Forrest Gump famously claimed that life is like a box of chocolates, because “You never know what you’re gonna get.”
I’d like to take this moment to point out to Mr Gump, and anyone else who’s reading, that, actually, when you open a box of chocolates, you sort of do know roughly what you’re going to get – you’re going to get some kind of chocolate. Maybe I’m psychic.
Anyway, the point is, Staff Picks really is like a box of chocolates. As a viewer, you know, roughly, that you are going to get an assortment of stellar films and videos, but beyond that, there are always surprises and wild variety in store.
Sam, Jason, Ian, and I have just bounced through the fun and japes of selecting our favorite Staff Picked videos from November. Looking at our final selections, the most striking thing is the delicious diversity across the list.
We have great writing on human awareness from John Koenig, a blacklight-soaked music video from PompnClout, a mesmerizing piece of personal art from Teppei Koseki, and an ice cream cone’s trip across the desert (thanks, Steve Cutts!) And just when you think you’ve scoffed them all, there’s more! World records. Fashion. Classic narrative. Hilarious experimental animation. Help yourself, please.
Actually, thinking about it, I’d like to amend my previous statement. Staff Picks is even better than a box of chocolates. With Staff Picks, you can stuff your face as much as you like and you won’t gain a pound. And that’s a great deal at this time of year.