I Know Fred

 

I’m a model, you know what I mean
And I do my little turn on the catwalk

Do you know Fred?

If you do, you are under the age of 12. Welcome, Children of the Internet!

If you don’t, you’re like me. Old and out of it and—according to my 10- and 12-year-old nieces, CD and HD—hopelessly uncool, unhip, and uninformed.

At a recent family gathering, CD and HD asked me if I knew Fred. When I answered that, no, I’d never heard of Fred—unless they meant Fred Flintstone—there ensued much eye-rolling and hair-flinging. Boy, these nieces don’t remind me of anyone.

There was a mad stampede to the computer, where CD opened up YouTube, and showed me Fred.

Here’s a taste. And don’t say I didn’t warn you (because I didn’t).

Fred Goes Swimming

Sooo, yeah. That’s Fred. A YouTube sensation, apparently. He has his own Wikipedia page and is the first of 10 entries for “Fred” on Urban Dictionary. Children of the Internet, please don’t read #10. I have to say, it kind of bugs me that I’d never heard of Fred. I consider myself to be up on all the YouTube trends. I’ve seen the cat eating corn, the “Hey, Sarah Palin” duet, and OK Go on treadmills. I know all about Winston, Chocolate Rain, and the Evolution of Dance. If you’ve forwarded me something from JibJab, SNL, The Daily Show . . . I’ve seen it.

But Fred had slipped by me somehow. And this made me strangely fearful.

I am afraid of the power of YouTube on our young youth. The same day of the Fred Incident, my 9-year-old nephew asked my brother-in-law whom he’s voting for.

“Obama.”

“Noooo! You can’t vote for him! He hates America!”

“Where’d you hear that?”

“On YouTube!”

There are even some adults under the thrall of YouTube’s influence. Remember when I filmed my thyroid biopsy? I recently saw the same technician for a routine ultrasound. She remembered me and the video session. When I told her it was on YouTube (click with caution), she practically threw up in amazement.

“It’s on YOUTUBE????!!!”

It’s like I told her I’d submitted my shaky, handheld-camera video of a routine medical procedure to the Sundance Film Festival where it was currently being screened to an international audience. Well, in a way, it is. That video has received over 54,000 views. Where’s my damn Oscar?

Anyway, after three or four ear-splitting Fred videos, I showed my media-savvy nieces my videos of Gus and Prudence. They were agog to discover that their decrepit aunt had somehow managed to get videos onto the sacred YouTube.

“How did you do that, Aunt JD?”

Aunt JD ain’t talking. We old folks need to keep a few secrets from the Children of the Internet.

So? What do you think of Fred? Got any other YouTube faves? See if you can stump Aunt JD.

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63 Responses to “I Know Fred”

  1. 1 Jaffer

    Oh my (Bleep) G-d ! My head is (bleep) spinning after watching that 3 minutes of insanity !

    It’s not funny any more whenever Homer Simpson says how much he loves his TV and whatever TV says it’s right.
    YouTube’s the new TV.

    I became a fan of O-Zone after watching this viral: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmtzQCSh6xk

    Now he’s got a Wikipedia page and on top of that is sponsoring a contest worth $25000 in first prize !

    I’m happy staying on the sidelines with my Viddler.

    Jaffer’s last blog post..Poverty’s vicious face – As mirrored in India

  2. 2 DFTF

    Oh yes. I know Fred. Ain’t Youtube fun? lol

    DFTF’s last blog post..Cleanliness and Me as Art

  3. 3 Angi

    That is the most annoying thing I have seen in a very, very, very long time.

    Angi’s last blog post..A Liberal Supermajority

  4. 4 Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor

    OMG I think I lost a few brain cells watching that!! I know I’m so last year but I think Harry Potter Puppet Pals – The mysterious ticking noise is really funny. To each their own!

    Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor’s last blog post..Recipe Cards for Mixing Polymer Clay Colors – Collect Them All

  5. 5 Kathy

    How does that kid not get beat up every day?

