Deconstructing YouTube: One Man's Attempt To Go Viral


No one really knows why the cat became the Internet's flagship animal, but that's just where we are as a nation right now. The Internet thinks there's something inherently funny about cats doing thingz to, in or with other thingz, and the average YouTuber is eager to show how, of all the funny cats, theirs is the funniest. It's hard to surf the world wide whatever without stumbling on a video of a cat cruising on a roomba or (better yet) a cat diddling itself. Well, screw you Internet. I have a cat, too, and sure it doesn't croomba (cruise on a roomba), but it's motherfucking hilarious.

#2. Maybe I Should Cover a Sublime Song

Do you remember Sublime? They were that shitty band that everyone secretly hated but claimed to love because they wanted to get dorm-laid by all the weed-addled co-eds who were also just pretending to like Sublime because they wanted to get dorm-laid by all the weed-addled guitar-playing losers who thought it would be easy to get laid by playing "What I Got," "Redemption Song" and "Crash Into Me" outside of their dorm. Well, the Internet is no different. "What I Got" is possibly the most covered song on YouTube (Here are seven: One, two, three, four, five, six and seven), aside from the Mario Bros. theme. Although I'm not playing the right chords, I'm hoping this video will still get me laid...

#1. The Ultimate YouTube: Lip-Synching to a Miley Cyrus Song

The main byproduct of YouTube isn't creativity. It's "Look At Me" Syndrome. Everyone and their horrible brother films themselves dancing to literally any song their iTunes accidentally craps out. And people watch them. I'm sure of it. The most popular song seems to be "Nobody's Perfect" by Miley Cyrus or Hannah Montana or whatever the fuck. Apparently tweens love it. Seriously, YouTube search "dancing to nobody's perfect." YouTube search the shit out of it. All I can say is, mine's better. Mine is a million thousand times better.

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