Still shaking my head at this article that talks about how the 'Star Wars kid' video clip has been viewed over 900 Million times. I had about 90 views of the Weird Al clip today. And I know it wasn't all in one day but still, 900 million!! Holy crap. And the poor kid. Who'd a thunk it would circulate like it did and cause such a devastating effect on his life.
So no link. I'm sure everyone has seen it already.
The second most viewed was 'Numa Numa' at 700 million - never seen it or heard of it until today.
Guy lip-syncing to a European dance song. Amusing I suppose.
And third is the Paris Hilton sex tape at 400 million.
No surprise there. I was besieged with requests as to whether I wanted it when it first hit the net (much like the Pam Anderson tape) but passed. Maybe it was pretty good. I dunno.
Why the fascination and popularity with these clips? I mean, I know they are like internet candy, little treats you can share with friends for their entertainment or amusement. Sort of like Friday Fun. But 900 million times? Still shaking my head.
I wonder if these will get surpassed by the Britney Spears upskirt of this past week? I read at one site that he was getting 200,000 hits an hour looking for those pics. An hour.
Is this just a guy thing? Or are the ladies trolling for and sharing such tasty tidbits as well. What's the female equivalent of a 'nipple slip'?
FYI: The top ten were as follows:
1. Star Wars Kid (900 million views): 15-year-old Ghislain Raza enacts a light-sabre fight, waving a golf-ball retriever in place of the Jedi weapon.
2. Numa Numa (700 million views): 19-year-old Gary Brolsma, also known as "Numa Numa," lip-synchs to a Romanian pop hit.
3. One Night in Paris (400 million views, contains very explicit content): Hotel heiress Paris Hilton in a now notorious sex-romp with then-boyfriend Rick Solomon
4. Kylie Minogue - Agent Provocateur (360 million views, contains explicit content): Pop singer Kylie Minogue gyrates through a raunchy lingerie ad for company Agent Provocateur.
5. The Exploding Whale (350 million views): A dead whale is blown to bits by dynamite.
6. John West Salmon Bear Fight (300 million views): A man battles a bear for salmon at riverside.
7. Trojan Games (300 million views, explicit content): A U.S. condom ad depicts Olympic athletes in a fictional sex championship.
8. Kolla2001 (200 million views): Footage of young dancers from an L.A.-based talent show, "Kollaboration 2001."
9. AfroNinja (80 million views): An attempted backflip by a would-be ninja goes wrong.
10. The Shining Redux (50 million views): A short film that reworks footage of the classic horror film to give it a happy ending.