Monday, Mar. 29, 2010

David After Dentist

More than 57 million people have seen 7-year-old David DeVore's backseat trip from the dentist's office after oral surgery. The medication seems to have left David in a higher state of consciousness: he spouts lines like "You have four eyes" and "Is this gonna be forever?" Some critics called the video exploitative — arguing it took advantage of a child for laughs — but in interviews, David said he wasn't bothered by the attention and that his classmates thought the clip was funny. Once the world had seen David, his father set up a website selling T-shirts featuring David's classic question, "Is this real life?" And it's paying off: the DeVores have made nearly enough to cover David's (eventual) college education.

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