So tonight a friend of a friend posted this video on YouTube. It is, literally, a doctor inserting a long needle into his festering boil.
I am baffled, and not by the boil. I’ve used YouTube to post videos of my kids, videos of my skydiving, videos from Halloween and videos from Chanukah. I recently posted some great music from New Orleans, and I’ve been trying (and failing) to document the book-writing process.
Never, however, have I felt the need to show the world my privates, my nasal hairs, my poop, my piss or my festering boil. Granted, I don’t have a festering boil. But if I ever do, well, you won’t see it.