Thursday, November 20, 2008

NW Film Fest

The movie I saw was entitled Selfless. It was a very entertaining movie to say the least, filmed in Portland and Seattle. Highly recommended.

-Bryce VanHoosen-

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

NW Film Festival

On Friday I attended Shorts II. Although it started off promising with Smile, it was overall a disappointment with videos that made little sense, and did not present any idea with enough power or conviction to move the audience. That is, aside from Little Pleasures, which was powerful, even if it was disturbing. It showcased a girl who force fed herself gum until she was gagging and eventually vomiting. Although it was mentally and physically unsettling, it's critique of destructive behavior, such as drug use, was very powerful.

NW Film Festival

I went to Shorts 2 at the NW Film Festival, and was disappointed. The first film called Smile was the only decent one, because it was the only one that had a storyline. All the other films where random and tried way too hard to be "artistic". My least favorite was probably one entitled The Tourist, it was a excerpt from a film that Jack Nicholson was in and it was him played in slow-motion. It got worse because the "artist" had edited out all of the background, and replaced the audio with the sound of a wind gust. I sort of expected films like this to be at the festival but Shorts 2 was judge favorites, so I hoped for more and didn't get it.

Derek Klayum

NW Film Festival

I attended Shorts I on Thursday night. It was at nine and after another film.
I liked the longer ones that told a specific story the best.
The one I was most excited to see what the one about the restaurant, because I work at a restaurant, but it turned out to be a lot less exciting then I thought.

Mania drama

In reading my write up you'll see why it was drama(running late, traffic jams being lost and no cash). I enjoyed the film and it gave me some insight into the history of the Blazers. I was a big fan in the 90's when they were making their run for the championships. Then stopped following when they would fall short later on. Now with the new blood I am starting to listen to the games and starting to get the "mania."

The Power of YouTube

YouTube is something that I don't use very often, but I am starting to more. It really is a great site because it emphasizes free speech. I think it's wonderful that anyone can put their own material on the space for millions to see. It supports individuality while creating a form of social networking at the same time. With the creation of this site, everyone now has the power to create what they want and post it for all to see. I only wonder what will happen when YouTube begins streaming live video. This could be a great new feature or it could be potentially dangerous. For now it is a very useful tool, whether it be for fun, professional, or even for research.

Shawn Kepfer

NW Film Festival- The Politics of Sand

After reading through some of the blogs it was nice to see that I wasn't the only one that went to this film. Very much like Nate's blog, I didn't choose to see this, it was the only one I could fit into my schedule. I was quite surprised however with this film which impressed and humbled me. Focusing on the beach bill of 1967, the film highlights the key players and the lengths that people went through to keep Oregon beaches free and open to the public. At times the film was a little slow, since it consisted of countless interviews. However, after watching it I have a new found appreciation for the Oregon coast and the sacrifices people made. Just think, the Oregon beaches could look like California beaches which are fenced off, commercialized, and littered with people. The decision to not privatize the beaches was based off of the idea of tradition as law. People have been using the beaches for over a century, the public has always used the beaches and therefore own the beaches.

One final note about Koyaanisqatsi. I realize most of you hated it and your entitled to you opinions, but I don't feel that the wording of some blogs was quite necessary. I'm sorry but calling it a turd is not a mature critique of art. When researching it online, almost every website praises it and many consider it one of the most important films of our lifetime. In fact the U.S. Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally significant". I just had to defend it one last time.

Shawn Kepfer

NW Film Festival

I attend on November 12, 2008 the NW Film Festival to see “She’s A Boy I Knew”. This was a good film to go see for me, in the fact that this type of subject matter I do not know a lot about or have ever really cared to know about. I learned that this film had a lot to do with self expression more then dealing with the fact it was a guy going through sex reassignment.

By Sarah Richards

Drop, cover, and hold on....but keep the camera rolling

Question from the blog

This response is from the question that Christie Hougham asked:

"Do you believe that images have lost some of there intended effects due to the desensitization that people have acquired from media and tragedies?"

I do believe this statement is true because people will always look at images through their own life experiences. Artist have always used images with their own visions of what is being said to them, and hope that others will view it in the same way.

Wanda Francis

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Jonestown November 18th, 1978....response to Mander question

Chad Miltenberger asks this question in his reading response to Jerry Mander

Is it really possible to erase images from your memory?