    Everyone else reading, be sure to go watch Aunt JD’s fine needle biopsy. I can see why it achieved 19,000 views. It is indeed Oscar-worthy.

    Oh, and can I just go on record to say that I never understood the insane popularity of Evolution of Dance? He didn’t even stick a needle in his throat. Meh.

    Kathy’s last blog post..Losing Never Tasted So Gouda

  6. 6 GeneratedMadness

    The Fred character is awful. The voice drives you insane after several seconds of watching and listening to the videos. Garbage. Do a search for Bo Burnham – funny but mature audience lyrics – who is getting a lot of coverage as the next flavor of the day or week on YouTube.

    GeneratedMadness’s last blog post..Palin Should’ve Dropped The Beat – SNL Rap Video

  7. 7 Sarah

    lol your nieces sound cute.
    Fred however, is scary. Super scary. No one should talk like that.
    I think I’m on you tube. let me look. Yep, my brother’s american history project on the 1920′s….
    No JD, I will not give you the link!

    Sarah’s last blog post..The Drama Continues

  8. 8 Jay

    I can’t listen to Fred right now because OH is watching football and I’m using the laptop, um, on my lap. ..

    However, I do know Fred. He’s a different Fred, though. He’s the Fred in the Johnny Depp movie ‘From Hell’. I have to say he’s my all-time favourite Fred, although my Dad was called Fred too, and so was a cat belonging to my Aunt Billie.

    See? Those young ‘uns don’t know everything! ;)

    Jay’s last blog post..The Halloween Ladybird

  9. 9 flit

    Fred scared me.

    flit’s last blog post..Do Marks Matter?

  10. 10 Daisy the Curly Cat

    I do not know Fred. I do not wish to know Fred. Sorry, Fred.

    Daisy the Curly Cat’s last blog post..Sunday Comics with Daisy!

  11. 11 Musing

    Further proof I’ve never grown up. I think Fred’s a hoot.

    Musing’s last blog post..Standby

  12. 12 Babs - beetle

    No I didn’t know Fred, and I don’t thank you for introducing me to him either! How totally irritating. Does that make me old or is it just that I have a liking for real humour? ;O)

    Babs – beetle’s last blog post..Diamonds. A girls best friend? – Part 1

  13. 13 JT

    How could you do that to me!
    Seriously tho’, after wondering for a sec if I had become seriously uncool myself, I called the darlings in and showed them Fred. Fortunately, they had never experienced him themselves, and I quietly re-ascended my very cool throne.
    Unfortunately, my oldest has now decided she adores him and want’s to marry him, and I had to ban her from the comp for awhile.
    The reason he’s so appealing to them is they understand the frenetic energy he’s blasting at them, because my kids at least, are usually on that level from shortly after waking up until passing out on their feet, leaning their head against a wall. Or hanging upside from the monkey bar, out of the tree, feet and butt on the couch, head on the floor. That level of energy is so psychotic that the second it ebbs, they go into crash and burn in an instant.
    If only we could bottle that up and sell it.

    JT’s last blog post..What it means to have a good man

  14. 14 Regan

    Not the rigt question to ask me. I’ve seen tons of internet stuff. Not all of it may be on YouTube, but tey areb videos. Ever see the ‘What if buisness meetings were like the internet video?’ No? You didn’t? Here’s a link: http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1771556

    I absolutely love Fred. I haven’t seen his last few videos, but I plan to right after I comment. Have you ever seen ‘The weirdest video on the internet?’ Of course you didn’t? Oh, well, here’s a link: http://clipaday.com/videos/the-strangest-internet-video-online-ever

    What about Daft Hands? What are Daft Hands and how are they different from regular hands you say? Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2cYWfq–Nw
    And, similar to Daft Hands, this is Daft Bodies: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl6RJyZdBSU&feature=related

    Ever heard of Cobra Starship? Of course not. No one has. So of course you haven’t seen their home video of their song ‘Guilty Pleasure’ Here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfCYv82xOno
    Yeah, but what about the OFFICIAL video of this song? I have a link for that, too! ((it also has Patrick Stump from Fall Out Boy in it!!!)) Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGs9Su2Dbic

    Hmm, can’t think of anything else for now. I hope you enjoy these videos! And really, not the right question to ask me.

