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Charlotte on YouTube

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Anyone can be a star — at least among their friends — thanks to YouTube. The video site also provides a platform for some pretty funny rants, raves and electioneering techniques.

1. David Thompson complains to the City Council about a rogue helicopter pilot, "terrorist pussies" and George Shinn's alleged campaign to harass him. Priceless. (

2. An anonymous conservative's cheeky ads targets Democrat county commissioners. (

3. Former Fox weatherman Mark Mathis acts the fool. (

4. Traffic videos are interesting to some people. Or so one might conclude from watching one man's driving reports -- taped while he's driving. (

5. You don't have to live in Rockingham County to appreciate this Star Wars-esque commercial for Christopher Knight's bid for school board. (He lost.) (