So, I know that literal version of music videos have been done before. But normally, it’s a mashed-up interpretation of a popular song with widely unknown lyrics (one of my favorites being the misheard lyrics to Pearl Jam). As a welcomed twist on the music parody scene, dustin films re-recorded the song to mimic the actions playing out in the video. To quote videogum, “if viral videos could get book deals, this viral video would be on your coffee table.”


This week, I was slapped in the fact by the popularity of Internet Party video. As a noob to the tech game, I assumed that no one outside of this 7by7 square mile city knows or cares about the dozens of video sites that allow you to search by pet name, favorite color, or most inappropriate moment.

Generally, links passed in closed circles is like offering up a stick of gum. It’s momentary enjoyment that will quickly lose flavor. But to my stubborn surprise, less than a day after the link was sent to me by a co-worker, the video popped up on digg and conversations had jumped off of AIM and people where actually talking about it in real life.

Today I sat among friends sipping a local brew — my head clouding over with the mention of a new site that encourages people to broadcast their waspiest moments — and asked the slightly beer-soaked crowd: Is it humanly possible to stay on top of the hot trends in social media? I want to think that it’s not, but denying credit where it could be due makes me feel like I may be as ignorant as I assume everyone else is. So I challenge all you non-SFist to tell me what you think. Is networking 2.0 mainstream? Is this video funny to the mass populous or is it too soon?

Extra Credit: How many of these sites have you been to or heard of? Inquiring minds would like to know…

More brilliant than the concept behind this “Get a Mac” ad parody, is the way that the superheroes are able to embody the confidence and charm of the original Mac vs. PC characters. There is something sad and slightly lonely about our Superman (DC). Even though he is a popular and historically loved superhero, DC is vulnerable to younger, sleeker, hipper upgrades. And that’s when this hotshot, oldie but never-fully-appreciated goldie (Marvel) comes to town, saving the geeks from impending browser-crashing doom. Over time, the cyberworld grows to rely on Spidey more and more by the day. Poor PC… Umm, I mean DC. He may never be the reigning super power again.

Appearing on Ask a Ninja about a month ago, Farrell is one of the first A-list comedians to show the community that he is not above web comedy. His new sketch, The Landlord, also exhibits the web potential to allow popular personalities to express themselves, uncontrolled and uncensored.