  15. 15 Regan

    Wait! I forgot one! HAve you seen NINJA CAT in action? This one is everywhere. But, if you haven’t seen it…. Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muLIPWjks_M

  16. 16 Beth

    Oh yeah, I’ve heard of Fred. Can’t say I was terribly impressed, though. Believe it or not, I think I saw something about his YouTube channel on the local news a little while ago.

    My personal YouTube favorite is “Do the Cosmonauty.” I can’t explain why it makes me giggle every time I watch it, it just does. :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_xVXQCrPxQ

    Beth’s last blog post..Edna’s lawn art

  17. 17 Regan

    What about ‘Shoes’? Everyone’s heard of ‘Shoes’. Here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCF3ywukQYA

    And what about ‘Muffins’? This one is pretty popular, too. Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tcR19y7GPM

    And ninja cat? Ninja cat is very popular online. Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muLIPWjks_M

    ‘What what in the butt’ This one, as weird as it may be, you probably have not heard of. Want to watch? Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbGkxcY7YFU

    If I think of or find any more, you will be the first to know.

  18. 18 Broadway Matron

    Oh my lord – that voice – I could only stand it for about a minute – my only remark would be “Why?”

    Broadway Matron’s last blog post..Parking in South Philly

  19. 19 dcr

    Fred = Birth Control.

    If you tell people they might have kids that will force them to watch stuff like that, or even just have a passing familiarity with it due to the kids watching the videos again and again, I think a lot fewer people will be having children.

    Is Fred a creation of the Zero Population Growth people? ;-)

    dcr’s last blog post..Earn Extra Money with Your Own Office Cleaning Business

  20. 20 kurt kuden

    sometimes he is funny.. sometimes not

  21. 21 Elle

    Gah. Fred. My life is enriched yet again by the Internet. I do like the way he makes his eyes go wonky, though.

    Elle’s last blog post..Follow the Trail of Soggy Crumpled Kleenex

  22. 22 Carol

    After seeing Fred, once again I will say … so good not to be young!

  23. 23 Fancy

    God save us from Fred.

    Fancy’s last blog post..Dude, seriously, WHAT is that smell?

  24. 24 Jaffer

    Regan is committed to stump Aunt JD ! Can she do it ?

    P.S. Just watched the video of your fine-needle biopsy. I am squeamish bout watching medical procedures in action but this was interesting.

    Jaffer’s last blog post..Poverty’s vicious face – As mirrored in India

  25. 25 JD

    Jaffer: I know! And I had to watch at least 10 minutes of Fred! I love Numa-Numa Guy (and he is positively soothing to watch after Fred). And I love that song, too, tho I never sought out any more O-zong songs. Maybe I will now. What’s Viddler?!

    DFTF: Oh, boy. YouTube is fun but dangerous. What’s next?!

    Angi: My nieces were reciting it word for word–in the same screeching voice. They have a pet cockatoo that was SCREAMING in protest.

    Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor: To each their own, indeed. I thought the HP puppets were pretty funny, too. I think you can retrieve your brain cells by watching http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p86BPM1GV8M

    Kathy: I would love to know how the kids at school react toward him. Kids are pretty mean. I’d say he gets beat up every day. Thanks for the plug for my yet-to-be-award-winning video. For a first-time filmmaker, I’m rather proud.

    GeneratedMadness: Ah, you stumped me! I’ll check out this Bo Burnham and let you know what I think.

    Sarah: AW! I want the link! OK, I will just have to find it on my own. Don’t worry: I won’t share it.

