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“Story from North America” + my glum jadedness.

07/28/09 1:27 pm CDT                                                                                                                Comments (3)

Story from North America from Kirsten Lepore on Vimeo.

Yesterday I stumbled upon (not through the web service) this little video, which I absolutely love, and it got me thinking. Well, thinking, reminiscing and getting pissed off.
You see, I started thinking back to when I first started finding gems like this on the internet. Back around 99 to 00. Right when enough people started getting broadband to facilitate higher resolution videos online. It was like, bare with me on this shaky metaphor for moment, finding a new store where you could go try peoples home brewed beer. Some was good, lots was bad but it was new independent stuff that you couldn’t find anywhere else. I figured “Man, this place is going to do great, just wait ’til people start trying this stuff. Plus, surely the store is going to need more skilled independent brewers brewing exotic new beers to meet the demand.”
Now nine years later the store’s shelves are stocked floor to ceiling with Miller Light. You can still find the home brews every once in a while buried at the back of the shelves but the independent brewers never really took off. The lucky ones now work for Miller.
Well that’s enough of me being glum and jaded for now. Maybe I’ll go cheer myself up by watching something on the CW.


  1. Ja ja ja JADED.

    Comment by Shag Carpet — July 28, 2009 @ 3:40 pm

  2. Holy Muthafuckinshit that was incredible

    Comment by Geoff — July 28, 2009 @ 9:30 pm

  3. It’s like a transcendental Daniel Johnston.

    Comment by Ben — September 15, 2009 @ 8:47 am

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