Me and Vicki and Molly and Jon drove over to Waldorf and I turned on a podcast for us to listen to. It was fun, even though most no one even understood what the guys were talking about it was mostly enjoyable.
But I noticed something, and 3/4ths of the group agreed with me, so I'm posing it to the internet.
How do you know when you're in love with yourself? The answer: Bloopers.
Yes, if you are an entertainer and one day you decide that you should include bloopers and outtakes at the end of your show, please don't. It's a sure sign that you think way too highly of yourselves, because the theory is that you're so great that everyone wants to hear even your mistakes. Even your mistakes are good.
As Vicki pointed out, there are exceptions. Sometimes bloopers are genuinely funny. Sometimes bloopers are demanded, because people just love the show that much and want more material than they can pump out. But usually, I'd say 97% of the time, bloopers and outtakes are but a love poem from the artist to the artist. And I'd go as far as to say that it's embarrassing to everyone but the artist. When the bloopers on this particular podcast played, an awkward expectancy fell over the car like we all expected one another to laugh or comment about how great the show was. Just to break the ice, I commented that the bloopers were laaaame and wouldn't you know, no one disagreed.