5 Internet fads that proves people are dumb

banner popHave you ever had those moments when you’re searching online and you find something that just makes you want to set fire to your eyes and just hurt the people who created? I know I have so here are my top 5 internet fads that proves people are dumb.

5. Goat Parodies

I’ve spoken about this earlier in my post about them and I think that covers my thought on it very clear but Goar Parodies are still internet fad.

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4. Twerking

Now this was something that originally started way back in the 90s but it didn’t get famous until the 2010s. This dance is a person shaking their hips and bottom in a bouncy up and down motion, causing it to shake in a sexually suggestive twisting fashion. There is like a zillion videos of people, mainly women, twerking. Most recently, Miley Cyrus recorded herself twerking in a unicorn suit.

These videos…..yeah….they just need to stop. They aren’t even anything interesting. It just people shaking their butts and they are just a waste of space on-line.

Justin Bieber goes coning for Ryan Seacrest

3. Coning

This one is just a waste of a perfectly good ice cream cone. Here, you order an ice cream cone, usually via the drive thru, and instead of grabbing it at the cone part-you grab it at the very top so that the ice cream gets all over your hand and the poor person that happened to be working and handing you this ice cream cone. Why in the world would you spend money on something that you don’t really plan on enjoying. It’s like getting a puppy but instead of taking it home with you, you leave it at your parent’s home. You don’t get to fully enjoy the puppy and it’s just a waste of money.

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2. Harlem Shake

This is literally the most pointless dance videos in the history of the world. In this video, you have one person dance (usually humping the air) and then, a bunch of people join in and do The Bernie or some random dance moves for the rest of the video. Once you watch it, you will want to get those precious moments of your life back. The only version that I openly support is the one by the Backstreet Boys. Theres is them actually dancing and there is a dance routine.

Also, the song is a horrible song. It’s the same beat over and over. Did you also know that the first line is “Con los terroristas”, which is spanish for “With the terrorists”. So pretty much telling you to dance with the terrorists. I could go into that but I’ll leave that for Sarah Palin.

1. Planking

This is pretty much is the stupidest fad that has been made. You lay down on something with your face down with both hands touching the sides of the body. It’s pretty much like the Dead Man’s Float but minus the pool. It has no purpose to it. At least with the other fads, there was a purpose to it.  This one, it’s just laying on something. People even make it dangerous by planking top of walls and you would fall and break something.

 

 

Got an internet fad that you just hate or just wanna share your input on the ones mention above? Leave them in a common below!

NSYNC vs Backstreet: The Battle for 90s and 00s Supremacy

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Before there was Team Jacob vs Team Edward, Team Paris vs Team Nicole, Team Conan vs Team Leno, and Team Selena vs Team Justin, there was one rivalry that took the hearts of everyone between the ages of 9 – 25 and started the rebirth of the pop music in the late 90s. They were constant featured on MTV (when they still had music on there) and breaking the hearts of the millions of girls.

The Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC ruled the airwaves and all the country as they battled for the title of best boy band. While they never officially stated that there was a rivalry, there was always tension between the two fans. While the backstreet Boys has been named one of the best-selling boy band of all time, the question remains who exactly was the best boy band of the 90s and 00s?

Click here to test your BSB and *NSYNC lyric knowledge

Round 1Backstreet boys released their self-titled début album in August 1997, here in America. This album was released before as 2 albums internationally (Backstreet Boys in May 1996 and Backstreet’s Back also in August 1997). The album sparked six hit single on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

It wasn’t until March 1998 when *NSYNC also released their self-titled début album (May 1997 in Germany),which had four hit single on the Hot 100 charts. Both albums did well on the charts with the albums peaking to number four and number two respectively. *NSYNC sold about 10,750,000 worldwide and Backstreet Boys sold 26,210,334 worldwide (all three albums)

Verdict: Backstreet Boys. While technically their first two albums released internationally before the actually début in America, both albums make up the US album, which is a compilation album but that’s a different story for a different day. Backstreet Boy’s still had two Hot 100 hits than *NSYNC as well.

