I have recently noticed a gap in cultural literacy amongst people. If I yell "Leroy Jenkins!" at the top of my lungs, or sing "Tu liba diba douchoo," you should know exactly what I'm referring to and laugh along. I'm astounded when I find my hilarious pop-culture references to great internet videos met with idle stares and questions of "huh?" If you have been hiding with Osama in a cave for years now and are unfamiliar with funny interweb videos and cultural references, I've compiled a short list of 5 videos for you to watch and begin the process of getting in the "know." (Ironically, I don't really "know" what that means.)
To start, Tulibu Dibu Douchoo. Just watch- no explanation necessary! (However, there is an entire world of hilarious American Idol spinoffs in foreign countries. See also: Taiwanese kid with bowl-cut sings "I Will Always Love You" and sounds exactly like Whitney Huston)
Next up, World of Warcraft video starring the ever-impatient Leroy Jenkins. Even if you aren't into games, this is a good one. (See also: WoW funeral crash)
Thirdly, there is a world of laughing babies out there. Nothing, NOTHING, is funnier or more heartwarming (if you're into that) than listening to babies with an awesome laugh. Puts your baby to shame! My favorite is the laughing quadruplets. (See also: "laughing german baby" and "Charlie bit my finger")
Okay, number four should NOT be watched. "2 girls, 1 Cup." Do NOT look this up, do NOT watch it, and do NOT talk about it. Seriously. Just know that it is very, hugely, amazingly wrong and gross and, and, just, don't watch it. Remember if someone asks you to come watch this video, just say "no." Serious.
Given the sheer number of awesome videos out there (just google "viral internet videos" and you'll find tons of sites with awesome lists) I thought I would make number five a new one that is just getting around: "standing cat" (it is what you think it is). I like the video by itself, but with the volume off and me playing the national anthem in my head while I watched it I found it to be three times funnier! Try it.
Hopefully you at least have a glimpse into the awesome world of online videos. Forget vitamins, make online videos your daily routine. I use break.com everyday, but there are lots of sites out there.
PS check out "Ninja Dave!"
PSS if anyone has a girlfriend who accidentally read yesterday's post about girlfriend maintenance and is now facing a super-pissed she-demon, I have a further tip (5.1) that might help you out. Girls, when angry, are not to be around. Avoid them until they calm down (or sober up) and then ask them questions and listen to what they have to say and stuff. They love that and you'll be back to normal in no time. If they continue to get upset regularly however, you may have to begin disciplinary measures. See my "how to properly roll up a newspaper" article for further guidance.