My Favorite YouTubers

YouTube is an awesome platform. It gives anyone with a creative drive and a camera the opportunity to both express themselves and to entertain others who share an interest in their content. Today, I am going to tell you about my three favorite YouTube channels. One of them is a gaming channel, one is a music channel, and one is a sneaker/fashion channel. If anyone is interested in checking them out, links to their respective channels will be provided. Enjoy!



Swiftor is hands down my favorite gaming channel on YouTube. I think what I really like about his channel is that it is not your typical gaming channel. My favorite content of his would probably have to be the mini-games he plays with other gamers, typically in Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto. Anyone who enjoys gaming content should watch his recordings of a game called Mafia, played within Call of Duty. However, if games such as Call of Duty just aren’t your thing, Swiftor has also posted gameplay from games such as The Price is Right, PUBG, Friday the 13th, and H1Z1 Auto Royale all in the last week. As far as gaming goes, I feel like Swift has content for just about everybody. He is an absurdly entertaining dude and I highly recommend anyone who enjoys gaming videos check out his channel!

YouTube: Swiftor

Twitter: @Swiftor



Meami is a music reaction channel that I just recent discovered. I’m so glad that I did. Reaction videos are some of my favorite videos on all of YouTube and as far as music reactions go, Meami is the best. Watching him react to new music releases is just entertaining. There’s something about the dude’s energy that just makes him a blast to watch. I completely agree with his musical opinions more than not, which is always nice when watching reaction content. Meami is just a cool guy who likes music, games, and his awesome tattoos are also worth noting. Anyone who enjoys hip-hop/rap and/or reaction videos should definitely check him out.

YouTube: Meami

Twitter: @Meami_Ami



YoAnty was the very first channel I ever subscribed to on YouTube. To this day, he is still my absolute favorite YouTuber. There isn’t a more genuine guy on YouTube. Although he doesn’t do them anymore, his vlogs were the most entertaining on the internet, in my opinion. His sneaker/clothing hauls and reviews are great. The production quality of all of his videos is top-notch, and his thoughts on whatever he’s talking about are always extremely informative. Above all else, he is just a fun, entertaining guy on YouTube who likes talking about shoes, cats, and iced coffee (jet fuel only). He hasn’t fallen victim to the clickbait nonsense that seems to have taken over sneaker YouTube in recent years. He has stayed true to what earned him his subscriber base and I think that’s extremely commendable. Anyone who likes sneakers should absolutely check out his channel!

YouTube: YoAnty

Twitter: @YoAnty_

Everyone should check out these three awesome content creators, as well as the awesome ones here at Mid-American Culture. Thanks for reading!

My Twitter: @BigRedAFerg

Mid-American Culture Twitter: @M_American_C


My Top 10 Movies of All Time Part: II


Last week, I listed numbers 10-6 on my list of my ten favorite movies of all time. Numbers 5-1 were infinitely more difficult. I rearranged this part of the list several times before writing this post. Fortunately, I believe that I finally have the perfect top 5. Before we get into that, here are some honorable mentions.

  • Django Unchained
  • The Godfather Part II
  • Schindler’s List
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Scarface

Without further ado, here are my top 5 movies of all time.

5. Inglorious Basterds 


Quentin Tarantino is a genius. I consider him to be the greatest writer and director in the history of cinema. Tarantino himself has labeled his history-altering war film as his masterpiece. It isn’t hard to see why. Both Brad Pitt and Christoph Waltz give arguably the best performance of their respective careers. Like all other Tarantino films, the dialogue in Inglorious Basterds is perfectly written and flawlessly executed. The action is brilliant and the opening scene is arguably Tarantino’s best. This movie literally could not have been any better and I highly recommend everyone see this movie. It is a truly underappreciated classic.

4. The Godfather


According to IMDB, The Godfather is the greatest film ever made. It is incredibly difficult to argue with that. Had I been around during the time of its release to experience the vast cultural impact it had, it would probably be my number 1 too. Despite the fact that I was born over 25 years after the film’s release, I can still appreciate its greatness. Francis Ford Coppola’s epic crime drama is filmmaking at its finest. The film focuses on the story of an aging mafia family patriarch and his sons. The cast includes Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, and a young Al Pacino. Everything about this movie is perfect. It is an absolute must see for anyone who enjoys movies.

3. Fight Club

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The first rule of Fight Club is that you don’t talk about Fight Club. With that being said, I am going to break that rule because everyone needs to know how epic this film is. David Fincher struck gold with this one. Fight Club is probably the only film I know of that is literally better after 3+ viewings. It takes at least that many to catch the subtle innuendos, foreshadowing, and outright clues about the film’s phenomenal plot twist. The film’s anti-capitalism and anti-materialism undertones paired with the edgy dialogue make this film equally as controversial as it is spectacular. Probably the least commercially popular of my top 5 picks, Fight Club is a cult-classic that deserves to be seen by anyone who enjoys brilliant cinema.

2. The Shawshank Redemption


The Shawshank Redemption doesn’t have any epic fight scenes or any edgy dialogue or even any real action at all. It doesn’t need it. All it needed to become one of the best movies ever was its brilliant story and the flawless acting of its cast. If you are someone who needs mind-blowing special effects and intense action sequences to enjoy a movie, The Shawshank Redemption is not for you. I have a friend who once tried very hard to convince me that The Avengers is the best movie ever. Needless to say, The Shawshank Redemption is not for him. However, a more compelling story has never been put on the big screen. I love absolutely everything about this movie. It very well may be my most viewed movie of all time, with good reason. It is a feel-good story will brilliant cinematography and flawless acting. There was never any doubt it was going to be in my top 3, but it was just edged out to be my #1 film of all time.

1. Pulp Fiction

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Remember earlier when I said that Quentin Tarantino is a genius? Well, I am going to say it again. QUENTIN TARANTINO IS A GENIUS. I can not say enough about how perfect this movie is. The pop-culture heavy dialogue is as good as has ever been written. The star-studded ensemble of characters is absolutely perfect. The non-linear plot is brilliant. Tarantino’s revolutionary directing style has never been more perfectly displayed than it is in Pulp fiction. I can’t even single out one high point in this movie to talk about because it’s all amazing. The diner scene with Samuel L. Jackson’s brilliant Ezekiel 25:17 monologue, Harvey Keitel’s scenes as “The Wolf”,  the famous quarter pounder with cheese sequence, and countless other aspects of the movie deserve recognition. On the off chance that anyone reading this has not seen Pulp Fiction, I strongly urge you to watch it. Pulp Fiction is the best movie ever made.

Twitter: @BigRedAFerg

Reviews Through A Friend: Vince Staples’ “Big Fish Theory”

Hello everyone, and welcome to another installment in our second ever “Reviews Through a Friend,” in which we review albums handpicked by our fellow Mid-American Culture contributors. Today, I’ll be reviewing Vince Staples’ 2017 album, Big Fish Theory.

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