Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Giving Children's Stories a Run For Their Money

Okay, if you haven't seen this video before, you're deprived. I saw it on The Soup this weekend, and, well, you'll just have to watch it. (P.S. It plays better if you click High Quality. For those technically disabled like me, press the arrow thingy, and then "HQ")

That's what happens when you give a kid a video camera. Which reminds me of the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Hmm...I must write this new book. Where to begin?

"If you give a kid a video camera,
she will probably need a blank tape.
She'll ask for some batteries to go along with it,
and that you leave her alone so she can produce a piece of art.
Then (after several hours alone), she’ll ask you to pop some popcorn
for the premiere of her new video.
She’ll giggle at every self-made joke,
while you remember you forgot to give her Ritalin.
She’ll ask to put the video online (YouTube specifically)
so all her friends can see it.
Her five year old friends have their own computers?
That’s why she’ll ask for one.
She’ll demand a Facebook to stay in touch with her friends,
who are now nobodies compared to the burgeoning internet star.
She’ll ask you to accompany her on her interview
on the Letterman Show.
When David asks you how you knew she had so much talent,
you’ll reply,
‘If you give a kid a video camera…’”

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