Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

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This is one of those quirky videos you find on YouTube — usually because someone else posts about it or shares it on Facebook (thanks Ali). They may have found it the same way and thus, we call it viral. Like a head cold.

This one is one of those which I watched through to the end. The whole time I kept hearing my various voices argue about it.

The one voice which knows that there is no real point to this — no life lesson, no morsel of truth — and there are so many more important things to do with the day.

Another of the voices tells that one to shut-up because it’s funny. Period. As if “funny” is total justification for anything.

A third voice wonders how much was ad lib and how much was scripted — and assumes that the script came first and then the video.

An additional voice (is this starting to frighten you?) wanted to read what others are saying about this video but quickly talked itself out of reading the comments on YouTube which almost certainly were more negative than necessary and likely also more vulgar, more irritating, and more ignorant.

Because I have all these voices in my head (and quit staring at me, you have them too), I kind of like it when other people let their voices out and then personify them with things like a shell with shoes on. Makes me feel…sane.

(This would be a good place to insert an oboligatory smile face from a colon and end parenthesis so you know I’m kidding…but I won’t do it.)

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