As a rule, Internet sensations rarely find success in the real world because our online standards are pathetic. Remember when everyone got swept away by the bit of nothingness poofed out by video blogger Chris Crocker?
Jon Lajoie is nothing like Crocker, but he is part of a new breed: comedians who get famous online without ever standing up in front of a crowd, then do so and continue to succeed, despite the trail of tears they must wade through. It helps, though, to be talented, and Lajoie went viral because hes truly funny. Everyday Normal Guy, a video about a rapper with ordinary ambitions and tastes (I like the show Greys Anatomy, motherfucker!), has 10 million views; 2 Girls One Cup Song, a number about two girls and their drinkwear (Shes covered in vomit and human feces/Thats how I know that she needs me), has six million. Recently, Lajoie coughed up a Michael Jackson Is Dead video. The lyrics are totally scandalous fighting words if you think sleepovers are normal and we'd feel nauseous printing any of them except, Really, did you love him? 'Cause from where Im standing, it kinda looked like you hated him.
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