The reporting itself is kind of on the insipid side - which makes sense, since I guess segments on the evening news are made to be watched once and more or less forgotten about - but the guys that the reporter attempts to profile do more than make up for that. There's something wonderful about the fact that they're so unwilling to ruin the mystery of what they're doing. For them to label what they're doing as a social statement or piece of performance art would cheapen it all.
That's something that's been concerning me about the internet lately. Sometimes there's a distinct lack of mystery in our lives. I'm a strong proponent of knowledge, yet I find something exciting about the moments that come before that - the moments of questioning when you're left to your imagination. And I realize how contradictory or potentially hypocritical that might sound.
There's something very weird about the idea of being able to get an idea of who a person is by looking at their Facebook profile rather than talking to them. It's weirded me out so much that I've been avoiding looking at the profiles of new folks I've met lately.
The technology is still new, though. Maybe at some point we'll figure out some way to balance the wonder of not knowing with the great things that knowledge provides.