Give it two and a half weeks, and I’ll be in Paris. A bit more than a month, and I’ll be starting classes. Whichever way I look at it summer’s coming to a close, and along with it some great sights and sounds.
Like viral videos. Love viral videos.
More specifically, I’ve chosen five videos that have basically come to define my summer whenever I sat home waiting for another work day to start. Five videos that made summer.
They made bad days so much better and my AC-lacking room just so much more tolerable. They made me smile, they made me laugh, and they made me kind of sit there and realize that my faith in humanity can be restored.
Or that some people just have a little too much time on their hands.
- Five Guys Burgers and Fries Review
I don’t know any more honest way to put this but I, love, food. I love food. My roommates love food. We hoard food. We steal the Resident Masters Dinners’ food. We steal other people’s food. In case you haven’t gotten it by now, we just really friggin love food.
There’s definitely funnier food reviews out there, but honestly I don’t think anyone else besides Daym Drops understands what it’s like to friggin love food. He basically had me at the brown “ghetto” paper bag talk because honest to God this guy sums up exactly how I feel every time I just eat.
It’s how I feel about Five Guys.
And especially the third piece of Chicago deep dish I’m currently stuffing in my face right now as I try really hard to type with pizza grease running down my arm. Thank you, Daym Drops, for basically speaking to my soul and making me feel like being a fatty is totally okay.
- Call Me Maybe Chatroulette
These next three minutes and fourteen seconds basically had me trying to seem completely serious and like I was totally doing my job when I was actually going all soft inside. After thousands on thousands of really lame parodies and the worst ballroom So You Think You Can Dance routine I have ever seen, I thought that “Call Me Maybe” couldn’t do good things for the world.
But I was so wrong. Minus a few really unenthusiastic and probably-not-fun-in-real-life-either guys, there was just something purely endearing about a bunch of strangers smiling and laughing at a guy cross-dressing in five million bikini combinations (where did he get that many, by the way?). I’ve always felt as though we all need to be more open to a good laugh no matter where we can get it, and this is just proof of why we should do that.
A lot of those guys were also pretty cute. I dig.
- And We Danced – Macklemore
I’ve got a friend named Savannah who knows exactly what I like, and Savannah’s got this awesome boyfriend named Max who’s always up for sharing good music.
This, my friends, is really good music.
And it features a guy wearing a sparkling one-piece suit, neon spandex girls getting all up on him, and dancing.
And a bunch of people just have a really, really, really good time.
I really don’t know what more I can want for my own life.
- Countdown- Beyonce ft. Asian Boy in a Snuggie
The truth is that no matter how great you are at what you do, some Asian kid can do it better. Even if you’re Beyonce.
But seriously, this kid is just awesome. And when you really think about it, he probably made the entire video using some Stone Age software like iMovie while Beyonce had a whole crew on Final Cut Pro or whatever professionals use to make music videos.
Now that’s dedication.
- Gangnam Style – PSY