The next big Internet meme

This video isn’t 24 hours old yet, and it’s already pushing 1 million views. It is just the beginning, I think, of the next big Internet meme. But in this case, the video will go viral for good reason. It is very well done.

Thirty-two year old Jeremiah McDonald first delved into film-making when he was 12, when he resolved to film an interview with himself in the future. Great concept, brilliantly executed:

By the way, if you’re like me and don’t immediately recognise arcane Dr Who references, then the “Don’t blink” line sailed as far above your head as it did mine. (My younger brothers won’t approve!)

Fortunately, a bit of internet research unearthed this explanation, which has only increased my admiration for the original meme. It’s not only a reference to the Doctor who bends time, but also refers to an episode wherein the said Time Lord apparently conducts a video interview with someone from the past. Touché!

  • Cathy

    Myself and my Husband were very amused by this Internet video sensation. But as we are both Dr. Who fans, we found the ending a very clever touch! Remember…..Don’t Blink! Blink and you are dead……….

    Have a lovely weekend Fr. J
    God Bless

    • Thanks Cathy! Four days in, and the video is nearing 5 million hits. Maybe it will attract new fans to Dr Who. I know I want to watch the entire episode to see how the “Don’t blink” scene resolves!

  • Santiago

    Nice video Fr John…

    You should do something like this! Perhaps in a few years time, Blog of a Country Monsignor could interview the young ‘Country Priest’

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