This is just too funny.
Not for what's actually the point -- which, to be clear, is funny. Wonderfully so. But because of the reaction of this little 5-year-old boy, who's a guest on the Ellen show -- first, for explaining what he's about to say, and second, because of his utter pleasure at the response.
Forgetting even the point of this -- which is a hoot -- even if it was a totally different point, he alone would make this video an absolute joy.
I think it's him so pleased with the applause and laughter that he bows afterwards that most gets me. And by the way, lost in all the attention to the video for political reasons, what leaped out to me even before he gets to the "joke" is that when he's pointing out the little drawings he put on Antarctica, one is an iceberg that's melting, and the next is an ice cube, which for all I know is his point of what's left after it melt. All pretty prescient for a five-year-old.
For the heck of it, here's the whole segment. They seemed to have edited a little bit out, but it's about five minutes, and this kid is just a gem.
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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