Welcome back to Internet Meme Monday! What is a meme you say? Well, as I understand it, a meme is similar to a gene, except instead of passing on genetic information it passes on cultural ideas. A meme can take many forms, from a catch phrase to a hand gesture, but the type of memes I’ll be looking at every second Monday of the month are “internet memes”.
On the agenda this month? Kittens! Inspired by…Kittens!
For those of you not aware of this little cultural phenomenon, “Kittens! Inspired by…Kittens!” is a youtube video of a young excitable girl shouting out the first things that come into her head as she views various pictures of kittens from a picture book. You can watch the original video HERE. It’s only a minute and a half, but it’s rough going…good luck!
Anyway, somehow that video got 7 million hits on youtube (almost 7 times the amount that the far more adorable “kittens riding vacuum” got) and a new cultural meme was born. However, it wasn’t until A Blog is a Treat’s very own Jessica made the video Dancers! Inspired by…Kittens! (Inspired by…Kittens!) that I decided to jump on the meme parody bandwagon and make my very own video.
I was trying to think of things I could use for my video. After rejecting “Magic cards! Inspired by…Kittens!” and “The ASL Rulebook! Inspired by…Kittens!” I realized that I had a comedy gold mine sitting right in front of me in the form of my CD collection. See, most of the albums I own are from the genre “Black Metal” where grown men play dress-up in Renaissance fair outfits and corpse paint for the album covers. It would be very frightening if they didn’t look so silly!
Thus, I present to you… Black Metal! Inspired by…Dancers! Inspired by…Kittens! Inspired by…Kittens!:
I would like to thank Venom, Enslaved, Graveland, Nergal, Veles, Dimmu Borgir, Mayhem, Emperor, Swordmaster, Immortal, Hades, Summoning, Abazagorath, Mortiis, Gorgoroth, Abruptum, Marhoth and Mysticuum for their participation. Sadly, “evil” could not be present for this recording.