The Great Barrier Reef

Almost as soon as Tourism Queensland announced their competition for The Best Job In The World, it became a meme. How could it not when they set it up so perfectly? Create a one minute video of yourself explaining why you should be the caretaker of the islands of the Great Barrier Reef, upload it to them and cross your fingers with hopes for the best. Within days, news of the contest spread across mainstream media outlets and blogs alike and soon thousands of videos poured in.

Never one to ignore a powerful meme, my lovely wife Rin knew she had to step up to this challenge. Since three memes are always better than one, she found inspiration in the recent rash of covers of Britney Spears’ “Womanizer” as well as VH1’s Pop-Up Videos programme to bring you this:

Please visit Rin’s page on the competition’s official site and give her 5 stars if you’d like to help ship us off to Australia. Also, in case you were wondering, I am accepting freelance work as a professional hand model (see 0:22 in the above video), so if you’re trying to move some soap or Casio watches, do be in touch.