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No one, ever, under any circumstances is going to need to clean a manhole cover with toothpaste. These YouTube videos not only support our need to share

I've gotten hooked on DIY (acronym for

Do It Yourself,

“Do it yourself”) of things that have no head or tail.

Before going to sleep I watch some video randomly offered by YouTube;

in most cases I don't know why anyone would want to create something as ugly as a concrete cube with LED lights or a perspex clipboard filled with tangerine peels.

They are videos that challenge common sense and the sense of narrative rhythm.

At first I wondered why anyone would want these grotesque objects, and who had a blowtorch and three kilos of poxylin at home.

Then I understood it;

The meaning of all this is that I enter the comments to ask who has a blowtorch at home.

And that someone else asks to be given back the time of life that he has lost seeing such a trick.

Those videos exist for us to share and complain about, because the more useless the object is, the more we share it, and so we find that a DIY video on how to clean a drain cover with toothpaste has more than 11 million views.

No one, ever, under any circumstances is going to need to clean a manhole cover with toothpaste.

These videos are not only based on our need to share (amazing, above all), but also on a very basic idea of ​​suspense.

This man has a bottle of Coca-Cola and a candle.

What can he do with both?

It's a waste of time?

Of course;

just like everything we consume through the small screen.

But nothing happens.

In the end, DIY videos are a metaphor for so many audiovisual products: you promised me a marvel and you've given me a pilonga chestnut.

It seems magical to me.

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Source: elparis

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