We saw a small article in a paper today the Daily Mail on Saturday. A journalist, Paul Connolly, who got a pretty cheap two column article looking and writing about some YouTube clips with a Susan Boyle headline. I shall quote the whole byline to the Harry and Charlie clip “Charlie bit my finger – again. One small child – Charlie – bites another slightly less small child’s finger. Twice. Quite why this video has nearly 100 million hits is beyond us. Is it because Charlie looks a bit like Johnny Vegas?”
Not sure why we got a red box round the image and text but I am sure someone does.
While I don’t usually mind any non offensive comments, based on the thousands of wonderful messages I get from people I know the fact he does not understand the draw of the clip is certainly not a deficiency with the clip. I doubt Paul bothered to read a page or more of comments and certainly believe his comments are far more significant to the world than yours. I did notice that the majority of his positive comments were about animal clips and when we won the RudeTube 2008 programme I received quite a few comments from the Ninja Cat and other animal clips supports saying how much better those clips were. There defiantly seems to be a child / animal divide :)
I have put this blog entry together to say; I believe any one of your comments has a far higher value than Paul’s could ever have.
What has surprised me is the response I have had from parents writing down the words from their children because they can’t spell to parents, parents of parents and parents of parents of parents. It amazes me the clip can touch such a large cross section and from all over the world across boundaries and religions.
Thanks to you all on behalf of Harry, Charlie and Jasper.