vidTO: Smash My PS3


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Sometimes very strange ideas put Toronto on the map. This video, shot last week at Dundas Square, has already been viewed over 1.6 million times in just 3 days (making it the most viewed video on all of YouTube this week)!

Smashourstuff.com is a rather vague concept, although the folks that run the site operate using a fairly simple formula. They get ahold of new, popular electronic gadgets, smash them, and post the results to the web page - much to the delight of some and the chagrin of others. Their latest stunts (following on the heels of their previous iPod and Xbox destruction projects) were the smashing of Sony's Playstation 3 and Nintendo's Wii. Purchases of the objects are funded by donations to a Paypal account.

Why do they do this? According to the web page, "this is only a social experiment, for the entertainment of the donors, and visitors of this site". The reactions of the "fanboys" in line to purchase the games, and the "hate mail" they post to the site are pretty much what you'd expect. Still, I'm left searching for a deeper meaning and purpose for this product smashing phenomenon.


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