October 16

This Made Me Feel Better



The day after the last Presidential debate, this video made me feel better.

The story behind it is this guy, Matt Harding, had a silly dance he does. I have a silly dance I do that only Jennifer or our kids see when they’re in a bad mood. No one can resist my silly dance.

But this dude took it one step further.

He was a video game programmer who didn’t like a task he was given: create a video game where the goal is to kill every human.

So he quit. And he traveled. In fact, he traveled to Vietnam. There he did his silly dance. On video.

Long story short, Stride Gum saw the video and hired him to go around the world and dance his silly dance. Other people soon wanted to dance with him so Stride Gum sent him back around the world.

The resulting video, to me, is a reminder that this world ain’t so bad as it feels sometimes, especially on mornings after a presidential debate for a presidential campaign that I’m just plain sick of.

Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.

About the author 


Greg is married to Jennifer. They've got five kids.

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  • It’s awesome, isn’t it? The first time I saw this, I made a really rare move and brought my laptop to the dinner table so that my wife and son could watch it over dinner. The combination of the simple idea and the powerful music is just stunning.

    Have you seen the out takes video?

    == Sean

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