#HashtagWars - #BeforeYouTube

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Somehow the Internet once existed without YouTube, so Anna Akana, Flula Borg and Ben Gleib reminisce about the world that was. (1:47)

It's now timefor our HashtagWars.

(cheering, whooping)

BORG:Whoo, whoo! Whoo, whoo, whoo!

It's hard to imaginethere was a time before YouTube,

but this Saturday isthe 11th anniversary

of the first videoever uploaded to YouTube.

Uh, the video's called"Me at the Zoo."

It is riveting.Here's a clip.

The cool thingabout these guy's is that...

is that they have really...

really, really long, um...trunks.

And that's-that's cool.

30 million views.30 million views.

-(whooping) -So in honorof this Internet classic,

we're gonna reflecton how things used to be

with tonight's hashtag#BeforeYouTube. #BeforeYouTube.

So examples of #BeforeYouTubemight be:

I actually respectedcopyright law,


I didn't know what a bunchof racist assholes thought

-about a video I just watched.-(laughter)

So, I'm gonna put 60 secondson the clock, and begin.

-Ben Gleib.-Before YouTube,

I had roughly the same numberof YouTube subscribers.

-All right, points.-(laughter)

-Anna. -Before YouTube, no oneknew what a Flula Borg was.

-All right, points.-That's true. That's true.

-Ben. -Before YouTube,I got in a lot of trouble

for that video I madeof that kid drugged up

-coming home from the dentist.-All right, points.

-Flula. -Before YouTube, Ididn't hide my kids or my wife.

All right, points.

-Anna.-Before YouTube,

people had to maketheir rape threats by mail.

All right, points.

-Flula. -Before YouTube,I thought chocolate rain

was a sexual act.


-Ben Gleib.-Before YouTube,

I would just scream "gay!"from the rooftops.


Oh, before YouTube,I had to find Beyoncé

in a strange locationor her mansion

and sh her my thumb-upfor her video "Survivor."

(laughter, applause)