So among all the excitement of creating my website, I forgot something key to my blog, the weekly awesome amazing crazy top 5 list of excitement. I was to do them weekly every Saturday, but on only the second week I failed you guys.
For that I am sorry.
Anyways, this week I'll do an easy one, the top 5 internet videos ever. I remember some of these from when I was really young, and some of them are fairly new, but one thing makes them alike. They are all hilarious!
Honorable Mention: Justin Bieber get's riddled, and I mean destroyed, by bullets on CSI. I officially love the writers of this show now, what more can be said?
5)Numa Numa guy- I will start the list with one of the oldest viral video's I can remember seeing. It featured a man in his mid 20's sporting a pair of headphones. The man was overweight and took up most of the screen, but when you heard the first line of his song you could not look away. The song, was the numa numa song. And the man, was the numa numa guy, and the encounter was equal to the first time chocolate met peanut butter.
The video was hilarious! Yet so simple anyone could do it. It was simply a man lip syncing a song, but somehow it could keep me watching numerous times. The best thing about the video is that you're laughing with the guy, not at him. You can see he's having a great time! So you feel a little better about watching it.
4) Evolution of Dance- Now, this one isn't as good for its comedy but it's still one of the best. It's simply a man going through all the dances he could think of all conjured up into one, megadance. The concept sounds easy enough but when the man in the video puts it all together it becomes art, and some of the parts bring back hilarious memories, hey the whole thing reminded me of Napoleon Dynamite to be honest. I heard something about the guy being a motivational speaker now or something, that's a great job for him, his only other real option would be back up dancer for some kind of band...I can't think of any band that has music like that. Nevermind.
Anyways here it is in all its artistic glory, the evolution of dance.
3) David After Dentist- This video had me laughing so hard when I first saw it. It's simply a kid who's very, very...VERY high after leaving the dentist. The kid seems to be in some kind of half real half fake world and can't seem to keep focused on anything.
This video spawned such great quotes as "is this real life" "is this gonna be forever?" and the very memorable and rage fueled "AAAHHHHH". David is like that kid high on LSD in the corner of the room playing with the plant who everyone just walks by and laughs at. I hope David does not end up down that path.
2) Star Wars Kid (and all its spinoffs)- Now, the story of the Star Wars kid is quite a tragic one, but that is not what this blog is about, if you want details look em up on google :), anyways the Star Wars kid was a video that some high school students found in one of their High Schools video recorders. The students popped the tape in and saw a student (whom they considered nerdy) flailing around a broomstick like it was a lightsaber. They then distributed it to other students and eventually it hit the internet.
Now the video itself was funny, but not nearly as funny as the many spinoffs, I'm going to post the original here but it's not hard to find many of the spinoffs that are out there.
1) Winnebago Man- Ah, Jack Rebney. A man who I have laughed at, a man who I have learned from, a man who has given me comfort and, an RV salesman. I can't remember the first time I saw the Winnebago man video, it has been that long, but even now when I watch it years later it still brings me comfort. No matter how mad I am I know that I can at least tell this guy to calm down.
The man has taught me alot without knowing it. Jack has taught me swearwords and sentences that I never would have though of before. "Can you do me your kindness?" is now something I say out of habit when I'm yelling at someone. Jack also taught me to let it all out sometimes. You can't always be the calm cool and collected person everyone expects you to be, sometimes you need to swear! Sometimes you need to swat angrily around at flies! These are basic things.
The reason this video is my number one is not only because of the video itself but also the documentary it spawned (under the same name "Winnebago Man") The documentary looks to track down Jack Rebney, and has a lot of trouble in the beginning, but after a few months they finally find a way to contact them. Anyways they find Rebney as a recluse (it is assumed he was lead there after he found out about the video) who was pretty ignorant of the world around him.
Rebney seemed to think everyone who watched the video was laughing at him, instead of being angry with him. We felt his suffering! We've all had bad days, we felt his angst, but he didn't see it that way. Jack chose to ignore the world around him except for a select few.
After months of contact the director and crew finally convince Jack to attend a Q&A at a found footage festival. Jack comes in skeptical almost looking embarrassed when he hears the laughter of the audience. When his name is announced though, things all change. The room stands in applause as Jack makes his way to the front of the room and we are treated to an amazing story of human understanding, and in some ways forgiveness.
Anyways, heres the video that started it all!
Once again I'm sorry for my inactivity. I promise I will get the blog back up at full capacity within the week!
Thanks to all who are still reading!