Wednesday, April 15, 2009

David post Dentist

14 comments:

D.Macri said...

"I feel funny. Why is this happening to me? Is this going to be forever?"

D.Macri said...

Sorry, I should say more. I'm interested in what people think of this, and I have my own opinions, but don't want to open the discussion with them because I would prefer to see an unbiased response, all scientific like.

c-anonymous said...

I think it's funny, and a great example of what drugs are, literally, substances that alter perception. In fact, reminds me of some of my experiences, meaning I've said those exact things at a much later age.

Anonymous said...

What do you think of the fact that this is on youtube?

cara said...

hmmmm....well initially I giggled,but as this proceeds it made me feel a little sad, specifically the part that Dave mentioned.

poor little guy.


I guess my one reservation is that we often overlook the fact that children are human beings with the same rights and freedoms as adults, the difference being that adults have responsibilities and obligations, and chidren are usually under the auspices/protection of those adult responsibilities and obligations.

I guess what I'm saying is that filming your child in a novacain stupor is on the edge of being a protective parent and having a sense of humour...I'm certain this young boy will not be scared by this or anything. That being said,
I think there is a difference between parents filming their children, in cute and embarrassing moments, and certainly this would partially qualify as one of them, but the moment that this child showed distress, as I believe the quote Dave mentioned indicates, I think the camera should have been turned off...a matter of treating children with respect.

If I was tripping out I wouldn't appreciate someone filming it without my consent and then posting it to the internet for millions to see...

D. Sky Onosson said...

Seems very irresponsible to me. I feel a bit odd sometimes about putting up pictures of my kids acting completely normal - I would definitely have thought long and hard before putting up something like this.

On the other hand, maybe the kid said it was ok!

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I don't think kids have the same rights and freedoms as adults, not in any society I'm aware of. I'm not arguing that's how it should be, just that's how it is. In our society you have no say in your government until you turn 18. In Saudi Arabia, if you are married off as a child you have no way to petition for divorce until you reach puberty (recent case in the news). Etc. etc.

micro said...

It got 64,000 hits.

I think it's a bit of a moral dilemma, even if the kid consents to this video, considering he may become 'famous' for it. Imagine if that was your most memorable experience growing up, how interested everyone was in your drug experience. Even so, it is an amazing glimpse into the human mind, and states of consciousness (drug induced or otherwise).

wolfBoy said...

for sure.

ethically, it's dicey, but it's fascinating nonetheless.

the doors of perception.

see the "Stanford Prison Experiments" on YouTube for something way diff but similar in its ethical/anthropological bluriness.

word verif: costs. i'm serious.

wolfBoy said...

p.s. i haven't watched it, and prob'ly won't based on yr comments.

Anonymous said...

You should watch it.

greg oakes said...

Chad After Dentist
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGTAnXqn9Jc

micro said...

Haha, "Chad after dentist" is by "blame society" productions.

greg oakes said...

peeps be milkin this vid!! ch-ch-check it out yo!

David After Dentist After REMIX
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N618fLxQP6w

greg oakes said...

David After the Divorce
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxFB5RDmBIA