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Links seem to emerge for the weirdest reasons online... this is
happening on the you-post-your-own-video site: YouTube.
> With the latest crop of videos, a new style has emerged, though, one
> that is at once absolutely mundane and completely postmodern: people
> posting videos of themselves watching YouTube videos. And that's just
> the start.
> One of the most discussed YouTube clips lately features a young woman
> who calls herself pizzelle2 watching a video of another YouTube user,
> who is watching another YouTuber, and so on. The video's recursiveness
> goes several steps deeper, until it reaches the promised land: the
> Wausau home of a 24-year-old woman known as Nornna, top right.
> Nornna's videos, which number in the hundreds, are hardly salacious.
> Usually she is doing something completely commonplace: making a peanut
> butter and jelly sandwich, powdering her feet, missing her bus,
> watching television. Some videos of Nonna, shown above at top, have
> been viewed more than 50,000 times. As her videos gained an audience,
> her fans started posting videos of themselves watching Nornna, and the
> momentum was unstoppable.
And of course it has come down to a contest of who has the strangest
> Of these, the most popular, and most discussed on YouTube's message
> boards, is pizzelle2's "I Win at Nornna." Like Nornna, pizzelle2
> wouldn't consent to an interview, but in the video, she declares
> herself the winner because one video she watches includes Nornna
> watching pizzelle2 watch Nornna. It is Nornna-watching gone full
> There's no end to the possibilities. Why, someone might even post a
> video of himself reading a newspaper article about recursive videos.
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