Drinking Out of Cups refers to a musical project published on Dan Deacon’s 2003 album Meetle Mice.
Despite this, the phrase and the audio footage became known as a viral video, depicting an animation of a lizard, lip-synching the Long-Island accent rant of Dan Deacon, while his words manifest in the background.
“Drinking Out of Cups” was recorded by Dan for a class project and was also included on his 2003 album Meetle Mice.
The footage presents listeners with Deacon talking about events on a television screen, while posing a stereotypical Long-Island accent.
The animation, featured in the viral video was created by Liam Lynch and the project was uploaded to YouTube on October 11th, 2006.
The original upload, however, has since been deleted.
“Drinking Out of Cups” grew significantly more popular with the release of Dan Deacon’s 2007 album Spiderman of the Rings.
The video would spread to various social media platforms such as MySpace and Facebook, as well as humor blogs like College Humor.