    Jay: Hooray for non-young-uns! Yep, I remember Fred from ‘From Hell” (another great Depp role), tho I can’t say I’m acquainted with your Dad or Aunt Billie’s cat. I was trying to think of some other Fred’s, and all I could come up with was Fred Schneider from the B52s.

    flit: You are right to be scared. I’m afraid we’re gonna start seeing Fred on TV and possibly movies. The youth of today must be stopped!

    Daisy the Curly Cat: You are very wise, Daisy. I have always known you to be a cat of discerning tastes. Now, how about Harley? Does he know Fred?

    Musing: All right! A Fred fan! There were a few times when I actually broke into a smile. Maybe if he lost the helium voice, it might be more watchable.

    Babs – beetle: It makes you old(er than 12) and proves you have good taste. I’m sorry I had to unleash Fred on you, but I can’t fight these kids alone!

    JT: That’s funny that your kids hadn’t heard of him. Well, you have me to thank for introducing your daughter to her current crush. (He is kind of a cute kid!) And, yeah, I can definitely see the appeal of the hyper way of talking and running around. My nieces were “Freds” way before there was a Fred.

    Regan: SQUEEEEEEEEE!!! Patrick Stump of Fallout Boy! OK, Regan, you have clearly shown your superiority in the field of YouTube videos. I have NOT heard of any of these, but I will check them all out and get back to you with my review. I’m glad at least one of my readers has their finger on the pulse of today’s YouTube Youth!

    Beth: I haven’t seen that one! Another stump! And yeah! There’s a link in my post to “Fred’s” interview on CNN. What a world.

    Regan! OK, let’s see: I know Ninja Cat (good one), but the other 3 are new to me. Not for long!

    Broadway Matron: An excellent question. Why, indeed? My nieces were too busy laughing their heads off to ask them.

    dcr: And just think of all the Fred wanna-bes that have sprung up as a result of this? I’ll do some digging to find out the real agenda behind the Fred Phenomenon.

    kurt kuden: Well, that’s fair. As I said, I found parts of it amusing, and I am known for my juvenile sense of humor. It’s the voice . . . THE VOICE!

    Regan: YES! I think that’s the same Ninja Cat link from above. That’s one of my faves.

    Elle: He has some good facial expressions. I’m happy I could contribute to making your life better. With Fred.

    Carol: HA! My nieces would not agree, but I do. Tho sometimes I do get a bit sentimental for the days when my friends and I would laugh hysterically over nothing. Oh, wait. I still do that.

    Fancy: God is no match for YouTube, I’m afraid.

    Jaffer: I think she has! As have a few other people. I love to be stumped. And you’re brave for watching the video. I hoped it would be somewhat informative to people having to go thru it. It’s really not that bad.

  26. 26 Jeff

    Hmm… I seem to remember him the first time, when he was called Pee-wee Herman. But that’s ok… every generation needs a Pee-wee.

    Jeff’s last blog post..Yeah, but imagine the ice cream headache

  27. 27 Singular Girl

    Horrifying! I didn’t think I was that far removed from the younger generation until right now. However, do I get points for knowing Charlie? He is infinitely more funny than Fred… You can find his infantile humor at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5im0Ssyyus.

    Singular Girl’s last blog post..NO! FOO GOO FISH!

  28. 28 Tim

    HaHaHaHaHaHaHa!
    I actually Laughed Out Loud! Repeatedly!
    I watched 4 so far, and bookmarked them.
    If you don’t think that kid is pretty clever, then we definitely don’t agree!
    I have no problem showing this to my 12 year old. Who BTW hasn’t heard of Fred, and neither has any other kid out of the four that I asked. Compared to the crap that is on the TV right now, this is tame! I think Jeff mentioned my hero, Pee Wee “Perv” Herman, and exactly!
    Seriously, your kids could be looking at gay asian donkey porn, so you gotta pick your battles…

    Tim’s last blog post..Hi-Tech Redneck Camping

  29. 29 Tim

    Ok, so I watched your needle biopsy video. I gotta say, that one was no where near funny as Fred! Sorry to disappoint you….
    I have over 30 videos online in various places. I talk to lots of teenagers and young adults, and none of them even have a clue how to do it. This is one of the least motivated generations ever, in some ways. They have all this cool tech and all these free opportunities available, but they aren’t interested in using it.

