the internet will steal your raccoon if you aren’t careful

In the days before online video, a long-bearded man dancing with his pet raccoon to Aretha Franklin on his porch in rural Tennessee would have gone unnoticed, just one weird blissful moment in a world full of them. But Mark “Coonrippy” Brown’s clip (above) of him dancing with his four-legged companion Gunshow has gone viral viral since he posted it in July 2012, racking up more than 1 million views on YouTube and attracting so much attention it was featured on The Tonight Show and Good Morning America, which are like YouTube for old people.

via The Government Took This Man’s Raccoon Away Because of a Viral Video | VICE United States.

..it was featured on The Tonight Show and Good Morning America, which are like YouTube for old people” = one of the best things I’ve read in awhile

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