Round 2 It’s wasn’t until their second album, and being on the same label, that their careers took off and the competition started to really heat up. Backstreet Boys’ “Millennium” album was released in the May 1999. Millennium spawned 4 hit singles (including the mega hit “I Want It That Way”) on the Hot 100 and was number one Billboard’s End-year chart for 1999. *NSYNC released “No String Attached” in March 2000. “No Strings Attached” had three hit singles on the Hot 100 and like Backstreet’s “Millennium”, it was number one on Billboard’s End-year chart for 2000. “No Strings Attached” sold 12,449,301 worldwide while “Millennium” sold 30,000,000 worldwide

Verdict: Backstreet Boys again. While both album are highly considered to be the best pop albums released in their respective decades, *NSYNC sold 17,550,699 less than the Backstreet Boys did.

Round 3 With the success of “Millennium” and “No Strings Attached”, Backstreet and *NSYNC’s third albums was highly anticipated had critics and others wondering if they could capitalize on their second albums success. With that thought in mind, Backstreet Boy’s released “Black & Blue” in November 2000. The album three singles weren’t as successful as “Millennium” singles, only one placed in the top 10, but they were still managed to make the Billboard Hot 100 charts. In July 2001, *NSYNC released “Celebrity” album. “Celebrity” came out eight months after Backstreet’s album. *NSYNC’s singles charted better than their rivals with all three singles placing in the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The album itself sold 5,457,203 worldwide and “Black & Blue” sold 24,000,000.

Verdict: While this shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, Backstreet Boys. While most fans didn’t like “Black & Blue”, it still managed to outsell “Celebrity”.

Sadly, both *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys took a hiatus after the release of their third albums. *NSYNC never came back together and even Lance Bass stated that the band was over due to Justin Timberlake’s successful solo career. Backstreet Boys returned and released one more album as a Quintet before becoming a quartet when Kevin Richardson left in 2006 in order to “purse other interest” and releasing four more albums (including one where they formed a super group with legendary boy band New Kids on the Block). Kevin returned in 2012 and the band was recently blessed with a star on the hollywood walk of fame and are getting ready to celebrate their 20th anniversary.

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If it was just based off of record sales in America, *NSYNC would have won with them selling 26,000,000 albums and Backstreet Boys selling 18,642,300 albums. The downfall of *NSYNC was the fact that were never able to capture the international market like Backstreet did. This might have been because Backstreet Boys’ released two albums internationally before they released their album in the states while still releasing singles in the states. Here’s a lovely info graphic that will break it down even better!

Who do you think is the better boyband: *NSYNC or Backstreet Boys? Leave your thoughts in a comment below

 

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That is the way I want it

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It time again for our old school review! And this week we are taking it Larger than Life because we are reviewing the Backstreet Boys’ 1999 album “Millennium”.

Background: This album is the one that literally set them up for stardom. Their 1st album (fun fact: Our version of their 1st album was their 2nd album internationally) wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t anything compared to “Millennium”. Album came  in May 18, 1999. Their single “I Want It that Way” (we will get to that later), set up the hype for this album and it made everyone excited for this album to come out. Overall, this album is pretty much the best album they have ever put out. It was Number 1 on the Billboard 200 for 10 week straight. It shattered records all over the place and spawned 4 hit singles (“I Want It That Way”, “Larger than Life”, “Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely”, and “The One”).

What worked?: The whole album was pretty much a gift that just keeps on giving. Every song on this album is listenable and likable. It pretty much a classic and what you would expect from a 90’s boy band. What makes it better is that Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson co-wrote many of the songs on the album, which makes the album better. The order of the songs on the album is pretty much amazing because flows nice.

What didn’t work?: The song “The Perfect Fan” is a song that shouldn’t have made it on the album. I know it’s written for Brian’s mom but it just doesn’t work with this album. It doesn’t fit the overall feel of the album and it doesn’t end the album right. It would have worked on their next album “Black & Blue” and it probably would have helped saved that album (because it sucked).

Overall impression?: if you can get your hands on this album then I would highly recommend it because you will not regret it!

I Want it That Way

Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely

Rating: 5 Backstreet Boys of 5