    Tim’s last blog post..Hi-Tech Redneck Camping

  30. 30 Tiggy

    My workplace has blocked YouTube so I can’t watch Fred.

    Thanks goodness for that!

    Tiggy’s last blog post..Tiggy, Movie Star – The Performance

  31. 31 Natural

    Aunt JD I don’t know Fred, like you I was thinking Flintstone. Your Oscar is coming soon or maybe Fred has it.

    Natural’s last blog post..Why Poverty?

  32. 32 Stephanie Barr

    I didn’t watch it all and I already have a headache.

    I can see the appeal to young folks as several of my daughter’s friends (and my daughter when she’s with them) sound like that.

    Not for me, thanks!

    I never watch U-Tube and I’m SO not tempted to change that policy now. Lord only knows what I’ll run into next!

    Stephanie Barr’s last blog post..My Only Real Political Post

  33. 33 Stephanie Barr

    P.S. Thank you, genuinely, for knowing him so I don’t have to.

    Stephanie Barr’s last blog post..My Only Real Political Post

  34. 34 JD

    Jeff: We’ll have to see if Fred reaches Pee Wee’s heights . . . or depths.

    Tim: I agree: there are worse things on the Internets. Fred is harmless but screechy fun. And I did think some of it was funny—you have to take it for what it is: a parody on kids’ video blogging, which he does well and, horrifying tho it may be, accurately. I hope your kids enjoy it!

    Singular Girl: Charlie! I didn’t know it was that Charlie, tho I should have. Yes, you get mad pointzzz. Charlie is awesome.

    Tim: I’m disappointed you didn’t laugh out loud at my biopsy video and run to show your kids. Oh, well. It was more of a drama anyway. If there is anything easier than putting a video on YouTube, someone tell ol’ Aunt JD.

    Tiggy! But you’ve got to watch! Watch as soon as you get home, and report back immediately. IMMEDIATELY!

    Natural: I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought of Fred Flintstone. If Fred (either one) gets an Oscar before me, heads will roll.

    Stephanie Barr: YouTube is hard to resist. I predict that, after getting just a taste of Fred, you will be clicking on more and more hilarious videos showing face plants, talking cats, and child prodigies of Dance Dance Revolution. And you’re welcome.

  35. 35 Tiggy

    Awww JD, I did as you said and watched.

    Now I have to smash my brain out with a rusty hammer just to get rid of that annoying voice! I’m sending you the carpet cleaning bill, buddy!

    Tiggy’s last blog post..Tiggy, Movie Star – The Performance

  36. 36 tinsenpup

    Fred makes your biopsy seem entertaining.

    tinsenpup’s last blog post..Sonic the Sleep Therapist

  37. 37 chat blanc

    are you sure Fred isn’t possessed by an annoying evil spirit? yikkers!

    chat blanc’s last blog post..A soda by any other name. . .

  38. 38 Angelika

    OMG. Fred is so weird-uh. He drove me crazy-uh. But I couldn’t stop watching-uh.

    Angelika’s last blog post..Carol, your blog rocks!!!

  39. 39 absepa

    I watched a little of Fred’s clip with the sound off, and decided that I wasn’t interested…until I read the comments here. Now I’m gonna have to go home and watch it, just to see if I laugh.

    Although I would like to consider myself “with it” as far as trends go, I know I’ve fallen way behind on this whole YouTube thing–I’ve never seen most of the viral videos that were mentioned in the comments. I liked “Kitty Cat Dance,” though.

