Friday video fun: Internet memes from Weezer and the Barenaked Ladies...

Here’s how to find out whether or not you spend too much time on YouTube. Can you spot all the Interent meme references in Weezer’s Pork and Beans video? If so, you definitely need rehab…

 

But Weezer weren’t the first US nerd rock band to take on this concept. The Barenaked Ladies got there first. See over the jump for more…

 

 

If, like me, you need a bit of help recognising some of the memes referenced in the videos, don’t worry. After all, it’s not your fault you have to work for a living… But to maximise your enjoyment of the nerd rock videos above, check out Rocketboom’s Know Your Memes guide for some web-meme history lessons, including the followig exploration of the dramatic chipmunk prairie dog.

 

 

Now, before it’s too late… Step away from that screen! (Or go back to that spreadsheet you should be working on.)

 

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"But Weezer weren't the first US nerd rock band to take on this concept. The Barenaked Ladies got there first."

It should be noted that the Barenakes Ladies aren't a "US nerd rock band." They are, in fact, Canadian.

Also, it should be asked: did wweeezer steal the concept?
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Mea culpa. And I should know better, given I lived in Canada for a year. Although, at the time, I was three and into Donny Osmond! Which would be a better excuse for not knowing if I didn't now own a number of Barenaked Ladies albums...
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