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June 23, 2010 8:08 AM   Subscribe

URLesque interviews the star of a viral video: Jessica's Daily Affirmation
posted by Potomac Avenue (12 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
She's twelve now? Tweens scare me.
posted by anniecat at 8:19 AM on June 23, 2010


Daniel Tosh also interviewed her in his typical style on Comedy Central's Tosh.0. Video is towards the bottom of this page.
posted by SNWidget at 8:27 AM on June 23, 2010


While he didn't touch on it directly*, the interviewer's tone sounds as if he's very, very sorry she had to be exposed to youtube commenters.



*in the first half at least, all I watched
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 8:33 AM on June 23, 2010


I've watched it a few times, and I always worry she's gonna fall off the counter. :ohdear:
posted by boo_radley at 8:55 AM on June 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


I never worry she's going to fall off the counter, because she can do anything good!
posted by brookedel at 9:55 AM on June 23, 2010 [5 favorites]


Comedy Central keeps pushing Tosh.O adverts. And they make me actively wish to never watch an episode.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:24 AM on June 23, 2010


Bah. The fact is that when you google her, that vid is all that really comes up. In the eight years since the 'affirmation' was taped, this gal has accomplished jack shit of note. 'Nother fine example of a lost and hopeless society suckling desperately at the teat of feel-good pap. There is nothing but futility and darkness in this world. I like my aunts, too. So what?
posted by barrett caulk at 10:38 AM on June 23, 2010 [5 favorites]


What exactly are you expecting a 12 year old to have accomplished?
posted by Windopaene at 11:23 AM on June 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


Tosh.0 is an overtly racist wrap-up of web videos from 2 years ago. It's like a mean, internet version of Talk Soup.
posted by codacorolla at 12:12 PM on June 23, 2010


Was this kid just copying an adult, or was she actually encouraged to make such affirmations? Love the cute, but it is unsettling to consider a 4 year old already needing to gird her loins in such a way.
posted by bonefish at 12:29 PM on June 23, 2010


Windopaene, I would have hoped she would have developed a reliable dumb-joke detector by now, to save me from myself.
posted by barrett caulk at 1:29 PM on June 23, 2010


I actually really like Tosh.0, and I wanna argue w/ the racist comment but I don't wanna turn *this* thread into *that* thread.

Anyway--in answering if she did this on her own, on the Tosh interview she basically says it's something she's generally done in the mornings her whole life, and that she still does it. I think it's kind of one of those things that kids do, form a pattern of, and then it becomes something of an OCD necessity.

But according to her and her parents, she's just a really happy kid who likes to remind herself why she's so happy.
posted by TomMelee at 7:54 AM on June 24, 2010


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