The Internet is a wondrous thing for the funny bone. Particularly if you’re partial to the quirky, random, odd. However you judge amusing, it’s out there, somewhere, on the world wide web. Or, it.will.find.you. It really will (organically, not creepily). Internet phenomena, or memes, catch on like wildfire thanks to the transmissibility of email, blogs, and social media. Be honest…don’t tell me you haven’t been at least once rickrolled or asked “I Can Has Cheezburger?“?
Pretty much anything can grow into an Internet meme—viral videos, image macros, catchphrases, hashtags—if it’s of exceptionally humorous, inane, or stupid quality. Aah the Internet. A place where idiocy or shamelessness can be a virtue. It’s not all doom and dumb, though. The admirably clever and downright charming both have their righteous places in the viral playground. I can’t even begin to recount the times a disarmingly random photo or cute animal video (cliché, I know) has willed the corners of my mouth into a smile.
Just for the heck of it, a few Internet phenomena known to expose teeth and gum:
– David after Dentist
– Marcel the Shell with Shoes on
– Heidi the opossum
– 5 year old needs a job before getting married
All this mulling over memes and viral hits has led me to wonder, “What about Murfie? How could we go viral?” Hey, Old Spice did it! The brand literally hit another dimension of popularity with their absolutely genius The Man Your Man Could Smell Like commercial and online viral video campaign. Old Spice shows us the way to mastering the viral arts…and that is to produce something shareworthy—a spark that gets people talking, that takes root in your mind and itches to propagate. So, Murfie wants to know, which Internet memes have especially captured your imagination? What sorts of things do you giddily share? Tweet us your thoughts @murfiemusic!