Boom Goes A Young Man's Dignity

If you've ever wondered what happened to the people who star in those internet videos that make you laugh, the answer appears to be, well, nothing good. Brian Collins, he of "Boom Goes The Dynamite" fame, talks about his experience here.

He was no longer comfortable around strangers, he was harrassed by telephone into the wee hours of the night, and pretty much went into hiding. People approach him all the time for no other reason than to tell him that he sucks. I would imagine that that would get old.

It's hard not to feel for the guy. He was somehow thrown into a situation he clearly wasn't ready for, and it didn't go well. Hopefully, he'll get to a point eventually where he can look at it and laugh, and perhaps, when forecasting an approaching storm front, work in a line like, "and BOOM goes the thunder."

Anyway, if Brian Collins' life was monkey-wrenched by "Boom goes the dynamite," just imagine what's happening to Mike Cooper. Ouch.

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