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Jeong-Hyun Lim, also known by the online alias funtwo, is a 23-year-old South Korean guitarist known for his cover of JerryC's Canon Rock.
Jeong-Hyun Lim played and recorded his cover of Canon Rock during 2005.
Funtwo's cover of Canon Rock has been mentioned on CNN, 20/20, The New York Times, and National Public Radio in addition to MBC news, CBC Radio, KBS news, and other Korean news stations.
Many viewers have speculated and thought the video as fake since the music is not in proper sync with the video. Lim later stated to The New York Times that this had to do with the fact that "he says he recorded the audio and video independently and then matched them inexactly."
Other music by Jeong-Hyun Lim:
"Bride Has Massive Hair Wig Out" was the name of a viral video uploaded to YouTube in early 2007. Apparently shot by one of three bridesmaids, it shows a bride so unhappy with her hairstyle on her wedding day that she starts cutting it off.
It quickly became popular and widely linked to. Viewers, and eventually the news media, began debating whether it was real or staged. Two weeks later, after the clip had been viewed 2.8 million times, it was revealed to have been part of a campaign created by marketing firm Capital C, for Unilever for its Sunsilk brand of hair care products, and removed. It featured actor/writer Ingrid Haas who was hired as the writer and bridesmaid along with Jessie Behan (who plays the most attentive bridesmaid) and John Griffith directed and videographed it. Jessie's sister Jodi starred as the bridezilla with a bad hair day.
"The Bus Uncle" is a Cantonese video clip capturing a verbal altercation aboard a bus in Hong Kong on April 27, 2006.
The video clip was taken by a passenger, uploaded to HK Golden Forum, and then quickly mirrored on YouTube and Google Video. Soon after its debut on YouTube, the 6-minute video became a cultural sensation in Hong Kong and inspired vigorous debate and discussion on life and etiquette in the city. Attracting some 1.7 million hits in the first 3 weeks in May, alone, the clip became one of YouTube's most viewed items in May 2006.
April 2, 2007
Ghyslain Raza became widely known on the Internet in May 2003 as the “Star Wars kid”. At the time of his celebrity as an “internet phenomenon,” he was a high school student in Trois-RiviÃ¨res, Quebec.
On November 4, 2002 Raza made a video of himself swinging a golf ball retriever around as a weapon, imitating the Darth Maul character from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace wielding a double-bladed lightsaber. The video was filmed at the studio of his high school, and the tape was left forgotten in a basement for a few months. On or around April 19, 2003, the original owner of the videotape discovered Raza’s recorded acts and immediately shared it with some friends. Thinking that it would be a funny prank, they encoded it to a WMV file and shared it using the Kazaa peer-to-peer file sharing network under the filename Jackass_starwars_funny.wmv.
Within two weeks, the file was downloaded several million times. An adapted version of the video was created, adding Star Wars music, texts, and lightsaber lights and sounds to Raza’s golf ball retriever. According to Waxy.org, this was done by Bryan Dube, an employee from Raven Software. Several gaming, technology and Star Wars-related sites began to host the video, further increasing downloads. Days later a second “Matrix Reloaded” version hit the internet. Soon, people all over the world picked up the original and began making conversions of it, adding music, visual effects, and sounds, combining it with other well-known videos or scenes from films.
- Original video
- Example modified video
- 2nd modified video
- 3rd modified video
- 4th modified video
- Ghyslain Raza
- Waxy.org: An early Internet posting about the Star Wars kid (April 29, 2003)
- Waxy.org: An effort to buy Ghyslain an Ipod for his trouble (May 13, 2003)
- Waxy.org: Ghyslain gets his Ipod (July 16, 2003)
- CBS News
April 2, 2007
Bad Day (also known as Computer rage or Office rage) is the name of a 25-second viral video clip that has circulated the Internet since 1997, making it one of the earliest video clips that became an Internet meme. The video contains footage of a man in his office cubicle, getting gradually irritated with the lack of response from his computer. First he slaps the monitor, causing temporary concern for a person in a neighbouring cubicle. Then he punches the keyboard, picks it up and uses it like a bat to smash the monitor off the desk and out of the cubicle. He then gets up out of his chair and, as his worried neighbor observes, delivers a final kick to the downed screen.
March 31, 2007
A Mentos eruption (also known as a Mentos and Diet Coke geyser, Soda Geyser) has become a backyard science experiment fad first demonstrated by “science guy,” Steve Spangler. It has also become an internet phenomenon, with videos of Mentos eruptions and even Mentos performance art pieces being posted on sites like Google Video and YouTube.
The experiment involves dropping several Mentos candies (usually 5â€“8) into a bottle of diet cola, resulting in an eruption. This reaction is thought to occur because of rapidly expanding carbon dioxide bubbles inside once the Mentos are introduced to the carbonation.
March 31, 2007
Numa Numa (or “the Numa Numa Dance”) is an Internet phenomenon based on amateur videos, particularly one by Gary Brolsma, made for the song “Dragostea din tei” by Moldovan pop band O-Zone. Brolsma first published his “Numa Numa Dance” on the Newgrounds site on December 6, 2004, where it has since been seen more than 1 million times and copied onto hundreds of other websites and blogs, making it the second-most watched viral video of all time (only losing out to Star Wars kid).