Corey Worthington Takes a Good, Long, Hard Look at Himself
Admittedly, this video is a bit much to bear for the full 3:00+, but my favorite part is the last 30 seconds. I go from thinking the kid is an idiot… to actually rooting for him, due in no small part to the asinine and condescending attitude from the reporter.
Well… at least things seem to be looking up for him.
// Edit: The more I think about this video, the more I love those last 10 seconds. My first impulse was to say that you couldn’t script the timing at the end, better than it is. But in thinking more, I’m fairly certain almost all the timing involved was intentional. Whoever edited this piece and stitched all the questions/answers together needs to get paid more. This is finely crafted stuff.
On top of that, I realized that the nature of this video (and its interpretation) is attractive to two polar audiences. To older “adults,” this video is of an unrepentant adolescent, bent on bacchanalian excess without regard or respect for others.
To younger “kids,” this video is of a rebellious teenager, who sticks to his own principles in the face of authority and the demands/expectations of the world at large. Remember that he actually does apologize in the interview, but won’t take off the glasses and apologize in the way that the reporter wants him to.
Each side, young and old, will see what they want to see. It’s freaking brilliant. And no small wonder it’s so popular.
That reporter has obviously not been around teen-agers since… ever.I wouldn’t have taken off the glasses, either.juliet (January 17, 2008 at 9:54 pm)