Friday Fun: Dumb Ways To Die 1-Hour Loop (video)

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"Sell both your kidneys on the Internet..."
If you're anything like us, then when you find something you love, you nerd out hard. If it's a video or a song, you play it every. single. chance. you. get. You sing it all day long. You hum it to yourself. It consumes you. And the best part is that you are probably enough of a nerd that most other people have no idea what you are humming until it goes viral, by which point you are utterly over it.

The most recent example of this for us was "Dumb Ways To Die," the ridiculously catchy (and viral) ad from Melbourne Metro promoting rail safety. We caught this one nice and early thanks to all the feeds I have in my Google Reader and I knew it was going to be a big hit since it was making the round on tech blogs (as opposed to public safety blogs). In fact the views skyrocketed so quickly, I passed on it for the blog, assuming that most people would have come across it by the time I could get it up. 35 Million views on YouTube. Yup, I'd say it went viral.

But choosing not to share it on the blog for sake of being redundant didn't preclude us from watching it over and over at home. And singing it all morning long as we got ready for work/ school. And in the car. To the point where the Dude would even recite: "Be safe around trains. A message from Metro." with a little British accent at the end of each reprisal. (Still needs to work on his Aussie accent)

Yup. Nerds.

Well, you'll no doubt figure out just how fun I thought this version of the video was when I came across it yesterday: it's a one-hour loop of our favourite little ditty. Now we can just put this on the tv as we get ready in the morning and give ourselves the most MASSIVE EARWORM EVAR. And since you are likely still on vacation or stuck in a quiet office, this might just make the best diversion for your tired brain suffering from holiday hangover.

The creator dares you to watch the whole thing. You know you want to. Go ahead. The play button is right over there... Dumb ways to die, so many dumb ways to die... ;)



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