Thursday, 17 July 2008


I was curious to find out the story behind the Angry German Kid. What could possibly make a child react that way? Why was he being filmed? Where where his parents?

The first explanation I found was from Encyclopaedia Dramatica (sorry, I'm not linking there!). Obviously this isn't the best source available, and what wasn't satire was wrong. But eventually I found a useful YouTube translation with a comprehensive explanation in the notes (click in the side panel to read).

Once I'd read that this was a very talented young actor commenting on the absurdity of media reports about the affects of video games, it made a lot more sense. But once again it raises the question of what's "real" on the internet... frequently the answer seems to be "not much".