  40. 40 absepa

    I’m shamelessly posting another comment so that I can fix the CommentLuv thingy! (I’m so embarrassed.)

    absepa’s last blog post..It’s Friday, I’m in Hell*

  41. 41 MomZombie

    Well, I haven’t heard of Fred, either. I’ll have to investigate further when I can turn on the sound on my computer. I’ll always consider the offerings of liamkylesullivan of “Shoes” fame to be the U-Tube breakthrough for me, courtesy of my teen daughter. I laughed my ass off the first time I watched it. I’m a fan of immature stuff, but it has to be the right kind of immature stuff.
    Just found you and I’m glad I did.
    –MomZombie

    MomZombie’s last blog post..Even glamour has an underbelly

  42. 42 JD

    Tiggy: Oh, dear. I don’t know whether to be more concerned about having to clean yet ANOTHER carpet or the fact that you used a rusty hammer. That’s a good way to get a brain infection, you know!

    tinsenpup: HA! That’s very funny. Well, why do you think I put the Fred video up? No one’s gonna find my stupid biopsy video very entertaining without something to compare it to.

    chat blanc: He’s possessed by something. Perhaps the soul of a Ritalin-addicted six-year-old with serious issues.

    Angelika: Hee! You sound like Fred! I have to admit: I did go back and watch a few more. If you can take the voice, there are some funny parts.

    absepa: Well, let us know if you laugh . . . or if you scream. So many of these virals are dumb and pointless, but it’s interesting to see what does catch on. And don’t be embarrassed! That’s what CommentLuv is for!

    MomZombie: (love your name) Uh . . . you may actually want to watch Fred with the sound OFF, at least at first. I’m glad you found me too!

  43. 43 Jenny

    That was … absolutely horrible. I hope to be able to forgive you someday, JD …

    Meantime, I’m with Jay … give me my darling Johnny as Fred Abberline, half-immersed (ahem) in a clawfoot tub, smoking opium and drinking absinthe. Now THAT’S entertainment.

    Jenny’s last blog post..Yes … I’m Joshing You

  44. 44 ann of thejunkdrawerblogfamily

    Regan, get off the internet right now or you’re going to your room!

    Love, Mom

  45. 45 Wayne

    Oh dear, I didn’t need to know about Fred. I think I’m dizzy and going to burp in technicolor from the whole thing.

    I’m sure there is a whole slew of kids half his age that probably love him to death. Much like I loved Soupy Sales as a kid.

  46. 46 brooke

    I am very dissapointed in you because you never knew fred i ve have known him for two years so shame samw and i would say that the best is fred on july 4th he is very spastice and very funny

  47. 47 Florida Girl In Sydney

    Who?

    Florida Girl In Sydney’s last blog post..Figaro 1992-2008 R.I.P.

  48. 48 Sayo

    Oh my goodness gracious. What the hell was that??

    Sayo’s last blog post..A Few of My Favorite Things…

  49. 49 Chris C

    This was a comment on one of Fred’s videos:

    “When will we see you on Mad TV?”

    Creativity has left the building. I blame Bush. And LOL Cats

    Chris C’s last blog post..Ringo Starr No Longer Humor-ed by his Fan Mail

  50. 50 Meg

    I know Fred because I clicked on the You Tube video here. I checked with Ten-year old. He loves Fred. He wants talk like a person who has sucked the helium out of balloon when he grows up.

    Meg’s last blog post..Couch Surfing Mom — Me, Meg

  51. 51 JD

    Jenny: I hope you can forgive me, too. And I hope the visions of JD (the other one) in a tub can help erase the horrifying images of Fred from your brain.

    ann of the junkdrawerblogfamily: HA! She gotchya, Regan!

    Wayne: I wonder what kids today would think of Soupy Sales. Unless he immediately started screaming or falling, they’d probably be bored within seconds. How’s that technicolor burping working out?

    brooke: I’m sorry to disappoint you. But I know Fred now! And I’ll check out the Fourth of July one. My favorite so far is the dentist visit.

    Florida Girl in Sydney: Yup. Pretty much my reaction.

    Sayo: That was Fred! And kids everywhere are watching, imitating, and revering him. Be afraid!

