The Hot New Viral Hit: SUDDENLY, STREAMERS!

I was goofing around on Twitter today and tried to think of the dumbest viral video trend possible (in the fashion of planking or Harlem Shake videos). Here’s what I came up with!

(I don’t know if these Twitter embeds will show up on a feed, so if not, click through to the post to read them.)

Then it started to strike me as not just an idea for some funny video, but instead as commentary about the impulse to disrupt society:

And the most interesting idea of all was psychologically getting into the head of some imaginary person who would — assuming that making SUDDENLY, STREAMERS! video is a prima facie dumb idea — nonetheless spend a lot of time and effort making them.

Until finally…inevitably…the mad conclusion:

AND JUST A LITTLE WHILE LATER:

This is why I love the internet.

There’s still nine drawings unclaimed, everyone.

BONUS GREAT IDEA:


OBLIGATORY KICKSTARTER UPDATE

The Machine of Death card game campaign is now over 500% funded and still going strong! I’ve been posting videos every day with updates. Thanks to those who are supporting the campaign, and we’re working on lots of cool new stuff to show you in the coming days!

There are also a few things I’d love some help with. Please email me (dave at wondermark dot com) if you are:

  • an infographics designer and would like to perhaps design an infographic for me. Please include links to past work, and your rate information. UPDATE: Got this. Thanks!
  • in the Southern California area and have an adorable kitten, just the sweetest, most adorable little thing. Ideally a little one, I’d say under six months old – and the rompier, the better. We need to make a video!

Thanks!