Friday, January 12, 2007

Deconstructing the Internet

Below you'll find a video that's making insane inroads in the blogosphere. Featuring the "World Freehand Circle Drawing Champion," we have to admit that he does draw a mighty fine circle, but we're not so interested in that. What's interesting is that there's no proof we can find about such a championship actually existing. If you search, you come up with links to this video. So in effect, the guy in this video is the champion purely because he says he is*, a exercise in self-perpetuation. It's not all that different from our own attention for Rock Paper Scissors. Hell, we haven't won a tournament (and we're honest about that), but we can sure as hell talk about the academics and theory behind it, and somehow that's enough.

So if you want to be a champ in something, just say you are. Chances are no one's going to check. We're not sure that's really a good lesson for the kids.

* - We're fine with being proven wrong, so if you can find information on this mythical league of circle-drawers, let us know in the comments.

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  • How about this link

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:27 AM  

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