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Saturday, 19 December 2020

Is it alive? Well, I'm not quite sure....

I saw this last week,  and I couldn't decide if it was the funniest thing I'd seen in ages - or the creepiest.  So I videod it on my phone (hence the shakiness - that was me laughing).

Settle down, take a minute and a half out of your busy schedule, and watch it. Then let me know what you think!



Oh, and let me know if it makes your scalp tingle in a slightly pleasant way: apparently there's a "thing" doing the rounds on Youtube, where people create videos intended to provoke ASMR which Wikipedia describes thus:

"Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR), sometimes auto sensory meridian response, is a tingling sensation that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine. A pleasant form of paresthesia, it has been compared with auditory-tactile synesthesia and may overlap with frisson."

Now frisson is familiar to all of us, who hasn't experienced that frisson of fear when the boss calls you in to the office, or when you are halfway down the road and suddenly think "Did I actually turn the gas off/lock the front door/pick up my wallet?"  

I'm less sure about parasthesia etc. And I'm really not sure about ASMR. When I looked it up on google, the main proponent seems to be a woman calling herself Heather Feather, and I started to watch one of her videos but in less than 30 seconds I wanted to punch her in the face, her voice and manner were THAT irritating.  No, my scalp was not tingling. I just had the urge to do violence, which is a bad thing. So I, personally, don't set any store by ASMR!





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