The top post on Reddit’s frontpage this morning was a claim that 4chan was trolling a naming competition for Mountain Dew. Here’s the link to all the comments (http://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/y4sox/4chan_names_the_new_mountain_dew/). When you clicked on the link you were directed to this website (http://dubthedew.com/all-the-dew-names/) where names like “Fapple”, “Apple soda yum yum” and “Mountain Jew” were, briefly, the top names. Once this post reached the top of the front page on Reddit though something strange happened. After clicking the link the user was directed to the mountain dew website and a pop up box that said “le 9gga are leggion” appeared… I kind of panicked, thinking it was a website with a virus or something. However, after clicking “ok” an embedded Youtube video of Rick Astley singing “Never Gonna Give You Up” starts playing. There was also a marquee at the top of the page that says “Mtn Dew salutes the Israeli Mossad for demolishing 3 towers on 9/11!”
I tried to find this through Mountain Dew’s official site and thought that it was maybe fake when I found this instead (https://secure.yourmaltdew.com/MasterPage.aspx). I don’t think it’s fake after all since it can be found through this facebook page… (https://www.facebook.com/villa.fresh.italian.kitchen/posts/10151079734468567)
Either way, still pretty hilarious.