This is one reason why I have 192 YouTube videos (my user name is sgerbic) they aren't the best quality (I'm getting better at it) but it really isn't something I'm excited to do. The editing is the worst part, actually just getting the darn video to load/save and publish is insane, it can take hours to just get the darn thing uploaded. Pictures it just takes me a couple minutes to crop/save/upload.
Anyway, I have a lot of video of James Randi, my son Stirling and I have done two Amazing Cruises with him and during lectures and meals my camera is always pointed at him. I posted the link on Facebook over a year after I shot it and asked people if they could identify who Randi was talking about. My friend Don Lacey knew right away who it was, Randi says the name but I didn't recognize it. This turned out to be about an experience Randi and Blackstone (the magician) had with Senator Claiborne Pell.
Apparently Pell was enamored with Uri Geller and felt that he (Pell) could not be fooled because he was a Senator and smarter than everyone else. The story goes that Randi fooled Pell with a trick and Pell was so thunderstruck that he believed that Randi had psychic powers like Geller. Pell is taken out of the room by his security team and Randi and Blackstone shared a laugh about how easy Gueller had it to fool Pell. Anyway it is a funny story and you will just have to watch the video to learn how it was done.
This blog post is about using YouTube as a citation for Wikipedia. Normally it isn't allowed as something editors want to see used. I'm not sure why but I suppose it is like a blog that is too often opinion. In this case I am recording a video of an interview told in a public place. When I quote what Randi says on Claiborne's page I cited the video. Opinions aren't proper on Wikipedia it shows bias. BUT quoting an opinion is fine as long as it is well cited.
I must mention that I had never heard of Pell before I learned who Randi was talking about on the video. Again this is an example of working backwards, finding the reference, writing a blurb and then posting it on the Wikipedia page (and hopefully other pages as well). Pell's page was pristine before I touched it, no criticism at all, he looked like a pretty upstanding Senator who gave us Pell Grants BTW. Even his grandson is quoted about what a neat man he was. I almost felt a twang of regret when I hit the publish button after leaving this quote. Almost.
Interest in the Paranormal
So look for sources in all kinds of places. Books, magazines, journals, newspapers as well as YouTube can produce all kinds of nuggets for Guerrilla Skepticism.