One of the best things about 2010 as far as Pajiba goes was the emergence of our video editor, Harry Hanrahan, who came to us over a year ago with a video he had created — Wall-E the Cannibal Years — that was inspired by the comments section. Since that time, we have introduced one of Harry Hanrahan’s brilliant video edits about once a month, some of which were — again — inspired by the site’s readers, like the most recent Nic Cage video, and they have been hugely popular.
In fact, Harry’s videos have spread so widely across the Internet that, on more than a few occasions this year, someone in the real world would ask me if I’d seen a particular video that they had no idea had been introduced initially on this site. In fact, two of the targets of his videos — Nic Cage and Julianne Moore — have actually seen the videos and responded to them in the press.
It’s been a huge pleasure to have been a part of the success of those videos, and an honest to God honor to be associated with Harry, who literally spends hundreds of hours on these videos with no motive beyond getting them seen by as many people as possible. Maybe we can get a few more to see them here.
Here now are the five most popular of Harry Hanrahan’s creations in 2010.
5. The 100 Greatest Quotes from “The Wire” (765,000 views)
4. Nicolas Cage Losing His Shit (1.4 million views)
3. The 100 Cheesiest Movie Lines of All Time (2.9 million views)
2. The 100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time (4.6 million views)
1. 160 Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes (4.8 million views)