The Internet is a big place. Filled with wonder and fantastic worlds to visit. Sometimes you may find something funny, offensive, sad, or intriguing. But what is amazing is how some content online can bet spread around faster the flu to where almost everyone in the world has seen it or heard of it. Hence the term viral videos. These videos become popular via emails, social networks, or search engines and become mainstays in pop culture. There are quite a few I have seen over the years but here are three of my favorites I will never forget.
Angry German Kid
Back in 2006, I saw a video that made me feel better about the tantrums I pulled when my mom took my Super Nintendo away. A young German boy has a serious temper problem and someone put a hidden camera by this boys computer to prove his insanity. He wants to play Unreal Tournament but can’t wait for his computer to load it. He overreacts, screams, and beats his keyboard while he plays the game.
Eventually, at the end of the video, he loses the game and goes insane brutally beating his keyboard against the desk. Seriously, this kid needs a spanking. The reason I picked this was because it literally was the first viral video I ever saw online. I will never forget this kids insane ramblings.
Fat kid on Rollercoaster
This video makes me laugh every time I see it. Whenever I am in a bad mood I play this and I always feel better. It’s a video of a chubby kid riding a rollercoaster. He can barely fit in the seat right and his straps aren’t fastened properly. So when the coaster really starts going, he begins slipping out of his seat. He then freaks out of course and his aunt just laughs at him. It is a little mean of his aunt to laugh at him, but he flips out so much it’s difficult to not laugh. You just have to watch it to understand.
Flight of the Conchords – Business Time
One of my favorite bands of all time was introduced to me via Youtube. I stumbled across the song “Business Time” out of curiosity and boredom. Flight of the Conchords is a New Zealand comedy music duo. They have a unique nerdy, awkward humor that is priceless and endearing. Over 18 million people have watched the video of Flight of the Conchords playing Business Time live. The song is about a man trying to talk his girlfriend into making love. But in the process reveals how mundane their life is and how horrible of a lover he is. Flight of the Conchords signature wit and intelligent humor proves to be the reason this song is so popular. I recommend this video to everyone.