Thanks to YouTube we now have permanent housing for any video that's been produced in the past 30 years. Thanks to this column, you get to relive some of the more popular ones of the Internet era.
This would be creepy and weird WITHOUT the face paint. I don't really understand the context of the face paint, the question, or of course the answer. Riveting interview. How low on the journalism ladder is this reporter? And I thought I did any gig for money (not you, RoadRunner). Anyway, weird little kid, but let's be honest: the reporter's dress isn't really much better.
This is probably the shortest clip I've ever featured in this column, but I'll try to find a way to turn a five-second clip into a suitable paragraph. This is pretty funny, but if you watch it on mute it does lose a little of its luster. The glance is very dramatic, though I suspect it far more representative of an intense fear of humans and cameras. Either way, it's still much better than Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.
War, On Drugs
Poor Leeroy Jenkins. All he wanted to do was eat his chicken (I'm pretty sure that's what he says, if not, I'm just racist) and fight wizards. Leeroy Jenkins don't have no time for the jibber-jabber, though he probably should have given more time to the Intimidating Shout.
I Think He Ate Yoda
Everyone's seen this one. This poor nerd just wanted to film himself playing Luke Skywalker with a curtain rod backstage in his high school auditorium. One problem though: he left the tape behind. That left him open to the uploading and torment that would follow, and as the story goes he didn't handle it so well. To be fair though, you can't serve it up on a silver platter like that to the bullies. This one was just too easy.
There's something about cats and viral videos that just go hand in hand. Maybe both are perfect companions for losers. Anyway, this became huge and was eventually debunked as being a fake, though I could have told you that right off the bat. Number one, eHarmony, like most dating sites, does not use videos. Plus there's usually not much laughter coming from behind the camera when filming yourself. And one final clue -- there's no way this chick is a Villanova MBA.
So those are some of the recent classics I have for you this week -- which ones do you like? Which ones do you hate? Any other old favorites you'd like to see in the future?