One of the best things about YouTube is the ability to culture browse. Pre-YouTube, the only person watching Asian pop videos was Sofia Coppola. How times have changed! Today we can document the cultural zeitgeist. This week, we focus our video picks on the vastly different lives of teenagers from around the world.
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Quinceanera Paseo When people visit Houston, Houstonians all have the same problem: coming up with tourist attractions. Quinceanera parades around Hermann Park are the quintessential Houston tradition. Whether the taffeta's orange, fuchsia or electric blue, the show's always glamorous!
Driscoll Middle School Trick Play Who's the coolest kid in Corpus Christi? Usually it's the high school quarterback. But stand back; we have a new sheriff in town! Jason Garza, an eighth grader at Driscoll Middle School, went into infamy with this trick football play.
World's smallest little girl Jyoti Amge is the world's smallest girl and determined to make her mark in the Hindi film Industry. Jyoti attends school with students of her age, and like other teenagers, she enjoys fashionable clothes, wearing make up and jewelry. She's already a star in our eyes.
"Hoot" by Girls' Generation Girls' Generation is HUGE in Japan. Starting in 2007, these girls' pop-star education made the Mickey Mouse Club training program look like getting high on a rainy afternoon. Taeyeon (leader), Jessica, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, and Seohyun recently released "Hoot," gaining over a million hits in its first 24 hours. Sure the music is annoying, but the video is awesome: America resold to America. Insert Britney joke here.