Sunday, March 21, 2010

haul videos

This is the strangest thing I've ever come across on the web. Seriously. It's not perverted, it's not gross... it's just strange: HAUL videos. What is a haul video you ask? It's a video where someone shows you what they bought. From groceries to cosmetics, apparently the world needs to know what you hauled home from the store:

For an interesting analysis of the social/gender implications of this phenomenon, check out this feministing article.

What intrigues me about this practice is why anyone would care. Seriously, why? I mean, why would a total stranger care about what I just purchased, much less what I purchased in terms of groceries. And why would I need to make a video of it instead of just showing some pics? I'm seriously stumped by this practice. I guess this just goes to show that I am getting older and I am no longer the target audience, nor am I au current with what the target audience wants and does (if I ever really was).

Don't people have better things to do with their time?

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