My, okay it is possible if you lose your memory...but without some injury to the brain (mental or physical), I don't believe you can fully erase memories. This question and Mander, got me thinking about memories I have of events I saw on tv as a child, namely the Jonestown massacre-sparked because of the CNN show this past weekend Inside the Jonestown Massacre. This month marks the 30th anniversary (sounds odd, like it is a celebration-which it is not). It's difficult for me to decipher what I thought was real at the time this massacre happened because most of what I recall about the event came from a docu-drama, taken from the real...a simulacrum of sorts. Watching the CNN show allowed me to blur that "fictional" memory I had of Jonestown, but it didn't allow me to fully erase what I believed to be true, because I saw it on tv.

Back in 1978, when Jonestown happened, we didn't have cable, in fact I don't remember watching tv at home on a daily basis, until I was about eleven. We didn't have CNN or other news channels to run 24 hour long coverage of dramatic news events, the only thing close was 60 minutes. My early tv experience mainly happened at my grandparents on their color Zenith console. On the weekends I'd stay the night there-the sleep over usually consisted of some heart stopping delicious meal and television after dinner. Typically my grandparents liked to watch cop dramas like Kojak, Barnaby Jones or Cannon. but they also gravitated towards docu-dramas (since there was no CNN to fill that gap with "real" drama). So a couple of years after the real Jonestown tragedy, this show comes on about Jonestown and I watched it with my grandparents. (You can see this clip, sorry...embedding is disabled.) This is where my memory of what was real, what was a simulation of the real, becomes grey-I cannot tell you what is fact or fiction. I don't know if I originally learned about Jonestown from the news or a tv movie. To this day, if I look at Powers Boothe, I see Jim Jones. Watching a made for tv movie was real to me, if not more, than the actual photographs and footage from the massacre (on tv news and in print).

I'm not a follower of Mander (and I love my tv) but he brings up some ideas that make me question how tv has shaped me over the years. I'd like to think I wasn't a naive television viewer as a kid, my Mom sold television advertising and I often watched the news being broadcast right in the studio. I knew how the magic worked inside that box and what supported it (ads). But I was just a kid and perhaps trying to analyse the horrible events of Jonestown was beyond my capacity..."what we don't know scares us". Here are the facts I know, I don't like Kool-Aid, I have no desire to go to Guyana, I don't care for 'leaders', and I've got issues about the tv movie Helter Skelter-this spooked me too, it took a long time for me to realize that Charles Manson was in prison and not living in my town.

Maybe in the long run, CNN has made us more sophisticated as viewers. We don't have to rely on those two hour tv movies-a dramatization of what may have happened. We can watch an event take place immediately and continue watching the talking heads analyze the event for weeks (or years) to come. Perhaps it is not sophistication, maybe sophistication is just a replacement for desensitization?

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Power of YouTube

I also thought the political use of youtube was the way to go this year. I wasn't alway able to catch all the Presidential speeches when they ran on TV but was able to catch up using YouTube. I found President Barack Obama's acceptance speech inspirational and find it amazing that through the power of YouTube anyone in the world can watch it at anytime.

NW Film Festival

At the NW Film Festival I went to see Politics of Sand.  It was a film based on Oregon's beaches.  It was interesting to learn about Oregon's shoreline and also learning that Oregon is the only state in the US that has all public owned beaches.  Every other state has some privately owned shorelines where the public cannot access the beaches.  This was a huge war in 1967 to decide who owned what and government ultimately took shore property from private owners for all to access.


I enjoyed parts of this film but could never imagine seeing it in a theater.  It was interesting to watch but I found it a little over stimulating.  

.:: The Power of YouTube ::.

The utilization of YouTube by our incoming president in a weekly official format demonstrates its power clearly. While YouTube has been widely praised for its ability to catapult just about anyone to temporary stardom I think that its utilization by the government is a true testament to its power.

P.S. Koyannisqatsi Kicks Ass. Philip Glass is brilliant in his composition. Perhaps comparing him to Mandy Moore creates a clear gap in musical prowess... I just personally find him to be on the preferential side of said gap. ;-)


I can sum up in one word what I thought about Koyaaniquatsi, and that word is turd. I know that it may be harsh of me to be so judgemental but, I stand behind my initial response. I think that while it is beautiful and all, it is all that I hate about art. Trying to be high art does not mean that you are making high art. While I can't deny that it has been influential and all, I think the nail in the coffin for me was the horrible excuse for a soundtrack by Philip Glass. I think that it is fitting however that he did the music for that. Both the video and Philip Glass are pretentious and make me want to follow in Chris Burden's footsteps and shoot my self in the arm, or crawl across broken glass rather than have to watch that again.

