Rex’s new thing, View Source, is worth your email subscription.
Every weekday, we’ll email you just one video that meets some vague criteria of interestingness. It might be a fascinating old music documentary that snuck online, or it might be some crazy hip-hop video. It might be a brand new supercut, or it might be a particularly cinematic animated gif. Hopefully it won’t be the “viral video” that Aunt Agnes forwarded, because the goal of this project is to prove there’s more out there than cats FaceTiming each other, unless of course it’s a really good video of cats FaceTiming each other.
We also might write a little bit about the video industry, including, perhaps, some thoughts on the future of YouTube or a wishlist for whatever-the-heck Apple is is building.
Oh, and we reserve the right to talk about Downton Abbey and Homeland and Game of Thrones if things get exciting. Besides, the distinction between online video and cable television is eroding every day, so we’ll eschew those categories completely.
Quickly going through the content that’s already there, I liked this bit on Michael Richards.
Let’s pretend Kramer just burst into your apartment and get to the crux of the matter: At the 14-minute mark, Michael Richards begins to discuss his racially-charged onstage breakdown from seven years ago. “I busted up after that event,” he explains. “It broke me down.” Even if you’re unwilling to grant him clemency, it feels like an honest moment.