Sunday, January 9, 2011

Dear Internet: You Have Reached a New Low

Milestones are meant to be reached, right? Congratulations, Internet--that is the only bright side I can see in this travesty:

That piece of garbage was viewed 126,558,675 before I ever heard of it. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

There's no way around the fact that I feel dumber for having seen it, I worry that some innocent people out there might have seen it and unwisely viewed it as successful comedy worthy of imitation, there's no stopping it now, and it irritates me that the guys who made it have no doubt profited in some manner as a result of its creation.

On the other hand, it has ostensibly shown a lot of people a good time since its release--only 29,869 people officially DISLIKE it (please ignore the fact that only 24,299 people bothered to officially LIKE it).

Maybe this video is what America craves. Maybe the entertainment provided by this video is the reason generations of hard-scrabble immigrants bled to death tilling our soil and shaping our skylines. Maybe 2011 has ushered in the zenith of mankind's presence on Earth and not its nadir.

Maybe I'm wrong and we're not totally fucked.


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