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“This is the honey badger… watch it run in slow motion. It’s pretty bad-ass, look!”
Unless you’ve been living under a rock (like a honey badger?) you’ve probably seen the hilarious youtube video called, “The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger.” The famous clip consists of 3 minutes of video showcasing the fearless honey badger, who apparently kick the asses of poisonous snakes, bees, jackals, & other deadly animals.
The thing that makes it funny, of course, is the addition of a new flamboyant narration. “Oh, the honey badgers are just craaaazy!” Anyway, these phenomenons that go viral and sweep the web are known as internet memes, and with over 18 million views, this honey badger video certainly qualifies.
These memes often spawn merchandise from designers or opportunists looking to cash in on these spikes of interest in a certain photo, video, or website. Not a bad idea, if you can get your design out quickly when one of these sweeps the web. If you have a google account, use their free google keyword tool to see just how many searches are being done for these specific phrases. Don’t have time to wait to appear in organic search? Consider using Google adwords to bid on clicks from a nickel each.
You can even find local memes to profit from. A couple of years ago the Phillies won the World Series, and everyone went crazy in my hometown of Philadelphia. After winning, 2nd baseman Chase Utley blurted out the phrase, “World phucking champions!” Within 24 hours, shirts bearing the phrase were being sold online, and I’m sure it was worth their time to create the design.
Next time you see a meme catch on, start to think if you can ride the momentum w/ a good t-shirt design. In the meantime, you can get your own Honey Badger t-shirt at noisebot, crazydog, or a number of other t-shirt sites online. View the actual honey badger video here.
Honey Bager Don’t Care shirt from crazydog