According to my 14 y.o. brother, the kids at my old high school are discovering Michael Rosen. JUST LIKE MY FRIENDS DID IN 2012. Isn't that kinda weird? Apparently things really do move in cycles. It's also weird how accessible Michael Rosen is to UK kids. That's like the #1 poop source of the whole country at this point.
I missed the AwfulFawful one? Dammit, that's someone I could talk for hours about Likety was absolutely bonkers. Back in 2011 (a weird year) I was struck by how spooky her videos were. I'm sure you could put that down to the relatively low production values, but more than that, she was just so good at making things fearful. Even her pitch shifting was uniquely fucked up, she'd layer like 5 different discordant voices over each other. And the Spongebob video, holy shit! I'm not sure if anyone else will agree with me on this, but I feel like, that part of your brain that gets spooked out by surreal monochrome children's cartoons from the 20's is the same part that Likety stimulated. So cool. Her style was like a fever dream. I remember when I made the Porn Collab, which was one of the clumsiest things I've ever done (why did I think I could organise something like that?). All the entries were really cool, but I still think Likety stole the show. As soon as I found out she entered, I was like "woah, I am in for a TREAT". And sure enough, when I received the entry and I saw a Tyrannosaurus Rex walk out of a woman's nether regions, I was probably dying of laughter.