Our culture moves at a breakneck pace - thanks, in large part, to the magic of the Internet. And while landing a rover on Mars would have been a big deal whenever it happened, the worldwide interweb allows us to put our collective excitement and fascination on display in new and exciting ways - like, for instance, with satirical rover-landing YouTube videos riffing on LMFAO tunes.
On that front, no one has seen more success than Seattle's David Hudson. As KING 5 reports today, Hudson's "We're NASA and We Know It" parody video, based on LMFAO's "I'm Sexy and I Know It" and uploaded to YouTube Wednesday, has already received 250,000 views.
Hudson tells KING 5 the timely video marks the launch of a new YouTube channel.
From KING 5:
The video's creator, David Hudson of Seattle, says the effort is the launch video for a new YouTube Channel, YouTube.com/Satire. The channel is comprised of filmmakers from Hudson's company, Cinesaurus, the web series Job Hunters and other film and tech companies around Seattle.
The rover landed on Sunday, August 5. Three days later, the group met to start putting it all together.
"We're all big fans of NASA and watched the live stream of Curiosity landing, but at the time it happened, internet fame wasn't something we were concocting," said Hudson.
Stars of the video include the Bobak Ferdowsi-style Mohawk Hudson donned for the video, Westlake Park, and a woman in a patriotic bikini with a rover camera on her head.