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The Viral Spiral: The Penultimate Edition

by Debbie Saslaw, Editor/Motion Graphics Artist on March 23, 2012 · 0 comments

The Viral Spiral

It’s Friday. Let the viral videos flow.

Best Nyan Troll

To kick things off, I give you 10 hours of a Nyan-ized Troll. I feel as though the ultimate torture device can be assembled using some handcuffs, an uncomfortable chair, and this video.

Best Reason To Vote (or Not to Vote) for Mitt Romney

This video came out last week, but I got caught up in a KONY #spiral which you can read here. If for some strange reason you haven’t watched Mitt Romney’s Eminem remix, get ready to have your mind permanently blown. Because of masterpieces like this, video editors will one day rule the world.

Best Mad Men Fan Fiction

If you’re like me, you’re literally freaking out over Sunday’s two-hour premiere of Mad Men. There has been a void in my heart since October 2010 and it is about to be filled in almost 48 HOURS! Until I dress up as Betty Draper to attend my Mad Men theme party, I’ll be playing MAD MEN: THE GAME, which has been expertly modeled after an old 8-bit Nintendo game.

Best Use of an iPad

For the past several months,Production Intern David Chester has been emailing me videos for the Viral Spiral, all of which I had seen well before he called them to my attention. This week, David finally succeeded by finding a German who puts his iPad in a dishwasher.

Best Television Hybrid

I love Community. I love Law and Order. The only thing these two shows have in common is that they are both adorned by the NBC peacock. Until now….

Best Playful Panda

I don’t know where this panda found a pumpkin in the middle of winter, but this may be the cutest panda in the Eastern hemisphere.

Best R-Rated Supercut 

According to the description, this compilation of movie characters uttering the now-famous phrase, “I’m too old for this ***t” was produced as a celebration of Lethal Weapon’s 25th anniversary. How many can you name?

Best Tech-Savvy Grandparents

Warning: If you give your grandparents a MacBook, they will inevitably discover Photo Booth and make horrifically creepy faces. Anyone over the age of 80 should stick to a PC.

Best 140-Character Reenactments

Jimmy Kimmel asked celebrities to read some mildly offensive tweets from fans and foes. I really didn’t want to post ANOTHER Jimmy Kimmel video, but after the second LOL I knew I couldn’t avoid it. Some producer over at Jimmy Kimmel Live deserves a raise.

Best Survivor:


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Debbie SaslawDebbie Saslaw makes up 1/2 of Magnet Media’s post-production staff and doubles as the company’s resident expert on Internet culture. She also edits a weekly supercut for Slacktory and her viral videos have garnered more than 1 million hits after appearing on sites such as Buzzfeed, HuffPost Comedy, Uproxx,, and The Daily What.

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