This week’s top 5 trending viral videos

Here are the five videos that I noticed rapidly making the rounds this week. While they may not provide any life changing enlightening moments, at least you’ll get some laughs, and if the adage that laughter is the best medicine, then that’s not so bad is it?

5. This music video starring Matthew Ferguson (or “Mattstache Ferguson” as he calls himself on his Twitter for reasons you’ll understand if you watch this video) reminds me of the beginning of the video for Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody but so much more awesome. The more people watch it the more they seem to unearth little weird gems like the one where it appears that Matt doesn’t blink at all (he does if you look carefully).

4. If you’ve ever wondered what 42 Saint Bernard dogs cheerfully roaming around the woods sounds and looks like (I know you all have), well, wonder no more: this video that went viral this week answered that question for the Internet.

3. As a sports fan, trend-ologist (this may or may not be a real thing), Asian bro, New Yorker and a Knicks fan I’d be remiss to not mention Jeremy Lin in these pages. If you don’t know who he is then as my friend Casey aptly put it “they should nickname Jeremy Lin “SOPA” cuz he really is about to break the internet.” It’s funny because it’s true. This California-raised, Harvard grad basketball player has lit up the NBA courts and the Internet since his breakout performance last Saturday. People are even making rap tributes to him which are going virally popular as well. His name has been a top worldwide trending topic on Twitter all week and this is the video that started it all.

2. It wasn’t just basketball that got some love on the blogosphere. Ping pong had its moment as well thanks to this video involving an obsessed dog, which just goes to reinforce my belief that in a hundred years the Internet will consist of just videos of cats, dogs, and babies doing cute things.

1. I may actually watch local network news every night if they had a weatherman like Tom Murphy at CBS affiliate WBKB-TV in Alpena, Michigan. Any weatherman who drops references to “Fat Joe in the Terror Squad” is a-okay with me and should become a YouTube star.

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