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Introduction to Dregs 101: Part 1, the Beginning

Posted: 01/02/2013 6:51 pm

According to Yahoo! Answers, there are over 120 million videos on YouTube. (Thanks inukjuak90, and we hope you found the answer to "No stores have a door lock/handle set which fits?") To put that in perspective, the Library of Congress has around 150 million items, most of which no one really wants to read because boooring. With so much information available, it would be extremely difficult to find what you're looking for without the help of a search engine -- the Dewey Decimal System or the YouTube search bar or John "That Creepy Librarian Guy." But once you have that search engine, you can also use it in ways that weren't intended, like, say with YouTube, to choose random search terms and look at the last possible entry with the least amount of views. Why would anyone do this, you ask? Is it because by doing so, we bastardize the system and send the internet spiraling off into the Phantom Zone? Or is it because we often find something else... something... greater?

Dregs are videos that question our conception of man as a rational animal. They have very few views, but as strange as it is that anyone has watched them, it's even stranger that anyone uploaded them onto YouTube in the first place. The two of us have been e-mailing dregs to each other for years, but we still find ways to be frightened, confused, amazed, and inspired by our fellow human beings almost every week. Today, in this introduction to dregs, we share with you our recent favorites of these forgotten videos. Please enjoy and share with us your own dregs that you find.

This is my new favorite thing on the Internet:

Drug testimonial videos are one of the best kinds of dregs:
This guy has been "that guy" for way too long:
The only audition that actors should ever do:
I don't know about you, but I would watch the heck out of Lenny's children's show: