Under peer pressure, to be exact. In DARE, we were taught to “just say no” to drugs, but no one ever said anything about how to turn down pleas for hilarious computer-voiced videos about celebrities and aid work.
So, in the grand tradition of those Geico commercials, Starbuck from Wings Over Iraq, and International Aid Worker Meets an African Villager, here is a video about dumb celebrities.
If you’re anything like George Clooney, you lounge around on your yacht off the coast of Italy thinking up ways to save Africa.
What ideas does a respected Africanist like Clooney come up with, you ask? More Bono, perhaps? More used sneakers? More of Bono’s used sneakers?
Nay, it is the twinkle of sunlight off a photographer’s telephoto lens that holds the answer.