We’d all heard the quote “don’t read the comments” and this super-funny video shows us exactly why that’s true.
The video’s creators say “The YouTube comment section can sometimes make you question humanity, so to cheer you up we’re bringing you dramatic reconstructions of some of the best comment wars. This time it’s between ‘Sophie Danze’ and ‘Jilianlovesthebeibs’ on One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful.”
Who doesn’t love a good viral hit – at least for the first week? I’ve collated some of the biggest into this list, in no particular order.
Ridiculously Photogenic Guy
On a sunny March day in South Carolina, Zeddie Little was participating in the Cooper River Bridge run when his picture was snapped by Will King. Will put Zeddie’s photo onto Flickr, and then Reddit where it received more than 40,000 upvotes.
The photo quickly became meme fodder
And Zeddie ran his way into hearts across the world.
Ecce Homo – aka Potato Jesus Now to the polar opposite of Ridiculously Photogenic Guy: A century-old painting of Jesus was restored by an elderly woman, but comes out of it looking like a potato.
Yeah. It was only a matter of time before this happened:
Grumpy cat What would a top 10 viral list be without an entry about a cat? This one is a cat named Tardar Sauce, who is the unhappiest looking cat you’ll ever see.
Instant viral hit.
Bonus: Here is a video of grumpy cat being patted:
Overly Attached Girlfriend Meet Laina. She likes you. She really, really likes you.
It all started with this video, which includes the lyrics “If I was your girlfriend, I’d never let you leave without a small recording device taped under your sleeve.“
Which quickly spawned a huge Overly Attached Girlfriend meme!
This grew into Misunderstood Girlfriend
Laina’s now done deals with large companies to capitalise on her new-found viral fame. Here’s something she did with Samsung…
It’s unusual that a half-hour video would viral, but that it did – nearly 7 million views in 16 days on Vimeo, and 43 million views in 72 hours on YouTube.
Almost immediately, a bunch of celebrities came out in support of the project, #StopKONY became a global trending topic on Twitter, and a critical Tumblr was launched to point out some of the issues with the video and Invisible Children. Debate raged over Kony, what governments should do, and the nature of the Invisible Children organisation
In March, one of Invisible Children’s co-founders was taken into police custody after he started running around San Diego naked, drunk, masturbating and screaming. The incident quickly spawned its own meme.
Kony is still at large.
Gangnam Style The number one most-watched clip on YouTube, causing Beliebers everywhere major heartbreak, is now Gangnam Style, by K-Pop act, Psy.
If you haven’t heard Carly Rae Jepsen’s catchy song Call Me Maybe, where have you been? This song has been played and parodied all over the place. Please stop listening to sad.fm and hanging out on boring websites, and check out the original track here.
For the rest of you, here’s a compilation of the best videos, rage comics and meme pieces floating across the interwebs. Please add your favourites in the comments!
How much fun are Jimmy Fallon and The Roots having with Carly on this cover?
You know it’s blown up when ObamaDubs gets amongst.
The powercut version: With all your favourite internet stars like Keenan Cahill and Sam Tsui, pop stars Katy Perry, Jesse J and Justin Bieber, and actor James Franco:
This is an ad for the Samsung Galaxy, and for the French launch Samsung brought JayFunk, the internet Finger Tutting phenomenon, to deliver some incredible and surprising choreography. The result? A little bit of magic. Enjoy!