Conversation With His 12-Year-Old Self

20 years ago, actor and filmmaker Jeremiah McDonald used a video camera to send a message to his future self. Now 32-year-old McDonald has created this video (hat tip: Harry)

This thing’s going viral. And it’s not hard to see why.

6 thoughts on “Conversation With His 12-Year-Old Self”

  1. “20 years ago, actor and filmmaker Jeremiah McDonald used a video camera to send a message to his future self.”

    Amateur. Tell me about a guy who sent a letter to be delivered to his friend 70 years in the future and I’ll be impressed.

    😉

    1. Jim from Iowa

      Don’t tell me. This was a plot device in one of the “Back to the Future” movies. OK, you like what you like and there’s no need to account for that. But if you want to see Bruce Willis at his absolute best, go see “Moonrise Kingdom” directed by Wes Anderson when it comes to Israel.

      1. “Don’t tell me. This was a plot device in one of the ‘Back to the Future’ movies.”

        Touché. It’s from the end of the second BTTF movie. Every time I pass a Western Union office sign, I smile remembering it.

        “…Bruce Willis at his absolute best… when it comes to Israel.”

        There are times—a lot of times, actually—when I’m just tired of the subject of Israel, despite, or maybe because of, being close to me. There are times I just wanna sink myself in a load of silly, frivolous stuff, just so I wouldn’t, y’know, go crazy from all that’s going on in my neighborhood.

        I don’t think BTTF is silly, stupid or frivolous, but even if I thought so, it wouldn’t be a point against that movie trilogy. BTTF approaches even politics (the little it does) with exquisite humor: “Ronald Reagan?! Huh! Then who’s vice president, Jerry Lewis?” (The 1955 Doc Brown, after Marty’s answer to his question who’s president in 1985.) I laugh at that just as Ronaldus Maximus himself laughed at it at the time, taking it as it was meant to be.

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