The Beiber Phenomenon

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He was born March 1st, 1994, the same year that Shane Stant was hired by Tonya Harding’s ex husband, Jeff Gillooly, to club ice skating rival Nancy Kerrigan in the knee. Kerrigan played a small role in the 2007 Film “Blades of Glory” starring Will Ferrel and Jon Heder. Blades of Glory was released the same year that Will Ferrel and Adam McKay’s comedy video website “Funny or Die” was founded. J-Beebs bought the website on April 1 2010, and did a series of sketches entitled “Bieber or Die”.

Coincidence? I think not!

Here’s what happened, the year was 2007, It was a slightly breezy autumn night, Mckay and Ferrel were sitting in the living room of their hand-built vacation home, indian style in their undies, trying to cope with the stress and responsibilties of releasing a movie and creating a website at the same time. Their concentrated energy exertion was so intense that it reached critical mass, causing them both to collapse into a super nova, thus creating the worm hole that would ultimately send them back in time to the beginning of both of their careers, the year 1994.

Other than the tablespoon of pee pee emitted from their winkies, they were visibly unscathed. Armed with the knowledge of the future and being all around pleased with the results, they decided to change very little other than one thing. They decided they would need to somehow fabricate a celebrity teen heart throb whom they could use to generate more internet traffic to their website and to whom they could eventually sell the sight to once it got out of hand.

How would they accomplish such a task? They needed to find a baby. Ferrell suggested that they search the birth announcements in Toronto, because, as he put, “Canadian babies are hot when they grow up”. After a couple of minutes of finger-licking page turning, they came across the only boy born on that first day of March, Justin Drew Bieber.

The two kept Mr. Bieber a secret for 13 years. When Ferrel and Mckay decided that Bieber was ripe enough, they called his mom and told her she “better film her son with a camera and put it on youtube, or else.” They then contacted american music manager Scooter Braun and told him that if he should “stumble” across a baby-face with a bowl cut singing Ne-Yo’s “So Sick”, he should sign him IMMEDIATELY!

Braun followed through with Ferrel and Mckay’s request and “accidently” clicked on one of Bieber’s videos. Impressed with the video, Braun hunted down Bieber and with permission from his mom, flew him back to Atlanta to record a couple of songs.

A couple of “Baby Baby’s” here and a couple of “Favorite Girl’s” there and before you know it, Ferrel and Mckay’s plan finally came together.