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Some Guy Getting A Tay Zonday Tattoo

Just for the record, I completely support this guy in his decision to get a tattoo of Tay Zonday. It's not like "Chocolate Rain" is just some passing internet fad with a half-life of approximately one year or something. We're talking about "Chocolate Rain" here! The thing has been viewed 18 million times! Surely all of those people will remember Tay Zonday for the rest of their lives, right? Yes, it's going to be annoying when people from the other 99.997% of the global population (do the math) ask him "what's up with that tattoo?" and yes, that's going to be happening to him for the rest of his life, but that's a small price to pay for having a hilarious internet joke permanently etched into your skin - particularly one like "Chocolate Rain" that will totally never get old or stop being funny or anything like that.

Yet still, for some reason I can't help feeling sorry for the guy. It's not because he now has a tattoo of Tay Zonday on his arm, and it's not because he's going to be explaining it to people for the rest of his life. No - I feel bad for him because he has just unwittingly joined a very exclusive club of people who have shitty tattoos that are famous on the internet. Now he's going to have to start hanging out with Zune tattoo guy, cat ass tattoo guy, Star Wars tattoo guy, Hulk Hogan tattoo guy, and maybe Mr. Cool Ice if he's lucky. Which sounds great at first, but seriously - what in the name of God are those guys going to talk about? Zune guy is gonna be like, "The Zune is superior to the iPod in every way," and Hulk Hogan tattoo guy will be like, "Hulk Hogan is superior to the Zune AND the iPod in every way." Meanwhile the Star Wars tattoo guy will be trying to explain why Boba Fett is badass to Mr. Cool Ice, but Mr. Cool Ice doesn't speak English, so that's going nowhere. It's going to be a complete and utter disaster, but hey, Tay Zonday tattoo guy: it was worth the 31,000 YouTube views, wasn't it?

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