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Best Viral Videos 2006
December 14, 2006 3:58 PM   Subscribe

Best Viral Videos 2006.
posted by hama7 (40 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Well, I guess it was a pretty lousy year
posted by Flashman at 4:03 PM on December 14, 2006


I think only about 11 of those haven't been posted here yet. All on the last page at least.
posted by bob sarabia at 4:03 PM on December 14, 2006


Sadly, none of the heavy hitters of 2006 are able to surpass the strange beauty of Bubb Rubb.

The whistles go woo.
posted by billysumday at 4:04 PM on December 14, 2006


(ah, ok, I see there's more than that one page)
posted by Flashman at 4:04 PM on December 14, 2006


Where is my DJ Ted Stevens video? I feel slighted.

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posted by GavinR at 4:06 PM on December 14, 2006


It says "most popular" not best. I would hardly call "Girl shits in hot tub" a cinematic masterpiece.
posted by delmoi at 4:08 PM on December 14, 2006


But that's only in the mornin'! You should be cookin' breakfast or something!
posted by eurasian at 4:44 PM on December 14, 2006


Sadly, none of the heavy hitters of 2006 are able to surpass the strange beauty of Bubb Rubb.

The whistles go woo.


My favorite part of that video is how he speeds right through the stop sign/intersection.

One of the greatest videos of all time.
posted by Mach3avelli at 4:51 PM on December 14, 2006


I hadn't seen Bubb Rubb before. Thanks! haha.
posted by dobbs at 5:08 PM on December 14, 2006


That Tyra Banks clip is way beyond odd. It almost scared me. What on earth?
posted by davebush at 5:26 PM on December 14, 2006


Good list, but iFilm still has huge problems with their media players. It crashes safari every other page.
posted by destro at 5:30 PM on December 14, 2006


I hadn't seen Bubb Rubb either (and I can't see the others because I do not have an account.) But in that video, the newscaster says the cops say the muffler noise in question is not illegal. Well, as is so often the case, the cops are wrong, especially about the law.

The California Vehicle Code has a provision called Adequate Muffler Required which states:

27150. (a) Every motor vehicle subject to registration shall at all times be equipped with an adequate muffler in constant operation and properly maintained to prevent any excessive or unusual noise, and no muffler or exhaust system shall be equipped with a cutout, bypass, or similar device.

It's an issue of enforcement, but such noise certainly is illegal. Lazy reporters. Sheesh.
posted by Listener at 5:30 PM on December 14, 2006


What, no rail grind mishaps?
posted by Tube at 5:31 PM on December 14, 2006


I was going to make a joke about how nice it was to have these all wrapped up in one post instead of scattered throughout the year, but I changed my mind. I just don't care enough about the middling humor sparked by any of these to watch more than a couple at a time all the way through.

No offense intended, hama7.
posted by dhartung at 6:00 PM on December 14, 2006


delmoi writes "I would hardly call 'Girl shits in hot tub' a cinematic masterpiece."

Yeah, when I saw it I thought to myself "there's one video I'm not going to have a look at".
posted by clevershark at 6:06 PM on December 14, 2006


That Tyra Banks clip is way beyond odd. It almost scared me. What on earth?

Tyra Banks was parodying the Oprah "and YOU get a car, and YOU get a car, and YOU get a car" episode.
posted by loiseau at 6:12 PM on December 14, 2006


The horse that rides around in a car was not on it. Boo.
posted by Astro Zombie at 6:21 PM on December 14, 2006


Oh my god. Good Day, Mr. Kubrick is the most brilliant thing I've ever seen.
posted by EarBucket at 6:29 PM on December 14, 2006


I thought viral implied it was produced specifically trying to sell you something. These are mostly just fuck-ups and mash-ups, from what I can tell.
posted by piratebowling at 6:33 PM on December 14, 2006


The California Vehicle Code has a provision called Adequate Muffler Required which states

These vehicles have adequate mufflers. They also had a chuck of steel welded to the exhaust tip that caused it to whistle. Grey area at best.
posted by vaportrail at 6:45 PM on December 14, 2006



delmoi writes "I would hardly call 'Girl shits in hot tub' a cinematic masterpiece."

Yeah, when I saw it I thought to myself "there's one video I'm not going to have a look at".


