"These two words, nerd and geek, are frequently used interchangeably. However, this does a great disservice to all nerds and geeks who wear the badge of their respective anti-social lifestyle choice with pride. For this reason I feel that it is of the utmost importance that we correctly define the two terms. Geek
A geek can best be defined as one who maintains an excessive fascination with a single thing or collection of things. I use the more general term thing only because there is a wide range of fascinations available which may qualified as geeky. Some have asserted that the object of obsession must be one that is not considered to be socially acceptable or commonly observed from the majority of inhabitants of any give society."
For those that don't know this aboutAdrian Grenier, he's not only an actor that is the star of the HBO series Entourage, he's also an accomplished independent film director. His upcoming film is called Teenage Paparazzo. The idea from this movie came when he was approached by paparazzi a few years ago and realized that one of the cameramen was a then 14-year-old named Austin Visschedyk. Astonished and curious as to why a kid this age was so enthused with chasing celebrities around with a camera for money, Adrian decided to film a documentary about him, his job, and also to examine how their relationship has changed after becoming a paparazzo for a few months. As the taping of the film continues, Adrian soon finds the importance of taking responsibility for his influence on Austin and children like him that are drawn to the allure of celebrity stardom. The film has recently debuted at the Sundance Film Festival this year with critical acclaim, and will premiere on HBO on my birthday, September 27th, 2010 at 9PM.
In this YouTube clip, Adrian is seen figuring out how to work with a photographer's camera while Austin is instructing over fellow paparazzi about techniques and the photography industry. One guy in particular isn't having it and questions Austin's knowledge due to his age and experience. Meanwhile, Adrian questions the man about the reasoning of being a paparazzi.
I found this to be very interesting because it examines the complicated morals and ethics of those involved in the entertainment industry when it comes to children, and how society puts celebrities on a higher pedestal than themselves when they are essentially just the same. I applaud Adrian Grenier on his efforts to bring this story to light and I hope that it does well when it premiers on television.
I managed to catch the re-run of the MTV Video Music Awards today, and I thought it was pretty interesting. Lots of great performances and funny moments. Shoutout to Chelsea Handler! I'm glad that Justin Bieber won Best New Artist and I was glad to see B.O.B. perform his 2 singles. Usher had probably one of the best televised performances in a long time. I won't even mention the Taylor Swift/Kanye West performances; they pretty much spoke for themselves.
But here's a funny pic, I wonder what the caption of this would be...