Eight years ago today, New Jersey amateur videographer Gary Brolsma uploaded a video to the flash site Newgrounds in which he famously performed a lip dub of the song “Dragostea din tei” by the Moldovan pop trio O-Zone.
Five years ago today, Dave Roth submitted a picture of his daughter’s mischievous smile to JPG Magazine’s “Emotion Capture” contest, little knowing that it was going to be one of the better known photoshop memes of the decade.
Thee years ago today, YouTuber DaisYannou uploaded a video of her cat in a bipedal stance, attempting to watch some birds. It circulated the French web for several months before it hit American internet culture blogs in April 2010.
Though it was downgraded to a tropical storm by the time of landfall on the U.S. coast, the news coverage of last year’s Hurricane Irene took the Internet by storm that is comparable to the reaction we’re seeing with Hurricane Sandy today.