I admire websites that are simple, straightforward, and don’t promise more than they can deliver (don’t make me register, Classmates.com, you know I’m just going to use a fake name and you don’t have any information about whether karma has paid back Eric Jameson yet anyway.) Crying While Eating is the best way to spend the next 30 minutes to 2 hours and then wonder what happened to all your time. I can’t get enough of this site. My favorites are SpencerK (that video is ART, man) and the twisted parents that have put up hilarious videos so people can laugh at their kids.
The only problem is the group videos—they just don’t work. I can make one exception, and one exception only, and that goes to Joe/Chris, huddled together in a dark basement with sleeping bags during an air-raid crying and eating Gushers. Rock on, dudes. The rest of the groups go too over the top in their crying, which is actually the problem with a lot of the videos. The best cries are the understated ones, e.g. Daniel L eating a bagel and crying about inconsistent weather. This is the gold medal. Real, true crying involves humiliation, missed chances, and when the Puma store doesn’t have your size.
77 Stars. The more recent posts have too many activists eating organic products and crying about things like global warming and gentrification. Note: Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom and check out Daniel’s moment with the cat. Kudos, my friend.