Posts tagged internetpeople

INTERNET PEOPLE: Top That!
“I’m hot… and you’re not”
It’s one of the most awkward freestyle battles ever caught on tape (along with the aforementioned Eli Porter) This scene from the 1989 film “Teen Witch” pits a hideously “funky” greaser against a magically-aided wallflower girl in a hip-hop lyrical duet just brimming with sexual tension. It’s probably been seen by more viewers on Youtube in the past 4 years than in all the years since the movie was first released. “30 Rock” even did a spoof of it.
PS: Is it just me or does my drawing there look totally 3-D?

INTERNET PEOPLE: Top That!

“I’m hot… and you’re not”

It’s one of the most awkward freestyle battles ever caught on tape (along with the aforementioned Eli Porter) This scene from the 1989 film “Teen Witch” pits a hideously “funky” greaser against a magically-aided wallflower girl in a hip-hop lyrical duet just brimming with sexual tension. It’s probably been seen by more viewers on Youtube in the past 4 years than in all the years since the movie was first released. “30 Rock” even did a spoof of it.

PS: Is it just me or does my drawing there look totally 3-D?

INTERNET PEOPLE: Eli Porter
“I’m the best, man… I did it”
Eli Porter is one of the most unique MC’s on the hip hop scene today and this freestyle battle proves my point. Watch as he owns the “Iron Mic”; throwing his competitor’s sexuality into question by comparing him to “Rosie O’Donnell at a bisexual bridal shower” all the while stridently declaring himself “the best”. Watch out, Lil’ Wayne.

INTERNET PEOPLE: Eli Porter

“I’m the best, man… I did it”

Eli Porter is one of the most unique MC’s on the hip hop scene today and this freestyle battle proves my point. Watch as he owns the “Iron Mic”; throwing his competitor’s sexuality into question by comparing him to “Rosie O’Donnell at a bisexual bridal shower” all the while stridently declaring himself “the best”. Watch out, Lil’ Wayne.

INTERNET PEOPLE: Australian Party Kid
“I’ll say sorry but I’m not taking off my glasses.”
You’ve gotta respect this kid’s nerve. He throws the biggest party in the history of Australia and then when they get him on the news to beg forgiveness to the neighbors, cops, and his parents… he shrugs it all off. In fact, he advertises his party-throwing services to any other teenager watching. Epic.
If you hate him, it indicates that you are no longer young.

INTERNET PEOPLE: Australian Party Kid

“I’ll say sorry but I’m not taking off my glasses.”

You’ve gotta respect this kid’s nerve. He throws the biggest party in the history of Australia and then when they get him on the news to beg forgiveness to the neighbors, cops, and his parents… he shrugs it all off. In fact, he advertises his party-throwing services to any other teenager watching. Epic.

If you hate him, it indicates that you are no longer young.

INTERNET PEOPLE: Lil Showstoppa
“If You Wanna Bump, Let’s Go”
Sometimes a Youtube video comes along that represents an entire generation… or even a moment in human evolution. Lil Showstoppa is the harbinger of the next breed of American: aggressive, fearless, and nasally congested. 
Maybe it was just the the lighting in the room or maybe it was the limitations of her Wal-Mart webcam… but look in her eyes and tell me they aren’t pitch black like that of a shark. We cannot understand her soul. We see only darkness.

INTERNET PEOPLE: Lil Showstoppa

“If You Wanna Bump, Let’s Go”

Sometimes a Youtube video comes along that represents an entire generation… or even a moment in human evolution. Lil Showstoppa is the harbinger of the next breed of American: aggressive, fearless, and nasally congested. 

Maybe it was just the the lighting in the room or maybe it was the limitations of her Wal-Mart webcam… but look in her eyes and tell me they aren’t pitch black like that of a shark. We cannot understand her soul. We see only darkness.

INTERNET PEOPLE: The UFO Guy
"I’m always hallucinating"
Of all the people at Chicago O’Hare airport, the news reporter picked this dude… A rambling Texas stoner with a UFO obsession. In just over a minute he mentions alien graves, Jesus, restrooms, and the amazing revelation that space beings could be made of water.

INTERNET PEOPLE: The UFO Guy

"I’m always hallucinating"

Of all the people at Chicago O’Hare airport, the news reporter picked this dude… A rambling Texas stoner with a UFO obsession. In just over a minute he mentions alien graves, Jesus, restrooms, and the amazing revelation that space beings could be made of water.

INTERNET PEOPLE: Precious Taft
"If the sun existed now, I swear…I’d bash his brains against the goddamned radiator!"
She’s not an all-star Internet Person like Tay Zonday or Star Wars Kid, but Precious Taft has a growing cult following. Not bad for an unknown actress with only a 1 minute long Youtube clip on her resume. Her bizarre monologue comes from a 1983 cable-access program called “Stairway to Stardom”.
Well, it took her 25 years, but she finally got her stardom, albeit a weird one. That was beautiful, Precious.

INTERNET PEOPLE: Precious Taft

"If the sun existed now, I swear…I’d bash his brains against the goddamned radiator!"

She’s not an all-star Internet Person like Tay Zonday or Star Wars Kid, but Precious Taft has a growing cult following. Not bad for an unknown actress with only a 1 minute long Youtube clip on her resume. Her bizarre monologue comes from a 1983 cable-access program called “Stairway to Stardom”.

Well, it took her 25 years, but she finally got her stardom, albeit a weird one. That was beautiful, Precious.

INTERNET PEOPLE: Charlie Bit Me
Imagine if some slightly embarrassing, but more or less inconsequential, moment of your early childhood was immortalized on film and then watched by over 95 MILLION PEOPLE. That is “Charlie Bit Me”. These British lads will someday grow to be old men, but baby Charlie will forever be biting his brother’s finger on Youtube.

INTERNET PEOPLE: Charlie Bit Me

Imagine if some slightly embarrassing, but more or less inconsequential, moment of your early childhood was immortalized on film and then watched by over 95 MILLION PEOPLE. That is “Charlie Bit Me”. These British lads will someday grow to be old men, but baby Charlie will forever be biting his brother’s finger on Youtube.

INTERNET PEOPLE: The Mini-Mall Guy
aka Sammy Stephens of the Montgomery Flea Market, whose enthusiastic jingle mesmerized the web; bringing so much funk to lyrics about living room furniture. 
Sammy is the first in my new series of Internet People portraits, a continuation of the animated video which now has over 3 million views on You Tube. Only this time around, I’m not going for the most famous Internet People… I’m just going to share my personal favorites.

INTERNET PEOPLE: The Mini-Mall Guy

aka Sammy Stephens of the Montgomery Flea Market, whose enthusiastic jingle mesmerized the web; bringing so much funk to lyrics about living room furniture. 

Sammy is the first in my new series of Internet People portraits, a continuation of the animated video which now has over 3 million views on You Tube. Only this time around, I’m not going for the most famous Internet People… I’m just going to share my personal favorites.