Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Prisoners Of YouTube

‘Marylynn Aminrazavi was happy. She was on vacation. Decked out in beach casual – oversized white T-shirt, colorful beach towel, hair in a bun – she leaned back in a chair by the Atlantic Ocean, put on her daughter’s iPod, and closed her eyes. Lost in the music, she began to sing along. Loudly.

The song was Boyz II Men’s “I’ll Make Love to You.” Aminrazavi’s thin, nasal warble – not to mention her physique (she looks like your mom) – was clearly never intended for mid-90s R&B sex-pop. The resulting scene was comic gold: A 46-year-old suburban mother of two, blissfully unaware, belting out “I’ll make love to you / Like you want me to” to the dozens of beachgoers around her.

Had someone not had the presence of mind to capture the moment with a digital camera, it would have been lost forever. [..]’

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