A chubby New Jersey teen has become the hottest sensation on the Internet with an amateur video [give it a minute to load] of himself singing and dancing to a Romanian pop song.
Gary Brolsma, 19, who lives with his parents in Saddle Brook, has the lip-synching talent of Ashlee Simpson and the physique of the Pillsbury Doughboy.
But a clip of him manically bopping to O-Zone's international hit, "Dragostea Din Tei," which translates "Love Among the Linden Trees," has blazed through cyberspace and made him a global icon.
His derriere never leaves the chair, but he flails his arms in the air like one of the Supremes and vogues for the Web cam like Madonna.
The highlight may be the moment when he flicks his tongue at the lens. Or maybe when he raises one eyebrow twice over his wire-rimmed spectacles.
Imagine William Hung of "American Idol" channeling the Star Wars Kid - the last big cult hit in computerland - and you get the picture.
Thursday, February 17, 2005
The Gold Medal of Chair Dancing
Goes to Gary Brolsma of Saddle Brook, NJ. From the NY Daily News, via LinkFilter: