Monday, May 14, 2007

construction porn

Aside from the awesomeness of getting to watch things like the opening credits of Degrassi Junior High and this Bollywood Thriller knockoff video, You Tube is great for the parents of toddlers because it means being able to have a mobile queue of highly entertaining video clips to be able to pacify the kid(s) anywhere there is a computer with an internet connection. I had saved in my favorites list a small collection of Wiggles dance routines and vintage Sesame Street sketches (though I question if the old skool Sesame Street was more for myself or for Cal--I studiously avoided all clips with Elmo, though I know most children find that red piece of scrap plush wildly amusing), but lately, I've been amassing a collection of vehicle footage.

Cal, as I've mentioned before, loves cars. And trucks. And buses. And just recently, he's learned about trains. I showed him a few clips of steam engines chugging along the tracks, horns tooting, and it just about blew his little mind. I think the loudness of it all scared him a little bit, but in a good way, the way you watch a horror movie screeching and laughing behind a pillow.




I figured he liked the backhoe so much that I would search for some footage of construction vehicles to add to our playlist. That's when I stumbled across this video.




Who makes these videos? This is like porno for construction vehicle enthusiasts.

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