Viral meme all your friends already know about, #2

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A couple of weeks ago, a writer named Jason Feifer formulated a hypothesis that all of us have probably also come up with: (a) YouTube videos are almost uniformly terrible, therefore (b) an awesomely terrible video posted to YouTube could conceivably hit it big and make the filmmaker famous. Unlike the rest of us, Feifer decided to actually test the hypothesis:

One week ago, at almost exactly midnight, I uploaded this stupid video and officially launched Operation Shockless and Awful, an experiment to see if intentionally crappy videos would gain any traction on YouTube. Since then, it's been viewed more than 7,000 times, it was once the day's 38th most discussed video, some heavy metal dude did a cover of my song, and a girl named ohmyitsstephie offered her hand in marriage.

There's now a tribute offering in Spanish as well. I think Feifer may have created the new Numa Numa dance.

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June 22, 2006 - 2:58am
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