So I tweeted about this HOF picture of Trump and an old friend commented back quoting Tourette’s Guy and it got me thinking… is Tourette’s Guy the original internet celebrity? First of all, let’s get the elephant in the room out of the way. Yes laughing at videos of a dude screaming with tourette’s is super problematic if it happened now. But it’s from like 12 years ago when it was fine to laugh at that stuff so it’s still fine. Grandfathered in. So enjoy this compilation video of him:
Secondly, I can’t think of another internet celebrity who could have him beat. Thought MAYBE Star Wars kid would have been first but just looked up his video and it was originally posted 11 years ago…
and the above video I posted is also 11 years but that’s a compilation video which means his other ones had to have already been up and popular enough to warrant creating one. The Numa Numa guy is also from about 11 years ago so he just misses the cut too. That annoying ass Shoes/Muffins videos are from 10 years ago. I honestly think Tourette’s Guy has to be the first one. Who else is there really from back then? He’s the last great pioneer and too many people have forgotten him. That’s a damn shame so take a few minutes out of your day today to laugh at some guy with a disorder chasing a bird around his house.
If you think I missed one hit me up on twitter at @dgood826