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June 28, 2006

Too Pretty to Drink

Rick over at Mmmm, That's Good Coffee has posted a cool YouTube video. If you only like coffee right now, you'll love it by the time Rick is finished with you.

Come back when you're finished and tell me what's the deal with YouTube. Where are all these videos coming from? Beyond the individual merits, what's the appeal of these homespun art films? Most of the ones I've seen remind me of the film American Beauty, in which a kid captures ephemera on film and takes consolation in it. Some of them, unfortunately, remind me of the TV show America's Funniest Home Videos, in which people do stupid stuff and other people film it.

Posted by Dave Zimmerman at June 28, 2006 11:23 AM Bookmark and Share


NBC Nightly News mentioned YouTube - but you scooped 'em - way to go!!

Comment by: rick at June 28, 2006 9:22 PM

I LOVE coffee.

That aside, I also liked the video. Perhaps the popularity of such things is linked to reality tv in some way? Everyone wanting to be - and, due to technology actually able to be - a film-maker?

Comment by: Judi at June 29, 2006 3:08 PM

I'm hipper than NBC Nightly News! (albeit only slightly.)

I had a conversation with a guy recently about truth as hip-hop terminology. No definite article needed--Jesus is the Truth, but a particularly poignant YouTube may just be truth.

True dat.

Comment by: dave at June 29, 2006 4:05 PM

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