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The Crap On The Internet We Like This Week (August 16th – August 20th)
Written by Mekanism at 11:32 am • awesomeness, content, digital, syndication

You know what’s great about this week? An advertiser ACTUALLY used Chatroulette in an innovative way.

You know why The Last Exorcism’s use of Chatroulette was genius? Because it actually used the product. It wasn’t just someone sitting there with a sign like a homeless person telling you to click a URL, how advertisers have tried to use Chatroulette before (I know you’re thinking “homeless isn’t funny, Drew”…yes it is, reader…in this instance, yes it is…). It was someone advertising through the medium, and creating an ACTUAL interactive experience. Oh, and it’s funny to also see a bunch of guys who thought they’d see boobs, and instead getting a demonic possessed girl. That’s awkward.

Here’s the crap we liked on the internet this week.

Brendan Gahan (@BrendanGahan): Indian Pole Gymnastics

My favorite part was that Brendan sent an email to everyone telling us how comfortable he was sending us this video.

I guess that’s what you do when you send people a link to click in a mass email with the subject line “Indian Pole Gymnastics.”

These guys are pretty incredible though.

Ryan Lee (@owlsquid): Animated Lego Digital Box at Downtown Disney Orlando

Considering all I ever wanted to do with my childhood was build either:

A) The Lego Gas Station

or

B) The Lego Monorail

…I’m pretty sure if I held a Lego box as a small child and a helicopter appeared out of magical nowhere land? My mind would explode. Great use of AR.

Gino Click (@ginobot): Japanese Water Bottle Jet Pack Fail

Probably the best use of Aerosmith’s “Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing”, ever. Like, Aerosmith hasn’t used it this well yet, and they are all 4,298 years old.

(*editors note: I’m sorry for saying that, Aerosmith. Permanent Vacation was my first cassette tape ever, and I totally sang the songs “Rag Doll” and “Dude Looks Like A Lady” with absolutely zero idea how inappropriate I was being. You will always be my first.)

Shepard Wallace (@regularshep): Bed Intruder Song by Schmoyoho Arranged for Tsugaru Shamisen!

In honor of the Brothers Gregory crackin’ the Billboard Hot 100, here’s this week’s edition of “wow there are a LOT of people out there who are just substantially more talented than you.”

Elijah Bilotta (@frodoBKK): Sorry Sorry Super Junior 슈 퍼주니어3집 (dance cover) version Thailand Tourist Police Division

“If someone created a program that scanned your tweets and created a video this is what mine would look like.”

I don’t even know what that means, Elijah. But it’s funny, because you just consistently are.

Natira Suchoknand: Little girl saying “WHATEVERR”

Man. Cats doing stupid crap and kids saying funny things. When is that ever not funny.

(Ladies and gentlemen, the internet! Summed up in a sentence!)

Mia Andersen: Unsuck It

Mia is a Production Coordinator here at Mekanism. A non “total f&$king nerd” who works here, if you will. I thought we’d have one of those people contribute.

We recently spoke about how boys are the only people who like viral videos, so I asked her to give me something that wasn’t a viral video. And she unearthed this effing gem.

I mean. Just put in any word that you probably have to type in emails all day long if you work in advertising.

Sorry to everyone’s boss. I just killed productivity for the entire day.

Drew Hoolhorst (@drewber): Snoop Dogg, Please Be Gangsta Again!

Sergio Cilli is ridiculously hilarious. If you don’t watch him on CurrentTV’s Infomania, start.

And I’m pretty sure this sums up my feelings on Snoop Dogg, just in a lot of ways. You’re amazing, Snoop. You’re amazing. But Martha? Really, Snoop?

See you next Friday, everyone.

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