This ‘Seinfeld’ meets ‘Legend of Zelda’ Vine is the only art we have left

The Zelda box is gold, Jerry! Gold!

Mar 28, 2016, 1:22 pm

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Jay Hathaway 

Jay Hathaway

What is art? A flawed imitation of nature? Autobiography? A political statement? “Stillness in the midst of chaos?” 

All possibly true at one time, but it’s 2016: Nowadays, art is defined as “a Vine of the theme from Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time played on the bass synth from Seinfeld.” Get used to it. 

https://vine.co/v/iHWPhgZweaZ

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.

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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:  


H/T Andy Baio | Photo via Synamax/YouTube

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