Charlie The Unicorn

Meg was never shy about asking me what rock I was found under when I stunned her with my complete ignorance of major pop culture touchstones, so I put my mind to it and after significant remedial work I thought I’d caught up. But, no.

I’d not seen this video and only discovered it when Blyberg pointed at it as an icon of network-enabled pop culture.

The Candy Mountain video has been circulating for almost a year now and it’s a prime example of how network effects are allowing society to disseminate, in this case, popular culture, and ultimately the bulk of information deemed “important” by our fellow citizens

Indeed, my 17 year old nephew laughed when he learned I’d not seen it, lording it over me in the sort of superior way teenagers do when they discover they’ve just won a game on a walk.

Update Matty thinks he’s all that because he posted the video in January. My nephew would still laugh at him, though, as he claims he saw it a year ago.

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13 thoughts on “Charlie The Unicorn

  1. Ha Ha! My kids showed me Charlie about two months ago. It still makes us cackle. It’s a brilliant, extended non-sequitur. Shun the non-believer! Another piece of web brilliance that has made me laugh for six years is I am better than your kids: I have kids, so it’s okay for me to think this is funny–right?

    [tags]charlie, unicorn, shitmobile[/tags]

  2. Umm . . . you need to learn grammar. “they’ve just one a game on a walk.” It should be won – not one.

  3. I say unto thee: “F*ck grammar Nazis who can’t even form a proper sentence!!” The correct sentence structure to rebut this error would be:

    “Um… You need to learn grammar. Your post reads ‘…just one a game on a walk.’ It should read ‘…just won a game on a walk.’”.

    I would also like to point out that GRAMMAR IS NOT SPELLING. Grammar refers to the study of the rules of the composition of sentences using words, not the individual spelling of the words themselves. This is OBVIOUSLY a spelling error due to the fact that “one” and “won” are homonyms. This is a common mistake that even an English jerk like myself makes fairly often.

    Anyway, get a life and stop calling me a hypocrite! 🙂

  4. It’s magical liopleurodon
    Blue Unicorn: It’s gonna guide our way to Candy Mountain!!!
    Charlie: All right guys, you do know that there’s no ACTUAL Candy Mountain, right?
    Blue Unicorn: Shun the nonbeliever!
    Pink Unicorn: Shuuuuuuuuun!
    Blue Unicorn: ShuuuuhuhuhuhuhuuuuuuuNUH !

    You got it…shunned. rofl

  5. this is so stupid ifu dont mind me saying.
    the whole funny thing of the actual candy mountain is their voices, and now they dont have their proper voices. GET IT OFF!!! (: x

  6. charlie the unicorn rules!
    whoever dosent think its funny then they need to die

    screw grammar ad spelling man, that is just a stupid thing you are fightin about

    dude if they decide to be Aholes then let them but dont pay attention to em

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