Re: This Is a Short Post for Someone with a Long Video to Think About

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If you're of the shorter-attention-span set, I'd invite you to start the video at forty minutes. But the whole thing's pretty good.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 04-27-10 11:32 PM
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Any particular reason you posted this long video in the middle of the night?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 04-27-10 11:33 PM
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2: Totes symbolic, man. We're in the dark on this issue. (More honestly, I don't know. I was watching it and liked it. The blog needs extra blog food, and I thought you guys would be interested. I long to make lame Modest Mouse references. I haven't caught up on that music thread? The possible reasons are almost endless.)


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 04-27-10 11:38 PM
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Shoulda been "long video to link about".


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 04-27-10 11:39 PM
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It's just that it doesn't seem that very many people will be watching the video or discussing it until the morning.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 04-27-10 11:41 PM
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4: Shoulda been. Shoulda fucking been.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 04-27-10 11:41 PM
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I, for example, am going to bed now rather than watching the video.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 04-27-10 11:42 PM
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It does look interesting, though. There was a NYT article about this issue a few months ago.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 04-27-10 11:43 PM
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The post will still be here, teo.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 04-27-10 11:43 PM
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Will it, though? Sometimes they disappear!


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 04-27-10 11:43 PM
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5: I'm not sure I understand your critique. I figured some UK commenters might chime in, and then the morning commenters would chime in, too. And from there on. What's the issue? I'd have posted it earlier if it weren't so damn long for me to watch.

In any case, something worth sharing at 2am is as well worth sharing as at 9pm. Sure, I wish I'd had something ready to post at 9pm but I didn't. I was stuck at work. I feel under the gun here.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 04-27-10 11:48 PM
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The blog needs extra blog food

That doesn't mean you have to start linking to trash.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 04-27-10 11:49 PM
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Twelve seemed uncharacteristically mean until I figured it out. I'm a smarty.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 04-27-10 11:57 PM
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I award neb ten future tenure points.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 04-28-10 12:11 AM
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(That may have been uncharacteristically mean, but I doubt it.)


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 04-28-10 12:13 AM
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It was characteristically mean.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 04-28-10 2:52 AM
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What's the issue?

Looking back in the harsh light of day, I see that you're right, of course, and that posting this when you did is a perfectly reasonable thing to do (and I'm hardly one to complain, since I do much of my own posting late at night). I think I was just tired and not thinking too clearly, so my thought process went something like: "Huh, video. Whoa, hour-long. It's two o'clock in the morning; that's much too late to start watching a video like this. I wonder why he posted it now." Thus, my comment, made before realizing that obviously people can just watch it in the morning.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 04-28-10 2:43 PM
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made before realizing that obviously people can just watch it in the morning

Although, obviously, no one did.


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 04-28-10 2:47 PM
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Well, yes. Maybe I scared them off.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 04-28-10 2:48 PM
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19: It's possible I overestimated people's interest in an hour-long video about a boat ride.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 04-28-10 3:29 PM
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20: Any particular reason you left that comment just now?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04-28-10 3:32 PM
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21: Strict work-avoidance protocol.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 04-28-10 3:33 PM
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I tried to find some text summary to go with it, but failed to find any such. It's interesting, but with a lot of web video I find myself thinking I'll just watch the whole thing later, which is indeed what I've been thinking about this video.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 04-28-10 3:41 PM
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There's a video?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-28-10 3:58 PM
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A long video, I hear.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 04-28-10 3:59 PM
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Git a long little video. Rawhide!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04-28-10 4:03 PM
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Ghost videos in the night.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04-28-10 5:16 PM
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