Had this stuck in my head…

and figured the best way to get it out was to share it with you… Now you too can have the sound of thousands of soccer hooligans chanting the riff in your head too!  Thanks ESPN!

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Someone on the Internet must HATE ME!!

It started so simply.

I had a sudden need for something ridiculous.  And, knowing no better place for the ridiculous, I went to YouTube.

Thankfully, the kids and I got our absurdity fix with this:

Now, I won’t go into what it says about our culture that this 1 1/2 minute video has been viewed more than 1.3 million times.  I’ve added my views to it and I am not so high-minded as to not enjoy it.

My issue is this video:

Yep, those are my kids.  My lovely bride put this together for me for Father’s Day last year.  And the best part?  She used one of our family’s favorite songs – “Little Wonders” by Rob Thomas from “Meet the Robinson’s”.

It was sweet and amazing and heartfelt and it made me cry.

Then came the upload to YouTube.  As you can see, it was not anything close to a web phenomenon.  Just 56 views.  And those came mostly from friends and family.

But you wouldn’t know that was the song used in the video.  Because somewhere in the mix of family feelings, love, joy, and celebration we overlooked the fact that we committed a heinous web crime.  COPYRIGHT infringement!

How dare we take a song about enjoying life’s little moments together and use it to celebrate Father’s Day?  I’m sure “they” would hardly stand for “their” song to be misused this way.

But Carlos786 has 1.3 million views.

I wonder if somewhere out there in the great interwebs doesn’t just have it out for me.  Or if the people responsible for the song are just incredibly short sighted.