We might not be able to catch a ball from more than three-yards, but our hand/eye jazz-hand/threaded-eye coordination is skilled enough to capture the pop-culture zeitgeist of the past year. We may have endured more blackouts than homes affected by Hurricane Irene in 2011, but our love for pop-culture allows its brightest gems to shine through our sober senses. Once again, Instinct has assigned two of its sassiest editors—Jeff Katz, Senior Editor, and Jonathan Higbee, Associate Web Editor—the task of assessing the year in pop-culture, and 2011's bountiful list might include the most eclectic selections to date.
To conclude the series, Jeff and Jonathan shred the prescription for 7-day antibiotics to succumb to the most sickening viral videos of 2011! So, which viral vids wreaked havoc on our systems this year?
Jeff Katz’s picks:
Luciana and Betty White: “I’m Still Hot”
Umm, Betty White and anything deserves a place on any “Top 10” list.
Australia’s “It’s Time”
So simple. So perfect. And so cute!
Jen Aniston Goes Viral For SmartWater
Cheeky and safe, just like most of Jen’s movie choices.
Foo Fighters: Hot Buns (Uncensored)
Because my crush on Taylor Hawkins wasn’t evident enough...
Jimmy Kimmel Halloween Candy Challenge
I’m sorry, call it cruel all you want but this shit was hysterical!
Jonathan Higbee’s picks:
Gay YouTube Soldier AreYouSurprised Comes Out
After Australia’s “It’s Time,” YouTuber AreYouSurprised’s coming out is my next favorite gay viral video of 2011 (and I swear it has nothing to do with his sex appeal!).
Zach Wahls’s impassioned Iowa marriage equality speech
It was YouTube’s top political video of 2011 for a reason...
Soldiers lip-dub Britney's "Drop Dead Beautiful"
This is the video that made military members lip-dubbing gaydored pop-songs in various states of undress an official meme of 2011. Thank you baby Jeebus.
How many hot international male models does it take to make a cute viral video?
Anytime competitors from the across the blood-sport of male-modeling can come together in such gorgeous harmony, I’m a fan.
Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse engage in dirty talk (NSFW)
Oddly enough, Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse’s dirty-talk-off wasn't as sexy as I expected...but it was hysterical.
Want to reminisce about the year in pop-culture with Instinct? Check out our "Best of the Year" lists here: