Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The Camera Made Me Do It

This poor woman, Philly family court Judge Lisa Richette, is really having a tough time. Her son, Lawrence Richette, who was arrested for assaulting his 78-year-old mother. Yup, that's Lawrence on the right there, letting it all hang out. Said Mr. Richette: "This is what I think of TV news." more...

Somedays you just gotta wonder. For all the things the camera has helped us do; its apparently helped us do too much. It is the camera that has liberated more Americans than politicians. In our continuing tech-savy consumer feeding frenzy, cameras have gotten more powerful, more easily hidden, more invasive and in more places than ever. We would be horrified if we knew all the times and places we were being watched.

"...there's no way this is only going to show up once"

Even worse; cameras tend to bring the worst out in us. What is it about a camera that suddenly liberates more Americans from their clothes than there are tribesmen in the Amazon. The funny part is the shock and horror when they discover their indescretions are suddenly everywhere; as if anyone wouldnt tell/show all their friends. The only thing that has done more for nudity than cameras is the internet.

Don't get me wrong; I love the human form as much as the next guy and I have nothing against being nude (no pun intended) or nekit (thats country, naked and up to something) but be sure its on your terms PERMANENTLY. Thanks to cameras and the internet, there's no room left for common sense. I was amazed (sorta) when the Girls Gone Wild group was being sued by some of the participants who had no idea that they might end up on something nationally distributed including mom and dad's hometown. The thrill is gone but digital is longer than dark tatoos.

Perhaps, at least for the time being, the only camera I trust is behind my eyelids....I think my memory will do just fine.



Andrew Stanfield said...

The thrill is the problem, it seems like. You can capture a moment in all its glory, and don’t think until later about any consequences. After all, where’s the fun in that?

Bendy said...

Okay, who told you about my pics on the net? DOH Just kidding...or am I? muahahahahahahahaha