The internet is a big place and sometimes things pass you by. This duet from Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (yes, it really is them) was originally uploaded to Ms Deschanel’s YouTube channel way back in December 2011 but I only stumbled across it recently.
Memes are big business these days – almost anything can spark off and gain a life of its own. Some creators profit from their ideas but often its others who cash in once an idea is established that make the most money.
In March 2012 that picture was ‘discovered’ and quickly gained popularity through many of the usual meme-generating and distributing sites. The Gersberms meme has jumped and evolved over time so that many major geek communities recognise it in some way – and in November 2012 the Nerdist channel commissioned Gersberms (Yer Gervin Mah) as part of their online programming for geeks everywhere.
The song didn’t catch me at first… but when the cameos started to mount up, my smile increased, so yes… this song is gervin mah gerberms.
What do you think about memes? What have been your favourites and why?
A week ago we showed you Dumb Ways to Die – a quirky PSA about staying safe near railways. Well, online the best ideas quickly get spoofed and Dumb Ways to Die is no exception. On Wednesday Cinesaurus posted their response, Cool Things to Find, showing all the fund (and inexplicable) things out there in the universe. We liked it, and we think you will too.
It has been the absolute smash hit of 2012, breaking records, breaking boundaries and making South Korean singer Psy a household name.
Now, Gangham Style is on its way to breaking yet another record – it looks like it will soon become the most watched video ever on YouTube.
Previously, Justin Bieber’s Baby (released 21 months ago in February 2010) held that position and in 21 months has racked up 802 million views at time of writing. Gangham Style, released just four months ago currently stands on 782 million views.
If Gangham Style continues gaining views at the current rate then in the next 24 to 72 hours we expect it to become the most viewed YouTube video of all time – a record that we expect it to hold for quite a while yet.
Are you surprised that Gangham Style has reached this position? How do you feel about Justin Beiber being knocked off the top spot? Answers in the comments.
Over 25 years ago when Kim Catrall and Kurt Russell were Hollywood Stars, Big Trouble in Little China was a weird, cool, John Carpenter movie. Today it’s etched in my memory as a weird, cool John Carpenter movie with an awesome parody video.
Parodying possibly 2012’s most recognisable tune, Gangham Style, Lo Pan Style is even more fun to watch than the original film. Don’t take my word for it though; judge for yourself then let us know what you think.
PS. This is the first real item on our site. We haven’t officially launched yet but we didn’t think that should stop us from starting to post stuff. If you like what you see, tell your friends about us.