The S#!% [Person] says videos started just before the new year with Sh*t Girls Say – Episode 1, created by Kyle Humphrey & Graydon Sheppard. The video was a humorous look at things girls say, and it touched off a wave of similar videos. Now videos in that same style have become a full-blown internet phenomenon, filling the internet with videos of people walking and talking just like little Rory Calhouns.
To keep this somewhat work-related, here are 7 videos that show what various professions are saying. Warning: These videos are Mostly Safe for Work (aside from a few curse words).
Hopefully this isn’t what’s actually being said behind closed doors in D.C.
2. Web Designers
These people work hard every day to help make sure we have an Internet to goof around on.
3. Creative Directors
Apparently this is what managing creatives leads to.
This might explain why we don’t have flying cars yet. Or superpowers.
5. Project Managers
I was going to write a quip here, but it was out of scope.
This guy needs to figure out some way to unwind after work.
It’s only right that the programmer take on this meme is a subversion of the original idea.
Internet Meme’s have always been an interesting phenomenon–seemingly random occurrences become huge Internet sensations spreading virally around the world. Below are the Top Internet Memes of 2009, complete with a little background, stats and where you can find the meme if you’ve just awoken from a coma.
Beyonce’s Single Ladies
Background: Singer Beyonce Knowles released a music video for her song, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It). [more on Wikipedia]
Meme credentials: In addition to an entire host of Internet videos, the song and choreography have also been used in an SNL sketch, on the TV show Glee, by US President Barack Obama, in a promotion for Trident Gum, and was the source of controversy that started the Kanye / Imma Let You Finish meme (see below).
You knew it was a meme when: a baby dancing to the song generated over 5 million hits on YouTube and became a meme in and of itself. [January 26, 2009]
Background: The Baidu 10 Mythical Creatures started as a hoax on a Chinese Encyclopedia site as a way of protest against online censorship in China–each of the mythical creatures’ names sound very similar to Chinese curse words. [more on Wikipedia]
Meme credentials:The mythical creatures have been talked about all over the web, have inspired a number of YouTube videos, and have spawned similar posts such as “Baidu 10 Legendary Weapons” and “Baidu 10 Secret Delicacies.”
You knew it was a meme when: The Chinese State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television issued a directive seemingly in response to the Internet phenomenon [March 30, 2009].