Let’s just say it: pop culture might be neat in the moment, but when we look back at it, some of the stuff that dominated it is just plain strange.
Well, maybe you haven’t noticed it, but Eddy Burback has. And if you watch his eponymous YouTube channel, you might begin to understand that sentiment. Sure, sex education and “Stranger Danger” videos, for instance, were made with good intentions back in their day, but some of them don’t age well. And a lot of the stuff that’s being uploaded in our modern day is just as crazy.
It’s all prime real estate for someone to joke about—and that someone is Eddy Burback.
Of course, not all of his videos merely react to social content that will likely leave a viewer saying “yikes.” He also uploads videos where he challenges himself to complete some light-hearted accomplishments—like visiting every Rainforest Café in the United States.
And he’ll do it all while sporting perhaps the best mustache this world has seen.
The Eddy Burback channel provides good insight into some issues. In one of his more popular videos, Burback details some genuine problems surrounding the rise of “ghost kitchens,” enterprises that only provide food through delivery apps. And a couple well-researched videos point out the flaws of modern late-night TV. Additionally, he brings to light a growing issue on YouTube—creators on YouTube Kids uploading disgusting and inappropriate videos onto the child-oriented site.
It’s also pretty clear that the vast majority of Burback’s content focuses on ridiculous things to make people laugh, such as his trips to every Margaritaville and Rainforest Café in the country or his attempt to bowl two perfect games in a row in Wii Sports.
Burback uses some heavy uncensored language, including the f-word and s-word. God’s name is also used in vain.
Because Burback covers lots of videos from popular culture, some of Burback’s videos cover topics that aren’t appropriate for younger audiences. One video covers some of the more awkward videos made for sex education—where plenty of sexual topics and talked and joked about. In other videos, Burback explains the general plot of some shows or movies that may have content concerns. He also takes an online “women’s kissing class.”
It should be noted that while Burback’s jokes and criticisms often have merit, they can also be pretty mean-spirited.
With some channels, it’s a bit harder to pinpoint exactly what the channel’s theme is. Many creators like to branch out and cover whatever interests them, which makes summarizing every type of video they make difficult. That’s a bit of the case with Eddy Burback, and that’s likewise the case with the content on the channel. But for many families, the language found in Eddy Burback’s channel might push it far out of bounds—his visits to Rainforest Cafés notwithstanding.
Kennedy Unthank studied journalism at the University of Missouri. He knew he wanted to write for a living when he won a contest for “best fantasy story” while in the 4th grade. What he didn’t know at the time, however, was that he was the only person to submit a story. Regardless, the seed was planted. Kennedy collects and plays board games in his free time, and he loves to talk about biblical apologetics. He doesn’t think the ending of Lost was “that bad.”