That's ok, I'm pretty sure it's a fake.
posted by zardoz at 7:16 PM on December 14, 2006


Vaportrail, sorry, no, it's not a grey area. It's a modified muffler that is not properly maintained to prevent any excessive or unusual noise

We have a similar law up here, s. 7.03 of the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations. Many states have them.
posted by Listener at 7:37 PM on December 14, 2006


I thought viral implied it was produced specifically trying to sell you something.

Not that I'm aware. Viral videos were around well before it struck ad companies that they could spread their "message" with little effort.
posted by dobbs at 7:48 PM on December 14, 2006


Other than the Zuiikin girls, I don't think I've watched any of these, though I was aware of several.

Oh wait, Weird Al's "White and Nerdy" music video's on it. Seen that.
posted by Target Practice at 7:48 PM on December 14, 2006


Good Day, Mr. Kubrick isn't serious, right?
posted by ®@ at 8:30 PM on December 14, 2006


Yeah, when I saw it I thought to myself "there's one video I'm not going to have a look at".

That's ok, I'm pretty sure it's a fake.


I saw it. Two words: After Effects.
posted by zek at 10:08 PM on December 14, 2006


clevershark: "delmoi writes "I would hardly call 'Girl shits in hot tub' a cinematic masterpiece."

Yeah, when I saw it I thought to myself "there's one video I'm not going to have a look at".
"

Whereas that was the first one I could be bothered to take a look at.

Eee-yuk!

And how come there's no Numa Numa?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 10:41 PM on December 14, 2006


Oh man, I remember those hateful whistle mufflers when I lived in Oakland...bubb rubb made it all ok however...I think they even have underwear with his face on it.
posted by Holy foxy moxie batman! at 11:53 PM on December 14, 2006


PMcD: There's no NumaNuma because that was clearly SoOOo 2004. Silly.

O-Zone didn't even have a surge in North American popularity like they should have.
posted by tehloki at 12:09 AM on December 15, 2006


One bank.

That teared me up, man, golden.
posted by Meatbomb at 3:59 AM on December 15, 2006


Hadn't seen most of these. Thanks.
They alternately destroy and restore my faith in humanity.
posted by dreamsign at 7:23 AM on December 15, 2006


No, all kidding aside, why are Bubb Rubb and Li'l Sis allowed to operate a moving vehicle? 'Cause blowing through a STOP sign and driving into oncoming traffic isn't legal as far as I know. Even in Oaktown.

On the other hand, they are effective spokesmodels for the ravages of drugs, drink, a crap diet, minimal education, and unnecessary dental work, so, ahhh, what the heck, let 'em go, the rascals.
posted by the sobsister at 9:38 AM on December 15, 2006


If you enjoyed "Girl Shits In Hot Tub," you might also like, "Pauly Shore Gets Punched In The Face."
posted by StopMakingSense at 11:57 AM on December 15, 2006


Nice post :-) If anyone has problems with video playback, feel free to email me (dhammond at ifilm.com).
posted by dhammond at 12:27 PM on December 15, 2006


So how is the Guy Goma thing a viral video? Was that meant to be an ad for the BBC? Or is it an elaborate video-resume type of ad? Not many of these are viral at all.
posted by Eideteker at 1:01 PM on December 15, 2006


I honestly don't understand the idea that "viral" is supposed to mean "advertising." This is simply the advertising/marketing community trying to latch onto something with popularity and, if you look at the relatively few successes they've had, they clearly have a lot to learn.

Wikipedia's definition is pretty accurate, IMHO:

"The term viral video refers to video clip content which gains widespread popularity through the process of Internet sharing, typically through email or IM messages, blogs and other media sharing websites."
posted by dhammond at 1:25 PM on December 15, 2006


Ok, but that's new to me. I'd only ever heard of viral marketing. You know the whole "virus" connoting something not merely infectious but predatory. Benign virii don't get much press, so non-advertising uses of 'viral' for 'memetic' don't make much sense to me.
posted by Eideteker at 1:39 PM on December 15, 2006


His is this one of the best of 2006?
posted by joedan at 2:38 PM on December 15, 2006


This, on the other hand, is fucking brilliant.
posted by joedan at 2:54 PM on December 15, 2006


Meatbomb wrote: "One bank.

That teared me up, man, golden."


Can't... stop... laughing... so much wrong... with corporate America... ohmygod.
posted by saturnine at 7:51 AM on December 16, 2006


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