Sunday, March 25, 2007

And I thought blogging was self-indulgent . . .

On my wanderings today, I followed a link to a YouTube video. The video I was looking for was no longer available, but a title on the homepage caught my eye: "Sorrow". The description read, "I decided to film myself today while feeling sad and crying, because Everybody Hurts, Sometimes."

I knew I shouldn't have done it, but I couldn't help myself. Really. I clicked on the video.

What followed was an excruciating 1 minute:58 seconds of a gal trying to look sad and cry. No sound.

It was like a very, very bad acting exercise. You know, the kind where you're asked to think of something sad in real life and relive the moment of sadness so you'll look authentically sad while merely acting sad, but people will think you're really sad because it's such an authentic feeling of sadness you're portraying? You could almost hear the gears in her head clicking, "I'm sad, oh so sad. Remember when Scottie died, such a cute puppy, hit by a train. Not sad enough. How 'bout trying for some tears. Looking up and scrunching my face should work. Maybe not. Chewing on nails and looking down? Wow, I need a manicure. Better. A couple of sighs and rolling my eyes up, maybe a trembling lip will help. Geez, hope I have enough. Better squeeze out a few more seconds."

It's got to be a joke, right? Who in their right mind films themselves crying and being sad? Just the act of setting up the camera, logging on and typing out the descriptor must be enough to get over the said feeling of sadness. I'd be in hysterics by that point. Or maybe she just loves to wallow in self-pity and, better yet, get other people to wallow along with her.

Whatever her motives, it hasn't been well received. Most of the comments run along the lines of, "The worlds a bitch and then you die. get over yourself and deal with it because everybody else has to" and "Yeah ok sure!!! Go n get a life dumbass", and those are some of the nicer, non-expletive-laced ones.

However, I found one response that is absolutely hilarious, brilliant and on the money.

It's a video response. Re: Sorrow

Now, this guy knows how to make a comment. Unfortunately, not many members of YouTube understand sarcasm and irony.


Hay said...

He should have written it instead. Now more people will focus on him instead of what he is saying. Of course he reach a lot more people through youtube, but I think it would have been better if he had not show himself.

Wenda said...

oh, what a great way to end my day. he reminded me of one of my favourite actors (one whom hardly anyone else I know even likes). i'm still laughing. Thanks.