Nathan R. Jessup

Viral YouTube Video Gets Over 1 Million Hits

In Random, Uncategorized on February 18, 2010 at 1:34 am

Technorati.com reports:

The story of Jamie Bell, producer of “A Brief History of Pretty Much Everything,” a viral video with over 1.2 million views on YouTube, came to me by way of the Good News Gazette.

17-year-old Bell, a Brit, created the video as a project for his high school art class. He says it took him about three weeks and 2,100 pages of drawings to put it together. Set mostly to the music of the Can-Can, Jamie’s delightful video begins with The Big Bang and ends with intergalactic travel (actually, Monty Python gets the last word … make that sound).

While his video tends heavily toward the history of evolution and warfare (more comic opportunity lies in these areas, I suppose), without getting into whether hominids or crustaceans (or whatever) came first, his time line contains one glaring error.

Read no further, watch the video and see if you can glean what it is.

That’s right, you guessed it. Julius Caesar was actually assassinated roughly 44 years before the birth of Christ.

That doesn’t detract from Jamie’s contribution to pop art, however. I have a feeling he got an A+ from his art teacher. And maybe a talking to from his history prof.

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