Our obsessive Internet and wireless gadgetry-crazed society has fostered an overwrought—but on occasion, uniquely clever—creativity boom. YouTube is the indisputable champ of this trend. Men, women, and children among us, all hope that their ingeniously planned video exploits will lead to the next viral youtube sensation. As we are too keen to realize, such hopeful promises are often bled out of delusional hysteria. There are far too many unseen, unoriginal, uninspiring renditions, spoofs, parodies, etc., circulating online.
In fact, in my own provocative partying days, I whimsically contributed to this craze. I too, have my own poorly conceived video on YouTube, collecting dust in cyberspace. And you will not be able to find it. Since I know such a souring thought will roil your curiosity, I have done the unthinkable, and posted it below. It is okay. I can take cheesy criticism when it is rightfully deserved. More importantly, I am willing to field any ridicule for the sake of homing in on a point. My video represents a disjointed, poorly thought-out premise while my buddy's video is an example of the good that can come from YouTube (my video is 2 and 1/2 years old).
This enormously hyper-sensitive proclivity towards video creation has furnished some thoughtfully comedic, and worthy incarnations. Case in point, my good friend Ricky Bobby (his real name is Bobby Hoyt), recently threw his arsenal of creative spirit into the YouTube ring. And thankfully, ladies and gentlemen, we are not regrettably subjected to another illconceived, putrid production. Instead, we are gluttonous witnesses to a laugh-riot-inducing parody of Wiz Khalifa's interminable song, "Black and Yellow." I guess this post is fitting, given the Super Bowl is tomorrow, and Khalifa is repping the 'terrible towel' wielding Pittsburgh Steelers in his video.
Bobby's video is called "brown and yellow," and essentially, it is a parody based snapshot of life as a UPS driver—the guy drives UPS trucks for a living, thus, his ideas are born from actual experiences.
All that I am asking from my blogging community is for you to extend a few minutes of your time, and watch this fantastically wacky, well-constructed spoof. Show some support to Bobby, after all, he is a proud veteran of our United States Marine Corps. And Ricky Bobby, "you know what it is"—to quote your lyrics, "that's uppin." Nicely done, my man.
* (UPDATE: 2/8/11) Insert sad face: Sadly, Bobby was forced to take his video off YouTube. Insert happy face: Happily, he has a new one coming out in March! If it's as good as his first foray, I'll write a blurb about it here on my blog.