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2 January 2008

A Ph.D candidate at the University of Minnesota, and his fairy tale story involving Youtube & Dr. Pepper

OK, I know this isn't strictly new, but seeing as its the new year (apparently), I felt that the best story involving YouTube of 2007 had to be shown as I got a feeling this guys got about as much of a chance making it as a singer as 'Howard' from the Halifax ad's, despite him having a great novelty voice:

And this is the result of Dr Pepper seeing Tay Zonday and making a big budget video for it... This has some strong parallels to 'Smelly Cats' by Phoebe in the 'Friends' epsiode, except this one seems more over done than the one in Friends, and that was a fictional comedy...Corporate America's done it again!Some more info about Zonday below, courtesy of Wikipedia

"Zonday's composition "Chocolate Rain" and accompanying video on YouTube became a popular Internet meme in July 2007. Within the course of a month, Zonday went from grad student in Minneapolis to appearances on national television. He has appeared on the Opie & Anthony Show, G4TV's Attack of the Show, VH1’s Best Week Ever, and Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he performed Chocolate Rain on national television a little over three months after he posted his composition on YouTube. He made the front page of Sunday's Los Angeles Times on August 12, 2007 with additional features in The Toronto Star, The Chicago Tribune's RedEye, The Star Tribune and People Magazine and has appeared on CNN for a televised interview."

The next clip is slightly off the normal schedule of Blatentlyblunt but it's gotta be seen if you've ever seen '2 chicks 1 cup' - the infamous clip(s?) involving 2 girls and a cup full of something, which can be left to your imagination until you see the clip..

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