Internet Fame and .. Glory ?Jan 27
Sitting down in the afternoon , recovering from a fairly nice Sunday, I rattle away at my Macbook while waiting for Vista to install on one of my workstations. I’ve decided to give Microsoft latest yet another go, but choose a slightly more powerful workstation then last time. Reason ? Not curiosity or something like that, but just that I need to have a Windows based workstation for work, and my "finding how to do stuff in Vista skills" need some touching up. Cause whether I want it or not, i’m gonna run into people who have had the OS forced upon them in the OEM install of their newly acquired laptop. Not a whole lot going on today accept for some painting and lounging around at home while slurping coffee. Picture perfect Sunday afternoon.
Meanwhile my reputation is being dragged through the mud over the internet thanks to my "Frenemies" @ the Global Geek Podcast. Having half a brain and being subscribed directly to the RSS feed of my Blog , they stumbled upon the pictures of the Mega Mindy incident and decided to have a little bit of fun with it. Getting a Skype-in call on my cellphone this afternoon from Dave Gray ( With cait snickering in the background ) gave me a "dark brown suspicion" something was afoot. And yes of course ! They had taken the Mega Mindy incident one step further and mutilated in in their favour. Childish ? perhaps. I hold no high opinion of the collective intelligence of the crew of the GGP. ( Let alone their taste) but I had it coming.
Reminds me of the fact that ANYTHING you put on the internet is like flushing a baby crocodile down the toilet. You might know where it all begins, you DO NOT know where it wil end. I’m sure my little pink escapade will by no means mount up to the legendary "meme’s" like the Numa Numa dancer, The star wars kid or countless others who found their little anonymous escapade become part of modern geek culture .. overnight.
Let us review some of the classics.
The numa numa kid. According to legend (and Wikipedia ) " The Numa Numa phenomenon was first popularized by Gary Brolsma’s release of Numa Numa Dance onto Newgrounds.com, on 6 December 2004. By February 25, 2005,
less than three months after Brolsma released the video onto
Newgrounds, it had been viewed more than two million times on that site
alone" I mean .. with a face like that .. a song like that and a video like that the guy was surprised that he became popular ?
The Star wars kid. Now really .. We are not making fun of people who a slightly at the chubby side of the scale (no pun intended) but somebody should not have watched "The Phantom Menace" one to many times. At some point in the video I am waiting for him to go for his Epilepsy meds .. Yet there is nothing (medically) wrong with this kid. Wiki says : On November 4, 2002 the boy made a video of himself swinging a golf ball retriever around as a weapon, presumably imitating the Darth Maul character from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace who wields a double-bladed lightsaber.
The video was filmed at the studio of his high school, and the tape was
left forgotten in a basement. The original owner of the videotape
discovered his recorded acts and immediately shared it with some
friends. Thinking that it would be a funny prank, they encoded it to a WMV file and shared it using the Kazaa peer-to-peer file sharingWithin two weeks, the file was downloaded several million times. An adapted version of the video was created, adding Star Wars music, texts, and lightsaber lights and sounds to his golf ball retriever. As of 27 November 2006 it has been estimated by The Viral Factory that the videos had been viewed over 900 million times, making it the most popular "viral video" on the Internet. t. .. Aha ! Major mistake ! Don’t film yourself doing god knows what and then forget the tape … The little aligator has come back to byte this dark lord of the Sith .. some 9 million times.
And this brings us to Fat kid nr three .. Let me point out .. I LOVE German people and by no means want to keep pointing back to the war .. but sometimes you just have to . This little f**** NEEDS to take his meds. Even Wikipedia does not have the balls to post an article about this peace of internet culture but … I’ll just post the last video of another German who has just learned .. he can’t play his Xbox anymore.. Wonder when this will hit the net.