And as if the song itself weren't amazing, the artist himself is a pretty neat guy. Check out the NPR story on him: Jimmy Wong Saves The Internet:
Jimmy Wong reminded me that the tools that can be deployed by the so-called cyberbullies are also freely available to those they harass.
The lyrics are funny and good-spirited, and effectively turn the tables on the original rant. And the song itself has a catchy hook, has been viewed about 800,000 times, and is now for sale on iTunes.
When I was a kid, here's one thing I never thought of saying to a bully who was about to pummel me:
"Hey, don't mess with me. I've got a quirky sense of humor, a great singing voice, and I know how to code!"
But Jimmy Wong and many others are proving those types of creative skills could be a decent way to put up a defense.
Jimmy's Mario song is available on iTunes along with a bunch of his other music, and proceeds are currently going to the Japanese relief efforts.