Back in the early days of the good ol' internets, everybody and their mother was obsessed with a Turkish Don Juan
who had a hard-on for nude models, ping-pong, and his trusty foto-camera.
But Mahir quickly became like the dancing baby: So obnoxiously 1996
they're both bound to be found on an ironic '90s-nostalgia T-Shirt at
Outfitters, hanging right next to the "I Love the Backstreet Boys"
T-Shirts (wink! wink!). Almost ten years later, their popularity has
inspired contests like the Contagious Media Showdown
where goofy Web sites and those intended to look like real advertisements
battle it out to pass through the most office cubes and become an
Some of them seem lamer than Ally McBeal's biological-clock-inspired apparitions: Blogebrity
for example, focuses on "the celebs" of blogging. (Yes, there's a scene
composed of people who have actually never seen each other.) And then
there's the hilarious cryingwhileeating.com
where people send in their homemade videos of themselves (what else?)
crying while eating. Pringles cascading out of a guy's mouth only gets
funnier when you know it's because his girlfriend is making him go to