When you spend a good couple of hours in the morning searching for fan videos on YouTube, it’s almost unbelievable what you’ll happen upon. Somehow, this morning, I ended up watching a video of the Keepon rhythmic robot dancing to a song by Spoon.
According to this article on the PBS site (courtesy of Wired Science), the video was a viral YouTube hit in 2007. So sue me; I’m a year behind. Regardless, see if you aren’t mesmerized by his little yellow groove. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself unconsciously imitating his moves, either.
Fantastic, no? I find that I think I’m done about 30 seconds in, but then I keep coming back to it. Is it the blank stare? the mellow, spongy rump-shakin’? [There’s something in the Keepon’s motions and expression that bear a faint resemblance to audience members at a Phish show.] Apparently, the little guy was designed to work with autistic kids. But what about his little, unacknowledged friend, the Peepon? Oh god do I love a good video response. Take a look-see for yourself:
Equally as mesmerizing, but somehow also a bit nauseating, no? All of that gelatinized sugar. To quote one of the best comments about the video from RustiSwordz, “Its Jabba the Hutt’s funky cousin.” Hi-Larious.
This is now the second post I’ve written about Peeps in the last two years, and I’m a bit disturbed by that.
Back to work now. Get out and get your groove on.