The Crap On The Internet We Like This Week (August 23rd – August 27th)
Written by Mekanism at 11:12 am • awesomeness, content, digital, syndication

My favorite part about this column I get to write weekly so far (Like how I called it a “column”? Isn’t that adorably naive?) is the part of every week where I have to ask my boss:

Drew: “Hey Jason, is it okay if I put the video on the blog where the girl talks about how she wants to..”

Jason: “No.”

Drew: “Okay.”

Because, while you can propose just about anything at Mekanism (I mean, I’ve been in a room where the idea “F*ck China” was proposed, and it was one of the, “yeah, that might work” ideas, soooo…), you still can’t really just throw up total inappropriateness on the company blog. But it’s really fun to try.

In honor of this, I’d like to at least direct you kind of maybe sort of towards a video that was sent to me, in an ACTUAL viral manner this week (I’m not saying click the link but CLICK THAT LINK). As in, a friend ACTUALLY just sent me a video randomly, a lost art in the world I live in. And the best part?

One of the guys in the video is my new co-worker, Matt Lenski.

When things like that happen, I remember how awesome my industry can actually be. I remember the core of how “viral video” got popular:

It’s a small world, and sometimes, awesome content just falls in your lap, and you know the guy in the video who plays, “Carter, the gay friend who’s a closeted straight.”

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

Brendan Gahan (@BrendanGahan): Drunk girls face-plant on to hard concrete from shopping cart

Brendan was too busy to select a video this week. So my knee jerk reaction was, “what about that video where the girl falls out a of a shopping cart?” So, that seems like a healthy reaction that this is my first idea for a “funny video”.

Ryan Lee (@owlsquid): Wheelchair Backflip

Once you get over the “I’m an asshole but that’s funny” part in the beginning where people in wheelchairs are biting it, you then realize how much better at life this person is than you. So then you feel:

a) Not that good about laughing at the biting it parts and

b) Really nonathletic.

Gino Click (@ginobot): Time Crisis – Ft. Andy Whitfield

“If you’ve ever played a shooting game, you’ll enjoy this. If I don’t show up to work on monday, it’s because I’m at the arcade still trying to beat Time Crisis.” (freddiew makes some pretty amazing videos…and his latest, Future Rock Band, is worth a look as well)

Shepard Wallace (@regularshep): Procrastination

Procrastination. We all do it. Just not as well as these guys.

Elijah Bilotta (@frodoBKK): İsmail YK – Çılgın – Facebook Klip Tanıtımı

Lots of people may have heard about the Turkish Facebook music video but I bet no one watched it long enough to catch the last 2 minutes. It’s like Stomp the Yard meets Armageddon.

Natira Suchoknand: Star Wars Tai Chi

Darth Vader does Tai Chi. I don’t think much more needs to be said, other than the fact that a girl just posted a Darth Vader video. So, I’m guessing a lot of Star Wars nerds are going to ask if Natira is single now.

Drew Hoolhorst (@drewber): Marcel The Shell With Shoes On

Hands down, this is my favorite thing I’ve seen on the internet in a very long time. I think I’ve been quoting it for 8 days straight, and it’s JUST not getting old yet.

It’s pretty funny how they came up with the idea, too. You can read about it over here.

I am not sure how I selected drunk girls falling out of a shopping cart as the first video for this post, and ended with the most adorable video of all time. What can I say. I’m both trashy and classy, all at once.

See you next Friday, everyone.

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