Saturday, May 2, 2009
'Vegeta, what does the hit counter say about our total page views?
It's over NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAND!
We all like internet memes right? For some reason, Henry and I really love this one even though it's clearly run its course and has become obsolete, along with the hamster dance and the Rickroll.
To those who missed out on this one, "Over 9000" is a reference to a "youtube poop" video from 2007. (Youtube poop is the equivalent of a remix, only with videos that are usually funny or at least intentionally annoying. They usually involve really old cartoons like Sonic, Mario, and the Legend of Zelda).
The video features a loop of incredible overacting on the Dragonball Z television show, mixed in with random video clips of I don't really know what, slowed down, sped up, chopped up, and overall completely ridiculous and nonsensical.
It's based on about 20 seconds of Dragonball Z, wherein the primary antagonists of that season completely overreact to an arbitrary number assigned to different fighters that supposedly represents strength or martial arts ability. Apparently, the protagonist, Goku, has a "power level" that is "over 9000". This infuriates Vegeta so much that he destroys his "scouter". I later went back and watched the whole episode to see if this scene makes any sense. It doesn't.
This led to a cult internet phenomenon, with some hilarious parody videos. I enjoy this one, this one, and this one.
The meme would have completely died off, were it not for Oprah Winfrey.
Oprah Winfrey resurrected this old meme after receiving a comment on her message board from a member of the group Anonymous, a group of internet hackers that also were able to hack into Sarah Palin's yahoo account in September. (This has turned out to have very serious consequences for the perpetrators, but I'm personally more troubled that a government official would conduct official business with a personal yahoo account with her zip code as a password.)
But I digress. Oprah Winfrey made herself look ridiculous on her television show when she repeated a claim from an anonymous spammer that there was a secret organization of 9000 pedophiles.
It's always fun when the internet can warp popular culture, turn it into something ridiculous, and then it finds its way back into pop culture again. Kinda like the Rickroll parade.
And of course, anything funny can be turned into a techno remix.
OPRAH OVER 9000 PENISS - mans1ay3r
So, what was the point of all this? I forget.
oh wait, yeah, we have over 9000 visits!
"There's no way that can be right!"