Erin Wilkinson

The Power of YouTube

This is a montage music video that I did and am really proud of. I have tons of short films on YouTube and love that I have a place to be able to share my work with people for free.

Erin Wilkinson

Power of YouTube

Here is the link to the video I wanted to post. I don't know why, but my video wouldn't upload. It kept saying error on page. So here is the link:

Pretty hilarious.


I thought this went along with what we are learning in class.

if this does not go through go to:

Wanda Francis

The Power of YouTube

NW Film Festival: Mania

After waiting in the rain for 15 minutes for the museum to open exactly at 6:00, the film about the Blazers titled Mania was anything but manic. Once inside the auditorium, I was able to people watch before the film started which actually turned out to be helpfull seeing as many of the people from the film were sitting around me. It was a neat addition to the film to see the featured, local celebrities interacting with each other live and in person.... The film on the other hand was dull and did not fulfill its high volume title. The interviews were long winded, the same photos of the crowd were shown multiple times, and the weird chime-based soundtrack did not fit the content of the film. Defiantly not worth the seven bucks.

-Racheal Johnson-

The Power of YouTube

I have always thought youtube to be a great creative outlet for those interested in filmmaking or just goofing around in general. It's one of those technologies that has (and will continue to) get us in to trouble, but at the same time many great things have come from it and it allows us to share some great works of art, ideas, and plenty of nonsense and stupidity. It is a tool for creation and education as well as a form of entertainment.

This video was created by some friends of mine a couple years back and I find it to be absolutely hilarious every time I view it.
Here's the link, I'm having trouble posting the vid sorry:

Politics of Sand: NW Film Festival

I wasn't sure exactly what this film would be about when I walked in but I found it relatively interesting because I enjoy the Oregon Coast. Politics of Sand was informative and talked about issues in regards to keeping the beaches public. Apparently this has been an issue since the 60's.  I found it amusing at times but also found myself looking at my watch. Over all, the film did have an informative issue that I think is important for those who have the same feelings about the Oregon Coast. 

NW Film and Video Festival: Free Hugs and a Transexual

Back by popular demand, my paper posted in the wrong place...

On the evening of November 12th I attended Portland’s Northwest Film and Video Festival. Since I had work at four in the morning the next day I stayed for only two films. Skeptical of independent films I attended with high expectations.
The first work I saw that evening was Christopher Tenzis 10 minute short entitled
‘Tis The Season. The story was about a pink haired, internet sensation named Skye. It was filmed during the winter time in downtown Portland. The narrative was simple; Skye held out a sign which said “free hugs” and waited in downtown for people to give her a hug.
Tenzis, who before the film claimed to be a “purist” in the realm of film, shot the entire piece in 8mm film and set the music to John Coltrane’s “My Favorite Things”. These two elements bring back an aesthetic that reminded me of my childhood days watching Sesame Street who’s creators also used Jazz influences and 8mm film.
The way the film is edited draws pulls a great emotional response from the audience. Skye is dressed in warm clothing and is shown in various places in the downtown portland area and for the first five minutes of the film, she doesn’t receive a single hug. She is shown at train stations, in a park, in front of the Portland Art Museum, and other various populated areas. My favorite scene in the first half is a moment of irony when she sees a bunch of animal rights protestors with signs and she tries to fit in with her sign that doesn’t match. In the second half of the film, the tone changes. All of a sudden, one person gives her a hug. Then there are more and more hugs edited closer and closer together.
This film generated a large emotional response from myself and from the other viewers around me. For the first half of the film, there was a great amount of tension because it seemed like no one was going to hug her. The audience could connect with this as it is a universal feeling to want to be loved. The second half was a gigantic release as there was a bombardment of hugs from many different people of all different classes and professions. As the film keeps progressing, the hugs become more frequent and more animated. Though it is a happy ending, getting to the positive outcome is interesting for it is about a person who puts themselves out into the middle of the population and makes an effort to connect with people in a culture that looks down upon making a connection to other people. Our culture preaches fear in the news, in the paper, and in our television shows. This piece brings about a happy ending through rebelling against what is comfortable and what is acceptable.
The other film I watched that evening was an autobiographical documentary on a transexual who changed his sex to female entitled She’s a Boy I Knew by Gwen Haworth. The 70 minute documentary shot in digital video, while well made and spliced with an occasional animation to bring more life to the work, I couldn’t shake the feeling of narcissism Haworth displays as she looks back on her life and how her sex change effected the other people in her life. The film was much too long and brought many details of her family’s life into the picture giving it a very thorough picture of the situation, yet this may have put a damper on the watchability of the work. There was no real climax to the piece and it eventually ended after the sex change. The film did use graphic pictures highlighting his/her transformation which was intriguing yet quite disturbing. The film is a brave move in understanding a different idea of sex, however it does lack in the case of engaging an audience.

