I’ve seen it three times today and I could see it another 12 more times before I go to sleep.
So it’s been seen already 17 million times by the rest of the world–I’m a little slow!
I was totally exhausted this morning and trying hard to wake up when I saw the link to this Tonight Show video on my friend’s Facebook page.
And, as expected, if it seems too good to be true…
Out came the speculators that it was staged.
And a blog that gave folks another reason to hate Jay Leno.
It’s the same debate I’ve had with myself a hundred times. When the headlines hit, can I separate the work from the artist?
- I’m a huge fan of Woody Allen movies, but I’m not sure I’d want him to be a guidance counselor for senior girls.
- Chinatown is one of my favorite movies, but Roman Polanski’s not on my top 5 list for facing responsibility.
- And Michael Jackson’s music is still all over my iPod, even through the Neverland out-of-court settlements.
So, do I not like this great video if I feel I’ve been had?
After all, if it were introduced to me as a skit on Saturday Night Live, maybe I’d not find it nearly as charming.
(And, my nerdish-doubt of its authenticity wasn’t the actors/singers/con-artist question, I was just trying to figure out how they got such amazing microphone quality in a gas-station, where normally roaring cars drown out New York subway-like intercom systems.)
Perhaps it’s like Santa Claus. So the awesome toy didn’t come from elves at the North Pole and didn’t travel down your chimney, it’s still fun to open and play with the darned thing!
Either way, it gave me a nice shot of endorphins to get me downstairs to my coffee pot.