Friday, May 2, 2008

Videos for the sentimental

Both of these videos brought tears to my eyes, though they require the suspension of any cynicism:

If I Had One Prayer (music video)

Elephant Paints Self-Portrait (at first I was so floored by this animal's painting I knew it just had to be a hoax -- I watched carefully to see if the video wasn't done with particularly clever editing and puppetry. Then the camera backed away a bit and I had to admit I don't see how they could have faked this. If what we consider a "beast of burden" is capable of such a beautiful piece, what does that say about how we should be treating them?)

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