I *heart* YouTube very muchie. Before it came along, you had sit around while you downloadeded a video you probably didn’t want to watch anyways, but with such a huge community of “contributors”, YouTube has grown into one of the best entertainment solutions for people with short attention spans (e.g., yours truly). Here are three videos that I came across on my daily journeys, each of which speaks to quite a different issue.

Now, I’m sure you’ve already heard about the racist outburst that Michael Richards (better known as Kramer from Seinfeld fame) at the Laugh Factory and how he has gone on the record on several occasions to apologize for using the N-word so freely and so negatively. Well, National Lampoon had their way with several clips and very cleverly pieced them together to form a long lost Seinfeld episode. Very well done and definitely recommended viewing.

Next up, we have a hot live performance by Jay-Z and Nas, the latter of which is on the cusp of releasing his highly anticipated new album, Hip Hop is Dead. I’ve always been a big fan of Nas as he is an incredible lyricist, busting out rhymes like none other. He doesn’t need to rap about bitches and ho’s, bling and “popping a cap” to make his sentiments known. In this way, I appreciate him in sort of the same way I appreciate Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco. This song is furthers the truce that the two artists have come to agree on, following several years (in the late 90s and early this decade) of a heated and bitter rivalry (or “beef”). In fact, Nas is now signed under Jay-Z’s Def Jam label. Hip Hop is Dead:

And last and definitely not least is this fun clip from CollegeHumor. Street Fighter was easily the video game series that not only revolutionized but defined the fighting game genre. Without it, we would have never had Mortal Kombat, King of Fighters, or any number of other incredible franchises. But what happens to Dhalsim, Ryu, Sagat, Zangief and crew now that they are in semi-retirement? In case you missed part one, you can view that here, but those of you anxiously awaiting part two need not wait any longer, ’cause here it is:

Edit. Damn it. They took it off of YouTube for copyright infringement. Check out Part two at CollegeHumor’s official site by clicking here