    Chris C: No, not lolcats!!! It’s hard to imagine Fred or any of his ilk actually breaking thru to TV, other than being featured on some kind of special segment devoted to Internet weirdos (like the CNN clip). If that day ever comes . . . well, I’ll blame Bush, but not lolcats.

    Meg: Your child has admirable goals for the future.

  52. 52 Corrina

    What does it say about my maturity level that I just subscribed to Fred? I was cracking up! When he screams I pee my pants. SO funny!

    Today I learned that I’m immature, but still old since I had no idea who Fred was until this post. Thank you JD, for broadening my horizons.

    And number 10 on the Urban Dictionary was news to me. Yikes.

    Corrina’s last blog post..My Eyes Need Bleach

  53. 53 Jenn Thorson

    Well, I didn’t know about Fred and now I do…

    I’ve always been one of those people who felt “Knowledge is Power.” Y’know, me and GI Joe. (Oh, sorry, that’s “Knowing is half the battle.” Meh- I was close anyway.)

    But now I’m thinking I might have to change it to “Ignorance is bliss.”

    Fred must be what happens when one of the Chipmunks mates with Shaggy from Scooby-doo.

    Jenn Thorson’s last blog post..Showdown at Crazy Francois’ Maison de Fier

  54. 54 absepa

    Well, I watched it, or part of it at least. And I tried to watch “Fred Loses His Meds,” just in case “Fred Goes Swimming” was a lesser effort. I couldn’t make through an entire video…and I’m drinking a glass of wine, so I’m pretty mellow. JD, I am SO glad you are willing to watch Fred so I don’t have to. If not liking Fred makes me un-hip, that’s okay by me.

    absepa’s last blog post..Insert Obligatory “DWTS” Commentary Here

  55. 55 JD

    Corrina: Fred is so over the top that you have to laugh. And you’re in good company, C-girl. I’m also in that awkward “Not a Child, Not Yet an Adult” phase.

    Jenn Thorson: Wow! I’m learning all kinds of things here today. I never knew GI Joe’s motto!

    absepa: You’re only unhip by my 10-year-old niece’s standards, so I wouldn’t worry too much. You’re still WAY hip in my book.

  56. 56 kristina

    Yes, I now need to shove spikes in my ears, thanks…

    How about something from boreme.com:

    Wedding Dance

  57. 57 JD

    kristina: Aw, that is actually kind of sweet! At first I was thinking, Man that groom is fat. But then he got his groove on! Way to go, Fat Groom!

    How’re those spikes doing, by the way?

  58. 58 kristina

    What?

  59. 59 JD

    kristina: Heh. I see they are doing the job quite nicely.

  60. 60 Shieldmaiden96

    Something tells me I’m better off having watched that with the sound off.

    And something about seeing that hair on kids now makes me indignant. Like, you guys missed 1972 the first time around, you can’t have it! Its mine!

    Yeah, I walk around town looking at teenagers and glowering. And thinking about their haircuts. And wishing they’d stop hanging out behind the fire hall kicking the air conditioner.

    Shieldmaiden96′s last blog post..I get the frightful….not so much the delightful

  61. 61 JD

    Shieldmaiden96: Kids these days with their 70s hair and truancies. I dare you to watch again with the sound on. You’ll be glowering even harder.

  62. 62 D at Seafoodpunch

    Oh MY friggin god. i know this is a little late…but i just had to say it. I am ashamed to say i had never heard of fred before this…and am even more ashamed to say that i laughed…and watched another one!!!!!!

    I just feel like my life has no meaning now, since the 15 year old is making more money out of his bedroom in alaska than i ever will in a ..ugh..gasp..cough..cube. my moment has passed.

    What am i going to do??!!

    D at Seafoodpunch’s last blog post..The Robots Have A Plan

  63. 63 JD

    D at Seafoodpunch: Calm down! Fred’s 15 minutes are almost over. Of course, taking his place will be someone equally ingenious, stupid, and rich.


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