Jonathan Foust

December 21, 2008

Happy For No Reason, Part V

Filed under: Humor, Video — jonathanfoust @ 11:07 am

I am so out of it.  I had no idea that this clip was a cultural phenomenon.  If you’d like to come up to speed with the rest of the world and indulge in a few minutes of happiness contemplation, check this one out.

A story in The Believer (June/July 2006) explored the song’s spread and global homogenization, while arguing that Brolsma’s video

“singlehandedly justifies the existence of webcams . . . It’s a movie of someone who is having the time of his life, wants to share his joy with everyone, and doesn’t care what anyone else thinks”.




  1. Johnathan,I love your blog, this prayer from u-tube is beautiful.

    Comment by Sue Webb — January 4, 2009 @ 12:54 pm

  2. omg that guy has a HUGE mouth
    i dont know i guess he could be happy, but most likely inebriated, or both

    Comment by C — January 4, 2009 @ 5:48 pm

  3. Hey Jonathan, Since you seem to be a tadlet behind on the cultural phenomena of the web – Have you seen these? They would be my pick for Happy for No Reason.

    If you’ve never seen it – check out dancing 2005 first and then 2006 and 2008. 2008 is great! And don’t forget the outtakes. Rwanda’s awesome.

    Comment by Ellen — January 10, 2009 @ 1:37 pm

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