Wednesday, January 13, 2010

January 14

Happy Birthday to good sport and future Jeopardy question Gary Brolsma. When he was 19, he was just a kid with a computer and webcam, and a taste for Eurodance. Nobody (certainly not him) thought he would make the world dance with this clip:

I'm surprised there are no dissertations yet written about how this clip became a cultural nexus point. I mean, it's the 2nd most viewed clip on the Internet ever, after Star Wars Kid - and Star Wars Kid's a recluse. Gary, meanwhile, has taken things in stride, parlaying his internet celebrity status to start his own band and become an ad pitchman.

He's also got his own website, and he's about to launch his own video network, trying to share his fame with as many people as he can. That's class, right there.
And maybe he's got the same attitude about it that Weezer sang about:

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