Well, Reddit, that was a lot of fun.
We asked you out to a nice steak dinner the other day and when we got to the restaurant, it was filled with people we like talking about shows we love and offering us superfluous amounts of A1 Sauce. Oh, and Carl Sagan was there. We were so flattered.
Let’s take a step back for the uninitiated. On Wednesday, we asked Reddit.com, a social news aggregation site that is also the de facto Zagat Guide of Cat Videos on the Internet, to edit the Featured Content section of our home page for today. We weren’t expecting much of a response out of it. We just like Reddit.
Two days, 5,210 upvotes, and 2,069 karma points for Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos” later, we’re blown away. We can’t thank you enough for the help.
We’ve collected Reddit’s Top 10 Videos from that thread, which includes Arrested Development, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Community, and a documentary called “The End of Poverty.” The collection is a spot-on view of Reddit from the outside: It’s funny, it rewards excellence and, at the end of the day, it’s socially conscious. That’s what we like about you.
To all of our Reddit friends abroad who voted accordingly, we hear you loud and clear. We’re working hard to bring our content to you. We once did that thing in a picture where it looked like we were holding up the Arc de Triomphe with the bridge of our nose and the crest of our chin. It was hilarious.
Basically, what we’re tying to say is that we love you too much not to be volleying for business trips to places with monuments like that, if only so we can pretend to balance those monuments on other interesting parts of our face.
Anyways, as a tribute to Charlie from It’s Always Sunny, we’ve added a Wild Card 11th choice to the playlist. It’s Alton Brown talking about waffles, because we love Alton Brown, and we love waffles.
Now back to your regularly scheduled programming of Woody from “Toy Story” hanging off the back of a Chevy Trailblazer.
Thank you again, and you’re welcome to sleep on our pull-out couch if you get stuck here,
Assistant Editor, Hulu