This week's top 5 trending viral videos
The talk and focus this week is (rightfully so) on all films that made their rounds at the Sundance Film Festival. But the Internet meme machine never sleeps (its theme song: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop), festival or no festival, so without further ado here are the top five videos starting to trend, and as the kids say “get its swoll on” this week.
5. If you’re a violinist and you are interrupted by an audience member’s cell phone loudly ringing during your solo performance, this is how you respond in a classy manner and in other words pwn this rude cell phone owner.
4. If feeling a bit down, uninspired, or struggling with ennui, watch this uplifting video shot at Burning Man 2011 of attendees narrating Dr. Seuss’s “Oh, the Places You’ll Go.” Nothing like crazily dressed people on substances telling you that you’ll do amazing things in life.
3. President Obama brought a little laughter and some smiles in this heated political climate when he sang (surprisingly well) a little bit of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” (fact: one of the greatest ballads ever) during his speech at the famous Apollo Theater, helping cement his legacy as one of the more relatable (euphemism for “pretty dang cool dude”) presidents in our history. Based on his brief but impressive performance here, I definitely would invite him to my next karaoke session in Korea Town. With that singing voice, I bet he sang this song to Michelle to woo her.
2. One of my favorite posts coming out of the Sundance Film Festival was this one shining a spotlight on the insanely cute dogs roaming the streets of Park City. If there was a 10 commandments of the Internet, “Thou shalt like dogs and cats” would be on the list, which is why in just over a month and a half this video of a hopping dog has earned over a million views.
1. And the thing that had me going “NO F’ing WAY!” is this video that suggests or implies there might be a sequel to one of the greatest movies of our generation, and which helped to make Chicago look like one of the most fun cities in America. If there isn’t a sequel then this is just a cruel, cruel joke by a bored Matthew Broderick.