I think that the YouTube phenomenon has contributed largely to the conception of reality shows. I was thinking about it. There are all these stars being born or viewed hundreds of thousands of times. And why ? Usually, it’s because they’re really talented, Bieber, little opera star Jackie Evancho, or have produced some really incredible videos like Battle at Kruger, which was about a baby water buffalo attacked by lions, then a croc and lives. It’s amazing what happens at the end and who was it that said animals don’t have intelligence. Watch it.
The other reason a person will get lots of hits is because they’ve done something really stupid or very funny. The newest sensation is a South Korean man named Psy, have you seen him yet ? Well, he’s going to be the next YouTube millionaire.
He has this new dance or body movement called Gangnam style. A lot of people here are already doing it. It’s quite funny to watch and I still don’t know how he moves his legs a certain way. It has a catchy tune with it and you know, when I looked at it a few times, I realized he didn’t really invent anything new. Not at all. We used to do this stupid dance called the pony and he just ripped it off and added a few new moves. Big deal. He got it from us.
You know, the dance looks like a lot of fun and a great calorie burner. It’s very high energy, a good aerobic work out. This guy is a bit on the stocky side though, so either he just does this a few times till he gets the right shot or he has a severe over eating problem.
So Boomers, I have a tip. Everything old is new again. Look in your closet, garage, listen to old records, tapes. Find an old book, article and watch old dance moves. That’s all you need for the next big thing. Improvise, change the original name and call it yours. Then look a little foolish or have fun or not care and put it on YouTube. You could be that next singer, dancer, artist, actor, novelist or comedian.
I bet within the next few years, maybe even sooner, someone’s going to reinvent the twist. They’ll call it by another name. put it to some music that makes you want to dance and like magic, there’s your next millionaire. Poor Chubby Checker. He never became one. He’ll be cursing that person from the other side of the grave.
Till next we meet…….