as someone who practically lives on line, i’m often ambushed with grimy stuff that i’d rather not know about – lately its lindsay lohan’s trial, or mel gibson’s rant. it’s not just online actually, i find the same thing at the supermarket. you can’t pay for your groceries today and not see headlines glaring at you about sandra bullock’s divorce. (another good reason to shop at trader joes).
anyway, i find all this stuff seeping in and it annoys me that even a tiny bit of my brainspace is taken up with this kind of gossip. it doesn’t help me, nor the world, one iota.
and i think that’s part of the reason why it is SO refreshing to see viral videos that are infused with creativity and/or humor. you can’t watch this clip of a guy LOSING HIS MIND over a double rainbow and not laugh, just like you can’t watch this BLU video and not have your mind blown.
i’m even a fan of this clip of spain’s goalie who can’t resist smooching the sports-reporter-trying-to-do-her-job, who happens to also be his girlfriend. sure it’s still a spotlight on someone else’s life, and heck, i don’t even understand what they are saying, but overall it’s positive. it’s endearing and happy. if we are a culture intent on spreading stuff around, can we please make it more of this and less about the scandals?