Earlier this week, we told you about Sweet Brown impersonator Michelle Dobyne. Her reaction to a Tulsa apartment fire has earned 27,000,000 views on Facebook since it went live on Sunday afternoon. She's now signed with an agent, launched "Not Tuday" t-shirts, and even received the "Songify This" treatment:
When we first covered this breaking news story, we questioned Michelle's intentions. Was her reaction genuine, or was she putting on a show for the cameras in hopes of being a viral video star? I have a feeling it's the latter, and you know what, good for her. Sure, it may ignite copycat arsons from folks looking to get Internet famous for 15 minutes, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to get ahead in the world. We didn't get mad when Mike Gundy and Jenni Carlson conspired together to raise their national profiles, did we?
Sweet Dobyne's surge to the top of the Facebook video charts overshadowed another great Tulsa viral video. On January 3rd, some person released a security footage compilation video featuring his former next door neighbors. It gives a unique, behind the scenes look of what the white trash drug addicts on COPS do before the cops actually arrive. Here's a description from The Tulsa World:
A Tulsa home surveillance video posted to YouTube on Jan. 3 depicting odd neighbor behavior has more than 460,000 views.
The video, titled “Neighbors Compilation,” contains footage from multiple videos over 2013 and 2014 and includes fighting (9:40), cars speeding and drifting on the street (13:30), a man pulling a gun on another person (16:20) and more. Though it doesn’t say an address or location of where the video was taken, the user’s name that posted the video is “Watching Tulsa.”
The video is located after the jump. Check it out:
Wow. These people make your neighbor who leaves his trash can in the street for a few extra days (a.k.a. me) look like a royal saint. That yard was a Poop 911 wet dream!
We should probably clarify a couple of things.
First of all, that this video is not indicative of most Tulsa neighbors.... only half.
Second, the footage covers a period from July of 2013 to May of 2015, which means it took the asshat who recorded all this stuff at least two years to finally move. Uhm, what took you so fucking long!? Are you the Jane Goodall for white trash Tulsans or something? I can't wait to see this on stuff on next week's Nature.
My favorite part of the compilation is when – despite knowing they are being recorded – a pair of daring capers crawl through their dog shit infested yard to break into the neighbor's truck...
Only to have their mom, girlfriend, sister, cousin (or all four) walk onto the front porch and yell for them come inside...
The person who recorded all this stuff also released an extended edition Director's cut that shows the events unfold in chronological order. If you want to feel better about your own life or neighbors, I'd suggest watching it.