One of the coolest benefits of YouTube is that anyone with a video camera — or even a video function on a cellphone — can become a filmmaker or journalist. With that in mind, we’ve scoured the web for the best consumer-choice videos on a variety of topics (and yes, two of them are ours). Check out our round-up below.

A riff on HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle’s book The Bond, our video exposes the link between Pacelle and convicted dogfighting kingpin and NFL star Michael Vick – and how a $50,000 grant from the Philadelphia Eagles may have mended some fences that really should have been left broken.

We’re not the only ones who think of MeMe Roth as a culinary killjoy. Check out this smackdown, courtesy of Reason magazine editor Katherine Mangu-Ward, during a segment that aired on John Stossel’s Fox Business Network show in 2010.

The “Anti-Nannyists Roundtable” video series was produced by the Independence Institute in 2009 and addressed the myriad ways public-policy puritans have attempted to limit the things we are allowed to eat, drink, use, enjoy, and otherwise consume.

An ear of corn with an identity problem sits down with a Dr. Ruth look-a-like in our video spoof of the undeserved nutritional brouhaha over high fructose corn syrup.

When Jeremy Piven dropped out of a Broadway show due to claims of mercury poisoning from his sushi habit, a lot of people scoffed at what seemed like such a bogus excuse. This video plays back his Today Show appearance – along with an annotated takedown using scientific facts to show why his illness was completely fabricated.