January 30, 2009 |
Martellus Bennett, the Dallas Cowboys tight end who just completed his rookie season, was fined by the team for a controversial video he placed on YouTube. Bennett reportedly was fined $22,647 - one game check for next season - for the video, which used derogatory terms for blacks and gays and brags about having Jerry Jones' money. He wore a Cowboys helmet and had a drink during the performance, which has been removed from YouTube. Bennett's agent, Kennard McGuire, did not return a call seeking comment.
December 13, 2010 |
At first glance, the YouTube video of a man berating a smaller man looks like a TV talk-show confrontation. But this video is of Gov. Christie, known for his blunt but calculated outbursts and big personality, speaking to a citizen who asked a question at a public meeting. The moment has raised questions about the governor's demeanor. What is not shown is that the man, Keith Chaudruc, of Madison, N.J., passionately asked how Christie could sunset a surtax on millionaires while allowing NJ Transit fares to go up, making life harder for the working class.
March 29, 2011 |
A YouTube video of feuding Delaware County police officers is making international headlines at the same time an investigation is under way in the District Attorney's Office. "Get out of Darby, get out of Darby," Robert Smythe, chief in Darby Borough, can be heard yelling at a Colwyn Borough officer. Smythe was being led away by officers. On March 18, police from Colwyn and Darby Boroughs responded to a call for a woman who had been beaten. At one point, Smythe is alleged to have shut a police car's door, injuring Colwyn Officer Clinton Craddock, according to one official.
February 23, 2012 |
Lower Merion school officials are warning parents about an outfit that posted a YouTube video of local high school and college students engaging in what appears to be underage drinking and illegal drug use under the name "I'm Shmacked. " In a letter sent home Tuesday, the principals of Harriton and Lower Merion High Schools termed the images "reprehensible and cause for great concern. " The video shows binge drinking, marijuana use, window smashing, and use of drugs and alcohol in cars by students purported to be from Lower Merion - all presented as a lark.
February 24, 2007 |
And you thought YouTube - the on-line video mall starring anybody - was just about teenagers lip-synching to Justin Timberlake. Oh, ye of little faith. One of the newest (and unlikeliest) faces to emerge on this new communications technology is a middle-aged churchman, talking about Lent. His name: Cardinal Justin Rigali, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Philadelphia. And his appearance on YouTube appears to be a first for any Catholic prelate. "Dear friends in Christ," he says softly, dressed in a black cassock and gazing into the camera.
August 16, 2012 |
Tuesday afternoon a waterspout was seen for about 10 minutes over Great Bay, between Atlantic County's Brigantine and Ocean County's Long Beach Island. The National Weather Service received accounts from three people on the ground and two aircraft, while various news reports showed a variety of photographs and a YouTube video. The waterspout, basically a tornado over water, formed at 4:37 p.m. during a severe thunderstorm. "There's really no damage to use to rate it, but it was probably on the weak side," said weather service meteorologist Patrick O'Hara.
July 24, 2012 |
Jon Hauptman started an unusual business — holster making — about a year ago in a most unorthodox way: He disclosed virtually all his trade secrets in one YouTube video after another, after another. In some, he did something else seemingly self-destructive: He encouraged viewers to make their own holsters, if they were so inclined. What followed was not a crash-and-burn of Hauptman's start-up, but a groundswell of support from those who watched his videos and were moved to help him get PHLSTER off the ground.
June 27, 2012 |
The Slinky, that spring thing that walks down stairs, was invented in Philadelphia nearly 60 years ago, but it still has surprises up its helical sleeve. And we're not talking new novelties à la the Slinky Dog or Slinky eyeballs. A Slinky amazingly "walks" on a treadmill for minutes, flopping and flipping along, even self-correcting its course, on a YouTube video that has been seen more than 3.3 million times in just two months. Now comes some cool slo-mo of another freaky trick — how a Slinky seems to momentarily hang in mid-air as if it has some anti-gravity power.
June 22, 2011 |
Targets of poaching and victimized by a lack of prey, as few as 3,500 snow leopards roam the entire world. For zoophiles, it's a familiar battle – a struggle to save the endangered species one new cub at a time. Or, in Philadelphia's case, two at a time. In a first, two snow leopard cubs have been born at the Philadelphia Zoo, officials announced Wednesday. "They're precious, precious, precious children," said Tammy Schmidt, the zoo's curator of carnivores. "It's an honor for us as a zoo when it's an endangered species.
March 7, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - A morbidly obese California man whose tearful, videotaped plea for help became a YouTube sensation may be getting the support he wanted. The "Dr. Phil" show reached out to Livermore resident Robert Gibbs, 23, after he posted his three-minute video last week. Gibbs mentioned the program in his clip, which has been viewed more than a million times and inspired dozens of responses from viewers offering diet tips and encouragement. A crew from the "Dr. Phil" show was scheduled to come to his house and film him today, Gibbs told the Associated Press.