2008’s been an awesome year for silly internet videos, as the compilation from Videogum above proves. There are some crackers missing, but you can rest assured that most of your favourites are present and correct. Now sit back, and let the year flash before your eyes.
The beginning of this story is mildly amusing. An Australian man called David Thorne attempted to pay an outstanding bill of $233.95 by sending the utility company a drawing of a spider he made on his computer – which he valued at precisely $233.95.
The utility company replied to his email in a very serious manner, saying it was “unable to accept drawings as payment” and a whole heap of internet hilarity entailed as the conversation between David and the poor admin assistant was beamed around the internet.
Then things start to officially go TOO FAR. David Thorne gave his spider…
We’ve all been watching the video for Weezer’s new song, ‘Pork and Beans’ numerous times a day for the whole week now, but can you detect all the video meme references in it? I thought I was doing ok, until I saw Gawker Media’s Nick McGlynn had edited together all the clips into one handy video. Perfect viewing for a Friday afternoon – enjoy!
Bob Dylan must be taking cues from Barack Obama, and is taking his advertising into the web 2.0 world. Designed to drum up interest in his greatest hits album (like he needs to advertise, the album will sell itself!), he’s delved into the viral video format. On his website you can input your own personal message onto the cards he holds up in the classic Subterranean Homesick Blues music video, and send it on to friends via email, who can then view your equally Dylanesque poetry…