What The Angry Grandpa Means To Me

What The Angry Grandpa Means To Me

"The Angry Grandpa Show" changed my life for the better.

I have been an avid fan of the YouTube channel called "The Angry Grandpa Show" for about seven almost eight years now. For those of you who do not know what "The Angry Grandpa Show" is it is basically made up of videos portraying the lives of the Green family and the main focus of the YouTube channel is Angry Grandpa, also known as Charles Green.

It was originally created by Angry Grandpa's son, Michael Green, and the channel consists of pranks that the family plays on each other along with some videos that allow us a personal look into their lives at some pivotal points in their lives. Back when I first started watching "The Angry Grandpa Show" I was in a really dark place.

I was living with my stepfather at the time and was being subjected to heinous acts of abuse. My escape was to watch "The Angry Grandpa Show" on my Kindle Fire. I kid you not, watching his videos was not only the highlight of my day but, and this may sound somewhat extreme, but I genuinely do attribute those videos to having saved my life.

At some of my darkest moments, "The Angry Grandpa" was the only positive thing in my life. If I hadn't had that to look forward to, I don't know what else I would have turned to. I could always depend on Angry Grandpa and Michael to put a smile on my face and make me laugh until I couldn't breathe. When everything else in my life was falling apart and turning to shit, I could depend on them to pick me back up and make me realize that there really is a light at the end of the tunnel. It may have taken me awhile to finally get there but I now know that there definitely was one.

Right now Angry Grandpa has been really struggling with his health and when I first found that out I felt my stomach hit the floor. Do you mean to tell me that the man who I have watched almost every day for almost eight years could potentially die and be taken from this world? If something happens to Angry Grandpa, I would feel as though such a massive part of me was just ripped out of my chest.

I know this may sound silly to some of you, but since I have been watching them for so long I have started to feel as though I am a part of their family too. They have shared so much with all their fans, including me, and it has meant the world to me. If you haven't already watched their videos you really should. Their channel is not for everyone but I highly recommend it and needless to say, it has had an incredible impact on my life that I will never forget. Thank you, Angry Grandpa.

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Finding Inspiration As A Writer


Odyssey is fantastic. I love writing, so I can write something fun or silly, or do a list of something if I experience a brain fart.

However, with million of writers posting articles everyday, how do I create original content? Yes, there are endless things to write, until you realize that four other people wrote about the same topic, with the same title.

The articles posted on Odyssey's Facebook page are very creative, and I struggle with that. Before I plan to write any article, I think about "Is this a popular topic and are there similar articles published?" 90% of the time, it's a yes. I only began writing recently but how does one get acknowledged in the remaining 10%?.

1. Will it appeal to my audience? What is the intended audience?

2. Why does this matter? What type of message does it send?

I wish I had more of an exciting life, so I could write about my extravagant adventures and greatest accomplishments.

I overthink a lot and put a lot of energy into what is something my audience would be interested in. How can I expand my horizons as a writer?

My first article was a listicle, because I was just getting started, until I found more ideas related to family, culture and concentrating on what makes me 'unique'. I hope that my future articles will continue to reflect the kind of person am I and that my experiences can inspire/bring change in a positive manner.

Don't get me wrong... those listicles are great for a good chuckle, but it doesn't leave you with anything life changing. In that manner, I love that Odyssey challenges me to expand outside the box and bring new ideas to the table, with every article.

It's not impossible, but it does require planning ahead and communicating with others to understand what they are interested in and what questions they would want someone to answer.

In the end, Odyssey is fun and my team at Syracuse is extremely supportive. As I publish every article, I see myself getting closer to my dream to build a career in Journalism.

On that note, thanks Odyssey for allowing others to share their voices with everyone and for pushing me every week to become a better writer.

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5 Reasons Joining A Sorority Was The Best Decision I Made


I’ve never been the sappy type.

I absolutely hate corny sentiments, and I am the last person you want to come to if you are having an emotional day. So naturally the idea of “sorority sisterhood” confused me. I was nauseous at the idea of “joining a sorority to meet my future bridesmaids” and “being sisters for life.”

It seemed as if the relationships were artificial and being formed for appearance. Were these girls that you called your “sisters” really the ones that you went to for advice, or was it just a façade that covered up all of the drama that truly went on?

Regardless of my skepticism I decided to participate in rush in hopes of trying to find my niche on Villanova’s campus. After the draining process, I decided to rush Kappa Delta, and it was the best decision I made in my college career thus far. All the preconceived notions about sorority life flew out the window the second I opened my envelope and rushed home to these girls.

1. Things get weird: and that is OKAY.

Stuffing our faces with five slices of pizza, bowling very poorly, or talking about our weird eating habits is how we do our sisterly bonding. We sit there laughing at the ridiculous moments we all have experienced, feeling completely comfortable around each other. These conversations are pure and genuine and allow new friendships to form out of fun experiences.

2. Big Little Week: only the BEST WEEK OF YOUR LIFE

You walk into your room to find your entire bed decorated with fun goodies. Free t-shirts, fun foods, and sorority décor are carefully arranged on your bed every day by your future Big. Sure, the free items are cool to receive but there is something else that is so special about this week.

Without even knowing the sister that will be your future Big you develop a special connection through seeing how much she cares about you. You immediately feel comfortable around this girl, able to go to her with the smallest concerns. This week is the beginning of a great future of a strong friendship, great laughs, and irreplaceable love.

3. Service Opportunities: DO IT FOR THE GIRL SCOUTS

I love to get involved in helping out the local community, and a sorority was the perfect way to do that. It allowed me to become a part of something bigger than myself and support causes that might not have impacted me, but definitely affected others. I am now actively trying to alleviate child abuse, as well as incite confidence within young girls.

4. New Friendships!

A group of 47 girls were all bound together by one thing: sorority sisterhood. We didn’t know anything about each other yet we immediately started saying ‘hi’ to one other everywhere on campus, supporting individual successes in academics, and giving advice on any conflicts. I now have an amazing group of women there for me no matter what difficulties I face, and I know I can always rely on them when I need them most.

5. Confidence: YOU. SLAY. GIRL.

Although I may be obnoxious and loud at times, I am a very self-conscious individual. I never thought I was pretty, always worried about how white my teeth were, and don’t even get me started on what I think about my nose. However, joining a sorority allowed me to feel comfortable in my own skin. I could have a bare face, my hair up in a bun, and sweatpants on, and the only thing the girls would be worried about is the words coming out of my mouth. I don’t need to put on a façade in order to be in front of these girls. I can just be myself.

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