Shaming as a form of entertainment

Opening Scene from I Forgot my Phone, which has had over 47 Million views on youtube at the time of writing.  Basically a movie where everyone misses out on life because they're looking at their phones.

Opening Scene from I Forgot my Phone, which has had over 47 Million views on youtube at the time of writing.  Basically a movie where everyone misses out on life because they're looking at their phones.

College Humour has some good writers and has been putting out some great stuff lately.  In the genre of "shaming people into changing", they're more funny than finger-wagging (see example at right for an example of the latter).  Not that there's anything wrong with raising awareness (ahem), but the problem with awareness-raising videos is they don't leave the viewers actually knowing how to "raise" our "level" of "awareness", so we're left just feeling more guilty about our shameful habits.  On the other end of the spectrum, here's a video short that will give you a chuckle.