The Hasidic Numa Numa

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If you haven’t gotten the flavour of Jeremy Moses’s writing, what are you waiting for? Here’s the direct link on MyJewishLearning.com to read the entire past year and a half of his blog oeuvre. Study it. Memorize it. You will never again be at a loss for a joke, a witty comeback, or an in-depth analysis of a prime-time reality TV show. Or just watch this incredibly viral video of Jeremy setting the world record for matzah eating:


We’re proud like parents that Jeremy has a new weekly column on National Lampoon’s site. Each week, he’s reviewing a YouTube classic video in exhaustive detail and deciding whether it’s one for the ages.

Probably more than any other viral video, “Numa Numa Guy†has infiltrated popular culture the most. Quick word of advice to all Moldovan pop group managers. If you get a call from one of Mr. Brolsma’s people, never call him back. Ever. They owe that guy millions of dollars. Trillions. Basically every cent they’ve ever made since 2005 should go straight to Brolsma…..

First, a hypothetical. Let’s say that Gary Brolsma were to appear in a rap video, dancing along side Ludicrous, or 50 Cent, or whoever the young people are listening to these days. Would the video automatically become cooler? Just think about that for a second. The fact that it doesn’t automatically seem out of the question for a rapper to invite Brolsma to be in a video dancing with hot women with champagne on their breasts (and the fact that you’re probably wondering in your head if Brolsma might actually have already been in such a video) is all the proof you need.

His first review, he told us, was of the Numa Numa video — one of the most popular videos of the Internet world. Which, of course, I nodded and said I’d seen a million times. Which, of course, I’d never seen.

“What!?” Jeremy exploded. “You’ve never seen Numa Numa? Seven hundred million people have seen Numa Numa.”

“Or,” I countered, “One person has seen Numa Numa seven hundred million times.”

Posted on April 13, 2010

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