I figured it was A Thing. Then later on I watched a YouTube video and when I closed the YouTube tab, guess what happened? Nope, this time my entire computer reset.
So Chrome* is in the doghouse and I'm using Firefox, which doesn't seem to have any trouble at all with YouTube pages. Luckily Mozilla has a page on importing bookmarks from Google Chrome which is very helpful.
* For the score, Chrome version 16.0.912.77m which says it's up to date.