Youtube hits a new high/low
The imagination of the YouTube ecosystem surpassed every prior milestone this week with the posting of a 6 minute rant by Tricia Walsh-Smith, wife of Broadway businessman Philip Smith. Rant may not be the right word to describe it, given her poise. “Cry for help” would be too generous. Let’s settle on “tactical mistake”.
Two weeks ago, YouTube’s appeal broke new ground with the news item that a group of teenage U.S. women had attacked another girl for the primary purpose of creating a video to upload onto YouTube. Paul Godfrey, the Toronto Blue Jays President, believe something similar might have happened in the outfield at a recent baseball game.
Ms. Walsh-Smith, by hiring a professional video crew to publicly discuss her husband’s prenup terms and Viagara use, has broken new ground. Not that angry spouses aren’t inventive; just think about all of those Hollywood productions of the genre (Kramer vs. Kramer; War of the Roses, etc.). 175k views right now. It’ll break one million this week. Then the regret will set in once the cocktail party invites start to dry up for Ms. Walsh-Smith.
It ain’t Canon by funtwo, but it’ll create buzz in the legal community for years to come.
(hat tip to CNN)