So I just watched the video by Weezer of their newest single: Pork and Beans. (I would embed the video but embedding is disabled, so you will have to click the link to watch it.
Watching the video, I was literally laughing the entire time. And then I realized that if you aren't an internet meme geek... that video is probably the most random and confusing video you have ever seen.
I think I got 99.9% of the references that were cued in the movie from Chocolate Rain to Mentos and Coke to Chris Cocker to Miss Teen South Carolina to K-Fed's PopoZao to Evolution of Dance and everythin else in between (PB Jelly Time, Afro ninja backflip, Guiness Record for T-Shirts, All Your Base, need I go on?).
And I realized, this may be THE MUSIC VIDEO of the YouTube generation. Seriously folks, this is it, regular people from all over the world, just being people, capturing it on video/television/whatever and the next thing you know, not only are they an internet meme, but now they are staring in a music video from a major rock band.
The world, it is a changin.
(Also, if you don't "get" this music video, and you think it is possibly the dumbest thing in the world, find the closest 13-17 year old you know, show it to him or her, and then have them explain to you just how awesome this video is).
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Posted by Ryan at 4:51 PM