So as I was wandering the wide vista of the Net, I bumped into a young filmmaker named Casey Neistat. And I was amused. I had never heard of him- or his brother, Van. They apparently achieved some degree of fame with their own show on HBO which debuted 2010, aptly titled, The Neistat Brothers.
But that was only the crowning glory, the icing on the cake because they've had a large following from the films they posted. Example: Sixteen weeks after Their film "Ipod's Dirty Secret" was posted to the Net on November 20, 2003, it had over a million hits. Ok, it was an expose of sorts but I think its popularity had much more to do with the quirky spin that Neistat gives his work.
Let's cut to the chase. Here is a film by Neistat which asks the common sense question: Why have an emergency brake if you are not allowed to use it?
If you'd like to view other short films by Neistat, try this link:
I can also recommend "Chat Roulette." or the one about the altercation between the New York taxi driver and the bicycle messenger.