Woe unto you if you ever decide to set up a video camera in a room full of kids under 15-years-old. Even kids who you thought were serious, thoughtful, and otherwise no-nonsense will instantly become the biggest goofs you've ever laid eyes upon. That's what happened when I decided to record two hours in the life of the Miguel family's laptop computer. I thought it would be the laptop that was tortured into submission (and it was.....eventually it had to be shutdown due to overheating). But in the end you know who got slapped around the most? Me. "Get away from the camera!" I had to say about every 10 minutes. All the poking and prodding of the poor camcorder. I think someone even kissed the lens.
But when I sat down to edit the tape it wasn't the typing and the myspacing and the clickey-clacketing that made this video what it is. It was the the kids. The kids being the biggest goofs you've ever laid eyes upon. Thank god they didn't listen to me.