments on his channel, which spurred me to think of the below…

The only reason I am on Youtube since about beginning of 2018, is because of streaming platforms such as Roku and their ilk, which took the Youtube content off of the website and onto your big screen/home theater system.

Let me clarify.

I HATE the Youtube comments section. I hate un-moderated comments/social media. I hate the noise that drowns out the signal, and the baying of the mindless mob, that drowns out the measured voice of reason.

So the only reason closing in on 2 years now I have been able to enjoy the mentioned Youtube channels, and am partaking of Youtube (after over a decade of avoiding it like the plague) is because of the rise of streaming and streaming devices, that have moved Youtube off of the website, and onto your big screen tv. 

Because of “COMMENTS FREE” Youtube apps courtesy of streaming devices such as Roku and Amazon Fire TV, I can explore these channels without being inundated with some trolls desire to outrage for outrage’s sake. Everyone has their opinion yes, but what you have a right to share… is an informed opinion, anything else is garbage. 

And I always felt the lack of moderated comments was a failure of both Youtube as a platform, and the content creators for not taking due diligence to block ignorant/hate speech.

Having a channel of any type, is a little like having a yard sale.

You are inviting people onto your yard to view your wares. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure there are not mounds of dog crap on your lawn, that visitors have to step on or step thru to view the items on your table.

The same with this blog, I get trash comments like any content provider, but I take the (what seems to me) common sense route, of nothing gets posted, no comment, without it being approved. 

A lot of youtube channels don’t do that, And unfortunately for years Youtube and the content creators, did not give a damn, and wanted you the visitor to wade through ankle deep crap to view their content.

So thumbs up to streaming platforms that have, in the last couple of years, done it for them, and by so doing helped Youtube become a viable alternative to traditional tv options.

Youtube execs, should kiss the ring finger of streaming platforms such as Roku and Amazon Fire TV, for helping make them mainstream and legitimate. Something Youtube, left to their own poor decision making and lack of moderation, they would never have been.

Ok, enough ranting, the weekend is calling! 🙂



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