Feel Good Friday – Security Cameras Catch All Kinds of Things

by admin on August 3, 2012

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Andi August 3, 2012 at 6:54 am

I like to believe that most people are “good” – its nice to see evidence of that.

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Hemi August 3, 2012 at 8:06 am

I was in a rotten mood this morning and this really did make me “feel good”. LOVE the divers chasing the shark out of the elevator.

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Redneck Gravy August 3, 2012 at 9:31 am

Thank you for Feel Good Friday – what a great way to start my day!

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Mark D August 3, 2012 at 9:46 am

I liked this, except for the vandal criminally spraying graffiti on the storefront. It being the word “Peace” doesn’t make it right.

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michelle p August 3, 2012 at 10:05 am

Love it, tears in my eyes! Admin, you are the best!

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inNM August 3, 2012 at 10:09 am

I definitely feel better.

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Chocobo August 3, 2012 at 10:53 am

I agree, very nice, except for the vandalism which I still think is wrong. Also the people going at it in an elevator, that was a little TMI.

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gramma dishes August 3, 2012 at 11:45 am

Am I the only one who needed to watch this two or three times to actually see each and every individual scenario? Some of them literally happened within the blink of an eye!

How heartwarming to see these everyday unsung heroes. I think every news source should feature at least one item or two like these every day to remind us that the whole world is not filled with nothing but evil people, mean behaviors and heartbreaking tragedies.

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WrenskiBaby August 3, 2012 at 12:10 pm

A shark? I thought they were chasing a nun!

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Chrysla August 3, 2012 at 12:46 pm

So much wonderful fun – its great when people are filled with joy and goodness!

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Ellen CA August 3, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I agree totally with Mark D. There is nothing “good” about vandalism.

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Calum August 3, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I totally want to go for a swim in packing peanuts right now!

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travestine August 3, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Tears in my eyes. Just like at the end of “Love Actually” when they show the arrivals gate at Heathrow, and all the real people arriving and greeting their loved ones – gets to me EVERY time – and I’ve watched it more times than I can count.

I don’t care if this is a commercial – it’s lovely.

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Daisy August 3, 2012 at 3:56 pm

A message for all of us – what a lovely thought to end the day!

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Shorty22 August 4, 2012 at 12:18 am

For some reason, I just think that the “Peace guy” used like.. spray deodorant or something similarly innocuous, given that the building he sprayed on seems to have a mirror/glass front. So, in that vein, I feel that it probably just rinsed off easily, given the video content. Overall, it just seems a bit off that a bit of real vandalism would make a ‘feel-good’ montage otherwise.

Of course, I don’t *know* what the substance was and someone had to rinse/clean it off, so regardless of content/purpose, it was still inconvenient to the building owners.

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sv August 6, 2012 at 4:19 am

I like to believe that people are fundamentally good, and this just reaffirms it :)

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sillyme August 6, 2012 at 10:46 am

Regarding the peace guy – I think the point was that his subversive act was used to send a positive message. And really, how do we know it wasn’t a derelict or abandoned building? And is that the point? I cried. I serve on a jury and once a week for 18 months I get to listen to the underside of humanity for six hours. Selfishness, corruption, greed, violence. Those days are like watching Law & Order reenacted without commercials. When I saw this I cried. There are good people. We need to find them. We need to make them the focus of our media culture, not fictional depictions of the depraved people I know all too well are out there. A little soap/foam “Peace” on a building I know nothing about doesn’t really get my dander up, especially the context in which it was shown.

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Mark D August 6, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I believe most people watching the video would come away with the impression that the building was not abandoned (based on its upkeep) and that the material was spray paint. Therefore, the video partially negates its own message because it’s attempting to put a positive light on what appears to be an inherently criminal act. An act isn’t “subversive” or “positive” if it is damaging somebody else’s property; it’s criminal and it costs somebody something. Yes, I know I’m belaboring a point, but it troubles me that this otherwise wonderful video would include that scene. If you were responsible for the maintenance of that building, you would not experience Peace if somebody wrote Peace on it with paint.

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Cara August 6, 2012 at 4:43 pm

What a great video!

I didn’t mind the graffiti – I live in a city where graffiti is almost always gang related, and I’d rather see positive messages like that than x4, x14, etc.

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sillyme August 6, 2012 at 9:32 pm

I gotta add this …. how do any of us know that the building didn’t belong to the graffiti artist??
One thing I learned in stats class: always be wary of your assumptions when drawing conclusions. Anyway, it would be ironic to be having this online debate if the man was the building owner/manager, etc., and cleaned it up thirty minutes later. The thought makes me giggle a litte. We all need a little giggle (lesson learned from my 2 year old). :)

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