As the name would suggest, viral video is everywhere these days. Although a vaccine has not yet been discovered, the disease has been determined to be a composition of blundering politicians, exposed celebrities, broadcast bloopers, and cheesy ’80s dance montages.
Here are some of the most contagious clips currently in cyber-circulation:
Bill Clinton freaks out
He doesn’t really freak out. He just gets a little upset during a Fox News interview when he’s implicated in 9-11 because he never caught Osama bin Laden — and people just can’t get enough of seeing Clinton lose his cool. Especially since we’re used to seeing him laughing it up with Boris Yeltsin or falling asleep at a Mets game.
Hold me closer, tiny dancer. This diminutive dancer’s hypnotic popping and locking transcends all language barriers that might otherwise exist in this clip.
Boom goes the dynamite
Dating all the way back to 2005, this painful clip of a green sportscaster who screws up beyond all belief, then recovers for a brief moment — and then screws up again — truly stands the test of time.
If Michael Jackson ever doubted that his greatest musical accomplishment is appreciated, then this commemoration should surely make up for it.
Knocked out newscaster
Do you have seven seconds? That’s all you’ll need for this quick-hit.