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This article was published on January 7, 2009


    Top 36 (plus one NSFW) viral videos of 2008

    Top 36 (plus one NSFW) viral videos of 2008
    Ernst-Jan Pfauth
    Story by

    Ernst-Jan Pfauth

    Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He a Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He also served as The Next Web’s blog’s first blogger and Editor in Chief, back in 2008. At De Correspondent, Ernst-Jan serves as publisher, fostering the expansion of the platform.

    Dagan Cohen
    Dagan Cohen presenting the list

    My co-editor Zee reported about it last night, yet co-editors Boris, Patrick and I actually went there: Upload Cinema. A monthly gig in Amsterdam where organizers Barbara de Wijn and Dagan Cohen take web videos to the big screen. It’s sponsored by Amsterdam advertising agency Draftfcb and invitation only, however you can apply for membership here.

    On Monday, Upload Cinema presented their fine selection of last year’s best viral videos. Cohen explained that they left out the Idols/ X-Factor stuff, as that’s sooo 2006. One of the most sexiest virals was also excluded by the strict judges, since they already showed that one during a previous edition.

    We were all surprised by the original and sometimes artistic entries. So give yourself a well deserved break and watch the ones you haven’t seen.

    The list

    1. Mankind Is No Island

    [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrDxe9gK8Gk]
    Made by: JASON VAN GENDEREN

    2. Wassup 2000

    [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L38wthA4Ld0]
    Made by: DOOMWITHBOOM

    3. Wassup 2008

    [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq8Uc5BFogE]
    Made by: 60FRAMES

    4. Yes We Can

    [youtube:http://youtube.com/watch?v=jjXyqcx-mYY]
    Made by: WECAN08

    5. Fitna De Movie

    Watch this utterly pessimistic movie about the Muslim fundamentalists here.
    Made by: GEERT WILDERS

    6.Tina Fey as Sarah Palin

    [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voUP7U3Qyyo]
    Made by: APGUITARGUY401

    7. Dutch minister Ella Vogelaar confronted by a shock blog

    [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKUHWD7Yw4s]
    Made by: GEENSTIJL

    8. Kobe Bryant Stunt

    [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yURa9T0-Rjk]
    Made by: THECOURTISOPEN

    9. White Kid Stunt

    [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqaISlId_fE]
    Made by: JMIAH14

    10. Jumping Under A Car

    [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3Q5WGirC-Y]
    Made by: SHAKEITDAVEY

    11. Mario Kart

    [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MytfhzcSF-Y]
    Made by: REMI GAILLARD

    12. 22 Bricks

    [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV-iP1jSMlI&fmt=18]
    Made by: SOVIETQUAKE

    13. Gumowa Morda

    [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5uLjYmvR8o]
    Made by: DAMDNB

    14. Gumowy

    [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3RMe_C9eVk]
    Made by: ZABAWNEFILMY

    15. Cop VS Skateboarder

    [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GgWrV8TcUc]
    Made by: CAB0I

    16. Office Worker Goes Insane

    [youtube:http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ggpq5mRdxaY]
    Made by: FAB2609

    17. Frozen Grand Central

    [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwMj3PJDxuo]
    Made by: IMPROV EVERYWHERE

    18. Star Wars A Capella

    [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk5_OSsawz4]
    Made by: APPRENTICEA

    19. Bert & Ernie Gangsta-Rap

    [youtube:http://youtube.com/watch?v=21OH0wlkfbc]
    Made by: STIANHAFSTAD

    20. Squeeze Me

    [youtube:http://youtube.com/watch?v=AYeTwfyx0nw]
    Made by: KRAAKENSMAAK

    21. Pork And Beans

    [youtube:http://youtube.com/watch?v=muP9eH2p2PI]
    Made by: WEEZER

    22. Xelor – Grip

    [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfmJ6m97HqQ]
    Made by: XELOR

    23. Grande Punto 2008

    [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WqjJQ6KY28]
    Made by: GZ871

    24. Sticky-Note Experiment

    [youtube:http://youtube.com/watch?v=Y1rZqw5bXb4]
    Made by: EEPYBIRD

    25. Zune Paint

    [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6Mi0Bw75GI]
    Made by: SIBLING RIVALRY

    26. Immersion

    [youtube:http://youtube.com/watch?v=3gu0iu0xwls]
    Made by: TEHWATCHERERER

    27. Backflip Into Jeans

    [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pShf2VuAu_Q]
    Made by: UNBOTTONEDFILMS

    28. Bruce Lee Ping Pong

    [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqGQ72bre30]
    Made by: NOKIAN96

    29. Unboxing Samsung Omnia

    [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQlzX7EyIwU]
    Made by: TECHNIVATOR

    30. Werbung Gegen Realitat

    [youtube:http://youtube.com/watch?v=a5hQKFzcvGU]
    Made by: PUNDO3000

    31. RickRoll’D

    [youtube:http://youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0]
    Made by: COTTER548

    32. How To Rick Roll Somebody

    [youtube:http://youtube.com/watch?v=qmPmIJyi0sc&feature=related]
    Made by: VIDEO JUG

    33. Macy’s Parade Rick Roll

    [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWw46X-83xs]
    Made by: 0001ASDF

    34. Barack Roll

    [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65I0HNvTDH4]
    Made by: HMATKIN

    35. Damon VS Kimmel

    [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PZNfOZXPJk]
    Made by: VISIOTELLIE3

    36. I’m F*cking Ben Affleck

    [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_pFTAY7MF8]
    Made by: JIMMY KIMMEL

    The sexy extra!

    Diesel SFW XXX

    [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQVNVdTTvPA]
    Made by: Diesel