whilst i haven’t the time to perform a full close reading on this momentous moment, i do want to draw it to your attention for two reasons…
one specific query: ryan seacrest is aging WELL, right? or is it just me? do i have PhD goggles on because at this point there have been a few pictures i’ve seen where even aristotle onassis looks hot, so it totally could just be me. my tastes are a bit warped at present.
and one more general observation: few things in life or equally compelling in textual and video form. justin bieber’s recent interview with ryan seacrest is one of those rare things that is different yet equally amazing in both formats.
this is the video… (PLEASE NOTE: seacrest’s reaction to the fact that bieber has been working with a man named pooh bear is priceless)
this is a partial transcription…
Bieber: The title is called “What Do You Mean?”
Seacrest: “What Do You Mean?”
Bieber: “What Do You Mean?”
Seacrest: “Now, that’s something, that like, when you say that to somebody, like, you don’t understand what they’re saying to you? Right?”
Bieber: Well, like, girls are often like, they’re just flip-floppy. They say something and then they mean something else, you know? So it’s like, I want to, like: “What do you mean?”
Seacrest: Do you find when you ask somebody, a girl, what do you mean, that they tell you what they mean? Or do they still not always tell you what they’re meaning?
Bieber: They don’t always really tell me.
Seacrest: Like you’re supposed to read their mind sometimes.
Bieber: Yeah. I mean, I don’t really know. That’s why I’m asking, “What do you mean?” You know?
i mean, really. this is gold.