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         The dramatic prairie dog video has taken the internet by storm, with millions upon millions of views to its name on YouTube. The cult of the dramatic rodent has lead to t-shirts, key chains, and a myriad of other rodent related items. As with any other internet famed video, numerous spinoffs has formed as a result. Some intriguing, some hilarious, others just plain weird. In any event, it seems that the creativity will never end as long as the prairie dog rules the net. Here I invite you to enjoy these wholly entertaining, alternate versions of one of the internet’s latest sensations.

The original dramatic prairie dog.

Kill Bill style.

Kill Bill style version 2.

James Bond edition.

Dr. Evil remake.

Dr. Evil version 2. 

Curses! foiled again.

And the Oscar goes to…

Prairie Dog drug bust.

Caught in the act.

My personal favorite: unedited edition.

Oh rly? Yeah rly.

Caught red-handed.

Someone in this room… 

Star Wars remix.

Drugged out version.

The Shining recut.

300  recut.

Dick Cheney remix.

Watcha talkin bout Willis?

Katana slip remix.

80’s remix.

Busted for pirating.

Dramtatic prairie dog meets the Titanic.

Darth Vader remix.

Zoolander edition.

Terminator edition.

Hitler a la prairie dog.

Anime theme show edition.

Guitar hero star remix.

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog homage.

Could it be Satan?!

Chipmunkzilla unleashing destruction!

Blame the prairie dog.

I’m Batman.

Now even he’s got an iphone.

 

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                As I was casually thumbing through an article on the famed creators of the YouTube enterprise the other day, I began to realize something. Since the technological gods have dubbed YouTube their posterchild, the quality of viral videos elsewhere has floundered.

                 I can remember a time when ebaum’s world was king, funnyjunk flourished, and killsometime was on top of the world. Nowadays, it seems the popularity of these once megastars has drastically dwindled, overshadowed by the monsterous ectoplasm of the YouTube stratasphere. youtube_logo_01.gifWhile YouTube support soars leaps and bounds over the competetion, the quality of actually “funny” videos elsewhere is just plain dismal. Many sites that used to be hilarious have slowly turned into soft-core porn hatcheries, and offer more videos of brutality than humor. I can see the entertainment value in watching a 20 year old smash a fluoeresecent light bulb across his back, but I would rather be laughing than seeing him pick the glass out of his skin.

              

      

                 Almost all of these videos will end up on YouTube anyway, so the reality is that YouTube just has the best of both worlds. Heck, YouTube already serves 60% of ALL online videos watched anyway. Why go to 4 different websites when YouTube features that music video you were dying to watch, Donald the skateboarding monkey, John Doe getting tazered and the latest bashing of Michael “The Dog” Vick? I guess the underlying factor at work here is simple: since the massive surge of YouTube popularity, other viral sites just simply seem less important.

              YouTube even has support from the Whitehouse now, being the sole carrier of questions in the first “YouTube” debates ever held. From a snowman’s plea on global warming, to a southern man’s yawl to save his baby (an assault rifle), every last inquiry came from the YouTube database.

              Then you have one of the biggest additions to YouTube in recent years, its purchase by the gargantuan Google. So if for some reason you did not know about YouTube, now it is owned by the biggest search engine ever created and has massive financial backing. Now don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of YouTube. I am not trashing on the multi media powerhouse out of personal angst, but rather public awareness. The death of the smaller video websites on the net is indeed a tragic one, I hope someone invites YouTube to the funeral.

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