I like humanity.

12 Jul

Okay, so humans are not always so great as a species – we have our moments of genocide, oil spills, and Twilight obsession. But there are some moments when I think, you know what? On the whole we have our hearts in the right places (well, most of us. There’s always the occasional Jeffrey Dahmer, who not only doesn’t have his heart in the right place, but has someone else’s heart in the refrigerator).

I’m late on the upswing with this one – this video has been making the rounds of the interwebs lately, and for good reason. Yes, it’s hilarious, but it’s also kind of awesome that this one guy has such palpable joy and awe at seeing these rainbows – a palpable joy and awe that he has conveniently shared with the world so that we may share it with him. Also, laugh.

See? Isn’t there something really lovely about that?

Also, lovely is that these brilliant, seemingly 14 year old (judging from their appearance at the end) hipsters put their auto-tuning to good use to create this, which might be the best imaginable tribute to the original video:

Well done, disturbingly young people. Your autotune skills, your excellent choice of lines to highlight (love the ‘ahhh!’ made into a riff), your evident respect for the original despite your gentle ribbing of it (I mean, let’s be honest, it practically required it from the moment the original video arrived) and especially your deadpan ‘so intense’ – all are spot on. And between the joy of the first and the creativity of the second, there’s something about these two strange little videos that makes me oddly proud to number myself among my fellow homosapiens. Two (opposable) thumbs way up.


One Response to “I like humanity.”

  1. Phoebe July 17, 2010 at 10:04 am #

    Woah! So cool! That hipster’s sleeveless “vintage” Dick Tracy T-shirt is a shirt my brother had when he was about 10 years old. These people must be, like, 14 years old.

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