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Archive for July 19th, 2011

Bad Apple Videos And More – I’m Turning Japanese (I Really Think So)

Posted by Yogizilla on July 19, 2011

Internet memes and trends disappear as fast as they hit critical mass…  But some linger around, usually due to very avid fanfare or what some may call micro-niche marketing.  Regardless, most of these fads do not catch my attention until the popularity already fizzled out, if at all.  Once in a while, something DOES catch my attention and I get to say I am one of the few in my social circle that knows about it.

Bad Apple is one such Internet meme.

Lost yet?  I suspect so, unless you’re more fluent in Japanese than I am.  When I first stumbled upon this, I asked around to see what all the commotion was about.  Most people on YouTube gave me very generic replies so I figured I’d rely on my good buddy, Google, which took me in soooo many different directions…

Along the way, I learned how to dance.

So, you may still be asking yourself, “WTF?”

What does this have to do with anything?

Well, like most Internet memes, it’s mainly just for fun and arguably pointless, but my research turned up a whole slew of neat fan (and dance) videos.  Here’s another one.  I recommend you watch the guy on the left in the mask and baggy pants.  He’s pretty BEASTLY.

To appreciate the “Bad Apple Movement”, you have to know a bit about Japanese culture.  It turns out that “Bad Apple” is a song made using the vocal synthesizer software called Hatsune Miku, affectionately called Vocaloid.  Wow..  Just how far does this rabbit hole go??  I mean, now I’m uncovering all these cool cosplay images.

 

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