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”.

Indeed.

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3 Comments »

  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.

    http://wherethehellismatt.com/?fbid=XOpUlm_k_bU

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


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