January 31, 2010

Crazy People Are People

It spent something like eight months on our DVR, dodging deletion, but this weekend, with the wife and kid out of town, and USA's Jason Bourne-a-Thon behind me, I finally watched Toddlers and Tiaras, the TLC docurealitywhatever about baby beauty pageants.

At least I tried. I gave up after about 20 fast-forwarding minutes. What a slapdash wreck American TV is, and what depressing narcissists we are.

Fortunately, this 1:00 clip from The Posters Came from the Walls, the incredible-looking documentary by the British artist Jeremy Deller and music video director Nick Abraham about obsessive Depeche Mode fans, cleared my head. Now I feel like a bright, crisp winter morning with a little kid dressed as Dave Gahan walking around me.

Official site: The Posters Came From The Walls [and-a-half]
About the project: A Curious Faith [british film institute]


Wow, you were actually able to sit through 20 minutes? My eyes started to bleed after less than a minute.

i had my laptop open, too.

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