And so, he danced. He danced like no one was watching. Since it was a CW affiliate in Omaha, it’s very likely that no one was watching. There was no glory in it. He uploaded the video to the show’s YouTube channel, and that was that. Just another day on the job. And then it became a viral hit for reasons every one of his sweet, sexually enticing dance moves makes abundantly clear. 

That was 2006. YouTube was only about a year old. The concept of a viral video star was in its infancy. Matt Geiler had no idea people would love his silly dance. He had no idea that people would mash up his dance with an array of songs and other memes.

So what’s the dark twist of his post-viral fame? That’s what’s great about Geiler’s story: It doesn’t have one. No downward spiral into dancing with the pumpkin mask for food or the sexual pleasure of Russian oligarchs. There isn’t much to say about his life today, save for one heartwarming detail. At 12 years old, his son performed his dad’s dance at a middle school talent show. That same son regularly seeks out cheap imitations of his dad’s dance that people have posted online and corrects commenters who think it’s the original video. He isn’t embarrassed or ashamed of his father. He’s proud to say that his dad was the guy in the pumpkin mask dancing like an idiot just to kill some airtime. What a great kid.

What Happened To Tan Mom, Hot Felon, And Other Net Stars?


TOP THAT (Episode #9): Tan Mom’s new music video, a grizzly bear eating a GoPro, what REALLY happened at the Billboard Awards, a Justin Bieber monkey update, and more.


Hamm Samwich performs ‘Tan Mom’ at Franzia Wednesdays hosted at Vlada every Wednesday at 11!

Klaine fic - “All the Beautiful Pieces” (Rated NC17)

Blaine Anderson is spending the summer after graduation flipping houses with his brother for Cooper’s total home renovation show. The show features the worst houses Cooper can buy, with Blaine playing the role of lackey so that Cooper can torture him in front of his viewers. The last house Blaine has to renovate is an original Victorian House in San Diego, CA, which is in terrible condition. But this house turns out to be more than just another job. It was once owned by a famous Vaudeville ventriloquist by the name of Andrew Smythe. It houses a very interesting collection of items - among them, two life-sized puppets. Blaine isn’t sure exactly why, but he’s drawn to them - especially to the one with the beautiful blue eyes. He convinces Cooper to give him the puppets, and Blaine starts to restore them. In the course of the restoration, Blaine finds out that neither puppet is simply a run-of-the-mill puppet, and Andrew Smythe was hiding a secret that will be the key to saving two lives.

Okay, so, as many of you people know, this was my Reverse Bang story from way too long ago. I had it completed, but as I was uploading it, my computer crashed and obliterated this plus a ton of my other stories, which I have been writing back from memory these many years. I had this one almost down except for the last three chapters, which have been lost in the void of my brain. So, what I’ve done is start over from the beginning. I haven’t been changing the story, just freshening the language, and then I will add those last three chapters. But I’m posting it here one chapter per week so those of you who would like to can get reacquainted with the story. Of course, you could jump ahead to AO3, and cheat, re-read all 17 original chapters at once, but you’ll still have to wait for the ending, and only chapters 1-7 have been redone. Anyway, this story wouldn’t even exist without @freakingpotter who is an amazing artist and an even more amazing friend <3 Give her lots of love <333

(Warning for character death that happens in the past, hoarding, and anxiety.)

Chapter 1 (6515 words)

Blaine stares out the windshield of his rented Honda Odyssey, his jaw dropping open, stunned out of his senses at the sight of the disastrous house in front of him. His hands grip the steering wheel for support. His knees knock together, completely out of his control. A low, pitiful whining noise rattles around in the back of his throat. The house to his right, nestled incongruously behind a manicured lawn, carefully pruned rose bushes, and a well-established Mulberry tree, is so incredibly awful that he can’t stop looking at it. It’s like a horrendous traffic accident – lots of blood and twisted metal, but try as you might, you can’t make yourself look away.

Keep reading

Her Wingman

completely inspired by @rikareena‘s post

this one’s for you, but also ALL OF US.

@kags09 @keichanz @inunanna @dreaming-of-the-midnight-sun @hireikotsu @justafewsmallsteps @boomerangst @missuprealeaaa @kaze-ranna

“Hey… What do you think of this?”

Keep reading