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September 10, 2013

Hey, Remember When That "Twerking FAIL Results in Girl Catching Fire" Video Was Out...?

I wrote "Is this fake? I don't even know if I can believe in suspiciously well-timed viral videos anymore."

Well... Actually the timing was sort of happenstance. The video was filmed and posted two months ago, according to Jimmy Kimmel, but I guess it only blasted off into millions of views post-Miley-Cyrus.*

Here's the reveal. It's worth watching-- it's a bit of commentary on the media and our Viral Culture.**


Here's just the unedited video itself:


* I think this is a good way to describe it, actually.

** Sort of happenstance. I think what happened is that after the Miley Cyrus appearance, they decided that if the thing was ever going to go viral, it had to go viral now, and they started planting mentions of it in the media. Like forwarding it to friends and so forth.

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