Weirdo Wednesday – September 21, 2011

Weirdo WednesdayThis is more of a case of being an accidental weirdo. I don’t for a minute believe this lovely young couple is inherently weird. They seem very nice. I think the proximity to such complicated technology as a webcam simply has them weirded out.

Meet Bruce Huffman, 86, and his wife, Esther, 79, of the Hillside Retirement Community in McMinnville, Oregon. They recently purchased a new laptop joining an ever expanding cast of senior citizens on the internet. Things rocked along a few days and then they decided to see what the “Built-in Webcam” was all about.

It went something like this…

Sometime later their granddaughter found the recording and did what any generation-xer would do. She uploaded it to YouTube.  So in the four weeks since the Huffman’s “Webcam 101 for Seniors” video was posted it has been seen 7,253,000 times and counting. The stars of Hillside are officially a YouTube sensation.

The video has it all — song, sex and technology. These happy seniors are exploring the richness of their new laptop and in the process bringing joy to untold millions.

I’m waiting patiently for the sequel “Webcam 102 for Seniors: Bruce Gets an Eyeful.”

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