So, uh, this basically laid the groundwork for what YouTube would eventually become. Fitting, really …

Exactly one decade ago (a millennia in Internet years), 26-year-old Jawed Karim uploaded a video of himself standing in front of a few elephants to a young idea known as YouTube — a first for the site and almost a month before the public beta launch in May of 2005.

The video, while depressingly bland and fairly silly, will likely go down in history as an iconic clip of signifigance. YouTube is, obviously, one of the world’s largest media platforms and continues to shift the way everyone digests news, entertainment and how we approach watching white girls fall down after they drank too much.

The elephant fawning is actually pretty fitting …

"All right, so here we are in front of the elephants," he says. "The cool thing about these guys is that they have really, really, really long trunks, and that's, that's cool. And that's pretty much all there is to say."

Simply fucking fascinating. No, really, it’s simply fucking fascinating because right now that elephant loving Jawed Karim — a co-founder of YouTube and Internet entrepreneur — is worth $140 million

Take it from Jawed: There are no stupid ideas … only stupid people who use those ideas and make other people lots of stupid, stupid money.