Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Meme-ing of Life

How does one keep up with all the latest fads and memes on the intarwebs? I'm not sure; even though I spend a lot of time out there, I have a hard time staying current myself. But after the whole Chris Crocker "Leave Britney Alone" thing from last week, I thought I'd pass on a couple.

Rickrolled means being sent somewhere you weren't expecting and seeing the music video of Rick Astley's 1987 hit "Never Gonna Give You Up." So named because of his trademark dance move, or roll, in the video. Do you want to see some really cute puppies? Click here!

Chocolate rain refers to an amateur named Tay Zonday who uploaded his original song of the same title to YouTube in April. It's been viewed over 9 million times and has been the subject of hundreds of parodies. Once you watch it (his voice!) you'll be singing, "Chocolate raaaaiiiinnnn!"

Edit: I forgot to add the "OVER NINE THOUSAAAAANNNND" one. Whenever anyone gives a number, you have to pump it up to over 9000. The short clip made famous is Prince Vegeta from the anime series Dragon Ball Z.

And yes, it's true. Lolcats and YouTube are taking over the world.

1 comment:

Ash said...

Yay lolcats!