Extra Credit Opp for November

I've gone beyond what I had planned on allowing as extra credit opps, but I know a few of you are struggling to catch up and missed the chances you had, so I'm giving one last chance for extra credit for the month of November. Again, it requires you seeing actual work at a gallery, and it is in Portland. (Sorry if you missed your local event for DTC in Vancouver.) One thing that is not changing, you cannot earn more than 5 points extra credit points for the visual events you attend (early turn in of the final paper is not a visual event, so essentially with that and two extra credit events/reviews, you can pull your grade up 7.5 points).

This last opp is a continuation of the Video Trifecta at Quality Pictures located at 916 NW Hoyt in Portland's Pearl district. This month the show is Video and Vodkas, which is available for purchase as a dvd released by J&L Books. J&L is a small independent press that publishes artists books and videos. Jason Fulford is one of the founders of J&L and he's built up a solid reputation in the art world, especially in "photo land". If you're interested in artist books and small publications, take a look at what they've done.

You are required to turn in your one page review no later than December 1st. Please attach some form of proof that you attended the show (gallery card, cell phone pics, a note from your mother, etc.)

who doesn't love a youtube mime?

NW Film and Video Festival

I viewed "She Was a Boy I Knew" and "Tis the Season". I learned that a 10 minute movie about happiness can be much more powerful than a 70 minute film about someone's pain.

NW Film Festival - Politics of Sand

I think I may be the only one from class who went to see Politics of Sand, which was the only thing I could fit in to my schedule... A film about the fight to keep Oregon's coast and beaches fully pubic, which took place in the 60's, Politics of Sand was an informative piece that told the stories of various organizations and political figures as they debated the property rights of those owning property on the coast. Though at times boring and seemingly nit-picky, there were definitely moments of excitement and it seemed a general interest from the audience. There were appearances and interviews with some of the politicians from that time who were involved, which helped. I walked in to the film not even knowing that there ever was a debate over this topic in Oregon. But I left having a far better understanding of not only the importance of the state's coastline, but in my opinion, how crazy (and selfish) we can be with something that doesn't even belong to us.

youtube video
By sarah Richards

Class....Monday, November 17th

I can't be there today because my son is sick. Thanks Jeannette for helping out. But you can still proceed with class as I had planned (minus my finishing off the lecture on video art, which will be finalized on Wed.). So here is what you should be doing until 11:50am and what you need to turn in....
  • Meet with your group during class time today. Use this time to organize and narrow down the details of your group presentation. On Wednesday, you'll have about thirty minutes to meet with you group, so try to get as much done today as possible. Wednesday you will have to confirm with me your chosen group project topic and we will also determine which day your group presents. How? A member from each group will draw dates from a hat (no peeking)....the dates to pick from will be December 1, December 3, or December 8. If your group has any questions, I will be available via email and phone during class time, feel free to contact me and I will respond quickly. Home phone # (503) 735-4642.
  • Remember to submit your Power of YouTube post on the blog today. We'll take a look at some of those posts on Wednesday.
  • Turn in your reading response (written) and your NW Film Festival (written) response on Wednesday.
  • Answer on the blog by Wednesday, as a comment, one of the posts that has in the title line: Question for the class. These questions have been taken from student's reading responses and date back through most of the readings. Pick one to respond to, it doesn't have to be long....a few sentences is fine. You are welcome to respond to another student's comment in response to a question as well....helping to create an online conversation about the original question. To get credit for this blog log, you must make a comment (either directly to the question or to comments made regarding the question).
  • Extra credit for the DTC artist talk at Northbank Gallery is due on Wednesday, it is worth 2.5 points. You can also pick up 2.5 extra credit points if you turn your final paper in on Wednesday as well.
  • Last, there are many of you that are missing reading log/blog log responses. I have a pile of stickies to give students regarding what I am missing (responses due this week are not included). Since I am not there, I cannot give these to you in class today, so instead I will send emails to students this morning stating who is missing what. Check your email today. If my graded information is incorrect, please let me know. If you do not receive an email from me, you've turned everything in and are a-okay. Please note, there are several of you that are missing so many responses I am not sure how you will pass the class. Please refer to the section below cut and pasted from the assignment sheet, which was given to you on the first day of class. If you have questions about this, email me or call me as soon as possible.
    READING/BLOG LOGS, 40% of final grade
    …..You will receive either a check or a minus for your logs. To receive a check mark you should turn it in on time, and demonstrate that you have taken your time to respond rather than hastily “right before class”. The log is due the following week after you receive the assigned reading, usually on a Monday. To receive full credit for all the logs, you must receive mo more than one minus mark and turn in all reading/blog logs. If you fail to meet this requirement, your grade will drop 5% (two minus marks), 10% (three minus marks), 15% (four minus marks), etc. depending on how many minuses you received. For each log you do not turn in, 5% will be deducted from your final grade. You may turn in logs late, but they will be counted as “minus” rather than a “check” grade. Reading logs that are more than a week late will not be accepted

