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(Slate)   "My sister became obsessed with diets, cleanses, and New Age nonsense; she wound up hospitalized and eschewed science. She died and left video messages for her daughter; they're rambling idiocy with some nice parts. Can I edit out the dumb stuff?"   (slate.com) divider line
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2020-06-30 7:47:23 AM  
21 votes:
Edit the dumb parts together and put them on TikTok you'll make bank
 
2020-06-30 10:26:24 AM  
17 votes:
Can I edit out the dumb stuff?

I can't speak to your ability as a video editor.
 
2020-06-30 10:31:15 AM  
5 votes:

Keyser_Soze_Death: Can I edit out the dumb stuff?

I can't speak to your ability as a video editor.


I DON'T KNOW, CAN YOU GO TO THE BATHROOM?!
 
2020-06-30 1:19:15 PM  
4 votes:
It's like, "Sorry, kid, your mom's a psycho. Didn't you know?"

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2020-07-01 12:16:39 AM  
2 votes:
Leave everything there, but add a laugh track
 
2020-06-30 12:03:19 PM  
2 votes:

Fireproof: Mikey1969: Fireproof: Mikey1969: It's not yours to edit, idiotic as it may be.

The mom is dead, yes it is.

My grandfather isn't even quite buried where he wants to be because of what my grandmother wanted. The living have the final say if it's not legally reinforced. And this is a case where the mom got herself killed with her beliefs and is pushing them on her impressionable child.

They don't even have to show the videos at all.

NO, it's the daughter's property, not anyone else's.

Technically true, but it's not like it's unheard of to steward things kids inherit until they're adults or close to it. You do that with loads of cash so they don't piss it away. Doubly so if the thing is dangerous misinformation from someone they desperately want to believe was good.


Holding it is one thing. Manipulating it is altering someone else's property. That's what I'm saying. Hold it back, by all means, just like stewarding their money, but this would be more like saying "Well, Susie doesn't need THIS much money, so I'll burn this pile and give her the more manageable pile.".
 
2020-06-30 10:03:08 AM  
2 votes:
Definitely edit out the butt stuff.
 
2020-06-30 8:17:29 AM  
2 votes:

TwoHead: Cut it like they did Brazil. Make a friendly cut for the kid to watch now. Then make an honest cut for her to see when and if she wants to know the truth. Depending on what she remembers of her youth it might actually be helpful later.


That or overlay fact-checks on the dumb stuff.
 
2020-06-30 2:37:24 PM  
1 vote:
Too bad nobody told her about the detox foot pads, she could have been saved.
 
2020-06-30 11:46:07 AM  
1 vote:
1) I Hope That Some One Gets My Message In A Bottle: One VERY important bit of precision info is missing here.  How old is the child now?  I see 4, but from context I can't tell if the child was four at the time of the custody dispute or is 4 now.  I will assume the child is still quite young so with that in mind, my basic feeling is to make copies of the raw footage to give over when the child is an adult.  In the meanwhile, I'd go ahead and make an edited version and pass it through her father with full disclosure.

2) And If I Don't Get The Things I Am After, I'm Going To Scream: Prudie with the rare DTMFA.  I agree.

3) This Land Is My Land: That's an amazing bit of entitlement you describe.  Since reason hasn't worked, you could call the sheriff.  You can also run a couple of rows of barbed wire along the top of the fence. Anyone you see needs to be told to GTFO.  Also, put a lock on your damn gate.

4) You Don't Have To Go Home But You Can't Stay Here: Yep, tell mom to GTFO.  Then stop helping financially.

5) So If You'll Kindly Pull The Curtain, Presenting Me: So clearly your husband needs proof.  Or wants proof.  Or more bluntly, a three-way with that cute friend of yours.  DTMFA.

6) This Land Is My Land II: Plausible.

7) I Want It Now II: I think we're all in agreement on DTMFA.

8) This Land Is My Land III: I knew Prudie would say something like this about law enforcement.  But the original LW said that their entitled neighbors were going to call the sheriff on them.  That bell can't be unrung so STFU, Prudie, it's valid.

9) Give Us Dirty Laundry (Classic): Ah, going back to read this reminds me that I liked the prior Prudie.  This is obviously manipulation by your ex and you know it.  I'm with old Prudie here.  Just a basic statement of truth that the child is not yours and then STFU.
 
2020-06-30 9:57:59 AM  
1 vote:
No. Kids deserve to know how stupid their parents are so they don't repeat those mistakes.
Gotta break the cycle sometime.
 
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