Also while Elise was here I was introduced to a new favorite YouTube video... It's funnier if you understand the context, so without giving too much away, here is the story:
So there's a newish sort of online video game called Super Press Space to Win Adventure (you can play it here, it seriously takes approximately two minutes). It's sort of a joke, and everything its name implies, designed to be really easy and a sort of parody of the old-school pixelated graphics video games of yesterdecade. Well, evidently someone didn't get the joke. In his online review, the now-infamous "axman13" furiously vented his frustration at such a simple game. This has now been recorded as a dramatic reading and paired with and epic soundtrack and genius Flash text animation.
And now, I give you...
Dot Dot Dot.
I cry every time. It's just perfect, the rhythm, the passion, the fury. I mean LOOK AT IT! Many, many thanks to Elise for introducing me to this gem of the interwebs. And, you're welcome, everyone else, for passing it along to you.
He even responded to the video! He actually (says he) likes it! But he's still illiterate. There was also a brief interview included in this artic. It's hilarious. Oh, that kid. He was indeed 13 at the time.
P.S. The same time this video was introduced to me, Elise also showed me this notorious little piece, which I had somehow never seen until that moment. All I can say is wow. And also we we we so excited.