NW Film and Video Festival

On November 12, I went to the NW Film Festival and viewed the showing of Shorts 3. This is a film that contains 11 different mini films that range from 1-26 minutes long. At the end of the film you have the chance to rate all 11 films from 1 to 5 and return it to a box sitting outside the theater.

Wanda Francis

Sunday, November 16, 2008

NW Film Festival: Selfless

I went and watched the movie called Selfless. I really enjoyed this movie and thought it was very well done. A majority of the film was shot in the Portland area so it was fun to see familiar places. I thought the movie struck a very important chord with the audience considering how common identity theft is today. I was totally surprised about how scary this movie was and how real it felt. I would totally recommend this movie to everyone and would see it again in a heartbeat.

Chad Miltenberger

The Power of YouTube

I picked this video for a couple reasons. First reason is this video is so simple but yet made this guy so famous. Who would have ever thought that doing a simple dance in different places around the world would lead to fame. My second reason is I love to dance and dancing is a form of art.

Chad Miltenberger

youtube is the shizzle

fo shizzle, ahem, dizzle.

Youtube for many is a learning tool. Personally, as a student of music, I have found youtube to be an invaluable resource. You can teach yourself to play certain pieces just by watching others play. i learned much of my turntablism through youtube.

Also, musicians can be turned on to new technologies to help them advance their compositions. This is one of my favorite videos of the mpc with producer T-styles.

Start the video around 2:23 to experience trueform hiphop production.

It is also great to see non-professional musicians play amazing works. I love the Villa-Lobos guitar preludes! (especially the first one ;) ......)

Question for the class, Art in the Age of Mass Media

Shawn Kepfer brings up an interesting question to ponder....while you're still wrapping your brain around terminology that has the suffix of ism.

What constitutes mass media? The individuals that makeup the antithesis of mass media, also create their own system or group. By definition is this group not part of the mass media? Who decides and defines who and what the mass media is?

Question for the class, On Photography

Christie Hougham presents this question in her reading log....

My question is, do you believe that images have lost some of there intended effect due to the desensitization that people have acquired from media and tragedies?

Fan of condensed soup?

I am. And this is the condensed soup version of Koyaaniwhatsitsface

Question for the class, The Electronic Era and Postmodernism

Bryce VanHoosen poses this question from his reading response to Lovejoy.

Have we surpassed the idea of 'technology-as-art' and gone into the realm of 'art-using-technology'?

Question for the class, Film Production, Distribution, and Exhibition

Matthew Wright asks this question of the class, taken from his reading response to chapter one of Film Art.

Do movies that are treated like a product really qualify as fine art?

Question for the class, Post Photography by Mary Marien

Tayler Black asks this question of the "Post Photography" reading: do you think art will continue to change by embracing new technologies such as digital photography, art installations, and the internet?

