Saturday, June 29, 2013

"Eye to Eye" versus Richard Dawkins

by Salman Hameed

Dawkins recently gave a psychedelic presentation of memes, and in particular focusing on internet memes. I'm sure one of the goals was to make the presentation itself into a viral video. Here it is - and watch it transform around the 5 minute mark:



Well, when it comes to internet memes, I think Taher Shah from Pakistan has a lesson or two about that. Here is his mesmerizing video "Eye to Eye" which has gone viral. It is all in English and as far as I can tell, he did not intend to be a satire. He really does like eyes - yours, his, others' - and would like to make love with his full spectrum eyes.

No seriously - you have to spend 5 minutes and watch this video (with your own eyes!):


eye to eye by taher shah from waseem ullah Qureshi on Vimeo.

And while we are at it, we can't go without watching the video of One-Pound Fish - another Pakistan connection - that became a sensation a few months ago (here is the NPR story about this song and link to where it all started):

2 comments:

Akbar said...

Tell you what...I only visited your blog right now just in case (a wild thought) you might have shared something about this 'Eye to Eye'. I am in a state of disbelief now. Please kill me :-)

Salman Hameed said...

Ha! Okay this is funny!