What is art? A flawed imitation of nature? Autobiography? A political statement? “Stillness in the midst of chaos?”
This Vine about nothing is truly a product of our time: two disparate pieces of ’90s nostalgia smushed together on a very 2010s video platform. Is it parody of older millennials’ rampant ’90s fetish? Is it a sincere tribute to a time when you could play N64 after school until your parents switched over to a Seinfeld rerun at dinner?
Or maybe, as a wise man once said, there’s nothing to get.
Update: The original creator of the remix, Max Petrosky, emailed to let us know he uploaded “Legend of Seinfeld” to YouTube back in 2010. The Vine version going around is just a ripoff—which is, unfortunately, another huge part of Vine culture.
Anyway, credit where credit is due. Here’s Max’s original, longer remix, which has aged extremely well: