Marta The Interrupting Bus

Marta The Interrupting Bus

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Updated Nov 26, 2017 at 08:23AM EST by Matt.

Added Nov 22, 2017 at 02:36PM EST by Adam.

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Marta The Interrupting Bus refers to a series of remix videos based off a video released by The Weather Channel in which a bus interrupts a cameraman's shot of the destruction of the Georgia Dome. After the original video went viral, it became a meme in sports-centric internet circles as people on Twitter remixed the video to interrupt classic sporting moments.

Origin

On November 20th, 2017, The Weather Channel shared a video of a bus driving in front of a cameraman as he was preparing to film demolition of the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. The video (shown below) went viral, gaining over 680,000 views on The Weather Channel YouTube channel and was reposted by several other sources.



An unedited version of the video was posted by @ajc that day, gaining over 8,200 retweets (shown below). The video was covered by USA Today,[1] The Guardian,[6] Australian Broadcast News Corp,[7] The Daily Mail,[8] Gizmodo,[9] Mashable,[10] and several other sources.




Spread

Later that day, the Sports Illustrated[2] tweeted a video remixing the footage of the bus interrupting the demolition by having the bus interrupt several notable sports moments. The tweet gained over 11,000 retweets and 22,000 likes (shown below).




This sparked several Twitter accounts for sports teams making remixes of their own. The account for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons tweeted a video from a game of theirs against the Seattle Seahawks in which the bus interrupts the team scoring a touchdown, gaining 8,700 retweets and 27,000 likes (shown below, top). Basketball's Atlanta Hawks did a same with a final score from one of their games, gaining over 7,600 retweets and 25,000 likes (shown below, bottom).





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Several Twitter users riffed on the joke as well. Twitter user @tj_harley uploaded a remix from a college football game between Clemson and Alabama, gaining over 290 retweets and 810 likes (shown below, top). Twitter user @thecheckdown did the same with the game between the Falcons and Seahawks, gaining over 390 retweets (shown below, bottom).







The jokes were covered by USA Today,[3] BizJournals,[4] Today,[5] and more.

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