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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

The Post-TV Interview Staring Competition. It really exists!

This is one of the strangest things I've ever seen. It's Taryn Simon being interviewed on Russian TV in Moscow and being asked to stare at the interviewers for a few minutes at the end of the interview. Her discomfort is palpable and understandable.



What is going on here?

Apart from they want some shots of her looking shifty.

And of course it gives me an excuse to run the Big Train Staring Competition Final footage again. I never thought I'd see it in real life, but here it is courtesy of some creepy TV interviewers.


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