This last post about video remix, I’d like to devote some time to really look at internet gag youtube videos. These are meme based mashup clips intended to be humorous.
This first one is the more prevalent kind of internet video. It takes a base video, in this case a young girl talking about haters and sitting in her mom’s car, and crudely overlays text, and animated images. Spinning bags of Doritos and Mountain Dew, Sanic the Hegehog (also Gotta Go Fast), it also references the eye of providence symbol commonly associated with the Illuminati. For a grand slam finish, add a couple explosions, the x-file’s theme, and the grand finale is a cut to the iconic ending of Thelma and Louise. This video is packed with referenced found in the internet culture of forums such as Reddit, 9gag, 4chan, etc, all meant to be funny.
Possibly my favorite kind of gag video, the cheaply made conspiracy tape. It opens with text over-layed on a dollar bill, specifically the masonic pyramid. From there it spasmodically runs through some clips with Illuminati all-seeing eyes on the faces and miraculously found in a series of images. In the back ground the X-file’s theme plays as they make “stunning revelations” about where Illuminati symbolism is hidden. It steals clips and images from several children’s shows including the Teletubbies, Spongebob, Dragon Tales, and Aurthur. Other meme references include ‘Ayy Lmao,’ and Snoop Dogg, Breaking Bad, Susan Boyle, and an old gag car ad (which makes up the final proof). It serves to mock conspiracy theorists who seem to always be able to break down pop culture to it’s Illuminati inspiration (or the video embedded on this page, wowie!).