Several weeks ago, one of my coworkers introduced us to the YouTube sensation Baby Monkey (Going Backwards on a Pig). It’s a video that’s been watched over 6 1/2 million times featuring, well, a baby monkey going backwards on a pig. What really burns this video into your mind though is the catchy, high-pitched tune that accompanies the ridiculous footage. If you haven’t seen the video, you can check it out below.
So why am I talking about a video of a monkey riding a pig? Well, my incredibly talented coworkers surprised us with this very clever spoof, in honor of our soon-to-be new arrival:
And in case you haven’t seen the original, here it is:
This is a video that Carter, one of the guys in our video department at Imagine Learning, created. It makes me laugh so I thought I’d share. If you’re not familiar with the company you may want to read the explanation below first.
Twice a year our company has a Sales Conference, where they fly all the sales reps from around the country into Utah for a week. When this first started we thought it would be fun to play a friendly game of basketball with the production team (Programming, Art, Video, Support, and Testing … basically those who work in the Utah office) versus the sales team. Soon the smack talking began, and before we knew it it had turned into a major event. It’s now tradition that whenever the sales reps come into town there’s a basketball game. In the beginning the games were close, with the sales team winning most of them. Over time, however, the gap has grown (we think it’s because the application for a sales position asks about basketball skills), and the last meeting was an absolute throttling.
So what does that have to do with this video? Well, as the economy began to take a turn for the worse last year, it looked like it might not be fiscally responsible to fly all the sales reps into town for the Sales Conference, meaning they would forfeit the basketball game and the production team would finally revel in victory. But who were the real masterminds behind this global financial crisis? …