The Power of U Tube

Well I hope the adding the YouTube video worked. If not go here

While thinking about the power of YouTube I thought of this video. One of the kids I went to high school with (Ben) made this with some friends and I feel that it captures how some people view viral videos and become upossessed with getting on the front page of YouTube. Which after a while can eventualy lead to making short movies for a living(or at least a decent side gig) and strange internet fame.


Power of YouTube.

YouTube is a blessing and a disguise. We can watch, post, and learn great things about others, at the same time there are evil and, sometimes, very disturbing images that shouldn't ever be burned in our brains, let alone have them become famous for it. But if you want to become publicly humiliated by it, so be it, I will still laugh. But where does the line cross? People who have a half a brain shouldn't put posts up of beatings because they find it humorous. I wouldn't want to be part of that thinking process.

Sophia Stalliviere

NW Film Festival-On Paper Wings

On November 10, 2008 I went to the NW Film Festival to watch two movies, “Water Paper Time” and “On Paper Wings”. I guess I had a stigma of what independent films were all about. I mean I have seen a few where I have really enjoyed them but they were ones that my friends have watched that I ended up liking too. But to stumble on two that I really enjoyed gave me great thrill when watching them and thinking about them.
“Water Paper Time” was one that wasn’t my favorite but at the same time, I was not catching any “Z’s” during the movie either. It showed a woman who hand made her own paper. I never really thought about this as being art. In the beginning it seemed like it was a PBS special. But then I started to really study how the Filmmaker was showing how simplistic and complex paper really is. Paper has a way of being very strong and weak at the same time. The point where I noticed this was when the paper was floating down a creek and it never really collapsed. I thought when paper hit the water it would kind of just denigrated. This film was a good interlude to the next movie.
The main attraction “On Paper Wings” was a great movie. That is as simple as I can put it. It was just a fantastic film. This is a true story from WWII, about the balloon bombs, which only a few people have heard about, that went from Japan to Bly, Oregon; they detonated and killed 6 people. They traveled through the Jet Stream releasing sand bags from the base of the balloon when it released too much air when it expanded. The most amazing part about these balloons was that they were made of paper. So when the bombs were supposed to detonate they wouldn’t leave behind any evidence. All of them didn’t detonate so they left behind clues from where they came from.
The most amazing part was the series of events that happened because of this. The women, who made these balloons when they were small children, grew up and found out from a gentleman who was in the internment camp that was 30 miles south of Bly. This gentleman didn’t hear about the balloons for almost 40 years when he knew about it he informed the women from Japan. When the women who made these balloons found out about the people’s identities from Bly, they felt that they needed to do something to show peace and sorrow for what they did. They made 1000 cranes made in origami to signify peace. The women from Japan ended up bringing it to them in Bly and it changed both of their lives.
When I chose this movie it just seemed to work with my schedule more than anything else. I decided to ask my friend Alison who is half Japanese and trying to understand her culture much more, to come with me. She and I didn’t know the impact that it would have on us. For her, she got to see what had happened to just a few people and how much this war impacted their lives. Alison ended up buying the movie. Now she wants to buy a few more for her friends and family. For me, it showed that no matter how long something happened, there is still a time that needs to heal, and that history is so scary especially if you forget about it. So for now to signify peace and history I will remember 1000 paper cranes, and honor that.
What kind of strange events will occur from this war that is going on? And will it be up on Youtube faster than this movie?
Sophia Stalliviere

NW Film Festival

Last night I went to go see the 8 p.m. showing of WENDY AND LUCY. After looking at the map to make sure exactly where it was being help I gave myself an hour to get down there and find a place to park. After getting tired of having the people in front of me getting open spots I decided to go to a pay to park lot.(two of witch were sold out) After finding a dark one luckily three blocks from the Art Museum I got to the show just a few minutes after it started. If anyone saw it I walked in when Wendy was talking to people around a bonfire.

I was really surprised to see Will Patton in the movie sense I've seen him previously in blockbuster films. I had some issues with the character Wendy and some of the choices she made while being homeless but over all it was an alright movie.


The Power of YouTube

YouTube reminds us that we can never, ever do silly and embarrassing things in public because someone has a way to record that moment and post it online for everyone in the world to see. No matter how dumb the videos are we will continue to watch because they are funny,and we love to watch people do embarrassing things. Best Buy is probably the worst place to do stupid things because if the store is slow, the employees are bored and have access to a wide range of digital camcorders that can be used to record the things around us and then post them on YouTube. This is a perfect example.

Jessica Stockton