I am a huge fan of viral videos. I love everything from drunk hippies who can’t put on their sandals at Coachella, to absurdly crowded trains.
So when something goes viral I always give it a look, even if it’s kittens or babies. In the last week the Interwebs have provided some viral gems. It has been such a good week that I felt compelled to share my top 3. Start at the top. Save the best for last.
3. Vietnamese traffic cop rides the bus.
It might sound boring but then you realize that this guy is clinging for dear life to a freaking windshield wiper going about 50 MPH. Apparently the bus driver broke a traffic law and this cop jumped into action. Are you kidding me? Unless this is the opening credits for Speed 3: Ho Chi Minh Highway then you let that bus ride on. Cut your losses. Live to fight another day.
2. Tupac performs at Coachella 2012
Ah.. technology. If only the nerds who created this Tupac hologram spent their time curing diseases. Or at least making iPhone apps. I know, I know, then we wouldn’t have HoloPac performing with Snoop. This was so ridiculously realistic that I thought I saw Hologram Tupac pass Snoop a blunt.
My imagination starting running away. Why can’t Tupac go on tour and perform as a hologram? I would rather watch that than anything Jay-Z/Kanye has to offer.
P.S. Why did Dre perform California Love solo while his boy HoloPac was standing by on screen saver?
Top video of the week and 2012 thus far. Drumroll please..
1. Sweet Brown aka “Cold Pop Lady”
This video is pure gold. The woman’s name is Sweet Brown. Easily the best viral video since “Antoine Dodson: Snatchin Yo People Up Autotune Remix”. It has all the ingredients of a classic viral video:
1. Live backwoods news report.
2. Lovable “Hooker with a heart of gold.” (Popularized by Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman)
This is video is MADE by #3. As soon as I heard my girl Sweet Brown utter the words “I woke up to get me a COLD POP” she had my heart. Just something in the way her eyebrows lift in excitement at the thought of a Cold Pop. And in what world does someone call a Popsicle a Cold Pop?
Then just when you thought it was safe she drops the hammer on you. “I got Bronchitis! Ain’t nobody got time for that.” Amen, Sweet Brown, Amen. Top viral video of 2012.
This is from like two weeks ago but it makes me smile every time I watch it. I love JetBlue.
Bonus: Check out the good samaritan at the 0:44 second mark.