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YouTube and Netflix Illustrate Modern Romance, Infidelity

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SHE LOVES MEME, SHE LOVES MEME NOT
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Alfred Lord Tennyson remarked that spring is when a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love. Conversely, as autumn cascades into a bitter and brutal winter, those thoughts become a tad skewed, offering up distorted interpretations of romance, jealousy, and the inescapable abyss of rejection.

But it was only after the advent of user-generated content online did either become so gosh darn entertaining for the rest of us -- regardless of the season.

First, a heartwarming tale.

While some boyfriends send flowers and chocolates, Walter May decided to make a viral video -- a "digital love letter," he called it. Both Los Angeles residents, May and his girlfriend are coping with a long-distance relationship as she pursues an MBA at Duke. So May enlisted the help of his roommates, who are in a band called The Daylights, to shoot a music video with the intent of it going viral and reaching his girlfriend indirectly. The song's fairly catchy and the heavy influence from Labyrinth doesn't go unnoticed.



After it went live on Sunday, May posted a Tweet last night explaining the results.


And now, a tale of woe.

In stark contrast to May, Reddit user Contra3 doesn't hold much affection for his girlfriend. In fact, a recent Reddit post shows his outright contempt toward her. He succinctly lays out both the reason why and his method of dealing with the situation.

"My girlfriend cheated on me, so I rated movies in her netflix account until I reached the desired result."


It might be the first time Netflix has been enlisted as a proxy just to say, "I know."

But I'm a little confused about Bambi. If we're to assume that's her name, well, the infidelity doesn't come as much of a surprise, does it?
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TAGS:  YOUTUBE, NETFLIX, MEME, VIRAL VIDEO, REDDIT    SOURCE:   Gizmodo

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